Poll: would you like additional recycling facilities for plastics in Crosspool?

Plastics recycling bin
Would you like additional recycling facilities for plastics in Crosspool?

With the current system, the only plastics that you can recycle in Crosspool are plastic bottles. This can be done via your blue box/blue bin.

If you want to recycle other types plastic then the nearest sites are a drive away on Old Fulwood Road in Fulwood and in the University of Sheffield’s Endcliffe Crescent Flats complex.

Crosspool Forum is exploring the suggestion of having a plastics recycling bin in Crosspool. If the idea is popular then this is something we’ll raise with our local councillors.

Please can you take a minute to vote using the poll below to help gauge interest in a plastics recycling bin for Crosspool?

20mph speed limit area consultation

Information from the South West Community Assembly about the proposed 20mph scheme. Consultation meetings run by the South West Community Assembly are taking place locally in Crookes and Fulwood the week commencing 23 January – see below.

We may get some feedback to report at Crosspool Forum’s Open Meeting on the 26 January.

20mph zone public information and Q&A session

Later this year Sheffield councillors will be looking at the potential for 20mph zones in Sheffield.

So that members of the public are better placed to feed into this process the South West Community Assembly is holding a number of Information Sessions in the local area.

Highways and Road Safety Officers will present information on 20mph Zones and be on hand to answer your questions at these sessions. We will also ask you about the areas that you feel should be a priority.

Monday 23 January
Presentation at 6:00pm
Nether Green Infant School
Stumperlow Park Road S10 3QP

Tuesday 24 January
Presentation at 6:00pm
Westways Primary School
Mona Avenue S10 1NE

For more information please use the contact details below to get in touch with the team.

0114 203 7212

Tai chi class in Fulwood

Activity Sheffield is the council organisation that develops physical activity sessions for older adults so they can improve their health through exercise.

They have been in touch and asked us to mention a weekly tai chi class that takes place each Monday in Fulwood. Details are below.

Have you never tried tai chi but would like to give it a go? This is the perfect opportunity to try it out in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Tai chi is a slow physical exercise ideal for improving relaxation, balance and overall health. This is a great session for beginners and can really help you improve your strength and balance. You don’t need any specific clothing; just wear something you’re comfortable in and non-marking footwear.

No need to book simply come along to Fulwood Scout Hut, 551 Fulwood Road on a Monday 1:15-2:15pm. Sessions are usually £2 but you can try your first one for free. For more information contact Activity Sheffield on 0114 273 5787.

Crosspool Characters: local author Judith Hanson

Judith Hanson
Judith Hanson

We meet Judith Hanson, author of two local history books about Crosspool and secretary of Hallam Art Group.

Her first book, Images of England: Crosspool, contains photos and text exploring the suburb’s development over time.

Follow-up title Crosspool Through Time features many more contrasting images of Crosspool.

How long have you lived in Crosspool and what do you like about the suburb?

I have lived in Crosspool since 1979. I am originally from Hunters Bar but have also lived in Bingley, London, Cyprus and Sweden. I like Crosspool as it is so close to open countryside, it is a very friendly community and a very pleasant place to live.

Images of England: Crosspool by Judith HansonTell us about your 2003 book on Crosspool. What made you decide to write it?

My first book came about through my being a bit of an amateur artist; I am secretary of Hallam Art Group. I wanted to paint pictures of the pubs in Crosspool and it was about the time that the King’s Head was to be demolished.

I worked in the post office and asked several people if they had photos of the King’s Head in its prime – to paint from. I realised that we were losing our local History and it needed to be recorded.

I had bought the Tempus Publishing book on Ecclesall so I wrote to them and asked if a book on Crosspool was in the pipeline. They said “No, how about doing one”. So I did.

How did you go about researching the content for your books? Was it hard work?

Because I worked in the post office and knew so many people I managed to acquire a lot of info and photos. Sadly some of these original photos have already been lost on the deaths of their owners.

My first book took over my life for several months and apart from talking to people, visiting them and listening to their stories I did a lot of research in the Local Studies Library.

Crosspool Through Time by Judith HansonThe first book must have sold quite well, as you produced a follow-up book in 2010. How is the second book different?

For my second book, which I said I would never do, I also took a lot of photographs. The second book shows contrasting views of now and then.

A lot of my original contributors were no longer around so I had quite a difficult job finding new photos and of course I no longer had my contacts through the post office.

Do you have plans or material for any further books about Crosspool?

I have no plans for a future book but I am sure there is scope for someone else to take up the mantle. I wish there were some books on Fulwood and Broomhill too! 
I did do one more project. I was asked after my first book if I would do some guided walks which I declined.

However, I did do a guided walk booklet which was sold at GT News. The proceeds went towards a new bench in Lydgate Green at the bottom of Lydgate Hall Crescent.

If you’re struggling for a Christmas gift idea, then have you considered Judith’s books? They are available to buy from local shops, direct from the author or online:

1. From local shops: both books are available at GT News and Crosspool Through Time is also available at Craft Angels.

2. Direct from the author: signed copies can be purchased from Judith at 25 Lydgate Hall Crescent, Sheffield S10 5NE.

3. Online, from retailers such as Amazon:

Images of England: Crosspool (2003) by Judith Hanson on Amazon

Crosspool Through Time (2010) by Judith Hanson on Amazon

Crosspool: the best of both worlds

Close enough to the city centre but with easy access to the countryside – that’s how the Sheffield Telegraph has described Crosspool, Fulwood, Ranmoor and Lodge Moor in it’s latest area focus advertising feature.

Artisan and Catch restaurants, Bamforth’s fruit and vegetable shop and Craft Angels are all included in the piece, which appears highlights only the businesses that have bought an advert on the same page of the newspaper.

Sheffield Telegraph’s S10 area focus

Oddfellows open day on Tuesday 19 October

More than 200 years of friendship will be celebrated in Sheffield on Tuesday 19 October at an open day hosted by the Oddfellows.

Visitors to Tapton Hall on Shore Lane in Crosspool will be treated to birthday cake and drinks to mark the bicentenary of the fellowship society whose motto is ‘Making friends, helping people’.

The event, organised by the Oddfellows’ Over 50s Friendship Centre, runs from 11am to 3pm with stalls offering plants for sale, book club information, card making, and advice from the University of the Third Age.

The Oddfellows is a not-for-profit social organisation which runs a network of 151 branches across Britain. With a membership of 120,000, it offers a dedicated Citizens’ Advice Bureau phoneline, care information, and financial welfare support such as help with legal aid and funeral costs.

For further information telephone 01709 838 673 or visit www.oddfellows.co.uk.