Christmas trees to go up this weekend at Crosspool shops

Up the ladder
Installing Christmas trees

The Crosspool Christmas trees will be installed above our local shops on Sunday morning.

If you have an hour to spare from 9:30am on Sunday 11 December 2016, any help with putting the lights on the trees would be welcomed and very much appreciated.

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Damaged manhole cover in precinct to be repaired this weekend

The damaged manhole cover in the precinct is finally due to be repaired on Sunday
The damaged manhole cover in the precinct is finally due to be repaired on Sunday

The damaged manhole cover in the middle of Crosspool precinct will finally be repaired on Sunday 24 June.

The manhole – also known as a Gatic box – is the property and responsibility of National Grid. A spokesperson explained the reason for the delay:

This is a bespoke box, which due to the chamber and apparatus contained beneath it, has to be manufactured accordingly to the size, content and road type. We apologise for the length of time and any inconvenience that this has caused.

Sheffield City Council was informed on 20 April about the damaged manhole and since then traffic cones and ‘keep left’ road signs have been placed to ensure the area is avoided by traffic and pedestrians.

No-one hurt in armed robbery at Co-op Travel in Crosspool

The Co-operative Travel, Crosspool
The Co-operative Travel, Crosspool

Three masked men held up Co-op Travel in Crosspool on Friday night.

At around 5.20pm the robbers, one of them carrying what is believed to be a shotgun, burst into the shop and threatened staff. Thankfully, no-one was hurt during the incident, but staff were left very shaken by their ordeal.

Witnesses say the robbers left the scene with currency of different denominations, leaving a trail of bank notes in the precinct.

They made their escape in a white Seat getaway car, which was later torched on Rivelin Park Drive.

Police cordoned off the area around the shop until around 8.30pm on Friday night. Detectives investigating the robbery want to hear from anyone who has any information, and urge them to come forward and contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 942 of 24 February 2012, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The incident in Crosspool follows a similar robbery in Bradway at another branch of Co-op Travel last December.