“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.

Crosspool Quilt goes on Display

Crosspool Quilt goes on display at Cocker and Carr from 11am Saturday April 3rd.

Crosspool Community Quilt

Earlier last year local resident and mother of three wonderful children, Physiotherapist Amy Chambers decided that Crosspool (a suburb to the west of Sheffield) should have something for future generations to lookback on, and remember how the community had coped with the current Covid19 pandemic.  

Amy having a  vision of a  beautiful piece of history being made, encouraged everyone, throughout the recent lockdowns, to use their creative skills to stitch, draw, embroider, paint or print stamp on a square of cotton or lightweight material, to show how they were feeling during these extraordinary times.

Amazed by everyone’s creativity, Amy started the mammoth task of sewing together the hundreds of tiny squares to complete this piece of memorable history.

After several months of hard work Amy has now completed this amazing record of these extraordinary times.

Amy said. “I very much appreciate Cocker & Carr Estate Agents Sandygate Road agreeing to display the Community quilt for Crosspool and for the support from the Crosspool Forum”. “It has been a labour of love and I’m sure I’ll be up into the small hours adding the finishing touches to this unique piece of memorabilia before it finally goes on show tomorrow at 11am.
“Thanks to each and every one of you who has taken part. It’s got bigger than I ever could have planned and I really hope it gave you something to focus on during lockdown and we can all look forwarded for brighter days to come!

Lollipop Man’s Final Patrol

As the Maundy Thursday school bell sounded, all the staff, parents and pupils of Lydgate Infants School in Crosspool congregated on the school crossing to say a fond farewell to their very popular (lollipop) crossing patrolman.

Eddie Parton, who lives locally in Crookes, has been a familiar face seeing many hundreds of children safely across Lydgate Lane for the past 11 years.

Eddie told the Crosspool News that, “this has been the best job he has ever had and felt very privileged to have had a job where he was greeted with so many happy and smiling faces every working day”.

Once travel restrictions allow, Eddie intends to go on a rescheduled cruise. before settling into retirement and enjoying the occasional lie in.

A big thank you to Eddie and best wishes for the future from all of Crosspool. 

Full Story Sheffield Star

Congregational Easter

This is what Tapton Hill Congregational Church are doing for Easter

From Palm Sunday (March 28th) the Church garden will have displays illustrating the events of Holy Week.

In a simple way to tell your children the Easter story; the gates will be decorated with palm branches and a cardboard donkey, Rascals after-school club will produce a banner of the Last Supper and the glass doors will have a tissue-paper scene of Easter morning and the empty tomb. Pop along during the week.

Crosspool Congregational Cross

Across has been made by Church members and on Easter Sunday they will decorate the cross with cut flowers and you are welcome to pop down and add a stem too.

Everyone warmly welcomed at Services:

  • 6.30pm Good Friday Service
  • 2.45pm Easter Sunday Service

Census Day is Tomorrow Sunday – March 21st

Households will have now received their invitations to take part in the 2021 Census; containing a Unique Access Code to complete the questionnaire online.

Answers to the questions must be based on who is resident in your household on census day Sunday 21st March. The online form will be open until early May.

The census is digital first, but not digital only. There is a wide range of support available to help everyone take part.

 A Quick-Help Guide is attached which gives an overview of the ways people can access support.
Helping everyone take part in Census 2021

Office for National Statistics

Census 2021

Census 2021 is coming on Sunday 21st March

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. By taking part, you can help inform decisions about services that shape your community.

Having received in the post, your letter with an access code and instructions from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), you can now complete your census online. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let the ONS know

There is a help area on the census website www.census.gov.uk covering everything from who to include on the questionnaire to how to answer each question.

You must complete the census by law or you could be fined up to £1,000.
Some questions are labelled as voluntary. It is not an offence if you do not answer these.

If you need any further details please contact Aisha Rehman – Census Engagement Manager on 07452 945942 or alternatively via email aisha.rehman96@field.census.gov.uk.

ONLINE CONCERT

To be entertained by 9 local performers, singing, playing instruments or reading poems (but not all at the same time!), please log onto the Zoom Link below this Thursday -11th March-7 .30 pm.

The concert is Free but donations welcome in Stephen Hill Methodist Church letterbox
All the donations will go towards the One World Choir and the Alzheimers Society:

To enjoy the Concert, click on the Link below in good time to be admitted into the foyer (waiting room) for the concert to start at 7.30pm this Thursday 11th March

Link: https://zoom.us/j/97281836065?pwd=OHlBQUhET0Uyb3JCMUVQR3A5V3Mrdz09

Meeting ID: 972 8183 6065     Passcode: concert

Has Crosspool Got Talent

Bob Townrow is in the process of organising a virtual concert on Zoom at 7.30pm, Thursday March 11th. Although the concert is free, Stephen Hill Methodist and St Columba’s Church will be happy to receive donations towards their charities. Please contact Bob for details of how to contribute.

Dependent on the number of people coming forward to perform, it is anticipated that the concert will, with a short interval, last for around an hour and a half.

If you have songs to sing, music to play, poems to recite, or short pieces of writing you would like to read; a dance routine, conjuring or anything visual that would work on Zoom, please get in touch with Bob for the link.

Is there anyone you know that may be hiding their light under a bushel, and too shy or modest to come forward who you would like to see take part in the concert, if so please let Bob have their details. (Your name will not be mentioned)

If you would like to be part of the audience watching the concert, please let Bob know and he will send you the link – for what is a concert without an audience, or performers for that matter,

Bob Townrow  Tele: 0114 2301098 – Email: TowniesRM@TalkTalk.net