Clap for Carers

clap thank you8pm Tonight 7th May 2020  

It is a deeply moving tribute that captures the very essence of our communal spirit in these times of adversity that Clap for Carers gets louder and more joyous every week. It is also possibly the only time communities now come together to generate a rare feeling of release and togetherness. a faint memory of a previous era when the nation came together to eradicate a common enemy.

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the victory in Europe The Royal British Legion is calling on people across the UK to join in a moment of reflection and Remembrance, pausing for a Two Minute Silence at 11am tomorrow Friday 8th May.

In spite of social distancing and lockdown, we can all still take part in commemorating with pride and patriotism this very special occasion in the safety of our homes, by making and displaying from tomorrow and over the weekend, our own VE Day Great British Bunting.

Bunting

 

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Taking the 2.6 Challenge

Mark Hamilton

Mark with Addi

After the cancellation of the annual fundraising London Marathon, and in line with Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing, Crosspool resident Mark Hamilton Stewart decided to take the 2.6 challenge to raise money for the TNA & Hearing Dogs charities, walking around the local area with his young hearing dog Addi. A wonderfully funny and cheeky dog, who since 2015 has changed his life.

Mark very much appreciates all the kind donations he has already received, £125 for TNA, and £145 for Hearing Dogs  =£270…so far…  This money will make a huge difference to both charities,  Thank you.

If you would like to make a Donation the deadline for contributing to the 2.6 Challenges is this SUNDAY 3rd MAY.

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Clap For Our Carers

  To Night 8pm Thursday 30th April

Originally held on Thursday 26 March, in honour of the NHS, the organisers
Clap For Our Carers,” ask that as many people as possible get involved this evening, Thursday 30 April 2020, by applauding either outdoors or through open windows at the designated time 8pm.
To pay tribute to all key workers: NHS staff, supermarket workers, teachers, Healthcare workers, emergency services, armed services, delivery drivers, shop workers, teachers, waste collectors, manufacturers, postal workers, cleaners, vets, engineers and all those who are out there making an unbelievable difference to our lives in these thought-provoking times… congratulations, you are amazing.Rainbow Key

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Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust wins Sports England fundingWhirlow Hall Farm Trust

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is extremely grateful to have been awarded £10,000 of funding from Sport England. The grant will support Whirlow, particularly in these difficult times, to ensure they can continue their work with vulnerable children and young people in South Yorkshire.Thank you sports england

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is an educational trust based in Sheffield. Their mission is to help youngsters make the most of their potential, regardless of their circumstances and challenges, in a learning environment that is based on a working farm.

Ben Davies, Chief Executive at Whirlow, is thrilled to have been awarded the funding: “This funding from Sports England has come at just the right time for Whirlow. Like so many other organisations, the COVID-19 crisis has put a huge strain on them financially. This funding will enable them to keep vital services running during the lockdown, and ensure they are here for South Yorkshire’s most vulnerable children and young people once it is safe to welcome them back to the farm.”

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Just Giving Donations

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CROSSPOOL COMMUNITY HUB

CROSSPOOL COMMUNITY HUB

WORKING WITH EVERYONE IN CROSSPOOL

In conjunction with Voluntary Action Sheffield, based at
St Columba’s Church office in Crosspool    0114 267 0006

St Columba's

St Columba’s Church Manchester Road

If you are, or you are aware of any friends and neighbours , self-isolating or simply struggling to cope with the current unprecedented situation, we have a team of unpaid volunteers registered to help.

We are a flexible resource waiting to adapt to and help as best we can with whatever circumstances may arise during the pandemic and in its aftermath.

At the moment we have a list of local shops that can help with the supply of food and certain other products by delivering to you. To prioritise those self-isolating or who just need some help, we have been working with – e.g. Greencross Chemist, Phil James Butchers, GT News, Spar/Post Office, and Tesco Express. Should demands on these services become stretched, we will step in to help with deliveries/collections.

We have DBS checked volunteers who will be happy to simply talk on the phone as we are becoming aware of people’s increasing sense of loneliness due to the current situation. And this may well be an increasingly important need over the coming months.

We are open to try and help whatever the problem. (Some of us are experienced dog-walkers if you are not able to leave home). Please feel free to ring us, even if you are not sure if we are the right people to help. We are happy to listen and try to meet whatever needs arise.

The office is staffed from 9am – 12noon, Monday – Saturday, but there is a 24-hour answerphone TEL: 01 14 267 0006

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A Crosspool Round of Applause

Clap for our Carers 

Five weeks ago the UK went into lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with people ordered to social distance and remain in their homes as much as possible.

Each Thursday, people in Crosspool have taken to their doorways and windows to applaud the key workers who are keeping the country running during the coronavirus crisis

Tonight, Thursday 23rd April at 8pm. a fourth ‘Clap for Our Carers’ is planned to take place

As a symbol of hope and to make sure the NHS, its staff and key workers know we appreciate them continuing to work every day to ensure we are safe, fed and cared for during this time, loads of you have been making rainbows to put in your windows and outside to show your continued support and to help our community keep smiling.

rainbows

 

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BONFIRES

SCCDuring Covid-19 more people are at home than usual, either working, home-schooling or self-isolating. The Sheffield City Council are strongly discouraging bonfires of any type during this period, as it can significantly impact on people’s health and enjoyment of their property.

If Sheffield City Council gather evidence of bonfires that are causing a nuisance to neighbouring properties they will take enforcement action that could lead to a fine or prosecution under criminal law.

Sheffield City council waste collection services are currently operating as normal, including garden waste with new registrations to the green bins still available, so there is no reason for anyone to be burning waste.

Find out about the green waste service

 

 

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Helpful Messages from Crosspool Businesses

Now more than ever it’s so important to support our local businesses

Flower Design

Hi everyone, great news, as from tomorrow Monday 20th April, in line with government guidelines, I am able to do telephone orders, Tele: 0114 2686 930 or message my Facebook or email kathryn@flowerdesigncrosspool.com .  I am buying to order so any special requirements please order 3 days in advance. Payment by card or bank transfer only, deliveries by a contactless method. Orders or enquiries please call my mobile 079768 21363, regards Kathryn.

Crosspool Butchers   

Opening times until the current situation improves:  8:00 – 15:00.   Take advantage of our free contactless delivery service Tele: 0114 2669 530.  When you phone your order through, just simply leave a contact number and state where you would like us to deliver. Stay safe, best wishes Phil. philipjamesbutchers.co.uk

GT News
Normal Opening hours. Stay safe, please observe social distancing whilst using the shop, the staff wishes you all the very best. 

Spar
Reduced Opening hours.spar.co.uk  Tele: 0114 266 4111. Please observe social distancing whilst using the shop. All the very best and may we remind you to stay safe.   

Tesco Express
Open until 22:00 tesco.com Tele: 0345 610 6738 Please observe social distancing whilst using the shop. All the very best, stay safe.   

 Crosspool Pharmacy

Due to the exceptional demands of this unprecedented situation, we have had adjusted our trading hours. Monday to Friday, 9:00 -13:00 pm; 13:45 – 17:30; Saturday, 9:00 – 13:00, we close for a short 45 minutes break to allow staff to undertake vital administrative activities and maintain high hygiene standards. Please note we cannot answer the telephone 0114 266 1744 outside these revised trading hours.
To protect our customers and store teams, please observe the purchasing restrictions when entering the store.
My apologies and thank you for your understanding, Crosspool Pharmacy.  greencrosschemists

Alex Gage Optometrist

We are still open to telephone consultations 0114 266 7066 and you can email alex@alexgagevision.co.uk if you have any questions about your eyes or eye health.
We have not been able to source any PPE at present but we are working with local hospitals and GPs to offer emergency and essential eye care remotely.
We are able to supply contact lenses delivered to your home for patients who have an up to date contact lens specification and spectacles to those who have prescription details. I can access our patient database so can easily supply similar to any previously supplied.
Take care, Stay Safe, Stay Home   Alex Gage
alexgagevision

Charisma

After much deliberation, I have decided to close the doors of the shop until the current situation improves. Whilst following government guidelines we will be remaining open online at our regularly updated website giftsonlineuk.net . If you want anything specific from our shop, please contact either me via our Facebook page Charisma Sheffield or via phone 07905 897 705. We offer a free local contact-free delivery service. Balloon orders can still be taken and delivered.

Crosspool Fish Bar

In an effort to provide support to people who need it at this difficult time, people who are socially distancing due to a vulnerability or needing to self-isolate can now receive free home deliveries within a 2 miles radius of our shop. Please call the shop on 0114 266 2779 to place an order.
We will stay open between 17:30 – 20:30 every night until the government tells us otherwise. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your custom. crosspoolfishbar.wordpress.com

Roses the bakers   

We would like to say a massive thank you to all our customers for supporting our local business; we will continue to stay open from 8:00 for as long as possible. Don’t forget you can pre-order bread and cakes up to 14:00 the day before. Tele: 0114 266 1980 with your order and pay over the phone, then just pop in and collect. Stay safe thank you. rosebakes.com

Crosspool Pet Shop

During social distancing the shop will be closed for face-to-face shopping, but will instead operate a phone or online ordering and contactless home delivery service. To place an order please call/text 0114 268 7322 between 9:00 – 17:00, email: crosspoolpetsupplies@hotmail.co.uk or Facebook Crosspool Pet Supplies. Please make sure you include a contact telephone number. I will then contact you to arrange a time for contactless delivery on either a Wednesday or Friday. Please note that orders for deliveries in the same week must be in by Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. as the wholesaler delivers to the shop on Wednesday. Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. Take care and stay safe, Bob John and Jenny

Hudson’s kitchen
Deliveries only; order online http://www.hudsonskitchen.com or telephone 0114 449 5341

Papa Ciccio’s

In an effort to provide support to those who need it in these difficult times, we presently provide a Free food delivery service to your house within a 2 miles radius of our shop. Please call 0114 266 2779 to place your orders, Monday to Saturday 17:30 – 21:00. Thank you.

Varanasi Inn

We are open for takeaway orders only. Visit our website to order online your takeaway or delivery to your home www.varanasiinn.co.uk  Tele: 0114 266 1017

Archers Estates 

Dear Archer’s customers, in these unprecedented times, as the safety of our customers and staff is our priority, we have decided to close our doors to the public and endeavour to work and respond to enquiries remotely. Please either leaves a message on our answerphone 0114 268 3833 or email: info@Archersestates.co.uk with your details and phone number and we will get back to you. We look forward to a speedy return to normal working hours. Please keep safe. Thank you Arches Estates. archersestates.co.uk

Cocker & Carr

We are open but currently not letting any members of the public into our office. For all enquiries, call the office on 0114 268 7777   cockerandcarr.co.uk
If you would like to display a picture (in portrait) or message in our window. email: thom@cockerandcarr.co.uk

Cuore Siciliano

We tried as long as possible to carry on our service for customers. We hate that we have now to temporarily close, but taking everyone’s health and wellbeing into consideration, we will be closed until further notice. I hope you can all understand and be supportive during this stressful and uncertain time. We hope everyone stays safe. We hope to see you all soon. Thank you from Antonio and Danila. www.facebook.com/cuoresicilianosheffield

Direct Travel

In accordance with government guidance, the shop will remain closed until further notice. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued clients for their understanding and support at these difficult times. We look forward to welcoming you all back very soon. In the interim, we are monitoring emails paul@direct-travel.net between 9:00 – 22:00.  Any emergency, we have a telephone call divert system, so please Tele: 0114 268 7500

Dynasty Takeaway
Due to coronavirus this shop will be temporally closed until further notice.

Enhance
Sorry we are temporally closed until further notice, for enquiries Tele: 07799 614 787

Expert Barbers

We are temporally closed; following government guidelines, for the safety of our clients and the staff we regret having to take the decision to close. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Hope to see you all very soon. All the very best, thank you to all our customers.

Shearers

We will now be closed until further notice. Any updates we will put on the Shearer’s Barbers Facebook page. Thank you to all our customers.  Please stay safe. 0114 263 1222

Inspiration

The saloon will be closed until further notice. Please follow us on our website page for updates inspirationhairsalon.com or follow us on Facebook. Thank you

Layers

Closed until further notice, apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions regarding this or if you have any queries whatsoever about our service, please feel free to email us on layers123@btconnect.com or call us on 07814 288 508 at anytime. We are available to discuss anything over the phone with regards to either existing orders or even projects that customers may require post lockdown. Best wishes stay safe, regards Damian and Richard

More Posh than Dosh
The shop is now temporarily closed due to the current pandemic.

Peppermint

To keep our customers and staff member’s safe and in line with government guidelines, the saloon will remain closed until government legislation allows us to reopen. Tele: 07412 509 432 /  0114 3270 410
The Peppermint team send you all loads of love in this difficult period. peppermintsalon.co.uk

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Registered Volunteers Waiting to Help

Crosspool Community Hub

Working with everyone in Crosspool
In conjunction with voluntary action Sheffield (VAS), based at
St Columba’s church office in Crosspool.  Tel: 0114 2670006St Columba's

If you are self-isolating, or simply struggling to cope with the current unprecedented situation we have a team of unpaid volunteers registered to help.

We are a flexible resource waiting to adapt to and help as best we can with whatever circumstances may arise during the pandemic and in its aftermath.

At the moment we have a list of local shops who can help with the supply of food and certain other products by delivering to you, and we have been working with them to prioritise those self-isolating or who just need some help.  Should demands on those services become stretched, we will step in to help with deliveries/collections.

We have volunteers who will be happy to simply talk on the phone as we are becoming aware of people’s increasing sense of loneliness due to the current situation.  And this may well be an increasingly important need over-coming months.

We are open to try and help whatever the problem. (Some of us are experienced dog-walkers if you are not able to leave home.) Please feel free to ring us, even if you are not sure we are the right people to help.  We are happy to listen and try to meet whatever needs arise.

The office is staffed from 9am-12noon Monday to Saturday, but there is a 24 hour answerphone.   Tel: 0114 2670006.

 

 

 

 

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A round of applause around the country

Clap for our Carers 

Tonight, Thursday 16th April at 8pm, join the nation in saying thank you,

Returning for the third week in succession, amid the current Covid-19 pandemic, people in Crosspool are expected to cheer, drum, whistle and clap from doorsteps, windows, gardens, and balconies to show all who are working on the front Line our appreciation for their ongoing hard work and fight against this dreadful virus.

People are urged to avoid the misguided attempt to support the NHS with Union Jack sky lanterns.
It’s wonderful that people are looking for ways to show their support for the NHS staff and other key workers at this challenging time, but while sky lanterns might look pretty in the sky, the RSPCA reminds us that they pose a serious danger to horses, farm animals and wildlife. “Sadly, many people are unaware of the potentially deadly consequences that the release of sky lanterns can have for animals. They can suffer through ingestion, entanglement and entrapment, or simply the sight of a lit lantern in the sky can be terrifying for them and cause them to bolt and harm themselves”.

All emergency services are currently under unprecedented pressure, so this type of hazardous activity posing a potential danger to wildlife, pets and people, could not only put additional pressure on the fire service but a further strain on the NHS.

Stay safe and support our NHS and key works with your applause tonight at 8pm

Thank you

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