Agenda item

Notes from the Area's Ward Alliances (Nac.18.11.2019/11)

Darton East – held on 10th September, and 8th October, 2019

Darton West – held on 16th September, and 7th October, 2019

Old Town – held on 10th September, and 7th October, 2019

St Helen's – held on 5th September, and 10th October, 2019


The meeting received the notes from the Darton East Ward Alliance meetings held on 10th September and 8th October 2019, from the Darton West meetings held on 16th September and 7th October, Old Town held on 10th September and 7th October 2019 and St Helens held on 5th September and 10th October 2019. Members were reminded of the requirement for Ward Alliance minutes

to be received by the Area Council.


Further information was provided as follows:


Darton East Ward Alliance has supported the installation of Christmas lights in Mapplewell for the very first time, with the switch on planned for 29th November.  In addition, four Christmas trees are to be provided around the Borough. 


It was reported that Darton West Ward had funded poppies on lamp-posts as part of the Remembrance Commemorations.  This will now be an annual event.  Bulb planting has taken place in Darton Park (it was wet and muddy).  The Stars of Darton awards are being planned for March next year.


Old Town Ward Alliance has funded replacement fencing for Pogmoor Parks, the Emmanuel church knitting group and a function at St Paul’s church.   


St Helen's Ward Alliance will fund four Christmas events this year, with the memorial tree event at the Chapel on 28th November involving school choirs.  The Ward Alliance funded a bench to commemorate Remembrance Day.  The Crime and safety group have received £1000 to mark property; £1200 was contributed towards fireworks at Athersley Recreation Ground.  The recent health event was very well attended and included ‘sloppy slippers’, eyesight checks and ‘cancer safe’ advice.  The Community Shop is an excellent resource and it was suggested that Members pay a visit to it to find out more.    


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


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