ALPACA LIFE DRAWING IS BACK!

Alpaca life drawing, tomorrow Saturday 23rd April, 14:00 – 15:30

Alpaca Drawing

Come down for an afternoon of Alpaca life drawing at Holly Hagg Community Farm of Alpacas. It’s the perfect setting to get creative and look at the lovely view of Rivelin Valley!
Drawing materials will be supplied but please bring your own if you can.
All drawing abilities and children are welcome to this session; you will be gently guided and given some fun techniques to try.
*Bring a blanket/chair or coat to sit on! We have a few spares if you forget though!
PLEASE NOTE! – If you look outside and it’s raining then please check our website we will have to postpone the event….we can’t draw when it’s soggy 😦
If you have any questions contact liahedwardes@hotmail.com or call 07504744758

Crosspool Christmas Tree Recycling

Crosspool Forum loves shredding real Christmas trees and encourages you, for a small donation, to recycle your discarded Christmas tree.

Andrew Clayton, a Local tree specialist, will provide Christmas tree recycling for the Community of Crosspool between 10am & 11.30am on Sunday 10th January 2021.

The Crosspool forum would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to ”Direct Travel”, for allowing us to use the space in front of their premises.

Please observe social distancing when dropping off your tree and suggested donation.

WHIRLOW HALL HALL TRUST

Christmas Fayre Cancelled

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust CHRISTMAS FAYRE sponsored by GRI Group is CANCELLED It is with a very heavy heart that we write this message. Today we experienced heavy snow that closed down the ability to even get to the farm safely. Even though the main roads are now cleared we have been assessing the farm hourly in the hope the snow would melt away and we could all come together for the fayre tomorrow and make it a great event, if only for one day! Actually getting the farm is now not a problem, but our site after receiving the heavy snow and such cold conditions today we feel is not safe enough to accommodate the event. Our fields are not suitable for car parking, nobody wants to be towed out by tractor (maybe the kids would) and parking large volumes of cars on the main road would cause major problems in the area. The whole site will no doubt be very icy tomorrow morning which would cause a problem not only for our traders reaching the barn to unload and set up but could cause health and safety issues for all our visitors. Even with all the grit and shovels we have we just couldn’t get the site to a satisfactory level in time. The safety of our visitors is of the utmost importance to us, and we want you to come and have a great experience with us at every event. We are devastated as the fayre is a crucial fundraising event for our charity, all funds raised would have supported our work with vulnerable children and young adults in the region. We know you will be disappointed with this news, but trust us we are majorly upset to be losing funds… all the hard work that has gone into this event by our team is heart-breaking, but if there is one thing we just can’t control, it is the British weather. Obviously, we will issue refunds, please bear with us while we process these over the next few days. If we require any additional information from you we will be in touch early next week. We hope you will join us for future events in 2022 and continue to support the vital work we do. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and we hope you will join us on the farm again soon.

Whirlow Hall Christmas Fayre

Whirlow Hall Farm Christmas Fayre

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is so sorry, but due to the heavy snow overnight, their Christmas Fayre is unable to go ahead today Saturday27th.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is looking better so plan to go ahead for just one day, Sunday 28th November.

A further announcement will follow later.

COMMUNITY ALLOTMENT

Would you like to join a Community Allotment?

“Hagg Lane Organic Allotments” (Plots 2 and 3, Back Lane, Sheffield, S10), is looking for four new members for their community allotment group.

If you enjoy gardening and growing organically or if you’re thinking of an allotment of your own, and would like to try gardening on an allotment scale first, why not pop down to see if you would like to join them. Currently they have ten adult members and seven children who regularly meet on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, at times to suit the individual.

There are two plots, imaginatively named Plots Two and Three.
Plot two; a large area, gardened by Richard Clare for many years, has benefited from his pioneering ideas regarding the use of leaf mould and organic growing.
In 2013, when Richard sadly passed away, the National Trust became involved in the development of the plot as part of a project aimed at encouraging local schools and communities to become involved in gardening and food production in urban areas.

Allotment Vegetables

With the support of volunteers the National Trust continued to garden the plot until they withdrew from the project some three years ago, when subsequently the “Hagg Lane Organic Allotments”, an independent group, took over the plot.
The plot has a mature orchard and soft fruit as well as vegetable beds; composting bins, a secure shed and a small poly-tunnel.

Plot three; which came under the groups care in 2021, also has soft fruit, a small orchard, and vines; composting bins, a secure shed and water tank.

Having some years of experience gardening, maintaining the health of the soil on the plots and sharing knowledge and skills, they have consequently all become better gardeners.

In previous years they have supplied surplus produce to the, S6 Foodbank, but due to Covid restrictions now support Food Works.

Membership is currently £40 per person per year. This covers rent, insurance tools etc.

If this friendly cooperative sounds something that you might be interested in, please contact Simon Martínez.  Email: simonmartinez1937@yahoo.com Tele: 07713 133 800. “Hagg Lane Organic Allotments”, Plots 2 and 3, Back Lane, Sheffield, S10

CDYST PROPOSED EVENTS

Sunday 21ST November, 3.00PM
An Open Afternoon at the Crosspool District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST), Coldwell Lane, Crosspool, S10 5TL

CDYST Hall

CDYST Invite Anyone Who Wishes to see their Facilities; get involved with their Projects; Propose & Discus Ideas for Future Events, or Simply Just Drop-In for a Cuppa.

Everyone Welcome!

Friday 17th December 6.30pm – 7.15pm
Christmas Carol Singalong at the Hall with Free Mince Pies – Hot Drinks, etc.

CDYST

If you would like to Register Your Interest in attending Please Email: daveb@cdyst.co.uk or scan QR code –

Finally, they are Very Grateful to have Volunteers that Litter Pick around the Grounds.
One Lady has kindly proposed that they have a Litter Picking Team, so If this Is of any interest to you, Please Do Get In Touch.

WHIRLOW FARM TRUST

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust


10am to 3pm
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November
Adults £6 – Kids FREE
FREE PARKING

Whirlow Farm Trust

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, S11 9QF
Tickets: whirlowhallfarmtrust.org

-Local Choir & Live Music-
-Immersive Story Time with Spirit & Rosie-
-Christmas Market-
-Meet the Grinch-

-Santa’s Grotto-
-Mulled Wine & Mince Pews-
-Whirlow Hog Roast-
-Food Stalls- 
-And More-

CDYST PLAYGROUND

The Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (C.D.Y.S.T) on Cold well Lane, is a non-profit making charitable trust with sporting and recreational facilities of a hall and outside grounds available for public hire to benefit the local community, .

The children’s playground at CDYST has a variety of regularly maintained apparatus for children to use safely.
Sadly after many years of use, one of the large climbing centres had reached the end of its life and was in need of being replaced.

Having to maintain and run this playground on a very tight budget, sufficient funds weren’t available to replace the climbing centre, so regrettably this popular and well used facility had to be closed.

Members of the “Royal Brunswick Lodge”, one of the local Freemasons Lodges at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane, became aware of the issue, through members families who use the playground.

After discussions with Dave Bolsover (CDYST Trustee Chair), the lodge were able to assist with a grant from the Yorkshire West Riding Freemasons Charity.

The grant was applied for just prior to Covid lockdown, consequently the process had to be put on hold. After many other delays the apparatus was finally installed, enabling the playground to be re-opened in September.

Andy Taylor, Peter Swift, Brian Littlejohn (RBL) Dave Bolsover & Don Painter (CDYST), Mark Lewis (RBL)

Freemasons from the Royal Brunswick Lodge were invited along to inspect the new equipment. They refused to try it out, but were delighted that they were given the opportunity to support the CDYST and the community in this way.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

In response to a request for information on how we can all help support and make life in the UK safe and welcoming for the people from Afghanistan and around the world, here is a list of some organisations who are working with ASSIST and SCC for the City of Sanctuary appeal.

Afghan Crisis

TOMORROW! Book & Bric-A-Brac Sale

Grab a Bargain Early

Sale of Second-Hand Books & Bric-a-Brac

Grab the Best Bargains !!!,
The Scout Hall, Benty Lane
9am, Tomorrow, Saturday 31st July

Choose From a Huge Selection of Used Books!
*Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
*Religion, Travel, History, Physical & Mental Health
*Autobiographies & Biographies
*DIY, Cookery, Food, Gardening & Nature and other Hobbies
*Younger & Older children’s books
*Toddlers, Pre-school Infants, Junior &Teenage titles

Bric-a-Brac :- A wide range of second-hand Bric-a-Brac
*Retro & Vintage
*Ceramics & Glass
*Curios & Keepsakes