West Ecclesfield

West Ecclesfield ward—which includes the districts of Burncross, Grenoside, High Green—is one of the 28 electoral wards in City of Sheffield, England. It is located in the northern part of the city and covers an area of 4.83 square miles (3,090 acres; 12.5 km2) in the western part of Ecclesfield Parish. The population of this ward in 2011 was 17,699 people in 7,675 households. West Ecclesfield was one of the six wards that made up the former Sheffield Hillsborough Parliamentary constituency. In their final report, the Boundary Commission for England recommended that West Ecclesfield form part of a reformed Penistone Parliamentary constituency. West Ecclesfield is composed of a number of polling districts. There are six in total; Angram Bank, Burncross, Grenoside one and two, Mortomley and Wortley Road.

Coordinates: 53°26′17″N 1°29′31″W / 53.438°N 1.492°W

West Ecclesfield
Sheffield-wards-West Ecclesfield

Shown within Sheffield
Area4.83 sq mi (12.5 km2)
Population17,699 
• Density3,664/sq mi (1,415/km2)
District
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
CouncillorsJohn Booker (UKIP)
Adam Hurst (Labour)
Mike Levery (Liberal Democrats)

Districts in West Ecclesfield ward

Burncross

Burncross (grid reference SK345961) is in the north of the ward west of Chapeltown. It is a mostly residential area, which includes the Grade II listed Barnes Hall, rebuilt in 1824.

Grenoside

Grenoside (grid reference SK340938) is isolated from the other two districts in the south of the ward. It is at a closer proximity to Parson Cross.

High Green

High Green (grid reference SK340972) is north-west of Burncross. It is the most northerly suburb of Sheffield.

2004 Sheffield City Council election

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on 10 June 2004. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes having taken place since the last election in 2003, reducing the number of seats by 3. This election was the first all-postal vote election held, dramatically improving overall turnout by 14.4% on the previous election to 43.9%. The Labour Party kept its overall majority and continued to run the council, albeit on a much slimmer majority. Previous to the boundary changes, sitting Hillsborough councillor Peter MacLoughlin defected from the Liberal Democrats to an Independent, choosing not to contest this election.

2006 Sheffield City Council election

Sheffield City Council elections took place on Thursday 4 May 2006 with polling stations open between 7am and 10pm. One third of council seats were up for election; one in each ward, plus one additional seat in Ecclesall due to a resignation. The overall turnout this year was 34.5%, down considerably from the previous year's general election turnout at 43.9 per cent turnout in Sheffield.

2007 Sheffield City Council election

Sheffield City Council elections took place on Thursday 3 May 2007 with one third of council seats up for election; one in each ward. Since the previous election, Liberal Democrat Martin Davis (representing Stocksbridge & Upper Don) defected, sitting as an independent. This set of elections saw the Conservatives lose the only seat they had on the council since 1996, and the party have not had any councillors elected to Sheffield City Council in any elections since.

The election seen several gains for the Liberal Democrats, returning the council to no overall control. Overall turnout was 36.0%, up slightly from last year's 34.5%.

2008 Sheffield City Council election

Sheffield City Council elections took place on Thursday 1 May 2008. There were 30 seats up for election - one of the three councillors from each ward, plus two seats from Labour councillors who had stepped down. Liberal Democrats made several gains, regaining control of the council for the first time since losing it in 2002. The overall turnout for this election was 36.8%.

2010 Sheffield City Council election

Sheffield City Council elections took place on Thursday 6 May 2010. There were 28 seats up for election in 2010, one of the three councillors from each ward. Since the previous election, Liberal Democrat councillor Frank Taylor had defected to an Independent leaving the Liberal Democrats with 44 councillors. Turnout was up dramatically with it being held alongside the general election, to 62.6%. The higher turnout helped mainly Labour against their electoral rivals, who managed to return the council to no overall control with three gains. This was bolstered by the newly elected Liberal Democrat in Walkley defecting to Labour immediately after being elected.

2011 Sheffield City Council election

Sheffield City Council elections took place on 5 May 2011. There were 28 seats up for election, one third of the council. The last election left the council with no overall control. Since the previous election, Liberal Democrat councillor Ben Curran, and Lib Dem-turned-independent Frank Taylor had defected to Labour leaving both parties equal at 41 councillors each. This election saw Labour regain control of the council that they lost in 2006, with nine gains from the Lib Dems. Overall turnout was 41.8%.Councillors elected in 2007 Sheffield Council election defended their seats this year.

2015 Sheffield City Council election

Sheffield City Council elections took place on Thursday 7 May 2015, the same day as the UK general election and local Parish Council elections. There were 28 seats up for election, one of the three councillors from each ward.

2018 Sheffield City Council election

Elections to Sheffield City Council took place on Thursday 3 May; one of a number of local council elections taking place across England on the same day. These were the first elections since 2016; the normal practice of electing one-third of councillors every year resumed this year, after the previous staging had seen all seats up for election as a result of boundary changes. A number of by-elections had also occurred between the 2016 and 2018 elections.

2019 Sheffield City Council election

Elections to Sheffield City Council were held on Thursday 2 May 2019; one of a number of local council elections taking place across England on the same day. One of each ward's three seats was up for election, having last been contested in the 2016 elections.

Areas of Sheffield

The areas of Sheffield, a city and metropolitan borough in the north of England, vary widely in size and history. Some of the areas developed from villages or hamlets, that were absorbed into Sheffield as the city grew, and thus their centres are well defined, but the boundaries of many areas are ambiguous. The areas of Sheffield do not play a significant administrative role, but the city is divided into 28 electoral wards for local elections and 6 parliamentary constituencies for national elections.

Ecclesfield

Ecclesfield is a village settlement and civil parish in the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, about 4 miles (6 km) north of Sheffield City Centre. Ecclesfield Civil Parish had a population of 32,063 at the 2011 Census. Ecclesfield wards of the City of Sheffield had a population of 35,994 in 2011 (Ecclesfield West and Ecclesfield East wards). The population of Ecclesfield village stood at 7,163 in the most recent census.

Grenoside

Grenoside is a suburb of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The suburb falls within the West Ecclesfield ward of the city.

High Green

High Green is the northernmost suburb of Sheffield, England, located about 8 miles from the city centre. It is found to the north of Chapeltown and is served by a number of buses; the nearest rail station is in Chapeltown 1 mile away. The suburb falls within the West Ecclesfield ward of the city Council.

High Green has expanded rapidly to fill its green belt limits within the last 20 years, now merging building-wise with Chapeltown. The scenery of the Wharncliffe Crags is not far from High Green, and Westwood Country Park is within easy reach. The dam set in the country park is a favourite place for fishermen, runners, walkers and local children. The older, council-owned houses were part refurbished about 10 years ago, and later modernised to the council decent homes programme.

The centre of High Green has a Post Office that has recently moved to the local shop, a local pub, a dentist, two doctors' practices and a few shops along the main street, Wortley Road. High Green has 5 primary schools: 4 mainstream schools (Angram Bank Primary, High Green Primary, Greengate Lane Primary and St. Mary's Primary) and 1 non-maintained special school, Paces School formerly High Green Secondary, for both primary and secondary age children. High Green does not have a mainstream secondary school; pupils instead usually go to Ecclesfield School, approximately 2 miles away in the Ecclesfield suburb. Other mainstream secondary schools that children in the area commonly got to are Stocksbridge or Notre Dame.

Since 1997, High Green has been the home of Paces, a registered charity managing services for children and young people with cerebral palsy and their families, including Paces School which uses the Conductive education approach. The school is at the heart of Paces Campus, a regular local community centre that offers a range of child-care, IT, training, sports, arts and health activities open to all. Paces Campus is an inclusive community centre and business hub which specialises in enterprise development, children, disabilities, sports and arts.

The Campus serves the local communities of Chapeltown, High Green and the wider north Sheffield, south Barnsley and north-west Rotherham areas. People come here to meet others, play sport and other leisure activities, learn and to do business. The Campus offers a range of activities from childcare, after school clubs, art sessions, sports centre groups, computer sales and recycling, training including ICT and micro business incubation. It also houses a specialist resource for children with disabilities (A non maintained special school for children with physical and sensory disabilities registered with the Department for Children, Schools and Families) and programmes for adults with disabilities.

High Green has two main estates based around their equally named parks. Mortomley Park and Angram Bank Recreation Park. Mortomley has a Tenant & Resident Association that is based within Newgate Close Sheltered Housing. Angram Bank also has its own group; Angram Bank Community Development, based within the Angram Bank Pavilion running a weekly Youth Club and Lunch Club. Also within the Pavilion is a Mother & Toddler group that runs each Thursday morning. There was a church group that has since failed after the leader left through ill health. As one of the poorest estates in the country Angram Bank has some dedicated volunteers trying to improve the lives of the community.

The popular band Arctic Monkeys comes from High Green. Their frontman Alex Turner usually presents the band in concert saying, "We are the Arctic Monkeys from High Green, Sheffield!" Their song "Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured" includes the lyrics, "I said, it's High Green, mate / Via Hillsborough, please!" At the end of another song, "All My Own Stunts," Matt Helders shouts "Because I'm from High Green, I'm from High Green!" The band's drumhead features the numbers 0114, the dialing code for Sheffield.

High Green hit the national headlines over Christmas 2012 when the organist at St. Saviour's parish church was murdered on his way to midnight communion on Christmas Eve. Two men were later convicted and jailed for the attack. , and more recently when the Parish Priest at St Mary's Church received a letter threatening to petrol bomb services and stab congregation members one by one.

List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Yorkshire

The ceremonial county of South Yorkshire

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- 7 Borough constituencies

and 7 County constituencies.

List of electoral wards in South Yorkshire

This is a list of electoral divisions and wards in the ceremonial county of South Yorkshire in Yorkshire and the Humber. All changes since the re-organisation of local government following the passing of the Local Government Act 1972 are shown. The number of councillors elected for each electoral division or ward is shown in brackets.

Penistone and Stocksbridge (UK Parliament constituency)

Penistone and Stocksbridge is a constituency in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament created in 2010. As with all constituencies, adults qualifying to vote in the seat (its electorate) elect one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.

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