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The role of Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer at the Parish Council is becoming vacant in the near future and applications for job are invited. Further details are given below.

Tankersley Parish Council – Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Office: c/o 14 High Farm Meadow, Badsworth, WF9 1PB
Website www.tankersleypc.org
Email: clerk@tankersleypc.org

Job Advert:

Tankerlsey Parish Council is an active Council that seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the post of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

The post is part time, 35 hours per month. Much of the work will be undertaken from home but attendance is required at monthly meetings held on the third Monday of each month and other meetings as required.

The salary for the role is in accordance with National Joint Council recommendations dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Ideally the candidate will be IT literate, able to use the Microsoft Office suite and other systems as required. Computer equipment will be provided.

Duties will include acting as advisor to the council which involves learning the relevant parish legislation, preparation of the meeting agendas, minute taking, compilation of correspondence, filing and accounts in addition to being the Responsible Financial Officer to the council.

The successful applicant will ideally hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or be willing to work towards obtaining the qualification.

For informal enquiries or an application pack, please contact Graham Earnshaw, Clerk to the Council by email at clerk@tankersleypc.org.

Closing date for applications will be 5pm on the 3rd May 2021.

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The Parish Council has received notification that part of Tankersley Lane will be closed for approximately 9 months from 12th May.

Tankersley Lane will be closed from Green Lane to New Road as part of the installation of new road layout and diversion of services.

An alternative route is available via: New Road/Westwood New Road/A61 Westwood New Road/ Sheffield Road/ Tankersley Lane.

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The next meeting of Tankersley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 20th May 2021 at 7pm. Residents of Tankersley and Pilley are welcome to attend the meeting although members of the public do not have the right to speak at the meeting unless the Chair allows this to happen. This meeting will be held face-to-face. Further details will be published about the location of the meeting on this page in the near future.

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The Parish Council are undertaking replacement of the benches around the Tankersley and Pilley area. This will be completed in order of popularity/use.

As residents of Tankersley and Pilley we would like you, the community, to vote as to which benches are priority. Please do so by emailing clerk@tankersleypc.org with the location of the bench you are voting for replacement.

In total we have 25 benches, replacement of each bench costs the Parish Council in excess of £1,000. For the time being we are aiming to replace the top 6, as voted by yourselves.

In addition, if anyone residing within the parish wishes to support this project by part-sponsoring a bench (minimum sponsorship is £100) please email the clerk at clerk@tankersleypc.org. With sponsorship you will be able to attach a plaque to your sponsored bench.

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The Parish Council owns a Speed Indicator Device which has been deployed at various locations in the village to monitor the speed of vehicles passing the machine. The device has currently been deployed on New Road in Tankersley and the following data has been obtained from the device:

More than half the motorists exceeded the 30 mph limit of the road.

The highest speed noted was 62 mph at 3pm.

There were 8 vehicles travelling between 50 and 55 mph, with 5 of these at 5pm.

The Parish Council is concerned about the speeding issue in the village. The Parish Council will continue to monitor the speed of vehicles and will discuss what action can be taken to deter drivers from breaking the speed limit on roads in Tankersley.

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Please note, the Annual Parish Meeting that was scheduled to take place virtually on Monday 26th April has had to be cancelled. A further date for the meeting will be agreed in the near future and details will be published on the website. Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

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A Government amendment to the legislation regulating the meetings of local councils, has provided Parish Councils with the the option to meet remotely during the Coronavirus lockdown.The Parish Council will be holding a Parish Council Meeting via video conference, therefore, on Monday 19th April 2021. Further details of how to join the meeting will be included on this page.

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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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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 has taken the decision to cancel the annual Children’s Christmas Party this year (2020) because of Covid-19. The Parish Council are disappointed that it has had to make this decision but it wants to make sure its residents keep safe and well.

The Parish Council are looking to invest the money it has saved by not holding a Christmas Party and the Bonfire this year into other activities next year including putting up hanging baskets in the village next Spring.

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