AUCKLEY PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
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.
Proposed Road Works at Hurst Lane, Auckley
Hurst Lane will be closed during the forthcoming 6 week school holiday in order for a traffic roundabout to be constructed which will provide a new access to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Hopefully the pedestrian crossing planned for outside The Hayfield School will also be installed at the same time. The bus operators have been informed of the closure and will post notices on the existing bus stops informing users of any changes to the service routings. Works will subsequently be undertaken to install a signal-controlled junction at the Hurst Lane/ B1396/School Lane Junction. These highway works shall be completed and operational before the approved access and associated parking facilities are used by visitors to the park.
Gatehouse Lane Re-Surfacing
Thanks are due to DMBC Highways who have re-surfaced the road to a high standard. Gatehouse Lane will be used as the diversionary route during the Hurst Lane closure .
Community Alcohol Partnership Plan Meetings
Meetings arranged by the Police have been held at The Zone, Hayfield Lane, in an attempt to address teenage anti-social behaviour. These sessions are attended by representatives of Auckley Parish Council, District Councillors, DMBC Officers and groups in the Hayfield Lane area. Meetings are ongoing and updated information will be given as soon as possible.
Proposed Recreational Facilities at Hayfield Lane
Contractors are due to start constructing the new play park during July on the former RAF sports field at Hayfield Lane, and the work will take approximately 18 weeks to complete . Play equipment at the park will include a MUGA, table tennis table, slide, swing and springer seat. A defibrillator will be provided on the site.
Annual Parish Meeting
Mrs. Jennifer Worthington and Mr. Stephen Featherstone were elected as Chair and Vice Chair respectively at the Annual Parish Council meeting held on 8th May 2019.
Parish Council Meetings
Meetings are currently held at the Auckley Parish Centre, Main Street, Auckley, commencing at 6.30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (apart from August when no meeting takes place). Enquiries are continuing to find a suitable venue in the Hurst Lane/Hayfield Lane area in order to base some of the meetings at this point, and hopefully encourage residents in the vicinity to attend meetings and participate in local activities.
Members of Council wish to thank DMBC Officers and members of the public who kindly took part in recent litter picking around the Parish, resulting in the collection of a large amount of rubbish. Your efforts to keep the place tidy and litter free are greatly appreciated.
Bus Service From Airport to Sheffield
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive is now running a frequent bus service (X6) between the Airport and Sheffield, with pick-up points at the A638 'Park and Ride' site and the IPort.
The Parish Council is working with DMBC to provide a safety camera which will be based on Hayfield Lane and record any incidents of anti-social behaviour.
Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting is usually held in March, prior to the normal Parish Council meeting, but this year it will be held on Wednesday, 10th April in the Auckley Parish Centre, commencing at 6.30 p.m. The meeting gives parishioners the opportunity to come and ask questions or express their concerns on any issue relating to the Parish. Alternatively, they can write or email their questions to the Chair of the Parish Council.
Auckley Litterpick 6th April
DMBC's Stronger Community Officer has arranged for a 'Litterpick' to take place on Saturday, 6th April 2019 at the Marr Flatts Plantation, Auckley, from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Access to the Plantation is via the path adjacent to the Hayfield Lane Primary School or, alternatively, from the new Barratt/ David Wilson housing development.
New Planters for Village Green
The concrete flower planters on the village green, pinfold and land at Eastfield Lane have given good service over many years but now need replacing, and a range of designs and materials are being considered. New ones will be funded from a legacy kindly left by an Auckley resident who wished to contribute towards the local environment.
Community Transport Services
Community Transport Services are available for people who may find it difficult to access standard public transport due to disability, age and frailty, geographic isolation and those who would struggle getting to a bus stop. For a small charge the Services pick people up at their door and take them to a pre-arranged destination by mini-bus. The Shopper Bus - picks people up from home on a pre-determined day and takes them to and from a shopping location for a flat rate of £2.50 return. Dial-a-Ride - picks people up from a location and transports them to a destination of their choice. Fares start from £2.50 for up to a mile. To register for Community Transport Services ring: 01302 343 400.
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
THE WEB SITE ADRESS HAS NOW BEEN CHANGED TO: www.auckleyparish.co.uk
NAMES AND EMAIL ADDRESSES OF COUNCIL MEMBERS AND CLERK,
WE WOULD WELCOME ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR ITEMS AND INFORMATION RELATING TO AUCKLEY E.G. HISTORICAL ITEMS, LOCAL NEWS, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, ETC. DETAILS MAY BE SENT TO THE CLERK OR ANY MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL .
THIS IS AN ONGOING PROBLEM, PARTICULARLY ALONG COMMON LANE. ANYONE FINDING DUMPED MATERIAL SHOULD RING DONCASTER COUNCIL ON: 01302 736000 AND REPORT THE LOCATION AND DETAILS OF MATERIAL WHICH HAS BEEN DISCARDED.. ANY LITTER CONTAINED IN A BAG SHOULD BE LEFT FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITY'S STAFF WHO MAY BE ABLE TO FIND NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF THE PERPETRATOR AND SUBSEQUENTLY LEAD TO THE PERSON BEING FINED FOR THIS OFFENCE