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News Archive: 2023

RIP Jane Hull

Jane Sandra Hull

Published: 24 December 2023

Jane Sandra Hull, 14th July 1939 – 16th December 2023

All family and friends are invited to join the funeral service at St. Peter & St. Paul Church, Todwick, Sheffield. Friday, 19th January 2024 at 12 pm.

For family and friends wishing to attend the cremation, it will be held at Rotherham Crematorium, Ridgeway at 1:30 pm.

A celebration in honour of Jane will be held at The Red Lion, Todwick, from 12:30 pm onwards. All family and friends are welcome.

Annual Report from Alexander Stafford MP

Published: 2 December 2023

Alexander Stafford, the Member of Parliament for Rother Valley, has published his latest Annual Report [Large file, 12 MB]

Remembrance Day photos

Published: 13 November 2023

Todwick Remembrance Day 2023

Sheffield Cathedral Remembrance Day 2023

New freephone Traveline number

Published: 9 November 2023

The Traveline telephone number, used by customers who want to find out information about South Yorkshire’s public transport network, is being replaced by a new number, 0800 952 0002, which is free to call from any mobile phone or landline.

They’ve taken this action as not everyone has access to inclusive calls on mobile phones, meaning that the cost of calling Traveline could be prohibitive for a disproportionate amount of bus users.

By replacing the current 01709 51 51 51 phone number with the freephone number 0800 952 0002 they are making it free for everyone who wants to contact them by phone.

If you know someone who frequently uses this service, please let them know about the change to a freephone number.

More information

“BUYER BEWARE” by Norman Anderson

Published: 14 October 2023

Christmas is getting closer. A time for preparation for food and drink, parties, presents, Christmas cards, who to invite, what to buy, and where to buy, the list is endless. There is so much to think about. Cost of postage, finding the “right card for the right person.” Now, what did I buy for “so and so” last year? Erm… But…


Particularly since the pandemic, many people’s shopping habits have changed. Sadly, a lot of amazingly good specialist shops have closed, some have just gone, some have moved out of town, but shopping habits have had to change to take these things into account.

But pickpockets are still around. Thieves are still there in the marketplace, watching and waiting for “the right moment” to pounce. Particularly in the big shopping areas. Be aware of anyone watching you load your goods into the car boot. PLEASE, in the boot – not on the back seat. You lock the car and go back to buy more. If you move your car to another part of the car park and then park up and do more shopping, you are less likely to become a victim of theft and less likely to get your car damaged as they smash their way into it.


Many of us these days shop online. You may have a favourite regular provider – but even so, still take care when buying on the internet. If you are looking for something special and you find it on a website that you don’t usually use. If you find something where the price seems just that bit too good to be true. You may have spent hours looking for things. STOP! THINK! Scammers are out there just waiting for you to call.


The website might look genuine, but is it? For the sake of checking the email address, checking the phone number, and checking the regular price you could save yourself a lot of time and money. If it looks too good to be true, then perhaps it is…?


Sometimes even when buying from a tried & tested source, check around to see if anyone else sells the product. Occasionally the “big boys” tell you that the product may be purchased from other outlets at a lower price. They are often correct, but even so…


I try to give a balanced view. It is true about lower prices. I recently, rather than use my usual supplier, bought a brand new unused paperback book online from a specialist bookseller (I admit I have used both of them before) but I saved myself about £15. It can be done but you must know and be totally aware of what you are doing. Don’t forget, I have used BOTH before. Remember…


For those who took Latin at school:


For those who (like me) didn’t take Latin:


Whatever language you speak – Happy Christmas. Frohe Weihnachten, Joyeux Noel and Shchaslyvoho Rizdva.

Norman Anderson
Todwick Neighbourhood Watch

This email address is “monitored.” so please feel free to contact me

Todwick land sale

Published: 7 October 2023

Readers may be interested in this latest sale:

Todwick Neighbourhood Watch warning of theft of motor vehicles

Published: 30 August 2023

Reports are coming in about the theft of motor vehicles in Todwick. Parts of Kiveton are also being affected. South Yorkshire Police has asked if we will alert residents to this problem.

As always their advice is always to lock your car even if it is on your home driveway.

The cost of a good quality steering wheel lock is a deterrent when leaving your vehicle, particularly in areas with public access.

As many cars these days are keyless, car thieves use a piece of kit to open the vehicle without even having to break into your home to gain access to the fob. The police are advising all motorists to buy AND use a Faraday pouch. When the car fob is put into one of these pouches it stops the signal from the fob being cloned. Because cars usually have at least 2 fobs, the pouches are sold in units of two. Many are available on the Internet and the cost is usually under £10 for a 2-pouch kit. Don’t forget if 2 people in the house have a fob, BOTH will need to use a pouch.

Tracker units are also another good idea but a bit more expensive.

Also, be aware that surveillance is being carried out under cover of darkness by these potential thieves.

We have seen CCTV footage of a light-coloured car being driven around the area at 4 a.m. on a Sunday morning. The passenger will get out and try car door handles as well as property doors. The vehicle was on false number plates. Another recent piece of CCTV footage shows a white van cruising around at 2.45 on a Thursday morning. Be vigilant.

If you see or hear any suspicious behaviour, please contact South Yorkshire Police on telephone 101 or report the issue on the South Yorkshire Police website. This will then give the police a good idea of where the hotspots are and hopefully resources will be allocated. If the police don’t know what is happening, then they will not allocate help.

Stay safe.

Norman Anderson
Todwick Neighbourhood Watch

2023 Todwick Best Front Gardens and Scarecrows Trail: Walking route or in a car

Published: 24 July 2023

You can use your phone to access this website.

There are a number of scarecrows to view… still time to make one for this year.

From Todwick Village Hall (corner of The Pastures and Kiveton Lane) you can go across Kiveton Lane and in a very short time go to see Mortains and continue down Rayls Road. Go onto Manor Way and onto Manor Close cul-de-sac go to see No. 5 – Alwyn Batty’s delightful Best winning patio front garden – lots of trees, shrubs, climbing plants and an array of flowering displays. Alwyn won the 2019 Todwick Best Front Garden Award. He is also commended for keeping up such high standards.

Go along Manor Way down towards Church View and see the Commended lovely cottage garden collection of a great variety of flowers at No. 6 Church View.

Cross onto the small swing park area… and there is the ancient Todwick Church. The Doomsday Survey of 1086 records: ‘In Tatewic… a Church is there and three acres of meadow’. This early 11th-century building of rubble red sandstone forms the nave of the present Church. The chancel, of limestone, and the porch were added in the 14th century, while the Perpendicular tower with its eight crocketed pinnacles was built in the late 15th century.

See the results of efforts of various volunteers who keep the church yard surroundings and the Mary Gregory memorial plot at the left-hand side of the Church Porch very tidy.

Go through the gate at the top of the cemetery that leads into Kiveton Lane.

Go past the bungalows and further up Kiveton Lane you may wish to note that just past the “Glades buildings” 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).

Now cross Kiveton Lane here and go back into the village taking the first left into The Meadows. On the right-hand side of the road stop at No. 68-70 and look at Roy Bowell’s 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 at No. 85 Sheila Pantry’s Commended colourful front garden and also the two Gardeners scarecrows and the ever-present Mr Plantpot. From Sunday, 30 July 2023 onwards YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO GO INTO No. 85 BACK GARDEN AND SEE the colourful garden and the most wonderful scenery stretching for miles.

Next go up the cul-de-sac to 87 The Meadows to see the colourful UKRAINE bunting and the delightful scarecrow Miss Ukraine still standing made by Rosemary Chambers… congratulations to Rosemary for continually supporting Ukraine!

Turn back into The Meadows to 83 The Meadows and see Brian and Denise Summerhayes’ King Tut, the Pharoah Scarecrow.

Brian’s other scarecrow is, The Oldest Bowler in Town at Todwick bowling green. (Although that can be seen from the gate of the green, it is not accessible when the green is locked)

Below at No. 79 The Meadows is the Brian Mullins’ scarecrow Come dine with me!

Walk across the road into Mill Close to look at the lovely colourful gardens.

Come back to The Meadows and turn into Mill Hills and then turn right into Guildway and see some colourful gardens on your way. Go down Guildway and a short way down, turn left into Sandwith Road – on the bend of the road see some of the lovely flowering gardens until Guildway joins The Meadows.

A few steps turn down, turn left into Staniforth Crescent and enjoy the other flowering gardens in De Houten Close.

Continue back to Staniforth Crescent and stop where the road bend and look at the Commended colourful flowers – lots of lovely roses in the garden at No. 6 – continue along Staniforth Crescent until it joins The Pastures.

At this point you may wish come back to The Pastures and turn right to stroll up to the cottages on Goosecarr Lane always lovely and always colourful smallest front gardens.

Stroll back down Goosecarr Lane and continue on The Pastures and see Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms with Rachael Watson’s scarecrow Jim Royale.

Cross the road and at No. 13 The Pastures, Brenda Waller invites you to visit both her Commended Front Garden – also go into back garden.

Next door at No. 11 The Pastures is Wendy Early’s scarecrow The Beefeater.

You are now back to Todwick Village Hall and chained to the railings outside you will see the Todwick Historical Society scarecrow The Suffragette. This is the end of the Best Front Gardens and Best Scarecrow trail 2023. If you feel inspired, then instructions on how to make scarecrows are on Todwick website – takes 1.5 minutes to make a scarecrow.

If you make a scarecrow on these current rainy July 2023 days please email Sheila or phone 01909 771024 to give location of scarecrow.

My grateful thanks to everyone who has 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.

Great appreciation to all the judges/photographers involved for their time and patience – about 700 houses to look at! And to the splendid efforts of all involved.

Hope you enjoy your walk/drive around some parts of Todwick during the Best Front Gardens and Scarecrow Trail starting the weekend on from 12 noon Saturday and Sunday, 29 and 30 July 2023 and continues until the end of August.


1st prize – Brian Mullins’ for Come Dine with Me at 79 The Meadows

2nd prize – Todwick Historical Society’s Suffragette on the Village Hall railings

3rd prize – Brian Summerhayes’ King Tut at 83 The Meadows

Contact: Sheila Pantry OBE, Organiser, Tel: 01909 771024, email:

Todwick Neighbourhood Watch warning notice in Todwick

Published: 17 July 2023

It has come to our attention that very recently at 4 a.m. on a Sunday morning a white Ford Ecosport, using cloned number plates, has been seen in the village. CCTV footage has been passed to the Police. The vehicle is driven at a normal speed with lights on and is stopped outside a “specific” property. A passenger then leaves the vehicle, walks calmly up to the property, and appears to try the door handle. Without rushing, the person then walks around the property as far as possible and leaves, checking parked vehicles on ‘his’ way back to the Ecosport. The vehicle is then driven away, with no hesitation at junctions, to the next “specific” property.

Clearly, the message is:

  1. Please make sure you lock all doors and vulnerable windows of your property, especially at night.
  2. If your double glazing has a security system to allow airflow, please use it.
  3. If your vehicle has a keyless facility, please buy and use a special security pouch to make it harder to electronically clone the door unlock and starter systems on your vehicle (DON’T forget the spare keys!!)
  4. Steering wheel locks add another layer of protection.

If you have any queries, please contact me by email The email is monitored almost daily.

Norman Anderson
Todwick Neighbourhood Watch.

Calling all Scarecrow makers – yours may be the 2023 best Todwick scarecrow!

Published: 11 June 2023

Two Todwickians, Brian Summerhayes and Brian Mullins, have kindly sponsored the prizes: 1st prize £40, 2nd prize £20 and 3rd prize £10 for the 3 best scarecrows.

Join in this fun this year – get your children, grandchildren and others to help in the preparation. Perhaps the various Groups in the village may wish to make their own special Group scarecrow.

Easy to make scarecrows instructions it takes 1.5 minutes to make a scarecrow.

Please keep your scarecrow up on your property all of August 2023. People, especially the children, do enjoy looking at them.

Judges will be visiting all scarecrows BUT please do register your scarecrow details BY 16 JULY 2023 AT THE LATEST.

Please send your entry details to Sheila Pantry, 85 The Meadows, Todwick S26 1JG, Tel: 01909 771024 or

Also, if the scarecrow has a name, please send it to Sheila.

Todwick / Red Lion roundabout (A57) improvement petition

Published: 7 June 2023

Cllr Josh Bacon, Aston & Todwick Councillors and Alexander Stafford have joined forces with several local residents and commuters including Chris and Ian, to get Rotherham council to finally listen to our concerns and sort out this dangerous junction.

An official RMBC e-petition has been launched, which you can sign at:
(You have to register first before signing)

Alternatively, there will be paper copies of the petition you can sign in various businesses in Dinnington and Todwick including:

In Todwick:

In Dinnington:

  • Julz Boutique
  • The Lilac Cupboard
  • Dinnington Chiropody Podiatry Clinic (28 Laughton Rd)
  • Aroma Coffee Shop
  • Rotherham Hospice Charity Shop in Dinnington
  • TheHaberdashery

If there are any other businesses that will take a petition please get in touch, especially in other villages like Kiveton Park which are also impacted by this nightmare junction.

With this type of petition, if we get to 600 signatures the issue will have to be discussed by the council. A similar approach by Conservative councillors in Thurcroft and Hellaby.

(This is one of several significant highways issues that Rotherham Conservatives and I want to see resolved - including speeding in Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Waverley, Kiveton Park/Wales, TODWICK, Pleasley Rd, Morthen Rd, Dog Kennel Lane, Laughton Common, Brampton ELM etc... and, junction/safety concerns at Ulley/Treeton crossroads, Worrygoose roundabout ... congestion through Wickersley, Maltby (at various points) and Whiston.

Beware of Scams by Norman Anderson, Todwick Neighbourhood Watch

Published: 31 May 2023

One of the biggest growing crimes these days revolves around scams. The people who operate or manipulate these crimes are very persuasive.

If it happens, I am told, it’s like you are talking to a friend, but you are NOT!

A scam is designed to convince you that you need to take a certain course of action to protect yourself. The problem is that if you follow their advice you make yourself very vulnerable to losing money. And more than likely will lose money if you follow their advice.

These approaches often come over the telephone.

There are so many different excuses people make when doing “cold calls”.

A cold call is when the phone rings unexpectedly and someone announces themselves as a person in authority. An example?

“It’s your bank calling you about.................”

“It’s the Police or Inland Revenue calling you about................”

Do not panic and PLEASE do not be impressed by this tactic.



QUESTION! and DOUBLE CHECK! before doing anything. Always please have a pencil or WORKING biro and a piece of paper by the phone to make notes.

Always remember that you are 100% within your legal rights to ask the caller to identify themselves to your satisfaction.

You are also within your legal rights to put the telephone down if you are not satisfied with the explanation that is given to you. Then the answer is “Thank you, goodbye”.

If this happens to you and you still feel uncomfortable, talk to a relative, a friend, or a neighbour or contact me by email at These emails are monitored regularly. All enquiries are personal and remain so.

To let you know, for the last 6 years of my paid working life, I worked in a corporate call centre. But mine was legitimate! And it was a major international bank! Not easy at times!

Petition for Todwick roundabout improvements

Published: 26 May 2023

We the undersigned take significant improvements to tackle both the safety of the roundabout and to reduce the congestion on Kiveton Lane, Todwick and Todwick Road, Todwick from Dinnington direction.

All users of this stretch of the A57 are aware of the regular accidents and near-misses. Due to the difficulty accessing the roundabout at busy periods, cars frequently have to take a chance and pull out onto the roundabout from Kiveton Lane, Todwick Road and the Red Lion pub.

We acknowledge that RMBC have acknowledged that there are issues with this junction, but have told elected members that it is not a “priority”.

We want to ensure that work is undertaken as a matter of priority before there are any other serious accidents at this location.

We want to ensure that the local community and parish councils, including Todwick Parish Council, Dinnington St John’s Town Council and Anston Parish Council should all be consulted on any plans drawn up by RMBC to tackle the safety and congestion issues.

Action must be taken now to assess what can be done to make this junction safer, to draw up the necessary plans and then to get the funding in place.

This ePetition runs from 20/05/2023 to 27/08/2023.

Sign the ePetition

Wales High School Headteacher Mr. G. Di'Iasio to open Todwick Art, Flowers and Music Festival at 12 noon on Saturday, 20 May 2023

Published: 12 May 2023

Please come to Todwick Church Hall just before 12 noon on Saturday, 20 May 2023 to see hear and see Mr Di'Iasio open this lovely event.

The Diary of Events contains full details of this event.

Do come and support our near 1000 year old Todwick Church maintenance fund. Lots of art works, flower arrangements and plants and some interesting displays… auction of plants and flower arrangements from 3 pm.

Cancellation of Fashion Show with a Difference due to lack of bookings

Published: 10 May 2023

This event scheduled for Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 19.00 – 21.00 at Todwick Village Hall is now cancelled due to lack of bookings.

Contact Sheila Pantry OBE, Tel 01909 771024, email

Coronation Show in Todwick Village Hall exhibits and prizewinners – Photos

Published: 9 May 2023

Cancellation of the jazz event arranged for Saturday, 13 May 2023 in Todwick village hall due to lack of numbers booked

Published: 30 April 2023

This event has been cancelled due to lack of number of people attending.

But really hope that you can get to the new jazz night date Saturday, 17 June 2023 in Todwick Village.

USUAL TIME 7 pm START – 9.30 pm FINISH. Supper break 8 pm – 8.30 pm.

Guitar/banjo leader Jim Wright’s Rhythm De Luxe Jazz Band will entertain you.

REALLY hoping to be able to keep the jazz going… please ask your families, friends and neighbours to come and enjoy this special JAZZ event.

Looking forward to seeing you…

Hope you can get – bring a friend or 2 – jazz needs to keep going…

Need 40 people to attend to make it viable – because of the increased hiring costs at Todwick Village Hall.

Please phone me on 01909 771024 with your booking or email

Essential to book to make sure that there are tables and chairs for you.

All best wishes and a very happy Coronation weekend and take great care!

Cancelled: Joint Concert of Anston’s Ladies & Male Voice Choirs

Published: 24 March 2023

The Choirs’ members are going to watch Sheffield United play at Wembley.

Consequently, their concert on 22 April 2023 has been cancelled. It may be held on a new date in June 2023.

Alexander Stafford MP secures £12 million to Level Up Dinnington and rejuvenate the High Street in today’s budget

Published: 15 March 2023

Today, on 15th March 2023, the Chancellor announced in his Budget that following a 2 year campaign by Alexander Stafford, the Member of Parliament for Rother Valley, Dinnington High Street will receive £12 million of Government funding to revitalise it. The provisional work will include clearing the burnt-out buildings, investment in the outdoor market and the creation of a new commercial square with the aim to enhance the shop and food offer in the town and improve public realm and connectivity.

Labour-led RMBC’s Dinnington High Street bid had missed out in January during the Levelling Up process, so Alexander Stafford MP took matters into his own hands, and over the last few months has met with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt MP, the Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove MP and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to fight for Dinnington at the very highest level. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited Dinnington last year to lend his support to Alexander’s campaign and was instrumental in getting the new bid over the line.

Since his election in 2019, Alexander Stafford MP has raised the rejuvenation of Dinnington High Street over 40 times in Parliament, organised a parliamentary petition signed by more than 2,000 residents, and even held a dedicated debate in Parliament to fight the case.

Commenting, Alexander Stafford MP said: “After decades of neglect by the Labour-led council, I made revitalising Dinnington High Street a key part of my pledge to the voters of Rother Valley. I am glad that by taking my campaign to the highest levels, Dinnington and Rother Valley has received the funding that it so needs, and deserves. I will always fight for Rother Valley, and I will always deliver on my promise to make Rother Valley a better place to live, work and play.”

This new money is on top of the £11 million already secured by Alexander Stafford MP for Rother Valley in the first round of the Levelling Up Fund to redevelop the former Maltby Grammar School to create an incubator space for training, apprenticeships, and start-up support in the leisure and hospitality sectors, a new skills college, and to revitalise Rother Valley Country Park.

Continuing, Alexander Stafford MP stated: “This announcement today proves that funding is available for “shovel-ready” projects across Rother Valley and South Yorkshire. Rotherham council must ensure that a vision and plans are in place for all our communities so that they can take advantage of the opportunities to receive the funding needed to revitalise their areas.”

History of Ulley Reservoir and Country Park – talk given by Paul Nash at the Historical Society meeting on 14 March 2023 in Todwick Village Hall

Published: 15 March 2023

The history of the Country Park at Ulley and the reservoir is bound up with the rapid expansion of the urban population of Rotherham in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As the population grew the number of dwellings grew to accommodate them. The dwellings were rarely built with access to running water or the means of removing sewage. Rotherham at this time would have been a very unhealthy place in which to live.

In 1750 the main supplies of water came from the springs on Wellgate. These ran towards the River Rother, which they entered near Chantry Bridge. The stream itself was covered over from the bottom of High Street. Contemporary accounts suggest that water from the spring was carried down the west side of Wellgate by aqueduct with spouts for general use and some cattle troughs at the bottom of Vicarage Lane. In 1827 a water company was established using water from Wellgate Springs. The water quality was good, but it could only supply half of the town.

By 1851 there were reports of crowded houses with liquid refuse and sewage seeping downhill into the dwellings below. Those houses with privies had them built close to the dwellings which caused a dreadful stench. Many houses also had piggeries attached, the liquids from which ran downhill. The water company was supplying eight gallons of water per head per day (40 litres) by 1864 to 19000 of the town’s population.

More information:

Funeral of Janet Cocking

Published: 14 March 2023

Janet Cocking’s funeral will take place on Monday, 27 March 2023 at 11.00 am in Todwick Church.

International Women’s Day collaboration

Published: 8 March 2023

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8, yet the global campaign theme continues all year long to encourage and galvanize action.

IWD has a long history, having been around since 1911. Today, everyone everywhere can play a part in helping forge women’s equality. All IWD activity is valid, that’s what makes IWD inclusive.

IWD is supported by organizations, groups, governments and individuals worldwide committed to a more gender equal world.

The IWD website offers useful and informative tools and resources to help plan IWD activity, and showcases how groups and individuals worldwide mark the day.

There are many IWD relationship opportunities and project collaborations available.

Wales High School Career Event and World Book Day on Thursday, 2 March 2023

Published: 7 March 2023

For many years Wales High School hosts an evening where 6 Form Students can meet local employers to discuss current career opportunities and learn how to get the best results when going for interviews for jobs and further training.

Everyone gains from event.

This year the event, held on Thursday, 2 March 2023, coincided with World Book Day. To mark the occasion staff took the opportunity to get dressed up based on the title of their favourite book. The above photo will keep you guessing who is who. In the right hand corner is Headteacher Pepe Di’Iasio.

Want to have your own stall at Todwick Craft Fair at Todwick Church Hall on 15 July 2023?

Published: 5 March 2023

There is to be a Craft Fair in Todwick Church Hall on 15 July 2023 and anyone wishing to have a stall to sell their own craft and handmade giftware should contact call Sarah on 07534507332 or email

Setup time is from 11.15 am.

Stalls are £20 plus the donation of one item for our hamper which we will raffle during the event.

Please note, Sarah works full time and may not be able to answer calls during the day but will respond to voicemails and text messages.

Learn to play bowls at Todwick Parish Bowling Club on the Todwick Recreation Ground

Published: 5 March 2023

Come along and learn to bowl at Todwick Parish Bowling Club on the Todwick Recreation Ground.

Free tuition given by qualified and insured coaches.

Held every Saturday at the Bowling club from 10.00 am – 12 noon, starting 15th April 2023.

Contact: Alan and Jeanette Tizard, Tel. 01909 771438

Janet Cocking

Published: 4 March 2023

It is with great sadness that we learn today, 4 March 2023, of the death of Janet Cocking.

Janet was a much loved friend and ardent worker for Todwick village in so many ways and will be very much missed.

RIP Janet.

Todwick’s ancient church bells – a close view

Published: 27 February 2023

Todwick resident Ken Hill has recently taken these photos, not a view most of us see.

Don’t miss the Sheffield City Hall International Concert Season

Published: 24 February 2023

Sheffield City Hall is delighted to present its 2022/23 International Concert Season.

From September 2022 to June 2023, the city will welcome a world-class selection of British and international orchestras and artists who will perform thirteen wonderful concerts. The first full concert season for three years, this is an exciting time to welcome back audiences and celebrate the richness and passion of orchestral music in the heart of the city of Sheffield.

The season has been a complete delight so far and more concerts to come

On 17 March 2023, the Hallé, under the baton of Stephen Bell, performs ‘Glories of Rome’, a concert of popular Italian music as part of Sheffield’s Classical Weekend Festival.

The Hallé also offers, under the baton Christian Reif Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Bartok violin Concerto No. 2 and De Falla la vida breve on 21 April 2023.

Sheffield welcomes on Wednesday, 17 May 2023 Olari Elts conducting the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra with a programme including Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony and Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto performed by Freddy Kempf.

BBC Broadcaster Trisha Cooper hosts an informal pre-concert talk before most concerts in which she chats to the conductor, soloists and other guests about their performance, passions and life as a musician.

The Hallé’s Chief Executive, David Butcher said:

We are thrilled to launch a full season in Sheffield once again after two turbulent years. Alongside the Hallé, we welcome some magnificent British and international orchestras, as well as a selection of outstanding conductors and soloists. I think the 2022/23 International Concert Season will be really exciting and I can’t wait to see audiences filling the hall again to enjoy world-class orchestral music in Sheffield.

The 2022/23 Sheffield International Concert Season is on sale now.

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Todwick Jazz Supper Club News – 18 February 2023

Published: 15 February 2023

We have had some really good events recently – last month on Saturday, 14 January 2023 we were extremely well entertained by Wil Robinson and his new Easy Street Spankers band.

This month we have the welcome return of bass player leader Keith Shone and the Pennine Jazz Band with Andy Wallis on clarinet, Rod MacNamara on drums, Chris Howse on Banjo/guitar, Richard Slater on trombone and trumpeter Roger Winpenny.

Look forward to a great evening of jazz on Saturday, 18 February 2023 entrance price is £12 per person – Please put your money in an envelope with your name on it.

Todwick Jazz Supper Club starts at 7 pm and finishes at 10 pm. Supper break will be at 8.00 pm – 8.35 pm please bring your own supper and drinks.

After 21 years Todwick Jazz Club is having to close because of lack of support these past few months – 41 people came for the 3 December 2022 event, 36 people came for January 2023 event and 34 were booked in for February 2023 event – so I phoned people and persuaded another 12 people to come. We will see how many actually turn up.

Perhaps in future I may be able to offer an occasional Jazz Night but selling tickets beforehand. I welcome your views please. A card will be circulating on Saturday Night for people to add their names, addresses, telephone numbers and email contacts so that I can keep everyone informed of any new events etc.

Contact organiser Sheila Pantry to book a table, Tel: 01909 771024, Email:

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 support.

Open/public meeting with South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner on 1 February 2023

Published: 30 January 2023

There is an open/public meeting to be held in Todwick Village Hall at 1.30 pm on Wednesday, 1 February 2023 with the South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner and various representatives from the South Yorkshire Police and Todwick Parish Council (TPC).

TPC Chairman, Jim Dixon is managing the event.

All are welcome.

Burns Night in Todwick Church Hall

Published: 30 January 2023

Guests enjoying Burns Night in Todwick Church Hall on 28 January 2023.

Todwickian Christel Vince

Published: 19 January 2023

Todwick friends and neighbours will be sad to learn that Christel Vince died on Saturday, 14 January 2023.

Christel’s funeral is being held on Tuesday, 31 January 2023 at 12.50 pm at Todwick Parish Church and afterwards at Todwick Church Hall.

URGENT NOTICE – Todwick Jazz Supper Club is closing down – last event is Saturday, 18 February 2023

Published: 18 January 2023

I have sad news for you – I am having to close down Todwick Jazz Club due to lack of numbers attending these events.

Normally get 53 – 57 people.

There has been a rapid decrease in numbers attending from Autumn 2022 down to the following:

  • 17 September 2022 – 45 people
  • 15 October 2022 – 32 people
  • 12 November 2022 – 45 people
  • 3 December 2022 – 41 people
  • 14 January 2023 – 36 people
  • 18 February 2023 – 34 people

Entry fee recently has been £12 per person per event.

Bands usually cost £450 per event.

So you can see that INCOME has not been coming in with the current low numbers attending.

18 February 2023 Event in Todwick Village Hall with the Keith Shone and Winston Pennine Jazz Band is still being held. Starts 7 pm – 10 pm. There are still chairs/tables available if you can get. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Phone Sheila on 01909 771024.

I have greatly appreciated all your support for Todwick Jazz Club over the many years… started it in 2002 as Music by Moonlight – Jazz in the Todwick Recreation Ground

All the best

Sheila Pantry OBE
Tel 01909 771024

Excellent Todwick Jazz night on Saturday night 14 January 2023 in Todwick Village Hall

Published: 15 January 2023

Many Todwick residents enjoyed a great evening of music made by Wil Robinson and the Easy Street Jazz Band.

The photos show the excellent band in action.

Why not come with your friends to the next event 7 pm – 10 pm on Saturday, 18 February 2023 to hear the Keith Shone’s excellent Winston Pennine Band?

Bring your own drinks and supper.

Entry price £12 per person. Booking essential.

To book a table contact Sheila Pantry, Tel 01909 771024 or email