At our Parish Council meeting on Monday we had a lovely visit from Pam Swain. She wanted to let everyone know that there is a Community Social Group which meets every Monday, even on bank holidays (not Christmas Day). This group offers friendship and company, learning skills from each other, making things, playing games or just the fact that you are in a room with other people and not alone.
If you know anyone who is lonely or isolated, try this group out. New friendships can be formed very quickly. Please see attached poster and tell your friends, neighbours and family.
Doncaster MBC East Area Team are supporting the start of a Friends of Far Field Park Group which will run along the same lines as the already established and successful, Friends of Quarry Park group. The Friends group would comprise of volunteers from the local community who are interested in working with the East Area Team and Edenthorpe Parish Council to improve and promote the Far Field Park. Please see attached poster for more information.
I have received correspondence from Yorkshire Local Councils Associations regarding the above. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has asked for help of local councils in raising awareness of the potential for a bird flu outbreak in the UK.
Public are all welcome to attend the appeal which will be resumed on 9.1.18 for 4 days. Please try and attend The Cast if you are able. You are free to come and go at any point. Your support is very much appreciated.
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.
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!
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.
Many congratulations Jen
Jen has no idea
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
Well done Jen – Edenthorpe Resident of the Year 2017.
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.
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.