Saturday 25th June, the second day of the Crosspool Festival
OPEN GARDENS Don’t miss the opportunity to visit 11 Open Gardens…10am -4pm where there will be Refreshments and items for sale. Tickets £4 from the Nest Cafe or any participating Garden.
Whilst out and about, take the opportunity to have a stroll through Lydgate Green. Linger for a while to appreciate all the hard work “The Friends of Lydgate Green” & “Crosspool Forum” have done over the past year, and continue to do, to make the green a pleasant experience for residents and visitors to enjoy.
LYDFEST Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the pupils’ Craft & Food Market, 1pm – 4pm ..Lydgate Infants School, Lydgate Lane
Scarecrow Competition Scarecrow competition continues throughout the Festival week Winners will be announced at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, (CDYST) Coldwell Lane, Saturday 2nd July.
Spreading the love since 2018! The Ivy Heart of Crosspool currently displays “love” in lights! “Happy Valentine’s”
Scott Barton, the original person to shape the Ivy Heart on the wall of the Hallam football/cricket club wall on Sandygate Road said, “Having driven past the ivy more than once, it struck me that with a bit of trimming it could be turned into a heart. I roped in my pal, Ian Knowles who lives nearby, and did the original trim on Christmas Eve 2018, in the hope that it would make people smile.”
When, on Valentine’s night 2019, it was all lit up with red lights, Jenny Hill and her hubby noticed the Ivy Heart and thought how lovely it looked and stopped to take a photo. Then through the pandemic lockdowns, thinking it really needed some love, Jenny contacted Scott, and they set about sprucing it up, giving it some new lights and a positive “Chin up!!
Since then Jenny, joined by her very creative friend Jo and her mum Anne, have had such fun creating every one of the twelve-plus seasonal heart changes they have fashioned up to now.
Jenny, Jo & Anne, love looking after the ivy heart and really appreciate all the wonderful Compliments, Thumbs-ups, Hoots and Smiles people give as they go past!
“Hagg Lane Organic Allotments”(Plots 2 and 3, Back Lane, Sheffield, S10), is looking for four new members for their community allotment group.
If you enjoy gardening and growing organically or if you’re thinking of an allotment of your own, and would like to try gardening on an allotment scale first, why not pop down to see if you would like to join them. Currently they have ten adult members and seven children who regularly meet on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, at times to suit the individual.
There are two plots, imaginatively named Plots Two and Three. Plot two; a large area, gardened by Richard Clare for many years, has benefited from his pioneering ideas regarding the use of leaf mould and organic growing. In 2013, when Richard sadly passed away, the National Trust became involved in the development of the plot as part of a project aimed at encouraging local schools and communities to become involved in gardening and food production in urban areas.
With the support of volunteers the National Trust continued to garden the plot until they withdrew from the project some three years ago, when subsequently the “Hagg Lane Organic Allotments”, an independent group, took over the plot. The plot has a mature orchard and soft fruit as well as vegetable beds; composting bins, a secure shed and a small poly-tunnel.
Plotthree; which came under the groups care in 2021, also has soft fruit, a small orchard, and vines; composting bins, a secure shed and water tank.
Having some years of experience gardening, maintaining the health of the soil on the plots and sharing knowledge and skills, they have consequently all become better gardeners.
In previous years they have supplied surplus produce to the, S6 Foodbank, but due to Covid restrictions now support Food Works.
Membership is currently £40 per person per year. This covers rent, insurance tools etc.
If this friendly cooperative sounds something that you might be interested in, please contact Simon Martínez. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tele: 07713 133 800. “Hagg Lane Organic Allotments”, Plots 2 and 3, Back Lane, Sheffield, S10
Garden waste collections will resume from today, Monday 2nd August.
After being temporarily suspended for two weeks, due to the impact of COVID-19 on Veolia staffing levels , Sheffield City Council have announced an end to the temporary suspension of garden waste collections for Sheffield residents,
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus on staffing levels, all green bin (garden waste) collections have been suspended until further notice.
Residents are advised to keep their green bin on their property (not on the pavement) and where possible, store their garden waste at home until collections restart.
Once the full impact of the Coronavirus on the green bin service is known, customers will be informed of arrangements to rectify any collections missed.
Black bin and recycling collections are operating as normal.
HWRC Opening Times
Opening hours of Sheffield’s five “Household Waste Recycling Centres,” will continue to be, 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.
In order to ensure the safety of staff and the public during the COVID-19 Pandemic, social distancing measures continue to be in place, limiting the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time. The demand for the sites combined with the vehicle limits has resulted in significant queues. By continuing to remain open 7 days a week, allows more people to visit and should reduce queuing times.
Read the full article at Sheffield City council’s Newsroom here
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.