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Monday 11 March - Parish Council Meeting 


Latest News 

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Updates from February's Parish Council Meeting

Parish Council Update - to follow soon 

District Councillors Report - to follow soon

Police Report - to follow soon

Last Week...

  • Staff fitted a new pedestrian gate at Carr Bridge
  • Parish Councillors attended the Road Safety Working Group
  • Contractors completed the installation of the new footpath off Dando Way


New Footpath off Dando Way

The Parish Council has funded a new footpath on Dando Way from the main footpath across to the pedestrian gate on Heaton Street.   The provide much improvement for pedestrians.



Santa Day 2018

The children of Ackworth were treated to another fantastic Santa visit on 8 December.  It was a wonderful day with over 300 local children being welcomed into the grotto.  This event is funded by the Parish Council and each child receives a free goodie bag.  Thank you to GMB who donated a squishy toy for each bag and to Tesco Hemsworth who kindly donated fruit for the children to help themselves to whilst they queued.

Pictured; Oliver, Jessica, Charlotte, Holly, Jasper and Hector 

Christmas Lights Switch On

The Christmas lights were switched on in Ackworth on 30 November.  A carol service led by Churches Together was held in All Saints Church and Gala Queen Macey Firth switched on the lights.


Pictured:  Macey in Church before the Carol Service. 

New Defibrillator at the Community Centre

The Parish Council has funded another defibrillator in the village.  It is sited on the wall outside of the Parish Council Community Centre on Bell Lane.

Thank you to the Rory James Embling Foundation for its kind donation towards the cost of this. 


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.

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.