Wickersley Parish Council
Working hard for the people of Wickersley
Would you like to be a Parish Councillor and help to make the Parish of Wickersley a better place to live?
There are currently 2 vacancies on Wickersley Parish Council because the term of office of the councillors has come to an end. These vacancies have been caused because of an insufficient number of people from the parish standing for election.
The council can now fill the vacancies by co-option, which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and can then select people to fill the seats.
If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor, together with the skills and experience that you have for the role.
If you need any information about qualification for being a councillor or just want more information about the role, please contact Carol Lavell, Clerk to the Council, preferably by e-mail (email@example.com).
The closing date for written applications is 8th June 2021.
The Covid 19 pandemic has affected our lives and Community in so many ways. During this period and lockdown the Parish Council has worked hard to bring some cheer to our local area, as can be seen from the pictures below, showing our virtual VE Day celebrations, the rainbow roundabout, the Poppy trail around the village to name but a few of our virtual events.
One of our big achievements has been the redevelopment of the play area at Wickersley Park, this opened in August and is already being enjoyed by children and young people of the Parish,
Parish and Committee Meetings
Wickersley Parish Council and Committee meetings have been held remotely throughout the Covid pandemic, however as restrictions ease and we return to a new sort of normal, we are now moving back to in-person meetings to be held at Wickersley Community Centre, from May 2021.
Contacting the Parish Council Administration Team
The Parish Council administration team will be available for enquiries between 9am and 12 noon Monday to Friday. However, due to government advice, the office will be closed to the public. Please contact us by telephone or e-mail (see below), and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
During this period the Parish Council continue to monitor planning application submissions. Parish Council Meetings re- commenced in September and planning was discussed by Councillors and will continue to be considered at either bimonthly Parish Council meetings and via email conversations with Councillors. The Parish admin team will notify decisions to RMBC on a regular basis. Recent objections to planning items are detailed in the Planning section.
The Parish Council continues to follow the prevailing advice from Central Government and Public Health England. Any changes to these arrangements will be posted on the website.
Please also note:
• All events organised by the Parish Council are cancelled, until further notice.
• Winthrop Gardens is closed to the public and events are cancelled, until further notice.
Wickersley Community Centre is open for bookings and we are welcoming back our users subject to some special conditions. We look forward to start welcoming back all our users once the restrictions permit. Please be aware that there are maximum occupancy levels at present. Contact our centre staff for more information.
Virtual VE75 images
Wickersley Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Wickersley a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.
Wickersley Council serves a community of approximately 8000 residents. It consists of 16 Councillors elected for a term of four years who will now hold office until May 2021. Wickersley Parish Councillors are all volunteers and they receive no financial allowances for their term in office.
Rainbow Roundabout images
Pictures of Wickersley
Wickersley is a beautiful and historic parish. It has many rural aspects with two woodland areas - Wickersley Wood and Wickersley Gorse, two large recreational areas - Bob Mason Recreational Ground and Wickersley Park - where major development work is underway. The Parish is based in the Community Centre and Library in the heart of the village. The village itself has a busy shopping area alongside a vibrant social scene. Winthrop Gardens, at the edge of the village, is a community and sensory Gardens and Tea Rooms run by a team of 60+ volunteers supported by the Parish. These are some images of these sites.
More information and images about the rich history of Wickersley can be found on the Local History pages of this website.
Nellie the elephant
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