In memory of the late Pat A Cooney


Thank you to Mrs Cooney, for your very kind legacy, enabling these benches to be purchased and erected. Pat specified that her legacy should benefit The Howard Pavilion, Off Marian Rd, Edenthorpe. Edenthorpe Parish Council organised the four benches to be purchased and placed at the front of The Howard Pavilion for the benefit of Edenthorpe Junior Football Club and residents who use the area. These have already been enjoyed by many over the last few months to sit and either watch a match or just have a minute to rest and reflect.
Pat has been an active supporter of Edenthorpe Parish Council for a number of years. As a long standing Edenthorpe resident she has always cared deeply about our village and it’s surroundings. Pat supported the Parish Council in their objections to the planning application for 650 houses on the farmers fields – Land East of Mere Lane. Pat, alongside other Parish Councillors and members of the public attended the nine day hearing and was on first name terms with the Bristol Inspector. Sadly, that battle was lost. Pat passed away before the current works began. For those who knew Pat, I am sure will be able to picture her giving the builders some hassle.
Rest In Peace now Pat from all at Edenthorpe Parish Council.

Thank you to WeldTech (GB) Design & Fabrication Ltd

Must give a massive thanks to Weldtech (GB) for all their hard work in Edenthorpe. It all began in 2016 when Dean, Sean and the lads designed our Parish Council notice boards. The design and quality shows as they still look as good now as the day they were erected. Next job saw the company replacing some safety fencing and fire exits at The Howard Pavilion and The Fred Gee Centre as well as making some benches to run alongside the Pavilion for footballers on match days. Their prices were always reasonable and compared to other quotes there was no question that we should continue to use the company for various projects.
The playing field in the past has suffered from vehicles driving onto the field and damaging the football pitches. Once again WeldTech came up with a competitive price and design. The anti-cycle measures and railings around the field were erected in the Winter of 2021 making the field a safe place for all residents to relax and enjoy their exercise. The latest project has meant that the goal storage compound has been extended behind the Fred Gee Centre with 3 new lengths of Palisade fencing and moving the old boundary fencing outwards. This work was completed over two days and will mean that all the football equipment is able to be stored safely and securely. In the meantime an urgent call from myself, regarding an oak tree planted by Edenthorpe Parish Council had outgrown the steel support around the trunk. No problem, Dean sorted it, the offending frame was cut off the next day. The tree looks much happier now.


Special shout out to Emma who has designed a logo for Edenthorpe Parish Council. This will be put into use in the near future. Emma designed this at no cost at all to The Parish council. Thanks were given by Parish Councillors at the Council meeting held Thursday 11th May 2023.
Future projects planned and passed are to have 4 benches placed in front of the fence of The Howard Pavilion (2 at each side of the concrete semi-circle), these will mean that the sunspot can be enjoyed by many residents, football spectators to sit a while, have a chat and rest whilst enjoying the fresh air and open space.
Thank you Dean, Sean, Rob, Emma and the rest of this hard-working company who can always be relied upon.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2022/2023 FORM 3

Please find attached documents relating to the annual audit for Edenthorpe Parish Council. This is in accordance with statutory requirements. The documents have been submitted to PKF Littlejohn LLP and the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) Form 3 is now in the queue for processing. The completed notice of public rights and publication of unaudited AGAR 3 Period for exercise of public rights – Monday 5th June 2023 – Friday 14th July 2023
Please note that the Accounting Statement is unaudited and subject to change.
Please contact A Flanagan (Clerk) for further information via the website contact link.

Internal audit of AGAR form 3 20222023 page 3

section 1 of AGAR form 3 20222023 page 4

section 2 of AGAR form 3 20222023 page 5
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Easter holidays fun


Holiday fun for school age children aged 6 -16, see poster for all details.
This will be held in The Fred Gee Centre, Off Marian Rd, Edenthorpe on Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th April 2023, then again Tuesday 11th April – Friday 14th April 2023.

The Litter Pickers

The litter pickers meet once a month in the Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall area to improve the estates and clean up the area.
Please join us on the first Monday of each month at 11am, mostly meeting at Church Balk Gardens Community Hall but keep your eyes on the notice boards in Edenthorpe. For further details please contact Stacey Lynn – Customer Involvement Officer for St Leger Homes Doncaster on 07917040065 or stacey.lynn@stlegerhomes.co.uk All equipment is provided.

Thorne Rural Lions Club

Please see attached poster which outlines the details of this years 5 mile charity walk. It will be held at 10am on Sunday 14th May 2023 with the starting point of Town Fields Pavilion, Doncaster DN1 2JR.
Everyone is welcome and funds are being raised for Parkinson’s UK Doncaster Support Group.
More information can be found on website www.thornerurallions.org.uk
To request a registration form telephone 01302 536472 or email musicline02@yahoo.co.uk
Sponsored Walk Letter 2023

Christmas Light ‘Switch On’ Event

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday 2nd December to sing carols around the trees. It really was a wonderful evening where the village came together and enjoyed time having a chat, laughing and catching up with friends and neighbours.
Special thanks go to Olivia Ward for opening the evening with her beautiful rendition of Silent Night, in memory of our esteemed Chairman Fred Gee, who sadly passed away last month. Reverend Tom Brown led the service and looked after everyone with his repertoire of Christmas Songs.
Tyrone Ali gave thanks to those who donated towards the event and his wife Linda gave a moving tribute to Fred. Sadly, due to illness his beloved wife, Mary who was to switch on the Christmas lights, could not attend. Myself, Anne Flanagan switched on the lights with my granddaughter Amelia, in Mary’s absence and I thought about my very dear close friend – Fred you will be remembered always.
Huge thanks go to the following individuals and businesses for donations towards the evening. Without you this very unique event could not go ahead.
In no particular order thanks go to:
S W Developments
Claire Anderson Dance School
Holly Anderson Speech & Drama School
Direct Pine
Golden Crown Chinese
Strands Hair Salon
The Men’s room barbers
Chantals Perfect Day Florist
Tesco
Sainsburys
Aldi
Headmaster
Westy’s Cafe
Go Local
Lisa Gillan
Bimbal Transportation
Sandra & Don Crabtree
Northern Gas Plumbing Services
Edenthorpe Carpet & Flooring.
Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas. Hope you and your families can keep well, warm and enjoy the festive period without too much worry.

Fred W Gee (Chair of Edenthorpe Parish Council)

It is with great sadness and regret that Edenthorpe Parish Council must convey the tragic news that our esteemed Chairman – Mr Fred W Gee sadly passed away on Wednesday 16th November 2022.

The Clerk and all the Parish Councillors wish to send his wife Mary and his beloved family our most sincere and deepest sympathy at this awful time. Fred was a true gentleman known by many, a gentle giant. The knowledge he had of the village and the great work he did for the community of Edenthorpe will be hard to follow. He will be remembered always.

Rest in peace Fred. X

Christmas Carol Service 2022

‘Light switch on’ event.
Exciting news – We are planning our latest ‘switching on’ ceremony Friday 2nd December 2022 at 6.30pm on the green where Edenthorpe War Memorial is situated.

Residents of Edenthorpe – please come along and join us for this popular event where the community comes together once again to begin the festive period and the lights on the trees are switched on.

Mince pies, mulled wine, juice and sweets for the younger ones – free for all thanks to the many local businesses who are donating.

We will provide a list of those companies who have donated at a later date.