Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) review completed.

External auditors PKF Littlejohn LLP have completed and returned their review of our Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year ended 31 March 2019. Please find these documents attached below alongside the Notice of Conclusion of Audit.

EPC Notice of Conclusion of audit 1819

AGAR SY0032 S3

section 1 annual governance statement 2018201920190514_09573593

section 2 accounting statements2018201920190514_09482544


Parish Councillor A Devy

Thank you

At meeting held  1st July 2019 – A Devy passed her letter of resignation as Parish Councillor. Ann has fulfilled the role for many years but is ready to move on to the next chapter of her life. D Barrow (Vice Chair) thanked Ann at the meeting for her time and commitment to Edenthorpe Parish Council, this was echoed by other members present.

A Flanagan (Clerk) presented Ann with a bouquet of flowers to show the appreciation felt by members.

Thank you Ann and we wish you all the best for the future.


Piano donated by kind resident.

Piano now in residence.

We were so lucky, early June I saw a Facebook post asking if any community groups would like a piano for their community building. As a keen musician, I have spent many hours playing the piano both for pleasure and work, I had often thought how wonderful it would be to have a piano in our Church Balk Centre for birthday parties, 47th Edenthorpe Scout Groups and other users. I contacted David straightaway and he was delighted to help. We just had to pick it up.

Thanks David Dewey, you were very  kind to  donate your piano to us for our Church Balk Centre . What fun we had moving it though from David’s house to The Centre , “To me, to you!”  You can imagine the huffs and instructions…….

Here’s a few pictures of the road trip after the lifting and heaving.  It is all set up and happy in  it’s new home.

Thank you David we love it!



Thank you to Quick Skips, Doncaster

Renovations began this week.

A very big thank you to Dave Shaw, John and everyone at Quick Skips, Doncaster for their generous discount for the 4 ton skip we hired this week.

We have been waiting for a very long time to have our kitchen renovated, sadly we were not successful with a grant from Suez so this has been funded from Parish Council money.

The kitchen was the original 1972 model and although very clean was totally outdated and needed replacing.  Monday 3rd June  was the starting date, all is well underway and kitchen should be completed in the next few days.

Enjoy these pictures of the project .


Annual Governance and Accountability Return Part 3

Period for the exercise of public rights – Monday 3rd June 2019 – Friday 12th July 2019.

Please find attached documents relating to the annual audit for Edenthorpe Parish Council. This is accordance with statutory requirements. The documents were submitted to external auditors PKF Littlejohn LLP on 14.5.19.  Receipt has been acknowledged and the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) Part 3 is now in the queue for processing.

completed internal audit15-04-19

Notice of public rights and publication of unaudited annual governance & accountability return.

section 1 annual governance statement 2018201920190514_09573593

section 2 accounting statements2018201920190514_09482544


National Fly -tipping week

New litter pick date – Monday 3rd June 2-4pm

Sindy Merrett  -Stronger Communities Officer  from Doncaster MBC East Team has organised a litter pick as part of National fly – tipping week.  This  will take place on Far Field (Tesco field). Meeting place is the new car park next to Edenthorpe allotments on Church Balk Gardens. Please meet Sindy at 2pm. All equipment will be provided.

Thank you in advance.



Successful litter pick

Thursday 18.4.19

Thank you to the volunteers who gave up some of their time on this sunny Thursday afternoon, just before the even sunnier Easter weekend.

Doncaster MBC loaned the litter grabbers, hi-vis jackets, hoops, gloves  and bin bags ready for us to tackle the litter louts. Due to the amount of volunteers, Amanda woods of  Tesco Edenthorpe organised more bin bags and also bottles of  water for the volunteers (thirsty work on a sunny day).

The group split up to work the full stretch of Edenthorpe. Some of the areas covered were the pond and area near Sainsburys, the length of Thorne Rd from Sainsburys roundabout to Longfield Drive area, Long Plantation, small copse and Mere Lane Bridle Path, Far Field Playing fields, to mention a few.  Approximately 24 full sacks of rubbish were collected by our volunteers. These were then picked up by Doncaster MBC refuse team. Great team work. 🙂

Sadly we still have a minority of residents who think it is ok to drop  cans, cigarette packets and other litter around our village. The very next evening,  (Good Friday)  glass bottles were smashed on Mere Lane Play Park  all around the slide where children play.  🙁

Please lets try and keep our village looking clean and tidy, teach others to have a respect for the place we all live in. Nobody wants to live in a place resembling a rubbish dump.

Thank you,






Thank you to Howdens Joinery Co.

Help for kitchen re-vamp.

Thank you to Darren of Howdens Joinery Co. Kirk Sandall for helping us to secure a donation of £300.00. This will be used towards costs to replace  the existing 1970’s  kitchen at the Church Balk Centre, off Marian Rd, Edenthorpe. The building has gone through many renovations over the past few years and is in excellent condition, the kitchen however is still the original 1970’s kitchen and is very much in need of replacing. Howdens have kindly offered their help in the form of a cheque.

The refurbishment should hopefully take place during 2019.

Thank you once again to Howdens, a great friendly local company.



Litter Pick/ Spring Clean around Edenthorpe.

Thursday 18th April 2019

Please join us on our latest litter pick around the village. We will be meeting in the overflow car park at Tesco (the car park nearest to the traffic lights) at 2.00pm.

We look forward to seeing you all there. Litter grabbers, hoops, bin bags and hi-vis jackets will be provided.