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Wednesday 23 January - This is Ackworth meeting
Monday 11 February - Parish Council Meeting
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Updates from December's Parish Council Meeting
Parish Council Update
District Councillors Report - no update given at the meeting
- Parish Councillors met with representatives from Ackworth Heritage Group to discuss John Gully's grave.
- Access Paving carried out repair work to the boundary wall at Carr Bridge
New Footpath off Dando Way
The Parish Council have agreed to fund a new footpath on Dando Way from the main footpath across to the pedestrian gate on Heaton Street. Work will commence in the coming weeks and this will be a great 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call at the office.
For further details on TPO's please click here
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.