Plough Inn’s Demise

Plough Inn

Today 10th January.2023 the demolition of the Plough Inn on Sandygate Road began.

Starting with the toilet block on the west side, the demolition contractors have begun to knock down, what is reputed to be the home of League Football, to make way for a block of houses

Housing Block

Crosspool Christmas Tree Shredding

Recognising the importance to dispose of our real Christmas trees sustainably rather than end up in landfill, which is both costly to the taxpayer and the environment,

On Sunday morning 8th January, the Crosspool Forum had arranged a brief window for the community to drag their discarded Christmas trees to the forecourt in front of local travel agents “Direct Travel.”

The huge number of Christmas trees brought for recycling were soon reduced to wood chippings for mulch, outdoor firewood, animal bedding and pathways locally.

It was gratifying to hear the residents of Crosspool appreciate the hard work of the volunteers and the convenience of being able to dispose of their Christmas trees environmentally friendly.  

Crosspool Christmas Tree Recycling

Crosspool Forum loves shredding real Christmas trees and encourages you, for a small donation, to recycle your discarded Christmas tree.

Andrew Clayton, a Local tree specialist, will provide Christmas tree recycling for the Community of Crosspool between 10am & 11.30am this Sunday 8th January 2023

The Crosspool Forum would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to ”Direct Travel”, for allowing us to use the space in front of their premises.

Please observe social distancing when dropping off your tree and suggested donation.

2023 Crosspool Calendar

2923 Crosspool Calendar

The 2023 Crosspool Calendars are still available.

Whilst shopping in Crosspool, don’t miss the opportunity, to pop along to GT News, Charisma, Enhance, or the Pet Shop for your 2023 Crosspool Calendar. Many of the photos in the calendar were taken by local residents.

Monies raised from calendar sales go to help the Crosspool Forum fund local events, and improve and promote the well-being of the community.

Pop into “Nest” and Say Hi.

This week the “Nest” coffee shop in Crosspool is celebrating its 7th anniversary of serving customers coffee roasted in Sheffield, “Teapigs” speciality teas, homemade cakes & lite bites, and would love you to pop in and say hi.

Over the past seven years, the “Nest” has hosted acoustic nights, gin-tasting evenings various community events, and provided takeaways through Covid times.

Glynne and the team are looking forward to the next exciting year and would like to say “Thank You” to all their customers, both past and present, and wish everyone a “”Happy New Year”.

Tribute to Cllr. Anne Murphy

Cllr. Anne Murphy

It was with a deep sense of shock and real sorrow that we heard of the death of Cllr. Anne Murphy.

We are sure that these feelings are shared by all who knew and came into contact with Anne during her many years as Councillor for Crookes and Crosspool and as a previous Lord Mayor of Sheffield

Anne was a kind, caring and compassionate person, always ready to give her help and support to those in need.  She will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Gavin and family at this very sad time.

Lydgate Junior’s to Benefit from £1bn Redevelopment Scheme

Lydgate Junior School is one of six schools in Sheffield celebrating the news that they have been selected to be part of the Department for Education’s £1bn school rebuilding programme, This takes the number of Sheffield schools to benefit to seven.

The programme includes 239 schools nationwide that will receive funding for their school to be refurbished or rebuilt to support levelling up opportunities across the country. The staff and pupils from each of the six Sheffield schools can now look forward to working and learning in state-of-the-art facilities, setting the school up for high educational standards for all its pupils for decades to come.

Across the School Rebuilding Programme, the rebuilds and refurbishments will create modern education environments and provide new facilities. Redevelopments will also be net zero carbon in operation, helping to meet Sheffield’s net zero ambitions.

While details around the exact amount of funding and timescales for delivery are still to be confirmed, DfE representatives, the local authority- maintained schools and the Sheffield City Council will begin engagement on initial consultation plans.

Further details on the plans and timescales for delivery will be announced in the coming months.

All the schools will remain open throughout the redevelopment.

More information on the school’s rebuilding programme can be found at About the school rebuilding programme – GOV.UK (

North West Police Team Community Survey

Each year North West Police Team conducts a community survey to find out what really matters to the people they serve. 

Inspector Kevin Smith would like to invite you to respond to a quick survey.

The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete, and your responses will allow targeting resources to most effectively tackle the issues that are important to you.

What are your priorities for 2023? – SYP Alerts

Or you can scan this QR code, which will lead you to the same site: