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Thrybergh Parish Council

This is not an official council site, nor as this page been requested by the council, it is placed here freely as a tribute to the council by John Doxey.



Thrybergh Parish Hall
Park Lane
South Yorkshire S65 4BP
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Park Lane
 South Yorkshire S65 4BT
Tel: (01709 851745)
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Wooton Court
South Yorkshire S65 4JD
Tel: (01709 852697)



The name Parish Council was introduced by an act of Parliament and came under the local Government act of 1894. For hundreds of years the local administration had been the responsibility of the Lords of the Manor who had to maintain through taxes or levy his tenants. This was done by an assembly known as a court. Gradually as these courts became weaker the Church took over the responsibility. Each individual parochial area then became known as a parish. Because meetings in the small parish's were held in the Church Vestry the meetings of these groups were known as Vestries. As the local populations grew this increased the size of the meetings and smaller groups then divided into groups known as Select Vestries. Within these groups arose a great deal of corruption, and the government during the 19th century removed the Church Rate and took over the poor law. At first local government was in disarray until power was given to local administration which then became known as Parish Councils.
Gradually as the 20th century progressed parish council members were not solely from the ranks of the wealthy, they were joined by workers with an interest in the community. This of course gave everyone from all walks of life a chance to have a say in what happened within the parish.
Thrybergh Parish Council is an excellent example of a typical English parish council, and to its credit has helped to establish many great benefits for the local residents. Benefits like The Thrybergh Sports Centre being a prime example. The council in recent years relocated the vandalized cenotaph and placed it proudly outside the parish hall, and at at the time of writing are striving to replace the original honour roll that was destroyed by vandals. From recent photos I can see many changes for the better in the area and this is the result of the work done by the council.

We should remember that many councillor's spend a lot of hours attending meetings both in the parish hall and also in the council chambers of Rotherham, and this is all part of serving the community. So even if they don't always achieve what we personally would like them to achieve we should consider that they at least were trying to achieve.
On the photo below taken in 1978 are the council members of the previous year, many of them having served the community for a considerable number of years. Some of them still remaining today.

  Florence Evens
One local member of the council was named amongst the top 100 Yorkshire Women of the 20th century
  Florence Evens became interested in politics when the miners’ strike was affecting the Rotherham area in 1926, and was to serve on Thrybergh Parish Council from1941 until she resigned as secretary in 1955.
In 1954 Florence was the only women on the Sheffield, Rotherham and District Smoke Abatement Committee. was a Governor of Maltby Grammar School also one of the manager's of Thrybergh and District Primary Schools and also a member of the National Women’s Citizens Association. 
 She represented Rotherham Rural Council on the pollution committee she was also a Labour councillor in Rotherham District Council;  was a member of the Rother Valley Division Education Committee and worked with the South Yorkshire Women’s Advisory Council.
Source  Rotherham Advertiser 21.8.1954 


Thrybergh Parish Council 1977 - 1978

Photo courtesy of Peter O'Brien


Back Row
T. Smith. A. Scholes E. Griffin, J. Norburn A. Rogers. T Curran. P. O'Brien. E. Houghton. J. Wootton, (Rotherham Borough Council). B Larcombe, (Clerk).
Front Row
K Cawdron. G Ettchells. E Hellewell. W Winder. F Davies. B Ward. J Burke



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