Thieves target Crosspool houses and shops

Bamforths, Crosspool
Bamforths, Crosspool has been targeted by thieves

A series of break ins have been reported in Crosspool over the last few weeks.

Bamforths and CKs in the precinct and houses on Manchester Road, Watt Lane and Cardonesss Road have been targeted.

Adrian Well, the owner of Bamforths greengrocer, sent this message of thanks to local residents: “Many of you know my shop was broken into and burgled last week. Whilst it was a thoroughly unpleasant experience, the kindness and support I received from the whole community was really cheering.

“All of your kind words were really appreciated, offers to help clear up were amazing, bottles of wine (and any other alcoholic gift) are always most welcome!

“Many of you will know that taking on the shop is a big change in my life. The reasons for taking this on are many. The hours and pay are certainly not two of them. But, the support I received has helped me appreciate how much local shops are a bedrock of a community. You’ve made me proud to live and work among you. Thanks again.”

If you see anything suspicious, don’t hesitate to contact the police by ringing 101.

First big snowfall of the winter in Crosspool

Darwin Lane in the Boxing day snow, 2014
Darwin Lane in the Boxing day snow, 2014

Up to 16cm of snow fell on Crosspool on Boxing day evening, causing delays for drivers and the cancellation of the 51 bus service.

Traffic was moving slowly on roads all over Sheffield as the snow settled into the evening with delays on major roads and some minor roads blocked.

One journey from Crosspool to Millhouses reportedly took two hours. Some drivers abandoned their cars, deciding instead to continue their journey on foot.

As of 8am this morning First announced that the 51 bus service was suspended due to the conditions. It was running again by 4pm.

Many families took advantage of the holiday snow and ventured out for sledging, snowmen and snowball fights.

Here’s a selection of photos from Twitter and some taken this morning.

https://twitter.com/NiknooNt/status/548773692306903040

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

 

House fire on Cardoness Road

House fire on Cardoness Road
House fire on Cardoness Road (photo by Christ Holt)

A fire at a house on Cardoness Road was reported around 6.40pm last night and subsequently dealt with by the fire service.

There was one minor casualty, with a woman in her 50s treated for minor smoke inhalation but she did not need to attend hospital.

The fire, which involved a motorbike, started in a garage then spread into the kitchen of an adjoining house. The garage and kitchen suffered extensive damaged, and the rest of the house was heavily smoke logged.

Early indications are that the fire started accidentally, involving electrics in the garage.

The road was cordoned off, with three fire engines and police remaining on the scene until around 8.50pm.

House fire on Cardoness Road
House fire on Cardoness Road (photo by Chris Holt)

 

Police issue statement about Crosspool death

South Yorkshire Police have issued a statement regarding events in Crosspool last weekend.

They confirm that the body of a missing 63-year-old woman was found behind property in Crosspool at around midday on Saturday, 9 February. The woman was reported missing from her home on Cardoness Road at 5.45pm on Friday 8 February.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and police are not seeking anyone in connection with her death.

Cardoness Road and Den Bank Crescent royal wedding street parties

All the best to the residents of Cardoness Road and Den Bank Crescent as they enjoy their royal wedding street parties today.

Stretches of both roads are closed.

In a Sheffield Star report, Simone Kirkham, at a street party on Cardoness Road, said:

“It’s a good idea – a good way of getting the community together. The best part of the ceremony was the dress. She looked great.”

South Yorkshire celebrates William and Kate’s big day

BBC slideshow: photos 10, 11 and 12 in this BBC slideshow are from the Cardoness Road street party

Cardoness Road was part-closed for the royal wedding street party
Cardoness Road was part-closed for the royal wedding street party
Den Bank Crescent was part-closed for the royal wedding street party
Den Bank Crescent was part-closed for the royal wedding street party

Improvements for pedestrians on Lydgate Lane

Work has started on changes to the pavements and crossing areas at the top of Lydgate Lane.

The road is being narrowed outside Lydgate Infant School ready for the installation of a zebra crossing.

Improvements to the Lydgate Lane end of Marsh Lane and Headland Drive are also underway, with markings on the pavements that hint at the dropping of the curbstones with tapered pavements at crossing points.

Dropped Kerbs were recently installed on the Watt Lane end of Cardoness Road to make crossing easier for pedestrians.

Improvements for pedestrians on Lydgate Lane
Improvements for pedestrians on Lydgate Lane
Markings for dropped curbs on Headland Drive
Markings for dropped Kerbs on Headland Drive
Dropped curbs installed on Cardoness Road
Dropped Kerbs installed on Cardoness Road