Did you lose this pouch and its contents at the 2016 Summer Fayre?

Did you lose this pouch at the 2016 Summer Fayre?
Did you lose this pouch at the 2016 Summer Fayre?

Crosspool Forum committee are trying to reunite this pouch with the owner. It was lost at the 2016 Summer Fayre at CDYST on Coldwell Lane. The contents are quite special and may have some sentimental value. If you think it is yours, please email crosspoolforum@gmail.com.


Glenda de Brouwer receives Crosspool Forum Community award

Glenda de Brouwer receives Crosspool Forum Community award from chair Ian Hague
Glenda de Brouwer receives Crosspool Forum Community award from chair Ian Hague

Residents in Crosspool nominated and elected Glenda de Brouwer the 2016 Crosspool Person of the Year.

The award was presented to Glenda by Crosspool Forum chair Ian Hague during the Lydgate Junior School’s Friday morning assembly, marking the valued and much-appreciated contribution she has made to our community.

Glenda’s dedicated leadership of the Beavers every week in the Benty Lane scout hut for the past 12 years and her positive influence as a teacher at Lydgate Junior School has benefited many children and parents and made her both well-known and respected in the community.

The time and leadership Glenda has given through scouting, teaching and many other things has led to countless young people having life-enriching experiences.

Crosspool would not be such a great place to live without people like Glenda, who just gets on with serving the community week in, week out.

Whilst at the school, Ian Hague and vice chair of the Crosspool Forum Steve Reynolds took the opportunity to present a £300 cheque towards the school funds, a proportion of money raised from this year’s Crosspool Forum’s festival.

Purse found at Summer Fayre

A young person’s purse was handed in at last Saturday’s busy Summer Fayre on Coldwell Lane.

If you have lost your purse and think it may be yours then please call 0114 266 3473, or contact the Crosspool Forum via crosspoolforum@fsmail.net giving a brief description and we’ll try to return it to its owner.

Also – if anyone has found a child’s pink rain mac that was lost at the Crosspool Summer Fayre on Saturday, please let us know.

Your guide to the 2016 scarecrows of Crosspool

Wish you were here by the Thompson family of Coldwell Lane
Last year’s winner: Wish you were here by the Thompson family of Coldwell Lane
Over 20 households in the neighbourhood will be displaying a scarecrow in their front garden as part of a scarecrow competition at this year’s Crosspool Festival.

The list of roads where we are expecting to see scarecrows is below. Happy hunting!


Scarecrow names/themes

Benty Lane Carnival
Beavers around the world join the carnival
Barholm Road Ellie Faulkner
Jessica Ennis
Barnfield Drive Carnival
Cardoness Road Rio the carnival bird
Den Bank Crescent Doriteia de Den Bank
Domingo de Den Bank
Dransfield Road Rio the carnival queen
Take a Daly dive
Forres Road Olympic cheer girl
Hagg Lane  Action!
Lydgate Lane Rio Olympics
Manchester Road Bob the Olympic scooter champion
Rosie Arch
Arthur the Archer
Goalkeeper Graham
Golfing Bob
Horse riding hero
The fat golfer
Jazzy javelin
Marsh Lane Olympics, let’s dive in
Rygate Road Football
Sandygate Road Olympic Gold-winning symnastics Gloria


Enter the Crosspool Festival scarecrow competition – deadline Monday

Wish you were here by the Thompson family of Coldwell Lane
Last year’s winning scarecrow by the Thompson family of Coldwell Lane

From Rachel Suddrick, Sally Parkinson, Debbie Boyd and Beckie Howe:

We would like to invite you to join in with the Crosspool Festival scarecrow competition. The theme for the festival is Carnival and the Olympics so we would like you as a family to make a scarecrow that represents either. This might be a sportsman, Brazilian carnival queen or a carnival animal, go wild and use your imagination!

If you have not made a scarecrow before, it is easier than you might think and there is lots of information and advice online.

All scarecrows need to be displayed on or in the front of your home, visible from the road. This might be in a window, a front garden or even on your door! You can make them as big or as small as you like!

They should be in place by 10 am on Saturday 25 June and should remain in place throughout the festival. Each entry will be judged by local sculpture Noel Lockley at some point during the festival. Winners will be announced on Saturday 3 July at the Festival Fayre. This year we are also adding a local children’s group category, so if you are involved in any group that works with children in Crosspool, then please ask them if they would like to enter a crow.

Monday 13 June is the closing date for the scarecrow competition.

The prizes this year are

  • 1st 2 season tickets for 2016/17 at HALLAM FC
  • 2nd a family pass for CANNON HALL FARM
  • 3rd £25 voucher for uncle Sams donated by AFP VAN AND MORORHOME HIRE
  • Children’s groups can also enter, the prize for this section is a £25 voucher for an outlet of your choice sponsored by PLANCON
  • All enteries will receive a prize sponsored by SHERWOOD BUILDING SERVICES

You can enter via Nest cafe or by emailing beckiegreenuk@yahoo.co.uk. Please supply the following information:

Family name or group name:

Scarecrow name/theme:

Address the scarecrow will be displayed at:

Contact number:

You’ll also need to supply a £3 entry fee.

All profits will be split between LISA and FOLA. Entry forms can also be collected and returned to Nest in Crosspool. If you go to school in Crosspool but don’t live in Crosspool and would still like to join in, please contact us and we will arrange for your scarecrow to be displayed.

We hope you have great fun making your scarecrows together as a family and will enjoy spotting scarecrows around Crosspool during the festival week. A list of roads on which we expect scarecrows to be displayed will be available to collect from NEST from Friday 17 June and on this website.

Crosspool Festival 2016 programme now online

The 2016 festival runs Friday 24 June-3 July, with the Summer Fayre scheduled for Saturday 2 July.

This year’s festival theme is Carnival, a summer party with great activities happening on the streets to coincide with this year’s Olympics in Brazil, the queen’s 90th celebrations and more besides.

The organisers are hoping it’ll be a colourful and exciting week for the community to get out and about, meet the neighbours, make new friends and try new activities.

You may have already picked up a copy of the programme from one of our local shops. If not you can browse it online now!

Crosspool Festival 2016 programme

Enter the Crosspool Festival 2016 photo competition

Photo 1 - vote for this at the bottom of the page
The winning photo in last year’s photo competition

To enter the competition, take a great photo that shows ACTION and email it to us. It doesn’t need to capture movement in the photo as that is technically quite challenging but just something that suggests some action is about to happen or that there is a sense of movement.

Remember, the photo should make an impact, tell a story and follow the theme of ACTION.

Categories are open to anyone living/working/ studying in the area and are as follows:

  • Primary (5-11 yrs)
  • Secondary (12-18 yrs)
  • Adult (19 yrs+)

Closing date for entries is Sunday 19 June.

Email your photo as a jpg to: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com.

Please state:

  • Your name
  • Age category
  • Your contact email and phone number
  • A caption for your photo so the judges clearly understand by your description what is happening in the photo.

There will be prizes for all the category winners.

The adult winner’s photo will also be included in this year’s Crosspool Calendar. The best three in each category will be put on the Crosspool Forum website www.crosspool.info and voting for the winners will start from Monday 20 June. The exhibition at St Columba’s will display all the entries on Wednesday 29 June from 1.30pm-4.30pm. You can also meet photographers from Sheffield Photographic Society, see their photos on display and ask them your photo questions. Maybe we can start a local photography group? The winners will be announced at St Columba’s on Wednesday 29 June at 4pm. Tea and coffee will be provided by St Columba’s.