Welcome to the website for Tankersley Parish Council. On this site you will be able to find information about the activities and work of the Parish Council.
The Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government. The next tier of government is Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, sometimes called the Primary Authority which is part of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.
The role of the Parish Council is to look after the interests of the Parish where it is empowered to do so, bringing any other needs of the Parish to the attention of the relevant authority.
The Parish Council also responds to consultation documents and requests from a diverse range of other bodies. You can find out more information about the role and responsibilities of a Parish Council in the About section of the site.
Tankersley is a beautiful rural village in South Yorkshire; it is located West of Barnsley, East of Penistone and North of Sheffield. The village is co-joined with Pilley, and both villages were in existence at the time of the Domesday survey in 1086. The village is ideally placed for workers to commute to Barnsley, Sheffield, Doncaster, Leeds, given its close proximity to the M1, M62 and M18 Motorways, Manchester is only 45 minutes away via the A616 and A628.
The village has strong links to the mining communities of Barnsley, and several mines operated in the locality, Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery being the closest, and the village of Pilley still has many houses built by the colliery, alongside more modern housing developments. The Wentworth Park industrial estate is close by providing some local jobs for the area.
The historic Church of St Peters serves the village, along with a more recent St Pauls Church and a Methodist Chapel. St Peters Church, sits in a well wooded churchyard at one of the highest points in the village and was in existence before the Domesday Survey of 1086. There are several listed buildings in the village, and the film “Kes” by Barry Hines was part filmed at Tankersely Old Hall.
The village is 2 miles away from the Wentworth Castle House and Gardens which featured in the BBC “restoration” programme, and near the RSPB “Old Moor Wetlands” wild life centre. Local shops and Markets, in the neighbouring village of Hoyland are a few minutes away, but the vast Meadow Hall Shopping Mall is 10 minutes away.
Tankersley Parish falls within 2 parliamentary constituencies. Part is within Penistone and Stocksbridge Parliamentary Constituency where the MP is Miriam Cates.
Miriam Cates MP | Penistone and Stocksbridge
Another part is within Barnsley East where the MP is Stephanie Peacock. Stephanie Peacock MP
The Parish is represented by Councillors from Penistone East and Rockingham Ward on Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
The Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 20 February 2023 are now available
The Agenda for the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 20 March is now available.
The Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 16 January 2023 are now available.
The Agenda for the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 20 February is now available. Please note the meeting will be held in the Board Room and NOT the Senior Citizens Room
At the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 16 January 2023 the Parish Council updated its Model Publication Scheme
The Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 21 November 2022 are now available.
The attendance record of all Parish Councillors throughout 2022 is now available.
Please note there will be two attendance records for 2023. The first will be January to April inclusive. The second will start from May with the new council.
The dates of the Ordinary Parish Council Meetings in 2023 are now available.
Following the Parish Council’s decision to cancel the meeting scheduled for 12 December 2022, the Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting held on 21 November 2022 are now available.
The Draft Minutes of the Parish Meeting Called by 6 Electors of the Parish and held on 10 November 2022 are now available. These draft Minutes will be considered as a true and correct record when the next Parish Meeting is held.
Six Electors of Tankersley Parish have called for a Parish Meeting to be held on 10 November 2022 in the Senior Citizens Room of the Tankersley Hub at 7pm.
The Notice and Agenda are now available and can be found in the News section of this website.
At the Ordinary Parish Council meeting of 17 October 2022 the Parish Council co-opted Estelle Leake to become a Councillor. A biography of Cllr Leake will follow shortly.
The External Auditor has now completed the audit of the AGAR 2021-22. The Completed AGAR and the Notice of Conclusion of Audit are now available.
As the Parish Council is not meeting until 19 September the draft minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 25 July have been published and are now available on the website.
At the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 25 July the Parish Council decided not to hold a meeting in August.
At the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 25 July the Parish Council updated and re-adopted its Grievance Policy and Procedures. This is now available on the website.
At the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 25 July the Parish Council updated and re-adopted its Disciplinary Policy and Procedures. This is now available on the website.
At the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 25 July the Parish Council updated and re-adopted its Filming, Photographing, Audio Recording & Social Media Recording of Public Parish Council Meetings Policy. This is now available on the website.
At the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 25 July the Parish Council introduced its Operation London Bridge Protocol. This is now available on the website.
The Authorised and Signed Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 20 June 2022 are now available.
At the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of 18 June 2022 the Parish Council introduced an Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy. This is now available on the website.
The period of public rights will run from Friday 24 June 2022 to Friday 5 August 2022.
The Parish Council Accounts and AGAR 2021-22 have now completed the internal audit process and are available. The documents have now been submitted to the external auditor.
The Authorised and signed Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting of 16 May are now available.
The notice of a non-contested election has been posted on the website and on the Parish Council noticeboards. There were two candidates Richard Horsfall and Jane Laverack who have now been elected as Parish Councillors.
Updated Registers of Members Interests for Cllrs Lodge, Jarvis, Simpson and Sowersby are now available.
At the Annual Parish Council Meeting of 16 May Cllr Robert Lodge was re-elected as Chair of the Parish Council and Cllr Matthew Jarvis was elected as Vice Chair.
The draft Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 2022 are now available.
The Authorised and signed Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 2021 are now available.