CDYST cycle track plans halted

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk
The trustees at Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) have decided not to go ahead with plans for a cycle track on the site.

They explain:

For numerous reasons and after careful consideration of all the issues involved, the CDTST trustees have decided that unfortunately it is not feasible for the proposed cycle track to go ahead.

The research that we have done and the negotiations that we have had has lead us to believe that the work is untenable.

We thank everyone who took the time to respond with their comments about the intended project.

Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust

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Update on CDYST cycle track

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

The trustees at Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) have an update regarding plans to install a cycle track at the facility.

We have received some encouraging news about a possible grant for the
proposed cycling area and cycle track on the CDYST playing field.

To recap briefly, we are proposing tarmacking a flat area, approximately 15m by 16m, to the left of the building, as seen from Coldwell Lane. We would also tarmac a cycling track which would run from the building down to the tennis courts, with a small turning area at the bottom. This would not interfere in any way with the football pitch.

To date people seem to be overwhelmingly in support of the project and welcome a safe, traffic free area where young people can learn to ride a bike and where older people can brush up their cycling skills.

If there is anything you wish the trustees to consider before the plans are finalised, please email akpemberton@hotmail.com by Tuesday 19 May 2015.

Wanted: your views on a possible cycle track at CDYST

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

The trustees at Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) would like your thoughts on the possibility of installing a cycle track at the facility.

Read more below then email johnarawlinson67@gmail.com with your views.

Last summer we were asked to consider providing a cycle track on the grassed area to the left of the sports hall, when viewed from Coldwell Lane.

We have done some research and have hopefully secured some funding to go ahead with this project, but would welcome your ideas and thoughts before we proceed any further.

We envisage tarmacking a grassed area approximately 16m by 15m where children, and those who lack confidence on a bike, can safety practice their cycling skills on a flat piece of ground, away from the traffic. We could also consider painting on some road markings such as a mini roundabout, a give way sign etc.

In addition, we are considering making a long cycling track, again out of tarmac, which would run from the building, down towards the tennis courts, with a small turning circle at the end. This would not interfere with the football pitch in any way.

Is this something which you feel is a good idea, or would you prefer the land to be left as a grassed area? Any thoughts, ideas and suggestions would be very welcome.

We would appreciate the responses as soon as possible, as there is a time limit for applying for the grant. Unless we can secure this funding, we will be unable to proceed with the project.

Please contact the trustees using johnarawlinson67@gmail.com.

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

Boxing day football match: parking offered

A local youth sports trust has offered its car park for the Boxing day match between Hallam FC and Sheffield FC in Crosspool.

The trustees of Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) have agreed that the CDYST car park on Coldwell Lane can be used by fans attending the 150th anniversary Boxing day match at Sandygate.

On Boxing day 1860, Hallam FC played Sheffield FC in the world’s first inter-club football match. The 2010 rematch at Sandygate marks the 150th anniversary of this historical game.

Buy tickets online from theoldestfootballgroundintheworld.com

Meanwhile, Hallam earned deserved point against Dinnington on Tuesday 23 November to put a stop to their run of seven straight defeats in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division. The match finished 1-1, with Neil Longhurst equalising for the Countrymen in the 64th minute.

Two matches since then have been postponed due to the weather, with the game against Liversedge rearranged for Tuesday 18 January. The Countrymen’s next outing is away at Tadcaster Albion this Tuesday night (14 December), kick off 7:45pm.

Official Hallam FC website

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CDYST facilities upgrade: your ideas wanted

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

The Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) trustees are looking for suggestions from local residents for how the youth sports facilities might be upgraded in 2011.

The CDYST sports hall on Coldwell Lane was built in 1992 for use by individuals or groups requiring a base or hall for events. There is also a four-acre sports field for outdoor events such as sports matches or exhibitions.

CDYST facilities upgrading feedback form
Download CDYST facilities upgrading feedback form (PDF, 260KB)

The trustees are interested to hear how often residents use the CDYST facilities at the moment, what is in need of upgrading and what new equipment people would like to see.

You can submit your ideas in one of the following ways:

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