Setting up the Pogmoor Area Residents’ Association: councillors’ views

7 05 2011

The Pogmoor area community maps onto two electoral wards: Old Town and Darton West.  We contacted the six councillors who represent these two wards to request their views on setting up a residents’ association for the community.

Here are their responses:

Darton West

Cllr Linda Burgess recorded a short interview.  You can view it here.

Cllr Sharon Howard: “I would certainly give my support to your residents group.  The 3 Darton West councillors have helped to form a number of community groups in our ward. They have offer a real sense of community and also act as a strong voice for that community.”

Cllr Alice Cave: “I would be pleased to help you in any way I can. Community Groups are a really good way of networking and supporting each other.”


Cllr Jack Carr: “The people of Pogmoor have always had a good community spirit, the Residents  Association  I am sure will help to mould this Community spirit even more. I would like to wish the residents association the best of luck in this endevavour. I along with my two colleagues support a number of community groups within our Dodworth Ward, and attend meetings for, and with them. If you require help in the future please do not hesitate to contact me, you have my full and continued support.”

Old Town

Cllr Bill Gaunt recorded a short interview.  You can view it here.

Cllr Penny Lofts: “I was unable to hear CLLR Burgess’ video link but I do feel it is a brilliant idea setting up a resients association.You will not only be able to fight local problems from an organised stance but build on a community spirit.The community is already there but perhaps previously in a more fragmented form-little pockets thinking they are on their own.The plus side is with a properly formed association with a constitution you can access funding which would otherwise be unavailable.”

Cllr Anita Cherryholme: “I think that the residents association is an excellent idea. Setting up this association will strengthen the community and help tackle local issues and concerns. It will also provide a voice to the residents of Pogmoor. I will certainly pledge my support and active involvement.”


Which councillors represent Pogmoor area?

27 03 2011

Which wards are included in the Pogmoor area?

It takes in part of three electoral wards: Darton West, Dodworth and Old Town.

The Dodworth councillors are:

Cllr Phillip Birkinshaw     email:     phone: 232404 (Home)

Cllr Jack Carr             email:   phone: 294235 (Home)

Cllr Brian Perrin        email:   phone: 246127 (Home)

The Old Town councillors are:

Cllr Bill Gaunt            email: phone: 214003

Cllr Anita Cherryholme           email: phone: 07774 568259

Cllr Penny Lofts         email: phone: 0772 2270985

The Darton West councillors are:

Cllr Sharon Howard             email: phone: 743906

Cllr Linda Burgess     email: phone: 07968 696321

Cllr Alice Cave            email:     phone:  01226 297021

So who makes the decision about planning applications in Barnsley?

27 03 2011

Planning decisions are made by the Planning Regulatory Board .  The members of this board are:

Cllr Wilde (Chair), Cllr D Birkinshaw, Cllr MB Brankin, Cllr MP Brankin, Cllr Brown, Cllr G Carr, Cllr Cave, Cllr Clarke, Cllr Fisher, Cllr Franklin, Cllr Gillespie, Cllr Hancock, Cllr Hand-Davis, Cllr Higginbottom, Cllr Markham, Cllr Marsh, Cllr Mathers, Cllr Morgan, Cllr Perrin, Cllr Picken, Cllr Price, Cllr Sheard, Cllr Spence, Cllr Worton, Cllr CC Wraith, Cllr R Wraith

The board meets each month, in the middle of the month, on a Tuesady afternoon at 2pm in Barnsley Central Library.  As soon as we know the date of the meeting at which the Pogmoor planning applications will be heard, we shall let every one know.

The council has rules governing the right to speak at Planning Regulatory Board meetings.  Only one objector from a group such as ours may speak against an application. To be permitted to speak at the meeting, our representative will need to register with the council at least five days before the meeting.