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: email@example.com
A57 Manchester Road in both directions has re-opened. The Road had been closed due to a turned-over fuel tanker blocking the road near to Blackbrook Farm.
So every picture ‘T’ells a story, In these is T for Tanker and T for thankfully no-one was hurt. I’d driven past this point earlier and the road was sheet ice, I managed to slide my car round keeping roughly straight ahead and not spinning or crashing.
I drove through about 8am, and the water run-off from the meadows above was hitting the road and freezing causing sheet ice all across the bends. But the following story is even more interesting! The silver car had lost control and crashed first, I spoke to the Slovakian couple who were in it, and this is what I learned. They had crashed after sliding on the ice, busted the front wheel and ended up where they are seen ‘parked.’
Then they were walking away from the accident towards us a couple of minutes later, when the LPG tanker driver lost control on the ice and ‘fish-tailed’ it until the liquid gas sloshed about and caused it to turn over. As the tanker was careering towards where it ended up, the couple saw it coming towards them and literally ran for their lives. The tanker then crashed and the driver couldn’t get out! The slovakian man ran to help and offered to break the windscreen with a hammer “OOOH no the driver said, we can’t risk a spark” and kicked his way out to safety. This was 9.20am GMT and the recovery and emergency service finally righted it about 14.45GMT.
Thankfully no one was hurt and if they had been I wouldn’t have posted any shots. Mike Smith
Adrian Well, the owner of Bamforths greengrocer, sent this message of thanks to local residents: “Many of you know my shop was broken into and burgled last week. Whilst it was a thoroughly unpleasant experience, the kindness and support I received from the whole community was really cheering.
“All of your kind words were really appreciated, offers to help clear up were amazing, bottles of wine (and any other alcoholic gift) are always most welcome!
“Many of you will know that taking on the shop is a big change in my life. The reasons for taking this on are many. The hours and pay are certainly not two of them. But, the support I received has helped me appreciate how much local shops are a bedrock of a community. You’ve made me proud to live and work among you. Thanks again.”
If you see anything suspicious, don’t hesitate to contact the police by ringing 101.
Parts of Manchester Road will be closed from 7pm to 7am for four weeks from Monday 22 May 2017.
A letter to residents from the Streets Ahead project explains:
8 May 2017
Our reference: A21 Manchester Road
ROAD RESURFACING – NIGHT WORKING
As part of the Streets Ahead works we are writing to let you know that we are soon to resurface the A57 Manchester Road from the junction of Rivelin Valley Road to the Derbyshire boundary. The work will be completed in stages.
This work is due to start week commencing 22 May and the work will take approximately 2 weeks to complete.
The work in this area has been scheduled to take place on nights between the hours of 7pm and 7am; this is to minimise disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and any noise you may experience.
Please note this work will be completed under a road closure and there will be no on-street parking on the section of road that we are resurfacing during working hours. Vehicles left on-street may be towed away and you will need to pay a fee to have your vehicle released.
Temporary road signs will be displayed five days before work starts, confirming the dates of work and parking restrictions.
Parking and access arrangements
Access to properties on the roads we are working on maybe limited during working hours. Most roads will be open and on-street parking will be as normal at other times. Please let our on-site supervisor know if you need vehicle access to your property for urgent reasons. Pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles will be available at all times.
If you are away during the period in which the works are scheduled to take place please avoid parking your car on the road. Our work schedule is heavily dependent on the weather and can be affected by unforeseen circumstances so it may be necessary to change the start date at short notice. We will tow cars that are delaying our works.
Bus service and bin collection changes
Changes to your regular bus service or diversion routes will be publicised by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport (SYPTE). Please check your local bus stop or http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com for any route changes. You can also call Traveline on 01709 515151 or follow @TravelSYorks on Twitter.
If there are any changes to your bin collection days these will be communicated by Veolia at http://www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield on Twitter @Recycle4Shef or by calling 0114 273 4567 between 8am and 6pm.
We are working with the Council’s Road Safety Team to remind all road users to watch out for others on the road and think about their needs. Please be patient and take extra care during road works. Make sure to allow extra time for your journey. Stick to the designated diversion routes and always drive within the speed limit and to suit the conditions of the road. The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. Think! Slow down.
If you are approached by someone claiming to be from Amey, the Council or connected to the Streets Ahead project offering to resurface your drive please do not handover any money. If possible take the callers details, including their vehicle registration number and we will inform the Police. All Streets Ahead and Amey employees carry identity cards. If you have any doubts about the identity of a person carrying an identity card please call customer services.
Please follow us on Twitter @sccstreetsahead #SAA21 for further information and updates about local works.
If you would like to discuss any issues, please contact us on 0114 273 4567 or email
We appreciate that any disruption can be frustrating and thank you for your understanding whilst these important works are completed.
The speed limit on a stretch of Manchester Road in Crosspool has been reduced to 30mph.
For around 40 years the speed limit has been 40mph between Den Bank Avenue and Coppice View.
There has been continued concern by residents for the safety of both drivers and pedestrians along this part of the road and over the years there have been requests for it to be reduced back to its original speed limit of 30mph.
Amey have confirmed that any Manchester Road verges that are damaged as part of the Streets Ahead project will be repaired.
Spokesperson Claire Tideswell said: “I have been speaking with our site team and they have advised me that when doing the pavement resurfacing work there may well be some minimal verge damage as a result of the work we’re doing. This will be likely from week commencing 27 February as we move closer towards Crosspool.
“Once the work has been completed we will then re-soil and re-seed any areas which have been damaged as a result of the works. We will take as much care as possible but some damage will unfortunately be inevitable.
“The contractor is aware of the bulbs which are planted in the verges and have bought their concerns to our attention.”