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.
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.”
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.