Plaque found in Jaunty Park

Thank you to the S12 Community Facebook Page where a resident posted the photo’s of a plaque she and her daughter had found whilst out walking in Jaunty Park. The plaque was marking the planting of a tree by The Lady Mayoress 1975-1976. The resident was asking if anyone had any further information.

Councillors have been able to identify that Elsie and Albert Richardson were the Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress in 1976. Albert was a councillor and they lived on Basegreen. At this time due to Covid19 we have only been able to uncover a copy of their installation photograph and a photograph of their Christmas Card for that year. Once we are able to return to the Town Hall we will investigate further and post more information as we discover it. Watch this website for further updates.

Reporting Fly tipping in Birley Ward

Litter and fly tipping have been and issue in this Newstead area for a while. Back in 2018 your local councillors circulated a leaflet to residents in the area with information on how to report issues. Thanks to a local resident regularly reporting through to Councillors fly tipping taking place around the power station on Newstead Road/Parkland Crescent we have ensured that the rubbish has been removed and that signage is place around the area.

We would like to encourage anyone seeing fly tipping please report it. Any evidence you can provide would also be considered such as a vehicle registration number. If you see any fly tipping you can call the Council on 0114 2734567 or email through to or just get in touch with one of your local councillors – Bryan Lodge, Karen McGowan or Denise Fox.

New Signage on Frecheville Pond

A concerned local resident contacted Councillors to request signage around Frecheville Pond for owners to keep their dogs on leads due to a swan being previously attacked by a dog. The following will be placed around the area by council officers.