Lost – Pram Rain-Covers

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.


More cows on the loose in Crosspool

More cows on the loose in Crosspool - photo @Carniphage
More cows on the loose in Crosspool – photo @Carniphage

Several cows have been spotted loose near Moorband Road and Sandygate Road.

It is thought that the animals have now been recaptured.

In May 2015 a herd of cattle were spotted in various locations around the neighbourhood including the precinct, Watt Lane, Worcester Close, Sandygate Park Road and Hagg Lane.


Crosspool Festival raises £1,300 – plus, watch the Crosspool Summer Fayre video

The Crosspool Festival committee are pleased to announce that this year’s festival raised £1,300 for Weston Park Cancer Information and Support Centre and the 36th Sheffield Scout Group based on Benty Lane.

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 f.m.eccleston@gmail.com or 0114 267 0006.

Dransfield Road children enjoy playing out

Playing out on Dransfield Road
Playing out on Dransfield Road

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!’

Video on The Star website: playing out on Dransfield Road

The Playing Out project

Video: Nick Clegg visits Crosspool street market

Deputy PM Nick Clegg visits Crosspool street market
Deputy PM Nick Clegg at Crosspool street market today

Sheffield Hallam MP and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg was in Crosspool today with his family on a visit the Selborne Road street market.

We spent a few minutes asking him about the street market, how often he is up in his constituency and his thoughts on some possible opponents at the 2015 general election.

Overall, the street market was a big success with stalls selling food, cakes, plants, crafts, jewellery, clothes and books. There was also music and dance from local schools and groups.

Crosspool street market 2013
Crosspool street market 2013

Video: Rivelin Vally featured on BBC Springwatch show

Last night’s BBC Springwatch programme included a feature on a pair of long-tailed tits nesting in the Rivelin Valley.

The pair of birds have made a home in a holly bush. Springwatch visited in April to find out more.

You can watch the programme again until Thursday 13 June on the BBC iPlayer . The long-tailed tits bit starts at 42 minutes, 13 seconds in.

Watch the iPlayer Springwatch clip

Rivelin Vally featured on BBC Springwatch show
Long-tailed tits from the Rivelin Valley were featured on last night’s Springwatch – click to watch the clip again (photo: BBC)

Crosspool featured on BBC Watchdog show

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.

Watch the iPlayer Watchdog clip

The same source video was previously used on the 10pm BBC news bulletin last year.

Sheffield Local Television: Crosspool residents have their say

Crosspool residents interviewed outside Spar
Crosspool residents were interviewed outside Spar

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.

You can watch the report again on BBC iPlayer until Wednesday 17 October 2012:

Look North broadcasts live from Hallgate Road
Look North broadcasting live from Hallgate Road

Video: Crosspool butcher gets his legs waxed in the precinct

Crosspool butcher Philip James had his legs waxed outside his shop this morning to raise money for children with type one diabetes.

Local residents queued up to sponsor Philip in return for the opportunity to remove a wax strip from his legs.

Crosspool butcher Philip James getting his legs waxed for charity
Crosspool butcher Philip James getting his legs waxed for charity

Over £8,000 has been raised so far with the help of the Crosspool community. You can donate money to the cause by visiting virginmoneygiving.com/team/supportingchildrenwithtype1diabetes.

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.

Find out more about type one diabetes and the ongoing fundraising at www.kidswithtod.blogspot.co.uk.