Tell the council what you think about their travel plans
The more people involved, the better the needs of the whole community will be reflected.
Connecting Sheffield: City Centre focuses on your journey into and around the city centre. Travel is changing and the council need to prepare for the future by offering the right infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport. The council have launched their consultation on the plans and would like to know what you think.
The proposed changes to the city centre will;
make it easier and safer to get around on foot and by cycling
prioritise public transport routes into and across the city centre
create high quality ‘green streets’ and more pedestrianised areas to improve the environment.
Detailed information and how you can get involved are found above on the Connecting Sheffield website.
Flower planters removed from Broomhill shopping centre to make way for ‘social distancing’
The community of Broomhill were confused and flabbergasted to find that their lovely floral display planters, regularly tended by local residents, has been removed and replaced with squares of Tarmac.
Apparently, the Planters in the Broomhill shopping Centre had been moved to help create more space for pedestrians to safely social distance and as part of the council’s work to create safe active travel routes around the city.
Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability at Sheffield City Council, explains why the planters have been moved:
“As we move into the next phase of lockdown and people start to move around their communities more frequently, it is essential that we create the space needed to allow safe social distancing.
“Fulwood Road was identified as one location where extra space could be created to give people an alternative route to the row of shops, which could become congested. “In the first stage of works to create a footpath, planters blocking this pedestrian route have been temporarily moved to Division Street, where they will form part of the road closure in place to encourage active travel in the city centre. The parking meter and sign on the same footpath will also be moved so that the path is unobstructed.
“As the initial temporary road closure measures on Division Street are upgraded, the planters will be reinstated into Broomhill Centre ensuring that space for social distancing can be maintained.”
As part of the positive initiative and commitment to ensure that the Crosspool precinct remains a vibrant place to shop and dine in Safety, the Crosspool Forum, in collaboration with the police and Sheffield City Council, has funded the installation of a new CCTV high definition night vision camera.
Installed in the Crosspool shopping precinct as a preventative deterrent against crime, anti-social behaviour, the high quality of the camera’s footage will make it easier to identify offenders and maximise public safety. Only the police and or the Sheffield City Council will be permitted access to footage from the CCTV system and will only download any footage they deem important enough to resolve a case of crime or an incident of anti-social behaviour.
It is hoped that the new camera will give people confidence in knowing that evidence from the cameras will be readily available to help identify and track offenders.
You may have noticed the building work at the Scout Hut on Benty Lane. This is the headquarters of the 36th Sheffield St John’s Ranmoor Scout Group.
The group is looking to upgrade and modernise the building in a series of phases to provide:
better toilet facilities
more space for all the different groups that use it.
This is a community asset that, as well as providing a home for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, is also made use of by various local groups including the Old School House Nursery; Art Classes; Computer Classes; Chairobics and Sensory Classes for Babies. It’s hoped that the upgrades to the building will allow even more groups to use it.
The group are trying to raise money to allow this work to be completed and among other things are running sponsored walks, family bingo evenings and running a buy a brick campaign.
They could really use your support – whether you are a former Beaver, Cub or Scout yourself or a parent of one of the past, current and future Scouting members or a friend of the Scouting movement.
Parts of Manchester Road will be closed from 7pm to 7am for four weeks from Monday 22 May 2017.
A letter to residents from the Streets Ahead project explains:
8 May 2017
Our reference: A21 Manchester Road
ROAD RESURFACING – NIGHT WORKING
As part of the Streets Ahead works we are writing to let you know that we are soon to resurface the A57 Manchester Road from the junction of Rivelin Valley Road to the Derbyshire boundary. The work will be completed in stages.
This work is due to start week commencing 22 May and the work will take approximately 2 weeks to complete.
The work in this area has been scheduled to take place on nights between the hours of 7pm and 7am; this is to minimise disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and any noise you may experience.
Please note this work will be completed under a road closure and there will be no on-street parking on the section of road that we are resurfacing during working hours. Vehicles left on-street may be towed away and you will need to pay a fee to have your vehicle released.
Temporary road signs will be displayed five days before work starts, confirming the dates of work and parking restrictions.
Parking and access arrangements
Access to properties on the roads we are working on maybe limited during working hours. Most roads will be open and on-street parking will be as normal at other times. Please let our on-site supervisor know if you need vehicle access to your property for urgent reasons. Pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles will be available at all times.
If you are away during the period in which the works are scheduled to take place please avoid parking your car on the road. Our work schedule is heavily dependent on the weather and can be affected by unforeseen circumstances so it may be necessary to change the start date at short notice. We will tow cars that are delaying our works.
Bus service and bin collection changes
Changes to your regular bus service or diversion routes will be publicised by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport (SYPTE). Please check your local bus stop or http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com for any route changes. You can also call Traveline on 01709 515151 or follow @TravelSYorks on Twitter.
If there are any changes to your bin collection days these will be communicated by Veolia at http://www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield on Twitter @Recycle4Shef or by calling 0114 273 4567 between 8am and 6pm.
We are working with the Council’s Road Safety Team to remind all road users to watch out for others on the road and think about their needs. Please be patient and take extra care during road works. Make sure to allow extra time for your journey. Stick to the designated diversion routes and always drive within the speed limit and to suit the conditions of the road. The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. Think! Slow down.
If you are approached by someone claiming to be from Amey, the Council or connected to the Streets Ahead project offering to resurface your drive please do not handover any money. If possible take the callers details, including their vehicle registration number and we will inform the Police. All Streets Ahead and Amey employees carry identity cards. If you have any doubts about the identity of a person carrying an identity card please call customer services.
Please follow us on Twitter @sccstreetsahead #SAA21 for further information and updates about local works.
If you would like to discuss any issues, please contact us on 0114 273 4567 or email
We appreciate that any disruption can be frustrating and thank you for your understanding whilst these important works are completed.