New Welcome to Crosspool flower box

As you enter Crosspool via Manchester Road, keep an eye out for the new flower box under the Welcome to Crosspool sign.

The £20 box was prepared by Valleyside garden centre and paid for by Crosspool Forum.

New Welcome to Crosspool flower box on Manchester Road
New Welcome to Crosspool flower box on Manchester Road
New Welcome to Crosspool flower box on Manchester Road
New Welcome to Crosspool flower box on Manchester Road

CDYST facilities upgrade: your ideas wanted

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool - image from

The Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) trustees are looking for suggestions from local residents for how the youth sports facilities might be upgraded in 2011.

The CDYST sports hall on Coldwell Lane was built in 1992 for use by individuals or groups requiring a base or hall for events. There is also a four-acre sports field for outdoor events such as sports matches or exhibitions.

CDYST facilities upgrading feedback form
Download CDYST facilities upgrading feedback form (PDF, 260KB)

The trustees are interested to hear how often residents use the CDYST facilities at the moment, what is in need of upgrading and what new equipment people would like to see.

You can submit your ideas in one of the following ways:

Feedback box

Lydgate Park outdoor gym

A new outdoor gym installed by the council and is now up and running in Lydgate Park.

Outdoor gyms are a new approach to health and fitness. They include much of the same equipment found in an indoor gym, but are specifically designed for outdoor use.

You don’t need any gym experience or special level of fitness to have a go. They are mainly for adults, but children may be able to use some of the apparatus with supervision.

Best of all, there’s no membership to pay!

Lydgate Park can be found at the top of Lydgate Lane, opposite Lydgate Infants School.

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Spring bulb planting this Saturday

Crosspool Forum is inviting local residents to join in with the planting of 1,000 crocus and 3,000 daffodil bulbs along Manchester Road.

If you can spare an hour and would like to come along, we’ll be meeting at 10am this Saturday, 2nd October, at the top of Hagg Lane, at its junction with Manchester Road.

The local Beaver group also has 1,000 crocuses of their own, which they are planning to plant in the shape of their emblem on the sloping verge which flanks the Manchester Road Pelican crossing’s tactile paved surface.

Pictures of Manchester Road daffodils

Spring flowers
Smith College 2010 Spring Bulb Show by foroyar22 on Flickr. Used under the Creative Commons licence

New benches in Crosspool

Two benches have been installed in the neighbourhood by Crosspool Forum, at a cost of just under £2,000.

The first is located at the top of Stephen Hill and the other on the corner of Sandygate Road/Manchester Road.

The Stephen Hill bench, which was stolen five years ago, is dedicated in memory of the late Hugh Buxton.

Proposed new bus routes for Crosspool – have your say

This is your opportunity to let SYPTE know what you think about their vision to improve the bus network for South Rotherham and Sheffield.

Changes to the services directly affecting Crosspool are as follows (click to see details of the proposed routes):

You can feed back on these proposals in four ways:

A leaflet with response slip is also available.

The consultation is due to end on Friday 3 September 2010.

Crosspool bus stop
Crosspool bus stop

Birds eye view of Crosspool

The current Bing and Google maps illustrate how the parade of shops on Sandygate Road looked before and after the alterations.

Before the alterations

Crosspool shops before the alterations
Bing map showing Crosspool shops before the alterations - click the map to view this on Bing maps

After the alterations