Accounts for 2016-17 :Period for the exercise of public rights, 21 June to 1 August 2017

posted 21 Jun 2017, 07:22 by Graeme Johnson

Please note that Thurgoland Parish Council accounts for 2016-17 have been approved by the internal auditor and now have been submitted to the external auditor as part of the Council's annual return. The accounts can be viewed on the website under the section Council-Accounts. If any resident of the Parish requires more information please contact the Clerk, Graeme Johnson
( phone contact is 07505 815 942) before the 1st August 2017.
The appointed external auditor is :
BDO LLP, Arcadia House, Ocean Village, Southampton, SO14 3TL. Local electors have rights to question the auditor, written notice should be given during the inspection period 21 June to 1 August 2017.

Village Walks

posted 5 Jun 2017, 00:26 by Graeme Johnson

The next walk is on Wednesday 7th June, and then again on Saturday 17th June. A further walk is planned for Wednesday 5th July. All walks start at 10 am at Thurgoland Village Hall and are around 5-6 miles in distance.

Next Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 5th July, 7pm at Thurgoland School

posted 5 Jun 2017, 00:21 by Graeme Johnson   [ updated 21 Jun 2017, 06:55 ]

The agenda can be found under the meetings page of the website, along with the minutes of the previous meeting.


posted 24 May 2017, 12:29 by Thurgoland Parish Council   [ updated 24 May 2017, 12:29 ]

Thurgoland Parish Council invites applications for this part-time post which will become vacant on 31 August 2017. The hours are 10 per week and the salary is LC1 (SCP 15-17) - £17,072 to £17,772 per annum pro rata. A £10 per month contribution towards the costs of working from home will also be paid.

Responsibilities will include:-
  • Administration arrangements for the Parish Council meetings
  • The preparation of minutes
  • Implementing actions and decisions made by the Parish Council
  • Dealing with correspondence and documentation on behalf of the Parish Council
  • The preparation of budgets and financial records
Good oral, written and computer skills are essential together with an understanding of Local Government.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification are available to download below. 

The closing date for the receipt of applications by e-mail is Monday 12th June 2017.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 26th June 2017.

Parish Precept

posted 18 Feb 2017, 04:57 by Thurgoland Parish Council

The Parish Council resolved to set  a Parish Precept for the next financial year at 2% higher than the current year. The increase is to cover additional costs of insurance, the salary costs of the clerk, and a small increase in the cost of printing the community newsletter. It will also enable a contribution to be made towards the cost of road safety measures to slow traffic down in the centre of Thurgoland, if an acceptable scheme can be agreed with Barnsley MBC.
The impact of the 2% increased precept for the Parish will be that Council Tax for a Band D property will increase by 29 pence for the whole year 2017-18.

Super Fast South Yorkshire

posted 10 Feb 2017, 02:01 by Thurgoland Parish Council   [ updated 10 Feb 2017, 02:02 ]

In September 2014, South Yorkshire joined forces with BT in a multi-million pound deal to extend the availability of high-speed, fibre broadband to around 98 per cent of homes and businesses.

So many aspects of peoples’ modern home and working lives are dependent on a fast and reliable internet connection.

From home working to internet banking, watching TV online to social media usage, keeping in touch with friends and relatives, home shopping and gaming, having a good connection is vital.

You can register for updates through their Newsletter or you can use the Postcode Checker to see when your area will benefit. 


posted 25 Aug 2016, 07:10 by Thurgoland Parish Council   [ updated 30 Aug 2016, 01:32 ]

Following some technical difficulties with the previous organisation hosting our website it has been decided to use the skill and knowledge of our new volunteer webmaster Dean Hughes. And the outcome is a new look website with a much lower annual maintenance cost.

You are currently looking at the basic version, and over the next few weeks and months many of the favourite elements of the old site will return. So we hope our many community groups will take stock and update their pages as they are uploaded back onto the site. Please contact our webmaster Dean if you need some assistance with this.
Please let us know what you think!

Fracking licence covers part of the parish

posted 11 Aug 2016, 01:58 by Thurgoland Parish Council

Originally published on 7th June 2016.

Did you know that Crane Moor is within the Licence area granted to INEOS to explore for Shale gas to be extracted by hydraulic fracturing ('Fracking')? See below for some information provided to the Parish Council by INEOS and also for an information leaflet from 'Frack Free South Yorkshire'. There is no more specific information from INEOS at the moment but watch this space and we will update as soon as we know anything more.

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