We’d be very grateful to hear from anyone finding a couple of pram rain-covers in a small clear carrier bag, which unfortunately had fallen out from a basket under a twin’s pushchair, somewhere between Crookes and Crosspool, on Saturday 1st February.
Jack Todhunter has also made this video about one of the highlights of the festival, the Summer Fayre:
Get involved in future Crosspool Festivals
Why not get involved with Crosspool’s major annual community event? If you have ideas for future festivals or can spare any time to help, please contact the Festival Chair Frances Eccleston on email@example.com or 0114 267 0006.
The top half of Dransfield Road was closed on Friday afternoon to allow children to play out in safety on the street.
Four local mums were successful in their application for Sheffield’s first-ever ‘playing out’ session, which saw the road closed to traffic from the Barholm Road junction upwards, with stewarded access for residents.
Householders on the road were invited to come out to play or pop out just for a chat after school between 4pm and 5.30pm.
Over 30 children from Dransfield Road and neighbouring Barholm Road and Cardoness Drive enjoyed a fantastic afternoon.
One of the mums, Bron Ray, initiated the event after reading about a similar scheme in Bristol which encourages residents to close their roads for an hour or two. The scheme aims to provide local children with a rare opportunity to ride their bikes, kick a football and play chalk games in the street.
The event on Dransfield Road was a huge success and the residents are planning to reapply to the council to secure future Playing Out events for their children.
As one five-year-old said on the day, being allowed to play out on the road was ‘absolutely awesome!’
If you saw Wednesday night’s Watchdog TV programme on BBC1 then you might have caught sight of Crosspool.
Thankfully, Watchdog wasn’t directly referencing a problem in our neighbourhood. Instead, a report about hayfever used footage of the Manchester Road/Sandygate Road junction shot in the April 2012 as part of a montage of snow scenes.
You can watch the clip until 8pm on Wednesday 15 May on the BBC iPlayer service. Crosspool features 29 minutes, 29 seconds in.
Crosspool residents gave Look North reporters their views on Sheffield’s forthcoming local TV station on Wednesday.
BBC television cameras broadcast live from Hallgate Road for the 6.30pm bulletin and the report included interviews with local residents from outside Spar.
Sheffield Local Television (SLTV) won the bid for the new TV station, which is expected to broadcast from the Crosspool transmitter next year. It will be available on Freeview channel 8 and show at least four hours of local programming every day.
No one is sure what causes type one diabetes, but a virus that mainly affects children is believed to be the most likely cause and Crosspool community has been very supportive in raising funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.