AUCKLEY PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
Proposed Recreational Facilities at Hayfield Lane
A planning application has now been approved for a recreational area to be developed on the former RAF sports field at Hayfield Lane, Auckley. Facilities will include a playing field for football and other sports, a MUGA (multi-use games activity) and a range of play equipment suitable for all age groups. The area will be landscaped, and a car park provided. Work on the project will commence later this year and will hopefully be completed by early 2019.
Auckley Parish Neighbourhood Plan
The results of the survey are in, and the Group would like to thank everyone who responded. The first public information session was held at Auckley School recently where the analysis of the results could be seen. The information will also be available at the Auckley Show in August so if you are attending please come along and see our stand. The next meeting of the Group will be held on Monday, 6th August at 6.30 pm in the Auckley Parish Centre. If you wish to be involved in the shaping of our community please come along.
The fouling of pavements and recreation areas continues to be a problem, due to a minority of dog owners who do not clean up after their pets. Currently we are finding bags of dog excreta being dumped on the ground in areas such as the wooded copse off Eastfield Lane and alongside public footpaths. There are a number of litter/dog waste bins in the Parish, and it would therefore be greatly appreciated if owners would use these receptacles to dispose of any waste.
Auckley Annual Parish Council Meeting
Mrs. J. Worthington and Mr. S. Featherstone were elected as Chair and Vice Chair respectively at the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 9th May 2018. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month (apart from August), and are currently held at the Auckley Parish Centre on Main Street, commencing at 6.30 p.m. Before the start of the formal business, a time is set aside for members of the public to raise any issues.
Possible Alternate Venues for Council Meetings
Council is looking into the possibility of finding a venue around the Hurst Lane/Hayfield Lane area in order to hold some meetings in this part of the Parish which will be more inclusive for nearby residents who may wish to attend and discover what is happening in the Parish.
Auckley Parish Neighbourhood Plan Group
The group recently organised a survey which was delivered to every household in the Parish and a good response has been received. New members are welcome, particularly residents from the Hurst Lane/Hayfield Lane area and housing developments near the airport. The next meeting of the Group will be held on Monday, 4th June 2018, commencing at 6.30 p.m. at the Auckley Parish Centre.
Vehicles Parked On Roads Outside Dwellings
Following complaints from residents, regarding vehicles being parked on the road outside their properties, the Parish Council has consulted the Police, and the following advice has been given: It is not an offence to park a vehicle on the road, provided there are no double yellow lines or other parking restrictions, and it is not on a junction. However, if a vehicle is parked across the entrance to a resident's driveway, and he/she is prevented from driving out onto the road in order to go to work or attend other engagements, then this is regarded as an obstruction and should be reported to the Police by telephoning 101. To prevent further blocking of driveways, the householder can apply to DMBC's Highways Dept. for a white 'T' bar to be painted on the road in front of the driveway.
Provision of Recreational Facilities
A planning application has finally been approved for the installation of recreational facilities on the former RAF sports field at Hayfield Lane adjacent to Hawthorne Road. The plan will include play equipment to cater for a range of ages from toddlers to teenagers, and a MUGA. Hopefully the development will be completed later this year.
Co-operative Local Causes
The Auckley Co-operative Store gives 1% of its takings to local organisations and charities, and any of these are welcome to apply for a donation. Financial assistance has recently been given to two worthy causes in Auckley.
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
A resident of Blaxton has been selling poppies in Blaxton since 1975.
Over time, collections have expanded to include Auckley and Branton, and there are now 60 collecting boxes which are placed in shops, public houses, offices and schools, plus 5 people who go door to door collecting.
Auckley Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Residents are urged to complete a survey that will shortly be delivered to every household in the Parish as part of the ongoing Neighbourhood Plan. The survey will give everyone an opportunity to become involved in a wide range of local issues, and have a greater influence on the development of our community. The next meeting of the Group will be held on Monday, 9th April 2018, commencing at 6.30 p.m. at the Auckley Parish Centre
The Tour de Yorkshire
Information will shortly be provided on the approximate times when cyclists are expected to pass through Auckley on the 3rd May 2018.
Incidents of anti-social behaviour have recently increased in the Parish, and this problem has been brought to the attention of the Police. In order to see the number of crimes reported in your area, please log on to the Police web site: www.police.uk
The Doncaster Dementia Forum
The forum takes place on the second Wednesday of each month at Forest Gate, Tickhill Road Hospital, Balby, from 1-3 p.m. and offers information, refreshments and social time with likeminded people. It is open to anyone with an interest in dementia, but is especially intended for people living with dementia and their carers. For further information on the forum please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Local Authority has been asked for more "Pick it Up" stencils to be painted at various locations in the Parish in an effort to address the problem of dogs fouling footpaths.
Arrangements have been made for speed cameras to be operated in the Parish to monitor the speed of vehicles using local roads.
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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