Victory Over Japan Day – 75th Anniversary Celebrations in Chapeltown

A lovely Victory over Japan day was celebrated in Chapeltown last weekend, thanks to organiser Diane Round from Ooops a Daisy. Who set up the day with lots of other businesses in order to raise money fot SSAFA – The Armend Forces Charity. We even had a loaned resroed jeep, tombola and fancy dress competion.

VJ Day celebrations picturing restored jeep and Cllr John Housley

Chairman John Housley pictured with, organiser Diane Round from Ooops a Daisy with Julie Horsfield From Aspire Hair Studio, Chris from Momma Ink and Mya the dog, pictured in front of restored Jeep loaned by Jonathan Kirk.

Chapeltown Garden all dressed up for VJ day celebrations

Chapeltown Garden all dressed up for VJ Day

V J Day Fancy Dress competition winners

Some of the Fancy Dress Competition winners:
Left to right: Caitlyn Langley (9), Eimear Keaney (4), Conor Keaney (8), Elliott Ford (2)

Work For Us – Part-time (25 Hours) Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

A vacancy has arisen for a Parish Clerk and RFO to Ecclesfield Parish Council. We are seeking a suitably experienced person with a wide variety of skills. The post would probably suit someone who has previous experience in management within local government. The successful applicant will preferably hold the CiLCA qualification or be willing to undertake the relevant training. This is a post of 25 hours per week with the benefit of flexible working (Council, Planning and Finance meetings in the evenings) and a pro rata salary in accordance with the new NJC scale 31-35 (£33,799-£37,849) dependent upon experience and qualifications.


The Clerk will also act as the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer, therefore financial acumen will be essential, as well as Leadership and Communication skills. The Parish of Ecclesfield has approximately 40,000 residents and its Parish Council has 15 Councillors.


An application pack containing Job Description, Person Specification and details of where to send your application can be obtained by writing to, telephoning or emailing Ecclesfield Parish Council, The Council Offices, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HS.  Telephone 0114 2845095. The e-mail address for all applications and correspondence regarding the post is


Closing date for applications is 4th September 2020 at 5.00pm with interviews to be held on Tuesday 22nd September 2020.  The successful candidate will be expected to give a presentation to the Full Council on 1st October 2020.

Previously interviewed candidates need not apply.

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.

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