The Area Council received the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10 December 2015.
The Area Council Manager reported on the progress of the DIAL service, with three clients helped during week commencing 1 February and one the previous week. Last week's sessions had taken all of the available time, indicating how involved the process was. Nevertheless, Members considered that the service needed to be promoted further, including through the Barnsley Chronicle.
In relation to Ward Alliance membership, it was noted that it might be possible to recruit a Foundation Governor from Penistone Grammar school and discussions had been held with Father David regarding church representation. It was noted that the Reverend Ann Parr might be interested and that Councillor Millner would make contact with her.
The meeting noted the positive feedback received about the community magazine, including from the Community Liaison Manager at Tesco's. Members were reminded that articles for the next edition were required by the end of March 2016.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Penistone Area Council meeting held on the 10 December 2015 be approved as a true and correct record.