The latest news from Todwick.

Vikki’s Older Active People Exercise Sessions starting next Thursday

Published: 14 February 2018

Vikki’s Older Active People Exercise Sessions are starting on Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10.15 am – 11.00 am in Todwick Village Hall.

The longer we live the more important regular exercise becomes for a full and active life.

These classes are designed specifically for older adults and will improve flexibility, strength, co-ordination, wellbeing and general fitness.

£3.50 per session... Go along and join the fun.

Never too late for you! Strength and balance exercise to music

Published: 14 February 2018

Take control of your own health – and join a class near you.

Carole Burgan, Level 4 Instructor in Extend, Otago, Postural stability and exercise referral, offers exercise for people over 60 years of age, or people with disabilities of any age.

Are you recovering from an illness or a fall? Do you simply want to improve or maintain your fitness at a pace that is suitable for you needs?

Go along and join a class, with seated and standing options where everyone works to their own ability.

These classes take place as follows:

  • Fridays – Todwick Church Hall, 10.30 am – 12.00 noon
  • Mondays – Davies Court, Dinnington, 10.30 am – 12.00 noon
  • Tuesdays – Kiveton and Wales Village Hall, 1 pm – 2.30 pm

Contact: Carole Burgan, Tel: 0796 907 3111, Email:

RMBC Planning Committee meeting this week to look at Kiveton Hall Farm HGVs and Trailers

Published: 12 February 2018

This week on Thursday, 15 February 2018 at 9.00 am is a RMBC Planning Committee meeting to look at the application for a new entrance to Kiveton Hall Farm on Kiveton Lane re HGVs and Trailers.

1. You will remember that on Thursday, 9 February 2017 many local residents went to a Public Inquiry chaired by The Commissioner of Traffic from the Leeds Office at Aston Hall Hotel.

2. Last November 2017 I sent a planning application RB2017/1559 to move the gate of Kiveton Hall Farm further up the road to give better access to HGVs to various people and put it on this website. See

3. This week on Thursday, 15 February 2018 at 9.00 am is a RMBC Planning Committee meeting to look at the planning application for a new entrance to Kiveton Hall Farm on Kiveton Lane.

4. Today 12.2.18 phoned RMBC and spoke to Andrew West RMBC officer who says if you wish to attend the meeting please phone him on 01709 254 753 to let him know. Only 4 people can speak, and I understand that one person has already booked a place.

5. Today 12.2.18 I have also spoken to local Councillor Dominic Beck who is NOT on the Planning Committee but local Councillor Jennifer Whysall is and she will be attending. Councillor Beck has discussed this application with Councillor Whysall.

6. As a reminder there are various items of news this topic – see 3 & 10 February 2017 and 27 March 2017.

7. Also today I phoned the Leeds Commissioner of Traffic Office to ask if they have any plans to hold another meeting on this topic. Staff member Glenn Hill, Tel 0113 254 3272, says that once this week’s RMBC meeting has reached a decision they will be looking at the application again as a follow-up to last year’s meeting results of the Aston Hall meeting where the Commissioner said the application would be reviewed in 12 months’ time. Glenn Hill invited me to keep in touch over the coming weeks to ask about progress – which I will do.

Please tell as many Todwick people as possible so they are aware of the current situation.

Sheila Pantry OBE, email

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Todwick Car Boot Table Top event a great success

Published: 5 February 2018

The lovely sunshine brought out many people to the Todwick Car Boot Table Top event at Todwick Village Hall on Sunday, 4 February 2018.

Many people came to enjoy the bargaining and banter with the stall holders selling a wide variety of many goods from soft toys and games, tools, gardening tools, office equipment, jewellery, pictures, art work, flower vases, handbags, homemade sweets, clothing, music, glassware and ornaments to Bric-à-brac...

Free entrance plus free refreshments gave visitors time to sit and relax and catch up with friends and neighbours and have a real fun afternoon. Many bargain hunters went home with their new treasures whilst the stallholders were very happy to part with their goods and make a profit.

Todwick Village Hall maintenance funds also gained £158.30.

The event was organised by Sheila Pantry OBE who thanks all the Table Top stall holders, Sandra and Ruby for ensuring everyone had a supply of refreshments and all those from far and wide for supporting this fun event.

Very successful Todwick Burns Night Dinner

Published: 2 February 2018

Many thanks are due to Janet Cocking and all her Helpers for organising such a very successful 3-course dinner to celebrate Burns Night on Saturday, 27 January 2018 at Todwick Church Hall.

Burns Night, held in honour of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns, is celebrated at the end of January every year in worldwide locations and for more than two centuries it is has become an event with recitals of the poet’s works, a haggis dinner and lots of fun.

Thanks also to all who supported the event in so many ways.

The event was a sell out and raised over £400 for Church funds.

The Sun is going to shine on Sunday, 4th February 2018 so why not go to the Todwick Village Hall to the “Table top car boot sale type event” from 1 pm – 4 pm

Published: 2 February 2018

Come and have a fun afternoon – everyone welcomed – something for all ages.

Do come, look and buy – there will be a very wide range of goods – from soft toys and games, tools, gardening tools, office equipment, jewellery, pictures, art work, flower vases, handbags, Bric-à-brac... as the saying goes “one wo/man’s trash is another wo/man’s treasure.

Don’t miss the almost giveaway bargains!

Free tea, coffee and juices available.

Free entrance.

This event is to support the Todwick Village Hall maintenance fund.

Todwick Village Hall is celebrating 150 years

Published: 2 February 2018

Todwick Village Hall was originally the Todwick school and built in 1868 – so in 2018 is celebrating 150 years of service to the community!

Built in 1868 at the cost of £241, chiefly through the efforts of the Revd. Henry Sandwith, Rector.

The Duke of Leeds gave the land, the stone for the walls, and a subscription of £50. Mr Sandwith’s subscription, and various payments, amounted to about £50. Some of the other subscribers Miss Roberts £20, Mr Charles Wright £20, National Society £20, Miss Stanhope £10, Miss Lane Fox £5, Mr Garland £5. The parishioners contributed smaller sums, their labour, and cartage.

A class-room was added in 1909, at the cost of £303, which was defrayed by a Voluntary Rate, paid by every owner of rateable property in the parish.

Breaking News... What have plastic-littered oceans worldwide got to do with Todwick?

Published: 5 January 2018

Todwick Tote Bag

Answer – instead of using plastic bags buy the beautiful new reusable cotton Todwick Tote Bag with long handles... makes a wonderful gift for everyone!

Yours for £4 per bag... 38 cm wide, 42 cm long, NB long handles – 24 cm

Sold to help Todwick Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) future funding.

The NHW scheme has been running since July 2006, some 11+ years. It is a very useful resource for Todwick residents. So far, the scheme has run at no cost to any member... but now needs help.

After productions costs have been recouped all proceeds from the sale of the Todwick tote bag will go to help fund NHW hopefully for a couple of years.

Good comments about the bags have already been received.

Todwick Tote Bags are now available from the Todwick News and Deli shop and Todwick Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms, also contact Sheila Pantry, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Tel: 01909 771024 or email

Wendieshouse Textile Art

Published: 3 January 2018

Message from Wendy Early, who lives in Todwick:

Hello and Happy New Year! I am a Textile Artist based in Todwick.

I create Textile Art pictures from recycled fabrics such as silk scarves from local charity shops.

I place many layers together and then free motion embroider on top to create detail and texture.

My work is currently on sale on my Etsy shop – wendieshouse.

I also work on commissions such as house portraits or maps.

Please get in touch if you are interested in my art work.

Hartbeeps – Original Musical baby toddler and Pre-school group

Published: 3 January 2018

The group is going to be available on Mondays and Fridays.

One of Todwick Village Hall’s most popular events Hartbeeps – the “Original Musical baby toddler and Pre-school group” – is now going to be available twice a week.

Not only on Fridays 9.30 am – 12.00 noon but from the week beginning 22nd January 2018 on Monday mornings 9.30 am – 12 noon.

Contact Charlotte, Tel: 07971 074588, Email: or Ali, Tel: 07887 726682

Vikki’s Fitness classes – starting 15 January 2018 in Todwick Village Hall

Published: 3 January 2018

Vikki’s Fitness is a circuit based workout aimed at people of all fitness levels, from those wanting to shed a few Christmas pounds to those looking for a rigorous work out.

Classes held every Monday at 6.30 pm, starting on 15 January 2018 in Todwick Village Hall.

£4 per session.

REPS Certified Fully Insured.

Call Vikki on 07811 522760 for further details.