Would you consider supporting improvements to our local Scout hut?

Benty Lane Scout Hut
Benty Lane Scout Hut

You may have noticed the building work at the Scout Hut on Benty Lane. This is the headquarters of the 36th Sheffield St John’s Ranmoor Scout Group.

The group is looking to upgrade and modernise the building in a series of phases to provide:

  • wheelchair access
  • better toilet facilities
  • more space for all the different groups that use it.

This is a community asset that, as well as providing a home for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, is also made use of by various local groups including the Old School House Nursery; Art Classes; Computer Classes; Chairobics and Sensory Classes for Babies. It’s hoped that the upgrades to the building will allow even more groups to use it.

The group are trying to raise money to allow this work to be completed and among other things are running sponsored walks, family bingo evenings and running a buy a brick campaign.

They could really use your support – whether you are a former Beaver, Cub or Scout yourself or a parent of one of the past, current and future Scouting members or a friend of the Scouting movement.

Make a donation towards Benty Lane Scout hut

You can also donate by contacting the group treasurer direct using eric@ranmoorscouts.com.

Your votes wanted to help raise funds for Benty Lane Scout Hut

Benty Lane Scout leaders have been in touch to ask for your help raising funds to develop their Crosspool headquarters:

We are fundraising for the Scout HQ extension and modernisation. We’ave been approved to apply for funding through the Aviva Community Fund. This funding is between £10-25,000 so is extremely important and life-changing for our scout group and local community venue.

We however need you and anyone you know to vote for us:

Vote for the project here

You just need to register and please give us your 10 votes. The more votes we get, the more chance we have of receiving this substantial funding to make this project come alive.

Please remember we only have 26 days to get as many votes as possible and it costs nothing to vote.

View the approved planning application on the council website

Crosspool Community skip on Tuesday 10 May from 8am

Hallam Community Skip
Community Skip

You’re invited to come and leave your household waste in the Crosspool Community Skip on Tuesday 10 May 2016. It’ll be in the The Sportsman car park on Benty Lane from 8am (not 7am as previously published) and will be picked up promptly at 11:30am.

Please note, the skip is for household waste only. The following items will not be accepted:

  • fridges
  • freezers
  • gas bottles
  • asbestos
  • oil
  • car batteries
  • tyres
  • TVs
  • computers

The skip will be supervised at all times.

New manager launches new ale and menu in Crosspool pub

The Sportsman pub manager Samantha Chapman
The Sportsman pub manager Samantha Chapman

The Sportsman in Crosspool has teamed up with Yorkshire brewery Black Sheep to launch an exclusive new pale ale.

From Good Friday, 25 March, customers at the Crosspool pub will be able to enjoy a pint of Ember Inn Pale Ale, a 4% ABV beer with a crisp, bitter finish.

Easter also marks the launch of the new brunch menu – the latest addition by pub manager Samantha Chapman. Celebrating six months behind the bar, she has brought in a new team and relaunched the weekly quiz night.

Samantha said: “With 11 and a half years’ experience in the industry, The Sportsman posed an exciting new challenge for me to develop its reputation in the local community. I won an award for Manager of the Year in a previous role in 2014 as I helped make the pub a social hub for residents, groups and clubs in the local community – that’s something we are hoping to replicate here.”

“Introducing this exclusive ale will add to our already extensive cask ale range and is just the beginning of our plans for the pub. From our pub quizzes, to our new seasonal menus, I am hoping to build great relationships with our locals, evolving the pub to become a part of everyday life in the community.”

The Sportsman, Crosspool

Art and tablet courses start in Crosspool

Two new courses started this week in Crosspool at Benty Lane Scout Hut.

iPads for Beginners/Moving on with iPads started on 3 November and will run Mondays 1-3pm.

Art for Beginners starts on Thursday 6 November and runs 10am-12pm.

Pre-booking is advisable. Call 0114 2500613 or email info@heeleydevtrust.com to book your place.

 

Free skip on Saturday 5 April 2014

Hallam Community Skip
The next Crosspool Community Skip is on Saturday 5 April 2014

You are invited to come and leave your household waste in the Crosspool Community Skip for free on Saturday 5 April 2014. It will be in the car park of The Sportsman pub on Benty Lane from 8am and will be picked up promptly at 12:30pm 11.30am.

Please note, the skip is for household waste only. The following items will not be accepted:

  • fridges
  • freezers
  • gas bottles
  • asbestos
  • oil
  • car batteries
  • tyres
  • TVs
  • computers

The skip will be supervised at all times.