Agenda item

Notes from the following Ward Alliances (Nac.23.11.2015/10)

Darton East – held on 3rd September and 8th October 2015

Darton West – held on 12th October 2015

Old Town – held on 14th October 2015

St Helen's – held on 8th October 2015


The meeting received the notes from the Darton East Ward Alliance held on 3rd September and 8th October; Darton West Ward Alliance held on 12th October; Old Town Ward Alliance held on 14th October and St Helen's Ward Alliance held on 8th October.


In Darton West a ‘Monday Afternoon Club’ is being developed to encourage engagement and involvement of older residents.  The Ward Alliance is also working with Darton College who have generously provided some IT training.


It was reported that the litter pick at Asda went well, with 62 bags collected in less than 2 hours.  It was reported that Barnsley Football Club are looking at placements for young people as part of the National Citizenship Service programme.  It was felt that this should follow on from the summer internship programme.


A blue Norwegian spruce ‘memory tree’ has been erected at the New Hope Methodist Church in the St. Helens Ward, with funding from the devolved ward budget.  Thanks were expressed to the Forge who have transformed 10 out of 20 of the community allotments, which people are now coming forward for. 


RESOLVED that the notes of the respective Ward Alliances be noted.


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