Leading Charity Warns Against the Risk of Unregistered Appliances

Householders who own unregistered appliances could be putting themselves and their loved ones at risk of serious injury and death, warns leading accident prevention charity, the Royal Society of Accident Prevention and the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances.

The alert comes during Register My Appliance Week which runs from the 23rd to the 27th of January. By registering a domestic appliance with the manufacturer, people can be informed of any recalls or safety issues as quickly as possible and reduce the risk of tragic incidents like fires and explosions.

To register your device, visit www.registermyappliance.org.uk.

Ashleigh Martin, Public Health Advisor at the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA):

“With such busy lives, it’s only natural not to have domestic safety at the top of our to-do lists. But a simple action like registering your appliance as soon as you’ve purchased it can help prevent against unnecessary tragedies. By registering your appliances in a timely manner, you can be among the first to hear when there is a potentially life-saving product recall.”

AMDEA CEO Paul Hide, said: “We urge anyone with unregistered appliances – whether brand-new, a pre-used buy or installed a while ago – to register all their appliances so they can be contacted in case of any safety notifications, repairs or recalls. Most manufacturers accept registrations of machines up to 12 years old, and there’s no need for proof of purchase. It’s completely free and easy to do – it’s a win-win for keeping your home safe and possibly increasing the life span of your machine.”

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Manchester Road Collision

Manchester Road Broomhill

Police Officers investigating a collision that occurred on a stretch of Manchester Road between Tapton House Road and Chesterwood Drive, Broomhill, on Monday 16th January, are now appealing for anyone with dashcam footage, or information about the incident, to come forward. Full story in The Star

Information can be passed to police using online live chat, the force’s online portal, or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 411 of January 16, 2023.

Dashcam footage should be emailed to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk with the incident number in the subject.

Alternatively, anyone who wishes to pass on information anonymously can contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by completing an anonymous form on their website.

Mobile Speed Camera Enforcement

Over the 6 Months, up to the 07th December 2022, sixty-one (61) Notices of Intended Prosecution were issued by South Yorkshire Police for speeding offences on the A57 Manchester Road near Den Bank Drive, Crosspool, Sheffield.

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Plough Inn’s Demise

Plough Inn

Today 10th January.2023 the demolition of the Plough Inn on Sandygate Road began.

Starting with the toilet block on the west side, the demolition contractors have begun to knock down, what is reputed to be the home of League Football, to make way for a block of houses

Housing Block

Crosspool Christmas Tree Shredding

Recognising the importance to dispose of our real Christmas trees sustainably rather than end up in landfill, which is both costly to the taxpayer and the environment,

On Sunday morning 8th January, the Crosspool Forum had arranged a brief window for the community to drag their discarded Christmas trees to the forecourt in front of local travel agents “Direct Travel.”

The huge number of Christmas trees brought for recycling were soon reduced to wood chippings for mulch, outdoor firewood, animal bedding and pathways locally.

It was gratifying to hear the residents of Crosspool appreciate the hard work of the volunteers and the convenience of being able to dispose of their Christmas trees environmentally friendly.  

Crosspool Christmas Tree Recycling

Crosspool Forum loves shredding real Christmas trees and encourages you, for a small donation, to recycle your discarded Christmas tree.

Andrew Clayton, a Local tree specialist, will provide Christmas tree recycling for the Community of Crosspool between 10am & 11.30am this Sunday 8th January 2023

The Crosspool Forum would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to ”Direct Travel”, for allowing us to use the space in front of their premises.

Please observe social distancing when dropping off your tree and suggested donation.