Exercise to Improve Your Health

To help ensure that we all make the most of the NHS exercise advice and guidance to keep fit, mentally alert and healthy, the Crosspool Forum continues to offer a choice of Easy Exercise and Tai Chi classes.

 Easy Exercise: Tuesday morning 10:45 -11:45

Easy Exercise is a chair-based exercise aimed at people who wish to either maintain or increase their Independence, with exercises to strengthen muscles and bones. Stronger muscles help to improve circulation balance and walking, making everyday activities such as washing, dressing, shopping, or doing housework easier and less of a strain.

Tai Chi: Wednesday mornings 10:45 -11:45

Tai Chi is a slow physical exercise ideal for improving relaxation, balance and overall health and physical fitness. These sessions are great for beginners and can really help you improve your strength and balance.

You don’t need any specific clothing; just wear something you’re comfortable in and non-marking footwear

No need to book; simply come along to the Scout Hall on Benty Lane, Crosspool.

For more information contact Ian on 07713 687 955 or Steve 07902 022 950

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Pumpkins & Presents

This weekend Saturday, October 1st, and Sunday 2nd, Pumpkins & Presents will be hosting their sixth annual event with a brand NEW venue at Whirlow Hall Farm.

A feast for the eyes and senses awaits and ADMISSION is FREE to the huge Lambing Barn which has been transformed into a spectacular Autumnal gathering of makers and sellers with an emphasis on seasonality at this lovely time of year.

Over 25 handpicked traders will showcase HOME, GARDEN, LIFESTYLE, FOOD, and FEEL GOOD, indeed there will be something for everyone to enjoy a great weekend.

As well as supporting the fantastic work of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, an important part of the event will be again fundraising for the DOG’S TRUST – so please bring along your four legged friends to join in the fun. Get creative and bring your carved Pumpkins to win a prize, or choose from a fantastic selection of locally grown pumpkins and purchase one or more to help raise money for this worthwhile charity.

Although everything takes place under cover in the large barn, there could be an Autumn chill in the air so don’t forget to wrap up warm.

Doors open at 11am and close at 4pm on both days.

The popular ‘Barn Cafe’ at Whirlow Hall Farm will be open all weekend as usual serving delicious hot and cold food and drinks, alongside a Bar and Hog Roast.

Pumpkins & Presents are looking forward to welcoming old Pumpkin friends as well as making many new ones.

Local Councillors Press for Clarity

Local councillors press for clarity on the Active Neighbourhood trial in Crookes and Walkley

Councillors have issued a statement about the Active Neighbourhood trial currently running in Crookes and Walkley. The councillors support the aims of the trial but say the implementation has been ‘unpredictable’ and ‘confusing’. At a meeting with the ​​Council’s Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure, (Tomorrow Tuesday, September 27th) they will call for more clarity to be given on the trial and for local residents to have a say on how it progresses.

A Joint statement from Ruth Milsom and Minesh Parekh (Councillors for Crookes and Crosspool ward) and Tom Hunt and Ben Curran (Councillors for Walkley ward):

“All of us want to live on streets that are safe for pedestrians, drivers and cyclists. We want streets where children are safe to play out and that aren’t busy cut-throughs. That’s why we support the aims of the Active Neighbourhood trial in Crookes and Walkley. It was set up to try out ideas for how to make streets more liveable.

“But right from the beginning we have heard serious concerns from residents and businesses. People who like the changes as, well as people who don’t, have all told us that the initial public engagement and design process should have been better.

“We are now three months into a six-month formal consultation period, and too many of the trial measures still haven’t been implemented.

“Residents are frustrated with the uncertainty about what is happening and concerned about the implementation of the scheme. We share those concerns. No-one is satisfied with the current situation, whether they like the trial or not.

“When we meet the Council’s Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure we will press him for clear proposals for implementation, better communications with residents, and a programme of meaningful public involvement. The trial will have better outcomes and more legitimacy if the next steps are clearly informed by local public opinion”

Support Dogs – Looking for Volunteers

Could you look after a life-saving assistance dog of the future?

Sheffield-based national charity “Support Dogs” is urgently looking for volunteers to look after its puppies and young dogs before and during their training.

Sam, who has autism, with his life-changing assistance dog, Willow.

“Support Dogs”, whose training centre is in Brightside, trains assistance dogs for children with autism and adults with epilepsy and a range of serious medical conditions, enabling them to lead safer, more independent lives.

Janet Dyson with Frank

None of its puppies or dogs-in-training ever spends a night in kennels but stay with local dog-loving families in and around Sheffield. Due to high demands for its services, which are provided free of charge, the charity now needs more people to volunteer as puppy socialisers – who look after pups aged between eight weeks and 15 months – and foster carers – who look after young dogs in training, in the evenings and at weekends. Lots of support is provided, including holiday cover, and regular puppy classes.

If you’d like to find out more go to http://www.supportdogs.org.uk/volunteer or contact Support Dogs on 0114 2617800 or info@supportdogs.org.uk

A57 Snake Pass closure

To allow specialist contractors to investigate the causes of the February landslip, The A57 Snake Pass will be closed for four weeks from Monday 26th September.

A 57 Snake Pass

The road will be closed to all users from Hagg Farm to Doctors Gate, a distance of 5.6 miles. The contractors will need to use the remaining piece of road at the Alport slip for a drilling rig, so there will be no possibility of any vehicles getting past. There are turning places at either end of the closure.

There will be no through route for any vehicle over the Snake Pass while the work is taking place. Advisory signed diversion route will be at either end of the Snake Pass.

Church and Community Support Worker

Church and Community Support Worker, Crosspool

St Columba’s Church Manchester Road
  • Do you have excellent administration skills but long for a role that involves meeting and connecting with people?
  • Do you have a passion for helping local churches and communities find common ground in helping each other?
  • Do you enjoy working in a varied team of employees and volunteers towards a shared goal?
  • If so, please consider applying for this newly created role at St Columba and Stephen Hill Churches, Crosspool, Sheffield.
  • We are looking to appoint a Church & Community Support Worker for 16 hours a week for a minimum term of 3 years.  We can offer flexible hours but do require some evening and weekend work. For further information please contact,  clare.fowler@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk or 07711 500 962, who will be pleased to send you the Job Spec and Person Profile, and if helpful, chat through this new role.
  • To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to Clare Fowler, PCC Secretary, St Columba’s Church, 503 Manchester Road, Crosspool, Sheffield S10 5PL
  • Closing date for applications is 14th October 2022
  • Expected interview date w/c 17th October 2022

Rivelin Valley Heritage Open Day

Rivelin Valley Conservation Group Heritage Open Day
Sunday 18th September 2022: 11:00-16:00
Beside Rivelin Park Café and Rivelin Park Water Play Rivelin, Valley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5GL

Meet the volunteers and visit the nature corner~
Discover the fascinating wildlife, see some mini-beasts, do a nature quiz or nature hunt and find out how you can get involved in helping to conserve the valley.
Discover the history and heritage, including tours to the world-famous “Mousehole Forge”. Bring your memories of Rivelin!
Art in the park: see artwork by and find out about the 1920s Rivelin Valley Artists’ colony and 19th-century artist William Lowe. Poetry ‘open mic’ led by local poets: read your own or another favourite poem during a walk by the river.

More details and booking for heritage and poetry walks:
http://rivelinvalley.org.uk/hod


Prayers of Thanksgiving for the Royal Family

This Sunday, September 18th,
Services at St Columba and Stephen Hill Church
Crosspool  Sheffield  

St Columba’s Church, 10.30am service, lasting about an hour, is Holy Communion led by Steve Ellis, with Ian Parkinson, Associate Archdeacon, preaching and presiding.
During the service, there will be a minute of silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, and the intercessions will include prayers of thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign, of support for the royal family, the nation in mourning, and for our new King Charles III.

Stephen Hill Church 6.00pm, as suggested by the archbishops for the eve of Her Majesty’s funeral, a short service of prayer and reflection lead by Steve Ellis.

Of course, All Are Welcome to either or both services!

Kids Disney Film Screening

Melissa Sorrell, a Crosspool resident volunteering at the Montgomery Theatre,  thought some of our local families might be interested in attending a couple of kids’ film screenings and activities, the theatre is running over the next couple of Sundays.

Encanto

The Montgomery Theatre & Arts Centre, Surrey Street, SheffieldTelephone  0114 327 2456       THEMONTGOMERY.ORG.UK

“Encanto”   sing-a-long
Today Sunday 11th September
2pm- 5pm    Tickets £5.50

Big Hero

“Big Hero 6”
Sunday 18th September
2pm- 5pm    Tickets £5.50

Activities include crafts, and a film-based quiz.
Snacks and drinks provided.
Dressing up is encouraged!