Broomhill shops resurfacing work starts 13 April

Broomhill resurfacing letter
Broomhill resurfacing letter – click/tap to read full PDF (554KB)

Residents can expect disruption from 13 April as the main roads around Broomhill are resurfaced as part of the Streets Ahead programme.

Roads will close between 7pm and 7am as the work takes place. The disruption will also have an impact on buses and on-street parking.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and access to businesses will be unaffected.

Read full details in Broomhill resurfacing letter (PDF, 554KB)


Williamson Hardware will move next door to make way for Sainsbury’s

Williamson Hardware in Broomhill
Williamson Hardware in Broomhill: will move next door to make way for Sainsbury’s

Broomhill institution Williamson Hardware will move into an adjacent unit to make way for a new Sainsbury’s supermarket.

The landlord of the unit gained planning permission to develop the site for a new occupier earlier this month and it has been confirmed that Sainsbury’s will take it on.

It is believed that Williamson will move into the smaller property next door which was until recently occupied by Blackwell’s bookshop.

A spokesperson from Sainsbury’s said: “The future of local traders is important to us, and we are pleased that Williamson, a long standing local trader, has agreed plans with their landlord to relocate to another adjacent unit on Fulwood Road.”

Williamson has been trading in Broomhill for 52 years.

Williamson Hardware in Broomhill under threat from closure

Williamson Hardware in Broomhill
Williamson Hardware in Broomhill: under threat from closure

Broomhill institution Williamson Hardware could be forced to move from its current location on Fulwood Road to make way for a Sainsbury’s supermarket.

The landlord of the building is attempting to conclude the tenancy and has applied for permission to modify the unit, including changing the use of the first floor from office to retail.

Williamson Hardware has been trading in Broomhill for 52 years. A Spar exists three doors down and a 24-hour Select and Save supermarket is located at the top of Glossop Road.

Crosspool residents can post their views on the proposals on the Sheffield City Council planning website. The application can be viewed online along with all the associated documents under planning reference 12/01352/FUL.

Planning application – 12/01352/FUL Williamson Hardware

Manchester Road water mains repair to take one month

The South West Community Assembly website reports on some upcoming roadworks on Manchester Road which will cause some disruption. They are due to start on 27 February 2012:

Yorkshire Water will be carrying out at Manchester Road, Sheffield.

This work is being carried out as part of our ongoing schemes to renew water mains throughout Yorkshire in order to help prevent bursts and boost the drinking water quality. This work consists of renewing a section of 4 inch cast iron water main at Manchester Road between Fulwood Road and Tapton House Road which will take approximately one month to complete.

We will be starting work 27 February 2012 at the Junction of Tapton House Road, progressing towards the junction of Sale Hill using 2 way traffic lights for safety. The work between Sale Hill and the junction of Fulwood Road will only be carried out on Sundays or during school holidays using 3 way traffic lights for safety. Traffic lights will be manned at peak times to aid with traffic flow.

More information is on the SWCA website

Manchester Road resurfacing work to cause Sunday disruption

Manchester Road
Manchester Road: disruption for motorists on Sunday 6 and 13 November

Resurfacing work on Manchester Road in Crosspool is to cause disruption for motorists on Sunday 6 and 13 November.

On these two days, Manchester Road will operate under two-way temporary traffic signals. Sandygate Road will be closed at the Manchester Road junction. Local access will be maintained to the shopping centre and diverted traffic will use Selbourne Road. Lydgate Lane will also be closed at the Manchester Road junction with traffic diverted via Crookes Road and Fulwood Road.

These disruptions will only be on Sunday 6 and 13 November. Local businesses and traffic travelling through the area should see little disruption in the area Monday to Saturday.

Consultation on Broomhill Crookes Road junction changes

Local residents are being consulted on two options to make it easier to cross the road in Broomhill at the Crookes Road/Fulwood Road/Nile Street/Whitham Road junction.

One proposal would see vehicles banned from turning left from Fulwood Road into Crookes Road and an extra crossing inserted on Fulwood Road between the benches outside Cream coffee shop and Help the Aged:

Broomhill Crookes Road junction proposals - option 1
Broomhill junction proposals option 1 - click to download PDF (983KB)

The other option includes a slip road from Fulwood Road up to Crookes Road and would result in the loss of two parking spaces from the adjacent shopping parade.

Broomhill Crookes Road junction proposals - option 2
Broomhill junction proposals option 2 - click to download PDF (983KB)

Any changes will be of interest to readers of this website as they could indirectly affect the flow of traffic on both Lydgate Lane and also Manchester Road, two of the key routes up to Crosspool.

A Sheffield Star article says that members of Broomhill Forum have indicated a preference for the second option but final judgement is being reserved until more views are known.

Read and comment on full details of both proposals