Cafe planning application for former hardware shop

Crosspool Hardware

The former Crosspool Hardware shop

The former Crosspool Hardware shop in the precinct could become a cafe, if a new planning application is successful.

Application 17/01726/A3PN would see the use of the building change from a shop to a cafe – view the drawings here.

You can comment on the application on the council website.

Crosspool Hardware closed its doors for the last time last October.

Planning notice

Planning notice

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Lego Challenge at Tapton Hill Church on Saturday 20 May

Lego challenge

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Minutes from Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, 27 April 2017

Crosspool Forum Open Meeting

Crosspool Forum Open Meeting

Download a summary of what was discussed at last Thursday’s meeting:

Minutes from Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, 27 April 2017 (PDF, 81KB)

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Deepcar brass band play at Stephen Hill church on 3 June 2017

Deepcar brass band play at Stephen Hill church on 3 June 2017

Deepcar brass band play at Stephen Hill church on 3 June 2017

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Go wild and enter the Crosspool Festival 2017 photo competition

2017 Crosspool Festival photo competition

2017 Crosspool Festival photo competition

To enter the competition, take a great photo on the theme of Crosspool WILD and email it to

Use your imagination to portray wildness in Crosspool. Perhaps you might want to capture wildlife such as our birds, animals, trees and plants. Perhaps you take a snap of something or someone that has a wild look or appearance, or you capture an emotion, such as wild enthusiasm, excitement, joy or even anger. We also have some amazingly out-of-this-world events and activities here in Crosspool, including some wild weather at times! So there are plenty of opportunities to go wild with.

Remember, the photo should make an impact, tell a story and follow the theme of wild.

Categories are open to anyone living/working/ studying in the area and are as follows:

  • Primary (5-11 yrs)
  • Secondary (12-18 yrs)
  • Adult (19 yrs+)

The closing date for entries is Monday 29 May.

Email your photo as a jpg to:

Remember to include:

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

There will be prizes for all the category winners and their photo framed.

The best three in each category will be put on the Crosspool Forum website and voting for the winners will start from Wednesday 7 June. The exhibition at St Columba’s will display all the entries on Thursday 29 June from 1.30pm-4.30pm. You can also meet photographers from Sheffield Photographic Society, see their photos on display and ask them your photo questions. The winners will be announced at St Columba’s on Wednesday 29 June at 4pm. Tea and coffee will be provided by St Columba’s. The prizes will be awarded at the Summer Fayre on Saturday 1 July.

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Can you solve the riddle of Morecambe and Wise in Lodge Moor?

The Plough, Sandygate Road

Could Eric Morcambe have stayed near The Plough on Sandygate Road in 1953?

In 1953, Ernie Wise of Morecambe and Wise fame, and his wife Doreen camped in their converted Bedford bus at a petrol station in the Lodge Moor area of the city. This occurred when Morecambe and Wise were appearing in the pantomime Dick Whittington in Sheffield.

Eric Morecambe and his wife Joan had rented a house nearby and possibly, the petrol station in question was as close to them as it was practical to park a single decker bus. The question is, which petrol station?

Opinion seems to favour Sandygate Motors next to The Plough on Sandygate Road but others have been suggested.

Local artist Michael Dolby is searching for the answer for a project which he is contributing to.

Mr Dolby said: “It is one of those things that have become part of local folklore, many people have heard a variation of the story but, other than the bare fact that Ernie Wise or Doreen Wise have said in two biographies that they camped in a bus at a Lodge Moor petrol station little else seems to be certain. It would at least be nice to know and commit it to local history record.”

If anyone has any information on this, Michael would welcome an email to

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Agenda for Thursday 27 April 2017 Open Meeting

Crosspool Forum Open Meeting - click for provisional agenda (PDF, 529KB)

Crosspool Forum Open Meeting – click for provisional agenda (PDF, 529KB)

Crosspool Forum’s Open Meeting on Thursday 27 April at St Columba’s will start at 7pm.

Come along to give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police and Amey.

Provisional agenda for Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, 27 April 2017 (PDF, 537KB)g

Minutes from previous Open Meetings


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