Beauty and the Beast

WALKLEY EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH Greenhow Street Walkley S63TP

This is a beautiful panto of the weird and wonderful, with singing and dancing and plenty of chances for the audience to get involved. A true labour of love for the whole cast and crew who have generously poured their heart and soul into making this a feel-good show for the entire family to enjoy.

Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th February
Evening 7:15pm
Adults £6 Children £4
Tickets from Sue Mackley Tele :- 0114 2630736

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Crosspool Christmas Tree Shredding

Recognising the importance to dispose of our real Christmas trees sustainably rather than end up in landfill, which is both costly to the taxpayer and the environment,

On Sunday morning 8th January, the Crosspool Forum had arranged a brief window for the community to drag their discarded Christmas trees to the forecourt in front of local travel agents “Direct Travel.”

The huge number of Christmas trees brought for recycling were soon reduced to wood chippings for mulch, outdoor firewood, animal bedding and pathways locally.

It was gratifying to hear the residents of Crosspool appreciate the hard work of the volunteers and the convenience of being able to dispose of their Christmas trees environmentally friendly.  

Crosspool Christmas Trees 2022

Just a few of the many volunteers

Just a few of the guys and gals who turned out to brave a cold and dank Sunday morning to help adorn a festival of 22 Christmas trees with twinkling lights, before putting them up in the Crosspool shopping precinct to celebrate Christmas 22.

Through the hard work of our community volunteers and the generosity of Crosspool businesses, the Crosspool Forum has once again provided (Valley Side Garden Centre) Christmas trees, each decorated by groups of individuals, to bring cheer and joy to shoppers using the precinct.

Steve and Ian would like to thank the volunteers and local businesses, without whose help and support the Crosspool Forum simply couldn’t run this event

A special mention must go to the staff of Hudson’s café, who once again generously donated cups of tea and coffee for all the volunteers, and to Direct Travel for allowing us to use their concourse for preparing the Christmas trees.

Support Dogs – Looking for Volunteers

Could you look after a life-saving assistance dog of the future?

Sheffield-based national charity “Support Dogs” is urgently looking for volunteers to look after its puppies and young dogs before and during their training.

Sam, who has autism, with his life-changing assistance dog, Willow.

“Support Dogs”, whose training centre is in Brightside, trains assistance dogs for children with autism and adults with epilepsy and a range of serious medical conditions, enabling them to lead safer, more independent lives.

Janet Dyson with Frank

None of its puppies or dogs-in-training ever spends a night in kennels but stay with local dog-loving families in and around Sheffield. Due to high demands for its services, which are provided free of charge, the charity now needs more people to volunteer as puppy socialisers – who look after pups aged between eight weeks and 15 months – and foster carers – who look after young dogs in training, in the evenings and at weekends. Lots of support is provided, including holiday cover, and regular puppy classes.

If you’d like to find out more go to http://www.supportdogs.org.uk/volunteer or contact Support Dogs on 0114 2617800 or info@supportdogs.org.uk

Rivelin Valley Heritage Open Day

Rivelin Valley Conservation Group Heritage Open Day
Sunday 18th September 2022: 11:00-16:00
Beside Rivelin Park Café and Rivelin Park Water Play Rivelin, Valley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5GL

Meet the volunteers and visit the nature corner~
Discover the fascinating wildlife, see some mini-beasts, do a nature quiz or nature hunt and find out how you can get involved in helping to conserve the valley.
Discover the history and heritage, including tours to the world-famous “Mousehole Forge”. Bring your memories of Rivelin!
Art in the park: see artwork by and find out about the 1920s Rivelin Valley Artists’ colony and 19th-century artist William Lowe. Poetry ‘open mic’ led by local poets: read your own or another favourite poem during a walk by the river.

More details and booking for heritage and poetry walks:
http://rivelinvalley.org.uk/hod


West Division Girlguiding needs you!

Have you an hour or two to spare each week, and are willing to volunteer?

The Girl Guides have lots of amazing Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers units based in Fulwood, Lodgemoor, Crosspool, Ranmoor and Nethergreen that would love to welcome more volunteers.

They currently have some of the longest waiting lists in Sheffield, and without more volunteers they can not guarantee to offer the opportunities Girlguiding brings to every girl who requests to join.

Volunteering opportunities range from spending time with our girls to Admin and Financial roles. Support and training will be provided.

Get in touch by emailing Emma Ede: WestDC@girlguidingsheffield.org.uk

Thank you!

Girlguiding

Crosspool 2022 Summer Fayre

After the pandemic restrictions  were lifted, we all very much welcomed  getting back to some form of normality, so it was a delight to see our wonderful community come together once again to have lots of fun and enjoy the first Crosspool Summer Fayre since July 2019

A couple of the many children who welcomed Eddie to the Summer Fayre

There’s not a child in Crosspool who hasn’t said ‘Good morning’ to Lydgate Infants School crossing patrol legend Eddy Parton. Every school day up to his last patrol on April 1st, 2021, Eddie, with his reassuring smile, would be on patrol to carefully help children to cross Lydgate Lane safely.
In recognition and appreciation of keeping children safe, Eddie was invited to officially open this year’s Crosspool Summer Fayre on Saturday, July 2nd.

Blessed with good weather, everything from the Bric-a-Brac, Craft, Book, and delicious Food and Drink stalls, to a wide range of fun activities, games, and competitions designed for families to have lots of fun, a superb bouncy castle/slide for the children, and the Holly Hagg Alpacas were kept very busy throughout the afternoon. So much so, that despite the usual indoor entertainment being somewhat curtailed, due to the present spike in Covid, the day was a huge success for the community.

Thank you to the many people and businesses, who donated prizes, bought raffle tickets, donated prizes, and came and supported us on the day.  We would also like to thank the many residents, their families, and friends who helped on stalls and who attended or volunteered at this year’s Summer Fayre.  A fantastic achievement for all involved, especially Steve and Ian who worked incredibly hard coordinating all aspects of the day to ensure that the event was a great success.

2023 Summer Fayre, Saturday July 1st,

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.