A Crosspool Round of Applause

Clap for our Carers 

Five weeks ago the UK went into lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with people ordered to social distance and remain in their homes as much as possible.

Each Thursday, people in Crosspool have taken to their doorways and windows to applaud the key workers who are keeping the country running during the coronavirus crisis

Tonight, Thursday 23rd April at 8pm. a fourth ‘Clap for Our Carers’ is planned to take place

As a symbol of hope and to make sure the NHS, its staff and key workers know we appreciate them continuing to work every day to ensure we are safe, fed and cared for during this time, loads of you have been making rainbows to put in your windows and outside to show your continued support and to help our community keep smiling.

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A round of applause around the country

Clap for our Carers 

Tonight, Thursday 16th April at 8pm, join the nation in saying thank you,

Returning for the third week in succession, amid the current Covid-19 pandemic, people in Crosspool are expected to cheer, drum, whistle and clap from doorsteps, windows, gardens, and balconies to show all who are working on the front Line our appreciation for their ongoing hard work and fight against this dreadful virus.

People are urged to avoid the misguided attempt to support the NHS with Union Jack sky lanterns.
It’s wonderful that people are looking for ways to show their support for the NHS staff and other key workers at this challenging time, but while sky lanterns might look pretty in the sky, the RSPCA reminds us that they pose a serious danger to horses, farm animals and wildlife. “Sadly, many people are unaware of the potentially deadly consequences that the release of sky lanterns can have for animals. They can suffer through ingestion, entanglement and entrapment, or simply the sight of a lit lantern in the sky can be terrifying for them and cause them to bolt and harm themselves”.

All emergency services are currently under unprecedented pressure, so this type of hazardous activity posing a potential danger to wildlife, pets and people, could not only put additional pressure on the fire service but a further strain on the NHS.

Stay safe and support our NHS and key works with your applause tonight at 8pm

Thank you

Garden Fires -Take the Pledge

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Take the pledge – no bonfires during the pandemic

Firefighters across South Yorkshire are asking people to pledge not to have a garden fire during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic

This latest plea comes as South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue saw a huge spike in garden fires during the last week in March, – a 161 percent increase compared to a normal week

The service has also been contacted by a number of residents who have found it hard to physically leave their homes to exercise, due to the smoke coming from local garden fires where people have been burning garden and household waste.

Their message is also being backed by local authorities across the county, with an increase in air pollution being shown to negatively affect the health of those with respiratory illnesses.SYFR_Garden_Fire_Facebook_Facebook-773x296

To sign the pledge, visit http://www.syfire.gov.uk/pledge.

In pledging not to have a garden fire during the on-going pandemic, you will be supporting your firefighters and people with respiratory illnesses. Every pledge makes a difference.

 

 

 

 

PPE Crowd Funding

Tapton School is crowd-funding to manufacture plastic face shields for the NHS and other front line care workers during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Tapton schoolThe Design & Technology teachers at Tapton School Academy Trust have begun to make face shields for NHS doctors and nurses.

They need your money to purchase the materials; these are 0.5mm polypropylene sheet and 0.1mm (1 micron) clear acetate, polycarbonate or PVC, to help our front line workers when they need it most during this difficult time.

You can donate via Money gi♡ing

If you are a plastic supplier and are willing to donate these materials then please get in touch via enquiries@taptontrust.org.uk

Thank you in advance.

 

 

 

 

Refuse Collection Appreciation

To show solidarity that we are all behind the Veolia refuse staff and more importantly help raise their morale during the Coronavirus outbreak. Can we encourage households to place this small rainbow sticker on their bins?  Please!
Thanks.

.Keep Safe

Icy Conditions!!!

Icy Conditions.pngMany of the pavement and road surfaces in Crosspool are covered in Ice and are very slippery 27 Feb 2020 _
Please take extra care when going out this morning.

 

 

 

RESURFACING WORK on sections of Manchester Road & Rivelin Valley Road

As part of the Streets Ahead highway works Amey will soon be resurfacing some sections of the following roads;

  • Manchester Road – Sheffield/Derbyshire boundary to Rivelin Valley Road.
  • Manchester Road – junction of Rivelin Valley Road to Hagg Lane.
  • Rivelin Valley Road – junction of Manchester Road to Holme Lane.

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    Manchester Road/Rivelin Valley Road – Rivelin Valley

Work is about to start on Manchester Road (from Sheffield/Derbyshire boundary to Rivelin Valley Road) and work on the remaining section of Manchester Road and Rivelin Valley Road will take place in early to mid-August. Work will take place between the hours of 8pm and 5am, Monday – Friday only.

The work has been scheduled to take place at night to minimise disruption in the area. Amey appreciate that any disruption can be frustrating and thank you for your understanding whilst these important works are completed.

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 they 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 ten days before work starts confirming the dates and duration of works and parking restriction signs will be displayed five days before.

PARKING AND ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS
Access to properties on the roads being worked on may be limited during working hours. On-street parking will be as normal at other times. Please let the Amey 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. The 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. To ensure that the programme is delivered to schedule, cars that are delaying the works will need to be towed away.

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 or on Twitter @Recycle4Shef. Call 0114 273 4567 between 8am and 6pm for more information.

ROAD SAFETY

  • 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.

BOGUS CALLERS
If you are approached by someone claiming to be from Amey, the Council or connected to the Streets Ahead programme offering to resurface your drive please do not hand over any money. If possible take the callers details, including their vehicle registration number and Streets Ahead/Amey will inform the Police. All Streets Ahead and Amey employees carry identity cards. If you have any doubts about the identity of a person claiming to work for Streets Ahead please call customer services.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information and updates about local works, please follow streesahead on Twitter @sccstreetsahead #SASouthW
If you would like to discuss any issues, please contact Amey on 0114 273 4567 or email streetsahead@sheffield.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Crosspool now has a community defibrillator

Crosspool defibrillator
Crosspool defibrillator

Thanks to a generous donation from a local resident and a council grant Crosspool Forum has been able to buy and install a defibrillator for emergency use in the community.

The defibrillator is located on the right-hand external side wall of St Columba’s church, Manchester Road S10 5PL.

In the event of an emergency, where you think someone might require the defibrillator:

  • Call 999 as usual
  • Let the emergency services know that there is a defibrillator locally
  • The emergency services will then let you know the access code and the procedure to be follow so that you, your staff or others involved can help

Defibrillators have been shown to save lives around the country and we hope that this will be a valuable asset to the community.

If you have any queries please contact Crosspool Forum on crosspoolforum@gmail.com.

Manchester Road speed limit reduced to 30mph in Crosspool

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A stretch of Manchester Road in Crosspool now has a 30mph speed limit

The speed limit on a stretch of Manchester Road in Crosspool has been reduced to 30mph.

For around 40 years the speed limit has been 40mph between Den Bank Avenue and Coppice View.

There has been continued concern by residents for the safety of both drivers and pedestrians along this part of the road and over the years there have been requests for it to be reduced back to its original speed limit of 30mph.