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News Archive: 2014

Santa makes a surprise visit to Todwick Jazz Supper Club

Published: 22 December 2014

Santa made a surprise visit to Todwick Jazz Supper Club during the supper break on Saturday, 19 December 2014 and gave out chocolates to the jazz crowd!

Frank Brooker and the Happy Chappies Jazz Band gave a wonderful, entertaining evening of great jazz tunes and included Christmas Carols and tunes.

Spring 2015 Todwick Jazz Supper Club dates

Published: 22 December 2014

New dates for your 2015 Diaries and Calendars:

  • Saturday, 10 January 2015 – New Year’s Party – John Pashley and Friends
  • Saturday, 14 February 2015 – Valentine’s night – new band – Dave Hepworth’s Washington Whirligig
  • Saturday, 21 March 2015 – Mike Pembroke & the Old fashioned Love Band – new band to Todwick
  • Saturday, 18 April 2015 – band being confirmed

Another date will be announced for Todwick’s annual Music by Moonlight night – possibly June or July.

All evenings 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm, supper break at 8.30 pm – 9 pm

Vintage Tea Room Christmas opening hours

Published: 19 December 2014

Heaven is Homemade vintage tea room will be open Monday, 22 December and Tuesday, 23 December 2014 between 9.00 am – 4.00 pm and will re-open on Friday, 2 January 2015 between 9.00 am – 4.00 pm.

Christmas message from The Reverend Vicky Camber

Published: 17 December 2014

Christmas reminds us that the light of Christ guides our way. That light shines more brightly as we share it and offer it to others; as we give something of it away. That light is not just for us, but is a gift for the whole world.

Everyone is warmly invited to our Christmas services:

  • Sunday, 21 December, 10.15 am – Christingle Service in the Church Hall; 6 pm – Carol Service, followed by mulled wine & mince pies
  • Christmas Eve, 4 pm – Crib Service, with another no-rehearsal nativity (this was enjoyed by both children and adults alike last year) please come as your favourite nativity character, or simply to enjoy the Christmas story once more; 10.30 pm – First Mass of Christmas
  • Christmas Day, 10.15 am – Festival Communion

Everyone at St Peter & St Paul, Todwick, wishes you a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Many thanks,

Vicky

The Reverend Vicky Camber
Priest-in-charge, St Peter & St Paul, Todwick

Todwick Toddlers Group Christmas Party

Published: 10 December 2014

Todwick Toddlers Group celebrated their Christmas Party in Todwick Village Hall and had a surprise visit from Santa who took off time from preparing for Christmas!

  1. Toddlers
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Todwick Toddlers Group is now closed for the holidays but will reopen on 6 January 2015.

Santa is coming to Todwick

Published: 8 December 2014

Santa

Santa in his sleigh and his helpers are coming to Todwick on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 between 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

He will be starting from Todwick Interiors, on The Pastures and visiting as many roads as possible starting with The Meadows.

So watch out for Santa on this special night…

Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club are organising this event and all proceeds from any donations will be used for all local charities.

Advent Wreath at Todwick Church

Published: 28 November 2014

The Advent wreath appears in church from Sunday, 30 November 2014 with one of its candles alight. We add one light each Sunday as we look forward to Jesus’ birth, though all four will be lit during our Advent Carol Service on Sunday, 30 November at 6 pm in Church, to which you are all welcome.

We think of the forebears of faith, and watch the growing hope and light as the prophets and Mary, the mother of Jesus, help us prepare for His saving birth. Advent helps us to look forward with faith, hope and expectation.

Vicky – The Reverend Vicky Camber
Priest-in-charge, St Peter & St Paul, Todwick

Look who’s coming to Greenscene

Published: 27 November 2014

Greenscene is in full Christmas spirit with the arrival of Santa and his Reindeers this Saturday, 29 November from 12 noon.

Our Christmas Trees have now arrived and we are fully stocked. Don’t worry about buying early, just stand your tree in water until you are ready to have it in your home.

Take a look around our Christmas shop, we have a wide variety of gifts and decorations.

Santa’s reindeers will only be here for one day – Saturday, 29 November 2014 – as they need to rest for the big day!

Elsa and Olaf will also be with us on Saturday, 29 November 2014 from 11.30 am.

Greenbean
Side Farm Nursery, Sheffield Road, Todwick, S26 1DJ

Todwick’s great effort to give some children a Christmas gift

Published: 21 November 2014

48 shoeboxes from Todwick Church were delivered to the Operation Christmas Child depot in Sheffield after the Shoebox service.

A real achievement! 48 children in poverty are assured of a Christmas gift.

There is a certificate on the porch board in Church to thank us all.

Thank you for your contributions to such a worthwhile cause.

Rotherham Budget Consultation – please send in your views on how the budget should be spent

Published: 17 November 2014

During November and December 2014 Rotherham Council is asking its residents to give their views on how the Council’s budget should be spent – and where cuts should be made.

You are requested to contribute to the online forum debate on the RMBC website.

Rotherham has experienced Government cuts amounting to more than £93 million since 2010. The Council will need to cut another £23 million during 2015/16. Deputy Leader, Cllr Emma Hoddinott, said: “Rotherham’s budget is being squeezed more and more, year on year, and each year the Council is having to make some very difficult decisions. We cannot underestimate the size and the impact of the savings required. Since 2010, we have been forced to make the equivalent of a £360 reduction in spending for every person living in the borough. Clearly that does impact on the council’s ability to provide services. We want to deliver on the priorities of local residents, but we must also face up to the ongoing challenge of funding cuts. The next few years will continue to be very tough so we want to make sure we hear residents’ views.”

The Council is proposing three priority areas for the budget over the coming year:

  1. Protecting our most vulnerable children and adults
  2. Getting people into work and making work pay
  3. Making our streets cleaner and better

The online forum debate is open for ideas to be discussed during November and December 2014.

The views of stakeholders such as parish and town councils are also valuable to the Council and RMBC is inviting local Parish Councils to contribute to the online forum debate on the Council website.

Anne Ellis, Finance Manager, Strategic Finance, Financial Services, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council | Tel: 01709 822019 | Email: anne.ellis@rotherham.gov.uk | www.rotherham.gov.uk

Live mortar bomb discovered in a Todwick garage

Published: 17 November 2014

Bomb disposal experts swooped on a property on Saturday, 15 November 2014 in Todwick after a live mortar bomb was discovered in a garage.

It happened at around midday on The Pastures, which is located in the centre of the village.

It is understood the bomb was found while one the property’s occupants was cleaning out their garage and has now been safely removed with nobody hurt.

More information and photo on the Worksop Guardian website

Clive Pantry’s Remembrance Service

Published: 3 November 2014

Clive Pantry’s and others’ Remembrance Service is on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 at 2.30 pm in the Convocation Hall in The University’s Octagon Centre, Western Bank, Sheffield.

Just to let you know that the University of Sheffield’s Special Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for Clive and others who have donated their bodies to medical service and to express its respect and gratitude for this very personal donation will be held on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 at 2.30 pm in the Convocation Hall in The University’s Octagon Centre, Western Bank, Sheffield. The Service will be conducted by the University Chaplaincy and the Choir and Musicians will also be there.

Refreshments will be served after the Service.

I know that it is a difficult time of the working week for people so really understand if you cannot get. Please do not worry.

Sheila Pantry OBE

Concerns about the A57: Todwick Public Meeting Report

Published: 3 November 2014

There are an increasing number of people from Todwick and from elsewhere who are concerned about driving on the new A57 bypass starting from the M1 Junction 31 A57 road to Worksop, using all the exits onto the Red Lion roundabout, also exiting from Goosecarr Lane and the speed of cars.

The objective of the public meeting was a fact finding exercise to see if there are any other concerns.

The report contains the results of comments from the 5 September 2014 meeting and also comments that have been sent by people who live in the village or use the A57.

The report was sent to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) and to Inspector Peter Serhatlic, Roads Policing Unit, South Yorkshire Police Inspector for Roads and for information to Rod Walker Clerk to Todwick Parish Council.

The response letter and actions taken from Ian Ashmore, RMBC Transportation and Traffic Manager.

Shoebox presents for children at Christmas time

Published: 3 November 2014

On Sunday, 16 November 2014 at 10.15 am, a Shoebox Service will be held in the Church Hall.

Since 1990 more than 113 million children have received shoebox gifts at Christmas from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts as an act of love to needy children around the world regardless of background or beliefs.

Flat-pack ready-decorated shoeboxes ready to be filled are available in Todwick Church porch if you would like to give a needy child a Christmas present – or you can simply cover your own shoebox.

Instructions are on the flat pack re the contents. And there are leaflets in the Church porch. You choose which age range, fill your shoebox as the instructions (see example in the Church porch) and donate £3 towards the cost of transport of your box, by placing an envelope with £3 inside your box.

Decide if your gift is for a Boy or a Girl and the age category: 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14. Mark the correct age category and stick a label to the top of your shoebox.

You can download and print the appropriate boy/girl label from the website.

More information: www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/how-to-pack-a-shoebox

Please drop off your shoebox at the Todwick Church porch – doors are open during daylight hours.

Update on proposed Todwick Churchyard and weed cleanup

Published: 3 November 2014

Concerns have been raised about the weeds growing around the area of the Churchyard where cremated remains are interred.

Sadly, there are no longer any family members of those whose remains are there to care for this area.

Therefore, it is proposed that on Saturday, 22 November 2014 at 9.30 am, a working party is held to tidy this area.

On weekend 8 and 9 November 2014 the area will be chemically sprayed to help eliminate the weeds. Many thanks to Howard Topham and Julian Marples.

Help would be welcome from all families whose loved ones are at rest there and also from anyone who can donate a little time to help keep this area clear.

Please bring gardening gloves and any small appropriate gardening tools.

If you cannot get on Saturday, 22 November 2014 at 9.30 am your help is still needed and appreciated – please go and do as much as you can at a time to suit yourself.

Greenscene Christmas Open Evening

Published: 23 October 2014

Greenscene requests the pleasure of your company this Friday, 24 October 2014 at the Christmas Open Evening

Our Christmas shop is now open and looks amazing.

There is no bistro evening this Friday, however Greenbean will be serving our winter warmer – Pie and Peas.

There are lots more exciting evenings here at GreenBean on the way!

Todwick Toddlers take a break

Published: 22 October 2014

Todwick Toddlers will be closed from Tuesday, 28 October 2014 and reopens Tuesday, 4 November 2014.

Winter suspension of green waste collection in Todwick

Published: 20 October 2014

Household garden waste collections in Rotherham area are to be suspended over the winter period.

The current kerbside collection of garden waste in green bins will be stopped on November 1 and will restart in spring of 2015.

Households are reminded that if they do have any green waste over the winter period they can still take it to one of the borough’s four household waste recycling centres.

The decision was agreed by Council cabinet members in an effort to make savings within the Council’s waste service.

The green waste service is already seasonal with collections over the last two years dropping to monthly over the winter period – reflecting the significant drop in demand from householders.

On average around 18,624 tonnes of green waste is collected by the authority each year. Of this only 2,694 is collected over the November to March period – 14.47 per cent of the total green waste figure.

By suspending the service over the winter the authority will make a saving of £122,000 for the 2014/15 period. This will be the result of reducing waste operations staff – via voluntary severance and the use of seasonal workers – and by taking collection vehicles off the road during the winter months.

Paul Hutchinson, Waste Recycling Officer for the Council, said he appreciated some households would miss a winter collection. He added: “Since the green collection service was launched we know how popular it has become. However, because the demand for the service tails off over the winter months we have already reduced it over the past two years down to a monthly service. Those people who do have green waste to recycle have been taking it to our household waste recycling centres. We hope that will continue this year or alternatively households compost more green waste at home.”

Todwick Craft Fayre – a great success

Published: 20 October 2014

The Craft Fayre held on 12 October 2014 in Todwick Village Hall was a great success. Lots of very interesting stalls to view. The event raised £392.45.

Liz and John Wainwright, the organisers, would like to thank Anne and Tony Rusling for all their help before and on the day.

Thanks from all those who attended the Craft Fayre to Liz and John for all their stalwart efforts in organising this successful event which raised funds for the ongoing maintenance of Todwick Village Hall.

Rotherham Local Plan Consultation

Published: 10 October 2014

The following is an email regarding the Local Plan from Lesley Shepherd, Technical Officer, Planning Policy, Rotherham MBC.

Rotherham Local Plan: New homes and Jobs in your community

Dear Sir / Madam

  • Would you like to know where new homes are planned in your area?
  • Are you interested in where new jobs will be created?

Then you need to read this email. The Council is drawing up a new Local Plan for the whole of Rotherham borough. We need your views to help us improve the draft plan.

To find out more visit our website at www.rotherham.gov.uk/localplan or come along to a public drop-in session near you.

What is it?

Since 2009 we have consulted on potential sites for new homes, shopping, employment and other new development in Rotherham. These are shown in a Sites & Policies document. We now have a final draft plan that we think shows the most suitable sites to take forward. These sites are needed to meet the targets for new homes and jobs shown in the Local Plan Core Strategy.

We have also drawn up policies to guide decision making on individual planning applications and a Policies Map that shows how land in the borough can be used in the future.

Where can I see it?

The consultation runs from Monday, 13 October to Monday, 24 November 2014.

The majority of the sites were subject to consultation in summer 2013 and, as a result of comments and more technical work, we have made some changes. Some sites have been removed from the draft plan; some new sites have been added. This is a new version of the plan; you should look at this draft and make any comments you have. Previous comments on earlier drafts are not automatically “rolled forward”.

We are holding public drop-in sessions in the borough to show the detail of our proposals and to answer any questions about individual sites. You can find us at:

Date

Time

Venue

3 Nov 2014

14:00 – 19:00

Rawmarsh High Street Centre, Rawmarsh

6 Nov 2014

14:00 – 19:00

Dinnington Resource Centre, Laughton Road, Dinnington

13 Nov 2014

14:00 – 19:00

Wickersley Community Centre, Bawtry Road

14 Nov 2014

14:00 – 19:00

MyPlace, St Ann’s Road, Rotherham

You can also see the draft plan at all libraries in the borough during normal opening times.

What else do I need to know?

The Council adopted the Local Plan Core Strategy on 10 Sept 2014. It now forms part of the statutory development plan for Rotherham. More detail is available on our website.

We are also consulting on a revised Statement of Community Involvement. This explains how we will consult you on the Local Plan and individual planning applications.

We want your views

You can view and comment on the Sites & Policies document and the revised Statement of Community Involvement using our consultation website at http://rotherham.limehouse.co.uk/portal

Comments must be made by 5 pm Monday, 24 November 2014.

For further information or help please contact us:

Rotherham MBC, Planning Policy, Planning, Regeneration and Cultural Services, Riverside House, Main Street, ROTHERHAM S60 1AE | Tel: 01709 823869 | Fax: 01709 372419 | Email: planning.policy@rotherham.gov.uk | Web: www.rotherham.gov.uk/localplan

Yours faithfully

Councillor Maggie Godfrey
Cabinet Member for Safe and Attractive Neighbourhoods

Want to learn how to trace your family history this winter?

Published: 10 October 2014

Family History classes start again at 7 pm on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 in Todwick Village Hall – upstairs in the Meeting room. There is a stair lift available if climbing stairs is not your thing!

£2.50 per session. All welcome.

For more information call Alan Turner on 0772 565 3440.

Deadline to Have Your Say in the Buses Consultation

Published: 29 September 2014

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 is the deadline date to Have Your Say in the SYPTE Public Consultation regarding buses.

This consultation is being undertaken on behalf of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee and is focusing on public transport information and travel Interchanges in South Yorkshire. The purpose of this consultation is to provide customers with the best possible offering within the funds available.

The easiest way to take part is online at www.sypte.co.uk/haveyoursay. You can also read a copy of the consultation booklet which provides background information to the areas covered in the consultation.

Todwick Road footpath work to start on 6 October 2014

Published: 26 September 2014

There is a notice on Todwick Road stating that work is due to start on the missing section of footpath on 6 October 2014.

So, “delays can be expected”.

No movement for Todwick Buses

Published: 8 September 2014

Paul Flanagan, Business Manager, Rotherham Depot, First South Yorkshire Limited has sent the following letter, dated 5 September 2014, to Todwick people who have been seeking an improved local bus service.

If Todwick people wish to write/email to Paul Flanagan, and other transport chiefs please do so: Ben.Gilligan@firstgroup.com; Adam.Timewell@FirstGroup.com; Andy.Wright@sypte.co.uk. Also our MP Kevin Barron: kevinbarronmp@gmail.com

Marie/Alan

It was good to meet with you on Tuesday (2/9/14) to discuss the local Todwick residents transport issues and concerns.

We have reviewed the number of passengers previously travelling between Todwick and Dinnington on the previous Route 27. There was a total of 53 passengers per week travelling 37 of those were concessionary permit holders.

With this level of patronage as soon as we operate 1 return trip per day 6 days a week the service becomes unprofitable. I am sorry but we just cannot justify operating a commercial service from Todwick to Dinnington. The only way we could operate any service here would be if it was tendered.

We have discussed extending the odd X5 (renumbered) to Todwick but we do not believe that this would be beneficial to a service which is performing well. To take a bus out of the X5 cycle could have a detrimental effect on the overall performance of this service.

We are looking to see if we can divert the X55 at 07:50 from Dinnington around Todwick as suggested and will get back to you with this.

Andy Wright (SYPTE) has confirmed that he has arranged for a timetable case to be installed at the stop in Todwick as discussed. Also, appropriate timetables and route information will be delivered to Dinnington Interchange.

Should you have any further questions or would like to meet up again please let me know.

Paul

Paul Flanagan
Business Manager, Rotherham Depot
First South Yorkshire Limited
Registered in England & Wales No. 2332529
Registered Office: Midland Road, Rotherham, S61 1TF

Tel: 01709 566031
Mobile: 07834 960549
Fax: 01709 566013

Bus timetables for use to and from Todwick

Published: 5 September 2014

Brenda Waller has deposited in Todwick News Agency some SYPTE Bus timetables that give details about bus times to and from Todwick to elsewhere.

Todwick Line Dancing Group ceases

Published: 5 September 2014

Sadly, from September 2014 the Todwick Line Dancing Group ceases to exist. This is because lack of numbers to keep it viable.

Grab a bargain this August at the Greenscene Side Farm Nursery Summer Sale

Published: 16 August 2014

It is Summer Sale time at Greenscene Side Farm Nursery from this Saturday, 16 August 2014 until 31 August 2014 with lots of discounts and bargains galore across our wide range of garden and home accessories, furniture, and gifts.

Pop in to Greenscene and grab a bargain… and don’t forget to spread the word and tell your friends and family!

Side Farm Nursery, Sheffield Road, Todwick, Sheffield S26 1DJ

Allotments, Gardens, Scarecrows and Historic Trail – Sunday, 27 July 2014

Published: 30 July 2014

Starting at the Village Hall…

Look at the various exhibitions – Todwick Historical Society’s WW1 / WW2 and D-Day exhibitions… collections of Art work from Todwick Primary School, and Abigail Mosley, stalls from Todwick Craft Group, Save the Children Fund, Vintage Flowers, and possibly your last your chance to Buy a unique Todwick Souvenir Tea Towel or cushion cover whilst there are still some left.

Just round from the Village Hall go on the Pastures see Julian and Wendy’s colourful new front garden at No. 11 then go to No. 13 – where Brenda Waller invites you to visit her Front and Back gardens.

Continue further on The Pastures and turn into Barber Close to No. 17 and see Keira and Denise Schweinem’s highly commended scarecrow Allez Yorkshire on a yellow tandem.

At this point you may wish to go up Goosecarr Lane to the Allotments but first cross the road into the Recreation Ground and see the newly installed Memorial plaque in the garden to long time Councillor Clive Pantry.

Continue up Goosecarr Lane to see the award-winning Allotment Plots:

  • Gold – Plots 19/20 – Peter Sliwinski
  • Silver – Plot 17 – Mrs Daphne Stewart and Mrs D Brookman
  • Bronze – Plot 12 – Terry Calladine

Highly Commended plots are Plot 18 Ken Mathieson, Plot 16 Howard Day and Plot 23a Patricia Blackman. Commended are Plot 28 Jim Tompkin and Plot 8 Rob Smith

  1. Scarecrow
    George and the Green Dragon
  2. Scarecrow
    Party Time
  3. Scarecrow
    Bowler – Don’t be short
  4. Scarecrow
    Allez Yorkshire
  5. Scarecrow
    Allez Yorkshire with Keira
  6. Scarecrow
    Charley – The Pearly King

Alternate route from the Village Hall…

From the Village Hall, cross the road at the crossing and proceed along Kiveton Lane in the direction of Kiveton then turn onto Manor Way turn UP Rayls Road go to Osborne Drive to No. 1 to see Trevor Robbins Highly Commended colourful front garden then turn back walking towards the Church and stop at No. 6 Church View see Terry and Helena Calladine 3rd Prize winning very colourful and packed front garden. Now head towards Todwick Church or park in the Church Car Park just outside the Mary Gregory Children’s park but on your right stop at No. 1 Lindleys Croft and see Louise and Zara Spacie’s fun Charlie – the Pearly King.

Go and see the lovely St Peter and St Paul Church – The Doomsday Survey of 1086 records: ‘In Tatewic… a Church and three acres of meadow’. This early 11th century building of rubble red sandstone forms the nave of the present Church. The chancel, of limestone, and the porch were added in the 14th century, while the Perpendicular tower with its eight crocketed pinnacles was built in the late 15th century. The Church bells still ring out from the Church. Look at the lovely windows and plaques. Outside in the churchyard see where a group of volunteers have cleared away a lot of debris and are making new planting. Look at the dates of some of the ancient graves that go back some hundreds of years. If you would like to “Adopt an ancient grave” and keep it weeded/tidy that would be lovely and improve the look of this ancient area – in the first instance contact Sheila Pantry.

Cross over the churchyard to the Church Hall – first building on this site for over 500 years! Have free refreshments and a toilet stop!

Exit from the Church area by the gate just top side of the Church Hall onto “little gennel/pathway”, up Kiveton Lane pass the old folks bungalows continue up Kiveton Lane just a short walk past area that has been cleared of the old Todwick Nursing Home, then just inside in the Plantain / Bluebell Wood – be careful as you go down the path around the gate… and to your right you will see Robin Hood’s Trysting Tree. Spare a thought for the history that surrounds Todwick.

Turn back toward the village and turn off on The Meadows… walk along The Meadows have a look at some of the bright floral front gardens on your way stop first at No. 68-70 and look at Roy Bowell’s Highly Commended front garden. Walk to the bend on The Meadows and go up the cul-de-sac to No. 87 and see Rosemary Chambers’ prize winning Best Scarecrow – George and the Green Dragon.

Turn back to see the Party Time Scarecrows at the entrance to No. 85 – Sheila and Clive’s garden that has a shady front garden with bright splashes of colour – you are invited to go through a little “secret garden” to the back garden area and sit down and enjoy a really fabulous view – ranging from the wonderful Derbyshire Hills on your left, the two towers at Norton, Sheffield city and on your right you can see as far as Emley Moor…. with windmills on the horizon.

Next at No. 83 is Brian Summerhayes’ Highly Commended amusing Bowler Scarecrow – Don’t be short.

You must stop at 79 The Meadows and see colourful front garden of Brian Mullins. Next door at 77 The Meadows is Anne and Ray Ibberson’s 2nd Prize winning colourful front garden and drive. Cross the road – right hand side to No. 8 Mill Close see Mabel Hextall’s lovely front garden and hanging baskets.

Back to The Meadows and then turn onto Mill Fields – cross the road and go down Guildway turn left onto Sandwith Road to No. 5 and see Highly Commended 2014 Alan Hardy’s colourful garden.

Go back to Guildway and continue down to where it joins The Meadows take a left turn and then at De Houten Close go to No. 4 to see Margaret Pemberton’s 1st Prize front garden and look at No. 3 and see Highly Commended front garden belonging to Bob Ireton.

Go back out of De Houten Close and turn right back to The Meadows and cross the road to No. 22 and see Reni and Howard Pilgram’s Highly Commended colourful front garden. A little further down to No. 14 see another Highly Commended neat front garden of Margaret Ware.

Continue down to The Meadows and turn right on The Pastures back to Todwick Village Hall in time for 3.15 pm demo by the Street Dance and Martial Arts Group and the Prize giving to all the winners at 3.45 pm and some more welcome refreshments and a last look at the exhibitions.

  1. Garden
    Margaret Pemberton
    1st Prize
  2. Garden
    Terry and Helena Calladine
    3rd Prize
  3. Garden
    Bob Ireton
    Highly Commended
  4. Garden
    Margaret Ware
    Highly Commended
  5. Garden
    Reni and Howard Pilgram
    Highly Commended
  6. Garden
    Alan Hardy
    Highly Commended
  7. Garden
    Trevor Robbins
    Highly Commended
  8. Garden
    Roy Bowell
    Highly Commended

Garden and Allotment Prizes are awarded by Todwick Parish Council and the Best Scarecrow award by Sheila Pantry OBE in memory of Clive Pantry who was a Todwick Parish Councillor for more than 26 years.

Todwick Best Scarecrow, Best Gardens and Best Allotments Prize Winners 2014

Published: 28 July 2014

In Todwick Village Hall on Sunday, 27 July 2014 Councillor Bryan Ferrison presented Prizes and Certificates to a number of winners for the best Allotments and Best Front Gardens. These were awarded by Todwick Parish Council and the Best Scarecrow award by Sheila Pantry OBE in memory of Clive Pantry who was a Todwick Parish Councillor for more than 26 years.

Best Scarecrow was awarded to Rosemary Chambers for her “George and the Green Dragon”.

  1. Scarecrow
    Rosemary Chambers
    Best Scarecrow winner

Award-winning Allotment Plots:

  • Gold – Plots 19/20 – Peter Sliwinski who also received the Waller Cup
  • Silver – Plot 17 – Mrs Daphne Stewart and Mrs D Brookman
  • Bronze – Plot 12 – Terry Calladine

Highly Commended plots:

  • Plot 18 – Ken Mathieson
  • Plot 16 – Howard Day
  • Plot 23a – Patricia Blackman

Commended plots:

  • Plot 28 – Jim Tompkin
  • Plot 8 – Rob Smith
  1. Allotment
    Parish Councillor Bryan Ferris
    holding the Waller Cup
    presented to Peter Sliwinski
  2. Allotment
    Terry Calladine
    Allotment Bronze Prize winner

The Best Front Garden winners:

  • 1st Prize – Margaret A Pemberton, 4 De Houten Close
  • 2nd Prize – Anne and Ray Ibberson, 77 The Meadows
  • 3rd Prize – Helena and Terence Calladine, 6 Church View

Highly commended in alphabetical order of surname:

  • Roy Bowell, 68-70 The Meadows
  • Allan Hardy, 5 Sandwith Road
  • Bob Ireton, 3 De Houten Close
  • Reni and Howard Pilgram, 22 The Meadows
  • Trevor Robbins, 1 Osborne Drive
  • Margaret Ware, 14 The Meadows
  1. Garden
    Margaret Pemberton
    1st Prize Garden Winner
  2. Garden
    Terry Calladine
    3rd Prize Best Gardens
  3. Garden
    Roy Bowell
    Highly Commended Garden
  4. Garden
    Reni and Howard Pilgram
    Highly Commended Garden
  5. Garden
    Trevor Robbins
    Highly Commended Garden
  6. Garden
    Margaret Ware
    Highly Commended Garden

Todwick Buses

Published: 22 July 2014

Alan Turner chaired a meeting to discuss the newly revised SYPTE bus timetables in Todwick Village Hall on Thursday, 17 October 2014. Over 90 people turned out and a petition containing over 400 signatures was presented to the audience. Alan Turner was pleased to welcome 4 RMBC Councillors, Gordon Watson, Dominic Beck, Jennifer Whysall, and Dinnington UKIP Ian Finnie.

There were added comments from Dominic and Gordon re the bus service history and lack of dialogue between RMBC and SYPTE with Todwick and they pledged to help if possible. The RMBC Councillors commented that the meeting was well organised and well represented.

Organisers of the meeting had worked out for those people attending how to go about planning to go by bus to Sheffield, Rotherham, Kiveton and Dinnington. Questions from the floor were answered and order was maintained throughout.

Alan Turner has since informed the media so the meeting may appear in print. What next? Well we took on board the questions and are now asking for a meeting with Director of Environment and Development Services, RMBC Karl Battersby and SYPTE to discuss options.

Please watch this space for further news…

Also, see below the letter from RMBC about changes to Rotherham’s bus network.

Just picked up a Rotherham Advertiser week ending 18-19 July 2014 and although nothing in about Todwick Buses, there is an article about Rawmarsh Buses.

Old bus routes back in Rawmarsh

Good news for Rawmarsh! The 108/109 buses change back to their old routes from this weekend. People were unhappy with the last change and manor farm TARA consulted with local residents. Over 300 people said they were unhappy about it.

Paul Lynch the MD of Stagecoach, kindly agreed to meet with us and John Healey M.P. to discuss the problem. He accepted that the change the routes had not worked and agreed to revert to the old routes as from this weekend. We wish to thank Paul Lynch for listening to the concerns of local residents and acting in appreciation of their views. This is unusual for a large organisation these days. The gas, water and electricity companies could learn a lesson here and follow his lead.

Cllr Jane Hamilton, Hoober Ward, and Cllr Neil Hamilton Rawmarsh Ward

So perhaps if one bus company can consider reverting to old timetables then perhaps we, in Todwick may have a chance.

Alan Turner
Email: alan70@uwclub.net

Todwick Bus Services Meeting

Published: 16 July 2014

Don’t forget to attend the Todwick Bus Services Meeting at 7.30 pm on Thursday, 17 July 2014 in Todwick Village Hall

This important meeting will discuss the impact of the new South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) changes to the bus service in and out of Todwick from July 2014.

Just a couple of days to enter Todwick Scarecrow Competition

Published: 16 July 2014

Judges will be deciding this weekend Saturday, 19 July and Sunday, 20 July 2014

This year your scarecrow can be any topic! Judging will take place on the weekend Saturday – Sunday, 19–20 July 2014.

Please DISPLAY your scarecrows on these dates and keep them up until after 27 July 2014.

Any questions or for further information or to register your Scarecrow now please contact Organiser Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Successful Fashion Show with a difference!

Published: 16 July 2014

The fashion show held on Thursday, 10 July 2014 in Todwick Village Hall was very well attended and enjoyed very much by everyone who were delighted with their bargains of Designer High Street stores and top range ladies garments – all this season’s clothes which were sold at a fraction of the normal price. It was organised by Sheila Pantry.

Many thanks to our sartorially dressed, excellent wine waiters Ken Hill and Brian Mullins and to Reni Pilgrim who sold some of the remaining heritage Todwick tea towels.

Funds raised after expenses went to the maintenance of Todwick Village Hall.

  1. Fashion Show
  2. Fashion Show
  3. Fashion Show

Click the images to see larger versions

Todwick Jazz Supper Club Dates

Published: 16 July 2014

All evenings 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Supper break at 8.30 pm

If any changes of dates are needed due to band availability will come back to you ASAP.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Opening the season with the Dearne Valley Big Band – with emphasis on Ella and Sinatra music.

Don’t miss seeing and hearing this very entertaining band that contains many young musicians!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Barry Binch & the Swing Beans – Welcome return

Saturday, 20 December 2014 – Christmas Party

Band being confirmed

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Band being confirmed

Saturday, 14 February 2015 – Valentine’s Night

New band – Dave Hepworth’s Washington Whirligig

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Band being confirmed

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Band being confirmed

South Yorkshire lands £4.8 million for transport to support businesses

Published: 11 July 2014

South Yorkshire has been awarded £4.8 million in Government funding to support sustainable transport schemes to help businesses and workers in the county.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded to South Yorkshire Partners £4.8 million of funding from its Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) in a move that will help people get to jobs, help businesses become more efficient and sustainable whilst helping the environment.

More information: www.sypte.co.uk/media.aspx?id=3999

You are invited on Saturday, 12 July 2014 at 3.30 pm to the dedication of Clive’s Garden

Published: 7 July 2014

The Dedication of the renovated Millennium Garden at the entrance to the Recreation Ground, Todwick is to celebrate the work of Councillor Clive Pantry for Todwick.

Clive had a very strong community interest and knowledge. A loyal and dedicated member of Todwick Parish Council (TPC) since 27 October 1987, Clive was TPC Chairman from 9 May 1995 to 21 May 2007 and he remained a member of TPC until his death on 16 December 2013.

Volunteers needed for Todwick Toddlers Group

Published: 3 July 2014

Todwick Toddlers Group is seeking volunteers to help each Tuesday morning between 8.30 am and 12.00 noon.

For further details contact Lis Wainwright, Tel: 01909 772972 or 07784 546 756, Email: jwainwright@talktalk.net

Letter from RMBC about changes to Rotherham’s bus network

Published: 2 July 2014

Letter from Karl Battersby, Rotherham Borough Council’s Director of Environment and Development Services, with regards to changes to Rotherham’s bus network, and the new Rotherham Bus Partnership.

Further to previous correspondence from SYPTE on 20th May 2014, I am writing to remind you about important changes to Rotherham’s bus network which will be taking place from 19, 20 and 21 July this year.

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee recently approved plans for a voluntary partnership with bus operators that will see many passengers benefitting from changes to the Rotherham bus network.

The Rotherham Bus Partnership is a voluntary agreement that brings together South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach Yorkshire and East Midlands, TM Travel, Powells and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

The aim is to improve bus provision in the area so that the numbers of people using it grow; making bus travel the preferred choice of transport.

The partners believe that by working together they can develop bus services throughout Rotherham and the surrounding areas for the benefit of the customer; making bus travel simpler, more flexible and more convenient.

These changes will also result in better quality, more reliable, and accessible services. This is the Rotherham people’s bus network, designed in consultation with them, for them. We hope it will persuade more people to make the switch from cars to buses.

The partnership carried out consultation on its proposals in November 2013 and received around 1200 replies.

We listened to customers and altered our initial plans as a direct result, to make sure that when the Partnership goes live at the end of July, it will best serve the needs of the travelling public.

The proposals and consultation resulted in a number of changes such as: faster journey times on the 72 service to Sheffield; increased frequencies on service 10 between Rotherham District General Hospital, Flanderwell and Maltby; improved connections to Meadowhall through the new 71 service; and services 108/109 restored to their popular route prior to January 2013.

Specific improvements as part of the partnership include:

  1. A new range of value for money, multi operator tickets, giving customers more travel choice and greater convenience
  2. Increased frequencies and faster journey times on some services
  3. Fewer service changes during each year
  4. Improved links for smaller communities
  5. Better links for developing residential areas

Rotherham Bus Partnership has also worked with TravelMaster to introduce a new range of value for money tickets that offer travel on any bus in Rotherham, regardless of who provides it. The Rotherham Connect tickets will give regular customers day, week and monthly unlimited travel across Rotherham’s bus network at very reasonable prices.

Further information on changes to bus services and new Rotherham Connect tickets can be found at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/rbp and www.rotherhambuspartnership.co.uk

We hope that you will join us in supporting this new partnership, and in welcoming the new improvements to the Rotherham bus network from the 19, 20 and 21 July 2014.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the new network feel free to contact me.

Yours Sincerely,

Karl Battersby

Director of Environment and Development Services

Todwick Bus Services and Petition

Published: 1 July 2014

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) changes to the bus service in Todwick from July 2014 will mean there will be no direct link to Dinnington or Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre. Whilst some services will remain so that people can get to Rotherham Hospital, the services to and from Dinnington and Crystal Peaks are very much needed. Whether this is for shopping, connecting to other buses, work, socialising or whatever, the services are important. We are a small village with a higher than average percentage of senior citizens, many of whom need to use the buses on a regular basis and for whom the changes will have a significant adverse impact.

As you know, Todwick Parish Council and many residents have used the on-line consultation process and have written, telephoned and emailed SYPTE but have yet to make any progress. The intervention of the local MP, Kevin Barron, has also failed to bring any results. The hope is that by gathering as many signatures as possible we can send a clear message to SYPTE that this is an issue we feel very strongly about.

Attached is a petition to SYPTE about the changes to the bus services for Todwick. Feel free to print out and try to get as many signatures as you can. Please return all petitions to Helen Greer-Waring, 81 The Meadows, Todwick.

Body Fit! Boot Camp!

Published: 20 June 2014

Held every Monday 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm and Thursday 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm in Todwick Village Hall.

Contact: Karly Marsden, Tel: 07966 554298, Email: karlymarsden@yahoo.co.uk

Keep fit with Line Dancing at Todwick Village Hall

Published: 20 June 2014

Calling all line dancers and would-be line dancers to Todwick Village Hall, every Monday from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Beginners welcomed!

For further details contact Brenda Waller, Tel: 01909 770819

Going… going… almost gone: Buy your heritage Todwick Tea Towel before it is too late!

Published: 19 June 2014

Sales have been good recently so this is possibly the last chance to buy a special Todwick Tea Towel!

Todwick Tea Towel

There is a unique Todwick tea towel on display and for you to buy from the Todwick Newsagency! These specially designed, colourful Todwick tea towels, aprons and cushion covers are in good quality cotton showing the Todwick Shield and a picture of the near 1000-year-old Todwick Church.

Good support these last few months means that your chances of buying the unique Todwick Tea towel are getting less and less!

Please buy your own special Todwick tea towel now! Only cost £4.00 each!

Makes a great unique present – perhaps you are going on holiday so take one or two with you as presents.

Or perhaps you are going to make a scarecrow for this summer’s scarecrow competition? Or to wrap a present – looks great!

It could also be used as a flag… just imagination is needed to maximise the potential of the Todwick Tea towel that has already been sent all over the world – gone to Patagonia, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, St. Petersburg/Russia, Finland, Warsaw/Poland, Netherlands, Croatia to name a few places!

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

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

Cash Point now available in Todwick

Published: 16 June 2014

Todwick people will be pleased to hear that a Cash Point is situated in the Red Lion Hotel Pub and free to use.

POSH Tea at the Ritz aka Todwick Village Hall

Published: 16 June 2014

Held on Sunday, 15 June 2014, about 60 people including two young girls enjoyed having their POSH tea whilst they listened to the music of Pete Moxon’s Trio.

Another fun entertainment organised by Sheila Pantry and sponsored by Todwick Parish Council and others.

Many thanks to willing “POSH TEA staff” Hilary Smith, Anne Rusling, Brian Mullins, Ken Hill and Reni Pilgrim. Thanks to everyone who came and supported this event.

Time to register your scarecrow in the 2014 Todwick Scarecrow Competition!

Published: 16 June 2014

The best one will win a prize that will be awarded on Sunday, 27th July 2014 at the Todwick Allotments, Art, Crafts, Gardens, Historical and Scarecrow Trail.

The event is open from 12 noon to 4 pm and in Todwick Village Hall there will be Art and Craft displays plus a WW1 exhibition organised by the Todwick Historical Society. A Trail map will be available in both the Village Hall and in the Church Hall.

If you have any unwanted garden tools then bring them to the Village Hall on the day. 25% of the price of tools sold will go to the Village Hall maintenance funds. Last year most of the tools were sold within the first hour of opening!

Free refreshments are available in the Village Hall and also the Church Hall.

Judges will be looking for the best front gardens, allotments and scarecrows during the week before the 27 July 2014.

Award of Prizes for best front gardens, best allotments and best scarecrow will be made in the Village Hall at 3.45 pm.

No need to enter your gardens or allotments but you must register your Scarecrow so its location known into the Scarecrow Competition and for any other questions please contact Organiser Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

The sunshine made a lovely afternoon for the Todwick Funday

Published: 9 June 2014

Lots of people – estimated at 350 people – came to the Todwick Recreation Ground for the usual two hours fun-packed TODWICK FUNDAY on Sunday afternoon, 8 June 2014.

All the entertainers said how much they enjoyed being with everyone, especially the children, and many thanks must go to them and all the many volunteers who spent time in the many pre-event preparations and on the day itself and clearing up afterwards.

Lloyd provided the PA system for which many thanks, and entertainment was provided Zumba Group and the Line Dancers who gave some excellent displays and are hopeful that people will join their groups, Groovy Gazza, the wonderful balloon modeller, Fancy Face painting by Linda, two bouncy castles and Giant Jenger Puzzle game by K-Bong, entertaining to watch the Sumo wrestling game and Princess slide, Cubs games and stall, Glitter Tattoo, Pony rides, Elvis was the name of the soft toy and was welcome by the Anderson family who gladly took him home. Rodeo Bull and the Penalty shootout provided challenges!

Also there were a number of stalls including Save the Children Fund who raised £81 from the soft toy tombola, £36.86 from the sale of other goods, making a total profit of £117.86. FACT, Cubs, Todwick Craft Group all welcomed visitors as did the Bowling Club – who are still willing to show individuals and families how to play bowls – contact Alan Tizard on telephone 771438. The Beer Tent and Hot Food stand did a good trade and the Refreshment Stand volunteers managed to hand over 800 pieces of cake, buns, tarts and flapjacks as well as serving litres/gallons of teas, coffees and juices. Also appreciated were Brian and Denise organizing the many fun games. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service did stalwart service with great enthusiasm showing off the fire appliance to lots of children and giving advice to many people about fire safety and fire alarms.

FUNDAY is supported by Todwick Parish Council, other groups and many individuals! Many Thanks to Everyone involved and all those who came to enjoy FUNDAY – another great successful afternoon enjoyed by many!

Any questions – ask Sheila Pantry, Organiser – Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Todwick Historical Society Talk: War of the Roses

Published: 7 June 2014

Don’t miss the Todwick Historical Society meeting in Todwick Village Hall on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 at 7.30 pm

The speaker is Eric Houlder who is talking about the War of the Roses. Eric is a good speaker and if you are interested in how the period spanned out and where the armies where gathered from then I’m sure Eric will be his usual informative self. You may have heard him talk before about Robin Hood! Always entertaining.

Everyone is welcome members £1.00, guests £2.00

Only a few more days for you to wait until Todwick Funday

Published: 3 June 2014

Sunday, 8 June 2014, 2 pm to 4 pm, Todwick Recreation Ground – NB if wet some activities will be held in the Village Hall

Come to the Todwick Recreation Ground for the usual two hours fun-packed TODWICK FUNDAY on Sunday afternoon, 8 June 2014 starting at 2 pm until 4 pm.

At the start you will be greeted by the Zumba Group will give a demo and offer you a chance to take part and learn more – aimed at all ages. You may wish to join the Group for a regular workout? Fancy having your face, leg, arm, hand painted? Then Fancy Face painting by Linda will offer you all sort of designs, then try the bouncy castles – one for young children and one for teenagers, have a go on the Jenger puzzle game, enjoy the inflatable slide, have a go in the sumo wrestling game, name the soft toy (winner takes the soft toy).

Also there will be a number of stalls including Weight Watchers, Save the Children Fund, FACT, Cubs, Todwick Craft Group, By Mummy’s Hand.

Play Camps will be there to promote the work they do with young people in the area.

Between 3 pm and 4 pm – a number of specific activities:

  • there will be a Martial Arts and Street dance demo and teach-in – if you are really interested you may wish to join them on a regular basis – any from 3 years up to 99 years!
  • all sorts of free-of-charge organised races and games for children – situated just behind the Fancy Face Painting Gazebo.
  • see Groovy Gazza roaming around making balloon models for you!

There will be a Penalty shoot out competition organised by the Football Club.

The Bowling Club will be offering bowling lessons for the whole family… go to the Bowling Club and find out how to play bowls – all good fun. Refreshments are available there.

Do you know what Community First Responders do? Come and talk to them and hear about their work!

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be in attendance and will also offer fire safety advice. Have a close-up look to see the range of equipment that is carried in a fire appliance!

There will be free-of-charge refreshments available – juice drinks, teas, coffees, cakes and buns.

Also there will be a Licensed Beer tent to buy drinks, a Rodeo Bull UK – mums and dads… take part in the rodeo competition! Costs £2.50 a go. Ride Billy, the inflatable rodeo bull and top of the score board at the end of the day wins a prize! Free photo for all riders! Try a Glitter Tattoo – prices varies according to requirements.

Hot pulled-pork sandwiches and hot dogs for the children will be on sale. Pony Rides for children (weather dependent, height restrictions apply) £3 per ride.

FUNDAY is supported by Todwick Parish Council, other groups and many individuals! Many Thanks to Everyone.

IF WET WEATHER SOME OF THE EVENTS WILL BE HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL.

Any questions – ask Sheila Pantry, Organiser – Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Zumba group welcomes everyone attending the Todwick Funday, 8 June 2014

Published: 2 June 2014

My name is Louise Fuller. I have been teaching fitness for 20 years, I am a qualified fitness & Zumba instructor and absolutely love my job! My classes are for all ages, shapes and sizes.

We have the best time while keeping ourselves fit and healthy, and everyone who attends is made very welcome! Please come along and get fit for life. Hope to see you soon at the Todwick Funday!

Children’s Air Ambulance – amount now raised by Todwick Toddlers is a fantastic £1452.40

Published: 2 June 2014

Further to earlier announcements the final amount raised for the Children’s Air Ambulance organised by Liz Wainwright, Todwick Toddlers, now stands at £1452.40. This has been boosted by two very generous donations by Thrybergh and Anston Parish Councils.

Todwick Toddlers held a very successful coffee morning on 21 March 2014 for the Children’s Air Ambulance and have continued to receive further donations since then.

Todwick Toddlers thank everyone who gave donations, raffle prizes, refreshments and to all who attended on the day to support them.

Very special thanks go to Liz Wainwright who organised this initiative.

Old Care Home at 160 Kiveton Lane to be demolished

Published: 29 May 2014

In response to a report to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) about the dangerous state of the property at 160 Kiveton Lane – the old Care Home – RMBC have stated today that the owners of the property say that it is due to be demolished week beginning Monday, 2 June 2014 subject to the traffic lights on Kiveton Lane being removed. Therefore, RMBC will not be taking any further action.

Bus Route 271 and other services

Published: 22 May 2014

There are no plans to alternate the route of the service 271 at this present time. Todwick residents will continue to be provided with links to Rotherham and Sheffield with service 29 and the new 74 replacing service X14. The new 74 will also provide a direct link to Attercliffe and on a Saturday to Meadowhall. Unfortunately, due to limited use and the unavailability of vehicles within the network, they were not able to provide a direct Todwick-Dinnington link. Todwick residents will be able to use the 29 to Kiveton Park and change onto service X5 which will operate every 20 minutes between Todwick and Dinnington. Service 271 will not continue to operate beyond the Partnership changes and therefore will not be available to provide a Todwick to Dinnington link.

Additionally, Todwick has the following community transport weekly services:

  • Crystal Peaks on Tuesday
  • Worksop on Wednesday
  • Dinnington on Friday

Dial a Ride users can make the link between Todwick & Dinnington and the availability of the Community Transport South Yorkshire Shopper Bus between Kiveton Park / Harthill / Wales and Crystal Peaks and that customers can use CTSaver fares for this.

For more information please contact Rotherham Community Transport on 01709 517 100 or www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/door2door

Changes to the Rotherham bus network

Published: 21 May 2014

The latest news to update you about proposals to develop bus services in Rotherham.

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee has approved the plans for a voluntary partnership with bus operators that will see many passengers benefitting from changes to the Rotherham bus network. The aim is to improve bus provision in the area so that the numbers of people using it grow; making bus travel the preferred choice of transport.

The Rotherham Bus Partnership comprising South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach Yorkshire and East Midlands, TM Travel, Powells and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council carried out consultation on its proposals in November 2013 and received around 1200 replies.

The proposals and consultation have resulted in a number of changes such as: faster journey times on the 72 service to Sheffield; increased frequencies on service 10 between Rotherham District General Hospital, Flanderwell and Maltby; improved connections to Meadowhall through the new 71 service; and services 108/109 restored to their popular route prior to January 2013.

The revised network is due to launch on 21 July 2014.

Unfortunately, the 27 service was proposed to be withdrawn (between Crystal Peaks and Dinnington) by First in the Rotherham consultation. Regrettably, no other operator could be persuaded to replace the service which means there is no direct service between Todwick and Dinnington. However, journeys can be made with interchange at Kiveton. Service 271 has been revised to partially replace the 27 service between Kiveton, Wales and Crystal Peaks as new service 26 Crystal Peaks to Kiveton and Thorpe Salvin and 26A Kiveton to Crystal Peaks.

More information: www.rotherham.gov.uk/news/article/130/new_partnership_promises_better_network_for_bus_passengers

Posh Tea at the Ritz (aka Todwick Village Hall) with dancing

Published: 15 May 2014

Sunday, 15 June 2014, 14.00 – 16.00 Todwick Village Hall

There will be a trio of musicians entertaining whilst you enjoy your free Posh Tea. You can dance if you wish!

Anyone in Todwick who needs transport to get to this event should contact Sheila Pantry.

Free of charge. This will be on a first come, first served basis for bookings. Hurry – places going already.

Please contact organiser Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Todwick Church on Facebook

Published: 13 May 2014

Todwick Church has a Facebook page.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/todwickchurch

Todwick Parish Council secures £50,000 from The Sporting Legacy Fund

Published: 29 April 2014

Todwick Parish Council has been awarded £50,000 National Lottery funding through Sport England’s Inspired Facilities scheme.

The money will be used to extend and totally refurbish the existing Pavilion changing rooms and facilities on the Recreation Ground in Todwick. There has always been a strong sporting tradition in the village and the extension/refurbishment will create not only better facilities for existing league football and cricket team users but the addition of a community room will allow a wider range of sports to develop too.

Sir Kevin Barron MP said “I am delighted about this great news for local sports clubs who are going to benefit from Todwick Parish Council’s excellent project. The improved facilities at the Recreation Ground will be a real boost for the village and the surrounding area”.

David Gregory from Todwick Parish Council said “We have been saving for a number of years towards this project. This news will now enable us to make a start. The provision of hot showers, heating and the community room will make everyone’s visit a much more enjoyable experience and allow the future development of active sports participation in our area”.

For further information contact David Gregory, Tel: 01909 771307, Email: dg54@sky.com

Also see article with photo in the Worksop Guardian

New Todwick Historical Society website

Published: 26 April 2014

Todwick Historical Society was formed in 2008 to bring together like-minded members of the village and surrounding area who wanted to discuss the history of the village and share documents and images of times past.

This new website www.todwickhistoricalsociety.org.uk is another means to share the memories and future of the village.

The Todwick Historical Society meets in the Village Hall on the second Tuesday of the month almost every month at 7.30 pm. Please see the diary for full details.

Membership costs £5.00 per year and £1.00 per meeting; visitors are welcome to attend the meetings for just £2.00.

Todwick Gardens and Scarecrow Trail

Published: 21 April 2014

Sunday, 27th July 2014, 12 noon to 4 pm, Todwick, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S26 1HJ

Todwick Front Gardens, Art and Crafts, WW1 exhibition, Allotments, Historical and Scarecrow Competition Trail.

Scarecrow Trail: Trail Maps available from Todwick Village Hall and Church Hall. Competition for scarecrows is open for Todwick residents only.

Lunches available at:

  • Greenbean Coffee Shop and Bistro (at the Garden centre)
  • Red Lion Hotel

Cost: Free of charge including refreshments. Unique Todwick Tea Towel for sale at £4.00 each in support of the maintenance of the Todwick Village Hall and Church.

Further information: Tel: 01909 771024 or email: sp@sheilapantry.com

Directions: The village is 2 miles from M1 Junction 31 – take the A57 in the direction of Worksop, go to the Red Lion roundabout and take the road into Todwick.

Family History Class

Published: 16 April 2014

The Family History class will close from the 16 April 2014 until September 2014 when I am hoping we can re-commence for the winter period.

Family History class numbers are harder to maintain due to the commitment that has to be put in and the research time available to family historians. I am always available to anyone who would like to know how to start their family tree, and I thank the students who we have had this session for their input and enthusiasm. I will email them all next season.

Happy hunting
Alan Turner
Email: alan70@uwclub.net

Easter Present Idea

Published: 5 April 2014

Make your Easter present really different this year – possibly the last chance to buy a special Todwick Tea Towel, Apron or Cushion Cover!

Todwick Tea Towel

There is a unique Todwick tea towel on display and for you to buy from the Todwick Newsagency! These specially designed, colourful Todwick tea towels, aprons and cushion covers are in good quality cotton showing the Todwick Shield and a picture of the near 1000-year-old Todwick Church.

Good support these last few months means that your chances of buying the unique Todwick Tea towel are getting less and less!

Please buy your own special Todwick tea towel now! Only cost £4.00 each!

Makes a great unique Easter present or to wrap the Easter Egg in! Or even make into an Easter Bonnet!

It could also be used as a flag… just imagination is needed to maximise the potential of the Todwick Tea towel that has already been sent all over the world!

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

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

Good News Update on Burglaries in Todwick

Published: 27 March 2014

South Yorkshire Police report that an offender has been arrested in connection with the burglaries in Todwick and is currently in custody.

Todwick Toddlers Coffee Morning

Published: 27 March 2014

Todwick Toddlers hold a very successful coffee morning for the Children’s Air Ambulance

Todwick Toddlers would like to thank everyone who helped at the coffee morning held on Friday, 21 March 2014 to raise funds for the Children’s Air Ambulance. The final total is £1152.40.

Todwick Toddlers thank everyone who gave donations, raffle prizes, refreshments and to all who came on the day to support them.

Very special thanks go to Liz Wainwright who organised this initiative.

Burglaries in Todwick

Published: 26 March 2014

Two successful burglaries in the main part of the village and one on a farm up Hardwick Lane.

Todwick Neighbourhood Watch wishes to inform residents of Todwick that over the last week there have been 3 successful burglaries in and around the village. Please be alert to anyone who you do not know being in your area of the village. If you are in any doubt contact the Police on telephone number 101 and report the person. Please do it immediately as this gives the Police the best chance of stopping and questioning the person.

Please also make sure that all your windows and doors are securely fastened when you go out or go to bed.

Do not leave keys around doors where you can get outside of your property. Thieves are currently using fishing rods through letterboxes to retrieve keys for cars, vans, and your house. Also be aware of strangers at the door “innocently” asking for directions or some favour.

Hopefully when the weather warms up, many of us will be in the garden or allotment. Again please ensure your house is locked even though you may only be a few feet away from the door… thieves often work in pairs, one to distract, one to raid your house.

If the cold snap continues please do not start your vehicle and leave the engine running to defrost the windows unless you are actually with the vehicle. We have had several incidents with this type of activity where an opportunist thief has stolen the vehicle. If the vehicle is on the road or on your drive, you may still have a problem claiming on your insurance.

We’ve all seen the “Think Bike” signs. So now “Think Burglar / Think Thief!”

Street lights NOW working at the junction of Kiveton Lane and The Pastures

Published: 22 March 2014

Last night, Friday, 21 March 2014, the street lights at the junction of Kiveton Lane and The Pastures have been fixed and are now working! The engineers have had to dig a long new trench on the pavement to install new cabling to enable the lights to be fixed.

If you find that street lights near your home are not working then please report immediately to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) Streetpride, Telephone 01709 336003, Text to Tell 07860021447

To help keep Todwick looking better you can become a Streetpride Volunteer – see details in the Streetpride Volunteers’ Handbook.

Latest news on the A57 and getting into Todwick from the A57

Published: 20 March 2014

The following are two latest pieces of news regarding the roadworks on the A57:

Eurovia (the roadwork contractors) are planning to close the A57 in westbound direction on Friday night 21 March 2014 followed by an eastbound direction closure on Monday night 24 March 2014.

The Monday night closure should be the final night closure but the contractors say that this is weather dependent.

Notice of Works resulting in a Temporary One Way System on the A57 Worksop Road – commencing mid-March 2014

The construction of the dual carriageway on the A57 between the M1 junction 31 roundabout and Todwick crossroads is nearing completion with final carriageway surfacing planned to commence in mid March.

The surfacing will take place where the A57 meets the M1 junction 31 roundabout and at the newly constructed roundabout at the junction with Todwick Road. The work should take around 2 weeks subject to weather conditions. Actual dates will be advised on signs prior to any closures taking place.

In order to minimise disruption but still complete the works as efficiently and safely as possible a one-way system will operate between the hours of 21:00 and 05:00 on the A57 in either an eastbound or westbound direction dependant on location of surfacing works.

In addition to a one-way system there will also be closures of Kiveton Lane, Todwick Road and Goosecarr Lane, all of which will only be closed at the junction with the A57.

However access will always be maintained to the Red Lion Public House/Hotel from the new A57 Todwick roundabout.

In addition note the following:

The diversion route in place for eastbound traffic will be to travel west along the A57 towards Swallownest then head north along the A618 towards Rotherham, join the A631 East Bawtry Road to Cumwell Lane at Hellaby, from there the B6060 will be signed to guide motorists from Dinnington to the end of the diversion route at Anston.

Due to the presence of a low bridge on the B6060 Ryton Road, any vehicles over 14' 6" will be guided onto an alternative diversion route along Swinston Hill Road via Woodsetts to the Gateford Road roundabout. The reverse of this diversion will be in operation for a westbound closure.

In order to minimise future disruption maintenance works will also be undertaken on the M1 junction 31 roundabout to repair failed sections of carriageway.

Motorists are warned that the planned resurfacing works will disrupt traffic flows and to expect delays.

Curfew for Todwick at the Red Lion corner / Kiveton Lane entrance to the village for a few days from 9 pm

Published: 19 March 2014

Todwickians who like to stay out at night or work shifts have to face some more nights of finding other routes to get into the Todwick whilst the A57 road works continue to disrupt normal life.

Closure has been since Monday, 17 March 2014 and will go on for a few more days I am told by RMBC Streetpride staff today (Wednesday, 19 March 2014). Watch this space for the date when scheduled to be finished.

Also, we cannot go round the Red Lion roundabout and use the A57 to get into Goosecarr Lane because road workers are working in the road.

Also confirmed that there will be no more lights added to the existing lights on the A57 from M1 to the Red Lion roundabout…. So you are in the dark for a stretch of the road… please watch your speed and drive carefully especially on very dark nights – this new road has been made to prevent any further accidents.

Safety Warning – Street Lights Not Working

Published: 11 March 2014

Street lights are not working at the junction of Kiveton Lane and The Pastures and we may have to wait until 1 April 2014 before they are fixed! This is no 1st April joke.

This was reported 2 weeks ago to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Streetpride Department. Streetpride passed this report onto the YEB based in Sunderland who informed me this morning (11 March 2014) that they have the job in hand and are allowed up to 1 April 2014 to get the job fixed.

Despite protests and cajoling there seems to be no way that the job can done sooner even though it is a very vulnerable spot.

So take care if you are driving in the dark at this junction.

I will keep Todwick updated with any further news so please watch this space.

Sheila Pantry

Over 60s Club News

Published: 19 February 2014

First of all, apologies to anyone who had come expecting to hear a talk about Care in Your Own Home. It was cancelled by Woodlands. We then decided to bring our AGM forward and Pat had prepared voting slips for our various offices. We now have Christel Vince to be the new President, Eileen Clark to remain our Secretary, Pat Gollaglee to be Assistant Secretary, Ann Davey to remain as Treasurer with Cynthia Eddershaw as Assistant Treasurer and new committee member, also Jane Hull and Chris White as further committee members, with a vote of thanks given for the past work done by those confirmed in their appointments, especially Eileen for the organisation of trips.

Our second meeting on 17 February 2014 was well attended; Pat had prepared a Family Quiz, and card games were played. We also discussed options to be had for our trip to Melton Mowbray and Barnsdale Gardens on 15 April 2014 for which we will be taking names of all who wish to go.

May we remind people of the Senior Citizens Lunch at the Consort Suite on 27 March 2014.

At our next meeting on 3 March 2014 we look forward to a talk about Antiques. There will be two further meetings, namely on 17 and 31 March 2014.

RMBC Road Sweeper Scheduled

Published: 18 February 2014

Good News – The RMBC Road sweeper is scheduled to be in Todwick towards the end of this week.

Also RMBC Streetpride Manager Andy Roddis informs Norman Anderson that they are currently assessing the mechanical sweeper schedules and therefore there may be slight alterations to the number of visits per year in the future.

Streetpride has also passed the report of blocked gullies in Todwick to RMBC drainage section. Officers will attend and arrange cleansing if required.

Todwick Parish Council Vacancy

Published: 17 February 2014

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please contact Stephen Hill or any of the Councillors for more information, or go to the next Todwick Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 at 7 pm in Hall 1 in the Village Hall.

Todwick Historical Society News

Published: 17 February 2014

At this year’s AGM the officers voted in for the coming year are:

  • The Chairman – Alan Turner, Tel: 01909 770726
  • Vice-chairman – Philip Robins, Tel: 01909770002
  • Secretary – Liz Wainwright, Tel: 01909772972, Email: jwainwright@talktalk.net
  • Treasurer – Tony Rusling, Tel: 01909770081

Website: www.todwickhistoricalsociety.org.uk

The Society are hoping to run an exhibition regarding both WW1 and WW2 in the Village Hall at the Art, Craft, Gardens, Allotments and Scarecrow event on Sunday, 27 July 2014, 12.00 – 16.00.

Anyone who has any memorabilia on WW1 and WW2 please get in touch with any of the Historical Society Officers above.

Going, going… last chance to buy a special Todwick Tea Towel, Apron or Cushion Cover

Published: 17 February 2014

Todwick Tea Towel

There is a unique Todwick tea towel on display for you to see in the Todwick Newsagency’s window and on sale inside! These specially designed, colourful Todwick tea towels, aprons and cushion covers are in good quality cotton showing the Todwick Shield and a picture of the near 1000-year-old Todwick Church.

Good support these last few months means that your chances of buying the unique Todwick Tea towel are getting less and less!

Please buy your own special Todwick tea towel now!

It could also be used as a flag… or a unique present… just imagination is needed to maximise the potential of the Todwick Tea towel that has already been sent all over the world!

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

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

Todwick Summer Events 2014

Published: 10 February 2014

The following events are planned for 2014

Put these dates in your dairies and calendars and make up family parties. Watch this space as more details emerge for each event.

Todwick Funday, Sunday 8 June 2014, 14.00 – 16.00, Todwick Recreation Ground

Fun for all! IF WET some events will be held in Village Hall.

Lots of FREE entertainment during the afternoon for all ages… Organised races and games for children, face painting, music disco for young people, balloon modelling, bouncy castles – one for young children and for older people, Jenger, inflatable slide, sumo wrestling game, Zumba team will give a demonstration, Weight Watchers have a stand and there will be a number interesting stalls including the Save the Children Fund, Craft Group and lots more including FREE refreshments.

Other paid for attractions are being planned. Any questions or for further information please contact Organiser Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Posh Tea at the Ritz (aka Todwick Village Hall) with dancing, Sunday 15 June 2014, 14.00 – 16.00, Todwick Village Hall

There will be a trio of musicians entertaining whilst you enjoy your free Posh Tea. You can dance if you wish!

Anyone in Todwick who needs transport to get to this event should contact Sheila Pantry.

This will be on a first come, first served basis for bookings please contact Organiser Sheila Pantry Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Jazz Music by Moonlight, Saturday 5 July 2014, 19.30 – 22.30, Todwick Village Hall

Traditional Jazz band being confirmed

Tried too many times to have this event outside on the Recreation Ground and the evenings end too cold and often very wet – making it impossible for the musicians to play and people to keep warm!

This will be on a first come, first served basis for bookings please contact Organiser Sheila Pantry Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Art, Craft, Gardens, Allotments and Scarecrow Trail Competition, Sunday 27 July 2014, 12.00 – 16.00, Village Hall, Church Hall and around the village

There will be art and craft displays and free refreshments in the Village Hall. Also refreshments in the Church Hall.

Scarecrow competition – start thinking of what your scarecrow will look like this year – can be any topics! Judging will take place on the weekend Saturday – Sunday, 19–20 July 2014. So please DISPLAY your scarecrows on these dates and keep them up until after 27 July 2014.

The Best Gardens and Allotments awards will be made again this year. There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the best gardens and also the best allotments. The Judges will be going round the village looking at the gardens and allotments and then making their decisions. There is no need to make an application for entry.

Any questions or for further information or to register your Scarecrow now please contact Organiser Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) Budget

Published: 10 February 2014

Since 2010 SYITA/SYPTE has delivered cuts through efficiency savings and cutting 25% of the workforce, with minimal impact on the customer other than increasing child fares. This year Government has made further substantial cuts to Councils’ budgets and this has had a direct impact on SYITA/SYPTE resulting in a 10% cut in the levy.

South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority met on 6 February to set the 2014–15 Budget and reluctantly approved the proposals outlined in this Budget Communication

Public Transport Changes

A number of public transport changes will take place this Spring as a result of reductions to the South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority’s budget.

www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/transportchanges

Renew your Senior Travel Pass online

Published: 24 January 2014

Renewing or replacing your senior travel pass (also known as English National Concessionary Travel Scheme) online is simple – it only takes a few minutes to complete.

It’s cold out there. So stay nice and warm in the comfort of your home and renew your pass at a time and day that suits you.

If you know someone who needs to renew their pass, you could show them how to do it online and save them a journey.

Apply online now: www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/senior

Van Break-ins

Published: 20 January 2014

PC 2390 Andy Robinson (Crime Reduction Project Officer at Main Street Police Station, Rotherham) has informed us that in the period between Wednesday evening (15 January 2014) and Thursday morning, 3 vans, parked outside houses, were broken into in Rotherham. In all three cases tools were stolen. There is no common geographic theme to the thefts.

Here are some Van Security Tips to help protect you:

  1. Vans are often used for work requirements and as a result may transport a range of technical goods, tools and equipment. These items are often valuable and if stolen, can be easily sold on by criminals. To avoid property being stolen from your van, where and when practical, try to remove portable power tools from the vehicle when parking the vehicle up overnight, and store them in your home, out of sight of prying eyes.
  2. Use notices to state to criminals that no valuable items are stored in the van overnight.
  3. Keep a record of all serial numbers for power tools, valuable equipment and satellite navigation units, and consider writing your details or that of your business on to the casing of power tools, using a permanent ink pen. Marking tools in this way should make them less easy for offenders to sell and so less likely for offenders to steal.
  4. In recent times a number of vans have had their catalytic convertors (CATs) stolen whilst they were parked up. The Police supported website www.securedbydesign.com contains details in its vehicle security section, of a number of products that either better secure the CAT to the vehicle, or mark it making it harder for an offender to sell on.
  5. Offenders may target vans for theft of the fuel in their fuel tanks. There are locking fuel caps and fuel filters that can be fitted to help combat this type of offence. Another way to combat this kind of offence is to park your vehicle so that the filler cap is close to a building line or to a colleague’s vehicle. This procedure may inhibit offender’s attempts to reach the filler cap.
  6. Always be aware of where you park your van, and ideally look for a well-lit parking space, in a busy and easily monitored area.
  7. When you park your van at home try and use a garage, if you have access to one. The Sold Secure website www.soldsecure.com contains details of garage security products that if fitted ought to make your garage much more of a challenge for offenders to attack.
  8. If you park your van at home overnight consider installing external lights that illuminate the vehicle and it’s surrounds during the hours of darkness. Low energy bulbs emitting white light and housed in luminaires are ideal for this.
  9. Offenders tend to try and attack vans by forcing the rear doors. Parking your van so that the rear doors are close to a wall or a garage door will make access via this route less likely.
  10. The spare tyres housed in cages under certain vans have also been targeted for theft in recent times. Spare tyres are obviously an essential piece of kit. See if you can increase the security of the cage containing yours.

If you require any further Crime prevention advice please contact 101 and ask to speak with a member of your local Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Activities Returning to Todwick Village Hall

Published: 13 January 2014

Tai Chi

Commencing Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

First lesson FREE. Price after to be confirmed.

Contact: Sandra Beresford, Tel: 0114 2691260, Sandra@taichisheffield.co.uk

Circuit Training

Commencing Thursday, 23 January 2014, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

£5.00

Contact: Karly Marsden, Tel: 07966 554298, karlymarsden@yahoo.co.uk