May 122023

Call to co-opt Councillors: following the recent uncontested elections there are four (4) vacancies on the Parish Council and these will be filled by co-option (not election). Deadline for applications extended to 5pm Wednesday 31 May 2023. Co-options will take place at a meeting of the Parish Council on 6 June 2023. Applications should be submitted to the Parish Clerk;  you can also contact the Clerk for an informal chat about the role.
For full details including an application form, Councillor role specification and details of what the Council does go to 

 May 12, 2023
Apr 252023

There will be events across the whole weekend from Friday 5 to Monday 8 May (there will also be a Coronation Party at Moorland House on 3 May) – see the full events list – Coronation of King Charles_Calendar of Events in Hathersage
One of the events is Coronation ‘Big Lunch’ picnic on Sunday 7 May, 12 noon, on the Playing Field – residents are invited to bring a picnic – please come! If it rains, this event will be held in the Memorial Hall. We hope installation of the new play equipment will be complete by the Coronation weekend.

 April 25, 2023
Apr 122023

As everyone is aware, the Parish Council had hoped to have the new playground fully up and running by Easter but, sadly, the wet March weather meant a delayed start. Many of you will have now seen the new playground and are wondering why the fencing has not been removed to allow families and young people to enjoy the new equipment. Everything has been built and installed to British Standards for playground safety however there remain a few ‘snagging’ issues to resolve and new bark needs to be laid.   A full independent post-installation safety inspection must also be carried out once the bark has been laid.

Unfortunately, this means the Parish Council must keep the junior playground closed until it has been inspected and certified safe to use. Councillors have been working extremely hard to get everything completed as soon as possible.

The toddler play area and adult exercise equipment no longer needs to be fenced off so the fencing has been removed and both areas can now be used.

A significant proportion of the £60,000 needed for the new play equipment has been fundraised by several Councillors and the Hathersage Playing Fields Association charity; the Parish Council added a further £40,000.

We will let you know as soon as we can when the junior playground will re-open.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Jane Marsden
Chair, Hathersage Parish Council

 April 12, 2023