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Welcome to the Stocksbridge Town Council website.


Stocksbridge is a small town situated approximately 10 miles north of the City of Sheffield, nestling at the edge of the Pennines and the Peak District National Park and is the home of Tata Steels, the British manufacturer for Aerospace Steels products.

News and Events

Stocksbridge Town Council work in partnership with authorities, organisations and community groups to improve the area and to increase the amount of work that is done locally to regenerate the whole area. Latest news and updates can be found here.


A list of Community Assets has been produced providing contact details for local groups/services/spaces within the area which can be accessed via the following link:-


COMMUNITY ASSETS​



Streets Ahead - Works are ongoing on the highways improvement programme. Further details can be found on the Sheffield City Council website.


SCC Garden Competition

SCC are running a garden competition again this year for tenants. To download a form please use the link:-

www.sheffield.gov.uk/gardencompetition

Forms are also available from your local TARA, Neighbourhood Office or First Point.


HEALTH & WELLBEING EVENT - 15TH AUGUST AT FOX VALLEY
The Town Council is pleased to sponsor the Health & Wellbeing event on Wednesday, 15th August from 11am to 2pm at Fox Valley. There is to be a free afternoon tea party hosted by Inavision, entertainment by Stevie Moore and Patricia Lynn and a variety of stalls including:-
Wiltshire Farm Foods; David Cooper/The Venue Memory Cafe; Age UK Sheffield; Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre; Home Instead Senior Care Sheffield; Stocksbridge Town Council and a National Westminster Community Banker, tasked with going into the local community, especially where there has been a branch closure, in order to talk to people about their services and how to protect themselves from scams etc.


STREETS AHEAD COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Litter Pick Events - The Streets Ahead Team is delighted to hear from schools/community groups who wish to explore opportunities to improve the local highway environment. If you do have any queries for such events please do not hesitate to ask the group to contact Customer Services at streetsahead@sheffield.gov.uk, via the website www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetsahead or by telephone on (0114) 273 4567.

POLICE PRESENCE

​At the recent Community Forum meeting the local PCSOs reported that an additional patrol car will be operating in the area around the clock whilst the Manchester Road closure is in place to ensure a police presence in the area.


MANCHESTER ROAD CLOSURE - AMENDMENTS TO SL1 AND SERVICE 57 TIMETABLES

Following representation by local Ward Councillors and Angela Smith MPs office Stagecoach has agreed to make some further positive changes to services from next week for the Yorkshire Water road closure between Deepcar and Oughtibridge.

These requests were reinforced by members of the public at a recent public meeting and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has agreed to support short notice changes and cover any stop reprint costs. Of course information will be slightly incorrect until this can be processed and reissued but it is in the public interest.

A summary of the agreed changes is below:

- The inclusion of the bus stop on Halifax Road Bottom and Leppings Lane to assist with service links

Monday - Friday:-

SL1 servic

- 1 trip added from Deepcar to Hillsborough 4:46 - 5:38 which operates via Unsliven Bridge and Hillcrest Road as per the evening run.

- The 05:28 service has been adjusted to operate at 5:17 from Deepcar to Hillsborough arriving at 06:09 via Unsliven Bridge and Hillcrest Road as per the evening run.

The two above journeys will then be able to link with services 52, 57, 97, and 98 from Hillsborough in the mornings. This also allows service changes onto 97/98 at Herries Road if passengers alight at the newly included bus stop.

- The 06:31 from Deepcar to Middlewood has been adjusted to run 06:20 - 07:16 to run via Unsliven Bridge and Hillcrest Road as per the evening run.

Service 57

- The last service that arrives at Oughtibridge has been extended to serve Wharncliffe Side/More Hall Lane for later traveling passengers.

Saturday:

SL1 service

- The first service has been amended to start at Unsliven Bridge at 05:36.

Service 57

- The last service that arrives at Oughtibridge has been extended to serve Wharncliffe Side/More Hall Lane for later traveling passengers.

Sunday

SL1 service

- Three journeys from Deepcar to Hillsborough have been added at 05:32, 06:32, and 07:27 to operate via Unsliven Bridge and Hillcrest Road as per the evening run, arriving at Hillsborough 06:25, 07:25, and 08:20 respectively to allow connections to the 52 and 57 bus services.


MANCHESTER ROAD CLOSURE
Yorkshire Water and Stagecoach are to hold a public information drop in event at the Venue on Wednesday 18th July, 4.30pm to 7.00pm.
The road will be closed for a six week period over the school holidays, commencing Sunday 22nd July until Sunday 2nd September.
A diversion will be in place via Vaughton Hill, Stocksbridge bypass, Penistone Road, Halifax Road, Leppings Lane and Middlewood Road.
Bus Services will operate diverted routes. The following link provides information and timetables but further information as provided by SYPTE regarding Services 57, 201, SL1 & SL1a can be found below.
https://www.stagecoachbus.com/…/yorkshire-water-works-diver…

Service 57 will operate between Sheffield and More Hall Lane, Wharncliffe Side only. Departures from Sheffield are at existing times but are slightly earlier for journeys towards Sheffield.
Service 201 is unchanged between Chapeltown and Unsliven Bridge at Stocksbridge in both directions. When the bus gets to Unsliven Bridge it will continue via the 57 route via the Leisure Centre and Lee Avenue to Deepcar Carr Road and then via Manchester Road to Fox Valley. Journeys from Unsliven Bridge to Deepcar are at the same times as current service 57 journeys. The bus will return from Fox Valley to Carr Road then via the current service 57 route to Unsliven Bridge and then continue to Chapeltown at its normal times. Departures from Deepcar towards Unsliven Bridge will be slightly earlier than the current times on service 57.

SL1 & SL1a will operate direct from Middlewood Park and Ride site to Deepcar Carr Road and will then follow their normal route through Stocksbridge. Existing frequencies will be maintained but journeys will be longer due to the lengthy diversion necessary.

COUNCILLOR VACANCY - WEST WARD - June

Dear Residents,

There is a Councillor vacancy at Stocksbridge Town Council for the West Ward covering the Garden Village and Smithy Moor areas.

Nominations are invited and can be accepted from anyone living within a three mile radius of the Town Council area.

Anyone wishing to be considered for co-option to the vacancy should write with their request to the Town Council office, to be received by noon on 3rd July 2018.

Further details can be obtained from the Town Council office.

It is intended that Councillors will make the final decision at the Town Council meeting to be held on 12th July 2018.

​COUNCILLOR VACANCY - WEST WARD - May

Notice of Casual Vacancy

CIVIC SERVICE 2018

Newly elected Mayor, Cllr. Julie Grocutt held a Civic Service at St Matthias Church on Sunday, 20th May attended by representatives of local community groups and dignatories including Lord-Lieutenant Andrew Coombe. The Arch Deacon Malcolm Chamberlain conducted the service together with Reverend Hilda Isaacson and there was a performance by Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir.


SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY 2017

This year's Senior Citizens Christmas Party, free for senior citizens of the area, will be held on Wednesday, 13th December at The Venue commencing at 11.45 a.m. until approximately 3.00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Richie Rich and Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir. Bingo will be played with hampers for the winners and further raffle prizes to be won donated by local businesses.

The Mayor, Cllr. Keith Davis will be handing out tickets in the Town Hall, Stocskbridge between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon on Tuesday, 28th November and Thursday, 30th November​ 2017.


OLDER PERSON'S AWARENESS DAY - 1st October

An event sponsored by Stocksbridge Town Council, organised by the Mayor, Cllr. Keith Davis, Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Julie Grocutt, Beth Wilson from Wiltshire Farm Foods and Kathy Marwick from Home Instead Senior Care Sheffield is to be held on Sunday, 1st October from 11am to 3pm in the market area at Fox Valley focussed on promoting events and services within the community for older people.

The event will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr. Anne Murphy.

There will be lots of activities, music and entertainment throughout the day including face painting, food tasting and free reflexology taster sessions.​

Older Persons Day.pdf


UPDATE ON SITE AT HOLLIN BUSK

It appears that excavations on site on Monday 31st July disrupted the power supply to several properties on Royd Lane. Head of Planning at Sheffield City Council (SCC) has been made aware of this.

At present the Enforcement Officer at SCC is reporting that the site owners are stating they are refurbishing the stable block - this does not require planning permission. The static caravan that has appeared on site is being used as a site welfare facility. At present there is no evidence that anyone is living in it. The new septic tank that has been delivered is to replace the existing tank, again this does not require planning permission.

There have been some 'structures' delivered to site which could be used as kennels - we are informed that kennels do require planning permission.

The Enforcement Manager at SCC is closely monitoring the site.

The Town Council have been told that we will be kept updated with any changes to the above - in turn we will update our facebook page and news page on our webiste.


Bus Service Changes - Effective 3rd September 2017

As advised by SYPTE:-​

​57 Sheffield/Deepcar/Stocksbridge

Route and timetable changes. Service will operate every 60 minutes instead of 30 minutes.

Daytime journeys on 57 will extend via Fox Valley to Chapeltown as service 201.

Sunday daytime commercial service withdrawn.

SYPTE funding replacement Sunday daytime amended 57 to operate a one way loop service from Hillsborough via Middlewood, Oughtibridge, Worrall and Wadsley.

Commercial changes to the service to operate every 60 minutes instead of 30 due to insufficient demand. Service SL1 ​and SL1a provide alternative options for most residents in Stocksbridge and Deepcar.


201​ Chapeltown/Stocksbridge

Rerouted to serve Fox Valley Retail Park and Unsliven Bridge then continuing as service 57 to maintain local links in Stocksbridge and Deepcar. Minor timetable changes. No longer serves Shay Road, Glebelands Road, Kenworthy Road or Knowles Avenue.


Notice of Casual Vacancy - East Ward - April 2017

There is a Councillor vacancy at Stocksbridge Town Council for the East ward covering the Deepcar area. Nominations are invited and can be accepted from anyone living within a 3 mile radius of the Town Council area. Anyone wishing to be considered for co-option to the vacancy should write with their request to the Town Council office to be received by noon on 2nd May 2017. Further details can be obtained from the office.

It is intended that Councillors will make the final decision at the Town Council meeting to be held on 11th May 2017. The successful candidate will be invited to attend the Annual Meeting to be held on Tuesday 16th May at 6.30pm.​


Parsonage Farm Litter Bin - February 2017

The Town Council have arranged for the replacement of the red dog waste bin on the car park area at Parsonage Farm with a dual purpose litter/dog waste bin. This is following a large amount of litter being left on site, in particular empty takeaway/pizza boxes. Anyone visiting the area please use the bin provided and help keep the area free of litter.


Unsliven Bridge - January 2017

Representatives from Sheffield City Council (SCC) and Amey attended the Town Council meeting on 12th January to provide an update on proposals for works to Unsliven Bridge. Following discussions from the December Town Council meeting Officers had considered alternative proposals for the bridge. Councillors and members of the public in attendance at the meeting were informed of new proposals to carry out strengthening works to the bridge to achieve an 18 tonne capacity rather than the original proposal to demolish and rebuild the bridge to allow for a 44 tonne capacity. Councillors requested that proposed works be suspended to allow for the outcome of the recently submitted bid to Heritage England for the bridge to receive listed structure status and also that SCC consult with SYPTE regarding bus provision in the area, noting that 18 tonne capacity would allow for double deck bus usage. SCC are to keep to Town Council informed.




The Town Council would like to thank the following for their sponsorship of the Christmas Illuminations in Stocksbridge, Deepcar and Bolsterstone:-

The Bridge Community Shop​

Lancasters Property Services

Legionnaires Club

Look Local

Stocksbridge & Deepcar Tenants Association


Our thanks also go to the following for their support:-


Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir and Deepcar Brass Band for performing at the Switch-On of the Lights and ​Wortley Rotary Club for ensuring Father Christmas arrived on time.


The Town Council also wish to thank all members of the public for supporting the event and joining the Lantern Parade to Fox Valley.


Senior Citizens Christmas Party - December 2016


The Town Council's Christmas Party, free for Senior Citizens of the area, was held on 7th December and proved, once again, to be a huge success. A big thank you to all the staff and volunteers at The Venue who were involved in making it another successful event. Particular thanks must go to Helen, Irene and Deborah for the wonderful food. Entertainment was provided by Richie Rich. Bingo and raffle prizes were provided by the Town Council with donations from the Co-op, Wortley Rotary Club, Sandersons, Aldi and Tata Steels.




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