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Maltby, Hellaby, Sunnyside, Bramley May 2012

Ben Sweeney

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Passing the torch

Local elections spring surprises in Maltby and Hellaby wards Labour retained control of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council earlier this month claiming 19 of the 21 seats which were contested in the Borough. Margaret Godfrey took the Maltby seat up for grabs from sitting councillor William Blair of the BNP relegating him to third place. Meanwhile in Hellaby Lauren Astbury, 21, who won a seat on Maltby Town Council at the last elections, sprung a surprise defeating veteran Conservative John Turner by 193 votes. “My wife Carol her mum Kathryn and I are so proud of her,” said grandfather Cllr Keith Stringer. “She’s well on course for a 2-1 degree in

history at York, she romped away with the East Ward for Maltby Town Council last year and now she’s taken the seat off a long sitting Borough Councillor in the Hellaby Ward, and it looks as though she is the youngest councillor ever in Rotherham. The world is her oyster.” Cllrs Godfrey and Astbury joined two other new Labour women in winning seats the others being Maggie Clark and Shabana Ahmed. The make-up of the council remains overwhelmingly tilted in favour of the controlling Labour group giving them a strong mandate to continue with their policies as set out in local manifestos. Overall, however turnout

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Wembley legend visits Maltby Juniors

was disappointingly low as is often the case in local elections, with most seats reporting figures of around the 30% mark. Weather could have had some effect, but inevitably it is more likely a demonstration of the public’s disaffection with the major political parties. HELLABY: Astbury, Lauren Amy Edith*, Labour, 1257; Fairfax, Douglas, UK Independence Party (UK I P), 691; Turner, Richard Arthur John, Conservative, 1064. Turnout: 32.90% MALTBY: Blair, William Robert, British National Party, 435; Conlon, Michael James, Independent, 699; Godfrey, Margaret Ann*, Labour, 1285; Price, Richard Terence, Conservative, 150. Turnout: 28.82% .* Returned as Councillor

Maltby Juniors players and coaching staff were hosts to legendary World Cup hero Geoff Hurst last month. The full story of The former Hammer’s visit and extensive picture report are on pages 10 and 11.

May 2012


Events Calendar May Edward Dunn Dance & Social Club


May Maltby Town Council Surgery


May White Rose Karate Club


Edward Dunn Memorial Hall 14:00-16:30. Every Friday, Tea Dance £1.50 including refreshments

Edward Dunn Memorial Hall Every Friday 14:00-15:30 Everyone welcome

Maltby Community Development Trust, Wesley Centre, Maltby 18:30 - 20:30. Every Sunday

Maltby Crags Women’s Group

Silver Dollar Line Dance Club

Maltby Musical Theatre Group







Crags School Community Room 9:00 - 11:00. Every Wednesday Term Time. Speakers, Crafts etc. For info: 07817 405255

2nd & 3rd Thursday of the month Edward Dunn Memorial Hall, 19:30 - 21:30, £2 per session, Tel Tony: 07766 088221

Maltby Community Development Trust, Wesley Centre, Maltby 19:30 - 21:30. Every Thursday

Wide Range of Music with the Ancient Brettons

Gentle Exercise for the over 50's

Maltby Phoenix Sword

Full Life Church, Maltby, 19:30 Charity concert on behalf of National Autistic Society Tickets £6. Call 01709 818213

Maltby Community Development Trust, Wesley Centre, Maltby 14:30-15:30

Tuesdays (term time), Edward Dunn Memorial Hall

Citizens Advice Bureau

Queens Jubilee Celebrations

Over 50's Fitness



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Stepping Stones Children’s Centre, 10:00-12:00, Every other Wednesday, Appointment only, Tel: 01709 816946



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Manor Fields, Maltby Commencing at 12 noon, Free for everyone to come and join the celebrations


15:30 - 16:30, FREE, Just turn up and have a go!


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Edward Dunn Memorial Hall Every Monday, £2 per session 13:00-14:00 Call Chris Young: 07925 177583

May Toddler Time


Wickersley Library, 10:00-11:00 (every Mon incl. school holidays) Fun & games for 2-5yr olds No need to book just come along


Sequence Dancing


Edward Dunn Memorial Hall 19:30. Last Saturday of the month, Contact John: 01709 816445. All Welcome


Wickersley Writers Workshop


Wickersley Community Centre Every other Tues, 13:00 - 15:00 Tel Margaret: 01709 543991 Tea, coffee & biscuits


Grin and Tonic


Rotherham Civic Theatre, 8:00, Latest talents in comedy, £9 per ticket Call for tickets: 01709 823621

May Supertots Carer & Toddler Group


St Marys Parish Room, Morell St. 9:00-11:00. Tuesdays (Term time only) Everyone Welcome. Tel Pauline: 07817 405255


Stepping Stones Children’s Centre


Last Saturday of every month, Saturday Play - 10:00-11:30, Dad’s Group - 11:30-13:00 For info: 01709 816946


Maltby Phoenix Sword


Tuesday nights (term time), The White Swan, 19:30 - 21:00, FREE, Come and have a go with our adult team


Silver Dollar Line Dance Club


Tuesday nights Edward Dunn Memorial Hall, 19:30 - 21:30, £2 per session, Tel Tony: 07766 088221

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Fundraising weekend at Sandbeck Park for SAFE@LAST Local Children’s Charity, SAFE@LAST, has benefited from two fundraising events held at the weekend at Sandbeck Park, the stately home of Lord and Lady Scarbrough. The SAFE@LAST Annual Clay Shoot Trophy returned last month and the event was generously sponsored by Torne Valley Farm and Country Stores. The event has been held on the magnificent country estate, Sandbeck Park near Maltby, the home of the Earl and Countess Scarbrough, for six years. The day boasted three 100 Bird Team Flushes and a thirty Bird Sporting Layout. In addition to the shooting, guests also had the opportunity to take part in Archery,

Welly Wanging and Sporting Air Rifles. As an added bonus this year guests received Coaching and Gun Fit Sessions with previous World Champion Skeet Shot David Bearsmore. The prestigious Team Trophy was successfully defended by the current champions ‘Junction 3’. A ladies event followed on the Sunday with a Fashion Show and Afternoon tea. The event was organized by the Doncaster St. Leger Inner Wheel Club which has chosen SAFE@LAST as its special charity during the year. Guests enjoyed a catwalk show featuring the clothes and accessories of Yasmine of Bawtry, followed by

afternoon tea in the large marquee on the lawn. Finalists from the Miss South Yorkshire competition were some of the models showing off an exciting range of stylish casual through to evening and special occasions wear. It is hoped that the weekend will have raised over £10,000 to enable SAFE@LAST to continue delivering services to vulnerable children and young people across South Yorkshire. Lord Scarbrough, Patron of SAFE@ LAST said “My wife and I are always pleased to support SAFE@LAST and young runaways by hosting such well organised and diverse events. We were particularly thrilled to welcome new guests to both events

as well as some familiar faces. We hope that, like us, all who attended thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and will spread the word about what a sterling job SAFE@LAST does in order to keep children safe” SAFE@LAST Founder Trustee Hilary Massarella added “We’ve had a fantastic weekend and are very grateful to the Earl and Countess of Scarbrough for generously hosting these events at their beautiful home. The rain showers didn’t detract from two great days of entertainment and the fantastic amount raised will help us to continue to support children and young people across South Yorkshire” The events look to have raised over £11,000 combined.

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Bring back cookery lessons!

It was when I observed that a very wide armchair had been provided in my GP’s waiting room that I realised that obesity is a real local health issue. This view was reinforced, over the May Holiday, by Jamie Oliver’s call for anti-obesity cookery lessons for all pupils aged 4 to 14. His statement was supported by television archive news footage of parents at Rawmarsh force-feeding fast food to pupils through school railings and of

his ‘Ministry of Food’ in central Rotherham. Like it or not, our borough is perceived as the obesity capital of an obese Britain which is now dubbed ‘the fattest nation in Europe’. Jamie Oliver’s suggestion is both simple and wise. He wants the National Curriculum to be modified ensure that all children aged between 4 and 14 are provided with a programme of practical food education in order to combat the obesity epidemic which

Local entrepreneur Dave Ackroyd has been operating his Galaxy taxi firm for just a few months now but the business is going from strength to strength as he offers a reliable and and cost effective service for the people of Maltby and beyond. 413 OXC Industrial accident compensation The two car and one eight seater minibus mini fleet offers competitive

trips both local and further afield such as Airports, Coastal trips and nights out as well as special occasions. Significantly the minibus service is also available to wheelchair users being fitted with a ramp for convenience. With a £2.50 minimum fare and £3 6/6/10 05:10 Page 1 for the first mile the service operates from 6.30am until midnight Sunday to

is threatening their health. Three cheers for Jamie and for his supporters Stephen Gerrard (the footballer), Dr Clare Gerada (Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners), Christine Blower (General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers) and Professor Terence Stephenson (President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health). Dr Gerada is quoted as saying, ‘I have a number of patients who have never cooked a meal in their entire lives. The closest they may ever get to cooking a meal is putting something in the microwave. I think it is important that we put cookery back into schools so that at least children can see how much sugar goes into the average cake or how much fat goes into pastry so they can make choices about what they’re going to eat.’ Is it too much to ask that Maltby’s schools support this initiative? Currently the redevelopment plans for Maltby Academy do not include a cookery room but there is still time to modify them in order to create a vitally needed facility to help improve the long term health of our young people. © Alice Rodgers 2012

Posh Paws Fancy pampering your pooch? Maltby has a new grooming salon for dogs Posh Paws on Salisbury Road owned and run by Tracey Byrne. Tracey showing dogs aged 19 and learnt the trimming trade through show people. A change in her life saw Tracey go to college to qualify professionally, before she took a job in a kennels. She later went on to mange a grooming shop in Sheffield. “After a while a just decided it was time to go on my own, and so far so good,” said Tracey. Sons Ben and Tim helped to fit out the premises and now there is a steady trail of four-legged footfall! Prices start from £21 for small dogs and there is currently a 10% discount on offer. “We do accept all breeds,” says Tracey, who recently was asked to quote for a St Bernard!

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including many with ball pools, you can add that extra bit of fun to your parties this summer with not only slides, but also sumo wrestling suits and a rodeo bull. Priced from just £35 the castles are delivered and erected around Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster, and significantly given our current climatic conditions rain covers are available.

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Community News Triumph for Maltby Phoenix Sword! Autism charity event Maltby’s own traditional English sword dance side Maltby Phoenix Sword have won top prize in the Open Class in a national competition. Rapper Sword sides gathered from all over the UK (and even America) to compete in the annual Dancing England Rapper Tournament (DERT). This year it was held in London. The team danced and were judged in five different pubs, and the girls were thrilled when their patron, The Earl of Scarbrough, turned up to cheer them on. They were up against some tough and seasoned sides, but it was Maltby’s precision, team-work and consistency that won the day. Everyone in Maltby should be proud of them. One of the dancers, Charlotte Grainger, was particularly pleased as her elder sister had won the same prize in the 2005 Maltby Phoenix team. Maltby Phoenix Sword is next dancing in Maltby on Monday 4th June: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Manor Field and Saturday 23rd June: Aldersgate Community Association’s Charity Day, Off

Lumley Avenue. Maltby Phoenix Sword is available for performances and can be booked for all manner of occasions. Practices are every Tuesday at 3.30pm during term time at The Edward Dunn Memorial Hall and at 7.30pm every week at the White Swan pub.

Special Forum Meeting held to discuss Academy plans On the morning of Saturday 28th April, some twenty-five people gathered at a specially arranged meeting of Maltby Forum to view, via the big screen at the Wesley Centre, the on- line Planning Application for the redevelopment and refurbishment of Maltby Academy. The meeting was held in response to concerns expressed by local people who had found the large plans within the application extremely difficult to use on their home computers. Thanks to the loan of an enabled computer, the fine details of the plans and elevations were examined to very useful and informative effect. Those in attendance commented on the number of flat roofed buildings to be retained or created, on the plans to convert so many specialist rooms to alternative use and on the very limited circulation space for wheelchairs within the classroom blocks.

Particular concern was voiced about the proposal to create unisex toilet accommodation which, it was considered, would prove embarrassing for adolescent girls, unacceptable to many families including those from ethnic minorities and a potential encouragement to nefarious activity. There was dismay at the Academy Governors’ decision to demolish the south-facing clocktower frontage with its wonderful views and there was a blend of amusement and concern about the apparent intention to replace it with an amphitheatre. Concerns were also voiced about the application’s failure to take real advantage of the site’s southern aspect, of its lack of ‘green’ features and its potential to disturb bat-roosts. Issues around the out-of-hours access, via Lilly Hall Road, to the proposed Sports’ Hall and car park were also considered.

Maltby Councillor Keith Stringer, a tireless fundraiser for the National Autistic Society has organised a charity event at the Full Life Church, High Street Maltby on the 26th May when the Ancient Brettons will perform their partiular brand of folk and country and western songs. “These gentlemen perform their concerts free of charge and get much pleasure and satisfaction from helping local charities etc. I have seen this group perform at two recent Sold Out charity concerts in Anston (Sheffield) and feel very fortunate that they have agreed to come to Maltby to help with our cause. It is guaranteed that they will have their audience tapping their feet, clapping their hands and singing throughout the concert,” said Keith. “There are 500.000 people who suffer from autism in the UK, my grandson being one of them,” Keith added. Since Joe’s diagnosis eight years ago, the NAS have been very supportive to our family, and to many other families who also help and support a family member or friend who suffer from the same disability and this is the main reason why I try to go that extra mile, not only to help Joe but to help others who suffer from the same disabilities too.”

Bus Route Changes Major changes to the Rotherham-Maltby bus routes are to be introduced on 30th April. The 2 will cease to run but will be replaced by substantial changes to routes 1 and 10. Further information may be obtained from or by telephoning 01709 515151.

Tea Dance Wentworth Valley Youth Assembly are organising a Tea Dance afternoon on Friday 15th June 2012. The event will take place at Maltby Redwood Primary School at 3.30 pm until 5.30 pm.  It is an intergenerational event to allow both younger and older local people to socialise in a fun yet relaxed environment, as well as to celebrate the British culture with refershments such as tea and cakes.  There will be entertainment of ballroom dancing and bingo.   For further information please contact Wentworth Valley Youth Assembly via Janice Curran on 01709 334745


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Letters & Comment THANKS TO VOTERS Editorial Earlier this month contracts were signed for the £10.9m upgrade of Maltby Academy. The work will be carried out by BAM Construct UK. Project director Paul Cleminson has told the that the company has worked hard to “understand the ambition for Maltby Academy” and is confident that his company can deliver learning spaces that the students and community can be proud of. As readers will be aware the decision to remove the school’s distinctive frontage on Rotherham Road has seen a campaign launched with petitions against the removal of a feature of the town which has been around for 80 years. The Academy Governors have said that the decision, difficult as it was, is in the best interests of students and the town. The argument rests on the fact that re-modeling the building would have been prohibitively expensive and would not have created any new teaching space. Obviously the reduction in the original budget has had an impact, but pragmatism has had to rule over romanticism. We believe the school has made the right decision, and having had access to the plans over the past few months we are equally confident that the community will indeed be proud of the final image of the campus. There have also been complaints about consultation, yet the school has done its best to keep the community informed, even if attendance at events has been disappointingly low. Consultation will continue and we appeal to readers to become involved and keep abreast of developments. The new buildings are also for the community as well as students and we must try to work together to achieve the best results from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver an educational campus for all.

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May I take this opportunity to thank the many people from the Hellaby Ward who voted for me in last weeks Local Election’s. May I also thank my friends and family members who gave up so such of their time in helping me to gain such a wonderful victory. A special thanks to Cllr Jenny Andrews who acted as my agent throughout the campaign. Her plan and strategy brought about a wonderful success for me which now enables me to work for. and represent the many people in my Ward. Again. Many thanks to everyone

and greener Maltby and providing more activities for young people. This is just a start and I hope that people will contact me at any time to let me know what they think are the main priorities for their community.  I will also always be available to take up any particular individual concerns.  I can be contacted on 07970 840820 or by email at maggie. I shall also be holding advice surgeries with my fellow Borough Councillors on the first Thursday of each month and the third Saturday.  Details can be found on the Maltby Town Council News Page 

Yours ,

Councillor Maggie Godfrey

Yours Faithfully.

Councillor Lauren Astbury 71 Salisbury Road. Maltby Rotherham. S66 7EZ



As the newly elected Borough Councillor for Maltby ward, I would like to thank all the residents for putting their trust in me to be their representative on Rotherham Council.  It is a great privilege to have been elected and I can promise that I will do my very best to serve the community well. I have spent many months talking and listening to residents about their priorities and concerns and am already working  to find new ways of dealing with the issues at a time of limited resources due to budget cuts.  These include creating a cleaner


We thought your readers might enjoy this ‘bog standard’ bus ticket. Please see attached scan, Stuart and Alice Rodgers Maltby

Sadly , I have just received news that Abigail has passed away . I would like to express my sadness , and condolence to the family .  16,000 kilometres away  in Adelaide ( the city of churches ) South Australia  . I am grieving for the family  loss — she really touched my soul with her story . Such a brave girl taken too soon  Once again “ The Maltby News “ keeps me in touch with the people , and the village / town  I  once lived and enjoyed ! The paper is a credit to the community . Herschell Thompson . Adelaide . South Australia . 

Award winning salon in Maltby scoops national prize Earlier this month Stacey Oliver of Revive salon Queens Corner Maltby, won the National Barber of the Year 2012 title,

awarded by the British Barbers Association. Over 300 people entered the nationwide competition, Stacey got down to

the last ten and fantastically came first in the fashion trends category and was overall winner of Barber of the Year 2012. Revive owner

Sarah Sullivan and her colleagues are proud of the achievement. Stacey has been working for Sarah at Revive since the salon opened five years ago. She started at the salon as a trainee and has now achieved level 2 and level 3 hairdressing, level 3 barbering and also does hair tattooing.   Junior stylist Keegan was her model keeping everything inhouse. Owner Sarah said “ Stacey has gone from strength to strength from the day she started! I also see the same determination in Keegan who I am sure has a great future. I am so proud of them both!” Staff Sarah, Stacey, Kim and Keegan look forward to welcoming clients old and new to the salon! Sarah is running 10k in Manchester this month, sponsors visit www.just sarahsullivan

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Carol Ann Fashion Show 2012

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It was another hit fashion show by Carol Ann of Wickersley last month at the Consort Hotel earlier this month. The fundraiser for the Rotherham Hospice was the usual sell out success as guests were treated to a preview of the new season styles. Some new models had joined the rota but Carol Ann was still on hand to provide her usual humourous commentary. Despite the unseasonal weather the models showed off the bright and bold outfits we can expect to see on the streets and at social events this summer. Shoppers can find all the outfits at the store on Bawtry Road Wickersley.

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"Olympic Torch" arrives in Maltby and inspires schools The replica Olympic torch which was traveling through the region last month took in a number of Maltby schools including Maltby Academy. Each class from FS2 to Y6 at Redwood Junior and Infants had voted for one child who they felt best represented one or more of the Olympic values - Friendship, Respect, Excellence or Paralympic values - Courage, Equality, Determination, Inspiration. The torch was presented to each winner of the vote who then led a procession of their class round the hall. At Maltby academy Natalie Stancill, Devon Stead, Nathan Jenkins along with Miss Fenoughty took hold of the school’s torch for learning and ran with it to Hilltop Special School to pass the torch over to them. Meanwhile the replica Olympic Torch arrived at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and nine pupils from St Mary’s Catholic School carried on a leg through Maltby.   Three pupils arrived from St Mary’s Herringthorpe with the torch to pass

Maltby Local History Society’s Annual General Meeting was held on the evening of Thursday 19th April when the members stood in memory of Society stalwart Derek Drabble. In presenting her Annual Report Society Chairman, Alice Rodgers referred to the group’s previouslyexpressed concerns regarding the proposal to demolish the former Maltby Grammar School building. She alluded to the vision of Maltby’s West Riding County Alderman Edward

it to our school who then ran through town to deliver it to St Bernard’s Catholic High School. The children from St Mary’s were Ben, Emily, Erin, Georgie, Harvey, Paddy, Ryan, Summer and Storm  

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Dunn who had fought to see the school well built in the most difficult of economic circumstances and for whom only the best educational provision was good enough for the children of Maltby. She wondered what he would have made of Maltby Academy’s Planning Application of whose very small print she had spent the afternoon trying to

make sense. Treasurer Allen Smith presented a favourable financial report after which the current officers and committee were re-elected en bloc. The group went on to discuss their concerns about the RMBC Library, Archive and Museum Services and hoped for better times soon. Following the AGM members listened, with great interest, to Brian Elliott’s talk on his experiences as a writer and editor of books on both Local and Family History.

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Community News Warning over charity collection scam Rotherham people are being warned about a scam operating in the area that alleges to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Trading Standars Officer from Rotherham Borough Council have received information that a charity collection company, which was closed down last year by the High Court, is operating in the area. ‘Air Ambulance Support CIC’ is distributing collection envelopes to homes in and around the town. The company says that the proceeds raised from the sale of unwanted clothing would be donated to local air ambulance charities. In reality this does not happen. The collection envelopes are emblazoned with the words ‘Air Ambulance Support’ and are designed to look like a genuine charity collection. However, local residents should be aware that this company has never been used to act as a charity fundraiser for an air ambulance service anywhere in the UK

and so they should not make any donation to this company. A spokesperson for Rotherham Borough Council’s Trading Standards Unit said the public across Rotherham should be on their guard because this particular company is acting illegally and is depriving genuine charities from much needed income. She added: “Last year the High Court closed down a company that was operating this particular charity collection scam. If any resident of Rotherham receives a collection envelope or notices a vehicle involved in the distribution or collection of the bags, they should call Consumer Direct immediately and give as much detail as possible, such as a vehicle registration number. This information will then be passed to trading standards who will then take action to deal with this issue.” Consumer Direct can be contacted on 08454 040506.

School children to get free cycle training A scheme to help youngsters cycle safely in Rotherham has been awarded over £200,000 by the Government. ‘Bikeability’ training, which is an up-to-date version of the old Cycling Proficiency Test, has been delivered by Rotherham Borough Council since 2008 and the new funding will enable around 1,700 school children each year to learn important skills to help them cycle more safely and more often. Delivered mainly through local schools, the training comprises three Bikeability levels. Level One is the most basic course, Level Two offers intermediate skills while Level Three gives more advanced skills on busy roads. Under the scheme children will learn how to ride their bikes to the Government-approved National Standard for Cycle Training. The courses are free and training will be focused mainly at pupils aged ten and 11 although there are now opportunities for

World Cup hero thrills Sheffield & Hallamshire FA Grassroots club, Maltby Juniors FC enjoyed a morning with England legend Sir Geoff Hurst when the 1966 hero visited the club to help promote the 2012 FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s. The club play in the Sheffield & District D.B. Sports U18 League who were regional winners of the Charter Standard League of the Year 2011 and welcomed Sir Geoff some 46 years after England’s World Cup win. Whilst at the club, Sir Geoff caught up with Maltby Juniors Secretary, Denise Hicks, at one of their local pitches in Maltby and watched some of the youth teams’ matches, before taking part in a Q&A about his own grassroots career and his community heroes. Sir Geoff was clear about the vital importance of the grassroots: “Grassroots football is the lifeblood of the game and we can’t underestimate its importance

in communities across the UK. I can still remember the coaches to this day spurring us on while I was a young player for my local team and willing us to do well – and I was lucky that it was at that club, with all of the support around me, that I got my first big break with West Ham United. Denise Hicks, Secretary of Maltby Juniors says: “It has been such an exciting day for the club as Sir Geoff is a real England hero and to see him with the children, talking about his career and having a bit of a kick about will stay with us all for a long time. Playing in a Community Award winning league is a great boost for the club and it was fantastic to see all of the hard work from the league and clubs pay off. We live and breathe grassroots football at Maltby so fingers crossed we, the club, and the league, get nominated again in this year’s awards!” KH

older children to benefit from more advanced training. Coun. Gerald Smith, Rotherham Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Town Centres, Economic Growth and Prosperity, said: “The award is great news for our young people. It will help the authority provide essential cycling skills to school children across the Borough and will hopefully encourage many of them to cycle to school as well as cycling in their free time. “This free Bikeability training provides vital road safety awareness and gives children the skills and confidence they need to cycle safely on our roads. Hopefully, cycling will become a good habit and a form of travel that will stay with them for life.” For more information on Bikeability contact Paul Gibson, RMBC Transportation Unit, on 01709 822970 or at paul.gibson@rotherham.

New hands on pumps at the Swan

The oldest pub in Maltby is now in a new pair of hands, or rather pairs of hands as sisters Sarah Goldthorpe and Dawn Simey. The women have the hostelry trade in their blood as their mother was a part of the famous Bentleys Yorkshire Brewery family. Since taking over the pub they have begun to put on regular events each week aimed at attracting back customers to what was one of Maltby’s most popular venues. Thursday nights offer not only pool but innovative theme nights. Fridays and Saturdays see Djs performing as well as live bands which are being lined up for the summer. No entertainment schedule would be complete without Quiz Night

and you can pit your wits against other teams on Sunday evening. Live sport is also shown on the big screen. With drinks offers such as Fosters at £1.80 John Smiths £1.70 Kronenbourg £2.10 and Carling £2.30 an affordable night out is guaranteed especially since house spirits doubles are available for just £2.00. The pair have also opened the kitchen and offer homemade pub grub at reasonable prices including casseroles and lasagnas. They have recently held a charity bungee event for the Sudden Adult Death Syndrome association and have another event planned for Help for Heroes soon. Check the for details.

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Opponents pay penalty as Fran stars in shoot out Congratulations to the Maltby Academy Football team who have won the Under 15’s South Yorkshire Football competition. The final was against Meadowhead and ended 2-2 after extra time with goals from Amy Booth and Samantha Brooks. Meadowhead also had a penalty saved in the game by Fran Kitching. MA went on to win 3-0 on penalties. A special ‘Well Done’ to Fran Kitching who saved three penalties and also scored the winning one.

After months of fundraising the Maltby Academy Tall Ships crew have been on their voyage and had a fantastic time. Ten students spent five days on board the Tall Ships Challenger. The trip involved lots of activities from sailing the boat to climbing the mast, dinghy races and lots more. The weather was perfect and they travelled to Cowes on the Isle of Wight, did a night sail from Poole to Yarmouth and moored up on the River Hamble. A special mention to Megan

Well Done to: Libby Challinor (captain) Fran Kitching Carmen Vine Ellie-Jane Bell Natalie Milbourne Nancy Foster Cassidi White Shelby Bryan Abbie Claxton Samantha Brooks Amy Booth Amy Walker

Hill who’s effort and skills made such an impact that the boat’s skipper recommended her for the position of Assistant Watch Leader. This a voluntary position meaning Megan would assist with overseeing the wide range of tasks required by the crew for the boat’s successful operation - a great opportunity to develop her sailing and leadership skills. The Trust has now written to Megan inviting her to take up this position on future voyages. This is a fantastic achievement!Â


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A network of over 4000 Beacons will be lit by communities and others throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, along with the Commonwealth and UK Overseas Territories on Monday 4th June 2012 to celebrate Her Majesty . You can find the Maltby Beacon registered on the official site on www.diamondjubileebeacons.



Beacons coordinated by the Marine Society and Sea Cadets, Air Training Corps, Army Cadets and Combined Cadet Forces, along with the Scout Association, Girl Guiding UK and Boys Brigade.


The Beacons along Hadrians Wall, coordinated by Hadrians Wall Heritage Ltd.


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Beacons.

and Private Estates, English Heritage and the National Trust etc.


The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I), along with farms, Stately Homes




Beacons linked with Churches of all denominations, Cathedrals, The Salvation Army and the Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple of the United Kingdom.


The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.


Commissioners of Irish Lights, Trinity House and Northern Lighthouse Board.


All other charities, organisations and individuals etc, including hospitals, clubs, pubs, Lions, Round Table and Rotary Clubs, Masonic Lodges, Caravan Club,


Trinity House, commercial companies, Private Households and others etc.


The Four Peaks Ben Nevis - Scotland (Help for Heroes), Mount Snowden - Wales (Walking with the Wounded)

Scafell Pike - England (Cancer Research UK) Slieve Donard - Northern Ireland (Fields of Life)


Her Majesty the Queen will light the National Beacon at a central location in London, following the BBC Concert that night.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee SUNDAY , 3 JUNE 2012 St. Bartholomew’s Church










BIG LUNCH 12.30 p.m.

ADULTS £5.00 CHILDREN £1.00 Space for the lunch is restricted so admission will be by ticket only.

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Maltby Town Council The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gala The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gala has been organised by Maltby Town Council together with representatives from various groups and organisations from within our Town, including Hargreaves, Lost Chord, Maltby Musical and DB Entertainment, to name but a few. Proceedings will commence at 12 noon and at approx. 1 – 1.30 pm (weather permitting) there will be a display by the Tigers, from the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Free fall Parachute Team. Main arena attractions will include birds of prey, dancing, children’s races and an assault course. In addition we have vintage cars, local groups of musicians, children’s

entertainers, majorettes, stalls and our final event will be a routine by Barry Chuckle and Jimmy Patton, who will also release the balloons in aid of Lost Chord our chosen charity. It is a pleasure to welcome the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Dave Pickering and the Lady Mayoress Mrs Sue Pickering, who will officially open the gala immediately the Parachute display is over. We hope you will all find something to entertain you and hope you will enjoy Maltby’s tribute to our Queens Jubilee anniversary. We are still looking for volunteers to help on the day. If you are interested please call the Town Council offices on 01709 814060.


At 12 noon a parade, including a vintage bus and vintage cars will leave the Service Centre car park on a non-stop route around the town. The bus will then leave the Service Centre at 1pm, and then every hour on the hour, (last

departure 4pm) and will stop at designated places around the town on the outlined route. This is so that everyone has the opportunity to ride on the bus, completely free of charge, and either take the tour or hop on and off. The choice is yours.

Maltby Celebrates The Queen's Diamond Jubilee


MALTBY TOWN COUNCIL – CASUAL VACANCY Pursuant to Section 87 (2) of the Local Government Act 1972


That a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the South Ward of Maltby This vacancy is not restricted to residents in the South Ward and is open to anyone residing within a three mile radius of Maltby. Anyone interested in being co-opted onto the Council should write to the Council expressing an interest.

Expressions of interest must reach the Council by 31st May 2012. The letters will be considered by the full Town Council on Wednesday 6th June 2012. Letters to be addressed to:

The Clerk, Maltby Town Council, the Edward Dunn Memorial Hall, Tickhill Road, Maltby S66 7NQ

COUNCILLORS MAY 2011- APRIL 2012 Councillor Mrs J Andrews Tel: 07757287941 e-mail: jenniferandrews1@sky. com

Tel: 01709 815854, 07951237552 e-mail: s.johnson101@virgin. net

Councillor L Astbury Tel: 01709 819561 e-mail:

Councillor J C Kirk Tel: 01709 816445/07748860490 e-mail:

Councillor Mrs K Astbury Tel: 01709 819561/07714028584 e-mail:

Councillor D M Lilley e-mail: donna7972@hotmail.

Councillor C Beaumont Tel: 01709 816960 e-mail: chrisrosebeaumont@

Councillor S Maxwell Tel: 01709 817758 e-mail:

Councillor Mrs J Bradford Tel: 01709 813409 e-mail: joyatmaltby@yahoo. Councillor J Carratt Tel: 01709 815527 e-mail: Councillor A Dickinson Tel: 01709 790458/07941671462 No e-mail Councillor K Duckmanton Tel: 01709 815044 e-mail: Councillor S Johnson

ute Team

Falconry Display

us Tour

The M ajorettes

Tigers Parach

Manor Field MONDAY 4th June

12pm - 5pm A Procession of vintage cars around Maltby. Leaving the Service Centre at 12 noon

Councillor S Platt Tel: 01709 210661 e-mail:

V intage B

d uck le an Barr y Ch Patton Jimmy

Green G odd


Plus Much More...

Councillor Mrs A L Rushforth Tel: 01709 814894 e-mail:

• Fun Fair Rides

• Scout Camp

Councillor P Scholey Tel: 01709 813630/07721310174 e-mail:

• Maltby Brass Band

• Streetdance/Zumba

• Assault Course

• Miss Rotherham

• Stilt Walkers

• Live Music By Local Groups

• Circus Workshop

• The Mayor of Rotherham

Councillor Mrs C Stringer Tel: 01709 816582 No e-mail Councillor Mr K Stringer Tel: 01709 816582 e-mail:

official charity

• Grand Balloon Race • Jubilee Hat Competition


May 2012


Ben adds to

Ben Sweeney, a life Skills student at Doncaster College, and a member of the Edlington Stingrays ASC, has just returned from the European Down Syndrome Open Swimming Championships with a stack of medals. Ben is quite used to winning competitions around the world and has

over 800 hundred medals in his bedroom, so he has a dilemma of where to put his tally of 8 Golds and 1 Silver from 2 days of competition at the Quays in Southampton. The champion, who recently turned 19, clocked up two world records at the event. He became the fastest in the world in the 100 metres breaststroke and the 50

Medal Haul

metres backstroke. He has been swimming since he was 3 years old and although he prefers the backstroke, he will turn his arm to the breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle events. Ben is in his last year at College and wants to work with children as a coach but

he wants to carry on swimming as well. He said “I just want to get better and better and make my family proud.� He is now looking forward to the World Championships in Italy in November. And maybe an extension to his bedroom to house all his new medals! KH

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