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October 2012

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elcome to the October edition of ROSSINGTON TODAY. TODAY

Despite my love of summer, the change in season from summer to autumn is one of my favourites. Our clocks go back an hour on 28th October, meaning the nights are darker, the leaves are falling, and Strictly Come Dancing is back on the TV! It’s time for cosy nights on the sofa, when you can relax with a cuppa and take a good look through this edition! For those of you who like to plan ahead for Christmas, now is the time to start. You might just find inspiration for that unusual gift, and if you would like to get your house and garden ready for the festive season, you’ll find all the local people you need to help you within these pages. It’s still a tough economic climate, and its important to spend money wisely and locally, to help us all through these challenging times. The next edition will be distributed to you from 28th October. Please ensure that anything that you would like to be included is with me by Friday 12th October.

Best Wishes, Paula

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Hello again and thanks for dropping in for our monthly cuppa. The summer has come and gone. It was looking a bit dodgy on whether it would actually ever arrive but it did and we had some fantastic weather! Speaking of the summer, how many of us OD’ed on the Olympics? It was fantastic. The biggest surprise for me was that I might have enjoyed the Paralympics even more than the able-bodied Olympics. I love stories of over-comers. The nearly 5 weeks of sport supplied many of them. The athletics were my favourite. It was my cup of tea during high school and into university. Distance running was my thing and I was actually daft enough to attempt a marathon. I did finish … pretty good time … but not very cleverly run. I learned so much through it. Probably the most important thing I learned was that although it was ME running and much depended on my perseverance, training, etc. there were many involved in the race that helped me succeed. There were people all along the race who added to my ability to finish. Those at the beginning were vital. The organisers of the race had to have all the information sorted to get everyone registered. But it just wasn’t them. Every few miles there were water stations, people there to offer an encouraging word and a cup of water. (The trick was to get some of it in your mouth while running at the same time.) Then there were people who would call out the time at certain mile markers to let you know how you were doing. Last and certainly not least, there were other runners who encouraged you and offered advise. At 20, of course I knew it all and took out too fast. An older and experienced runner said “slow down mate, you have 25 miles to go”. I should have listened … The point is that in order to finish well, it took many people along the way. Life … children … growing up .. is like that. It takes input from many to provide life experiences, learning opportunities, etc. The hard part is that these sorts of things need to be done on purpose. People and organisations such as the scouts, churches, sporting groups, neighbours, extended family and others are those who provide those life and learning experiences . If you have never tried attending a church, a scout group, developing friendships with neighbours, why not give it a go? You may not just provide something valuable for your child but may discover something new and exciting for yourself! As always, thanks for reading and if you would like to stop by for a chat & a cuppa, the door is always open. (Eric Simpson … Holmescarr Cenre ... eric@communitybaptist.co.uk … 07828141472 … Facebook)


Tornedale Infant School – An Apology to Local Residents I would like to express my sincere apologies on behalf of the whole school community for the disturbance caused to those living/working near the school during the summer holidays when our new security alarm system was being installed. I understand that the alarm was ringing all one weekend. We do hope that this does not happen again during the weekends now the whole school security system is fully installed and up and running. I have to say the new system has already deterred intruders into the school. We do seem to have become a target during the last 12 months with 7 break-ins, each one impacting on the children’s education in one way or another. Major electrical refurbishment work was undertaken in the building during the summer holidays but unfortunately this was seriously undermined by intruders who entered the building on several occasions. In the end we had to employ a Security Guard who patrolled both inside and outside the premises all night. This has added to the cost of the whole project and so will reflect on other aspects of the school budget. Once again our sincere apologies to those who were disturbed. Tracey Wild, Headteacher

ROSSINGTON BOUNDARY WALK

Sunday October 21st Have an enjoyable day seeing parts of Rossington not normally accessible. Join a 6 or 12 mile walk around the Parish Boundary Meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Styrrup car park Stripe Road and return approximately 12:30 / 3:00 p.m. Bring a packed lunch for the longer walk and suitable walking equipment. A commemorative badge can be purchased. Contact Terry Chandler 01302 868195

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Rossington Councillor's Update As I write this the joint NHS and DMBC Adult Social Services team are moving into Holmescarr. Not without a few of the usual hiccups, the computer system not working and the phone supplier is making a mess of it again! This is for the whole of the south, but I hope and expect that Rossington will benefit. An application for funding for the refurbishing of the Holmescarr Centre is being prepared. This will include repairing the roof and guttering, installing insulation, double glazing the remaining window that haven’t been upgraded, renovating the derelict kitchen and bringing it back as a training centre and various other bits and bobs that are needed to make this a completely updated building suitable for the 21st century and a council and community building. Plans have gone in for a new skate park area at the Welfare, a linear play area will start in October near Parklands Close at the back of St Michael’s School, a pair of mini goal posts and a basketball net are being erected on the play area at the back of the fire station on West End Lane and another pair of mini goal posts and seating are going on the Bankwood Crescent play area. All-in-all the kids will have something to do! In the Council we passed a resolution that all primary schools where requested should have a 20mph speed limit on the road in front of the school and that all secondary schools should have a 30mph speed limit. So if you feel that speeds are too high, please contact the head teacher and ask him or her to ask the council and this then should be implemented. If nothing happens contact Hilary McNamee, Barry Johnson or myself. Recycoal are well on their way to be washing the pit tip for coal. They are preparing the land and have diverted Waddy lane. This is temporary, they will restore it when they finish in 4 or 5 years’ time. UK Coal have been granted planning permission for their development of the colliery site I objected to part of the plans, the retail development, I, and the Parish Council wanted industry on there as well as the houses we agreed to. I was ignored and it went through. The winter planting should start mid-October and that then will continue; flowers all year round!

Please note that there will be a real ale festival – Oktoberfest on the 5th, 6th and 7th October at the Welfare. 20 real ales, bands and an Oompah band on Saturday. Come and enjoy yourself. Kindest Regards

Richard Cooper-Holmes Your Labour Councillor

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Job Ready Programme Are you Unemployed? Do you live in or around the Rossington area? Would you like support to enable you to apply confidently for your ideal job?

Inspiration Lab is offering a unique FREE training and coaching programme to enable you to do just that. Inspiration Lab Ltd has successfully secured funding from the Humber Learning Consortium to provide unemployed adults with mini workshops and one-to one coaching. The provide aims to help people become ‘Job Ready’ and will be delivered at the Holmescarr Centre in Rossington.

So, what’s on offer?

A range of mini workshops, lasting between two to three hours. Running alongside the workshops, a series of one-to-one coaching sessions designed to give you that extra support to apply your new skills The mini-workshops cover the following areas: • Future Aspirations • Being an Effective Employee • Computer skills for Job Search • Job applications and CV’s • Effective Interviews • Starting your own Business We are currently seeking people to participate in the programme. To be eligible you must 18+ unemployed or economically inactive.

What are the benefits for you?

• An opportunity to meet new people • Learn new skills For further details or dates of the mini-workshops ring or text Sandra Greatorex 07967 205506

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OSSINGTON MAIN FC After the euphoria of our best ever season in the NCEL only last May, it is back down to earth with a bump as we have not had the best of starts to this year's campaign. With League and Cup matches coming thick and fast in the opening month we have recorded just two wins from 10 games, and lie 17th in the table. We have also exited the F.A.Cup and the F.A.Vase following 2 long trips into Lancashire and Cheshire respectively, and were beaten in the 1st Round of the League Cup. Three of our 7 League games to date have been at home where we have not fared too well with losses of 0-3; 1-4; and 0-5 !!! NOT the kind of performances that are likely to draw in the crowds, unless it's goals you wish to see! However we have recorded 2 away wins at Hemsworth and Shirebrook, and were unlucky to lose 1-0 at both Selby and Louth, where we were beaten by a direct free-kick and a penalty respectively, having created the better chances throughout the 90 minutes in both games. It is certainly not the best time of year to be playing 2 matches per week on a regular basis. Already the 1st team have used 28 different players. We are also adjusting our squad following the break-up of our most successful team, and the new players brought in will need time to adapt to our style of play. Newcomers this season include Danny Taylor and Tom McLaughlin (Askern Villa) John Tunney (Yorkshire Main) Stuart Rodgers (returning from America) and local lads Ben Clark, Tom Harte, Dean Jones and Marcel Chipamunga. Our 2nd team have had 2 wins and one defeat from their opening 3 matches and hopefully will be in contention for the Doncaster Senior League Premier title once again this season. As well as the players already mentioned others who have already featured include Jonathan Cook, Rhys Brailey, Dave McGee and Aaron Strutt. We are not running an U.19 side this season on financial reasons but we have retained our connection with the Junior Section and the U.17 side under the guidance of Troy Bubb will be using our facilities on a Sunday morning. We are grateful to the Junior Section in assisting our application to become a Charter Standard Club which should be finalised in the coming weeks. Unfortunately I am only able to give you the 1st team's HOME fixtures for October; Sat. Oct. 6 AFC Emley 3pm Tues. Oct. 9 Kiveton Park 7-45pm (Sen. Cup) Sat. Oct. 20 Askern Villa 3pm Please try and give us your support and come down Oxford Street to view non-League football in relatively comfortable surroundings at a very reasonable cost. IAN WILSON

Introducing Rev. Jim Magee the new Methodist Minister for five churches around Doncaster, Cantley, Auckley, Bawtry, Rossington and Harworth. In 1975 I left Northern Ireland to train as a church minister, first in Edinburgh, then in 1977 Manchester, from where I graduated in 1980. Whilst in Manchester Jane and I met, in 1979 we were married. My first church was in Bramley Leeds, David our first son was born in December of 1980 in St. James’ Hospital. Over the years we have lived in Kent (where our second son Peter was born in 1984); Cumbria; Norfolk; Derbyshire, and now Doncaster. My interests are music, films, books, walking in the countryside, Dr.Who, and Strictly Come Dancing. Between us Jane and I have a very wide variety of DVD’s, CD’s, and books which range from crime fiction to poetry, and of course Dr. Who memorabilia. Besides my church work and activities, I have become since August the new Chaplain to Doncaster Rovers, this is something new and very exciting, especially on match days. Since 1989, (when I moved from The Nazarene Church into The Methodist Church), I have been researching the Celtic churches and their influence on the British Isles. As part of that research I have, and continue to use in my personal devotions and also my church services, prayers, poems and reflections created in a ‘Celtic style’. I also belong to a community that seeks to deepen personal and public prayer, especially using meditation technics such as silence. Like the early church leaders, we also seek to live by a discipleship rule of life, and a daily rhythm that is a combination of prayer, bible study and practical charitable works. The last area I worked in was around former Mining Communities in Derbyshire, so coming to my new role amongst my five churches continues that link. Over these next months I hope to get to meet, and get to know many of you through my work in the churches and the communities they seek to serve in God’s Name. May Peace, Hope, and Love be our experience personally and publically through God, Creator, Friend, and Life transformer. Rev. Jim Magee 14 | ROSSINGTON TODAY


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The extraordinary tale of an ordinary Rossington family. The Bridgewood family first came to New Rossington in 1926 when George Bridgewood arrived looking for work. He managed to get a job at the Colliery and after a few months obtained a house, thus enabling his wife and 4 children to join him. My father, Ernest, was the eldest of George’s second family after his first wife had died. His recently published book, ‘Oh Brother, What A Journey!’ tells the story of his forty year quest to meet for the first time, his half brother John. He details the family life in South Shields where John was born in 1925, and the circumstances which led to the family finishing up in the mining village of Rossington in South Yorkshire. He then describes the tragic events that led to John leaving England for Australia in 1938 at the age of 13. Ernest then gives time slices at 10 year intervals of what life was like for John growing up in Australia, contrasting it with what life was like for him growing up in deprived circumstances in Rossington in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s He makes an attempt to meet John in 1982 but it fails, will he be successful on a later occasion? It contains references to many of the interesting characters who lived in Rossington at the time. The foreword is written by Roy Clarke (author of ‘Last of the Summer Wine’, ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, ‘Open All Hours’ etc.). He says, “I recommend this book for its clear picture of two very different worlds – South Yorkshire and rural Australia. Of two societies of a time not long ago but already gone so completely. Two worlds which those of today will find strange, unrecognizable and perhaps even unbelievable”. The book is available from Taylor’s florist shop in Rossington or the blue building in Doncaster High Street price £6.50 Talks by Ernest Bridgewood are available on ‘Oh Brother What A Journey!’ and also on ‘The History of Rossington’. Deborah Middleton (née Bridgewood) tel 078 321 52885

continues to champion the prevention of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease ! By detecting and acting upon risk factors early, problems are less likely to develop. Small lifestyle changes made now can make all the difference to your future health. Your Test Your Health Nurse will provide a quick and easy health check. You will be given a copy of your results and have time to discuss them and any future possible actions with the Nurse. Your GP will also receive an electronic copy of your results.

It has never been easier to have a health check. Spread the word and encourage your family and friends to have the health check too! FREE NHS health checks are available for everyone aged 40 to 74 years old across Doncaster. Call now on free phone 08000 121 808 or visit: www.testyourhealth.org.uk to find a clinic session convenient to you and book an appointment. 16 | ROSSINGTON TODAY


A new identity. The same community. The new name for Doncaster College for the Deaf. The college, formerly known as Doncaster College for the Deaf has changed its name to reflect the diverse range of learners it attracts from across the region. Graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in May 2012 for its Social Care provision, Alan Robinson, Executive Principal of the college said, “Our education provision has diversified over the years and we have decided to change the name of our college to reflect this. The name Communication Specialist College - Doncaster strongly emphasises what the organisation is about in 2012 and moving forward”. The college can meet the educational, training and support needs of individuals who are Deaf, hearing impaired and those with specialist communication needs, including Autism, Aspergers and learning disabilities or difficulties. Our individualised learning environment offers a unique approach for learners. We remain at the forefront of provision and are extremely proud of our achievements and our learners. “We look forward to welcoming new learners through our doors and sharing our successes throughout the year.” We warmly invite you to join us at our open days on 10 th October 2012, 8th December 2012 (family day) and 6th February 2013, to find out more about our extensive facilities and the exciting range of educational provision. For further information on the courses offered at Communication Specialist College Doncaster please visit www.deaf-trust.co.uk or call 01302 386720 and ask to speak to one of the Pathway Managers.

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ossington Wheelers Cycling Club – October News Lots of events are coming up in a fairly hectic couple of months for the club through October and November and alongside these a pattern of regular activities has now been established that will take the club through the winter months. The regular Sunday morning club run remains with a 9.00am meet at St Michaels, membership numbers now mean that we have a split ride many weeks with different paced groups, this helps on the first few miles of busier roads and also eases the congestion in the destination cafe stop. A couple of ‘feature rides’ remain still to come on the run list with The Monsal Hill Climb and The Curtain Call Century, which brings the season to a close on 27/10 each topping a ton in mileage. The summertime Tuesday Tootle has been replaced with the Saturday Saunter, these rides are aimed as an extension to the introductory rides and cover 40 ish miles in around 3 hours meeting at 9.00am Saturday morning. The keen racers in the club have not been forgotten and in place of the Wednesday Night TT there is the Wednesday Wipeout which is a chaingang type ride – there are different paced groups again but this is primarily a fast ride. 6.30pm the meeting time for this outing. These rides we hope will enable more members to race competitively next season and will serve to improve both technique and confidence riding at pace. To wrap up this seasons racing results Gary Irvine held onto the lead in the AAD Gas Trophy from Stephen Patterson and Mark Billingham. 55 riders in total including 33 members rode the club open TT’s this summer which despite 4 washouts produced a record 214 total rides against the clock. In the JE James League the club was placed 7th from 17, aboverd both SheffRec CC and Doncaster Wheelers. Sugarcane Creative made the podium with 3 in the overall team competition. The final race of the club season is our own Hill Climb award on 21/10 up into Clifton village – 3 mins of agony! On the social side the second weekend away of the year to Bala in Wales and the 6 Pass’s ride looms large and another major event – the golf day follows the day after the Curtain Call Century. All details of everything the club is involved in, including our Children In Need charity event in November can be found on our website: www.rossingtonwheelers.co.uk , @rossowheelers on twitter, facebook under our name or from Les at Hudson Cycles. Safe riding Brendan Simpson

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OSSINGTON MWBC The competitive bowling season is coming to an end with just a few League matches scheduled for September. Quite ironic really as this month can often be the sunniest and driest of the summer, but it looks like we will end the season having completed all games with a full complement of players and not having to cancel a game other than for the weather. A huge thank you therefore to our playing members who have turned out to play in most conditions this "summer" and there are not many Clubs who can boast this record. Not that we are solely out to win titles, it is likely that our Over 60s Singles A team and our Tuesday Doubles B team may have gained promotion, and our Saturday League B team are in the running with just a few results to be finalised. Conversely our A team in the Tuesday Doubles League have been relegated from the top division. Some new playing members have completed their first season of competitive bowls (and fared very well) and with the prospect of 3 or 4 new members next season, our immediate future looks encouraging. It may mean that our octogenarians can rest up occasionally but they will tell you they enjoy the game, the company and the exercise and they will probably still put their names down for selection as often as possible (and who can blame them!!!) Perhaps with just a few more interested players we would be able to enter a C team in certain Leagues, but we must be careful not to stretch our resources as ill health and holidays often play a huge part in our selection process. The greens are likely to be open until October and we have a few A versus B team Challenge matches scheduled once the League games are completed. We could close one green down for early maintenance work but members are encouraged to continue bowling for as long as the good weather continues. Please come in and enquire about membership, we see many viewing us from the railings on West End Lane as they pass (including children) or make contact with any Club member. Finally this month (and I apologise for missing last month's edition due to a holiday) notice of our Annual General Meeting which takes place on Sunday November 4th at 11am in the Bowls Pavilion. 22 | ROSSINGTON TODAY

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Rossington Parish Council News The Village BBQ and Fun Day went very well, with free bouncy castles and a free roundabout the kids were kept amused. Everyone enjoyed themselves and appeared to go away happy. The team, Janet, Steven, Sarah, Peter and I were weary at the end, but it was worth it! I expect it will be better next year, we learnt so much. The Triple ‘A’ meeting at which Malc Clark decided that his interests excluded him from the committee. It was sadly noted that against our wishes the DMBC Planning committee had approved UK Coal’s application, we agreed with the housing proposal, but objected to the retail application in favour of our wishes for an industrial site. After considerable discussion areas of land suitable for developing Manufacturing, Light industry and housing were identified, this was marked on a map and handed to DMBC Planning department for consideration. The Triple ‘A’ committee also decided to consult with the public about the Neighbourhood Plan at the Beer Festival and at the Festival of Light. It was agreed that the first draft would be completed before the end of September. The Projects Committee met and discussed a wide range of items; it was reported that a supplier for the real ales had been consulted and 20 beers were agreed on, advice was given regarding equipment needed and staffing. The police have also given advice regarding security both overnight and during the event. Bands have been contacted and booked. A progress reports were given re. the Festival of Light Bonfire and the Christmas Fayre and Lights. An order has been placed to rebuild the wall around the Miners’ Wheel Garden. This will be followed by some hardy planting. The Regeneration Committee met with two items of interest, HelioSlough had applied for planning permission for landscaping their first build, hopefully the will start soon as the will be 1200 jobs on completion. And the Neighbourhood team applied for planning permission for an extension to the skate park on the Welfare. The flowers have been really spectacular and a great success, these will be replanted with winter flowers and also the Parish Council will be placing 10 further planters around the village and DMBC Area team, headed by Steve Thomas will be placing a further 20 planters in strategic positions around the village. We are now well on our way to having events at a regular interval around the village and I hope that you all support these events. If we all do support these events then the village can only get better. Watch Rossington Today for notice of these events. The Oktoberfest beer festival is on th3 5th, 6th and 7th of October, the festival of light is on the 19th and 20th of October, the village bonfire is on the 5th of November (surprise, surprise) £2 entry, £1 children over 5, with a £4000 firework display, and the Christmas Fayre is on the 14th December at the Welfare this year to be closer to the schools.

So, please remember the Oktoberfest beer festival is on the 5th, 6th and 7th October at the Welfare. Opening times are – Friday 4pm to 11pm, Saturday 12 to 11pm and Sunday 12to 5pm (variable). There will be 20 real ales and a full(ish) bar. Also the Festival of Light will be on 19th and 20th October at the Welfare. There will be a good number of exhibitors and there will also be food available. The Welfare Richard Cooper-Holmes bar will be open. Chairman Rossington Parish Council

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ROSSINGTON METHODIST CHURCH & SCOUT GROUP

AUTUMN FAYRE

FRIDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2012 9.30 am to 12 noon

Stalls & Refreshments Admission 20P

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Three members of Rossington Male Voice Choir took part in a sponsored walk in August to raise funds for the choir and the Prostate Cancer charity. Messrs. Graham Simpson, Paul Peckett and Andrew Ward walked from the Memorial Hall in Rossington to Bessacarr, Cantley, Armthorpe and back to the Memorial Hall The trip of about thirteen and a half miles took them four and a half hours and they raised over £800.00 to be shared equally between the choir and the charity. The choir is still in need of new members and anyone interested in singing will be made very welcome at the Memorial on Wednesday evening between 7.30 and 9.30p.m.

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Holmescarr Community Café

Holmescarr Centre, Grange Lane, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0LP 01302 860036

Now open from 8.30am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday The café offers low price, good quality food that is all prepared on the premises. So come along and check out the menu. Friday Special – Roast Dinner The community café can also be used for children’s parties – (also ceramic painting, pottery and other craft parties available). Buffets can also be provided for funeral teas, christenings, etc. Please telephone 01302 860036 for a quote. The Community Café has Volunteers working hard to provide you with professional cafe experience. All of our volunteers have been fully trained and have achieved their Food Safety Qualification Level 2. The Community Café is supporting local people in building up their confidence, gain work experience and we have also had successes recently in volunteers gaining employment. Consequently we need more Volunteers. For more information contact Heather on 07792129846.

Parchment Craft and Card Making

Tutor Heather Maw Starting 10th September Monday 10-12

Learn how to make beautiful hand made cards. £5 per class

Sewing Circle (mainly for people with

Learning Difficulties) Tutor Heather Maw Tuesdays 10-12 £3.00 Make a cushion, decorate a shopping bag, mend those jeans.

Crochet or Knitting

Tuesdays 12.30-2 Learn how to crochet or knit – small informal group

Cooking with Confidence

Tuesdays 2-4 Learn how to prepare and cook the food we sell in the cafe. No charge but Volunteer commitment required.

Craft for Kids Thursdays 4-6

Pottery, card making, ceramic painting, jewellery making, £5 for first chld,£2.50 Under 8s must be accompanied

Ceramic Painting Classes Tutor Pauline Thomson Thursdays 10.00 – 12.00 Starting September Monday evenings 6.00 – 8.00

Come and learn how to paint ceramics – plates and ornaments etc Ideal for Christmas presents

Holmescarr Community Centre Grange Lane, Rossington,

For further information contact Heather Maw on 07792 129846

Craft For Kids (and Adults) Half Term Programme All £5 - £2.50 for 2nd child in the family Make a Halloween or Christmas Card

Monday Morning 10-12. Come and make a greeting card (£5 - £2.50 for second child)

Sugarcraft

Monday afternoon 1.00 -3.00pm.

Pebble Painting Wednesday Morning 10-12 Paint a Spider or a Pumpkin on a Pebble – or something less scary if you want. Come and Make a Spider Web Mobile Wednesday afternoon 1.00-3.00 Make a hanging spider web to decorate your room – or a dream catcher if you prefer

Ceramic Painting

Thursday Morning 10-12 Come and paint a ceramic ornament – maybe a Christmas present for Mum/Gran.

Origami – Paper folding

Thursday afternoon 1-3 Make a sweetie box or bag – or a scary animal.

Pottery

Friday afternoon 1-3 Make an animal bowl


Friends of Brodsworth Way

St.Luke's Children's Choir

Our next coffee morning will be held on Thursday 11th October from 9:15 in the Brodsworth Way Pavilion. If you are bringing children to the nearby swings or walking your dog, we would be happy for you to come and have a cuppa with us. Everyone is welcome, you don't just have to live on the estate.

Children in Year 3 and above are invited to be part of this exciting NEW venture as we prepare for the Christmas season.

I briefly attended the village BBQ on 15th September, on the area close to the pavilion, and from what I saw, support seemed to be quite good. Hopefully, more of these to come in the future. Kind regards. Susan, Tel. 869001

Rossington Methodist Church Sunday Service 10.30 am A warm welcome is extended to all"

Rossington Ex-Servicemen’s Club Country Nights (Wed) rd

3 thJack Glass a welcome return 10 Billy Lennard from York 17th Cris King ex Billy Fury band 24th Jonny Williams popular local act 31st Ken Durran say no more don’t miss! Rossington Labour Club

Country & Western 1st Soul & Stone Duo 8th Jonny Williams & Lynette Marie 15th Black Steel Duo 22nd Natalie Diamond Duo 29th Cheyenne Duo General Entertainment 5th Big in Japan 80’s tribute Band 12th One way Sensational Band 19th Tiger Feet Fantastic Glam rock 26th Just a girl Superb Band 6th October Pure 80’s Disco Night 7.30pm—midnight £2 Fancy Dress Optional

Rossington PACT Meeting Monday 10th September 6.30pm at Holmescarr Centre Rossington

Rehearsals take place on Thursdays in church, between 5:30-6:30pm After only 2 rehearsals, we already have a choir of 32 children. Rehearsals are free and are lead by 2 local, qualified teachers. For further details contact: Father Collingwood on 01302 868288 or Angela Teasdale on 07754 661951

Rossington New Life Church

Rossington We give you all a warm welcome to our Sunday Services at 11.00 a.m. Creche for children.

Rossington Branch of the Royal British Legion. Meet the 1st Tuesday of every month in the Welfare Club at 7pm. Past and new members will be made welcome. Nov 9th - Remembrance Service St Michaels Memorial 10.30am followed by refreshments in W I Hall Remembrance Parade from Welfare Club at 10.15am Sunday Nov 11th to Catholic Church with buffet at Welfare Club afterwards. All are welcome to the Parade and the Service. Thanks to Tina Varley and Jenny Edwards for organising the Rossington Comprehensive School Reunion for the Class of 1978 which took place on Saturday 15 September 2012. It was very much appreciated. Deborah Middleton Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that data in this publication is accurate, the editor cannot accept liability to any party for loss or damage caused by errors or omissions. Today Publications Ltd can not be held responsible for any errors or omissions and does not officially endorse companies, products or services appearing in this magazine. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission.

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