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Preparations are well underway for this years Bonfire.

It’s now less than two weeks to go until this fantastic community event, and volunteers are hard at work, making sure this years Bonfire and firework display are as brilliant as usual!

Due to the continued success of the event, and the ever increasing number of attendee’s, this year the Bonfire will take place on the old football fields, to the rear of the Welfare Hall.

The Parish Council have invested in temporary lighting, to ensure visitors can find their way to the Bonfire site safely, and event barriers will be in place, to make sure everyone stays safe.

As usual, the Annual Bonfire can’t go ahead without the support of volunteers, and the Parish Council would like to ask for help from residents on the morning of the event, to help build the bonfire.

Timings will be published closer to the date, but anyone able to assist is asked to contact the Clerk.

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UPDATE 27.5.2017
The Parish Council have been advised that the planning application was approved, at the planning regulatory board meeting, held on the 23rd May.

The Parish Council are very disappointed that the numerous concerns of residents have not resulted in the refusal of the plans in their current format.

Whilst Councillors acknowledged that this area had previously been approved for development, it was hoped that the Planning Department at BMBC, and the developers, would take on board local knowledge and opinion, to allow for a sympathetic and fitting development of the site.

Any further information will be shared as it is received.


PREVIOUS UPDATE – Pilley Green/Lidgett Lane development 2016/1308

Amended plans have been submitted to Barnsley Council for this site.

Those neighbouring residents who have been consulted were given a two week deadline ending on the 27th April.

Due to the Easter holidays, many residents didn’t receive notification letters until the 20th April (a week after they were sent), effectively shortening the consultation period to only a week.

The Parish Council raised this issue as a major concern with the Planning Department, who have agreed to extend the consultation period until the 9th May.

There are very few changes to the plans since the last submission;
– The number of properties have reduced from 54 to 48, resulting in a slight layout change.
– Access to the apartment block has been amended.

The updated plans can be found via the following link;
Planning Application 2016/1308

Residents are urged to take part in the consultation, expressing their concerns and objections. (Please be aware that all adults above 18 years of age in a property can submit a seperate objection.)

These plans are expected to go before the planning regulatory board to be held on the 23rd May, and the Parish Council will update residents further as soon as any information becomes available.

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Further to the reports received last week, regarding the closure of Lidgett Lane by Yorkshire Water, the Parish Council have today received information which confirms that a full road closure will have to be put in place.

The following letter is to be sent to neighbouring residents over the coming days, however this will have a Parish wide impact. (Currently the Parish Council do not have the diversion route or road closure plans referenced);

” Road closure along Lidgett Lane.

As you’re aware, our contract partner AGT is carrying out a large, £4 million investment scheme at Tankersley Waste Water Treatment Works. The work will improve the quality of the treatment processes on site, helping to ensure we meet our obligations to protect the environment for the future.

The project started in January and is progressing well; however, for safety reasons, we now need to close Lidgett Lane.

From 8 May until April next year, a road closure will be place along Lidgett Lane between the junction of Chapel Road and New Road. This is to allow HGV deliveries and site traffic to access the treatment works safely via the access road. We’ll ensure access is maintained for residents within the road closure, including those along the access track.

A diversion route for motorists will be in place via New Road and Pilley Green until April next year. I’ve enclosed a plan showing the location of the closure, along with the diversion route which I hope you find helpful.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst we carry out this essential project and we’ll keep you updated on our progress.

Any questions?

Household customers;
Please contact our Customer Service Team on 0344 848 1099
(Monday to Thursday 8am to 5.30pm and 8am to 5pm on Friday).

Non household customers;
This is planned work so please contact your retailer.

Outside of these hours please call our Contact Centre on 0345 1 24 24 24, this number is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Yours sincerely

Lee Laherty
Project Manager”

The Parish Council will share any further information as soon as it’s received.

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The reserved matters application for the New Road/Lidgett Lane site went before the Planning Regulatory Board on the 21st March.

Details of the plans are available on the Barnsley Council website;

Application 2016/1027, New Road/Lidgett Lane

A reserved matters application outlines the developers plans in regards to house style, and is a final stage of the application process, following on from when outline planning permission has been previously approved.

The Parish Council made objections and comments to several points within this application, ranging from property design, to the planning reports comments in relation to section 106 funds and water management.

The Parish Council have been advised that despite their concerns, the reserved matters application was passed by the planning regulatory board.

As yet there are no details with regards to proposed start dates for building on the site, however the Parish Council will continue to update residents, as and when any information becomes available.

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The Parish Council have organized another Community Clear Up Day, after the success of previous events.

Residents are asked to meet at Tankersley Welfare Hall from 10.30am, where they will be provided with equipment and hi-visibility jackets, and clear up areas will be agreed upon.

Any amount of time volunteers can provide is appreciated.

Please come and join Councillors and neighbours, to help maintain our beautiful Parish.

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The Parish Council organise the Annual Meeting of the Parish each year.

This event allows residents to meet to discuss local activities, actions and developments, with those agencies involved with the community.

This year’s meeting will take place on Monday 13th March 2017 at Tankersley Welfare Hall.

All residents are welcome to attend.

The meeting agenda can be found below, along with draft minutes of the 2016 meeting.


Minutes – APM March ’16

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Barnsley Council are working along Carr Lane to open up the footpath in an attempt to dry this out and make it useable year round.

Volunteers are also working on a hedgerow development scheme, to run alongside the footpath and protect walkers from traffic.

Works are taking place in March, with the first day running on the 2nd March, and will be continued in Autumn.

Residents are welcome to take part and learn new skills, and are asked to contact Sarah Ford of Barnsley Council if interested. (Tel 01226 772696)

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The Parish Council have been notified by Yorkshire Water of planned improvement works in the area.
Below is the information included in a letter, which has been sent to all neighbouring properties, by Yorkshire Water.

Improvements at Tankersley Waste Water Treatment Works

I am writing to let you know about some upcoming improvement works which will begin in the new year at Tankersley Waste Water Treatment Works. The work, which will see over £4m invested in the site, will improve the quality of the treatment on site, helping to ensure we meet our obligations to protect the environment. The work will be carried out by our contract partners AGT and is due to begin on 16 January 2017. The whole project will take around 12 months to complete.

Whilst the work is being carried out you may notice additional traffic accessing the site. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. In order to reduce disruption we are looking to limit construction traffic to between 9.30am and 2.30pm, however there may be occasions when we need to access the site outside of these times.

Access to the site will be via Lidgett Lane and past Knoll Cottages. As the junction of the access road and Lidgett Lane has limited visibility we have agreed with the Council’s highways department that temporary three way traffic lights will be installed to ensure the safety of people using the road. We expect that this traffic management will need to be in place for around 8 months of the project.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst we carry out this essential improvement work. If you have any queries regarding this work please contact our Customer Service Team on 0344 848 1099 (Monday to Thursday 8am to 5.30pm and 8am to 5pm on Friday). Please note that over the Christmas and New Year period our phone line will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 23 December until 8am on Tuesday 3 January. If you need to speak to someone urgently please call our Contact Centre on 0345 1 24 24 24, this is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

The Parish Council have been advised by the BMBC Planning Officer involved with this application, that there are a number of issues with the submitted plans and as such, amendments are being sought. Therefore the current deadline for objections of the 1st December is no longer applicable.
Once these amendments are received, all those consulted previously will be contacted again to advise that the new documents are available, and a new 14 day consultation period will begin.

Due to the timescale regarding the resubmission of these documents not being known, Parish Councillors have decided to go ahead with the resident meeting, to allow general concerns to be discussed along with recommendations for objection points.

The resident meeting will take place at Tankersley Welfare Hall on Friday 9th December, from 7pm.

The existing documentation will be available to view.

The Parish Council will continually updated both the website and social media, as and when additional information becomes available.

The Parish Council discussed this application at their meeting yesterday evening and share the many concerns of residents.

All Councillors were in agreement that an extension to the current deadline should be requested, with the aim of holding a public meeting to allow objections to be planned.
The request to extend the deadline has been sent to the relevant planning officer at Barnsley Council, and the result of this request will be shared as soon as it is known, with further details of a public meeting if time allows.

Residents are welcome to submit objections to Barnsley Council immediately if they wish.

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Preparations are under way for this years Children’s Christmas Parties, and tickets will be distributed via St. Peter’s School.

Any children who live within the Parish but don’t attend the school and would like to come join the fun are very welcome.

The Parish Council are happy to reserve a ticket for collection on the night, if parents forward their details to the Clerk beforehand.