Councillors and Community 'Devastated' by Bolehills Pavillion Fire

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. 

 For more details, and photo gallery, read on


Photo: Crookes Labour Councillors Craig Gamble Pugh and Anne Murphy survey the devastation with council staff

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Collective Responsibility Shown in Stannington

The people of Stannington and the wider community came together to make the first food bank collection organised by Stannington Branch Labour Party a resounding success. A total of 22 crates of food were collected in one morning.

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Councillors' Defribilator Grant Could Save Lives

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."

For information on how to apply for community grants from the Ward Pot fund, read on...#


Photo: Community defibrillator in Crosspool could save lives, according to local Labour Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh

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Inspired by #Lab17?

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The National Policy Forum invites submissions from members and non-members alike.

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'Care for our NHS' Street Stall Saturday 16th Sept


Last Saturday we were joined by our MP Jared O'Mara for our street stall and canvassing at Bannercross. Our campaign theme was 'Care for the NHS'. We had an excellent response from the public and ran out of petitions supporting the cause! Members also canvassed nearby streets to speak to residents about local and national issues.

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Ecclesall Members to represent Hallam CLP

Ecclesall Branch members Ruth Milsom and Suzie Murray will represent Hallam Constituency Labour Party at the upcoming National Conference of the party. Along with Dawn Teare and Chris Batchelor from Crookes and Crosspool branch they will be attending the 4 day event which takes place Sunday September 24th - Wed 27th in Brighton. Ruth, Suzie and Dawn will also attend the national Labour Womens Conference on Saturday.

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Fulwood Summer Foodbank Collection

A really successful Summer Foodbank Collection last weekend. Fulwood residents have again been very generous and we managed to fill 30 crates with food and other items. They also donated more than £140, the highest figure for any of our collections to date, which will be used to buy the items most needed by the S6 Foodbank. 

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New MP Boosts Local Labour Team

Labour's Councillor team in the area have extended a warm welcome to new Labour MP Jared O'Mara. 

Crookes and Crosspool Councillors Craig Gamble Pugh and Anne Murphy were Labour's only elected representatives in the entire Sheffield Hallam constituency, until the shock win on 8th June.

"This means Team Labour can now do even more to represent local voices and to work on the issues which local people raise with us," said Cllr Gamble Pugh. 

For details of how to contact your local labour team in Crookes, Crosspool and Hallam, read on.


Photo: Local Councillors Craig and Anne welcome new MP Jared O'Mara to the local labour team

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Ecclesall Labour at Pride

This afternoon members from Ecclesall and other branches attended the Pride festival in Endcliffe Park. We collected signatures opposing the deal between the Tories and the DUP. Our 'Never Kissed a Tory' sticker went down a storm.Pride_event_29th_July.jpgsticker.PNG

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Lord Mayor Anne Opens 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 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

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