Selborne Road safety: petition launched

A Crosspool resident has launched a petition to review the layout of Selborne Road following the fatal accident last month.

Organiser Carol Hanson said: “I have lived on Selborne Road for over 15 years and have never known such a volume of traffic. I am hoping to get some form of traffic calming measure following the tragic accident a few weeks ago. I shall be attending the Open Meeting on 28 July with fellow residents to put my case forward to the councillors etc.”

The petition can be found in many of our local shops, including Bamforths, The Post Office in Spar, GT News, Green Cross chemist, Alex Gage Optometrist and Philip James butcher.


Safety fears over Redmires Road/Blackbrook Road junction

Redmires Road/Blackbrook Road junction
Redmires Road/Blackbrook Road junction
A Lodge Moor resident has got in touch asking for feedback  from anyone who regularly uses the Redmires Road/Blackbrook Road junction, following several collisions and near misses:

Calling all Crosspool residents! Can you help us?

Many drivers living in Crosspool will use the Redmires Road/Blackbrook Road junction on their journey to Hathersage and into Derbyshire.

People living on the old Lodge Moor Hospital site using the crossroads every day are campaigning to get improved signage and traffic calming measures on Blackbrook Road. This is because there have been several collisions and many more frightening near misses at the junction recently.

The council have said it is not a high priority, and we are afraid there will have to be a further serious crash, with someone getting killed this time, for improved measures to be taken.

If you use the junction regularly, and have had a collision there, or been involved in a near miss yourself, please contact Mike at and let him know when and what happened.

Police appeal: man suffers life-threatening injuries in Sandygate collision

A 34-year-old man is currently in hospital in a life threatening condition after the car he was travelling in crashed into a wall in Crosspool.

At around 10.45pm last night (Sunday, 6 March), the man was driving a blue Ford Puma along Sandygate Road towards Crosspool, when he was in collision with the kerb and is believed to have lost control of the car, close to the junction with Hallam Chase.

The car then rolled and was in collision with a wall, throwing him from the car.

He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 1136 of 6 March 2016.

Appeal on South Yorkshire Police website

Re-appeal for witnesses following Crosspool collision

An elderly pedestrian remains in critical condition following a collision in Sheffield at the weekend.

At around 11am on Saturday 25 October, it is reported that a black Toyota Celica was in collision with a 93-year-old woman outside a row of shops in Sandygate Road, Crosspool. The car was reversing when it collided with the woman.

The woman, who has today been named by officers as Betty Vallance from Crosspool, was taken to hospital suffering what were first thought to be minor injuries. However, her condition deteriorated and she remains in a critical condition.

It is believed that Betty may have been using a walking stick.

Investigating officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision or events leading up to the collision.

Call 101 quoting incident number 406 of 25 October 2014.

Dransfield Road collision: police appeal for witnesses

Dransfield Road
The police would like to hear from anyone in the Dransfield Road area yesterday between 5pm and 6pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after a traffic collision in Crosspool left an elderly pedestrian in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A red VW Polo was travelling in Dransfield Road away from Watt Lane around 5.10pm on Thursday 13 February when it collided with an 86-year-old man who was crossing the road.

The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. The driver of the VW, a 93-year-old man, was not injured.

Officers want to hear from anyone in the Dransfield Road area between 5pm and 6pm on 13 February 2014. Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 858 of 13 February 2014.

Police appeal for information regarding collision on Manchester Road, Rivelin

Local police are appealing for witnesses of an accident on Sunday afternoon:

On Sunday, 15 July, at approximately 3.05pm, a yellow BMW S1000 motorcycle driven by a 39-year-old man from Doncaster was travelling towards Sheffield City Centre along Manchester Road, Rivelin.

On approach to the waterworks, police believe that the driver of the motorcycle was in the process of overtaking several stationery vehicles when it collided with a blue Honda Jazz driven by a 64-year-old woman from Stannington that was completing a right turn manouvre into the entrance of the waterworks.

The rider of the motorcycle received serious injuries including the amputation of his left thumb.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information, is asked to contact the police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 749 of 15/07/2012.

Appeal for information regarding Road Traffic Collision on Manchester Road, Sheffield

Man accidentally drives car into Sportsman pub

A driver accidentally drove his new Mercedes into a Crosspool pub last week.

After enjoying a meal at The Sportsman on Thursday 3 February, the man left the premises at around 6pm to drive home in the car he’d collected earlier that day from the motor dealer.

Apparently being unacquainted with the layout of the vehicle, he inadvertently engaged forward drive, rather than reverse, and shot forward through the walled bay window, causing extensive damage to the front of the building .

Fortunately no one was sitting near the window at the time, and the driver walked away shaken but uninjured.

The bay window adjacent to the disabled parking spaces at the front of the pub is now boarded up on both the outside and inside.

Boarded up area of The Sportsman pub in Crosspool
Boarded up area of The Sportsman pub in Crosspool
Boarded up area of The Sportsman pub in Crosspool
Boarded up area of The Sportsman pub in Crosspool
Boarded up area of The Sportsman pub in Crosspool
Boarded up area of The Sportsman pub in Crosspool
Inside the boarded up area of The Sportsman pub in Crosspool
Inside the boarded up area of The Sportsman pub in Crosspool

Boy taken to hospital after accident on Darwin Lane

As children left the local schools at home time on Wednesday 19 January, a boy was hit by a bus travelling down Darwin Lane.

After receiving emergency treatment from paramedics for a head injury, the boy was taken to hospital as a matter of caution. We wish him a speedy recovery.

The photos below were taken sometime after the accident at approximately 4.40pm on Wednesday.

Darwin Lane cordoned off following Wednesday's accident
Darwin Lane cordoned off following Wednesday's accident
Police attend the scene of the accident on Darwin Lane
Police attend the scene of the accident on Darwin Lane

Sandygate Road hit and run: did you witness it?

A Crosspool resident has been in touch to appeal for information regarding a hit and run incident on Sandygate Road that left him in hospital and his bicycle seriously damaged.

On the evening of 18 November 2010 at about 6:35pm, James Huntingdon of St Francis Close was knocked off his bike at the Sandygate Road/Coldwell Lane/Carsick Hill Road junction.

He had turned right from Carsick Hill Road and was travelling on Sandygate Road towards Crosspool when a silver Toyota Celica pulled out of Coldwell Lane and collided with the cyclist’s left side.

Although James was taken to hospital, thankfully his injuries aren’t too serious. However, his bike was damaged – leaving him with a large repair bill – and the police have not yet managed to trace the driver.

Did you see the accident? Or do know anyone with a silver Toyota Celica that has recently had damage to the front of the car?

If so, you can help James by contacting the police on 0114 220 202, referencing incident number 829/18 November.

James Huntingdon of St Francis Close
James Huntingdon of St Francis Close on the Sandygate Road junction where the accident happened