Community News w/c April 28,2011


VILLAGERS are putting the final touches to two special events which are celebrating tomorrow’s Royal Wedding.

Residents at the sheltered accommodation in Victoria Close are staging a mock wedding with residents Denise Head and Bob Hope ‘tying’ the knot at 2pm.

The event, which will see the community centre decked out in Union Jack decorations, is set to be attended by about 40 guests who will also enjoy a barbecue after the ceremony.

For more details call organiser Mick Lindley on 01302 351625.

And villagers in Junction Road are getting ready to toast the happy couple in a street party.

David Moore, the mayor of Stainforth, will open the event which starts at 2pm.

Call Lorraine Crosby for more information on 07525 099005.

A cheque for £50 was handed to Julia Keegan for the British Heart Foundation by Carol McArdle, proceeds of recent Coffee Mornings.

The local Netto store in Station Road will re open soon as an Asda store.

The Stainforth Methodist Church Anniversary, Sunday May 8 at 3pm. Preacher will be Rev Helena Harbottle. The Anniversary Gift Boxes will be dedicated at this service. Everybody welcome to give thanks for almost 200 years of Methodist witness in Stainforth, 86 years on the present site, and seven years in the refurbished premises.

It was agreed that £200 be sent to Polton Close Arts and Crafts Group after their request for financial help.

No objections to planning applications made by Mrs L Wright on Doncaster Road, 12 dwellings with garages on Church Road former site of The Ridings.

The clerk Mrs P Harrison is to write a letter to South Yorkshire Police asking why no police officers have attended the Town Council meetings.

Town Coun Mrs P Pilkington reported no meeting of the Humberhead Levels, Green Tourism Forum but she did mention that the Annual 50 mile walk/run is to be held on Saturday May 21 and a stop point is St Mary’s Parish Church for refreshments for those taking part on their return to Thorne and could some of the Town Councillors come and give a hand.

A letter is to go to the Highways Dept re damaged road signs between Stainforth and Thorne to remove rubble and replace with a new sign.

The Mayor of Stainforth Coun Dave Moore expressed his thanks and that of the Town Council to the Youth Club staff for all the assistance during the recent evacuation during an emergency situation.


It is with sadness that we have to report that Mrs Sheila Jones has passed away.

She will be remembered as the landlady of the Robin Hood for many years and our thoughts go out to Ron and his family as this sad time.

The Chapel coffee morning this week is for the Charity ‘Smile Train’ this charity helps children who have a cleft palate. As well as all the usual things we shall be having a raffle and tombola.

The preacher on Sunday, May 1 will be Mr Peter Douglas from Bessacarr.


EASTER Day was marked by the re-opening of the Garden Blooms nursery in Fosterhouses and by a quintessentially English game of cricket in brilliant sunshine.

Friday will see celebrations at the Old Anchor Inn for The Royal Wedding, with tea, cakes, bunting and children’s entertainers.

Pushed by circumstances to Sunday, the St. George’s Day annual mummers’ play will be performed at the Old George in Sykehouse at 2pm, at the Old Anchor Inn in Fishlake at 3pm and finally at the Hare and Hounds at 3.30pm Anyone with visitors or children wishing to have a flavour of olde England should not miss these productions.

Particularly noticeable this year are the oak trees in leaf well ahead of the village’s ash trees. We shall see if the old adage holds true that when the oak is out before the ash we are in for a splash, but when the ash is out before the oak we are in for a soak.


Coffee Morning held in the Barn raised £154 for church funds, raffle winners: S Davies, D Cousins, B Goulding, P Knight, S Liddle and T Johnson.

Hatfield WI met at Hatfields to celebrate their 80th birthday with dinner, cake and entertainment provided by several members. Memorabilia was places in the room and members could reflect on the many past activities.

Raffle winners were S Reid, J Birch, B Taylor, J Howard, B Coates, I Benson, M Leggott. an enjoyable evenig for all.

Next meeting of the WI is on Thursday, May 19 when there will be a fashion show by the Edinburgh Mill at Hatfield.

Annual church outing to Skipton will be held on Saturday May 7. Tickets £10, departs 9am, for further information contact Janet Hoffman, tel (01302) 849377.