Shrub in precinct planter vandalised

The damaged planter with damaged shrub
The damaged planter with damaged shrub
The head of the shrub
The head of the shrub

One of the planters in the precinct was damaged when vandals snapped off the head of a shrub last weekend.

The plants in the precinct are paid for by Crosspool Forum and maintained by volunteers.

The vandalism follows the post box and bus stop outside Spar being daubed with graffiti just before Christmas.

Crime incidents reported in Tapton Hill area – plus precinct postbox and bus stop vandalised

A series of incidents have recently been reported in the Tapton Hill district of Crosspool:

  • a Mercedes car was been deliberately scratched on Tapton Hill Road
  • a BMW car was broken into on Tapton Bank to steal the airbag
  • prowlers have been spotted in back gardens in the early hours of the morning on Tapton Hill Road

If you see anything suspicious please call 999 for emergencies immediately or 101 for non-emergencies.

The incidents follow reports of van thieves operating in the neighbournood in the last few weeks.

Meanwhile, the postbox and bus stop outside Spar have been vandalised over the last couple of days:

Van thieves operating in Crosspool

Residents have been in touch to ask us to pass on to van owners that there are thieves operating in the Crosspool area.

One van had its side door prized off on Den Bank Crescent on Tuesday night this week.

Another van was targeted the same night on Hagg Lane. The side door was again prized open and the front window smashed.

And on Thursday night a van was targeted on Den Bank Drive.

CDYST trustees ask visitors to be vigilant

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk

Trustees at Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) have noticed that twice in the last month someone has tried to gain access to the mower storage shed around the back by pulling off the door handle and trying to wedge something in to break open the lock.

They’re asking anyone passing to keep an eye on the Coldwell Lane property – especially round the back – and report anything suspicious by calling 101 or contacting the trustees.

Residents urged to be vigilant after reports of Crosspool burglaries

Volunteers from a local neighbourhood watch scheme are warning Crosspool residents to be extra vigilant after a spate of break-ins over the last few days.

There were reports of burglaries on Den Bank Close and others in the Stephen Hill area, all taking place between 1pm and 3pm.

Dransfield Road Neighbourhood Watch is suggesting residents check their homes and vehicles are secure and work with their neighbours to stay safe.

If you see anything suspicious, call 101. If you see a crime taking place, call 999.

Crosspool collision – pedestrian dies in hospital

Today, Friday 31 October, police can confirm that an elderly pedestrian involved in a collision in Sheffield at the weekend has died in hospital.

At around 11am on Saturday 25 October, it is reported that a black Toyota Celica was in collision with a 93-year-old woman, named as Betty Vallance, outside a row of shops in Sandygate Road, Crosspool. The car was reversing when it collided with the woman.

Betty was taken to hospital suffering what were first thought to be minor injuries. However, her condition deteriorated. She passed away yesterday (Thursday 30 October).

It is believed that Betty may have been using a walking stick.

Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision or events leading up to the collision. Call 101 quoting incident number 406 of 25 October 2014.

Re-appeal for witnesses following Crosspool collision

An elderly pedestrian remains in critical condition following a collision in Sheffield at the weekend.

At around 11am on Saturday 25 October, it is reported that a black Toyota Celica was in collision with a 93-year-old woman outside a row of shops in Sandygate Road, Crosspool. The car was reversing when it collided with the woman.

The woman, who has today been named by officers as Betty Vallance from Crosspool, was taken to hospital suffering what were first thought to be minor injuries. However, her condition deteriorated and she remains in a critical condition.

It is believed that Betty may have been using a walking stick.

Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision or events leading up to the collision.

Call 101 quoting incident number 406 of 25 October 2014.

Elderly pedestrian injured following collision at Crosspool shops

Crosspool precinct, October 2014
Crosspool precinct this morning

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries following a collision at Crosspool shops.

At around 11am today (Saturday 25 October) a black Toyota Celica was in collision with a 93-year-old woman outside the shops in the precinct on Sandygate Road.

The car was reversing when it collided with the woman.

She was taken to hospital suffering what were first thought to be minor injuries but her condition deteriorated is now described as life threatening.

Officers investigating are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading up the collision.

Contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 406 of 25 October 2014.

Crosspool salon ram-raided in overnight burglary

Crosspool salon Inspiration was ram-raided on Monday night
Crosspool salon Inspiration was ram-raided on Monday night

A 4×4 vehicle ram-raided Crosspool hairdressers Inspiration on Monday night.

The thieves took out one of the large windows and made off with hairdressing equipment including hair straighteners.

Appointments for today were cancelled, although the salon should be open on Wednesday. Anyone with an appointment can call 0114 266 3996 to confirm it.

Bullet points from Special Allotments Open Meeting

Fire at Hagg Lane & District Gardeners' Allotments Society hut
Damage caused by the recent arson at
Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society hut

Earlier today Crosspool Forum hosted a Special Open Meeting at St Columba’s to discuss recent vandalism to local allotments.

Fifty three allotment tenants from Marsh Lane, Hagg Lane, Rosco Bank and Rivelin attended with a view to discussing how to prevent such problems in the future.

The attendees came up with nine proposals – download the bullet point summary below.

Special Allotments Open Meeting bullet points (PDF, 58KB)