Victory Over Japan Day – 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Victory Over Japan Day – 75th Anniversary Celebrations

– 15th August 2020 in Chapeltown –

Pop down into Chapeltown this Saturday for lots of socially distant family fun.

– 9:30 – 12:00pm Sign up for fancy dress outside Ooops a Daisy, and a solider hunt too.
– From 9:30 onwards, different activities including a tombola, and bun stalls locally.
– 1:15pm Socially distant fancy dress parade from Aspire to the Garden next to Newton Hall to be judged by members from Chapeltown in Bloom.

A great local day out, in our lovely Parish.

South Yorkshire Transport – Parent Survey

South Yorkshire transport are asking those parents who have children who attend school via public transport, for their help by filling in a survey.

This survey will enable any improvements which are needed to public transport to support their journeys to be explored before September. The survey asks about a child’s home to school travel needs from September, how a child travelled before COVID-19 and alternative travel options that are available.

If your child uses public transport to commute to and from school, or will do in September, please click the link to fill in the survey.

http://sgiz.eu/s3/Parent-Survey

Public Inspection Rights Year Ending 31 March 2020

Public Inspection Rights Year Ending 31 March 2020.
Any interested parties who wish to inspect the accounts can apply in writing to the Parish Council. The inspection dates have been set to commence from 01 September 2020 to the 12th October 2020. Further information and a copy of the public notice is available on the parish council website here.

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

dementia friends logo

 

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.

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.