New Venue in Crosspool

Varanasi

 Live music, this Friday and every Friday

Tonight Friday October 22nd, from 19.30

With singer Kirsty Wright

 Free Glass of Bubbly & Indian Nibbles

Bar Varanasi (upstairs) above Varanasi Inn

Sandygate Road Crosspool

Community Open Meeting  

Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, Stephen Hill Church, Wednesday 27th October 7pm  

As things are slowly getting back to some sort of normality post-pandemic, the Crosspool Forum  are pleased to announce that by following present covid guidelines, it is relatively safe to start holding their Open Meetings once again.

Stephen Hill Methodist Church, Crosspool
Stephen Hill Methodist Church, Crosspool

With their usual venue (St Columba Church) being presently used for community vaccinations, the Crosspool Forum were kindly offered the nearby Stephen Hill Church , Crosspool, S10 5PL to hold their forthcoming Open Meeting, Wednesday 27th October 7pm. (Unfortunately the Stephen Hill Church is occupied by another group on Thursday, hence the reason for the change from the day previously advertised).

Local councillors and the police will be on hand to listen to your concerns on local issues, and a guest speaker to give a brief update on the vaccination programme at St Columba.

An open invitation and a warm welcome is extended to all residents, and people who empathise with Crosspool, to attend this and all Crosspool Forum Open Meetings.

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

For everyone’s continued safety, we encourage face coverings and hand sanitizing.

Church and Community Work

St Columba and Stephen Hill Churches are looking to appoint a part-time Church & Community Support Worker.

  • Do you have excellent administration skills but long for a role that involves meeting and connecting with people?
  • Do you have a passion for helping local churches and communities find common ground in helping each other?
  • Do you enjoy working in a varied team of employees and volunteers towards a shared goal?
  • If so, please consider applying for this newly created role at St Columba and Stephen Hill Churches, Crosspool, Sheffield.
  • We are looking to appoint a Church & Community Support Worker for 16 hours a week for a fixed term until 31 December 2023.  We can offer flexible hours but do require some evening and weekend working.
  • For further information please contact clare.fowler@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk or call on 0114 2670006
  • To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to…PCC Secretary, St Columba’s Church, 503 Manchester Road, Crosspool, Sheffield S10 5PL
  • Closing date for applications Monday 1st November 2021
  • Expected interview date Friday 12th November 2021

CDYST PLAYGROUND

The Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (C.D.Y.S.T) on Cold well Lane, is a non-profit making charitable trust with sporting and recreational facilities of a hall and outside grounds available for public hire to benefit the local community, .

The children’s playground at CDYST has a variety of regularly maintained apparatus for children to use safely.
Sadly after many years of use, one of the large climbing centres had reached the end of its life and was in need of being replaced.

Having to maintain and run this playground on a very tight budget, sufficient funds weren’t available to replace the climbing centre, so regrettably this popular and well used facility had to be closed.

Members of the “Royal Brunswick Lodge”, one of the local Freemasons Lodges at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane, became aware of the issue, through members families who use the playground.

After discussions with Dave Bolsover (CDYST Trustee Chair), the lodge were able to assist with a grant from the Yorkshire West Riding Freemasons Charity.

The grant was applied for just prior to Covid lockdown, consequently the process had to be put on hold. After many other delays the apparatus was finally installed, enabling the playground to be re-opened in September.

Andy Taylor, Peter Swift, Brian Littlejohn (RBL) Dave Bolsover & Don Painter (CDYST), Mark Lewis (RBL)

Freemasons from the Royal Brunswick Lodge were invited along to inspect the new equipment. They refused to try it out, but were delighted that they were given the opportunity to support the CDYST and the community in this way.

Snake Pass Closed

From today, October 4th, the Snake Pass will be closed to traffic for two weeks for roadworks.

Snake Pass collapsing

Derbyshire County Council will be doing some resurfacing, fixing potholes, replacing some drains and clearing others, replacing some signs. Repainting road markings and carrying out some investigation work on one of the retaining walls. No traffic or bikes will be allowed through for safety reasons, although access will remain for residents and farmers

Derbyshire County Council apologise for the inconvenience,
Diversions are in place, directing drivers to take an alternative route via the A624, A6, A623, B6049, A6187, and A57.

The A57 Snake Pass is scheduled to reopen, Friday 15th October 2021.

During the closure, the Hulley’s X57 Bus will continue to run a reduced service between Sheffield and Manchester via the Woodhead pass, taking the B6105 at Crowden to Glossop, where it will resume its normal route to Manchester..  This temporary route will operate daily between the hours of 9am & 5pm.

Buses scheduled over the pass before 9am or after 5pm will use the normal route.

MESSY CHURCH

Messy Church

This afternoon and every last Friday in the month, bring your children to Stephen Hill Church between 3:30pm – 5:00pm, for Messy Activities and sharing a meal.

For more information please contact Tara Osbourne on children@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk or on 07554720879

HOW YOU CAN HELP

In response to a request for information on how we can all help support and make life in the UK safe and welcoming for the people from Afghanistan and around the world, here is a list of some organisations who are working with ASSIST and SCC for the City of Sanctuary appeal.

Afghan Crisis