Garden Waste Collections Suspended

Green Bin Collections

Due to COVID-19 impacting staffing levels, garden waste collections are suspended for two weeks.

.The situation continues to be review and the service will resume as soon as possible. In the meantime, please keep your green bin on your property until collections restart. 

Where possible, please keep your garden waste at your home until the service recommences. If this is not possible, you can take your garden waste to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Details relating to refunds or additional collections will be confirmed once the level of disruption has been assessed.

Resources are being prioritised to make sure black bin and recycling collections can operate as normal.

Service updates are also shared on the Veolia alerts page and at Recycle4Shef on Twitter

Crosspool Open Gardens

Tomorrow, Saturday, 26 June, a number of Crosspool Gardens will be open for people to enjoy. Follow the directions on the brochure’s map to visit the gardens that are open.

 Crosspool Open Gardens is a chance for you to explore some of the wonderful gardens in our community, get to know your neighbours over a cuppa and cake and raise some money for charity.

Get a Ticket brochure from the Nest Café or Hudson’s Kitchen or just turn up and purchase a brochure from any open garden:  lookout for the posters displayed outside gardens that are open.

Children get in free and all proceeds go to charity.

Open Garden organisers:  Sue Day or Ken Rutter, 49 Benty Lane, Tele: 0114 268 0088 Email: 156kar@gmail.com

Make safety and social distancing the number one priority at all times.

Crosspool Open Garden’s Brochure Tickets Go On Sale.

Crosspool Open Gardens 2021

Crosspool Open Gardens is a chance for you to explore some of the wonderful gardens in our community, get to know your neighbours over a cuppa and cake and raise some money for charity.

Who knows, you might be enthused to share your garden next year!

Brochure Tickets, with details of the gardens entered for this year’s event on Saturday 26th June, are now on sale at Nest café & Hudson’s Kitchen

 Admission to all Gardens £4; accompanied children go free.

Refreshments and Table-top sales etc. may be available in most of the garden.

If you visit the open gardens by car, please be considerate of neighbours when parking

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

BONFIRES

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

SYFS

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 http://www.syfire.gov.uk/pledge.

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!

Valleyside

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 valleysidegc@btinternet.com 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.

SECOND VEGETABLE & BEDDING PLANT SALE

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.