Hallam Cricket Club

Hallam Cricket Ground

Will a tree protection order stop historic Hallam cricket club’s plans?

If a Sheffield Council preservation order to protect a group of mature trees on the Hallam Cricket Club ground on Sandygate Road is approved next week, could it affect the clubs plans to install a 15 metre high ball-stop net at the ground?

Full Story in the Sheffield Star

Climate Change and Priorities for Action

Public perceptions of the health risks of climate change and priorities for action

Can you help?

The department of Health Science at the university of York are looking for people aged 15 years and over and living in England to help with a study looking at people’s thoughts on climate change. There will be two rounds of individual interviews.

What’s involved?

If you take part in this study, they would ask you to participate in up to two interviews. The first interview being between January and April 2021, and a second interview in June-July 2021. They plan to run the interviews online via Zoom or Skype, or by telephone. You can tell them which method you would prefer.

The interviews will last for up to 60 minutes each and they will give you a £10 gift voucher to thank you taking part each time.

They will ask you some questions – there are no right or wrong answers – They  just want to find out what you think about climate change.

They will record the interviews but all information that you say will be anonymised.

Who is running the study?

The study is led by Professor Hilary Graham at the University of York. The research team also has members from Newcastle University Business School and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The researcher who will run the interviews is Jackie Martin-Kerry who also works at the University of York.

Do you need more information?

If you think this study sounds interesting and you would like to take part, please contact Jackie Martin-Kerry on 07385 341 580 or by email: Jackie.Martin-Kerry@york.ac.uk

This study has been approved by the Department of Health Sciences Research Governance Committee at the University of York.

CROSSPOOL COMMUNITY LITTER PICKERS ARE BACK!

Crosspool Litter Pickers

Until the introduction of the current government lock down, Sheffield CROSSPOOL Litter Pickers regularly came together in the Crosspool Shopping Precinct on the first Saturday in the month.

With the prospect of the lockdown measures being eased, the `Sheffield CROSSPOOL Litter Pickers ‘will be meeting outside Archers Estate Agents, Sandygate Road at 10:00 am on the following Dates :

  • Saturday 3rd April 2021
  • Saturday 1st May 2021
  • Saturday 5th June 2021

For more information or to get involved contact:
@SheffLitterPick
    m.facebook.com/groups/5397496…

ammurphy124572@gmail.com 
    
Help us to keep Sheffield stainless!

Take care and stay safe.


Wise Watcher

Wesley Kristopher Photography

“Crossey” the sleepy tawny owl, observing lockdown roosting in an ash tree on Lydgate Lane, has unwittingly become a tourist attraction and media star.

 Full report  and link to BBC’s spring watch in this Sheffield Star article

Street Tree Consultations Now Open

As part of the Sheffield Tree Partnership a draft Working Strategy has been developed for the city’s street trees. This sets out a commitment to explain the reasons behind proposals to remove and replace street trees, and provides an opportunity for people to have their say on these proposals, through an open and transparent process.

Current open consultations for street trees in Sheffield can be found here.

Blossoming Trees in Crosspool

It’s the aim of the Sheffield City Council to retain street trees, where possible, by using a flexible combination of highway engineering solutions, enhanced monitoring and maintenance and making decisions on the removal and replacement of trees on a case-by-case basis.

This, along with appropriate tree species selection, should enable street trees to be safely retained for longer while still delivering the planned improvements to the city’s highway network as part of the Streets Ahead contract.

Local Christmas Trees Recycled

The weather was fine and kind for yesterday’s Crosspool Forum Community Christmas tree recycling event outside Direct Travel.

Christmas Tree Recycling 2021

The Forum Volunteer Marshalls efficiently  helped ensure that everything ran smoothly and thanked everyone for their cooperation  with  the request  to wear a Face Covering, observe Social Distancing, waiting  patiently in the one-way queue to Drop off  a Christmas Tree and  for not  hanging around  or  gathering Socially. Everyone’s support and willingness to help everybody keep safe during the tree recycling was really appreciated.

Every recycled Christmas tree helped protect the environment, providing chippings to be used locally as Mulch in the flower beds and woodland areas of Lydgate green. 

Social Distance Queuing

The Crosspool Forum was extremely grateful for everyone’s understanding of the strict safety guidelines which had been taken to keep safe our Community Volunteers and attendees during these unprecedented times and everyone  for getting rid of their Christmas tree in the most environmentally-friendly way.






URGENT – Volunteers wanted

Snow and sleet showers are forecast tonight and throughout tomorrow across parts of Sheffield, particularly on higher ground (Crosspool).

St. Columba's church, Crosspool
St. Columba’s church, Crosspool

A few volunteers are required to grit the footpaths around St. Columba’s Church to aid access for the elderly who will be attending to receive their Covid vaccination.

If you are interested and can spare a little of your time, it would be very much appreciated

Please contact Steve Ellis on 0773 994 9474 asap

Crosspool Christmas Tree Recycling Update

Having now been officially advised that trips for waste management and Community work/volunteering are permitted during the current lock down, in the interest of protecting the environment, the Crosspool Forum  has taken the decision to go ahead with the Christmas Tree Recycling this Sunday, 10th January 2021 –(10am to 11.30am).

To ensure that everything runs smoothly and STRICT SAFETY GUIDELINES are observed, the following steps will be taken to help keep everyone safe during the tree recycling.

Everyone will be required to:-

  • Observe Social Distancing –
  • Wear a Face Covering –
  • Follow the Guidance of the Forum Volunteer Marshals, who will be on hand all morning to supervise socially distanced one-way queuing during a drop and go approach.
  • (NO Hanging around or Gathering Socially).

Thank you for your interest in protecting the environment by recycling your Christmas  tree and for your understanding that these steps have had to be taken to help keep our Volunteers and attendees safe during these unprecedented times.

To find out more about the virus and how you can do your bit, visit the NHS, and National Lockdown Guidance. Gov.uk websites.

Crosspool Christmas Tree Recycling

Crosspool Forum love shredding real Christmas and encourages you, for a small donation, to recycle your discarded Christmas tree.

Andrew Clayton, a Local tree specialist, will provide Christmas tree recycling for the Community of Crosspool between 10am & 11.30am on Sunday 10th January 2021.

The Crosspool forum would like to take this opportunity to give a  big thank you to
”Direct Travel”, for allowing us to use the space in front of their premises.

Please observe social distancing when dropping off your tree and suggested donation.