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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:-


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


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.


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


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.

Christmas Illuminations 2016 - January 2017

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.

Christmas Illuminations 2016 - November 2016

A great turnout for the Town's Christmas Illuminations switch on, despite the weather. A huge thank you to Deepcar Brass Band and Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir for providing Christmas festivities and to Wortley Rotary Club for ensuring Santa and his helpers arrived to hand out sweets to the children.

The Switch on was followed by a lantern procession to Fox Valley for its first Christmas with an array of fantastic illuminations, including Foxicle the Reindeer.​

Lidl Supermarket Sponsors Fairtrade Signs - July 2016

Four signs announcing that Stocksbridge is now a Fairtrade Town have been erected at each entrance to the Town.

On Thursday, 28th July a small ceremony was held at one of the signs as Gary Raffertey handed over a cheque for £500 to cover the cost of the signs to Town Mayor Cllr. Alan Law.

Lidl have sponsored the signs and Gary stated that "Lidl are delighted to assist with Stocksbridge Town Council and Fairtrade Stocksbridge in their quest to promote the concept of Fairtrade and the issues surrounding it to Stocksbridge. With our Fairtrade product offering in our stores and the contribution toward these signs that have been erected across the Town, we hope to help raise awareness of ethical trading through the Fairtrade mark."

Cllr. Alan Law noted that Stocksbridge is the first place in Sheffield to be given Fairtrade status and that it was a fantastic achievement. Cllr. Law thanked Lidl for their generosity in sponsoring the signs.​

Sheffield Community Transport - January 2016

Going the extra mile?

volunteer to be the driving force in the community

Could you offer a helping hand to people where you live by going the extra mile and volunteering to be the driving force in your community?

Using your own car or driving a community transport vehicle you can make a difference to the lives of people who depend on Door 2 Door Community Tansport to get out and about. You can help us provide the lifeline that gives people back their independence and prevents older people becoming lonely and isolated. Not everyone can jump in the car or catch a bus to get to the supermarket or doctor's surgery, so if you enjoy driving and have some spare time, you may be just the person we are looking for to be an important part of the team who provide transport for your community.

We offer training in Passenger Care and Driving for Safety and Economy and pay out of pocket expenses and a mileage allowance.

To find out more please get in touch with Sheffield Community Transport on 0114 285 9906​