Climate Change and Priorities for Action

Public perceptions of the health risks of climate change and priorities for action

Can you help?

The department of Health Science at the university of York are looking for people aged 15 years and over and living in England to help with a study looking at people’s thoughts on climate change. There will be two rounds of individual interviews.

What’s involved?

If you take part in this study, they would ask you to participate in up to two interviews. The first interview being between January and April 2021, and a second interview in June-July 2021. They plan to run the interviews online via Zoom or Skype, or by telephone. You can tell them which method you would prefer.

The interviews will last for up to 60 minutes each and they will give you a £10 gift voucher to thank you taking part each time.

They will ask you some questions – there are no right or wrong answers – They  just want to find out what you think about climate change.

They will record the interviews but all information that you say will be anonymised.

Who is running the study?

The study is led by Professor Hilary Graham at the University of York. The research team also has members from Newcastle University Business School and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The researcher who will run the interviews is Jackie Martin-Kerry who also works at the University of York.

Do you need more information?

If you think this study sounds interesting and you would like to take part, please contact Jackie Martin-Kerry on 07385 341 580 or by email:

This study has been approved by the Department of Health Sciences Research Governance Committee at the University of York.

Congregational Easter

This is what Tapton Hill Congregational Church are doing for Easter

From Palm Sunday (March 28th) the Church garden will have displays illustrating the events of Holy Week.

In a simple way to tell your children the Easter story; the gates will be decorated with palm branches and a cardboard donkey, Rascals after-school club will produce a banner of the Last Supper and the glass doors will have a tissue-paper scene of Easter morning and the empty tomb. Pop along during the week.

Crosspool Congregational Cross

Across has been made by Church members and on Easter Sunday they will decorate the cross with cut flowers and you are welcome to pop down and add a stem too.

Everyone warmly welcomed at Services:

  • 6.30pm Good Friday Service
  • 2.45pm Easter Sunday Service

2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘A Year in Crosspool’. We anticipate people will want to submit images that have meaning to them in relation to the last year. Perhaps it will reflect some of the hardships and challenges, or some of the more uplifting aspects of human nature and life in Crosspool. It could even be something to illustrate how you, or someone you know, has developed personally, perhaps learning a new skill or activity.

You can submit any image you like (within the bounds of decency!) but remember, the photo should make an impact and tell a story.

How to enter

Telling a story

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+)

Closing date for entries is Tuesday 1 June.

Email your photo as a jpg to:

Please state:

  • 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. All entries will be considered for featuring in the Crosspool Calendar.

The public select the winning photographs.

The shortlisted best three in each category will be put on the Crosspool Forum website and voting for the winners will start from Friday 11 June and close on Tuesday 29 June The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 June.

Census Day is Tomorrow Sunday – March 21st

Households will have now received their invitations to take part in the 2021 Census; containing a Unique Access Code to complete the questionnaire online.

Answers to the questions must be based on who is resident in your household on census day Sunday 21st March. The online form will be open until early May.

The census is digital first, but not digital only. There is a wide range of support available to help everyone take part.

 A Quick-Help Guide is attached which gives an overview of the ways people can access support.
Helping everyone take part in Census 2021

Office for National Statistics


Crosspool Litter Pickers

Until the introduction of the current government lock down, Sheffield CROSSPOOL Litter Pickers regularly came together in the Crosspool Shopping Precinct on the first Saturday in the month.

With the prospect of the lockdown measures being eased, the `Sheffield CROSSPOOL Litter Pickers ‘will be meeting outside Archers Estate Agents, Sandygate Road at 10:00 am on the following Dates :

  • Saturday 3rd April 2021
  • Saturday 1st May 2021
  • Saturday 5th June 2021

For more information or to get involved contact:
Help us to keep Sheffield stainless!

Take care and stay safe.

Census 2021

Census 2021 is coming on Sunday 21st March

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. By taking part, you can help inform decisions about services that shape your community.

Having received in the post, your letter with an access code and instructions from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), you can now complete your census online. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let the ONS know

There is a help area on the census website covering everything from who to include on the questionnaire to how to answer each question.

You must complete the census by law or you could be fined up to £1,000.
Some questions are labelled as voluntary. It is not an offence if you do not answer these.

If you need any further details please contact Aisha Rehman – Census Engagement Manager on 07452 945942 or alternatively via email

Wise Watcher

Wesley Kristopher Photography

“Crossey” the sleepy tawny owl, observing lockdown roosting in an ash tree on Lydgate Lane, has unwittingly become a tourist attraction and media star.

 Full report  and link to BBC’s spring watch in this Sheffield Star article

Street Tree Consultations Now Open

As part of the Sheffield Tree Partnership a draft Working Strategy has been developed for the city’s street trees. This sets out a commitment to explain the reasons behind proposals to remove and replace street trees, and provides an opportunity for people to have their say on these proposals, through an open and transparent process.

Current open consultations for street trees in Sheffield can be found here.

Blossoming Trees in Crosspool

It’s the aim of the Sheffield City Council to retain street trees, where possible, by using a flexible combination of highway engineering solutions, enhanced monitoring and maintenance and making decisions on the removal and replacement of trees on a case-by-case basis.

This, along with appropriate tree species selection, should enable street trees to be safely retained for longer while still delivering the planned improvements to the city’s highway network as part of the Streets Ahead contract.


To be entertained by 9 local performers, singing, playing instruments or reading poems (but not all at the same time!), please log onto the Zoom Link below this Thursday -11th March-7 .30 pm.

The concert is Free but donations welcome in Stephen Hill Methodist Church letterbox
All the donations will go towards the One World Choir and the Alzheimers Society:

To enjoy the Concert, click on the Link below in good time to be admitted into the foyer (waiting room) for the concert to start at 7.30pm this Thursday 11th March


Meeting ID: 972 8183 6065     Passcode: concert