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News Archive: 2010

Clearing snow and ice yourself - New guidance published

Published: 14 December 2010

What are your rights and responsibilities on clearing snow and ice from public areas?

New guidance from DirectGov offers tips and advice.

DirectGov - The law on clearing snow and ice from public spaces

The Todwick Fashion Show with a Difference held in Todwick Village Hall on Friday, 12 November 2010: Report and Photos

Published: 19 November 2010

The fashion show was aimed at everyone - old and young, male or female, to raise funds for both the Village Hall and the Save the Children Fund.

The "Difference" was that the Show was really like a play in seven acts...

Act 1 - Casual clothes, Act 2 - Sporting clothes, Act 3 - Going to a meeting clothes, Act 4 - Wedding Bells ... let's all go to a Wedding - included a really lovely bridal party with bride and groom, mothers of the bride and groom, father of the bride, bridesmaids, page boy and girl and lots of guests all dressed up in their finery. After the interval Act 5 had clothes for winter days and rainy days; Act 6 had clothes for Fun days - cruising and warm weather holidays. This included And so to bed with a wide range of bedtime wear and accessories such as teddy bears and novelty hot water bottles. The final Act 7 was aimed at Party time and dressing up for Christmas and included fancy dress clothes as well as lots of sparkling clothes!

Compere was Sheila Pantry who also organized the event.

The models included men, ladies, teenagers, children - most had never done any modelling before - and it gave an opportunity to one of the models - Pam Marples to fulfil a lifetime ambition to be a model! In addition to Pam, the following people willingly gave up their time to help and brought a tremendous amount of enthusiasm to the event as models for the clothes and accessories - John Gabbitas, Brian Mullins, Andrew Manning, Ken Hill, Val Motley and her daughter Tricia and granddaughter Lois, Christine Ferris, Rachel Gabbitas, Abigail Mosley, Jessica Stafford-Ball, Lauren Brunt, Hannah and Ella Roberts, Harry Rusling, Annabel, and Leah Harriot.

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Other helpers included: Lloyd Jones - PA system and music, Julian Marples - Transport, Brian White - wine master, Jean Leah - wine mistress and also her friend Fiona, Clive Pantry on door duties, Kay Pearson - caretaker Village Hall, Lisa Dennis at the Newsagency - for advertising leaflets and posters, Norman Anderson, Sheila and Clive Pantry, Rosemary Chambers for donation of Raffle prizes, Brian Chambers for photographs, and the stalwart Save the Children Fund Volunteers Rosemary Chambers, Ann and Tony Rusling, Anne Warburton, Julie Forrest and Elaine Harriot for all their hard work.

Thanks also to various tickets sellers Brenda Waller, Jean Leah, Pam Marples, Rosemary Chambers, Valerie Motley and Sheila Pantry.

The clothes - either new or nearly new clothes were donated from people in Todwick and supplemented by items from the STCF shop in Sheffield. All the clothes, bags, shoes, boots, jewellery, umbrellas etc were on sale after the show was over.

A Wonderful entertaining evening and thanks to all the ladies, gentlemen, teenagers and children who came to support the event that was held in the Village Hall and raised £310 for the Village Hall Fund and £778.37 for Save the Children Fund.

If you wish to dispose of clothes in the future, please contact Rosemary Chambers Tel: 01909 770816 who will arrange to have them picked up.

Scarecrow Photos

Published: 20 September 2010

Todwick Junior and Infant School

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The 2011 Census is coming

Published: 12 September 2010

The census has collected information about the population every ten years since 1801 (except in 1941). The next census in England and Wales is on 27 March 2011

The census tells us how many people live where and the types of people they are (young, old, married, single). This means decisions, like working out who needs facilities in the future, are focused on accurate, relevant details.

Millions of pounds shared out

The Department of Communities and Local Government and the Department of Health allocate money to local and health authorities. Census statistics feed into that process, which is why you need to be counted to make sure that your community is properly represented in the decision-making process.

Your community and family benefit

You need to take complete and return the Census form so that the services and facilities your community / family uses can be identified. These services include schools, hospitals and emergency services, Census statistics help work out the amount of funding allocated to facilities in communities.

Family History: Course for Beginners to be held in the Todwick Village Hall

Published: 11 August 2010

Speaker:
Alan Turner
Subjects Covered:
Where do we Begin? Parish Registers, Civil Registration (GRO), Censuses (1841 - 1901), International Genealogical, Index (IGI), Trade Directories.
Venue:
Village Hall, Todwick. Free parking and Refreshments
Cost:
£5.00

If you need any further information contact Alan Turner on Tel: 01909 770726

To book: Contact John Palmer on Tel: 01909 771257

Todwick e-Vend at your service

Published: 10 August 2010

Todwick e-Vend is a facility available to enable residents to sell their unwanted items, is up and running.

So if you have an items in the loft, garage or tucked away in the kitchen that you are not using and would like us to sell on the Todwick e-Vend site please do contact us, Bryan Ferris 01909 773853 or John Palmer 01909 771257.

When the item is sold by Todwick e-Vend 20% (or more if you wish) will go towards the Todwick Village Hall's upkeep, but we do ask you to pay the eBay and PayPal costs.

Typical items we have sold are: small digital cameras, electric shower, small wall cabinets, small kitchen appliances, even a Franke kitchen sink, are to name but a few.

Play Safe Sports at Todwick Recreation Ground

Published: 3 August 2010

Dates:
Every Friday from 6th August until 3rd December 2010
Location:
Todwick Recreation Ground
Time:
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Cost:
FREE

Join us for FREE multi-sport sessions from RMBC Sports Development Coaches.

Sessions are open to anyone aged 8-24 and involve all kinds of great activities chosen by you, the participants. There's no booking and no cost, just turn up and play.

Coming soon: FREE Street Dance lessons! Mega Active at Todwick Village Hall

Published: 3 August 2010

Dates:
Every Monday from 13th September until 13th December 2010 and 10th January until 31st January 2011
Location:
Todwick Village Hall
Time:
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Cost:
FREE

Join us for FREE Street Dance lessons from RMBC Sports Development Coaches.

Sessions are open to anyone aged 8+ and involve all kinds of great activities chosen by you, the participants. There's no booking and no cost, just turn up and dance.

Don't forget the Todwick Art, Historical and other displays, Gardens and Scarecrows Trail - Sunday, 25 July 2010, 12.00 noon - 16.00

Published: 19 July 2010

There will be Art, Historic and other displays in the Village Hall. The Church and Church Hall will also be open. If you have visitors take them to see our lovely 1086 Church - not many villages have a near 1000 year old church to show!

The Garden trail will include the Allotments, Gardens and the magnificent Scarecrows on display.

A Map of where to see the various gardens and scarecrow will be available at the Village Hall and at 85 The Meadows (one of the open gardens / scarecrows).

Contact: Sheila Pantry | Tel: 01909 771024 | Email: sp@sheilapantry.com

Further details for this event are on this website, on Village Noticeboards and in the Post Office.

Water Babies - Baby Swim School

Published: 21 June 2010

We now have a full class of beginners swimming at Todwick Junior School at 10.00 am on Fridays. We will start a new term in September 2010 and are currently taking bookings for babies under 1 year old to join a beginner's class. This would be at 10.30 am on Friday and will run in school term times.

We have had some interest in a toddler class for children over 1 year old (and under 4) who have not previously had swimming lessons. If you are interested please call us on 01924 223844 and we will take your details. If we get enough interest then we will also commence a toddler class on Friday mornings in school term times.

One parent must be in the pool with each child at lessons but parents do not need to be confident swimmers.

Email: swimyourbaby@waterbabies.co.uk | website: www.waterbabies.co.uk

A57 - the future

Published: 18 June 2010

The Department of Transport have announced that a Spending Review is to take place in the "Autumn" (exact date not known) when a decision will be made about the future plans for the A57.

Jack Cloke

Race for Life Rotherham: Ladies, Do Something Amazing

Published: 11 June 2010

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life will again be returning to Rotherham this summer and promises to be full of amazing moments for everyone.

Last year the event was a huge success. 3,129 women, many dressed in striking pink or fancy dress, took part and raised an incredible £154,536.

Race for Life Rotherham is one of over 230 events taking place all across the country from May until the end of July. Participants simply walk, jog or run 5 km to help beat cancer. Race for Life is the UK's largest women-only fundraising event where all the money raised goes to funding Cancer Research UK's life-saving work. Altogether 700,000 women will come together to share amazing moments.

In its fifth year, the Rotherham event will take place on Sunday, 18 July at 11.00 am. It will begin at Herringthorpe Stadium and participants will follow a route through the surrounding playing fields.

Cancer Research UK funds world-class research and clinical trials throughout South Yorkshire. For example, in Rotherham people with a type of leukaemia can take part in a study to find the most effective treatment for the disease. This important trial will test several new drugs in combination with the usual chemotherapy. Clinical trials like this are vital so that researchers can find new and better ways to treat cancer and help save more lives in the future.

Helen Webster, Cancer Research UK events manager, said "One in three people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives. But the good news is that more people are beating the disease than ever before. Cancer Research UK's work is at the heart of that progress. By helping to raise money through Race for Life, our supporters are turning hope into reality."

It promises to be a fantastic and inspirational day for all the participants, their supporters, and the team of volunteers, male and female, who will be helping out on the day to make the event possible. Women of all ages and fitness abilities are invited to sign up for Race for Life and enjoy a really great day out this summer, whether they want to take part in on their own or as a group with friends, family or colleagues.

So come and join thousands of women all round the country and simply walk, jog or run 5 km and raise money to help beat cancer. Enter now at https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/ or call 0871 641 1111.

Water Babies - Baby Swim School

Published: 25 May 2010

Water Babies are the UK's leading baby swim school and have been running classes across Sheffield for the past eight years. Babies need to be under 1 year old to join the beginner's classes but can then swim with us to around the age of 4.

Water Babies are starting new classes in Todwick Junior and Infant School from Friday, 21st May 2010.

For more information see the Water Babies page on this website, go to www.waterbabies.co.uk or call Sarah or Maria on 01924 223844.

Todwick Art, Historical display, Garden and Scarecrow Trail, Sunday 25 July 2010, 12.00 noon - 16.00

Published: 16 April 2010

Events taking place in Todwick Village Hall, Church, and around Todwick.

There will be Art, Historic and other displays in the Village Hall. The Church and Church Hall will also be open. If you have visitors take them to see our lovely 1086 Church - not many villages have a near 1000 year old church to show!

Already some Gardeners have agreed to open their gardens - but if anyone wishes to volunteer to open their garden then that would add to the enjoyment. It is great fun meeting people in your own garden - why just keep it to yourself when you have made such great efforts? Show it!

If you wish people to just look at your front garden - then that would be most welcome.

For the second year running there will be a Scarecrow competition - for any age group... start to think of ideas now... and let Sheila Pantry know if you are entering the competition. See the pictures of the 2009 scarecrows. See last year's instructions on how to make a scarecrow. Closing date for entry is 10 July 2010. The Winner will receive a prize on 25 July 2010 in the Village Hall in the afternoon.

Contact: Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024, Email: sp@sheilapantry.com

Further details on all events will be on this website, on Village Noticeboards and in the Post Office.

Music by Moonlight in Todwick, Sunday 13 June 2010, 7 pm - 10 pm

Published: 16 April 2010

Can you believe that the FIFA World Cup has affected Todwick activities?

The Music by Moonlight in Todwick is now being held on SUNDAY, 13 June 2010 (not Saturday 12 June 2010 as previously announced).

This is due to the fact that England will be playing the USA on Saturday, 12 June 2010 at 20.30.

If you enjoyed the Music by Moonlight Todwick Jazz Party nights in the past then you will be interested in the Music by Moonlight evening in the Recreation Ground, situated at junction of Goosecarr Lane and the Pastures on 13 June 2010, 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm. Dave Hepworth and the Silver Leaf Jazz Band playing easy listening/well known tunes in New Orleans style... dance if you wish!

Make up a party of family and friends and bring your own wine/drinks and your own supper, tables, chairs, candelabras and if the evening turns chilly don’t forget your wraps and rugs.

This is free of charge event.

Todwick Funday, Sunday 13 June 2010, 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Published: 16 April 2010

Everyone welcomed... Lots of fun for all the family and all ages.

Already booked - face painting, bouncy castles for the very young and also for older people, ballooning, Kimmo - the entertainer, games for toddlers and other ages. Fire engine and firefighters to give you fire safety information.

Lots of other entertainments will be on offer from the Ramblers' Group, learn to play bowls at the Bowls Club, make contact with other Todwick groups - e.g. Ramblers Group, WI and others.

More details to be announced shortly.

Free refreshments for all.

Keep watching the website for new details.

This is free of charge event.

Only a very few tickets now left for the Jazz Party Night

Published: 16 April 2010

Saturday, 15 May 2010, 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm in the Todwick Village Hall with the Wil Robinson and the Southside Jazz Band.

Bring your own supper and drinks.

Admission Cost £9.00 per person. All proceeds, after expenses, go towards the maintenance of Todwick Village Hall.

Contact Sheila Pantry for bookings: Tel 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Todwick Golf Society

Published: 3 April 2010

The venue for the outing for 1 April 2010 was changed from Torksey Golf Club to Rufford Golf Club. The Society had a great day, were well looked after and the course, despite all the bad weather, was in great condition.

The staff were very helpful and it only cost £25.00 including a meal and a pint.

The venue for May 2010 is being finalised. If any golfers want to join the Todwick Golf Society and this outing they are very welcome.

Call Geoff Pilley on Tel: 01909 773591

Todwick web site has a new look!

Published: 15 March 2010

Todwick web site has been revamped... revealing lots of information that you may not have found before!

Take a look yourself... or go down to the Village Hall Computer Club on Monday mornings and have a look using the equipment there.

Can you believe that the FIFA World Cup has affected Todwick activities?

Published: 15 March 2010

The Music by Moonlight in Todwick is now being held on SUNDAY, 13 June 2010 (not Saturday, 12 June 2010 as previously announced).

This is due to the fact that the England will be playing the USA on Saturday, 12 June 2010 at 20.30.

IIf you enjoyed the Music by Moonlight Todwick Jazz Party nights in the past then you will be interested in the Music by Moonlight evening in the Recreation Ground, situated at junction of Goosecarr Lane and the Pastures on 13 June 2010, 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm. Dave Hepworth and the Silver Leaf Jazz Band playing easy listening/well known tunes in New Orleans style... dance if you wish!

Make up a party of family and friends and bring your own wine/drinks and your own supper, tables, chairs, candelabras and if the evening turns chilly don't forget your wraps and rugs.

This is free of charge event.

Successful Valentine Jazz Party Night in the Todwick Village Hall

Published: 15 March 2010

Barry Binch and the Old Marina Jazz Men played for the Valentine Jazz Party Night in the Todwick Village Hall held on Saturday, 13 February 2010 was a great success - with the band receiving a standing ovation from all the party goers. Proceeds after expenses given to the Village Hall Trustees was £305.00.

Todwick Golf Society

Published: 8 March 2010

The new year for the Golf society is about to begin again. We are hoping to arrange a game on the 1st April hopefully at Torksey Golf Club, Lincoln.

We are still looking for members and would make anyone interested very welcome.

The aim of the Society is to have a good day out without any of the problems of a golf club where the only thing you are asked to do is to turn up and enjoy yourself.

Our last game was at Gainsborough where we had ten players the round of golf also included a meal and we were looked after very well indeed by the club.

If anyone is interested in joining please feel free to contact Geoff Pilley on 01909 773591 or Bryan Ferris on 01909 773853.

Public inquiry into A57 road scheme

Published: 28 February 2010

It has been announced that a public inquiry is to be held into whether the A57 road scheme should go ahead.

More details in The Star: www.thestar.co.uk/news/Inquiry-into-new-145m-road.6107152.jp

Ladies - your help is needed!

Published: 15 February 2010

The Women's Institute (WI) numbers in Todwick have fallen to an alarmingly low level, we need new members in order for us to develop and to move with the new image the WI is now presenting.

The National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI), the largest voluntary organisation for women in the UK, with 205,000 members in England, Wales and the Islands.

We play a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Become a member of your local Todwick WI and have a powerful voice on local, national and international issues.

Membership offers a whole range of opportunities including monthly meetings, the membership magazine WI Life, and the chance to part in wide-ranging activities.

  • Todwick WI is looking for ladies of all ages who can bring new perspectives to the movement.
  • Are you looking for a new interest? Make new friends?
  • One evening a month commitment is all that is necessary to join our National Organisation.

Ladies this is no April fool joke - You are needed!

Please come and join us at Todwick Village Hall, Kiveton Lane, Todwick on Thursday, 1st April 2010 from 7 pm.

Contact Secretary: Janet Cocking, 97 Station Road, Kiveton. Telephone: 01909 771344

More information about the WI

The National WI website can be found at www.thewi.org.uk

The WI Life magazine is at www.thewi.org.uk/wie-and-wi-life

Todwick Rainbows

Published: 5 February 2010

Todwick Rainbows, the youngest members of the Girl Guide organisation (5-7 years), are looking for new leaders to run the group as the present leaders will be leaving at Easter. This is a voluntary position.

The Rainbows meet once a week in the Village Hall for one hour. They enjoy crafts, baking, games etc and work in conjunction with the Rainbow Roundabout (for information please see Girl Guiding UK's website at www.girlguiding.org.uk.

If you are interested in running this group then please contact Chris White on 01909 774310 for further information.

Volunteers should be female and over the age of 18 years. A police check will be required. Full training will be given.

Todwick Toddlers Group

Published: 11 January 2010

Please note that the Todwick Toddlers Group will NOT reopen on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.

It is hoped to reopen on Tuesday, 19 January 2010.

Please telephone Liz Wainwright on 01909 772972 or Chris White on 01909 774310.