The annual Mickleden Straddle Fell Race will be taking place on 2nd February 2020.
The route starts and finishes at Langsett Barn Car Park.
Participants will use part of the Langsett Barn Car Park and will also be directed to use the Flouch car park.
Around 200 participants are anticipated, with 30 organisers to help ensure the event runs smoothly.
Ticket master leaflet
Stagecoach, Supertram and TravelMaster changes
from 2 January 2020
From Thursday 2 January 2020 Stagecoach and South Yorkshire Travel Master will be making changes to their tickets.
TravelMaster is introducing new annual tickets and simplifying how customers purchase them and further details can be found on the attached ‘TravelMaster ticket changes’ document.
A summary of Stagecoach’s fare changes is as follows:
- Single fares - the number of single fares available in the region will be reduced. Some areas currently have single fare rates starting at £1.20, going up in increments of 10p. These will be consolidated in to two single fare prices, for example in Barnsley and Rotherham at £1.70, £2.10 and £1.40 or £2.10 in Sheffield.
- Day tickets - prices on some day tickets will be frozen (with a maximum increase of 20p) and Stagecoach will not be introducing a pricing differential on these tickets.
- Weekly and 28 day tickets - existing weekly and 28 day tickets will be consolidated in to a simpler ticket range which provides the following;
- New Rotherham and Barnsley weekly tickets
- A South Yorkshire wide bus and tram weekly ticket with coverage extending to Chesterfield (which will be branded as “Megarider Silver”).
- A South Yorkshire wide bus and tram weekly ticket with coverage as for the Stagecoach Silver product but also extending to Nottinghamshire, all of Derbyshire, West Yorkshire (including X10 to Leeds) and Gainsborough (which will be branded as “Megarider Gold”)
- New products – some new product prices will be reducing compared to the products they replace (e.g. Megarider Silver will cost £17 (or £16 if purchased in advance) compared to the previous South Yorkshire Plus ticket priced at £19 per week.
- Differential pricing – this will be introduced on weekly tickets which means that the on-vehicle price is typically £1 more than the pre-purchase off-vehicle price.
- Evening Rider and Five for a Fiver products – prices are frozen and Five for a Fiver tickets are now available from 5pm on Fridays as well as all day Saturday and Sundays.no changes made.
Stagecoach Supertram will be making changes to some of their fares, with effect from Thursday 2 January 2020.
Barnsley Bus Service Changes - from weekend of Saturday 25/Sunday 26 January 2020
Service 6 – frequency is reduced on Monday to Friday and Saturday with buses up to every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
Service 27b - from Grimethorpe at 15:03 the bus will not serve Michaels Estate due to inconsiderate school parking.
Service 28 - at 14:49 (school days) the bus from Shafton Outwood School will depart from inside the school grounds to assist the school.
Services 57/59/59a – frequency is reduced on Monday to Friday and Saturday with buses running up to every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
Service X10 - Friday only late journeys after 20:20 will no longer run. Saturday journeys at these times will continue.
A summary of the changes and the majority of new timetables will be available on http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/Servicechanges/ from Saturday 4 January 2020 and timetable information will also be displayed on all affected bus stops ahead of the changes.
What are Parish Councils?
Parish Councils are the first tier of local government, consisting of parish residents who are volunteers, unpaid for the work they do, supporting their community.
Parish Councils provide a focus for local activity in their communities, encouraging local people to make their views known, particularly on issues about maintaining the character of the local area. A key role, then, of Parish Councils is to express those views to other public bodies, such as Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, particularly on planning applications and other environmental or quality of life concerns.
Parish Council E-mail
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Environmental Impact Assessment and Regulations
‘The National Park Authority in partnership with Natural England is seeking to increase awareness about the agricultural Environmental Impact Assessment regulations, both amongst landowners/land managers and the general public, and we would be grateful if you could use every opportunity available to publicise these regulations using the flier attached. The regulations are designed to protect features and landscapes of environmental importance from agricultural intensification but they are poorly understood and consequently priority wildlife habitats, historic landscapes and species of conservation significance are being lost.
If you would like further information or advice please contact the National Park Authority Farm Advisers at email@example.com or on 01629 816270’
Dog Fouling around Langsett Reservoir
Dog fouling is a persistent problem in the Langsett area and a constant battle for the Peak District National Park Rangers and local volunteers that try to keep the area clean and tidy.
If you are out walking in this beautiful area please pick up after your dog and put it in one of the dog bins in the Langsett Barn car park or the bin in the Flouch Yorkshire Water car park. Alternatively bag it and take it home with you if you do not find a bin.
One of the most unsightly things is when people hang their dog foul bags in trees or on gate posts!
Barnsley Council dog wardens are currently patrolling the Langsett reservoir area that is within their remit and will issue fixed penalty fines to those found offending. They will also advise dog walkers of the legislation.
Better Broadband Campaign
Information on the national better broadband campaign and details of grants available. Click here: Better Broadband
Penistone Social inclusion Project launched
Please see leaflets attached for information on this social inclusion project being run in conjunction with Age UK.
Age UK project poster
Age UK project - information for those that wish to be involved
Social Inclusion project - leaflet for older people
Barnsley Dial a Ride Service
Below is a link to the bus service provided by Dial a Ride. This is a flexible door to door bus and shopper service for the Penistone rural areas.
The only criteria is that you have to register for the service and pre book.
Barnsley Door to Door Information
Superfast broadband is the next generation of broadband − providing a faster and more reliable service.
It uses fibre optic technology to deliver speeds which can top 80Mbps.
The Superfast South Yorkshire project is a joint project with South Yorkshire Local Authorities to bring superfast broadband to rural areas across the region.
Engineers from BT Openreach are currently working hard to survey the area to ensure the most efficient roll out of superfast broadband across South Yorkshire.
A phased roll out will take place, with twelve phases that will be completed by the end of 2019.
To see the phase date for where you live please visit the superfastsouthyorkshire website. The link is provided above.
First moorland-themed apps launched – and they are free to download
Discovering more about the beautiful moorland landscape, its wildlife and vegetation is now much easier thanks to four new free smartphone apps.
The apps are the first moorland-themed identification guides that have been created to help visitors learn about the uniqueness, beauty and importance of the Peak District National Park and South Pennine moors.
The free apps provide a useful field guide looking at plants, moss, wildlife and some of the landscape features found on moorland.
Available to download on iOS and Android, on smartphones and tablets, or even as a printable pdf, the new apps have been created as part of the Moors for the Future
Partnership’s MoorLIFE project.
MoorMOSS, MoorPLANTS, MoorSIGHTS and MoorWILD have been designed with the Peak District and South Pennines in mind, but will be useful on moorlands across the UK.
MoorLIFE Project Manager Laura King said: “We produced the apps so that people can learn more about the wonderful landscapes that we have worked on to restore to their
former glory. Thanks to the EU funding we’ve completed conservation works to protect 2,500 hectares of moorland, that will increase the numbers of plants, and sphagnum mosses that you’ll be able to spot out on the moors. And we hope that you’ll have more chances to see more wildlife as our works improve these vital habitats.”
These handy new apps, which will work without a phone signal, help you identify and learn about things you come across on the moors.
MoorMOSS - looks at Sphagnum mosses found in the Peak District and South Pennines. It focuses on the various species of moss, lichen and liverwort you are most likely to see.
MoorPLANTS – a guide to ferns, flowering herbs, shrubs, trees and grasses. The app provides text descriptions and photo galleries to help you identify the interesting plants which are found in the area.
MoorSIGHTS - gives you a feel for some of the types of landscape features you are likely to encounter on a walk across the moors. With text that covers key features and a photo gallery for each entry, some of the mysteries and gems of these moors will be explained.
MoorWILD - focuses on the birds, insects, mammals and reptiles found on the moors. With the text and photographs provided you will soon be putting names to the animals that make our moors unique.
To find out more or for links to download MoorAPPS go to http://www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk/moorapps