Community News, June 23, 2011


Coffee Morning held in the Barn realised £188.40 in aid of Hatfield Church Building Trust.

Town Council have no objections to the following planing applications: Erection of detached dwelling on land adjacent to Barn Owls, Back Field Lane, Hatfield; Conversion of existing stables, carriage stores and garaging into three residential dwellings, Beech Tree Farm, Huggin Carr Road, Hatfield.

Council have agreed to a request from Hatfield library to fund two events of £100 each to Andy and Lewis Magical Entertainer and Mr Dan’s Circus Show. Council felt that more notice of such events should be given.

Following annual site visits by the burial and recreation committee it was agreed that car parking spaces at the cemetery could be maximised by white lines. It was also noted that some grave spaces were outside the permitted size and some kerb sets were above the permitted limit. Memorial masons were requested to stay within the limits. It was agreed that new plants should be purchased for the Peace Garden following a severe winter.

It was also agreed the pathways running alongside the cremation block and at the rear of the cemetery are repaired. A new path is to be provided at the rear of the current interments.

The hire of football pitches for the 2011/12 season will be increased from £26 to £27 per match.

Open Gardens weekend will be held on July 2 and 3 from 12noon to 5pm, there are 15 gardens to see, admission is £2.50, (free for children accompanied), all proceeds to Weston Park Hospital Cancer charity fund. For further information contact Mrs E Hoff, tel. (01302) 842389.


On Sunday June 26, at 3pm the preacher at Stainforth Methodist Church will be Rev John Hartley, there will be a special service to celebrate the bi-centenary of Primitive Methodism.

Long Toft Primary school, year 6 has their SATS and are now eagerly awaiting the results.

The winner of the train tickets from the Royal Wedding Day day draw organised by Mrs Dalton was won by Nathan Ogden, Yorkshire Wildlife tickets, Abbey Leigh Meechan and a pass for the Doncaster Dome was won by Ellie-Lousie Hall.

A training day will be held on Thursday June 30,

Hatfield Visual Arts College, Key Stage 1 hold their Sports Day on June 30, Key Stage 3 Sports Day will be held on July 15.

The newly opened Boxing Club was officially opened recently by Smokin Joe Frasier, former Olympic and World Heavyweight Boxing Champion in the Long Toft Sports Hall, it is open Tuesday to Friday from 5-7pm.


SERGEANT Barnes gave a police report to the parish council on Tuesday warning that opportunists are driving round the village ready to steal diesel oil.

Coun Trimingham suggested to him that the village needed a Neighbourhood Watch again. As a result it will be placed on the agenda on July 12 and anyone interested is invited to attend. A member of the public asked the police to bring their speed gun to the village.

The council voted to give Fishlake Festival a grant of £300 and hoped that better security would pay dividends this year.

An accident on Trundle Lane means that DMBC will replace the street light with one of the new Victorian style lamps.

Coun Waite told us that a report and a map about mining subsidence from Mr Ransome of Hatfield Colliery has been placed on the village notice board on the Landing.

A summary of the village plan was presented to the parish council. Residents were concerned about the danger of flooding, speeding traffic and heavy lorries, burglaries, the need for a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, the future of Jubilee Bridge, the lack of a village shop and post office, the need for improved information about parish council decisions and about planning decisions by DMBC.

Improved Internet speed and mobile phone reception were also on the wish list for villagers who wanted to see a youth club or better social provision for young people. Fishlake folk particularly appreciate the quality of life in the village, the village’s rural character, the spiritual value of Saint Cuthbert’s and the fact of having a village hall.

Hatfield Woodhouse

Hatfield Woodhouse Amateur Gardening Club will be having a trip to Lindholme Hall and grounds on Thursday evening, June 30.

Members and friends to meet in the car park at Lindholme Hall at 6.30pm. If you do not have transport please meet at the Working Men’s Club at 6.15pm.

The coffee morning held at the chapel last week raised £66 for their Project 2000 fund. The coffee morning this week, June 25 will be for Home Missions.

The preacher on Sunday, June 26 will be Mrs Joan Scholes.


Last week was very busy for the senior members of our community, Tuesday, St Lawrence Road over 60’s club had a day out in Whitby, on Wednesday, members of Broadwater Drive over 60’s enjoyed a day at Bury Market, and on Friday, members of the Kinsbourne Green over 60’s enjoyed a lunch of Cornish pastie, veg and bakewell tart.

The afternoon continued with games and bingo.

Obituary: It is with sadness that I record the death of Veda Horton on July 16, she celebrated her 100 birthday last October. Veda was a very happy lovely lady, she was a member of St Lawrence Road and Dunsville Community centre for many years. Veda lived on Broadway for many years, she also lived in Sheepdip Lane and later moved to Oldfield House Nursing home in Stainforth.

If you have any news for Dunscroft and Dunsville please call Norma on 01302 883264.