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Ecclesfield Parish Council is a local authority established under the Local Government Act of 1894. The Parish has been part of the City of Sheffield since 1974, although it is a completely independent authority in its policy and decision-making.

The Parish of Ecclesfield covers an area of about 22 square kilometres of north Sheffield and is one of the most highly populated Parishes in the North of England. It cnameomprises much of Ecclesfield and all of Chapeltown, High Green and Grenoside.

Two of the Parish boundaries are with Barnsley M.B.C. (A61 north of Thorncliffe and Westwood New Road) and Rotherham M.B.C. (M1 Motorway).

There are approximately 40,000 residents with over 14,000 households paying a precept for Parish Council purposes within their Council tax.

Ecclesfield Civil Parish Past & Present Archiving Project


Our Past & Present Archiving Project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) until the end of December 2016. We have created an on-line easily accessible collection of material (a digital archive) about the history of the Civil Parish area and display the material on a new Ecclesfield District Archive website. This means that it will be easier for a wide range of people to find out about the local history of the area just by looking it up on their computer. The Project Co-ordinator, Christine Handley, is working with the local history groups across the area (Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside and High Green) who are all helping to guide the project. The archive will be a resource for schools, other groups and individuals to both share information and learn more about local history. There will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved, you don’t have to be a history expert. Young or old, everyone has a story to tell and a photograph or memory to share.


For more details of events and training sessions, and to get involved, please contact, Christine, at the Council Offices, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield S35 3HS; telephone: 0114 2845095; or email: christine.handley@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk

Please take a look at our Archiving website which is in development by following the link Ecclesfield District Archives or type in www.ecclesfield-district-archives.com on your search engine and take a look at the project blog or facebook page for updates on events.

 

100 years of Military Tanks and WW2 local connection

Military Tanks were developed during the First World War in response to the challenges of fighting trench warfare and needing to cross over difficult terrain. The original idea was to produce a vehicle that like a ship could ‘float’ over the land, this led to them first being called ‘landships’. The name ‘tank’ was coined because the vehicles looked like water-tanks and as a way of disguising their purpose from enemy spies. Prototypes were developed in 1915 and the British Mark 1 Tank first saw active service at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, a 100 years ago.

The main local connection to tank production came during WW2 with the Newton Chambers Company. As part of the war effort, one of their production lines for making excavators was converted to manufacture the Churchill tank. By September 1943, 500 tanks had been produced. In total over 1,100 tanks were manufactured at the site off Warren Lane. When Sir Claude Gibb, the Director-General of Tank Production, visited Newton Chambers to mark the production of the 1,000th tank, he said, “Newton Chambers had no right to expect that they could produce a tank as complicated as the Churchill, but they did it, and it was an amazing feat. Not only did they produce very fine tanks, but they were the chief producers of Churchill Tanks in Britain, and therefore the world.”

The pictures show here of the tanks and their production have been taken from the Thorncliffe collection which were digitised as part of the HLF funded Ecclesfield Parish Council Past & Present Archiving Project.

Picture 1 - the production line                                       Picture 2 - Sir Claude Gibb & 1000th tank

A celebration event for the Archiving Project is being held on Saturday 24th September at the Chapeltown Scout Hut, Burncross Road. Free to drop in from 11.45am to 3.15pm.   [poster]  

Poster for Celebration Event Sept. 2016 (web)

THE HIGH GREENER MAGAZINE

Please click on the link below to read the magazine - an informative magazine of events etc. which are happening in the High Green area.

HIGH GREENER MAGAZINE ISSUE 1

HIGH GREENER MAGAZINE ISSUE 2

HIGH GREENER MAGAZINE ISSUE 3

HIGH GREENER MAGAZINE ISSUE 4

PACES INFORMATION

PACES - WAS FOUNDED BY PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY IN THE EARLY 1990's AND MOVED ON TO THE FORMER HIGH GREEN SECONDARY SCHOOL SITE IN 1997

Please see below some of the work that they carry out at the centre. Newsletters will appear on this website as they become available. There is also a link to their website on our links page which can be found at the top right hand side of this page.

PACES INFORMATION

WCPD_2016_Six_F-Words_for_Cerebral_Palsy_Poster

PARISH COMMUNITY ROOM

Do you need a meeting room for your community group? Perhaps you would like to start a book club, a discussion group or gardening group and are looking for somewhere to meet. The Parish Council has a community room situated to the rear of the Parish Offices. This room is available for hire by groups within the Parish at a charge of £10.00 per session (morning, afternoon, evening). If you are interested, please contact us either by telephone 0114 2845095, email, or call in to our offices to arrange to view the premises- we are open Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 noon.

HS2 AUTUMN UPDATE 2015

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR THE NEWS UPDATE ON THE PROGRESS

HS2 Autumn Update 2015

MACMILLAN PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT COFFEE MORNING 2015

This year the Parish Council coffee morning raised £1,150, thanks to all those people who helped on the day and who supported us by attending and donating.

Thank you also to all the local businesses who supported us by donating prizes.

THANK YOU TO BUSINESSES FOR RAFFLE PRIZES

The cheques were presented to the Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday 8 December by Cllr A Gethin and Gill Kress the Administration Officer.

THANK YOU POSTER FROM MACMILLAN PALLIATIVE CARE

WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENT

For the first time, the Parish Council has had a student from Ecclesfield School on work experience. Her name was Emma and she was with us for two weeks. During that time the staff explained the work that they carry out at the Parish Council and she assisted them. She met many of our councillors and went on field trips with some of them to view our notice boards and chairmens seats. She also attended one of our Council meetings and this gave her an insight in to what a Parish Council is all about. Emma said that she had enjoyed her time at the Parish Council and the staff enjoyed her visit immensely. Below are some photos of her time with us.

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HS2 TRAIN - PHASE ONE PROPERTY COMPENSATION

Please see the link for any queries about the proposed HS2 train. This can be found at the top right hand side of our home page - click on the links section and you can find information about the Phase one property compensation - this only relates to the London to Birmingham at the moment. Phase two details Birmingham to Leeds will be issued at a later date. Currently residents in Ecclesfield and the surrounding area are only eligible to apply for the Exceptional Hardship Scheme - details of this can be found on the link below.

HS2 Train property compensation

Please click on the link below to read the report by Sir David Higgins at the launch of his second report on HS2 Rebalancing Britain: From HS2 towards a national transport strategy.

REBALANCING BRITAIN HS2 REPORT

CHAPELTOWN IN BLOOM and HIGH GREEN IN BLOOM

We have several "In Bloom" groups in our Parish. These groups are all run by hard working volunteers and place many floral displays around the villages and help keep them tidy. Here are some photos from Chapeltown in Bloom showing the work they have done in the Millennium Garden and planters around Chapeltown.

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Here is a photograph of the spring flowers outside the Parish offices which were planted by High Green in Bloom.

CHRISTMAS GRANTS TO LOCAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

Every year the Parish Council gives grants to primary schools within the Parish towards their Christmas festivities and grants to local community groups so that Christmas trees can be placed around the Parish.

 

THE THORNCLIFFE CONSERVATION GROUP

The Group was formed in the Spring of 2007 and have been working hard with the Sheffield Landscape Trust to protect and maintain the Thorncliffe Pond and surrounding area as a haven for wildlife and for the enjoyment of the local community.

Please click on the link below to view a copy of their latest newsletter

THE THORNCLIFFE CONSERVATION GROUP

 

Alan Greaves was a well loved and much respected member of our community and sadly, he lost his life in December 2012. In November 2013 the Parish Council re-named its Community Room in memory of Alan. A plaque was unveiled by Alan's widow Maureen at a service of dedication held at the Community Room and led by the vicar of St Saviours Church.

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE - SUSSEX ROAD/ARUNDEL ROAD, CHAPELTOWN

Ecclesfield Parish Council Service of Remembrance is held on the nearest Saturday to the 11 November each year. Many improvements have been made to the Garden of Remembrance at the corner of Sussex Road and Arundel Road, Chapeltown (near the Asda) to give residents of the Parish an opportunity to remember all those who have lost their lives in wars and conflicts. If you would like to have the name of a relative, friend or loved one who lived in the Parish added to the Book of Remembrance, please call in at the office with the name and inscription you would like or e-mail the office on ecclesfieldPC@aol.com.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENT MEMORIAL SERVICES

 
New Memorial Stone 2011 Garden of Remembrance New Stone New Memorial Stone 2011  

 

Contacting Us

We welcome your comments and feedback on this site and on general Council business. Our e-mail address is ecclesfieldPC@aol.com for any comments or queries you wish to make.

By Post or By Email:

Write to:

Mr David Morton, Clerk to the Council, Ecclesfield Parish Council, Council Offices, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HS.

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Please click on the link above to have a look at photographs of events in the Parish.

ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN EDITION OF YORKSHIRE LIFE

(Article reproduced courtesy of Yorkshire Life magazine)

YORKSHIRE LIFE ARTICLE ON CHAPELTOWN (words and pictures by Bill Hearld)

Additional photographs shown below courtesy of Bill Hearld (www.properpr.co.uk)

Busy market day in Chapeltown
Chapeltown Library
market day
Chapeltown War Memorial in the Park
Spring flowers in Chapeltown Park
Chapeltown Station
Flower stall Chapeltown Market
Inside the British Legion Club
New toilets at Chapeltown Park
Roundabout in the centre of Chapeltown
Snooker Hall
Winter quarters for the fairground
Thorncliffe Estate in Chapeltown
Chapeltown Methodist Church
Newton Memorial Hall
Chapeltown Park
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