Shop Safe

Shops and take away outlets will require customers to don face coverings and face masks from tomorrow Friday July 24.

Guidance Link

The police can issue a £100 fine to anyone flouting the new law. The fine will be reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days.
-Venues such as Pubs and Restaurants are exempt.

Face Coverings: When to Wear One and How to Make Your Own

Wearing a face covering does not mean that we can ignore the other measures that have been so important in slowing the spread of the covid19 virus pandemic.

Follow the rules on social distancing. Avoid touching your face. Where available wash your hands often using soap and water and dry them thoroughly. If outside your home use sanitiser, especially as you enter a building and after you have had contact with surfaces.

Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own —–

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More Local Businesses Reopen

Tomorrow is Service Saturday when a host of lockdown restrictions are to be eased.

In line with the UK Government guidelines, from tomorrow, Saturday 4th July, the following Local Churches, Hairdressers and Restaurants/Inns will be reopening their doors.

Sportsman (ember inn) Crosspool – Ember Inns app:
Phone: 0114 268 8011  

Crosspool Tavern, Stonehouse    
Phone: 0114 266 2113

Hudson’s kitchen
Phone: 0114 449 5341

Varanasi Inn
Phone: 0114 266 1017

Inspiration Hair Salon
Phone: 0114 266 3996

Papa Ciccios
Phone: 0114 268 4440

Phone: 0114 266 5950

Phone: 0114 266 2133

Expert Barbers
Phone: 0114 266 1234

St Columba’s
Phone: 0114 267 0006

Stephen Hill Methodist Church
Phone: 0114 230 5676

Tapton Hill Congregational Church
Phone: 0114 230 8191

Church of St Francis of Assisi   
Phone: 0114 263 0383

The numbers and time permitted at premises may be limited, so to make your visit smoother and more enjoyable; you are strongly advised to contact the service provider’s either by telephone, website, face book, twitter or email.

To ensure you and their staff are protected and Stay Safe at all times, please observe social distancing and their entry service rules.

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Crosspool Optometrist to Reopen

Alex Gage welcomes back patients to have safe eye care from tomorrow 1st July,

They still have some staff who need to keep safe at home, so will be operating slightly reduced opening hours, 9.30 -5.30 Mon to Fri and 9.30-1.00 Sat. 0114 2667066 

Crosspool will be closed at on Mon & Fri and Woodseats will be closed Tues in July, 

As part of the safety measures in place, you are required to wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer when you enter the premises  

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2020 Crosspool Scarecrow Competition Winners

Scarecrows entered for the 2020 community scarecrow competition celebrating all key-workers, were of a very high standard, making it challenging for the judges and the community to choose the winners.

After careful consideration scrutinising all the scarecrows entered, Magid Magid (past Sheffield Lord Mayor), – Lord Seb Coe, (past Tapton Student) – and members of the Crosspool community, chose the following winners and runners-up;

Prize winner chosen by Lord Coe was “The Ringstead Nurse”  Ringstead Crescent (created from logs),

Prize winner chosen by Magid Magid was “The Spaniard’s” SpongeBob” Cardoness Road (created from a straw bale),

Prize winners will receive credit provided by Dan Kirkland for The Crosspool Tavern or Crosspool Sportsman pub (for food ;-)), when they reopen.

Prize runners-up, chosen by the community were:-

First runner-up prize, “Boris” (Marsh Lane allotments) – voucher to spend at the Green Cross Chemist, Crosspool.

Second runner-up prize, “Granddad Bus Driver” (Cairns Road) – voucher for two fish & chip dinners from the Crosspool Fish Bar.

On behalf of the community of Crosspool, we would like to take this opportunity to give big ”Thank You” to both Michele Hatton & Dan Kirkland for  organising this year’s scarecrow competition, and also to express our gratitude to Lord Coe and Magid Magid for making the time in their busy diaries to support the Crosspool community by selecting this years winners.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition. The organisers hope that the variety of entertaining individual creations encourages everyone to enter next year’s competition.

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Community Quilt

Throughout the recent lockdown, Amy Chambers has encouraged everyone to use their creative skills to stitch, draw, embroider, paint or print stamp on a square of cotton or lightweight material, to show how they were feeling during these extraordinary times.

Amy having a  vision of a  beautiful piece of history being made, has been amazed by everyone’s creativity and would like to take this opportunity to say a big “ThankYou” to  everyone who has taken the time to do one or more squares for the community Covid19 quilt which, although not as yet finished, is looking great.

Now that the lock down is beginning to ease slightly, a decision has been taken to make Friday 31st July the Last date to submit squares. This will  give Local residents, businesses, care homes schools/nurseries, who still wish to contribute their  piece of memorabilia to the quilt, the time to sew, paint, print, knit, crochet or draw on a square of any light weight fabric, 15x15cms leaving an internal 1cm border (So working area 14x14cm. These squares will then be sewn into the Community Quilt to complete a piece of memorable history for public display in the community.
To submit your finished square/s Tele: 07713 667855 or email:

See below for inspiration, Amy can’t wait to see this piece of history finished! xx

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Apartment Block Development on Community Space

An outline planning application (seeking approval for all matters except landscaping) has been submitted for the erection of 9 apartments in a 1 x 3/4 storey block with provision of new access and associated car parking accommodation, on what is now an informal open community space at the corner of Weston View and Crookes Road Sheffield S10 5BZ.  Ref: 20/01240/OUT

To comment on the planned development write to:

SCC planning: Ref: 20/01240/OUT
Matthew Ridge,
Planning Application Objections
Howden House,
Union St,
Sheffield S1 2SH

Or contact either or all of your local councillors in writing, (City of Sheffield Town Hall), or by email, quoting Ref: 20/01240/OUT




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Scarecrows have been Spotted

Crosspool Community Scarecrow Competition

Many thanks for the hard work of the families who have participated in this year’s Crosspool Community Scarecrow Competition and to everyone who, despite the Summer Festival having to be cancelled due to the government guidance on mass-gatherings, made this year’s competition happen.

The ideas and ingenuity actively employed on this year’s scarecrows were of the highest standard, making the decisions for the two judges very challenging.
This year, even though there are no scarecrows built by the schools or churches, closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, some thirty individuals’ registered scarecrow entries.

 If you can’t see your scarecrow in the gallery below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We trust that everyone was entertained and inspired sufficiently enough to enter next year’s competition.

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More Crosspool Shops Reopen

Direct Travel

Update on Opening hours for Direct Travel, Crosspool

Due to all the Covid19 related cancellations, Direct Travel have been working hard behind the scenes and closed doors to assist their Clients with re-arranging their holidays and making refunds.

Direct Travel is pleased to say ‘Their doors are now Open’ for new bookings.

They are currently working from 9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and are fully compliant with the Government Guidelines with regard to Social Distancing.

Paul would like to thank their loyal customers so much for their ongoing support during these most troubled of times and for all their overwhelming kind wishes. Paul and his staff look forward so very much to seeing them all again.

Layers Flooring

Layers are now fully open to customers who wish to call in at any time. However, to help maintain social distancing by ensuring that appointments do not overlap, if customers would like to arrange an appointment to visit, Tele: 0114 2669888 or Email:

More Posh than Dosh

Open tomorrow 16th June
Compliance on covid-19 Government guidelines to help stop the spread of virus:-

  1. to help with social distancing, a maximum of 2 customers in the shop at any one time
  2. staff operate a strict hygiene routine of regular hand washing wiping of surfaces and the wearing of gloves
  3. regrettably changing rooms obliged to be closed, Returned items are quarantined for 72 hours

Nest Cafe

Nest Cafe is now open for a limited takeaway service only.

Since they closed in March, they’ve taken the time out to redecorate, refresh and adapt Nest, ensuring they are covid19 compliant.
This means they’ll be operating in accordance with government Covid19 regulations, and for everyone’s safety, encouraging all customers to maintain social distancing with visual signage and to use the provided hand sanitiser stations.

Screening has been fitted to the counter and self-service work stations provided. Both will be cleaned regularly to protect both customers and staff

Customer numbers in Nest at any one time will be limited, so don’t be too offended if you’re asked to wait outside for a moment.

While preferring contactless payments, they appreciate that some may want to pay with cash, and that’s just fine.

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Crosspool Shop Reopens

After twelve weeks of lock down another shop in the Crosspool precinct will reopen.

“Charisma” has informed us that it will be reopening from Tuesday 16th June, initially with the following revised opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm;

Closed Sunday & Monday

Home deliveries available every day, except Thursday & Sunday

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Do you Care?

Carers Week thanks the city’s unpaid carers

From the 8 June, it’s national Carers Week and a special time to thank all the unpaid carers who, young and old, care for someone in their family.

The person they care for may be at home, in hospital or in a care home – they might have a long term illness or a disability, a mental health condition or need extra help as they grow older.

Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers and every year Carers Week is held to raise awareness and highlight the challenges carers face.

A report from CarersUK published in April states that many unpaid carers are close to burnout because of the extra pressures on them during the COVID- 19 crisis.

In Sheffield, there are two organisations that support carers in the city- Sheffield Carers Centre that does everything it can to support adult carers and Sheffield Young Carers which supports carers who are aged 8 – 25.

If you would like to know more about Carers Week in Sheffield, you can look at:

This is where you can find advice about how you can be involved in supporting and thanking carers everywhere.

Thank you

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