Community News w/c February 10, 2011

St Lawrence Centre members wish to thank all those who so generously responded to our appeal for goods to sell in our charity shop.

As most of you know, we are self-supporting and must constantly fund raise to pay our ever increasing utility and maintenance bills.

With this winter’s high fuel costs our heating bills have really rocketed (especially since the building does not allow proper insulation). We are really grateful to all who support us with donated goods and raffle prizes.

The Kingsbourne Green Centre had a most enjoyable day out at Blackburn Market on Tuesday February 9. The market is under cover with a great range of stalls, as ever the coach was fully booked. Everyone had a very good day and came home with lots of bargains.

East Doncaster Development Trust is happy to announce new Welfare Rights Advice Sessions now being held at the Resource Centre on Station Road, Dunscroft, on Wednesdays 1-3pm, and Fridays 10am-noon.

The sessions are free, but understandably these days there is a heavy demand so it is better to make an appointment. Please telephone EDDT on (01302) 844844.

Anyone with any community news for the Dunscroft and Dunsvillle areas please telephone Norma Sturrock on (01302) 883264

A WHOLE page in the Doncaster Free Press was devoted to the history of Fishlake when Barry Crabtree wrote his Days Gone By column last week.

The article talked of the book Fishlake The First 2,000 Years which is available in Stainforth, Thorne and Hatfield libraries and from Stephen Cook by emailing

Orange ticket 411 has been drawn from the questionnaires sent in as answers to the Village Plan. Would the winners please make themselves known to Coun David Chaffer of Cross Acres on Pinfold Lane.

The Thursday Coffee Group is going to watch the Barnby Dun Players’ production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Interestingly, one of our local Thespians, Paul Sheldrake, has been head hunted by Barnby Dun to play the giant in the pantomime.

Celebrating his 40th birthday this weekend will be local landlord Andrew Hempsall with a party at the Hare and Hounds.

Love is in the air. Monday, February 14 will see the Old Anchor Inn celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening, a bottle of wine and dinner for two for £40.

A ONE Stop Wedding Fayre is to be held in St Mary’s Community Centre on Field Road in Stainforth on Saturday February 12 from 10am-4pm.

Over 20 professional exhibitors covering all aspects of your wedding.

A performance by the Wheatsheaf Singers will be taking place at 12.30pm.

I have a large envelope of used postage stamps if anyone would like them for a charity. Please give me a call on (01302) 845796.

Stainforth Town Council will be holding their monthly meeting on Tuesday February 15th in the Council Chamber, Church Road. There will be a 15 minute public participation before the commencement of the meeting at 6.30pm.

The Barn Regeneration Fund have received a cheque for over £42,000 from the developer of properties on Vicarage Close. A planning application has been lodged.

Urgent repair work has been carried out above the west door of the church and on the north aisle roof.

The restoration of the organ is almost complete after taking more than twice the time quoted, The organ fund has now been closed.

The parish church council will be able to pay the parish share in full this year. Next years payment will be £48,000.

Hatfield Ladies Luncheon Club met at the Earl of Doncaster on February 3 for their first meeting of the year. Owing to the weather in December the Christmas lunch was postponed and served in February. There was a large raffle and the normal Christmas menu.

Next meeting is on March 3, when Mr Morley will talk about famous Yorkshire People.

Coffee morning in the Barn on Saturday, February 12 will be in aid of the Village Plan.

The tickets for the Hatfield Woodhouse Players show “Barrage Balloons and Bisto” are now on sale and are going well. The price of the tickets is £6.

Chapel News: The coffee morning last week raised £83 20p for Project 2000. The coffee morning on February 12th will be a Valentines themed event with lunches served from noon to 1pm. To include Raffle, Tombola Cake and Card Stalls. Proceeds of this event to go to Chapel Funds.