Past Events &NEWS
23/2/11 LIBRARY CLOSURES UPDATE
On Friday 18/2/11 Doncaster MBC issued a Press Notice to the effect that the Library Review would not now be implemented for up to 12 months to allow for further consultation.
This reluctance to press ahead appears to have been down to the apparently unexpected public opposition to the proposed library closures and the lack of rigour in the work undertaken by DMBC in its Library Review. Based on similar circumstances in the Wirral, it is possible that DMBC :
was in breach of its statutory duties
had failed to make a proper assessment of local needs, specific needs, general requirements of children, and isolated and deprived communities
had failed to produce reliable costings of the claimed savings from library closures
Many thanks to the 400+ residents that signed the petition against library closures at the Market and at the Coop on Friday 18th February 2011.
However, Mayor Davies still intends to close 50% of libraries, so if residents wish to retain Rossington Library at McConnell Crescent it will be advantageous for them to utilise it. The parish council will organise a PUBLIC MEETING in the Spring to co-ordinate research and further action.
10/2/11 PARISH COUNCIL CAMPAIGN TO PRESERVE ROSSINGTON LIBRARY
10/2/11 DMBC STANDARDS DETERMINATION SUB-COMMITTEE :
PUBLIC NOTICE OF FINDING IN RELATION TO AN INVESTIGATION OF AN ALLEGED BREACH OF ROSSINGTON PARISH COUNCIL’S CODE OF CONDUCT.
The Standards Determination Sub-Committee of Doncaster MBC, at a hearing held on Thursday 13th January 2011, in respect of allegations made by Mr Malcolm Clark, determined that there had been no failure by Parish Councillor Terry Wilde, Chair of Rossington Parish Council, to comply with Paragraph 5 of the Code of Conduct “You must not conduct yourself in a manner which could reasonably be regarded as bringing your office or authority into disrepute”).
It was alleged by Mr Malcolm Clark that Parish Councillor Terry Wilde, Chair of Rossington Parish Council, made disreputable claims in an election campaign leaflet and at the Annual Parish Meeting of Rossington Parish Council on 11th May 2010 regarding the outcome of the Standards Determination Sub-Committee hearing held on 6th April 2010 (Standards Committee Complaint Reference PC7).
Having regard to the report and findings of the investigation conducted by Helen Potts, Investigating Officer on behalf of the Monitoring Officer, the Standards Determination Sub-Committee accepted the Investigating Officer’s findings that there had not been a failure by Parish Councillor Wilde to comply with Paragraph 5 of the Code of Conduct in respect of the allegations detailed above, for the reasons identified in the Investigating Officer’s report.
The Standards Determination Sub-Committee was chaired by Mr David Harle, Independent Member and comprised fellow Independent Members Philip Beavers and John Flitcroft, and Parish Councillors Brian Jackson and Richard Johnson. The Council’s Monitoring Officer, Roger Harvey and Paul Ranns, Principal Legal Officer provided legal advice to the Sub-Committee. The hearing was clerked by Andrea Hedges. The Sub-Committee considered the report of the investigation conducted by Helen Potts, (DMBC Principal Legal Officer). (Standards Committee Complaint Reference PC12)
9/2/11 Miners Memorial Garden
The erection of the Miners Wheel adjacent to the Parish Hall on McConnell Crescent has been successfully completed. The plaque showing the date 1913 relates to the year that most of the work was carried out sinking the shafts, and the plaque date 1915 relates to the year that the underground development works reached the coal seams. The positioning of the memorial garden is significant in the sense that the plot of land was probably the site of some of the huts that were occupied by the men who were employed to sink the shafts, as well as being surrounded by some of the first houses that were built by the Colliery Company.
- Work has commenced to erect the Colliery Wheel adjacent to the Parish Hall
- Following the resignation of a parish councillor the parish council has declared a vacancy to be filled by co-option. Anyone interested in this vacancy, should contact the parish clerk on 01302 853694 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm Monday 7th February 2011.
- the remedial work undertaken in Holmescarr Wood has had a positive effect on the wildlife. See the picture of a Heron taken recently by Councillor Chris Judd
The next PACT meeting, chaired by the Police, will be held on Monday 8th November 2010 6.30pm at the Parish Hall, McConnell Crescent.
CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT ROSSINGTON MARKET
This years Xmas Fayre will take place at Rossington Market on Friday 17 December 2.30pm to 6.30pm. All the festive fun of the old time fayre including roundabouts, stalls, musical entertainment and refreshments. Don't forget to visit Father Christmas in his Santa's Grotto. Nursery, Primary and Junior School aged children will receive a gift.
The second edition of the parish newsletter will be delivered to residents early in December. Please look out for it.
REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE - SUNDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2010
The parade will form outside The Welfare on West End Lane around 10.15am for departure to the Methodist Church. After the service the parade will reform and march to the Memorial Hall, McConnell Crescent, where an Act of Homage will be paid. The parade will then be dismissed. There will be refreshments available at the Memorial Hall and at the Welfare.
12/10/2010 ROSSINGTON ANNUAL BOUNDARY WALK - Sunday 17th October 2010
Meet at the Styrrup Pub at 10am 11/10/2010
HOLMESCARR WOOD SEWAGE POLLUTION - GOOD NEWS !
At the Special Parish Council meeting on 5/10/10, Severn Trent Water Authority and The Environment Agency reported that testing showed the surface water outfall in Holmescarr Wood to be free of sewage pollution. The parish council was assured that further remedial work and close monitoring of water quality would be undertaken.
10/10/2010 PARISH COUNCIL and NEIGHBOURHOODS crack on with ROSSINGTON IN BLOOM
Following on from the successful installation of a flower bed on Gattison Lane near the crossing gates, work has commenced at The Circle. Councillor Chris Judd captured progress with his camera : -
26/9/2010 SPECIAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING Tuesday 5/10/10 7.30pm
The single item on the agenda is "Pollution in Holmescarr Wood". Representatives from Severn Trent Water and the Environment Agency will be in attendance to respond to questions from the public and from the parish council. 25/9/2010
OPEN DAY QUIZ WINNERS
Ist Gloria Tune 12 points £10
2nd Margaret Pinkney 11 points £ 7
3rd Jill Greenhalgh 10 points £ 5
18/9/2010 PARISH HALL OPEN DAY - Saturday 18th September 2010 11am to 3pm
Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Like last year, there will be displays by user groups, free entertainment, a free quiz and free refreshments.
4/9/2010 PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
The first edition of the newsletter 'Rossington Parish News' is being distributed this week to all households in Rossington. A big thank you to Neighbourhood Manager Steve Thomas and his staff for arranging distribution. The second edition of the newsletter will be distributed in early December.
ROSSINGTON IN BLOOM UPDATE
The first base for the floral displays that the parish council is funding, has been constructed at the entrance to Gattison Lane by the Neighbourhood Team.
The next PACT meeting, chaired by the Police, will be held on Monday 6th September 2010 6.30pm at the parish hall.
3/7/2010 SPEED ENFORCEMENT EXERCISE Tuesday 13th July 2010
An operation will be conducted by South Yorkshire Police in Rossington on 13/7/10
30/6/2010 POLICE COMMUNITY (PACT) MEETING - Tuesday 30/6/10
ROSSINGTON IN BLOOM 15/6/2010
The parish council is working with DMBC Neighbourhood Office on a proposal to place some permanent Flower Displays around Rossington.
PARISH HALL OPEN DAY - Saturday 18/9/10
Following the success of last years Open Day, the parish council is to make this an annual event. There will be displays, entertainment and refreshments. All residents are welcome.
CHRISTMAS FAYRE - Friday 17/12/10
Each year the Parish Council sponsors a Christmas Fayre at the market. Entertainment is provided for children and adults. Each child receives a present from Father Christmas.
RAW SEWAGE IN HOLMESCARR WOOD
Thanks to the persistence and determination shown by parish councillor Chris Judd, Seven Trent Water Authority has finally acknowledged that the raw sewage flowing into Holmescarr Wood is down to its own faulty system, despite previously denying any responsibility. This is a public health issue that urgently needs fixing.
The parish council is currently planning to produce a quarterly newsletter that will be delivered to all households in Rossington.
'WADDY" BRIDGE ON PUBLIC BRIDLEWAY NO. 14
The unceremonious removal by of Waddy Bridge by Doncaster MBC, within days of it approving the Inland Port Planning Application, is a burning issue in Rossington. Parish council representatives are attending a meeting at DMBC on 30/6/10 to discuss this issue.
27 March 2010 CLIFF RHODES WALK
This years Cliff Rhodes Memorial Walk will be on Sunday 16/5/2010 starting at 10.00am from Brodsworth Pavilion.
25 March 2010 LITTER PICK AT HOLMESCARR WOOD 9.00am THURSDAY 25th MARCH 2010
Commencing at West End Lane entrance. Everyone welcome.
20 March 2010 ENVIRONMENT AGENCY INVITATION TO PUBLIC EXHIBITION ABOUT ISLE OF AXHOLME FLOOD, RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AND DRAFT CATCHMENT FLOOD MANAGEMENT PLANS
Exhibition is taking place between 2pm and 7pm on Tuesday 23 March at the Public Hall, 22 High Street, Belton, Doncaster DN9 1LR.
16 March 2010 FLOOD DEFENCE COMMITTEE 7pm FRIDAY 19 MARCH 2010 AT THE PARISH HALL
Members of the public welcome
1 March 2010 PACT Meeting 6.30pm Monday 1st March 2010 at the Parish Hall
Parish Council Planning Meeting 7pm Tuesday 2nd March 2010
17 February 2010 JOB VACANCY FOR PARISH HALL CARETAKER07/01/2010 FOREVER YOGA
Due to the impending retirement of the current postholder, Rossington Parish Council wish to appoint a Caretaker at Rossington Parish Hall, McConnell Crescent, Rosssington, Doncaster DN11 0PL.
The hours are 30 per week. Salary is £9982 pa Closing Date is 2nd March 2010 6pm.
Contact the parish clerk on 01302 853694 or by email on email@example.com
Class Starting Thursday 14th January 10am - 12 noon
Following the success of the November / December Yoga classes, another series of classes will commence Thursday 14/1/10 10am to Noon at the Rossington Parish Community Hall. The classes will run each Thursday to 31st March 2009. Please register your interest by contacting the teacher on 07910 706 677.17/12/2009 POLICE PACT MEETING
From January 2009 the PACT meetings which are chaired by SY Police will be held at the Memorial Hall each alternate month. The first meeting at the Memorial Hall will take place Monday 4th January 2009 at 6.30pm.11/12/2009 VANDALISM INCIDENT During the evening of Friday 11/12/09, several cars were vandalised on McConnell Crescent. Any witnesses should contact the Police on 01142 202020
OPEN DAY at the Parish Hall 10/10/2009
MARKET XMAS FAYRE 18/12/2009
18/11/2009 NOTICE OF ELECTION
A Poll has been requested to fill the parish council member vacancy caused by the death of Jackie Clark. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Copley House, Waterdale, Doncaster between 18/12/09 and 23/12/09. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 21st January 2010.
11/11/2009 Casual Vacancy for a Parish Councillor
Following the death of Jackie Clark a casual vacancy has been advertised. An election will be held providing two or more candidates request this through Doncaster Council Electoral Services. The deadline for requesting a poll is 17/11/09. Should no request be made for a poll, the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
11/11/2009 Co-option of New Councillor Chris Judd
Last night Chris Judd was voted onto the parish council to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Paula Haigh.
We are very sad to report that Jack who was a parish councillor, chairman of the parish hall hall management committee, and a DMBC councillor, passed away this week. The funeral will be on Friday 9th October 2009, 2pm at the Rosehill Cremetorium.
The government has confirmed that it is scaling back its eco town programme by confirming that it will press ahead with only four of the controversial developments. The four sites are Whitehill-Bordon in East Hampshire, St Austell (China Clay) in Cornwall, Rackheath in Norfolk and north west Bicester in Oxfordshire.
The Bankwood Allotments were judged on Sunday 14th June 2009 by DMBC officer Adrian Roberts. Adrian was accompanied by members of the Allotments Committee. The results will be out shortly.
TWO NEW PARISH COUNCILLORS CO-OPTED
John Adam and Jill Greenhalgh have joined the parish council. They were co-opted at the annual meeting