Next Parish Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled for Monday 11th March 2019 at 7:15 pm in Saint Aidan's Church hall.
For details of the Agenda please see : March Agenda
For the minutes of the last meeting please see : Febuary Parish Council Meeting.
BMBC Public Waste bin Consultation
Barnsley MBC Neighbourhood Services department have recently carried out a public consultation on public waste bins.
They have consulted with the Parish Council, and the Parish Council have provided feedback on which bins are well used or regularly overflow.
They are also moving towards a policy of not having separate bins for dog waste as dog waste can be put in regular public bins.
BMBC have stated that where there are regular bins next to dog waste bins, the dog waste bins will be removed, and also where there is less than 20 meters between bins, then one will be removed. As a result of the Consultation BMBC have identified 5 public bins in Oxspring that they wish to remove, and 1 new one that they will install.
Of the bins identified for removal in Oxspring, four are dog waste bins and 1 is a regular bin. Three of the dog waste bins earmarked are located adjacent to a regular bin, therefore please put your dog waste in the regular bin instead. The 4th dog waste bin earmarked for removal is at the top of the Trans Pennine Trail steps at the Roughbirchworth Lane entrance. This bin is very well used, therefore BMBC have agreed to replace the dog waste bin here with a regular waste bin which will have larger capacity. Lastly, there is 1 waste bin on Sheffield Road in the village centre that will be removed as there is less than 20 meters between two of the bins.
All bins will be numbered and monitored on an electronic system keeping track of when they have been emptied and whether they are overflowing/well used.
Parish Council Newsletter
The Winter 2018 Newsletter has been issued and can be viewed here on line.
The Parish Council are investigating more efficent and cost effective ways of distributing the newsletter if you are prepared to accept an Email copy as opposed to a hand delivered copy then please contact the Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you are all aware there are a number of planters located around the village which are cared for by local residents.
Presently there is one planter which has not been adopted by any resident.
This is situated in the main square within the Willows and it would be nice if this was maintained by a resident living in that area.
An allowance can be claimed for plants and other materials towards the upkeep of each planter and each year they are entered into a competition and prizes awarded for those which are judge to be the best three.
Should you wish to maintain this planter please contact the Parish Council at email: clerk@oxspring-parish
Village In Bloom and Village Gala 2019.
Following a lack of response for volunteers it has been decided not to hold either of these events in 2019.