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Notice of Casual Vacancies
Casual vacancies have arisen in the office of Parish Councillor for the parish of Langsett.

See the notices of the vacancies here:

Notice of Casual Vacancy - Langsett Parish Council 

Notice of Casual Vacancy 2 - Langsett Parish Council 



 Parish Council E-mail

Please help us to make sure you receive information from the Parish Council

 We would like to hear from you to help us to get parish information to you.

The easiest, quickest and most cost-effective way would be to send parish information and newsletters out via e-mail but we would need your express permission to do this.

If you are happy for general information and newsletters to be sent out to you on e-mail, could you supply your email address to the Parish Clerk with your address, at the address below with a note on your email to confirm that you are happy for us to contact you in relation to Parish updates.

Langsett Parish Council have a Data Protection Policy in place and assure you that we will NOT use your email address for any other reason than to contact you regarding Parish news.

If you would like to receive information by e-mail, please let us know by:

Sending your name/address/contact details to either:

E-mail :             clerk@langsettparishcouncil.org.uk

Text:                 07724 755236


Road works advisorfrom Highways England and A-One+


A628 Crowden to Tintwistle resurfacing

Essential resurfacing work on the A628 between Crowden and Tintwistle.


What’s happening and when?

Resurfacing this section of road and renewing high friction surface. We’ll also clear vegetation, renew ironworks, traffic loops, road markings and road studs. The work will start on 27 August 2019 and is due to finish in early November 2019, depending on the weather conditions.


To keep disruption to a minimum we’re planning full closures overnight Monday to Thursday’s only between 8pm and 6am.


Closures, restrictions and diversions

Diversion routes for full closures will be fully signed and are agreed with local authority and Police. Full closures will be between A616/A628 Flouch roundabout and A57 Gunn Inn junction.


• We know this is a busy route. Where possible we’ll use a combination of lane closures, traffic lights and speed limit restrictions, both overnight and during the day, to reduce the amount of full closures needed overnight.

 • Eastbound traffic will divert off the A628 at Gun Inn onto the A57 to Sheffield.

 • Westbound traffic will be notified on M1 and diverted north via M1/M62/M60 motorway route.

 • Non-motorway traffic will divert northbound on A616 at Flouch roundabout, turn left at Holmfirth onto A635 and continue westbound until Stalybridge, turning left again onto A6018 continuing in a south-easterly direction until reaching the A57.

 • Access will be maintained for local traffic to properties and affected businesses.

 • Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained throughout the work.


Additional information

To reduce future maintenance and repair closures we’re using hot-rolled asphalt. This method takes longer to lay but is more hard-wearing and durable which provides safer, smoother journeys and less closures in the future. 



 Information from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive


Jumble Lane Crossing and Barnsley Interchange link bridge closure on Barnsley FC home match days

As you may be aware Jumble Lane crossing is now closed and a temporary foot bridge has been installed, whilst works are being undertaken to construct an new, accessible bridge over the railway line for pedestrians and cyclists.  Until the works have been completed pedestrians can utilise the link bridge within Barnsley Interchange as part of their journey.


Changes on Barnsley FC home match days

However, for safety reasons, on Barnsley FC home match days both the temporary foot bridge and the link bridge will be closed one hour before and one hour after each home match. The decision has been made by British Transport Police (BTP), South Yorkshire Police (SYP), Barnsley Council (BMBC), Barnsley FC and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) to prevent any clashes between fans and other public transport users.  The temporary footbridge over the Jumble Lane crossing is small and there are safety concerns due to the volume of fans who might be using the bridge on matchdays. Similarly, the link bridge in the Interchange, being the most direct thoroughfare, will be closed except to people with mobility issues and those in wheelchairs.


What to do if you need to cross the Interchange link bridge

Posters will be displayed around the Interchange and anyone with accessibility issues, or short connections, wishing to cross the link bridge on match days should liaise with a member of staff on site or at the rail ticket office who will be happy to assist.



 Penistone Area Council 


Help to review it's priorities for the next 2 years, to support a review scheduled for early 2020.

Please consider completing a short survey seeking community views on future priorities for Penistone Area Council. The survey can be accessed on line by clicking here   https://surveys.barnsley.gov.uk/s/pacpr2/ .

The consultation is open until September 15, 2019.

Alternatively some paper copies available throughout the area with return boxes for posting replies there , which will be collected at at a later date. These can be found at the following locations:

•             Penistone Town Hall

•             Penistone Library

•             Tesco, Penistone

•             All Saints Church, Silkstone

•             Crow Edge Community Centre

•             St Leonard’s church , Wortley


 Re: Barnsley Bus Services Changes - from 1 September 2019

A summary of the notable changes in Barnsley is listed below: 

  • Services 1 and 11 are both reduced from every 10/12 minutes to every 15 minutes but will be coordinated on the common section of route to provide a bus every 7/8 minutes.
  • Services 27, 27a, 27b, and 28 along Pontefract Road are amended with less journeys per hour. Services 28c and 32 are unchanged and combined frequencies will be up to every 12 minutes..
  • Services 219 and 219a are amended with a half hourly service continuing between Barnsley and Goldthorpe.  Only service 219 will continue to Doncaster.  In Great Houghton service 219 will not serve High Street and Lister Row but service 219a will continue to do so.
  • School service 449 to Netherwood will serve Little Houghton and the times are amended to better meet the needs of the school.
  • School service 406 from Dearne ALC to Thurnscoe will no longer operate.  There is currently no morning bus provided.
A summary of the changes will be available on the website at   http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/Servicechanges/ and new timetables will be available on the website approximately three weeks before the changes come into effect.  Timetable information will also be displayed on all affected bus stops ahead of the changes.




South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel currently has a vacancy for one Independent member, and is seeking people with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and commitment to be a member of the Panel and to bring a fresh external perspective to its debates.

Closing date for applications: TUESDAY 23RD JULY 2019, BY 5.00 pm
Interviews for the role will take place on TWO DATES – EITHER TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019 or THURSDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2019 at Barnsley Town Hall
See attached

 ROAD WORKS (Summary)

A616 Deepcar to Flouch and Wortley westbound slip roads resurfacing 

Resurfacing sections of the road to repair defects on the A616 at Wortley Junction westbound slip roads, Deepcar Junction to Fox Valley Way roundabout and Midhopestone to Flouch roundabout. 
During the work renew ironworks, replace bridge joint, road markings and road studs. 
Expected to start on 10 July 2019. 
The work will last approximately four weeks dependent on weather conditions and will take place Monday to Friday, overnight between 8pm to 6am. 
Closures, restrictions and diversions 
• Night time full closures of the A616 eastbound and westbound between Fox Valley Way roundabout and Flouch roundabout. Diversion route will be via A629, Well House Lane, B6462 and A628. 
• Night time full closures of the A616 Wortley junction westbound slip roads and lane closures with traffic lights on the A616 mainline at the junction. Diversion route will be via Wortley Junction Eastbound Slip Road and A629. 
• Night time full closures of the A616 westbound and convoy work on the eastbound between Deepcar junction and Fox Valley Way roundabout. Diversion route for the closure will be via A6102 and B6088. 
• Access/egress will always be maintained for residents within the closure extents
If you’d like to discuss any aspect of this scheme, or need further information, please contact Highways England 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk. 



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.

 Advisory Note

If you would like further information or advice please contact the National Park Authority Farm Advisers at farming@peakdistrict.gov.uk or on 01629 816270’




Parish Council Mailing List
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.

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


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 clerk@langsettparishcouncil.org.uk

Superfast Broadband


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