Items still wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre

Books wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre
Donations wanted for Crosspool Summer Fair

Do you have any unwanted prizes, gifts or bric-a-brac that might be suitable for the Crosspool Forum Summer Fayre tombola or one of the stalls?

If so, please get in touch on g.m.drinkwater@btinternet.com. We can collect if necessary, or they can be dropped off locally.

Crosspool street market is on Sunday 28 June 2015

Crosspool Festival street market
Crosspool Festival street market on Selborne Road

Final preparations are underway for Crosspool’s annual Selborne Road street market on Sunday 28 June.

The event is your opportunity to buy local food, cakes, plants, crafts, jewellery, clothes and books from over 40 stalls and also enjoy entertainment throughout the afternoon.

During the market, Crosspool Art Group will be exhibiting in the garden at 55 Selborne Road where tea and picnic facilities will also be available.

Crosspool Street market is open 12-4pm and is part of the 2015 Crosspool Festival.

Festival helps provide new CDYST basket swing

CDYST basket swing
The new CDYST basket swing was paid for with the help of Crosspool Festival

Money raised from last summer’s Crosspool Festival has helped provide new community facilities at Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST).

A new basket swing with safety flooring can be found in the Coldwell Lane playground and is available for all under 10s to use.

Money from festival events, along with a Sheffield City Council grant, paid for the new equipment.

 

PACT and CDYST presented with festival money

Robin from PACT receives the cheque from festival chair Frances Eccleston
Robin from PACT receives the cheque from festival chair Frances Eccleston

The two nominated causes have each been presented with cheques for £5oo raised through Crosspool Festival.

Independent charity PACT (Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia) received £500. PACT is linked to Sheffield Children’s Hospital and supports families by providing accommodation near the hospital, holiday caravans in Filey and Berwick upon Tweed and organising trips and treats for children.

A further £500 donated to Coldwell Lane community facility CDYST will go towards playground improvements.

CDYST
£500 was raised for CDYST

 

Ian Hague wins the 2014 Crosspool Community Award

Ian Hague receives the award from Damian JohnsonIan Hague receives the award from Damian Johnson
Ian Hague receives the award from BBC broadcaster Damian Johnson

The hard work of Crosspool Forum Chairman Ian Hague was recognised on Saturday when he was presented with an award for his contribution to our local community.

The Crosspool Community Award, or Crosspool Person of the Year as it is sometimes known, was set up in 2013 by Crosspool Forum to acknowledge commitment, accomplishment and achievement by individuals in the neighbourhood.

Retired Lydgate Junior School headteacher Sue Havenhand was the first person to receive the award last year, and following public nominations and a vote at an Open Meeting it was decided that Ian should receive it in 2014.

He was presented with the award at Crosspool Fayre on Saturday and gave a short speech to say thank you and explain his motivation for all his Forum work, which is to bring the community together.

Crosspool Forum Vice Chairman Steve Reynolds sums up Ian’s contribution:

Crosspool Forum Chairman Ian Hague
Crosspool Forum Chairman Ian Hague

Ian moved into Crosspool with his family in 1972, where his children grew up in the area before going to universities, getting married and having families of their own.

He worked for the CIS until his retirement in 2002. He was unable to hang up his working boots altogether, taking a couple of part time jobs helping out in Crosspool’s Greencross Chemist and also Kathryn’s Flower shop in the precinct.

The idea for Crosspool Forum came in late 2002, under the auspices of David Aspinall, then South West Area Coordinator. In June 2003 the Crosspool Forum was launched and run by volunteers under the watchful eye of Ian and Barry Clay.

The Forum was set up to tackle issues such as litter, grass verge parking, local public transport, planning applications and tree replacement. It had a large input into the 2007 traffic management scheme through the shopping precinct alterations and secured Hagg Copse (Coldwell Lane/Manchester Road junction) as a community green area

It has also worked to bring to light significant local planning applications, including the proposed convenience store at Motor World site in 2010 and more recently Moor View Farm.

In Ian’s eleven years at the Forum helm we have seen:-

  • The introduction and editing of the Clarion quarterly newsletter delivered to over two and a half thousand local households in the area.
  • In 2008 the installation of a bench, made possible by generous donations, was a welcome addition to the precinct.
  • 2010 saw the launch of our website, Crosspool News. Today you can also keep up to date by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Precinct Planters/hanging baskets/Christmas trees.
  • Crosspool Festival, Summer Fayre and street markets.
  • Car Boot Sales and Community Skips
  • Vergeside bulb plantations, seeing 30 thousand bulbs planted over a decade
  • Annual Children’s Christmas Party
  • Various local computing training courses bringing computer skills to the more mature residents of Crosspool, and recently Tai Chi which is becoming very popular.

Since the launch of the Forum Ian’s drive and determination was to bring the community together, work with council officers, local councillors, schools and police, to improve and enhance the community in which we all live and work, promote a community spirit, and to preserve and improve Crosspool’s first-rate access to the countryside, village atmosphere, good neighbourliness and general character of the local area.

Over the last eleven years Ian has certainly achieved this goal.

Countdown to Crosspool Summer Fayre on Saturday 5 July 2014

Crosspool’s big Summer Fayre at CDYST on Coldwell Lane will take place this Saturday.

BBC sports broadcaster and Crosspool resident Damian Johnson will be opening the fayre at 1pm. A range of activities are being planned, including:

  • Children entertainer Barney Baloney
  • Well Dressed Ceilidh Band
  • Irish dancing
  • Bouncy slide
  • Bouncy castle
  • Coconut shy
  • Lucky dip
  • Tombola
  • Wellie wanging
  • Wet sponge throwing
  • Refreshments
  • Craft and cake stalls
  • Books
  • Plants
  • Bric-a-brac

Entrance is 50p on the gate.

RuggerEds will be running introductory sessions at the fayre, where your child can learn from qualified coaches and take part in a mini tag rugby taster and have the opportunity to kick a penalty. On completion of the taster session each child will be presented with a certificate and voucher for a free future session as well as a leaflet giving you more information.

2014 Crosspool Summer Fayre
2014 Crosspool Summer Fayre

Meet Abbeydale Brewery at The Sportsman – plus other fundraising events this week

The Sportsman, Crosspool
The Sportsman, Crosspool

Sheffield’s Abbeydale Brewery is a featured brewery at Thursday’s Meet the Brewer night at The Sportsman in Crosspool, one of a series of fundraising events this week.

Other brewers that you’ll be able to chat to about their beer at the event include Black Sheep, Timothy Taylor’s and Marston’s.

For £5 you get two pints of your choosing and pie and peas supper. The event starts at 7pm and all proceeds go to Crosspool Forum.

The full programme for remaining events this week is:

Sunday 29 June – Quiz Night
Tuesday 1 July – 5-a-side Football
Wednesday 2 July – Topical Quiz Night
Thursday 3 July – Meet the Brewer Night
Friday 4 July – Race Night

Crosspool well dressing takes pride of place on Manchester Road

Crosspool well dressing
2014 Crosspool well dressing

Make sure you take a look at Crosspool well dressing when you next go past. You’ll find it  on the grass bank outside Crosspool Tavern on Manchester Road.

This year’s well dressing theme is the centenary of the first world war.

The well dressing was created by volunteers over the last few days and was dedicated on Friday night by
Revd. Stephen Parker of St Frances of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Crosspool.

Crosspool well dressing
2014 Crosspool well dressing

Crosspool street market is on Sunday 29 June 2014

Crosspool Festival street market
Crosspool Festival street market on Selborne Road

Final preparations are underway for Crosspool’s annual Selborne Road street market on Sunday 29 June.

The event is your opportunity to buy local food, cakes, plants, crafts, jewellery, clothes and books from over 40 stalls and also enjoy music and dance from Jacapella, Lydgate First
School, Tapton School’s wind band and an Irish dance troupe.

Many of our local shops will also open up for the day. Direct Travel is hosting a travel market and family fun day with free face painting and goody bags.

During the market, Crosspool Art Group will be exhibiting in the garden at 55 Selborne Road where tea and picnic facilities will also be available.

Last year, even the deputy prime minister popped by.

Crosspool Street market is 12-4pm and is part of Crosspool Festival 2014.

Help create Crosspool’s well dressing this week

Last year's well dressing was a big hit. Why not help create this year's?
Last year’s well dressing was a big hit. Why not help create this year’s?

The coordinators of this year’s Crosspool well dressing are asking for your help.

If you’ve ever wondered how a well is dressed and would like to help dress the Crosspool well with flower petals and seeds, or just come and watch, drop-in to the Stephen Hill Methodist Church (Benty Lane Entrance) from 9:30am onwards on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.

Further details from Pat on 0114 268 1161 or 07988 455 928.