Community, June 30, 2011

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The sun did manage to come out on those who bravely put on stalls on the central car park for the tenth annual Water Festival in Stainforth at the weekend.

The Mayor of Stainforth Eddy Nesbitt and the Deputy Mayor Arlene Abbott opened the event and arrived by the ‘Ethel’ Trust Community Barge.

On Sunday June 26 there was a community service and blessing of the boats for the Water Festival held outside The New Inn it was well attended. St Mary’s was represented by Rev A Allington and assistant Curate Eleanor Simpson, Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Lay Minister W Mournian and Mehodist Church representative Mrs M Wilson, James Wilson was the organist. The Water Festival members of the Ethel Trust Community Barge sold raffle tickets, to be drawn at Stannilands Regatta on Sunday September 4, the prize is a Free Day Cruise on the Waterways with your 12 favourite people. ( I bought a ticket, hope I am lucky).

Stainforth Town Council meeting-change of use of ground floor from storage area to self contained one bedroom flat- no objections, pitched roof single storey extension to side of detached house following demolition of exsisting conservatory and chimney stack - no objections were raised. Stainforth welcomes change of use from offices to residential at HSBC for Mrs M Wilson.

St Mary’s Summer Fayre raised £335- thank you to everyone who supported them.

Polton Close Calendar ladies are busy raising money, last week they held a clairvoyance evening to help pay for the calendar due out shortly.


Dunscroft junior footballers will host the 2011 football tournament this weekend, teams from across Yorkshire will meet at the Dunscroft Welfare Ground.

On Saturday July 2, U6s and U7s team will compete and then on, Sunday July 3, the U8s and U12s team. First kick off at 9.30am am on both days.

Please come along and support our youth teams during these two days between, 9.30am – 2.00pm.

Some of our local charities, will also man fundraising stalls . Refreshments will be available.


THE WINNERS of the raffle at the Strawberry Fair: no.Y80 Malcolm Greenslade with a basket of fruit; no.Y658 Felicity Harman with foot treatment; no.Y559 Beryl Bowling with wine and chocolates, no.Y314 Brenda Grafton with a box of biscuits, no.Y509 Helen Jackson with aftershave and no.Y494 Janet Cozens with a backgammon set.

This week has seen Yorkshire Electricity hard at work along Sour Lane felling and lopping trees to free the electricity cables which serve the village.

The Monday Club has been beavering away on the path from the top of Camel’s Hump to the river bank, clearing overhanging branches and placing wood chippings along the path.

The Fishlake Festival takes place on Saturday, July 9 at the Old School Field, there will be a tug o’ war and mini football tournament at 6pm on the previous evening. The gates will open at 11am. Only drinks bought from the beer tent may be consumed at the event, there will also be a Scruff’s dog show, children’s games, archery contest, penalty shoot out, pony rides.

In the evening there will be a live band ‘Look Sharpe’ and disco. Tickets for night ‘do’ from Claire on (01302) 351592 or Joy (01302) 351218.

Hatfield Woodhouse

Hatfield Woodhouse Amateur Gardening Club are having a visit this evening to Lindholme Hall.

Those without transport please meet at the Working Men’s Club at 6.15pm otherwise meet in the car park at Lindolme Hall at 6.30pm. On Tuesday, July 5 the monthly meeting of the Gardening Society will be a visit to Winthrop Hall, members to make their own way there.

The Chapel coffee morning this week will be in aid of Project 2000. 10am–12noon.

The preacher on Sunday, July 3 will be Mr David Hepworth from Adwick-le-Street.


Coffee Morning in aid of St Lawrence Church realised £167. Raffle winners: B Stone, D Cousins, G Lowe, B Camplejohn, J Atkinson, J Whittall, P Walker,and L Smith.

WI met at hatfields for their monthly meeting, Mrs B Pearson entertained with ‘Entertainment in Rhyme’ and was very amusing, Raffle winners: M Cobb, G Southgate, winners of the competition were P Walker and B Taylor. Next meeting of the WI is on July 21 when Mr N Britton will give a talk on school and family life.

Coffee Morning on Saturday, July will be in aid of Bluebell Wood.

A Saturday tea in aid of church funds will be held on Sunday July 3, 3-5pm at the Barn.