Community w/c September 15


Stainforth Town Councillors will hold their monthly meeting in the Council Chamber, The Park, Church Road on Tuesday, September 20th at 6.30pm.

Stainforth Town Councillors will hold their monthly meeting in the Council Chamber, The Park, Church Road on Tuesday, September 20th at 6.30pm.

Any items for discussion must be sent in writing to the Clerk, to be received one week beforehand.

The address is: Mrs P Harrison, Stainforth Town Council, PO Box 797, Stainforth, Doncaster, DN7 5WZ.

The cemetery gates will be locked at 4pm commencing October 1st due to new winter opening times.

‘Back to Church Sunday’ on September 25th at St Mary’s Parish Church in Stainforth at 10.30am.

In the evening at 6.30pm there will be a Memorial Service, an invitation will be sent to the immediate next of kin.

On Monday, 26th residents are invited to spend the evening at the Harvest Supper in the Community Centre beginning at 7pm.

Tickets cost £4 which includes a two-course meal available from Mrs S. White on 01302 841817.Afterwards there will be a Harvest Auction. Proceeds go to the TEAR Fund.

The preacher next Sunday, September 18, at Stainforth Methodist Church, will be Mr Donald Reasbeck from Hexthorpe from 3pm.

On Wednesday, September 21, there will be the weekly coffee morning as usual from 10am-noon.

The menu includes bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and scones and all are welcome to join in for coffee and a chat.

This event will be in aid of Action for Children.

Hatfield Woodhouse

The Hatfield Woodhouse Amateur Gardening Society held their Autumn Show last Saturday.

The show was well supported with many exhibits.

It has been a very good year for fruit and this was reflected in the amount of fruit displayed.

The baking section was up to its usual standard. and most of the produce was auctioned at the end of the afternoon.

Many thanks to all who helped to organised this event.

They are now looking forward to the Spring Show in March of next year. More news later.

The Methodist Church raised a total of £59.30 for their Project 2000 last week and the coffee morning this Saturday, September 17th will be for the Happy Tots Play Group.

On Saturday evening a quiz is being held at the chapel to start their Harvest Weekend off. Tickets are £2 to include light refreshments.

The preacher on Harvest Sunday will be their new minister Rev Keith Jump and on Monday all the harvest produce will be auctioned at 7pm.


Last week residents of Dunsville and parts of Dunscroft were again deprived of their telephone land lines due to another bout of cable theft.

The cables were replaced and service restored on Monday, August 29th. The were then stolen again on September 5th with service being restored again on September 10th.

These cable thefts have caused a great deal of upset especially for the elderly and vulnerable residents of our community who were unable to contact family, friends or emergency services.

For many the telephone is their lifeline. Let’s hope those responsible are caught soon and punished in a manner that fits the crime.

The Dunscroft Therapeutic Qigong Group meets every Wednesday morning at St Edwins church hall at 9.30-11.30am.

Qigong is a form of gentle exercise which caters for all age groups and abilities to promote good health and wellbeing. The group has recently benefitted from a generous grant awarded to the South Yorkshire Communities Foundation to help and support health.

If you would like to join the group you are very welcome to come along on a Wednesday morning, or you can contact Marion on 01302 890112.

If you have any news for inclusion from Dunscroft or Dunsville please call 01302 883264.


THE Scarecrow Festival was won by No.13, the horse and rider from the Granthams, which scored 150 votes overall.

St Cuthbert’s would like to thank local businesses which gave prizes and to villagers and friends who supported the festival.

Turn to Page 9 for pictures and more details about the festival.

The Coffee Morning raised £550 towards the church restoration fund.

Spending September and October in the vicar’s three rural parishes is Rev. Eleanor Simpson, who has recently spent a year as a curate in Stainforth before her ordination by the Bishop of Doncaster.

Three burglaries have been reported in recent days when thieves have targeted the contents of garages.

The parish council is asking residents to be vigilant.

Tickets for an evening of swing music and dance are available from Paula on 01405 741007.

The concert by the excellent band, Room 21 will take place in the Village Hall on October 1st at 7.30pm and should prove to be the highlight of the autumn months.

A community fun weight loss challenge is starting on Wednesdays in the Village Hall this week.

To register call 01302 849525.