Agenda for Thursday 28 July 2016 Open Meeting

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Crosspool Forum Open Meeting – click for provisional agenda (PDF, 530KB)

Crosspool Forum’s Open Meeting on Thursday 28 July at St Columba’s will start at 7pm.

Come along for updates local issues including:

  • Local highways refurbishment
  • Claremont Hospital parking
  • Plough Inn closure
  • Selbourne Road Traffic Calming petition
  • Cardoness Road flooding
  • Closed circuit TV in Crosspool

You’ll also get chance to give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police and First Bus.

Agenda for Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, 28 July 2016 (PDF, 530KB)

Minutes from previous Open Meetings

 

Agenda for Friday 6 May 2016 Open Meeting

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Crosspool Forum Open Meeting – click for provisional agenda (PDF, 2MB)

Crosspool Forum’s Open Meeting on Friday 6 May at St Columba’s will start at 7pm.

Come along to give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police and First Bus.

Provisional agenda for Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, 6 May 2016 (PDF, 2MB)

Minutes from previous Open Meetings

 

Single decker buses to run on 51 route weekdays until 17 April

Bus 51: a revised route and new ticketing has been proposed
Bus 51: single deckers will be in use weekdays 7am-7pm until 17 April

First Buses have advised that they will be unable to run buses from Blackbrook Road to Lodge Moor terminus from Thursday 7 April to Tuesday 17 April, 7am-7pm, on weekdays only.

Because they will be forced to use Crimicar Lane to turn buses, this will mean the use of single deckers during the period. Last time this diversion was in place, a double decker received damage due to a tree at kerbside, so it is considered unsafe.

First are advising residents that while they will do their best, there is a possible risk of demand exceeding seating capacity on the service at peak periods and around school times.

Agenda for Thursday 28 January 2016 Open Meeting

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Crosspool Forum Open Meeting – click for provisional agenda (PDF, 180KB)

Crosspool Forum’s Open Meeting on Thursday 28 January at St Columba’s will start at 7pm.

Come along and find out about Yorkshire Water’s new Rivelin Valley filtration scheme and give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police and First Bus.

Provisional agenda for Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, 28 January 2016 (PDF, 180KB)

Minutes from previous Open Meetings

 

Agenda for Thursday 29 October 2015 Open Meeting

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Crosspool Forum Open Meeting – click for provisional agenda (PDF, 549KB)

Crosspool Forum’s  AGM/Open Meeting on Thursday 29 October at St Columba’s will start at 7pm.

Come along and give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police, officials from Streets Ahead contractor Amey and First Bus.

Provisional agenda for Crosspool Forum Open Meeting/AGM, 29 October 2015 2015 (PDF, 549KB)

Minutes from previous Open Meetings

 

Disruption to 51 bus service next week

There will be major disruptions to 51 bus service to Crosspool next week
There will be major disruptions to 51 bus service to Crosspool next week

Update 6 August: Looks like the shuttle bus may be in use now.


Update 3 August: After all the fuss, it seems the 51 is going via Manchester Road/Coldwell Lane after all.


31 July, 9am update: First Bus have announced that they will provide a free shuttle bus between Crosspool and Brook Hill. This will operate every 30 minutes between approximately 7.30am and 6.30pm. No fares will be charged – this is to feed into the main 51 bus.


The 51 bus service will not run along part of Sandygate Road next week during the day due to road improvement works for the Streets Ahead project.

From Monday 3 to Friday 7 August, from 7am-7pm each day, 51 buses will run between Broomhill and Sandygate along Fulwood Road, Gladstone Road, Ivy Park Road, Carsick Hill Road and re-join the normal route on Sandygate Road to and form Lodge Moor.

Buses on services 273, 274 and 275 are not affected and will still run along Manchester Road and along Benty Lane and Sandygate Road travelling towards the city centre through Crosspool as normal.

At the Crosspool Forum Open Meeting last night concerns were raised in particular about families not being able to easily access Ryegate Children’s Centre on Manchester Road.

51 service update – First Buses

Agenda for Thursday 30 July 2015 Open Meeting

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Open Meeting at St Columba’s – click for provisional agenda (PDF, 678KB)

Crosspool Forum’s Open Meeting on Thursday 30 July at St Columba’s will start at 7pm.

Come along and give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police and officials from First Bus and Streets Ahead contractor Amey.

Provisional agenda for Open Meeting on Thursday 30 July 2015 (PDF, 1.2MB)

Minutes from previous Open Meetings

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51 bus: report from public meeting with First

Meeting at St Columba's with First to discuss the 51 bus
Meeting at St Columba’s with First to discuss the 51 bus

On Friday night over 60 residents gathered at St. Columba’s church to put their questions to representatives from First, provider of Crosspool’s 51 bus service.

Almost 30 questions were taken from the floor and answered by First’s commercial manager Adam Timewell and business manager John Eardley.

Download the full minutes of the meeting  (PDF, 97KB)

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What is being done to improve the 51 bus route? Download the meeting minutes (PDF, 97KB)

Issues and comments that were covered include:

  • the impact of the tramline repairs and Charnock roadworks on the service
  • changes can be expected in September, including a full fleet of new double decker buses on the 51 route; exploring the possibility of splitting the route so buses from this end turn round at the markets then come back; improving punctuality with particular problems regarding accessibility on West Street (outbound);
  • concerns about the safety of passengers boarding the bus on Mappin Street
  • a named Route Manager for the 51 is to be introduced by the spring
  • attempts to solve the problem of bunching buses, which is acknowledged as a management rather than timetabling issue
  • whether other companies could also run buses on the route, like the 52 service

Adam and John have agreed to attend the next Crosspool Forum Open Meeting on 31 July to report back on their progress.

Download the full minutes of the meeting  (PDF, 97KB)

51 bus route changes on 26 January

New timetables for the 51 bus start today
The 51 bus route will change slightly from Sunday 26 January

The route that the 51 bus takes when travelling away from town will change later this month.

From Sunday 26 January, journeys from the city centre to Lodge Moor will go via West Street and Glossop Road, turning right onto Hanover Way and then onto Western Bank.

Journeys into the city centre will not change and will continue via Broad Lane and Mappin Street.

For more information visit the Travel South Yorkshire website.

51 bus timetable commencing 26 January 2014 (PDF, 636KB)

51 bus: Crookes councillors and First/SYPTE meeting report

New timetables for the 51 bus start today
Our local councillors have met with First and SYPTE to discuss the 51 bus

Our three councillors, Sylvia Anginotti, Rob Frost and Geoff Smith, have recently met with First and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) to discuss the 51 bus route.

A report from the meeting, written by the councillors, is below.

If you have comments regarding this then the best way to get in touch with them directly is via the contact details on the Sheffield city council website.


The three Crookes councillors (Sylvia Anginotti, Rob Frost and Geoff Smith) have been made aware by individuals and through the Crosspool Forum of dissatisfaction with the 51 bus. In particular with the failure of buses to run at the published times.

We were going to have a meeting with First and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) in January but unfortunately the bad weather forced a postponement and we were not able to meet until March.

You will remember that we were promised an improved service when the Bus Partnership arrangements started at the end of October 2012. This was going to be achieved in two ways; an additional bus on the route and a change of route to avoid Broad Lane.

The additional bus was put on but the change of route didn’t happen. This was because of the number of people who protested that they would not be able to get to the NHS walk in service.

SYPTE figures for complaints show a continued high level of complaints up to January of this year and then a falling off. This could be for either of two reasons; people have become fed up with complaining or there has been some improvement in the service.

SYPTE’s own figures for punctuality at stops on the route show an improvement from 72% punctuality pre-October 2012 rising to 84% recently. This is against a target of 95%. So even by their own figures there is still some way to go.

First admit that punctuality is still not good enough. They said that double deckers were part of the problem and that from early July they will be replaced by brand new single deckers which along with ticket issue speeding up should speed up overall loading times.

They are also putting an additional bus on the route on Saturdays from the end of April and making minor timetable changes. They gave us a list of traffic hotspots on the route which cause problems and we will be taking these up with the Council.

Also they warned that the service could be affected by planned roadworks across the city.

We will continue to have meetings with First and SYPTE. We will welcome your views and experience at the next meeting of the Crosspool Forum and please keep on complaining to SYPTE if you have problems with the 51.

Sylvia Anginotti, Rob Frost and Geoff Smith
April 2013