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

BOOK AND BRIC-A-BRAC SALE

Second-Hand Books

Sale of Second-Hand Books & Bric-a-Brac in the
Scout Hall, Benty Lane, Crosspool

Saturday 31st July
9am—2pm

Come and Grab a Bargain!!

Books:- Choose From a Huge Selection Of Used Books!
DIY, Gardening, Cooking & Leisure – Poetry, Plays & Prose – History, Fiction, Classic & Children’s Titles

Bric-a-Brac :- A wide range of second-hand Bric-a-Brac, retro and vintage –ceramics and glass – curios and keepsakes.

BUMPS BARINS AND BABIES

It could be you

New volunteers needed! Could this be you?

St Columba’s and Stephen Hill Church, Crosspool, have amazing volunteers that make everything possible, but they could always do with more help at their groups!!

They currently need new volunteers for their Weekly Bumps, Barins and Babies Group and their monthly Family Groups.

If you are able to help in any way and want to know more, please Email Tara (Children and Family worker), Childrens@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk

Chair-Based Exercise Classes

Easy Exercise – Scout Hall

These chair-based exercise classes are a great place to meet new people; lots of people come on their own to exercise and leave having made a group of new friends!  

A trained instructor will take you through a series of simple, fun exercises to suit your ability to music you’ll love, so If you’re generally fit and have no existing health conditions that affect your mobility, and you’ve been contemplating starting an Exercise Class, please don’t hesitate to come along to the Scout Hall on Benty Lane this Tuesday 8th June at 10.30am and join in. You’ll find that you feel so much better.

Classes run in the Scout Hall Benty lane every Tuesday from 10:45 to 11:45am.

For more information contact the Crosspool Forum:
Ian on 07713 687 955 or Steve 07902 022 950

SMALL GREEN SPACES

Local communities may soon have control over grass verges and small green spaces.

A few of the 50,,000 Daffs planted by the Crosspool Forum

To support wildlife and protect the natural environment, a Sheffield councillor has campaigned to give residents the power to manage and maintain grass verges and small green spaces.

It is hoped that If residents are prepared to see more of this rather than plain cut grass, wild flowers and the insects that dependant on them will thrive.

Read more; Sheffield Telegraph link

Crosspool Festival 2021

Crosspool Festival Programme is now online:
It is also in the Crosspool precinct shops and is being distributed with the summer issue of the Crosspool Clarion.

The 2021 festival dates are Friday 26th June to Sunday 4th July 2021.

Festival Charity 2021
St Cuthbert’s food bank at Fir Vale, local giving.org

Photography Competition 2021


Please Email your photo as a jpg to: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com
at your earliest possible convenience before the end of May.

Crosspool Scarecrow Competition
Saturday 26 June – Saturday 3July

Crosspool Summer Fayre – Saturday 3 July

Help Us Keep Crosspool Clean

If you would like to be part of Helping to Keep Our Neighbourhood Clean, be outside Archers Estate Agents in the Crosspool Shopping Precinct this Saturday 1st May 2021. 9:45am for a 10am start.

For more information email: ghoulton4@gmail.com

Crosspool Litter Pickers

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

Visitors flock to see the new ‘Hen House’ refurb at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

Whirlow Hall Farm was delighted to announce the opening of their newly refurbished Hen House this weekend. The project funded by local online educational publishing house, Twinkl enhances the immersive experience for visitors and the students the Trust supports. With a new 80-seater café opening in June, the Hen House refurb marks the next phase of growth for the charity, encouraging more visitors to the much-loved local spot.

The refurbished Hen House will enhance the learning delivery for the many vulnerable youngsters the charity works with but will provide the local community with opportunities to meet farm animals up close and personal, such as Horacio, the farms hand reared orphaned calf.

Jonathan Seaton and Susie Seaton with their son at Whirlow Hall Farm

On Saturday 24th April, in line with all current Covid restrictions, the Hen House was officially opened by Jonathan and Susie Seaton, Co-founders of Twinkl

Jonathan Seaton, Co-founder and CEO of Twinkl said: “It is really exciting to see the new Hen House at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust open to visitors. It’s a real honour to be involved in a project that will further support the educational work the Trust does with children and young people, and it’s fantastic that we were able to assist with the refurbishment.

I look forward to visiting regularly in the future and continuing to witness the great work done by the Trust in the community.”

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust plays a vital role in the city’s alternative provision network supporting children and young people facing a complex combination of difficulties which can include a range of mental health conditions.

The new Hen House together with our playground and upcoming new café will, without a doubt, help us to keep moving forward and allow us to share more magical moments with everyone at our beautiful location.”

Sarah Kerrigan, Head of Fundraising and Events said: “We are extremely grateful to Twinkl for supporting this project. Visitors to the café and shop help support the vital work we do so being able to meet a gentle calf, groom a rabbit, and check to see if the hens have laid eggs during their visit are not only fun and informative activities for local families, but crucial to encourage them to visit.

For more information visit whirlowhallfarm.org