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CLERK/RFO TO LANGSETT PARISH COUNCIL

Langsett Parish Council is a small parish to the west of Penistone on the edge of the Peak District National Park. It falls within the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley. 

The Council is seeking a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. This post is part-time involving 4 hours per week. 

The Salary will follow the NALC pay-scale and be between £10.34 and £13.01/hour dependent upon experience and qualifications.

A flexible person capable of working independently from home is required.  Experience of Local Government working or previous experience as a Clerk is an advantage but not essential as training, support and IT equipment will be provided. 

The Clerk will be expected to handle the formal minutes, agendas and correspondence of the Council and the financial duties will include book keeping, bank reconciliations and year end accounts.

An information Pack can be obtained from: Steph Tolson, the current Clerk at Clerk@langsettparishcouncil.org.uk  or telephone: 01226 792657.

Closing Date for applications: 13th June 2018

Interviews will be held on: Saturday 30th June 2018

 

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

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 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. 


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