Welcome to Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council’s website

We are currently working on a new website which we hope will be a great source of information relating to Parish Council activities and community work in the Parish. The site will be fully accessible in line with current regulations. We are aiming to be up and running by the end of October 2020, so look out for details on our facebook and twitter social media channels.

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Coronavirus outbreak – follow our updates timeline

 

Update Tuesday 22 September 2020

On 24th September new requirements relating to NHS Track and Trace come into force. Please see below the highlighted links to updated risk assessments for the Goldsmith Centre and sports pitches (which includes the pavilions) as these buildings/ uses fall within the regulations.

The caretakers and staff at each site will have access to a form which must be completed with the details of every individual entering the premises (including employees of the Parish Council, councillors, contractors, visitors and hirers). It is a legal requirement and failure to complete the information could lead to the Parish Council receiving a fine for non-compliance which could be up to £4000. Failure to provide the information could lead to individuals not being allowed access to the building or hire sessions not to take place.

Those individuals who do not wish to provide their details can use the NHS Track and Trace QR code which is unique to each location and is situated at each entrance of each building (see attached). If the individual chooses to use the QR code the member of staff will check that they have the ‘app’ on their phone. For hirers only one lead person for the group must provide their information. They must have a list of everyone in their group for each session in case NHS Track and Trace need to make contact.

The information collected on this form is for the sole purpose of NHS Track and Trace and no other purpose. After 21 days this information will be destroyed. This does not apply to police officers or those attending the building as an emergency responder on duty.

The new risk assessments and information have been circulated to all current hirers of the centre and sports pitches and communicated to all staff.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment for the Goldsmith Centre (22/9/20)

COVID-19 Risk Assessment for sports pitches (22/9/2020

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Update Thursday 10 September 2020

Please click on the following link to read the updated Covid-19 risk assessment for the Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough Road, Sprotbrough:

COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Goldsmith Centre September 2020.docx (3)

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Update Wednesday 12 August 2020

Following the Parish Council meeting on Thursday 6 August and recent updates to government guidance relating to Covid 19,  risk assessments for the Goldsmith Centre, play areas and outside gym at Anchorage Lane, have been updated. Please click on the following links to read the assessments:

COVID-19 Risk Assessment for re-opening the Goldsmith Centre (August 2020)

Covid-19 Risk assessment for play areas and the Anchorage Lane outdoor gym (August 2020)

Please note in the Goldsmith Centre assessment the requirement to wear a face covering when in the centre (unless you fall within one of the identified exemptions) following changes in the regulations which came into effect on 8th August 2020. This will also apply to any Parish Council meeting or other meeting held in the centre.

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Update Thursday  2 July 2020

Following recent Government announcements and guidance we are taking steps to reopen the Goldsmith Centre for hirers. All existing hirers will be contacted over the next week to discuss the new requirements and measures we are taking to ensure all users can be guaranteed a safe and sanitised environment in which to return and access our facilities. Please contact the Parish Council for further information or if you wish to hire the centre. Please read this Covid-19 risk assessment for the Goldsmith Centre

 

The Outdoor Gym, Adventure Playground at New Lane and Play areas at the Goldsmith Centre will remain closed until further notice and should not be used. This is to enable measures be put in place to ensure safe use of the areas. As soon as we can open these facilities safely we will do so however the safety of users is our paramount concern. Please read this Covid-19 risk assessment for play areas and outdoor gym

 

The playground at Anchorage Lane is nearing completion with the fencing remaining in place to allow the turf to establish and the highways works to be completed. A final safety inspection will be undertaken before it can be opened to the public.

 

Anchorage Pavilion, Newlands Pavilion and sports pitches remain closed until further notice.

 

Any breaches of the above and current guidance should be reported to the Police using; https://www.reportingcrime.uk/SYPBreachOfCovid19Guidance/

 

The Parish Council office will be open to those who have a pre-arranged appointment. Officers can be contacted using 01302 788093 or sprotcuspc@btconnect.com

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Update 24 June 2020: Anchorage Lane children’s play area

The new children’s playground at Anchorage Lane is nearing completion and the parish council is keen to see it in use as soon as it’s safe to do so.

The footpath from Anchorage Lane to the play area has to be installed and, equally importantly, contractors are laying turf on the site, which needs a bit of time to root and take hold.  So once the contractors have left the site, security fencing will still be left in situ to allow the turf to get established.

The Government yesterday (23 June) announced that children’s playgrounds can re-open on 4 July. We are working to the playground being ready for opening at the beginning of August.  We will keep you updated as we get to know more.

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Update 23 June 2020

Anchorage Lane BMX/skatepark has now officially reopened following new guidance from the Yorkshire Association of Local Councils.

The guidance states that:

People are now able to skateboard outside with up to five others from different households, provided that strict social distancing guidelines are followed (minimum 2 metres between each person).

Full details and guideline for skateboarders -skate safe/stay safe is available from https://www.skateboard-england.org/covid19-update

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Update 18 May 2020

Following recent Government announcements and guidance the recreation areas at Newlands Park, Anchorage Lane, New Lane and the Goldsmith Centre are open for use provided users adhere to the current social distancing rules. These can be found at; https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The Outdoor Gym, Adventure Playground and Play areas at the Goldsmith Centre remain closed and should not be used. The Goldsmith Centre, Anchorage Pavilion, Newlands Pavilion and sports pitches remain closed until further notice.

Any breaches of the above and current guidance should be reported to the Police using; https://www.reportingcrime.uk/SYPBreachOfCovid19Guidance/

The Parish Council office remains closed to visitors but officers can be contacted using 01302 788093 or sprotcuspc@btconnect.com.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Emma Garner, The Clerk to the Council
Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council

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Update 20 April 2020
Monthly parish council meetings are currently not taking place due to the Coronavirus lockdown. If you wish to contact the Parish Council during this time please do so via email at sprotcuspc@btconnect.com or 0793321474 during office hours.

The Goldsmith Centre, Anchorage Pavillion, and Newlands Pavillion also remain closed until further notice. The playgrounds at the Goldsmith Centre and New Lane, Sprotbrough and the skate park/ outdoor gym at Anchorage Park are also closed.

As you can appreciate this situation is changing daily and is unprecedented therefore your cooperation in this regard is greatly appreciated. Further updates will be posted on this website and our Facebook page as they arise. For further information guidance relating to the virus please refer to the Government’s website; https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.

Changes to Audit dates

The Accounts and Audit (Coronovirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 come into force on 20th April 2020. The regulations extend the statutory audit deadlines for 2019/20. The publication date for final audited accounts is now 30th November 2020 and the public inspection of draft accounts has been moved to September. In line with these regulations the Parish Council intend to hold the period for public inspection of the draft accounts between Tuesday 1st September and Monday 14th September. Further details will be available closer to the time.

Notice of alteration to the period of exercise of public rights to inspect the Council’s accounts.
Year ended 31 March 2020

Sections 25 to 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 contain provisions giving interested persons and local government electors certain rights of inspection of the accounts and accounting records. Local government electors may also question the auditor about the accounting records and make an objection to the auditor.
The rights in Sections 26 and 27 must normally be exercised within a period of 30 working days, including the first 10 working days of July.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the government has introduced The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. Among other provisions, these still require a local council to set a 30 working-day period for the Exercise of Public Rights, but the council is now permitted to delay this, starting on or before 1 September 2020.
A further notice giving opportunity for the Exercise of Public Rights to inspect the Council’s accounts will be displayed in due course.

Emma Garner, The Clerk to the Council
Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council

 

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All about Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council

The work of the parish council is funded by an annual precept paid by each home in the parish. The precept for the 2020/21 financial year is £186,507

The money is collected on our behalf by Doncaster MBC as part of the yearly Council Tax levy.

Some 12,500 people live in the parish.

The parish council employs a Clerk to the Council, Deputy Clerk, Responsible Finance Officer, Senior Site Supervisor, and two Site Supervisors.

We own assets worth over £1.4 million and these have to be maintained throughout the year, including:

The Goldsmith Centre

Joint ownership of Scawsby Community Centre with Brodsworth Parish Council

Four playing fields, with two offering facilities to local teams – Anchorage Lane, Goldsmith Centre, New Lane and Newlands Park

Three children’s play areas with safety surfaces – Anchorage Lane, Goldsmith Centre and New Lane

Four basketball nets on hard surfaces – Anchorage Lane, Goldsmith Centre, New Lane and Newlands Park

Skateboard/BMX park – Anchorage Lane

Two pavilions/changing rooms – The Norman Dent Sports Pavilion at Anchorage Lane and Newlands Park

A storage facility built on to the Goldsmith Centre

Five allotments