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Issue 23 May 2009

Kiveton & Wales

Communitymatters the community partnership

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Kiveton & Wales Community Matters - May 2009

Welcome to Issue 23

Kiveton & Wales Community Matters Newsletter Tel: 01909 773348 Email:


his newsletter is brought to you by the Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust and is designed and edited by Kiveton Creative Ltd.

We would like to thank all concerned for the articles and copy received. The magazine brings you news, views and information about your locality and if you have anything you would like to share with your community or you would like to place an advert, then please contact Julie. If you would like to be involved in the delivery or creation of the newsletter, or would like some experience in journalism, why not give Julie a call on 01909 773348, or email - we would love to hear from you!

If you would like to advertise or submit an article for the next issue, this must be received by 1st June 2009 Please contact Julie on 01909 773348 or email

The front page of the Spring newsletter was taken in April by Dougie MacTaggart, South Yorkshire Community Ranger. It pictures mums enjoying a walk in the April sunshine during the buggyfit sessions. You can read all about the Kiveton Community Woodland in their update on page 11. On page 3 you can read about Kivo-ebiz meeting with Royalty and congratulations go to Clara Wilcox who joins Kivo-ebiz. Wales High School give us their report on page 5 and Slimming World give us some tips on healthy and costeffective eating on page 7. You can find information about new and current training courses at the Old Colliery Offices on page 8 and if anyone is looking for a job, Kiveton Creative have a Helping Hand Back to Work programme running and details of this can be found on page 9. The Kiveton and Wales History Society update can be found on page 15 and with all this to read and more, it leaves me with no more to say than I hope you enjoy this issue of your newsletter.

Julie Draper,

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Article by Trevor Grossett Tel 0114 2939174


edroad FM directors have been recently meeting to develop Kiveton’s own local radio station. If you are interested in finding out more information, attending meetings or getting involved in the planning of the full time broadcast please ring Trevor Grossett on 01142939174 or email

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Article by David Cundliffe Tel 0800 131 3000 e have recently set up a new fundraising scheme, and are hoping that everyone else who shares our interest in the future of Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust will participate as well. What’s it all about?


The scheme, administered by the Utility Warehouse Discount Club, is a new and easy way to generate a long lasting, regular income for our cause and save you money at the same time. It provides essential utilities to homes and businesses – landline phone, mobile phone, internet/broadband, gas and electricity. How does the scheme work? You call the free phone number – 0800 1313000 and quote reference – C68442 and join the Utility Warehouse Discount Club who donate 5% of your monthly bill to us, every month for as long as you remain a customer. What are the benefits for us? Every time you make a phone call, send a text message, boil a kettle, turn on the central heating – WE ARE RAISING MONEY! What are the benefits for you? When you join, you get all your utilities at great value, free UK calls, no minimum term contracts, award winning customer service and one easy monthly bill. Please Join Us! It could make a tremendous difference to Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust. To join or for more information call: 08001313000. Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust: 01909 773348


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Kiveton & Wales Community Matters - May 2009

Kivo-Ebiz meets the Prince Article by Kivo-ebiz Tel: 01909 770 007 (licensed to sell!) or 01909 773348


s winner of the Rotherham Community Achievement Award, Steph Hryschko, representing Kivo-ebiz, was presented to HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, when he came to Rotherham in January to open the new Spectrum Centre. Steph Hryschko, Director of Kivo-Ebiz said “Prince Edward did seem genuinely interested in the project and his Lord Lieutenant took our card!” Steph jokingly said “if one had something to clear from the attic, one knew where to come!” You never know – you might see the odd tiara on our site if you keep a look out. It has been a great start to the year for the Trust’s trading project, selling a record £4,500 of goods in January and also a record individual sale of £1,725 for an Omega watch. The project has also received £5,000 of “Grassroots” funding to set up in larger space at the Old Colliery Offices with a new telephone line and a web page which will be coming on line in May.

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Despite the recession, a number of new businesses have taken up occupancy at the Old Colliery Offices. One of these is KarmAroma, which is looking to set up as a Social Enterprise providing low cost alternative therapies and stress management for members of our community. For more details, contact Elaine on 07881 786097, or see Elaine’s advert opposite. Carlisle Security Limited are a national company that provide security and communication installations for railway stations. A third new tenant is Cheeky Ramirez Music and we welcome all three organisations into our community building and hope their businesses thrive.

Kivo-ebiz also received £30,000 from Yorkshire Key Fund in February to appoint a part-time worker. Up until now the project has been managed entirely by volunteers but the volume of work has become so high that it does require a permanent member of staff. Clara Wilcox started work on 3rd April as Sales Co-Ordinator for Kivo-ebiz. Clara attended a training course on “Ebay Selling” and then went on to volunteer for the project. Trading on e-bay is certainly the kind of business that thrives in a recession and, with the current rate of growth, it won’t be long before another job is created. If you would like the opportunity to train or volunteer with the experts contact Julie or Steph on 01909 Clara Wilcox 773348 or 01909 770007. With all the goods brought in for us to sell, it is a virtual “Aladdn’s cave” down here at the Old Colliery Offices, with everything from baby clothes to stereo systems. You are welcome to come anytime and take the opportunity to buy goods before we list them on e-bay. If you have goods you would like us to sell for you, please contact us.

ANN ANDREW We were all very sad to hear of the death of a great champion for our community. Ann, a former parish councillor, worked tirelessly to secure the development and funding of our new village hall. People who give such a commitment to their community are all too rare and she will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and commiserations go to her family and friends. From all at Kiveton park & Wales Community Development Trust


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Wales High School

Article by Wales High School Tel: 01909 771291 P. Milligan


rom the 2nd to 5th December, pupils from Wales High School performed a remake of the Olivier Award winning musical, Honk! Students from all years worked extremely hard over a period of 10 weeks to stage a fantastic performance. The show went extremely well with every night a sold out performance. All the students that took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as did the audience. By Caitlin Parkhouse, Emily McNulty, Amber Thornycroft.

Our congratulations go to Dominic Moon. Dominic won the under 18’s Sheffield Golf Championship. He was invited to Brazil, in October, for a 6 day intensive golf tournament called the ‘Faldo Series Grand Final’. He was also filmed for a segment on Look North. For over a year, girls have been enjoying football coaching sessions with Doncaster Belles ladies coach, Scott Duncanson. As a special pre-Christmas treat for the girls he was joined by Nicola Hobbs who is currently the England Goalkeeper. She came along to give our students a few extra tips and tricks of the sport.


ales High School are widely recognised for their international program. Part of this program is our trip to the commonwealth carol concert at the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar square, London. We attend every year; and every time, we seem to be the only school group to have been invited. This year, twelve Y10 students were chosen – as a reward for achieving a Certificate of Excellence for their work last year. We saw many of the city’s sights before an afternoon performance of “The Sound of Music”. It was fantastic! In the evening, we had seats reserved for the Carol service – which a memorable occasion for all of us. It had a truly “commonwealth” flavour; celebrities from politics, TV and show business. By Matthew Day.

Every year a non uniform day for the charity group Barnardos is organised. Each student was asked to donate a pound to the charity in return they could wear their normal clothes for a day. The trade off was a huge success. Hannah Day — Head Girl said, ‘People don’t realise how much organisation goes into collecting money from 62 tutor groups. Overall it was a huge success. We managed to raise around £1300 for Barnardos.’ By Sam Briggs.

Cross Country Runners Selected to Represent Rotherham After 5 weeks of competing against other schools in the cross country league, Wales put out their strongest team to compete in the annual championships in October. There were some excellent team and individual results. Rebecca Moran (Y8) was runner up in the junior girls race, Luke Cotter (Y8) won the junior boys race and Adam Newton (Y12) won the senior boys race. Our junior girls team won their event and brought the Rotherham School’s trophy back to Wales. Well done! Chantelle Kelwick, Rebecca Moran, Jessica Freeman, Luke Cotter, Adam Newton and James Marsh were all selected to represent Rotherham in the South Yorkshire Championships in February. All Year 7 pupils were offered the chance to visit Crowden. It was the best time ever! Favourite activities were orienteering, archery and the zip wire. I will never forget the fantastic residential trip to Crowden. By Georgia Naughton. Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust: 01909 773348

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Kiveton & Wales Community Matters - May 2009

Savvy Slimmers Tighten Their Belts Article by Suzanne Moyle of Slimming World Tel: 01909 518311


s the credit crunch continues to bite and food prices spiral, smart slimmers at Slimming World in Kiveton Park and Wales have found a way to save ££££s, eat more healthily, and lose weight into the bargain!

Households across the UK are struggling to make ends meet, with the price of a weekly shopping basket rising by 10% over the past year. Suzanne Moyle, who runs a Slimming World group in Kiveton Park says: “We keep reading about the credit crunch, but members in my group are telling me that they’re actually spending less on their weekly shop now than they were before they joined Slimming World. Thanks to our emphasis on simple, everyday ingredients, and the new Extra Easy plan introduced in January, they’re slashing their food bills – and eating more healthily too.” Out go high-priced takeaways, expensive ready meals and faddy diet foods – instead they’re cooking great-value family meals from scratch, one of the best ways to make your household budget go further. Suzanne says: “Our members can cook a quick and easy chilli, for instance, that feeds a family of four for under £4 – you can’t possibly buy a ready meal to match that, and our version is low in fat, and only takes minutes to make. Every week in group we swap recipes, share tips on which supermarkets have the best bargains or how to turn leftovers into tasty meals. Everyone’s buzzing with money-saving ideas – and they’re losing weight wonderfully!” Many of Slimming World’s members report that they are spending less on food since joining the group, and 75% have influenced their whole family to eat more healthily. They buy more fresh fruit and vegetables, eat fewer sugary and fatty foods, and fewer ready meals. “Slimming World members find that healthy family eating needn’t cost more,” says Suzanne. “In fact, with great budget saving tips from Slimming World you can feed the whole family healthily, eat to satisfy your appetite and still lose weight. Food Optimising is a practical healthy balanced diet that doesn’t break the bank and lets you eat the food you want on whatever your budget.”

Here are Slimming World’s Kiveton Park members’ top tips for savvy – and healthy – shopping on a budget. SLIMMING WORLD’S TOP BUDGET BUSTING TIPS 1. Shop late in the day: most supermarkets slash the prices on fresh goods late in the day, up to 50% after 5pm and 75% after 7pm. Freeze anything that’s near to its sell-by date till you’re ready to use it. 2. Plan your meals, make a shopping list and stick to it – shopping online can really help because you’re not distracted as you push your trolley down the aisles. 3. Buy food in season, it usually means that supplies are plentiful and in larger supply which means that prices fall. Use local markets too – fruit and veg cost a lot less than in supermarkets. 4. Downshift your brand – invented by money saving expert Martin Lewis the idea is that you buy one brand below what you would usually buy. Supermarket own labels are great value. 5. Cook more meals from scratch. According to respected website “Cooking meals from basic ingredients makes a big difference to your weekly spend, especially if you’re used to buying pre-packed ready meals. It gives you more control over your budget and you can opt for cheaper and healthier ingredients.”

For more information on Slimming World Kiveton Park call Suzanne on 01909 518311.


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e are currently enrolling for various new courses running from May 2009 through to July 2009. If you would like more details or to register your interest for one of our courses, please contact Julie on 01909 773348. Places fill up quickly so please register your interest as soon as possible to secure your place.

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he Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation has made a donation of £300 to Kiveton Creative at the Old Colliery Offices. The donation was made from the Foundation after Kiveton Creative requested money to assist with their Volunteer Project.

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The Volunteer Project is aimed at recruiting local volunteers who have or would like to gain skills around the services that Kiveton Creative provide. The purpose of this is to increase skills of community members with a view to increasing employability and to provide social opportunities for those who have spare time on their hands. Kiveton Creative have volunteer oportunities in the following areas: office/telephone/ reception duties, web design, graphic design and newsletter assistance, teaching assistance and much more. Julie Draper, Manager of Kiveton Creative says; “We are delighted with this donation from the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation. We will be able to use the money towards providing dedicated office space for our volunteers to work. We hope to recruit volunteers of all ages and volunteering for a charity is highly esteemed on your CV if you are looking for work”.

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Contact us to register for next course dates These 6 week E-bay Courses will inform you of all you need to know for selling on E-bay. IF THESE DATES AND TIMES ARE NOT SUITABLE, PHONE JULIE TO DISCUSS ALTERNATIVE DATES AND TIMES.



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The Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, established in 2008, aims to support a range of organisations in a number of sectors throughout England and Scotland. The Foundation supports charities that are engaged in work to support arts, education or communities in depressed areas, as well as a variety of youth projects. Dean Cutbill, Director of the Foundation, said; “The Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation is delighted that we have been able to support this worthwhile project. We hope that many people will benefit from the donation.” For more information, contact Julie Draper on 01909 773348. Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust: 01909 773348


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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB? Would you like a Helping Hand in your search for employment? Kiveton Creative have skilled tutors to offer pre-employment support with any of the following: • Interview practice • First step IT training • Updating IT skills and retraining • CV creation/improvement/printing • Jobsearch – techniques, practice and guidance • Letter-writing, application form assistance • Internet access • Signposting to relevant specialist provision • Mentoring process of signposting with guidance and assistance

We have computers available for you to search for the right job and we can support you along the way. We also have many volunteer opportunities to help you gain that relevant experience and to open new doors. Recently, one of our sister trading arms has employed a volunteer and this programme has already recruited volunteers who wish to learn new skills and increase employability. Why not give us a call?

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Kiveton Community Woodland Article by Dougie MacTaggart

While the rest of the country moaned and complained about the snow in early February, the people of Kiveton Park got on their coats, gloves and hats, dusted the cobwebs off their redundant sledges and made their way to the slopes on Kiveton Community Woodland.

The Saga of the Plaques!

Since the last issue of Community Matters, there has been quite a bit of activity on Kiveton Community Woodland. In spite of the colder weather, the weekly Buggyfit session continued, albeit with reduced numbers. Any mum wishing help with losing those few extra pounds gained through over-indulging at Christmas should come along and join in (we meet at the Colliery Road entrance at 1pm every Friday). Horticulture students from Rotherham University’s Rother Valley Campus have been taking part in a practical conservation project on site. They have transplanted young fruit trees that were being out-competed by established trees, cleared scrub and opened up the forest canopy to let sunlight through to promote the growth of ground flora, and cleared copses for use as outdoor environmental education areas by schools. I would like to thank them on your behalf for the hard work they have put in to improving the woodland.

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Although wildlife is less active at this time, resident magpies and jackdaws still make their presence known on the lower amenity grassland and the kestrel continues hunting on the plantation compartments at the top of the woodland. A pair of swans has recently appeared on the ponds and hopefully this might lead to them nesting and rearing a brood on site later in the year.

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Kiveton & Wales Community Matters - May 2009

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BRITISH JUSTICE? Letter from a Concerned Resident

I have been a member of Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development since it first started 11 years ago. Although I haven’t been a very active member, I have taken an interest in all the activities and attended the Annual General Meetings. I enjoy reading the community newsletter, have attended some of the classes provided and my children have had great benefit from the Redroad music project and sports activities. I appreciate that the Trust has worked to bring lots of money into Kiveton Park & Wales to fund numerous clubs and activities.

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The Trusts’ accounts are open for all to see and, following the AGM this year, I queried a “bad debt” of approximately £600. I was told by Directors that this was money owed to the Trust by a local business, Advisors in Finance. In January this year the Trust took Advisors in Finance to court and Mr Riley, representing Advisors in Finance, was ordered to pay the full outstanding debt with interest to the Trust within a set time limit. He has refused to do this and the Trust can do no more without incurring yet more legal fees. I feel very angry that this money could have been put to good use in our community. This company continues to do business in Kiveton Park and it seems that there is no redress or conscience about the debt to our village charity. The irony is that they advise people about finance!! I finish by asking again “whatever happened to British justice?” Mr Riley has been shown a copy of the letter, but at the time of going to press has declined to comment.


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Next years production, already in the pipeline, is to be Jack and Jill. The only problem with being in the panto is that you can’t watch it. Shame! The panto players gave a performance of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in April at Wales Methodist and at the Crossing Church in Worksop. The purpose of this was to raise money for Wales Methodist and it was a full house every night.

Anyone wishing to purchase the CD (which is brilliant) at a cost of £5 should contact J. Lemm on 01909 515329. All proceeds to go to the restoration/preservation of the Chapel. The next event this year will be held at the Acorn Theatre, Worksop, on 25/26 Sept and will be “Showstoppers” including songs from Mama Mia, Les Mis, Oliver, Annie and more besides all by lots of local, young and amazing talent.

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Kiveton & Wales Community Matters - May 2009

Kiveton Park & Wales History society


Article by Kiveton & Wales History Society

he History Society meets every month at the Old Colliery Offices in Kiveton Park. Who are they? What do they do? Who can join? How do you join? The members of the Society are a group of Kiveton and Wales residents who are all interested in the history of the villages. Anyone can join, just come along to a meeting, and see what we are all about. For just £10 per year, members enjoy free entry to all our meetings and a range of other benefits. A lot of work has already been done to document the history of the villages as can be seen on our website, which is being continually updated: The aim of the Society is to continue to record and share our history. This is where you come in, you may have photographs not previously seen or stories to tell that are part of the village history.



he photograph below was the picture we used for January in our recently published and almost sold-out calendar. Now I, along with quite a lot of other members thought this was Wales Square in the snow. Quite a few people have approached me saying this is not the case.

Our meetings are always lively events! We have had guest speakers such as a Medieval Barber Surgeon, an expert on Elizabethan Dress and others just as interesting. There will be guest speakers at meetings throughout this year. We meet every month, at 6.30pm at the Colliery Offices. Last month, we enjoyed a talk on Pit Voices by Brian Elliot on the 12th March. Brian is an acclaimed historian of the coal industry and has published over thirty books. This fascinating talk discussed his decades of research into the lives of the men who worked in South Yorkshire’s pits.

Our next talk is on 21st May, A Thousand Years of Kiveton Park & Wales by Dr John Tanner. Entry fee is £1 but free for Society members. John will be delivering a fast-paced and informative dash through over 1,000 years of the history of Kiveton Park and Wales. Hold on tight and enjoy the ride, from medieval battles to the building of the M1! that Alice’s parents, Joseph and Ellen were caretakers at Wales Court during the war years. The truth about this is unknown, especially as the 1911 census shows the family at Manor Road with Joseph as a miner at the nearby pit. I can date the photo around 1914 as Cuthbert is present. He was a bugler with the 8th Battalion of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and was tragically killed at the Battle of the Somme. His grave is in the churchyard and there is a commemorative plaque inside. Ellen nee Burgin, never really recovered from the loss of her son and died in the flu epidemic in 1919. Joseph continued to live in the village and died in the early 1940s, a sandy haired man who my mother remembers as being deaf as a post. Vincent married Martha Hicks (known as Pat) from Chesterfield and their daughter Mavis is my mother. Pat was very ill for much of my mothers early years and spent many months in Wales with her grandfather and aunts/uncles. Sadly Pat died in 1947 when my mother was 8 years old.

Could it be a location in Tickhill? Or is it somewhere else local to us? Maybe it is Wales Square and some of the buildings have changed? Is there anyone out there that can give us a definite answer? Please reply to

Is there a Froggatt in your family?

Joseph was one of 22 children and most of them were born in Wales or Waleswood so if you have a Froggatt in your family, you are probably related to me! If you have any information or any stories about Wales I would love to hear from you - I am as interested in the social side of the family as I am the family history side. Incidentally Martha’s mother also has connection with the area as her first husband, Fred Green was born in Kiveton Park.

Article written by Liz Lockwood 31 Abbot Close Oakwood, Derby DE21 2BQ Tel 01332 832024 email


y grandfather always used to joke that he was a Yorkshireman born on Wales! Vincent Price Froggatt, born 1911, the illegitimate son of Alice Froggatt. I imagine that this was a bit of a scandal in a small village! Alice never named the father, but Vincent believed his father was Daniel Price an architect from Birmingham. How true this was I do not know, a former Wales resident suggested that Alice had a ‘liaison’ with man called Percy! The photo shows Alice with her parents, brothers and sisters Olive, Rebecca, Cuthbert, the soldier and twins Edgar and Sybil. It is taken outside Wales Court and the story is

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