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)

51 bus
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)

The future of Community Assemblies: meeting tonight, 7 May

There’s a meeting tonight (Tuesday 7 May 2013) to discuss the future of community assemblies at Ecclesall Parish Halls, 7.30-9.30pm. Information from the South West Community Assembly is below.

The Future of Community Assemblies

Consultation Events
We are seeking your views on more detailed proposals which can be viewed online at www.sheffield.gov.uk/communityassemblies or by requesting a copy contact Practicedevelop@sheffield.gov.uk or telephone 0114 273 5299.

You are welcomed to attend one of the events below:-

  • South West – 7th May 2013 at 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Ecclesall Parish Halls, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield S11 7PP.
  • North – 8th May 2013 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm in The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DY.
  • Central – 14th May 2013 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Quaker Meeting House , St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW, Main Meeting Room

Drop-in event

There is another chance to talk to Council Officers at a drop in event on 20 May 2013 between 10:00am and 4:00pm at St Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ. Just turn up, view the comments on the proposals so far and tell us what you think.

Please let us know if you need a language or British Sign Language interpreter or any support at these meetings.

Find out more about Streets Ahead project

Work has now started on improving Sheffield’s roads and pavements as part of Streets Ahead.

You can find out more about the project, and get answers to any questions you may have, at Wesley Hall Methodist Church in Crookes on Wednesday 31 October 2012 between 2 and 5pm.

This event has been designed with older people in mind. Transport is available, so give them a ring on 0114 203 7212 and they’ll organise for you to be picked up and dropped home again.

Find out more about Streets Ahead
Find out more about Streets Ahead