Dog Fouling

Dog fouling is becoming more and more of an issue within the Wentworth playing field boundary, including the cricket wicket and outfield.

There are signs displayed at each of the entrances to the playing field which states:                                                       STRICTLY NO DOGS.

Most recently, there have been issues with dog faeces being left on the playing field, including bags of faeces.

As a Parish Council, we must remind all dog owners that this is a community playing field in which young children play on and enjoy.

Therefore, would all responsible dog owners respect and refrain from taking dogs onto the playing field.

Wentworth Pavilion – Burst water Pipes

Over the 2022 Christmas Break & New Year, the pavilion at Wentworth has been seriously damaged due to burst water pipes in the loft. The pavilion now requires a full major refurbishment, which will include structural checks on the building and the surrounding concrete slab which is badly cracked.

The work involves the following:

  • Full strip out of water damage items
  • Removal of all waste
  • Electrical work
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing
  • New floor covering
  • New showers
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Insulation
  • Re Plastering
  • New Kitchen
  • Joinery work

The building will not be in use for the rest of this year due to the damage and work that is required.

Precepts 2023-24

It has been agreed by the Parish Council that the Precepts will remain the same as last year due to the financial restraints on family’s. These will be revised in the next financial year.

Air Quality in Wentworth Village 

The Parish Council have written to RMBC’s Environmental department in regards to the air quality on Wentworth village.

The response from RMBC is as follows:

Thank you for your email and your interest in air quality.

The Council has never monitored for air pollutants in Wentworth village, as it is likely to experience good air quality, in spite of the traffic generated by Wentworth Garden Centre and Wentworth Woodhouse.

The nearest sites for which we do have data are in Thorpe Hesley close to the M1, where levels of the main pollutant associated with road traffic, nitrogen dioxide meet the UK’s health based standards.

The Council does carry out air quality monitoring surveys in the borough. The technique used provides monthly mean values of nitrogen dioxide. To provide useful data which we can  compare with UK standards, we would ideally need one year’s data.

We propose to carry out a survey in Wentworth as you have requested.

Initially we would look for a suitable site for the sampling tube along Main Street in Wentworth. The tubs will then be attached to street furniture with a clip above head height to try to prevent any vandalism.

The survey will hopefully begin in the next couple of months and will run for at least one year.

I will be able to provide some useful indicative air quality data once we have been monitoring for a few months,.

Revised Bustime table 

The Parish Council have had notification from our local MP John Healey regarding the  bus service timetable changes in South Yorkshire, including for our number 7 bus.,

We are advised these are only minor timetable changes, and for our no.7 this means on Mondays to Fridays the bus from Rotherham at 15:55, 16:55 and 17:55 (on the current timetable) will run 5 minutes earlier. These slight changes will come into place from Sunday 29 October 2023.

The revised timetable for our no.7 from 30 October is already available online on the link below.

Revised Bus Timetable