Crosspool Forum would like to invite stallholders
to be part of our Summer Fayre, Saturday 8th July 2023.
For further information or to book a 4m x 4m Plot
Please email cr

If you have any unwanted books, prizes, new gifts or
bric-a-brac items that you consider suitable for the tombola or one of your other stalls, please get in touch using Email:  or
We can collect if necessary, or they can be dropped off locally


Crosspool Church Events

St Columba and Stephen Hill Church have opened their New Godly Play Recourse Centre on the stage at St Columba’s Church, 10am till 12pm every Monday and Friday in term time. A warm welcome awaits everyone who pops by to borrow a Godly Play Story, stays to enjoy a Godly play story being told, or just to have a chat and a drink.

All are welcome to drop in at St Columba’s church to enjoy pancakes on Pancake Day, Tuesday 21st February, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. Bring your own topping.

Stephen Hill Church is having a Family Fun Friday early Easter celebration on 3rd March, 6.30pm.  All are welcome to come and enjoy lots of Easter activities and an Easter Film. 

St Columba welcomes all to join them for their Special All Age Cafe Church starts at 10.30am on the 5th of March with a guest visitor from `Compassion UK’ speaking at this service about how we can help children in other countries.

Easter Egg Hunt around Crosspool from the 1st to the 10th of April. Pick up your activity sheets from St Columba and Stephen Hill Church from the 13th of March. For more information contact Tara

Set of Car Keys Found

Friday evening 10 February 2023 a set of Car Keys was found in the middle of the road at the junction of Coldwell Lane & Moorbank Road.

 As there are other keys attached to the keyring we’re sure the owner would like them back.

Please Tele: 07980 953 880, with car-make and a description of keys

Sheffield Councillor Shortlisted for National Climate Leader Award

Minesh Parekh, Councillor for Crookes and Crosspool, has been shortlisted for the best ‘Locally Elected Leader Award’ in the national Green Heart Hero Awards.

The Green Heart Hero Awards are organised by The Climate Coalition, the UK’s largest climate organisation. The Climate Coalition is a group of over 140 organisations—including the National Trust, Women’s Institute, Oxfam and RSPB—who together represent over 22 million people across the UK.

These prestigious awards are an opportunity for constituents to shine a spotlight on the extraordinary actions individuals, communities and organisations are taking to create a cleaner, greener world.

Cllr Parekh was one of four Councillors to be shortlisted for the award, alongside Liberal Democrat Councillor Pippa Heylings of South Cambridgeshire, Edinburgh Scottish National Party Councillor Adam McVey; and Donna Stimson, Conservative Councillor in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Parekh was the only Labour Councillor to make the shortlist for the national award.

Cllr, Minesh Parekh, taken by Jack Owen

He was shortlisted for his work on Sheffield City Council, including successfully proposing a Community Wealth Building Charter for the city, proposing amendments to unpick procurement barriers faced by co-operative and community energy providers, and in taking an international approach to climate justice, writing for the Ecologist about the need for climate reparations to be paid to Pakistan.

Parekh said:

“It’s an honour to have been nominated for a Green Heart Hero Award, let alone shortlisted. I stood for election as a climate activist, committed to Labour’s Green New Deal, wanting to do everything possible I can to tackle the climate crisis. To me that means recognising that climate justice is inseparable from social and economic justice; the only solutions are those that also end inequality.

“I’m particularly proud in my work alongside Sheffield’s Labour Councillors in delivering Community Wealth Building policies—redirecting wealth back into Sheffield’s economy, and giving priority to local and sustainable businesses—has been championed by the residents that nominated me, as I think this is the best weapon local authorities have in our arsenal to build a greener, fairer future.”

Cllr Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, added:
“Minesh has made a flying start as a Councillor since being elected last May.
“He has worked hard to put Sheffield Labour’s Local Election Manifesto into action – with the climate crisis at the top of the political agenda, and in a way that centres workers’ voices and focuses on tackling inequality, and it’s great to see this being recognised through the Green Heart Hero Awards.”

Beauty and the Beast


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

Leading Charity Warns Against the Risk of Unregistered Appliances

Householders who own unregistered appliances could be putting themselves and their loved ones at risk of serious injury and death, warns leading accident prevention charity, the Royal Society of Accident Prevention and the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances.

The alert comes during Register My Appliance Week which runs from the 23rd to the 27th of January. By registering a domestic appliance with the manufacturer, people can be informed of any recalls or safety issues as quickly as possible and reduce the risk of tragic incidents like fires and explosions.

To register your device, visit

Ashleigh Martin, Public Health Advisor at the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA):

“With such busy lives, it’s only natural not to have domestic safety at the top of our to-do lists. But a simple action like registering your appliance as soon as you’ve purchased it can help prevent against unnecessary tragedies. By registering your appliances in a timely manner, you can be among the first to hear when there is a potentially life-saving product recall.”

AMDEA CEO Paul Hide, said: “We urge anyone with unregistered appliances – whether brand-new, a pre-used buy or installed a while ago – to register all their appliances so they can be contacted in case of any safety notifications, repairs or recalls. Most manufacturers accept registrations of machines up to 12 years old, and there’s no need for proof of purchase. It’s completely free and easy to do – it’s a win-win for keeping your home safe and possibly increasing the life span of your machine.”

Voter Identification Required in England 

You will need to bring Photo ID to vote at polling stations for the local elections on 4 May 2023. 
Photo ID which will be accepted can be found on the voter ID page
All voters will be asked to show ID before their ballot paper is issued
Please note that this does not affect postal votes.
No ID? No problem.
If you don’t have photo ID, don’t worry.
Anyone without photo identification can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) free of charge from the Government website.
You must apply before 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023.
Register to vote.
Make sure that you are registered to vote. Find out more or register by clicking Voter registration

Sheffield City Council Electoral Services: 0114 273 4093