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Chairman of Ecclesfield Parish Council 2019-2020

Councillor Terence Bawden

Councillor Terence Bawden was elected the new Chairman of Ecclesfield Parish Council on the 16 May 2019.

Well, what can I say? What an honour and a privilege it is to have been chosen as Chairman of Ecclesfield Parish Council within days of being elected a councillor. Although I have not been a councillor before I come with a wealth of experience in the community & voluntary sector.

For the first time in its modern history, Ecclesfield Parish Council is truly independent of party politics. Not only are 10 of the 15 councillors free of party politics, but strangely, as Chair, I am entitled to up to 2 votes. One during the normal vote and then one to break the deadlock.  I believe it grossly unfair and so have waived my right to take the first vote when chairing council meetings. To me, democracy means we are all equal around the table!

2019-20 represents the 125th anniversary of this parish. As a result, I aim to build on the amazing work that has been carried out by our archiving project volunteers.  Without them, so many documents and photographs would not be available to the wider public.  They have been working hard behind the scenes and for that, I am truly grateful.

This year I aim to support the unsung heroes in our community. The ones who work hard to improve our communities in small ways.  Larger groups and charities already get their voices heard; however smaller groups are overlooked. Often many of these community volunteers work with fewer than 5 members. Despite their size, they make a massive difference to the lives of the people they support.  I am making it my mission to get these smaller groups to apply for parish funding. If we support smaller groups then they will continue to flourish; reaching out to even more people.

I run an open access policy. My telephone number and email address are listed below. Should you have any concerns you think either I or your local councillors can assist with then please feel free to either email your councillors directly, alternative contact me and I will act on your behalf, as necessary.
Cllr Terry Bawden




9 November 2019 - Ecclesfield Parish Council, Service of Remembrance





21 September 2019 - Chapeltown Village Show

31 August 2019 - High Green Party in the Park

6 July 2019 - CAOS production "Little Mermaid Jnr"

10 May 2019 - St Mary's RC Primary School - Garden Party

23 June 2019 - Lord Mayor's Civic Service

28 June 2019 - Loundfest 2019

29 June 2019 - Ecclesfield Scout Group AGM


Councillor Garry Weatherall was Chairman in 2018-2019

7 April 2019 - Chairman's Civic Service - St Mary's RC Church, High Green

13 March 2019 - Ecclesfield School Production, 'Return to the Forbidden Planet'

12 February 2019 - Ecclesfield School - Superjam tea party

25 January 2019 Production of "Aladdin" Grenoside Community Centre

13 December 2018 Windmill Hill Infant School - present Christmas Grant

10 December 2018 Lound Infant School - present Christmas Grant

7 December 2018 Grenoside Primary School - present Christmas Grant

3 December 2018 St Mary's Catholic Primary School - present Christmas Grant

1 December 2018 CAOS Children's "Academy" Christmas show

30 November 2018 Angram Bank Primary School - present Christmas Grant

30 November 2018 Ecclesfield Primary School - present Christmas Grant

28 November 2018 Paces School - present Christmas Grant

23 November 2018 St Thomas More Catholic Primary School - Present Christmas Grant

23 November 2018 Lound Junior School - present Christmas Grant

22 November 2018 High Green Primary School - present Christmas Grant

22 November 2018 Coit Primary School - present Christmas Grant

14 November 2018 Bradfield Parish Council - World War 1 Centenary Tree Planting

11 November 2018 St Mary's Church, Ecclesfield - Service of Remembrance - Cllr Andy Bainbridge to attend

11 November 2018 Royal British Legion, Chapeltown - Service of Remebrance - Cllr Michael Appleby to attend

10 November 2018 Ecclesfield Parish Council Service of Remembrance

22 September 2018 Chapeltown Village Show

5 September 2018 South Yorkshire County Scout Council AGM - Vice Chairman to attend this event

2 September 2018 Ecclesfield Gala

1 September 2018 Party in the Park - High Green in Bloom

29 July 2018 Yorkshire Day

1 July 2018 Ecclesfield Scout Group AGM

30 June 2018 Lantern Theatre production of "Annie Jnr"

20 May 2018 Stocksbridge Mayor Civic Service



Chairman's Civic Service 2019

Councillor Garry Weatherall has been Ecclesfield Parish Council's Chairman for this past year 2018-2019. Cllr Weatherall has attended many events in and around the paish to represent Ecclesfield Parish Council and he has thoroughly enjoyed every event he has attended. His time as Chairman for the Parish is now coming to an end and he celebrated this by having his Civic service at St Mary's RC Catholic Church in High Green. The Service was led by Fr Browne and was a fitting tribute to his time as Chairman. The service was attended by Cllr Weatherall's family and colleagues and the Chair of Bradfield Parish Council and the Deputy Mayor of Stocksbridge.

Photos to follow



Councillor Michael Appleby was Chairman in 2017-2018

Please find listed below the events which he attended in his year of office

22 April 2018 Chairmans Civic Service - St Saviours Church

14 April 2018 Rotherham Civic Theatre - Production of "Calamity Jane"

14 March 2018 Ecclesfield School - Production of "We will Rock You"

28 January 2018 Grenoside Community Centre - Production of "Peter Pan"

8 December 2017 Lound School - Presenting Christmas grant

1 December 2017 Switching on Christmas lights - High Green in Bloom

29 November 2017 Coit School - Presenting Christmas grant

28 November 2017 Ecclesfield Conservation & Local History Group - Presenting Christmas grant

26 November 2017 Friends of Charlton Brook - Presenting Christmas grant, carried out by the Vice Chairman

22 November 2017 Windmill Hill Primary School - Presenting Christmas grant, carried out by the Vice Chairman

14 November 2017 Chapeltown Library Celebrating 30 years of Chapeltown Library

13 November 2017 - High Green Primary School - Presenting Christmas grant, carried out by the Vice Chairman

12 November 2017 Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance

11 November 2017 High Green in Bloom- Presenting Christimas grant, carried out by the Vice Chairman

11 November 2017 Ecclesfield Parish Council Service of Remembrance

23 September 2017 Chapeltown Village Show

6 September 2017 South Yorkshire County Scout Council AGM

3 September 2017 Ecclesfield Gala

2 September 2017 High Green in Bloom Party in the Park

8 July 2017 Lantern Theatre production of "Wizard of Oz"

17 June 2017 Grenoside Gala / Ecclesfield Scout Group AGM & BBQ

21 May 2017 Lord Mayor Elect Civic Sunday Service


Christmas Grants 2017

Chairman of Ecclesfield Parish Council Cllr Michael Appleby and Vice Chairman of Ecclesfield Parish Council Cllr Zoe Sykes presented the local Primary Schools and Community groups with Christmas grants from Ecclesfield Parish Council. Please see photos below.

Councillor Kathleen Granger was Chairman in 2016-2017

Please find listed below the events which she attended in her year of office

8th April 2017 Chapeltown Operatic Society production of " White Christmas" -Rotherham Civic Theatre

12th March 2017 Chairman's Civic Service - St Saviours Church, High Green

8th March 2017 Ecclesfield Secondary School - School production of "High School Musical"

10th February 2017 Chairman's Coffee Morning 11am - Alan Greaves Community Room

27th January 2017 Grenoside Community Centre "Beauty and the Beast" pantomine

19th January 2017 Ecclesfield Parish Council/Archive Project Steering Group Event

9th/11th December 2016 St Saviours Church "Mining Past" Event

9th December 2016 Switching on of Christmas Lights - High Green in Bloom

5th December 2016 High Green Primay Shool-Present Christmas Grant

28th November 2016 Grenoside Primary School-Present Christmas Grant

21st November 2016 Angram Bank Primary School-Present Christmas Grant

18th November 2016 St Thomas More (RC) Primary School-Present Christmas Grant

12th November 2016 Service of Remembrance

24th September 2016 Ecclesfield Civil Parish, Past and Present Archiving Project, Celebration Event & Exhibition

10th September 2016 3rd Chapeltown Village Show

4th September 2016 Ecclesfield Gala

31st July 2016 Yorkshire Day at Miners Welfare, High Green

28th July 2016 St Marys Ecclesfield Church - Meet New Vicar

16th July 2016 Chapeltown Park Gala

16th July 2016 Official Opening of Thorncliffe Leisure Centre

2nd July 2016 - 90th Anniversary of the 105th High Green Scout Group, Pack Horse Lane, High Green

18th June 2016 Lord Mayor's Civic Parade

28th May 2016 CUB Scouting Centenary

31st May 2016 Pre-View Thorncliffe Leisure Centre


Chairman's Civic Service March 2017

Councillor Mrs Kathleen Granger has been Ecclesfield Parish Council's Chairman for this past year 2016-2017. Cllr Granger has been to many events in and around the parish to represent Ecclesfield Parish Council and enjoyed every event she was invited to. Her time as Chairman for the parish is now coming to an end and she celebrated this by having her Civic Service at St Saviours Church in High Green. The service was led by Canon Simon Bessant who led a beautiful service for Cllr Granger and was a fitting tribute to her time as Chairman. The Civic Service was attended by Cllr Granger's family and friends, her fellow parish Councillors, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Denise Fox and the Mayor of Stocksbridge Councillor Alan Law.


Chairman's Coffee Morning February 2017

The Parish Council's Chairman Councillor Kathleen Granger held her Coffee Morning on 10th February 2017 in the Alan Greaves Community Room. Chairman Cllr Kath Granger wanted to hold her coffee morning in aid of The Children's Charity, JustGiving, for Children with blood cancer. There was baking, book stalls, tomobola and a bric a brac stall. In the council offices in the committee room there was a display by Heritage High Green, there was lots of old archive material of around High Green, this event along with the coffee morning was a big success.

On Thursday 6 April at the Parish Council meeting the Chairman of Ecclesfield Parish Council Councillor Kathleen Granger handed over her cheque of £350 to Cheryl Davidson a representative from the Children's Hospital Charity. This money was raised by the Chairman from her Coffee Morning and selling of Christmas cards. Cheryl Davidson was extremely pleased with the amount raised and thanked Cllr Kathleen Granger and she understood that money was to be donated to the Haematology/Oncology ward for the benefit of Children living with cancer.

Ecclesfield Gala 4th September 2016

The Annual Ecclesfield Gala took place in Ecclesfield on Sunday 4th September 2016, in aid of the the Macmillan Charity. It was very well attended by the people of the community and the Lord Mayor Denise Fox was there. Ecclesfield Parish Council had a stall and so did the Archiving Project. There was a Classic Car show and prizes were won.

Here are some photos from the event.

1st, 2nd & 3rd place for the Classic Car show.



Cllr Sheila Constance was Chairman 2015-2016 - events she attended in her year of office are listed below.

Chairman's Charity - Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice

On Friday 31st July 2015, Sheila held a charity event in aid of the Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice in the Parish Community Room. She has raised an amazing amount of £300 for this very worthy cause.

Here are some photos from the event.

The Chairman also raised a further amount of £250 this year through donations from Councillors in lieu of Christmas cards and also the sale of second hand sewing machines. The money was donated to the Charity on the 5 February 2016.

Sheila has attended many events this year. Here are some photos from the Give and Gain event at Charlton Brook in May and the Yorkshire Day event at the Miners Welfare Hall, High Green in August.

The Chairman spent a busy weekend over the 5 and 6 September visiting both Mortomley Park for their Party in the Park event, Hesley Wood Scouts for their AGM and Ecclesfield Gala in Ecclesfield Park. Below are some photographs of the events.

Mortomley Park

Chapeltown Park 2015 - opening of new gym equipment by Angela Smith MP

Ecclesfield Gala 2015