Agenda item

Notes and Feedback from the Ward Alliances (Sac.18.12.2020/3)

Hoyland Milton and Rockingham

Darfield – held on 19th November, 2020

Wombwell – held on 16th November, 2020


The meeting received the notes from the following Ward Alliances:-  Wombwell held on 16th November, 2020; and Darfield held on 19th November, 2020.


Councillor Sumner provided feedback from the Hoyland Milton and Rockingham Ward Alliance, noting that many community members had issues attending Ward Alliance meetings.  Digital Champions were working with members to address issues.  The Ward Alliance had found alternative means to approve funding for such as Healthy Holidays.  In addition, the Ward Alliance had been planning a sizeable project to reduce anti-social behaviour associated with quad bike use.  The Alliance was also looking at ways to support local businesses affected by the pandemic.


Councillor Frost spoke about the work of the Wombwell Ward Alliance, and the work to support Healthy Holiday provision. This included delivering food boxes to vulnerable families which had been supplied by local businesses.  Members also heard about the distribution of activity packs and festive craft packs.  Notes were the Christmas dinners cooked by the Luncheon club and delivered by volunteers.  These had been very well received.


Councillor Smith gave an update on the work of Darfield Ward Alliance, including the allocation of Ward Alliance Funds to the Basket Ball Club, Cricket Club and to support Healthy Holidays provision.


Though it had not been possible to organise Christmas decorations, it was hoped a new group would be established in January, 2021 to consider Summer decorations such as hanging baskets as well as festive lighting in future years.


The Darfield Ward Alliance had discussed CCTV provision, and it was hoped that this would be funded through the Principal Towns Programme.


All Members thanked the hard work of the Area Team in their continued support of the Ward Alliances and work throughout the area.


RESOLVED that the notes from the Ward Alliances be received.



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