DISTRICT NEWS: ANSTON

What’s happening in and around your village ....

SHEFFIELD STEAM AND VINTAGE RALLY: Saturday/Sunday, June 25-26, 10pm onwards Rackford Road, North Anston.

THORNBERRY ANIMAL SANCTUARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Desperately to help in the charity shop as it suffers the effects of the rising energy bills. If you could help us please complete a volunteer form on www.thornberryanimalsanctuary.org/volunteer.

BLUEBELL WOOD CHILDRENS HOSPICE GARDEN VOLUNTEERS WANTED: From pruning to planting we need volunteers to help us make the most of our beautiful gardens. Volunteers are also needed to help in other areas of our work whether that’s bucket collecting at an event or putting your organisation skills to good use in our admin team. Please get in touch on 01909 517360 or email [email protected] or see the website www. bluebellwood.org/ volunteer.

ANSTON BELLRINGERS: Experienced ringers welcomed Tuesday and Thursday practice sessions 7pm-9pm plus Saturday June 11 (second Saturday of each month), 10am-noon. Ringing 9.15am-9.45am before the Sunday service in St James’ Parish Church, Sheffield Road S25 5DT, contact 01909 564852.

SK58 BIRDING GROUP: Meetings Resume on September 28. Field Trips planned in the summer: Sunday, June 26, Welbeck, a traditional summer venue for SK58 Birders, a morning spent looking for raptors including Goshawk, Honey Buzzard, Osprey and Hobby. Led by Andy Hirst 07947 068125, meet at 8am in ‘The Loyal Trooper’ car park. Wednesday. July 27. 7pm Kiveton pit top, meet at the Hard Lane car park for a summer evening walk around the local reserve, led by Mick Clay 07759 531400. Sunday, July 31, Frampton RSPB Reserve, a cracking reserve which should be heaving with birds on a falling tide, led by Andy Hirst 07947 068125, meet at 7am in The Loyal Trooper car park. Monday, September 12, 10am our regular Monthly Langold Lake Walk restarts, meet at the café car park off the A60 main road, led by Geoff and Lyn Facer, 01909 563108.

CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH UK CONCERT: Was held on May 29 apart from a five minute shower, which nobody seemed to mind, the weather was good. There were over 100 people attending who all enjoyed the show in which Laura Magann of Cunard and Warner Holidays dazzled the audience with her singing and breath-taking dresses. Tevey from Fiddler on the Roof and Fagin (aka Alf), also made a brief appearance. Emma and Dawn and Mick and Mike were on top form with their selection of Broadway favourites. A big thank you to everyone, the artists, the helpers, those who spread the word, but especially the wonderful audience and those that donated to raise, with the sale of tickets included, £838.

FOOD BANK: (Salvation Army) at St James Parish Church South Anston Thursdays 10am-noon, donations particularly needed are tinned foods, tinned vegetables, pot noodles, angel delight, rice pudding, baby food and toiletries.

ANSTON LADIES CHOIR: Tuesdays at 7pm in St. James Church Hall, Ryton Road, North Anston, S25 4DN, view https://www.facebook.com/AnstonLadiesChoir or contact the secretary on 01909 568216.

ANSTON MALE VOICE CHOIR: Practice on Thursdays, 7pm-9pm, South Anston Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, S25 5DW, contact Steve Thacker, Concert Secretary, Anston MVC, tel. 01909 566402 or 07949 422857 or email [email protected] or view the website http://www.anstonmvc.co.uk. The choir are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and would be pleased to consider performing for you. The annual concert will be held on Saturday, September 10, and we look forward to seeing you then. The choir makes regular donations to Bluebell Wood Hospice, Rotherham Hospice, Dinnington Food Bank and South Anston Methodist Church. We invite you to join us and experience the joy of making a much greater sound than you could possibly make on your own and meet new friends. There is no audition, just come along and join in, you will know if you like it. If you find you fit in, becoming a member follows on naturally.

ANSTON PARISH FRIENDSHIP CLUB: South Anston Methodist Church Hall, Sheffield Road, South Anston S25 5DW, Thursdays 2pm-4pm, contact 01777 702573.

ANSTON WI: Next meeting is on June 27 at 7.30pm (fourth Monday of each month meetings) in Anston Parish Hall, Ryton Road, North Anston, S25 4DL, contact 01909 565134.

GREY MATTERS: Todwick Church Hall, Lindleys Croft, S26 1HN, Fridays 2pm-4pm, coffee and cake are served why not come and join us for a chat, play board games, dominoes and cards with the occasional special events with speakers, lunches and craft sessions. Telephone 01909 771344 or 07733 043292 or email [email protected].

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Meetings (held on the second Monday in September to December and January to May) restart on Monday September 12 at 7.15pm in the main hall of Anston Parish Hall, Ryton Road, North Anston, S25 4DL.

IBIS: Wednesday meetings, 12.30pm-3.30pm, in Anston Parish Hall, Ryton Road, North Anston, S25 4DL, contact 01909 564891.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: 8.30am, Saturday June 11, (second Saturday of the month) in SAMC Church Hall Sheffield Road, South Anston, S25 5DW.

NORTH ANSTON METHODIST CHURCH: (Chapel in the Wells) The Wells, North Anston, S25 4BD. Sunday services, 10.30am, Rev Angela Pothecary 07399 606166. The website is trinitycircuit.net/churches/churches-in-rotherham-south-yorkshire/north-anston-methodist-church.

REFRESH CAFÉ: Tea, coffee and a natter Thursdays, 10am-noon, in St. James Church Hall, Ryton Road, North Anston, S25 4DN, contact 07527 223882.

ST. JAMES' PARISH CHURCH: Sheffield Road S25 5DT Sunday Services 10am and evening service at 6pm.

SOUTH ANSTON METHODIST CHURCH: Sunday services, 10am ,by the Rev Angela Pothecary, our website is http://samchurch.org.uk or telephone 01909 567371 or 07399 606166 or email angela.pothecary@ methodist.org.uk.

STITCH & SEW: Mondays, noon-3pm Anston Parish Hall, Ryton Road, North Anston, S25 4DL.

LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOODS team led by Nicky Hayes, neighbourhood coordinator for Anston and Woodsetts, contact via email [email protected] or tel. 01909 568515

ANSTON PARISH COUNCIL: Meetings take place in Anston Parish Hall, 15a Ryton Road, North Anston, Sheffield, S25 4DL, written questions to the Council can be submitted to the Clerk Chris Pilkington by email [email protected] or on 01909 560922. Next full council meeting is on Monday, June 20, at 7pm and allotments committee Thursday June 30 at 7pm.

WOODSETTS: Village Hall, Gildingwells Road, S81 8RJ. Village Fête, Saturday June 18.

THE WELLS SINGERS: Friday evenings, 7pm-9pm, in North Anston Methodist Church The Wells, North Anston, S25 4BD cannot practice at the moment, contact 01909 563079.