Crookes Councillors Craig and Anne, alongside Walkley Councillors, have pledged to do all they can to help the community after the devastating fire in the early hours of Friday morning. The Bolehills Pavillion was engulfed in flames and firefighters had to spend nearly two hours dealing with the blaze.
Labour’s Crookes ward Councillors Craig Gamble-Pugh and Anne Murphy know the park well and have made several site visits in the aftermath of the blaze (pictured).
Councillor Gamble-Pugh: “It is just shocking. The Pavilion is completely burnt out. It is not just the use of the building that has been lost, but it is the memories too. Much was destroyed in the fire, including trophies won by the Bowling team, that can't be replaced.
“Anne and I will do everything we can to support local residents recover from this blow. After more details are known, it is essential that local residents are consulted and that together we decide what happens next. In the meantime we will be working hard to ensure that temporary accommodation is found for all of the groups who used and relied on the Pavilion”.
The blaze is being treated as an arson attack and anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.
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Photo: Crookes Labour Councillors Craig Gamble Pugh and Anne Murphy survey the devastation with council staff
The Pavilion, near Northfield Avenue, has sustained substantial damage and Sheffield City Council is looking at whether the Pavilion can be salvaged given the devastation inflicted.
Councillor Neale Gibson (Walkley) has stated that he was “devastated”. In his full statement Councillor Gibson said “I am angry to see such a community asset so cruelly taken away. The Pavilion was really well used by people from all over. I know that a lot of Walkley residents regularly went there and the Pavilion was used daily by bowlers and croquet players in season.
“I have already been in close contact with officers at Sheffield City Council and an evaluation is underway as to whether the remains of the Pavilion constitutes a dangerous structure, which would sadly mean the building would need to be demolished, or whether it can be renovated. We have to let the council and the insurers evaluate the situation, after which I will work with all user groups to ensure the best way forward”.
Crookes Councillors Craig and Anne, alongside Walkley Councillors, have pledged to do all they can to help the community after the devastating fire in the early hours of Friday morning....
A grant from local Councillors has enabled Crosspool Forum to purchase and install a new defibrillator for emergency use in the community.
The defibrillator has been installed on the exterior wall of St Columba's Church on Manchester Road S10 5PL. The Forum applied to the local 'Ward Pot' fund held by local councilors, and used the grant alongside cash from a local donor to provide this community facility.
Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh said "These publicly-accessible emergency defibrillators have been proven to save lives. No Training is needed to used them, members of the public can ring 999, give the location code, and are then talked through how to open and use the device while on the phone. We are grateful to Crosspool Forum for taking this initiative."
Crosspool Forum said "Defibrillators have been shown to save lives around the country and we hope that this will be a valuable asset to the community."
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Photo: Community defibrillator in Crosspool could save lives, according to local Labour Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh
Crookes and Crosspool has a relatively small Ward Pot fund, and decisions about the community projects to be supported are made by local councilors including Labour's Craig Gamble Pugh and Anne Murphy.
For information about applying for a Ward Pot grant, contact Craig via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
A grant from local Councillors has enabled Crosspool Forum to purchase and install a new defibrillator for emergency use in the community. The defibrillator has been installed on the exterior...
Cllr Anne Murphy described her invitation to open the Crosspool Festival as "an honour".
As the current Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Anne said "I was thrilled to be asked to Festival this year and meet many Crosspudlians enjoying the fun and music."
Fellow ward Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh said "I know how much it meant to Anne to be at this year's festival as not just a local Councillor, but also as Sheffield's 'first citizen'. Congratulations to the residents and volunteers who have once again done Crosspool proud. Anne and I both take our hats off to them- although, Anne's hats are much more splendid than mine!"
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Photo: Lord Mayor, Crookes and Crosspool Councillor Anne Murphy, with residents at a fun-packed Crosspool Festival
Cllr Anne Murphy described her invitation to open the Crosspool Festival as "an honour". As the current Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Anne said "I was thrilled to be asked to...