Open Gardens is on the look out again for people in Crosspool who would like to be community spirited and open their garden to raise some money for their chosen charity.
Anyone can have a go! This event is to encourage people to get outside, walk round the neighbourhood, meet new people and enjoy their gardens.
No previous experience required, no perfect gardens needed, just a warm welcome, a patch of interest in the garden be it plants, vegetables, chickens, bees or an activity you’d like to share with others.
The Crosspool Community Award was set up in 2013 by Crosspool Forum to acknowledge commitment, accomplishment and achievement by individuals in the Crosspool neighbourhood.
Retired Lydgate Junior School headteacher Sue Havenhand was the first person to receive the award last year. She was presented with it for her contribution to education in the community. This includes 14 years spent as head of the school, where she was responsible for approximately 1,500 local children passing through. Prior to her time at Lydgate, she was also an outstanding teacher at Hallam School.
Sue was presented with a small memento to mark the occasion at 2013 Crosspool Festival’s Picnic in the Park.
Who do you think has made an exceptional commitment to our community and deserves to be recognised with the 2014 award? Use the form below to submit your nominations.
The Crosspool Forum/Crosspool Festival committees needs your nominations by noon on Friday 25 April. They’ll go through the submissions and choose a winner. The location and time for the presentation of this year’s award hasn’t been decided yet.
The organisers of Crosspool Festival have presented our local scout group with a £656 cheque to go towards renovating Benty Lane scout hut.
The money will be put towards the £10,000 needed to renovate the toilet facilities and provide disabled access for local groups that use the building including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides as well as as computer and dance classes.
Rev. Frances Eccleston, on behalf of the Crosspool Festival committee, presented the money to group scout leader Michael Holmes. The scout group expressed its gratitude to Crosspool Forum and the Crosspool Festival for the donation.
Jack Todhunter has also made this video about one of the highlights of the festival, the Summer Fayre:
Get involved in future Crosspool Festivals
Why not get involved with Crosspool’s major annual community event? If you have ideas for future festivals or can spare any time to help, please contact the Festival Chair Frances Eccleston on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 267 0006.
Local residents gathered this evening in the midsummer wind and sun to celebrate the unveiling of Crosspool’s new well dressing.
Festival chair and St. Columba’s priest-in-charge Frances Eccleston led the short dedication outside Crosspool Tavern.
This year’s well dressing celebrates the centenary of the bus service through Crosspool. 1913 saw the introduction of the first omnibus to carry passengers in Sheffield. It linked the tram terminus at Broomhill to Lodge Moor and the countryside.
The old fashioned term ‘omnibus’ is derived from Latin and literally means for all, to everywhere. This was presumably because for the first time a public service vehicle could travel on any road and was not restricted by tram lines.
Crosspool well dressing has been created by local volunteers and the materials provided by fund raising events and donations.
The dedication of the well dressing will be followed by a week of events in Crosspool celebrating the life of our community.
Thanks go to Valleyside Garden Centre and Ronaldo’s Hairdressing for their support in creating the well and Rivelin Valley Conservation Group Task Team for erecting the board.