It is with deep sorrow to announce that Freda Shaw, formerly of 2 East Road, Oxspring, passed away peacefully on Thursday 10th December.
Her husband, Trev, was by her side. She had been suffering with Alzheimers for a number of years.
The funeral will take place on 23rd December at St John’s Church, Penistone at 2.30 pm. Unfortunately, due to Covid rules, attendance inside the Church has to be by invitation only.
Freda was elected onto the Parish Council by the community, a position she held for over 20 years, during which time her invaluable contribution to decision making and planning issues was appreciated by her Parish Council colleagues and village residents to whom she was always on hand and willing to offer help and advice.
Also during her public life in the village she was asked to set up a non-charitable group, subsequently called Oxspring Friends where she was voted in as Chair. She was also approached by Rev. Matthew Joy to set up the Pop in Group and alongside other volunteers it became a success. Freda instigated the ‘titivators’ which started off as a small group of local residents who ‘tidied up’ the village by litter picking, tidying up rough areas, bulb and rose tree planting. For over 20 years she organised twice yearly Charity Bonanza at Community Centre, Penistone, when she invited charities to organise stalls to raise money for their own charities.
Over the years she has touched the hearts and lives of many people, not only in the village, which she was passionate about, but also in the surrounding areas, and many people will remember her bubbly, friendly and respectful manner when they met her on dog walks along the many footpaths throughout the village.
Words cannot express the deep sorrow felt by her family, friends, colleagues and all those who met her along the way.
COVID - 19 Announcements
The following information has been passed on to OPC regarding financial support available for businesses in South Yorkshire
We are currently distributing millions of pounds to businesses in South Yorkshire that have been forced to close or are suffering a significant loss of income due to lockdown restrictions.
The financial support ranges from £1,000-£19,500 depending on circumstances and fixed property costs, but the deadline to apply is 31st March 2021, so we need your help to get the word out to as many people as possible before this date.
We have attached a brochure with more information and would be grateful if you could distribute this to South Yorkshire business owners within your network and help us to raise awareness of the money that may be available to them. This includes:
- Businesses forced to close due to restrictions who do not pay business rates but who do have fixed property costs e.g. outlets in a food hall, multiple/shared occupancy in a premise where a landlord is the rate payer, self-employed people renting space to work, someone renting a chair in a salon.
- Businesses that are open but have experienced a reduction in trade, e.g. B&Bs, hotels, businesses reliant on footfall and dealing with the public in person. Grant is based on rateable or rental value.
- Companies that supply other businesses that have been forced to close or have reduced footfall and are therefore experiencing a significant reduction in turnover. E.g. travel agents, wedding suppliers and caterers, hospitality food and drink suppliers, event security, companies servicing gym equipment.
- Further grant payments to businesses forced to close or suffering a significant loss of trade and not eligible for Government support. Eligibility of businesses has been expanded and grant payments have been increased, with top ups automatically sent to those previously receiving support. Home-based businesses and driving instructors to receive a one-off payment.
All applications should be submitted online via the local council that the business is registered under:
- Barnsley - https://www.enterprisingbarnsley.co.uk/covid-19-coronavirus/
- Doncaster - https://wearedoncaster.co.uk/business-in-doncaster/business-support/business-support-during-coronavirus/
- Rotherham - https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/business-economy/financial-support-business/1
- Sheffield - https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/coronavirus-hub/support-for-business#grants
Help and guidance on all business support schemes is also available through the Growth Hub, visit https://www.scrgrowthhub.co.uk/covid-19-support-for-businesses/financial-support-for-businesses/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Follow this link for a copy of the brochure mentioned earlier in the text - https://www.oxspring-parish.com/sites/oxspring-parish.com/files/attachments/Additional%20Restrictions%20Grants%20-%20Sheffield%20City%20Region.pdf
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Oxspring Parish Council Meetings
Please note due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the following arrangements will apply until further notice.
Meetings will be held remotely via zoom and will start at 7pm
There will still be a 10 minute slot on the agenda for parishioners to speak to the Council via zoom but by prior arrangement only.
This can be arranged by contacting the Clerk with information about the issue that the participant wishes to raise.
Due to limited time being available on zoom, the “public slot” will be restricted to Oxspring residents only.
Details of the meeting dates for 2021 can be found via this link.
If you think that any council member can help in anyway during this present time please contact the clerk at email@example.com please follow the Government guide lines and stay safe
Parish Council latest meeting
the minutes of the January 2021 Parish Council Meeting minutes can be read here.
Oxspring community support organised by Jane Harding.
I have made links with the school and PTA, the council, Age UK and the Pop in Club as to how we can support Oxspring residents in need( for whatever reason)
Firstly I have been in touch with Mrs Irwin, the headmistress at Oxspring School. The school have a collection of non perishable food which they collected for their Harvest Festival but which has not yet been distributed. The food was offered to any families who needed it but the offer wasn’t taken up, so supplies remain.
I am happy to work with school to deliver the food parcels to those in need so please send me a personal message of the addresses in Oxspring to which they are most needed.
Secondly we have talked about how we can make Christmas special for any Oxspring residents who will be sad, lonely or facing a difficult time over the festive period. It is after all going to be very different for a lot of us this year.
Again working with school we are planning to give small Christmas hampers to anyone who fits the above criteria and lives in Oxspring - the children are going to write notes and these will be given to the recipients with each hamper.
I know lots of you volunteered to help last time I posted - please let me know if you’d be willing to make up a hamper ( £10 - £12). I costed one up from the local supermarket ( other supermarkets are available!!! ) with a small Xmas cake, individual Xmas pudding, shortbread, chocolates, non alcoholic drink and a tin of ham - however you can of course alter if you wish, it can be helpful to have a rough guide!
Any ideas and suggestions welcome – or if you know of a resident who may need to reach out privately -personal message me or call on either 07899937842 or 01226 767682
Public Rights Of Way information for users and landowners
Following concerns from landowners and householders who have public rights of way going through their yards and gardens BMBC have pulled together some information for users and landowners; and downloadable posters on their website see the link below.
Planning Application at Bower Hill
Planning application 2020/1033 for the installation of an access road and erection of a storage building off Bower Hill Road is now available to view and comment on via the Barnsley MBC website. (This is a part retrospective application). The deadline to make comments is the 8th December 2020.
The application can be view by:
Comments can be made to BMBC via above link or this is the link to go straight to comments:
Parish Council Newsletter - The Summer 2020 Newsletter
Please follow the link bellow to view the latest Newsletter.
The Parish Council are investigating more efficient and cost effective ways of distributing the newsletter if you are prepared to accept an Email copy as opposed to a hand delivered copy then please contact the Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
To find out more about this scheme please click on the following link.
UNDER 16 MEGATRAVEL PASS – ONLINE APPLICATIONS.
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is currently working hard with local education providers, parents and youth community groups to promote concessionary travel for young people living in South Yorkshire and encouraging applications.
You can find out more information by following the link below then following the other links displayed in our post.
BMBC Public Waste bin Consultation
Barnsley MBC Neighbourhood Services department have recently carried out a public consultation on public waste bins.
They have consulted with the Parish Council, and the Parish Council have provided feedback on which bins are well used or regularly overflow.
They are also moving towards a policy of not having separate bins for dog waste as dog waste can be put in regular public bins.
BMBC have stated that where there are regular bins next to dog waste bins, the dog waste bins will be removed, and also where there is less than 20 meters between bins, then one will be removed. As a result of the Consultation BMBC have identified 5 public bins in Oxspring that they wish to remove, and 1 new one that they will install.
Of the bins identified for removal in Oxspring, four are dog waste bins and 1 is a regular bin. Three of the dog waste bins earmarked are located adjacent to a regular bin, therefore please put your dog waste in the regular bin instead. The 4th dog waste bin earmarked for removal is at the top of the Trans Pennine Trail steps at the Roughbirchworth Lane entrance. This bin is very well used, therefore BMBC have agreed to replace the dog waste bin here with a regular waste bin which will have larger capacity. Lastly, there is 1 waste bin on Sheffield Road in the village centre that will be removed as there is less than 20 meters between two of the bins.
All bins will be numbered and monitored on an electronic system keeping track of when they have been emptied and whether they are overflowing/well used.
As you are all aware there are a number of planters located around the village which are cared for by local residents.
Presently there is one planter which has not been adopted by any resident.
This is situated in the main square within the Willows and it would be nice if this was maintained by a resident living in that area.
An allowance can be claimed for plants and other materials towards the upkeep of each planter and each year they are entered into a competition and prizes awarded for those which are judge to be the best three.
Should you wish to maintain this planter please contact the Parish Council at email: clerk@oxspring-parish