Festival helps provide new CDYST basket swing

CDYST basket swing
The new CDYST basket swing was paid for with the help of Crosspool Festival

Money raised from last summer’s Crosspool Festival has helped provide new community facilities at Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST).

A new basket swing with safety flooring can be found in the Coldwell Lane playground and is available for all under 10s to use.

Money from festival events, along with a Sheffield City Council grant, paid for the new equipment.


Crosspool roads saved from gritting axe

Back Lane is one Crosspool road which will now be gritted
Back Lane is one Crosspool road which will now be gritted

Several Crosspool roads will be gritted this winter following the results of a public consultation into winter road maintenance.

Council chiefs have changed their mind on the gritting of 141 roads. Local streets including Hagg Hill, Coldwell Lane, Stephen Hill, Watt Lane, Back Lane and Bole Hill Road will now be included on gritting routes.

Sheffield Council Cabinet Highways Committee meeting

List of roads amended as a result of consultation feedback (PDF, 61KB)




Last chance to claim CDYST lost property

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
Do you have lost property to claim from CDYST

The CDYST trustees have asked if anyone wants to claim these items of lost property before they’re donated to charity:

  • Scouts (259th) hooded navy blue fleece
  • Girls’ zipped hoodie – floral pattern
    School-age boy’s black anorak (with gloves in pocket)
  • Toddler’s turquoise hat

If you think one of the items is yours then please contact Gillian Drinkwater on g.m.drinkwater@btinternet.com.

Daytime slots available in CDYST hall

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk

Some availability has come up for daytime slots in the CDYST hall on Coldwell Lane due to the pre-school playball group moving to its own premises.

The slots are:

Monday: 9am-12pm and 4-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-12pm and 4-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-12pm, 1-2pm and 4-5pm
Thursday: 9-11am
Friday: 9am-12pm

Anyone interested should contact the Booking Secretary Liz Flesher using liz@cdyst.co.uk.

Crosspool roads will not be gritted under new council proposals

Digging out a car, Crosspool, 1 December 2010
Watt Lane in the December 2010 snow

Several roads in Crosspool are included in a list of streets that will no longer be gritted if new proposals come into force in October.

The Sheffield City Council winter road maintenance proposals affect 100 miles of road in the city and have come about due to cuts in funding from central government.

Affected local streets include Hagg Hill, Coldwell Lane, Stephen Hill, Watt Lane and Back Lane. You can see these streets highlighted on the council’s interactive online map.

For the full list of roads, download this PDF (660KB) and see the roads at the bottom marked ‘remove all’.

Residents are being invited to give their views on the proposals. You have until Friday 25 July 2014 to comment.

Sheffield City Council gritting proposals – including interactive online map

Have your say on the proposals


Plea from CDYST trustees to dog walkers

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk

Dog walkers have been asked to clear up after their dogs when using the Coldwell Lane CDYST pitch and surrounding ground.

The trustees of Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) and Crosspool Juniors Football Club report an increase in the amount of dog mess not being collected, bagged and taken home.

Trust secretary Mrs Gillian Drinkwater explained: “This is a serious issue of great concern to everyone in the local community, especially in view of the number of children who use the area. The trustees would like to point out this is private ground and we might have to consider closing the site to dog walkers if the problem continues.”

Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust

New keeper required for Crosspool Juniors U9s football club

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
Crosspool Juniors is looking for a new goalkeeper to join the U9s team. CDYST image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk

Crosspool Juniors is looking for a new goalkeeper to join the U9s team for the season 2013-14.

From September they will play most Sunday mornings through until March/April 2014. Our home ground is at Coldwell Lane. Away fixtures can be as far away as Rotherham.

If you think that your son would be interested in joining the team then please drop jrwales@gmail.com an email with name, school and any experience they may already have.

They should currently be in Y3, moving up to Y4 in September and should not be linked to any other club.

Details of first 2013 Festival events revealed – plus, design help wanted

Crosspool Festival street market
The Selborne Road street market returns on Sunday 30 June

Plans for the fourth Crosspool Festival are progressing well. Make sure you have the dates in your diary: Friday 28 June–Sunday 7 July. The full programme and ticket details will be available in May, but in the meantime the first details from Frances Eccleston and the Festival Committee about some events are below.

  • The well-dressing will be launched on Friday 28 and on Saturday 29 June we hope to have an Open Gardens day
  • The Selborne Road street market will follow on Sunday 30 June
  • There will be morning events at Stephen Hill Church from Monday through to Wednesday
  • Award-winning photographer Paul Hobson will be giving an illustrated talk on Wild Derbyshire at St. Columba’s on Thursday 4 July
  • The Summer Fayre on Coldwell Lane field will be the usual highlight on Saturday 6 July
  • Those with enough energy can follow it with a barn dance and meal at St. Columba’s in the evening – or alternatively relax to the sound of the organ in a recital at Tapton Congregational Church.
  • The closing service will be held at 12.30pm on Sunday 7 July

Lots of other events are in the pipeline too, so look out for the programme in May, and we’ll also keep you posted through this website.

Could you help design posters and fliers?

The organising committee is looking for someone to help design posters and fliers for the festival. This would suit someone with computer skills and a bit of artistic flair, and who could spare a few hours in early May.

For more information contact Frances Eccleston on f.m.eccleston@gmail.com or 0114 267 0006.

Photos from Crosspool Summer Fayre 2012

Thankfully the sun shone for yesterday’s Summer Fayre at the sports field on Coldwell Lane. Here are a few pictures from the afternoon.

Crosspool Summer Fayre is today!

At 2pm today, the annual Crosspool Summer Fayre takes place at Coldwell Lane sports field. There’s loads going on for all the family:

  • Marching musical ensemble
  • Irish dancing display
  • Lydgate Junior School band
  • Fire and police demonstrations
  • Lucky dip
  • Face painting
  • Bouncy castle/slide
  • Coconut shy
  • Wellie wanging
  • Tombola
  • Wet sponge throwing
  • Pirate and the proncess
  • Refreshments
  • Craft and cake stalls
  • Books
  • Plants
  • Bric-a-Brac
Summer Fayre - Crosspool Festival 2012
Summer Fayre – Crosspool Festival 2012