Night closures on Manchester Road from 22 May 2017

Night closures on Manchester Road from 22 May 2017
Night closures on Manchester Road from 22 May 2017

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

Dear Resident/Business

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.

Road Safety

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.

Bogus Callers

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.

Further information
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

streetsahead@sheffield.gov.uk

Thank you

We appreciate that any disruption can be frustrating and thank you for your understanding whilst these important works are completed.

Kind regards

Streets Ahead

New-look Sportsman pub to be unveiled on Friday 10 March

The Sportsman pub is being refurbished
The Sportsman pub is being refurbished

The Sportsman pub is open as normal  this week while refurbishment work starts but will close for a makeover from 6pm on Sunday 5 March in time for the expected reopening on Friday 10 March.

Follow The Sportsman on Facebook for the latest updates

Crosspool Tavern is also due to be refurbished later this year.

 

Manchester Road resurfacing: verges will be be re-seeded

Manchester Road daffodils
Manchester Road daffodils

Amey have confirmed that any Manchester Road verges that are damaged as part of the Streets Ahead project will be repaired.

Spokesperson Claire Tideswell said: “I have been speaking with our site team and they have advised me that when doing the pavement resurfacing work there may well be some minimal verge damage as a result of the work we’re doing. This will be likely from week commencing 27 February as we move closer towards Crosspool.

“Once the work has been completed we will then re-soil and re-seed any areas which have been damaged as a result of the works. We will take as much care as possible but some damage will unfortunately be inevitable.

“The contractor is aware of the bulbs which are planted in the verges and have bought their concerns to our attention.”

Find out the latest at www.sheffield.gov.uk/manchesterroadworks

Over 175 Christmas trees recycled

Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas trees for recycling
Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas trees for recycling

Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas tree for recycling on Sunday.

Over 175 trees were shredded. They’ll be used to create a path on Hagg Copse and for biofuel.

Money raised from your generous contributions will help provide planters for the precinct, trees and go towards paying for a new bench.

On behalf of all who have and will benefit from their kindness, a big big thank you to Andrew (Complete Tree Solutions) and to Paul at (Direct Travel) for the use of the car park. Please reciprocate their kindness by supporting these local services.

New allotments proposed for Lodge Moor

The council have proposed plans for 33 allotments at the Spider Park, Lodge Moor
The council have proposed plans for 33 allotments at the Spider Park, Lodge Moor

The council have proposed plans for 33 allotments at the Spider Park, Lodge Moor, with car parking and access from Blackbrook Road.

A consultation meeting is to be held at St Luke’s church on Monday 14 November at 6:30pm.

For more information contact: Head of Service, Countryside and Environment Section, Chris Heeley on Christopher.Heeley@sheffield.gov.uk or 0114 273 4285.

Your votes wanted to help raise funds for Benty Lane Scout Hut

Benty Lane Scout leaders have been in touch to ask for your help raising funds to develop their Crosspool headquarters:

We are fundraising for the Scout HQ extension and modernisation. We’ave been approved to apply for funding through the Aviva Community Fund. This funding is between £10-25,000 so is extremely important and life-changing for our scout group and local community venue.

We however need you and anyone you know to vote for us:

Vote for the project here

You just need to register and please give us your 10 votes. The more votes we get, the more chance we have of receiving this substantial funding to make this project come alive.

Please remember we only have 26 days to get as many votes as possible and it costs nothing to vote.

View the approved planning application on the council website

Roses the Bakers to temporarily close for refurbishment

A new look Roses the Bakers shop is on the way. The Sandygate Road store will be closed week commencing Monday 10 October while work is done and is scheduled to reopen on Monday 17.