Safer Roads Petition

Having witnessed a life changing accident on Manchester Road, Crosspool resident Jo Graham was prompted to jump into action with a campaign to make ALL Crosspool Roads Safer.

Jo’s aim is to get as many people as possible to sign her Safer Roads Crosspool Sheffield Petition, requesting that the Sheffield Council work with the local community to make all Crosspool roads much safer.

Crosspool Precinct

Over the last two months there have been at least two people knocked down and injured on the stretch of Manchester Road between Sandygate Road and Tapton/King Edwards School. 
With the Kings Court residential home, a busy Tesco convenience store and schools being located in this vicinity, Jo is afraid that it can only be a matter of time before more people are injured on this congested stretch of Manchester Road.

Lollipop Man’s Final Patrol

As the Maundy Thursday school bell sounded, all the staff, parents and pupils of Lydgate Infants School in Crosspool congregated on the school crossing to say a fond farewell to their very popular (lollipop) crossing patrolman.

Eddie Parton, who lives locally in Crookes, has been a familiar face seeing many hundreds of children safely across Lydgate Lane for the past 11 years.

Eddie told the Crosspool News that, “this has been the best job he has ever had and felt very privileged to have had a job where he was greeted with so many happy and smiling faces every working day”.

Once travel restrictions allow, Eddie intends to go on a rescheduled cruise. before settling into retirement and enjoying the occasional lie in.

A big thank you to Eddie and best wishes for the future from all of Crosspool. 

Full Story Sheffield Star

City Centre Consultation

Tell the council what you think about their travel plans

The more people involved, the better the needs of the whole community will be reflected.

Connecting Sheffield: City Centre focuses on your journey into and around the city centre. Travel is changing and the council need to prepare for the future by offering the right infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport. The council have launched their consultation on the plans and would like to know what you think. 

The proposed changes to the city centre will;

  • make it easier and safer to get around on foot and by cycling
  • prioritise public transport routes into and across the city centre
  • create high quality ‘green streets’ and more pedestrianised areas to improve the environment.

Detailed information and how you can get involved are found above on the Connecting Sheffield website.

Snake Pass Closed

Snake Pass between Glossop and Ladybower is closed

The Snake Pass between Glossop and Ladybower is closed to ALL traffic (including motorbikes and pedal cycles).

Essential work is taking place at various locations along the pass for landslide, drainage & retaining wall repairs; carriageway resurfacing and public transport improvements

The closure will remain in place 24/7 until Sunday 25th October, or earlier completion of all works

A 28 mile signed diversion is in place via Bamford, Hope, Peak Forest, and Chapel -en –le- Frith, although some drivers may find the Woodhead Pass a better alternative.

Drivers should also be aware of overnight (6pm-6am) lane closures and local diversions on the A57 through Mottram which are also taking place this week

Temporary Road Changes Petition

Broomhill parking bay closure.

As a result of the temporary closure of the parking bays in the Broomhill shopping precinct and the potential devastating effect the new pedestrian arrangements and loss of short stay parking will have on local trade, Williamson Hardware has posted a petition on change.org requesting that the Sheffield City Council remove these temporary changes as soon as possible.

Broomhill Temporary Road Changes

To give pedestrians more space for social distancing, The Sheffield City Council has temporarily closed the angled parking bays in the Broomhill shopping precinct, on Fulwood Road.

The footways on Glossop Road, between Fulwood Road and Peel Street and between Peel Street and the end of the pavement opposite Westbourne Road, have also been temporarily extended by 1.5metres, to give additional footway space

As these measures are only intended to be a temporary social distancing measure, the Sheffield City Council would welcome your feedback on them.

If they work well, and local businesses and residents are happy with the changes, the council have suggested that they may possibly consider, if they work well for everyone and after a full consultation process with local businesses and residents, look at making these changes permanent.

Broomhill Temporary Changes to Roads and Foot-ways

Keeping people safe and socially distanced

To enable pedestrians to maintain the correct social distance between themselves and others, the council will be making temporary changes to the road and footway layout on Fulwood Road and Glossop Road in Broomhill. This will provide additional space on the pavement for pedestrians as they access local amenities.

The parking area outside Morrisions, Sainsbury’s etc will also be temporarily pedestrianised to allow more space for people to maintain social distancing. This means that the parking bays will be temporarily suspended. The area will remain open for two disabled parking bays, with the addition of two further disabled bays on Spooner Road and Taptonville Road.

Alternative parking is available very close by. This includes the car park above the shops/businesses on Fulwood Road (accessed via Spooner Road) and in Spooner Road Car Park.

The footways on Glossop Road, between Fulwood Road and Peel Street and between Peel Street and the end of the pavement opposite Westbourne Road, will be temporarily extended by 1.5metres to give additional footway space

Timescales

Monday 3 August – 2 new disabled bays will be marked out on Taptonville Road and Spooner Road. This will be operational by or before 8 August.

Sunday 9 August – Footpath widening on Glossop Road will commence. This will be operational by or before 16 August.

Monday 17 August – Parking bays on Fulwood Road will be closed. Fencing will be erected to prevent access to the work area. Access to the shops will be retained with no disruption.

Monday 24 August – Working arrangements will require access to the footway in front of the shops and there will be some disruption. Access arrangements will be worked up in more detail once on site.

Saturday 29 August – Works complete.

Temporary changes to Roads and Footways

Stephen Hill Junction Remains Closed

Yorkshire Water have now dealt with the burst water main at the Stephen Hill junction with Manchester Road2019 YWA repairs

To allow for the carriageway to be reinstated, the junction is expected to remain CLOSED until the weekend.

Local residents in the surrounding area may have experienced low pressure or no water due to these urgent repairs carried out by Yorkshire Water. The water now restored may be cloudy or discoloured, this will return to normal shortly after and you can help clear this by running your tap for a few minutes.

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

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION FOR MOBILE PHONE MAST WITHDRAWN

Following a large number of objections from local residents and businesses to the erection of a 12.5m mobile phone monopole, on the land adjacent to 1, Sandygate Grange Drive, Sandygate Road; Sandygate Grangethe SCC Chief Planning Officer has confirmed that EE LTD & Hutchinson 3G UK LTD, have now withdrawn their planning application, Ref: 19/00405/TEL

Details of the planning application can be found at  Planningapps