Fun Easter Story Trail

This Friday, April 15th, families from around Crosspool will be going on a Fun Easter Story Trail

To enjoy the company of other Crosspool families, be at St. Columba’s Church, Manchester Road at 10 am.  For more information email: childrens@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk

Local Elections 2022

Polling day is Thursday, May 5th.

If you are aged 16 or over and have not already registered, the deadline for registering to vote in the 5th May 2022 elections is 11:59pm, Thursday 14th April:  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

This is a full list of candidates, who are running in the Crookes and Crosspool ward,

Local Sheffield elections 2022

  • Isabelle France, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
  • Nathan Howard, Northern Independence Party – Nationalise Energy Companies
  • Josiah Luck, Green Party
  • Mohammed Mahroof, Liberal Democrats
  • Minesh Parekh, Labour and Co-operative

Alongside the council elections, there is a South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority election to replace the current Mayor, Dan Jarvis.

This is a full list of candidates who are running in the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority election

  • David Bettney,  Social Democratic Party
  • Simon Biltcliffe,  Yorkshire Party
  • Oliver Coppard,  Labour
  • Joe Otten,  Liberal Democrats
  • Clive Watkinson, Conservative
  • Bex Whyman, Green Party

Crosspool Festival

Art, Craft, Photography, Cake Baking and Decorating Exhibition and Competitions

This summer, Crosspool Festival is holding an exhibition for the people of Crosspool to showcase their creativity in the areas of Art, Craft, Photography, Cake Making & Cup Cake Decorating.

 Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in the Crosspool area can enter and have their submission exhibited. There will be a chance also to win some prizes, which are sponsored by Cocker & Carr, the Crosspool Estate Agents.
There is no theme to follow, just show us what you can create. You can enter as many of the categories as you want, but no more than two entries per category.

All competitions will be judged on Wednesday 29th June at St Columba’s Church and where all the entries will be on display to be admired by the public throughout the day. Cocker & Carr will then put on a window display of some of the entries in the art, craft and photography categories

How to enter

Cup Cake Decorating
This is open to young people as follows:

  • Under-fives
  • Five to Eleven Years

You can enter a maximum of two cupcakes. You don’t have to make the cupcakes, just decorate them using your imagination and make sure you don’t eat them all before showing them off!

Your cupcakes can be handed in at St Columba’s Church either on Tuesday 28th June between 6 -7 pm or Wednesday 29th June from 9-10 am. you must include a card that gives details of

  • Your name
  • Age category
  • The contact email and phone number of your parent or guardian

Cake Baking
This is open to

  • Under 16s
  • Everyone over 16 years.

You can submit up to two cakes that you have made yourself.

Your cakes can be handed in at St Columba’s Church either on Tuesday 28th June between 6 -7 pm or Wednesday 29th June from 9-10 am.

You must include a card that gives details of:-

  • Your name
  • Age category
  • Your contact email and phone number.

Art and Craft Creations
This is open to

  • Under 16s
  • Everyone over 16 years.

You can submit up to two creations that you have made yourself.

You must include a card that gives details of:-

  • Your name
  • Age category
  • Your contact email and phone number.

From Wednesday, June 1st you can drop off your entries at Cocker & Carr Estate Agents. The closing date is midday on Friday 24th June.

Photography
This is open to

  • Under 16s
  • Everyone over 16 years.

You can submit a maximum of two images and the prints can be either A5 or A4 in size. On the back of the print, you must state

  • Your name
  • Age category
  • Your contact email and phone number
  • A caption for your photo so the judges clearly understand your description of what is happening in the photo.

From Wednesday, June 1st you can drop off your entries at Cocker & Carr Estate Agents. The closing date is midday on Friday 24th June.

For further information on all the categories, contact crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com

Snake Pass Partially Reopens

Safety first approach to the A57 Snake Pass reopening

A ‘safety first’ approach is at the heart of Derbyshire County Council’s decision to reopen the A57 Snake Pass with on-site monitoring continuing to protect all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.

The road was temporarily closed last month following a battering from Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin. The storms caused 3 sections of the road surface to drop, in one area by around 2 metres, leaving major cracks to the road surface and the risk of further landslips.

Following ongoing inspections and monitoring, the road has reopened to traffic with three temporary single carriageway restrictions at Gillott Hey, Alport and Wood Cottage. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic lights and a 20mph speed limit will be in operation.

To minimise any further damage to the road at the site of the landslips, HGVs over 7.5 tonnes will be asked to follow a signed diversion route using the A6013 / A6187 / B6049 / A623 / A6 / A6015 / A624 and vice versa.

The road will continue to be monitored using a hi-tech portable laser scanner to check for any further significant movement. Analysis shows that the movement of the road has considerably slowed to less than 20mm in the past week, giving engineers the confidence to reopen the road to cars and vehicles less than 7.5 tonnes.

During the temporary road closure, the Derbyshire County Council has used the opportunity to carry out general resurfacing works, pothole repairs and has rebuilt retaining walls damaged by February’s storms. Cracks in the road surface caused by the landslips have also been repaired using bitumen to create a flexible seal.

Historical records suggest that landslips have taken place along the Snake Pass with closures dating back at least 90 years.

Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal said:

“I’d like to thank everyone who usually uses the Snake Pass for their patience during the temporary road closure.

“We recognise many road users rely on this route for their businesses and day-to-day work. Following very careful monitoring of the road during the past 4 weeks believe we have a sensible approach to reopen the road while keeping all road users safe.

“The temporary traffic lights will enable us to protect the part of the road which has moved from any further damage. The drier weather will also help to significantly reduce the risk of any further landslips giving us time to monitor and identify a solution to repair the road, which will require Government funding.

“We have a responsibility to keep people safe on our roads which means that if we detect any further movement or risk of a landslip once the road reopens, we will, unfortunately, have to close the road.

“Please help us help you by allowing a little extra time for your journey, showing courtesy to other road users and keeping to the new temporary speed limit.”

The 12-mile section of the A57, known as Snake Road, is one of the highest roads in the Peak District and is used by more than 30,000 vehicles each week including 1,500 HGVs.

Sheffield Half Marathon – Sunday 27 March 09:30 – 12noon

Thousands of runners of all abilities will hit the streets of Sheffield to raise lots of money for numerous great causes running the Sheffield Half Marathon from 9.30am this Sunday 27th April 2022.

To ensure the safety of all those taking part, spectators, residents and visitors, a number of the city’s roads will be closed or have access restricted during the event.

For all the info including the route, the race guide and road closures click RUNFORALL.

ITEMS WANTED

Wanted: books, bric-a-brac & tombola prizes for the Crosspool Summer Fayre

Summer Fayre 2015
Summer Fayre, Crosspool S10 5TJ,

Do you have any unwanted books, prizes, gifts, or bric-a-brac that might be suitable for the Crosspool Summer Fayre tombola or one of the stalls?

If so, please get in touch with Gillian on g.m.drinkwater@btinternet.com

We can collect them if necessary, or you can drop them off locally.

Vigil for Ukraine at Tapton Hill

A short prayer vigil for the crisis in Ukraine has been organised this coming Sunday (March 6th) at 4pm around the memorial in Tapton Hill’s Church garden.

Tapton Hill Congregational Church
Flag of Ukraine.

Crosspool Creativity Showcase

This summer, Crosspool Festival is holding a free exhibition for the people of Crosspool to showcase their creativity in the areas of Art, Craft, Photography and Cake Making & Cup Cake Decorating. There will also be prizes for the best entries.

The competitions are open to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Crosspool.
There is no theme to follow, just show us what you can create. You can enter as many of the categories as you want , but no more than two entries per category.

The categories for entry are as follows:-

Lounge @ Crosspool cupcakes (photo used with permission)

Young Children: Cup Cake Decorating.

  • Under-fives.
  • Five to eleven years.

You don’t have to make the cupcakes, just decorate them using your imagination and make sure you don’t eat them all before showing them off!


Art, Craft, Cake Making & Photography: (two categories for each)

  • Under 16 years.
  • Everyone 16 years and over.

Photography prints can be either A5 or A4 in size. There is no restriction on the size in the art, craft or cake categories.

Entries

Details of when and where you can hand in your entries will be announced nearer the time.
Entries will be put on display for everyone to view and admire at St Columba’s Church, Manchester Road on Wednesday 29th June 2022. Refreshments will be available, courtesy of Crosspool WI.

Prizes

Certificates and prizes awarded by the judges will be presented at 4:30 pm on the 29th.
For further information on all the categories, contact crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com