Food bank donations will make a cracking difference over Christmas

A huge thank you to all of our Parish members who have donated to our local food bank this year. At the Pairsh Council we have been collecting donations and nipping them down to St Saviours Food Bank throughout the pandemic to help those most in need in our Community.

We will be making our final drop before Christmas this week, and it really is heartwarming to see all of the donations we have received so close to Christmas.

Special thanks to Candy Kabin and Mazehill Nursery who dropped off lots of donations they collected from their customers and parents, which will really give the Food Bank a boost.

Photograph of the most recent donations to the Food bank

Ecclesfield Carols – Virtual Sings

Thursdays 3rd, 10th and 17th December 2020

Starting at 8pm

The tradition of singing local carols has thrived in the Sheffield area, especially in pubs, for two or three centuries and most of the carols pre-date the well-known ‘conventional’ carols.

Normally we would be singing the Ecclesfield Carols in the Black Bull where we have been for the last 70 years, but this year we will be meeting via Zoom instead.

You are very welcome to join us and there is no charge for participating.

Visit localcarols.org.uk  for more information on all this year’s virtual local carol sings, including Ecclesfield, where you can fill in a short form for us to send you the Zoom links to the Ecclesfield sings and words to the carols.

You can also contact us by emailing  ecclesfieldcarols@gmail.com

Hopefully next year the local carols will be back in their rightful place in the pubs!

Ecclesfield Park Consultation Opens

Ecclesfield Park consultation has now gone live and there are posters on the entrance points and other areas of the park, which can also be viewed by clicking here. The aim of the consultation is to gather public feedback & suggestions on how the community use their local greenspace and how they’d like to see it improved. This will give the Council an idea of what people would like and help them to start drafting proposals for changes.

The online consultation which will run initially until 31st January 2021.

To share your ideas & opinions on how the park can be improved to support your health and wellbeing, and that of the wider community visit: https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-planning-1/ecclesfieldpark

Parish Survey-Coming Soon

Ecclesfield Parish Council is soon to begin probably the largest survey ever carried out by the council.  We are seeking to find out what you, the residents of the parish want from the council.  We are also working on a Parish Plan. This will legally protect areas within the parish for years to come.

Watch this space. Make sure you have your say.

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.