Community News w/c March 31, 2011

Hatfield Woodhouse

The monthly meeting of the Hatfield Woodhouse Amateur Gardening Society will be held on Tuesday, April 5, and the speaker will be Miss Bowser who will give a talk about Winthrop Park. This meeting starts at 7 30pm and is held at the Working Men’s Club.

The coffee morning last Saturday raised £63.80 for Project 2000. The coffee morning on Saturday, April 2, will be hosted by the Action for Children committee. 10am– 12nooon with Tombola, Raffle and Cake Stall. In the evening a social evening with Bingo will be held in the Chapel, this event is also to raise funds for Action for Children.

The preacher on Sunday April 3 (Mothering Sunday) will be Rev Helena Harbottle.


The WI met at Hatfields for their monthly meeting when Mrs H Dinsdale presided. Entertainment for the evening was a talk and demonstration by Mrs H Taylor, ‘An Elizabethan Wardrode’ she brought several models all ready dressed. a member of the WI modelled a complete outfit, them much to the amusement of members, dressed herself with all the garments worn in those days.

Winners of the raffle were B Flicker and C Willan. Winners of the competitin were G Southgate, H Dinsdale and I Simm. Next meeting is on April 21 when the WI celebrate their 80th birthday.

coffee Morning on Saturday April 2 in the Barn will be in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Town Council have objected to a planning application for the erection of five detached houses at Orchard View, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse. No objections were raised to the erection of two detached dwellings at 59 Station Road, Hatfield.

Clerk reported that after problems with horses on Abbey playing fields he had contacted South Yorkshire Police in an attempt to get help with the removal of horses from Town Council Recreation Grounds.


THE open road and freedom beckon once more as Jubilee Bridge is open again after months of repairs.

Journeys to Thorne and beyond will be that much quicker now that the road link is renewed, although it will take us time to learn how to negotiate the new traffic islands at either side.

Saturday morning from 10 till 12 will see Saint Cuthbert’s Restoration Fund holding a coffee morning in the Village Hall with all the usual stalls, children’s activities and competitions for the best child’s and adult’s Easter hat. The following day is Mothering Sunday and a service will be held in Saint Cuthbert’s at 9.30am when flowers will be given out to mothers.

Last week’s meeting of the Women’s Institute was treated to an interesting talk on ‘An Elizabethan Lady’s Wardrobe Revealed’ by Maureen Taylor.

Good news for fishermen and nature lovers! The Environment Minister Richard Benyon has announced a spring clean for the river Don from April as one of ten pilot schemes to improve water quality.