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Gwyneth Foster – RIP

Published: 23 September 2018

Gwyneth Foster, age 93 of Rayls Road Todwick, was the Church Organist.

On Tuesday, 2 October 2018, Gwyneth’s niece Joselyn Baggaley would like to invite Todwick friends to join them at Gwyneth’s funeral or just at the buffet to be held in her honour in Todwick Village Hall.

11.45 am funeral at City Road Crematorium, Sheffield.

Afterwards a Buffet will be held at Todwick Village Hall from 12:30 pm onwards to which all friends and neighbours are invited.

Upcoming Todwick Jazz Supper Club dates for 2019

Published: 23 September 2018

Upcoming bands are as follows:

  • 12 January 2019 – Winston Pennine Jazz Band
  • 9 February 2019 – Dearne Big Band

All start at 7.30 pm until 10.30 pm in Todwick Village Hall.

More dates and bands are being sorted – keep watching this space.

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 on Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

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!

Special Christmas present with a difference!

Published: 23 September 2018

Todwick Tote Bag

This will make a lovely holder of presents for Christmas instead using lots of paper.

If you are visiting family and friends why not take some of these bags as presents!

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.

Good comments about the bags are continually being received.

Todwick Tote Bags are now available from the Todwick News and Deli shop and Todwick Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms, also contact Sheila Pantry, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

More workshops at Todwick Tearooms

Published: 11 September 2018

Needle Felting a mini scene in a Teacup
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
9.30 am – 12.00 noon

Introduction to Wet Felting
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
9.30 am - 12.00 noon

£20 per person. Spaces limited so booking advisable.

Bookings made via Rachel at tea room or wendy.early@talktalk.net

Important News: Sign-ups have opened for Rotherham’s new £39-a-year garden waste collection service

Published: 1 September 2018

Residents opting in will be sent a brown bin, which will be emptied monthly from November to March and fortnightly between April and October.

Rotherham Borough Council will stop collecting blue bags from 29 October 2018, when the switch happens and green bins should be used for paper and card.

The aim is to cut £1.3 million a year from the council’s bins bill and for Rotherham’s recycling rate to meet the Government’s 50 per cent target by 2020.

Garden waste was previously collected for free, but the service does not have to be provided and the new charge will help the council save money.

Cllr Emma Hoddinott, cabinet member for waste, said:

The council is making these changes to increase the amount of waste that is recycled, whilst also bringing down the cost of running the service at a time when the council’s budget is being reduced.

We listened to residents who said they wanted a garden waste collection service for additional months in the year, for us to remove the boxes and bags and to introduce plastic recycling at home.

These changes will mean every household will have more space to recycle, more overall space in their bins than they currently have, and recycling will be made easier.

Households signing up for brown bins before 15 October 2018 will receive 15 months’ collection for the price of 12 months’ collection.

Sign up at https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/bins

Later changes will include the start of plastic recycling and a smaller general waste bin.

Do you love where you live?

Published: 1 September 2018

You can help your community by becoming a Love Where You Live volunteer.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council consider the Love Where You Live volunteers to be the eyes and ears of our communities.

The volunteers’ role is to help improve service delivery by reporting street scene issues such as potholes, graffiti, fly tipping, litter etc.

There is no minimum commitment. How much time you put in is entirely up to you.

Apply now: https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/forms/form/13/en/love_where_you_live_volunteer_application

Daily delivery service for Todwick residents with vouchers to buy their newspapers

Published: 1 September 2018

Tom Brown, Tel: 07889 760479 continues to deliver newspapers for people with vouchers to Todwick residents for those ordering from Sue, the Manager of One Stop, 25 Station Road, Kiveton, Tel: 01909 808515.

Tom charges 50 pence per day for delivery to your home. Contact Tom if you wish to use his daily newspaper delivery service.

Anyone interested in listening to organ music?

Published: 1 September 2018

The Cinema Organ Society at Saltaire have a series of concerts “Music for everyone” on Sunday afternoons – all concerts start at 2.30 pm at The Victoria Hall, Saltaire, Shipley featuring popular music from film, television and radio at the world famous Wurlitzer organ.

  • 9 September 2018 – Simon Gledhill
  • 30 September 2018 – Gordon Cree
  • 14 October 2018 – Robert Wolfe
  • 11 November 2018 – Bill Coale from the USA
  • 9 December 2018 – Michael Woolridge

Admission £10. Free admission for children and young people up to 25 years.

There is the Wurlitzer Café see www.interludecafes.com

For tickets telephone after 7 pm: 0845 400 2208

Venue: Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS | www.cinema-organs.org.uk

From Blackpool to Barnsley

Published: 1 September 2018

Blackpool Tower Organist – Phil Kelsall will be making a special weekend visit to The Astoria Centre, Barnsley over the weekend of the 8-9 September 2018, to perform two special events.

On the evening of Saturday, 8 September 2018 at 7.30 pm, Phil will be re-creating one of the Famous ‘Blackpool Tower Dance Nights’, which sadly now don’t take place at the Tower Ballroom like they used to. The Astoria Centre’s 3/17 Compton Organ can sound remarkably like its more famous counterpart at Blackpool, so Phil will certainly produce some of those great sounds we all know and love. There will be a licensed bar and a range of hot and cold snacks and refreshments available all throughout the evening. Due to limited seating availability, advanced booking is strongly recommended for this event by telephoning 07944 566972.

On Sunday, 9 September 2018 at 2.30 pm, Phil will be once again back at the Console but in a very different mode to the previous evening. Don’t miss one of the rare opportunities to hear Phil Kelsall live in concert. Phil will include lots of Blackpool favourites, plus many more, as he puts the Astoria Centre Compton through its paces. Once again, there is a licensed bar and a wide range of delicious snacks, cakes and other refreshments available from the snack bar, which opens an hour before the start of the concert. Tickets for this event are available in advance by telephoning 07944 566972 or on the door from 1.45 pm on the day.

Grey Matters in Todwick receives grant

Published: 19 August 2018

The headline news from Grey Matters in TodwickThe Community Friendship Club – is the grant from Awards for All, The Big Lottery Funding body.

The award is an honour and a challenge for our club, since we are recognised as being worthy of a significant monetary input and trusted to deliver on our aspirations to deliver a service to the Community which contributes significantly to the health and wellbeing of its members.

Three years after our inauguration we are now positioned to accomplish our vision; to reach more of the older residents in the neighbourhood, to enhance the range of activities with more outings, more visiting speakers, and quarterly extended sessions that will include a cooked midday meal. Additionally, we aim to provide subsidised taxi transport to the club for those who need help.

Our club is open to all residents over 55 years, and meets every Friday in the Church Hall, between 2 pm and 4 pm. Contact Janet on 07733043292 or Richard on 07790449007 for more information.

Photos from Best Front Gardens and Scarecrow presentation and Todwick table top car boot type sale

Published: 8 August 2018

Certificates Presentation

Brenda Waller presented certificates to the owners of the 3 Best Front Gardens and 1 Highly Recommended Front Garden and The Best Scarecrow and 1 Highly Recommended scarecrow.

Best Front Gardens:

1st Prize – Roy Bowell, 68-70 The Meadows

2nd prize – Alan and Christine Hardy, 5 Sandwith Road

3rd Prize – Ken and Betty Mathieson, 26 The Pastures

Highly recommended Front Garden – Lesley and John Carr, 142 Kiveton Lane

Best Scarecrow – CROWCHET Class – Barbara Winters, 1 Rayls Road

Highly Commended Scarecrows – NHS – 70 years anniversary – Todwick Craft Group at Todwick Village Hall

  1. Brenda and Betty Mathieson
    Brenda with Betty Mathieson
  2. Brenda and Roy Bowell
    Brenda with Roy Bowell
  3. Brenda and Alison Rogers
    Brenda with Alison Rogers (on
    behalf of Todwick Craft Group)
  4. Brenda and Barbara Winters
    Brenda with Barbara Winters

Todwick table top car boot type sale held 29 July 2018

  1. Sheila Pantry
    Sheila Pantry selling Todwick
    Tote Bags in aid of funding
    for Todwick Neighbourhood Watch
  2. Ken Hill
    Ken Hill
  3. Dianne and Brendan Marples
    Dianne and Brendan Marples

Discussion results of meeting regarding delivery service of newspapers

Published: 31 July 2018

Meeting, held on Thursday, 26 July 2018 in Todwick Village Hall, had the following conclusions:

Good turnout – 45 people attended. People are supportive of Todwick News and Deli Village shop run by Nickie.

People want a paper delivery service – missed not having one since 9 July 2018. Quite a number of people want to be able to use the voucher service offered by the newspapers – saves them money.

The meeting gave Nickie the opportunity to promote her current shop services and also future services being developed. She explained why she cannot accept voucher services offered by various newspapers and that she has 2 new people delivering newspapers with a commencement date of Monday, 30 July 2018.

Sue, the Manager of One Stop, 25 Station Road, Kiveton, Tel: 01909 808515, accepts newspaper vouchers and is willing to take orders from Todwick residents wishing to use them. Please contact Sue with your details and setting up your new accounts with One Stop.

Tom Brown, Tel: 07889 760479, explained that he is willing to continue to deliver newspapers as an independent person to Todwick residents for those ordering from One Stop at Kiveton. He has started to deliver newspapers from One Stop from Monday, 30 July 2018 and charges 50p per day for delivery to your home. Contact Tom if you wish to use his daily delivery service.

For anyone wishing to order the Daily and Sunday Telegraph vouchers contact the Daily and Sunday Telegraph Subscriptions office, Tel: 0800 332020 and the helpful staff will quickly sort out new vouchers at an attractive price.

Please pass this message to Todwick residents wishing to order newspapers with a voucher service.

Todwick Best Front Gardens and Scarecrows Trail – Saturday and Sunday, 28 and 29 July 2018

Published: 27 July 2018

The Trail is around the Village with the winners being presented with certificates in Todwick Village Hall at 16.00 on Sunday, 29 July 2018.

Starting the Trail at Todwick Village Hall…

You can use your phone and follow these trail details, printout this news item or go to Todwick Village Hall on Sunday, 29 July 2018 from 12.30 pm to pick a printout.

Please don’t forget to return to Todwick Village Hall from 3.30 pm for refreshments and for the 4 pm certificate presentations by Brenda Waller to the owners of the Best Front Gardens and 1 Highly Recommended Front Garden and The Best Scarecrow and 1 Highly Recommended scarecrow.

Best Front Gardens are:

1st Prize – Roy Bowell, 68-70 The Meadows

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2nd prize – Alan and Christine Hardy, 5 Sandwith Road

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3rd Prize – Ken and Betty Mathieson, 26 The Pastures

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Highly recommended Front Garden Lesley and John Carr, 142 Kiveton Lane

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Preparing for next year’s Best Garden – 7 Sandwith Road

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Best Scarecrow

  1. CROWCHET Class
    CROWCHET Class
    Barbara Winters
    1 Rayls Road

Highly Commended Scarecrow

  1. NHS – 70 years anniversary
    NHS – 70 years anniversary
    Todwick Craft Group at
    Todwick Village Hall

Other Scarecrows

  1. Gardener
    Gardener
    Sandra and Graham
    9 The Pastures
  2. Rupert Bear
    Rupert Bear
    Rachael Watson
    Heaven is Homemade
    Vintage Tea Rooms
  3. Police Community Scarecrow Officer
    Police Community Scarecrow Officer
    Norman and Virginia Anderson
    No. 6 De Houten Close
  4. CSI Todwick Scarecrow
    CSI Todwick Scarecrow
    Lesley and John Carr
    142 Kiveton Lane
  5. Scarecrow Poppy
    Scarecrow Poppy
    Rosemary Chambers
    87 The Meadows
  6. Todwick Tote Bag Man
    Todwick Tote Bag Man
    stopping the plastic
    pollution of the oceans
    Sheila Pantry
    85 The Meadows
  7. Little Miss Sunshine
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Brian Mullins
    79 The Meadows
  8. Mr S. Crow
    Mr S. Crow has gone
    on a field trip
    Mill Close
  9. The Frackers
    The Frackers
    Venta Pound
    Mill Close

The Trail begins…

At the Todwick Village Hall entrance posing near the seat is the Todwick Craft Group’s Highly Commended Scarecrows celebrating the NHS 70 years anniversary.

From Todwick Village Hall you can go across Kiveton Lane and go UP Kiveton Lane (towards Kiveton) and in a very short time then go left off Kiveton Lane via Manor Way to 1 Rayls Road on the corner is Barbara Winters’ Best Scarecrow – CROWCHET Class.

Turn back to Kiveton Lane and go up to 142 Kiveton Lane to see Lesley and John Carr’s Highly recommended Front Garden that covers the extended verge. Also see their CSI Todwick Scarecrow.

Lesley and John delight many people passing by their interesting garden/scarecrow displays throughout the year.

Further up Kiveton Lane you may wish to note 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).

Cross Kiveton Lane and go into The Meadows, on the right-hand side of the road stop at No. 68-70 and look at Roy Bowell’s 1st Prize Winning always lovely front garden. Continue along The Meadows have a look at some of the bright floral front gardens on your way.

Still on The Meadows turn into the cul-de-sac to see Sheila Pantry’s Todwick Tote Bag Scarecrow aiming to help stop the oceans from being polluted with plastic, and the ever-present Mr Plantpot at 85 The Meadows. The Todwick Tote Bag is being sold to help keep Todwick Neighbourhood Watch financially viable to carry on their work. The bag will be on sale in the Todwick Village Hall on Sunday, 29 July 2018 at the Table Top Car boot sale event in the Village Hall and Presentation of certificates for Best Front Gardens and Best Scarecrow. Price £4.

Next go up the cul-de-sac to 87 The Meadows go inside the garden to the right of the entrance to see Rosemary Chamber’s Poppy Scarecrow.

Turn back to The Meadows back to 83 The Meadows and see Denise and Brian Summerhayes’ The Dec-Crow-Hater scarecrow.

At No. 79 The Meadows is Brian Mullins’ Little Miss Sunshine scarecrows and walk across the road into Mill Close at the first bungalow (white) on the right is Venta Pound’s The Frackers and directly across the road is the Mr S. Crow gone on a field trip scarecrow.

Walk back on to The Meadows and cross the road and go into Mill Close turn into Guildway go down short way to turn left into Sandwith Road – on the bend of the road at No. 5 see Alan Hardy’s 2nd Prize winning front garden and the hanging baskets.

Back onto Guildway and down to join The Meadows. A few steps turn left into Staniforth Crescent and see at No. 6 De Houten Close Norman and Virginia Anderson’s Police Community Scarecrow Officer. Continue on Staniforth Crescent until it joins The Pastures and on the right side at 26 The Pastures is 3rd Prize winning garden of Ken and Betty Mathiesen.

Continue on The Pastures and see Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms with Rachael Watson’s Rupert Bear Scarecrow.

Cross the road and at No. 13 – where Brenda Waller invites you to visit her interesting Front and Back gardens. Steps away at No. 9 The Pastures see Sandra Barker’s Gardener and the Fairies scarecrows.

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, 29 July 2018 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. Also, a Car Boot type Table Top event is being held from 12.30 – 3.45. Hope you have enjoyed your walk/drive around some parts of Todwick.

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

Meeting to discuss the future of newspaper deliveries in Todwick on Thursday, 26 July 2018 at 17.00 in Todwick Village Hall

Published: 23 July 2018

All residents will now know that, very sadly, the Todwick Newsagency is not able to deliver newspapers and magazines nor accept vouchers.

However, One Stop at Kiveton Park can take orders and vouchers.

Also, most importantly, Tom Brown, who has been delivering papers etc. for many years, has agreed to continue to do in future.

All those wishing to have Tom deliver daily will need to pay him direct. His charge will be 50p per day, payable weekly.

Sheila Pantry is organising a meeting in Todwick Village Hall on 26 July 2018 at 17.00 in Todwick Village Hall.

Both Sue, the One Stop manageress, and Tom Brown will be attending to explain how this new system will work.

If you know of others who may be interested, then please let them know. This notice is being distributed to people who receive newspapers and also through email to various groups as well as this web site.

Sheila Pantry, Tel 01909 771024, email sp@sheilapantry.com

Frank Brooker and the Happy Chappies – 11 August 2018

Published: 18 July 2018

After consulting with Todwick Jazz Club members some months ago there are over 50 people who have already put their names down to support having an August Jazz night so Frank Brooker and the Happy Chappies will be entertaining us with one of their fun evenings!

The original booking card will be going around this Saturday, 21 July 2018 at the Todwick Village Hall Jazz Supper Club event so please check carefully to see if you have put your name down already… if so tick OK against your name. If not on the list, please add your name if you wish to attend!

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

More Todwick Jazz Supper Club dates for the Autumn announced

Published: 18 July 2018

The follow dates to add to your Autumn diaries and calendars.

  • 15 September 2018 – Savannah Jazz band – return visit
  • 6 October 2018 – Barry Grummett and New Orleans Heat – return visit
  • 17 November 2018 – Mark Challinor and the WABASH Jazz Band – return visit
  • 22 December 2018 – Christmas Party Night – Dave Hepworth and Washington Whirligig

All are Saturday nights 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm. Supper break at 8.30 pm. Bring your own supper and drinks. Make up a party table. Easy parking.

Entry £10.00 – all profits after expenses to the Todwick Village Hall maintenance.

Contact Sheila Pantry for tickets / booking a table, Tel: 01909 771024, Email: sp@sheilapantry.com
Booking essential please, always a full house.

Todwick News Agency will be closed on Saturday, 21 July 2018 and Sunday, 22 July 2018

Published: 13 July 2018

There will be no newspapers or magazines delivered.

The Todwick News Agency will be open from 7.30 am on Monday, 23 July 2018.

Todwick Women’s Institute Programme of Events 2018-2019

Published: 9 July 2018

Todwick Women’s Institute forthcoming events to be held in Todwick Village Hall. All welcome.

2018

  • 6 September 2018 – Indian Curry. Demonstration and Tastings given by Mrs K Chandra
  • 4 October 2018 – Wine tasting by Patrice Lipatti-Memme
  • 1 November 2018 – Christmas Crafts by the members
  • 6 December 2018 – Christmas Party

2019

  • 3 January 2019 – Fee paying tonight for 2019 – Members’ Quiz and Bring and Share Supper
  • 7 February 2019 – Guitar playing with stories from the 60s and 70s and quiz by Phil Rylance
  • 7 March 2019 – Annual General Meeting 2019 – to be arranged

Todwick Newsagency: Reminder to collect your newspapers on a DAILY BASIS

Published: 4 July 2018

Please remember to collect your daily newspaper and any magazines up to and including Saturday, 14 July 2018. The delivery man Tommy is on holiday.

All items to be paid for as you collect.

POSH Tea at the Ritz 2018 – What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Published: 15 June 2018

The event started off with a Loyal toast celebrating the Queen’s 92nd birthday and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 97th birthday.

The POSH Tea at the Ritz held on Sunday, 10 June 2018 in Todwick Village Hall was attended by a very large group of 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.

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The guests were extremely well looked after by the POSH TEA at the Ritz Team – Hilary Smith, 11-year-old Ruby Barker, Sandra Barker, Mabel Hextall, Lynda Shepherd and Sheila Pantry who had organised the event.

Very many 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. Thanks also to Sue Wright for all her help.

All proceeds after expenses went to the Todwick Village Hall Maintenance Fund. The Village Hall Committee are extremely grateful for the continued support by members of the public for these events that helps with the continued maintenance expenses for Todwick Village Hall.

Todwick Historical Society meeting on the 12 June 2018 is cancelled

Published: 4 June 2018

Please note that the scheduled meeting of the Todwick Historical Society has been cancelled.

For further details contact Liz Wainwright, Email: ewainwright50@talktalk.net

Very enjoyable and extremely successful Todwick Art and Flower Festival 2018

Published: 28 May 2018

Todwick Art and Flower Festival was held on Saturday, 26 May 2018 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 interesting displays of flowers and planters which were on display in Todwick Church and Todwick Church Hall. There was a special bridal display in one of the large pews in the Church – a magnificent floral bridal dress loaned by Janice – Manager of Mirage Couture of Kiveton Park and alongside it was a wonderful bouquet of flowers donated by Julie of First 4 Flowers, Kiveton Park.

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Also in the Church Hall were many beautiful interesting, different pieces of art from individual artists belonging to the Kiveton and District Art Group. And Wales High School had a wonderful large display of the beautiful art produced by students, which many students and their families came to see. It was really good to see so many young students supporting the event.

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Anne and Tony Rusling’s display of pictures which were all very interesting and made compelling viewing. Grey Matters and the Todwick Women’s Institute also had displays to inform visitors of their activities and invited people to join their organisations. There were flower displays also in the Church Hall.

Two organists Douglas Jones [douglas@douglaspjones.co.uk] and Graham Wikinson [graham@wilkinsonmusic.fsnet.co.uk] played the Todwick Church organ all afternoon 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, a variety of music was played 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 event. The team members were Janet Cocking, Sandra Barker, Ruby Barker, Anne and Tony Rusling, Kenneth Hill, Lynda Shepherd and Vicky Camber.

At 4 pm the flower displays and planters were auctioned off by Sheila Pantry and Tony Rusling. Proceeds from the flower auction raised £122.00, in addition the sale of tickets and many donations including those from Jean Esberger of Greenscene, and John and Marilyn Wallis of J and M Heating enabled a £400.00 cheque being 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 from outside the Todwick to make a happy, full of fun, community event for the village.

The Festival was advertised to the public through many channels – for some months on Todwick website and in Todwick News, via the many Todwick groups to their members in the village, Todwick Jazz Supper Club, on Todwick Village Hall notice boards, the Todwick Newsagency, Todwick Vintage Tea rooms, Wales High School students and through many individuals who told families and friends about this event.

Todwick Jazz Supper Club events in Todwick Village Hall

Published: 21 May 2018

Sunday, 10 June 2018 – Posh Tea at the Ritz aka Todwick Village Hall – 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm – Pete Moxon’s and his musicians will be entertaining – Get dressed up enjoy a fun afternoon with POSH tea with SWINGING music! Tickets are £7.50.

Upcoming Jazz Supper club events all start at 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm are as follows:

  • 16 June 2018 – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz from the Hampshire area – NEW to Todwick
  • 14 July 2018 – Aire Valley Jazz Band (formerly Peter Frank’s Allstars Band) – return visit
  • 11 August 2018 – band being confirmed
  • 15 September 2018 – Savannah Jazz Band

More Autumn dates and bands are being sorted – keep watching this space.

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 sp@sheilapantry.com

Present with a difference

Published: 21 May 2018

Todwick Tote Bag

This will make a lovely present for those going on holiday!

If you are visiting family and friends why not take some of these bags as presents!

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.

Good comments about the bags have already been received.

Todwick Tote Bags are now available from the Todwick News and Deli shop and Todwick Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms, also contact Sheila Pantry, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Calling all scarecrow makers

Published: 21 May 2018

Enter your scarecrow in the Todwick annual Best Front Garden and Scarecrow Trail.

Saturday, 28 July 2018 and Sunday, 29 July 2018 – all Around the village.

Trail map will be available on this website

Winners receive certificates at 4 pm on Sunday, 29 July 2018 in Todwick Village Hall. Refreshments available.

Judges will be going around Todwick on Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 July 2018 and will look at ALL Front Gardens, but please register your Scarecrow before 21 July 2018 with organiser Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024, Email: sp@sheilapantry.com

Learn how to make a scarecrow in just 1.4 minutes

News from Todwick Women’s Institute

Published: 27 March 2018

Todwick WI meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm at Todwick Village Hall, S26 1HJ. If you’re looking for good company and interesting/informative ways to spend some time, why not come along and join us, new members are always most welcome. We are a friendly and enthusiastic group encompassing a wide age-range with activities to suit everyone.

On Thursday, 5th April 2018 we have David Bell aka The Plague Doctor joining us to provide an insight into life at the time of the great plague.

On Thursday, 3rd May 2018 we have Ralph Schweinem giving a talk on “The Berlin Wall – A Personal History”.

And on 7th June 2018 Gaynor Fairweather will be coming to teach us some Salsa Dancing moves. At this meeting we will also be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Todwick WI.

Guests are very welcome to join us for these talks – the cost is £3.00 which includes the speaker, a raffle ticket and light refreshments.

Prospective new members are welcome to attend for 3 guest visits before deciding if they would like to join us.

Enquiries please contact Jenny Foulds on 07791 527569 or email: jenny.foulds@talktalk.net

Todwick Toddlers Group closed until 10 April 2018

Published: 23 March 2018

Todwick Toddlers Group, which meets at Todwick Village Hall, is now closed until Tuesday, 10 April 2018

World War I Centenary Celebrations

Published: 22 March 2018

Would you or your organisation like to take part in a village celebration of the end of the First World War which will be commemorated on Sunday, 11 November 2018.

One of our aims is to create a waterfall of poppies on village war memorials and we are looking for groups or individuals to help us make hundreds of knitted, crochet or felt poppies.

Patterns are available, just call Cate on 01909 773348.

Todwick Jazz Supper Club – upcoming Jazz Supper club events

Published: 21 March 2018

They all start at 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm are as follows:

  • 14 April 2018 – Winston’s Pennine Jazz band – welcome return
  • 12 May 2018 – Mike Lovell’s Six in a Bar Jazz Band – from Southport area – welcome return
  • 16 June 2018 – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz from the Hampshire area – new to Todwick
  • 21 July 2018 – Aire Valley Jazz Band – newly-formed from the Peter Frank Allstars jazz band

Also: Sunday, 10 June 2018 – Posh Tea at the Ritz aka Todwick Village Hall – 2.30 to 4.30 pm Pete Moxon’s and his musicians will be entertaining – bookings opening soon

More dates and bands are being sorted – keep watching this space.

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

Contact Organiser Sheila Pantry OBE Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Easter Present with a difference

Published: 21 March 2018

Easter weekend is Friday, 30 March 2018 to Monday, 2 April 2018.

Todwick Tote Bag

This will make a lovely present for Easter! Pop an Easter egg into it or a bar of chocolate!

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

Good comments about the bags have already been received.

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.

Todwick Tote Bags are now available from the Todwick News and Deli shop and Todwick Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms, also contact Sheila Pantry, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Todwick Winter Birds

Published: 2 March 2018

Brian Chambers has sent some photos of Todwick birds in the snow including Redwing, Fieldfare and Starling.

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A huge flock of Fieldfare (about 30-40) are having a banquet on a 40-foot holly tree that is (currently) laden with berries!

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    Great Spotted Woodpecker
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    Reed Bunting
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    Blue Tit
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    Robin
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    Long-tailed Tit
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    Jackdaw

Please remember to feed and put water out for the birds as much as possible during this very cold spell.

Vikki’s Older Active People Exercise Sessions starting next Thursday

Published: 14 February 2018

Vikki’s Older Active People Exercise Sessions are starting on Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10.15 am – 11.00 am in Todwick Village Hall.

The longer we live the more important regular exercise becomes for a full and active life.

These classes are designed specifically for older adults and will improve flexibility, strength, co-ordination, wellbeing and general fitness.

£3.50 per session... Go along and join the fun.

Never too late for you! Strength and balance exercise to music

Published: 14 February 2018

Take control of your own health – and join a class near you.

Carole Burgan, Level 4 Instructor in Extend, Otago, Postural stability and exercise referral, offers exercise for people over 60 years of age, or people with disabilities of any age.

Are you recovering from an illness or a fall? Do you simply want to improve or maintain your fitness at a pace that is suitable for you needs?

Go along and join a class, with seated and standing options where everyone works to their own ability.

These classes take place as follows:

  • Fridays – Todwick Church Hall, 10.30 am – 12.00 noon
  • Mondays – Davies Court, Dinnington, 10.30 am – 12.00 noon
  • Tuesdays – Kiveton and Wales Village Hall, 1 pm – 2.30 pm

Contact: Carole Burgan, Tel: 0796 907 3111, Email: caroleburgan@outlook.com

RMBC Planning Committee meeting to look at Kiveton Hall Farm HGVs and Trailers

Published: 12 February 2018

On Thursday, 15 February 2018 at 9.00 am there is a RMBC Planning Committee meeting to look at the application for a new entrance to Kiveton Hall Farm on Kiveton Lane re HGVs and Trailers.

1. You will remember that on Thursday, 9 February 2017 many local residents went to a Public Inquiry chaired by The Commissioner of Traffic from the Leeds Office at Aston Hall Hotel.

2. Last November 2017 I sent a planning application RB2017/1559 to move the gate of Kiveton Hall Farm further up the road to give better access to HGVs to various people and put it on this website. See http://rotherham.planportal.co.uk/?id=RB2017/1559

3. On Thursday, 15 February 2018 at 9.00 am there is a RMBC Planning Committee meeting to look at the planning application for a new entrance to Kiveton Hall Farm on Kiveton Lane.

4. Today 12.2.18 phoned RMBC and spoke to Andrew West RMBC officer who says if you wish to attend the meeting please phone him on 01709 254 753 to let him know. Only 4 people can speak, and I understand that one person has already booked a place.

5. Today 12.2.18 I have also spoken to local Councillor Dominic Beck who is NOT on the Planning Committee but local Councillor Jennifer Whysall is and she will be attending. Councillor Beck has discussed this application with Councillor Whysall.

6. As a reminder there are various items of news this topic – see 3 & 10 February 2017 and 27 March 2017.

7. Also today I phoned the Leeds Commissioner of Traffic Office to ask if they have any plans to hold another meeting on this topic. Staff member Glenn Hill, Tel 0113 254 3272, says that once this week’s RMBC meeting has reached a decision they will be looking at the application again as a follow-up to last year’s meeting results of the Aston Hall meeting where the Commissioner said the application would be reviewed in 12 months’ time. Glenn Hill invited me to keep in touch over the coming weeks to ask about progress – which I will do.

Please tell as many Todwick people as possible so they are aware of the current situation.

Sheila Pantry OBE, email sp@sheilapantry.com

Keep up to date with all the news on this website.

Todwick Car Boot Table Top event a great success

Published: 5 February 2018

The lovely sunshine brought out many people to the Todwick Car Boot Table Top event at Todwick Village Hall on Sunday, 4 February 2018.

Many people came to enjoy the bargaining and banter with the stall holders selling a wide variety of many goods from soft toys and games, tools, gardening tools, office equipment, jewellery, pictures, art work, flower vases, handbags, homemade sweets, clothing, music, glassware and ornaments to Bric-à-brac...

Free entrance plus free refreshments gave visitors time to sit and relax and catch up with friends and neighbours and have a real fun afternoon. Many bargain hunters went home with their new treasures whilst the stallholders were very happy to part with their goods and make a profit.

Todwick Village Hall maintenance funds also gained £158.30.

The event was organised by Sheila Pantry OBE who thanks all the Table Top stall holders, Sandra and Ruby for ensuring everyone had a supply of refreshments and all those from far and wide for supporting this fun event.

Very successful Todwick Burns Night Dinner

Published: 2 February 2018

Many thanks are due to Janet Cocking and all her Helpers for organising such a very successful 3-course dinner to celebrate Burns Night on Saturday, 27 January 2018 at Todwick Church Hall.

Burns Night, held in honour of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns, is celebrated at the end of January every year in worldwide locations and for more than two centuries it is has become an event with recitals of the poet’s works, a haggis dinner and lots of fun.

Thanks also to all who supported the event in so many ways.

The event was a sell out and raised over £400 for Church funds.

The Sun is going to shine on Sunday, 4th February 2018 so why not go to the Todwick Village Hall to the “Table top car boot sale type event” from 1 pm – 4 pm

Published: 2 February 2018

Come and have a fun afternoon – everyone welcomed – something for all ages.

Do come, look and buy – there will be a very wide range of goods – from soft toys and games, tools, gardening tools, office equipment, jewellery, pictures, art work, flower vases, handbags, Bric-à-brac... as the saying goes “one wo/man’s trash is another wo/man’s treasure.

Don’t miss the almost giveaway bargains!

Free tea, coffee and juices available.

Free entrance.

This event is to support the Todwick Village Hall maintenance fund.

Todwick Village Hall is celebrating 150 years

Published: 2 February 2018

Todwick Village Hall was originally the Todwick school and built in 1868 – so in 2018 is celebrating 150 years of service to the community!

Built in 1868 at the cost of £241, chiefly through the efforts of the Revd. Henry Sandwith, Rector.

The Duke of Leeds gave the land, the stone for the walls, and a subscription of £50. Mr Sandwith’s subscription, and various payments, amounted to about £50. Some of the other subscribers Miss Roberts £20, Mr Charles Wright £20, National Society £20, Miss Stanhope £10, Miss Lane Fox £5, Mr Garland £5. The parishioners contributed smaller sums, their labour, and cartage.

A class-room was added in 1909, at the cost of £303, which was defrayed by a Voluntary Rate, paid by every owner of rateable property in the parish.

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

Published: 5 January 2018

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.

Good comments about the bags have already been received.

Todwick Tote Bags are now available from the Todwick News and Deli shop and Todwick Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms, also contact Sheila Pantry, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Wendieshouse Textile Art

Published: 3 January 2018

Message from Wendy Early, who lives in Todwick:

Hello and Happy New Year! I am a Textile Artist based in Todwick.

I create Textile Art pictures from recycled fabrics such as silk scarves from local charity shops.

I place many layers together and then free motion embroider on top to create detail and texture.

My work is currently on sale on my Etsy shop – wendieshouse.

I also work on commissions such as house portraits or maps.

Please get in touch if you are interested in my art work.

Hartbeeps – Original Musical baby toddler and Pre-school group

Published: 3 January 2018

The group is going to be available on Mondays and Fridays.

One of Todwick Village Hall’s most popular events Hartbeeps – the “Original Musical baby toddler and Pre-school group” – is now going to be available twice a week.

Not only on Fridays 9.30 am – 12.00 noon but from the week beginning 22nd January 2018 on Monday mornings 9.30 am – 12 noon.

Contact Charlotte, Tel: 07971 074588, Email: charlotte@hartbeeps.com or Ali, Tel: 07887 726682

Vikki’s Fitness classes – starting 15 January 2018 in Todwick Village Hall

Published: 3 January 2018

Vikki’s Fitness is a circuit based workout aimed at people of all fitness levels, from those wanting to shed a few Christmas pounds to those looking for a rigorous work out.

Classes held every Monday at 6.30 pm, starting on 15 January 2018 in Todwick Village Hall.

£4 per session.

REPS Certified Fully Insured.

Call Vikki on 07811 522760 for further details.