Watt Lane/Cairns Road roadworks due to finish by Thursday 19 February

The Watt Lane/Cairns Road roadworks due to finish by Thursday 19 February
The Watt Lane/Cairns Road roadworks are due to finish by Thursday 19 February

The ongoing work by Yorkshire Water to repair a burst water main on Watt Lane is scheduled to finish by tomorrow, Thursday 19 February.

Three-way temporary traffic lights are in place.

Pot hole appears on resurfaced Watt Lane

Pothole on Watt Lane
Pothole on Watt Lane

The newly laid surface of Watt Lane has been under cut by a leaking water main at the junction with Cairns Road, resulting in the appearance of a pot hole.

Amey have been informed and the pot hole has been fenced off.

Remember, you can report faults with roads, potholes, streetlights, traffic lights and signs using the form on the Sheffield City Council website.

Three-way signals in place on Watt Lane

Three-way signals in place on Watt Lane
Three-way signals are in place on Watt Lane

Traffic lights were installed installed today on the Watt Lane/Cairns Road junction, causing minor delays to traffic.

The signals are in places that Yorkshire Water can renew lead piping. Work could go on until 6 October.

Queries should be addressed to Yorkshire Water quoting reference QB003167843150040.

Road resurfacing work continues from 14 July in Sandygate

Blossom on Watt Lane
Watt Lane: to be resurfaced as part of the Streets Ahead project

Work to resurface roads, replace pavements and install new streetlights is due to start on Crosspool streets in the Sandygate district.

Roads in what contractor Amey is calling zone B45 include Watt Lane, Selborne Road, Cairns Road, Cardoness Road and Drive, Dransfield Road and Close and Barholm Road.

Two separate road closures are scheduled for the second half of July. Cars parked on closed roads may be towed away, with a fee due to have your vehicle released.

Residents living in affected roads should have received letters confirming the details – read a copy here (PDF, 71KB).

Streets Ahead Sandygate zone B45 latest – Sheffield City Council

 

Lost cat on Cairns Road: can you help?

Have you seen Alfie the Cairns Road cat?
Have you seen Alfie the Cairns Road cat?

A black cat called Alfie has gone missing from his home on Cairns Road. Have you seen him?

The owners are asking whether local residents could check garages, basements, greenhouses and sheds in case he is trapped inside.

If you think you might have seen Alfie, please get in touch on 07939 341020.

Lost Cairns Road cat; cat found on Benty Lane

Lost cat
Have you seen Alfie?

A black cat called Alfie has been missing from the Cairns Road area since Sunday morning.

The owners are asking whether local residents could check garages, basements, greenhouses and sheds in case he is trapped inside. He sometimes ventures as far as Lydgate.

If you think you might have seen Alfie, please call 07939 341020.

Meanwhile, a resident has reported that a white and ginger cat has been found dead on a driveway on Benty Lane, around 50 yards from Stephen Hill Church.

If you are – or know – the owner then let us know by commenting below and we’ll put the person who found the cat in touch.

Cars in Crosspool vandalised

Cars in Crosspool have been vandalised
Cars in Crosspool have been vandalised

Over the last seven days there have been at least three reports of cars being vandalised overnight in the Crosspool area.

Owners of vehicles parked on Cairns Road, Manchester Road and Watt Lane have found their cars with smashed rear/passenger windows and broken wing mirrors.

The police have been informed but do be vigilant and report anything suspicious by calling 101.

Has your car also been vandalised? If so, please comment below.

Lost black cat: have you see Pudding in Crosspool?

Pudding the cat
Have you see Pudding the cat in Crosspool?

On Saturday 5 January 2013 a black cat called Pudding went missing from his home on Cairns Road. Have you seen him?

He is around 10 years old (the owners don’t know for certain as he was rescue cat), with black long fur with a brownish chest and green/yellow eyes. A distinguishing feature is a little nick in his tongue. He doesn’t have a collar and isn’t microchipped.

The owners are asking whether you could check your garage, basement, greenhouse and shed in case Pudding – who also responds to the name Wow Wow – is trapped inside.

If you think you might have seen him, please ring the owner on 07904 468589.

Crosspool Open Gardens raises over £3,000 for charity

Twelve charities are to share the £3,300 raised from this year’s Crosspool Open Gardens on Saturday 3 July.

The annual event, which is co-ordinated by members of Stephen Hill Methodist Church, ran this year as part of the Crosspool Festival programme.

There were 15 gardens around the neighbourhood to explore, including allotments off Back Lane, two adjoining houses on Cairns Road and the Den Bank Close garden featuring a model railway.

One Manchester Road garden also accommodated an art sale, plus a book signing by local historian and author Judith Hanson. Plentiful supplies of tea and cake were also available at most of the gardens.

Open Gardens started as a fundraising event for the church’s development appeal but has now been extended to support charities nominated by the owner of each of the showcased gardens.

Den Bank Close garden featuring a model railway at Crosspool Open Gardens, July 2010
Den Bank Close garden featuring a model railway at Crosspool Open Gardens, July 2010