Can you help put up Christmas trees in the precinct on Sunday?

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Putting up Christmas trees in Crosspool  precinct

It’s that time of year again when we need your assistance to put up the Christmas trees in the precinct.

Valleyside Garden Centre has agreed to the deliver them to Direct Travel this Sunday, 3 December, at 10am.

Any help, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated. Please bring a pair of gloves.

Christmas trees to go up this weekend at Crosspool shops

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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.

Elderly pedestrian injured following collision at Crosspool shops

Crosspool precinct, October 2014
Crosspool precinct this morning

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries following a collision at Crosspool shops.

At around 11am today (Saturday 25 October) a black Toyota Celica was in collision with a 93-year-old woman outside the shops in the precinct on Sandygate Road.

The car was reversing when it collided with the woman.

She was taken to hospital suffering what were first thought to be minor injuries but her condition deteriorated is now described as life threatening.

Officers investigating are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading up the collision.

Contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 406 of 25 October 2014.

Flags go up in the precinct

Flags in Crosspool shopping precinct
Flags in Crosspool shopping precinct

Crosspool was awash with colour this week as flags were hung above the shops.

This year’s various flags include the white rose of Yorkshire, to mark the visit of the Tour de France to the county, flags to show support for England (and Italy, if you look above Guido’s!) in the world cup and also Union flags above some of the other shops.

Flags go up in precinct to mark jubilee and olympic summer

Flags have gone up oin the precinct
Flags have gone up oin the precinct

If you passed through the precinct this weekend then you’ll see that flags have gone up above many of the shops.

They have been installed to mark the upcoming diamond jubilee and 2012 olympic games and will stay up until the end of the summer.

The flags were funded with a grant from the South West Community Assembly and were bought and put up with the help of Crosspool Forum.

Explosion and fire in Crosspool precinct

This morning an explosion triggered a fire in the flat above the chemist in Crosspool shops on Sandygate Road.

The fire brigade were called and successfully extinguished the fire. No-one was hurt in the incident, but the chemist was closed this morning while damage to the building was being assessed.

More information to follow.

Fire in Crosspool precinct - January 2011
Fire engine - Fire in Crosspool precinct - January 2011
Fire in Crosspool precinct - January 2011
Fire engine - Fire in Crosspool precinct - January 2011
Fire in Crosspool precinct - January 2011
Firemen - Fire in Crosspool precinct - January 2011
Fire in Crosspool precinct - January 2011
Chemist - Fire in Crosspool precinct - January 2011
Fire in Crosspool precinct - January 2011
Selbourne Road - Fire in Crosspool precinct - January 2011

Birds eye view of Crosspool

The current Bing and Google maps illustrate how the parade of shops on Sandygate Road looked before and after the alterations.

Before the alterations

Crosspool shops before the alterations
Bing map showing Crosspool shops before the alterations - click the map to view this on Bing maps

After the alterations