Royal Mail Proposes Closure of Crosspool Pick-Up Depot

Tapton Sorting Office

Royal Mail is looking to permanently close its long-established Tapton Hill Road enquiry office from February 2023.

If implemented, customers will no longer have the convenience of picking up undelivered post and parcels locally.

Full Story in The Star


Festival Exhibition Success

Over 70 wonderful exhibits from very talented Crosspool folk were on display last Thursday at St. Columba Church.
The four judges were impressed with the range and quality of entries. There was also a display by Mavis Roadhouse on using silk, a very complicated and delicate skill.
The winners each received a certificate and a cash prize sponsored by Crosspool Estate Agents, Cocker & Carr.

Under 16’s Cake

The winners were:
Craft Sandra Bousted for her hand made journal made from recycled materials.
Art under 16s: an exceptional and brilliant portrait drawing by Neha Chonkar.
Art adults: Rosalie Hoyland ‘smoke scene, sparks and soot’.
Photography under 16s: Kai Haste-Wain’s image of a resting bee.
Photography adults: Louise Cousins for her picture of Hallam FC players celebrating winning the league in the snow!
Cake Baking under 16s: Thomas Hague
Adults: Ken Rutter.

Crosspool Festival

Saturday 25th June, the second day of the Crosspool Festival

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit 11 Open Gardens…10am -4pm
where there will be Refreshments and items for sale.
Tickets £4 from the Nest Cafe or any participating Garden.

Whilst out and about, take the opportunity to have a stroll through Lydgate Green.
Linger for a while to appreciate all the hard work “The Friends of Lydgate Green” & “Crosspool Forum” have done over the past year, and continue to do, to make the green a pleasant experience for residents and visitors to enjoy. 

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the pupils’ Craft & Food Market, 1pm – 4pm
..Lydgate Infants School, Lydgate Lane

Scarecrow Competition
Scarecrow competition continues throughout the Festival week
Winners will be announced at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, (CDYST) Coldwell Lane, Saturday 2nd July.

Where you can find the Scarecrows

Crosspool Clarion Summer 2022

Crosspool Clarion Summer 2022

Volume 19 Issue 2 Summer 2022

The current issue of the Crosspool Clarion (Incorporating St Columba’s & Stephen Hill Church Newsletter), delivered to 3000 homes locally, is also available to download and read below.

Current issue: Volume 19 Issue 2 Summer 2022

Back issues of past editions of the Clarion are also available to download.

To read PDFs on your computer, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader

Service of Thanksgiving

St Columba’s Church

Service of Thanksgiving and celebration in St Columba’s Church for those who died during the pandemic restrictions

St Columba’s Church is holding a service at 2.30pm this Sunday 15th May to celebrate and give thanks for those who died during the pandemic, and in particular for those who felt the restrictions meant they could not properly mark the death of a loved one.

 We anticipate this will be the first of a few occasions when we do this, so there will be other opportunities for those who cannot make this particular time, but all are welcome.  If you wish to attend specifically to pay tribute to your relative, please let us know the relevant name so they can be mentioned and prayed for.  The invitation is to all members of the church and the wider community.

St Columba’s Church 503 Manchester Road S210 5PL
Tel: 0114 2670006.  Email:

Manchester Road Blocked

Please avoid Manchester Road for the time being.

Due to a collision involving a fuel tanker, which occurred this morning (Sunday 27th February), near to the Black Brook Farm on the A57, the Manchester Road was blocked by the Police near to the Bell Hagg Garden Centre.

Bell Hagg Garden Centre remains open.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is presently dealing with the situation.

Crosspool Festival 2018 starts on Friday

Crosspool Festival 2018
Crosspool Festival 2018

Our annual community festival begins on Friday with the unveiling of the well dressing at the top of Selborne Road at 7pm.

Many longstanding events are returning and there are new events in the programme, including:

  • summer fayre
  • street market
  • open mic night
  • Lego challenge
  • Open Gardens
  • history walk
  • treasure hunt
  • Crosspool Crawl
  • quiz night
  • folk concert
  • picnic in the park

For the full list of things going on over the ten days, download a copy of the programme.

SARAS Women’s Refuge will receive profits from the festival. All free events will be pleased to take donations for this charity.