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Local business supports community throughout the festive season

8th March 2021
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Community Focus

Rotherham-based business Monster Mesh are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to help their local community and over the festive period this was no different. Despite the pandemic having had a significant impact on normal service, it hasn’t stopped this event and construction branding business finding the time to donate to charities.
For the past two years or so, Managing Director, Mark McLennan, has used his industry expertise to support an old friend and founder of Supergood Bikers for Autism, suppling branded merchandise to supporters and even going on to become their principal sponsor. read more

A local look in lockdown

7th March 2021
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Community Focus

During the restrictions on our movement, Peter Dunstan has taken the opportunity to research places of interest on his doorstep in Braithwell and in the surrounding area. read more

Request a Yorkshire Air Ambulance virtual speaker

6th March 2021
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Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Learn all about the life-saving work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) by requesting a virtual speaker for your community group or business. Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to five million people across the whole of Yorkshire. The service is operational seven days a week, 365 days a year. The charity currently attend over 1,500 incidents a year, an average of five incidents every single day. read more

Ravenfield Ponds Angling Club

5th March 2021
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Ravenfield Ponds Angling Club

Ravenfield Ponds Angling Club is looking to recruit new members to fish its waters at Ravenfield Park from 1st April 2021. The club’s fishery is made up of six fishing lakes that contain tench, crucian carp, bream, ide, roach, rudd, perch, mirror carp and common carp. There are several car parks on site, toilets, and vehicular access is by key only, making it very safe car parking. read more

Make Mother’s Day

4th March 2021
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Winthrop Gardens

Winthrop Gardens are delighted to be offering a ‘Vintage Afternoon Tea in a Box’ as a special Mother’s Day treat!
And at a small additional cost why not include a jar of their special homemade marmalade? Councillor Sue Ellis, Chair of Wickersley Parish Council, said: “Our Afternoon Teas in a Box have proved very popular as a birthday or anniversary treat and many were enjoyed on Valentine’s Day. read more

No Smoking Day

2nd March 2021
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Be Cancer Safe Rotherham and Barnsley

No Smoking Day takes place on 10th March and there has never been a better time to quit smoking. Find out more at www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/. Be Cancer SAFE Rotherham and Barnsley is using this as an opportunity to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer. read more

Virtual tributes sought for hospital memorial garden

28th February 2021
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Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity needs your fundraising support to ensure a new memorial garden at Rotherham Hospital continues to bloom. In November 2020, work started to transform a disused patch of land in the grounds of Rotherham Hospital into the Snowdrop Memorial Garden. read more

Join in the Great Wickersley Spring Clean

27th February 2021
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Wickersley Parish Council

Wickersley Parish Council is urging local residents to join in the Great Wickersley Spring Clean over the weekend of 20th and 21st March. Councillor Sue Ellis, Chair of Wickersley Parish Council, said: “I think we’ve all really appreciated our play areas, our sports fields, our woods, our lanes and our streets during this last 12 months – we’ve walked them and some of us have run them and we’ve all enjoyed them! read more

Forget Me Not Memory Café

26th February 2021
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Forget Me Not Memory Café

With grateful thanks to funding from Councillor Brian Cutts, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Councillor for the Hellaby Ward, the Wickersley Forget Me Not Friday Memory Café have been able to buy a bingo machine.
The group’s volunteers are looking forward to when they can all meet again safely and enjoy a fun game of bingo along with all their other entertaining afternoons that they miss so much. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

24th February 2021
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The Arts Society Dukeries

Well-known antiques expert Mark Hill, a familiar face on BBC Antiques Roadshow, will be the speaker at The Arts Society Dukeries’ next virtual meeting on Wednesday 3rd March. Titled ‘Undressing Antiques’, the lecture is at 10.30am for an 11.00am start. It will last about an hour and is open to non-members for a small fee. read more