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May 2010

Issue No. 53

In Association with Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall

Local News Doncaster Motoring What’s On! Kids Page School News Useful Numbers

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Editors Letter‌. In this months issue you will see a feature that allows you as readers to nominate someone special that you think deserves a bouquet of flowers from Charlottes of Hatfield. Please read the feature and if you know of anyone who has achieved something special or raised money for charity, helped the community or who you think deserve some flowers for something they have done for you, for friends or for family members, then let me know by emailing me or contacting me by telephone. Each month we will deliver some flowers to one deserving person in the community. You may have seen the Trax Fm logo on the front of this months issue. Arrow Publications Ltd and Trax Fm have teamed up to bring more coverage of our news stories and local events to each area covered by the Arrow magazines. Please send any comments you have regarding any aspect of the Hatfield Arrow, I would love to hear from you. My details are printed below.

Best Wishes

Julie Morrell Tumble Lodge, Mosham Road, Blaxton, Doncaster, DN9 3BA Tel: 01302 770216 Mob: 07854756820 email:

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News, News, News, News, News, News….. A Service was held at St Lawrence's Church Hatfield on the 29th of March for a local Soldier of the 3rd Rifles, Liam Maughan, killed in Afghanistan. The Service was given by the Rev Paul Wilson and Mary Gregory. Those attending the Service were Family, Friends, the Lord Lieutenant, the Mayor, Civic Officials and Service Associations. There were 31 R.B.L and Service Association Standards lining the Road in front on the Church and on the exit of the Funeral Party a Salute was fired by members of the Rifles. The Funeral Party and Family then went onto „Rose Hill‟ for the cremation service. Liam's old school, "Hatfield Visual Arts" and hundreds of members of the local community lined the route. The Parade Marshal 's were "Spike" Window Mbe,Rvm and Ken Wood of the Royal British Legion, Dunscroft, Hatfield and Stainforth Branch.

HATFIELD VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE now have a new display cabinet situated in our main reception. Please feel free to come and view a range of gift items to purchase. We currently have work from local artist's offering felt made brooches and scarves. Sock monkeys, soft toys made from actual socks (clean ones of course). Glass pendants and cuff links. Charm bracelets and necklaces. Jewellery made from beads with healing powers, stained glass hanging's and a range of china painted ceramic items. So if there is a birthday or anniversary coming up and you would like a special present please come and see our wide range of gifts on sale. Prices to suit all pockets.


On 25th July 2010, 4 Firefighters from the Doncaster area (Tony Crossfield, Dan Nortcliffe, Rob Halliwell and Alex Marland) will be cycling from Buckingham Palace to Edinburgh Castle. This is a distance of about 400 miles and, with the exception of stopping to eat and „convenience‟ breaks, will be completed non stop - each of them cycling the full 400 miles and not as part of a relay. Their support team will be shaddowing the ride providing them with food, snacks and any other assistance to keep them going! They are raising money for Weston Park Cancer Hospital, which is 1 of only 3 dedicated cancer treatment hospitals in the country. It not only deals with treating patients but also with research and development which benefits everybody. Many of the team have witnessed the devastation this disease can cause and with this in mind and the enormity of this challenge, they hope that you will support them. For more details please visit



We are currently selling two new books "Dads do Cry" by Robert Renton a special edition of the Hatfield cage crash, price £8.50. The story of a South Yorkshire Village "Fishlake". The first 2000 years by George Wade price £7.00

A young boy was chased across near the Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall by a man described as being dressed all in black, with a black hoodie and wearing a white mask. This happened during the Easter holidays. The incident was reported to the police.


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Nominations Please for Flowers for Someone Special Do you know someone special? Someone who has gone the extra mile for others or someone who just deserves something nice. The Arrow and Charlottes Florist of Hatfield would like to make that special persons day with a beautiful bouquet delivered to their door! Let us know who they are and why they deserve a bouquet. Contact Julie Morrell by email at or call 01302 770216. This months Special Person is Betty Bateson, from Hatfield, who received an MBE and has provided endless volunteer work and support for groups and charities throughout the community for over 40 years. Julie Morrell, Tracy Hilton of Charlottes Florist and members of the Hatfield Community would like to say thank you to Betty for all the continued hard work she does.‟

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NORTH EAST DONCASTER CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Advice Column I have been contacted by debt collectors about money I did owe but have now paid off. They won‟t accept that the money has been paid. What can I do to stop the phone calls? If you are approached by a debt collector for a debt you have already paid you should tell them it has already been paid and tell them to take it up with the original creditor. If you have it, show them proof that you have already paid the debt, but the onus is on them to prove that they haven‟t received payment. Contacting the original creditor to confirm you have paid it and getting them to contact the debt collector would also help, but again the onus is not on you to do this. If the debt collector still chases you for the debt you should make a complaint. If they don‟t resolve the matter and the debt was for borrowing regulated by the Consumer Credit Act – like a credit card, store card or a personal loan - you can ask the financial ombudsman to look at the case. You should also make the OFT and the debt collectors trade body – the Credit Services Association (CSA) – aware of any problems, because chasing people for disputed debts breaches OFT guidelines and the CSA‟s code of practice. Don‟t give in to their pressure. You should not have to pay twice. If you need help seek free, independent advice as soon as possible from your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). If you require any advice/assistance concerning the above or any other issue, please contact North East Doncaster Citizens Advice Bureau on 0844 499 4137 Mon-Fri between 10:00 & 2:00 to arrange an appointment at Stainforth, Thorne or Moorends. Contact details and opening times are available on our website at Alternatively, you can access advice for a range of issues online by visiting the CAB advice website at


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Easter Fun at The Croft! Families and members of the community all enjoyed our first Easter Fayre here at The Croft. Everyone had lots of fun with a range of activities and stalls such as pin the tail on the rabbit, decorating eggs, guess the weight of the cake, nearly new toy stall and those old favourite‟s tombola and cake stall. Luckily the sun shone and families were able to enjoy our new outdoor play area. The children really enjoyed planting seeds, flowers and vegetables with Mick Watson and Paul Siddons from Dunscroft allotments. The event was an excellent example of partnership working. A range of organisations which included East Doncaster Development Trust, Families Information Service, Financial Inclusion and Little Rascals joined us to offer information as well as fun and games The main aim of this event was to invite the community to see the centre and for families to have fun together. However we also raised £225. At our next Parents‟ Forum we will be asking for their ideas about what we can buy for the centre with the money raised. We would like to thank everybody who helped on the day and to parents and local businesses who made contributions for the stalls.

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Congratulations!! To Michelle Sidebottom who celebrated her 40th Birthday last month. Michelle, who started the first Arrow magazine in Branton & Auckley, over 4 years ago, was totally surprised when her husband hired a Pink Hummer Limousine to chauffeur her around to all her friends homes and then out for a meal with her family. Michelle was overwhelmed with all the party poppers, champagne, banners, cards and chocolates her friends had prepared for her special day. Michelle is a very special friend and work colleague and I would like to personally wish her all the best.


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SHOP LOCAL Whether you‟re a shopaholic or a reluctant browser, most would agree that convenience is a key word when it comes to the charms and chores of shopping. And what could be more convenient than the shops that are there on our doorstop? Don‟t pass them by as if they are somehow second rate. They are not. In fact convenience is only a part of the story as to why they deserve our support. Here is a little food for thought… Jumping into the car and heading for that out-of-town super store or shopping mall may seem a good idea. But it can end up a time-wasting, costly and frustrating experience. Time, they say, is precious. But how many hours are wasted in traffic jams, just getting to your destination – and then driving round to find a place to park (and often having to pay for the privilege to do that, too!) In the meantime, the pennies you think you will save turn into pounds of extra expense. Strange, but true, most people don‟t view it that way. Why? – Because the extra expense is not shown on the receipt of goods they buy. But it all comes out of the wallet just the same! Another thing which is often overlooked is the cost to the environment – something which is on the minds of a growing number of people in these days of climate changes. Unnecessary journeys simply add to all those CO2 emissions which are threatening to choke our globe. A walk to the local shops is healthier... and cheaper in more ways than one! If it‟s a friendly, personal service you are after, then there‟s nothing finer than the shop on the corner. Such attention is a tradition that has its roots embedded in the history of each village and hamlet in the area. “It wasn‟t until I tried my local shops that I realised just how much they stock,” said one shopper. “I was amazed at the variety – and the costs were very reasonable too.” The growth of our villages in recent years has seen an increase in facilities and business services. But they can only survive if the people they are designed to serve support them. Let‟s face it, we‟d all miss them if they were not there!


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Life’s Special People…… A wise man once told me I would meet “special people” in life. You might know some yourself. They tend to be the ones folk gravitate to, either by wanting to be in their company in the pub, on the same team or in their circle of friends. You know the sort, they tend to be able to make you smile and feel good without having to try too hard. Taff (Gwyn) Davies (pictured) was one those people. My friendship with Taff began when I worked behind the bar in the squash club and no matter how busy it was I would always ensure his glass was always full and would look forward to his company. Through Taff I got involved with Hatfield Nomads cricket team, who had been established for a number of years but, at the time, had never won a match. Taff set about establishing a team of crack cricketing troops who would turn this team of Nomads into, well, kings of the castle. He formed a side he felt would be able to blend a good laugh with a competitive edge and slowly the new Hatfield Nomads took shape. I will never forget our first victory. It came courtesy of one the strangest events I have ever witnessed on a cricket pitch. We were away at Marr which is a lovely farmer‟s field of a ground surrounded by wheat fields. There were two brothers who played at Marr, Bruce and Ian Round, two giants of men with hands like shovels and shoulders like Atlas. Needless to say, they hit the ball so hard it fizzed like a firework as it went past your ear. In a close game, and needing a meaty five runs to win off the final ball, our batsman (a professional footballer called Steve Lister) decided there was no option other than to try and smash the ball into oblivion! Thwack! The sound of leather on willow resonated in the summer air like a gunshot as Steve hammered the ball as hard as he could, taking it high and far but directed down the throat of Bruce Round on the boundary edge. Bruce licked his enormous fingers in anticipation and steadied himself. Time stood still and all went quiet and as the remaining Nomads watched the chance of that elusive victory seemingly slipping away through the Yorkshire air. Whether it can be counted as divine intervention I am not sure but Bruce became bothered by a fly. That insect proved to be the catalyst for bigger things as Bruce somehow misjudged the ball, which promptly struck him clean on the top of the head before bouncing over the rope and into that golden wheat field for a match-winning six! In our joy - and amazement - we lost all concern for Bruce, who lay in a crumpled heap. And so had his Marr teammates who were more bothered about collecting in the boundary markers - one even rolled him to one side to finish the job while the Round brother lay motionless! Bruce eventually regained his bearings and was clearly mortified. We understandably decided to accept Marr‟s kind offer of hospitality and joined them in the village social club for a few beers. Also playing for Nomads that day was my lovely brother-in-law Rob (far right) who I can only say is ever so slightly bonkers and would often do impressions, party tricks and dares in order to brighten things up. He had confessed to Taff that if we won he would don a chicken suit, complete with rubber mask, and dance the funky chicken in the pub afterwards. As we settled in the bar replenishing our fluid with a cold one or two, Taff marched in and in a clear and controlled manner made the following announcement: “In about three minutes a man is going to come through these doors dressed as a chicken. I would kindly request that everyone ignore him and carry on their daily business, completely ignoring what he is about to do on the dance floor”. Needless to say approximately 180 seconds later Rob came bursting through the social club dressed like some mutant extra from a Bernard Matthews advert and proceeded to dance the funky chicken for all to see. For what seemed like an eternity not one person paid him any notice at all. Rob flapped his wings, pecked with his beak and made all sorts of chicken noises but not one person even acknowledged his existence. Finally, a clearly dismayed Rob whipped his mask off, looked everyone in the eye and pronounced they were all a set of miserable b******s before storming out, beak in hand. The pub erupted in


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laughter which apparently could be heard far down the road and is still talked about to this day. OK, maybe you needed to be there to get the full impact but Rob got more laughs due to Taff‟s intervention then he would have ever done doing the funky chicken on his own steam. That was the key to Taff‟s magic. He knew exactly how to make people laugh and how to make one man dressed as a chicken far funnier than what it could and should ever have been. A year later, as the attached picture shows, Nomads were league winners and I can honestly say I have never enjoyed winning a trophy as much as I did clinching that title. To say this was all down to Taff would be an injustice to those pictured but it was Taff we all played for. It was Taff who made us enjoy our cricket and it was Taff who would give you the tap on the shoulder when it was your turn to sit out the match and take charge of the score book. It was a desperately sad day for all when Taff tragically died and I would have loved to have been able to share my future successes with him over a few pints around the village. A great bloke, a great dad, a great husband to Sylvia and above all else a wonderful role model to me in my life. There are many stories that I could have told you about our great times on the cricket field and I often find myself getting drunk with Rob and the rest of the lads and having a good old chuckle at the good times that we had under Taff‟s stewardship. If you're up there having a pint at the St Peter‟s Arms mate then a big thanks Taff, thanks for making me a better cricketer, thanks for being a great bloke and thanks for being one of those special people. Taff's champions: Back Row – Ken Smith (butcher) Pete Collet – yes, that‟s really him (fireman), Carl Saville (builder) Paul Hudson (cricketer) Taff Davies, Steve Lister (footballer) John Liddle (Coal Board manager) Clive Parker (welder) Rob Munro (electrician) Front Row – The Difference (sponger) Don Liddle (builder) Malc Griffin (cricketer) not pictured Billy Liddle (welder) Malc Walton (cricketer) Big All (male escort) Simon Stoker (Vet) PS – A very happy birthday to my mum who is celebrating a special birthday this month. Thanks for being the best, thanks for letting me stay up as a child and watch 'Play for Today', 'I Claudius', 'Domby & Son' and 'The Price of Coal'. Have a great birthday… you really are fab! PW – AKA The Difference

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Labrador triumphs in pet weight loss initiative 21 April 2010

A two-year-old Labrador called Ruby has been crowned the Doncaster winner of the Kilo Crunch Challenge run by Vets4Pets after she lost an impressive 10.96% of her original body weight (4kg). Her owner, Mrs Margaret Thorpe, who has won a £50 diet pet food voucher, is delighted that Ruby‟s weight loss has been recognised. Mrs Thorpe said: “As part of the Kilo Crunch Challenge, I was given prescription diet food to feed her twice a day and I also continued with the regular exercise. The practice was very supportive and able to answer any questions when I took her in for regular weight checks.‟ Rebecca Aldren, practice partner at Vets4Pets in Doncaster, said: “Ruby did really well on the Kilo Crunch Challenge and I‟m delighted she has been crowned the practice winner. It‟s great to see owners taking the health of their pet seriously and Mr Thorpe‟s willingness to make changes to Ruby‟s lifestyle, was instrumental in her weight loss. Hopefully this new healthy regime will become a way of life for them both, helping to keep the weight off permanently.” The Kilo Crunch Challenge ran at Vets4Pets from 1 July to 31 December. Owners were encouraged to bring their cats and dogs into the practice for a free weight and health check, where, if necessary, they were given a weight loss target along with the appropriate diet and exercise advice. For more details, pop into Vets4Pets, Unit 2a, Wentworth Road, Wheatley, Doncaster, DN2 4DB call 01302 556 868 or visit


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Doncaster Athletic Development Group. By popular demand we have increased our sessions and included an all ability session for people with disabilities, as follows: Mon 16th/Tues 17th and 23rd/24th August 2010, 10am - 2pm, £12 charge per day, for children 8yrs to 15yrs. Thurs. 30th Sept. 2010 10am to 2pm, all ability session for people with disabilities aged 8yrs upwards. No charge, fully sponsored by Doncaster Athletic Development Group. A full range of athletic events under the supervision of our professional coaching team. High quality, AVIVA, sponsored goody bag to all participants. All at DAC Track, Keepmoat Stadium. Places limited, first come first served, for application form ring Kev Lincoln on 01302 843394.



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REWARD FOR THE RETURN OF DOGS TO THEIR OWNER IN SANDTOFT Both these dogs have gone missing from an address on Sandtoft Road and are valuable. The owner is doing everything she can to trace the dogs. Both dogs have distinctive markings the white male dog has a black right eye and spots on his ears, the female puppy has two prominent spots on her forehead. There is a reward for the return of both animals. Charlie, she is red and white bitch and 7 months old she has been missing since 4/3/10 Shiner he is a white, fawn and black and he is 2 years old and has been missing 2/4/10 Anyone with any information please contact 0845 60 60 222 and speak to PCSO 7577 Pearson who is based at Epworth Police Station


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Young people help stop underage drinking! Year 11 pupils from local schools across Doncaster have been helping police with knife and alcohol test purchase operations. Over the last 18 months there have been over 50 test purchase operations across Doncaster using year 11 pupils. During these operations, the underage students have attempted to buy alcohol and knifes from premises across Doncaster. By using the students, police have been able to identify the premises that are selling to underage people and work alongside them to reduce these sales and where necessary prosecute them. They have worked with the effected premises to introduce preventative measures such as queuing systems, ID checks and staff being more alert and aware. This in turn has helped to reduce the number of young people drinking on the streets or being in possession of a knife and causing antisocial behaviour. Two of the young volunteers have been awarded a commendation from South Yorkshire Police for their contributions to the operations. Matthew Wilkinson, 15- years-old from Balby Carr Community College and Chelsea Ridge, 17-years-old from Hall Cross Comprehensive school were presented the award by Superintendent Tim Innes. He praised them for their continued efforts and dedication to helping the police put a stop to underage sales. Children and Young Person officer (CYPO) PC Pete Hartshorne said: “The reason these two young people were put forward for the award was their dedication, willingness and the professional way they had performed during the operations. Both of them conducted themselves up and above expectations often turning out at short notice and in inclement weather”. “Without the help of young people we would not be able to conduct this type of operation to combat illegal sales of knives and alcohol to young people”. Thorne and Moorends have also benefited from the help of the students. Concerns were raised from residents at their local community meeting that alcohol was being sold at some premises to people under the age of 18-years-old. To tackle these concerns the safer neighbourhood team (SNT) enlisted the help of the young people to identify these premises. Out of the ten off licences tested in Thorne and Moorends, only two served alcohol to a person under the age of 18. Both of the premises were issued with a fine and referred to Doncaster Council licensing department. Police Sergeant Stuart Rowse from the Thorne and Moorends SNT said: “We hope these operations highlight the dangers of selling to underage people and put a stop to this. We will continue to monitor the off licences and work with our partners to respond to the concerns of the local people.” If you would like to contact your local safer neighbourhood and tell them about an issue in your area visit and enter your postcode.


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Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School News! Hello! As I write we are in the middle of the school Easter holidays so your usual HWPS correspondents are not here! Let me tell you about a special event which happened just before school broke up. Year Four have been learning about India during the Spring 2 half term and their teacher Miss Richards decided to end the term with a whole day‟s celebration of India. The children enjoyed Indian dancing in the hall and trying to copy Indian writing. Just before the day itself Miss Richards contacted Lakeside Indian Restaurant, Tyram Hall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 6DR. 01302 844 113 We were delighted that they agreed to cook some free food samples for the children to eat at school. Miss Richards reports „ The owners became concerned that the quality of the food wouldn‟t be at its best 24 hours after I collected it, having travelled to school, so on the Friday night they called me and suggested we take all of the children to the restaurant. A few frantic phone calls and form filling later and by Tuesday lunchtime we were all packed and ready to go, thanks to the loan of minibuses from Coppice Special School. When we arrived there we were made to feel like VIP's as the restaurant had been opened especially for us and the party room had been decorated with party banners. I couldn't believe how much food they had provided for the children including Korma, Tikka, Pilau rice, onion bhajis and pakora. There were also some vegetable dishes and some spicy dishes which we encouraged the children to try- something new. Chipatis and curried sauce were also available. Additional thought was also taken into account as there was a selection of English dishes for the children to eat in case they didn't like the food, but I can honestly say there wasn't any Indian food left the children loved it all. As the food was in such high demand we were fortunate we had the assistance of Mr Wall and Miss Shaw. To keep up wit the high demands of the children and they became part of the serving staff! The waiters spoke in their various languages much to the amazement of the children and served up ice cream sundae for dessert. Everything was taken care of and if that wasn't enough there was even a chocolate treat for the children to take away with them. A few comments which were made included " there any more?" and "Why can't we have this everyday?" James made me laugh as he was brave enough to try the spicy dish, he said " Wooohooo.....that's spicy....but I like it!" The main thing which please me though was the fact that everybody tried a bit of something and nobody left without sampling the Indian food which made the trip really worthwhile …..and all of it free of charge!!!!! The children loved it and it rounded off our India day brilliantly. All of the children were amazingly well behaved. They were amazed at the generosity the restaurant had showed us all. Harry even asked "Can we come back tomorrow?" Lakeside Restaurant is a fantastic local business which has supported the school amazingly, I just hope the local community can return the favour and pay them a visit as Year 4 can confirm the food was absolutely delicious!‟ Thank you to the Lakeside Indian Restaurant for their generosity. Mrs Helen Acton – Head-teacher


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Travis goes green! Spring has arrived and Travis children are now able to grow their own plants from seed, thanks to the completion of a very „green‟ greenhouse! Over the past 6 months hundreds of 2L bottles have been collected and assembled to form the walls. This could not have been achieved without the help of parents and grandparents and we would like to thank one lady who singlehandedly „ambushed‟ the weekly recycling lorry, then washed, prepared and delivered the bags full of bottles. Our thanks also go to MKM Building supplies for their donation of the polycarbonate roof and to Gary Baker for constructing the wooden frame and attaching the roof. Our reporters have been looking at the topic of How green is Hatfield Travis: We have a water butt. It collects rain water which runs off the roof of the garden shed. We use the water to water the flowers, vegetables and young trees. Mya. Each class has an energy monitor who turns off the lights as the last person leaves the room- Corben. We have planted lots of trees around school. Trees turn carbon dioxide into oxygen.Emily. We have recycle bins for paper and card, tins and glass.- Arona. We put leftover fruit, vegetables and plant waste into our compost bins. Mattie. Year 2 have been exploring the theme of “reduce, reuse, recycle”, through planting saplings in the school grounds with the support of Mr Jim McGivern (Countryside Ranger) and taking part in the recent Earth Hour, when we were all encouraged to switch off our lights for 1 hour. Mrs P Cousins

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Pedestrians Usually Appear In Peripheral Vision Dear Readers, The visibility of pedestrians at night is a complex phenomenon. A Driver can only avoid accident if he sees a pedestrian relatively far ahead. The driver must detect the pedestrian, recognize the impending collision, and then react by pressing the brakes. Suppose a driver is traveling at 60 mph (88 feet per second) and suddenly sees a pedestrian. Normal reaction time is about 1.5 seconds. During this time, the car will have moved forward 132 feet (1.5 x 88). Cars don‟t stop instantaneously, however, so the vehicle continues forward after brake depression until friction halts all motion. This would require another 150 feet and take about 2.8 seconds. As a result, the driver must see the pedestrian 280 feet and 4.3 seconds in advance. At a speed of 35 mph, the stopping distance is still 138 feet and the stopping time is 3.6 seconds. These calculations also assume good conditions. The requirements increase when the road is wet, the vehicle is heavier (a fully loaded tractor trailer can take 400 feet or more), the terrain slopes downhill or the driver‟s reaction time is slowed by age, alcohol, fatigue or distraction. (Using a mobile phone.) The driver is usually looking directly ahead. The pedestrian must be seen in peripheral vision because there is an angle between the driver‟s direction of gaze and the pedestrian‟s location. The pedestrian is hard to detect because people are much poorer at seeing objects off the direct line-ofsight. The eye has lower peripheral acuity and visual attention is usually concentrated where the viewer fixates – directly ahead. Attention becomes more focused ahead when visibility conditions are poor or traffic is heavy The driver will most likely detect the pedestrian only if there is an eye movement to the right or left. This may occur by chance or if the pedestrian is highly conspicuous for some reason, but drivers are usually looking for pedestrians only at likely locations. Drivers won‟t expect to see pedestrians in rural roads or other areas where they have learned through experience that pedestrians are unlikely to appear. For example, three quarters of the pedestrians killed in road accidents are hit outside of crossings, probably because drivers do not expect them there. If you are interested in further information regarding the courses that we offer you will be able to find this information on the Institute of Advanced Motorists website at or Tel:020 8996 9600 Safe Driving. Paul Tuke, Secretary, Doncaster Advanced Motorists.


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May Day Trivia What do you call a gorilla wearing ear-muffs? Anything you like, he can't hear you What is white when it's dirty and black when it's clean? A blackboard. Why do golfers take an extra pair of socks? In case they get a hole in one.

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HATFIELD WOODHOUSE METHODIST CHAPEL Sunday services start at 6pm Sunday, May 2nd Mr Anthony Stevenson from Bessacarr Sunday, May 9th Red Helena Harbottle (Communion) Sunday, May 16th No Service at our Church a Combined service is being held at Cantley Methodist Church Sunday May, 23rd Rev William Wallbank Sunday, May 30th Mrs Margaret Ventom HATFIELD WOODHOUSE METHODIST CHAPEL Saturday Coffee Mornings - 10am to 12noon May 1st In aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust (Bone Marrow) May 8th In aid of Project 2000 May 15th In aid of Action for Children May 22nd In aid of Project 2000 May 29th In aid of Alzheimer‟s Society

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY, Open Gardens Weekend in aid of the Yorkshire Cancer Research. Saturday and Sunday 19th-20th June. If you wish to participate in this event, open your garden, donate prizes, plants, cakes or items for stalls or if you could offer any spare time at the weekend to help, please contact Mrs Lynn Hoff on 01302 842389. HATFIELD TOWN FIXTURES 2010 1ST TEAM Darton (H) Barnby Dun (A) Thorne (H) Whitley B (A) (H) South Kirkby (H) Monk Bretton (A) 2nd Division Hatfield Nomads Tues 11th May Sprotbrough Thurs 20th May


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PRIZE BINGO 2010 The Hatfield Woodhouse committee have agreed the following dates for the Community Prize Bingo for 2010. 30th April, 28th May, 18th June, 2nd July, 10th September. All dates are Friday nights with an eyes down time of 7.30p.m. Everyone Welcome. HATFIELD WOODHOUSE WORKING MEN’S CLUB Every Saturday Night - 13 Card Bingo, Raffle and £1 Draw. 8.30pm Onwards. Everyone is welcome. Come along and enjoy a good night out! ACTION FOR CHILDREN VERMUYDEN SUPPORT GROUP Friday 14th May 2010 – Store collection at Morrisons York Road Doncaster Saturday 15 May 2010 -Coffee Morning 10-12 at Hatfield Woodhouse Methodist Chapel HATFIELD VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE are now show casing a new exhibition from local Artist Rama Ramski. The large scale abstract paintings will be on show in the Auditorium Gallery from 19th April 2010 till 28th May 2010. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Occasionally the Auditorium Gallery is used for conferences and meetings so please ring the college on 01302 840961 before you visit the exhibition, to avoid disappointment. For further information call Angie Hardwick, Community Arts Co-ordinator on 07730572908 or email

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HATFIELD LIBRARY Coffee Morning & Book Sale in Aid of Rainbow Trust to be held at Hatfield Library Saturday 1st May 2010 between 10-30-12.30pm Cake, Plant and Toy Stalls. Please come and Support this worthwhile Children‟s Charity. Watercolour Art Classes with Jan Martin beginners to advanced are held in the library on Tuesday mornings between 10.3012.30 for more details ring Jan Martin on 01405 860266. Join our Reader‟s group we meet last Friday of each month between 10.30-11.30 everyone welcome. We are currently selling two new books "Dads do Cry" by Robert Renton a special edition of the Hatfield cage crash, price £8.50. The story of a South Yorkshire Village "Fishlake". The first 2000 years by George Wade price £7.00 For more details of all events please contact Jenny 842064


FAMILY OUTING TO SCARBOROUGH Saturday 12 June £7.00 adults £5.00 children Leaving Ingram Arms Car Park 9.00am Come and join us for a day at the seaside. If you are a Senior Citizen bring your bus pass and then you can go by bus from the Spa to Peasholm Park Tickets available from Angela Lister 884848, Cath Watson 842163 From 9 May

Help For Heroes Charity Fun Day!! On Saturday 5th June The Green Tree are holding a family fun day with all proceeds going to Help For Heroes. It promises to be a fab fun filled family day out with the following: Bouncy Castle Dance display by JK’s Just For Kix Face Painting by Vickie of Fanciful Faces Balloon Twister Juggling Workshop (tbc) Various Stalls Tombola’s & Raffles Vodka Bar for the adults Fire Engine .............And much more Anybody wishing to get involved or donate any prizes for the day please contact Nichola on 07828709342 Hope to see you all there to show support for this wonderful charity.

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May 10, Issue 53, The Hatfield Arrow  

Keeping the community informed and promoting local business Community spirit is just one of the important things that makes our towns and vi...