Crosspool Open Garden’s Brochure Tickets Go On Sale.

Crosspool Open Gardens 2021

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.

Who knows, you might be enthused to share your garden next year!

Brochure Tickets, with details of the gardens entered for this year’s event on Saturday 26th June, are now on sale at Nest café & Hudson’s Kitchen

 Admission to all Gardens £4; accompanied children go free.

Refreshments and Table-top sales etc. may be available in most of the garden.

If you visit the open gardens by car, please be considerate of neighbours when parking

2021 Crosspool Photography Competition

This week is your last chance to submit a photograph for the 2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition

Don’t miss this last opportunity to submit your photo on the theme of ‘A Year in Crosspool’.
Email your photo as a jpg to: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com

The Judges will shortlist all the photos into categories, before the best three in each category is put on the Crosspool News website (http://www.crosspool.info) asking the public to vote on which photographs they consider really capture this year’s theme, ‘A Year in Crosspool’.

Voting for the winners will start from Friday 11 June and close on Tuesday 29 June. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 June.

More information about the competition

Crosspool Festival 2021

Crosspool Festival Programme is now online:
It is also in the Crosspool precinct shops and is being distributed with the summer issue of the Crosspool Clarion.

The 2021 festival dates are Friday 26th June to Sunday 4th July 2021.

Festival Charity 2021
St Cuthbert’s food bank at Fir Vale, local giving.org

Photography Competition 2021


Please Email your photo as a jpg to: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com
at your earliest possible convenience before the end of May.

Crosspool Scarecrow Competition
Saturday 26 June – Saturday 3July

Crosspool Summer Fayre – Saturday 3 July

Crosspool Scarecrow Competition 2021

Crosspool scarecrow competition 2021 is a great way to encourage your families to be creative and bring the community together.

2021 Crosspool Scarecrow Competition

Reflecting on how the coronavirus crisis has changed the world and all our lives, the Theme for this year’s Scarecrow competition is   “A New Chapter”

Scarecrows to be displayed from SATURDAY 26TH JUNE until SATURDAY 3rd JULY

Pay just £4 to take part; Entry forms are available from May 31st, at “Nest Café” and “Hudson’s Kitchen”

All proceeds will go to Friends of Lydgate Association FOLA  

Thanks to local businesses there are worthwhile prizes up for grabs. The winner and two runners-up will be announced at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, Saturday July 3rd.

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

Good luck!

Crosspool Summer Fayre 2021

Don’t miss the Crosspool Summer Fayre on Saturday 3 July, one of the events taking place as part of this year’s Crosspool Festival. Look out for the full programme coming soon.

If Covid19 Infection rates prevent the Government being in a position to remove all legal limits on social contact, unfortunately the Crosspool Summer Fayre would have to be cancelled.

“WANTED: BOOKS, BRIC-A-BRAC OR TOMBOLA PRIZES FOR CROSSPOOL SUMMER FAYRE”

Summer Fayre 2015
Crosspool Summer Fayre

Wanted: books, bric-a-brac or tombola prizes for 2021 Crosspool Summer Fayre

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

If so, please get in touch with Gillian on g.m.drinkwater@btinternet.com or 0114 229 5670. We can collect if necessary, or they can be dropped off locally.

A Year in Crosspool

‘A Year in Crosspool’, is the theme for this year’s Photography Competition.

We anticipate people will want to submit images that have meaning to them in relation to the last year. Perhaps it will reflect some of the hardships and challenges, or some of the more uplifting aspects of human nature and life in Crosspool. It could even be something to illustrate how you, or someone you know, has developed personally, perhaps learning a new skill or activity.

You can submit any image you like (within the bounds of decency!) but remember, the photo should make an impact and tell a story.

How to enter

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 Tuesday 1 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 and their photo framed. All entries will be considered for featuring in the Crosspool Calendar.

The public select the winning photographs.

The shortlisted best three in each category will be put on the Crosspool Forum website http://www.crosspool.info and voting for the winners will start from Friday 11 June and close on Tuesday 29 June The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘A Year in Crosspool’. We anticipate people will want to submit images that have meaning to them in relation to the last year. Perhaps it will reflect some of the hardships and challenges, or some of the more uplifting aspects of human nature and life in Crosspool. It could even be something to illustrate how you, or someone you know, has developed personally, perhaps learning a new skill or activity.

You can submit any image you like (within the bounds of decency!) but remember, the photo should make an impact and tell a story.

How to enter

Telling a story

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 Tuesday 1 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 and their photo framed. All entries will be considered for featuring in the Crosspool Calendar.

The public select the winning photographs.

The shortlisted best three in each category will be put on the Crosspool Forum website http://www.crosspool.info and voting for the winners will start from Friday 11 June and close on Tuesday 29 June The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 June.