Carver Fields under threat?

It’s our understanding that a decision has been taken to sell the Carver fields on Hagg Lane.

These fields have provided a healthy recreational facility for everyone for many years. If this proves to be the case, and the fields become a building site, this would be a significant loss to the community and to our heritage.

We’ll let you know if we hear more on this.

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Calver Fields armed mugging: Crosspool teenagers reminded to be vigilant

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Carver fields

Local Neighbourhood Watch representatives are urging Crosspool teenagers to employ streetwise safety after three boys were threatened with guns and mugged near Calver Fields on Thursday 19 June around 11pm.

The teenagers were among the last to leave an end-of-exams gathering in the field near Hagg Lane. While walking up the hill to go home two men stopped them and threatened them with guns. The men escaped with at least one mobile phone.

The boys called the police, who met them at the junction of Hagg Lane and Manchester Road. You may have heard a police helicopter looking for the perpetrators later on Thursday night.

If you have teenagers celebrating the end of term or passing exams then a reminder to be extra vigilant.

St Columba’s to host Carver Fields bonfire for Easter 2014

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St. Columba’s church will be celebrating Easter morning, Sunday 20 April, with a bonfire and service held on Carver Fields at 9am.

The short service will be followed by breakfast, Easter egg hunt and celebration service in church.

To join St Columba’s for the bonfire, take the footpath off Hagg Lane opposite the junction with Den Bank Drive and walk across the field.

St Columba’s, Crosspool

Easter 2013 at St Columba’s

St. Columba's church, Crosspool
St. Columba’s church, Crosspool

Update 27 March: The Easter morning bonfire in Carver Fields is cancelled due to the snow.  Other activities on Easter morning will go ahead as planned.

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St. Columba’s church will be celebrating Easter morning, Sunday 31 March, with a bonfire and service held on Carver Fields at 8.30am.

There’s a celebration breakfast in the church hall at 9am with an Easter egg hunt, and at 10am there is a festive and family-friendly service of holy communion in the church.

To join St Columba’s for the bonfire, take the footpath off Hagg Lane opposite the junction with Den Bank Drive.

You’re welcome to join them at whichever time/event suits you. Remember to put your clocks forward the day before.

St Columba’s, Crosspool

Tricycle and pram damaged by vandals on Carver Fields

Tricycle and pram damaged by vandals on Calver Fields
Tricycle and pram damaged by vandals on Calver Fields

Toys belonging to two young girls were ruined by vandals yesterday afternoon in an incident on Carver Fields.

Crosspool mum Lucy Whittle Watkins was out with her three year-old and 20 month-old daughters. They temporarily left a tricycle and toy pram just inside one of the entrances to the fields while they went to sit on a bench.

They returned to find the tricycle ruined, with the saddle smashed, the guide pole snapped off and basket broken, leaving Lucy angry and her daughters very upset.

Lucy said: “I shouldn’t have left it unattended, although I’ve left things there before with no problem. I’ve a learned a sad lesson today.”

She is planning on reporting it to our local police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT). If you saw or know anything about this incident then please get in touch with Crookes SNT by dialling 0114 296 4803 or 101.