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The Parish Council have been informed of extensions to planned works around Westwood New Road, Howbrook and Maple Road, Tankersley. Updates will be provided as and when they become available.

Temporary road closures will now be in place until the 17th July 2015.

Westwood New Road, Howbrook
From 7.00pm to 6.00am (10.00am on Sundays) – Restrictions will be in force as and when required sometime during this period.

Extent of Closure – From Westwood Roundabout to Hollinberry Lane

Diversion Route – A629 Sheffield Road/A616

Reason for Closure – To enable diversion of services

The footway will also be closed and a shuttle service will be available for pedestrian use.

Maple Road, Tankersley
From 7.00pm to 6.00am (10.00am on Sundays) – Restrictions will be in force as and when required sometime during this period.

Extent of Closure – From McDonalds entrance to Westwood Roundabout

Diversion Route – Wentworth Way/A61 Westwood New Road

Reason for Closure – To enable diversion of services

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Penistone Friends of The Earth and Barnsley Biodiversity Group are jointly involved in a survey to check the distribution of Hedgehog in an area of Barnsley, to the West of the M1.

The survey aims to try and understand the drastic decline in the hedgehog population.

Residents are invited to join in, by reporting sightings in their local area, via the Hogwatch website (link below).

Hogwatch – Hedgehog Watch >

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The Parish Council have received a response to the open letter sent to Waste Management Services in June.

Councillors intend to pursue these issues further, and will inform residents of any further discussions or developments via the website and social media.

Please click on the link below to access the letter received from Graham Young, Interim Group Manager Waste Services, BMBC.

Response from Waste Management Services

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Tankersley Community Association are responsible for the maintenance and organisation of Tankersley Welfare Hall, and in previous years have organised the Summer Gala, and provided the refreshments at the Annual Bonfire.

The group are all voluntary and donate the time and skills they have available, to ensure the centre remains a community resource, accessible by all.

Unfortunately there are only three members of the Community Association at present, and they have asked for the Parish Council to publicise their request for new members, or any support that can be spared, to ensure this well used facility can continue.

The voluntary services of a handy person and treasurer would be particularly welcome.

Any residents who feel they could provide support, even just for a few hours, are asked to contact Roy Jennings on 01226 741128.

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It is with great frustration and disappointment, that the Parish Council must inform residents of the approval of the two outline planning applications for Pilley, at today’s planning regulatory board meeting. (Application numbers 2013/1006 and 2013/1007)

The Parish Council will investigate the next steps in this process, and continue to update residents when further information becomes available.

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The responses residents provided to the Parish Plan questionnaire, at the end of November, were analysed earlier this year and a summary document was produced and posted to all residents.

The Parish Council would like to invite residents to attend a meeting to discuss the findings of the report and the action points Councillors will now work towards, to implement changes and developments residents have advised they would like to see in the Parish.

The meeting will take place on Monday 23rd June 2014, beginning at 7pm in Tankersley Welfare Hall.

Any resident who cannot attend but has questions or further suggestions based on any of the issues highlighted in the summary report, are welcome to contact the Clerk via the website, who will share these at the meeting.

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In light of the information from BMBC Planning, advising that the proposed developments for Pilley are going to be recommended for approval, the Parish Council felt it was necessary to question the process used by this department and the lack of communication with residents regarding these applications.

The Parish Council plan to attend the Planning Regulatory Board meeting to provide thorough objections to these applications, however Councillors believe there are questions to be asked regarding the procedures in place in the planning department, and have written to BMBC highlighting their concerns.

The Parish Council are aware that many residents share their frustrations over this extensive application period and welcome any further comments.

Letter to BMBC Development and Planning Download

 

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After communication from many residents regarding changes to the waste management service provided by BMBC, the Parish Council has written an open letter, requesting answers to a number of issues raised by parishioners.

Residents are welcome to continue to contact the Parish Council with any comments they have regarding waste management, as communication with BMBC is on going, however on this occasion Councillors decided a formal approach was necessary.

Letter to BMBC Waste Management Services Download

 

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Councillors of Tankersley Parish Council yesterday attended a meeting with the planning officer responsible for the proposed developments in Pilley.

At the meeting they were informed that the applications would be recommended for approval at the June Planning Regulatory Board meeting.

The Parish Council are very disappointed that these applications are being supported by the planning department, as we are sure many residents will be.

A representative of the Parish Council will attend the meeting to speak in objection to these proposed developments.

Councillors have highlighted their dissatisfaction with the process surrounding these applications and expressed frustration on behalf of parish residents, at the lack of communication from BMBC regarding the extensive timescale and reasoning for this.

The Parish Council submitted a thorough objection to both sites, however they feel disappointed that they were not allowed the timescales which have been afforded to the developers and their applications.

On the morning of the planning board meeting, there will be a site visit, however residents are advised not to approach the board members, as they will not engage with them regarding the developments.

The right to speak at planning board meetings is limited to 5 minutes. Therefore to ensure a comprehensive and articulate objection can be delivered in this time, residents are welcome to contact the Parish Council with issues they believe are of greatest importance, to allow them to be delivered on their behalf.

There is a public gallery where residents can attend to hear the applications being discussed.

Further meeting details to follow once confirmed.

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The Parish Council have been contacted by residents, regarding the use of white sacks for paper collections, introduced by Barnsley Council in March.

To gain a thorough understanding of resident opinion, the Parish Council would like feedback from residents regarding their thoughts on the new collection method, and experiences they have had with this new waste initiative.

Residents wishing to share their opinions are asked to email the Clerk at tpcclerk@gmail.com or contact the Parish Council via the Twitter and Facebook pages, @tankersleypc on Twitter, or search ‘Tankersley Parish Council’ on Facebook.

The Parish Council will collate responses and share them with BMBC.