7 May 2018


Thorpe Hesley Local History Group . Click Here


29 April 2018


David Anson has received this email about the old pumping station at Thorpe Hesely pit..




I hope you are well. Further to our talk a few weeks ago could I ask that you put out a short statement on your Community Forum on behalf of myself and the Coal Authority?


We are carrying out more investigations in the area and have probably increased our presence over the weeks so I am sure some rumours may be circulating or about to circulate.


Ian Osborne MAPM

Project Manager



Link to document click here



17 April 2018














New bench near the Wesley Steps erected in memory of local residents who contributed so much to village life.


Joan and John Portman

Brenda and Norman Allott

Jean Newbold

Mary Harwood.


Well done to all community groups who helped the Community Forum in their fundraising efforts.



03 March 2018


Good Morning,


My name is Kayleigh I have recently taken on the community centre at Brook Hill I run a creative arts organisation for disabled people and I'm looking to get the word out about us to attract both potential service users and also volunteers as we run numerous community volunteer programmes and we will be doing a lot of fundraising to get the centre back up and running for community use in the evenings and weekends.


Is there any chance you could include us in your forum?


We are on and we will be running an open day on Thursday 22nd of March 9am-3pm if anyone would like to attend to see what we do.


Many Thanks





ArtWorks | St Polycarps CC | Wisewood Lane | Sheffield | S6 4WA



T: Kayleigh 07765705932 | Liz: 07540133622


W: | E:


Registered Company No. 09201993



20 July 2017


Proposed development of land north of Upper Wortley Road by Jones Homes

There is a proposal to build at least 144 houses on the field which borders on London Way and Upper Wortley Road near to Junction 35 of the M1, with a possible later development in the field on the opposite side of Wortley Road.


How to object

Residents of Thorpe Hesley should individually raise their objections to the development, once Jones Homes has submitted a planning application, to Rotherham Borough Council (RMBC). Individual objections will carry more weight than a petition or a general objection. Residents can ring RMBC’s planning team and register with them to be notified when any planning application is made in Thorpe Hesley. To comment on a planning application use


write or call 01709 01709 382121.


Why you might want to object

1.Jones Homes did not indicate that they will be investing in offsite works. They should be required to do so as these will be fundamental to manage the impact of this development. RMBC has already stated that the preparation of a detailed Masterplan incorporating suitable design measures is essential.


Jones Homes should be asked to invest in 4 strategic areas, working with the council:


a.To make major improvements to the road infrastructure, as deemed necessary following a professional strategic view of traffic that address residents’ concerns:

i.There are no direct buses to Sheffield or Meadowhall to reduce car usage.

ii.Thorpe Hesley has existing traffic issues:

•On Upper Wortley Road (especially at the Brook Hill and London Way junctions, because of the volume of traffic at rush hour and congestion caused by school parking)

•Along London Way because of external commuter parking

•Through the village because of traffic from other settlements (Wath, Brampton, Wentworth etc) accessing the motorway junction.

•Parking on Upper Wortley Road for parents to take children down to the schools (a proposed ‘drop-off point’) would not be adequate.

iii.144+ additional cars accessing Upper Wortley Road by one access road from this site will cause severe rush hour problems and make pedestrian access to the school more hazardous. An alternative access via Hesley Lane is likely to increase the congestion along London Way and Brook Hill as cars try to access Upper Wortley Road.


b.To radically improve drainage and reduce the possibility of flooding, following a strategic professional flood assessment. Jones Homes have proposed a water storage tank draining into the existing culvert which has previously flooded properties in Brook Hill and Sough Hall Road several times. To avoid properties being flooded again:

i. the tank technology proposed by Jones Homes needs to be validated by a 3rd party expert.

ii.Jones Homes needs to fund improvements to the culvert as far as the doctors’ surgeries and for maintaining the culvert, long term, at the bottom of Sough Hall Road.

iii. Jones Homes should adopt a sustainable hard landscaping specification using permeable materials thereby minimising the potential for surface water run-off.

c.Assess the impact on the Junior and Infant schools (and satellite schools) of 144 new households (288 children?) and make strategic decisions so there is no detriment to existing residents of Thorpe Hesley and Scholes.


d.A strategic assessment of local services (doctor’s surgeries, pharmacy, no Post office, limited retail outlets and an investment to improve them.


2.The land immediately adjacent to Upper Wortley Road is the highest point of the site and the highest point around. Jones Homes is planning to build some 2.5 storey houses on this ridge. Houses should not be built on this ridge as they will have a major impact on the views from Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth and other parts of Thorpe Hesley. Dwellings should be positioned lower down from the ridge. An attractive boundary is necessary for this main gateway into Rotherham. Any properties built side-on to Upper Wortley Road should have boundary walls built of stone, ideally matching the old stone wall that partially exists on the boundary, with maintained planting in front of them.


3.There is no pedestrian integration of the site with the rest of the village and both the schools. Footpath access into the “cloisters” footpath, London Way and Hesley Lane is needed.


RMBC’s Local Plan Information about this site:

Site reference LDF0153

Site capacity 137 dwellings (and Jones Homes is planning for 144)

Site status: identified for housing but not yet approved

Site development guidelines:

•Potential archaeological objections to future development proposals will need to be supported with a Heritage Statement.

•Site is adjacent Thorpe Hesley Conservation Area, however, there are no significant historic built environment constraints or recommendations to its development

•A Landscape Assessment will be needed to assess and manage the impact of potential new development on the wider open countryside and on natural landscape features such as trees and hedgerows. Retain and enhance existing vegetation.

•Consideration will need to be given to creating a strong structural landscape framework within which this development will sit. Opportunities to fund the management, protection and enhancement of a Green Infrastructure Asset and the creation of additional habitat and Green Space as part of any potential future development will require further exploration.

•The preparation of a detailed Masterplan incorporating suitable design measures will be essential.

•There needs to be ecological assessment to inform development potential or consideration of boundary amendment.



12 June 2017


There is a proposal to develop the land at the side of the school. The developers, Jones Homes, are holding a drop in meeting on wed 21 June in the Trinity centre between 3.30 and 7pm. They will be there to explain the proposal.




17 March 2017


I have received details of the Local Gevernment Boundary Commission


Page 1

Page 2

Page 3


Letter to RMBC


Page 1

Page 2

Page 3



29 October 2016 Bus information update.


Service 44 Rotherham - Scholes - Thorpe Hesley - Wentworth - Harley - Chapeltown


Click here for update.



18 October 2016







Concessionary travel funded by

HM Government with your local authority

1 JAN 2017


If your pass expires in 2017 we will send you a new pass

automatically. All you need to do is look out for it

landing on your doormat.


If your new travel pass hasn’t arrived 4 weeks before your current pass

expires, or you’ve moved house since your last pass was issued let us know.

01709 51 51 51


14 September 2016


PR 17503

13 September 2016

For Immediate Release


Winter opening hours for recycling centres


Rotherham residents are reminded that their local waste sites will revert to winter opening hours next month.


From Saturday 1 October, 2016, the four Household Waste Recycling Centres run by Rotherham Council will be open six days a week from 10 am until 4 pm.


Please remember:


• Magilla (North Anston) is closed every Tuesday

• Car Hill (Greasbrough) is closed every Wednesday

• Warren Vale (Rawmarsh) is closed every Thursday

• Lidget Lane (Bramley) is closed every Friday


Householders are asked to assist in recycling by sorting out their waste prior to going to the centres.


Separate containers are provided at each of the centres for many different types of waste and attendants are available to offer guidance to ensure waste goes into the appropriate containers for recycling.

For more information about the centres or about recycling generally visit or call the Waste Management helpline on 01709 823054.




Rotherham Council also offers a bulky items collection service - follow the link below for information.




10 September 2016 From our Labour Councillor Maggie Clark



SINGLE child concession bus and tram fares in South Yorkshire will increase by 10p on 18 September 2016, from 70p to 80p.


Young passengers can still make the most of travel savings through the range of value-for-money child and student tickets from bus and tram operators, including weekly tickets that offer unlimited travel across South Yorkshire from 72p per day.


The increase to child concession fares follows a £8.5m (10%) cut to the county’s public transport budget, and reflects resource and financial pressures across the local authorities that fund South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).


SYPTE Executive Director, Stephen Edwards, said: “Careful policy planning has helped us achieve the majority of savings internally, protecting most of the public services we provide. However, we have not been able to avoid the impact of cuts completely, and regretfully this means single child fares will increase by 10p. Whilst this is not a route we want to take, our reduced budget has forced difficult decisions.”


Child concession fares and operator child and student tickets are available on production of a MegaTravel Card or 16-18 Student Pass, which proves to bus drivers, tram conductors and ticket sellers that the passenger is entitled to travel at reduced cost on public transport.


For more information visit




30 June 2016



We will be holding an anniversary concert to celebrate 30 years since the band began on 16th September, in Newton Hall Chapeltown, when we would like to bring together as many players, past and present to perform together.

A percentage of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Society, in remembrance of Michael Blackett, a former member of the band who sadly passed away.

If you, or anyone you know, have played in the band at any time over the past 30 years and still play, we hope you will come along and join us in what promises to be a fantastic evening’s entertainment!

If you are interested in playing, or would like to get tickets for the concert, please contact me, Wayne Antony Alexander-Bostwick, Catherine Drewery or any other current band members.

Tickets will be on sale from 1st July £4.00 adults £3.00 child/OAP





Thorpe Hesley Brass Band 30th Anniversary Concert

Fri 19:30 · Newton Hall, Chapeltown, S35 1SX


27 June 2016


Here is an invitation to the Rotherham Tenants Conference and RotherFed Awards Ceremony.


Date Tuesday 5th July 2016 .

time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Silverwood Miners Welfare Club, Doncaster Road, Rotherham, S65 3ET.


Please call 01709 822786 before 28th June 2016. to book a place. Buffet lunch provided.

Email :


30 March 2016


Here are the details of The Lings Monday Club. Please click here



I attended Rotherfed AGM on Wednesday 30th March 2016. There is an Activity and Social Groups for Older people. Contact details are here


Group details are here


22 March 2016


This warning was on Thorpe Hesley Crime Watch Facebook page. Here is a link to that page.


Just to let everyone no in Thorpe Hesley the home of my parents, their home was targeted by shall we say a knob head or heads trying to break in through the back window!! Security measures have been taken!! This was around 11/12pm Saturday night on the chapel road area!! My parents had only just gone to bed!! Please be aware!!! And if I find out who the low life was........ Get running!!! Forensics have been out and done there job!! Fuming is not the word!!








20 March 2016



On 8th December 2015, my boyfriend, Adam Grant, was tragically killed in a motorbike accident on Upper Wortley Road, Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham. An ambulance was called to the scene, but prior to it arriving a brave member of the public stopped and began performing life saving CPR on Adam. This is such an amazing thing for someone to do, and although he couldn't be saved, Adam's family and I would like to find this person and thank them for this act of kindness on a complete stranger. We know it was a man who stopped, so please share this post so we can try and find him!



13 March 2016


I attended Girly Gatherings at Clifton Park Yesterday and these are the details of a charity that you or a friend may find useful.


They are internet based and they offer support to women who are victims of emotional abuse following difficult break-ups with the father of their children.


1 to 1 support and therapy sessions.

Group Peer Support following screening process.

Guidance/advice relating to family courts and referrals to solicitor.

Skype and email support.







Due to lack of attendance we have decided to not meet as a Community Forum on the last Monday of every month. If there is a crisis in the village then we will arrange a meeting at that particular time to discuss the issue. Thank you for your help and support.


Our Labour Counseller Maggie Clark will still send me things to put on the website and I will also upload them to our facebook page.


This is the link


Please like our facebook page.


This is the


The only matter that I have to inform you about it the renewal fee for the website. It is only £23.76 and it will automatically come out of our bank account on the 21 January 2016. The current bank balance is £546.68. I will print this invoice off and put it in this year’s accounts. The only other fee that we may have is an auditor’s fee for last years accounts. I will get back to you on that.


Thank you.


Angela Anson

Tresurer of Thorpe Hesley & Scholes Community Forum.



Temporary Closure of Post Office Update


Click Here to read the letter from the Post Office to our Councillor Maggi Clark




Dear Colleague


Have Your Say - Public Consultation

I am writing to let you know that there is just over one week left to have your say on public transport. The public consultation will close on Sunday 4 October.


How to take part

The easiest way to take part is online at Paper copies are available at Customer Service Desks at Interchanges. We still have a couple of drop in sessions for customers who would like help completing the form or have a question to ask the team.



Meadowhall InterchangeTuesday 29 September 15.00 – 17.30


Dinnington InterchangeThursday 1 October 8.00 – 10.30


Hillsborough InterchangeFriday 2 October8.00 – 10.30


The consultation

It being undertaken on behalf of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee and is focusing on the areas of concessionary travel, supported bus services and travel information.

The purpose of this consultation is to inform policy decisions that SYPTE may have to take in the future and provide customers with the best possible offering within the funds available.

Many thanks in advance for your help in ensuring that as many people as possible get a chance to have their views heard.



Clare Cocken

Corporate Communications & Engagement Manager



Annually, the UK Youth Parliament undertakes the ‘Make Your Mark’ Campaign, the aim of which is to find the issues that young people around the country feel most passionately about, what they want the Youth Parliament to be campaigning on in the coming year.

The top 5 issues which come from the nationwide ballot go forward to the debate in the chamber of the House of Commons sitting (this year it is on Friday 13th November) where MYPs debate on the issues, then vote for the one that they want to be the national campaign.

The reason I am emailing is to ask for your help.


The deadline for the campaign is 9th of October by which time Rotherham needs to meet the set target of 7,000 ballots, following Rotherham managing to exceed the target last year by nearly 1,000 ballot papers.

I know I speak not only for myself but for my colleagues in saying that any kind of help that you could offer, be it publicity, advice, what ever would be an amazing help.

We are planning to take maximum advantage of the opportunities that lay ahead of us, therefore we are going to be canvassing young people at Rotherham Show on the 12th and 13th of September, we also have plans to go into the Town Centre at some point in the near future to ask young people on the streets of Rotherham.


So I ask you if you could help, what ever shape that may take will definitely be appreciated by myself, and I’m sure my colleagues will feel the same!

The online link for the Make Your Mark ballot paper is

Thank you for taking the time out to read this and I look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have any questions at all about the ballot, or the work of the Youth Parliament here in Rotherham, please feel free to contact us at


All the best,

The MYPs for Rotherham

Toni Paxford

Ashley Gregory

Oliver Blake




Discussion of Rotherham Housing Strategy

Monday 21 September 2015

11 - 12 noon at

Springwell Gardens Community Centre.



Resident Invovement

Tuesday 20 October 2015

1 pm at

Springwell Gardens Community Centre

To book 01709 368515


Small Winter Grants

Winter Activity Grants

A grant to assist with community events and activities during winter 2015/16

Closing Date 30 October 2015

Contact 01709 368515




Rotherham Show 13th September 2015


Marie Hayes, Events Manager, said: “We are pleased to announce that the Vintage Vehicles tour will be happening again this year.


“The 15-mile tour will start at 10.30am from Forge Island in Rotherham town centre and will be led by the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Maggi Clark, in ET1, eventually concluding in Clifton Park.


“The Vintage Vehicles are a fantastic sight and have helped to spread the name of the Rotherham Show far and wide with car and bike enthusiasts.


“Everyone’s welcome to come down and cheer the vehicles along their way.”


The route this year starts from the Forge Island Car Park, then onto Corporation Street, New Wortley Road then Upper Wortley Road.


From there, the rally will turn right onto Brook Hill, then turn left onto Hesley Lane, London Way then back onto Upper Wortley Road to Oaks Lane.


Continuing along Oaks Lane, the rally will then turn onto Town Lane and then Grayson Road, turn left into Rockingham Road, then turn left onto Fenton Road.


Taking the 2nd exit onto Carr Hill and at the College Road Roundabout take the 1st exit onto Centenary Way, continue along to the St. Ann’s roundabout, then take the 2nd exit towards Dalton/Thrybergh and continue along Fitzwilliam Road.


At the Mushroom roundabout the rally will take the 3rd exit onto Herringthorpe Valley Road, continue to the Stag Roundabout, take the 4th exit, onto Wickersley Road, then take the 2nd right onto Middle Lane South, continue along to the mini roundabout and take the 2nd exit past the Park Hotel and finally turn left into Clifton Park to park up for the static display







Labour Councillor Maggie Clark Surgery Details.








Travel Changes


Changes to travel passes.


Changes to travel tickets


Changes to Buses.


Changes to bus services in South Yorkshire

Starting 25, 26 and 27 April 2015

Please click here for details.


On Tuesday 31 March we attended Rotherfed AGM. As Angela is the Community Forum delegate she voted on items on the agenda.


The following information was collected which maybe of interest to you.


Digital Champions Information and Recruitment afternoon.

Date: Tuesday 28th April 2015. Time: 2pm -4pm. For details click here.













There is a real problem for private tenants as there are more and more private tenants.


There is going to be an intial meeting for the new private tenats forum for Rotherham.


Date: Thursday 14th May 2015.

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Springwell Gardens Community Centre S65 1NG


Click here for details:














Volunteer Drop in


Date: Thursday 21 May 2015.

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Location: Springwell Gardens Community Centre S65 1NG


Please click here for Page one. Page two


Door 2 Door. Transport for your Community.


Click on Page one. Page two. for details



Please click here for Trinity Links. All are welcome to these talks. Flyer is also on our events page.


Event dates 22 April, 20th May, 31st May, 22 July, 23rd Sept, 21st Oct, 18th Nov.



I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with a briefing on new public

transport information, timetable and ticketing choices that will soon be available for

passengers in South Yorkshire.


Please click here to see the details from South Yourkshre Transport about changes to travel tickets




PR 9377

18 February 2015

For Immediate Release


No change to bin collections.


In the absence of new waste calendars, Rotherham residents are being reminded that there will be no change to their current bin collection schedules.

The current waste calendars issued to all households by Rotherham Borough Council indicating when bin collections take place will run out tomorrow, Friday, February 20.


It was planned that new calendars - detailing collections schedules from Monday, February 23 - would have already been delivered. However, because of possible changes to schedules it was decided to wait until details have been confirmed before printing new calendars.


The new calendars - advising households of their new collection details from April until the end of November - are now due to be delivered to all properties in the next two months.


Adrian Gabriel, the authority's Waste Manager, apologised for the delay in getting the calendars out to customers.


He added: "We appreciate that some of our customers will be wondering what happens after Friday. Can I reassure them that the current collection schedule will remain the same, please continue to present your bin and recycling containers as you normally would. If anyone is unsure they can check the days by visiting the council's website at


"We apologise for this information gap but the new collection schedules have yet to be confirmed so it makes sense to wait a few months rather than wasting money and getting calendars printed that will only last for a couple of months."


Household are also reminded that the garden waste collections will re-commence on or after Monday, April 6. The green bin should be put out for collection along with blue bags and boxes on their next recycling collection day after April 6.




South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is seeking parents and guardians’ views on young people’s travel, family and children’s ticketing.


Parents and guardians of children in South Yorkshire are asked to complete a survey that aims to understand the perceptions and use of public transport, travel patterns/behaviours of parents/guardians and families across South Yorkshire, particularly those with children aged 5 – 13 years old.


To effectively reach the target audience of parents/guardians, SYPTE is keen to work in partnership with local agencies and community groups as key links. We hope that you will be able to assist in communicating information about the survey with your communities. This could be done through your weekly newsletters, community forums or links to the survey on your website home page amongst others.


We ask you to please distribute the URL below to submit their responses:


If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact me, Janice Ellams, Data Services Manager via We look forward to receiving confirmation that you are able to support us.


Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to consider and support this important project.


Yours sincerely,



Janice Ellams MCMI

Data Services Manager - Policy & Planning

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive




Press & Public Relations Office

Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE, 01709 822732


PR 9376


05 February 2015


For Immediate Release


Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council

Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council, said:


“Louise Casey’s report describes a catalogue of cultural and system failings, and we have accepted its findings. The Council could and should have done more in the past and we apologise for the devastating impact that this has had on the lives of the people of Rotherham.


“What Rotherham needs now is a move towards stability, a clear way forward and the fresh start which Louise Casey and her team have called for.


“We understand the impact of the current uncertainties around the future leadership and management of the Council on the people of Rotherham, and also on staff in the Council. I have written to the Department for Communities and Local Government, urging them to confirm urgently who the five Commissioners who will take over the running of the Council will be and to ensure they are in place as soon as possible.


“Given the scale of change which the Council is now facing, it is inevitable that there will be questions that people will have that we can’t answer immediately. However, we are committed to sharing information and providing clarity as soon as we can.


“In the meantime, the people of Rotherham will not see any disruption to the way in which we delivery our day-to-day services for citizens.”



From Councellor Maggie Clark



New bus timetable for 66 and 67 from 25th January 2015


Please use this link to download the latest timetable.



Press & Public Relations Office


Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE, 01709 822732


PR 9307

06 January 2015

For Immediate Release



Catch-up on Waste collections completed this week.


All rubbish bins that remained unemptied across Rotherham because of the adverse weather conditions should be collected by the end of the week.


Extra crews are continuing to work on the backlog caused by the icy conditions following the snowfall on Boxing Day. These will run in tandem with the regular bin collections, which re-started on Monday.


While the majority of the 118,000 properties across the borough did receive a collection last week there were some who did not. Some of these will have their household waste collected as part of the resumed normal collection but for those who have not, the schedule for these is as follows:


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 - Maltby, Firbeck, Brookhouse, Hooton Levitt, Carr, Letwell, together with parts of Bramley, Wickersley, Thurcroft, Ravenfield, Wickersley, Thurcroft, Ravenfield and Sunnyside.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 8 - Parts of Bramley, Wickersley, Thurcroft, Ravenfield, Sunnyside, Wath, Brampton Bierlow, West Melton, together with parts of Thorpe Hesley, Kimberworth, Greasbrough, Munsbrough, East Dene, Eastwood.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 - The remaining parts of Thorpe Hesley, Kimberworth, Greasbrough, Munsbrough, East Dene, Eastwood.


Coun. Mahroof Hussain, Rotherham Borough Council's Cabinet Member for the Environment, apologised for the disruption in the waste collection service.


He added: "We are fully aware of the concerns of those people who did not receive a collection and we obviously apologise to them. We understand that some people might feel aggrieved when the special waste recovery schedule was put into place but this was done in an effort to get the service back on track as quickly as possible and not to exacerbate the problem further across the Borough.

"Unfortunately the arrangements put in place meant that some properties out of the 118,000 households we collect from, went beyond the expected periods between collections and so did not receive a collection to the normal standards they expect. For that we apologise but it was done with the best intention of recovering the service as soon as possible.

"This week seven extra crews have been deployed to clear the backlog of streets that have not received a collection and these should be completed by the end of the week."



Changes to Buses


Please find details of changes to local bus services over the weekend of 24, 25 and 26 January 2015.


If you require further information please contact the Communications team





Annette Sheldon

Communications Administrator

Tel: 0114 2211448














Tuesday 30th December 2014


Still working in backlog – Day 5 (Hellaby, Maltby, Wickersley, Thurcroft

Day 1 (Brampton, Wath, Swinton, Rawmarsh)


Issue – By travelling between each area in the North / South of the Borough we are losing time.


Wednesday 31st December 2014


Still in backlog –

Pull out of Hellaby, Maltby, Wickersley, Thurcroft altogether


Concentrate of Day 1 and Day 2 work where possible

Day 1 (Brampton, Wath, Swinton, Rawmarsh)

Day 2 (Town, Kimberworth, Kimberworth Park, Thorpe Hesley)


Thursday 1st January 2015


New Year’s Day, No service

Temperatures pick up significantly


Friday 2nd January 2015


Complete Day 3 schedules


Saturday 3rd January 2015


Complete Day 4 Schedules


Monday 5th January 2015


Spare resources – 7 crews

Commence Day 5 schedules (Lot of area will have had collection Monday, Tuesday)


Tuesday 6th January 2015


Spare resources – 7 crews

Complete Day 5 Schedules and commence work on missed work from Day 1, 2 if possible


Wednesday 7th January 2015


Spare resources – 7 crews

Continue on work on missed work from Day 1, 2


Thursday 8th January 2015


Spare resources – 7 crews

Continue on work on missed work from Day 1, 2


Friday 9th January 2015


Spare resources – 7 crews

Continue on work on missed work from Day 1, 2


We will also deal with any urgent requests on the service during the week, where resources are available.


New Post Box

We will be getting a new post box in the next few weeks. It will be located at the OLD POST OFFICE. Please read this letter from the Post Office to our MP Sarah Champion.

Dear Colleague


Energy/Cost Saving Initiative – Installation of Timer Switches on Bus Shelters


Following my e-mail of September, I am writing to update you with regards to the installation of timer switches on the lighting within our bus shelters around South Yorkshire. These switches are being installed in order to save energy, extend lamp life and reduce South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) revenue costs by switching the lights off during times of non-use at night.


The project is being funded by the Air Quality and Climate Group Local Transport Plan (LTP) budget. It will help SYPTE achieve its objectives relating to the Environmental Strategy and Carbon Management Plan in further reducing bus shelter lighting consumption by an estimated 33%. This equates to an estimated annual saving of £33,000 (on top of the £130,000 per year saving on electricity charges resulting from an earlier lamp replacement scheme).


The timers are planned to be installed at 1,962 bus shelters around South Yorkshire effectively switching their lights off between 00:30 and 04:30. The works will be carried out by Lovell Partnership Limited, electrical engineers, following their appointment via a competitive tendering process.


Works are scheduled to commence on 1 December 2014 in Sheffield for approximately 8 weeks before starting in Rotherham, followed by Doncaster and finally Barnsley with a planned completion in late March 2015.


The estimated programme of works is as follows:


Sheffield – 01/12/2014 – 27/01/2015

Rotherham - 28/01/2015 -18/02/2015

Doncaster – 19/2/2015 – 09/03/2015

Barnsley – 10/03/2015 – 20/03/2015.


Kind regards


Rachel Cowling

Communications Officer - External Relations

Telephone No. 0114 2211491

Mobile No. 07767 384563




Changes to Greenbelt in Thorpe Hesley and Scholes

Rotherham Planners were instructed by the Inspector to revise the 2013 version of the Local Plan: Sites and Policies Document. The 2014 version has just been issued and is being discussed at consultation meetings throughout the borough in the next few weeks before the issue of its final version to the Inspector for approval.


The information is available also on the Council’s website by clicking the following link:


Residents should check the details as to how it affects their particular part of the Scholes or Thorpe. The information relating to Thorpe Hesley and Scholes is summarised below.

Map 27 included below, shows the Green Belt changes and housing site proposals.


Green Belt Boundary Change

The inclusion of land between Thorpe Hesley and Scholes into the Green Belt, shown on this map, has been the subject of a long campaign for STAG and its predecessor, the Thorpe Hesley Residents Committee. Residents will recall the success achieved by campaigners in 2001 to persuade the Secretary of State for the Environment, John Prescott, to dismiss the appeal by developers, Bryant Homes. Since that time the campaign has been constantly trying to persuade Rotherham council to change the allocation from housing to Green Belt. There have been many changes and suggestions but finally our case appears to be accepted.


Please Take Action Now

What residents must do now is write in letters of support for this change to the Green Belt boundary which is proposed to come right up to Brook Hill, Sough Hall Road, Thorpe Street and the backs of houses on Thorpe Common. Such a boundary complies with the Government’s Planning Guidance. The inclusion of the land into Green Belt will protect some of the best landscape in South Yorkshire, according to a survey which the Council funded 10 years ago.


Please write in to support this proposal to: Planning Policy, Rotherham Borough Council, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE.


Land Classified for Residential Development

The plan allocates approximately 170 more dwellings to be built in Thorpe Hesley. This is the approximate number of dwellings which have been built over the last 20 years or so, since all major house building ceased. Two sites have been identified throughout the plan making process:

•The land between the Schools and the backs of the houses on Hesley Lane which fronts onto Upper Wortley Road (137 dwellings approx)

•The former Pig Farm next to the Hollywood estate (21 dwellings approx).


There are two new sites identified:

•At the cross roads behind the carwash, Upper Wortley Road and Lodge Lane and has the remains of bell pits on it (52 dwellings approx.)

•The site previously identified as a motor service area and was eventually rejected by the Council. This is classified as “safeguarded” land; a site which could be used for housing outside of the plan period which ends in 2028 for approx. 46 dwellings.


All four sites, in Government policy terms, are labelled “sustainable” on the basis they are near to schools, public transport, the few shops in the village, and the M1 Junction.


These proposals only indicate location and approximate numbers. There are no indication of house type or tenure. Some affordable housing whether to purchase or rent would be advantageous to the Village.


Map 27 of the final LDF



Sue Dixon

STAG, chair


Update on the Local Development Plan


The Council is launching public consultation on the Local Plan on Monday 13 October. There are three main areas of land in Thorpe Hesley which have been identified.

All the consultation material will be available from Monday 13 Oct on the council website at



Below are details of venues where you can view the “final draft” of the Sites & Policies document. This shows the detail of specific development sites earmarked for new homes, employment and retail. It also includes policies to guide decision making on individual planning applications and a Policies Map that shows how land in the borough can be used in the future.

Public Drop in Sessions to discuss Local Plan

3 Nov 2014 14:00 to 19:00 Rawmarsh High Street Centre, Rawmarsh

6 Nov 2014 14:00 to 19:00 Dinnington Resource Centre, Laughton Road, Dinnington

13 Nov 2014 14:00 to 19:00 Wickersley Community Centre, Bawtry Road

14 Nov 2014 14:00 to 19:00 MyPlace, St Ann's Road, Rotherham.


For more information regarding this you can contact Andy Duncan, Planning Policy Manager, on 01709 823830 or Ryan Shepherd, Senior Planner, on 01709 823888.


Maggi Clark

Maggi Clark

Councillor for Keppel Ward


The Council is launching public consultation on the Local Plan on Monday 13 October. We will be asking the public and other stakeholders for their views on a “final draft” of the Sites & Policies document. This shows the detail of specific development sites earmarked for new homes, employment and retail. It also includes policies to guide decision making on individual planning applications and a Policies Map that shows how land in the borough can be used in the future.

You are invited to a drop-in session for ward members and parish councils chairs on Thursday 9 October 2014, from 1:00 to 3:30pm at Rotherham Town Hall. Officers will be available during the afternoon to answer questions about the consultation and brief you on any specific sites or issues you may want to raise.

We will be holding four public drop-in sessions during the consultation, details of which are below. Ward members and parish councillors are welcome to attend these sessions.

Date Time Venue

3 Nov 2014 14:00 – 19:00 Rawmarsh High Street Centre, Rawmarsh

6 Nov 2014 14:00 – 19:00 Dinnington Resource Centre, Laughton Road, Dinnington

13 Nov 2014 14:00 – 19:00 Wickersley Community Centre, Bawtry Road

14 Nov 2014 14:00 – 19:00 MyPlace, St Ann’s Road, Rotherham


All the consultation material will be available from Monday 13 Oct on our website at


For more information please contact Andy Duncan, Planning Policy Manager, on 01709 823830 or Ryan Shepherd, Senior Planner, on 01709 823888.

Thank you

Maggi Clark


Changes to the Buss to Thorpe Hesley. Please click on the link below for the details.

Details of bus changes

Councillor's New Surgery times


From 1st September there is a change to Councillors Barry Kaye and Maggi Clark's weekly drop in surgeries;

Date:1st Saturday -

Location: Trinity Church, Sough Hall Avenue, Thorpe Hesley

Time: 10.30am to 11.30 am

Date: 2nd Saturday - jointly with Wingfield and Rotherham West wards

Location: Tenants Hall, St Johns Green

Time: 10.30am to 11.30 am

Date: 3rd Thursday -

Location: Thorpe OAP centre, Brook Hill, Thorpe Hesley

Time: 5pm –5.45pm

Date: 4th Monday -

Location: Black Hut, Kimberworth Park Road

Time: 5pm –5.45pm

Dear Colleague



The local Clinical Commissioning Group are consulting with the public about what type of health service you want in Rotherham in the future. They want to know what services you want. Also what existing services you would like to keep.


If you have any comments please send them to and we will forward them on to the relevant person.



You can use this link to download a pack "Living with Dementia"

One third of people who suffer from this are not diagnosed early enough. Could this help you or someone that you know?


Hesley Wood Spoil Heap

On Tuesday 22 May 2012 Recycoal held a Public Exhibition on recovering coal and restoration of the former Hesley Wood Spoil Heap.

Details of leaflet.

If you want further details please contact David Reace at David Reece


Thorpe Hesley Brass Band Needs You.


We need more members. We have got the instruments. We just need you to come and join us. We meet on Sunday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Centre.

So, if you have always wanted to learn an instrument this is your opportunity.

No age limit as I joined aged 41.

Please contact Wendy at