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A Government amendment to the legislation regulating the meetings of local councils, has provided Parish Councils with the the option to meet remotely during the Coronavirus lockdown.The Parish Council has decided to hold its Annual Council Meeting via video conference on Monday 18th May. This is the meeting where the Chair and Vice Chair are elected for the coming year and also where councillors are elected to take responsibility for specific areas and are able to choose areas they can focus on. This will be followed by the normal Parish Council meeting.

The video conference meeting is open to the public and details of how to join the meeting are as follows:

To join the Zoom Meeting please copy this link into your browser:
https://zoom.us/j/5725800594?pwd=eHZGZlNzKzdqRHVWUTRDMFJwV0syZz09

(If you do not have the Zoom application installed, you will be prompted to install the application which is free).

Here are the meeting ID and password if you need them:
Meeting ID: 572 580 0594
Password: tankersley

Alternatively if you do not have a computer with a webcam and audio, a tablet or a smartphone, you can join the meeting by telephone. Please ring one of these numbers:
Dial by your location
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom

You will be prompted to input the following meeting ID and password:
Meeting ID: 572 580 0594
Password: 476062

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The Spring 2020 Newsletter was distributed throughout the Parish in February. Copies of the newsletter can be requested from the Clerk.

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The Parish Council supports all local projects that aim to maintain the features of the Parish, and one of these groups is TPEG.

David Shearn, member of TPEG asked to share some information regarding the group;

“The group was formed in 2004 by a number of people in the Parish who were concerned to maintain and improve the environment of the two villages. Among the more visible results of our work are the two village stones and the wonderful display of bulbs – daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops – that appear each spring in the Parish. Less obvious, but just as important, is the work we do in woodlands, clearing away saplings, and strimming near the edges of paths to keep them open for walkers.

We also do litter picking on some of the roads on the outskirts of the village.

Our funding comes from a number of sources, including the Parish Council.

To find out more of what we do, and how you might be able to contribute with ideas or a little of your time, do visit the TPEG website via the following link;”

TPEG – Tankersley & Pilley Environmental Group

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The Parish Council have been informed of planned works around Pilley Lane, Pilley Green and Lidgett Lane, Pilley. Also, Bromley Carr Road, Tankersley.

Pilley Lane
30 March — 24 April

Delays unlikely – Some carriageway incursion

Works location: JCT THE WALK TO 48

Works description: GAS MAINS REPLACEMENT WORKS

Lidgett Lane
30 March — 01 May

Delays possible – Traffic control (two-way signals)

Works location: WHOLE LENGTH

Works description: GAS MAINS REPLACEMENT WORKS

Bromley Carr Road
30 March — 24 April

Delays unlikely – Some carriageway incursion

Works location: WHOLE LENGTH

Works description: GAS MAINS REPLACEMENT WORKS

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Tankersley Parish Council worked alongside residents to gather their views on community issues and opinions regarding topics such as housing and development, crime and policing, public services, roads and the local environment.

Resident responses were collated and their views have allowed the Parish Council to develop a summary document, to be used to better the community and support residents within the Parish, while attempting to meet their needs.

Copies of this document are available to download here;
Parish Plan Summary Document

We hope you find the document insightful and comprehensive of our resident opinions.

A review of the progress made on the Parish Plan was undertaken by the Chair of the Parish Council at the Annual Meeting on 2nd March 2020.

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Each year, the Parish of Tankersley holds an Annual Meeting. The meeting is an opportunity for residents to come together and discuss any ideas or issues they have regarding the Parish.

This years’ Annual Meeting was held on Monday 2nd March at Tankersley Welfare Hall.

Representatives of Tankersley Parish Council were in attendance, as well as Local Councillors from BMBC, the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and and representatives from the Police SmartWater Team. A good number of residents also attended the meeting, thank you for your interest.

At the meeting, the Police and Crime commissioner gave a very interesting talk on his role and also his priorities for the area. Police representatives provided information on the SmartWater initiative. Local councillors from BMBC also provided an update along with the Chair of the Parish Council. Residents were able to ask questions on issues raised.