Mince pies and mulled wine at The Plough on Friday

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

The Save the Plough and the Sporting Heritage of Sandygate campaign group is inviting everyone for a festive drink on Friday 23 December between 5:30pm. and 6:30pm in The Plough car park.

The Plough pub consultation deadline extended to Monday 19 September

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

The consultation deadline to comment on proposals for changes to The Plough pub has been extended to Monday 19 September.

After the pub closed in April, Sainsbury’s  announced plans to turn it into a convenience store.

This is the second time that the deadline for comments has been extended.

Read more about The Plough and the campaign to keep it as a pub

 

The Plough pub consultation deadline extended to Friday 9 September

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

The consultation deadline to comment on proposals for changes to The Plough pub has been extended to Friday 9 September.

After the pub closed in April, Sainsbury’s  announced plans to turn it into a convenience store.

The Save the Plough group has been coordinating the campaign to keep the building as a pub and save the sporting heritage of Sandygate. The group has raised several specific concerns over the proposals and is encouraging residents to give their views.

Some residents are also in support of the the idea of a convenience store opening in place of the pub.

If you have views either way then consider making them known to Sainsbury’s, Sheffield Planning Committee by commenting on the website, our local MP and councillors:

Last year The Plough was listed as an asset of community value.

Residents campaign to save The Plough pub

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

Crosspool residents are fighting to save The Plough pub.

After the pub closed in April, Sainsbury’s  announced plans to turn it into a convenience store.

The Save the Plough group has been coordinating the campaign to keep the building as a pub and save the sporting heritage of Sandygate. Together with local councillors, they have launched a survey to gauge public opinion on the issue. They’re also raising money to support the campaign.

Ideas include turning the site into a multi-use community facility and a visitor centre for the world’s oldest football ground, which is opposite.

Some residents are also in support of the the idea of a convenience store opening in place of the pub. If you have views either way then consider making them known to Sainsbury’s, Sheffield Planning Committee, our local MP and your councillors:

Last year The Plough was listed as an asset of community value.

 

Sainsbury’s announce plans for The Plough pub

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is to submit a planning application to turn The Plough pub on Sandygate Road into a convenience store.

The people running The Plough, which is opposite the oldest football ground in the world, called last orders in April.

There had been speculation over the future of the pub for many months. Regulars launched a Save the Plough Facebook campaign and it was registered as an asset of community value, with the hope that a community ownership model could be explored.

Sainsbury’s are now leasing the property from Enterprise Inns and will submit planning applications to Sheffield City Council in the coming weeks to adapt the building.

We’ll post links to them as soon as we see it on the council website.

 

Last orders at The Plough pub?

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

The Save the Plough campaign group are reporting that The Plough pub on Sandygate Road will be close after today (Tuesday):

After Tuesday of this week, the Plough will be closed. There’s no information about what is going to happen after that.

Whether Enterprise have another tenant lined up or are considering a sale is anybody’s guess at the moment.

Last summer, the pub was listed as an asset of community value.

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Progress made with Claremont parking issue

The Plough, Crosspool
The Plough, Crosspool: a location for extra parking spaces

A long-running dispute over parking in the residential area near Claremont Hospital has moved closer to being resolved.

Staff from the hospital have been leaving their cars on nearby roads leading to claims by residents of blocked driveways and on one occasion an ambulance being denied access because of double parking.

The residents’ case was taken up by local councillors Anne Murphy and Geoff Smith who have fought a near two-year battle to end the disruption.

Now a range of off-road parking places are being provided for staff by the private hospital on Sandygate Road.

Councillor Murphy said: “The problem is that there is no staff parking on the hospital site and some staff were moving across the road and parking on Sandygate area roads, which is a really lovely residential area.”

“Parking on grass verges, parking across driveways, even on a driveway in one case. An ambulance was stopped from getting through by double-parked cars. The residents had a lot of problems.”

Following representations by councillors Murphy and Smith and the residents, the hospital management arranged for staff parking at the nearby Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust and at the Masonic Hall, in Crosspool, with park-and-ride service.

Some staff refused to use the places but a meeting with councillor Murphy and residents at the hospital alerted the management to the problem.

Now the hospital is to provide extra spaces at The Plough on Sandygate Road.

Councillor Murphy said: “There’s now no reason for staff to park in the Sandygate area. There may still be some parking by hospital visitors or patients at times but hopefully this should be an end to staff all-day parking.

“It has been more than been 18 months and three meetings with the hospital but it now seems that we have achieved something that will help the residents and provide parking for hospital staff.

“We have made the hospital management take us and the residents seriously.”