Cllr T. Moon chaired the July meeting of Pilsley Parish Council. He informed members of a letter from the Methodist Church thanking the parish council for the recent grants to fund their activities.
Members were advised that the chairman had attended the school council at Pilsley Primary School and had been informed of a petition for a pedestrian crossing outside the school and their concern about dog fouling on the school field.
Questions were raised regarding the letting policy of Rykneld Homes. A representative of Rykneld Homes would be coming to the September meeting to explain the policy and answer questions from members.
Members discussed support for youth club activities at the village hall over the school holidays and continuation of funding towards the weekly youth clubs. It was resolved the parish council support the cost of a weekly three-hour session over the summer holidays in the event that other agencies are unable to fully fund the activities and continue to support the weekly youth clubs with a contribution towards room hire costs.
Members were advised that the water supply had now been connected to the new water system at the allotments.
There were issues with members of the public placing memorials and floral displays away from the headstones at Lawn Cemetery which was causing problems for grounds maintenance. It was suggested that signage be displayed in the cemetery.
Members were advised that damage to a new headstone at the cemetery had now been rectified.
The clerk was asked to contact NE Derbyshire District Council again for action to be taken on an empty property on Morton Road.
He was also asked to investigate costs and options for outdoor fitness equipment and outdoor table tennis equipment.
Sewerage flooding at Queensway also prompted a request that the clerk seek a response from Rykneld Homes.
It was resolved that the council donate £100 to the Treetop House facility at Shefffield Children’s Hospital which provides accommodation for families of children in the hospital from the local area.