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Parish Hall Now Closed
The Parish Hall is now closed will re-open when advised that it is safe to do so by the Government.
The next Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday 6th August at 6.30pm in the main hall.
Members of the public are welcome to attend but, due to the Covid-19 epidemic, could anyone intending to attend please advise the clerk before the meeting. Either telephone on 07455 897038 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to 'Track & Trace' requirements you will need to sign in with name, address and contact telephone number.
PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES
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Roadworks on Doncaster Road
Please be aware that major works that will take place on the A630 Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, between the junctions of Oldgate Lane and Mungy Lane from 01st June to appox 30th September 2020, to replace a section of medium pressure gas main that has had multiple gas leaks over the past few years.
Unfortunately as part of these works, Oldgate Lane will need to be closed along with multiway signals being in place at the same junction and two way signals at the junction with Mungy Lane.
Thursday 18 June 2020
Due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we will now be providing regular email updates for residents to let you know about the latest information we have and any changes to local services that may be affected.
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You can check the latest information on our website at any time by going to https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/coronavirus
Registering births service now available again
Free school meals to continue through Summer holidays
Children in England eligible for free school meals in term-time will now get vouchers to support them during the summer holidays.
The Government announcement this week follows a campaign led by the Manchester United and England footballer, Marcus Rashford.
More than 1.3 million young people are entitled to free school meals in England, including 9,100 in Rotherham.
During the coronavirus pandemic, when children entitled to free school meals are not in school, the cost (set at £15 per child, per week) is provided through a Government voucher system, which parents either access directly through one of the Government's appointed administrators or through their school, who collect the vouchers on their behalf.
The vouchers are redeemable against the cost of a food shop at a wide range of supermarkets.
It is thought the number of families in need is likely to be much greater than those claiming free school meals, as the impact of the pandemic continues to force thousands more families into financial insecurity.
The Council will continue to work with schools, families and the Government to ensure that children and young people in Rotherham receive the support they need.
Please see our website for further information about the support available for vulnerable residents during the coronavirus crisis:
No change yet to advice for 'shielding' residents
Do you know a local covid-19 hero like Lennie or Tobias?
The new Gulliver's Valley attraction in Rotherham has launched a campaign to find people who have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic so they can get the special recognition they deserve.
The campaign has been launched by Yorkshire fundraising stars, Lennie Street (8) and Captain Tobias Weller (9), pictured above.
The duo, both students at Paces, a leading specialist centre for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disorders, have raised thousands of pounds during the COVID-19 pandemic.
They are asking people to nominate anyone they know, children or adults, who should be recognised for their efforts to support others during the covid crisis and 50 people will be drawn from the entries and rewarded with a family ticket to the new theme park when it officially opens.
Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park, aimed for children aged between two and 13, will be home to a host of rides and attractions across several themed areas.
To nominate your unsung hero, please fill out the form by 28th June on the Gulliver’s website:
Huge double boost for Town Centre regeneration
Celebrating our Shared Lives carers
It's Shared Lives Week from 15 to 19 June and we're thanking our amazing carers and celebrating all that they do.
Carers and the people they support have teamed-up to mark the week by performing a song, aptly 'With A Little Help From My Friends' (click here to view the video).
The Council has been sending carers gifts and thank you cards to show our appreciation, as well as making virtual or socially distanced visits and hosting online events, including a virtual coffee morning.
The Shared Lives scheme allows adults to live or spend time with carers and their families - as valued members of their own communities.
People who receive Shared Lives care include:
Our longest serving carers have a collective 527 years' experience and have cared for hundreds of individuals between them...wow! Visit our website for further information on our Shared Lives scheme and find out how you can get involved.
Help us to raise awareness of Nystagmus in Rotherham
The role of the Parish Council
A Parish Council is a tier of local government closest to the people. Parish Councils are generally elected by local people to represent local interests and provide local services. The Parish Council represents and serves the whole of its local community. Each Parish Council is made up of individual councillors who contribute to the work of the council by:
- Suggesting ideas
- Responding to the needs and views of the community
- Representing their constituents
- Commenting on proposals such as planning applications
The Parish Council works in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council and other local bodies such as South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.
The Borough Council has many legal duties to deliver services such as education housing, planning and social services. Whilst the Parish Council has a more limited range of duties and powers it plays a vital part in representing your local interests and concerns.
How do we make decisions?
Your parish council is made up of a number of councillors who meet regularly to make decisions on the work and direction of the council. These meetings provide time for local residents to raise matters of concern or ask questions relating to local issues.
As elected bodies parish councils are responsible to the people they represent – that’s your local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what we do.
Where do we get our money from?
Each year a sum of money called a ‘precept’ is collected through your council tax. This money is used by your parish council to improve facilities and services for local people. The Parish council can also apply for grants, loans and receives money from rents and leases.
- Are you interested in helping to improve the quality of life of your community?
- Do you want to be involved in making important decisions in your community?
If so then come along to a Parish Council meeting and raise your concerns or voice your opinions on matters that affect your local community.