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.
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.
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.”