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News Archive: 2007

Carbon Monoxide Alarms... and fire alarms - preparing for Autumn and Winter

Todwick Neighbourhood Watch can supply you with Carbon Monoxide Alarms which sound an audible alarm if the gas is present. Comparable alarms on the open market are £19.99 upwards to £30, BUT through Todwick Neighbourhood Watch we can supply you with an alarm at £18. To obtain an alarm, please contact Norman Anderson and we will deliver one to your door in Todwick - at no extra charge. Leaflets outlining the problems of carbon monoxide are also available free of charge on the same telephone number.

If you are over 60 years of age, free safety checks are available for registered disabled, chronically sick, deaf or blind who join their own Gas suppliers Priority Service Register.

As Autumn and Winter approaches REMEMBER to have all your gas appliances checked by a CORGI registered installer. Credentials and identification badges should also be checked prior to agreeing any work. Consider having the chimney swept to clear soot, brick debris and birds nests. Carbon Monoxide can also occur in caravans and motor-homes with heaters, so an annual check of gas appliances is advised.

A carbon monoxide alarm can be used abroad. So, here are one or two simple precautions to protect yourself and your family from being part of the 600 people each year who are taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning.

And do not forget to check your fire alarms - are they working OK - or do they need a new battery! Please be safe, not sorry!

Todwick Ramblers Club - Photos

A couple of photos from the Todwick Ramblers Club enjoying the view from the Western flank of Kiveton Community Woodlands and also Walking a section of the Cuckoo Way near Wales.

Todwick Ramblers Club is the new title for the monthly footpath walks. They continue to take place on the second Sunday of each month leaving at approximately 10.00 am, but always check the notice board outside the Village Hall for details as times sometimes vary. They are now organised by Jim Tompkin who can be contacted on 770700 for further information.

News of Todwick Village events: Funday, Music by Moonlight, Gardens, Historic Trails and UK Village of the Year competition - July 2007

It certainly all happened in July 2007 in Todwick... as well as the Church Garden Fete on 7 July 2007 there were lots of activities...

Sunday, 15 July 2007 was the Todwick Funday - despite the rains many people turned out for the afternoon event. The only things that did not happen were the opportunity to use the Bouncy Castles and run in the races, but other scheduled events took place - Todwick Toddlers Play group, Guides offered Bran Tub and other games, a number of five-aside football games took place, there was face painting, a striker game, Save the Children Fund lucky dip, Neighbourhood Watch got 5 more members, Weight Watchers gave advice, Todwick Crafts Group put on a show, WI and Mothers Union served free refreshments that were enjoyed by all, and Lloyd Jones provided the PA system and the music. Sponsorship came from a number of organisations.

Music by Moonlight free evening on 15 July 2007 was transferred to the Village Hall due to the inclement weather - which gave many people the chance to see the wonderful rebuild and refurbishment that has taken place as well as having a great musical evening of traditional jazz played by the Jazz Preservation Society Band. Well attended but not as many people as in 2006!

Sunday, 29 July 2007 was Todwick's Gardens and Historic Trail day which was blessed with lovely sunshine and was very well attended. There were two starting points - the Church Hall and the Village Hall that had a number of exhibitions - there was an extensive display produced by Philip Robbins of Memorabilia, photos, maps, albums of weddings that had taken place in Todwick; Jim Tompkin presented the Ramblers Group; Norman and Virginia Anderson the Neighbourhood Watch Group and enrolled 5 more members and 3 street organisers; WI had an exhibition; there was also a DVD and display of "How to make a well dressing picture" - hopefully this will inspire people to make such a picture for Todwick another year? There were free refreshments and in both Halls there were baskets of flowers for raffle that raised a sum of £31.20 for each of our local Hospices. As well as walking around the village seeing the Todwick Moat, Wall (c1700), ancient Church (1086 - and mentioned in the Doomsday Book), Robin Hood's Trysting Tree, people were able to see inside the gardens of Harry Beat, Brian and Christine Mullins, Mabel and William Hextall and see the wonderful panoramic views from Clive and Sheila Pantry's garden. A beautiful Trail map was sponsored by Todwick Early Years School who also offered to show the very extensive Todwick web site. More gardens next year please!

UK Village of the Year 2007 competition - Todwick was one of four Yorkshire Villages selected to go forward in this national event which only happens every 3 years. A number of presentations were given in the Village Hall to the Judges who came on 21 July 2007 to hear and also take a tour of the Village. Whilst the Judges were very impressed, the overall Yorkshire winner was Woodsetts - we wish them every success.

All the above events were organised by Sheila Pantry OBE who sends many, many thanks to everyone involved - workers, those attending and our sponsors.

Todwick Funday

Sunday, 15 July 2007
13.30 - 16.30
Todwick Recreation Ground

The programme of events will offer free of charge entertainment for all ages with a particular emphasis on entertainment for children, e.g.

  • fun games organised by Rob Lincoln;
  • football matches for all ages organised by Chris Howard
  • bouncy castles - one for very young children and one for all ages
  • mini octopus style rides for 2-11 year olds
  • face painting
  • learn how to bowl
  • bran tubs and games
  • the various groups in the village will also showing what they do

There will be Free refreshments....

So come and enjoy your special Todwick Funday...

Todwick Music by Moonlight Evening

Sunday 15 July 2007
19.30 - 22.30
Todwick Recreation Ground

From 19.30 - 22.30 there will be a Music by Moonlight event - the Jazz Preservation Society Band will make a memorable evening for Todwick Village Residents, their families and friends.

Make up a party - bring your supper and refreshments, tables, chairs, rugs, umbrellas, candelabras to make this into a special event. Get dressed up! Enjoy a night of music and dancing, join in the fun and community spirit celebrating Summer. Last year's event was absolutely memorable - great evening!

Come and help to make 2007 equally memorable.


Todwick Tiddlywinks will remain open during the school summer holidays on the following dates meeting at the Church Hall:

  • Monday 23rd July 2007 - CLOSED
  • Monday 30th July 2007 - OPEN 9.30 - 11.15am
  • Monday 6th August 2007 - OPEN 9.30 - 11.15am
  • Monday 13th August 2007 - OPEN 9.30 - 11.15am
  • Monday 20th August 2007 - OPEN 9.30 - 11.15am
  • Monday 27th August 2007 - CLOSED
  • Monday 3rd September 2007 - OPEN 9.30 - 11.15am

and then as usual every Monday.

All sessions are free and open to all.

We are grateful to Awards For All for funding this project.

Why not come along and join in the fun?

Summer Holiday Activity Club

23rd - 27th July from 9.30 - 11.15am
Todwick Church Hall
Who for?
OPEN TO EVERYONE aged 5 to 11 years old

Come along and join in a range of activities:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories

and much more. If you have any ideas, let us know!

This project is funded by Awards For All and is free for all. Places are limited so please book now to avoid disappointment. All helpers are CRB checked.

For further details or to book a place phone Adrian on 01909 515147 or Liz on 01909 515245

Saturday Morning Club

Or Why Don't We Give Mum (Or Dad) A Rest Club?

We are thinking of starting a Saturday morning club in the Church Hall in September. It will probably be open from 9.30 until 11.30 am and is open to all. There will be toys and games, arts and crafts and much more. If there is a demand we will serve 'bacon butties' etc!! as well as tea, coffee and fruit juice.

If you think you might be interested please contact us by e-mail at or phone 01909 515245