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The Annual Bonfire is planned for Saturday 2nd November 2019.

We would like volunteers to support our new cohort of Councillors with preparation work, on Friday 1st November, as well as on the day of the Bonfire.

If you could donate a few hours of your time to this community event, please contact Graham Earnshaw, Clerk to the Parish Council, either via the contact form on the website or through the Facebook page.

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Each year the Parish Council produces a community newsletter.

The newsletter shares details of the Parish Councils actions over the last twelve months, as well as providing details of issues or events that are of interest to residents of the Parish.

The 2019 newsletter is currently being distributed to homes within the Parish, however an electronic copy can be viewed here;

Spring Newsletter 2019

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The Parish Council have been advised by Barratt Homes, that they have amended their plans for the Lidgett Lane/ Pilley Green site.

The new plans have included a reduction in the number of homes, from 77 to 74. There has also been greater foliage left in place, on the proposed entrance from Pilley Green. The amended plan can be viewed here;

Pilley Green – Lidgett Lane (Amended Plans Dec ‘ 18)

Any residents wishing to make comment, or object, must send this to Barnsley Council (BMBC) Planning, as responses sent direct to Barratt, as part of their consultation event, will not be forwarded to BMBC.

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This year, the Children’s Christmas Party will be held on Friday 7th December, from 4.30-6.30pm.

The party will be for children Under 5 and those in Nursery, Reception, Years 1 & 2.

All children of this age, who live within the Parish or attend St Peter’s School, are welcome to attend.

Tickets will be distributed via school, however for those children who don’t attend St Peter’s, please contact the Clerk to reserve tickets.

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This year, Tankersley Parish Council will be hosting a WWI Commemoration Event, joining other communities from around the country, in a national lighting of beacons.

The annual bonfire event has been joined with the commemoration service, and will make this poignant night, one not to be missed.

There will be food and refreshments available from the Welfare Hall, along with live music, a commemoration service, bonfire and firework spectacular.

The event is free to attend, with collections being taken on the night, for the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.

Timings for the event are as follows;

5pm – Food and drink available from Tankersley Welfare Hall, pie and peas and other yummy treats available.

5.45pm – Georgie Harrison will be on stage to entertain you all with her amazing voice.

6pm (approx) – Lighting of the Bonfire.

6.40pm – WWI Commemoration Service, led by Canon Hale of Tankersley St Peter’s Church.

7pm – Beacons of Light, national beacon lighting event.

7.05pm – Ringing out for Peace, national bell ringing to commemorate the end of hostilities.

7.10pm (approx) – Firework Spectacular. A finale not to be missed.

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The Parish Council have been notified that New Road will be shut, for a period of two weeks, beginning on the 6th October.

This is to allow the construction of an additional manhole to access the extending sewerage system.

The proposed diversion route is via Lidgett Lane.

The Parish Council have challenged this diversion and expressed the serious safety concerns they have, noting that they do not believe Lidgett Lane is ‘fit for purpose’.

Unfortunately, BMBC have chosen to proceed with this as the advertised diversion route.

We ask that residents please take extra care during the road closure, and reduce their speed on Lidgett Lane, in an attempt to lower the risks when passing vehicles and pedestrians.

An alternative route would be advised during this period.

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2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Tankersley Parish Council and community partners, are hosting a series of commemorative events, all of which will raise funds for the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.

Celebrations begin with a party night, on Saturday 20th October, at Tankersley Welfare Hall.

A live band will entertain you, followed by a disco and lots of dancing. There will also be a bar serving a range of drinks on the night.

For just £5 a ticket, why not have a local night out, for some fantastic causes?

Tickets are available from the Parish Council or Community Association, and are already selling fast. Please see poster, for details of how to purchase your tickets.

Big Band Night

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Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership, are once again hosting free community events, in Broad Ings Woodland this week.

The Woodland is a site of archaeological interest, and along with Arc Heritage, DVLP are offering residents the opportunity to explore the history of the area, through on-site digs.

Digs will take place at various times, from the 20th to the 22nd September 2018.

Booking is essential, with residents being advised to contact DVLP, to secure their place.

Broad Ing Sept 18

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UPDATE – 11th JUNE 2018

Unfortunately, due to low interest and ticket sales, this event has been cancelled.


The first event of our WWI Commemoration year is approaching.

On Friday 15th June, the Welfare Hall will host the Leader Brothers with their ‘What’s in the Box’ evening.

Beginning at 7pm, this is sure to be a fun and interesting event.

Tickets are £5 and will be available from the Parish Council or the Community Association.

All proceeds from WWI Commemoration events this year, will be donated to the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.

WW1 – Leader Brothers Poster

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The Parish Council are working alongside the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership, to promote events, which allow residents to explore our local landscape.

On Friday 1st June, there will be a ‘Woodland Wildflowers’ event taking place from 2-4pm, in Broad Ings Woodland.

All are welcome to attend this free event, however those planning to attend, are asked to confirm their place with the organisers (details included on the flyer)

Broad Ings Woodland Wildflowers poster