A minute’s silence was held for the Paris atrocities before the meeting.
3 additional sites have been identified in Penistone for more housing. Concerns were raised about the proposed site behind the Grammar School. The council urged everyone to express their views to Barnsley Planning. Councillors have asked for a meeting with highways regarding Chapel Lane and the Junction of Clarel Street/Green Road/Mortimer Road,. The closure of Chapel Lane has now been extended to December 18th. Councillors expressed their dismay that a major building firm could not complete works in a given time. A meeting is also to be held regarding the over-use of Joan Royd Lane which is now churned up and flooded . Hartcliff road was also being badly affected.
Representations regarding the housing must be made to Barnsley Planning by 11th December 2015.
Councillors asked that a detailed plan of housing sites to be put on public display.
Councillors thanked everyone concerned for the success of the Remembrance Parade and all who supported this important event.
It was reported that Penistone and its outlying areas were now receiving a 2nd class policing service and urged everyone in the area to report every crime committed. A petition has been presented regarding the PSCO’s being made redundant. The Council were still awaiting a visit from the Police and Crime Commisioner.
Various representations have been made to Barnsley Council regarding poor lighting around the junior school. The problem is that this is an unadopted road.
People parking on the road up to Penistone station have been issued with parking tickets by Northern Rail. It was reported that there are only 12 plus 2 disabled parking spaces for train users and a larger car park was needed. Funding had been available originally but this had now disappeared into the system and there were also disputes over land ownership.
Penistone Paramount is celebrating 100 years of films this week. A meeting has been held regarding the extension of the cinema lease which is due to run out soon. A new heating system has been installed and is working well.
Financial assistance was granted to Thurlstone Brass Band, Millhouse Green Village Community Association, Penistone Friends of the Earth and Friends of Hoylandswaine School for playground markings.
The Neighbourhood Development plan is under way. The first stage is for Visions , objectives and policies to be written. Applications are to be made for funding. A first meeting is to be held on Monday 11th January in the Community Centre.
The Christmas trees will be arriving on Friday November 27th and help is needed to put lights on trees. Anyone wishing to help should go to the Community Centre between 9 and 9,30.
The light switch on will be on Saturday 5th December in front of St Johns Church. The church will be open for refreshments and a Christmas Tree Fayre.
The next meeting of the council will be on Monday 21st December at 7 p.m.