BBC Look North Sofa Challenge to pass through Crosspool on Tuesday 20 March

Harry, Amy and Paul from Look North are taking a sofa on tour. They’re visiting 50 locations around Yorkshire over eight days to raise money for Sport Relief.

On Tuesday 20 March they’re passing through Crosspool. Spectators are most welcome to cheer them along the way! They’re expected at Sandygate around 10.30am.

BBC Look North Sofa Challenge

Sheffield to Hathersage route for 20 March


Manchester Road resurfacing: verges will be be re-seeded

Manchester Road daffodils
Manchester Road daffodils

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.”

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Disruption to black bin collections on Monday

An update from Sheffield City Council:

If your black bin is due for collection on Monday please put it out on Saturday 22 October instead (before 7am).

On Monday there is a one-day strike by some staff at our contractor Veolia Sheffield which means black bins won’t be collected. Please place recycling blue bins / boxes and green bins out as normal, however some may be collected later in the week.

All Household Waste Recycling Centres will remain open and collections should return to normal on Tuesday.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience and will collect a small amount of side waste when we catch up on your black bins on Saturday 22 October.

We will provide service updates on our website at and via Twitter @Recycle4Shef and @SheffCouncil.

For further information please call 0114 273 4567, 8am-6pm Monday to Friday.

Local elections and police and crime commissioner vote in Crosspool this Thursday

Stephen Hill church polling station in Crosspool
Polling station in Crosspool

Local residents will be voting in the local council elections and for a police and crime commissioner this Thursday.

For the local elections Crosspool lies in the Crookes and Crosspool ward,where there are 14 candidates standing for three positions.

View page 15-16 of this PDF for a list of the councillor candidates standing in Crookes and Crosspool ward (503KB)

The electorate will also be choosing a police and crime comissioner from five candidates.

View a list of Sheffield PCC candidates (PDF, 126KB)

2016 Sheffield elections

Temporary Sunday changes to 51 bus service

51 bus
51 bus

The 51 bus route will be changed slightly due to resurfacing works for the next three Sundays.

On Sundays 22 and 29 November and 6 December from 6am to 5pm the Crosspool-bound 51 bus will travel as normal to to Western Bank then go left down Clarkson Street, right onto Glossop Road, left to Fulwood Road then continue as normal to Lodge Moor.

City-bound journeys are unaffected.

First buses 51 update

Cairns Road: trees to be removed for delayed resurfacing

Cairns Road: trees will be removed for the delayed resurfacing project
Cairns Road: trees will be removed for the delayed resurfacing project

The resurfacing of Cairns Road for the Streets Ahead project has been delayed until the end of September so that some of the road’s trees can be removed.

It was due to take place the week commencing 14 July but inspections have revealed that a number of trees need to be removed because they are causing damage to the road.

This work has been rescheduled for the week commencing 29 September. Residents will be written to nearer the time to confirm dates.

Amey have confirmed that any trees removed from Cairns Road will be replaced.

1850s Crosspool revealed on historic maps

Map of Crosspool, circa 1850
Map of Crosspool, circa 1850 – click/tap to enlarge (PNG, 3.3MB)
Reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland

Crosspool as it was 160 years ago has been revealed on a set historic maps.

The Sheffield maps were drawn at various dates since 1850 and are available for viewing on the National Library of Scotland website.

The 1850 Crosspool map (PNG, 3.3MB) shows just a handful of dwellings around the Lydgate junction and Stephen Hill. You can also see landmark buildings that have since been knocked down including Lydgate Hall and The Kings Head pub.

View the full map on the National Library of Scotland website

Local skier Woodsy does Crosspool proud in Sochi

James Woods
Crosspool skier James Woods

Crosspool’s James Woods skied through the pain to finish fifth in the men’s ski slopestyle final today at the Winter Olympics.

Woodsy picked up a hip injury in training which prevented him from competing to his full ability. Despite the injury, he scored an impressive 86.60 in his first run.

Well done James – you did us proud!

Sochi 2014: James Woods misses out on slopestyle medal for Britain

Crosspool’s James Woods due to compete in Winter Olympics on Thursday

Crosspool freeskier James Woods (photo: Euan Baxter)
Crosspool freeskier James Woods (photo: Euan Baxter)

Local freeskier James Woods will compete in Thursday morning’s Freestyle Skiing Men’s Ski Slopestyle event at the Winter Olympics.

There was concern on Friday after Woodsy picked up a hip injury and missed training earlier this week, but he is expected to take part on Thursday.

Qualification starts at 6:15am, with the final at 9:30am.

Crosspool mum’s greetings cards now on sale in Lounge

Crosspool's Kate Webster with her Tipsy Towers cards
Crosspool’s Kate Webster with her Tipsy Towers cards

A new range of Sheffield-themed cards designed by a local mum have gone in sale in Lounge @ Crosspool cafe.

Hendo's vs Lea & Perrins greetings card
Hendo’s vs Lea & Perrins greetings card

Kate Webster’s Tipsy Towers cards include a design featuring a bottle of Henderson’s Relish having a fight with Lea & Perrins in a supermarket trolley, and a card with Sheffield’s iconic Tinsley Towers appearing as two pints of beer and a card

Crosspool-based Kate said: “You have to know Sheffield to appreciate the designs – these are local cards for local people. They make a refreshing change from most of the cards out there.

Tipsy Towers greetings card
Tipsy Towers greetings card

“I only studied Photoshop to accompany my web design skills, not expecting it to lead to anything else. I’ve had a quite a few compliments on the finished results.

“It means a lot that Paula in Lounge wanted to stock my cards as it gave me the confidence to approach other shops including Sheffield Scene and Bessimer Galleries in the city centre.”

Kate plans to expand the range with Sheffield-themed Valentine’s cards.