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To join the Parish Council mailing list please send your email address to the Clerk: clerk@langsettparishcouncil.org.uk.  Recent news, information on local events and useful community information will be sent to those on the mailing list.


Tour De Yorkshire 30th April 2017

Following the overwhelming success of the Tour De France in 2014, the Tour De Yorkshire is now coming back to the area. The world class race will be taking place between 28th - 30th April and will have three stages. It will run from Friday through to Sunday visiting the Penistone area as part of stage 3 on the final day, finishing at Fox Valley, Stocksbridge. 

For further information see http://www.visit-barnsley.com/tour-de-yorkshire-in-barnsley 

or http://letour.yorkshire.com/

The following document lists the road closures for the Penistone area:

Road closures

 

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.


 Trans Pennine Upgrade Programme 2017

  Information on the Trans Pennine Upgrade programme and public consultation can be found here: Trans Pennine Upgrade leaflet

 The consultation is from the 13th March to the 10th April 2017.

A public consultation event will take place at Tankersley Welfare Hall on the 22nd March, from 10am to 6pm.

Information is also available from various locations in this area.  See the leaflet for details. 


Better Broadband Campaign 2017

Information on the national better broadband campaign and details of grants available.  Click here: Better Broadband


Penistone Social inclusion Project launched February 2017

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 Bus Partnership Network Launch - 29 January 2017 

What is changing in Barnsley

A leaflet, summarising the changes in Barnsley, has been produced to assist members of the public. A copy is attached here. What's changing leaflet

 Also attached is a copy of the network map and bus guide for your information. Timetable and map

These documents are available at travelsouthyorkshire.com/bbp.

New value for money tickets

New ‘BConnect’ Day (£4.50), 7 Day (£16) and 28 Day (£60) tickets from TravelMaster that can be used on any bus in Barnsley will complement the new network by offering passengers greater flexibility and a discount compared to current multi-operator tickets

What is Barnsley Bus Partnership?

Barnsley Bus Partnership (BBP) is a voluntary agreement between local bus companies Stagecoach Yorkshire, Globe Coaches, Waterson Coaches, Barnsley Council and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.

Why are these changes being introduced?

BBP is putting the changes in place as part of the transport improvement objectives drawn up in the Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal.

The Partnership’s plans aim to better coordinate buses and reduce congestion, make sure services are sustainable and support economic growth. They were shaped following consultation with communities and councillors in June and July 2016.




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


National Plant Monitoring Scheme - 2017

EVERY FLOWER COUNTS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL STOCKTAKE OF UK’s WILDFLOWERS

Making plants a priority

The National Plant Monitoring Scheme is looking for volunteers to carry out surveys of wildflowers and their habitats that will provide robust evidence of which widespread plants are increasing or declining, as well as indicating the changing state of our most valued habitats such as grassland, fenland and even road verges.

To take part or find out more please click on the link below:

National Plant Monitoring Scheme Information


New Bus Route - via Langsett

A new bus route is planned to start on the 27th July 2016 from Holmfirth to Stocksbridge, via Langsett.  Click on the link below for details.

Bus 257 route map

NEW AUTOMATIC RENEWAL PROCESS FOR ELDERLY TRAVEL PASSES

Press release from SYPTE: 

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) have been working hard to develop a new process to automatically renew English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) senior citizen passes from 2017.

Renewing an ENCTS Senior Pass that expires on or after 1 January 2017

For the first time, senior citizens, whose travel pass expires on or after 1 January 2017, will no longer need to reapply for their ENCTS pass. All customers will be required to do is, sit back, relax and wait for their pass to arrive at their home address, 4 weeks prior to their current pass expiring.

What should customers do if they do not receive their travel pass before their current pass expires?

If a replacement pass is not received within 4 weeks of the renewal date, customers should contact Traveline on 01709 515151 or send an e-mail to passes@sypte.co.uk and our team will be able to check their details and ensure that their pass will arrive before their current pass expires. If their pass hasn’t arrived before their current pass expires, they can use their current pass for two weeks after its expiration date.

Renewing an ENCTS Senior Pass that expires on or before 31 December 2016

Senior citizens whose travel pass expires on or before 31 December 2016 can renew their pass via any of the usual channels as follows:

· online via a MyTSY account

· By telephoning Traveline on 01709 515151

· By Post/by drop-box in the Interchange by completing an ENCTS application form

Passes will be processed within 7 working days for online applications and within 21 working days for postal applications.

How is this information being communicated to customers?

Posters and leaflets explaining this new process can be found at Interchanges, on buses and trams, and at various community venues across South Yorkshire. A copy of the posters is attached for your information. E-mails have also been sent to all those who have a MyTSY account, the dedicated webpage travelsouthyorkshire.com/seniorrenew has been created, and information has been placed on Travel South Yorkshire’ social media sites.

 

Parish Council Mailing List
The Parish Council operates a mailing list for news or information relevant to residents of Langsett Parish.  If you wish to join the mailing list please email the Clerk to the Council on clerk@langsettparishcouncil.org.uk


Superfast Broadband

http://www.superfastsouthyorkshire.co.uk

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. 

Smartcard tickets on buses and trams

Please find below a link to a press release for your information, regarding the new availability of smartcard ticket purchases on buses and trams in South Yorkshire.

Smartcard press release

First moorland-themed apps launched – and they are free to download, launched July 2015

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