Community News w/c April 21, 2011


A Childrens Arts and Crafts Group starts on Monday April 18, 4.30-6.30pm, at Polton Close Community Centre, costs £1 to cover materials and refreshments. For more details contact Amanda on 07521683393.

The Stainforth libary will be closed on Friday April 22, Saturday 23 and Monday 25 for the Easter period, and again on Friday April 29 for the Royal wedding and Monday May 2.

Polton Close Social and Entertainment section, held a party and an Easter Bonnet competition, the winner was Mary Nichols, second Eddy Nesbitt, third Mary Nesbitt.

Chairman to the TARA Eddy Nesbitt is appealing for sponsors after a recent photo shoot of the ladies of the committee as ‘Calendar Girls’. It would mean the sponsors name could appear at the bottom of the page.

The proceeds would be shared between his three charities, Air Ambulance, Chatsfield Suite (DRI) and Help the Heroes. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please telephone Eddy on (01302) 840014.

The Job Opportunity Shop has been re-located to Stainforth Library on Church Road, working normal library hours. Ring the library for more information (01302) 841239.


Barrage Balloons and Bisto the show put on last week at the Village Hall by Hatfield Woodhouse Players was a resounding success and was enjoyed by all who came to see it.

Plaudits go to Brian Harrison and all the Players.

Hatfield Woodhouse Methodist Church had a very successful Easter Fayre last week, raising £733.78 for the Chapel Funds. Well done everyone who helped in any way. The Easter Basket competition was well supported and the Easter egg hunt was very successful, A lovely sunny day helped to make this a great success.

The services at the Chapel this week are: Maunday Thursday 7pm, Good Friday 7pm and Easter Sunday 6pm all services to be conducted by Reverend Helena Harbottle.


THE FIRST swallow was spotted in the village on April 8.

The Old Anchor Inn is planning to celebrate the Royal wedding on April 29 with bunting, tea and cakes, a children’s entertainer and of course a commentary and pictures of the actual wedding on the wide screens in the Anchor.

Last week’s parish council meeting saw chairman John Waite thank councillors Mrs C Holling and Mr Ken Hayes, for their service, they are standing down this month,

The precept is to be maintained at £34,800. The parish council agreed to pay half of the costs of restoring the village war memorial and also to join the Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England.

The council objected to planning permission for land on Trundle Lane and discussed the potholes in the village. Victorian style street lights are to be installed along parts of Hay Green and Pinfold Lane.

The destruction of an area of special scientific interest has occurred in the village to the council’s dismay. Anthony Myott is to be invited to attend the June meeting of the council to answer questions about the Wetland Habitat.

Services for Good Friday will take place at 7pm and for Easter Sunday at 9.30am in St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church.


Members of the St Lawrence Road over 60s had a trip to York. A day blessed with good weather meant everyone had a memorable day out.

Members attended the opening night presentation of the Hatfield Woodhouse Players Barrage Balloons and Bisto.

On entering the village hall we were amazed at the very authentic setting, there was every kind of war time memorabilia you could think of, what a collection. We all remembered the sound of sirens and aircraft as we relived the moment with the sounds resounding round the room, another brilliant show with audience participation, singing and flag waving embellished with a good helping of laughter.

EDDT continue to provide business as usual and are looking to providing some additional learning opportunities in the very near future. If you need support, information or simply to learn then give EDDT a call, and were possible they will help you or signpost you to someone who can.


The pub quiz at the Bay Horse raised £75 for the Friends of Hatfield Church Building Trust.

Skipton is the venue for the annual church outing on May 7, leaving at 9am, tickets are £10, contact Janet Hoffman, (01302) 849377.

Town council have received application and made grants to the following organisations: 69 Doncaster (St Edwins) Brownies, 69th Doncaster Brownies and Hatfield Woodhouse Phoenix Theatre Group will each receive £100. Dunscroft Welfare JFC have been awarded £300, Hatfield Woodhouse WMC FC and Hatfield Celtic are each to receive £130, Hatfield Church Building Trust are to receive £180 for the maintenance of the church clock. Hatfield Woodhouse village hall have been awarded a grant of £900. Council have agreed that the outfield for the Hatfield Town Cricket Club for the 2011 season be cut at no cost to the cricket club.