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The Parish Council is pleased to welcome David Crossley and Lindsey Greaves on to the Parish Council.

David and Lindsey are both residents of the village and are passionate about helping the community.

The Parish Council is looking forward to working together with the new councillors to take forward projects that will enhance and improve the village environment.

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Tankersley Parish Council in partnership with Tankersley and Pilley Environmental Group are organising hanging baskets for the community.

The baskets will be located on BMBC approved lamp posts on the main streets through the village (Westwood New Road – New Road – Carr Lane – Pilley Green – Chapel Road – Pilley Lane – Lidgett Lane).

Are you interested in sponsoring one?
The prices are:
• Basket 66.00 (incl VAT) * Per annum
• Plaque 30.00 (incl VAT) * Optional
• Bracket – Supported with funding from the Penistone Ward Alliance

The baskets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To order, or ask further questions contact:

Email: Hangingbaskets@tankersleypc.org

Phone: 07970818575

*Prices are correct at the time of printing

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We have received the following notification from Barnsley Council:



An order will be made to close Tankersley Lane from Green Lane to No.31 Tankersley Lane, on 25th September 2020 for one day only.

Reason: Make permanent reinstatement

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

PROMOTER: Morrison Utility Services, 0345 1242424

11th September 2020

Matthew Gladstone
Executive Director
Place Directorate
PO Box 609
S70 9FH”

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BMBC parks dept are allowing Avant homes access and some work across the playing field we have down Lidgett Lane.

They have secured some funding in compensation and BMBC will purchase approx 50 extra heavy standard trees onto the site.

The Parish Council has expressed its concern to BMBC about losing trees on Pilley Green associated with the building development work and lobbied to keep this to a minimum, so the commitment to new planting is welcome.

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An order will be made to close the full length of Lidgett Lane, from 21 September 2020 for approximately five days

Reason: gas mains replacement works

An alternative route is available via: Pilley Green/New Road

PROMOTER: tRIIO, telephone: 07525 698401

11 September 2020

Matthew Gladstone
Executive Director
Place Directorate
PO Box 609
S70 9FH

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Many residents have had difficulty responding / appealing to the Hermes planning application 2020/0647.

Currently the developer is to build a T junction on Tankersley Lane allowing industrial traffic access to our area and blocking our direct access to the common.
BMBC offered an “AHEAD ONLY” solution “straight through only” traffic light controlled crossroads enabling control on industrial traffic and access to the common for locals

To have any chance of maintaining what residents voted for (option 2 on briefing communication) then we must write to:


stating we want Tankersley Lane to be maintained open for local traffic and controlled by a straight through traffic light system “Ahead only system”.

See below an email from Barnsley Council advising a parish councillor that You can communicate as advised above.

To get what you asked for needs as many of you to write in TODAY IMMEDIATELY.

Email from Barnsley Council
From: DevelopmentControl & DevelopmentManagement
Subject: RE: 2020/0647 Planning Application Consultation
Date: 25 August 2020 at 09:38:21 BST To:
Good morning
You can submit comments to this email address
Kind regards
Development Management
Regeneration and Culture, Place Directorate Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
PO Box 634 S70 9GG

The link to the application: https://wwwapplications.barnsley.gov.uk/PlanningExplorerMVC/Home/ApplicationDetails?planningApplicationNumber=2020%2F0647

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Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return. The return has been published with this notice (see Public Documentation page – Accounts 2019/20). This notice sets out the resident’s rights with regards to being able to inspect and make copies of the return as well as the opportunity to question the appointed auditor and make an objection.

Notice of Public Rights

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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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