Lydgate Lane to close for a month

Lydgate Lane is to close between Crookes Road and Ryegate Crescent from Monday 9 May for essential water mains work.

The road is due to reopen on 7 June 2011. If you have queries then the helpline for contractors Balfour Beatty is 0800 121 4444.

The bottom section of Lydgate Lane, around the Grindstone is already closed, with a diversion running via Nairn Street and Bute Street.

Last summer, Manchester Road and Glossop Road closed for the replacement of gas mains, but they reopened nearly a month early as the work took less time than originally anticipated.

Lydgate Lane: closed for a month
Lydgate Lane: closed for a month

Crosspool Spring clean: thanks for your help!

Enthusiastic young people join in Crosspool's Spring Clean
Enthusiastic young people join in Crosspool's Spring Clean

Crosspool folk sprang into action last Saturday to clean up our neighbourhood.

As part of Sheffield’s third Annual Spring Clean, a dozen or so local residents, both young and old met at 10am on Saturday outside Direct Travel on Sandygate Road.

After brief introductions, the group dispersed in small teams to various locations where there was litter to clear up.

Despite the wind and the rain, and having to deal with obstacles including parts of a discarded piano, everyone enjoyed the camaraderie of the morning and the satisfaction of what was achieved.

We hope to arrange another group clean up for some date in the future so keep your eye on this website and the Crosspool Clarion for details.

Crosspool Spring clean: get involved

As part of Sheffield’s third annual spring clean, Crosspool Forum is arranging for local residents to join together to help to keep where we live clean.

Weather permitting, we initially plan to meet up on the area in front of Direct Travel on Sandygate Road this coming Saturday 2 April at 10am, before moving off to spend a couple of hours cleaning up the neighbourhood.

You don’t need any specialist cleaning skills, just a bit of enthusiasm!

Cleaning materials will be provided. So that we can ensure we have enough materials, please can you let Ian Hague know if you wish to be part of the group: telephone 0114 335 1674 or email

Flowers in Crosspool
Help keep Crosspool clean this Spring

Submit a transport service request to Sheffield City Council

Sheffield city council is inviting suggestions for how to improve traffic flow, road safety or change facilities for road/pavement users in the city.

Crosspool residents can go to to register requests, or alternatively you can call the council on 0114 273 5907.

All the requests will be considered and acknowledged within seven days, and the assessment will generally be undertaken within around three to four months. Information regarding the outcome will be announced when the Community Assembly has made a decision.

Grass verge protection measures installed in Crosspool

Two sets of wooden bollards have been installed in response to concerns over damage to grass verges by vehicles.

A set of four of the bollards are located on Marsh Lane at its junction with Lydgate Lane, and a further four are adjacent to 42/46 Tapton Hill Road. They are funded by the South West Community Assembly.

The bollards prevent vehicles from mounting the grass verge areas between the pavement and the road. Their arrival follows requests from local residents worried about erosion.

New wooden bollards on Marsh Lane
New wooden bollards on Marsh Lane
Cars are now prevented from parking on grass verges
Cars are now prevented from parking on grass verges

Agenda for Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, Thursday 27 January 2011

You are invited to Crosspool Forum’s Open Meeting tomorrow night at St Columba’s Church. It starts at 7pm.

A provisional agenda is below. Come along to give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police and council officials.

Open Meeting, Thursday 27 January 2011: provisional agenda

27 January 2011, 7pm

  1. Chairman’s welcome
  2. Introduction of top table
  3. Apologies for absence
  4. Minutes of last meeting to be approved
  5. Matters arising
  6. Chairman’s report
  7. Police Liaison
    In Louise’s absence, PCSO Garry Hizam will give an update on policing in the area
  8. Guest: Cllr. Brian Holmes (Community Assembly)
    Also hoping to attend: Sylvia Anginotti, John Boyden, Community cohesion Manager
  9. Festival/Fayre report
  10. Planning and highways
    Benty Lane/Stephen Hill junction (Sylvia has arranged for engineers to survey possibilities)
  11. Questions and answer session with councillors
  12. A.O.B

Download provisional agenda 26 January 2011 Open Meeting (Word document, 37KB)

Sandygate visitors centre on track following six-figure Hallam FC donation

A £280,000 visitors centre is likely to be built in 2011 at Sandygate after a loyal fan left Hallam football club an unexpected donation in his will.

Long-term supporter Roger Bell followed the Countrymen home and away but never told anyone at the Crosspool club his plans to leave them a financial gift when he passed away.

The money will be used to fund ground improvements, including a visitors centre and new clubhouse.

Fan leaves fortune to non-leaguers (Sheffield Star report)

Sandygate: the money left to the club will help fund a visitors centre and new clubhouse

Christmas trees go up in precinct

Earlier on today, volunteers and the Crosspool Forum committee met to put up illuminated Christmas trees above shops in the precinct.

It is the sixth year that Crosspool shops have been decorated with Christmas trees. As the photos below show, thankfully the team was blessed with fine weather compared to last year’s driving sleet!

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Crosspool wins Sheffield in Bloom award

The photos below, taken over the summer, show some of the dozen hanging baskets and four planters in the precinct at Crosspool.

Entering the Lord Mayor’s Sheffield in Bloom for the first time this year, Crosspool Forum’s impressive displays were successful in winning the Community Silver award.

Our thanks go to Norton Nurseries for making up such vibrant and spectacular displays, and Streetforce for maintaining them so admirably throughout the summer.

Funds allowing, and with the help and support of precinct businesses and shops, Crosspool Forum will be aiming for gold in 2011.

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