Darton East – held on 12th March and 9th April 2019
Darton West – held on 11th February and 11th March 2019
Old Town – held on 27th March 2019
St Helen's – held on 14th March 2019
The meeting received the notes from the Darton East Ward Alliance held on 12th March and 9th April 2019; Darton West Ward Alliance held on 11th February and 11th March 2019; Old Town Ward Alliance held on 27th March 2019; and St Helen's Ward Alliance held on 14th March 2019.
It was reported that the Tour de Yorkshire was a great success, with kilometres of bunting and painted bikes throughout the area. The actual length of the bunting produced in total is being collated. Barnsley’s efforts were even commended by Mark Cavendish on Twitter. The artwork also looked superb and local businesses were involved in the celebrations. There is lots of work ongoing in the ward, including hanging baskets, and consideration is being given to exploring the option for local businesses to fund the Christmas lights this year. The Community Garden has not started yet, which is disappointing.
Cllr Alice Cave thanked Cllr Howard for sewing the bunting for the Tour de Yorkshire celebrations. It was reported that nothing can be done regarding the footpath at the bottom of Barugh Lane. A meeting has taken place with Jo Birch regarding the play equipment at Kexborough recreation ground and a quote for the works is awaited.
Cllr Lofts reported that a number of projects have been approved for funding recently, including £758.45 for Pogmoor Residents’ Association’s ‘Bomber Bid’; £1090 for Emmanuel Holiday Hunger project on the proviso that outreach work is done; £1213 towards the borough-wide bid by the Majestic Academy of Music and Arts; £818 for the Pogmoor Residents Association for continuation of the Afternoon Club and £2516 for information boards at the Fleets.
Cllr Tattersall reported that the self-assessment survey had been completed and results will be brought to a future meeting. The new gazebos have been purchased and offered to community groups. Athersley Crafty Crafters took part in bunting production despite the Tour de Yorkshire not passing through the area. Cllr Leech collected the flag in his role as Cycling Champion and delivered it to the Town Hall. Funding bids are coming in for a variety of projects, including CCTV cameras, purchase of contactless card sleeves and tables for the church hall. The Mamma Mia Dance Group applied for a donation to put a production on, which has been approved, along with the Spring clean budget. The Gala is planned for July.
(i) the North Area team be thanked for their hard work on the Tour de Yorkshire, and
(ii) the notes of the respective Ward Alliances be noted.