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December 2011

Community Magazine & Independent Directory of Businesses serving the residents of Tickhill & surrounding villages


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to the December W elcome edition of TICKHILL TODAY. TODAY

It is hard to believe that already I am putting together the Christmas edition of Tickhill Today, how this year has flow by. Excitement is mounting in our household—no not for Christmas itself, but for the STWCC production of Bugsy Malone! Charlotte has been rehearsing since the summer for her part as Blousy Brown (Bugsy’s girlfriend). We will be watching on the Thursday night when Charlotte and 2 other Tickhill students will be in the main roles, but if you can make it, I am sure that you will be in for a treat whatever night you go. The January issue will be delivered to you around New Year time. Please ensure that anything that you would like to be included in it is with me by Friday 9th December. Once again I shall be nearly as busy as Santa this December so your help in meeting this deadline would be very much appreciated! While it does seem very early (I am writing this mid-November) I would like to take the opportunity to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas.

Best Wishes, Paula

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METHODIST SCHOOLROOM - NORTHGATE, TICKHILL

EVERY FRIDAY MORNING 10AM – 11.45AM Come and buy from our wide selection of home made, home produced

CAKES, SAVOURIES, PRESERVES, CRAFTS, PLANTS, GARDEN PRODUCE & EGGS

REFRESHMENTS ARE SERVED

Christmas To contact orders now Tickhill Country Market being taken Solve your Christmas present headaches - call Fran on 01302 855379 give a hamper of or Janet on 01302 742323 home made items (UK delivery available)

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Our last market will be on Thursday December 22nd usual venue and time. Order to avoid Disappointment!


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Still Life with Tall Glass

The Painter has a large selection of oil and water colours available at: 31 Worksop Road Tickhill Tel: 01302

744952

His work, mainly landscapes are subjects from Spain and Portugal as well as the United Kingdom. Since Bryan’s return to Tickhill his studio work reflects a broader interpretation of his subject matter. The Blue Window Tickhill Today

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Wilsic Road Day Nursery

So, what have the Nursery been doing recently and what have they got up their sleeves for one of the most excitable times of year (for the staff as well as the children!)?

During October, we had a “People Who Help Us” week and several visitors came to see the children. There was a riot van from the police, an ambulance, a fire engine and an RAC van. The children were able to have a good look inside each and ask questions to the very kind people who came to see us. We also had a science teacher come in and do a brilliant demo on volcanoes. The end of October saw us raising money for Breast Cancer with a pink themed Halloween party where the children enjoyed games, songs, and party food while decorating cakes and biscuits to be sold on to raise funds this worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who bought a balloon, cake or biscuits (and thank you to KSM for their very kind contribution!)! At the time of writing this, the children are busy practising for their performance at St Marys Church at 6.30pm for the Tickhill Christmas event on November 24th. They will be singing a variety of Christmas themed songs for their parents to hear which gets us all in the Christmas mood! We will be taking the children to Hill House School to see their Reception Class perform their annual pantomime. Thanks to the generosity of Hill House for organising this and providing safe transport for the children! Zoolabs will be returning with their nativity themed show which gets the children thinking about the kinds of animals and insects that might have been seen during Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem. They will also bring a variety of lovely reptiles and insects... And last but not least...Santa is coming! So, as usual we are busy, busy, busy! If you would like to hear more phone Sue, Michelle or Lucy and ask them about a visit to give your child the chance to experience the Nursery! Free sessions available for 3 year olds to start in Jan 2012.

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Pearson’s Purveyors of Taste -now open at Cherry Lane Shopping Village. Owner Jayne Pearson provides more details of the dream behind her new store. “Inspired by many years of working with England’s finest stores, Harrods, Selfridges & Fortnum & Mason, I drew inspiration from their fabulous Food Halls. I have gone on to comb our wonderful country for the finest produce made in Britain. Each tasty product found has been given the Pearson’s ‘stamp of approval’ and I am proud to bring it to you. My products range from decadent Strawberry & Champagne preserve to Clotted cream fudge, with the finest chutneys, biscuits, cakes, pickles, traditional sweets, luxury cheese, pates and much more sandwiched between” The whole range is beautifully presented, making ideal gifts for anyone, or just enjoy yourself. Why not have a hamper made to your precise requirements. Jayne will happily add any other item you wish to bring in to a Pearson’s hamper. Call in to see Jayne at Tickhill Shopping Village, Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Bawtry Road, Tickhill.

Don’t miss Cherry Lane Garden Centre & Shopping Village’s Late night Christmas opening Thursday 1st December till 8.30pm, lots of fun, refreshments, discounts, festivities and Santa !!

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Tops for Tops, Tans, Jewellery, Bags, Accessories, Jeans‌.. Tops and Tans have been on Sunderland Street in Tickhill for nearly 10 years and in that time they have established themselves as specialists not just in tanning, but also in a range of ladies clothing and accessories. They have bags galore, including Bulaggi everyday and evening bags and a sizable range of costume jewellery and gifts. They specialise in affordable smart casual clothing and stock knitwear and dresses, and a range of jeans including I Quing tummy control jeans and they even have some funky wellies! They are still doing tanning and have the very latest Rapid Tanning Vertical Units as well as offering the very best quality Spray Tan, you will also find a further range of self tanning products in the shop, so there is no excuse for not maintaining a year round glow, or at least preparing yourself for your party dress this Christmas! With friendly staff who are happy to help you are sure to find something to suit whether it be for a gift or something for yourself. The shop is open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday and from November 24th until Christmas will remain open until 7pm on Thursday’s for anyone wanting to call in after work. Also there will be a special evening on Thursday 1st December when they will be open until 9pm and Sue, Gloria and Karen would love to see you that night to enjoy a drink and a few nibbles with them on their special open evening. So remember Tickhill businesses when you are doing your shopping this year, call in and see what they have to offer, you may well be pleasantly surprised!

21a Sunderland Street, Tickhill. Tel: 01302 744253

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A Yuletide Evening With

GERVASE FINN.. The famous comic writer, broadcaster, public speaker and hilarious storyteller. Don’t miss it! SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER 7-30pm ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH, MORRELL STREET, MALTBY

Prize Draw

Including books by Gervase Finn

Tickets £10

including refreshments

Tickets available from Tony Lazenby (in Tickhill)

Tel: 742368

Proceeds in aid of St Mary Magdalene Development Fund

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Lockwoods Florists 6 Sunderland Street, Tickhill

Tel: 01302 742128

INTERFLORA

The local firm with the personal touch, for all your Christmas floral requirements. Top Quality Non Drop Christmas Trees (FREE local delivery)

Fresh Wreaths and Christmas Floral Arrangements We will be open on Sundays until Christmas

LET LOCKWOODS DO THE FLOWERS

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FREE prescription delivery service 

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We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Unit B, 67 Scrooby Road, Harworth, DN11 8JN

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(opposite Harworth Primary Care Centre)

Tel. 01302 744785 Services Available

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Express managed prescriptions and prescription collection service from surgeries in Harworth, Tickhill and Bawtry. Sales of ‘over-the-counter’ medicines Free Morning-after pill Out of Hours service Smoking cessation programme Supply of disability aids Services to nursing homes Medicine Use Review


Award Winning Tandoori Restaurant & Takeaway

SAL AND THE TEAM WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS & A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2012 A true taste of India Any Dish Not On The Menu Can Be Specially Prepared For You. Very Good Hygiene Standards DMBC 2011.

Takeaway Test “I won’t wait for the next National Curry Week before I try another Taj takeaway!”. Tim Cotton, October 2011

9 Northgate, Tickhill 01302 745745 Booking Advisable

www.tajcottage.co.uk Open 6pm—11.30pm 7 days a week (including bank holidays)

Find special offers on the Doncaster Peel2Save fundraising card

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mprove your eating habits today!

Hello again and welcome back. I hope you all found last month’s article useful and tried implementing its advice and tips into your life to improve your health and fitness. This month I’d like to give you a few simple tips on how to change your eating habits for the better:Avoid fad diets – They are too restrictive, unrealistically complex, many are too low calorie and once you become fed up with the weighing, and general ‘faffing’ you’ll end up even heavier due to their slowing effect on your metabolism. Have a cheat meal – Once a week have what you fancy. This keeps you sane, increases your motivation to stick to healthy eating the rest of the week and means you don’t have to give up your favourite unhealthy treats. Drink enough water – Our bodies often confuse hunger and thirst and water helps the body break down fat, so aim for the recommended 2 litres a day. Carbs are not the enemy – We need them for energy and our brain uses them for fuel, like any other nutrient just don’t overdo it. Aim for the majority of your carbs at breakfast, fewer at lunch and minimal after 5pm. Also try to get your carbs from complex sources such as oats, brown rice and sweet potato. Portion control – Use a smaller plate if you have to. Piling your plate with food means you’ll aim to finish it all hungry or not. Going back for seconds makes you question whether you actually need any more. Use a fat photo – Keep your partners and children’s ‘treats’ in one cupboard, then take that fat photo we’ve all got from your last holiday/party and stick it on the back of the cupboard door. Paula’s Challenge Thank you to everyone who has stopped Paula in the street/playground/ supermarket and commented on how she is doing, and checked her shopping basket! It has been a difficult month for Paula with a weeks holiday, a celebratory weekend at Center Parcs (with 24 members of her pudding loving family) and various other social commitments, and she has been hampered by a sprained ankle that has curtailed her exercise regime. But, she has been heartened by the fact that where she would normally have gained weight during a month like that, she has in fact continued to lose a couple of lbs. Not as many as she would have liked, but she is now determined to step up the pace and ensure that at least another half a stone is gone before Christmas! If you require more advice, want to be one of the 20 people on my specialist course, have any questions or want to see a particular topic covered in this column I’d be happy to hear from you. Contact me at Aspire weight loss specialists on (01302) 711717 or 07703553032, or email me at bombadorm@gmail.com Richard Matharoo, Aspire 20| Tickhill Today


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ickhill Juniors

Bonfire Night Lucky Numbers

First prize £100 - number 213 (sold by under 11's) Second prize £50 - number 358 (sold by under 14's) Third prize £25 - number 551 (sold by Carpenters Arms) November Lottery Numbers 1st #152 wins £50 (Last years U8's) 2nd #84 wins £30 (Last years U13's) 3rd #36 wins £20 (Last years U9's)

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he children of Tickhill reunion I think a good time was had by all. Profit from ticket sales has been donated to Tickhill charities.£50 each to St Marys Church, St Marys School, and the Scouts/Guides. They paid a big part in our lives. Thank you all. Linda Corkill nee Kirkland 01302852591 lmcorkill@gmail.com

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orthcoming events at Bawtry's Phoenix Theatre. 8th to 10th December 2011 - The Young Players present 'Puppy Love Dot Con', a Romantic Comedy by Sarah Cowan. Tickets will be available from Petology, near the theatre on Station Road in Bawtry, from late November. For further information see www.bawtrytheatre.co.uk''


Jeanette, Alex & Tracy welcome new clients to their small friendly Salon 10% off Racoon Hair Extensions for bookings made in December 10% off for students on Mon & Tues (with NUS card) Ladies cut and finish from £22 Gents clipper cut £5 Gents cut and finish £8 (Gents evening on Thursdays)

Models required for Junior Stylist Late Night on Tuesdays and Thursdays Gift Vouchers & Christmas Gift Sets available Salon: 01302 745515 3 Buttercross Court, Northgate, Tickhill (Near Oxfam)


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01302 742355 For your Christmas Drinks requirements please remember that our range of personally selected wines is unrivalled in this area. Our selection includes 2 for ÂŁ10 on Jacobs Creek and Nobilo to over ÂŁ20 per bottle, from our bespoke collection. Spirits are also available at silly prices to match the major multiples. Not just for one day, from now until Christmas. Party Planning and Use or return, with free use of glasses is always available. Tickhill Today

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‘To Let’ or ‘For Sale’ BUSINESS PREMISES Market Place, Bawtry Doncaster DN10 6JL (1st & 2nd floor v/clean & modern)

Call Now 01302 899086 07830 216003 ask for Chris or Lisa (for details or a viewing)

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D.J.FENTON

High Class Family Butchers Championship Award-winning Sausages and Pies. Gold Award-winning Products.

Rob & Craig both achieved a great accolade by getting their sausages through to the 2011 Champion of Champions. Both Finalists are in the top 20 UK Sausage makers Orders now being taken for Christmas Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Beef, Pork, Lamb And for the first time, this year, order your extra special Copas Turkey from us. Any queries or special requests, please call in and ask. RENOWNED FOR QUALITY MEATS,

14 Market Place, Tickhill

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Great range of carpets, Underlay, vinyl floor & Beds Lots of bargain Roll Ends Plenty of pattern books Measuring and fitting service

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Wishing all our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year. Call in to see our fabulous range of Christmas Gift Sets Thank you for your custom during 2011. We look forward to assisting you with all your beauty needs during 2012. Please call in to collect one of our new treatment brochures. Lisa, Joanne & Charlotte 7 St Mary’s Court, Market Place, Tickhill, DN11 9LX

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Tickhill St Mary’s and the Community Part of our school ethos is to help those less fortunate than ourselves and the children and parents at St Mary’s have done so to far greater extent than could be expected in these difficult times. Every year the children decorate and take home harvest envelopes to put some of their pocket money into and ask for any donations from friends and family. The money has in the past gone to many worthy causes such as Bluebell Wood Hospice and Sheffield Children’s Hospital. This year we decided that the money should be given to Diabetes UK. This was because one of our former pupils developed type one diabetes last year and many of the envelopes carried the message: Cure Sam! This heartfelt involvement by the children was reflected in the amount collected: A massive £450 was handed over to Sally Wilford from Diabetes UK and it was lovely that Sam was able to join us for the presentation looking smart in his secondary school uniform! The pupils and their families have also been sending in Shoe boxes with small gifts and toiletries for Operation Christmas Child. These boxes are shipped to poor children all over the world who would not receive anything for Christmas were it not for people’s kindness and generosity here. Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest children’s Christmas appeal with all shoeboxes given to children in need, with no regard to their background or beliefs. They work with local partners on the ground to ensure that the gift-filled shoebox is delivered with integrity and with respect to the local culture. Where culturally appropriate, the overseas partners will make available a booklet of Bible stories, which gives a message of hope and an explanation of the true meaning of Christmas - God's gift of His Son, Jesus. This year we will be sending off 36 boxes. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to both appeals! Katarina Martin School Secretary


Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child SHOE BOX COLLECTION. Many thanks for all the help you have given towards creating Shoe Boxes filled with toys, writing materials and hats and gloves for under privileged children. This year we were able to send 193 boxes. Children have to supply their own equipment at school and as most parents cannot afford to buy these things the children cannot be educated. When they receive a shoe box they will be able to go to school. The children are just amazed to think someone they do not know and who they will never meet has gone to all this trouble for them. This year the boxes are going to the Ukraine. Thank you again and a Happy Christmas. Hope to see you next year. Pat Hodgson

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estoration of Old Water Mill, Limestone Hill Farm Tickhill Limestone Hill Mill was built c.1803 , a three storey stone structure which was working until the 1920s, when the Mill Dam was destroyed by silt from the newly sunk Maltby Colliery. From then on the building was in a poor state of repair becoming a virtual ruin. However the machinery remained intact, including the waterwheel and much of the internal gearing. This mill represents one of only four water-powered corn mills in the county and is considered to be of great historical significance for the local area .Being aware of its significance the current owners Duncan and Imelda Dewar as part of a countryside stewardship scheme obtained grants from Defra and Natural England to preserve the building as an example of industrial, archaeological interest. Since June this year , work has been carried ICKHILL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY out on the Mill by Brattons of Grimsby, I believe that many members will be already experienced in restoring historic planning a visit to the Sheffield Botanical Gardensrdin 2012 after Dr Sue buildings. The work is now complete and although not in working order due to the high Kohler’s superb talk on 3 November illustrated with a range of photographs of the cost, the building is restored and is available to be visited free of charge by improvements made in the last ten years. schools, youth groups ,Tickhill societies or by A lovely garden on our doorstep. st Our next meeting is on Thursday 1 December anybody who has an interest in local history. It is possible to go inside and observe the when Desmond Mossop will demonstrate workings and historic graffiti. Also on site ‘Christmas Seasonal Baskets’. There will be a several historic artefacts have been found chance to make your own or just sit and which also can be seen on the visit. watch. Cake will be served with the coffee. The meeting is held in the Methodist School- Ring 07956 133972 to arrange a tour! room starting at 7.15pm. Visitors are always welcome(£3). A note for your diary Thursday 26th January is the date of our Annual General Meeting followed by a pie and pea supper and a quiz or two. Gillian Hill is taking orders for the pies and peas, either beef or chicken, which will cost £2.30. The fun way to Exercise! Telephone her on 743317. Suitable for everyone On behalf of Chairman Ray Hill and his Join is with the Party committee, best wishes for a really enjoyable contact Sharon on 07745 485324 Christmas. We hope that all readers will be Classes held : able to make the most of what will be an Monday 8-9pm Tickhill Pavilion eventful Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Year in 2012, which will also include our Society’s Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm. 25th Annual Show. Wadworth Community Centre Phil Thomas Thursdays 9.30-10.30am Wadworth Community Centre

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rive for Diema

Michael Carroll from Tickhill, sadly died aged 37. The already sad news was made even more upsetting to Mick’s family and friends due to the fact that he was planning an adventure to help him look at life in a whole new light. The planned trip was not a usual holiday resort of relaxation and sunbathing, it was to be a trip taken by car which was filled not with usual holiday luggage, but luggage which they planned to lug for thousands of miles to a cause more than worth helping. Although Mick sadly died before he had the opportunity to undergo his amazing quest to help others the trip is to still go ahead in his honour and has become a massive operation. Drive for Diema has continued to be organised to help the people of Mali, West Africa. The plan is to get as many vehicles and volunteers as possible to fill their cars with donated items such as medical supplies and equipment, clothing, farming tools, solar panels, computers and books. The items would then be transported to the people of Diema, Mali, where it will make such an amazing difference to many lives. Drive for Diema is on behalf of an African, non-profit charity called Village Ventures. The Drive is planned to go ahead in February next year and is looking for your help! The conditions in Mali are poor right from education to health. The charity is looking to improve the quality of life and give children a real chance at a normal education, build wells to allow food to be grown and save lives, to help develop hospitals and provide medicines; basic things in life many people take for granted. Any donation, no matter how big or small is welcome. Any volunteers to drive or help out are also welcome, posters and collection boxes have been put around Tickhill to help raise awareness of the cause and collect any donations. Clothes, medicines, spectacles or any other donations of this kind can be taken to the collection point at Lockwoods florist, 6 Sunderland Street, Tickhill. More information about this charity, its events or its cause can be found at www.villageventures-diema.com and on facebook; Tickhill, UK to Diema, Mali.

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ARISH ROOM NEWS As we hurtle towards the end of 2011 Tickhill Parish Room looks back over a very successful year. We've had bookings for almost every occasion in the social calendar, including funeral teas, wedding receptions, christenings, first birthday parties and 'older' birthday parties, slimming, yoga, pilates, dancing, zumba. We've had coffee mornings, political meetings, meetings relating to health issues, council meetings, Christian Fellowship meetings and Health Visitors meetings. We've had the Flower Club, the WI, a Lenten lunch, private dinner parties and John Marsden's choir lunches! There isn't much we haven't 'had' this year! Hopefully 2012 will continue to be as successful - and as varied. We will be open for refreshments for the Late Night Shopping Event on the 24th November, from 5.30 p.m. John Sweed will be serving up his fabulous crepes, we have gift stalls, mince pies and mulled wine plus tea and coffee. You can also purchase a copy of the Tickhill Parish Room. Please join us and be sure of a very warm Parish Room welcome! We will also be 'open' on Christmas Eve, call in for a warming mulled wine and mince pie after the Carol Service. I, and the Parish Room Management Committee, would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for using our lovely Parish Room during the year. We would be very quiet without you!! For further information about booking the Parish Room please ring me on 07840 419 763 Janice Birkinshaw Bouquet ....... ......to Paula Can I say 'thank you' for your patience over the year! We have all missed many deadlines and still you manage to 'fit us in'. And what a brilliant publication you put out every month! Well done Paula, keep up the good work. Janice Birkinshaw

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UTTERCROSS NEEDLEWORKERS Our Christmas meal this year is at Styrrup Hall Golf & Country Club, at 7.30pm on December 7th. Would members please note that any outstanding money needs to be paid to Jean at the last meeting in November. Also note, there will not be a meeting on Wednesday 21st December. The first meeting in 2012 will be on January 4th. Christine Wilson

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ntroduction to Running Course

Tickhill Running & AC will be providing an introduction to running course starting on Tuesday January 10th 2012. The course lasts for 10 weeks and is designed for non-runners. The cost of the course is £10 . So if you want to improve fitness, lose weight, relieve stress or become part of a social running group please visit www.tickhillrunningclub.co.uk and choose the ‘Introduction to running’ section for further details. Or contact - Alan 07786 548015 or Nicky – 07957814846

Christmas with a Yorkshire Twist Not to be missed 7.30pm Tickhill Methodist Church Saturday December 10th 2011 Christmas items from the choir with audience participation and Carol singing

Ticket £6 - inc refreshments Available form choir members Or book your ticket on the hotline 01302 743468 / 854867 / 710522


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n update from Tickhill & District Lions First of all a huge thank you for all who attended the bonfire & fireworks night at The Oak on the 6th of November. The night was a tremendous success and with an estimated 1000+ people coming along it was by far our busiest bonfire event yet. A quick reminder about our annual Grand Christmas Draw which as usual has a host of fantastic prizes; 1st prize: Kindle 3G e-reader, 2nd prize: Wilfreda city break for two, 3rd prize: £100 Food Hamper, 4th prize: £100 fuel voucher, 5th prize: 15lb Turkey. Plus there are lots of other prizes too! Tickets are on sale in many shops around the area (look out for the posters) and the draw will be made at 9pm on the 13th of December at The Travelers’ Rest pub in Tickhill. Please feel free to come along to the draw and don’t leave it too late to buy your tickets! We’re also selling ‘Magic Reindeer Food’ for your little ones to leave out for Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve, and again this is on sale in local shops. And finally, for those who may have missed it last month here are details of when Tickhill Lions Santa’s Sleigh will be visiting Tickhill and District during December.  Saturday 10th – Bawtry (from 5.00pm)  Monday 12th – Harworth (from 5.30pm)  Wednesday 14th - Rossington, Radburn Road area (from 5.30pm)  Thursday 15th - Rossington Old Village (from 5.30pm)  Friday 16th - Rossington, West End Lane area (from 5.30pm)  Saturday 17th - Rossington Clay Flatt Lane area (from 5.00pm)  Monday 19th - Tickhill, Common Lane area (from 5.30pm)  Tuesday 20th - Tickhill, Lindrick area (from 5.30pm)  Wednesday 21st - Tickhill, Wong Lane area (from 5.30pm)  Thursday 22nd – Balby, Woodfield Plantation (from 5.30pm)  Friday 23nd – Tesco in Balby (9.30am - 5pm)  Friday 23rd – Loversall (from 5pm) & Wadworth (from 6pm) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Tickhill & District Lions!   

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Remember this? Tickhill floods, June 2007 Could it happen again? Come and find out! Richard Ward, Drainage Engineer DMBC will give a short presentation to show what has been put in place since 2007 and answer questions from the floor Parish Room 7.30 pm Thursday 8th December All welcome Tickhill Residents’ Association Caring for your Local Community

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We’re all rocking around the Christmas tree at Wadworth ! Christmas time As it is getting closer to the most exciting and expensive time of year, Wadworth is getting ready for Christmas time. Everyone in the school (mostly teachers because they can get away from the children) are very excited. The school is organising a disco and Christmas fair at the end of this term. Everyone is welcome and allowed to bring their children to the Christmas fair. There will be lots of fun and games such as wine or water where you have to pick a bottle is it wine inside or water? And a raffle where you can win lots of fantastic prizes and hook a duck.

Year 4 trip to Robinwood During the second to last week of term the Year Four pupils went on a trip to Robinwood and here is a quote from two children, “We did piranha pool, zip-wire, giant swing, archery, night-line (zip lining in the dark )and caving (the caves are man -made)” They all came back with huge smiles on their faces. After the visit all of the parents of the year 4 children got a letter home saying how well they all behaved. Remember to keep up with our articles .

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The other day, I decided to look at Tickhill and Bawtry SNT on Facebook and, along with others, up popped tickhilltowncouncil.co.uk.. This is a brand new site, sponsored by the Town Council and provides a lot of useful information for residents and visitors alike. Its 10 pages provide the following information; A short description of Tickhill and has a link to the Google map of the Town A description of what the Council does and Councillor’s details Some notes about the Pavilion, its facilities, contact numbers and user groups Notes on the most recent Council Meeting – usually published within a few days of the meeting itself A list of all the Planning Applications that are under consideration and a direct link to DMBC’s web site where more information including site plans are held Dates for your diary Some (very) useful telephone numbers and don’t forget the latest non emergency number for the police – 101 – highlighted elsewhere in this edition of Tickhill Today Details of how you can contact the Council including a “click here” direct mail contact proforma Useful Links is (perhaps for now) the last page and is still under construction. If your Club, Group or Society would like to have a direct link to your web site included, then please contact us and it will be arranged. So, we now have a site that will keep you, the resident or visitor informed as to what is going on in Tickhill. By the way, you do not have to contact the site via Facebook – all you need to do is look at www.tickhilltowncouncil.co.uk or type tickhilltowncouncil into your favourite search engine. Enjoy the new site along with your surfing Brian Keith 50| Tickhill Today


As part of a National initiative, South Yorkshire Police have, in Sheffield, trialled the use of the telephone number 101 to report activities/behaviour/ incidents to the Police. This has now been rolled out to the Doncaster area – so instead of dialling 0114 220 2020 you should now dial 101. This puts you through to an operations room which passes the message onto the nearest policeman/patrol car to you. BUT REMEMBER – IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY – DIAL 999

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USTOMER SERVICE One of the many pleasing features of the town is the friendliness of most of the inhabitants. Perfect strangers will greet you in the street with a smile and a ‘Good morning’ to brighten a gloomy day. As a rule the shop assistants, receptionists and others are also both obliging and pleasant. In some places the banter and lively Yorkshire exchanges can be more entertaining than many a TV comedy programme. The whole atmosphere can be relaxed and good humoured. But there are just one or two assistants who are not quite so agreeable. These few are generally very efficient workers and apply themselves to the job in hand with speed and diligence. The Management will no doubt be well pleased with their contribution. But from a customer’s point of view there is something missing. The approach is not ‘How may I help you’ but more like a curt ‘Yes?’. As they quickly respond to whatever has been asked for, the assistant may be holding a conversation with a colleague rather than giving the customer undivided attention. They can be talking about their holidays, or the children or whatever they were doing last night in a lively and friendly manner so they are not fundamentally unsociable. It is just that their dealings with customers seem to be rather brusque or seemingly off hand. This cannot be good for business. If we prefer to have speedy, impersonal service the supermarket is the place to shop. There you are an anonymous trolley with a wallet or debit card, not a familiar person. Some places have mere machines at the checkout which give instructions in a flat, mechanical voice. The nervous may even feel that they may shout ‘Exterminate! Exterminate!’. The whole event is a slick, impersonal business transaction. Local shopping should not be like that. It is doing business in a social setting. Some people living alone often go to town largely for the chance to meet people, exchange pleasantries, chat and feel that they belong. If greeted by name it is a nice bonus. These exchanges may be their main contact with other people on some days. It is here that shop assistants and other business people have a vital part to play. It is not helpful if the customer perceives the place as unfriendly or off-hand. Of course it has to be admitted that some of we customers are not always as polite as we could be. It is better to make a civil request than issue an impatient command. Giving orders is an approach that may produce an unsympathetic response. Politeness, good manners and a dose of Tickhill friendliness can make shopping and business transactions an enjoyable experience. Every little helps, they say. The little extra that may help local businesses survive in trying times could well be good Customer Service. Philip Mottram 52| Tickhill Today

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Remembrance Day at Tickhill Estfeld

November 11th is always a very poignant day in school as we think about others who have given so much for the safety and security of others. We hold a special assembly and observe our two minute silence whilst we reflect on those past and present who have served and continue to serve their country with pride. This year our Reception pupils made their own poppies whilst the older classes presented their thoughts and feelings in poetry and prose. Our pupils have surprising insight given their ages and show great respect for those they are thinking about.

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In school at Open Evening, Karen Booker held a sale of refreshments to make the wait for parents pass a little more quickly – this raised £190 for Macmillan. At Estfeld we regularly hold fundraising events for charities and good causes and some of our pupils continue their efforts outside of school. Pupils who deserve a special mention are Daisy and Amy Ellison who organised and took part in a sponsored walk around Tickhill recently raising a staggering £760 for Weston Park Hospital. Also to be congratulated are Rachael Thacker and Courtney Thickett who held a bake sale, raising over £100 (and still counting), which they are donating to Children in Need. Thank you to all of our fabulous fundraisers and their sponsors. Well done to you all! Diane Risley

Daisy’s sponsored Walk

Daisy wanted to do something to raise money to help people with cancer like our close friend Robert of Lindrick, so all on her own organised this sponsored walk on Saturday 15th October. Daisy drew her route out on a map that took us all off the beaten track around Papermill lane over the castle fields round the duck pond around Lindrick and along into the heart of Tickhill. She raised sponsorship before the walk took a bucket with her and has continued to collect donations ever since, managing to raise £760. Well done Daisy Zoie Ellison


STWCC Stars! Massive congratulations to our talented students who have really excelled this term: Holly Winder won a gold medal for England at the world kick boxing championships in Spain Abbey Boyle won the Ladies Yorkshire champion medal and the u15 girls in The Yorkshire Championship (Trampoline) at Hull Bonus Arena. Our Netball & Football teams were victorious in Lloret de Mar, Spain, during October half term. The U15 Football team and First XI won their tournament and games, and the Girls netball team were runners –up in their tournament. Lauren Tuffrey, 14, won cricket medals including Best Bowler in the Sheffield Ladies League Will Barnes is in Hong Kong at the moment representing Great Britain at Roller Hockey Mae Spencer is representing South Yorkshire at U16 Football Anna Starbuck won the St John Ambulance County National Cadet of the Year; and Hannah Percy won St John Ambulance County Deputy National Cadet of the Year in October. Holly Earl, Natasha Simpson and George Brookfield received a Doncaster Freemen Group Young People Award. This was presented at the Mansion House in Doncaster. Kyle Reed won an U16 Taekwondo competition. Zac Levers has a scholarship at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

Well done to all our stars There are just a few tickets left for our Bugsy Malone production on 7, 8 and 9 December. Tickets are £4 from the school shop. Don’t miss out! The Royal British Legion was a clear winner in the student vote for this year’s charity. All fund raising events from now will raise money for this and the school fund.

Tait Avenue, Edlington, Doncaster, DN12 1HH. T: 01709 864100 F: 01709 864175 E: admin@sirthomaswharton.doncaster.sch.uk Headteacher Mrs Mary McCorry Deputy Headteachers Mr K Binks Mr K Grum

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others' Union At the end of the month our Deanery Advent Carol St Mary's Christmas Carol Service Service is at St. Peter's Sunday December 18th at 4.00 pm Conisbrough. It is on Wednesday 30th November at 1.30pm. followed by We are looking forward to our Christmas A Light Spectacular Lunch which will be at the Millstone on St Mary's magnificent stained glass Tuesday 6th December. The time is as you have never seen it before! 12.30pm for a 1 o'clock start. Everyone welcome. We will be starting our New Year on Tuesday 10th January in St. Luke's Chapel at 2pm. Appropriately for the time of year we are 'Looking back and Sunday 4th December, 2011 Looking forwards'. Last time we did Worksop College Chapel, 7.30pm something like this we completely ran Tickets £12 (£11 concessions, £6 children) out of time! Featuring Handel’s Messiah (Part 1), our popular Thank you to everyone for your support Feast of Christmas Music will put you in the festive and fellowship this year and best wishes for a very happy Christmas and even mood. In the second half of the concert, join the massed better New Year. Kathie Mason forces of North Notts Chamber Choir, Worksop College Chapel Choir and the Worksop Sinfonia diharity bike ride raises £1400 for rected by Timothy Uglow for popular Christmas CRY favourites and audience carols. Pete Hinchliffe was a talented Mulled wine and mince pies will be served during bike rider who won many a race the interval in the Great Hall of for his local club Dinnington RC. It was Worksop College whilst out on a training ride in Sept 2010 Tickets can be purchased from that Pete tragically died of an undiagWorksop College enquiry office and subject to nosed heart condition, aged just 33. availability, on the door. His family and friends at Dinnington RC Telephone 01909 537100 organised a memorial ride in Pete's enquiries@worksopcollege.notts.sch.uk memory to raise funds for CRY ( Cardiac Risk in the Young ) , a charity that funds HE SHEFFIELD SINGERS heart screening for young athletes. On a The Sheffield Singers will be making their crisp, sunny Sunday morning in Novemannual visit to Tickhill on Tuesday 20th ber, 150 local club cyclists set off from December. Tickhill Cricket Club on a 50 mile ride This will take place in St. Mary's Parish Church at round the Isle of Axenholme, returning 7.30pm and we are grateful to the PCC for enabling to Tickhill for a sandwich lunch and a us to use this beautiful building. Rachel Copley will pint. It proved to be a fantastic ride, a conduct the Singers and the organist will again be fitting tribute to Pete, with the shorter the very talented Darius Battiwalla. ride option of 32 miles equally as well We are hoping that Sue Morton will be able to join supported. A number of Tickhill cyclists us again to bring us more of her festive readings. completed the distance, not least Chris As always Patrick Andrews and his team will be and Julie Taylor. serving wine and mince pies at the interval Thanks must go to Tickhill Cricket Club and we invite you will join us as we welcome the for the use of the facilities and to Bob & Festive Season with Carols and Christmas music. Sue Hinchliffe for preparing the fantastic In order that as many as possible can enjoy this food. lovely event we have kept the tickets at £6. The ride raised an impressive £1400 for Whatever the weather The Sheffield Singers have always got through, so wrap up warm and come and CRY. join us for what a lot of people say is the start of If you fancy a challenge ride next year Christmas put the date in your diary, Sunday 4th Janet Bower November 2012.

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ayors or Mayors? Next May, I hear, we will have the long delayed opportunity to decide at the ballot box whether or not we wish to continue in Doncaster borough with the office of elected executive mayor. This article is not intended to make a case either way locally, the judgement is yours to make, but to provide some background on what can be a very confusing situation. What’s in a name? Where the word ‘mayor’ is concerned, quite a lot. It certainly means very different things in different countries. The trouble is that it can either refer to the chief executive officer of a local authority or to the formal head who chairs meetings, represents the city or town and (at least for the year of office) is above party politics. Over time mayors in England have become the latter, rather like the monarchy, figureheads with civic duties to perform. My impression is that we like our mayors, turned out in their traditional robes and opening fetes and the like. In an effort to give local government more punch, Parliament introduced the idea of directly elected executive mayors, giving the same name to the person who is effectively the political leader of a local council as traditionally belongs to the civic figurehead. They also gave extra powers to this elected mayor, making her or him like a chief executive. It’s not surprising if we became confused. Unfortunately the two roles don’t mix and no individual could be expected to perform two full-time jobs at once. If Parliament had produced a different title for that elected leader and left ‘mayor’ for the dignitary, then it would be easier to make a proper judgement as to whether we like to elect directly the Council’s leader instead of he or she being elected indirectly by the councillors we choose. There are arguments both ways on this but it is certainly difficult if the elected mayor has a different outlook from the majority of the councillors. One final comment – London isn’t a fair comparison for any other place in Britain for the Mayor (Boris Johnson) is only responsible for very limited areas of activity, with the London Boroughs dealing with most local services themselves. And the Lord Mayor is also there to represent the City! John Hoare

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ICKHILL SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. We are a friendly social club who enjoy sequence dancing and have a dance each Friday 8-10pm in the School Room of the Methodist Church (behind the main Church), Northgate, Tickhill. Parking is not a problem. You are welcome to join us. Eileen Howdle, Tel. 01302 743658

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es Francophiles de Tickhill The November meeting had unfortunately to be changed at the last moment, due to our speaker, Thierry Viennois, being too unwell to travel. Instead, we saw a film about Monet's garden at Giverny, depicting its changing beauty throughout the seasons. Thierry is rescheduled to speak at our February meeting. Our Christmas celebrations will be on Wednesday 7th December. This is always an enjoyable evening with games, music and delicious food! All are welcome, with a £3 charge for visitors. The film to be shown on 4th January will be announced at the Christmas meeting. With very best wishes to our members for Christmas and the year 2012. For information please contact Mike Scragg, Tel: 750312

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Do you fancy a cream cake or a slice of fruit loaf? Share your love of hot drinks and sweet things to help raise money for Guide Dogs. Take part in ‘Get dunking’ and host a coffee morning as part of the great new fundraising initiative from Guide Dogs. Also, why not give your coffee morning a festive twist with mulled wine and mince pies!? We’ll send you a fundraising pack including posters and invites for your coffee morning, leaving you to simply relax and enjoy your cuppa! The guide dog service receives no government funding and relies on the generosity of the public to fund its services, so what are you waiting for –‘Get dunking!’ For more information or to order a fundraising pack contact pamwhite@guidedogs.org.uk or call 07879 432181.


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uses Update: Please keep supporting the proposals for the Maltby link bus service. Latest update is that buses will serve Maltby, Hellaby, Micklebring, Clifton, and Conisbrough. At the moment the service will continue to serve Doncaster, however fresh plans/ideas are being looked at to take the bus to Rotherham, Mexborough, or Meadowhall, instead of Doncaster. This is because it makes the journey longer to Doncaster, and current users said they will not use it to Doncaster. There is also 2 regular services to Doncaster (22/205). So new proposals are to take it to one of the above. I urge Tickhill Today readers to contact bus companies, local councillors (info in this magazine), the bus operator, Doncaster Community Transport, and Travel South Yorkshire. The changes are likely to be made in January 2012, however final decision is with Travel South Yorkshire, so if you want the service, then do your bit, get in touch, show your support. Contact details are: Doncaster Community Transport Leger House, Brooke Street Doncaster, DN1 2SW Tel: 01302 342 400 Email: johnwade@legerbus.co.uk

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reen Oak Morris Men The Green Oak Morris Men cemented their return to Tickhill by arranging a Ceilidh, held at the Tickhill Institute, in support of Water Aid Africa. The evening was Andy Wright (Transport Team Leader) South Yorkshire Transport Passenger Executive well attended by people from Tickhill and beyond, with supper bring provided by local 11 Broad Street West Butcher Eaton’s. Sheffield, S1 2BQ Tel : 0114 2211424 The Morris team were pleased to have an opM: 07767 384591 portunity to demonstrate their skills during the Email :andy.wright@sypte.co.uk evening with the hope of attracting men of any age to join. They meet weekly to practice every As always, any letters for the above, or for Wednesday at the Institute starting at 8pm more information, can be sent or posted to: Dean Sadler, 2 Rawson Road, Tickhill, The evening raised a wonderful £500.00 for a Doncaster, DN11 9NG. worthwhile cause. Water Aid enables African My email is: d.b.sadler@hotmail.co.uk villagers to dig deep fresh water wells, and helps to provide boreholes with a hand pump. hristianity Explored The charity also supports hygiene education for Look out in the January edition for de- entire villages. tails of a new course being run by Tickhill churches Together. For more infor- Please check out their website at www.wateraid.org/documents/ mation telephone John Marsden on 744142. dance_for_water_toolkit.pdf otice Board The Green Oak Morris Men are looking to Thank you to the persons, sorry arrange a further Ceilidh next year and hope ‘Vandals’, who smashed the glass and that the people of Tickhill will once more be damaged the frame and door of the generous in their support. Notice Board in Tickhill. However, it still John Cowie remains available for use to the many people who have supported this for local projects. Phil Swales

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ayflower Animal Sanctuary, Narrow Lane Bawtry Christmas will be upon us before we know it, we cant believe how the weeks are flying by.

November last year was a nightmare that we have only just about gotten over! The snow made all our dog runs buckle, and it came through the ceiling in the large store room that we had. We can only hope that this year the weather will be kind to us, we would prefer it is the white stuff didn't appear at all! I know it can be great fun but not if you are trying to feed and keep dry 45 dogs and 50 something cats. We have lots of really lovely dogs in at the moment, Spaniels , a 5 month old chocolate Lab , in fact lots of really lovely pedigree dogs and x breeds. The cat/kitten situation is also the same we have the most beautiful kittens and adult cats that just need a lap to curl up on. So please if you are considering looking for a dog or cat please come along and speak to us. We will be happy to discuss anything with you and look to establish which of our dogs would suit your lifestyle. We enjoyed a puppy party last Sunday. All of the puppies that we have re homed over the last couple of months were invited, plus some puppies that just came for the fun. This is a really good way of introducing your puppies to different surroundings and getting used to social play. Everyone had a great time. We recently enjoyed collecting outside Pets at Home in Doncaster. With us came the 5 month old Labrador and a fully grown Lab (which actually is my own dog ). Everyone was so lovely and the puppy had a ball he was so good and really enjoyed all of the attention. While my dog took it all in her stride and wasn't fazed at all. The people of Doncaster are so generous and lots of money was raised. Pets at Home support us and they are kind enough to let us have a corner of the store to display some literature about our cats and dogs. We have some really important collections coming up soon two are street collection in Doncaster 11th Dec and 18th Dec after that we are holding a bag pack in Marks and Spencer on 24th Dec. If anyone is able to help with any of these collections even for a couple of hours it would be very much appreciated. Just give the mobile number a call. We will take lots of dogs with us so come and say hello if you are in the vicinity. We would also like to try and keep our shop in Manton Nr Worksop open 6 days a week but we require more volunteers again if you are interested and have a few hours to spare please call me. We would like to take this opportunity to say special thank you 's to everyone that has supported us throughout the year. Everyone that works at the Sanctuary. The ladies that do a fantastic job in our charity shop. All of the volunteers that work really hard either fund raising, dog walking or volunteer at the Sanctuary. Everyone that sends us warm bedding and food and everyone behind the scene's. Also a special thank you to Rene Farnworth who helps to keep our dogs warm over the cold winter months by making duvet's for their baskets Last but not least thank you to our dedicated team of dog listeners. Without all of these special people our Sanctuary would not be able to survive. May we wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Please call on 01302 711330 or 07969 203206 if you would like to help with any of our fund raisers.

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First an apology. Last month we said that the new binders for our Occasional Papers would be on sale when the November edition of Tickhill Today hit your doormat. That proved to be over optimistic but by the time you read this article supplies will definitely have been delivered to KSM in Castlegate and to the Library and (unless already sold out!) will be on sale at £2.99 each. We apologise to all of you who asked for the binders in the first half of November only to be told they were not yet available. In October Jenny Stacey gave an interesting talk entitled “A Sniff of Snuff”. This included reference to the origins of snuff taking (snuff is a tobacco product) and a description of some of the many interesting snuff boxes which Jenny had on view. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately!) there was no snuff to actually sniff – maybe modern health and safety rules precluded that part of the performance. Anyway we thank Jenny for an interesting evening. At the time of writing (11th November ) tickets for our Christmas Social at the Millstone on December 15th have been selling very well and our limit may be reached in November. However, if when you read this you have not bought a ticket (£10 per head) but feel you would like to come please ring Dorothy Bradley on 752429 or email her at dorothy.bradley@btinternet.com You may be lucky and find there are still a few tickets left. The committee are currently developing plans for 2012/13 which we will publish later but meantime we wish A Very Happy Christmas to You All and couple that with Best Wishes for 2012.

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ickhill Scouts We held our Jumble Sale on October 29th with great trepidation. It was held at the very end of the Autumn half term and we had not attracted a massive amount of material. Nevertheless, we opened the doors and the “jumblers” flooded in. After about 30 minutes it was all over and it was time to take stock of the situation. We had a small pile of bric-a-brac left and a few clothes. Much to our surprise and to our great pleasure we had raised in excess of £200!!. This can only be due to the quality of the jumble we had received and the generosity of our regular customers. So, thanks to all the people of Tickhill who had donated the jumble, thanks to all our sellers and even bigger thanks to our loyal customers. Our regular visitors tell me that they like coming to the Scout Jumble sale in Tickhill as we are very friendly and thoughtful. It costs very little to provide a warm drink and a seat out of the cold but it obviously pays dividends. We are now engaged on refurbishing all of the back rooms in the Scout and Guide HQ. Plans have been drawn up to create a comfortable office space in the smallest room at the back. This will be followed by working on the other back rooms. These rooms will be converted into one with seating, AV facilities and fully equipped presentation equipment. The work to be done is fairly simple and is hoped that it can be completed by Tickhill based businesses. 2011 has been one of those years which for myself has been punctuated with some totally unexpected highlights. I was invited to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party in July much to my complete surprise. Later in the year – November 5th – I was invited to attend the first national Scout and Guide thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey. Every year, in February, the guides and Scouts have held a service to celebrate Thinking Day commemorating Lord Baden Powell’s birthday. This year a very low key event was held at Westminster Abbey as there were plans afoot to celebrate the strength of scouting and guiding in the UK with a national service to which 1500 long serving scout and guide leaders would be invited. This service was held as noted above and was very enjoyable despite the best efforts of Network Rail and East Coast Rail to scupper our homeward journey. Apart from the service and the unexpected taxi ride from Peterborough to Doncaster the most memorable part was a young man offering me his seat on the Tube! We are approaching the end of 2011 and the start of our 50 th anniversary of the current Scout Group. We have many events in the pipeline but the most obvious will be the change of the neckerchief that the scouts will wear and a commemorative badge. We are considering a celebratory service in March, an open day, a jubilee camp, a party and some other events which are really in their infancy. The whole scout group and Phoenix Explorer Scout Unit with the Brownies and Rainbows attended the annual Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 13 th November. What a wonderful sight to behold and what a credit to their parents. All the youngsters behaved themselves and no chiding words had to be spoken. On the Monday following the service, Monday Scouts spent the evening planting daffodil bulbs on Worksop Road corner and Castle Close corner as part of their Community Badge. Both troops will be having a night hike on the following Friday. As Christmas approaches and a new year beckons, on behalf of the Scout Group and Explorer Scout Unit I would like thank all those people who have contributed to the success of the group. There are many people who work away in the background making it all happen. Behind every leader is a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or family who give unstintingly of their time supporting our leaders and helpers. Without this support the youngsters in our group would have a much poorer scouting experience. Thanks to them all and long may they continue their support. Finally, I would like to wish everybody who has supported us a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Bob Kitchen. Group Scout Leader.

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Tickhill Town Council

December is always a busy month and this year is no exception. Last month we saw the turning on of the lights and the late night shopping, and we look forward now to our carol service around the Buttercross on Christmas Eve. Let’s hope it’s not too cold, that the rain and snow stay away and we have a good attendance. The Salvation Army will be there to assist us. Not wishing to be a stick in the mud, but it has been brought to my attention that many cars are parking half on and half off the pavements, please could we refrain from this as it makes it difficult for pedestrians and the users of mobility equipment and especially for mums and dads with pushchairs and prams. If you have a drive please use it, you would moan if you didn’t have one! The Pavilion use is running a lot smoother now and I would like to remind you to put all the dates in the diary for bookings for next year, especially noting if you require the use of the kitchen? Footballers make a note if you require the shower block too and if you have to cancel please ensure you make a note in the diary as all invoices are raised from this. If anyone has to cancel please inform either of the caretakers, even a text will do, as this may prevent them from having a wasted journey. Beth 07926 810229 or Jamie 07926 808016 I also ask you kindly to pay your invoices promptly please, to keep costs down. I have also secured an Insurance policy for all users for Public Liability. For this current year there will be no increase in the hire charge to cover this but if you require this cover next year there will be a small fee. It was decided the Council would pay the premium for this year. During the next few months we hope to have the kitchen refurbished, and have new crockery, cutlery and utensils. With this it would be nice to see the Pavilion used more for children’s parties, christenings and maybe even the occasional wedding or funeral. We hold up to 100 guests and its ideal for children’s parties as we have the play area on the door step and we do not have to consider the carpet getting dirty as we have a washable floor covering! You can always contact either of our caretakers to make bookings and regular hirers can be invoiced monthly to make it easier for you. If you need to you can always drop Beth or Jamie a text. We are trying to make contact as easy as possible, as the Pavilion is only manned to the bare minimum to keep overheads down. A little good news for us, the launch of our Website, to be found at www.tickhilltown council.co.uk If you wish to place a small advert on this please contact myself. Also Congratulations to Tickhill in Bloom for success in being awarded a Silver-Gilt (Community Local Group). Winter planting has now taken place to brighten our winter days with an array of colourful pansies. Well Done. This year has been a difficult one for the council with the transit of the clerks and the attendants. I only hope stability is found in 2012, as we make plans for our Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and look forward to Great Britain hosting the Olympic Games. There is much to look forward to. There remains little more to be said other than, Merry Christmas and a happy holiday period to you all, from Mayor R Hill, Tickhill Town Councillors, the Caretakers and myself the Clerk. YOUR COUNCILLORS ARE: Mr Raymond (Ray) L Hill

2 Pinfold Lane, Tickhill DN11 9NS

Mr Nigel J Cannings

24 Vine Road, Tickhill DN11 9EP

Mr Derrick Hoyle

Tel: 743317 Tel: 745372

2 Lancaster Crescent, Tickhill DN11 9PX Tel: 742676

Mrs Margaret Marrison

Chumlea, Crossland Gardens, Castlegate Tickhill DN 11 9QP Tel: 742688

Mr Stuart J Millard

You can contact the council by: Writing to: The Clerk to the Council, Address: Tel: Email:

YOUR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS ARE:

4 Pinfold Close, Tickhill DN11 9NP

Tel: 743842

38 Westfield Road, Tickhill DN11 9LB

Tel: 751025

6 Winnery Close, Tickhill DN11 9JT

Tel: 752195

Mr Paul W Rigley Mr David Adgar Mr Brian Keith

6 Alderson Close, Tickhill, DN11 9HN

Tel: 743996

36 Meadow Drive, Tickhill , DN11 9ET

Tel: 744753

Mr Ian W Henderson

Mrs Margaret Cannings-Clough 24 Vine Road, Tickhill, Doncaster DN11 9EP 01302 745372 tickhillcouncil@gmail.com

Patricia Bartlett, Tel 01302 310575, Email patricia.bartlett@doncaster.gov.uk Bob Ford, Tel 01302 743804, Email bob.ford@doncaster.gov.uk Barbara Hoyle, Tel 01302 742676, Email Barbara.hoyle@doncaster.gov.uk YOUR LOCAL MP - CAROLINE FLINT Meteor House, First Avenue, Hayfield Lane, Auckley DN9 3GA. Tel: 01302 623330, Fax 01302 755099; Email

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USEFUL NUMBERS

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0114 220 2020 0800 375 675 0800 111 999 0845 124 24 24 0800 800 151 Doncaster Council Customer Services 01302 736000 Tickhill Town Council 01302 745372 Caroline Flint MP 01302 623330 Tickhill Neighbourhood Team 01302 736000 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Crime Reduction Unit 01302 385462 Citizens Advice 01302 735225 RSPCA National Cruelty Line 0300 1234999 Mayflower Animal Sanctuary 01302 711330 Alzheimer's Society Doncaster 01302 325628 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 Bawtry New Hall 01302 719838 Tickhill St Mary’s Church 01302 742224 Tickhill Library 01302 742871 Tickhill Post Office 01302 752886 Tickhill Sports Pavilion 01302 752784 Tickhill Parish Room 07840 419763 Wadworth Community Centre 01302 852874

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Tickhill Estfeld School Tickhill St Mary's School Wadworth Primary School Sir Thomas Wharton College Wilsic Road Day Nursery

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National Rail Enquiries Bus Enquires Bob’s Minibuses & Taxis

08457 484950 01709 515151 01302 746235

Buttercross Needleworkers Friends of Mill Dam Les Francophiles de Tickhill Meth. Church Pop In Centre St Mary’s Mothers Union Tickhill & Bawtry Probus Tickhill Country Market Tickhill Countryside Group Tick. & Dist Footpath Group Tickhill & District Folk Club Tickhill & Dist. Lions Club Tickhill & District WI Tickhill Evangelical Church Tickhill Flower Club Tickhill Horticultural Society Tickhill Juniors Football Club Tickhill Local History Soc. Tickhill Male Voice Choir Tick. Meth. Ladies Fellowship Tickhill Musicians Night Tickhill Music Society Tickhill Residents Association Tickhill Running & Athletics Tickhill Scout & Guides Tickhill TARA Tickhill Tennis Club Voglia d’Italia Wapentake Writers Group Yorkshire Countrywomen

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

Accounting LDH Accountancy 63 Aerials ADI 28 Aerial & Satellite Specialists 69 Appliance Repairs Castle Domestics ` 69 Artist Bryan Day 9 NicoArt 8 Bathrooms A E Spink 23 MJM Bathrooms 8 Beauty, Therapists, Salons & Clinics Courtyard Beauty 16 Le Sept 37 Penelope’s 6 Taylor’s Beauty 27 True Reflections 8 Beds House of Beds 32 Boilers & Heating Blazes 55 Watsons Fuels 54 Butchers D J Fenton 28 Canvas Prints We Do Print 30 Careers Advice BB Careers 18 Care Home Rose Farm 49 Carpets and Flooring All Floors 6 Carpets, Carpets, Carpets 28 Cavlan Flooring 12 Distinctive Flooring 32 Dial a Floor 35 J Rust & Son 51 Phil Andrews 61 Car Servicing & Repair Dave Mayes 49 Mick Jackson & Co Ltd 65 Morebrooke 26 Tickhill Recovery 75 Children’s Day Nursery Wilsic Road Day Nursery 11 Chiropodist & Footcare Practitioners Feet First 72 Lynne Betreen 53 Chiropractor Tickhill Chiropractic Clinic 61 Computer Services Cynetix 80 Mat & Mouse IT Services 53 Country Market Tickhill Country Market 40 & 79 Country Stores Oldcotes Saddlery 47 Torne Valley Country Stores 40 Cycle Services Bicycle Buddy 61 Hudsons Cycles 1 Delicatessen Deli28 6 Pearson’s Purveyors of Taste 12 Dentist Tickhill Dental Centre 33

Dog Grooming Scruffs & Mutts Tickhill Dog Groomers Tickhill Pet Sitters Driving Instructor Glenn’s Driving School Red Electrical Retailers Boylans Electrical Services Bereton Electrical Brookfield Electrical Services P R Electrical Estate Agents & Letting Agents Footprint Properties Stone Assured Lettings Fancy Dress Alias Florist Lockwoods French Polishing Ken Hempsell Funeral Services W E Pinder Garden Design & Garden Services GreenThumb Lady Lavender Lawn Keeper Martin Daniels Paul Winfindale Gas Supplies Discount Gas Gold & Jewellery Time for Diamonds Hairdressers Courtyard Hairdressing Health, Fitness & Leisure Centres Zumba with Sharon Home Improvements & Building AJP Garage Doors & Loft Ladders AWM Building Maintenance Ltd Discount Roofing & Building Supplies G & S Property Maintenance Home Inspirations Worksure Homeware & Gifts Handmade for You Homeworks Interior Design & Soft Furnishings C & S Designs Homeworks Joinery Saffron Joinery Kitchens & Fitted Furniture A E Spink DC Interiors Infinity Kitchen Designs Ladieswear & Lingerie Devernois of Bawtry Tops & Tans Lighting Aries Lighting Locksmith & Security Services Northern Window Repairs Ltd SF Locksmith Logs Tickhill Barn Dried Logs Oven Cleaning Hobknobs Oven Butler

15 47 16 54 22 24 72 75 74 54 22 8 17 67 68 4 66 63 63 71 21 13 25 34 59 61 21 43 72 35 5 2 37 2 54 78 77 34 13 15 21 33 69 47 64 69

Painting & Decorating Barry Woodvine 43 Ken Shirtliff 75 Michael Jones 66 Paul Winfindale 71 Terry & Curtis Fletcher 63 Paving & Resurfacing Doncaster Driveways 71 GB Surfacing 27 Sanmet 69 Pet Services Barking Mad 66 Nature World 23 Scruffs & Mutts 12 Tickhill Dog Groomers 31 Pharmacy Lloyds 39 M&R Pharmacy 18 Photography Temporal Photography & Art 53 Plastering Mike Harris 72 Plumbing &/or Gas Services A* Plumbing & Heating 49 Andy Bark Plumbing & Heating 64 B&H Gas & Heating 43 D Kelly 74 James Winfrow 67 Sanderson Plumbing & Heating 71 Property Maintenance Work Sure 39 Property to Let / For Sale Market Place, Bawtry 28 Restaurants, Bars & Public Houses Caviars 7 Styrrup Hall Golf & Country Club 3 The Taj Cottage 19 Roofing EPG 75 PRS Roofing & Restoration 71 Schools & Colleges Balby Carr Community College 41 Doncaster College 14 Hill House School 3 Sir Thomas Wharton Community College 57 Solicitors & Wills Andrew Issacs 53 Jones & Co 31 Spiritualist Simon Goodfellow 26 Supermarket Taylors of Tickhill 27 Surveyor & Energy Assessor Jane Needham 46 Sweet Shop The Little Sweet Shop 10 Television Repairs Telefix 69 Travel Wilson’s Coaches 69 Website Design Cynetix 64 Weight Loss & Slimming Aspire 20 Windows, Conservatories, Fascias & Soffits A Jackson Installations 45 MD Windows 55 Window Repairs Northern Window Repairs 33

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