APPLICATION FOR MOBILE PHONE MAST WITHDRAWN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Road; Sandygate Grangethe SCC Chief Planning Officer has confirmed that EE LTD & Hutchinson 3G UK LTD, have now withdrawn their planning application, Ref: 19/00405/TEL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

SHEFFIELD HALF MARATHON

Thousands of runners of all abilities will hit the streets of Sheffield at 9.30am this Sunday
14th April 2019, for the Sheffield Half Marathon.
To ensure the safety of all those taking part, spectators, residents and visitors, a number of the city’s roads will be closed or have access restricted during the event.

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Night closures on Manchester Road from 22 May 2017

Night closures on Manchester Road from 22 May 2017
Night closures on Manchester Road from 22 May 2017

Parts of Manchester Road will be closed from 7pm to 7am for four weeks from Monday 22 May 2017.

A letter to residents from the Streets Ahead project explains:

8 May 2017

Our reference: A21 Manchester Road

Dear Resident/Business

ROAD RESURFACING – NIGHT WORKING

As part of the Streets Ahead works we are writing to let you know that we are soon to resurface the A57 Manchester Road from the junction of Rivelin Valley Road to the Derbyshire boundary. The work will be completed in stages.

This work is due to start week commencing 22 May and the work will take approximately 2 weeks to complete.

The work in this area has been scheduled to take place on nights between the hours of 7pm and 7am; this is to minimise disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and any noise you may experience.

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 we 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 five days before work starts, confirming the dates of work and parking restrictions.

Parking and access arrangements

Access to properties on the roads we are working on maybe limited during working hours. Most roads will be open and on-street parking will be as normal at other times. Please let our 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. Our 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. We will tow cars that are delaying our works.

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 on Twitter @Recycle4Shef or by calling 0114 273 4567 between 8am and 6pm.

Road Safety

We are working with the Council’s Road Safety Team to remind all road users to watch out for others on the road and think about their needs. Please 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 and to suit the conditions of the road. The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. Think! Slow down.

Bogus Callers

If you are approached by someone claiming to be from Amey, the Council or connected to the Streets Ahead project offering to resurface your drive please do not handover any money. If possible take the callers details, including their vehicle registration number and we will inform the Police. All Streets Ahead and Amey employees carry identity cards. If you have any doubts about the identity of a person carrying an identity card please call customer services.

Further information
Please follow us on Twitter @sccstreetsahead #SAA21 for further information and updates about local works.

If you would like to discuss any issues, please contact us on 0114 273 4567 or email

streetsahead@sheffield.gov.uk

Thank you

We appreciate that any disruption can be frustrating and thank you for your understanding whilst these important works are completed.

Kind regards

Streets Ahead

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.

Hagg Hill/Stephen Hill included in bike challenge

Hagg Hill/Stephen Hill are one of seven hills selected to be selected as part of this year’s Magnificent Seven bike challenge on Sunday 19 March.

The Magnificent Seven is a unique cycling event, the first of its kind in Sheffield. Not for the fainthearted, the race is a cross between a sportive and a hill climb, that invites participants to face seven of the city’s toughest hills.

The route, which is nearly 27 miles, presents each rider with over 3,800ft of climbing, with inclines ranging from 9 to 23 per cent.

It’s expected that the roads in this area will be closed for around 30 minutes around the estimated times of 10:50-11:20am. Residents living nearby should have received a letter.

You’re encouraged to turn out on the day to support the riders.

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Crosspool road safety online petition launched

Following last week’s Open Meeting, a local resident has launched an online petition to improve road safety in Crosspool.

View/sign the petition – Sheffield City Council website

The petition reads:

We the undersigned petition the council to:

  1. Implement a reduction in the speed limit to 20mph for the shopping precinct area at Crosspool and the parts of the service roads of Selbourne Road, Watt Lane, Benty Lane, and Sandygate Road nearest to the precinct
  2. Help to enforce this new limit with traffic calming measures including the ‘humping’ of the four existing Zebra Crossings.

Crosspool shopping precinct is a busy area used by large numbers of unaccompanied schoolchildren and with a high number of elderly residents. Recently an elderly resident was killed in a traffic accident on one of the crossings. Vehicles travel at high speed through the shopping precinct and it is inevitable that further accidents resulting in serious injury or death will occur unless preventative, safety measures are taken.

Parking problems continue around Claremont Hospital

Residents on Sandygate Park say they have been let down by a private hospital assurances to end disruptive parking by staff near their homes.

They are angry that roads near their homes are used as a car park by staff from the nearby Claremont Hospital.

Now people living nearby say they have had enough and want action by the police and the city council to end the long-running row, which is blighting their lives.

“A minority of staff at the hospital are behaving irresponsibly and inconsiderately,” said John Parsons who added that access to his home on Sandygate Park is often obstructed.

“The roads on Sandygate Park are very narrow and there is also a safety issue with people parking on Carsick Hill and Ivy Park Road – often partly on the pavement.”

Councillors Anne Murphy and Craig Gamble Pugh are supporting the residents and say they will back renewed calls for action.

Staff are not allowed to use the car parks at the hospital, on Sandygate Road. It seemed the problem had been solved when last year, in response to residents’ protests backed by councillors, the hospital arranged extra off-road parking for staff in the area.

Residents say those parking places are left empty with some staff refusing to walk even a few hundred yards and continuing to park on narrow residential roads in defiance of pleas from the hospital management.

Councillors Anne Murphy and Craig Gamble Pugh are determined to see action taken. It is hoped to arrange a meeting between residents and the community police officer. They also want a meeting to explain the residents’ concerns to the city council officials responsible for parking and roads.

“We were promised by the director of Claremont Hospital that staff would be encouraged to use the alternative car parking spaces but unfortunately there is a group of staff who have deliberately ignored those requests,” said Councillor Murphy.

“The residents are often elderly and in some cases disabled and access to their homes is important. This should not be happening, it’s unnecessary and we will work for a solution.”

Some residents have tried to talk to the drivers and explain the problems but say they are met with abuse and threats.

“If you challenge the (hospital) staff you are abused and residents have been threatened with being reported to the police for being ‘aggressive’,” said John Parsons.

“People have been accused of vandalising cars with no evidence or cause. In one appalling incident a pensioner in his mid-70s found two policemen at his door saying he had ‘behaved aggressively’ to two female members of (hospital) staff after he challenged their obstruction of his drive.”

He added: “With the help of our local councillors’ we did feel the problem had been resolved but it’s not the case. I can’t be optimistic after three years of trying, and five meetings with the director of the hospital that something will be done by the hospital.”