Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrow Festival in Sheffield sees grannies and wizards take star prizes after fun-filled week.
Read the full article in the Sheffield Star


2021 Crosspool Scarecrow Competition Winners

Scarecrows entered for the 2021 community scarecrow competition celebrating the beginning of a ‘New Chapter’ were, as one would have expected, of a very high standard, making it challenging for the judges to choose the winners.

After careful consideration scrutinising all the scarecrows entered, Glyn at “Nest Café” & Rob at “Pet Supplies” chose the following winner and runners-up.

First Prize winner – “Story Time” Manchester Road, receives a certificate and a £25 voucher kindly donated by Green Cross Chemist, Crosspool.

Story Time

First runner-up – “A New Dawn Breaks” Ringstead Crescent, receives a certificate and a voucher for two fish & chip dinners kindly donated by the Crosspool Fish Bar, Crosspool.

A New Dawn Breaks

Seconded runner-up –“Wizardy” Lydgate Hall Crescent, receives a certificate and a £10 voucher kindly donated by Nest Café, Crosspool.


On behalf of the community of Crosspool, we would like to take this opportunity to give a  big ”Thank You” to Michele Hatton for  organising this year’s scarecrow competition, and also to express our gratitude to Glyn & Rob  for making the time in their busy diaries to support the Crosspool community by selecting this year’s winners.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition. The organisers hope that the variety of entertaining individual creations encourages everyone to enter next year’s competition.

2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition Winners

People were invited to submit a photo on the theme ‘A Year in Crosspool’

The results of our annual festival photography competition have been announced!
The polls received nearly 146 votes. The results are below.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions on mass gathering, being extended to the 19th July 2021, this Saturdays hugely popular Crosspool Summer Fayre has had to be cancelled for the second year running, As a result the prizes for this year’s Photo Competition and Scarecrow Competition will now be presented to the competition winners at Hudson’s Kitchen on Sandygate Road, this  Saturday 3 July at  12:30pm.

 Category 1 winners: Photos by Adult

First : Working from Home by Paul Dorrington
Second : Image 1 of Week 1 of Lockdown by Louise Robinson
Third : (No) golf (of) course by Ken Rutter

Category 2 winner: Photo by a Younger Member of our Community

Overall winner: Magic Fairy Toadstool on Watt Lane by Isaac Robinson


Thank you to the Creative Crosspool residents who, over the past months have been knitting and crocheting a huge variety of delightful items for everyone to enjoy as part of this years scaled down Crosspool Festival .

All the yarn bombing creations currently displayed in the Crosspool precinct were designed and installed by members of our local community.

Look very closely at all the displays for hidden characters such as Robin Hood & his Merry Men and a woolly version of Crossy the Owl.  

Crosspool Open Gardens

Tomorrow, Saturday, 26 June, a number of Crosspool Gardens will be open for people to enjoy. Follow the directions on the brochure’s map to visit the gardens that are open.

 Crosspool Open Gardens is a chance for you to explore some of the wonderful gardens in our community, get to know your neighbours over a cuppa and cake and raise some money for charity.

Get a Ticket brochure from the Nest Café or Hudson’s Kitchen or just turn up and purchase a brochure from any open garden:  lookout for the posters displayed outside gardens that are open.

Children get in free and all proceeds go to charity.

Open Garden organisers:  Sue Day or Ken Rutter, 49 Benty Lane, Tele: 0114 268 0088 Email:

Make safety and social distancing the number one priority at all times.


Mr & Mrs Scarecrow

As it’s likely that staycations will be your holiday option this year, to help bring cheer and give families something to do in these unsettled and confused times, a Scarecrows Competition has been organised. 

If you haven’t already entered or if you are still in the process of make a scarecrow, there is still time to complete and display your creation before the final judging takes place next Friday 2nd July. 

Pay just £4 to take part; Entry forms are available at “Nest Café” and “Hudson’s Kitchen”. All proceeds will go to Friends of Lydgate Association FOLA. 

When making your scarecrow please be sure not to put anything in or on it that could fall off and become harmful to animals and wildlife habitats. Make safety and social distancing the number one priority at all times.

As a result of the covid restriction being extend, this years Crosspool Summer Fayre has had to be cancelled. The winners will now be announced on Saturday 3rd July at Hudson’s Kitchen plaza.

Thanks to local businesses, the winning scarecrow will receive a certificate and a £25 voucher with the two runners up each receiving certificates and vouchers to the value of £12.50. 

Bumps Babies & Bairns

Free of Charge Crosspool Festival Event


Stephen Hill Bumps, Babies and Bairns, invite you to a Teddy Bears Picnic.

Come along with your own Teddy Bear and a Picnic to enjoy Nursery Rhymes, Chatting with Friends. new & old, and of course fun play with Teddy.

CDYST Sports Field, Coldwell Lane,
Tuesday 29th June 2021, 11am – 12pm finishing with a picnic

For more information and to book, please email: or Tele: 0114 267 0006


Crosspool 2021 Summer Fayre Cancelled

Barney Baloney & Henry

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, July’s hugely popular Crosspool Summer Fayre has had to be cancelled for the second year running.

This year’s event was due to take place on Saturday 3rd July, but with current government COVID-19 restrictions on mass gathering now having been extended to the 19th July 2021; it is with deep regret and disappointment that we have to cancel the Fayre for the second consecutive year.

This annual event, organised by the Crosspool Forum volunteers would normally attract hundreds of people to the CDYST sports field, Coldwell Lane, to enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

We realise that this will be a huge disappointment to those who usually visit the fayre, and to our loyal stall holders’, entertainers and exhibitors, especially after such a difficult year. However with our NHS and other public services predicted to be under significant pressure and public safety still our top priority, we know that residents and visitors will fully understand that regrettably having to cancel was unavoidable.

There are hopes that there is light at the end of the tunnel and things may get better.

Please keep your eye on this website and the notice board in the precinct as if allowed we hope to hold a smaller event at a venue in Crosspool.

Daily Summary of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statistics for Sandygate & Crosspool

Vote now in the 2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition

It’s time to vote in our annual festival photography competition!

People were invited to submit a photo on the theme contribution of
‘A Year in Crosspool’..

The judges have now shortlisted the photos from all categories to just three, and would like you to choose the one that you consider most captures the theme.

Choose one photo from these three. Make your choice using the poll under the third photo.

Vote using the three polls below – you have until midnight on Tuesday 29th June 2021 to cast your vote.

More information about the competition