Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 7 Dec 2017

Successful Event.

Carol Singing 1st December 2017.

Edenthorpe Parish Council would like to give their huge thanks to all the businesses and individuals who kindly donated towards our first ever Carol service/ tree lighting ceremony on The War Memorial Green.

Donations were received from Lidl (opposite Sandall Park)Tesco Edenthorpe, Sainsbury’s Edenthorpe,  Asda (Bawtry Rd), Joanne’s Cafe Edenthorpe,  Co-op (Kirk Sandall), Morrisons (Balby), Mr Hill and The Eden Arms.  These  kind donations enabled all who attended to be served with hot mulled wine or juice as well as mince pies and sweets for the children.

We were blown away by the attendance figures, difficult to say, but there must have been in excess of 150 people on The Green. The atmosphere was buzzing, everyone chatting, singing and generally joining together as a community.

Our very own Jen Oxley (Edenthorpe Resident of the Year 2017) switched on the tree lights to start our ‘Christmas in Edenthorpe’. Reverend Steven Beck from Church of the Good Shepherd was our leader in song, he also kindly provided the PA system, backing tracks and song sheets and was a perfect compère. Thank you also to Doncaster Ukulele Group, who played for us, giving us renditions of Winter Wonderland as well as many others.

Thank you to everyone who helped, (you know who you are),  especially Linda Lauri Ali and her lovely family who made posters, helped with the organisation of the event and served everyone on the night (whilst singing of course).

The icing on the cake – not a scrap of litter was left by anybody!

Next Year is booked so pop the date in your diaries. We have gone for the closest Friday to December which makes next  year’s date – 30th November 2018 at 6:30pm on The War Memorial Green. See you all there. 🎄🎤🎄

We wish you all a healthy, happy and safe Christmas period.

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 7 Dec 2017

Carol Singing on The War Memorial Green

First time event.

Please join us to mark the beginning of the festive season for carol singing under the tree. Rev S Beck from Canon Popham Church will be leading us in song. Edenthorpe Resident of the Year 2017  Jen Oxley will do the big switch on of the Christmas tree lights.  This is a brand new tradition for Edenthorpe!

Enjoy a festive menu of mince pies and mulled wine. We  look forward to seeing you there – Friday 1st December 2017 at 6.30pm.

Thank to brother and sister duo, Fraser and Felicity,  who very kindly designed these posters. They are fab!

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 7 Dec 2017

EDENTHORPE RESIDENT OF THE YEAR 2017

Congratulations Jen Oxley.

Huge congratulations go to Edenthorpe Resident of the Year 2017 – Jen Oxley.

Jen was presented with this new award at Park Social club after the Remembrance ceremony on Sunday 12th November 2017.

Edenthorpe Parish Council wanted to thank Jen on behalf of the residents of Edenthorpe for all the hard work she has completed over the last few years. Jen has  revamped many areas of the village transforming them into gardens. She has dug up weeds, nettles, litter picked, removed dog excrement left by unscrupulous dog owners and then replanted the areas, which has resulted in the transformation of Snickety Gardens, The Flower Plot, Crescent Gardens and the latest area – Growena Gardens. These were all previously an overgrown mess!

Rosie Winterton, Fred Gee and Anne Flanagan presented Jen with a few gifts of thanks.

Well done Jen – Edenthorpe Resident of the Year 2017.

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 7 Dec 2017

Mere Lane, Edenthorpe

Thanks to the continued support from Andrew Wood of CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England), Edenthorpe is featured in an article of their Winter 2017 magazine.  On page 15 of The Peakland Guardian the story unfolds.

Peakland Guardian -Choosing our battles

The inquiry is to be resumed on 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th January 2018. Members of the public are welcome to attend on any day and may come and go at any point.

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 7 Dec 2017

Edenthorpe Women’s Institute

At our Parish Council meeting on Monday 6th November we were joined by two ladies from Edenthorpe WI. They are interested in  working  with the Parish Council in order to continue to bring the whole community together and celebrate/ support events throughout the year.

Please find attached a report written by one of the members to mark their 60th Anniversary.

Edenthorpe W.I.

 

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 7 Dec 2017

Rickety Rackety Way / Rowena Gardens

Lovely phone call yesterday from our Parish Chairman – Mr Gee!

Neither of us could believe our eyes. After many, many years of being overgrown and unloved, the land between Rowena Ave and Coningsburgh Rd has been tackled.

This is all down to our resident – Jen Oxley, who we all know has worked tirelessly on  Snickety Gardens, Crescent Garden and the Flower Plot. Jen was asked by Doncaster MBC as to how they could support her hard work. Her response – help me please! Result – a team from Doncaster MBC descended on Rickety Rackety Way yesterday and cleared it out. In the undergrowth four car tyres were found, some broken down bollards and numerous bags of dog poo. Many years ago this was a pedestrian only zone. With a bit of luck the bollards will be re-instated.

 

Once again, THANK YOU JEN 🙂

 

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 7 Dec 2017

Mere Lane Play Park, Edenthorpe

Edenthorpe we have great news for all ages. Our Open Spaces are about to be re-vamped. Please see the attached Design and Access Statement for Mere Lane Playing Fields, Edenthorpe.

Design & Access Statement for Mere Lane Playing Field, Edenthorpe

 

Edenthorpe Parish Council have been in continuous talks with Dave Ridge, Salma Rashid and Carley Walker from Doncaster MBC since early 2016.

25048-DMBC-L_Outline Proposals AG Rev D

This has resulted in the exciting enhancements soon to be constructed on Far Field (Tesco Field) as well much needed improvements on Mere Lane Playing Field.

Proposed Plans for Mere Lane Playing Field, Edenthorpe.

 

Minutes for Edenthorpe NP meeting 7 Dec 2017

Edenthorpe village planters

The planters have now been refilled with Winter Pansies, Silver Ferns, Wall Flowers and Sweet Williams. These should be looking  good once the wind has died down. The bulbs will be popping through after Christmas (Clever little things). They always amaze me how they push through frozen soil.

If you live near to a planter please try and water and weed  them so we can  keep them looking in tip top condition.

Thank you.