Christmas in Edenthorpe

The Christmas Lights Are Now On.

What an amazing beginning to Christmas in Edenthorpe. Thank you to everyone who came along on Friday 29th November to the carol service under the trees on the green. It certainly was a very special evening.

Our local hero – Adam Barnes, was spotted in the early evening and was given the very prestigious job of switching on the Christmas tree lights this year. Adam, who along with others, gave up his time throughout the night,  on numerous occasions, to help those affected by the flooding in Fishlake and had to be evacuated from their homes. Great work!
Huge thanks go to all the local businesses who very kindly donated mince pies and mulled wine. We couldn’t do this without your support. In return we ask that residents totally support our local businesses. They are so important in a village such as ours and we are very lucky to have them.

This event began three years ago after a conversation with Linda Lauri Ali and my goodness what a lovely tradition has started. Linda Lauri Ali, once again was a driving force and has been the major organiser of this event. Many thanks to Linda and her lovely family for all their help, support and the slick organisation in the lead up to the event, and on the night itself.
Reverend Beck led the service and kindly provided the music, sound system and song sheets as well as his expert compere skills. Everyone enjoyed the traditional and modern which were sung together under the lights of the trees (a few pooches were spotted too dressed for the occasion).

Thank you, Olivia Ward for singing Away in a Manger so beautifully, setting the scene for the evening and to Steve and Debbie Ward for the snow machine, it gave such a magical touch.
Edenthorpe Parish Council would like to thank Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Edenthorpe Carpets, Chantals Perfect Day Florist, The Men’s Room Barbers, Harper’s Heavenly Bakes, Strands Hairdressers, Claire Anderson Dance and Theatre School, Neil Lovitt Plastering, Edenthorpe Driving School, Jimmy Piggs and also the many residents who very kindly donated mulled wine and mince pies for the event. Each and every one of you helped to make our carol service perfect.

We would like to wish you all a happy, safe and healthy Christmas period. Please look out for neighbours and friends who may be alone and need support. Christmas, as we know, can be a very happy time but can also be a very sad time for some.

Thank you once again,

Anne Flanagan

(Clerk for Edenthorpe Parish Council)


Neighbourhood Plan

29.11.19 – (Further update) Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan Examination Additional Documents.

As part of the examination of the Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Plan, the examiner has requested that both the Borough Council and Parish Council respond to points raised by consultees. The consultee comments are provided below, alongside a joint response from the Borough and Parish Council.

Additionally, the Examiner has requested that a Sustainability Matrix and Consultation Statement are provided by the Neighbourhood Plan group. The Sustainability Matrix and Consultation Statement are available below.


Christmas In Edenthorpe

After such abysmal weather I think we all need cheering up. Our third annual lighting of the Christmas tree lights on the green will be held on Friday 29th November starting at 6.30pm.

The carols will be led by Reverend Steve Beck with local pupil Olivia Ward singing solo.

Please join us and enjoy a mince pie and drink of mulled wine.

Our thoughts also go to all those who have been affected in any way by the recent flooding.

Please join us.

Interactive map

Have your say!

Good Morning all,

To add to the work we have been doing locally to look at street safety and quality, we have recently been involved with Sheffield City Region Wider planning for developing a walking and cycling map to allow the public to log any concerns.

This has now gone live, and is accessible to anybody to view and add to (please copy the link into chrome as explorer doesn’t open it properly).
It would be great to get as many comments as possible added to this so please circulate to all your contacts. I will also be adding all the issues raised in the recent community street audits.
Have your say about your streets at:

What’s it all about?
Dame Sarah Storey, Mayor Dan Jarvis’ Active Travel Commissioner, is inviting people from across the region to highlight what is and what isn’t working on South Yorkshire’s current network of roads, cycle paths and footpaths. When appointed as Commissioner, Dame Sarah pledged to listen to communities across South Yorkshire as she works to enable more people to leave the car at home and walk or cycle.

Now is your chance to have your say about the current issues on your local streets that make it less appealing to you to walk or cycle. Whether it’s pavement parking, a lack of pedestrian and cycle crossings, or unsuitable cycle infrastructure, we want to know.

1. What are your journeys like now?
2. How could they be improved and made safer?
3. Do you face challenges on what should be the simplest of journeys?

All contributions will be used as part of the work taking place with South Yorkshire’s four local authorities to help plan what the region’s Active Travel Network could look like by 2040.

Who’s it for?
• those who walk or cycle now
• those who want to walk or cycle more in the future
• parents who struggle with buggies and worry about when their toddlers want to run on ahead
• teenagers who don’t feel safe walking to school
• people using wheelchairs or have mobility aids
• people with visual or hearing impairments who require assistance to travel

How Do I Get Involved?
• Simply click the link to the map at the top of this email and add your comments to the map. All Comments are anonymous
• You can also share this link on your social media to spread the word and get others to add their views.
• Share your comments on social media to @CycleWalkSCR using #CycleWalkSCR

Please be aware that this map has not been produced by DMBC and is part of a wider, regional initiative and so any questions or problems about this map should be reported to:
0114 2203400

Kind Regards,
Hannah Wild
Public Health Improvement Officer (Walking & Cycling)

Public Health Floor 4
Civic Office, Waterdale

Office: 01302736596
Mobile: 07989717029

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Lions Charity walk 17.5.20

Help raise money for scanner for prostate cancer.

Thorne Rural Lions Club need your help on Sunday 17th May 2020. This will be the 5th Thorne Rural Lions Walk to raise money for a mobile scanner for Prostate cancer.

The walk starts and finishes on Town Moor on public footways.

Lions Charity Walk 2020 letter

Lions Charity Walk 2020 letter[54078]

Please see attached flyer and application form for more information.


Community Champion Awards

Award Ceremony at Sheffield Cathedral.

After nominating Jennifer Oxley,  (Resident of the Year 2017), for The Neighbourhood Community Champion Award, we are pleased to announce that Jen was highly commended at last night’s award ceremony. We all know how much Jen does for our village and how huge areas have been transformed into beautiful gardens after being an eyesore for many years.

There were 300 nominations from all over South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire for the 8 categories. These had been judged and 24 finalists picked. Jen was chosen as one of the top 3 in her category alongside a gentlemen who  is doing some fantastic work in Stainforth, enabling the library to continue for residents as well as other voluntary work – The winner was a lady from Sheffield who had been tackling knife crime amongst youngsters.

Jen, her sister Sandra and I had a very special evening at the ceremony which was held in the prestigious Sheffield Cathedral. The setting was spectacular and the whole evening was rather humbling, considering  the different categories and how the nominees had worked do hard, selflessly, for the benefit of their communities.

Community Spirit is alive and well!


UCI Cycling event travelling through Edenthorpe

Friday 27th September

Well what an exciting day for our village, we had the junior women’s race in the morning then the male U23 passing through early afternoon. The atmosphere was brilliant, lots of residents, local schools lined the route, cheering the cyclists through the village.

Houses and businesses were decorated along the route, thanks to the kind donations from Doncaster MBC. If anyone would like to donate the bunting, flags, bikes back we would be extremely grateful. They can then be used for future events.

Please see letter below, received from Darren Simpson (DMBC)

Hi All,

Now the dust has just about settled from Friday, I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who I have been in contact with.

Many of you delivered events, decorated your areas/ Businesses, promoted the event and much more which ensured Doncaster once again stood out as getting in the spirit for this massive international Sporting event.

Feedback form those involved in the planning including UCI, British Cycling, Sport England and Welcome to Yorkshire has been extremely positive highlighting our approach to engaging communities and schools as best practise and in particular our approach to rider sign on at the start, now setting the bench mark for all other cycling events. Despite the weather I am sure those riders who set out from Doncaster will have fond memories of their ride across the Borough that will hopefully live with them for a long time.

Though I wasn’t on the ground during the day, I was watching from the Control Room as the riders went through each area and was proud of all the work that had gone into your Communities. We also received glowing feedback from our stewards in the areas who advised that they were all made to feel welcome and enjoyed being part of the festivities.

We all hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did. Please ensure you watch the races on BBC IPlayer if you haven’t already done so.

Keep an eye out on our website over the next few weeks as it will soon change from an information portal to a legacy site showing how great Doncaster was throughout the day.

We will soon be in touch with you all to see if you are happy to donate back to us any painted bikes / Bunting / Flags etc as we will ensure they are distributed to other Communities in future events.

Thanks again and hopefully our paths will cross again in the near future.

Kind regards

Darren Simpson
Leisure Service Contract and Event Officer
Leisure Services
Doncaster Council

Phone: 01302 737721
Internal: 37721
Mobile: 07825843133
Address: Floor Three, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU

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Edenthorpe Resident of the Year 2019

Nomination Time.

Its that time of year again – time to nominate the person you think has gone over and above for the benefit of our community.

We need to decide who will be Edenthorpe Resident of the Year 2019 and we need your help.

Please email to /write – 8 Robin Hood Rd, Edenthorpe, DN3 2PT or alternatively PM me from Facebook giving the name of the person you nominate and the reasons why you are nominating them.

Here are our  previous winners Jen Oxley (2017) and Glynis Robinson (2018).