Summer 2016

We are continuing to work with the Parish Council, Wentworth Village Community Association and the Wentworth Fitzwilliam Estate, who made improvement to the footpath and fencing on The Barrow last year to help wheelchair users at The Alms Houses.  We also continue to attend the Wentworth North Area Assembly meetings run by RMBC which the police and Councillors attend and where we can raise issues and keep informed of any plans. 

Over the last year we have also supported the village litter pickers who keep the area tidy (as well as litter picking ourselves), we follow this up by reporting any fly tipping in the area.  Monthly checks are made on the defibrillator and further training on using the defibrillator and CPR has been planned for Monday, 25 July 2016 at 6pm in The Barn at The Rockingham arms.  This is open to anyone wishing to attend to help keep you up to date on how to use it. A thank you to the Parish Council who sponsored the full cost of this course for Residents. (£175)

The traffic/speeding issues, and HGV’s passing through the village are a constant safety issue we are always raising with RMBC and the Police even though it is a very difficult area to make progress on despite all our hard work.  We now hope that a new Chief Constable will look more favourably on all our work and ideas.  We have been informed by RMBC, after long negotiations, that we will have a Vehicle Activated 30mph flashing sign for 3 months from June on Barrowfield Lane.

Future Social Events - It has been decided we cannot continue running film evenings now that our 2 organisers have left the area as it is very difficult obtaining licenses, and expensive.   It was agreed that the Carol Concert was popular and easier to organise so we would try to continue with that event.  A big thank you to Peter and Barbara Sabin who organise the band and help with this event at no cost and The Rockingham Arms for allowing us to use the Barn.

Alms Houses gardens – Keith Wigfield and Graham Cook, who are members of our association, work to keep the gardens tidy at The Alms Houses.  Anyone wishing to volunteer would be welcome. The Fitzwilliam Estate work with them in providing plants and have made improvements to the pathway.

Until South Yorkshire Police and RMBC work through the changes they are having to face it has been decided to put road issues/speeding etc on hold until we can be assured our requests are going to be addressed and listened to.  We will continue with this once we feel we can make improvements.  Therefore we will only hold meetings every other month after August.  Any one wishing to attend and express their views are welcome. The Agenda is put up on Car Park notice board with time and venue. 

We will endeavour to continue working alongside the Parish Council, Wentworth Village Community Association and Wentworth Estate, and all other groups to try to make improvements mentioned above for local residents to live comfortably in their Village and form a closer community, especially since tourism and business activity is increasing.  

Spring 2016

We are continuing to work with the Parish Council, Wentworth Village Community Association and the Wentworth Fitzwilliam Estate, who made improvement to the footpath and fencing on The Barrow last year to help wheelchair users at The Alms Houses.  We also continue to attend the Wentworth North Area Assembly meetings run by RMBC which the police and Councillors attend and where we can raise issues and keep informed of any plans. 

Over the last year we have also supported the village litter pickers who keep the area tidy (as well as litter picking ourselves), we follow this up by reporting any fly tipping in the area.  Monthly checks are made on the defibrillator and further training on using the defibrillator and CPR has been planned for Monday, 25 July 2016 at 6pm in The Barn at The Rockingham arms.  This is open to anyone wishing to attend to help keep you up to date on how to use it. A thank you to the Parish Council who sponsored the full cost of this course for Residents. (£175)

The traffic/speeding issues, and HGV’s passing through the village are a constant safety issue we are always raising with RMBC and the Police even though it is a very difficult area to make progress on despite all our hard work.  We now hope that a new Chief Constable will look more favourably on all our work and ideas.  We have been informed by RMBC, after long negotiations, that we will have a Vehicle Activated 30mph flashing sign for 3 months from June on Barrowfield Lane.

Future Social Events - It has been decided we cannot continue running film evenings now that our 2 organisers have left the area as it is very difficult obtaining licenses, and expensive.   It was agreed that the Carol Concert was popular and easier to organise so we would try to continue with that event.  A big thank you to Peter and Barbara Sabin who organise the band and help with this event at no cost and The Rockingham Arms for allowing us to use the Barn.

Alms Houses gardens – Keith Wigfield and Graham Cook, who are members of our association, work to keep the gardens tidy at The Alms Houses.  Anyone wishing to volunteer would be welcome. The Fitzwilliam Estate work with them in providing plants and have made improvements to the pathway.

Until South Yorkshire Police and RMBC work through the changes they are having to face it has been decided to put road issues/speeding etc on hold until we can be assured our requests are going to be addressed and listened to.  We will continue with this once we feel we can make improvements.  Therefore we will only hold meetings every other month after August.  Any one wishing to attend and express their views are welcome. The Agenda is put up on Car Park notice board with time and venue.

We will endeavour to continue working alongside the Parish Council, Wentworth Village Community Association and Wentworth Estate, and all other groups to try to make improvements mentioned above for local residents to live comfortably in their Village and form a closer community, especially since tourism and business activity is increasing.  

Defibrillator

Once the Wentworth Residents Association Members agreed to fund raise for a defibrillator for Wentworth Village (at end of 2013) we were supported by Emma Scott of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service who gave us advice and help to start this up.  She also gave us information on making an application to the British Heart Foundation who provide AEDs at a reduced cost, which proved successful.

We also wrote to the larger businesses in Wentworth asking if they wanted to help with funding towards this and some have been very supportive.  With other donations from the Wentworth Residents Association (through fund raising), RMBC, the Parish Council and Residents themselves we have managed to reach the target needed of approx £1,500. This enabled us to purchase an AED via BHF, and a secure coded box from the 24:7 Start a Heart Charity at a reduced cost to enclose it. 

The Rockingham Arms Public House agreed for the AED to be fitted to their wall and wall and connected to their power supply.  The Rockingham Arms has been very supportive in providing a room for our meetings at no cost which helped us to meet up with Residents and Yorkshire Ambulance Service to get started up.

The Wentworth Estate arranged for the connection of this and fitting of the box.

 Yorkshire Ambulance Service also provided training sessions to explain how the AED works and how to give CPR to anyone who collapses before the AED is brought to them as this will improve their chances of survival.  They will also ensure the Ambulance Service are given the code number to get in the box so that if anyone dials 999 in the area they will be given the number to access the box for the AED should they need it.

Wentworth Residents Association have nominated guardians who will check the AED on a regular basis and have put aside some of the funding monies for future maintenance.

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