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Welcome to the June edition of Community Spotlight magazine. We’re really excited to be delivering this month’s magazine through your door! Not only is the weather heating up, but more than any other month so far this year, there’s so much to do in the S66 area; we have news of summer fairs and fetes, fundraising events, and so much more. We also have a whole summer of sport to look forward to, with tennis around the corner and the World Cup starting this month. Over the next two months we will bring you our Tournament Guide to help you keep track of all the games — the first of which is on pages 6 & 8. This month it is National Bike Week and David Cook of the Priories Historical Society tells us the history of local bike company Carlton Cycles, who then merged with Raleigh, on pages 50 and 52. If you’re a music fan, on page 10 there’s a chance to win tickets to the critically acclaimed show, The Magic of Motown, coming to Sheffield City Hall. We continue our look in to the link between social housing and the property market, as we discuss buying a home in the 1990s on page 16. Bramley and Sunnyside Infant School have posed a question this month, ‘Could you be a School Governor?’ Find out more details, and read about what the children

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have been learning about over the last couple of months on page 18. With the great weather we have had in May, many of our gardens are already in full bloom, and we’ve found it difficult to keep up with the sheer volume of watering that our vegetable plants need in our polytunnel so early in to the season. Lee Bestall gives us his advice on alpines on page 48 and on page 46, gardening guru Pippa Greenwood shows us that it’s not too late to still create your own vegetable plot this season. Carers Week takes place in June — from 9th to 15th June — and to mark the occasion, David Coldrick brings us his tips for carers to care for themselves and those they look after on page 36 We’ve brought you an exclusive interview with World Rally Championship driver — and all round genius on four wheels — Sebastien Loeb on page 40 by James Batchelor. On page 56, we also have the last of the season’s On the Wing articles, whilst we take a break before their return in autumn. Inspired by the Eurovision song contest in recent weeks, Helen continues her baking world tour with a Danish recipe on page 8. We hope that you have a great June and enjoy this month’s magazine.

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Lions Club and Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club are again putting on the Dry Land Regatta and Family Fun Day on Saturday 26th July. At the fun day, this year we are also having a Bramley and Wickersley Got Talent Show, with live bands and more, along with performances from the people who wish to enter the

Dry Land Regatta & Family Fun Day competitions. To be able to enter the talent show, you must contact us to fill in a booking form beforehand. This year’s event will be bigger than ever before, with the whacky boat races, a chance to build your own boat, a children’s fun fair, a new car show, the ‘real ale’ beer tent, a variety of stalls, many refreshment and snacks on offer, and a grand prize draw to enter on the day! All monies raised will go towards Bramley and Wickersley Youth Projects. The day will run from midday to 7.30pm and will be held at Wickersley School and Sports College, Bawtry Road, Wickersley, S66 1JL.

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14th Bramley, Beavers, Cubs & Scouts are going from strength to strength

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grow, with 90 Children who regularly attend each week. This month we have opened a second Beaver group in order to ensure we reduce our waiting list and provide another 20 children the chance to have incredible adventures, learn practical life, outdoor and teamwork skills. This is a busy year for us with lots of the children working toward their Chief Scout Challenge, which takes a lot of hard work, needless to say we are very proud of the all the children. Also we are pleased to say our Scout group is in 4th place out of 18 groups in the district for Scouts receiving their Gold Chief Scout Award. We have several camps organised, the cubs have been on an international camp to Disneyland Paris

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which was lots of fun. All the sections are going to Walesby and Scoutastic, not wanting to leave parents out we are also arranging a family camp for September. Other exciting events and activities was a trip to see Red Arrows, Sleepover at Sheffield Ice, Rock Climbing, a weekend at Kingswood Activity Centre and fishing to name a few. If anyone would like to come and join in the fun Adult or Child please don’t hesitate to contact us. In January 2012, we were very pleased to recommend Mr James Moor for a much deserved award from the Queen, and in December we were very pleased that he received a BEM for all his hard work. Mr Moore has been a fantastic support to Scouting in Bramley for over 60 years. He is always on hand at Church

parades or to support our fundraising or for advice, and ensures that old traditions are not forgotten and are passed on to the next generation with enthusiasm and passion. Finally we would like to thank not only Mr Moore, but also Bramley Parish Council, Wickersley and Bramley Lions for their support. For further information, please contact the Bramley Scout team on 07714 074856. │ e: │ t: 01709 845850

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Helen Stevenson shares her favourite baking treats THIS MONTH Danish Pastries

Hello and welcome to the June edition of Baking Bliss. To continue my world tour of baking and in honour of the recent Eurovision Song Contest I have gone to the host country of Denmark for make June recipe and probably taken on my toughest recipe yet — the Danish Pastry!

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• 100g caster sugar • ½ beaten egg METHOD • In a bowl, mix together the flour and salt and rub in 50g of the butter with your fingers, then stir in the yeast and sugar • Make a well in the middle, add the milk and eggs and mix to a soft dough, then knead until smooth. Place in a clean bowl and cover for an hour until it doubles in size • Knock back and knead the dough



INGREDIENTS For the pastry: • 450g strong plain flour • 350g softened butter • 7g fast action yeast • 50g caster sugar • ½ tsp salt • 150ml warm milk • 2 large beaten eggs • ½ beaten egg, to glaze For the icing: • 1–2 tbsp warm water • 100g of icing sugar For the filling: • 100g ground almonds

until smooth and roll out to approximately 35cm x 20cm. Dot half of the remaining butter over twothirds of the dough, then fold over the top third, then the bottom, to form a parcel and press down the edges. • Rotate 90 degrees, roll out again and repeat with the remaining butter, then wrap in cling film and chill for 15 minutes • Remove the cling film and roll and fold again, replace the cling film and chill for a further 15 minutes • Meanwhile, mix together the ground almonds and caster sugar with enough egg to form a soft paste • Remove the pastry from the fridge, unwrap, cut into four and roll each out to 20cm square, place a quarter of the filling in the centre and cut from each corner in towards the centre, but not all the way. Fold four alternate corners to the centre and press down firmly • Grease three baking trays and arrange your pastries, cover with clingfilm and leave in a warm place to prove for 20 minutes • Preheat your oven to 200°c, brush the pastries with the beaten egg and bake for 15 minutes, then cool on a wire rack • Mix together the icing ingredients and sprinkle on top while still warm



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Rotherham Shakespeare Festival packs a punch The Annual Rotherham

Shakespeare Festival was founded in 2009. Over the last few years Rotherham has been put on the map because of its love of, and commitment to Shakespeare. It has become well respected by its peers within other authorities as well as with The Royal Shakespeare Company! This festival packs a punch for staff and students alike. The engagement of young people in both performance and literacy is astounding! The most successful engagement has been in schools that embed Shakespeare within their curriculum planning and take a holistic approach to the curriculum using Shakespeare as a stimulus. Schools have transformed themselves into Verona where students lived, worked, studied ‘in Italy’ for a whole term and were immersed in learning inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The Crime Scene Investigation of the deaths seen in Macbeth allowed students to enquire and question, provoking deep learning and impact on the literary pieces they produced and also included science, geography, history, maths and so much more. Schools perform in prestigious venues in Rotherham and Sheffield over June and July. 12 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

The Shakespeare Festival is a journey for all involved and the final performance is the cherry on the cake; we have sell-out audiences, even from areas where parents do not traditionally engage in events and theatre. Open Minds Theatre Company and Inspire Rotherham work in collaboration on the festival and we believe passionately in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s manifesto that children should experience Shakespeare from an early age and that they should do it on their feet! Promoting the power in language of Shakespeare and the arts, Open Minds Theatre Company (OMTC), would like to extend an open invitation to you for their annual Rotherham Shakespeare Festival this June. Now in its sixth consecutive year; there will be even more going on to get involved with than ever before, so there's something for everyone to enjoy — a variety of activities and shows on to bring people in the community together this summer. To celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday this year there are even more schools taking part in the festival, which will span across a number of dates in June. There are around 1,500 children taking part

from the surrounding schools in the borough, performing nine plays in total. Working with members of OMTC, a script editing guidance session with a selection of teachers who have put themselves forward as representatives for their schools has already taken place and the rehearsal process is well underway in a variety of locations. All previous events have received a unanimous amount of praise by the public, audience and participants alike. Year in, year out, many onlookers have voiced their enjoyment of the show, adding delightful compliments about the quality of the plays performed by these young people with regards to their professionalism, sheer magnitude of power in performance on top of masterful interpretation and recitation of the language. The festival will be taking place at Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Road, Rotherham on various dates throughout June. For the full list of performances commencing on 5th June, visit and click on the events calendar for more details. Alternatively, call Open Minds Theatre Company on 01709 829446 and more details can be found at www.facebook. com/RothShakespeareFest. │ e: │ t: 01709 845850


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for our Maltby Art Group will be held from 10.00am to 3.00pm, Saturday 28th June 2014. Taking place in the rooms beside St Bartholomew's Church, Church Lane, Maltby, the exhibition will be in conjunction with the Church Fete. Entrance to the exhibition is free and all proceeds from raffle and refreshments will be donated to the Church.

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Malinder would like to express her thanks to all the shoppers who kindly donated £115 on 17th April, at Maltby Tesco. Other fundraisers along with Jeanette, were collecting funds for the National Autistic Society, and

the photo shows the cheque being presented to Kathryn Astbury of the Society, by Councillor Keith Stringer, with Rotherham Borough Councillor Lauren Astbury, Jeanette Mallinder, June Evitts (Tesco Supervisor) and Rotherham Borough Councillor Jenny Andrews.

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Happy Birthday to the Church. We begin June with the celebration of Pentecost, regarded as the Church’s birthday, when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. The disciples were celebrating a Jewish festival together when great flames spread around them and they found that they could converse with everyone gathered there in tongues they didn’t understand. The Bishop has asked us all to celebrate the 10 days between Pentecost and Ascension Day with special prayers. In times gone by Pentecost was known as Whitsuntide. The “Whit Walk” would take place on Whit Monday when people from Churches and community groups would parade with the May Queen through the village. Pentecost marks a special 14 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

celebration this year in the Diocese of Sheffield. It’s the time when centenary celebrations begin. The special event for this area will be held at Roche Abbey on Sunday 7th September from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. Do put this date in your diary, as it will be a fantastic afternoon for family celebration. The Bishop has asked us all to celebrate the 10 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost with special prayers. On Saturday 28th June in St Bartholomew’s we will be having our summer fair. This year, the Art Group is going to put on a display of the work that the members have been working on. There will be other stalls, refreshments and attractions. The event will take place in the Church and in the newly decorated Church rooms from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Please do

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A history of the home:

The right to buy: PT 2 Leanne Broadhead on the impact of the Housing Act 1980 throughout the 1990s In the third part of our history of the home, we look at the impact of the Housing Act 1980 on the UK housing market from the 1990s onwards. By the start of the early 1990s, giving council tenants the opportunity to buy the homes they were living in — at a generous discount — had become one of the defining policies of the Thatcher era, and already, two million council tenants had taken advantages of this. My parents were one such couple, who with their two young daughters lived in the mining village of Rossington, just one village over the border of Bassetlaw in South Yorkshire. Not unlike many of their generation, you could have described our family as hard-working blue collar, with a dual parent income. My father was a welder-fitter and my mother a machinist at Meritina, Retford. Indeed, the fact that my mother went out to work wasn’t the norm, even in the late 80s and early 90s. Yet despite the fact that they both worked six days a week, we were not well-off and struggled to pay the bills like many families. Personally I have mixed views of the legacy that was left to mine and subsequent generations by the original Right to Buy Scheme and Housing Act of 1980. For my parents who worked hard to get in to a position to purchase the council house that they had lived in for over a decade, it proved to be a good move. Even though they did struggle each month to make their mortgage payments initially, several 16 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

years on, it each gave them enough equity to be able to start a new life when they later divorced in 1999. By the time I was lucky enough to buy my own first house at aged 19, the two bedroom new-build came in at a staggering £44,000, and even on a decent salary at my age, it was a real stretch for a single person. Yet looking back, compared to subsequent generations, at least I had the opportunity to get on the property ladder without the ‘bank of mum and dad’! In 1998, property was still affordable coming in at just over two and a half times my salary, the property boom from 1999 to 2007 had still yet to really take hold. I was lucky back then, as were many others of my generation, who also even had their parents and their new-found housing wealth to give them a helping hand too! In fact, in just thirty years since 1983, UK property prices have increased by over 428% (Halifax), and even if you take out inflation, in real terms they have still risen by over 100%!

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Bramley Sunnyside Infants The children in Foundation Unit were thrilled to watch the eggs they have been caring for in an incubator finally hatch in front of their eyes! The children drew and painted pictures of the baby chicks and wrote all about the rearing and hatching process. Stay and Learn sessions were held for parents of children in the Foundation Unit, and parents were

Could you be a School Governor? Bramley Sunnyside Infant School’s Governing Body is wishing to recruit school governors from our local community who can bring valuable skills and experience in the following areas: • Business • Marketing • Legal • Emergency Services (Fire Services/Police) For further information, please contact the Clerk To Governors, Mrs Janet Davison at janet. or, the Chair of Governors, Mr Andrew Slinn at 18 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

invited to stay for a 30 minute session to join in activities and find out more about their children’s learning in FS1. Parent consultations were held in Key Stage 1 which gave parents the opportunity to chat informally to teachers about their child’s progress. A particular highlight recently was a performance for the children at easter, by Sylvia Bird and Joanne Arif from the Salvation Army at Maltby. The children enjoyed the Easter-themed puppet show immensely. Also at easter, Year 1 and 2 children walked to St Francis church to join an easter celebration hosted by Reverend Ward. A grand easter bonnet parade was held and the children looked spectacular parading through school in their bonnets. The parade was judged by Mrs Pat Stevenson, who is a good friend to the school and who regularly gives up her spare time to volunteer and listen to readers. Mrs Stevenson had an extremely tough job judging the winners as there were so many fabulous creations! Two winners from every class were chosen and they received prizes of easter eggs. A non uniform day was held in aid of the ‘Kenyan Orphanage Project’ that Mrs Shaw, our teaching assistant, is involved with. Thanks to the generosity of parents who sent in donations, a total of £220 was raised and will help the orphanage

continue its vital work in Kenya. A visit was taken recently by the Year 1 children to Flamborough Lighthouse, in connection with their topic work on 'The Seaside'. The lighthouse keeper gave them a guided tour of the lighthouse and they climbed to the very top! During the day they also visited Bridlington Lifeboat Station to meet members of the crew and asked lots of questions about the lifeboats. These 'hands on' experiences have really enhanced and inspired the children’s learning and they have produced some fabulous work upon their return to school. Whilst the children were in Bridlington, Head Mrs Smith, was thrilled to receive an email from a local resident who sent the following message “just to say I live in Bridlington and have seen your students on their trip today. They looked very smart in their red uniforms and were excellently behaved — let them know they were a credit to your school!” A text was sent out to all the children's parents letting them know how proud the school is of them. Pupil attendance continues to be excellent and the school is thrilled to report that 72 children achieved 100% attendance for the Spring Term. Each child will receive a special certificate in recognition. │ e: │ t: 01709 845850


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Abbey Dash 2014, on Wednesday 2nd July, from The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby S66 8JD. All runners should arrive to register from 6.15pm, for a 7.00pm start. This race, is a superb undulating trail run of approximately eight kilometres around the beautiful historic ruins of Roche Abbey, through fields, over waterfalls and on paths. This particular race is run in memory of

Luke Barber, and as all entries are on the night, we would like as many people to participate as possible. The entry fee for members will be £5.00 and £7.00 for those unattached. A large donation will be made from the proceeds will be donated to charity. Food is provided after the race and bar will also be available, so please come and join us. For further information about Maltby Running Club, please visit our website at

In England and Wales, an estimated 80,000 men aged between 65 and 74 are affected by AAAs, which are caused when the main blood vessel in the abdomen — the aorta — weakens and starts to expand. If undetected, the aorta can rupture — a medical emergency that is usually fatal. Around 6,000 people die every year from ruptured AAAs. Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been commissioned to provide the NHS AAA Screening Programme across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. So

far over 8,000 men have taken up the screening offer – a free, simple and non-intrusive ultrasound scan that takes less than ten minutes. As part of the NHS AAA Screening Programme, men in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw will be invited for screening during the year they turn 65. Men over 65 who have not previously been screened can make an appointment for the scan by contacting the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw AAA Screening Programme on 01709 321189 or by emailing

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to help raise money for your local Guide Dogs? My name is Cathy and I am calling on local people and their own four-legged heroes such as myself, to help me to raise money for our other local guide dogs. My owner is called Glenis and she depends on my support to get her everywhere. It costs almost £50,000 to fund the support that each guide dog gives throughout its life-time. We are not Government funded, so we rely entirely on fundraising to do this. My owner Glenis says that I am her lifeline and also her best friend, and if we don’t get the help, we run the risk of not being able to fund guide dogs for those who need them. Please come and join in the Sponsored Dog Walk at Thrybergh Country Park at 11.00am on Saturday 14th June and walk around the lake with me and my other friends to help us raise money for Rotherham Guide Dogs. All other dogs and people are welcome, and each dog will all receive a cape wear and a goody bag as a thank you to all of the heroes taking part on the day. For the people, there will also be a raffle too! If there is anyone out there that is able to spare a few hours to help us raise funds for us guide dogs, it would be greatly appreciated. Please could you give Glenis a call on 01709 542447, as like I know, it’s good to help! 22 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

Animal Sanctuary Dog Show The next Thornberry Animal

Sanctuary Dog Show will be held Sunday 20th July at Dinnington Rugby Club, Lodge Lane, Dinnington. The gates open from 1.00pm, and the show starts at 2.00pm. The show is a 26-class dog show, where there is something for everyone, with a bar and barbeque all afternoon. Trade stands are available, and to enter all classes it is £1.50. The entrance fee is £2.00 per car and £1.00 per person. Any individual or business can sponsor a class, or can take a

trade stand, for further information, please call Jayne on 07920 102931. Also check our Facebook page for the schedule of the day. As an animal sanctuary, we are also desperate for clothing, brica-brac and any unwanted items to keep our weekly sales going. We do urgently require more dog and cat food to help us keep the sanctuary animals well-cared for. For more information on the Sanctuary, call us on 01709 208517 or visit www. │ e: │ t: 01709 845850

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your legs... if you have a broken leg. Fix the stomach acidity issue and find a good quality multi-vitamin which has good bio-availability values and then you have a very important product. And anyone who implies that if they eat a good healthy balanced diet they don’t need multi-vitamins, then I ask you to tell me (without looking up a reference chart) what is your source of zinc and magnesium, folic acid and vitamin D?

Life-force in a bottle Chris Barnacoat on the finer points of supplementation There is great controversy about supplements in the health and fitness world, not to mention the ‘expert knowledge’ which is available on the Internet for all to consume. Supplements are recommended for fat loss, weight gain, reducing stress, increasing sleep, speeding up metabolism, preventing illness and getting your recommended daily allowances of vitamins and minerals. So, where do you start? And more importantly, should you even bother? MULTI-VITAMINS One retort I offer here after 26 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

suggesting multi-vitamins to clients is that they are simply “expensive wee” implying the supplement to be useless and not absorbed by the body. Well, this is both true and false. If your stomach acidity levels are not up to optimum (which I’ve personally found to be the case in all but two of my clients in over two and a half years of testing) then your body is not set up to absorb much anyway, whether it be a supplement or good healthy food. The second being that most shop-bought multi-vitamins are not bio-available, meaning that they do not break down in the body. So combine the two factors of the tablet not being able to be absorbed and the tablet not breaking down then yes, they are useless. However, this is like suggesting that performing squats are bad for

OMEGA 3 Possibility the most important supplement you are not taking. It still shocks me to find out how many people do not even think to supplement this fatty acid. It has been shown to have medical applications in the treatment of an extremely wide variety of ailments including coronary heart disease, stroke, bipolar disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, to name a few. Fish oils are also used orally for weight loss, asthma, cancer, lung diseases, hay fever, Crohn’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome... I could write an entire article on this supplement! ZINC Most people only refer to this mineral in flu season. However, Zinc is involved in over 80 enzyme and hormone functions, which means when you become deficient it can have an immediate effect on cell growth and repair. You may say “But I always boost my zinc around winter time and I rarely have a cold”, that’s great, but immune system is only one of the 80. Some studies have also suggested that zinc can become depleted in as little as four days! Lean body mass, testosterone, stomach acidity levels, sugar cravings, gastrointestinal problems and muscle growth are some factors in which zinc plays a vital role. So, should you even bother with supplementation? In my opinion (and with results from previous clients as evidence) I’d say most definitely yes. But, quantities, qualities and timings are the key to supplementing. They can change your life or waste your money, so be careful! │ e: │ t: 01709 845850

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Soup, salad or terrine is available for a starter. Traditional roasts, sea bass and risotto offer a varied choice for main course. Desserts range from sticky toffee pudding, lemon posset, chocolate brownie or cheeseboard. Alcoholic, soft drinks, teas and coffees are available.

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Books for Fathers Day LEISURE

The top choices for books about great dads To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

Show me the person who wouldn’t want Atticus Finch as their father-figure. Atticus is an attorney and is often hailed as being the personification of all that is moral and just. He’s adored by his two children, Scout and Jem who try to make sense of the happenings in the sleepy southern town of Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus must face the disapproving eyes of the town’s residents as he defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. Scout and her brother Jem aren’t allowed into the courtroom but they sneak in and hide out on the ‘coloured balcony’ to watch their father in action, and the trial that will change Maycomb forever.

Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller There’s no way that Willy Loman is winning any Father of the Year prizes anytime soon and yet his son Happy is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps. His other son, Biff has more of the measure of the man having once caught his father in a compromising situation. Whatever the drop-out Biff and the hapless Happy decide to do with their lives, Loman himself is all washed up as a salesman and facing a precipice. Arthur Miller’s play is set using a series of flashbacks as we watch this family and their own American Dream vaporise before our very eyes. Loman commits one final act of desperation for his sons, and the reader is left to decide whether or not he was heroic in the end.

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calm and patient will allow this to happen whilst also respecting your loved one’s dignity and independence. People with dementia for instance may take a lot of time to encourage todo things that we often just take for granted such as showering. It is very hard to be patient when we have so many things to do these days. You may need to check out ways of sharing the load with other family members, if possible, or getting some professional support. Don’t be afraid to listen to what your body is telling you about this and ask… You may be pleasantly surprised at what is on offer. HELP THEM TO FEEL GOOD A new haircut or item of clothing can do wonders for your loved one’s confidence and self-worth, so don’t forget to treat them every now and then. It is really easy to forget this sometimes.

Caring for the one you love David Coldrick gives his tips to carers to mark National Carers Week 9th – 15th June Here are some essential tips for those of you caring for a loved one. Being a family carer can be one of the most fulfilling things that you can do, but on the flip side, it can also be an overwhelming and seemingly thankless task. Anyone that cares for somebody is likely to have many unanswered questions regarding both the care they are giving to their loved one and the care they owe themselves. To help answer some of those questions, I have compiled some top tips based upon our experience to help you become the best carer you can be. 36 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

TAKE A GUILT-FREE BREAK Allowing yourself some alone time to unwind a few times each month will help you to re-energise and provide a much better quality of care. Even if it’s just a trip to the shops it can help. Maybe consider visiting local places you have never quite got around to before e.g. Thrybergh Country Park or Winthrop Park in Wickersley. Or have a curry (or good roast dinner!) out with your friends. Its easy to lose that vital social contact. BE PATIENT It can often take time to get into a consistent care routine. Keeping

ACCEPT THAT THEY HAVE CHANGED The person you care for may not be seem to be the person you knew them to be in terms of some of their abilities, behaviours and words. Accepting this change is often really hard but it will help you to stay in the here and now and enable you to give the best care possible. ACCEPT HELP In order to properly take care of someone else, you need to also be able to take care of yourself. When people offer to help you, it’s ok to accept it. And don’t be afraid to contact organisations such as the Alzheimer’s Society, Stroke Association or your own GP. We also have a wonderful Social Prescribing Service in Rotherham supporting people with long term conditions. Your GP will be familiar with this. I’d love to hear from you! To make a suggestion for a future topic, please write to me at David.Coldrick@ or by post to Home Instead Senior Care, Linden House, 34 Moorgate Road, Rotherham S60 2AG. Alternatively, you can also call me on 01709 837170. │ e: │ t: 01709 845850


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On Monday 16th June, from

1.00pm to 2.00pm, The Friends are having their next meeting. The guest speaker will be John Taylor, talking to us about ‘The Life and Times of WF Cody, aka Buffalo Bill. We congregate at midday in the museum café, where we all buy our own lunch and then assemble in the dining room just in time for the talk. Alternatively, you are welcome to just come along for the talk, and there is a nominal charge of just £1.50 for visitors. Our volunteer pegging group will be in action again on Thursday 19th June, and meet every two weeks, on the Thursday afternoon in the museum. The Peggers asked the wellknown Rotherham artist Margaret

Friends of Clifton Park Museum Clarkson to design the British Legion poppy logo onto a piece of hessian for us to peg. The aim is to complete the rug in time for Armistice Day and present it to the British Legion as a gift, which will be our way of commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. The 1st June is the day that the Yorkshire and Lancashire Collection was finally opened to the public, and will prove an interesting addition to the museum. The friends were formed in November 1998, when we enabled the museum to achieve funding to improve the facilities and purchase items to exhibit for the people of Rotherham. Our latest acquisition is a gold Roman pendant which the British Museum informed us had been found in the Rotherham area and we were therefore given the chance to purchase it. We felt it

only right the pendant should stay in Rotherham, and it has now been cleaned by the conservators and is on display in the Roman gallery. It had been a long term ambition of the museum to have costumes made for children to enable them to dress up and feel the history when on a visit to the museum. No funding was available to achieve this ambition, however when the friends were approached to help, we agreed it would be an added attraction for children visiting the museum. We have a full programme for the rest of the year, which will be rounded off by our Christmas Lunch. It’s easy to join us for this celebration; you can do so by contacting any of our committee members. The cost will be £5.00 for concessions. If you would like any further information, please contact the museum on 01709 336633.

Braithwell Church & Country Fair

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our 30th Church and Country fair, a wonderful blend of village fairs from yester year, combined with a modern outlook, but not overly commercialised. There will be something for everyone at the Braithwell Church and Country Fair on Saturday 7th June. Visitors will enjoy family entertainment, along with live music from Maltby Miners Band and “The Beats”, crafts to take part in and on display, The Gillian Banks Theatre Group, children’s face painting, cakes to purchase, model planes, classic cars, military vehicles, farm machinery, sheep shearing, and livestock on show - including the now much talked about sheep racing. All this will be in addition to

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many other stalls and attractions. If sport is more your thing, there will also be Football, Bowling and Golf competitions on the day too. An additional attraction for this year will be the “Hawks Of Steele” Falconry experience for all ages. You will really want to make a day of it with numerous refreshments available, along with perhaps a Ploughman’s lunch, or a hotdog and you can even take advantage of the licensed bar. On the day there will be a Grand Prize Draw, with one lucky winner taking home the first prize of £100.00, plus many other prizes. We will also have a home craft baking competition with the following classes to enter; Any age can enter either the

Victoria Sandwich, or present four Fruit Scones. For children only, there are three classes available to enter; Four Decorated Buns for the two age groups of six and under or seven to 12 years, A Decorated Hard-boiled Egg, for children aged six and under, an Animal Made From Vegetables for children aged seven to 12 years. It costs just 50 pence to enter each class, and entries are to be received by no later than 1.30pm on the day, as judging starts at 2.00pm. Entry to the country fair is only £1 per adult and children are free. For further information please visit www. braithwellchurchandcountryfair. or find and like our page on Facebook. │ e: │ t: 01709 845850


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e man h t o t s lk a tchelor t a B second s g e in m a m J o c used to who’s not He’s the most successful driver in

the World Rally Championship’s history, with an incredible nine titles to his name. He holds the record for fastest ascent of the buttock-clenching Pikes Peak hill climb — and if you haven’t seen the video, go do it now. But most of all he’s an all-round nice guy and a massive car nut. Sébastien Loeb is a legend among rally car fans and a hero to petrol heads. After years of dominating the world’s rally stages with Citroën, the 40-year-old is now starting at the bottom rung of the ladder once more and taking on a new challenge — competing in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) with Citroën. Here, in an exclusive interview, Loeb talks crashing his first car, gives his tips for driving on the limit, tries to sell us his Lamborghini Aventador and says he simply doesn’t care how he does in WTCC as long as it’s not finishing last.

My first car was a Renault 5 GT Turbo. My friends all drove BMWs, Golf GTIs and Peugeot 205 GTIs at the time I was growing up. We all loved cars. I picked the Renault because I wanted a fast small car. My grandmother helped me buy it second-hand. I have to say the Saxo was my favourite. I used it to recce rallies in it before I competed in them. I modified it with a short gearbox, big brakes, better suspension, a roll cage and sports seats. It was a road car, but very quick and great fun to drive. These days I don’t really have much of a car collection. I have my Citroën C4 WRC car that was given to me as a present. I will keep that forever — it’s very special. I like to change my other cars regularly though. I have a Citroën DS5, a Lamborghini Aventador and a Porsche 911 Turbo. I’m changing the 40 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

latter for a Cayenne and am selling the Aventador — do you want to buy it? My best piece of advice to upcoming rally drivers is try and get noticed. I started off in a competition in France that had 15,000 entrants. I won the regionals and then everyone was pitched against each other in a national final. I won, but the judge chose the second placed guy over me. So I tried again the following year and won it again. I then had a call from the guy who is now my team manager who spotted my perseverance. So my advice is: Keep trying. In rally you need good notes. You need to be able to anticipate what’s coming up next and you can only do that with good pace notes. You have to focus on what you’re doing at that moment, maybe that’s adjusting brake pressure, but also think about

what’s around the next bend. Winning the World Rally Championship in front of my friends and family was a career highlight. Of course my first World Championship was very special – it finally felt like I’d achieved something – but when I won the final stage, in my home town, in front of my friends and family, well, that was something else. It was a very proud moment. I don’t want to be in the queue this year. World Touring Cars are very different and I’m starting from zero again and learning how to improve. Racing is different to rallying: You’ve got other cars on the track at the same time for a start and you need to be perfect everywhere, with every braking point and every corner. These are all new things to be, but I will get the rhythm. I want a good position, but I prefer finishing first… │ e: │ t: 01709 845850


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Rotherham Hospice in the community

Rotherham Hospice is truly your local charity, caring for people from the borough of Rotherham who are affected by a terminal illness. We have been serving this community since 1994 and today operate from the Hospice on Broom Road, just outside of the town centre. Hospices provide palliative care, which is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with terminal illnesses. We have an Inpatient Unit with 14 beds, a Day Hospice which provides care for up to 75 people each week and a Community Team caring for people in their own homes. We need to raise £5 million each and every year to provide our services, free of charge, to the people who need them. This money is raised by engaging with the local community, individuals and businesses as well as our own income generation activities which include fundraising events, a weekly lottery draw and our network of shops. We have nine shops within the Rotherham Borough, and each of them have a fantastic range of donated clothing, bric-a-brac and household goods at great prices; our shop at Maltby sells furniture. We always need donations of all these items, just bring them along to your local shop – you can Gift Aid too and help us raise even more money! For more information about Rotherham Hospice visit the website or call 01709 308900.

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2014 at Winthrop Park Winthrop Park on Second Lane,

Wickersley, has many new features and summer planting designs — including our living sculptures, extended Curiosity Shop, plant sales area, and Chataway's Tea Room. We were also pleased to hear that in May, the Chataway's Tea Room was awarded ‘Best Tea Room’ as voted by readers of the national publication ‘This England’. We were commended for our user friendly and wheelchair access, beautiful gardens, and our scrumptious fresh baked cakes. We are open to the public on Saturday 7th June, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, and also the first Saturday in each month through to September. Please see our

website at for further details and other events and special open days. We can accommodate group bookings at any time throughout the year (subject to availability) and these should be pre-booked in advance by calling us on 01709 709335 or emailing us at

Photographic Society exhibition Worksop and District

Photographic Society will present ‘Foto-Image’ at Thoresby Gallery from Saturday 5th July to Thursday 17th July. The exhibition will showcase photography prints from the society, who hope to illustrate the wide diversity of the photographic image. Modern cameras and editing software make it possible to produce images that in the past required a darkroom and specialised techniques. Photography is a hugely popular

pastime, images are everywhere and social networking sites such as Facebok and Flickr enable us to share them with the world at large. However, the ability to create an image in a uniquely and personal way is another thing entirely; being largely a matter of individual preference and interpretation. The opening event will be on Saturday 5th July from 11.00am to 2.00pm. We hope this expression of our work will inspire and encourage others to explore the world of photography. │ e: │ t: 01709 845850



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New Consultant “slimmer by eating the right dinner”

Caroline has always been on the overweight side, the weight had really piled on after the birth of her first child, being depressed and embarrassed with the failing all other treatments including liposuction and over-priced slimming pills, seeing a friend’s success with Slimming World she decided to give it a go, Caroline found a local group and took the first steps. “Walking into the group alone I felt scared and nervous but determined to change my life. After having explained the extra easy plan that I would follow, I stepped on the scales for the first time in over two years. “My first weigh day came and I was

so nervous, I’d eaten meals like fish, chips and mushy peas, bacon, egg, chips, beans, and a full breakfast. I gingerly stepped on the scales and was gobsmacked. I’d lost four and a half pounds in the first week, and in 26 weeks I reached my target weight. I am so proud of myself and most of all I feel comfortable in my own body.” Caroline has now trained to become a Slimming World consultant. Her new group opens in Thrybergh at the New Parish Hall Tuesday 27th May at 7.30pm. Caroline wants to reassure new members by saying “If you are anxious, scared or embarrassed about joining a slimming group, come along on the first

night and I will there to welcome you, or bring along friends. There is no shame in wanting to lose weight, sometimes all that’s needed is a little education and plenty of support and encouragement.” Caroline would really urge anyone considering joining to come along and have a chat, she can’t wait to meet you and take you through the Slimming World journey.” Call on 07857 979258 about the new Thrybergh group.


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Grand ambition?


Craig Brown asks if the average person can afford a sustainable home

I’ve recently watched the two

episodes of Kevin’s Grand Design. Kevin McCloud, the Grand Designs presenter, has previously confined his efforts to observing other people’s attempts to build their dream home. Now he has put his money where his mouth is and has invested in a project to build 42 homes on a new development in Swindon. This development is not just about building a few houses; it is an attempt to build a sustainable “happy” community. Some of the houses are to be sold; can they be sustainable and still fetch the market price? The sustainable features differed from a standard new build in a number of areas. Each house would have a huge “chimney” which was in effect a ventilation shaft. All the houses would

be rendered in “hempcrete,” a highly insulating material which is also carbon neutral. The lofts were insulated with sheep’s wool which is sustainable but also bulky and expensive. Other eco-friendly ideas included a boggy common area that would soak up rainwater, a communal allotment and the concept of parking your car in the garden so that it didn’t clutter up the shared area in front of the houses. The extra cost of the sustainable elements had to come off the budget in other areas; the kitchens were very cheap and nasty and there were no built-in storage areas at all. The net result was that the houses earmarked for sale could not be sold at the break-even price of £160,000. As an estate agent trying to sell one of these houses a few

years down the line, I’d have a number of problems. Hempcrete is an unproven product so any surveyor is bound to have issues with it. An upmarket kitchen invariably adds value and makes a house easier to sell. Family homes with no storage space are notoriously hard to shift and off road parking that takes up your garden is never going to work. I love Grand Designs but if I want a few tips on property developing I’ll stick to Sarah Beeny.

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Don’t lose the plot!


Even the smallest garden can find space to grow vegetables. Start now and you can enjoy delicious home-grown salads all summer long. Producing useful quantities of your own vegetables doesn’t take up as much space as you might imagine. There’s a lot you can plant out or grow from seed right now that will give you some supertasty, succulent, and top-quality salads in just a few weeks’ time. And salad leaves grown in ornamental pots can be as decorative as they are nutritious. Before you get sowing or planting, choose the right containers. Big ones are easier to maintain than small ones; and of course bigger pots mean more produce. Go for something of at least 30cm in diameter, larger if possible. As salad crops tend to be pretty shortterm there’s no need to spend a fortune on compost. Ideally choose a goodquality multi-purpose compost, but you can get perfectly acceptable results with the contents of a growing-bag. I find the quality of the compost in these isn’t all that brilliant, but for the time you need it — and provided you keep it well-fertilised — it’ll be adequate. If you grow your own salad leaves you can get precisely the mix you like best. There are plenty of eyecatching lettuces such as the frilly Lollo, either a gorgeous bright-green standard Lollo a burgundy-tinged Lollo Rosso or a mixture of both. Treat them as cutand-come-again crops, snipping off the leaves as you want them but not cutting 46 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

Pippa Greenwood’s tips for a bumper vegetable harvest into to the base, then they’ll put out new shoots and keep cropping for longer. Baby beet leaves are a popular salad ingredient, too. Choose a variety like Bull’s Blood for the prettiest leaves or grow any of the standard varieties, and you’ll also get a great-tasting root crop later on. I generally harvest the young leaves a few at a time but let the plant produce a root too. There are still plenty of tomato plants in the shops now, but hunt carefully to find the ones that are still in top condition. If you choose an outdoor variety it can be grown in a pot on its own, and if you have a big enough container you can grow some other salad ingredients around the edge of the container. If you’re after some fire in your cooking, a chilli pepper thrives in a pot in a warm and very sheltered spot as do sweet peppers. Fresh herbs

can make a salad more interesting too. Choose your favourites and either grow them in a dedicated herb pot with extra grit in the compost for good drainage, or even consider popping a few in with your main crops. Vegetables, like most plants, do best in a relatively warm spot with plenty of sun, so site your containers carefully. You want them to be easily accessible from the kitchen, but it’s more important to ensure they’re sheltered from the wind yet still get enough sun. You may prefer to raise some of your crops in pots and grow them on a bit before planting them out. The garden containers will always be full and looking their best, even while you’re harvesting them. The new plantings will very quickly blend in with the old, and all summer long you’ll have a garden that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the tastebuds. │ e: │ t: 01709 845850

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How low can you grow? Lee Bestall fights the corner for the muchmaligned alpine

Mention the word ‘alpine’ to

a garden designer and (in general) you’ll be given the same facial expression as a child who’s just bitten into an unwaxed lemon! Insignificant leaf growth with tiny flowers … what’s to love? Associated with badly designed 60s rockeries, these low growing perennials really do get a raw deal. In the main, the poor little things can’t climb very far, can’t extend their roots to escape from water logged soil, and have not adapted to elongating their stems to reach the sunlight (because a naughty gardener planted the pot-bought specimen under the shade of a tree). Alpines, like other successful species, have adapted themselves to their native habitats, often found clung to the side of a windy rock face way above sea level. When you observe them in the wild, you easily understand why they are so small. The exposed sites would quickly dry

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out large leaves, so many are small years, alpines have really been in size such as those of Hypericum appreciated for their versatility and olympicum, and others often silver employed in new applications. Take in colour such as the very cute the humble Sempervivum ‘Othello’, Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Nana’. famous for thriving on hot dry tiled Rather a mouthful to say and often roofs and now widely used on green not the most romantic sounding roof schemes where it can adapt to names either, take (the the very shallow free draining pasque flower) soils. It’s quite as an example. a vigorous It might not win semp., with any prizes in the beautiful red largest plant tints in winter. June is a busy month in the competition, Grow in shallow garden, and as well as a good time but its ability to containers in to plant alpines, other jobs include: grow on nearly full sun where • Sowing salad leaves every two solid limestone it will quickly weeks for a continuous crop rock is pretty spread to around • Planting grasses impressive. So 30cm in width. • Tying up climbers too are its beautiful If you are looking • Earthing up potatoes flowers, delicate for a plant to cover dissected foliage an old dry stonewall or and crazy seed heads. soften the corner of a raised Until I saw a glasshouse full of bed, look no further than Campanula alpine plants all in bloom at the poscharskyana ‘Stella’. If happy, it same time I wasn’t a huge fan does have a tendency to walk, but either, but seeing them up close and with its long flowering season and personal when displayed at waist pretty purple flowers I’m sure your height, you realise how wonderful neighbours won’t mind if it starts these tiny creations are. Over recent appearing in their crevices too.

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On your bike David Cook delves in the history of Carlton Cycles July sees the Tour de France endurance race begin in Yorkshire and comes as close as Sheffield on the 6th. Our area has its very own links to this famous race — this month I look into the history of Carlton Cycles. The story of the company began in 1898 in Carlton-in-Lindrick when Fred Hanstock founded the company but it was not until 1932 that the first racing machine was crafted for local racer called Tommy Ashurst. The company was in financial difficulties at this time however and was only saved when Charles Fitzroy joined the company as a partner in 1933. The company became Limited on 13th December that year. The partnership was successful and the next year the company expanded moving to Bridge Street in Worksop and was reorganised to specialise in racing and amateur club bicycles with a new badge and slogan “Hand Made Cycles at Mass Production 50 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

Prices”. Models at this time included ‘Continental’, ‘Flyer’, ‘Massed Start’, ‘Silver Clubman’ and ‘Super Python’. In 1937 during the Olympia Motorcycle and Cycle show Daniel O’Donovan joined the company as a salesman from motorcycle manufacturer BSA. This was a major turning point for the company — O’Donovan set up a network of dealers to sell the bicycles and with better distribution the extra production demanded larger facilities. The company moved into a building on Clarence Road which had previously been used as a grain store. Hanstock was more interested in the motorcycle side of his business and sold his share of the bicycle arm to the O’Donovan family. During World War II petrol was rationed and thus the importance of cycles was at its premium to help the war effort — the company produced and fixed thousands of bikes during this time. After the end of hostilities the company went back to producing racing bikes. As cycle racing took off the company expanded and also moved to Dock Road. In early 1960

TI-Raleigh, keen to build quality handbuilt racing cycles, purchased Carlton and installed Reg Harris onto its board. This new ownership meant production of other Raleigh brands such as Sun Cycles were transferred to Worksop. The hand built bikes were expensive, for example the Constellation model cost £31. Other models included the 1962 models included the new ‘Criterium’ joining the Catalina,‘Capella Clubman’, ‘FrancoItalia’, ‘New Corinthian’, ‘Courette’ and ‘Sprinter’ all with nickel plating to prevent rust and acrilichrome finish. The motto was changed to “First over the line, first in design’ or vice versa on pamphlets in the USA. On the evening of 21st August 1962 tragedy struck, a fire began in the factory on Dock Road completely gutting the building and unfortunately a young employee called Barry Wells was killed. The staff rallied together and production resumed in the old Godley and Goulding timber yard on the corner of Kilton Road and Eastgate that November. In 1963 British Manufactured Bearings sponsored the race team and was known as BMB-Carlton. Renamed for a single season in 1967 as ‘Raleigh’ the team commenced racing in Europe taking the British Professional Sprint Champion with Trevor Bull and again a year later. In 1969 it became Carlton-TruwellCampagnolo with Gordie Johnson becoming the World Professional Sprint Champion in Leicester (Hugh Porter won the World Pursuit Championship) in 1970 and a year later with Lijn Loevesijn who also took the title. Carlton was not afraid to experiment with new technology. A bike was built using resin bonded carbon fibre during 1972 — the bike was 5lb lighter than standard alloy bikes in a sport where a slight weight reduction can bring huge benefits. Not all bikes built in the works were badged as Carlton indeed the Raleigh Professional first produced in 1968 was a Worksop built machine which captured many aspiring cyclists hearts and was produced into the 1980s. The expansion of the company continued over the years and by 1973 340 staff were employed to produce ► │ e: │ t: 01709 845850

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Charlie Parker’s Cycle Shop, Worksop, 1905

◄ over 130,000 bikes a year most of which were exported to America as ‘Raleigh-Carlton’, the handmade frame production also left Worksop during the year going to the Special Bike Development Unit in Ilkeston due to lack of space in the volumes of bikes in production. However a recession in America meant that in 1974 the site was down to a three day week and eventually many staff were made redundant that August. During the late 1970s production was marred by industrial strikes by the Confederation

of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions over workers pay and in September 1979 all the machinists were laid off for a period. By 1980 bike sales were only half those of 1973 and that March Raleigh employees were balloted and it was decided to partially close the Worksop factory. This was ironic as the TI-Raleigh team finally won the Tour de France with Joop Zoetemelk taking the yellow jersey and Henk Lubberding finishing tenth during a dominant season in Europe. Eventually Raleigh decided to completely close the site and the end for Carlton came on 29th May 1981 when the remaining staff were either made redundant or transferred to the main Raleigh site in Nottingham. The last models to carry the Carlton name were the ‘Corsair’, ‘Royal’ and ‘Record Ace’. All was not lost however and a group of ex-employees started

to produce made-to-measure hand built bikes under the name ‘Columbia Cycles’ in the factory for a number of years afterwards. The craftsmanship of Carlton Cycles means their hand built works still demand high prices and although lighter and faster modern machines are available they are still popular machines with amateurs. The Eastgate site still exists with the old offices now open as a shop selling motorcycle clothing and the factory building now occupied by the North Notts Community Arena. Find out more about the Priories Historical Society at www. Image kindly supplied by Bassetlaw Museum



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— Catcliffe Community Housing • Friday - 10.00am to 12.00pm — Wales and Kiveton Village Hall AGE UK ROTHERHAM & VOLUNTEER ASSISTED GROUPS • Monday — 1.00pm to 3.00pm — Bevan Crescent Community Housing, Maltby • Thursday — 1.30pm to 3.30pm — Herringthorpe, Allotment Group • Friday — 10.00am to 12.00pm — Brinsworth Community Hall • Friday — 1.00pm to 3.00pm — Harthill Leisure Centre, Harthill AGE UK ROTHERHAM GROUPS • Tuesday — 10.00am to 12.00pm Rawmarsh Peoples Centre; Exercise session including Seated exercise, Boccia, Kurling, Mini Bikes etc • Tuesday — 1.30pm to 3.30pm — Dinnington Resource Centre

• Tuesday — 1.00pm to 3.00pm — North Anston Parish Hall • Wednesday — 1.00pm to 3.00pm — St James Church Rooms, Wath • Wednesday — 1.00pm to 3.00pm — Talbot Lane Methodist Church, Moorgate • Thursday — 10.00am to 12.00pm — West Melton, York Gardens • Thursday — 10.00am to 12.00pm — Dalton Parish Hall, Craft session • Friday — 1.30pm to 3.30pm — Thorpe Hesley Community Centre For more details about a group or our coffee mornings call the Fit for the Future Team on 01709 910699.

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On the Wing

John Wilkins guides us through the wonderful wildlife we have on our doorstep How many times have I heard someone say “British birds are dull?” Granted, the hedgerows aren’t awash with sunbirds and the like but such a generalisation is a bit extreme. I suspect, however, that familiarity is to blame and that we ignore the common sparrows and blackbirds because we see them on a daily basis. Understandable perhaps, but the next time you see a common British bird, look at it a little longer and in many cases I think you would be surprised. The markings of a male House Sparrow are quite handsome. So, what the birder is really saying is “its just a sparrow”. But occasionally he may be saying “the lack of colour/markings doesn’t help with identification”. Enter the little brown job (LBJ) and for our purposes, in particular, the families of phylloscopus and sylvia warblers. Our woodlands ring with the sound of warblers warbling. These are small birds which to the naked eye are 56 Community Spotlight │ Jun 2014

featureless and which zip around in the fresh green foliage making sighting difficult, let alone identification. Funnily enough, the average birder adopts a form of martyrdom at this point and takes up the challenge. Actually it can be fun and in my book preferable to the similar presented by young gulls. How is it done? Well it’s all down to two words really; diagnostics and jizz. All birds have diagnostic features, such as a red beak, which allied to behaviour patterns make up their jizz. This word sort of means “impression”. How is it put into practice? Read on. Shown above is a photograph of a Willow Warbler which is sufficient for our purposes. Sadly space doesn’t let me look at every individual species so I will concentrate on two, the Chiffchaff and the Willow Warbler. They are chosen for their similarities but the same tests can be applied to others. Chiffchaffs have an overall olivegreen colour, while Willow Warblers are more yellowish. Never base a

decision on colour alone as both birds can fall anywhere on the green/olive/brown spectrum. The Chiffchaff has one of the most distinctive songs of any bird, a repeated chiff-chaff. When it comes to legs, Willow Warblers are fleshy pink and Chiffchaffs are dark/blackish. Both birds have differing habits. Chiffchaffs flick their tails constantly. Both birds have differing markings. Chiffchaffs have a white eye ring while Willow Warblers have a pronounced yellow eyestripe. Don’t be disheartened if things dont fall into place immediately. Many is the birder who has ended a day’s birding having recorded seeing a Chiffchaff when it was infact a Willow Warbler. The summer months are almost upon us and as you will know this heralds a quiet time in the birders world. There will be a gap in these snapshots of the local birdlife until the autumn when I hope to take you through the return migration. In the meantime happy birding. │ e: │ t: 01709 845850


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INDEX Aerial Repairs & Installations

Driveway Cleaning

Plumbing & Heating

ADI Communications Ltd.............................52

Pristine Surfaces..........................................47

Pete The Plumber UK...................................57

Architect & Surveying Services

Driveway Resurfacing

Restaurants & Pubs

CS Surveying & Architectural Design........17

SCO Paving Ltd..............................................49

450 Above......................................................11


Driving Instructor

Classique Interiors..........................................3

Andrew Oldfield Driving Academy..............61

Aston Hall.......................................................21

Dinnington Bathroom & Tiling Service........7

Electrical Services

Richardson’s Bathroom Interiors...............19

DM Electrical.................................................59

Bed Showrooms

Estate Agent

Health Beds...................................................27

Johnson Estate Agents................................17

House of Beds...............................................15

Funeral Director

Bedroom Interiors

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DC Interiors....................................................11


Bike Accessories & Components

Deer Park Farms Furnishings.....................17

Jakrabbit Bikes..............................................51

E Hayes & Co.................................................23

Blinds & Curtains

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Martins Blinds & Shutters...........................31

Meadow Interiors......................................... 13

Todwick Interiors.......................................... 63

Gardening Services

Building Services


Cuccini’s........................................................ 33 Sloanes of Wickersley..................................32 The Three Tuns................................................2 Roof Repairs Aston Roofing..................................................7 Schools & Further Education Maltby Academy........................................... 53 Rudston Preperatoy School..........................5 Soft Furnishings Todwick Interiors.......................................... 63 Stoves & Cookers Harworth Heating.........................................20 Theatre Productions Gillian Banks Theatre School..................... 34

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Torne Valley..........................................13 & 59

Car Servicing, Spares & Repairs

Hair Salon

Tiling Service

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Adele The Salon............................................27

Paul Havenhead Bathroom & Tiling.............9


Foxx Hair Studio..............................................9


Gemini Cars.................................................. 43

Handy Man & General Maintenance

SGS Travel......................................................37

Maltby MOT....................................................41

Prestige Property Repairs...........................57

Weight Loss

Re-Finishing.................................................. 43

Health & Fitness

Slimming World............................................ 44

Care & Home Help

Maltby Leisure Centre................................. 45

Windows, Conservatories

Caring Abilities Ltd........................................37


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Home Instead Senior Care..........................37


Carpets & Flooring

Charm Windows............................................47

Ironing Service

The Floor Trader Ltd.....................................24

Pressed Express...........................................37

Select Windows & Doors.............................61

Charity Donation (Furniture)


Rotherham Furniture Plus Ltd................... 35

DC Interiors....................................................11

Children’s Parties


Treasure Island..............................................10

Metro Locksmiths.........................................39

Children’s Play Centre


Treasure Island..............................................10

Steve Winks Memorial...................................7

Children’s Pre School

Music Events

Giddykippers Day Nursery...........................52

North Notts Community Arena...................55

Hopscotch Children’s Day Nursery............23

Narrow Boat Experience Day

Chilli Farm

JP Business Services...................................37

South Yorkshire Chilli Farm.........................47


Cleaning Service

Dudley & Severn........................................... 35


Painter & Decorator

Coach Tours & Excursions

CP Painters & Decorators...........................17

CW Moxon Ltd................................................49

Personal Development

Counselling & Life Coaching

Think Differently..............................................7

Clear Solution Therapy...................................9

Pet Rescue & Charity Store

DIY Supplies

Rain Rescue...................................................39

Lawrence Brothers DIY................................25

Physiotherapy Clinic

Maltby DIY................................................... 151

Liberty Physiotherapy...................................31

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Big reductions in June Fabrics And Linings

Cotton Sateen Lining reduced to only ������������������������������������������� £2.99 per m Blackout Lining 3 passes reduced to only������������������������������������� £5.99 per m Cotton sateen Non-woven fleece interlining, can be machined stitched, improves drape of lined curtains, ideal for Roman Blinds and Bed spreads reduced to only���������� £6.99 per m Todwick Interiors own designer fabrics over 150 designs Big colourways – Normal RRP £19.95/21.95 big reduction �������������������������������������������������������Now only £13.99 per m while stocks last!

EXTRA 10% DISCOUNT on Leading Names Sanderson, Romo, Harlequine and Zoffany

Wall Coverings

Floor Coverings


Cushions & Tie Backs

Todwick Interiors own designer stripe 10 fantastic colourways normal Price £29.99 per roll �����������������������������������������������Reduced to only £21.95 Matching textured Plains was £27.99 ��������������������������������������������������������Reduced to £19.99

Quality Poles and Tracks all reduced

Heavy Duty stain resistant carpet made 4 & 5m ������������������������������������Reduced to only £13.5 per m2 Heavy duty Twist 80 wool 20% man made fully stainguarded����������������Now only £26.95 per m2

Cushions and Tie Backs all reduced

Todwick Interiors

20 The Pastures, Todwick • Mon – Sat 10.00am – 5.00pm

01909 771010

Community Spotlight magazine June 2014  

June 2014 edition of Community Spotlight magazine

Community Spotlight magazine June 2014  

June 2014 edition of Community Spotlight magazine