First aid training and singing sessions at Tapton Congregational Church

Tapton Congregational Church on Manchester Road is hosting two upcoming events.

First Aid Training Friday 26 February, 10.30am

A short course by St John’s Ambulance providing Basic First Aid advice. The cost is £30 to non-church members. Contact Darryl Lomas 0114 230 8191/ Mobile: 07971 408809 to reserve a place.

Just Come and Sing 10.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 30 April

Everyone welcome whatever your singing prowess or otherwise, just come along to the church.

Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Crosspool
Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Crosspool

Roadshow planned for upcoming Manchester Road works

New Welcome to Crosspool flower box on Manchester Road
Manchester Road, Crosspool

Work as part of Streets Ahead to upgrade Manchester Road will start towards the end of November.

The streetlights will be replaced as part of the first phase of the project, with the installation process taking up to six weeks. The Manchester Road trees will also be assessed and possibly replaced.

You can find out more about the planned work at an upcoming roadshow which will be visiting Stephen Hill church on Tuesday 24 November, 4-7pm.

More information can also be found on the website.

Moor View Farm redevelopment update

Moor View Farm
Moor View Farm, July 2014

The developers of Moor View Farm have been granted planning permission to demolish the out buildings and to build five detached and two semi-detached houses on the site.

The farmhouse refurbishment is well on its way to completion and the out buildings have now been demolished. The builders are presently awaiting the outcome of water and mine survey before work on the properties can begin.

As part of the scheme, local organisations can apply for a share of £13,000 to help fund projects that benefit the community.

The planning applications for the project were:

  • 14/02155/FUL for the building of houses on the lower part of the site
  • 14/02232/FUL for the upper part of the site to replace the dilapidated barns with two dwellings
  •  14/01368/FUL to add an extension to the existing farmhouse

First big snowfall of the winter in Crosspool

Darwin Lane in the Boxing day snow, 2014
Darwin Lane in the Boxing day snow, 2014

Up to 16cm of snow fell on Crosspool on Boxing day evening, causing delays for drivers and the cancellation of the 51 bus service.

Traffic was moving slowly on roads all over Sheffield as the snow settled into the evening with delays on major roads and some minor roads blocked.

One journey from Crosspool to Millhouses reportedly took two hours. Some drivers abandoned their cars, deciding instead to continue their journey on foot.

As of 8am this morning First announced that the 51 bus service was suspended due to the conditions. It was running again by 4pm.

Many families took advantage of the holiday snow and ventured out for sledging, snowmen and snowball fights.

Here’s a selection of photos from Twitter and some taken this morning.

Dead cat found in Manchester Road garden – can you help find the owner?

A dead cat has been found in a garden on Manchester Road near Den Bank Avenue.

The black and white cat has an orange collar with bell attached. It has black fur on the back and sides plus a white nose, mouth and chin, white paws and white tummy. No obvious address was attached.

There were no visible injuries, but it may have been hit on the main road and run into a garden.

The person who found the cat has asked us to post this in order to alert the owners. If you are worried the cat may be yours then you can see a photo of it here to check.

The council were due to collect the cat today. They will check for any microchip and try to contact the owner.

If you are the owner, or know the owner, then you can also contact the council via the form on their website. The council reference number is 101001719494.

Planning update: application to extend former coffee shop house withdrawn

Crosspool coffee shop
The former Crosspool coffee shop building

The planning application to extend the former coffee shop house located between Manchester Road and Lydgate Lane has been withdrawn.

Previously a public toilet, the building closed as a coffee shop in January 2011 and is currently a two-bedroom residential house. In April, plans were submitted to extend the house but it appears that these have now been withdrawn.

Regarding the Moor View Farm planning application, Councillor Geoff Smith has raised some concerns with the planning department about the drives to the intended houses at the back, the underground springs and coal workings.

The owners of the Jet petrol station and Mace store are keen to sell and have had several enquiries about the site. We’re not expecting to get news on the convenience store planning application until September.

Moor View Farm planning applications open for comment

Moor View Farm
Planning applications are online for Moor View Farm

Planning application 14/02155/FUL for the building of houses on the lower part of the Moor View Farm site is now online and open for comments.

The more detailed plans show five houses, garages, 12 parking spaces and two drives for vehicle access from Manchester Road.

This application is being submitted alongside another scheme, 14/02232/FUL, for the upper part of the site to replace the dilapidated barns with two dwellings, which is also open for comment.

There is also an application 14/01368/FUL to add an extension to the existing farmhouse.