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Notes from the Area's Ward Alliances (Nac.24.05.2021/10)

Darton East – held on 9th February, and 9th March, 2021

Darton West – held on 17th March, 2021

Old Town – held on 9th February, and 9th March, 2021

St Helen's – held on 18th February, 2021


The North Area Council received the notes of the Darton East, Darton West, Old Town and St Helens Ward Alliance meetings for information purposes. Members were reminded of requirement for Ward Alliance minutes to be received by the Area Council.  The following additional updates were provided:


Darton East - There has been a lot of interest in the hanging baskets.  Litter has been a huge problem but the ward is now seeing more people volunteering, with an increased demand for litter picking equipment.


Darton West - There is a meeting tonight, with members looking at potential work for Twiggs.  Darton Bowling Club are having an open day this Friday with Members invited and the Mayor in attendance.  A new fence has been erected at Harry Road Rec to combat anti-social behaviour.  This seems to be working well at the moment.  The ward has also seen an increase in littering and volunteering, which is a credit to local communities.


Old Town - Money has been spent on a defibrillator and litter picking equipment, and on a replacement container for football equipment at Pogmoor.  Litter picking has also increased.  One member has been involved in developing work with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust regarding tracking of crayfish in the river (has licence). 


St Helens - The ward has also seen an increase in regard to volume of litter during the lockdown.  The Regimental Memorial bench will be installed outside Poundstretcher shortly, with thanks expressed to Cllr Leech for persevering with this issue. Hanging baskets are to be installed next week.  The February half term food packs were well received.


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



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