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Snickety Gardens

This morning on the 8am news bulletin of the local radio station our very own Snickety Gardens  received commendation.

We are hoping to work with  Doncaster MBC to promote a campaign – ‘Love My Edenthorpe’.

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Church Balk Centre & Howard Pavilion

The centres have recently had fire safety gates fitted in between the buildings and to the side of the Howard Pavilion. These provide enhanced  security and ensure the safety of the children using the centres.

The Parish Council have also provided the footballers and their supporters with fixed benches along the front of the Howard Pavilion. Lovely to see them being used on the very wet Sunday of 12th February 2017, young and old alike keeping dry and eating burgers.

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Wednesday Walkabout!


This morning Paul Bissett and Anne Flanagan began the day with one of their regular walks around the village. The litter around the village seems to be gathering at an alarming rate, making the village look unkempt!

The edges of the pavement along Thorne Road are strewn with empty bottles, cans and wrappings of many varieties. The wooded area opposite The War Memorial is in a similar state, much of the litter has now become trapped in the trees and hedges. On walking through the pathway towards Edencroft Drive someone seems to have mislaid a pair of striped pyjamas, draped casually on the shrubbery.

The walk continued onto Tesco field where dog fouling was evident, some not far from the dog bin.  (No picture sorry folks). These bins are emptied on a regular basis, paid for by  Edenthorpe Parish Council, which benefits everyone. Please use them. It is so easy to have some nappy sacks/poo bags in your pocket or tie them to the dog’s lead.

The next encounter, bordering the new houses on Athelstane Crescent – a new Tesco trolley queue, obviously lost and lonely, out of the boundaries of their safe home at the supermarket.

The walk continued, the colder it became. We stopped a moment to observe the traffic travelling along Church Balk.  At that time, in our opinion, all seemed to be travelling at a reasonable speed. We are both aware that at times that  the road has a problem with speeding vehicles and have reported the fact to DMBC. The signage is in place – Please observe the 30 and 20 mph zones.

Litter was scattered in many areas of Church Balk as well as in the shrubbery at the bottom of The Boulevard, carelessly dropped by passers-by,

As  our walk came to an end  along St. Oswalds Drive turning onto Sunnyside towards Clovelly Road, we noted the state of the paths and roads. These have really deteriorated resulting in lots of small potholes that are rapidly becoming trip hazards, dangerous to cyclists/drivers trying to avoid them. In contrast the  paths along The Boulevard are looking great after being re-tarmacced over the past few weeks.

All of the above problems will be reported to DMBC and we hope to be able to report back that they have been dealt with. If you see anything – Report it! Don’t ignore it, thinking someone else will.   My Doncaster app is available on android and apple devices, free of charge. Alternatively ring 01302  736000.

We will be walking around the village on a regular basis, if you wish to mention any particular area of concern please contact us and we will endeavour to incorporate that area into our walk.



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Crater on Sunnyside

Thank you to the team for filling in the crater that has been growing at an alarming rate over the last few weeks on Sunnyside near to St Oswalds, if you have any large craters/potholes that needs attention please inform the Parish Clerk or DMBC 01302 736000 or mydoncaster app available android or iPhone.

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Snickety Gardens.

Look what I found on my walk around the village yesterday, our snickets have been named!

Please dog walkers, whether your dog is on or off lead, please ensure you are aware of them at all times. The majority of dog owners are vigilant and always pick up after their pet but there are still some who allow faeces to be left on footpaths and public areas.

This can lead to toxocariasis in humans causing blindness and serious illness. Young children are most at risk as they are more likely to pick things up from the floor and put in their mouths.

Bag it and bin it!


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Church Balk Centre

Start 2017 with a new activity.

The Centre is available for hire during any day (except school holidays). It is a great venue with lovely views over the playing fields. Good parking facilities. Would suit  a coffee/tea club, daytime get together.

It is also available on Friday and Saturday evenings for hire.

If anyone would like to start a group please don’t hesitate to contact me – A Flanagan on 07428005708.

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I am sad to report that the allotments were broken into during the night of 20th December 2016. The incident was reported to the police. A number of sheds had their locks forced and broken, doors left open. Allotment holders were all informed by A Flanagan.

There have been a number of attempted break-ins throughout Edenthorpe during the Christmas period. Please make sure car doors are locked, do not leave your engine running while defrosting your car. This makes it easy for someone to jump in and drive off. It also invalidates your insurance.

At home, keep keys out of sight of prying eyes and leave lights on when out and about.

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Happy New Year

The Parish Council would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year and hopes that you have all had a good Christmas, keeping safe and warm.

Our next Parish Council meeting will be held at The Community Centre, Cedric Rd, Edenthorpe on Monday 23rd January 2017, with the public invited at 7.15pm.

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Edenthorpe Snickets.

Thank you Jenny!

Jenny hard at work.

A huge thank you goes to local resident Jenny Oxley.


Over the past months Jenny has worked tirelessly on our snickets which run from Ivanhoe Rd through to Mere Lane playing fields. She has removed dog excrement left by careless dog owners, dug out weeds and replanted the borders. These must be some of the best kept snickets in the area.

The village still has some residents who let their dogs foul the footpaths. Don’t let it be you, fines are hefty – pick up, bag it and bin it.

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Grass verges

Grass Verges

Edenthorpe Parish Council would like to thank those who are considerate in parking their vehicles. so as not to cause damage to the grass verges around the village.

Sadly, the verge at the top of Cedric Road has once again been repeatedly driven across. This was re-seeded in the summer months and was looking in great condition.

Please take care of our grassed areas over the winter period.