2022 Review





As 2022 draws to a close we are pleased to publish a review of the year highlighting recent developments and achievements and identifying challenges that are foreseen in the future.


Following 2 years that have been affected by the Covid pandemic it is pleasing to report the Tankersley Community Association is in an exceptionally strong position and continues to provide a valued local resource.


TCA ‘s main responsibility is to manage the Hub resources on behalf of the local community.  The ‘mission’ is to provide a sustainable facility at an affordable price whilst ensuring financial stability – including maintaining an appropriate financial reserve to provide assurance against future unforeseen circumstances.


The work of the following people is greatly appreciated: –


The Management Committee consisting of: –

Patricia Clegg – Chairperson

Judith Hopkinson – Secretary

John Hopkinson – Treasurer

Mike Coy

Jackie Wroe

David Crossley

William (Jock) Jones

Jane Morton

Alan Jordan

Sue Jordan



David Scothorn

Sally Scothorn

Mick Taylor

David Lomas

Dave Stacey

Carol Moore

Angela Dawson

Bryan Dawson

Steve Cowley

Anne Jefferies

Michaela Crossley


*There is always a danger of missing someone off a list such as this!  Please accept our apologies if you have been missed.



The Hub consists of: –

  • The Welfare Room
  • The Senior Citizens Room
  • The Colin Shepherd Suite
  • The Conservatory
  • The Small Meeting Room
  • The Community Green (former Bowling Green)
  • The Defibrillator
  • The Book Swap
  • The Tuck Shop – with outside service counter
  • Fully fitted kitchen with cooker, dishwasher, water boiler, fridge, freezer
  • Licensed Bar
  • Toilets – including access for the disabled


Within the premises we can proudly boast a range of equipment and resources that make the Hub suitable for a wide range of activities and events: –

  • Wide range of furnishings (tables, chairs etc.)
  • Stage – with extensions and risers, lights and curtains
  • Multi-channel sound system
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hearing Loop
  • Kitchen (suitable for medium sized catering)
  • Licensed bar



The resources continue to be in great demand and have seen heavy use during 2022.  Our regular users include: –

  • Aspire Taekwondo
  • Rachel Cooper Dance and Gymnastics
  • Dog training
  • Senior Citizens Healthy Living
  • Tankersley Playgroup (Tots to Toddlers)
  • Tankersley Afternoon Tea
  • Art Group
  • Zumba
  • Whist Drive
  • Peter’s Mother’s Union


In addition the resources are made available for public meetings and ceremonial occasions (Tankersley Parish Council) and for hire for at reasonable cost for social functions such as dances, parties, concerts, christenings, funerals etc.





2022 Developments, Improvements and Achievements

  • Refurbishment of the conservatory to create a modern and welcoming environment
  • Securing a lease to manage the former bowling green to provide a safe and secure outdoor space for community activities
  • Installation of free Wi-Fi
  • Provision of a waste disposal service for Hub users
  • In-house licensed bar now run by TCA
  • Creation of TCA/Hub Website
  • Supporting and promoting community events – (Halloween and Easter Children’s events – Christmas Countdown etc.)



TCA finances are currently in a very strong position.  The securing of a significant lottery grant in 2019 allowed several major improvement initiatives to be undertaken which in-turn released revenue for other on-going developments.  The main income streams are: –

  • Hire fees
  • Bar revenue
  • Tuck Shop revenue
  • Fund raising events and afternoon tea income
  • Donations


The significant lines of expenditure include: –

  • Energy costs (gas and electricity)
  • Water
  • Commercial rates (to BMBC)
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Legal and administration costs
  • Purchase of equipment and resources


A monthly finance statement is presented to the management committee for monitoring and approval and annual accounts are audited and prepared by Tingle Ashmore Chartered Accountants.  TCA is a registered charity and is also registered at Companies House.  Accounts are submitted to both the Charities Commission and Companies House as required by law.



As we all know it is difficult to project the future – however 2 significant challenges have been identified: –

  • Meeting Increasing levels of expenditure – particularly energy costs which are projected to increase substantially
  • Attracting new members to share the management and day-to-day responsibilities


Hire charges were increased marginally some months ago when energy prices were forecast to increase.  Although this will obviously help it will not have a significant impact on addressing the problem.  TCA committee are mindful to maintain charges at an acceptable level and are reluctant to agree a further increase.  The situation will continue to be closely monitored.


Pilley and Tankersley have seen significant residential developments over the past few years and the committee recognise changing attitudes and preferences.  We should stress that we are also aware of historical past and will consciously work to preserve the local heritage.  We are very keen to welcome new members and volunteers.


Aims and Objectives for 2023 and Beyond

In accordance with our Articles of Memorandum our overall mission remains to provide an affordable community resource.

The immediate objectives for 2023 are: –


  • To ensure financial security
  • To ensure the hall and associated resources are maintained in a safe condition and appropriate for use by a wide and diverse community
  • To offer a selection of appropriate community activities that reflects demand – the committee welcomes suggestions in this respect
  • To develop the Community Green into a safe and attractive outdoor environment suitable for a range of events and activities
  • To offer a range of community based outdoor events – e.g. musical performances, outdoor cinema, seasonal celebrations
  • To increase the use of the newly refurbished conservatory including as an indoor café area to compliment the already successful Tuck Shop
  • To continue to work closely with other local organisations – Tankersley Parish Council, TPEG, St. Peter’s Church, Pilley Methodist Church, Tankersley St. Peter’s School, Barnsley MBC





John K Hopkinson

On behalf of TCA Management Committee

4th January 2023