Community News w/c May 5, 2011


Jacobean English has been the norm in Fishlake this weekend with the use of the Authorised Version in the Royal Wedding and the arrival of the mummers at the two pubs on Sunday.

The annual mummers’ play, George and the Dragon, went on tour to Hatfield Woodhouse, Whitley Bridge and Sykehouse before the two performances in the village. The mummers welcomed Claire Jennings, Graham Rainford, Ellie Stenson and Paul Thompson into their ranks this year.

A strong odour of wild garlic and mayflower has hung over the village this week. The may blossom, helped by a warm Easter, has been up to two weeks early.

The meeting of the Women’s Institute on April 28 was treated to a talk by Geraldine Hughes on ‘My Adventures as an e-bay trader’.

The village web site,, is expanding all the time and now shows pictures of last year’s mummers’ play as well as two years of scarecrow festivals.

A meeting with South Yorkshire Passenger Transport last week revealed that the Sir Cornelius Vermuyden ‘bus route is to be changed. It will no longer have the destination of Askern but will terminate and turn round in Sykehouse. The service has been guaranteed for another five years.


Good news on the sports front, pool players, local lads John Bower and Ian Thompson won the Doubles and Singles in the John Smiths for The New Inn in Stainforth. Well done.

Town Council news - DMB Coun Ken Keegan made a request for financial assistance towards the Sensory Room at Kirton Lane Primary school, it was agreed £500.

To note the budget and precept for 2011/2012, was set at £135,000.

YLCA- training and development programme for 2011 - deferred until next meeting in May.

St Mary’s ‘Bookworms’ welcome new members for any information please telephone Annie Williams on (01302) 843026.


The coffee morning held at the Methodist Chapel last week raised £280 for the ‘Smile Train’ Charity.

This charity helps under privileged children who have cleft lips and palates. This event was well supported. The coffee morning on Saturday, May 7 will benefit the Air Ambulance.

The preacher on Sunday, May 8 will be Mr Dennis Rix from Tickhill.


friends of Hatfield Church Building Trust are holding a bingo night on Monday May 9 at the Barn at 7pm, tickets are available from Janet on (01302) 849377. St Lawrence Church, Hatfield are holding their annual pant sale on Saturday May 14, 2-4 pm, in the church, admission 50 pence.

Annual Parochial Church Council meeting was held recently when Jonathan Newton and Chrissy Grindle were elected church wardens, PCC members elected for a term of three years were Dave Beastall, Andy Green, Derek Smith, Tim Sweed, Mel Jepson, Janet Hoffman and Jennette Wroot. Elected for two years was Stuart Watson, and elected for one year was Ralph Silvester and Cath Watson.

Coffee Morning in the Barn on Saturday May 14 will be in aid of the Meningitis Trust.

Christian Aid Coffee Evening on Monday, May 16, 7-9pm will be held at Teena’s, 16 Brockenhurst Road,


Members of the St Lawrence Road Centre’s Over 60s Club held their pre-royal wedding celebrations on Wednesday, April 27, the hall was decorated with union flags of Kate and William and buntings made by the children of Crookesbroom Primary School breakfast club. They celebrated with a buffet and champagne followed by entertainment from vocalist Steve Richards and comedy stars Henry Hall, Mark Goulden and Matthew Allen, who presented ‘The Box’, a good time was had by all.

The Kingsbourne Green Over 60s Monday and Friday Club went to Bury market on April 28, the weather was good and everyone enjoyed the day.

The children of Crookesboom Primary School dressed in red, white and blue on April 28, and held a street party in the school hall, the children waved their flags that they had made. Key stage 2 pupils watched a DVD of previous royal weddings, it was a great day for staff and children.