Community News w/c March 10, 2011

Dunscroft’s new Work Club got off to a good start last Thursday at the East Doncaster Development Trust’s Resource Centre in Station Road.

A group of work-seekers met up to discuss their job-hunting with each other over coffee and biscuits.

The EDDT Employment Support Officers provided a session on targeted job applications. Everyone agreed it was a useful and enjoyable way to exchange information and support whilst looking for employment.

The Work Club will be meeting every Thursday morning, 10am-noon. Information, resources, internet access, and training and support, are available to help job searches and applications.

It is entirely free, including the refreshments, and there’s no need to book in advance. All jobseekers are welcome. For more information telephone (01302) 844844.

A DATE for your diary folks - Saturday, April 16, 10am-2pm, at the Resource Centre, (former Old Folks Centre) on Church Road.

Stainforth Town Council are holding an Easter Fayre. To book a stall please contact Stephen Cook, Julia Keegan or Lorraine Crosby.

Attention all Primary school heads: EDDT in association with Hatfield Visual Arts College are holding a Community Garden Competition with a £50 prize for your school.

You are invited to submit designs for a mural type art work to go on permanent display in the garden. The design will need to reflect the garden, community peace, beauty, memories and family, the competition is open for children aged between five and 10 years of age. The deadline for entries is 4pm on Friday, April 1.

For further details and an application pack contact Angie Hardwick, Community Arts Co-ordinator at Hatfield Visual Arts College. Tel (01302) 840961 or mobile 07730572908. email-

The Field Road surgery in Stainforth will be closing for half day on Wednesday March 16 from noon for staff training but will re-open as usual on Thursday at 8.30am

In an emergency please telephone (01302) 841202 and your call will be directed to someone in charge.

Children aged five to 10 years of age are enjoying twice weekly showings of films at Stainforth Library on Church Road, Monday and Thursday evenings at 4pm, costs only 25p and includes refreshments. For more details call the library on (01302) 841239.

CELEBRATING her 100th birthday on March 19 will be Mrs Edna Naylor from West Lea Farm on Trundle Lane in Fishlake.

Change has been the order of the day since her birth in 1911 when she was born in Fenwick. At the age of four she moved to Thorpe in Balne, but for the past ten years she has lived with her daughter, Mrs Joan Duckitt, in Fishlake.

The winners of the Fishlake 100 Club Draw in February were Mr Harry Whitehead, Dr. John Hall and Mr Holgate.

Howard Mason will be winding up the church clock throughout March.

Walking around the village’s Heritage Trail have you ever wondered what happened to the Quakers who used to live in the village?

From family history records online it seems that the Pease family from Fishlake moved to Darlington where they were to provide six Members of Parliament and were to become railway pioneers and slavery abolitionists before marrying into the Fry family of prison reform, chocolate and the Fabian Society fame.

It would be interesting to know what happened to the gravestones which were demolished from their graveyard before the Second World War.

Hatfield Ladies Luncheon Club met at the Earl of Doncaster for their monthly lunch. After dinner speaker was Mr Frank Monley from Doncaster who talked about famous characters from Yorkshire. This was very interesting and included one two from Doncaster.

Winners of the raffe were Mrs M Cobb and D Bailey. Next meeting is on April 7.

Members of the Parochial Church Council were informed that this year’s parish share of £46,000 had been paid in full to the Dioscese.

An expert has been consulted to advise the PCC on how best to protect workmen from the colony of bees residing high up in the church.

It was reported that the amount collected over the years for the restoration of the organ is now sufficient to pay all known costs.

The Hatfield Woodhouse Gardening Club will be holding its Spring Show on Saturday.

The event will be open to the public from 2pm, admission 50p including refreshments. Come along and see the spring produce.

The coffee morning held at the Methodist Church on Saturday, March 5 raised £89 05p for Project 2000 funds.

The coffee morning to be held on Saturday, March 12 will be hosted by Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School to include raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac stall, toys, cake stall and of course the usual bacon butties and toasted teacakes.