Community News w/c April 14, 2011

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A LARGE quantity of heating oil has been stolen from the Village Hall recently, thieves obviously think that community property is there on a help yourself basis.

The winners of the 100 Club Draw in March were Mrs Gladys Hamilton, Mrs Christine Williams and Mrs Latto(snr).

Spotted in the village this week were Jeanette Medlock and her daughter Lauren who had returned from Adelaide in South Australia to visit Jeanette’s seriously ill father.

Only three candidates have come forward for the parish council’s five seats. They are David Chaffer, John Waite and Mrs Pam Webb. This contrasts poorly with our neighbours in Sykehouse where eleven candidates have come forward. Meanwhile six candidates are standing to represent us on our DMBC seat whose election is May 5.

Look out for some of the pictures appearing in the Village Hall showing the Fishlake of yesteryear donated by Mrs Carol Hempsall.

Busily spring cleaning on Saturday were the supporters of Fishlake’s Cricket and Bowls Clubs who are preparing for this year’s season.


On Tuesday, April 19 the Hatfield Woodhouse Ladies Club will meet. The meeting takes place on the third Tuesday of the month and have a variety of activities and speakers.

They will be having a Beetle Drive and pancakes as their refreshments. All ladies welcome.

The coffee morning held on Saturday, April 9 raised £507.75 for BLISS the premature baby charity. Many thanks to everyone who supported this venture.

Saturday, April 16 will be their Easter Fayre, 10am to 1pm. Easter Egg Hunt, for children and grown-ups, Easter Basket competition, chocolate tombola, raffle, cards, games. After the usual coffee morning they will be serving Afternoon Tea, £4 per head. Come along and join in the fun everyone welcome.

The preacher on Sunday, April 20(Palm Sunday) will be Mr Bob Brittain from Thorne.

Easter Services are: Maunday Thursday 7pm, Good Friday 7pm and Easter Sunday 6pm.


A garden fire that spread onto other buildings in Brunswick Gardens in Stainforth meant nearly five hundred people had to be evacuated from their homes and surrounding areas on Friday April 7 at around 9pm, gas cylinders were found nearby and proved a danger.

Roads were cordened off until Saturday and traffic was diverted.

Re-located in the library is Stainforth Opportunity Centre late of the Hope Centre on Church Road, 9am to 6pm, closed on Wednesday, they are closed for lunch so you are advised to call in the library and find out more details or telephone on (01302) 841239.

There is a Childrens Film Club at the library on Monday and Thursday evenings from 4pm-5.45pm. Admission is only 25p to include refreshments.

Easter Activities for children are being held in the library on Monday April 18 from 11am to 12.30pm.

Call in the library for more details please.


Ladies Luncheon Group met at the Earl of Doncaster for their monthly lunch. After dinner speaker was Mrs B Wetherill whose talk ‘Scarlet Women’ had everyone listening. Her story was very interesting as she was involved in the setting up of a home for Lady Chelsea Pensionsers. After a lot of work a place was opened in 2009. Raffle winners were Mrs D Pidcock and Mrs Reid.

Coffee Morning on Saturday will be in aid of Church funds.

Lindholme Village Action Group are looking to provide a playground for the village, Coun J Brown will represent the town council on Lindholme Playground Group,

A meeting is to be called to discuss the problem regarding horses on Abbey Playing Field. It was suggested that the police and the DMBC Gypsy Liaison should attend.

Town Council Clerk reported they had been successful in their application for re-accreditation as a quality council and was the first council in Doncaster to be re-accredited.

Council have no objections on the following planning applications - erection of detached dwelling following demolition of existing bungalow, Hope Villa, Stonehill, Hatfield Woodhouse. Erection of amenity clock on existing travellers site, Rosegarth, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse.

Hatfield Barn Regeneration Project are holding a Royal Wedding celebration fundraiser on April 29, 10am, when the wedding will be projected live on a large screen on the Barn Field, followed by a hog roast. Tickets £5, and £3.50 for under 10s.