Garden Waste Alert

Garden Waste (green bin) Service Suspended

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

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


SCCDuring Covid-19 more people are at home than usual, either working, home-schooling or self-isolating. The Sheffield City Council are strongly discouraging bonfires of any type during this period, as it can significantly impact on people’s health and enjoyment of their property.

If Sheffield City Council gather evidence of bonfires that are causing a nuisance to neighbouring properties they will take enforcement action that could lead to a fine or prosecution under criminal law.

Sheffield City council waste collection services are currently operating as normal, including garden waste with new registrations to the green bins still available, so there is no reason for anyone to be burning waste.

Find out about the green waste service



Garden Fires -Take the Pledge


Take the pledge – no bonfires during the pandemic

Firefighters across South Yorkshire are asking people to pledge not to have a garden fire during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic

This latest plea comes as South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue saw a huge spike in garden fires during the last week in March, – a 161 percent increase compared to a normal week

The service has also been contacted by a number of residents who have found it hard to physically leave their homes to exercise, due to the smoke coming from local garden fires where people have been burning garden and household waste.

Their message is also being backed by local authorities across the county, with an increase in air pollution being shown to negatively affect the health of those with respiratory illnesses.SYFR_Garden_Fire_Facebook_Facebook-773x296

To sign the pledge, visit

In pledging not to have a garden fire during the on-going pandemic, you will be supporting your firefighters and people with respiratory illnesses. Every pledge makes a difference.





Keep Gardening!


During the Covid-19 Pandemic self-isolating & social distancing, The Garden Centre is CLOSED,
(No-one is allowed in the Garden Centre)

However, they are now operating a Pay & COLLECT Service from the car park,
Tele: 0114 2301925, or email with an order AND a contact number.
(DELIVERY Orders Min. £30 spend, S6, S10 & S11. £7.50 charge)
They would really appreciate it if you knew exactly what you required before contacting them. This avoids tying up the phone line and speeds up processing.
Thank you and happy isolated gardening.


Vegetable & bedding PLANT SALES this weekend

The “Hagg Lane and District Gardeners Allotments Society” will be holding the Second of their Annual Plant Sales at their allotment on Back Lane, Crosspool,

Hagg Lane Allotments
Back Lane Crosspool

Saturday, May18th & Sunday May19th, between 9.30am and 2.30ish.

You, your friends & family and anyone else that visits at some point, either over the coming weekend or indeed at any time, will be made very welcome!
Tea and cake will be available throughout.


Vegetable & bedding PLANT SALES

Back Lane Crosspool

On an allotment site not so far far away, the “Hagg Lane and District Gardeners’ Allotments Society” will be holding the first of their Annual Plant Sales this coming weekend at their allotment on Back Lane, between 9.30am and 2.30ish

After a roller coaster of a spring spent in the poly tunnel, seedlings and plants will be seeking new homes. As usual, an eclectic mix of vegetables and flowers will be available for purchase, and, if today’s email from “Dobies” is anything to go by, there should be plenty of bargains. (They will NOT be offering you 22 value beetroot plugs for £7.99 plus postage, tempting though it is!)
You, your friends & family and anyone else that visits at some point, either over the coming weekend, in two weeks’ or indeed at any time, will be made very welcome!
If you have the time to volunteer you will be especially welcome!
Always welcoming the opportunity to catch up with old friends, the kettle should be on until close of play, and if all goes to plan, with a few morsels of cake.
The society depends heavily on the goodwill of a small band of people, and you will appreciate that the Plant Sales are a vital source of income for them. Many of you will also be aware that this has taken a slightly more critical twist this year with the introduction of some unwanted air conditioning, thanks to a visiting pick axe the roof of the hut is no longer watertight, and morale has also taken a bit of a hit.
The Sales can be pretty hectic at times, so if you think that you would be interested in enjoying an hour or two setting up, from about 4.15pm Friday May 3rd (The erection of the gazebos always draws a crowd of flabbergasted onlookers), … Labelling, serving, selling, carrying and advising (yeah, really…) Saturday and Sunday May 4th, 5th and May 18th, 19th, from 8.15am until about 2pm., Just turn up or drop an email to:-
You can make a difference and it would be very much appreciated.
Donations of surplus veg seedlings, plants and cakes, will be welcome at any point during the weekends.






This key event of the Crosspool Festival, which has run without a break for sixteen years, is in danger this year of being cancelled.

Several of our regular gardens are unable to open this year.
We need new gardens to fill the gap.
Open Gardens is on Saturday 29th June, and you can use it to raise money for your favourite charity.

Contact Sue Day or Ken Rutter on 0114 268 0088 or

Fruit, vegetable and plant sales at Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane allotments
Hagg Lane allotments

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society has plant sales over two weekends this May.

You’ll be able to purchase vegetables, fruit, bedding, herb and perennial plants at the bring and buy-style sales running between 9.30am and 2.30pm on:

  • Saturday 5 May 2018
  • Sunday 6 May 2018
  • Saturday 19 May 2018
  • Sunday 20 May 2018

The society is raising funds towards further site improvements, and will also be selling home-made cakes and refreshments. Allotment holders will be on hand to chat and offer friendly advice. Donations of plants are welcome.

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society