Community News w/c January 27, 2011

The Wednesday Club at St Lawrence Centre got back into full swing this week with a most enjoyable session, stating with a fish, chips and peas lunch followed by an old-time musical afternoon.

The club was happy to welcome five new members. There was also a surprise visit last week from Josie Pye. Josie left Dunscroft last year to go and live in Cornwall, but came back ‘home’ to see family and old friends. It was lovely to catch up with all her news.

The charity shop at the St Lawrence Centre needs more stuff to sell! Any donations of clothes, bags, shoes, books, ornaments and household items will be very welcome.

East Doncaster Development Trust and Hatfield Visual Arts College are organizing an art competition for local schoolchildren. The aim is to find a piece of artwork that can be mounted on the wall of EDDT’s new Community Garden at the rear of the Resource Centre in Dunscroft.

All primary schools in the DN7 area are invited to submit entries, and the winning school will receive a voucher for £50. Closing date for entries is April 1. For details, contact EDDT (01302) 844844 or Angie Hardwick at HVAC ((01302) 840961.

WARD Councillors of Stainforth and Moorends as well as Stainforth residents have been petitioning against its proposed closure when Intake branch library was removed and Stainforth added.

Hundreds have signed petitions that have been circulating in the Town, they are due to be handed in at Doncaster’s Mansion House this week.

Community Workshops to be held in Stainforth in the coming weeks-the completed project will be on display in St Mary’s Church preview evening Monday 21st between 5pm and 9pm.

Monday Polton Close Community Centre (rear of Kirton Lane school) Adults Textiles Workshop 9am until 3pm.Monday January 24th.

On Wednesday January 26th adults- Collage and Paper Crafts 9am until 3pm.

Stainforth Childrens Centre, Junction Road Tuesday February 8th Collage and paper Crafts-parents with young children 9am until noon.

Textiles workshop-Tuesday 8th February -parents with young children= 12 noon until 3pm

Stainforth Youth Club on Church road Textiles Workshop (children and young people) 12 noon until 3pm Tuesday February 22nd.

Collage and Paper Crafts (children and young people) Wednesday 23rd February 12 noon until 3pm.

The ‘Drop In’ sessions are free of charge-please feel free to join in.

For further information please contact Angie Hardwick 01302 840961- Hatfield Visual Arts College.

Stainforth Town Council meeting- under the chairmanship of the Mayor of Stainforth Councillor Dave Moore.

The Mayor announced the Domestics in case of an emergency.

To consider donation request from members of Victoria Close ‘Coffee Club’ it was agreed £200.

To consider delegates for Practitioners Conference in February- a two day course- the clerk and deputy clerk to attend.

Town Councillors have been approached by Unison- campaign to Save Doncaster Senior Wardens Service.

To Consider planning matters- no objection was raised for installation of Solar Panels to roof of Long Toft Primary school.

No objection to Vodafone Ltd of installation of 15ft high monopole antenna at Stainforth Central Club, Silver street.

Councillor P Pilkington- to report on Humberhead Levels , Green Tourism Forum- the members are wishing the 50 mile Walk be moved from April to May 2011.

Town Councillors meet again on Tuesday February 15th .in the Council Chamber, Town Council Office, Church road (Resource Centre grounds).

An apology to Mr Webb- I typed Harold and his first name is Howard- sorry- hope I will not receive a yellow card-

TOWN council have objected to a planning application for the conversion of existing stables, carriage stores and garaging into three residential dwellings at Beech Tree Farm, Hugg Carr Road, Hatfield. on the grounds of access and egress in a high flood area.

Objections were raised to an application for change of use of land from sand and gravel quarry to site for travelling show people on land off Mosscroft Lane, Hatfield. Council pointed out there is an existing weight limit on Mosscroft Lane of 7.5 tonnes and fairground equipment may be heavier than this and there would be access and egress problems on to a minor road.

There were no objections to applications for installation of telecommunications street cabinet at the junction of Ash Hill Crescent and Ash Hill Road, Hatfield, and erection of extensions and alterations to existing bungalow to form new dwelling following demolition of existing conservatory at Broadstones, Woodhouse Lane, Hatfield.

Town Council have no objections to DMBC using the council offices as a polling station on Thursday May 5.

BEDECKED with banners and festooned with flags Fishlake Village Hall became a time capsule on Saturday night which took guests back to the Second World War when Mrs Sheila Hill celebrated her sixtieth birthday with a re-enactment of entertainment from the 1940’s.

Great care and attention had been taken by the participants and audience both with the decorations with posters, parachutes and costumes.

Airmen, sailors and soldiers rubbed shoulders with spivs, housewives and land girls from the era whilst the onlookers listened to Katie Spitfire and even Fishlake’s own Douggie Lancaster.

Refreshments were provided on the production of a ration card and dances from the time quickly came back to everyone as they jitterbugged around the hall.

Fishlake’s war memorial has taken a direct hit from a branch of a chestnut tree in the churchyard on a calm afternoon. The marble column is now awaiting re-erection.

The Monday Club, consisting of Messrs J. Foster, I.Knot, P.Trimingham and J. Waite, has cleared the back internal wall of Saint Cuthbert’s along with the old kitchen and raised its floor widening up the way to the west door. The result is a magnificent view from the nave.

Snowdrops are flowering in my garden. After such a harsh winter we need signs of spring.