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Children’s Christmas Party Cancelled

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 […]

UPDATE – Planning Officers Report released for applications in Pilley

The Parish Council have received the planning officers report today, in relation to the proposed applications for Pilley, which will be shared with Planning Board Members prior to the meeting. The document is attached below for resident information. For reference, the applications are numbers 2013/1006 and 2013/1007. Report for Planning Meeting – 24th June 2014 […]

Tankersley Parish Plan

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 […]

Annual Parish Meeting

Each year, the Parish of Tankersley holds an Annual Meeting. The meeting is an opportunity for residents to come together and discuss any ideas or issues they have regarding the Parish. This years’ Annual Meeting was held on Monday 2nd March at Tankersley Welfare Hall. Representatives of Tankersley Parish Council were in attendance, as well […]

History of Tankersley and the Old Hall

Tankeresleia was an 1800 acre Lordship and was held prior to the Norman Conquest by Ledwin; a Saxon Lord.  William the Conqueror deprived Ledwin of his Lands, and gave the land to Earl Meriton (or Moreton) and it passed down several generations and passed to a family who assumed the name “de Tankersley”. During the […]

Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery ~ Pilley Pit

Geoff Parkin recalls Pilley as it was, when the Colliery was open My early recollections of Pilley Pit were in the late 1940’s.  The Pit was Pilley and Pilley was the Pit.  Life revolved around it and it seemed at the time that this was the boundary of the world. The most dominant feature of the Pit […]