The odd shower didn’t deter the twenty-five volunteer Crosspool community litter pickers, including a team from our local Spar, from recovering eighteen full bags of litter from our local streets.
Taking centre stage this month, the hero of the day was 5 years old Daniel, who with the help of his mom, managed to bag the most litter. A big Thanks to all this month’s helpers
June 2019 Litter Pick
If you are interested in being part of future litter picks, turn up outside Archers Estate Agents in the Crosspool precinct at 10am on the First Saturday of the month. All bags and litter picking utensils will be provided.
For more information email: Anne.Murphy@councillor.sheffield.gov.uk
Runners return up Coldwell Lane
Tomorrow Tuesday 28th May, 8pm, the 3¼ miles long, with 800 feet of climb, annual Hallam Chase Fell Race, organised by Hallamshire Harriers and hosted by Hallam Cricket Club, takes place.
Runners set off from Hallam Football/Cricket Club’s Sandygate ground at 8pm, go down Den Bank through the Rivelin Valley and up Tofts Lane to Stannington Church gates, before returning by the same route.
This heritage related event goes back as far as 1862.
The current record time of 19 minutes 42 seconds was set in 1968 by Trevor Wright.
Find out more on the Hallam Chase and Hallamshire Harriers website
The summer issue of the Crosspool Clarion is available to download and read below.
Current issue: Summer 2019 Volume 16, Issue 2
Some back issues of past editions of the Clarion are also available to download.
To read PDFs on your computer, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Crosspool Festival programme is now online:
It is also in the Crosspool precinct shops and is being distributed with the summer issue of the Crosspool Clarion.
The 2019 festival dates are Friday 28th June to Sunday 7th July 2019.
Festival Charities 2019
Ben’s Centre is a registered charity that offers a home for those who have forgotten what home is.
It provides a clothing store, laundry, free food, hot drinks, free telephone and internet, referrals to Outreach and accommodation signposting to other agencies. Support and advice and a daily Outreach program for people on the streets in Sheffield City Centre
Northern General Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Unit
Sheffield Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, started functioning as a specialist regional centre in 1999 and is a regionally Cystic Fibrosis Trust accredited unit.
This charity was chosen for the late Dawn boulter, our Festival ex-Chair, whose daughter, Jess died of Cystic Fibrosis in 2017.
As part of their work as a “Rights Respecting School”, each year they launch a campaign to raise awareness about one particular issue. In 2017 they campaigned to make the crossing outside their school safer and in 2018 they took part in the ‘Make Schools Safe’ campaign.
This year, their campaign aims to reduce the use of single use plastic in their school, their homes, in the local community and in their city. They are aiming to become a Plastic Clever School.
To learn more about becoming a Plastic Clever School visit the site set up by 2 inspirational young people; Kids Against Plastic. http://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/
On Thursday May 23rd they are going on an awareness raising march through their local shops in Crosspool. The whole school will be marching together, carrying posters and banners to show their commitment to their campaign.
In addition to the march, all the children across the whole school have written letters to a wide variety of people asking for their support and urging them to consider their own use of plastics.
Vegetable & bedding PLANT SALES this weekend
The “Hagg Lane and District Gardeners Allotments Society” will be holding the Second of their Annual Plant Sales at their allotment on Back Lane, Crosspool,
Back Lane Crosspool
Saturday, May18th & Sunday May19th, between 9.30am and 2.30ish.
You, your friends & family and anyone else that visits at some point, either over the coming weekend or indeed at any time, will be made very welcome!
Tea and cake will be available throughout.