Community News w/c May 19,2011

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There are some new wooden posts in Stainforth cemetery to hold empty water bottles/cans so visitors can make use of them.

Veteran weightlifter Tom Collins has recently returned from Denmark after competing in the World Masters Bench Press championships as part of the Great Britain team. Tom finished in fourth place with a lift of 180 kg (397lbs). He missed his final lift of 1825kg (402lbs), which would have given him third place and a Bronze medal. He lifts in the 60 years plus age group and in the 105kg weight division, his lift of 180kg set new British and Commonwealth records for his age and weight class.

Long Toft Primary school received the Bike it School mark, Bronze Award for 2010/11. Congratulations to all those involved.

Book Week- The Sponsored Read raised £395.05 and commission from the sale of books purchased was total was over £800.

Congratulations to Years 4 and 5 on passing their St John Ambulance First Aid certificates,

Correction: It was John Bower and Dave Smith that won the Doubles in Darts and Dave Smith won the singles in Darts for the New Inn in Stainforth.

Hatfield Woodhouse

The coffee morning to be held at the Methodist Church on Saturday, May 21, will benefit Project 2000.

The preacher on Sunday, May 22, will be Mrs J Reasbeck from Hexthorpe.


WHEN the parish council met on Tuesday it was two members under par. Fortunately, two residents stepped forward and were co-opted with the result that the parish council now has its full complement of five members. They are Peter Trimingham and Douglas White. The new council chose Councillor John Waite to be its chairman with Councillor David Chaffer as its vice chairman. The council was addressed by Tony Ransome of Hatfield Subsidence Ltd, agent of Hatfield Colliery Ltd, who explained that the colliery was now under the ownership of a Dutch bank and would be continuing to mine under Fosterhouses.

Ladies from Fishlake’s Women’s Institute gained first place in a tie breaker in a Vermuyden Group quiz. The team consisted of Brenda Grafton, Val Geohagen, Jane Richards and Sue Thrower. Thursday, May 26, will see the W.I. receive a talk by Hazel Crowe, a talented stained glass artist, at 7.15 pm in the village hall.

Two dates for your diary are the Wedding Fayre on Sunday from 11am to 3.30pm at Fishlake Mill on Eastfield Lane and the Strawberry Fair at St.Cuthbert’s Church on Saturday, June 18 from 2-4pm.


St Lawrence Church, Hatfield held its annual plant sale on Saturday which raised around £1,250. Bingo night held at the Barn raised £90 for the Friends of Hatfield Church Building Trust.

Coffee Morning and book sale will be held at Hatfield Library on Saturday May 21, 10.30am to 12noon, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Town Council have been informed that planning permission has now been received for Grange recreation ground and was expected to be erected by the end of May. Council have been asked by DMBC to suggest names for the new development off the Crescent, Dunscroft. It was resolved that Leger Court/Close or Burns Court/Close be put forward.

Council have no objections to the following planning applications: Change of use of land for fishing, siting of mobile home, amenity portable building and ticket office. Dale Pit Farm Quarry, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Erection of detached dormer bungalow with attached garage following demolition of existing garage rear of 70 High Street, Dunsville.

Retrospective application for change of use of betting office to residential dwelling 2 Church Walk, Hatfield. Regarding an application for the construction of a lagoon based leachate treatment system for irrigation on to short rotation coppice at Bootham Lane, landfill site, Bootham Lane, Dunscroft. Council are seeking re-assurance from DMBC that there will be no environmental impact on the atmosphere.

Council are objecting to an application for change of use from hairdressing salon to pizza take-away at 10 High Street, Dunsville on the grounds of lack of parking and close proximity of traffic lights.

Coffee Morning on Saturday in the Barn will be in aid of the Barn regeneration.


The St Lawrence Road Centre Over 60s Club had a surprise visit from our new parish vicar Rev John Tallent, We offer John and his family a very warm welcome. Rev John also met up with the Dunscroft and District British Legion at their meeting held at Ikeys on Wednesday evening.

Last Thursday Crookesbroom Primary School hosted a fundraising prize bingo session which was really enjoyable with lots of lovely prizes to be won. It is hoped another session will be held in the future, so please watch out for advertising.

The St Lawrence Road Centre is holding an evening of Clairvoyance on Wednesday June 1 with David Pinch. Doors open at 6.15pm for a 7pm start, admission is £4 including refreshments.