Garden Fires -Take the Pledge


Take the pledge – no bonfires during the pandemic

Firefighters across South Yorkshire are asking people to pledge not to have a garden fire during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic

This latest plea comes as South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue saw a huge spike in garden fires during the last week in March, – a 161 percent increase compared to a normal week

The service has also been contacted by a number of residents who have found it hard to physically leave their homes to exercise, due to the smoke coming from local garden fires where people have been burning garden and household waste.

Their message is also being backed by local authorities across the county, with an increase in air pollution being shown to negatively affect the health of those with respiratory illnesses.SYFR_Garden_Fire_Facebook_Facebook-773x296

To sign the pledge, visit

In pledging not to have a garden fire during the on-going pandemic, you will be supporting your firefighters and people with respiratory illnesses. Every pledge makes a difference.





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Happy Easter

Easy Crosspool





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Clap for Carers returns for a Third Week

 Clap for our Carers

A round of applause around the country

Tonight, Thursday 9th April at 8pm, join the nation in saying thanks,

Returning for the second week in succession, amid the coronavirus outbreak, people in Crosspool are expected to light up the sky with cheering, drumming, whistling and clapping from doorsteps, windows, gardens, and balconies as a tribute to our NHS carers and key workers, who are working round the clock to help keep us all safe in these very difficult times.

Thank you




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Keep Exercising

With our warmest wishes to keep safe and well.

We would like to encourage all who attend the Tuesday morning Easy Exercise class, in the Benty Lane Scout Hall, to keep exercising during Self-isolating and Social distancing.

Observing these crucial measures, taken by the government to minimise the spread of Covid-19, will have undoubtedly had an impact on your physical and mental wellbeing, so staying active during this difficult time is a great way to ward off some of the psychological issues associated with being cooped up for an extended time.

NHS exercise advice and guidance to ensure we make the most of the situation and keep fit and healthy until such time as we can socialise once again.

Easy Exercise

If you feel up to it, in your own time, try exercising to this youtube video




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Keep Gardening!


During the Covid-19 Pandemic self-isolating & social distancing, The Garden Centre is CLOSED,
(No-one is allowed in the Garden Centre)

However, they are now operating a Pay & COLLECT Service from the car park,
Tele: 0114 2301925, or email with an order AND a contact number.
(DELIVERY Orders Min. £30 spend, S6, S10 & S11. £7.50 charge)
They would really appreciate it if you knew exactly what you required before contacting them. This avoids tying up the phone line and speeds up processing.
Thank you and happy isolated gardening.

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Our little heroes have stayed indoors without really understanding why they can’t go out or see their family and friends

In the blink of an eye, their lives have been turned upside down and they are expected to follow rules they have never known, and live a life they couldn’t have ever imagined.

To show how proud we are of them aIL let’s get everyone clapping, on this warm and sunny day, for our little heroes?

TODAY at 3:00pm Sunday 5th April 2020  Clapping children

Go on! give them a big clap.

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PPE Crowd Funding

Tapton School is crowd-funding to manufacture plastic face shields for the NHS and other front line care workers during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Tapton schoolThe Design & Technology teachers at Tapton School Academy Trust have begun to make face shields for NHS doctors and nurses.

They need your money to purchase the materials; these are 0.5mm polypropylene sheet and 0.1mm (1 micron) clear acetate, polycarbonate or PVC, to help our front line workers when they need it most during this difficult time.

You can donate via Money gi♡ing

If you are a plastic supplier and are willing to donate these materials then please get in touch via

Thank you in advance.





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Clap for Carers returns for a Second Week

#clapforourcarers                  Clap for our Carers

Returning for the second week in succession amid the coronavirus outbreak, people in Crosspool are expected to clap from doorsteps, windows, gardens, and balconies to thank the NHS champions.

It comes a week after the first Clap for Carers and is expected to begin at 8pm tonight.

It’s hoped that more will take part in tonight’s tribute to our NHS carers and key workers, who are working round the clock to help keep us all safe in these very difficult times.

Thank you


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Help Create a Community Quilt

During the current lockdown, Amy Chambers would like to encourage you to stitch, draw, embroider, paint or stamp on a square of cotton or lightweight material, (15x15cms with a 1 cm border), to make anything that shows how you are feeling at this unusual time. The squares will then be sewn together to make a Community Quilt. Afterward, this piece of memorable history will be on public display in the community.

I’ve got a feeling we can make something beautiful between us!
Please share the idea with neighbours who may not be on social media, (obviously maintaining safe social distancing!!)
I’ve posted pictures below of ones we and Lydgate school have done so far.
Once you have done your square/s, Private Message Amy for further information.




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Refuse Collection Appreciation

To show solidarity that we are all behind the Veolia refuse staff and more importantly help raise their morale during the Coronavirus outbreak. Can we encourage households to place this small rainbow sticker on their bins?  Please!

.Keep Safe

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