Ecclesfield Parish Archives are looking for submissions for a new collection….

Empty supermarket shelves due to Coronvirus pandemic

‘Life Through Lockdown’ will be the new collection featured within Ecclesfield Parish Archives.

We all know this has been a historic event which people will look back on for generations to come, so at Ecclesfield Parish Archives they are putting together a collection of photographs, videos, etc to document such a momentous time. They are hoping to curate a really diverse collection showing all aspects of ‘life through lockdown’ from the empty streets and empty shelves to more social photographs showing families surviving life in lockdown, homeschooling, socially distant street parties and anything else which will give generations of the future a real feel for what life was like during the pandemic.

If you have anything you would like to contribute, please email emmamainwaring@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk

Dementia Friends Information Sessions

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Dementia Friends Information Sessions free for all of our Parish members

Rosie Strathearn-Brady, our local Dementia Development Worker from Soar is running some Dementia Friends Information Sessions for anyone who’d like to take part. It only takes an hour of your time and it’s a good way to learn a little more about Dementia. The session will be delivered bia a livestream video online, and full instuctions will be given of how to access the session.

More information can be found at: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk

To join in one of the sessions simply, book here:

  1. Thursday 25th June – 12:30pm
    https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBSessionDetails?id=a055I000006ljgkQAA#.Xuo8Z2hKjIU
  2. Tuesday 30th June – 2pm https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBSessionDetails?id=a055I000006lj3uQAA#.Xuo8ZGhKjIU
  3. Thursday 2nd July – 6pm
    https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBSessionDetails?id=a055I000006lf42QAA#.Xuo8YWhKjIU

If you can’t make those you can book on another session on the website as well.

Rosie is also a contact if:

  • You or a loved one with memory problems would like a bit of support
  • You’d like to have a dementia friends session for your organisation or family unit
  • You’d like to get more involved in Dementia Friendly Communities (either as an individual or organisation)

You can contact Rosie, our local Dementia Development Worker from SOAR on 0114 213 4065 or email
rosie.strathearn@soarcommunity.org.uk

Committed to Keeping the Community Going through Covid-19

Photograph of Chairman John Housley presenting a cheque to Mick Appleby from Chapeltgreen Advice Centre

Chairman John Housley presenting a cheque to Mick Appleby from Chapeltgreen Advice Centre

Ecclesfield Parish Council continues to support local community groups, charities and
businesses throughout the Parish during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Ecclesfield Parish Council work to look after the Parish’s best interests. Throughout the
pandemic, the council have been trying to help the local community by opening up their
offices as a local food bank drop off point, and then passing on all donations to High Green
Food Bank for distribution. This will continue for the foreseeable future and if you would like
to drop any donations in, please just pop by to the Council offices on Mortomley Lane, High
Green, from 9:30am – 11:30am Monday – Friday where drop offs adhere to all social
distancing.
Other efforts include issuing grants to local community groups amongst others, which have
continued throughout lockdown, most recently with Chairman, John Housley, presenting a
cheque to Mick Appleby, Manager of Chapelgreen Advice Centre in Chapeltown. Mick said,
“Thanks to this grant. It ensures that the advice centre can continue to help people from the
Parish, as well as surrounding areas.” The centre provides free and confidential information,
advice and guidance, to citizens on a range of areas including welfare, benefits, employment
rights, money, debt and housing rights. A service which is invaluable, particularly in the
current climate.
For more information on grant applications, please contact Ecclesfield Parish Council’s
Community Coordinator, Emma Mainwaring – emmamainwaring@ecclefield-pc.gov.uk

Garden Competition

Ecclesfield Parish Council are working with the local ‘In Bloom’ groups to run a Garden Competition.
Do you like gardening? Do you keep a nice spring/summer garden? Watch this space for updates as we release more details.

Chairman Present Awards

On Thursday 5 September, Chairman, Cllr Terry Bawden present Michael Appleby and Alison Gethin with the Chairman’s Awards for their community spirit. Both people are ex-councillors however agreed to continue signing cheques to allow the parish council to function during the change-over of administration. They continued for an extended period all because one ex-councillor refused to remove their name from the council’s bank accounts.

Michael Appleby does sterling work running the Chapelgreen Advice Centre & Alison Gethin has been very active in the running of Friends of Chapeltown Parks.

Local Student Designs New Parish Council Logo

Josh Cope, a former student of Ecclesfield High School has had the amazing opportunity of designing the Parish Councils NEW Logo.

Josh was chatting to Parish Cllr Paul Swift while studying for his final year at Barnsley College and showed Cllr Swift what he had done as part of his professional development work. Josh was invited to meeting and present his ideas to the full council and one of his designs has been select as the new logo for the council.