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 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

Chapeltown Litter Pick

Chapeltown Litter Pickers are meeting at 10am outside Chapeltown Library this Saturday 10th. All equipment is provided and there are lots of friendly faces if it’s your first time – just pop down for 10am and you can even bring your kids!
Let’s help keep our Community clean, while remaining socially distant!

Dementia Friends Information Sessions

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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