Ecclesfield Parish Council launches Parish wide School Uniform Swap Shop

At the Parish Council we are aware of the financial pressures on parents particularly this year even more so than any other, and we are hoping to be able to help in any way we can.

We are opening and housing a Parish Wide School Uniform Swap Shop at the Parish Council building in High Green. This will involve anyone who has any unwanted uniform items that they could no longer use, but which still are wearable could choose to donate such items to the Parish Uniform Swap Shop. Those parents who were struggling could then contact us here at the Council and would be given any items suitable for their child and in keeping with their school’s Uniform policy.

Obviously this isn’t going to be an overnight heaving collection however, we are hoping that over time we can build a collection and will be able to support those most in need across the Parish by alleviating some of the pressure that comes with buying uniform. While also meaning the schools are not overrun with unwanted items.

We will wash and sort all of the items and house them here ready for anyone who needs them.

We are hoping that this will have an all-round benefit to our Community, whether that be environmentally speaking, ‘Reuse – Recycle – Reduce’ as well as financially for families who need our help now more than ever.

To make any donations completely socially distantly, please contact emmamainwaring@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk

Please note we can only accept clothing and not shoes, and please only donate clothing which is of a reasonable standard and which you would be happy to send your children to school in.

Remembrance Day 2020

Due to the pandemic our usual Remembrance Service had to be limited to only key figures unfortunately. We wanted to share how we marked the day with you all, and here are some photographs from the service.
Lest we forget.
Chairman John Housley and Vice Chair John Brownrigg with Vicar Rick Stordy

Chairman John Housley and Vice Chair John Brownrigg with Vicar Rick Stordy

Chairman John Housley laying the wreath of Poppies

Chairman John Housley laying the wreath of Poppies

Vice Chair John Brownrigg laying the wreath of poppies

Vice Chair John Brownrigg laying the wreath of poppies

Royal British Legion member laying a cross for remembrance.

Anthony Roebuck from the Royal British Legion laying a cross for remembrance.

 

 

 

Cheer For Hero’s

Cheer For Hero’s
 
Join with us, on Sunday 8th November your own street, for the Cheer for Heroes at 11am that day. Due to the Pandemic we cannot mark Remembrance day as we normally would unfortunately.
So rather like the Clap for Carers earlier in the year, simply come out onto your doorstep or street with your neighbours, and…
1. Listen for the Last Post, sounded from Chapeltown Park
2. Keep 1 minute’s silence, then
3. Cheer three times, (‘hip hip, hurray’) or make a loud noise, to give thanks for our heroes.

Sheffield City Council launch Community Covid-19 Response Fund

SCC have launched the Community Covid-19 Response Fund. This short-term funding is designed to support the Voluntary and Community Sector in their work preventing the spread of Covid-19, testing and outbreak management and supporting people to isolate. If you are involved in any aspect of this kind of work take a look at this. Funding available from £500 – £5000.
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SOAR’s annual Let’s Build Health Grants – open for applications

SOAR’s annual Let’s Build Health Grants is now open for applications & closes 15th November 2020.
These grants are aimed at creating local activities that improve health and well being.
A project can apply for to upto £1,500. New projects and faces are particularly welocme to the grant round, just click the link for more information:

https://soarcommunity.org.uk/abou…/lets-build-health-grants/

***Community Fund Grants***

***Community Fund Grants***

If your organisation works with council tenants, or in and around Sheffield council housing estates, you could apply for a grant to get your Covid-secure project off the ground.
Email: communityfund@sheffield.gov.uk for an application form and return it by 30 October 2020.

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Community Hub – SYP Information

After taking part in a Community Hub yesterday via zoom, we talked about anti-social behaviour with one of our local PCSO’s. One of the main problems highlighted was the use of off road bikes in an anti-soical manner.
There is now a dedicated facebook page for reporting issues with off road bikes which can be found here:
South Yorksire Police also have a dedicated website where you can report non-urgent crimes.
Alternatively for non-urgent police enquiries you can call 101 or in an emergency always call 999.
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Sheffield Plan 2020 – Update

***Sheffield Plan 2020 Update***
Our Parish Council has arranged for copies of the Sheffield Plan and supporting evidence to be made available to view by appointment at the following locations:
Ecclesfield Parish Council Office – by appointment only, between (9am – 12pm) Call 0114 2845095 or email admin@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk to make an appointment.
Grenoside Reading Room – by appoinment only, please contact Cllr Alan Hooper 07505 031967 or email cllr.alanhooper@ecclefield-pc.gov.uk to make an appointment.
Ecclesfield Library – by appointment only, form 12pm, contact Cllr Vic Bowden 07884 007581 or email cllr.victoriabowden@ecclefield-pc.gov.uk to make an appointment.
The Sheffield plan details how and where developments will take place until 2038. To view the full information please visit: