Corona Virus Announcements
Cancellation of Parish Council Meetings
In light of the Corona virus and the fact that we are awaiting further advice from the YLCA.
Parish Council business will still continue as normal but without the face to face meetings scheduled.
All meetings have been cancelled. until further notice.
If you think that any council member can help in anyway during this present time please contact the clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org please follow the Government guide lines and stay safe
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.
Oxspring grass cutting services via BMBC
BMBC have been in touch to say that all mobile grass cutting services are suspended due to coronavirus and pressures on BMBC services.
The only grass cutting that will take place is that done by the big tractor which in our case is only used to cut the Sports Field.
Grass verges Bower Dell the Village Green etc. will not be cut until further notice.
There will be a reduction in our payments as appropriate.
At this stage we have no information as to when this service might restart.
The Parish Council will consider any offers of help from businesses with the appropriate equipment willing to help
Closure of Play Area.
Following governmental instructions the play area will be closed until further notice.
Thank you for your understanding.
Good luck and keep you and your family safe
Oxspring Parish Council.
Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
To find out more about this scheme please click on the following link.
Parish Council Newsletter
The Winter 2019 Newsletter has been issued and can be viewed here on line.
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 email@example.com
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