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October 2011

Issue No. 70

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Editors Letter…. Autumn has arrived a bit earlier than expected! Its time to pull out the winter coats and boots ready for the cold weather. It’s Halloween at the end of October and Maize Maze are holding their Annual Shriek Week. 29th - 31st October. Search the Maize for Ghosts, Ghouls and Witches. You can see full details on Page 13. …..And then it will be Christmas!! It sneaks up far to fast, however if you are looking for some inspiration, there are some ideas in this months magazine. Jewellery, handbags, crafts, etc. If you have any information, events details or adverts that you would like including in the November issue please forward the details to me at the address opposite (post, email, text or call). The deadline for the November issue is Friday 14th October. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Firstly we would like to thank everyone who came to see our “Cabaret 6” and helped us to make it a successful show. We changed our usual format by including comedy sketches as well as songs and you seemed to like it. Our next production is our pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood”, to be presented on Dec 30th to Jan 2nd in the Village Hall, Hatfield Woodhouse. The cast has been chosen and we are confident that they will be great. There will be some familiar faces and some new ones both as Principal characters and chorus. We have also welcomed some young members who are children of the cast. We are already having fun with our musical director, Michael Jackson, learning songs which we hope our audiences will enjoy and will sing along. The script is very funny and gives lots of opportunity for audience participation. We believe that it will appeal to all ages so don’t forget to book your tickets. The tickets are on sale from 7th November. Please contact Colin Hepworth on 01302 840437. Book early to avoid disappointment! Don’t forget our forthcoming production of “Calendar Girls” starting on September 1st 2012, which will be an amateur premiere. We will be casting this in January after the pantomime and will update you then. We really appreciate the continued support of our audiences and local sponsors and we strive to deliver quality shows which the village deserves. Sue Lane Producer/ Director

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint, DMBC councillor Rachel Hodson and Mayor of Thorne & Moorends Maurice Chowings supported the Uniforms Unite event in Thorne. The event, planned by Sharon Foster, who runs the cafe in the park, was raising funds for forces charity Help for Heroes and Blue Lamp Foundation, which offers help for former members of the emergency services. Caroline and Maurice met Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson and members of Forces Fit, who formed a guard of honour for Ben. Said Caroline: “The event was well supported by local people and by the uniformed services and it was pleasure to pay tribute to the men and women at home and abroad who put themselves in harm’s way to serve their community or our country.” Said Cllr Rachel Hodson: “Sharon Foster deserves thanks for her efforts in pulling together such a successful event for a worthy cause. The fact that so many people have contributed to this event shows the support across our community for our armed forces and emergency services.”


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COMMUNITY TRIBUTE TO DICK KELLEY MP Hatfield councillors, Pat Knight, Beryl Harrison and Linda Curran, and local Caroline Flint MP, paid tribute this week to a former MP, Dick Kelly by erecting a bench in his honour. Said Cllr Pat Knight: “Many people in this area knew Dick Kelley and this was an area he had known and loved his whole life. He was a decent man, who devoted most of his life to his union and to public office. We are proud to place this bench as a lasting tribute to him.” At the unveiling of the bench, Caroline Flint told community representatives that Dick Kelley “was born in the early years of the 20th century when the Labour Party had just two MPs. He died aged 80, having held public office for 30 of those years. He was a county councillor for a decade, before becoming a Labour MP from 1959 -79. When he became an MP for a constituency he had known his whole life, he was just the third labour MP in Don Valley’s history.” Dcik Kelley’s daughter, town councillor Rita Sheppard said: “even in these modern days, Dick’s vision is still our inspiration. This is a proud day for me.”

MIKE COWAN RAISES THE ROOF Mike Cowan might not be on stage as long as Ken Dodd but his humour is as good and as quick fire as Ken Dodd’s. Over eighty people, braving the cold roofless church, came to hear his talk “Yorkshire Relish” on Saturday evening and it turned out to be a laugh a minute. Respite from the laughter was provided by an excellent cricket tea before an entertaining second half of cricket stories and Yorkshire tales. The event raised £1,400 towards the cost of roof repairs, many thanks to Mike Cowan for giving his services free, a huge amount but there is still a long way to go. Even bad things can have a positive side and the warmth generated by the laughter at Mike’s tales is one of the few positives in an otherwise horrible event.

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“Woodhouse Phoenix” is a theatre group attached to Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall and raises funds for the hall by putting on productions such as pantomimes, cabarets and recently a highly successful production of “Allo Allo”. The group is proud to announce that they have obtained a license to perform “Calendar Girls” from 1st September 2012 at the Village Hall. As this is the first day that this play is released for amateur production, it will therefore be a national amateur premiere. The show is of course set in Yorkshire and is extremely funny with some poignant moments. A portion of the royalties paid by the group has already gone to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. I’m sure you all know the story of how a group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire Women’s Institute group, persuaded one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference. The members of our group are keen to ensure that our production is a tribute to them. We would be very happy if you would support us by coming to see the show. We will be giving updates nearer the time regarding casting and ticket sales. We look forward to seeing you at the show. Sue Lane Producer/ Director


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NORTH EAST DONCASTER CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Advice Column Last week I signed up for a loan but I’ve had second thoughts about it. Is it too late to stop the payments? If you buy something on credit or take out a loan, changes to the Consumer Credit Act mean you now have better protection. This includes rights such as time to cancel the agreement, or the right to pay off your debt early. The new rules also make lenders check more carefully before they offer you credit. You will now have the right to: * receive enough information before you take out an agreement to help you work out whether this would be the right kind of credit for you * cancel a credit agreement within 14 days if you change your mind after signing * settle the agreement early, either by paying off the whole amount, or part of it * be told if your debts are sold on to another creditor * cancel an open-ended credit agreement at any time if you give the correct notice * be told if you’re declined credit because of information supplied by a credit reference agency (CRA). The lender must also give you details of the CRA who supplied the information. Lenders must now also check more carefully to assess your ability to pay back the money before they offer you or increase your credit. This includes asking you for information and getting a CRA report, if necessary. If you take out an agreement with a credit intermediary, for example, a credit broker or a shop which has an arrangement with a creditor to supply finance, you must be told whether you have to pay any extra fees to set up the agreement. The credit intermediary must also tell you if they are independent, or whether they have any links to the creditor supplying the finance. If you have experienced problems with credit, or you think your lender may not have acted fairly when dealing with your credit application, you can get help from an experienced adviser at your local CAB. For more information go to If you would like any advice/assistance from our Thorne or Stainforth offices, concerning the above or any other issue, please contact our Assessment Team at North East Doncaster Citizens Advice Bureau on 0844 499 4137 Monday & Tuesday between 10:00 & 2:00 or Fri 10:00-12:00. You can also email us at: advicecabthorne@fsmail.netWe now run drop-in enquiry assessment sessions at Stainforth every Tuesday between 10:00-2:00 & Thorne every Friday between 10:00-12:00 Contact details and opening times are also available on our own website at: PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR OFFICE AT STAINFORTH HAS NOW MOVED ACROSS THE ROAD TO: THE HOPE CENTRE, STAINFORTH METHODIST CHURCH, CHURCH ROAD, STAINFORTH.


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TRAVIS ST LAWRENCE - NEW BEGINNINGS We are writing today to explain what it means being in Travis St Lawrence CE Primary School and being the first ever year 3, year 4, year 5 and year 6. So let’s get on with it.

Year 3 Badger Class On our first day at Travis St Lawrence Primary school we went to a new class, Badger class. Our teacher is called Mrs Cousins and she was in Year 2 with us. We are looking forward to learning about Victorians. Rowan Talbot and Emily Grimsey

Squirrel Class We are in Squirrel class and our teacher is called Mrs Brownhill. On our first day it was funny because we got to meet all our friends from Year 2. At playtime and lunchtime we had a buddy and they helped us get our dinner and look after us on the playground. Lea Wilson and Safiyah Monks

Rowan Class The first time we went in Rowan class, we did maths, we rounded up to tens with our number cards and we got on well. We wrote about ourselves. We are doing Egypt and we listened to a mummy story. Amy Simms and Corben Walker


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New Uniform Year 4/5 Willow Class The school uniform is now red and the new year 3s now have to wear ties. Everyone is nervous and excited about their new class. We interviewed our teacher- Mrs Langford. She said that she is very excited about the new class and at the moment we are good but we’re getting better. Katie Scothern and Anya White

Marriage Mayhem for Year 5 – Sycamore Class The first day back at school, my teacher (Miss Hilton) got proposed to by her new fiancé (Mr Jenkins). When he came in to class he had a silver box holding Miss Hilton’s unexpected engagement ring. All the class were shocked even the teacher. Rebecca Bell and Luke Barker

Year 6- Oak Class Being in Year 6 is a bit weird, it is also pressurising. We are the first Year 6 in Travis St Lawrence and it is nice to know that we will be part of history. Being in Year 6 also means we have to be sensible and good role models to all the younger children.

Year 6- Elder Class On Monday 05 September 2011, it was our first day at Travis St Lawrence School. There are two classes in Year 6 called Elder and Oak. At break everybody was still getting over the shock of a teacher getting proposed to. At lunch time, it was a big rush to find our buddies. Before we knew it, the day had gone!!! Sophie Wray and Aaron Wakefield

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We are the new four correspondents of Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School. We will be sharing our school news in every monthly issue. Our names are: Daniel, James, Amelia and Jasmine. The first thing we would like to do is introduce you to the new people in school. Our new Deputy Head is called Mrs. Hannan. She is the Year 3 class teacher and all of the Year 3 pupils` parents are very impressed with her friendliness. When we interviewed her she answered us with this: Q. How long have you been teaching? A. I have been teaching for 16 years in a number of different schools. Q. What is your favourite subject to teach? A. My favourite subject is Literacy and I love giving the children confidence in writing. Another new teacher is the FS1 teacher, Mrs. King. We also interviewed her: Q. What do you like teaching in the classroom? A. I like to read stories and sing songs to my lovely, quiet class. The playground has changed this term! The new playground markings are here! They are luring the children to play with them. There are some of your old favourite games like Hopscotch and some new ones like the Kandu Zone and Multi-Skills Zone. The playground has been re-tarmaced and re-painted to make it safer and more entertaining. We have asked teachers and pupils for comments and here are the best ones. Miss Siddons (our midday supervisor) said “It’s really fun and it keeps the children happy”. Teddy’s comment was, “When you’re bored it keeps you entertained”.In our new term, our school (HWPS) will be doing some pretty interesting topics. Year 5 will be going on a school trip to Caphouse Colliery for their research on local mining history and Year 6 will be going to Kelham Island in Sheffield to continue their research on World War 2. Even Foundation Stage children will be going out on


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their first-ever school trip to Austerfield. In school, Thorne Children’s Centre will be running a course called ‘Musical Minis’, it starts in the Breakfast Club mobile on Tuesday 27th September 2011 for 6 weeks. It is for babies and pre-schoolers with their parents or grand-parents. Why not bring your little one along to see what it is about? Or try the ‘Early Learners’ course which will run at HWPS on Thursday afternoons from 1:45pm-3:15pm for children between 05years old and their parents. I hope you have enjoyed our first report. If you have any questions for us, please contact: Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School Main Street Hatfield Woodhouse Doncaster DN7 6NH 01302 840448

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SPIDER ALLEY I have lived in Hatfield only for 25 years so am a relative newcomer. Hence my knowledge of the history of Spider Alley may not be as robust as I would have liked and I am ready to be corrected if I have some of the facts wrong. Spider Alley is the public footpath from behind the church to the field adjoining the Jubilee Field car park. On one side is Travis School with it’s green painted palisade fence and on the other side the new properties in Vicarage Close are bordered by a six foot wooden fence, some topped with barbed wire. The public right of way goes in a straight line from the defunct kissing gate to the field. (Yellow in plan view). However, for some reason that I cannot ascertain a previous vicar created a footpath that followed the edge of Travis School and cut a gap in the church boundary wall (C on plan view). For more than 25 years this diversion was never adopted as the preferred route by users of Spider Alley. When the Vicarage Close houses were constructed the builders made the wooden fence that we now see and diverted the footpath. (Red in plan view). It is the builder’s right to divert the footpath that I, and a group of other Spider Alley users, would like to contest. The path as it now stands is a narrow canyon with six foot high sides and a blind corner at B. It is now a dark and gloomy place, rather threatening and uninviting. Many people have expressed their reluctance to use Spider Alley as they no longer felt safe walking down there. It is no longer possible to see the length of the path. What is round the blind corner? A group of youths merry on alcopops and blocking the path? A dog that you do not want your dog to meet? Pushbikes racing back from the Skate Park? Someone on horseback? A couple of young men shooting squirrels with an air gun? All these have been reported. If you could see them coming you can take avoiding action but not if you first sight them when you are at the bend 30 m down the path. We would like the path to be restored to its correct line (yellow) so that it is a more user friendly environment for all to use, all being mothers with toddlers, old people walking dogs, young people wanting to use the Skate Park as well as those of us who can run fast enough to avoid a confrontation. In 2008 there was a public enquiry that granted the village the right to have our straight footpath back but this was reversed on a legal technicality by an appeal to the High Court in London. We believe that there is no reason why another enquiry would not find in our favour as that technicality can be addressed. This issue is being pursued by the DMBC Footpaths Officer on our behalf though, at present, the Hatfield Town Council, except for one councillor that I know of who is fully in support of our case, have withdrawn their interest in the cause. If you would like to be kept informed about the progress of this matter whether as a user of Spider Alley, as a parent of a young person who wants to use it or as someone who thinks a safer Spider Alley would be to the benefit of future generations please ring or email me so I can keep you updated. Nic Burne 01302 350573


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I HAVE SOMETHING TO CONFESS !! Various school friends have recently been busy depositing their kids at University campuses up and down the country. It is usually around this time of year that I start to reminisce about my own student days and the shenanigans I got up to in the pursuit of, academic not alcoholic, excellence. Although you may assume from my respectable background, (let’s not dwell too much on the rabbit poo article shall we) and from me being an all round decent chap, that my student closet is skeleton free. Well now is the time for another shocking confession – I have a criminal record! Yes, it’s true, The Difference, ex UCLAN Student Union President is a criminal, only one step removed from a summer in Strangeways. It all started when dad decided that, in order to keep my student costs down and keep me fit after one too many ‘Leo Sayer’s [All-day drinking sessions to the uninitiated], he would purchase me a bike from a local car boot sale. Now most dads would have looked out for something jazzy, maybe a sexy mountain bike to give me a bit of street cred? Not my dad. He spotted what can only be classed as a “sit up and beg” special that had been hand painted in metallic blue paint. The Blue Bomber was christened and would become my good friend – often seen chained up outside the Student Union until late at night or outside the Library while I masqueraded as a bona-fide studying student. Reality was I was checking out the female students who were often to be found around the Law section. One Wednesday night after a stunning victory against Lancaster University I departed the SU having had far too much to drink. To say I had a wobble on would be a crime to wobbling; I had managed to squeeze full value for money out of a £20 note - that’s for sure. I realised that I had a long walk ahead of me to my student digs far away on the other side of town. However, to my surprise and mainly due to my inebriated state, I realised that the “Blue Bomber” was at my disposal. It took three attempts to unlock my trusty steed from its iron railing security blanket, enlisting the help of some passing hockey players. One of them questioned whether I was in a fit enough state to peddle and even offered to escort me some of the way to ensure I didn’t become a road kill statistic. But with typical Doncaster bravado and a glint of Lance Armstrong in my eye, I reassured them I would ride like the wind and offered up a version of “raindrops keep falling on my head” before mounting the BB. I set off with a smile in my heart and a cigarette in my hand, my football bag thrust over my shoulder and the wind flowing through my hair, life was good! I’ve never ridden a Harley Davison, but this was my version of Easy Rider - what could possibly go wrong? As I weaved in and out of the white lines approaching Preston high street I had failed to register the police car which was tracking my zig-zaggy progress from behind. Eventually the coppers had seen enough and went in for the kill, on came the blue lights. I turned around in drunken amusement, sliding off the bomber with the poise of a Glam Rocker on ice. The police car approached me and, guessing my drunken state, a rather smartly dressed officer in


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the passenger seat enquired as to my reason to be out so late and did I know how much danger I was presenting to drivers? I replied rather apologetically and explained that I would continue the rest of my journey on foot, aware that I would be missing out on the fun-packed downhill stretch that lay about 50 metres on. Our boy in blue, in the most patronising way, lectured me rigid before repeating time after time that he was going to let me off provided I push the bike home – which had been my suggestion in the first place. The driver whispered in his colleague’s ear and then they departed into the bright lights of Preston. Being a good chap I did indeed push the Blue Bomber up to the top of the high street, however, as approached the brow of the hill temptation got the better of me and I set off at pace once again, determined to make good time home. However, I hadn’t counted on the cunning of my nemesis, who merely turned around and was once again on my tail. But I was on fire, we’d beaten Lancaster and I’d supped 10 pints, I was an Easy Rider and I did things my way. I decided to out-run them. I was peddling for all I was worth, but the chances of me making it were slim. After all I was drunk; I had a sports bag on one shoulder and a half smoked Regal king size tucked between my lips. I changed tack, deciding to go on the path and slow down in the hope I had got the wrong car and they’d go right past. Eventually though the car pulled up beside me and, in the hope of steadying myself, I decided to rest against the top of the passenger door. I was clearly more drunk than I thought. I clearly remember missing the door frame with my hand, which was now heading towards the passenger window, and I also failed to realise that the window had been wound down. Time stood still as, with a punch that Marvin Hagler would have been proud of, I smacked the jaw of my police pursuer square on. The Blue Bomber slid tamely down the side of the shiny car and I fell into the passenger seat, regal hanging limply from my gob. The patronising policeman fell into his driver colleague and all hell let loose. Eventually I was ejected from the vehicle, pushed rather forcefully by my victim who, in a fit of rage, called me a few rather fetching names and seemed determined to have me arrested for my misdemeanor. It was while all the shouting and accusations were flying about, and as I lay on the pavement with my arm up my back, I realised that something rather drastic had happened to the police sergeant. His hair had fallen off! Not only did I notice it but his colleague was attempting to keep a straight face. My nemesis was bald as a badger and had attempted to hide this fact with a syrup. I was clearly doomed. However, in what alcoholics refer to as ‘a moment of clarity’ he realised the wind was now no longer flowing through his hair. As he put his hand on his head to find just pink skin he realised he had been rumbled, his toupee lying by the hand break in the car. Quick as a flash he took my personal details, breathalysed me and informed me I would be contacted in the near future to answer for my crime under the road traffic act. He quickly hopped back into the car, covertly pushing his toupee back into his top pocket and instructing his junior colleague to drive. I entered Preston Magistrates Court 10 days later to be charged and fined for the heinous crime of being drunk in charge of a peddle cycle and fined the princely sum of £22 plus costs. A crime that has stayed with me ever since, like a guilty secret waiting one day to be unearthed. After 18 years I would like to apologise to the sergeant, his colleague and to the Blue Bomber, who I sadly had to leave when I left Preston in 2006. If your children are going to or have gone to university recently, have no fear, if they work hard and play hard they and you will reap the benefits in later life. PW AKA The Difference

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'W'RIGHT OF REPLY As Peter's father is now forced to wear a balaclava when riding his bike through the village I thought in the interests of fearful old people and children I had to put the record straight. Its is easier to list the ten things 'The Difference' will eat than the millions of things he won't. The sandwich game was a one off invention in an attempt to provoke a more adventurous diet unfortunately the game ,hoist by its own popularity, got more and more eccentric as the years went by. After one Christmas where all the grandchildren were crying and refusing to eat their choices I put a stop to the game to find the following year all the kids hated me for stopping their fun. I withdrew my objections and ignored the pandemonium as the game resumed. The rabbit dropping game arose after an impromptu re enactment of World War 1 on the top of a fell where the kids including guest Dave Lockey had gathered great piles of sun dried rabbit droppings and were enacting a full scale battle. As expected some were quicker and better shots than others and the resultant hysterical howls of pain could be heard from the top of Pen y Ghent. In the interests of all the residents of the Dales the rabbit dropping game was invented and became a permanent fixture in the Wright holiday calendar. I hope after this explanation Colin will be able to remove the Balaclava or is he just wearing to avoid going to Sid's the barber's. A new variant is the frozen chip in the crack of the bum game but that's another story . PS. The fame of the mystery ingredient game has spread, apparently the local derby cricket game between 'The Difference's ' team and Howden had a mystery ingredient in the tea. Did any one find it and can they identify it? Yvonne Wright AKA The Difference’s mum

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Overtaking Continued... Dear readers, Police Advanced Drivers are taught a three-point overtaking method called the overtaking triangle. It defines the best line to take throughout any overtake manoeuvre and is the safest and quickest way to pass another vehicle. In three easy steps you can combine this technique with excellent observation, anticipation and car control. (1) The Overtaking Position. Consider selecting a lower gear when your long-range observation indicates that an overtake may be on. Close in gradually to the vehicle in front until you achieve the ‘Overtaking position’. Move towards the centre line to maximise your view. If the overtake does not come off, drop back again and return to a higher gear until the next opportunity arises. (2) The Take-Off Position. When an overtake opportunity arrives, move carefully and smoothly to the other side of the road to increase your view before you commit to the manoeuvre. All this takes just a second for the driver to assess. If everything is clear, accelerate quickly past the vehicle. If conditions are not right, drop back in behind the vehicle quickly and smoothly. (3) The Return Position. The final part of the overtake triangle returns you safely back to your side of the road, completing the manoeuvre. Steer your vehicle to the left-hand side swiftly and smoothly, and in as straight a line as possible. Take care and use your mirrors to ensure that you do not cut in too quickly on the vehicle you have just passed. Two-Way Roads With three lanes. Britain’s dangerous three-lane roads have been much improved with the addition of white line systems, cross-hatchings and solid white lines. On some roads, particularly on hills, a solid white line is paired with a broken white line. This gives the uphill two lanes (so that slow traffic has a ‘crawler lane’) and faster downhill traffic just one lane. However, where the broken white lines are on the side of the single lane, traffic in this lane is allowed to cross the line for an overtake where it is safe to do so. While the markings are clearly defined, you should always take care and maintain excellent observation on three lane roads, as other drivers may not have your appreciation of the system. If you are interested in the courses that we offer, you’ll be able to find this information on the Institute of Advanced Motorists website at or Tel: 01302 886 276 Safe Driving Paul Tuke. Senior Training Observer.


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WHAT’S ON? HATFIELD WOODHOUSE METHODIST CHAPEL Sunday services start at 6pm October 2nd October 9th October 16th October 23rd October 30th

Mr David Banks Rev Jump – Communion Rev William Wallbank Mr Peter Douglas Rev Deane Meatheringham

HATFIELD WOODHOUSE METHODIST CHAPEL Saturday Coffee Mornings - 10am to 12noon October 1st October 8th October 15th October 22nd October 29th

India Leprosy Appeal Project 2000 Thorne Sea Cadets Project 2000 British Legion Poppy Appeal

FRIENDS OF HATFIELD CHURCH BUILDING TRUST Pub Quiz at the Bay Horse, Hatfield on Monday 17th Oct start 9pm. Teams of up to 4, £1 per person entry, 4 bottles of wine for the winning team including an exclusive bottle of mystery wine! Lucky table number prize and raffle. All proceeds to the Friends of Hatfield Church Building Trust.

HATFIELD WOODHOUSE METHODIST CHAPEL Wednesday 19th October Vie at Home Party - 7.30pm at the Chapel Saturday 29th October 7pm, Mr Brian Harrison & Co presents An Evening of Song and Laughter Tickets £5 including Pie, Peas and Chips and Apple Pie and Cream Supper. See Mrs Garrett for details and tickets 01302 840072


HATFIELD LIBRARY The Summer Reading Challenge Circus Stars was a great success this year. with hundreds of children reading and brushing up on their Circus skills. This years competition "The Big Top Challenge" was a visual quiz with great prizes. Amelia Hodson was our lucky winner who won a family Ticket to the Circus of The Orient kindly donated by The Mayor of Hatfield. The 8 runners up were Sam Burrows , Leo Cousins, Ben Turner, Abigail Boid, Jessie Lister, Joshua Norton, Sophia O'Sullivan and Billy Holt all sponsored by the Hatfield Village Plan. Throughout the half term October holidays the competition will involve book characters. Lovely prizes to be won. Call in the library for more details for Halloween. We are supporting Rainbow Trust throughout October and would appreciate any unwanted gifts or books for our Tombola and Charity stalls , The coffee morning will be held on Sat 22nd of October between 10.30and 12.00noon with many stalls to buy beautiful gifts and cakes. For more details contact 842064

HATFIELD WOODHOUSE PLAYGROUP Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall Monday and Friday - 9.15am - 11.15am Term Time. Birth to Preschool age. Come and Join Us and Have Some Fun! £2 Every session. Refreshments 20p for Adults. 50p Extra for child.

Autumn Fayre Sheep Dip Lane Primary School 14th October. Stalls, Refreshments, Games etc Everyone Welcome. Come along and have some fun! See posters around the community for more information and times etc.

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Raise the Roof Appeal Gift Weekend Saturday 8 October 10.00am - 2.00pm Harvest Sunday 9 October 12.00noon - 4.00pm at Hatfield Church If you would prefer to contribute to the Roof Appeal anonymously and not be involved with Gift Aid this is your opportunity. A collection container will be available either outside or inside Church depending on the weather. We are extremely grateful for all donations received so far but you may like to choose this method of contributing. Raise the Roof Appeal Committee

THE BARN Church Walk Hatfield Are you looking for a small venue, including playing field, for family parties or for meetings Fully Equipped Kitchen Crockery for 30 persons Seating for 30 Disability access, Toilets Ample parking space £7.50 per hour This may be just what you’re looking for ! To view or make a booking please contact Janet Hoffman 01302 849377

Sat 26 November 2011 at Hatfield Woodhouse Methodist Chapel 10-2pm Father Christmas In His Grotto

Raffle, Cakes & Preserves,Tombola, Home-Made Cards etc Bacon sandwiches and toasted teacakes served until 11.30am, Light Lunches will be served 12-1pm Anyone welcome, Free Admission

Decorating the Christmas Tree is Saturday 3 December 2011 4pm followed by tea, anyone welcome, please bring a bauble

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Gas Emergency


Age Concern

0800 009966

Electricity Emergency


Doncaster Council Community First

01302 736000

Yorkshire Water


Child Line

0800 111

BT Faultline





01302 734444


01302 719790


0800 555111

Hatfield Florist

01302 845597

Doncaster Childrens Information Service

0800 1384568

Hatfield Water Park

01302 841572

South Yorkshire Fire Service


Vue Cinema


South Yorkshire Police (non - emergency)


Odeon Cinema


The Dome Leisure Centre

01302 370777

Hatfield Travis C of E Infant & Nursery School

01302 840200

Hatfield Manor Junior School

01302 842164

Hatfield Visual Arts College

01302 840961

Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

01302 840448

Hatfield Sheep Dip Lane Primary School

01302 842464

Hatfield Dunsville Primary School

01302 882958

Hatfield Crookesbroom Primary School

01302 841337

Dunsville Community Centre

01302 882602

Hatfield Library

01302 842064

Home Library Service

01302 734304

Hatfield Woodhouse Methodist Church

01302 880450

Hatfield Church Parish Office

01302 350591

Hatfield Health Centre

01302 384200

Dunsville Medical Centre

01302 890108

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

01302 366666

NHS Direct

0845 4647

Weldricks late night pharmacy

01302 369699

Thorne Rural Lions

01302 350797


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BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS/FINANCE Richardson Accountancy Limited, Hatfield 07891481446 01302 351641 CAR Sales & Repairs

Casanova Pizzeria Ash Hill Crescent, Hatfield

All Car Service/Repairs Japanese & Korean Specialist

01302 830400

‘Established 1989’

Barry Gill Sales & Repairs, Hatfield

01302 842878

Special Offers Available for Party Orders with Prior Notice

COUNSELLING Clouds Community Counselling, Free Confidential Counselling Service

Client Line 07962 907053

COMPUTER SERVICES It To Go Computer Services W: E:

01302 352352


OPEN 5pm - 11.30pm {Fri & Sat Delivery until 12pm} Now Open 7 Days a Week Open Bank Holidays


Jessie Credland Foot Clinic 31 High Street Hatfield

01302 351545

Lisa’s Toning & Tanning Studio,

01302 845633

The Willows Dental Practice

01427 872106

HOME & GARDEN Blind Ideas, High Street, Hatfield

01302 842627

Sunnybank Garden Centre, Hatfield Woodhouse

01302 842954

Fast & Friendly Delivery Service Available

Tel: 01302 843364

LOCKSMITH Total Lock Services, Hatfield

07989 299285

PHOTOGRAPHY Elite Photography High Street, Dunsville

01302 840110 07926 359966

SECURITY Complete Fire and Security Systems Ltd Auckley

01302 623427

SERVICES/TRADES A.E.S. Tiling (ceramic floor & wall tiling) Dunsville

01302 885401 07749 519557

C M Developments (Yorkshire) Ltd Building Services

01302 351760

Dean Brown Joinery, Hatfield, 07795321054

01302 350363

E P G Roofing

01302 532676

P.Woods Builder

All General Building Work

Steve Blunt Electrical Contractor 07900188126

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