Chairman’s Events

Chairman’s Events

Parish Council awarded bronze award for Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

The Parish Council has been awarded the bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in recognition of its commitment to those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.

Councillor John Housley, Leader of the Parish Council and David Rennison, President of Chapeltown Royal British Legion, signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

Caribbean Sports Club – Tree of Trees Award Presentation and Tree-Planting Ceremony.

The Vice-Chairman Councillor John Bowden and Councillor Vice Bowden with the Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield Sioned-Mair Richards at the recent Caribbean Sports Club Trees of Trees Award Presentation and Tree Planting Ceremony

Service of Remembrance 2022



Ecclesfield Parish Council’s Remembrance Service was held on Saturday 12th November 2022, the first one since 2019 that members of the public could attend.

The service was in conjunction with The Royal British Legion and conducted by Rev Rick Stordy from St John’s Church, with readings from Rev Jill Pullan and two Senior Students, Hannah and Archie from Ecclesfield School.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the service and those who attended.

Chairman presenting the award to the runner up of Ecclesfield Parish Council’s Gardening Competition 2022

Chairman Councillor John Housley presenting Andrea and Millie Kenworthy with the runners up Award for Ecclesfield Parish Council’s Gardening Competition 2022.

Chairman presenting the award to the Winner of Ecclesfield Parish Council’s Gardening Competition 2022 – Best Nature Garden

Chairman Councillor John Housley presenting Anita and Martyn Gregory with the award for the Best Nature Garden.


Chairman presenting the award to the Winner of Ecclesfield Parish Council’s Gardening Competition 2022


Chairman of Ecclesfield Parish Council, Councillor John Housley presenting Phil and Elaine Kane with the Best Residential Garden Award.


Ecclesfield Parish Councillors paying their respects in memory of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Councillors John Housley (Chairman of the Parish Council), Susan Davidson, Denise Fearnley and Thomas Sturgess laying flowers in memory of Her Majesty the Queen at Ecclesfield Parish Memorial Garden, Sussex Road Chapeltown on Wednesday 14 September 2022.

If anyone wishes to lay floral tributes in memory of the Queen at the Memorial Garden, you are most welcome to do so.

After the day of the funeral, flowers will be removed and placed in composting facilities in the Parish.


Chairman presents winners of awards at the Ecclesfield Scout group AGM and Jubilee tea party – June 2022

Chairman John Housley with Ecclesfield scouts

Chairman Councillor John Housley presenting Abigale with scouting award.

Chairman’s visit to Lantern Theatre, Sheffield – Saturday 2 July 2022

Chairman, Cllr John Housley attended the production of Peter Pan at the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield.

The Queen’s Knickers Competition


Chairman Cllr John Housley judging the Queen’s Knickers Competition held at Chapeltown Library over the Jubilee Celebrations.


Opening of Chapelgreen Community Fridge – Saturday 29th January 2022

Opening of Capelgreen Community Fridge

Chairman Cllr John Brownrigg and Vice-Chair Cllr John Housley at the opening of Chapelgreen Community Fridge with Chapelgreen hub Coordinator Angela Woodward, Lord Mayor Gail Smith, Mayor’s Consort, CoOp Coordinator Debbie Roberts and PCSO Karen Yates.

This is a great initiative open to everyone every Saturday from 11-1 at High Green Development Trust to pick up free food and prevent food waste.


Remembrance Day 2021

Chairman Councillor John Brownrigg presenting a wreath at this year’s Remembrance service.


Chairman’s Award September 2021

Chairman Councillor John Brownrigg presents his first Chairman’s award to Thomas Tredoux for being the first cub from the 25th Ecclesfield division to complete all of his Cub Scout Badges.


Chairman presenting Chairmans award with Scout leader Chairman presenting Chairman's award

Left: Chairman Councillor John Brownrigg pictured with Thomas Tredoux and Chairman of Ecclesfield Scouts Ian Potter

Right: Chairman Councillor John Brownrigg pictured presenting Thomas Tredoux with his award alongside his parents, along with fellow Councillors pictured left to right, Councillor Denise Fearnley, Councillor Alan Hooper, Councillor David Ogle, Councillor Vic Bowden, Councillor John Bowden, Councillor Kate Guest, Councillor John Housley and Councillor Carol Levery.


Chairman’s Awards March 2021

The Chairman’s Awards are given to people and groups for their outstanding commitment to the Community. This year’s awards were received socially distantly due to Covid as follows:

David Pepper: For service to Ecclesfield Parish Council Grenoside Ward, involvement in community life.

Denise Fearnley: For service to Ecclesfield Parish Council, High Green Ward, representing the community on several committees.

John Harrison: Work in the Ecclesfield community, and in the Ecclesfield In Bloom group.

Robert Marsden: Chairman of Ecclesfield in Bloom, and long-time member of Friends of Ecclesfield Park and Garden.

Julie & Paul Marshall: For their support and time given to Ecclesfield Library.

Chris Levesley (Kit): Life time involvement in Scout leading in the Grenoside area. Also involved in organisation of Grenoside Christmas tree festival.

Graham Oxley receiving his Chairman's award

Graham Oxley: For service to Ecclesfield Parish Council, Chapeltown Ward and President of Friends of Chapeltown Park.

Doris Denton from Friends of Chapeltown Park

Doris Denton: Long-time Secretary of Friends of Chapeltown Park, fundraiser for events in Chapeltown Park.

Diane and Anthony Round from Oops a daisy

Diane & Anthony Round: Working for local small businesses and the community within Chapeltown.

Michelle from Friends of Charlton Brook

Michelle Dickinson: Chair of Friends of Charlton Brook. 



Burncross Action Team: For their work within the community, Schools and garden.


Remembrance Day Service 2020

A letter from the Deputy Lord Leftenant Christopher J Jewitt  to Anthony Roebuck President of the Royal British Legion, Chapeltown Branch,  praising the branch and Ecclesfield Parish Council on the success of a very different Remembrance Day Service during the pandemic this year.