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Including Blaxton & Finningley Villages

December 2012

Local News School News Parish Council Newsletters And more...

Issue No. 87

Branton Bar New Year’s Eve

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Saturday 15th December

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Editor’s Letter... A fun

packed December awaits us all! This month’s Arrow has all the events taking place locally to ensure you don’t miss a thing! The Annual Christmas Market in Auckley is warming up for another busy evening. You will find the usual stalls with lots of variety and ideas for that special Christmas gift as well as gorgeous decorations for the tree and table decorations for the big day.

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There is ‘carol singing around the tree’ in Finningley and Auckley and if you prefer a warmer venue, Kilham Hall in Branton where carol singers are joined by children from St Wilfrids Primary School. St Oswalds Church in Finningley host it’s annual FAB parish pantomime, but be quick to book your tickets as they disappear very quickly. Finningley Village Hall will again be transformed to ‘Betty’s of Harrogate’ with A Taste Of Christmas! Come along and enjoy a tea or coffee with a festive mince pie and a natter. What ever you decide to do over this festive season, I hope you have a truly wonderful Christmas. The deadline for the January issue for advertising and articles is Wednesday 12th December. The January Arrow will be delivered between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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News, News, News, News, News, News... KILHAM HALL

The Halloween party on the 28th October was another happy childrens event in the Hall. Mr Dan was his usual magical self and kept the youngsters fully entertained. Hot dogs and cakes were the order of the afternoon. The children were very well behaved and looked brilliant in their Halloween fancy dress outfits. A credit to all their parents who appeared to enjoy the proceedings as much as the children! The Coffee Club held a coffee and cake morning on the 13th November to celebrate our third year at Kilham Hall. Thanks to everyone who attended and who brought raffle prizes to the gathering. The Committee appreciates the help given in raising funds for the Hall through our Tuesday gettogethers.

We would like to thank everyone who have been asking about our son Mark Phillips who was serving in Afghanistan. He is now back safe. The photo above is of him receiving his Campaign Medal and the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Mayor of Havant on their march through Emsworth. The troops are from Thorney Island Nr Portsmouth which is where he is stationed at the moment . Mrs J Phillips

December the 11th from 10.45 a.m. until 2.00 p.m. we shall be having our Christmas lunch of pie and peas. Tickets for the event can be purchased from any committee member. Members are free and non-members £3. Our last Club date is the 18th December and we will re-open on the 8th January 2013. December the 12th from 6.30 p.m. the Parish Council have organised a Carol concert attended by Children from St Wilfrid’s School at Kilham Hall. Everyone is most welcome. A raffle will be held and monies raised will be shared equally between two Doncaster Cancer Charities, i.e. Firefly and Aurora. We look forward to seeing you. There may even be a visit From Father Christmas! Happy Christmas and a healthy happy 2013 from everyone at Kilham Hall.


A special someone may be visiting us soon! I have been told by a little elf from the Thorne Rural Lions that Father Christmas hopes to visit the following villages at the following times; Finningley & Hayfield Fri 7th Dec between 6-8.30pm Branton & Auckley Sat 22nd Dec between 5.30-8.30pm

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News, News, News, News, News, News... Robyn Hood and Aladdin Boots The FAB parish drama team presents our 2012 pantomime 'Robyn Hood and Aladdin Boots'. Come along for fun and mayhem!! The performances will be in Finningley church at 2.30pm and 6pm on Sunday 9th December. We ask for a minimum donation of £2.50 per ticket and they are available from Karen on 770607.

Una Voce singers and The Amorosa Guitar Trio A Joyful Christmas Concert is to be held at Hatfield Church on Thursday Dec 6th at 7.30 pm with the "Una Voce" singers and "The Amoroso Guitar Trio". Tickets, to include homemade cakes and drinks, are £5 and can be obtained by ringing Cath on 842163 or Chrissy on 844443.

Thursday Coffee Mornings at Auckley St Saviour’s We hold a friendly coffee morning every Thursday during term time, from 10 – 11.30 am. We meet in the small meeting room at Auckley Parish Centre, for tea/coffee and biscuits and enjoy a chat with friends. Open to all.

Auckley Christmas Market Tuesday 11th December 2012 Road Closure During the following hours, part of Main Street, in front of Auckley Friary, and part of Common Lane (from Ravenswood Drive turn off towards Main Street Auckley) will close to all traffic due to the Christmas Market. At 09:00hrs the road will close and not re-open until 23:59hrs. During these hours traffic can gain access into Auckley by Orchard Walk, Ellers Lane (shops end) and School Lane from the crossroads junction with Main Street. Access out of Auckley onto Main Street will be off Ellers Lane into Myrtle Grove, Maple Grove, Ellers Lane (shops end) and School Lane at the crossroads junction. Sorry for any inconveniences caused.

Auckley Show 200+ club results November 2012 1st No 406 Roland Rodgerson wins £100 2nd No 398 Mick Slater wins £20 3rd No 353 Walter Anderson wins £10 All previous winners can be found on our web site

Tickhill Music Society Friday, 21st December 2012 at 8 p.m., St. Mary's Primary School, St. Mary's Road, Tickhill. Phillipa Thomas (mezzo-soprano) Michael Neaum (piano) A welcome return by the young local singer for our traditional festive concert. Refreshments, mince pies and carols for all. Raffle Subscription members are admitted free. All others pay £10. Children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult. Students (16-19) free. enquiries: Adrian Hattrell Tel. 742612

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News, News, News, News, News, News... New Plans for Hayfield. Peel Investments (North) Limited are seeking to develop new community and sports facilities on two sites in Hayfield Green, one on the Former RAF sports ground on Hayfield Lane and the other adjacent to the Hill House School on First Avenue. In an effort to raise funds for these facilities, they also plan to develop part of the Hayfield Lane site for housing providing approximately 100 new homes. As well as the housing project, The Hayfield Lane Site plans to have a toddler play area, Community Centre, outdoor games area, associated car park and landscaped areas. The First Avenue site will have an all weather pitch and a Sports centre comprising a four court sports hall, viewing gallery, changing room facilities, gym, function room and associated car park. The Peel project team aim to submit plans by the end of November 2012. A public exhibition was held on Wednesday 14th November at the Duxbury Theatre for members of the public to view plans and discuss the proposals. If you were unable to attend this event, you can view the material online at Hill House school, who are investing in the project, will manage the sports facilities on First Avenue, which will be available for use to the public outside school hours and holiday times.

National Carers Rights Day 30TH November 2012 Doncaster Carers Service is funded by Doncaster Council to support adult carers living in Doncaster. They will be out and about during the week of National Carers Rights Day from Monday 26th November 2012 with an Information stand and free goodies for carers

Doncaster Carers Service can support you with; Information on a variety of issues Signposting to services A listening ear Accessing the Carers Emergency Card Look out for them at the venues below where you can have a chat with them and pick up some nice goodies just for you! If you cannot make these days why not call at their office for a chat, they are based at Age UK Doncaster, 109 Thorne Road, Doncaster or you can ring them on 01302 812827. They look forward to meeting you. Remember! this service is FREE, Confidential and Non-judgemental.

Once plans have been submitted, neighbours will be informed in writing via the council.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE MALE VOICE CHOIR present 'A Celebration of Christmas' Join the choir in singing well known Christmas carols. At Doncaster Baptist Church, Chequer Road. Doncaster on Friday December 14th at 7.30pm Adults £5.00 Children £2:50p Please visit Refreshments provided by the local Girl Guides and Brownies.


Mon 26th Nov 9am-12.30

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Mencap Health Event, Thorne Road The Frenchgate Shopping Centre, (outside Boots)

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Wednesday 12th December

10am—4.30pm Come along with your friends and neighbours. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a hot mince pie and a slice of cake.

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The Spirit of Christmas

Monday 3rd Dec at 6.30 pm on the Village Green with carols around the Christmas Tree followed by mulled wine and mince pies (kindly supplied by the WI) and activities for children in

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1st December—31st Christmas Menu

8th December Eagles Reopening 1st anniversary

11th December Auckley Christmas Market. Hot Roast Beef/Turkey Sandwiches, Soup, Jacket Potatoes & Real Ale available in The Car Park.

19th December Carols round The Christmas Tree on The Village Green (Mulled Wine & Mince Pies)

22nd December MC Malc Cookes Christmas Music Quiz

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New Years Eve See in The New Year with Big Al (Singer/Comedian)

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News from Hayfield Lane Primary School

Gardening Club

At the recent Doncaster In Bloom Awards, we won 3rd prize in the Young Persons category, with the judges awarding us a silver gilt. They came to talk to our Gardening Club and look at our gardens in the summer and were really impressed with the children’s enthusiasm for gardening. Gardening Club also won 3rd prize for their stand at the Countryside Live Show in Harrogate. We had to design a stand to show our gardening activities from the past year. The judges were especially impressed with our cake recipe, using ingredients from our allotment. We made the cake in school and really enjoyed eating it!

Visitors in school This half term as part of their learning challenge ‘Who would live in a house like this?’ our Hawk class will be looking at plants and animals, what they need to survive, their habitats and food chains. To get this learning challenge off to a good start, as part of their ‘WOW’ they had some special visitors in school, which were African land snails. The class enjoyed looking at the snails and holding them and describing what they felt like and thought of questions that they would like to find out about the snails. We will be using our WOW to link with our English and we will be writing instructions on how to look after African land snails.


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Caythorpe Court We have had another successful weekend residential to PGL’s activity centre at Caythorpe Court in Grantham. At Caythorpe Court the children took part in a wide range of activities including, zip wire, low ropes, trapeze, quad biking, orienteering, and the vertical challenge. This is a fantastic weekend that the children look forward to every year, where they give each other their support and encouragement to try activities that they might never have done before. The children are always determined to push themselves past their own limits and never fail to amaze us by their bravery as they meet their own challenges on the climbing activities and zip wire It was another great trip to Caythorpe Court.

Eden Camp visit Our Eagles class went to Eden Camp in North Yorkshire as part of their learning challenge, ‘Was it that bad to have lived through World War Two?’ Eden Camp is an original World War two prisoner of war camp, which was used to accommodate Italian and German prisoners in 29 wooden huts. The huts are now used to re-create a unique atmosphere using sights, sounds, smells and moving figures that makes it feel like you have travelled back in time to wartime Britain. The children visited each hut where they experienced The Blitz, Women at War, The Home Front and How Britain Prepared. There is even a music hut where you can go and listen to wartime songs and watch plays from that period. The children learnt a lot from this experience and found it invaluable with their World War Two work.

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Branton St Wilfrid’s Primary school have fun raising funds for

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The Children and Staff at St Wilfrid’s enjoyed a fun packed day at school in support of Children in Need. Everyone came dressed in whatever they wanted with all the staff in crazy hats! During assembly, the children were reminded of what Children in Need is about and then they all paraded cat walk style in front of the whole school and parents. There were some fabulous outfits from 5yr old rock stars to combat ballerinas!! You name it, it turned up on Friday 16th November! All children made a donation to wear an outfit of their choice and they had a bring and buy stall, a ‘design your own bandana’ competition and sold Pudsey eye patches and friendship bracelets to raise as much money as possible for this special cause. At the time of print, the final amount raised had not been counted so we will keep you informed in the following issue of the Arrow.


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December 2012 Newsletter Christmas Carol Singing This will take place on Wednesday 12 December 2012 at 6.30 p.m. at Kilham Hall, Kilham Lane Branton with musical accompaniment from a local organist and attended by children from Branton St Wilfrid’s School. Festive refreshments for a small charge will be available. There will also be a raffle the proceeds of which will be divided between two cancer charities Aurora and Firefly. Road Junction Improvments at the Fork Junction of Whiphill Top Lane After requests from the parish council over many months with regard to safety DMBC has confirmed that it is intended to undertake major improvement work to the junction on Doncaster Road with the fork area of Whiphll Top Lane by introducing a right turning lane. The work is planned for March 2013. Parking and Maintenance of Pavements and Grass Verges Residents are again requested to refrain from parking on pavements in order to keep pedestrians safe by not obstructing the footpaths and also not to park on the grass verges in order to maintain the appearance of these areas around the village. Please also do not allow your dog(s) to foul any public areas. Please collect and dispose of any waste in the dog litter bins that are available throughout the parish. Creation of a Village Plan The parish council is seeking views from residents as to whether there would be sufficient support from members of the community to create a village plan. This would involve undertaking a consultation with residents to ascertain their views on their local area including the facilities currently available and how these may be enhanced for the benefit of the community. This would provide a useful framework for the parish council to plan how best it can meet the future needs of the community and strengthen any bids for external funding using the evidence provided by residents. If you wish to find out more about this please contact the Clerk to the Council (telephone 01302 772493 or email julia.staniforth@mypostoffice.couk ). South Yorkshire Police - Non-Emergency Telephone Number - 101 Earlier this year the Home Office introduced a single telephone number of 101 for the reporting of non- emergency incidents in order to reduce the pressure on the 999 service. In South Yorkshire one third of 999 calls were deemed to be non-emergency and the new number has been created to give the public a memorable number to report crimes and concerns that do not require an emergency response. Halloween Event at Kilham Hall The Halloween event on 27 October 2012 was again a great success and the Kilham Hall Management Committee and all those involved with the event are thanked for organising yet another activity for the benefit of the community.

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News From Branton St Wilfrid’s Primary School Science Week The children enjoyed a successful and enjoyable Science Week at school, taking part in a range of activities and investigations. Every class extended their half-termly Science topic, and took part in investigations in their lessons. For example, Classes R and 1 investigated using their senses, whilst Class 2 looked at what happens to ingredients in a recipe when they are heated. The children all took part in Science Fairs, where they investigated bubbles, their senses and electricity, and had to guess what was in feely-boxes! We had some very exciting visitors in school during Science Week too! The Animal Roadshow visited Classes R, 4 and 6 and introduced the children to a range of exotic and unusual creatures, including a bullfrog and a giant rat! Class 3 and Class 5 enjoyed a hands-on bones workshop where they identified different animal bones and constructed life-sized dinosaur skulls and a triceratops skeleton! All of the classes also watched and took part in a Science magic show, performed by Mr Tony Charles, a Science Magician, who demonstrated tricks based on Science. There were also some fantastic trips during Science Week. Class 2 visited the Hepworth in Wakefield and learnt about Art and Science; they made ‘fabulous felt’ pictures using the properties of felt. Class 1 also visited Eureka and had an excellent day learning about the body and the five senses! The children had an interesting and memorable week, and enjoyed investigating!


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Eden Camp On October the 23rd Class 6 went to Eden Camp a World War 2 museum which used to be an Italian prisoner of war camp. It was a cold, damp day but that did not curb their enthusiasm and upon arrival they set about visiting as many huts as they could as well as looking at all the static displays of World War 2 vehicles. They were able to trace the war from its beginning to its conclusion. What really moved them was how people survived the wars, both civilian and military personnel. Their favourite huts were the U-Boat menace – where they felt as though they were in a submarine which is being depth charged from above. It was very dark and cramped and they were glad to get out, it also smelled like stale food and stale air. The next hut that they preferred was the blitz, where they could see, smell and hear the effects of German bombing. They saw the bombed houses and trapped people, for some it was very frightening. They walked down a street during the war where they saw the effects of the war;

The closed shops, the lack of food, the limited goods there were for sale in the war! They also found out about all the jobs that women did in the men’s absence. The music hall was a much enjoyed 15 minutes; this showed them that people could enjoy themselves despite the horrors of the war. As usual there was not enough time to see every hut, but they came away with a better understanding of World War 2 affected the lives of everyday people.

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Eureka! As part of our science topic Class 1 visited Eureka!, the science museum for children in Halifax. We visited the ‘Me and My Body’ gallery. The first part of the gallery allowed us to find out about our own bodies by weighing ourselves and then measuring everything from how tall we are to how big our steps are when we walk. Next we enjoyed finding about the insides of our bodies by exploring all the hands on practical activities. We especially liked finding the wobbly tooth and watching the chewing machine. After the gallery visit we were free to explore the rest of the museum. We became car mechanics fixing wheels on cars, we shopped in Marks and Spencers and explored the dark attic in the house. We had lots of fun at Eureka! We hope you enjoyed reading our news and look forward to sharing more of our activities next month. Best Wishes, C. Barnes, Acting Head Teacher


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Auckley School News

Florence Nightingale Visits Year 2 Year 2 have been carrying out work about Florence Nightingale. As part of this work they have taken part in acting out scenes from her life and work. The children pretended to be soldiers and nurses working for Florence during a workshop. They all had a fantastic time.

Cross Country Run Children from all Key Stage 2 classes at Auckley School took part in the Hayfield Cross Country Run. They all worked brilliantly and a number of children placed in the first four places. Well done.

Harvest Festival Children in Key Stage 1 performed as part of the Harvest Festival. They looked at fruit as their theme. They told the story of Oliver’s Fruit Salad and gave everyone some interesting facts about different fruits.


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Auckley Parish Council Newsletter November/December 2012 Public Consultation Relating to Proposed Developments at Hurst and Hayfield Lane, Auckley Consultations have been held regarding both these proposals to encourage feed-back from residents. Members of the Parish Council have attended the consultations to make their views known and continue to be involved with these projects to ensure the interests of the community are protected. They are aware that concerns have been expressed relating to the proposed housing and recreational development at the Hayfield Lane site, but hope residents will support the project to provide much-needed community facilities. When the developers seek full planning approval Doncaster Council’s Planning Department will invite interested parties to comment on the applications. If you have views please ensure that the Planning Department is aware of them.

Community Consultation – Possible Neighbourhood Plan The November edition of the ‘Arrow’ featured an item asking Auckley residents for their views on whether the Parish Council should proceed with the implementation of a Neighbourhood Plan, and if anyone was interested to become part of the process. Strong public interest is required to initiate the project, and unfortunately only one resident has so far expressed an interest. This means we are currently unable to proceed with a plan.

‘Carols Round the Tree’ Our carol singing round the tree at Main Street, Auckley will take place on a different day this year, i.e. Wednesday, 19th December 2012, commencing at 7.00 p.m. The Armthorpe Elmfield Band will accompany the singing and a collection will be made in aid of the Doncaster branch of ‘MIND’, an organisation that promotes and protects good mental health for all.

“Auckley Parish Council would like to wish everyone a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

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A Right Royal Event So we’re now in the last month of 2012. The Christmas plans are no doubt well under way. The turkey ordered, the tree up already, an early card from overseas has arrived, and of course the lights on the outside of the house are up, and this year success! They can indeed be seen from outer space! But rather than look forward to Christmas. Take a second to think back over 2012. What will you remember it for? The Queens Jubilee – parties, the concert on the Mall, the River Pageant, Queen Elizabeth’s commitment to her role. The Olympics and Paralympics – the opening ceremony, gold medals, the athletes, the helpers, the world coming together, the closing ceremony, fireworks, Her Majesty jumping from the helicopter! I think it’s fair to say that those two events enabled some celebration in the UK this year. They were different, they were special, they were massive points in our nation’s history and they have been recorded and written down for future generations. Strip out the razzamatazz and the hype though, and what are we left with? A royal person and a big event. Now let’s now think of Christmas. Strip out the razzamatazz and the hype, and what are we left with? The King of Kings and the greatest event in world history, recorded for every generation. I pray you have a Christ filled Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Blessings

Revd. Neil Redeyoff St Saviour's, Auckley & St Oswald's & Holy Trinity, Finningley

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Pre-School from 2yrs 6 months

Auckley Nursery School Building



Weight Watchers

Auckley Parish Centre



1st Doncaster Brownies

Auckley Parish Centre

5.30 - 7.00


Re hab Pilates

Kilham Hall Branton Community Centre



Friendly Society

Auckley Parish Centre

2.00 - 4.00


Zumba Gold

Auckley Parish Centre



Line Dancing

Auckley Parish Centre



Simply Singing

Auckley St Saviours Parish Church



Spotlight Dance Studio (Street Dance)

Kilham Hall Branton Community Centre


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Kilham Hall Branton Community Centre


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Coffee Morning

Kilham Hall Branton Community Centre


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Art Group

Kilham Hall Branton Community Centre


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Cubs 8 - 10yrs

Scout Hut, Auckley

6.15 - 7.45


Pre-School from 2 yrs 6 months

Auckley Nursery School Building




Clinical Pilates

Auckley Parish Centre




Parent and Toddlers

Auckley Parish Centre

9.30 - 11.00

07815 666068


Ridgeway School of Dance

Auckley Parish Centre

4.00 - 9pm



Kilham Hall Branton Community Centre

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Parent and Toddlers

Auckley Parish Centre


07815 666068


Gentle Exercise

Auckley Parish Centre

2.00 - 3.30


Soft Play for under 5’s

Kilham Hall Branton Community Centre


Simone 771101


Pre-School from 2 years 6 months

Auckley Nursery School Building




Beavers 6 - 8yrs

Scout Hut, Auckley

5.30 - 7.00


Table Tennis Club

Hayfield Community Sports Centre



Chunma Tae Kwon Do (Dave Sutherill)

Auckley Parish Centre

6.15 - 7.45




Auckley Parish Centre


01427 752548


91st Rainbows

Scout Hut, Auckley

5.30 - 6.30



Explorer Scouts 14-18yrs

Scout Hut, Auckley

7.30 - 9.30



Pre-School from 2 yrs 6 months

Auckley Nursery School Building



Parent and Toddlers

Auckley Parish Centre

9.30 - 11.00


Coffee Morning

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Slim & Zumba Exercise

Kilham Hall Branton Community Centre


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Soft Play for under 5’s

Auckley Parish Centre



St John Ambulance, 5-10yrs

Auckley Parish Centre




St John Ambulance 10—16yrs

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Scouts 10.5 - 14yrs

Scout Hut, Auckley

7.00 - 9.00


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Pre-School from 2 yrs 6 months Zumba

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9.00-3.30pm 9.30—10.30am


Music Bugs

Auckley Parish Centre


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Art Group

Kilham Hall Branton Community Centre


Eddie 537480



Auckley Parish Centre


Fri Sat

Social Dance Circuit Training

Kilham Hall Branton Community Centre Auckley Parish Centre

7.15-9.45pm 9.00-10am

Olive 07900 210591 770619


Art Class

Auckley Parish Centre

10—12 noon

Tony Byrne 728239


Talegate Theatre (Drama)

Auckley Parish Centre



Sunday Club

Auckley Parish Centre


Auckley Parish Ctr Bookings

Contact 865405 07966 226073 773174 Suzanne 07787

158180 770097

07788262783 817124 571874




770838 530905 / 07703014818

865405 07815 666068

Simone 771101

865405 Vicky 07899 980870


07784 560062 770240

Contact Margaret Ottewell


Contact Kathleen


Finningley Village Hall Bookings

Contact Elaine McNulty


Kilham Hall, Branton—Bookings

Contact Beverley

Blaxton Community Hall Bookings

07856 221470

What’s On In Finningley & Blaxton? Day


Meeting place


Mon Mon Mon

Finningley Babies & Toddler Group Good Companions (alternate Monday’s) See Saw Pre school 2-5yrs

Finningley Village Hall Blaxton Community Hall Finningley C o E School

09.45-11.15 771699 1.30pm—3.30pm 771921 9-12noon 771699



Scott Stevenson School of Dance

Blaxton Community Hall


07787 521700

Tue Tue

See Saw Pre school 2-5yrs Soft Play for under 5’s

Finningley C o E School Blaxton Community Hall

9-12 noon 9.45—11.15

Simone 771101


Indoor Bowls

Blaxton Community Hall



Tue Tue Tue Wed Wed

Zumba 73rd Doncaster Brownies Weight Watchers Term Time Junior Youth Club See Saw Pre School 2-5yrs

Blaxton Community Hall Blaxton Community Hall Finningley Village Hall Finningley Village Hall Finningley C o E School

7.45—8.45pm 6.00-7.30pm 5-6.30pm 6.30-8.00pm 9-12 noon

07989 828850 01427 754896 07966 226073 772924 771699


73rd Doncaster Rainbows

Blaxton Community Hall



Wed Thur Thur Thur Thur Fri Fri Fri Sun

Zumba Class See Saw Pre school 2-5yrs Art Club Scott Stevenson School of Dance Reach For The Stars-School Dance See Saw Pre school 2-5yrs Reach For The Stars-School Dance Zumba Church Sunday School

Blaxton Community Hall Finningley C o E School Finningley Village Hall Blaxton Community Hall Finningley Village Hall Finningley C o E School Finningley Village Hall Finningley Village Hall Finningley Village Hall

6.45—7.45 9-12 noon 1.00 -3.30 5.00-7.15pm 4.00-8.30pm 9-12 noon 4.00-9.00pm 9.30—10.30am 9.00-10.00

07899 980870 771699 771800 079180203703 079180203703 07899 980870 770607

Monthly Events in Branton, Finningley & Auckley 2nd Wednesday of the month

Auckley Parish Council Meeting

Auckley Parish Centre



Finningley Village Community Group

Finningley Village Hall



Branton Parish Council Meeting

Kilham Hall, Kilham Lane, Branton



2nd Thursday of the month

Branton WI

Kilham Hall, Kilham Lane, Branton



1st Thursday of the month

1st Tuesday of the month 1st Wednesday of the month

Auckley WI

Auckley Parish Centre

7.15—9.30 772065

Wednesday fortnightly

Mobile Library




Wednesday fortnightly

Mobile Library




Wednesday fortnightly

Mobile Library

Gatesbridge Park, Finningley



2nd Monday in Month

Church Friendship Group

Finningley Village Hall


Mrs Huxtable

Last Monday in Month

Doncaster Woodturning Club

Finningley Village Hall



Neighbourhood Watch

Finningley Village Hall



Finningley Parish Council

Finningley Village Hall


3rd Thursday in Month

Finningley WI

Finningley Village Hall



3rd Tuesday in Month

Tuesday Club

Finningley Village Hall



Monday 22nd October 2012 3rd Tuesday in Month



Citizens Advice Bureaux - Advice line

01302 735225 Doncaster Council - General

01302 734444

Electricity Emergencies

0800 375 675

Post Office—Finningley

01302 770228

Transco - Gas Leaks

0800 111 999

Post Office - Auckley

01302 770250

Yorkshire Water

0845 124 2424 Post Office - Branton

01302 536053

Care in the Community Age Concern Childline

Robin Hood Airport 0800 009966 08001111

01302 801010

Medical Auckley Pharmacy

01302 771392

Burns Medical Centre, Goodison Boulevard

08444 140726

Doncaster Council - Community First



0808 8005000 Doctor Okleke, 41 Ellers Lane, Auckley

01302 770327



Doncaster Royal Infirmary Hospital

01302 366666

NHS Direct

0845 4647

Community Auckley Parish Council

Oakwood Doctors Surgery, Masham Rd, 01302 770922 Cantley

Branton Parish Council

Weldricks Pharmacy, East Laith Gate, Doncaster 01302 772493 Mon—Sat 9am—10pm, Sun 10am-10pm, Bank 01302 369699 holidays 10am-8pm, 365 days per year.

Safer Neighbourhood Team

01302 537611


Finningley Parish Council Kilham Hall Community Centre, Branton

07856 221470

Auckley Parish Centre

01302 886811

S Yorkshire Fire Service (non emergency)

0114 272 7202

S Yorkshire Police (non emergency)

0114 2202020

Education Armthorpe Library

01302 833538

Auckley Primary School

01302 770701

Cantley Library

01302 535614

Doncaster Central Library

01302 734305

Doncaster Council - Education

01302 737222

Doncaster Mobile Library

01302 873456

Finningley C of E Primary School

01302 770330

Hayfield School Comprehensive

01302 770589

Hayfield Lane Primary School

01302 770427

Mcauley Catholic High School

01302 537396

St Wilfrid's C of E Primary School

01302 537344

Leisure Armthorpe Sports Centre

01302 834268

My Vue Cinema

08712 240240

The Dome Leisure Centre

01302 370777


Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements

Business Directory To advertise your business in the directory for 12 months call 01302 534256 Domestic Cleaning Svs & Craftsman Campsall Cabinets (and joinery) Doncaster www.

01302 701801

Grifftile, Tiling Services, Auckley, Doncaster

01302 770768

Poppies of Doncaster, Domestic Cleaning Svs.

01302 533663

Domestic Services/Plumbing/Electrician AJH Electrical Services

01302 535151 07793750884

Martin Johnson Plumbing & Heating Repairs

01302 845978 07717 300662

Executive/Chauffeur Driven/Wedding Transport EX-ZEC Travel Services

01302 820137 07876 595574

Funeral Directors W E Pinder & Sons, Bawtry, Doncaster


Garages —Car Service & Repair James Motors, Cantley Lane, Cantley.

01302 370846

The Car Workshop, Armthorpe

01302 834825

General Convenience Stores Spar, Ellers Lane, Auckley


Interior Fitted Furniture DC Interiors, Tesco Precinct, Edenthorpe

01302 886790

IT Solutions It To Go Computer Services W:

01302 352532

Mat & Mouse IT Services Ltd

01302 534449

Medical Health Jackie Fletcher BSc Hons. Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser Tim Robinson/Perkins DIPCFHP Foot Health Practioner Willow Dental Practice Security Complete Fire & Security Systems Ltd.

For care and support when you need it the most Personal service 24 hours a day.


Independant family business.

01302 770016 07950462317

Established for 90 years.

01427 872106 01302 511050

Taxis Auckley Private Hire, Auckley


BJ7 Taxis 4,6,7 & 8 seaters, Cantley


19 Thorne Road, Bawtry, Doncaster 01302 710285

To advertise please call 07795 387937 or 01302 534256


JAMES MOTOR COMPANY Need New Tyres? Why travel to town, can anyone beat our

Competitive Prices?

We offer a reliable service & exceptional value for money Take advantage of the convenience of a local garage you know you can trust MOT CENTRE MOTOR ENGINEERS DIESEL ENGINE SPECIALISTS BODYWORK & REFINISHING CENTRE

Call James Motor Company Cantley Garage

01302 370846 for more information and an estimate.