Broomhill Community Library will be celebrating National Library Day on Saturday 7 February 2015 with a series of events based around ‘The Story of our Local Community between 1850 and 1950’.
Come along between 10.30am and 4pm to join in celebrations. At 11am local resident Adela Pankhurst (yes, that family!) will give an illustrated talk and at 2pm there’s a virtual tour of Broomhill in the past.
The Victorian Visitors will be around dressed in costume – so children are invited to come along dressed in their favourite book characters (there will be prizes!) For children too, local author and illustrator Lydia Monks will be reading and drawing at 2pm and there will be brass coin rubbing, plate doilie making and possibly a treasure hunt.
You can also expect to see displays of life from Victorian times to the 1950s with items to handle and buy – coins, donated books and baked items – from Victorian to Elizabethan recipes. All proceeds will help keep Broomhill Community Library open.
Roadworks and temporary traffic lights have caused major bottlenecks through Broomhill this morning.
Emergency work by Northern Powergrid is taking place to repair a cable fault outside On-A-Roll sandwich shop causing power loss to local businesses. Only one lane of traffic is able to pass through at a time.
Earlier today, the 51 bus was diverted in both directions, bypassing Weston Park and the university stops.
The map on roadworks.org shows progress with the repair, although there is no firm indication yet how long it will take.
Update 2pm: reports that Broomhill is now clear of the works and there are no longer any major hold ups.
Crosspool residents living on Tapton Hill are receiving notifications from Streets Ahead notifying them of delays to the improvements and new dates for when work will take place.
On Monday 5 August, work commenced a month later than planned on Vernon Terrace, Ryegate Road, Ryegate Crescent and Bosville Road. People living on these streets should have received a letter about this.
Lydgate Lane residents were expecting work to begin at night on 12 and 15 August, but this has been delayed and will instead take place Monday 19 to Friday 23 August 2013 between 7am and 7pm. Cars will be diverted, although access for pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be available at all times.
After a review of road conditions in the area, Cross Lane will now also be resurfaced. Residents will be informed by letter once a date is confirmed.
Underground cabling issues have meant that installation of new street lighting in Tapton Hill will start in November with a projected completion date of January. The heritage lights which are due to be installed in the Broomhill conservation area are on order. Pavements will be resurfaced as street lights are replaced.
The temporary traffic lights in Broomhill are not due to be removed until Monday 4 March.
Work is currently underway to excavate up to 15 meters of footway to locate high voltage cables that have caused loss of power.
The multi-way temporary traffic lights are causing delays to traffic travelling through Broomhill. During the morning rush hour tailbacks are stretching up Manchester Road all the way to Crosspool, causing delays to commuters.
Update 28 February: the wors appear to have been completed unexpectedly early, so the temporary traffic lights have now been removed.
Two 51 buses have been painted in traditional livery to celebrate 100 years of motor buses in Sheffield.
The first motorbus began operation between Broomhill and Lodge Moor via Crosspool on 15 February 1913. As part of the centenary celebrations, two modern buses painted in 1913 and 1960 colours will be used on the 51 route.
And on Sunday 12 May a bus rally will take place at First’s Olive Grove depot where you can see a selection of old and new buses and take part in fun activities.
Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of First UK Bus said: “It is very exciting that people and organisations in Sheffield are coming together to celebrate 100 years of motorbuses in Sheffield.
“Sheffield has grown tremendously in the past century and buses have been at the forefront of this development.
“It is only right and proper that we organise a series of events to commemorate this anniversary and the public should look out for these spectacular buses that represent the history of this great city.”