Community News w/c May 12, 2011


Doncaster Customer Services and ICT Directorate of Financial and Corporate Services are trying to promote the Central Library in the Thorne/Stainforth area.

They cover the whole of the Doncaster area delivering books directly homes of the elderly, disabled and housebound.

A former worker at Stainforth library James Phillipson-Lowe is the assistant in charge. For more details please telephone (01302) 734304.

Holy Family school held a ‘We have talent’ show recently and raised £138.16 for The Good Shepherd Fund.

Every pupil in the school took part in an sponsored obstacle race around the school grounds and each child gathered their own sponsors, this raised a magnificent sum of over a £1,000 to buy equipment for the playground, well done. Well Done

During the last half term, Long Toft Primary School have appointed Harriet Fenn as family support worker in the ARC, Debbie Asquithas, learning support assistant and Andy Sneap as site supervisor. Jenny Wells will teach class 10 until the summer while Karen Fagg covers Nicola Wainmenen’s class.

Mrs Rahman, the Headmistress is making good progress. Everyone sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Fabulous prizes are on offer for pupils to win from the activities held at the Royal Wedding, this includes a trip to London.

Over 50 pupils from foundation to year 6 and a staff group, The Long Toft Lovelies took part in a wide range of classes at the recent Speech and Drama Festival held in Scunthorpe. The standard was very high and all Long Toft entrants performed magnificently.

The cast of the recent production The Snow Queen won first prize for their 15 minute performance. The Long Toft Lovelies supported by the Jackson family, gained a third. In all the performers from the school gained five firsts and six thirds.

All the entrants won 80 marks out of a hundred for which they received merit awards.

As a result of these incredible results the school was awarded the Bursary for the most promising Primary school for an unprecedented second year running.

Well done to everyone.


THURSDAY was election day and the village hall doubled as a polling station with the result that the Thursday Coffee Club took the opportunity to visit York.

The winners of the Fishlake 100 Club Draw in April were Dennis Cozens, Hazel Barnes and Gladys Hamilton.

Winding up the church clock throughout May will be Ian and Chris Holiday.

The Parish Church Restoration Fund has received a grant for £50,000 from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental) to fund repairs on the church roof and to re glaze the windows in the clerestory.

A Wedding Fayre is to be held at Fishlake Mill on Eastfield Road, on Sunday, May 22 from 11am to 3.30pm Admission is free.

Hatfield Woodhouse

Hatfield Woodhouse Amateur Gardening Society will be hosting a Coffee Morning at the Chapel on Saturday, May 14.

There will be a tombola, raffle cake stall and plant stall also light lunches will be served between 12 and 1pm.

Last week’s coffee morning at the Methodist Church raised £224 for the Air Ambulance. The Preacher this Sunday, May 15 will be Rev Helena Harbottle.


Ladies Luncheon Club met at the Earl of Doncaster for their monthly lunch and after dinner entertainment. speaker was Canon Mrs N Witham MBE whose talk ‘A Journey into four decades of nursing’ interested all members.

She explained how she got into nursing and how the profession has changed over the last 50 years.

Winners of the raffle were P Powell and M Arnold.

Friends of Hatfield Church Building Trust are holding a coffee morning in the Barn in Hatfield on Saturday, May 21.

There will be an illustrated talk and walk about by Pat McLaughlin from Heritage Inspired about the history of Hatfield Church on Tuesday, May 24, at 7pm, tickets £5 payable at the door.

Hatfield Church are holding their annual plant sale in church on Saturday, May 14, 2-4pm, admission 50p.