Archive | November, 2014

Tapton named top comprehensive school by The Sunday Times

28 Nov

Crosspool News - crosspool.info

Tapton school Tapton school: Sunday Times comprehensive of the year

Crosspool’s Tapton School has been named comprehensive of the year in The Sunday Times Parent Power guide, which is out this weekend.

The Sheffield Star says:

It was chosen after rising in national rankings by more than 60 places this year off the back of outstanding results at A-level and GCSE, and now stands eighth in the newspaper’s national rankings of non-selective schools.

Read The Sheffield Star article

Parent Power: Tapton strides clear of the field – The Sunday Times (paid for content)

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SYPTE Have Your Say! Consultation Response

28 Nov

north east sheffield

The results of our Have Your Say! consultation are now published on the SYPTE website. You can access the findings at www.sypte.co.uk/haveyoursay

We would like to thank you for your support in both taking part in this consultation and also encouraging others to take the opportunity to have their say. In total we had 1570 responses from people who gave us their views on the areas covered – timetables, bus stops and shelters, interchanges and travel information centres.

The findings of this consultation will inform the SCR Combined Authority meeting on Monday 5 January where the budget will be set.

Kind regards

Clare Cocken

Corporate Communications Manager, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

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Welfare reform, poverty and advice: strengthening the VCF response – Workshop 8th December 2014

21 Nov

Is your organisation concerned about the impact the Government’s welfare reform programme is having on the people and communities you support and represent?

Would you like to find ways to improve the support and advice available in Sheffield?

You are warmly invited to participate in this half day workshop to discuss these important issues facing so many people and communities in Sheffield.

To find out more information about the workshop and to book a place, please click on the following link: the flier.

Christmas Open Evening at Valleyside Garden Centre

21 Nov

Crosspool News - crosspool.info

Valleyside Christmas open evening Valleyside Christmas open evening

Valleyside Garden Centre in Crosspool will open its doors for a Christmas Open Evening later this month.

There’ll be special offers on Christmas decorations and gifts, including a vast selection of traditional and contemporary  decorations, indoor and outdoor lights, real trees, artificial trees, wreaths, garlands, baubles, LED figures, candles and much more.

Plus, there’s a free glass of mulled wine and mince pie in the cafe.

The evening runs 6.30-9.00pm on Thursday 27 November.

Valleyside Garden Centre

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Have your say about ward boundaries in the city

13 Nov

Sheffield City Council is the subject of an electoral review which is being carried out the by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England between August 2013 and March 2015, and the Commission is currently consulting on ward boundaries, including proposed changes to boundaries in the South West.

Why is the review taking place? The Commission is carrying out an electoral review of Sheffield City Council to deliver electoral equality for voters in local elections. The aim of the review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of electors. At present, some councillors represent many more, or fewer, electors than other elected members elsewhere in the city which means the value of your vote varies depending on where you live in Sheffield. The review aims to ensure that each Sheffield City councillor represents roughly the same number of voters and that ward boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities. The review covers the whole authority, with potential changes to all City Council wards. The review concerns the internal ward boundaries only and cannot make any amendments to the local authority boundaries with neighbouring authorities.

The review is in two stages:

  • The size of the Council (i.e. the number of councillors)
  • The boundaries and names of electoral wards

Council size

The Commission consulted on council size during March and April 2014. They have now confirmed that the Council will continue to be made up of 84 councillors.

Draft warding arrangements

The second stage of the review took place between May and July 2014. Members of the public and the Council were invited to put forward their views and proposals about future wards for the city. The Council has responded to this stage of consultation with a proposed scheme of wards. The Council submission and all other responses to the consultation can be found on the Commission’s website.

The Commission have now published their draft recommendations on warding in the city.

Changes proposed in the South West include:

  • Including Carterknowle in Ecclesall (currently in Nether Edge);
  • Including Parkhead in Dore and Totley (currently in Ecclesall)
  • Including the housing at the bottom of Abbey Lane in Beauchief and Greenhill (currently in Ecclesall)
  • Including all of Ecclesall woods in Ecclesall (currently split between Dore and Totley)
  • Including part of the rural area beyond Parkhead towards Ringinglow in Fulwood (currently in Ecclesall)
  • Including Sandygate in Fulwood (currently in Crookes)
  • Making small changes around the boundaries of Fulwood, Broomhill and Ecclesall.

Copies of the draft proposals will be made available on the Commission’s website, with paper copies available for viewing at libraries across the city. There is also a copy of the proposals available for inspection at the Norfolk Arms in Ringinglow.

Have your say

The Commission are consulting on their draft ward boundaries for the city between Tuesday 21st October 2014 and 12th January 2015.

We encourage all individuals and groups to put their views on the proposed boundaries to the Commission. If you support the proposals, it is important that you tell the Commission this, as well as telling them if you disagree with them.

Further information

You can find out more about the review by going to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England website. For further information from Sheffield City Council, please contact Victoria Penman on 0114 2734755 or by email to victoria.penman@sheffield.gov.uk.

2015 Crosspool calendar available now

13 Nov

Crosspool News - crosspool.info

2015 Crosspool calendar 2015 Crosspool calendar

A new calendar featuring Crosspool scenes from over the years is on sale in local shops.

2015 Crosspool calendar 2015 Crosspool calendar

Many of the photos in the calendar are taken by local residents, plus there are some archive shots showing familiar locations looking very different in times gone by.

The 2015 Crosspool calendar is available for just £4 from Crosspool Pets and Enhance.

Money raised will help Crosspool Forum funds for local events and improvements to our neighbourhood.

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The Safe Network

13 Nov