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Todwick Village

The Informer


Todwick Parish Council
No. 73
March 2007


Mary is shortly to retire from the Parish Council having completed 28 years loyal and devoted service to the village. In addition, Mary has been responsible for the work involved in putting together every edition of The Informer since October 1982 keeping us all informed on council and other matters. Over this period of time Mary has worked very hard for Todwick and its people.

The Parish Council on behalf of everyone in the village would take this opportunity of thanking her most sincerely for her contribution throughout. We send her our best wishes for a well earned retirement.


This application has been made to R.M.B.C. by Mr F. Marshall, Oak Farm, Pinfold Lane, Doncaster, to demolish the existing building and erect a new building consisting of 23 one and two bedroomed apartments.

A meeting of Todwick residents was called and held in the Church Hall at 2.30pm, Saturday 16 March 2007 when a total of 40 persons attended. Objections were made to the Parish Council in respect of the closure of the Care Home and also to the erection of the new building. A considerable number of local residents objected to both.

It was pointed out that the application by Mr Marshall, (the present owner of the Care Home) appeared to breach numerous planning regulations. Although the planning application had been received at the planning department of R.M.B.C. on 15 January 2007, the Parish Council were not made aware of the matter until a Council meeting on Tuesday 6 March 2007, this being due to the fact that the meeting of the Council scheduled for Tuesday 27 February 2007 having been cancelled.

Individual objections were made to R.M.B.C. and the Parish Council also objected to the proposed scheme on behalf of these residents.

A date has yet to be fixed for the matter to go before The Planning & Regulatory Board at R.M.B.C.


This is now a formal walking group where members are issued with membership cards. The group meets for regular walks on the 2nd Sunday of the month at approximately 10am. All Todwick residents are welcome to join the group together with children and dogs (if well behaved). Remember that even in summer stout footwear is required. The walks are led by Jim Tomkin (770700) who will provide further information to anyone wishing to take part.


As per the 2006 awards, these will be for:

  1. The best kept garden
  2. The best kept allotment
  3. Young sportsperson of the year

Provision has also been made for children at the village school. These are to be selected by the Head Teacher and staff. These will take the form of tokens to the value of £10 and £5 (7 of each) to be awarded for diligence. The presentation will be made to successful children at a special assembly shortly before the school holidays in July.


Emergencies - 999
To report an incident for prompt attention - 0114 220 20 20
Crimestoppers number - 0800 555111

Our local Community Police Officers, Howard Saul and Tina Jones can be contacted at Kiveton Police Station on 01709 832681 - answering machine service when officers are off duty.


These are held on the last Tuesday of each month, except August, in the Church Hall commencing at 7pm. The open session will commence at 8pm. Meetings will continue to be held at this venue until the village hall refurbishment is completed sometime in May/June 2007.


If you wish to report any problems with potholes in the road, condition of footpaths, fly tipping, graffiti, unlit streetlights etc please ring the above office on 01709 336003.


The website continues to provide a wide range of information about the village, its history and its present day activities. If you have any items of news about your organisation please send them to Sheila Pantry at 85 The Meadows or Remember, this is the one way to make sure you don't miss any news or forthcoming events or find out what you have missed.


This is in the hands of a Government Inspector having been referred to that office by the Local Government Ombudsman.

The matter of compulsory purchase of land has still to be resolved and it would appear that the matter will go to a public enquiry. Members of the A57 Action Group will have the opportunity to present their case to the Inspector. A date for this hearing has yet to be announced.


A reminder to anyone interested is that The Luncheon Club meets at 12 noon on 4th Thursday of the month in the Church Hall. A traditional two course meal is served (and very good it is too) for the sum of £3.50.

Anyone interested is asked to contact Myra on 770603.

The Informer is published three times per year by Todwick Parish Council at 10, High Street, South Anston, Sheffield S25 5AY. The next issue will appear in July 2007.