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News Archive: 2012

Christmas Lights in Todwick

Published: 18 December 2012

Here are some photos of Christmas lights that are brightening up Todwick.

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If you wish to send your photos please email them sp@sheilapantry.com

Todwick Litter Pick

Published: 8 December 2012

On a very crisp Saturday morning a hardy band undertook the daunting task of picking up litter, in order to make our village a little tidier. Between them they collected twelve sacks of litter. We would have liked to do a lot more, many of our side streets need attention, however, there is a limit to what a small group can achieve.

The main areas that were focussed on where Kiveton Lane, Goosecarr Lane, The Pastures, the recreation ground and playground.

Grateful thanks go to Nona and Chris Sylvester, Robert McDonald, John Rodley, Roger Hall, Brian White, Jean Leah, Gary Greer-Waring and Etta and David Gregory, for their vital contributions.

Thanks from Brenda Palmer

Published: 19 November 2012

Brenda Palmer and Family wish to thank everyone for their wonderful support and kind donations amounting to £1020.00 in loving memory of John.

This donation has been sent to Diabetes UK who are incredibly grateful and say that it will help in the key aspects of their work in making a huge difference to people living with diabetes.

Halloween Trick or Treat visitors

Published: 1 November 2012

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If any other young people in Todwick wish to have their Halloween photos added to the website please send to sp@sheilapantry.com

Councillor John Palmer

Published: 17 October 2012

Todwick people will be very sad to learn that Todwick Parish Councillor John Palmer died on Friday, 12 October 2012.

John’s funeral is on Monday, 29 October 2012; 10.00 am at Todwick Church; 11.15 am at Rotherham Crematorium; and afterwards (about 12 noon) at Todwick Village Hall.

Councillor John Palmer, 1945–2012: An appreciation

Vintage Tea Room Opens

Published: 17 October 2012

Todwick’s Vintage Tea Room opened on 9 October 2012.

Something different for Todwick... take a step back in time and enjoy a tasty menu, local quality ingredients and home baked cakes in a nostalgic setting.

The Vintage Tea Room Menu offers toasted teacakes and crumpets, homemade cakes, afternoon teas, cream teas, sandwiches, teapigs – flavoured teas and speciality teas.

The Vintage Tea Room also features collectables from Curiosity of Dinnington.

There is also a Children’s Play corner.

Why not call in on your way back after collecting your morning paper from the News Agency next door, or meet up with your friends and neighbours for a chat during a morning break or for afternoon tea?

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

The Vintage Tea Room, 18 The Pastures, Todwick, Sheffield S26 1JH. Tel: 07792 131 446

Keep supporting Todwick’s businesses.

Christmas Shop Opens

Published: 15 October 2012

On Friday, 19 October 2012 from 4 pm onwards the Christmas Shop opens at Greenscene Garden Centre, Side Farm, Sheffield Road, Todwick, S26 1DJ. Tel: 01909 770756. Fax: 01909 773904.

Start your Christmas shopping early...

Call in and enjoy a drink and see a wide range of Christmas presents, cards, trimmings, novelties, and many unusual Christmas present ideas.

Life as a Todwick Community First Responder

Published: 26 September 2012

Helen Greer-Waring has recently become a fully active First Responder with the Kiveton and Wales scheme and reports that she has undertaken 4 call-outs so far. On two of those she was on the scene before the emergency paramedic and ambulance crew; on one of them all arrived at the same time and she was able to assist the crew. The other one Helen arrived after the emergency paramedic and additional assistance was not required.

Following the article in the September 2012 Todwick Informer, one person has expressed an interest in joining the scheme and will be attending an introductory evening shortly.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is appealing to community-minded locals in Todwick and the surrounding areas to become life-saving Community First Responders.

Recruits will become part of a voluntary scheme in the area which provides immediate medical care to members of the community in the vital minutes before an ambulance arrives.

Community First Responders are trained in basic life-support, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and oxygen therapy. They are equipped with a kit which includes oxygen and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to help patients in a medical emergency such as a heart attack, collapse or breathing difficulties.

Full training is given to successful applicants who must be over the age of 18, physically fit and hold a full driving licence (which they have held for at least 12 months with no more than 3 penalty points). Yorkshire Ambulance Service will also run Criminal Records Bureau checks on candidates.

Anyone interested in finding out more should contact the Network Response Department at Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Tel: 0845 120 3155, Email: responders@yas.nhs.uk

Talk at the Historical Society by Geoff Dyer on The Dambuster Raid – Fact and Fiction – Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Published: 17 September 2012

Meetings take place at the Village Hall at 7.30 pm on 2nd Tuesday each month excluding August.

There is an annual membership fee of £5 and members pay £1 per meeting, non-members £2. The chairman is Philip Robins and Treasurer is Tony Rusling.

Contact Secretary: Liz Wainwright | Tel: 01909 772972 | jwainwright@talktalk.net

Website: www.todwickhistoricalsociety.org.uk

Reminder: Spirit of New Orleans Jazz Band will be paying their first visit to Todwick Jazz Supper Club

Published: 17 September 2012

Saturday, 20 October 2012, 19.30 – 22.30, Todwick Village Hall

This is a great band – you are guaranteed a very good night being entertained by the Spirit of New Orleans Band.

Bring your own supper and drinks. Make up a party table. Easy parking.

Entry £9.00 – all profits after expenses to the Todwick Village Hall Maintenance.

Contact Sheila Pantry for tickets/booking a table, Tel: 01909 771024, Email: sp@sheilapantry.com

Welcome to Reverend Vicky Camber

Published: 16 August 2012

Sunday, 2nd September 2012 sees Revd. Vicky Camber take her first Sunday services as Curate of Todwick. We look forward to welcoming Vicky and her daughter Abigail into Todwick and our community life and hope they will very happy here.

Many of you will have already had the chance to meet Vicky whilst she has been Curate at Wales; she has also conducted several services at Todwick during our interregnum.

Vicky moved into the Rectory in mid August and has enjoyed a brief holiday before commencing her duties in Todwick.

Until Easter next year Vicky will continue to work closely with Revd. Gary Schofield who will become our Priest in Charge for that period. After Easter and the completion of her curacy, Vicky will become our Minister and also take up the Deanery training role which forms the other half of her post.

The Licensing Service for Gary and Vicky will be conducted by the Bishop of Doncaster and Archdeacon Martyn Snow on Monday 3rd September 2012 in Todwick Church.

Keep a watch on the Church Notice Board for further details or ring David Thorpe (Tel: 01909 770821).

Ramblers Club

Published: 14 August 2012

During July 2012 Todwick Ramblers Club travelled to two attractive water dominated locations outside the village, namely Ulley Country Park and the district of Redmires located on the Sheffield, Derbyshire border. Due to the inclement weather that preceded both rambles the walk leaders had to work hard to find routes that would provide reasonable conditions underfoot. These efforts were rewarded by pleasant weather on each day and a good attendance by club members who thoroughly enjoyed the watery landscapes that both rambles provided.

Todwick Art, Historic, Gardens, Allotments Scarecrow Trail – 29 July 2012

The club was represented at this event in the village hall. In conjunction with the R.M.B.C Right of Way team the club presented a wide variety of free walking and cycling publications that targeted all ages and abilities. It was interesting to note that possibly due to the British success in the Tour de France the cycling maps of Rotherham caused the greatest interest during the day.

New programme of rambles for 2012

The club recently confirmed the latest programme of rambles for the next 6 months with members coming forward to provide another diverse and interesting mix of local and away walks.

To kick start the new programme an evening ramble took place on 8 August 2012 in almost perfect weather conditions. The walk commenced with a short bus ride to North Anston from where we circumnavigated Anston Stones Wood which looked delightful with the sun’s rays slanting through the trees. We returned to Todwick via Axle Lane with the majority of the party taking the field path to the Red Lion where, with a refreshing drink to hand, we enjoyed the sunset.

Delightful!

Very Good turnout for Sunday, 29 July 2012 Todwick Art, Gardens, Allotments, Church, Scarecrows and Miniature Gardens Trail

Published: 2 August 2012

The weather was very agreeable with the exception of a sharp shower and a really good number of people attended this popular event. We had visitors from as far as Leeds, Stafford and Winchester. Displays of art in the Village Hall including some wonderful pieces from the children of Todwick Primary School www.todwickps.co.uk were very much appreciated. These were arranged by Tony Rusling and 14 year old Abigail Mosley who also brought an interesting portfolio of her latest artistic work for display. The Ramblers Club display included details of many walks in the area – many thanks to Jim and Janet Tompkin for their efforts in setting up and promoting the stand all afternoon. Rosemary Chambers and Anne Rusling had a good day with sales for The Save the Children Fund yielding £106. The unique Todwick Tea Towel was on sale (some still left and on sale at the Todwick News Agency) and free Refreshments were organised by Abigail Mosley and Sheila Pantry. In Hall 2, Todwick Craft stand run by Mari Gabbitas and helpers had a good response with the sale of their craftwork, as did Richard and Linda Horsfield with their lovely smelling aromatherapy soap art that came in all colours, shapes and sizes. Jane the face painter entertained the children and adults. Also in Hall 2 were the entries for the Miniature Garden Competition.

Many Thanks to those who opened their front and back gardens for visitors: Graham and Sandra at No. 9 The Pastures, Brenda Waller at No. 13 The Pastures, Pauline and John Barnes at No. 53 Kiveton Lane and Clive and Sheila at No. 85 The Meadows. There were many other attractive front gardens to view from the pavements as people walked the route.

Despite the poor growing season there are many lovely front gardens in Todwick and the following were the prize winners – 1st Prize – Pauline and Roy Bowell, 68 The Meadows, 2nd Prize – Colin Spalding, 2 Manor Way and 3rd Prize – Neil and Val Wilde, 14 Wasteneys.

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Also thanks to all the Allotment Holders for opening their Allotments and congratulations to The Award winning Allotment Plot ownersMrs Dawn Brookman and Mrs Daphne Stewart who received the Waller Cup presented by Mrs Brenda Waller for their 1st Prize winning Plot No. 17. The 2nd prize went to Ken Mathieson, Plot No. 18 and 3rd Prize to Peter Sliwinski, Plots No. 19/20.

Congratulations to Hilary Ecob and grand children and Vicky Mansell for their prizewinning scarecrows – The Yellow Brick Road in the Allotments on Plot No. 13a.

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Many thanks also to other people who also put up scarecrows round the village – Rachel Beckett’s posh Queen scarecrow, Keira and Nan’s Schweinem’s Scarecrow, Laura West’s Soldier scarecrow, Bryan and Patricia Roberts and their grandchildren’s Charlie – scarecrow in waiting, Abigail Mosley’s Workman scarecrow, Rosemary and Brian Chambers’ Swinging Jubilee scarecrow hanging in the tree! Sheila and Clive Pantry’s 2 scarecrows – see Todwick Knight complete with the special Todwick Tea towel Tabard and also the Jubilee Plantpot Man, Denise and Brian Summerhayes’ scary headless Anne Boleyn scarecrow, 6 year old William Greer-Waring’s fun Soldier scarecrow, Carol and Brian White’s Artist in residence scarecrow, Caroline and Jenny Walker’s Dalmatians themed Scarecrow, and Virginia and Norman Anderson’s Morris Dancer scarecrow.

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The Best Miniature Gardens were awarded to 0–7 Age Group – Olivia and Joshua Hairsign, 8–14 years Group – Amelia Hawley and Adult Group – Virginia Anderson who is giving her prize to Help the Heroes Charity. There were some very clever and beautiful miniature gardens – hope more people enter next year!

Prizes were presented by Brian White, Todwick Parish Councillor and also Chairman of the Todwick Village Hall Committee.

My Thanks to the many enthusiastic people involved in the day, including those serving refreshments at the Church Hall all afternoon. Without such help it would be impossible to put on such a wonderful community spirited day enjoyed by so many people.

Sheila Pantry OBE
Organiser of all three Todwick Summer events – Music by Moonlight, Todwick Funday and Todwick Art, Gardens, Allotments, Church, Scarecrow and Miniature Gardens Trail.

What’s happening on Goosecarr Lane / Storth Lane?

Published: 1 August 2012

Work has just started (the last week of July 2012) on Goosecarr Lane in the field on the left just after you exit The Pastures. This work is being carried out by Barhale WSP who are establishing a roadway for the work to be carried out to the pumping station on Storth Lane.

This includes the erection of a fenced compound with a steel weatherproof control panel enclosure, installing new “chambers”, regrading and resurfacing of access track at land off Storth Lane, Todwick.

The work is expected to take about 12 weeks.

From a health and safety point of view the temporary site is very well signed.

For further information see Rotherham MBC website with the approval plan about Storth Lane at http://roam.rotherham.gov.uk/PlanNet/documentstore%5C5662970-25-1_01_A.PDF

Come and enjoy the Todwick Art, Crafts, Gardens, Allotments, Miniature Gardens and Scarecrow Trail on Sunday, 29 July 2012, 12.00 – 16.00

Published: 10 July 2012

In the Village Hall, Church Hall and around the village – MAP AVAILABLE in the Village Hall and Church Hall on the day.

Free ENTRY AND FREE REFRESHMENTS available in the Village and Church Halls during the afternoon.

Something for everyone...

In the Village Hall

  • See the artwork from all classes at Todwick Primary School and other artwork
  • Miniature Gardens exhibition***
  • Face painter
  • Ramblers Club fun exhibition
  • Todwick Craft Group exhibition stand
  • Save the Children Fund stand
  • Aromatherapy soap art stand
  • Chesterfield Canal exhibition – see and hear about the latest developments down at Kiveton and beyond
  • Opportunity to acquire the unique Todwick Tea Towel
  • Free Refreshments served from 12.00 noon – 4.00 pm

Take the opportunity to walk/cycle round the village and see the lovely front gardens, the fun Scarecrows and the allotments.

Call in to see the Todwick 1068 Church and have some free refreshments in the Todwick Church Hall.

*** Also for the second year running there will be a Miniature Garden Competition for all ages to be held in the Village Hall. Gardens to be designed in a round, oval or square bowl/box, tray or tin and no larger than 45 cm × 45 cm (18 inches × 18 inches) or 45 cm (18 inches) diameter. Take your entry to the Village Hall by 12 noon on 29 July 2012. There will be a prize for each of the 3 categories: 0–7 years; 7–16 years; adults.

Prizes presented at 3.30 pm in the Village Hall for the Best Front Gardens, Best Allotments, Best Scarecrow and Best Miniature Gardens!

Any questions please contact: Sheila Pantry, Organiser | Tel: 01909 771024 | Email sp@sheilapantry.com

Todwick plays host to students from Paraguay

Published: 10 July 2012

Wales High School arranged a Sports Exchange 2012 with the Colegio Aula Viva Paraguay from Tuesday, 3 July 2012 – Tuesday, 10 July 2012 and a number of the Paraguay students have been staying with host families in Todwick.

During the visit numerous sporting events were arranged including volleyball, handball, tennis, table tennis, track and field events.

In addition, various social events were arranged including seeing Morris dancers perform, visits to watch “Annie the Mob” at Retford, to XSCAPE at Castleford and to York that included seeing the National Railway Museum and also York Dungeon.

Todwick Jazz Supper Club Dates

Published: 28 June 2012

Autumn Programme 2012/2013

New dates and jazz bands to entertain us... Wonder if these are of interest?

Forthcoming Autumn - Winter Jazz Supper Club events in Todwick at the Village Hall.

Start at 7.30 pm until 10.30 pm

Spirit of New Orleans Jazz Band
Saturday, 20 October 2012
New to the club – great band
Pennine Jazz Band
Saturday, 17 November 2012
New to the club – very entertaining band
John Pashley and the La Harpe Jazz Band – Christmas Party
Saturday, 15 December 2012
New to the club – great entertainers
Wil Robinson and Southside Jazz Band – New Year Party night
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Welcome return to some great entertainers

Other dates for February – April 2013 will be announced later.

Bring your own supper and drinks. Make up a party table. Easy parking.

Entry £9.00 – all profits after expenses to the Todwick Village Hall Maintenance.

Contact Sheila Pantry for tickets/booking a table, Tel: 01909 771024, Email: sp@sheilapantry.com

Now is the time to register your scarecrow for the 2012 Todwick Scarecrow Competition

Published: 25 June 2012

Scarecrows could be based on ideas referring to the Queen and all things British and anything else! Start thinking of what your scarecrow will look like this year.

If you are entering the Scarecrow competition please register your scarecrow with Sheila Pantry Email: sp@sheilapantry.com Tel: 01909 771024 before 22 July 2012 – judging takes place during the following week and a prize for the best scarecrow will be presented in the Village Hall on 29 July 2012 at 3.30 pm.

June and July 2012 dates for Planned Maintenance on the A57

Published: 15 June 2012

The following planned maintenance works dates that are scheduled for A57 Sheffield Road and A57 Worksop Road, Lindrick will be of interest to Todwickians.

17 June 2012 – Temporary Road Closure

Duration: From 04:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs

Extent: From the western kerb line of Kiveton Lane to the eastern kerb line of Goosecarr Lane.

An alternative route will be in place which will be via: Goosecarr Lane, The Pastures, Kiveton Lane and vice versa.

Works are also planned for the following dates and will be controlled by two way signals and duration of proposed works will be similar to the above:

  • 24 June 2012
  • 1 July 2012
  • 8 July 2012
  • 15 July 2012

Information from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) Environmental & Development Services.

Active Otago

Published: 11 June 2012

On Friday, 22 June 2012 at 10.00 am a new weekly class of Active Otago for men and women will start at Todwick Village Hall.

It is an exercise class that is aimed at those with mobility problems, wheelchair users, and anyone who may have limited ability with just about any stable medical condition. It is sponsored by NHS Rotherham, RMBC and Change4Life.

The classes will be taken by qualified instructors. There will be regular breaks for a chat and maybe a cup of tea. The cost is £2.50 a session.

If you would like to get out and about, meet people and do very gentle exercises which are mainly seated, why not try Active Otago?

Contacts:

  • Carole Burgan (instructress) 07969 073111
  • Rotherham Council 01709 822453
  • Virginia Anderson 01909 770130 as the “village contact”

Free Crown Green Bowls Coaching

Published: 5 June 2012

Todwick Parish Bowling Club is offering free coaching for beginners of all ages on every Saturday morning between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon from now until the middle of September. Bowls can be borrowed from the club and the only thing beginners will need to provide are flat shoes as no heels are allowed on the green. The bowling green is at the far end of the Recreation Ground on Goosecarr Lane, Todwick.

Anyone can come along whether or not they live in Todwick and further information can be obtained by ringing 01909 771438 or 01909 770914.

Urgent Warning from Neighbourhood Watch

Published: 2 June 2012

We are seeing an increasing number of flyers coming through our letter boxes asking for unwanted goods to be donated to charities. These are often emotive appeals for medical, orphans, or charity emergency services. Before you donate, please check that the charity is genuine and that the collectors are authorised to collect. If you are in any doubt please contact Norman Anderson, Todwick Neighbourhood Watch.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Todwick 2012 – all free of charge

Published: 29 May 2012

An appeal – please put up BUNTING and FLAGS for the Diamond Jubilee weekend (and perhaps keep them going until end July) around your house, garden, street!

Plans are now finalised for all these free of charge events as follows:

  • Music By Moonlight, Saturday, 2 June 2012, 19.00–22.00
    Peter Frank’s All Stars Traditional Jazz Band will entertain you in the Todwick Recreation Ground.
    Make up a party, bring your flags, tables, chairs, rugs, supper and drinks and enjoy yourselves.
    In the Village Hall if wet.
  • Todwick Funday, Sunday, 3 June 2012, 13.30–16.00
    Todwick Recreation Ground – fun for all!
    Bouncy Castles, Balloon Modelling, Bowls lessons, Face Painting, Fire Engine, Football, Giant Buzz Wire, Jenger, Kimmo the Magician, Mini-disco games, Save the Children Fund Stall, Guess the name of the Teddy, Todwick Liners demo, music, refreshments and lots of fun... All free of Charge! Come along with all the family and enjoy Todwick’s Jubilee Funday!
    If WET some events will be held in Village Hall.
  • Art, Craft, Garden, Allotments and Scarecrow Trail Competition, Sunday, 29 July 2012, 12.00–16.00
    In Village Hall, Church Hall and around the village

    Scarecrows could be based on ideas referring to the Queen and all things British and anything else! Start thinking of what your scarecrow will look like this year. If you are entering the Scarecrow competition register your scarecrow with Sheila Pantry Email: sp@sheilapantry.com Tel: 01909 771024 before 22 July 2012 – judging takes place during the following week and a prize for the best scarecrow will be presented in the Village Hall on 29 July 2012 at 3.30 pm.
    Also for the second year running there will be a Miniature Garden Competition for all ages to be held in the Village Hall. Gardens to be designed in a round, oval or square bowl/box, tray or tin and no larger than 45 cm × 45 cm (18 inches × 18 inches) or 45 cm (18 inches) diameter. Take your entry to the Village Hall by 12 noon on 29 July 2012. There will be a prize for each of the 3 categories: 0–7 years; 7–16 years; adults. Prizes presented at 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.

Watch out for details on this website or contact the organiser for all the above events Sheila Pantry 01909 771024, email: sp@sheilapantry.com

Litter Pick – Saturday, 26 May 2012

Published: 29 May 2012

On a very sunny and warm Saturday morning, 12 willing and able volunteers gathered to devote an hour of their time to tidy up our village. It is a shame that despite bins being available people find it so much easier to simply drop their refuse on the floor. Undeterred by this Mr & Mrs Hawsworth accompanied by young Archie, Anne Rusling, Phil Kettell, Judith Townsend, Don Beedham, Etta Gregory and Barry Northall set about the task. I am sure that many villagers who were unable to take part themselves are very grateful for this sterling work.

Harlequin Brass cancelled

Published: 17 May 2012

The Harlequin Brass concert due to be held on Saturday, 26 May 2012 at 7.30 pm in Todwick Village Hall has been cancelled due to lack of support.

Any diamonds, rubies, emeralds or costume jewellery that you no longer use?

Published: 6 May 2012

Then donate your unwanted treasures to the WI Jewellery Stall at the Church Garden Fete to be held on 7 July 2012.

Pop the items into an envelope, and contact one of the following WI Members who will arrange collection:

  • Janet Cocking, Tel: 01909 771344, Email: Jjanettlc@aol.com
  • Carole White, Tel: 01909 770817
  • Mary Pavey, Tel: 01909 770173

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Todwick 2012 – all free of charge

Published: 16 April 2012

An appeal – please put up BUNTING and FLAGS for the Diamond Jubilee weekend (and perhaps keep them going until end July) around your house, garden, street!

Plans are well underway for all these free of charge events as follows:

  • Music By Moonlight, Saturday, 2 June 2012, 19.00–22.00
    Peter Frank’s All Stars Traditional Jazz Band in the Todwick Recreation Ground.
    Make up a party, bring your tables, chairs, rugs, supper and drinks and enjoy yourselves.
    In the Village Hall if wet.
  • Todwick Funday, Sunday, 3 June 2012, 13.30–16.00
    Todwick Recreation Ground – fun for all! If WET some events will be held in Village Hall.
  • Art, Craft, Garden, Allotments and Scarecrow Trail Competition, Sunday, 29 July 2012, 12.00–16.00
    In Village Hall, Church Hall and around the village.
    Scarecrow competition will be based on ideas referring to the Queen and all things British and anything else! Start thinking of what your scarecrow will look like this year. Also for the second year running there will be a miniature garden competition held in the Village Hall for all ages.

Watch out for details on this website or contact the organiser for all the above events Sheila Pantry 01909 771024, email: sp@sheilapantry.com

You can do a scarecrow for 29 July though!

Buy a special Todwick Tea Towel!

Published: 16 April 2012

Todwick Tea Towel

A specially designed colourful Todwick tea towel on good quality cotton showing the Todwick Shield and a picture of the Todwick Church is now on sale at £4.00 each.

Please buy your own special Todwick tea towel that could be used as a flag for the Jubilee decorations, or with the addition of tapes made into a kitchen apron... sew two together and you have your very own Summer Top... make it into a cushion for your garden chair... or as a table cloth... just imagination is needed to maximise the potential of the 2012 Todwick Tea towel!

The Todwick Tea Towel will be on sale at all village events.

Profits after expenses will go towards supporting Todwick Village Hall and Todwick Church.

For sales contact Sheila Pantry OBE | Email: sp@sheilapantry.com | Tel: 01909 771024

Todwick Litter Sweep – Saturday, 10 March 2012

Published: 11 March 2012

On a very pleasant Spring morning members of the Parish Council were joined by 27 parishioners and 6 younger residents to spend an hour picking litter from the recreation ground, streets and the main routes into our village.

The turnout was very encouraging, as was the enthusiasm for the task. Small, dedicated groups were duly despatched to attack the problem.

By eleven fifteen there were over 30 bags of rubbish collected, well over a third coming from the recreation ground alone.

The black spot of Goosecarr Lane now looks so much better; it is such a shame that so lovely an approach road to our village should so often resemble a rubbish tip. Why so many people simply throw rubbish out of their cars, instead of taking it home is a mystery.

Kiveton Lane has also received a tidy up and, thanks to many of our younger participants, so has The Pastures.

Our thanks to Mr Barker, Mr Beeden, Mr Challans, Mr Chapman, Mr Day, Mrs Froggatt, Mr & Mrs Foxton and family, Mr & Mrs Gabbitas and extended family, Mrs Gregory, Mr Hardy, Mr & Mrs Hawksworth, Mrs Higson, Mr Kettle, Mr Mullins, Mr Northall, Mrs Pantry, Mr & Mrs Pilgram, Mrs Rusling, Mr & Mrs Silvester and Mr Summerhays.

This could not have been done without your superb contributions. Apologies to anyone who is not mentioned by name.

The Parish Council would now like to build upon this achievement, we have one volunteer who has taken the responsibility for the top end of Goosecarr Lane to the first bend, any others are most welcome.

Perhaps there is interest in forming an Environment Group where interested individuals can take an ongoing active role in the village.

We would also suggest that another similar project is carried out late in May, so that our village can look at its best for the Jubilee events early in June.

All interested parties, regarding the formation of an environment group are asked to contact David Gregory, Tel 01909 771307, Email dg54@sky.com

A57 Todwick Inquiry: Report to the Secretary of State for Transport is now published

Published: 7 March 2012

The report by Martin Whitehead LLB BSc(Hons) CEng MICE Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport has now been issued.

The full text of the whole report DN5037/55/7/32 is available on the Department for Transport website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/4451/report-rotherham-todwick-crossroads.pdf

A selection of paragraphs (there are many others) in the 38 page report that will be of interest to Todwick residents are as follows:

Statutory Objectors

Todwick Parish Council

4.11 The objections regarding the underpass and the 70 mph speed limit have been resolved by the Revised Scheme. The remaining ground for objection is the loss of the right turn into Goosecarr Lane. The vertical alignment and nature of Goosecarr Lane is more suitable for use by vehicles, and in particular HGVs, than the alternative of Kiveton Lane, which has narrow footways and elevated properties, including a school, along it. The School and Village Hall entrances, a bus stop and a pedestrian crossing are clustered adjacent to one another and on a slope, followed immediately by the T junction with The Pastures. These are hazards that need to be assessed by drivers using Kiveton Lane. There is currently no crossing patrol for the School.

4.12 Kiveton Lane gives access to Todwick, Kiveton Park, Harthill, Kiveton Park Station and Thorpe Salvin, which altogether accommodated 10,798 people in 2001. The UDP proposes an extension of Kiveton Park of some 300 further dwellings with mixed commercial and retail use. RMBC has not considered the impact of the Scheme on those to the south of it. The people of Todwick have not been consulted and at a planning meeting on 21 May 2009 were only given 3 minutes for each speaker.

4.13 A proposal for a signal controlled right turn into Goosecarr Lane with a filter lane could be combined with the proposed pedestrian crossing on the Revised Scheme. The current proposed location of the crossing would be too close to the M1 junction such that traffic flow after leaving the roundabout would be seriously impeded. It could be sited at the Goosecarr Lane junction to enhance the free flow and speed reduction of traffic. Similar right turns have recently been installed at East and West Bawtry Road in Rotherham.

4.14 If the right turn into Goosecarr Lane is closed, traffic on Kiveton Lane would be likely to grow to such an extent that a by-pass of the village from the A57 would be needed. At the inquiry, a petition raised by Todwick Parish Council and signed by local people was submitted in support of the retention of a right turn from the A57 into Goosecarr Lane in the form of a traffic controlled filter from the direction of the M1.

4.15 The Orders should be modified to retain the right turn access into Goosecarr Lane.

Non-Statutory Objectors

Todwick Residents Group

4.16 The latest modifications to the Scheme are welcomed, but the grounds on which the Scheme does not incorporate a right turn into Goosecarr Lane are questioned. Uncontrolled right turns have been allowed by RMBC across dual carriageways at other locations. A right turn in facility has been included on the A57 to Aston. The proposed surface level crossing could be incorporated into a right turn junction at Goosecarr Lane, minimising disruption to traffic. The Scheme would prevent Goosecarr Lane from being used to take the increased traffic from the regeneration of Kiveton more directly from the A57 and M1 rather than using Kiveton Lane.

4.17 The Scheme would deliver better access to Dinnington, but would decrease access to Kiveton and Kiveton Park. Although the proposed roundabout should ease general traffic congestion at Todwick crossroads, during the morning and evening peaks the volume of traffic on the A57 would be likely to increase waiting time for vehicles leaving Todwick and Dinnington unless signals are installed at the roundabout.

4.18 By stopping the right turn into Goosecarr Lane, the Scheme would close the more carbon efficient route, as the alternative route along Kiveton Lane involves a hill. Also, Kiveton Lane is more built-up, including a school, and pollution levels would be greater along it due to the difference in road conditions. No evidence has been submitted to give projections for expected future increases in traffic flows due to the substantial expansion of Kiveton and Kiveton Park.

4.19 An estimate based on surveys of traffic using Goosecarr Lane is that about an additional 2000 vehicles per day would use Kiveton Lane as a result of closing the right turn into Goosecarr Lane. Other traffic counts taken during the hours of 17:00 to 18:00 indicate that more vehicles use Goosecarr Lane than Kiveton Lane when travelling south. The additional traffic on Kiveton Lane would increase the risk to road safety as pedestrians using the crossing are not noticed by drivers. The worst times for the capacity of Kiveton Lane are during the peak school times, which are between the hours of 08:30 to 08:45 and 15:00 to 15:15. Speed humps have been provided along Kiveton Lane to reduce speed and encourage drivers to choose alternative routes.

4.20 The resulting reduction in traffic that would use Goosecarr Lane would harm the businesses in Todwick along that route into the Village, due to loss of passing trade. Up to about a third of the business at the newsagent and post office was estimated as passing trade. Although the post office has closed, the restrictions affecting the traffic on Goosecarr Lane could have a serious effect on the viability and retention of local shops in Todwick.

4.21 Goosecarr Lane has 25 properties that are accessed towards its northern end. The alternative route to these properties would be via the proposed roundabout and using the left turn into Goosecarr Lane, which would add about 1.4 miles onto the journey and could result in an additional 23,520 vehicle miles per year. This increase would involve a great cost, inconvenience, and additional time and carbon emissions.

4.22 Goosecarr Lane provides a diversion route in the event of the A57 being blocked, which has happened on numerous occasions. Fire and medical services based at Aston Park have been able to use the diversion, which takes about an additional 2 minutes. The removal of the right turn would put an additional 6 or 7 minutes onto this journey time.

4.23 The stretch of the A57 is sub-standard and needs improvement, but since it was de-trunked RMBC has failed to take relatively simple and inexpensive measures to straighten it and remove impediments to lorries turning left to Dinnington at the crossroads. This would not necessitate a dual carriageway. Since the original Annex E Submission in 2001, residents have not been given the option of any other scheme than that proposed and its estimated cost has risen from £6.2 million in 2001 to the current £14.7 million. A realistic low cost alternative to the Scheme should be provided that retains the right turn into Goosecarr Lane. This could be achieved either by a roundabout junction or a signal controlled junction.

4.24 The suggested traffic signal controlled junction at Goosecarr Lane would cost less than the underpass that has been removed on the Revised Scheme. To eliminate the right turn facility would cause unnecessary danger to school children and hardship and inconvenience to local residents.

4.25 Reference has been made to a complaint that had been made to the Local Government Ombudsman against RMBC about the level of consultation that had taken place in 2003.

The Conclusions and Recommendations are listed on pages 26–32 and the main item for many is the Loss of Right Turn at Goosecarr Lane.

There are appendices on pages 33–38.

Look what is happening in Todwick Village Hall each week

Published: 22 February 2012

See the range of activities for all ages that are currently being offered by the various groups.

Full list of activities, dates and times

Computer Classes for Beginners

Published: 17 February 2012

Starting Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 10.00 am – 12 noon and every Tuesday thereafter.

Held in Todwick Village Hall.

If you have never switched on a computer and want to know what to do next then this is the class for you!

Contact: John Palmer, Tel: 01909 771257, Email: palmerbil@btinternet.com

Family History Course

Published: 17 February 2012

Starting Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm and every 3rd Tuesday in the month.

Held in the Meeting Room, Todwick Village Hall.

Any new beginners are very welcome as well as existing members.

Contact: John Palmer, Tel: 01909 771257, Email: palmerbil@btinternet.com

Todwick WI Activities, Spring 2012

Published: 25 January 2012

The Todwick’s WI started the year off with two of our members showing us how to do scrap booking and everyone managed to produce something to take home including framing photos in a more interesting way.

Visits include going to the Sheffield Lyceum to see a superb performance by the Moscow City ballet of the Nutcracker, and we are going to see the musical Save the last dance for me and in March to the opera for La Traviata.

On 2 February 2012 Peter Downey from the Woodland Trust is coming to talk to the WI members about the work of the Trust and about the Jubilee tree planting, so we have opened up this evening for anyone to attend.

1 March 2012 is our AGM after which we hope to have a demonstration of a simple flower arrangement and try our hand afterwards time permitting making our own arrangement.

Saturday, 24 March 2012, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm is the Easter Fair in the Village Hall. There will be variety of stalls which will have an Easter theme so rabbits and eggs of various kinds, competitions cakes, plants, face painting, raffles and possibly a chocolatier.

5 April 2012 – Joan Grundy a retired nurse is coming to talk about some of the old remedies and myths surrounding childhood illnesses!

We are pleased to have welcomed some new members this year and are always looking to increase our numbers which enable us to enjoy even more activities, and also hopefully bring new idea, to which we will be very receptive.

Contact Janet Cocking, Tel: 01909 771344, Email: Jjanettlc@aol.com

Todwick School presented with cheque

Published: 23 January 2012

Todwick School Parents In Action (PIA) recently presented Todwick School with a cheque for £3,000 which helped to purchase a fantastic new stage.

The children were able to use it for the school nativity concerts and will be used extensively in the future.

“Thank you” to everyone who helped to raise the money over the past twelve months – particular thanks to Jane Baldry as the previous PIA Chair and all parents and helpers who contribute time, money and effort to make the events a success.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Todwick 2012

Published: 16 January 2012

Music by Moonlight
Saturday, 2 June 2012, 19.00 – 22.00
In the Todwick Recreation Ground. In the Village Hall if wet.

Todwick Funday
Sunday, 3 June 2012, 13.30 – 16.00
In the Todwick Recreation Ground. Some events will be in Village Hall if wet.

Art, Craft, Garden, Allotments and Scarecrow Trail Competition
Sunday, 29 July 2012, 12.00 – 16.00
In the Village Hall, Church Hall and around the village.
Scarecrow competition will be based on the Queen and all things British and anything else.

I am going to try and encourage everyone in Todwick to put up bunting and flags for the Diamond Jubilee weekend (and perhaps keep them going until the end of July).

Sheila Pantry OBE
Tel: 01909 771024

Douglas Nelson

Published: 6 January 2012

Douglas Nelson, 93-year-old Todwick resident died just before Christmas.

Doug was a prisoner of war in World War II.

Doug’s funeral will be held at 10.00 am, Thursday, 19 January 2012 at Todwick Parish Church afterwards at the Rotherham Crematorium.

Family flowers only.

Any donations to the Salvation Army.

Mary Gregory, 1920–2011

Published: 6 January 2012

Todwick people will be very sad to learn that Mary Gregory died on Tuesday, 20 December 2011.

Mary’s Funeral is at Todwick Parish Church on Monday, 9 January 2012 at 10.20 am Revd David Bliss will take the service. Cremation at Rotherham Crematorium 11.40 am.