Car break-ins around Tapton Hill area

A recent spate of opportunist break-ins to parked vehicles have occurred recently around Tapton Hill Road and the surrounding streets.

Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and be vigilant at all times. Please report any suspicious activity straight away to either 999 for emergency or 101 for non-emergencies.

Crime incidents reported in Tapton Hill area – plus precinct postbox and bus stop vandalised

A series of incidents have recently been reported in the Tapton Hill district of Crosspool:

  • a Mercedes car was been deliberately scratched on Tapton Hill Road
  • a BMW car was broken into on Tapton Bank to steal the airbag
  • prowlers have been spotted in back gardens in the early hours of the morning on Tapton Hill Road

If you see anything suspicious please call 999 for emergencies immediately or 101 for non-emergencies.

The incidents follow reports of van thieves operating in the neighbournood in the last few weeks.

Meanwhile, the postbox and bus stop outside Spar have been vandalised over the last couple of days:

Crosspool history walk on Wednesday 2 September 2015

Crosspool History Walk
The Crosspool History Walk at this summer’s Crosspool Festival

A guided history walk of Crosspool will depart at 6.45pm from St Columba’s church on Wednesday 2 September.

The walk is led by Jan Millward and will take in historical places of interest in the Crosspool area with interesting stories about the people who lived and worked in the area. It’ll take about an hour and a half, finishing near The Plough pub on Sandygate Road.

Crosspool Chronicles

If you’re interested in Crosspool History then there are still a few copies of the Crosspool Chronicles walking guide available from local outlets while stocks last.

The walks cover Crosspool, Sandygate, Lydgate, Bell Hagg and Tapton Hill right back to 1695, looking at who lived here and where and what they did. There are lots of old photos and stories to enjoy.

Guided history walk around Crosspool on Tuesday 30 June

A guided history walk of Crosspool will depart at 10am from St Columba’s church on Tuesday 30 June.

The walk is led by Jan Millward and will take in historical places of interest in the Crosspool area with interesting stories about the people who lived and worked here. It’ll take about an hour and a half.

And if you don’t fancy the official history walk, get yourself a copy of Crosspool Chronicles walking guide, which will be on sale at the street market on Sunday 28 June and locally throughout festival week.

The walks cover Crosspool, Sandygate, Lydgate, Bell Hagg and Tapton Hill right back to 1695, looking at who lived here and where and what they did. There are lots of old photos and stories to enjoy.

End date for Tapton Hill improvements

Streets Ahead improvements have been delayed in Tapton Hill
Streets Ahead improvements are finally due for completion in Tapton Hill

The remaining work on replacing street lights and resurfacing pavements in the Tapton Hill area is finally due to for completion at the end of June/early July, contractor Amey has announced.

Meanwhile, preparation work has started on some streets in and around Sandygate as the Streets Ahead project moves onto the next area of our neighbourhood, with weeds and grass being cleared along curbstones.

Tapton Hill Streets Ahead work hit by delays

Streets Ahead improvements have been delayed in Tapton Hill
Streets Ahead improvements have been delayed in Tapton Hill

Crosspool residents living on Tapton Hill  are receiving notifications from Streets Ahead notifying them of delays to the improvements and new dates for when work will take place.

On Monday 5 August, work commenced a month later than planned on Vernon Terrace, Ryegate Road, Ryegate Crescent and Bosville Road. People living on these streets should have received a letter about this.

Lydgate Lane residents were expecting work to begin at night on 12 and 15 August, but this has been delayed and will instead take place Monday 19 to Friday 23 August 2013 between 7am and 7pm. Cars will be diverted, although access for pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be available at all times.

After a review of road conditions in the area, Cross Lane will now also be resurfaced. Residents will be informed by letter once a date is confirmed.

Underground cabling issues have meant that installation of new street lighting in Tapton Hill will start in November with a projected completion date of January. The heritage lights which are due to be installed in the Broomhill conservation area are on order. Pavements will be resurfaced as street lights are replaced.

Tapton Hill Streets Ahead schedule