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Joe Jenkinson, Head of Planning. has responded to our email of 25/06/20 re the potential closing of Tankersley Lane.

“Thanks Dennis.

We’ll feed this in. There will be another opportunity for people to have their say as the planning applications have landed for the proposed Hermes development and associated infrastructure. I’ll ensure that the PC are notified as well as anyone that has made representation regarding Tankersley Lane (this should hopefully happen back end of the week).

The submitted details show it remaining open up until the new spine road but closed to the east (see attached). The applications have arrived quicker than we anticipated but we have been able to review much of the feedback from the consultation and there was a clear desire to retain the connection between Tankersley and Pilley though to Hoyland Common. As submitted, the applications will enable this to remain albeit there would be a slight detour up or down the link road to travel east. Our Highways Officers have considered whether it would be possible to keep Tankersley Lane fully open with a crossroad junction where it would meet the new road but this would result in a conflicting manoeuvres. A roundabout would also not be suitable because this would reduce the attractiveness of the new spine road as an alternative to travelling through the Hoyland Common crossroads. We also need to consider the amenity of residents on Tankersley Lane who will be most directly affected by the development proposals.

Given the applications have only just land, colleague in Highways have not yet had chance to appraise all details within them. Accordingly, there is still a possibility things could change but I felt it important to give you a heads up re: the applications and the current rationale for the Tankersley Lane “T junction” (as opposed to a crossroad junction).


Joe Jenkinson

Head of Planning & Building Control

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Westgate Plaza

S70 2DR”


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The Parish Council circulated a leaflet to establish your opinion on the three proposals for Tankersley Lane as published by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council under their Hoyland West Masterplan.

The research has been collated and forwarded to Joe Jenkinson head of planning at Barnsley Council.
Thank you all for participating and helping us to know your feelings on this action planned by BMBC.

The letter we sent can be viewed by clicking on this link


The top line numbers were recorded by Wednesday:
Leaflets delivered to homes in the parish 732
We asked for your preferred of the three options.
Most allocated a note of their option. Some who did not but made their opinion strongly in comment have been added to that option.

Option 1. 19 6%
Option 2 289 92%
Option 3 5 1%

undetermined 5 1%
Option 1 or 2 = 1
Option 1 or 3 = 1

When we have a reply from Mr Jenkinson we will publish his comments.

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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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Tankersley Parish Council aim to ensure that the needs of all Parishioners are met, and would like to ensure that older residents received the support and services they require.

AGE UK Barnsley manage a befriending service for those older residents who find themselves isolated from the community.

Family members and neighbours can refer such residents to the service, to allow individuals to receive support and companionship in their own home, as well as the option to attend events and clubs throughout the borough.

Below are downloadable information leaflets, as well as referral forms and guidance regarding completing these and eligibility.

Befriending Service Information Download
Befriending Club Leaflet Download
Referral Criteria Download
Referral Form Download


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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


Lidgett Lane
30 March — 01 May

Delays possible – Traffic control (two-way signals)

Works location: WHOLE LENGTH


Bromley Carr Road
30 March — 24 April

Delays unlikely – Some carriageway incursion

Works location: WHOLE LENGTH


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The Clyppings celebrations are due to take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July. All residents are welcome to attend. Below is an introduction to the celebrations and their meaning, by Councillor Denise Simpkin of the Parish Council.

A Brief History of The Clyppings (Yclepping – embracing the mother church)

The Clyppings is an ancient ceremony, possibly of pagan and Roman origin, of embracing the mother Church. It is generally held on the second Sunday after the 29th of June, St. Peter’s Day, when the people of the parish form a ring around the church and embrace it. As well as embracing the church the people also face outwards towards the community in an act of embracing the community that we serve. This custom was re-established by Canon Archibald Douglas sometime in the 1920’s and although there have been breaks with the tradition; the ceremony was re-introduced by Canon Eric Cox in the 1970’s and has continued regularly since that date.
The whole weekend is a chance for the people of Tankersley and Pilley to meet up for a chat with friends and to embrace the ancient building of Tankersley Church, which has been serving the community since the 11th century. It would be wonderful to see a full church and to meet new and old friends, so please come, all are welcome.

St. Peter’s Church Tankersley with St. Peter’s CofE Primary School – Clyppings Weekend

The Clyppings Garden Party is on Saturday 12th July from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the school. There will be a variety of entertainment including the Shoestring Circus, May pole dancing, activities and games for the children, tombola, bottle stall, bric-a-brac stall, book stall, raffle and lots of delicious cakes and buns to buy. Refreshments will also be available. The Garden Party will be opened by Helen Williams a local reporter from the Barnsley Chronicle.
The Clyppings Service is on Sunday 13th July at 3:00 p.m. There will be a ‘bring and share’ picnic after the service in the church field. The guest speaker is the Rev Judith Jessop, who will also present copies of the Fenn Bibles to a boy and a girl from the school. Our regular choir members will be in attendance and pupils from the school choir will also be singing at the service.

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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.