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

Temporary Road Changes Petition

Broomhill parking bay closure.

As a result of the temporary closure of the parking bays in the Broomhill shopping precinct and the potential devastating effect the new pedestrian arrangements and loss of short stay parking will have on local trade, Williamson Hardware has posted a petition on change.org requesting that the Sheffield City Council remove these temporary changes as soon as possible.

Broomhill Temporary Road Changes

To give pedestrians more space for social distancing, The Sheffield City Council has temporarily closed the angled parking bays in the Broomhill shopping precinct, on Fulwood Road.

The footways on Glossop Road, between Fulwood Road and Peel Street and between Peel Street and the end of the pavement opposite Westbourne Road, have also been temporarily extended by 1.5metres, to give additional footway space

As these measures are only intended to be a temporary social distancing measure, the Sheffield City Council would welcome your feedback on them.

If they work well, and local businesses and residents are happy with the changes, the council have suggested that they may possibly consider, if they work well for everyone and after a full consultation process with local businesses and residents, look at making these changes permanent.

Flood Risk Surfaces

How are different types of front garden surfaces contributing to a flood risk?

Jessica, a Sheffield Hallam University student, is currently doing research for a postgraduate degree. Her research focuses on the different types of front garden surfaces across Sheffield, and how these may have an impact on flood risk.

To help with her research, Jessica has designed a survey and would like to get as many responses as possible from the residents in the Crosspool area.

The Survey is anonymous and will take a maximum of 5 minutes to complete.

As well as bringing more awareness of the flood risk in Sheffield for local residents, If this research is successful, it may provide a better picture for policy makers and planning authorities.

Respect our Reservoirs and Rivers

Tomorrow is going to be a lovely hot day!! PLEASE behave sensibly when visiting our local reservoirs, rivers and beauty spots.

Redmires Dam

It may be tempting to have a swim in open water but this is not only dangerous, it is also prohibited.

South Yorkshire Police are working with Yorkshire Water and will be out on patrol tomorrow and over the weekend advising people of the By Laws and rules of Yorkshire Water to members of the public who wish to enjoy the beautiful scenery where we live.

Have a lovely day, please be respectful of the By Laws

Please take any litter home with you.

Broomhill Temporary Changes to Roads and Foot-ways

Keeping people safe and socially distanced

To enable pedestrians to maintain the correct social distance between themselves and others, the council will be making temporary changes to the road and footway layout on Fulwood Road and Glossop Road in Broomhill. This will provide additional space on the pavement for pedestrians as they access local amenities.

The parking area outside Morrisions, Sainsbury’s etc will also be temporarily pedestrianised to allow more space for people to maintain social distancing. This means that the parking bays will be temporarily suspended. The area will remain open for two disabled parking bays, with the addition of two further disabled bays on Spooner Road and Taptonville Road.

Alternative parking is available very close by. This includes the car park above the shops/businesses on Fulwood Road (accessed via Spooner Road) and in Spooner Road Car Park.

The footways on Glossop Road, between Fulwood Road and Peel Street and between Peel Street and the end of the pavement opposite Westbourne Road, will be temporarily extended by 1.5metres to give additional footway space

Timescales

Monday 3 August – 2 new disabled bays will be marked out on Taptonville Road and Spooner Road. This will be operational by or before 8 August.

Sunday 9 August – Footpath widening on Glossop Road will commence. This will be operational by or before 16 August.

Monday 17 August – Parking bays on Fulwood Road will be closed. Fencing will be erected to prevent access to the work area. Access to the shops will be retained with no disruption.

Monday 24 August – Working arrangements will require access to the footway in front of the shops and there will be some disruption. Access arrangements will be worked up in more detail once on site.

Saturday 29 August – Works complete.

Temporary changes to Roads and Footways

Shop Safe

Shops and take away outlets will require customers to don face coverings and face masks from tomorrow Friday July 24.

Guidance Link

The police can issue a £100 fine to anyone flouting the new law. The fine will be reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days.
-Venues such as Pubs and Restaurants are exempt.

Face Coverings: When to Wear One and How to Make Your Own

Wearing a face covering does not mean that we can ignore the other measures that have been so important in slowing the spread of the covid19 virus pandemic.

Follow the rules on social distancing. Avoid touching your face. Where available wash your hands often using soap and water and dry them thoroughly. If outside your home use sanitiser, especially as you enter a building and after you have had contact with surfaces.

Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own —–

Apartment Block Development on Community Space

An outline planning application (seeking approval for all matters except landscaping) has been submitted for the erection of 9 apartments in a 1 x 3/4 storey block with provision of new access and associated car parking accommodation, on what is now an informal open community space at the corner of Weston View and Crookes Road Sheffield S10 5BZ.  planningapps.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications  Ref: 20/01240/OUT

To comment on the planned development write to:

SCC planning: Ref: 20/01240/OUT
Matthew Ridge,
Planning Application Objections
Howden House,
Union St,
Sheffield S1 2SH

Or contact either or all of your local councillors in writing, (City of Sheffield Town Hall), or by email, quoting Ref: 20/01240/OUT

Cllr.   Mohammed.Mahroof@councillor.sheffield.gov.uk

Cllr.   Anne.Murphy@sheffield.gov.uk

Cllr.   Tim.Huggan@councillor.sheffield.gov.uk

Committed Community Volunteer

Crosspool Community Litter Picker picks up loads of rubbish.

To help ensure that our neighbourhood remains healthy and clean, volunteer Crosspool Community Litter Pickers, encouraged by the Sheffield council had, until the governments March lock down/ social distancing directive, regularly come together in the Crosspool Shopping Precinct on the first Saturday in the month, to remove discarded waste from our streets and open spaces.

While some of us may have taken our exercise with the odd walk or bike ride during the Corvid19 Pandemic, one local volunteer Litter Picker went that extra mile, singularly collecting 40 large bags of litter for disposal by the Sheffield cleansing department.

Among the booty of rubbish collected from the Tapton and King Edward lower school fields, shrubberies and undergrowth; were bottles, sweet and crisp packets, broken tennis rackets and umbrellas, discarded school clothing, asthma inhalers, dozens of tennis and golf balls and disappointingly only 17p in coins (donated to charity).

We can only hope that in the interest of everyone’s health and welfare, this volunteer’s tremendous efforts were not in vain and the school grounds remain waste and litter free.

A “Big Thank You” to this local volunteer for their much appreciated hard work.