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Forthcoming Events

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Wednesday 24 January - PCSO Open Session 

Monday 29 January - Tour De Yorkshire Public Meeting 

Monday 12 February - Parish Council Meeting 

Latest News

January's Parish Council Meeting

   Update from the meeting 

   District Councillors Report

   PCSO Report


Tour de Yorkshire - UPDATE

Public meeting has been arranged for Monday 29 January @ 7pm.. See above for details 

We heard the great news last week that the Tour de Yorkshire will be coming through our village on Friday 4th May 2018.

At last night's Parish Council meeting it was agreed that the Village Events Committee would arrange a meeting in the new year inviting residents to get involved, as well as community groups, pubs, businesses, schools, churches etc so we can coordinate efforts in welcoming the Tour through the village.  

Local craft group Ackworth Needles and Pins have already approached the Council with an offer to decorate the village with bunting and will be holding workshops in March and April for the community to get involved.

Christmas Lights Switch On 

The Parish Council would like to thank Ackworth Churches Together for the wonderful Carol Service at the Christmas lights switch on.   A lovely start to the festive period.


Santa Day Success

Parish Councillors spend Friday transforming the multi-room into Santa's Grotto and welcomed 321 children on Saturday, all of whom received a gift from Santa.

Cllr Terry Hollyhead, Chairman of the Parish Council's Village Events Committee, wishes to thank everyone who came along on the day, making the event so memorable. .   


Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

A new Neighbourhood Watch scheme has recently been setup in Brackenhill. If youare interested in becoming a coordinator or member in another part of the village, please click here and register your interest.

Brackenhill Allotments Waiting List

 If you are an Ackworth resident and are interested in growing your own vegetables then why not consider an allotment. There is only a small waiting list. For more details please click here.


Road Safety Group joins Community Speedwatch Scheme

Working with support and direction from West Yorkshire Police, Ackworth Parish Council’s Road Safety Group took part in the Community Speedwatch Scheme.   During the last two weeks of October, District and Parish Councillors, members of South East Link Road Action Group (SELRAG) and residents volunteered to monitor the speed of vehicles using a speed indication device. The device was used on Barnsley Road (between Oakfield Park School and Chiltern Drive), Doncaster Road (near to Doncaster Road Estate), Carr Bridge (adjacent to the Pavilion), Pontefract Road (from Mill Hill up to Ackworth School), Station Road (near to Lee Lane) and Wakefield Road (near to Angel Pub and Kings Close) . 

The scheme aims to :

  • Improve the quality of life for local residents
  • Reduce collisions and the severity of injuries on local roads
  • Make drivers aware of their speeds, the dangers of speeding & encourage them to slow down

The Parish Council will continue to be involved in the scheme and the speed indication device will be in the village again in the new year. We had 15 volunteers take part this time, if you are interested in road safety and would like to get involved please contact us



Pumpkin Event - Weigh-In

Children gathered at Brackenhill Allotments on Friday 13 October with their pumpkins. Read more 

Memorial Testing 

The memorial testing programme has now been completed.  Read more ... 

Christmas 2017

The Parish Council agreed to purchase 2 root ball Christmas trees. One to be planted on the grassed area on Wakefield Road at its junction with Rhyddings Drive, the other will be planted on the grassed area on Doncaster Road at its junction with Doncaster Road Estate. 

The lamppost light features will remain the same this year with a view to looking at the cost of upgrading some of the features in the next financial year.

The Christmas Lights switch on will be on Friday 24 November. 

Help to Protect Ackworth's Trees

Everyone living in and passing through Ackworth appreciates the number of mature trees in the village.

Trees can be protected by a ‘Tree Protection Order’ (TPO).

You can help to protect the trees by identifying individual trees and completing the TPO request form on Wakefield Council’s website. Obviously it is a huge task to cover the whole village. If you would be willing to plot the trees and complete the TPO applications in a specific area please let us know and we will coordinate this effort.

Please note that in the parts of the village that are in a conservation area all trees are already protected and planning permission is required for any work to them.

Please register your interest with the Parish Council via the website, by telephone 01977 611583, or email info@ackworthparishcouncil.gov.uk or call at the office.

For further details on TPO's please click here 

Planning Applications

At the Parish Council meetings consideration is given to current planning applications received by Wakefield Council.  This includes applications to fell trees.  It is the Parish Council's policy to object to all tree felling applications unless the tree is dead, dying or in a dangerous condition.  They do this to preserve the trees in the village.