Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth parish is centred around the villages of Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth to the west of Barnsley. It has a population of 600.
Meetings are held every six to eight weeks on a Monday at 7.30pm. Please see the meeting dates and minutes section below for dates. Contact the clerk for more details.
Clerk to the council
Ms. A Murphy
6 South View, Crane Moor, Sheffield, S35 7AP
Contact the Clerk:
Call (0114) 288 1565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish council members
|David A Edmondson||Grove Cottage, New Row Lane, Ingbirchworth, Sheffield S36 7GG|
|Mrs Ingrid Karle||18 Ings Way, Ingbirchworth|
|Pauline Ogden||2 Huddersfield Road, Ingbirchworth|
|Mr David Berry||28A Huddersfield Road, Ingbirchworth|
|Mrs Edana Guest||The Mill, Mill Farm, Gunthwaite, S36 7GE|
Register of members' interests
You can see declarations from all parish councillors in our register of interests.
Meeting dates and minutes
- 20 December
- 8 November
- 6 October agenda - please note this is a Wednesday instead of Monday due to room availability.
- 16 August minutes
- 5 July minutes
- 24 May minutes
- 12 April minutes
- 1 March minutes
- 18 January minutes
Note: Barnsley Council doesn't necessarily endorse any opinion expressed in the parish council minutes.
Accounts and governance 2020/21
- Certificate of exemption – AGAR
- Annual internal audit report
- Annual governance statement
- Annual accounting statements
- Variance analysis
- Bank reconciliation
- Notification of exercise of public rights
Internal audit – response to issues raised
The internal audit found that the internal control objectives L, M and N were not met.
Although the relevant accounting and governance information for 2019/20 was available on the village noticeboard, this also needs to be on a publicly available website. Also notice of the period of public inspection rights must be minuted in the meeting where the annual accounting statements and annual governance statement are approved.
With reference to the internal audit report, the Council acknowledges that the transparency obligation was not met fully. The website the Council uses could not accept the scanned format, and the Clerk at the time was unable to be at the meeting where the notice of public inspection rights would normally be minuted. In addition, the Clerk role was subsequently taken over by a new employee.
Going forward the Parish Council will ensure that the required documents including the notice of public inspection rights, are available on a publicly available website. The dates for the exercise of public inspection rights have been minuted in the annual parish council meeting held on Monday May 24 2021.
Parish precept 2021/22
Open spaces we own
The parish council owns:
- football field at Wellthorne Lane, Ingbirchworth
- nature reserve at Annat Royd Quarry
- Summer Ford picnic site
- Brownsedge Quarry
- Sandbeds at New Row Lane