AUCKLEY PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
The Parish Council is funded entirely from the Parish Precept. This money is collected by DMBC on behalf of the Council and is used for the benefit of residents in Auckley. The Precept for the 2020/2021 financial year will be £40,000.
Contacting the Police
You can ring South Yorkshire Police on 999, if a crime is in progress, or the non-emergency number 101 to report any information. Alternatively you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously 24 hours a day on: 0800 555 111. You can also report any incidents online to South Yorkshire Police on: www.reportingcrime.uk as in some cases getting through on 101 can take a significant time, whereas reporting it on line can be quicker.
Riverside Park Grounds Maintenance
Three firms tendered to carry out grounds maintenance of the recreation area for the 2020/2021 period, and Glendale Countryside was successful.
Alternative Venues for Parish Council Meetings
Enquiries are continuing to find a suitable venue, in order to hold some Parish Council meetings in the Hurst Lane/Hayfield Lane area, but unfortunately at the moment no alternate premises have been found. Any suggestions from residents would be greatly appreciated.
Mosham Road B1396 /Hurst Lane Junction
Work is due to commence during the February school half term holiday on the new traffic signal control system at the junction (known locally as Lidgett Crossroads). Traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing are due to be installed.
New Roundabout On Hurst Lane
Members of the public have contacted Council to report that lighting is poor on the new highway roundabout at Hurst Lane which gives access to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. These comments have been reported to DMBC's Highway Department.
A poppy wreath was again purchased by the Parish Council and laid at the Blaxton War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday, plus a donation was made to the Royal British Legion.
Donation to Firefly Charity
Council has given a donation to 'Firefly', a voluntary organisation which organises transport for patients visiting The Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield for treatment.
New Recreation Park at Hayfield Lane
Work is progressing at the site, and the children's play area and MUGA will soon be signed off and open for use. Due to extremely wet conditions during Autumn the football field has been fenced off until Spring, when the ground will be de-stoned and seeded. Council is to provide a defibrillator which will be situated inside the car park near the entrance.
Auckley Christmas Tree Lights
This year Council had arranged for six trees to be festooned with new Christmas lights, however, there was a delay, due to the implementation of new electricity regulations and installation of power points. The lights were finally switched on during Monday16th December and look amazing.
Following an increase of anti-social behaviour in the local area, it was decided to hold a series of Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) meetings with representatives from DMBC, Police, and the four local Parish Councils attending to try and identify the reason for this behaviour. Meetings are held on a regular basis and hopefully will lead to a reduction in incidents.
The River Torne
The Parish Council wrote twice to the Environment Agency during the Summer when vegetation in the river became a problem and resulted in the water becoming practically stagnant. On both occasions the Agency arranged for the weed to be cut and this greatly improved the flow of water. Recent heavy rainfall saw the water level rise above the banking, and some adjacent land became seriously flooded. Council contacted the Agency to enquire whether they would consider dredging the river in an attempt to accommodate a larger volume of water, and a reply is awaited.
The Parish Council would like to wish everyone
Progress is continuing to be made on the matter of dog fouling. New signs have been erected and ‘Clean It Up’ doggie signs painted on footways to remind the public that it is an offence to allow dogs to foul the highway and footways. Please remember the public rights of way along the River Torne bank, Eastfield Lane and Bell Butts Lane, etc. are NOT excluded from the dog fouling regulations. Community First Wardens regularly monitor the village and will fine offenders. If a resident identifies a problem please contact Community First (tel. 01302 736000), or a Parish Councillor.
Responsible dog owners always carry a plastic bag with them and deposit dog waste in one of the bins provided. A new bin for dog waste has been installed on the path leading from Common Lane to Rossmoor Close, and there are 3 further bins on Riverside Park.
Dog waste bins on the Hayfield Estate are situated at the following locations:
Oak Tree Avenue
DMBC's Neighbourhood Services - dog fouling awareness competition.
DMBC's Neighbourhood Services recently organised a competition for the pupils of the two junior schools in Auckley Parish to raise awareness of the problems associated with dog fouling in the village, and involved the children drawing or painting a poster for this purpose. The Parish Council donated funds to provide a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for each school.
Auckley winners - Double click to view
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PARISH WEB SITE
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