Wickersley Parish Council

Wickersley Parish Council To keep Wickersley residents informed about Parish-led and supported events - Info about meetings, Parish Cllr's can be found at www.wickersleypc.org.uk
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VOLUNTEERING EVENTOn Saturday we are heading down to the Gorse to carry out some Himalayan Balsam pulling. Each year we ...
10/06/2021

VOLUNTEERING EVENT

On Saturday we are heading down to the Gorse to carry out some Himalayan Balsam pulling. Each year we hold an event to remove some of the plant and we would love for you to get involved!

We invite you join us at 10.45am on Saturday 12th June. The event will last for around an hour and a half, but any amount of time you can spare would be greatly appreciated!

Himalayan Balsam may look quite pretty, but is actually an invasive plant species which can spread easily and out-competes many native plant species.

Our kind volunteer Jayne will be leading the event this weekend, and will be meeting other volunteers at the pedestrian access point at the bottom of Air Mount Close, at 10.45am.

Please comment below or message us to let us know if you are able to join the event, or would like any further information 🙂

VOLUNTEERING EVENTThis Saturday we are heading in to Wickersley Wood to carry out a spot of bracken pulling.Each year Wi...
03/06/2021

VOLUNTEERING EVENT

This Saturday we are heading in to Wickersley Wood to carry out a spot of bracken pulling.

Each year Wickersley Parish Council hold a bracken pulling event to try and keep on top of the spread of the plant in the woodland.

We would love for the local community and volunteers to get involved, and invite you join us at 11am on Saturday 5th June. The event will last for around an hour.

Kim Phillips, one of our Parish Councillors, has kindly offered to lead the event this weekend and will be meeting volunteers at the first pedestrian access point on Wood Lane (from Morthen Road end).

Please comment below or message us to let us know if you will be joining, or would like any further information 🙂

VOLUNTEERING EVENT

This Saturday we are heading in to Wickersley Wood to carry out a spot of bracken pulling.

Each year Wickersley Parish Council hold a bracken pulling event to try and keep on top of the spread of the plant in the woodland.

We would love for the local community and volunteers to get involved, and invite you join us at 11am on Saturday 5th June. The event will last for around an hour.

Kim Phillips, one of our Parish Councillors, has kindly offered to lead the event this weekend and will be meeting volunteers at the first pedestrian access point on Wood Lane (from Morthen Road end).

Please comment below or message us to let us know if you will be joining, or would like any further information 🙂

Thanks to everyone who came down to Winthrop Gardens today and made our first day so special!! Winthrop is now open on T...
18/05/2021

Thanks to everyone who came down to Winthrop Gardens today and made our first day so special!!
Winthrop is now open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10.30am and 4.00pm!
Our Gardens are looking lovely, our Curiosity Corner has been ‘refreshed’ and we have Plants, Crafts, Preserves and produce from our Allotment on sale! And that’s all about rhubarb at the moment!!
And in our Tea Rooms - with indoor and outdoor seating we’ll be delighted to serve you a cuppa and a cake or scone!!
Please remember - we are CASH ONLY

Please share!!

Thanks to everyone who came down to Winthrop Gardens today and made our first day so special!!
Winthrop is now open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10.30am and 4.00pm!
Our Gardens are looking lovely, our Curiosity Corner has been ‘refreshed’ and we have Plants, Crafts, Preserves and produce from our Allotment on sale! And that’s all about rhubarb at the moment!!
And in our Tea Rooms - with indoor and outdoor seating we’ll be delighted to serve you a cuppa and a cake or scone!!
Please remember - we are CASH ONLY

Please share!!

Our Bluebell Walk is taking place on Wednesday 12th May, 4pm til 5pm, and we would like to invite you to join us! Paul P...
11/05/2021

Our Bluebell Walk is taking place on Wednesday 12th May, 4pm til 5pm, and we would like to invite you to join us!

Paul Paddock, our Gorse Warden, will be leading the walk to see the beautiful bluebells (hopefully in the sunshine! 🤞)

The meeting point will be at the gate at the bottom of Air Mount Close.

Please comment below or message us to let us know if you will be joining 🙂

Please be reminded that even though we are outdoors in the fresh air, we must ensure that Covid guidelines are followed. Attendees must stay in maximum groups of 6, or in individual family groups, with social distancing being observed at all times. If you feel unwell or are showing any Covid symptoms, please stay home.

Huge, huge THANKS to everyone who supported our Welcome Back Open Day and Plant Sale yesterday! It was a truly wonderful...
02/05/2021

Huge, huge THANKS to everyone who supported our Welcome Back Open Day and Plant Sale yesterday!
It was a truly wonderful event - good weather, seeing our lovely volunteers, friends, supporters and customers again after over 14 months, lots to see and do and takings on the day of over £3,000 - stunning!
And we appreciate and are grateful for every single penny!
The collage of photos was taken by a young visitor on his Mums camera!
Thank you all again!
And we reopen ‘properly’ on Tuesday 18th May at 10.30am

Huge, huge THANKS to everyone who supported our Welcome Back Open Day and Plant Sale yesterday!
It was a truly wonderful event - good weather, seeing our lovely volunteers, friends, supporters and customers again after over 14 months, lots to see and do and takings on the day of over £3,000 - stunning!
And we appreciate and are grateful for every single penny!
The collage of photos was taken by a young visitor on his Mums camera!
Thank you all again!
And we reopen ‘properly’ on Tuesday 18th May at 10.30am

Huge thanks 👏👏👏👏 to all those lovely people who came along for the ‘Team Parish’ Litter Pick today! Given the restrictio...
24/04/2021

Huge thanks 👏👏👏👏 to all those lovely people who came along for the ‘Team Parish’ Litter Pick today!
Given the restrictions we had two group of 5 which worked really well. The first group did a quick pick in the area round St Albans Church as one of the team knew that a wedding was taking place! Lovely to make sure it was s***k and span for the wedding party!
Other areas covered - Bob Mason sports field, Northfield Lane, Warren Rd (part) and Wickersley Park.
A well received activity which will be repeated regularly- if you’d like to volunteer - then find out more and sign up here - https://www.wickersleypc.org.uk/volunteering-with-the-parish-cou.html

Huge thanks 👏👏👏👏 to all those lovely people who came along for the ‘Team Parish’ Litter Pick today!
Given the restrictions we had two group of 5 which worked really well. The first group did a quick pick in the area round St Albans Church as one of the team knew that a wedding was taking place! Lovely to make sure it was s***k and span for the wedding party!
Other areas covered - Bob Mason sports field, Northfield Lane, Warren Rd (part) and Wickersley Park.
A well received activity which will be repeated regularly- if you’d like to volunteer - then find out more and sign up here - https://www.wickersleypc.org.uk/volunteering-with-the-parish-cou.html

H.R.H Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Wickersley Parish Council on behalf of our community wish to send our condolences ...
09/04/2021

H.R.H Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Wickersley Parish Council on behalf of our community wish to send our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family following the death of HRH Prince Philip, and thank him for his lifetime of service.

H.R.H Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Wickersley Parish Council on behalf of our community wish to send our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family following the death of HRH Prince Philip, and thank him for his lifetime of service.

Said Shelley Mallinder “Thank you for doing this for the kids. Here’s Lucas & Leon finding some today!”
06/04/2021

Said Shelley Mallinder “Thank you for doing this for the kids. Here’s Lucas & Leon finding some today!”

Said Shelley Mallinder “Thank you for doing this for the kids. Here’s Lucas & Leon finding some today!”

Thanks for sending the photos Kirst Lee and for your positive feedback“Thank you. I really love these things you lovely ...
06/04/2021

Thanks for sending the photos Kirst Lee and for your positive feedback
“Thank you. I really love these things you lovely people put on for the kids. It means so much. She still has her scarecrow from Halloween! Thanks again”
And WELL DONE Lyra for some excellent hunting out! You managed it before the snow and before some naughty people stole some of the Giants things!!

Thanks for sending the photos Kirst Lee and for your positive feedback
“Thank you. I really love these things you lovely people put on for the kids. It means so much. She still has her scarecrow from Halloween! Thanks again”
And WELL DONE Lyra for some excellent hunting out! You managed it before the snow and before some naughty people stole some of the Giants things!!

Thanks for sending us this photo Ella R West and well done for finding the sweets Roxy!!
06/04/2021

Thanks for sending us this photo Ella R West and well done for finding the sweets Roxy!!

Thanks for sending us this photo Ella R West and well done for finding the sweets Roxy!!

06/04/2021

Careless Giants have been in Wickersley again! Have a look round the Tanyard / Bawtry Rd area!!

Happy Easter Everyone!
04/04/2021

Happy Easter Everyone!

Happy Easter Everyone!

Thanks Bernadette Hossack for these lovely photos - good searching Esmee!!Said Bernadette Hossack “Thank you for organis...
03/04/2021

Thanks Bernadette Hossack for these lovely photos - good searching Esmee!!
Said Bernadette Hossack “Thank you for organising such a lovely hunt, she had a really lovely afternoon 😊”

Thanks Bernadette Hossack for these lovely photos - good searching Esmee!!
Said Bernadette Hossack “Thank you for organising such a lovely hunt, she had a really lovely afternoon 😊”

Said Katie Dungworth “Jake and George really enjoyed the hunt for the giants belongings today. We weren't lucky enough t...
03/04/2021

Said Katie Dungworth
“Jake and George really enjoyed the hunt for the giants belongings today. We weren't lucky enough to find everything but we enjoyed our search. 😊”

Said Katie Dungworth
“Jake and George really enjoyed the hunt for the giants belongings today. We weren't lucky enough to find everything but we enjoyed our search. 😊”

From Samantha Evetts“Thank you, we loved looking for these today. I think some others have been removed I’m affraid (unl...
03/04/2021

From Samantha Evetts
“Thank you, we loved looking for these today. I think some others have been removed I’m affraid (unless I was looking in the wrong place)
The pegs have gone for the mask and the mask was thrown in the nettles but I got it out and hung it on the tree. X”

Thanks Katie Richardson“Summer and Olly enjoyed looking for the objects, can only find these 🙂”
03/04/2021

Thanks Katie Richardson
“Summer and Olly enjoyed looking for the objects, can only find these 🙂”

03/04/2021

Woodland activities - thanks to the Woodland Trust

Stick weaving

Use a forked stick as a nature loom to make a woodland decoration. Tie some wool to your twig and wind it around in a zig-zag pattern – this is your loom. Now keep your eyes peeled for natural treasures. Weave in fallen seeds, leaves, feathers and other natural items. It’s fun to try this craft in different seasons as it will look different every time.

Please remember to unwind the wool and take it home with you to help us protect the natural environment.

From Rebekah Turtle“Thank you, we loved finding these. 🥰”
03/04/2021

From Rebekah Turtle

“Thank you, we loved finding these. 🥰”

From Cheryl Carr “Thank you Wickersley Council, we enjoyed finding these this morning, Cheryl, Ben & Rachel.”
03/04/2021

From Cheryl Carr
“Thank you Wickersley Council, we enjoyed finding these this morning, Cheryl, Ben & Rachel.”

From Cheryl Carr
“Thank you Wickersley Council, we enjoyed finding these this morning, Cheryl, Ben & Rachel.”

03/04/2021

Woodland activities - thanks to the Woodland Trust

Whittling

Introduce kids to woodcraft with simple whittling projects such as a marshmallow fork or a magic wand. Beginners can use a vegetable peeler to strip the bark, then sand the stick down until it’s smooth. Discover more tips in our whittling blog.

03/04/2021

Woodland activities - thanks to the Woodland Trust

Twig towers

Get inspired by environmental artists like Andy Goldsworthy and create a natural sculpture in the woods. To get started, gather some sticks and fallen branches. Lay your biggest sticks in a square or triangle shape on the ground, then add more and more twigs on top to build up your tower.

NEWS FLASHThat careless Giant! Fancy leaving your breakfast behind!!If you find it please take a photo which we can shar...
03/04/2021

NEWS FLASH

That careless Giant! Fancy leaving your breakfast behind!!
If you find it please take a photo which we can share!!!

Little clue: it might be in a local park!!!

NEWS FLASH

That careless Giant! Fancy leaving your breakfast behind!!
If you find it please take a photo which we can share!!!

Little clue: it might be in a local park!!!

03/04/2021

Woodland activities - thanks to the Woodland Trust

Drumsticks

Find a sturdy pair of sticks and a tree stump and you’ve got your own woodland drum. Tap out a beat – can you hear the noise change as you drum on different parts of the stump? Experiment on hollow trunks, fallen logs, rocks and railings to create different sounds.

NEWS FLASHGiant heard booming out “Has anyone seen my toothbrush??”If you find it before the Giant, please send us a pho...
03/04/2021

NEWS FLASH

Giant heard booming out “Has anyone seen my toothbrush??”

If you find it before the Giant, please send us a photo!!

Little clue - just where would you ‘park’ your toothbrush?

NEWS FLASH

Giant heard booming out “Has anyone seen my toothbrush??”

If you find it before the Giant, please send us a photo!!

Little clue - just where would you ‘park’ your toothbrush?

03/04/2021

Woodland activities - thanks to the Woodland Trust

Journey stick

Journey sticks have been around for many years – they were used by Native Americans and Aboriginal people to share stories from their travels.

To make one, find an interesting stick in the woods and wrap some thread around it. As you explore the wood, look for natural items to remind you of your adventure. A feather might remind you of beautiful birdsong, while a leaf might help you remember a tree you climbed. Tuck your treasures into the thread to keep them safe, then at the end of your adventure use them to share stories about what you’ve seen and done.

Before you go home, remember to unwrap the thread and take it home with you to help us protect the natural environment.

NEWS FLASHExhausted Giant stops for a drink of milkBut then ran off leaving the bottle and glass behind - but where????P...
03/04/2021

NEWS FLASH

Exhausted Giant stops for a drink of milk
But then ran off leaving the bottle and glass behind - but where????
Please send us a photo if you find them!!!

NEWS FLASH

Exhausted Giant stops for a drink of milk
But then ran off leaving the bottle and glass behind - but where????
Please send us a photo if you find them!!!

03/04/2021

Woodland activities - thanks to the Woodland Trust

Stick man

Make a stick man by laying out twig arms, legs and a body on the ground. Search for leaves and grass to make the hair, and find seeds and flower petals for the eyes, nose and ears. Why not make a whole family of stick people that look like your family?

NEWS FLASHGiant leaves Face Covering behind! But where?If you find it please take a photo so we can share!!
03/04/2021

NEWS FLASH

Giant leaves Face Covering behind!
But where?
If you find it please take a photo so we can share!!

NEWS FLASH

Giant leaves Face Covering behind!
But where?
If you find it please take a photo so we can share!!

03/04/2021

Woodland activities - thanks to the Woodland Trust

Wind chimes

Collect a handful of long, straight sticks to make your own wind chime at home. Simply paint the sticks, tie some string around each one and hang them from a branch in your garden. Now listen… The wood makes a lovely, soothing sound as the sticks knock together in the breeze

NEWS FLASHGiant leaves watch behind! But where? If you can find it please send us a photo of you with it!!!
03/04/2021

NEWS FLASH

Giant leaves watch behind!
But where?
If you can find it please send us a photo of you with it!!!

NEWS FLASH

Giant leaves watch behind!
But where?
If you can find it please send us a photo of you with it!!!

03/04/2021

Woodland activities - thanks to the Woodland Trust

Named the ‘world’s oldest toy’ by the National Toy Hall of Fame, the humble stick has been entertaining children for generations. From Poohsticks to journey sticks and bird nests to wind chimes, the play possibilities are endless.

Follow our posts this morning for a few ideas!!

NEWS FLASHA careless ‘knitting’ Giant has been in Wickersley. But can you find just where they have left their knitting?...
03/04/2021

NEWS FLASH

A careless ‘knitting’ Giant has been in Wickersley. But can you find just where they have left their knitting??
Please take a photo of you with it and send it to us!!

NEWS FLASH

A careless ‘knitting’ Giant has been in Wickersley. But can you find just where they have left their knitting??
Please take a photo of you with it and send it to us!!

Welcome to our newest follower, Louise Walker who takes us to a fantastic 1100 followers !!
02/04/2021

Welcome to our newest follower, Louise Walker who takes us to a fantastic 1100 followers !!

Welcome to our newest follower, Louise Walker who takes us to a fantastic 1100 followers !!

02/04/2021

STOP PRESS
Calling the ‘Children of Wickersley’… are the Giants back?

Reports are reaching us that the Giants may be back in Wickersley. Have you seen any signs of them???

Cllr Peter Thirlwall has told us that he believes these to be friendly giants. Said Cllr Thirlwall “I am absolutely convinced that these are good and friendly giants, as the nasty ones don’t brush their teeth. I hope the children of Wickersley will help us find these friendly giants so we can extend a warm Wickersley welcome to them. I would ask children not to touch anything they see, but please take a photo and report any clues or evidence back via the Wickersley Parish page.”

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Morning folks just to let you all know that our scarecrow turned into the elf
So I went for a walk up to Wickersley this Friday afternoon, 6th November 2020. I wanted to go to the toilet. Toilets on the Tanyard were closed. Phoned Wickersley Parish Council and left voicemail message asking why Tanyard toilets were closed especially when they were designed for disabled people but usually accessible to all members of the public too. Meanwhile went into Clarke's Mobility shop on the Tanyard. They sell keys for disabled toliets. I tried one of their keys in the Tanyard toilet door. The key didn't fit the lock on the Tanyard toilet door. Just had a call from a nice lady from Wickersley Parish Council. Been informed that toilets were closed because they are unable to clean the toilets as often as they would like in order to protect the public. I replied that when we were in Tier Three restrictions the Tanyard toilets were open to the public so why not now? So, if people go shopping to the Tanyard and want to use a toilet where do they go? Gregg's are still open and people buy a takeaway then sit in their cars. They might wish to use the toilet after having a drink. The lady from the Parish then asked me if any notices were attached to the Tanyard toilet doors. I said there were not. The lady then said that she will make sure notices are attached to the Tanyard toilet doors. But that wasn't the answer to my question. The Tanyard toilets were cleaned during Tier Three. So, what is the difference between the cleaning regime then and the cleaning regime today? I must apologise to the lady who phoned me back from the Parish Council. My mobile phone cut out and I wasn't able to phone the lady back. I did say that I was going to approach Rotherham Borough Council about the matter. I've decided not to take that course of action. I'd rather Wickersley Parish Council deal with the matter. Please note under latest guidelines as of 5th November 2020 other businesses and venues are permitted to stay open, following COVID-19 Secure guidelines. This includes those providing essential goods, including: Car parks, public toilets and motorway service areas. Kind Regards Harry Morton
Marlene Hills scarecrow at Nidderdale Place
Newest member of the family little scarecrow Geoff.
Finally got round to doing our scarecrow footballers, to be found on Freeman Road
Here our two scarecrows little boy and chap having a good old rest after cleaning up all the left over straw . Thank you very much for coming up with this fantastic idea We can be found on freeman rd
Sherbourne avenue Bramley
Look who's made his wizardry way to Pear Tree. 🧙‍♂️
Rotherham United scarecrow on Myrtle Crescent
This is Caitlin's scarecrow on Larch. Thank you so much for the straw we had loads of fun making him 🎃
My daughter wanted to make scarecrows versions of herself and her baby brother.. they will definitely scare of the crows 🌾🍁🍂🧟🎃
Does anyone know if there is any reason why Sorby Way Park (Bob Mason ground) still has signs up asking you not to use the children’s playground until it has been inspected. How long should this take and when might it happen. My grandchildren have had no school since March and they cannot play in our local park it’s not good enough these young children have missed out on so much since lockdown. Let’s get it open.