New website for Lydgate Junior School

Lydgate Junior school
Lydgate Junior school

Lydgate Junior School in Crosspool has launched a new website at www.lydgatejunior.co.uk.

The school is hoping to use it to better communicate with parents, carers and the local community.

Crosspool house nominated in Sheffield Design Awards

The Crosspool house nominated for the Sheffield Design Awards
The Crosspool house nominated for the Sheffield Design Awards

A house on Darwin Lane in Crosspool has been nominated for this year’s Sheffield Design Awards.

Ranmoor House is located opposite the King Edward VII Lower School field. It is designed by local architect Coda Studios and includes zinc cladding to reflect the city’s industrial heritage and art deco features.

The Crosspool house is up against other buildings and locations including The Sheffield Tap pub, South Street park, Tudor Square, JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods, Park Hill flats and the university’s Arts Tower.

In September last year, the house was featured in BBC TV programme To Build or Not To Build.

Vote in Sheffield Design Awards 2012

Manchester Road Surgery launches early morning appointments

Manchester Road Surgery is to trial an early morning surgery on Mondays.

For three months from 30 April, patients will be able to book advance Monday appointments from 7.30am. The early morning slots are aimed at those with work or other commitments that find attending surgery during our normal hours difficult.

The surgery has asked people not to make an early morning appointment if you can come in during normal surgery hours (from 8.30am).

New surgery website

The news comes as the surgery launches its new website at www.manchesterroadsurgery.org.uk.

Visitors to the website can keep up with all latest surgery news. You’ll also find links to other websites where a wealth of health and wellbeing related information can be accessed.

The surgery website also reports on a newly formed patient group, and how patient power is making a difference at the surgery after the group contributed ideas that were used to develop a patient survey.

You can now also order repeat prescriptions via the internet and will soon be able to book advance appointments.

Manchester Road Surgery

Download the Summer 2011 Crosspool Clarion now

The new edition of the Crosspool Clarion is going to press and will soon be falling on the doormats of all Crosspool households.

Crosspool Clarion Summer 2011
Download Crosspool Clarion Summer 2011 (PDF, 1.5MB)

The latest issue includes:

  • HGV Sat Navs
  • New local Councillor
  • Tapton Academy
  • Pupil wins award
  • Lydgate Lane closure
  • Centenary Walk
  • Spring Clean
  • Hallam FC anniversary match
  • Mobile Library Service Cut
  • Royal Wedding Street Parties in Crosspool
  • Computer Course
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Open Meeting Minutes

Download Crosspool Clarion Summer 2011 (PDF, 1.5MB)

Some back issues of past editions of the Crosspool Clarion are also available to download.

The Crosspool Clarion is the official newsletter of Crospool Forum. It is a free, quarterly publication, with over 2,500 copies delivered to local households.

If you are a local business then you may wish to consider advertising in the Clarion. It is a great way to reach over local households. Contact Clarion editor Ian Hague for more information.

To read PDFs on your computer, you may need to first download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Crosspool in bloom, March 2011

Over the last couple of weeks, it seems that Spring has sprung in Crosspool. These photos, taken over the last few days, show some of the daffodils and blossom on view as you walk around the neighbourhood.

You can view them using the slideshow or gallery below.

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Computer courses starting in January 2011 in Crosspool

Three computer courses are starting next month in Crosspool, two National Open College Network ones run by Crosspool Forum and one BBC First Click Beginners course run by Tuition Extra. Details are below:

National Open College Network courses

Following in the success of the two previous computer courses, and wishing to build on the student’s achievements, Crosspool Forum has managed to secure patronage for two further National Open College Network (NOCN) 10 week courses.

They run on Fridays, starting on 14 January 2011 at St Columba’s Church Hall on Manchester Road. Laptops are provided. The two courses are:

Using ICT Computer Basic
Word, desktop publishing and paint
9:30am-11:30am

Word processing level 1 & level 2
11:45am-1:45pm

The NOCN courses carry a modest charge of £1 per hour for tuition, plus a £6 per term enrolment fee, so a 20 hour course will cost £26. Learners on income-related benefits pay to enrol and nothing else.

Anyone wishing to join either of the above courses should contact Ian, Crosspool Forum, on 0114 335 1674.

BBC First Click Beginners email and internet course

Have you got a new laptop, netbook or smartphone for Christmas and have no idea how to use it? Why not book in for a beginners course at Tuition Extra in Crosspool to help you get started?

Tuition Extra on Sandygate Road has teamed up with the BBC’s First Click initiative which aims to help out people who don’t know how to use the internet. We are planning to cover many topics including:

  • how to open and use an e-mail account
  • how to use a web browser
  • using price comparison sites to get cheaper insurance and utility bills
  • using Facebook and Twitter
  • and anything else you want to learn how to do

If you have your own laptop or other mobile device you can bring it along or you can use one of our computers.

Courses will be starting in the new year from 10-11.30am during the week at a cost of £5 per session. Tuition Extra is located in Crosspool shops in the flat above A Villa Caruso (52 Sandygate Road). Places must be booked in advance by calling Carolyn Sleath on 0114 230 9566 or 07875 039887. When we have five participants, the course will run.

You can also get more information at www.tuitionextra.co.uk or by emailing carolynsleath@tuitionextra.co.uk – but if you can do that, you probably don’t need us!

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