Trans Pennine Upgrade Programme 2018 Consultation
Information on the Trans Pennine Upgrade programme and public consultation can be found here: Trans Pennine Upgrade leaflet
The consultation is from the 12th February to the 25th March 2018.
A public consultation exhibition event will take place at Tankersley Welfare Hall on Monday 5th March, from 12pm to 6pm.
Information is also available from various locations in this areas, including Penistone and Barnsley libraries. See the leaflet for details.
Parish Council Mailing List
To join the Parish Council mailing list please send your email address to the Clerk: email@example.com. Recent news, information on local events and useful community information will be sent to those on the mailing list.
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
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 from Holmfirth to Stocksbridge, via Langsett. Click on the link below for details.
Bus 257 route map
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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