Our Cow Molly family bonfire, Saturday 6 November 2010

Crosspool families are invited to the Out Cow Molly bonfire from 2:30pm on Saturday at Cliffe House Farm in Dungworth.

The free event includes a fire engine which will be giving rides all afternoon to raise money for the fire museum, a barbecue serving Yorkshire highland beef burgers, hot drinks, a Bradfield Brewery bar and of course a big bonfire which will be lit at 5pm.

Cliffe House Farm was originally a dairy farm dating back to 1947. With the price of milk falling, in 2007 the family decided to diversify into dairy ice cream and Our Cow Molly was born.

Our Cow Molly currently supplies its excellent range of ice cream to outlets including Bamforth’s in Crosspool, The Three Merry Lads pub in Lodge Moor and Cream coffee shop in Broomhill.

Our Cow Molly family bonfire
Our Cow Molly family bonfire

Street light problem on Manchester Road

For at least the last 24 hours, a run of street lights have been out on the bottom part of Manchester Road between Broomhill and the Shore Lane junction.

This has resulted in almost pitch black conditions for pedestrians as soon as darkness falls around 5pm. It is not known whether the problems have been caused by the recent works taking place along various points on Manchester Road.

Street Force has been alerted to the problem. Until it is resolved, pedestrians and drivers are advised to take extra care.

Street Force street lighting information

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Manchester Road at 5pm tonight with no street lights
Manchester Road at 5pm tonight with no street lights

Manchester Road speed signs due to be removed today

The two vehicle-activated signs on Manchester Road are due to be removed today (Friday 20 August) by Streetforce.

The Central Area Community Assembly commissioned two sets of detectors from Sheffield Council’s road safety department. These were to be installed by Streetforce for an eight-week period at different locations highlighted by the local community as being prone to traffic speeding.

The first signs to be installed, on the Broomhill end of Manchester Road, are due to be removed today. At 8:30am this morning, only the the speed sign for vehicles coming up the hill was operational.

The analysed data gathered is likely to be used for improving road safety at the two locations. We’ll post more information as we hear about it.

Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road
Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road

Manchester Road and Glossop Road reopen

The recent roadworks affecting Manchester Road, Broomhill and Glossop Road are complete, meaning that roads have now reopened.

The replacing of the gas mains meant that traffic could only travel one way through Broomhill and up Manchester Road. The Fulwood Road junction with Glossop Road had also been closed.

The roads reopened at around 10am on Monday 9 August. Fulwood Road between Ashdell Road and Manchester Road will remain one way into town until early September.

The recent roadworks in Broomhill appear to have finished
The recent roadworks in Broomhill have finished

New traffic-slowing measures on Manchester Road

Two vehicle-activated signs have been installed near the Broomhill end of Manchester Road to help slow traffic.

The radar speed signs are located on both sides of the road near Tapton House Road and Tapton Mount Close. The idea is that they will slow cars down by making drivers aware when they are driving at unsafe speeds.

As well as showing drivers how fast they are going, the signs also display a happy face for vehicles travelling under the speed limit and a sad face for those exceeding it. The speed limit for this stretch of road is 30mph.

Manchester Road has been affected by the roadworks in Broomhill and is currently only open for traffic coming out of town.

Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield
Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield

Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield
Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield