Crosspool road safety online petition launched

Following last week’s Open Meeting, a local resident has launched an online petition to improve road safety in Crosspool.

View/sign the petition – Sheffield City Council website

The petition reads:

We the undersigned petition the council to:

  1. Implement a reduction in the speed limit to 20mph for the shopping precinct area at Crosspool and the parts of the service roads of Selbourne Road, Watt Lane, Benty Lane, and Sandygate Road nearest to the precinct
  2. Help to enforce this new limit with traffic calming measures including the ‘humping’ of the four existing Zebra Crossings.

Crosspool shopping precinct is a busy area used by large numbers of unaccompanied schoolchildren and with a high number of elderly residents. Recently an elderly resident was killed in a traffic accident on one of the crossings. Vehicles travel at high speed through the shopping precinct and it is inevitable that further accidents resulting in serious injury or death will occur unless preventative, safety measures are taken.

Selborne Road safety: petition launched

A Crosspool resident has launched a petition to review the layout of Selborne Road following the fatal accident last month.

Organiser Carol Hanson said: “I have lived on Selborne Road for over 15 years and have never known such a volume of traffic. I am hoping to get some form of traffic calming measure following the tragic accident a few weeks ago. I shall be attending the Open Meeting on 28 July with fellow residents to put my case forward to the councillors etc.”

The petition can be found in many of our local shops, including Bamforths, The Post Office in Spar, GT News, Green Cross chemist, Alex Gage Optometrist and Philip James butcher.

Petition for 30mph speed limit on Crosspool stretch of Manchester Road

Local residents have been in contact with local councillors and council candidates, as well as raising the issue at Crosspool Forum, to express their views that the stretch of Manchester Road through Crosspool should have a speed limit of 30mph rather than the current 40mph.

Two of our councillors believe it would be safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers/passengers in a residential area and that it would have no discernible impact on the overall time of car journeys through Crosspool and into the city.

They recognise that the council has many requests for traffic measures, and that funding cuts mean that it can only undertake a limited number each year. However, they accept in principle that there should be a reduction in the speed limit and ensure that it is considered seriously for early implementation.

If you’re in support of the idea then you can contact Councillor Anne Murphy or Councillor Geoff Smith to say:

We the undersigned support the proposal for a 30mph speed limit on Manchester Road in Crosspool and urge the Council to make implementation a priority.

Councillor Anne Murphy, email: anne.murphy@sheffield.gov.uk, telephone: 07788 917981
Councillor Geoff Smith, email: geoff.smith2@sheffield.gov.uk, telephone: 07581 214783

The Plough pub listed as community asset

The Plough, Sandygate Road
Is The Plough, Sandygate Road

The Plough pub on Sandygate Road has been listed as an asset of community value.

This means that that in the event of it being put up for sale the group lodging the application would be given time to come up with a bid to buy it. There is no guarantee that this bid would be accepted by the seller.

With the rumoured threat of the pub being sold and turned into a convenience store, a group of regulars have launched an online change.org petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition

Community pub ownership – Campaign For Real Ale

Council to assess The Plough pub community asset bid

The Plough, Sandygate Road
Is The Plough on Sandygate Road under threat of closure?

A bid to get The Plough pub listed as a community asset is due to be heard by the council on Thursday 4 June.

If the pub were to be listed as an asset of community value it would mean that, in the event of it being put up for sale, the group lodging the application would be given time to come up with a bid to buy it. There is no guarantee that this bid would be accepted by the seller.

With the rumoured threat of the pub being sold and turned into a convenience store, a group of regulars have launched an online change.org petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition

Community pub ownership – Campaign For Real Ale

Is The Plough pub under threat of closure?

The Plough, Sandygate Road
Is The Plough on Sandygate Road under threat of closure?

A group of regulars at The Plough have started a campaign to protect the pub from any future attempts to close it or turn it into a convenience store.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

There’s currently speculation around what the future holds for the Sandygate Road pub. As a result, a group of drinkers are exploring whether it could be registered as a community asset to help protect it from any future developments.

They’ve launched an online change.org petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

Concerns were also raised by Crosspool residents at the Open Meeting last Friday and a local councillor has promised to investigate how likely it is that The Plough will become a convenience store.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition