AUCKLEY PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
Parish Council Meetings
No Parish Council meetings have been held since March, due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Hopefully they will be resumed in the not too distant future, and details of the next meeting will be posted on the Parish noticeboard and web site.
Support for the Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Council wishes to thank all those volunteers who are delivering food and medical supplies to vulnerable people in the community, and key workers who ensure that vital services are maintained.
Hayfield Park Recreation Ground
Council is liaising with Peel regarding the opening of the recreation ground. Due to the large amount of rain that fell in the Winter months, the football field was left until Spring to be seeded, but the grass is now beginning to grow, and everyone is looking forward to the ground being opened, once the ‘lockdown’ is rescinded. Apart from the current facilities, Council is to provide a set of four swings to cater for younger children..
Scarecrows in the Village
Congratulations to the Auckley residents who have made and placed models/scarecrows around the village, some representing well-known characters, and others wearing masks in tribute to NHS workers. These creations are a welcome relief and brighten everyone’s day during this difficult time.
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 Ł40,000.
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.
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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