Community News w/c January 20, 2011

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PUBLIC participation at the parish council meeting revealed a request to save Stainforth Library from threatened closure. Fishlake folk use it too! The council agreed to contact the Mayor of Doncaster. A petition is also circulating.

A question was asked about the failure of the council’s lights on the church tower over Christmas. The Wildlife Habitat area created by the Environment agency in the village is starting to attract more species of birds including Whooper swans, teal ducks and others. It is beginning to rival neighbouring reserves.

The Monday Club is now sanctioned to tidy up rights of way and to look after the boat on the Landing.

There is to be no rise in the precept which is to remain the same at £34,800. We were informed that the road around Mill Fields was to be resurfaced and that as yet there was no starting date for the work on Jubilee Bridge.

The parish council also requested new signs to replace those missing in the village.

The parish council decided to proceed with its next phase of Victorian street lighting including an extra light down Grove Road as required by European legislation. However, the council is to seek more information on the exact positioning of new lights.

The report about police matters revealed that ten feet of copper piping had been stolen from the lightning conductor on the church tower at night.

Kerosene heating oil has been stolen three times since October from a tank outside one house on Pinfold Lane. Villagers were asked to be vigilant.

Only 81 out of 270 questionnaires have been received by the parish council’s committee .The results will be sifted and analysed and a report will be circulated to every household.

THE removal of Christmas wreaths in Stainforth cemetery will commence on February 1. The cemetery’s opening hours are 8am-4pm until March 30th.

Field Road and the junction at Water Lane has been resurfaced, the roads may have to close so look out for traffic lights or diverted traffic signs entering and leaving the town.

Children of classes 6 and 7 of Long Toft School had a visit from Harold Webb, the World Cup Referee who spent four hours at the school talking to the children, he even refereed a football match for them.

Four guest chefs came to school and cooked a meal for him and the head of school Mrs Rahman.

The school children will be performing The Snow Queen on January 26, 27.

A message has gone out for the parents of children who attend Holy Family Primary Catholic school that the school gates will be locked at 8.55am so please be sure you arrive before this time. If you do arrive late for any reason please escort your child to the main entrance and sign them in.

The following classes are being held in school: Monday January 10 Tumbletots, Tuesday, January 11 aerobics, athletics tournament Wednesday January 12.

Children invited to attend need to bring back their permission slips or they cannot attend.

Craft Group January 12, and Martial Arts on Thursday January 13.

A Cycle Training Course was held recently for year 5 and 6 pupils of Kirton Lane Primary School.

Level 1: M Swinger, L Gerrard, J McGuire, S Ackroyd and M Winstanley.

Level 2: C Green, E Vanstone,A Dawson, A Norris, R Barrass, K Pollitt, K Webb, L Redfern, H James Smith, T Connor, S Stephens, C Gutteridge and L Kendall.

Comments and observations made to the school by the trainers - behaviour was exemplary. The staff were friendly and very helpful.

Raffle and sale of decorations - £314.

The school has agreed to trial the text message service to parents. Please ensure that an up to date mobile telephone number for the schools records.

If your child is hoping to come to nursery next September why not bring them to the Musical Minis session Thursday mornings 9-10am term time only beginning January 27.

TOWN council have no objections to the following planning applications: Erection of two detached houses with garages, Slay Pit Cottages, Slay Pit Lane, Hatfield. Conversion of former dovecote and outbuilding to cattery, and change of use of garage/workshop to animal food shop, Parks Farm, Station Road, Dunscroft. Erection of building for the storage of grain, Tudworth Green Farm, Tudworth Road, Hatfield.

Objections were raised on an application to convert existing stable to form new dog kennel/boarding facilities, Cherry Tree Farm Cottage, Huggin Carr Road, Hatfield on the grounds that the property is in the middle of a small hamlet, noise nuisance with access on to a main road.

Objections were also raised to the erection of a residential development for five detached houses following demolition of existing bungalows at Orchard View, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse on the grounds of over intensive development and inadequate sewerage system.

Coffee morning in the Barn on Saturday, January 22 will be in aid of the Royal Association for the Deaf.

The Leader brothers will be hosting a ‘Fun with Antiques’ in the Barn on Monday January 25 at 7pm.

THE coffee morning held at the Methodist Chapel last Saturday raised £340 for SSAFA funds.

Ray Harper who organised this event would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make this event the success it was. It was very well supported.

The coffee morning next Saturday, January 22 will benefit Project 2000 funds.

The preacher at the Chapel on Sunday, January 23 6pm will be Rev. Helena Harbottle.