Half term activities for kids

Half term activities leaflet from the South West Community Assembly
Half term activities leaflet from the South West Community Assembly

The council has produced a leaflet showing various half term activities taking place in the South West Community Assembly this week, mainly for kids.

Download the PDF from the Sheffield City Council website


Submit a transport service request to Sheffield City Council

Sheffield city council is inviting suggestions for how to improve traffic flow, road safety or change facilities for road/pavement users in the city.

Crosspool residents can go to www.sheffield.gov.uk/roads/report/transport-service-requests to register requests, or alternatively you can call the council on 0114 273 5907.

All the requests will be considered and acknowledged within seven days, and the assessment will generally be undertaken within around three to four months. Information regarding the outcome will be announced when the Community Assembly has made a decision.

Sandygate Road pedestrian crossing plea rejected

A request to install traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing at the Sandygate Road/Coldwell Lane/Carsick Hill Road junction is set to be rejected by Sheffield City Council.

Highways officers investigated the feasibility of a scheme but concluded that there were other sites in the South West Community Assembly area with a higher number of accidents where money would be better spent.

If you are interested in hearing more about the report then it is due to be discussed at the assembly meeting on Monday at Wesley Methodist Church in Crookes.

Sandygate Road, Coldwell Lane and Carsick Hill Road junction
Sandygate Road, Coldwell Lane and Carsick Hill Road junction

Den Bank Drive tree removed

Remains of tree on Den Bank Drive
Remains of tree on Den Bank Drive

On 21 December, residents of Den Bank Drive returned from work to discover that a tree had been removed without warning from a grass verge on the street.

A card was left to say that the tree was dead, although according to residents it had full blossom last Spring.

Further enquiries to Street Force reveal that the tree had been inspected earlier on in the year and was diagnosed as infected. There is no budget available to pay for a replacement tree in the current financial year.

Den Bank Drive resident Mark Shipman commented: “I am upset that the tree was removed without any communication until afterwards.”

Last chance to comment on convenience store planning application

Local residents are being encouraged to comment on the convenience store planning application 10/02657/FUL before the consultation period ends this coming Friday (17 September 2010).

The retail premises on Lydgate Lane, presently occupied by Motor World, is the subject of the application. It is proposed to extend the building to three times its present size and permission is being sought to change its use to a convenience store.

An Extraordinary Open Meeting took place on Friday 3 September to discuss the proposal – read the minutes from the meeting.

You can comment on the application in two ways:

  • Visit the 10/02657/FUL planning application on the Sheffield City Council website and click the ‘Submit Comments…’ button
  • Write to Ms Sarah Hallam, Development Management, Howden House, 1 Union St, Sheffield S1 2HH, with reference to Planning Application 10/02657/FUL