Home of Football

The Star, Saturday 21st August 2021

“The BBC, Sky TV, HSBC etc. recognise Sheffield as the place where modern football originated”.
“Sheffield has won the match to be recognised as the home of football but it has not yet won the competition to capitalise on the benefits this can bring to the city”.

The SHOF strategy document can be downloaded at:
www. homeoffootball.net

Wise Watcher

Wesley Kristopher Photography

“Crossey” the sleepy tawny owl, observing lockdown roosting in an ash tree on Lydgate Lane, has unwittingly become a tourist attraction and media star.

 Full report  and link to BBC’s spring watch in this Sheffield Star article

The Census Is Coming

The census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. It gives us a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales – the most detailed information we have about our society.

It’s important that you fill in your census questionnaire. Without the information you share, it’d be more difficult to understand your community’s needs and to plan and fund public services.

In one way or another, your information touches the lives of every single person living in England and Wales, whether it’s through using census information to plan new schools, doctors’ surgeries or bike lanes.

Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census. Do not worry, government officials dealing with applications you’ve made or payments or services you receive cannot see it.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) runs the census in England and Wales and is independent from government. Your details are protected by law and information published is always anonymous.

Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021. You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your access code in the post. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let the ONS know.

Everyone should have the support they need to fill in the census. If you, or anyone you know, needs help, there’s a wide range of support services available.

These include a contact centre that can give you help over the phone and guidance in a range of languages and accessible formats, including paper questionnaires and large print.

If you need help or have any questions, visit www.census.gov.uk

New Crosspool Memorial

In remembrance of those whom we knew, those whose memory we treasure and for all who lived and died in the service of their country and mankind, the people of Crosspool raised sufficient funds to purchase a Memorial that belongs to all.

Memorial

This unique memorial, to those whose life was touched by conflict, was recently installed in the grounds of Tapton Congregational Church on Manchester Road.

A short service of dedication, quiet contemplation and reflection, will be held (hopefully outside) at a date to be announced.

 

 

 

Waste Collection Service Update, COVID-19

All waste and recycling services are currently operating as normal.

However, If and when a reduction in the workforce means all waste services cannot be provided, black bin and clinical waste collections will be prioritised.

The best place to find up to date information about your bin collections is on the :Sheffield SCC news

 

 

 

Lydgate Junior School – Rights Respecting School

As part of their work as a “Rights Respecting School”, each year they launch a campaign to raise awareness about one particular issue.  In 2017 they campaigned to make the crossing outside their school safer and in 2018 they took part in the ‘Make Schools Safe’ campaign.Picture1

This year, their campaign aims to reduce the use of single use plastic in their school, their homes, in the local community and in their city. They are aiming to become a Plastic Clever School.

To learn more about becoming a Plastic Clever School visit the site set up by 2 inspirational young people; Kids Against Plastic. http://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/

On Thursday May 23rd they are going on an awareness raising march through their local shops in Crosspool. The whole school will be marching together, carrying posters and banners to show their commitment to their campaign.

In addition to the march, all the children across the whole school have written letters to a wide variety of people asking for their support and urging them to consider their own use of plastics.

FLYING FORTRESS “MI AMIGO”

To mark the 75th anniversary of the fatal plane crash of a BOEING B-17 42-31322 FLYING FORTRESS, “MI AMIGO”, in Endcliffe Park on the morning of 22 February, 1944,
a Memorial service followed by a fly-past is scheduled to take place this
Friday 22 February 2019.

Recommended time to arrive at Endcliffe Park 7.15am

Memorial service 08:00-08:45am

Flypast 08:45-09:00am   Fly past Info:  

As parking around Endcliffe Park is extremely limited, the public is strongly encouraged to walk or travel by public transport rather than by car.