Crosspool Festival Competition Reminder

Art, Craft & Photography exhibitors, this is the last week for handing in your entries for the Crosspool Festival exhibition/competition.
There are two categories for each: – under 16yrs & over 16yrs.
Enter up to two creations in one or more of the Art, Craft & Photography sections.
You have until this Friday 24th June to drop off your entries at Cocker & Carr Estate Agents.

Cake Baking and Cup Cake Decorating, entries can be handed in at St Columba’s Church on Tuesday 28th June from 6pm to 7 pm or on Wednesday 29th June from 9am to 10am.
Cake Baking has two categories: – under 16yrs & over 16yrs.
Cup Cake decorating has two categories:- Under-fives   & ­ Five to eleven yrs.

Full details on Crosspool News (Events – Crosspool Festival 2022) and for any queries, contact:

Crosspool Festival Film Show

Buster Keaton Film

As part of their contribution to the Crosspool Festival, the Tapton Hill Congregational Church will be showing two short Buster Keaton films, on Tuesday, June 28th at 7pm

Jonny Best, a lively piano player who regularly plays for the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival, will accompany these very funny and popular silent films.
Remember the days when we used to talk and laugh with our best friends? Pop along to the Tapton Church for a good night out with new & old friends. Popcorn will be available.
All donations will benefit the Festival charities.

Well Dressers Required

Crosspool well-dressing boards

Preparations are now well under way for the 2022 Crosspool Well Dressing.

A dedicated group of local residents will be gathering this Monday morning @ 10.00am to design and build the Crosspool Well Dressing panels. If you would like to join in to have a go at petaling, no experience needed. Anyone wanting to help out will be made very welcome.

If you happen to have any BLUE HYDRANGEA in bloom and would like to donate the flower/petals, this would be very much appreciated.

To mark the start of this year’s Crosspool Festival celebrations, the decorated Well Dressing panels, generously sponsored by “Layers Flooring”, will be erected on the grass verge at the corner of Watt Lane and Sandgate Road on 24th June, this will be followed by a flag parade along Benty Lane 6.15pm and a service of dedication at 6.30pm.

For details, please email- or any member of the festival team.

Crosspool Scarecrow Competition

Yippee! preparations for the Crosspool Scarecrow competition are in full swing. Don’t leave it too late to collect, and complete, an entry form from either the  Nest Café or Hudson’s Kitchen. The £4 entry fee will go to the “Friends of Lydgate Association” at Lydgate School

This year, to give plenty of scope for entrants to let their imaginations run wild, the popular annual Crosspool Scarecrow festival has a Royal theme with designs based on historical moments and occasions from the past 70yrs of the Queen’s reign.
We hope local residents will get creative and have some fun with the theme and create some amusing scarecrows.

Three Prizes
1st Prize: – voucher to spend at the Crosspool Chemist
2nd Prize: – voucher to spend at the Crosspool Fish Bar
3rd Prize: – voucher to spend at the Nest Café

Judging for the best scarecrows will take place during the Crosspool festival week and the winners will be announced at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, Saturday 2nd July. (Volunteers are also required to help at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, so if you can spare a few hours to help or supervise a stall, please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of the committee members or leave a message at )

20mph limits to improve road safety in Crosspool 

Crosspool is set to have 20mph speed limits in many residential areas as part of plans to improve air quality, promote road safety, and encourage active travel. 

Under the proposals, a part-time 20mph speed limit will also be in place outside of Lydgate Infant School in Crosspool to reduce traffic speed at drop off and pick up times. 

The plans are a continuation of the strategy to reduce the speed of traffic in residential areas across the city, creating a more pleasant and safer environment for the people living there. 

Cllr Mazher Iqbal, Co-Chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee at Sheffield City Council, said:

“The benefits of 20 mph zones cannot be understated – they make streets safer and more pleasant places for people to live, especially for children and more elderly residents, and massively reduces the likelihood of serious accidents and long-term health impacts caused by air pollution.

“We have introduced 20 mph speed limits in residential neighbourhoods throughout the city, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to rolling this out.

“But of course, we only want to do so when where residents want to see these changes, and I would like to thank all of the residents who took the time to take part in our consultation on these schemes and who have engaged with us on the plans to improve their local area.”

Plans to introduce 20mph speed limits in Crosspool and Woodseats will be presented at the first meeting of the Council’s Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee on Wednesday 15th June. 

Crookes and Crosspool Councillor Ruth Milsom said:

“It’s really positive that Crosspool’s new 20mph zone will now include Lydgate Infant School, where parents and staff have been asking for safety measures for a long time. As local Councillors we will be monitoring its impacts closely and working with the school and parents to see the effect it has in reducing the speed of traffic. 

“Through our Local Area Committee, we are also bringing in a movable Vehicle Activated Sign that will be sited on Lydgate Lane, Manchester Road, Cross Lane, Watt Lane, and Sandygate Road on a rotation, as part of our efforts to respond to residents’ road safety concerns and ensure that our roads are quieter and safer for everyone.”

Crookes and Crosspool Councillor Minesh Parekh said: 

“I’m really pleased that 20mph zones are being rolled out in Crosspool and across the city, so that we can reduce the speed of traffic and help create safer, calmer, and more pleasant streets for pedestrians and cyclists alike.“

“The council used to have a lot more funding to enact road safety measures, but since 2010, Sheffield’s overall budget has been slashed by £475 million – this is a huge 50% of its budget. As such services have been badly affected, including much less funding for road safety interventions, but last year councillors created a new fund to help make the city’s roads safer”.


Crosspool 2022 Festival Competitions & Exhibition: – Art, Craft, Photography, Cake Baking, and Cupcake Decorating.

You can now start submitting your entries for the Festival Art, Craft & Photography sections of the exhibition and competition.
From now until Friday 24th June, you can drop off your entries at Cocker & Carr Estate Agents.
There are two categories for each: – Under 16yrs and Over 16yrs. You can enter up to two creations in one or more of the art, craft & photography sections.

For the Cake Baking and Cupcake Decorating Competition/Exhibition, you can hand in your entries at St Columba’s Church between 6-7 pm on Tuesday 28th June or on Wednesday 29th June from 9-10 am.
Cake baking has two categories for each: – Under 16yrs and Over 16yrs.

For the Cupcake Decorating, there are two additional categories:- Under- 5yrs and 5yrs to 11yrs.

Full details are on the Crosspool News and for any queries contact:-

Holly Hagg Community Farm

Holly Hagg Community Farm Long Lane Crosspool
10th Anniversary Open Day
10 am to 5:30 pm –
Sunday 26th June 2022.

Holly Hagg Community Farm

 A great experience for families, animal lovers, knitters, and spinners to explore a three acre community farm, meet the alpacas, pigs, sheep, ducks, and chickens. Some children’s craft workshops and pond dipping (nets provided).

Watch spinning demonstrations, buy alpaca fleeces and yarn, greeting cards and crafts from the pop-up shop, and refreshments and snacks from an onsite catering van.

At noon and 2pm – live performances by US band “Dirty Cello”.

Entrance by Pre-booked tickets only, Animal feed included in admission price;
Adults (16+), £2.60 off-peak or £4 with live music. Children (3+) half price. Children under 3, free of charge. Timed entry on the hour – Please limit your visit to 1 hour 40 mins to avoid overcrowding


Fulwood Fete
Sponsored by Sheffield Girls’ Infant, Junior & Senior School

Cakes & Bakes – Books – Food & Drink – Bouncy Castle – Craft Stalls – Face Painting – Tombola & Raffle – Holly Hagg Alpacas – Local Acts & Performances –
In and around Fulwood Old Chapel 8 Whiteley Lane, Sheffield S10 4GL

Sunday 12th June
1pm – 6pm

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year

To mark Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking 70 years on the throne and the first British Monarch ever to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, the Crosspool Forum volunteers transformed the Crosspool Shopping Precinct into a sea of patriotic red, white and blue flags, bunting, floral displays, and hanging baskets.

The Heart of Crosspool

Scott Barton was the original person to trim the ivy on the wall of the Hallam football/cricket club in Sandygate Road into a heart..

Since then Jenny H with her very creative friend Jo and her mum Anne and pal Ian Knowles has created some 16 heart changes throughout the seasons, the latest being to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. They have really enjoyed doing each one and are grateful for all the wonderful compliments, hoots, thumbs-ups, and smiles as people go past!