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.

City Centre Consultation

Tell the council what you think about their travel plans

The more people involved, the better the needs of the whole community will be reflected.

Connecting Sheffield: City Centre focuses on your journey into and around the city centre. Travel is changing and the council need to prepare for the future by offering the right infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport. The council have launched their consultation on the plans and would like to know what you think. 

The proposed changes to the city centre will;

  • make it easier and safer to get around on foot and by cycling
  • prioritise public transport routes into and across the city centre
  • create high quality ‘green streets’ and more pedestrianised areas to improve the environment.

Detailed information and how you can get involved are found above on the Connecting Sheffield website.

Your Garden Waste

Green Bin – final collection in the Crosspool area – Tuesday 1st December.

To ensure your green bin is emptied prior to next years’ service, please put your Green Bin out by 7am this Tuesday.

CROSSPOOL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK

Due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions on mass gatherings and social distancing, tomorrows and subsequent monthly Crosspool community litter picks will not take place until legislation allows.

Information about the restart date will be made available on the Crosspool news website and in the Crosspool Clarion….

Lydgate Green Clean Up

The weather was warm and sunny for the Lydgate Green clean up morning!

 “The Friends of Lydgate Green” would like to send a big thanks of appreciation to the small group of people who turned up last Saturday morning (19th September) to help, for an hour or so, with tiding up the flower beds.

Although having to observe social distancing and as a result work individually with their own fork & spade, all were pleased to have had the opportunity to help keep this valuable facility ship shape for the community to enjoy.

With the onset of autumn the “Friends of Lydgate Green” are hopeful that the weather and the regulations remain favourable for their final tidy up hour, planned for 10am Saturday 24th October.

Lydgate Green Clean up this Saturday

The “Friends of Lydgate Green” are organising a green clean up day for this Saturday!

Friends of Lydgate Green, a small group of local residents who have made themselves responsible for the upkeep of Lydgate green at the corner of Lydgate Lane /Lydgate Hall Crescent in Crosspool, are organising a day to work on the flower beds at the Green.

Lydgate Green
Lydgate Green

This Saturday 19th September, for a couple of hours from 10am, volunteers will be weeding, moving plants, litter picking and generally tidying up the area.

It’s a family affair, anyone interested in helping are invited to come along.

Ever mindful of the current pandemic and social distancing, please bring your own gloves, forks, spades & buckets!  

There are gaps to be filled, so any spare perennials for donation are also very welcome.

Lydgate Green
Lydgate Green