A request to install traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing at the Sandygate Road/Coldwell Lane/Carsick Hill Road junction is set to be rejected by Sheffield City Council.
Highways officers investigated the feasibility of a scheme but concluded that there were other sites in the South West Community Assembly area with a higher number of accidents where money would be better spent.
If you are interested in hearing more about the report then it is due to be discussed at the assembly meeting on Monday at Wesley Methodist Church in Crookes.
The detail is in the document. If you read it you will see that the appeal:
challenges the council to demonstrate that the extension would cause any detriment to pedestrian or traffic safety and the free flow of traffic
will show that the perceived level of harm is not so great as to warrant the refusal of the development in terms of:
1 – the need for further car parking in a local centre and whether the lack of off-street parking will lead to an increase in street parking in the immediate locality to the detriment of road users
2 – whether the development can provide adequate on-site servicing arrangements
If you have a view on the appeal then please submit your comments using one of the methods below before 26 January 2011:
in writing by post, quoting Planning Inspectorate Reference APP/J4423/A/10/2140979/NWF and enclosing three copies of your letter. The address is: Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/18A, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN
During the current severe weather people are being asked to pay particular attention to the needs of vulnerable or isolated people.
For some, just going out to the shops, doctors or to see family and friends can become very difficult – and dangerous. Being stuck indoors for days on end can also lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation.
So do take a minute or two to knock at your elderly neighbour’s door to say hello, check that they are OK and have the things they need, as this could really make a huge difference. If nothing else, it can help to prove to people that they are not forgotten.
If you continue to have concerns about someone, please don’t hesitate to telephone our Local Action Crisis Team on 0114 273 5822.
Illustrating some of the problems that people are having, the Sheffield Star reports that the Yorkshire Ambulance Service had to call in an Edale Mountain Rescue Land Rover to collect an elderly injured man in Crosspool when an ambulance got stuck.
A Crosspool resident has been in touch to appeal for information regarding a hit and run incident on Sandygate Road that left him in hospital and his bicycle seriously damaged.
On the evening of 18 November 2010 at about 6:35pm, James Huntingdon of St Francis Close was knocked off his bike at the Sandygate Road/Coldwell Lane/Carsick Hill Road junction.
He had turned right from Carsick Hill Road and was travelling on Sandygate Road towards Crosspool when a silver Toyota Celica pulled out of Coldwell Lane and collided with the cyclist’s left side.
Although James was taken to hospital, thankfully his injuries aren’t too serious. However, his bike was damaged – leaving him with a large repair bill – and the police have not yet managed to trace the driver.
Did you see the accident? Or do know anyone with a silver Toyota Celica that has recently had damage to the front of the car?
If so, you can help James by contacting the police on 0114 220 202, referencing incident number 829/18 November.
This Saturday 20 November between 10am and 12 noon the Crosspool police box on Lydgate Lane will be open to allow residents to raise issues either with the police or possibly a councillor.
The police are currently investigating the anti-social behavior of a small number of students in the precinct at lunchtime. Drug dealing is also becoming a concern, and the police would welcome any information that you may have.