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News Archive: 2017

Wonderful Santa display at 142 Kiveton Lane raises £99.92 for hospice

Published: 29 December 2017

John and Lesley Carr wish to thank everyone who donated to their Santa display – the total amount is £99.92.

This is being donated to for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Todwick News and Deli opening times over New Year

Published: 29 December 2017

Sunday, 31 December 2017 – New Year’s Eve: 7.30 am – 12.30 pm

Monday, 1 January 2018 – New Year’s Day: 7.30 am – 12.30 pm

Then the rest of the week is normal opening times.

Happy New Year to everyone.

Todwick Neighbourhood Watch Alert

Published: 23 December 2017

A Todwick resident very recently found a piece of blue expanded polystyrene in her bathroom window recess.

The matter was reported to the Police who advised that this ploy has been used in burglaries to gain easier access to the property.

We advise all residents to close windows before they go out or go to bed and to investigate if there is any resistance whilst trying the window.

Yes, this is an odd one, but burglary is numerically the second highest crime in the village.

Norman Anderson

Christmas Season 2017 at Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms, The Pastures, Todwick

Published: 17 December 2017

Rachael and staff are offering festive-themed afternoon teas for £10.95 per person.

The tea room parlour is the perfect venue for a Christmas gathering with a difference, including private parties out of hours.

Call 07400 003 008 or message through Facebook:

Breaking News... What have plastic-littered oceans worldwide got to do with Todwick?

Published: 14 December 2017

Todwick Tote Bag

Answer – instead of using plastic bags buy the beautiful new reusable cotton Todwick Tote Bag with long handles... makes a wonderful gift for everyone!

Yours for £4 per bag... 38 cm wide, 42 cm long, NB long handles – 24 cm

Sold to help Todwick Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) future funding.

The NHW scheme has been running since July 2006, some 11+ years. It is a very useful resource for Todwick residents. So far, the scheme has run at no cost to any member... but now needs help.

After productions costs have been recouped all proceeds from the sale of the Todwick tote bag will go to help fund NHW hopefully for a couple of years.

Bags will be available after 22 December 2017 contact Sheila Pantry, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Tel: 01909 771024 or email

To join Todwick Neighbourhood Watch contact chairman Norman Anderson.

Todwick Jazz Supper Club dates for your 2018 diaries and calendars

Published: 14 December 2017

Please help keep Trad Jazz alive and support these wonderful jazz bands. Use it or lose it! The bands come from far and wide to entertain us!

Your Winter Programme – following dates are for your NEW diaries and calendars…

  • 13 January 2018 – Frank Brooker and the Happy Chappies – welcome return
    A booking card is going around on Saturday 16 December 2017 for this event.
  • 10 February 2018 – Stef Draper and the Foot Warmers – welcome return
  • 10 March 2018 – Dearne Valley Big Band – welcome return
  • 14 April 2018 – Winston’s Pennine Jazz band – welcome return

All profits after expenses from these events go to the Todwick Village Hall maintenance. The Todwick Village Hall Trustees and Management Committee are very grateful for this continued support.

Contact Organiser Sheila Pantry Tel: 01909 771024 or email

PLEASE urgently contact Sheila if once booked you have to cancel your booking for any of these events. WE always HAVE WAITING LISTS FOR OUR JAZZ NIGHTS! To keep up to date see DIARY OF EVENTS AND ALSO OTHER NEWS ON

Music on Sunday evenings in Winter 2018

Published: 14 December 2017

If you like Big band sound and want to support local area young musicians and singers then in the New Year is the new season of the Dearne Big Band events – always Sundays at 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm at the Carlton Park Hotel, Moorgate, Rotherham.

  • 14 January 2018 – Big Band Classics
  • 11 February 2018 – Shaken not stirred – an evening with 007
  • 18 March 2018 – Michael Bublé evening

Easy, free parking. Bar and coffee/tea facilities available

Stocking fillers for children – boys & girls from 3 years upwards – Meet Buttercup the Den Fairy books

Published: 14 December 2017

Have you met Buttercup the Den Fairy and her friends?

Aimed at children around 3 years onwards, these small-sized, soft-backed books by local author Sheila Pantry OBE contain delightful stories set in a garden with lots of trees and where Buttercup the Den Fairy lives in a yellow conifer tree.

Book 1: Have you met Buttercup the Den Fairy and her friends? Introduces Buttercup and three children who decide to make a den inside a tree. The children are Millie who is 5 years old, Harry who is 6 years old and Andy who is 4 years old.

Buttercup the Den Fairy and the Fairy Cakes

Book 2: Buttercup the Den Fairy and the Fairy Cakes – shows Buttercup watching the children bringing a mat, cushions and a table into their new den to make it comfortable. Buttercup has a fantastic idea and decides to surprise the children by making some Fairy Cakes and some other things for them! There is a recipe in the book for children to make their own fairy cakes.

Books cost £3.50 each.

Contact Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024 or email

Many thanks to Bryan Ferris for his work on Todwick Parish Council (TPC)
15 December 2009 – November 2017

Published: 11 December 2017

Bryan Ferris has resigned from being a Parish Councillor because, due to his own work commitments, he cannot attend the Monthly TPC Meetings held on Tuesdays. During the past eight years Bryan’s work as a Councillor has covered many important areas – as an enthusiastic gardener he has been responsible for the smooth running of the Allotments on Goosecarr Lane including ensuring the allotments were spick and span when open to the public in readiness for the annual Todwick Allotments, Gardens and Scarecrow Trail usually held at the end of July each year. Bryan will be handing over the Allotments responsibilities to Parish Councillor John Jeffrey in March 2018.

Todwick Highways and the Environment were other responsibilities – he also urges residents to help keep the gutters around their properties clear of weeds and he liaises with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) ‘Streetpride’ Department whenever work is required in the village.

Bryan has been a willing “hands on” Councillor and has been a member of the Churchyard Gang that meet on the first Saturday of each month to help keep the Todwick Church grounds looking so well cared for.

Care of the Elderly has been another of Bryan’s interests and responsibilities over the years. Alongside Rev. Vicky Camber, Richard Brundish and Janet Cocking, Bryan was involved with the setting up of the Todwick Grey Matters (GM) Group. GM, as it is affectionally called, was set up with the help of Rotherham Age UK and meets in the Church Hall every week on Friday afternoons for friendship, refreshments and opportunities to enjoy a variety of activities. Recently Todwick Grey Matters – one of forty-two Yorkshire-based community groups has been recognised by the prestigious Royal reward scheme The Duke of York’s Community Initiative in its latest round of awards.

The award was presented to Janet Cocking at the ceremony held at Huddersfield University on 12 April 2017 by The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Mr Andrew Coombe. Also representing Todwick GM were Mary Pavey, Bryan Ferris and Richard Brundish. The event was followed by a reception where they met fellow recipients from across the Yorkshire counties. A second reception was held at St James’ Palace, London on 9 May 2017, at which they were introduced to HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

Bryan says, “Being a Todwick Parish Councillor is not as mundane as it may appear – it is a very rewarding experience being someone Todwickians can contact if they have any concerns on a wide range of topics and being involved in an interesting variety of work such as detailed above.”

Todwick wishes Bryan every success in his own future activities and thank him for his energies and interests over the years in helping to make Todwick a good place to live.

Congratulations to Todwick News Doorstep Deli – awarded 5 Star Food Hygiene Award

Published: 30 November 2017

Todwick News and Doorstep Deli have been awarded on 22 November 2017 the 5-Star Food Hygiene Award.

Local residents will be happy to know that the range of food from the Deli includes both hot and cold food. The hot range includes Breakfast in a Box, the Full Monty, Jacket Potatoes, Paninis etc. The cold range includes salad boxes, snacks, sliced meats purchased by weight include ham, pork, turkey. Cheeses also available.

More offers and specials coming soon including a delivery service. Telephone orders welcome: 01909 772020.

Todwick News and Doorstep Deli, 16 The Pastures, Todwick

Opening times: Monday - Saturday 7.30-17.00, Sunday 7.30-12.30

Christmas and New Year opening times

Christmas Eve (Sunday) 24/12/2017 open 7.30-12.30

Christmas Day (Monday) 25/12/2017 – closed

Boxing Day (Tuesday) 26/12/2017 – open 7.30-12.30

Wednesday 27/12/2017 - Saturday 30/12/2017 – usual opening hours 7.30-17.00

New Year’s Eve (Sunday) 31/12/2017 – open 7.30-12.30

New Year’s Day (Monday) 1/1/2018 – open 7.30-12.30

Then normal opening hours – 7.30-17.00

The Soldier Display on Kiveton Lane raised £65.31 for PTSD

Published: 10 November 2017

Lesley and John Carr’s of 142 Kiveton Lane Soldier display raised £65.31 for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

It was a beautiful 11 November display that reminds us of all those men and women who have given their lives in wars and those who are still suffering from the effects of wars.

Everyone will be happy to see Santa and Mrs Claus new display from 22 November 2017.

Planning application for a large bungalow on the site of the old sewage works off Storth Lane, Todwick

Published: 10 November 2017

Residents will be interested in this planning application which is for a large bungalow on the site of the old sewage works off Storth Lane.

It is sited well beyond the village boundary and on decent Green Belt land. It is beyond a field occupied by Todwick Horses and adjacent to a Yorkshire Water waste water pumping station.

It is surrounded by really good natural habitat for birds, small animals, butterflies and loads of general wild life.

Consultation ends 24 November 2017.

Planning application - RB2017/0857:


Published: 10 November 2017


Message from the British Legion:

As we approach the 11 November, and our annual period of Remembrance, I hope you will join me in remembering and honouring the incredible contribution made by previous generations, as well as recognising the sacrifices made by servicemen and women, veterans, and their families today.

Over the past few weeks, I have been incredibly moved and inspired to see our supporters’ response to our Rethink Remembrance campaign, both in person and on social media.

The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 to support the veterans of the Great War which was hoped to be “the war to end all wars”. But since then, Britain has been involved in many other wars and fields of Service, creating a continuous supply of servicemen and women, and their families, who still need our assistance. Your poppy honours the unique contribution made by all those who have served.

This weekend, as well as wearing your poppy, there are many other ways you can remember past and present generations of the Armed Forces community.

At 11 am on Saturday, 11 November, we hope you will join us in a Two Minute Silence. For the first time, we will also be running a live broadcast of the Two Minute Silence from the Festival of Remembrance dress rehearsal, with the broadcast starting at 10.55 am, which you can find on our website on Saturday morning.

You can also watch the service at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, or attend your local service or war memorial.

Perhaps you’ll be able to visit one of our Fields of Remembrance and reflect on the sea of personal tributes arranged by our dedicated volunteers. I certainly hope you’ll join me in watching this year’s Festival of Remembrance – it promises to be an unforgettable evening, with a varied and exciting line-up of performers.

However you choose to mark Remembrance this year, I would like to thank you for choosing to support the men and women who have served this country.

Yours Sincerely,

Guy Upward
Assistant Director of Fundraising: Individual Giving

Very entertaining and extremely successful Todwick Fashion Show “Play in seven Acts”

Published: 9 November 2017

On Tuesday, 7 November 2017 a Fun Fashion show with a BIG difference was held to raise maintenance funds for Todwick Village Hall.

The show – a play in seven acts, offered a variety of outfits for various occasions:

Act 1 – Outfits for Casual occasions

Act 2 – Sporting type outfits

Act 3 – Going to a meeting

Act 4 – Weddings Bells… let’s all go to a wedding…

Act 5 – Rainy days and winter days…

Act 6 – Fun days… Cruising / Winter warm holidays… and So To Bed

Act 7 – Party Time and Christmas Time

Many thanks to everyone who entered into the spirit of the event which was to have an enjoyable fun evening producing much laughter...

  • All those who generously donated so many wonderful brand new outfits, shoes and accessories – without these the event could not have taken place, likewise
  • The enthusiastic models including three teenagers – Hannah Roberts, Charlotte Fox, Natalie Ducker and Lucy Hextall, Hilary Smith, Pam Marples, John Gabbitas, Brian Mullins and Kenneth Hill
  • Photographer Brian Chambers who worked tirelessly all evening taking loads of photos for posterity (see below for a selection)
  • The stalwart behind scenes team – Sue Wright, Sandra Barker, Lynda Shepherd, Rosemary Chambers, Anne Rusling, Tony Rusling, Reni Pilgram, Andrea Neill and Janet Cocking
  • Lloyd Jones who provided the public announcement system and produced a wonderful programme of music to suit the themes of the various Acts
  • To Manager Janice of Mirage Couture of Kiveton who kindly loaned a beautiful wedding gown for the “bride model” – Hannah Roberts to wear at the Act 4 Wedding scene
  • The wonderful, supportive audience who braved the very wet November evening to applaud and cheer the models

Proceeds from the Fashion Show including the sale of clothes after the show raised £367.00 to support Todwick Village Hall maintenance funds, in addition the Save The Children Fund sale raised £113.50. The remaining clothes were passed to Save the Children Fund Sheffield outlet to help with their funding raising to further their work for children in need worldwide.

Todwick Fashion Show was created and organised by Todwickian Sheila Pantry OBE who thanks everyone involved in so many ways, including the many visitors, who together made the evening such a happy, full of fun, community event for the village.

New planning application to Rotherham Metropolitan BC regarding Kiveton Lane Farm

Published: 9 November 2017

You will remember in February 2017 that many local residents went to a public hearing chaired by The Commissioner of Traffic at Aston Hotel to object to the granting of a licence applied for by Hague Farming Ltd who operate Kiveton Hall Farm on Kiveton Lane. The license was originally to bring onto the farm 14 HGV vehicles and 4 trailers to solely transport grain produced only on the farm. The objection was from local residents that did not believe the transport was necessary to transport grain from this one holding and they objected because they thought the Director was trying to change the use of the land and barns into an HGV storage and distribution centre to bring in goods unconnected to the holding, store them and transport them on.

The Commissioner of Traffic rejected the application but allowed the farm a temporary license to bring onto the site 4 HGVs and 2 trailers.

There is now a new planning application RB2017/1559 to move the gate of Kiveton Hall Farm further up the road to give better access to HGVs. See all the details of the application and a comment lodged 7 November 2017:

As a reminder there are various items of news this topic further down this page on 3 & 10 February 2017 and 27 March 2017.

Simply Elegant Interiors Christmas evening invite

Published: 5 November 2017

To launch our beautiful range of Christmas decorations and gifts we are holding a preview evening on Thursday, 9 November 2017 from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Please join us for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Suzanne Scott, Simply Elegant Interiors, 20 The Pastures, Todwick, Sheffield S26 1JH | Tel: 01909 515 755 | 07710 669 218

Proposed RMBC changes to Waste Collection Service in Todwick

Published: 5 November 2017

Rotherham Council is proposing changes to the way household waste and recycling is collected and wants to hear residents’ views about how it can make this happen.

Councils across the country are under increasing pressure to look at how they deliver waste services – to ensure value for money as well as making sure they achieve high levels of recycling.

Like other councils, Rotherham has been hit with budget cuts, which in the next two years will see it having to find £42 million of savings.

The UK also has a target to recycle at least 50% of household waste by 2020. In 2016/17 the Council recorded a recycling rate of 45.15% of all household waste collected, so still has to increase the amount it recycles.

This has led to a review of all policies and practices, including how waste is collected and recycled, to look at how the Council can provide a more cost-effective service that also makes it easier to recycle.

The proposals being considered include:

  • Replacing the existing blue bag and box with the green and black bins currently in use, to make recycling of paper, glass and cans easier
  • Providing all households with a new general waste bin – smaller than the existing black bin because residents will have increased capacity for recycling
  • Introducing a small annual charge for collection of green waste, which would be collected all year round rather than the current seven months of the year

The changes to collection would mean different frequencies for recycled waste to reflect the larger capacities of recycling bins.

This would involve:

  • Week one: General waste
  • Week two: Cans and bottles
  • Week three: General waste
  • Week four: Cardboard and paper

Celebrating Halloween – must see display on Kiveton Lane

Published: 31 October 2017

John and Lesley Carr, 142 Kiveton Lane invite you to view their fantastic Halloween front garden.

You are very welcome to step inside the garden and take photos.

Remember the Heroes

From 1 November 2017 John and Lesley Carr have put a new display of a soldier – in the hope of raising money for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Charity (PTSD). There is a collection tin and a notice board explaining the aims of their latest display.

Todwick Toddlers

Published: 27 October 2017

Todwick Toddlers Group will be closed on 31 October 2017 and will reopen on 7 November 2017.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Published: 3 October 2017

Todwick Toddlers held a fundraiser/coffee morning on Tuesday, 26th September in aid of Macmillan. The little ones iced their own buns and promptly ate them. We had cakes and buns on sale and some handmade cards.

The total raised during the morning was £101. A big thank you to all who attended.

Hope you like the photographs.

Todwick Historical Society enjoyed an afternoon visit to Hodsock Priory on Wednesday, 27th September 2017

Published: 1 October 2017

Twenty-six members and friends went on the visit which was arranged by Anne and Tony Rusling.

On arrival we were met by George Buchanan, the current owner. We had coffee and tea and this was followed by a talk on the history of the Priory and about George’s ancestors. This was very interesting. His father is Sir Andrew Buchanan but because of his age, he has passed the running of the Priory to George.

Hodsock Priory

George then took a photograph of our group. Unfortunately, as I am not as tall as everyone else, only my hair can be seen next to behind Mary. Never mind.

We were told we could take as many photographs and ask as many questions as we wanted. It was a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A tour of some parts of the house followed, this being because George, his wife and four children do live there.

It was then time for afternoon tea served by George and one of the staff. The food was enjoyed by everyone. As the weather was being kind to us the group were then able to stroll around the gardens and take more photographs.

I think everyone enjoyed the afternoon very much, and thanks to Anne and Tony for arranging the visit.

Liz (Secretary)

Todwick Historical Society

Christmas Day lunch at Todwick Church Hall

Published: 26 September 2017

Message from Todwick locals Sarah and David:

Are you, or do you know someone who may be spending Christmas day on their own? For many different reasons, this is a reality for some and once again, we would like to extend an invitation to join our family and celebrate on 25th December, Christmas day at Todwick Church Hall.

We have lived in the village for over 30 years and would enjoy meeting new neighbours and making sure you enjoy the special day, as much as we do.

Our children look forward to entertaining you with Christmas cheer whilst we serve you a delicious Christmas lunch, with all the trimmings. I’m sure the odd glass of tipple wouldn’t go amiss.

We welcome any age, male or female and can accommodate up to 15 guests. All we ask is that you are genuinely on your own and would like to meet new friends and enjoy the festivities.

It is our pleasure to provide this day complimentary; however, if you would like to make a voluntary contribution, this will be passed on to our charity of choice, Bluebell Wood Hospice.

Please contact me or my husband and we would be happy to discuss the day with you in more detail.

Sarah: 07940 285732

David: 07919 526666


Todwick Toddlers Group is closed on 12 September 2017

Published: 11 September 2017

Todwick Toddlers Group is closed on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday, 19 September 2017.

Welcome to Lounge Hair of Todwick – opens 4 September 2017

Published: 4 September 2017

Lounge Hair of Todwick offers a friendly professional team with years of experience working to create a salon that exceeds client’s high expectations.

Until 30 September 2017 offers 10% off all services, with savings on retail products.

20 The Pastures, Todwick S26 1JH | Tel: 01909 77 00 55 | Email: |

Start of Todwick Jazz Supper Club Autumn/Winter Programme 2017/2018 … All Saturday Nights

Published: 16 August 2017

Please get these events in your diaries and calendars … happy joyful evenings of fun and wonderful live music….

Book a table for you and your friends, bring your own wine and supper.

23 September 2017 – Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz – a warm welcome return to Todwick

14 October 2017 – Barry Grummett and New Orleans Heat Jazz Band – welcome return

18 November 2017 – Matt Palmer and the Eagle Jazz Band – first time in Todwick for the band – Matt has played a number of times in Todwick in the past

16 December 2017 – Dave Pogson and the Spirit of New Orleans Jazz Band – welcome return to celebrate our Christmas Jazz Party!

13 January 2018 – Frank Brooker and the Happy Chappies – welcome return for the first jazz event of 2018

10 February 2018 – Stef Draper and the Footwarmers – welcome return

10 March 2018 – Dearne Valley Big Band – welcome return

More 2018 dates to follow….

Remember that there is always a waiting list for places at these events!

Tickets for each of these jazz events – price £10 per person available from Sheila Pantry, Tel 01909 771024 or email

All proceeds after expenses will be donated to Todwick Village Hall maintenance fund.

Joyful News re Heras fencing for Todwickians especially those resident on the Pastures

Published: 1 August 2017

The Heras fencing around the flower planter area on The Pastures has been taken down today, Tuesday, 1 August 2017.

A remaining piece of Heras fencing will be still in place at the top of the drive to the bungalow property being built because this is required by construction site health and safety regulations.

Todwick Best Front Gardens and Scarecrows Trail – Saturday and Sunday, 29 and 30 July 2017

Published: 29 July 2017

The Trail is around the Village with the winners being presented with certificates in Todwick Village Hall at 16.00 on Sunday, 30 July 2017.

Starting the Trail at Todwick Village Hall…

Printout this news item or go to Todwick News Agency and pick up a Trail leaflet.

On Sunday, 30 July 2017 don’t forget to return to Todwick Village Hall from 3.30 pm for refreshments and for the 4 pm certificate presentations to be made by Brenda Waller to the owners of the Best Front Gardens and 6 Highly Recommended Front Gardens and The Best Scarecrow and 2 Highly Recommended scarecrows.

Best Front Gardens are:

6 Highly Recommended Front Gardens are the following (in no set order):

Roy Bowell, 68-70 The Meadows

Best Scarecrow – Rachael Watson, Todwick Tea Rooms.


Highly Commended Scarecrows

79 The Meadows – Brian Mullins’ The Rainman

85 The Meadows – Sheila Pantry’s and all that jazz...Saxophone Jazz Player

The Trail begins…

At the Village Hall you can see the Craft Club’s Worzel scarecrow posing on the railings. From Todwick Village Hall you can go up Kiveton Lane pass the school and turn into Mortains to No. 4 Mortains to see Christine and Raymond Hardy’s Highly Recommended garden.

Turn back to Kiveton Lane and pass the Village Hall and then onto The Pastures see Sandra Barker’s Highly recommended front garden at No. 9 then go to No. 13 – where Brenda Waller invites you to visit her interesting Front and Back gardens.

Cross the road to the Vintage Tearooms to see Rachael Watson’s the Best scarecrows Christine and Neville, continue on The Pastures and see Ken and Betty Mathieson’s 2nd prize winning front garden at 26 The Pastures.

Go back to The Meadows go up to 22 The Meadows to see Reni and Howard Pilgram’s Fairies – too POSH to work scarecrows.

Cross The Meadows and turn right and a few steps on the road to Virginia Anderson’s Donald Tramp and Ivana scarecrows at No. 6 De Houten. Go up into De Houten Close to no. 3 to see Bob Ireton’s Highly Recommended front garden with lots of white flowers in it.

Walk back on to The Meadows and turn up Guildway turn into Sandwith Road to no. 5 to see Alan Hardy’s 1st Prize winning front garden and the hanging baskets; back onto Guildway and continue up Guildway then turn into Mill Fields then onto The Meadows. Walk across the road into Mill Close to no. 10 to see Beverley Grice and Steven Saddington 3rd prize winning front garden.

Go back to The Meadows cross the road to No. 79 is Brian Mullins’ Highly recommended Rainman scarecrow, continue to 83 The Meadows – Denise and Brian Summerhayes’ clever Scarecrow-ca-cola scarecrow.

Turn into the cul-de-sac to see Sheila’s Highly Recommended Scarecrow and all that jazzwith the ever-present Mr Plantpot at 85 The Meadows – you are invited into Sheila’s front garden with bright splashes of colour – then 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 facing north you can see as far as Emley Moor… with windmills on the horizon. Next go up the cul-de-sac to 87 The Meadows see Rosemary Chamber’s colourful Flying Scarecrow Tree go inside the garden to the right of the entrance.

Continuing on The Meadows – stop at No. 68-70 and look at Roy Bowell’s always lovely and Highly Recommended front garden. Continue along The Meadows have a look at some of the bright floral front gardens on your way.

At the end of The Meadows – you may wish to note that across the road just past the “new builds” is Todwick’s Bluebell wood which is in full flower in May time – see also Robin Hood’s memorial plaque and trysting tree – all worth a visit… (see the bluebells in full bloom photos.)

From the exit of The Meadows cross Kiveton lane and look at No. 1 Rectory Gardens to see Josephine ad Rod Esberger’s Highly Recommend front garden and at No. 5 Rectory Gardens another highly recommended Front garden of Jean and Ron Atkins.

Walk back to Kiveton Lane down in front of the bungalows to 142 Kiveton Lane to see the colourful garden of Lesley and John Carr and their clever Lucky Pets scarecrows. Lesley and John delight many people passing by with their interesting garden displays throughout the year.

Thanks to everyone who made wonderful efforts to help cheer Todwickians and others passing through our village on a daily basis. Hope these lovely gardens and fun scarecrows may inspire others in future years.

On Sunday, 30 July 2017 make your way (if it is Sunday when you do the trail walk) to Todwick Village Hall for some refreshments and the Prize giving at 4 pm in Hall 1 of the Village Hall. Hope you have enjoyed your walk/drive around some parts of Todwick.

Contact: Sheila Pantry, organiser, email

Advance Notice – PLEASE Register your scarecrows now

Published: 7 July 2017

Todwick Best Front Gardens and Scarecrows Trail will be held the weekend 29-30 July 2017

Hope your gardens are looking good and you are making your scarecrows…. Get your children, nieces, nephews, your great nieces and nephews, your grandchildren, your granddads and grandmas, your aunties and uncles, your neighbours to make it their Summer project – you may even wish to help. What about a Summer Party making scarecrows?

Remember the fastest time to make a scarecrow is 1.4 minutes.

See the scarecrows from 2015 and 2016.

Please Register your scarecrow(s) with organiser Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024 or email

This year’s Judges will be looking at your scarecrows the weekend 22-23 July 2017 in preparation for the Garden and Scarecrow Trail be held the weekend 29-30 July 2017.

Presentation of winning certificates will be held on Sunday, 30 July 2017 at 4 pm in Todwick Village Hall. Free refreshments will be available.

Todwick weather – your daily update

Published: 5 July 2017

You can view the Todwick daily weather forecast on the BBC website by following the link on the front page of the Todwick website.

Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train project: Investigation into the modification of the national rail network report

Published: 4 July 2017

The National Audit Office has on 4 July 2017 published the findings from its investigation into the Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train scheme which is intended to provide the first transport service in the UK to use both the street tramway and national rail network. The programme involves modifying the existing national rail infrastructure, modifying the tram network and depot, and purchasing vehicles capable of operating on both networks. The NAO report focuses specifically on the works to modify the national rail network, which the Department for Transport (the Department) part-funded and Network Rail managed.

In May 2012, when Ministers approved the programme, the Department expected Network Rail’s modification of the national rail network to cost £18.7 million and the tram-train scheme to be completed by December 2015. By December 2016, the cost of these works had quadrupled to £75.1 million and Network Rail’s project is now expected to be completed in May 2018.

Todwick Church Garden Fete, 1 July 2017 – Cake stall appeal

Published: 22 June 2017

Chris Brundish and Liz Beevers are looking for volunteers to bake for the cake stall at the Church Garden fete on Saturday, 1 July 2017.

Home-made cakes (we never have enough Lemon Drizzle loaves!) and scones are always very popular.

Donations of homemade produce, jams, jellies and chutney also sell well. Home grown produce is also very welcome.

Please bring your cakes etc. to the stall around midday on Saturday, 1 July 2017 if you can help.

Many Thanks – Chris and Liz

Most enjoyable and very successful POSH Tea at the Ritz 2017

Published: 12 June 2017

The event started off with a Loyal toast celebrating the Queen’s 91st birthday and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 96th birthday.

The POSH Tea at the Ritz held on Sunday, 11 June 2017 in Todwick Village Hall was attended by 67 elegantly attired people – who all really enjoyed the music played Pete Moxon quartet, Fred Fields on guitar, Andrew Flavell on piano, Malcolm Stevenson on bass and Pete on sax/clarinet whilst eating their extremely POSH tea.

The guests were extremely well looked after by the POSH TEA Team – Hilary Smith, 13-year-old Charlotte Fox, 13-year-old Natalie Ducker, 10-year-old Ruby Barker, Sandra Barker, Mabel Hextall, Reni Pilgram, Brian Mullins, Ken Hill, and Sheila Pantry who had organised the event.

Very any thanks to all the above who helped make this a very successful and most enjoyable afternoon, and most importantly the many guests who supported the event.

All proceed after expenses went to the Todwick Village Hall Maintenance Funds.

Todwick Interiors news

Published: 4 June 2017

Sasha Fearn of Todwick Interiors has lots of fabric samples if anyone can use – charities, schools, nursing homes etc.

All Sasha asks is a small donation which will be for Rotherham Hospice.

Todwick Interiors will be open between 9-11 am on Saturday, 10 June 2017.

Sasha asks people to feel free to drop in!

Tai Chi is now held at Todwick Recreation Ground Sports Pavilion on Fridays 6–7 pm

Published: 30 May 2017

Phil has now transferred his Tai Chi training from Todwick Village Hall to Todwick Recreation Ground Sports Pavilion on Fridays 6 pm – 7 pm.

Great exercise for mind and body. Increase your balance and flexibility. All abilities welcome, £5.00 per person.

Phil is also a practitioner in Reiki health and also qualified in sports therapy massage.

Call Phil for all details on 0781 420 7637, email:

New 5-week course “Me and You – Baby Massage” to be held in Todwick Village Hall

Published: 30 May 2017

Starts Saturday, 3 June 2017, 10.00 am – 11.00 am

The 5-week course costs £35 includes massage oil and booklet with massage routine.

Benefits: Helps with colic; constipation; aids development and co-ordination; improves sleep; and creates a loving bond.

Contact Tracy to book a place, 0750 233 1474,

Grey Matter in Todwick receives award

Published: 26 May 2017

“The Community Friendship Club”

Grey Matter in Todwick was one of just 42 Yorkshire-based community groups, which has been recognised by the prestigious royal reward scheme The Duke of York’s Community Initiative in its latest round of awards.

The award was presented to Janet Cocking at the ceremony at Huddersfield University on 12 April 2017 by The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Mr Andrew Coombe. Also representing the club were Mary Pavey, Bryan Ferris and Richard Brundish. The event was followed by a reception where they met fellow recipients across the four Yorkshire counties.

A second reception was held at St James’ Palace, London on 9 May 2017, at which they were introduced to HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The club was represented by Janet Cocking, Bryan Ferris and Richard Brundish, who were honoured to tell the Prince what they do and where they came from. This is the first time that the reception hosted by the Duke of York has been at St James’ Palace, so they felt greatly honoured to be at a royal residence.

The award recognises voluntary community groups which are making positive contributions to their communities. Grey Matter was set up as a place where older residents (55+), can meet every week for friendship, refreshments and enjoy a variety of activities. The award is a tribute to the foresight of the Parish Council, Church, Age UK Rotherham, and other local partners which set up the club in response to the Parish Survey, which indicated a need to tackle loneliness that can have negative health outcomes.

Grey Matter is open every Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Todwick Church Hall, you are very welcome. If you would prefer to talk before you walk, contact Janet on 01909 771344 or Richard on 01909 772204.

Matt's Twirlin 2 Steppers

Published: 12 May 2017

Starting 2 June 2017, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm in Todwick Village Hall.

First session free of charge to all brand-new dancers.

Beginners American 2 step, non-competitive, cue ballroom for all ages and abilities.

Dancing is a great way of keeping your mind and body fit, as well as making new friends.

Telephone Matt 07979 307 336 or email

Kiveton Park and District Art Group (formerly Wales Art Group) welcomes new members

Published: 12 May 2017

This small and friendly group meet at Kiveton and Wales Village Hall, Walesmoor Avenue, Kiveton Park S26 5RG every Thursday from 7 pm – 9 pm.

The aim of the group is to foster the art of painting and drawing and provide help and encouragement to all members.

New members always welcomed.


Extremely successful Todwick Art and Flower Festival

Published: 9 May 2017

Todwick Art and Flower Festival was held on Saturday and Sunday, 6-7 May 2017 to raise funds to help with the maintenance of our beautiful old Todwick Church that was mentioned in the Doomsday Book dated 1086!

Many Todwick groups and individuals created 61 interesting displays of flowers and planters which were on display in Todwick Church and Todwick Church Hall.

Also in the Church Hall were many interesting, different pieces of art from individual artists – Jack Marples, Phil Archer and Mabel Hextall, who also displayed her beautifully furnished doll’s house.

Further beautiful art displays by the Wales Art Group, Wales High School students and Anne and Tony Rusling’s display of pictures were all very interesting and made compelling viewing, whilst Alison Booth’s display of beautiful candles produced a lovely fragrance. A percentage from sales of artwork also benefitted the Festival. Grey Matters and the Todwick Women’s Institute also had displays to inform visitors of their activities and invited people to join their organizations.

Ian Hodgkin played the Todwick Church organ on both afternoons and produced a wonderfully entertaining programme for visitors to listen to whilst they were viewing the flowers and planters displayed around the Church.

In the Church Hall, Lloyd Jones provided the public announcement system and produced two programmes of music to entertain the visitors whilst they viewed the various exhibitions and enjoyed their refreshments.

A wonderful, tireless team of helpers sold tickets and served refreshments to the visitors during the two days. The team members were Abigail Mosley, Sandra Barker, Anne Rusling, Reni Pilgrim, Kenneth Hill, Brian Mullins, Andrea Neill, Lynda Shepherd, Mary Boyes and Vicky Camber.

On Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 4 pm the flower displays and planters were auctioned off by Michael Dowse of Sheffield Auction Gallery aided by Tony Rusling. Michael’s auction was very interesting, entertaining and full of humour producing much laughter. Proceeds from the flower auction raised £239.00, in addition the sale of tickets and many donations including one from Todwick Table Tennis Club enabled a £772.00 cheque to be presented to Revd Vicky Camber for Todwick Church’s maintenance fund.

Todwick Art and Flower Festival was created and organised by Todwickian Sheila Pantry OBE who thanks everyone involved in so many ways, including the many visitors who made the 2-day Festival such a happy, full of fun, community event for the village.

Good Samaritans do exist! New Scarecrow for Lesley and John

Published: 20 April 2017

Lesley Carr – maker of some lovely scarecrows at 142 Kiveton Lane, Todwick writes:

Yesterday this gentleman – Ken Gilliland who works at FEM Fabrications, Kiveton – brought me this metal skeleton.

He was the gentleman that found the last trashed Santa just before Christmas 2016 and brought him back to me in case I could mend him – unfortunately for him I started crying because I was heartbroken.

Ken regularly drives past our home on his way to work. He had a rough idea as to what had happened and he had seen the Santa scarecrow and the soldier.

Luckily for me Ken asked his boss if, in his own time, he could with scrap metal make a sturdier scarecrow to which his kind boss agreed.

So, I am now the proud owner of a new, better sturdier base body for any future creations.

I am so very happy and grateful for his kindness.

And Todwick residents who enjoy Lesley’s scarecrows appreciate this act of kindness also!

We look forward to Lesley’s next creation.

Todwick News shop opens on Saturday, 22 April 2017

Published: 20 April 2017

Nicola and Tony will be opening Todwick News shop on Saturday, 22 April 2017 at 10 am.

Stock will include cards, gift paper, general goods – e.g. milk, bread, deli and hot sandwiches, sweets of all kinds.

A cash point is being added.

Please go and support Nicola and Tony – they are looking forward to meeting you.

Advance Notice – Register your scarecrows

Published: 18 April 2017

Todwick Best Front Gardens and Scarecrows Trail will be held the weekend 29-30 July 2017

Register your scarecrow(s) with organiser Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024 or email

Start setting your seeds and making your scarecrows…. Get your children, nieces, nephews, your great nieces and nephews, your grandchildren, your granddads and grandmas, your aunties and uncles, your neighbours to make it their Summer project – you may even wish to help. What about a Summer Party making scarecrows?

Remember the fastest time to make a scarecrow is 1.4 minutes.

See the scarecrows from 2015 and 2016.

Roger Fearn – Todwick Interiors

Published: 18 April 2017

Todwickians will be very sad to learn that Roger Fearn who ran Todwick Interiors for many years died on 28 March 2017 at Rotherham Hospice – his funeral service took place on 13 April 2017.

Roger’s great interior decorating skills and helpfulness will be missed by his customers.

His family welcome donations for the Rotherham Hospice – may be sent to c/o Bartholomew and Sons Funeral Directors, 6 Broom Valley Road, Rotherham S60 2QH. Telephone 01709 363706.

Todwick Crime Statistics for 2016

Published: 17 April 2017

Please note, these incidents are only those reported to the Police.

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Road closures around Todwick

Published: 17 April 2017

Hard Lane between Kiveton and Harthill will be closed for 3 days, week commencing 24 April 2017, due to road patching. No further details available yet.

Station Road in Kiveton is currently closed due to a burst water main. The railway bridge area is affected. It should be open again by 17 or 18 April 2017.

Todwick Marie Curie Fundraising 2017 success

Published: 3 April 2017

Lesley Carr-Fuller’s lovely display at 142 Kiveton Lane, Todwick for Marie Curie Fundraising 2017 has come to an end.

The total amount raised is £198.31.

Lesley says many thanks to all who contributed.

Watch out for salesman with white van selling a bed and mattress

Published: 1 April 2017

A salesman in a white van with name Furniture Direct on it may call at your house offering “a bed and mattress at a good price as it is the last one left”.

Advice from Neighbourhood Watch coordinator is “Do not buy, it is a scam”.

Interested in landscaping your garden? Local business Clowne Landscaping can help

Published: 30 March 2017

Clowne Landscaping Centre, run by local Todwickian Wayne Cutts, offers a variety of services:

  • Quality garden fences: has a wide choice of different sizes and types.
  • Paving and artificial grass: Choose from the comprehensive range of paving slabs, and natural and artificial grass to make your garden glorious this summer.
  • Gardening experts: offers a landscape gardening service. Why not surround your home with a beautiful and stylish garden with our excellent landscaping services?

Call in and see Clowne Landscaping Centre’s variety of products to make your garden beautiful. Supplying to Chesterfield, Mansfield, Worksop and Sheffield.

Contact: Wayne Cutts, Clowne Landscaping Centre, 67B Barlborough Road, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4QX | Tel: 01246 819 186 |

Drive to make nappy sacks safer after 16 deaths

Published: 30 March 2017

Family safety charity RoSPA is pushing for greater awareness of the danger posed by nappy sacks, for an improvement in industry standards and for safer manufacture of the hygiene product, with a high-level event in London with retailers, manufacturers and safety professionals.

RoSPA is aware of at least 16 children who have died after suffocating or choking on the flimsy plastic bags, which are used for disposal of soiled nappies. All were aged under 12 months. However, a recent survey by the Trading Standards South East Group identified a number of nappy sacks as not being adequately labelled with warnings.

RoSPA is working closely with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the British Retail Consortium, and Trading Standards services to bring this issue to the attention of businesses and consumers, and on Monday, April 3, is hosting the Nappy Sack Safety Stakeholder event in London.

Discussions will surround education of nappy sack risks – including adequate labelling – and the continued development of safer products on the market, with invitees including those from the retail sector, producers, and those involved with child and nappy sack safety.

The event will also hear from Sam Brough, who lost her five-month-old daughter Harley in 2013 when a nappy sack was accidentally knocked into her cot. She is keen to raise awareness of the issue and ensure that everything is being done to prevent similar incidents in the future.

More information:

HGVs and Trailers on Kiveton Lane: Report of the Inspector of the Public Inquiry held on 9 February 2017

Published: 27 March 2017

The Inspector will grant interim authority for 4 vehicles and 2 trailers only. See the attached report and note especially the following paragraphs.

Paragraph 44 states:

The following conditions shall be attached to any interim licence:

  1. There will be no operation, movement, loading or unloading of authorised vehicles or trailers at the operating centre before 07:00 and after 17:00 Mondays to Fridays and there shall be no operation, movement, loading or unloading of authorised vehicles or trailers at the operating centre on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
  2. The operating centre is defined as that part of the site which is marked “in blue” on the plan agreed by the Traffic Commissioner and vehicles and trailers will at all times be kept when not in actual use within the operating centre as so defined and not on any other part of the site.
  3. Reversing alarms shall be of the broadband, white noise type

Paragraph 45 states:

The full application will be help open, initially for a period of 12 months. It will be granted in full, with the conditions persisting, if the access can be moved to be adjacent to the parking area.

Paragraph 46 states:

Note that, whilst only an interim licence can be granted in the short-term, that is to preserve the status of the live application. It is not my intention to bring that interim authority to an end. I will make a further decision on the application in 12 months which may be to grant in full for ten vehicles and two trailers, to grant for four vehicles and two trailers, or to keep open for a defined period while any process is ongoing in relation to moving the site entrance.

Todwick shop to re-open

Published: 22 March 2017

Spring brings even more good news – the Todwick shop is to re-open

We know what it is like to be without a shop in Todwick – so a hearty welcome to Tony Hough and Nicola Davis who are going to re-open the Todwick shop.

They want to know what people and young people would like them to stock. What is on your list? For example, milk, bread and bread rolls, tinned goods (fruit, vegetables, soups), household cleaners, greetings cards, birthday cards, wrapping paper, stamps, sweets...

Expect more information shortly.

Every success!

Good news for Todwick – Results from Inspector’s report on housing and industrial site

Published: 20 March 2017

Rotherham MBC has published the Inspector’s report and appendices regarding the proposed Kiveton Lane housing and also industrial site at the A57 Red Lion area and has declined the proposals.

In the Letter from the Inspector, Mr C Anstey, dated 10 March 2017 to RMBC, scroll down to page 5:

3. E16 Todwick North, North East of A57. MM. Delete allocation and retain area in the Green Belt. Reason. This site, together with other areas of land around Todwick, makes a significant contribution to preventing the neighbouring settlement groupings of Dinnington/Anston/Laughton Common and Wales/Kiveton Park from merging into one another. Furthermore development of this extensive area of farmland would constitute encroachment into the countryside and cause severe damage to the attractive rural character of the local area. Consequently the allocation is not justified and is not consistent with national policy

... and scroll down to the bottom of page 7:


1. H84 Land to the west of Kiveton Lane. MM. Delete allocation and retain area in the Green Belt. Reason. This site, together with other areas of land around Todwick, makes a significant contribution to preventing the neighbouring settlement groupings of Dinnington/Anston/Laughton Common and Wales/Kiveton Park from merging into one another. Furthermore the site is poorly related to the existing built form of the village, would constitute encroachment into the countryside, and would cause significant harm to the attractive rural character of the local area. Consequently the allocation is not justified and would be contrary to national planning policy.

For any additional queries please contact:

Miss Kerry Trueman, Programme Officer, C/O Planning Policy Team, Regeneration & Environment, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE

Tel: 07582 310364


HGV application update: Report due to be published this week

Published: 20 March 2017

OTC report due to be published towards the end of this week

The Office of Transport Commissioner (OTC) Leeds has informed us today that they expect the report regarding the Public Inquiry application to operate 10 HGV vehicles and 2 trailers from Kiveton Hall Farm, Kiveton Lane held on 9 February 2017 be published later this week. OTC will be contacted again for any results which will be published on this website.

Royal award for Grey Matter in Todwick – The Community Friendship Club

Published: 14 March 2017

Congratulations to all the members

Grey Matter in Todwick is one of just 42 Yorkshire-based community groups which, in the latest round of awards, have been recognised by the prestigious royal reward scheme The Duke of York’s Community Initiative.

The group was setup 18 months ago in response to a village survey that identified the need for a support network to serve the older residents, which would help combat loneliness which is known to adversely affect health.

The club meets every Friday at 2.00 pm for two hours, and provides a friendly, supportive and stimulating environment for the over 55s. The club serves Todwick village and adjacent communities and is based in the modern Todwick Church Hall, Lindley Croft. New members are very welcome, just turn up or phone Janet 01909 771344 or Richard 01909 772204.

The club is supported locally by Todwick Parish Council and Todwick Church with assistance from Age UK Rotherham, Voluntary Action Rotherham and RotherFed.

For more information contact Richard on mobile 07790449007 or email

Information supplied by Richard Brundish, Chairman, Grey Matter in Todwick

The Clothes Shop and now the Old Clothes Shop at Greenscene Side Farm, Todwick

Published: 3 March 2017

Julia Morley set up the Clothes Shop which has a range of clothes with a difference within the Greenscene centre on the Sheffield Road, Todwick in May 2016.

Within the shop she has just launched on Friday, 24th February 2017 The Old Clothes Shop.

Julia offers opportunities to sell your good quality used clothes, shoes and accessories that you may wish to dispense with. There are a few guidelines:

  • all garments are checked before they go on sale but the buyer check themselves prior to purchase as they are sold as seen
  • it is advisable that all garments are tried on in the changing room prior to purchase as refunds are not an option
  • the items for sale do not belong to the Old Clothes Shop – therefore are not negotiable
  • payment of goods is by cash or card payment

From sales from the Old Clothes Shop Julia will donate a percentage of the price to the Bluebell Wood as the nearest local charity to Greenscene.

The Clothes Shop and the Old Clothes Shop opens 10.00 am – 4.00 pm daily and is located behind the Green Bean Coffee Shop and Bistro at Greenscene Side Farm, Sheffield Road, Todwick S26 1DJ, Tel: 07401 080695, Email:

Gulliver’s takes a giant step closer to Rother Valley planning permission

Published: 1 March 2017

Gulliver’s family theme park resort has moved closer to obtaining planning permission for a theme park on the former Pithouse West colliery site in the Rother Valley.

Councillors at the recent Rotherham Council Planning Board meeting decided to grant planning permission for a Gulliver’s theme park resort to be built on the 250 acre former Pithouse West colliery site in the Rother Valley. Managing Director Julie Dalton said: “Everyone at Gulliver’s is very pleased with the Council’s decision which takes us to the next stage of the planning process.”

Gulliver’s now has 21 days to wait for the decision of the Secretary of State on their application. Julie Dalton continued: “We are confident that the Secretary of State will recognise the enormous benefit of our plans to the Rother Valley area and the local community. Our plans would transform an area of Rother Valley that has been disused for many years. Gulliver’s Valley would be our fourth UK theme park resort, bringing together the best elements of our existing resorts in Warrington, Matlock Bath and Milton Keynes.”

Further news and developments will be available the Gulliver web site and through their social media pages:

Notes from the HGV Public Inquiry Meeting

Published: 10 February 2017

Application to operate HGV vehicles and trailers from Kiveton Hall Farm, Kiveton Lane, Todwick: Notes from the Public Inquiry Meeting held on Thursday, 9 February 2017 at Aston Hall Hotel.

The number of HGVs and trailers changed, hence no numbers quoted.

Application to operate 14 HGV vehicles and 4 trailers from Kiveton Hall Farm, Kiveton Lane

Published: 3 February 2017

Register your objections NOW and attend the PUBLIC INQUIRY meeting on Thursday, 9th February 2017 at 11.00 am at Best Western Plus, Aston Hall Hotel (address below).

As a local resident you have the right to know that Hague Farming Ltd, the company that owns and runs Kiveton Hall Farm on Kiveton Lane (adjacent to the fishing pond) has applied for a licence to operate 14 HGV vehicles and 4 trailers from the farm.

In effect they intend to run a commercial transport haulage, distribution and storage centre on the land. The applicant is David William Hague and he is a director of Hague Plant Limited which already operates 30 HGVs and trailers from their premises at Jubilee House, Clay Wheels Ln, Sheffield S6 1LZ. This is an industrial estate and is surrounded by other businesses. It is not a residential area on green belt land.

This will mean for local residents

1. Excessive and unlimited HGV traffic travelling up and down Kiveton Lane between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm with a considerable increase in diesel fume pollution and the noise and problems associated with HGV vehicles.

2. Heavy HGVs travelling past the front of your house with all the noise and vibration problems associated with heavy lorries, rattling windows as the weight shifts on the lorry as they traverse speed bumps along Kiveton Lane.

3. HGV vehicles parked on Kiveton Lane waiting for access to the farm and blocking the traffic flow on Kiveton Lane which is already a very busy road.

4. An appropriate drop in property values for homes near a commercial HGV distribution and storage site.

5. Kiveton Lane is a residential road and is flanked with houses on both sides of the road. It also has a junior school situated on the road and at certain times of the day the road becomes clogged with parked cars around the school site slowing the flow of traffic. The introduction of HGVs will magnify the problem significantly.

6. The area intended as a distribution site has a public right of way across the front and side of it and is used several times a day by joggers, ramblers, cyclists, local people walking their dogs and horse riders. Locals will suffer directly if a license is granted and their enjoyment of the area will be compromised completely.

7. Kiveton Lane is a flat leafy road and is used by locals for family walks, jogging, dog walking and cycling. The intended increase of HGV lorries travelling up and down this road with directly affect their recreational activities.

8. There is a recreational fishing pond adjacent to the site and the people using the pond enter through the area proposed to be filled with HGVs.

9. In truth this farm does not produce enough products to warrant this amount of transportation. We believe the farm will morph over night into a goods distribution, storage and HGV compound, and that the lorries will be used to transport goods not produced on the farm.

You as a local resident have a right to object to this licence. If it gets granted the applicant has carte blanche to bring in as many HGVs without limit.

Nobody will object for you. It’s up to you to get involved and make your voice heard.

Register your objection here

The licence is being processed by:

Andrew Wilkinson
Office of the Traffic Commissioner
Hillcrest House
386 Harehills Lane
Leeds LS9 6NF
Tel: 0113 2543283
Fax: 0113 2403945

Object, complain or make representations: HGV operator licences

Details of how to oppose heavy goods vehicle licence applications or the use of an operating centre.

Look at section 3 onwards of this Guide to making representations, objections and complaints:

A Guide to Public Inquiries

Office of the Transport Commissioner:

Come to the meeting to ask questions

Opposition to the licence will be heard at the public inquiry on Thursday, 9th February 2017 at 11.00 am at:

Best Western Plus
Aston Hall Hotel
Worksop Road
Sheffield S26 2EE

Want to get fit? Then join Todwick Running Club

Published: 1 February 2017

Todwick has a running club for all ages and abilities and invites anyone to join in.

There are several local runs a week, mornings, evenings, and weekends of varying distance. Anyone is free to post on Facebook their own runs if they want some company on a run.

Check out on the Todwick Running Club Facebook group – members hope to see you joining them soon.

Any questions please contact