AUCKLEY PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
SOUTH YORKSHIRE PASSENGER TRANSPORT EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCEMENT
Changes to Doncaster bus services
Information from SYPTE
Timetables for 57a 57c 57f 58a 58c 58f
with effect from
Monday 2nd September 2018
Two Parish Councillors attend meetings with residents of the Parish Neighbourhood Plan Group, and information regarding the Call for Sites is being progressed. Two members of the Group have taken on the roles of Chairman and Secretary, and thanks are expressed for all the work they undertake in this regard.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park Meetings
A member of Council will represent the Parish Council at quarterly meetings to be held at the Wildlife Park.
We have expressed concerns regarding traffic along Bell Butts Lane to access the Yorkshire Wildlife Park site. We have also urged DMBC to provide the promised pedestrian crossing near the School/College on Hurst Lane. Originally this was scheduled for the August holidays but was delayed, and we have now been advised that the work will probably be carried out during the 2019 Easter holidays. Residents will have noticed that work has commenced on Hurst Lane for the new access into the Yorkshire Wildlife Park extension. We have done all we can to prevent this from happening, but DMBC's Planning Committee considered it could proceed.
Development in the Parish
We are concerned, in view of all the new build taking place in the Parish, that traffic is an issue, as is space for pupils in the Auckley Schools. We have contacted the Clinical Commissioning Group in the past to hopefully provide a further Doctor's Surgery, but our were unsuccessful.
Provision of Play Facilities
Discussions are still ongoing with representatives from Peel Holdings
regarding the provision of play facilities along Hayfield Lane.
We are currently awaiting information from Ward Councillors regarding S106 monies.
Proposed Recreation Ground, Hayfield Lane, Auckley
The map shows the proposed recreation ground at Hayfield Lane Auckley, on the former RAF sports field and will include a MUGA, play equipment for various ages, grassed football pitch and a car park.
Work is due to commence before Christmas and will provide recreation activities for children of all age groups.
Pedestrian Crossing, Hurst Lane
Work on the pedestrian crossing outside the Hayfield School was scheduled to take place during the recent Summer holidays, but unfortunately has been delayed, awaiting revised drawings from the designer. Hopefully the crossing will be constructed during the October half- term holiday. Council is continuing to liaise with DMBC on this long-awaited provision, and a further meeting with DMBC Engineers has been requested.
Lack of Footway
The Parish Council has campaigned for work to be undertaken to complete the unfinished section of footway over the dyke at Hurst Lane, near to Larch Avenue. Thankfully construction is now underway and, when completed, will ensure that children from the new housing areas are able to walk to school in safety.
Council has been advised that a new traffic signal control and pedestrian crossing facility will be provided at the junction of Mosham Road (B1396) and Hurst Lane. This improvement is planned for 2019.
New Recreation Park at Hayfield Lane
Work is due to begin during the Autumn on construction of the play area which will provide local children with much-needed recreational facilities. A number of school children have made requests for a skate park to be provided at this location, and the matter is being considered.
This year marks 100 years since the end of the World War I, and Council is to provide two seats to commemorate all those who died during the conflict. One seat will be sited at Riverside Park and one at the Hayfield Lane Recreation Park.
Auckley Parish Neighbourhood Plan Group
Members of the Group wish to thank everyone who visited their stand during the Auckley Show to seek information about the project. The next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Group will be held at the Auckley Parish Centre on Monday, 1st October 2018, commencing at 6.30 p.m.
Possible Alternative Venues for Parish Council Meetings
Council has made enquiries regarding a suitable venue around the Hurst/Hayfield Lane area in order to hold some monthly meetings in this part of the Parish which will be more inclusive for nearby residents, Hopefully some accommodation will be made available in the near future.
Council thanks the Auckley Show Committee for staging another successful Show on 18 August which provided a varied and interesting programme with activities to suit every age group, whilst the scarecrow competition created plenty of interest in the weeks before the Show. A tremendous amount of work goes into planning and staging this event, and members of the Committee are to be congratulated for their efforts.
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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