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Tankersley is joining in with Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean event, on Saturday 23rd March.

Meeting at 10am outside the Welfare Hall, members of the Parish Council, will work with volunteers to clear litter from Pilley Pocket Park and tidy the bowling green area.

The weather is set to be mild and all are welcome to join in, so why not lend a hand for an hour or so and help keep one of our brilliant parks looking lovely!

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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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Tankersley Parish Council would like to invite applications for the post of Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer, to the Parish.

This is a part-time role, primarily working from home, for approximately 9 hours per week.

The successful applicant will be required to attend one Parish Council meeting per month, with a necessity to attend some additional ad-hoc meetings, either with the Parish Council, or as its representative with other community partners.

Applicants must have own transport, as well as access to the internet and a phone line.

Salary will be dependant on experience, however it is expected to be paid in accordance with the 2019 National Joint Council SCP points 13 – 23 (£11.45 – £14.03 per hour).

Interested parties should contact the Clerk by email for an application pack; clerk@tankersleypc.org

Applicants must submit a CV, along with a covering letter, demonstrating how they meet the criteria points, included on the person specification.

Closing date – Friday 15th February, 5pm

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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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IMPORTANT – ROAD CLOSURES

Barnsley Council have advised that there will be two road closures taking place in the Parish, early in the new year (The closures are highlighted in red, on the attached images.);

Westwood New Road, as entered from the A61, will be closed for two days, from 7th January.
This closure will be one way only (vehicles will still be able to leave Tankersley, onto the A61) and is to allow works to the telecom mast.

westwood closure

Lidgett Lane, full closure from no 84, to the bottom of the road where it meets New Road.
This closure will be in place for 2 weeks, from the 7th January, to allow works to electricity cables.

Lidgett Lane closure

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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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IMPORTANT – ROAD CLOSURE

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