New traffic-slowing measures on Manchester Road

Two vehicle-activated signs have been installed near the Broomhill end of Manchester Road to help slow traffic.

The radar speed signs are located on both sides of the road near Tapton House Road and Tapton Mount Close. The idea is that they will slow cars down by making drivers aware when they are driving at unsafe speeds.

As well as showing drivers how fast they are going, the signs also display a happy face for vehicles travelling under the speed limit and a sad face for those exceeding it. The speed limit for this stretch of road is 30mph.

Manchester Road has been affected by the roadworks in Broomhill and is currently only open for traffic coming out of town.

Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield
Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield

Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield
Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield
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Volunteers required

There are currently plenty of opportunities to get involved with various community events and activities in Crosspool:

The Soup Wagon

The Soup Wagon runs by St Columba’s and Stephen Hill churches on Monday evenings between September and May at Eldon Street car park. It need more volunteers to distribute food to the homeless on a 4 to 6-week rota.

If you can spare an hour or so every once in a while please contact Eddie Sherwood on 266 0891 and eddie.sherwood@btinternet.com; or Bob Townrow on 230 1098 and towniesrm@talktalk.net.

Badminton Club

An enthusiastic helper/assistant leader wanted for Stephen Hill Junior Badminton club which meets from 6-7:30 pm on Thursdays at the church. The club is for 10-18 year olds. It would be lots of amusement for the right  person. If you are interested, contact Bob Townrow on 230 1098 and towniesrm@talktalk.net.

Luncheon club washing (with free lunch!)

Don’t say there’s no such thing as a free lunch! Volunteers are required to go on the washing up rota (6 weekly) at Crosspool Luncheon Club held at Stephen Hill church. A free lunch is provided! The club runs Wednesdays 12-2pm. If you can assist please contact Jean Smith on 2308250 or  jean.W.smith@btinternet.com.

Birds eye view of Crosspool

The current Bing and Google maps illustrate how the parade of shops on Sandygate Road looked before and after the alterations.

Before the alterations

Crosspool shops before the alterations
Bing map showing Crosspool shops before the alterations - click the map to view this on Bing maps

After the alterations