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Wellness Exercise Sessions in Millhouses and Crookes

14 Nov

Do you want to improve your health but are new to fitness or have a condition that restricts. The Betta Lives Wellness sessions are designed for all abilities and run by specialised instructors. There are weekly classes in Crookes and in Millhouses – see details on posters.



Ward Pot Money Available to South West Sheffield Groups & Projects

3 Oct

Do you have an activity you’d like to deliver or an improvement you’d like to make to your local area? Do you need equipment or room hire costs, IT equipment or cake funds to deliver your activity or support your neighbourhood?

The Councillors’ Ward Pots aim to support stronger, successful communities by making grants available to local voluntary, community, and self-help groups and projects that want to make a difference in their local community and which contribute to at least one of the ward priorities.

We’ve funded play equipment for play groups, tea & cake for social clubs, walking paths for schools and neighbouring communities to get active, information boards, chairobics sessions, porta-loos and bouncy castles for festivals, volunteer expenses, ovens for baking groups, room hire for meetings, community defibrillators, public benches, seeds & bulbs for the street scene, hi-vis arm bands to encourage children walking to school, the list goes on……

If you think we can help you in any way, or want some advice on getting something started, please get in contact and speak to Abby on 0114 2037212 or email

Crookes Health Walks Begin 4th June!

15 May

A weekly walk begins in Crookes on Monday 4th June 2018 at 10:30am in the Bolehills Pavillion (temporary pavillion) Open to all walking abilities and led by a trained volunteer, the walk will last around an hour and end with refreshments and chat with other walkers. A great step for staying active and making friends. Call 0800 032 3723 for further info  🙂


Keep Your Mind and Memory Active – 6 Week Course in Crookes for the over 50’s

14 Feb

Attention Crookes! Drink Wise Age Well are delivering a 6 week activity course for the over 50s beginning  20th March 2018 to help keep your mind and memory active. Activities around Memory, mindfulness, mental dexterity and creativity will be offered. Please get in touch with them directly if you would like to book a place or express an interest in future courses. 0800 0323723



Down On The Farm – Crookes Community Allotment

30 Jan

Lord Mayor and Councillor for The Crookes and Crosspool Ward, Anne Murphy, visited the Crookes Community Farm on Monday to see how the community project is preparing for the spring and summer planting season following its successful application to the Crookes and Crosspool Ward Pot and its success in receiving a grant from the Aviva Community Fund. An aquaponics system will be fitted to demonstrate different methods of permaculture as well as some renewable energy sources to demonstrate sustainable energy sources. If you’d like to use your greenfingers – see their pages on

Congratulations to the South West Sheffield Organisations Who Benefitted from the Aviva Community Fund.

18 Jan


Two South West Sheffield Groups have benefited from this years Aviva Community Fund. Well Community Allotment Group (Crookes Community Farm) and Lydgate Infant School Association will be awarded funding for their projects, see details below. Congratulations to both!

Aquaponics at the Well Community Allotment

Crookes Community Farm is a Community Association based in Sheffield that is on a mission to connect the community with their food.
The current system of tasteless, chemical pumped food, travelling thousands of miles wrapped in plastic to arrive at your table is broken. It is bad for you, bad for the farmer and bad for the planet. This system must change.
We combine traditional organic farming with exciting technologies such as renewable energies, vertical growing and aquaponics, (which is where fish feed the plants). All this set in a semi urban oasis providing access to the local community.
The group was awarded ÂŁ4,920 to provide aquaponics at the farm. The aquaponics will play a vital role in the future of food production globally.

The project has also recently been awarded Sheffield City Council Ward Pot funding to purchase secure storage for the site. If you are interested in finding out more please visit their page


Tablets for LISA

Lydgate Infant School Association (LISA) is the school’s Parent Association. As such, it works alongside the school in order to raise vital funds to support development priorities which will directly benefit the children. Plan and organise extra-curricular events which provide additional opportunities for the children to have fun!

Recent developments have focused on outdoor provision as the school is pretty landlocked and has limited outdoor space so we need think creatively. However, our pressing need now is digitisation, and the introduction of better more modern technology for our children. Given the age of the children, this is truest definition of digital first!



Friendship Lunch – Crosspool Tavern, Monday 15th January 2018 11:30am to 2:30pm

4 Jan

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