The Annual Bonfire is planned for Saturday 2nd November 2019.
We would like volunteers to support our new cohort of Councillors with preparation work, on Friday 1st November, as well as on the day of the Bonfire.
If you could donate a few hours of your time to this community event, please contact Graham Earnshaw, Clerk to the Parish Council, either via the contact form on the website or through the Facebook page.
The Annual Meeting of the Parish, will take place on Monday 11th March, at 7pm in Tankersley Welfare Hall.
The meeting is an opportunity for residents to discuss their community with Parish Councillors and Local Elected Members. All parish residents are welcome to attend.
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
All funds raised from the WWI Events, were shared between Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.
Both organisations were thrilled with our communities contributions to their charities and have asked that the Parish Council pass on their thanks, to all who supported and attended the events, raising vital funds. (Please see the images below, showing exerts from the thank you letters received from both charities)
Well done everyone!
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.
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.
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.
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.
UPDATE – 11th JUNE 2018
Unfortunately, due to low interest and ticket sales, this event has been cancelled.
The first event of our WWI Commemoration year is approaching.
On Friday 15th June, the Welfare Hall will host the Leader Brothers with their ‘What’s in the Box’ evening.
Beginning at 7pm, this is sure to be a fun and interesting event.
Tickets are £5 and will be available from the Parish Council or the Community Association.
All proceeds from WWI Commemoration events this year, will be donated to the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.
WW1 – Leader Brothers Poster
The Parish Council are working alongside the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership, to promote events, which allow residents to explore our local landscape.
On Friday 1st June, there will be a ‘Woodland Wildflowers’ event taking place from 2-4pm, in Broad Ings Woodland.
All are welcome to attend this free event, however those planning to attend, are asked to confirm their place with the organisers (details included on the flyer)
Broad Ings Woodland Wildflowers poster