DISTRICT NEWS: About Rotherham

ROTHERHAM CITIZENS ADVICE: Runs an advice service at the Rain Building next to the indoor market on Eastwood Lane, Rotherham. Opening hours 9.30am-4pm Monday-Friday. People can drop in and be given an appointment to see a caseworker. It runs outreaches at Dinnington on Wednesdays and Aston on Tuesday afternoons every fortnight. Contact 03444111444 or visit the office in the Rain Building.

ROTHERHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS: Meet at Unity Centre, St Leonard’s Road on Fridays 7-9pm. Membership £30 per year, visitors £5 per session. Contact [email protected], www.rotherhamsocietyofartists.org.uk.

ROTHERHAM SAFE HAVEN: Located alongside RIVO in Rotherham town centre on Tuesdays from 6pm, and Safe Haven in the same place Thursday and Friday 7.30-8.30pm. Volunteers provide this temporary refuge for vulnerable people in the town centre, working alongside street pastors. Volunteers needed, especially women. Contact town centre chaplain Barrie Thomas 01709532203.

ROTHERHAM VOLUNTEER CENTRE: Co-ordinates and facilitates a free bi-monthly Volunteer Coordinator Network which brings together volunteer managers to network, share good practice and troubleshoot. Contact 01709834451, [email protected].

ODDFELLOWS DANCING RETURNS TO ROTHERHAM: Oddfellows fun dance classes have returned to Rotherham at the Trades Club in Greasbrough Road. Cost £2.50 to raise funds for the Oddfellows’ charity appeal for Rotherham Hospice. Contact Lesley Walton at Oddfellows House 01709838673.

MOO MUSIC: For pre-school (0-5) children full of singing, dancing, musical games etc led by Sheffield and Rotherham class leaders Katie and Amy. Each 40-minute class features a selection of Moo Music songs with different themes. Classes are held at the following locations – Saturdays: Winthrop Park, Wickersley 10-10.45am Baby Moo (0-12 months), 11.15am-noon Mixed Moo (0-5 years), 12.30-1.15pm Baby Moo (0-12 months), 1.45-2.30pm Mixed Moo (0-5 years); Mondays: Walkley Community Centre, Walkley 10-10.45am Baby Moo (0-12 months), 11.15am-noon Mixed Moo (0-5 years); Tuesdays: The Funny Farm Soft Play Centre, Parkgate 10.15-11am Mixed Moo (0-5 years); Wednesdays: The Old Rectory, Handsworth 1.45-2.30pm Mixed Moo (0-5 years). Classes £5 for an individual lesson, first free. Contact Katie 07837239621, [email protected], www.moo-music.co.uk/sr, www.facebook.com/moomusicsr/

SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE CONTACTS: Local policing teams are there to listen to concerns and act on issues. The latest details can be found at www.Police.uk. Sign up for SYP Alerts to get messages, updates, information about your area www.sypalerts.co.uk. In an emergency dial 999, for all other enquires 101, or utilise the media accounts as shown on local area details below. ROTHERHAM CENTRAL NHP - based at Riverside House, Facebook  RotherhamCentralNHP, Twitter @RothCentralNHP: Insp Chris Blake, Sgt 1367 Alec Gibbons, Sgt 1658 Jon Sorsby; Boston Castle ward - covering town centre, Broom, Moorgate, Boston Castle, Canklow: PC 3248 Matt Smith, PC 2567 Steve Robson, PC 3746 Paul Jameson; Rotherham East ward - covering Eastwood/East Dene: PC 14 Nicky Dewhurst; Keppel and Wingfield wards - covering Kimberworth Park, Scholes, Wingfield and Thorpe Hesley: PC 3122 Lorraine Singleton; Rotherham West ward - covering Ferham, Masborough, Meadowbank, Richmond Park, Kimberworth, Henley Rise: PC 3033 Claire Atkinson, PC 1724 Luke Bugdol; Sitwell ward - covering Whiston, Grange estate: PC 1819 Marie Perkinton; PCSO contacts and areas - Corrina Dannett (Wellgate/Clifton/town), Hayley Laurie (town), Ashley Hill (town/Wharncliffe), Tina Green- (town/Wharncliffe), Niall Ellison (Whiston/Canklow/Brecks), Abbey Grzesiek (Broom/Moorgate), Steph McIntyre (Eastwood), Ryan Westney (Eastwood/East Dene/Herringthorpe), Joy Lavelle (Blackburn/Richmond Park/Kimberworth), Paul Newman (Greasborough/Munsborough/Kimberworth Park/Wingfield), Julie Jackson (Masborough/Ferham), Helen Brooks (Thorpe Hesley/Kimberworth Park/Wingfield), Jaqui Millward (Ferham/Kimberworth). ROTHERHAM NORTH - based at Rawmarsh Police Station, Facebook RotherhamNorthNHP, Twitter @RothNorthNHP - Insp Caroline Bakewell, Sgt 918 Craig Cooke, Sgt 262 Ben Szymczyk; PCs: PC 2278 Brett Thompson, PC 1266 Clare Jennings, PC 2403 Michael Plant, PC 1731 Mark Huxley, PC 2055 Lisa Ainsworth, PC 1019 Roy Pittendrigh; PCSOs: PCSO 8251 Claire Ryan (Parkgate/Rawmarsh), PCSO 8294 Steve Inglis (Parkgate/Rawmarsh), PCSO 8380 David Jackson (Rawmarsh/Manor Farm), PCSO 8158 Wayne Berry (Thrybergh/Dalton), PCSO 8208 Desmond Jenkinson (East Herringthorpe/Brecks), PCSO 8203 Neil Entwistle (Swinton/Kilnhurst), PCSO 8355 Teresa Nicolaou (Wath), PCSO 8258 Karen Sykes (Wath), PCSO 8066 David Wright (Brampton/Wentworth), PCSO 8171 Paul Gray (Brampton/Wentworth). ROTHERHAM SOUTH - based at Maltby Police Station, Facebook RotherhamSouthNHP, Twitter @RothSouthNHP  - Insp Caroline Bakewell, Sgt 2024 Alan Beever, Acting Sgt 3460 Angela Rollett; Brinsworth, Treeton, Catcliffe - PC Natalie Mcleod, PCSO Antony Brown; Kiveton, Wales, Kiveton Park, Harthill, Todwick, Woodall, Thorpe Salvin, Hardwick, Turnerwood - PC Doug Macdonald, PCSO Dane Plant, PCSO Alan Concannon; Maltby, Hellaby, Carr, Hooton Levitt - PC Nathan Winder, PCSO Sean Tulley, PCSO Glyn Athersych; Bramley/Flanderwell/Sunnyside/Wickersley - PC Vicky Case, PCSO Naila Alam; Dinnington, Laughton Common, Laughton-en-le-Morthen, North and South Anston, Woodsetts, Letwell, Gildingwell, Firbeck -  PCSO Natalie White, PCSO Amy Whaley; Aston, Swallownest, Aughton, Ulley, Woodhouse Mill, Orgreave, Waverley, Fence - PC Jamie Kerr, PCSO Claire Ahern, PCSO Simone Stacey; Thurcroft, Brookhouse, Brampton en le Morthen, Slade Hooton, Ulley - PC Doug Macdonald, PCSO Alan Concannon; Drop-In sessions - Aston Service Centre every Wednesday 11am-noon; Maltby Ascension Close Community Centre every Thursday 11am-1pm; Treeton Reading Room, Front Street every Thursday 10.30-11.30am; Dinnington Resource Centre every Wednesday 1.30-3pm; Kiveton and Wales Village Hall, Wales Road every Thursday 1-2pm; Rotherwood Community Centre, Thurcroft every Thursday 11am; Brinsworth surgery every Friday at 10am at the new community centre.

ROTHERHAM MINSTER: Sunday services - 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Family Communion,  All-Age Worship 10.30 on the 1st Sunday of every month, 4.30pm Choral Evensong (1st Sunday of the month only). Weekday services - Tuesday 11am Holy Communion at the Chapel on the Bridge. Coffee served weekdays, 10am - noon. More information can be found on www.rotherhamminster.co.uk or our Facebook page.

ROTHERHAM TIMEBUILDERS AT ROTHERHAM MINSTER: Community groups run by Timebuilders, in partnership with Rotherham Minster 12.30-2.30pm Tuesdays. Just turn up, it’s free (donations welcome): Knitting and croche; drawing group; games group, community choir. Walking group (in partnership with Walk Rotherham), Thursdays 10-11am, meet at the Minster for a local walk. Photography group, Thursdays 10.30-11.30am, meet at the Minster and bring a camera, all experience levels welcome.

ROTHERHAM SAMARITANS: To volunteer, contact 07761017302, [email protected].

ROTHERHAM SITWELL ROTARY CLUB: At Carlton Park Hotel every Thursday 7pm. www.sitwellrotary.org.uk


COMMUNITY CRAFT GROUP: The Unity Centre, St Leonard’s Road, Rotherham S65 19D. Every Monday 10am-noon. Adults and children welcome. Cost £3 per session. Contact Zoe 07866401976, [email protected].

ROTHERHAM METRO RAMBLERS: www.ramblers. org.uk/rotherham-metro

CANCER RESEARCH UK ROTHERHAM: Contact Steve 01709830798.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION: The Rotherham, Rawmarsh and Parkgate branch meet at Silverwood Miners Welfare Centre, Doncaster Road, Dalton, every 3rd Thursday of month 7pm. Advice and information session for armed forces veterans and their families in Riverside Library, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, on 3rd Thursday of month 10am-2pm. Ron Moffett, advice and information officer (South Yorkshire), also attends the MCVC (Military Community Veterans Centre) drop in held at Silverwood Miners Welfare Centre on Fridays 10am-noon. Contact rotherham. [email protected]

ROTHERHAM PROBUS CLUB: Weekly meetings at Broom Lane Methodist Church, Broom Lane, on Tuesdays 10am. rotherhamprobus.com

THE ARCHWAY FOUNDATION (ROTHERHAM): Local charity which arranges regular social evenings, day trips and Christmas events, including door-to-door transport if required. Social evenings every 4 weeks at Herringthorpe United Reformed Church (Stag Roundabout) 7-9pm. Contact Joan 01909567431, Kay 01709531462. Provides a drop-in at Rotherham Minster Monday-Wednesday 10am-noon. Volunteers needed.

ROTHERHAM MCVC (MILITARY COMMUNITY VETERANS CENTRE): Fridays 10am-noon at Silverwood Miners’ Welfare and Resource Centre, Doncaster Road S65 3ET. All serving and ex-service military personnel welcome. Contact 07847635279, www.rotherhammcvc.org.uk.

ROTHERHAM IN ROOT: Wednesdays 10am-noon on group’s plot at Clifton Park walled garden if fine. [email protected]

ROTHERHAM SAILING CLUB: At Harthill Reservoir, 10 minutes from junction 30 or 31 of M1. Contact [email protected], www.rotherhamsailingclub.org.uk, Facebook.

ROTHERHAM MACULAR SUPPORT GROUP: Support group meets at Sight and Sound on 3rd Wednesday of month 1-3pm.

ROTHERHAM FEDERATION OF COMMUNITIES: Contact 01709368515, [email protected].

ROTHERHAM AND DISTRICT PHILATELIC SOCIETY: Meetings at Broom Lane Methodist Church every 1st and 3rd Monday of month 7pm. Contact Neville Angell 01709541954.

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE, ROTHERHAM: Linden House, 34 Moorgate Road, Rotherham. The programme of Friendship Lunches is developing over the coming months. For each event, there will be a vocal entertainer. Contact 01709837170, [email protected]. uk.

VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LIBRARY: Volunteering roles will help people visiting the library and assist library staff in delivering family activities and schemes. Contact 01709823658.

ROTHERHAM RAF AIR CADETS: Contact via group’s Facebook page or email [email protected].

ROTHERHAM RAMBLING CLUB: Walks most Sundays. All walks are prewalked, led and backmarked by experienced walkers and are graded as leisurely/easy, moderate or strenuous. Yearly membership £7. February 23 - 9.75 miles, 10am, graded moderate +, Rushup Edge circular, meet Peak Forest Methodist Church, Church Road (on the road to the old dam), leader Kevin Grundy 07709134517. www.rotherhamramblingclub.co.uk

ROYAL SIGNALS ASSOCIATION: Meet every 2nd Tuesday at the McKay VC Barracks, Fitzwilliam Road 8pm. Open to all ex-Royal Signals and WRAC. Contact Keith Bates 07570792756.

ROTHERHOP: Holds fun, sociable swing dance classes for adults every Monday 7-9pm at Triple Threat Studios, Nine Trees Trading Estate, Morthen Road, near Wickersley. Learn the Lindy Hop, Charleston etc. Beginners welcome, need not bring a partner. Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing. Contact 07894440519, [email protected], RotherHop on Facebook.

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION ROTHERHAM BRANCH: The February meeting has been cancelled. AGM will now take place on March 11 at 12.30 in the Pantry Green Restaurant in the Red Lion yard. Contact [email protected], 07973827479.

ROAR (ROTHERHAM OPEN ARTS RENAISSANCE): ROAR Artspace, Westgate Chambers, Westgate, Rotherham. Contact 01709835747, team@rotherhamroar. org.  

ROTHERHAM UNDERGROUND CINEMA: 11 Corporation Street. Rotherham. Contact 01709202016, www.rotherhamunderground.com.

ROTHERHAM PENSIONERS ACTION GROUP: Meet on 4th Tuesday of month at MyPlace 10.30am-12.30pm. Contact [email protected].

CHAPELTOWN AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB: Meets at Grenoside Community Centre, Main Street 10am on 2nd Wednesday of month. Contact Geoff Smith 01709557622, [email protected].

MARIE CURIE ROTHERHAM FUNDRAISING GROUP: The group is looking for more volunteers to help it raise money for the provision of end-of-life nursing care in and around Rotherham. Meets monthly at the Beefeater pub, Brecks - next meeting February 28 2pm. March 9-15 - the group will be collecting at the 3 Rotherham Morrisons stores (Bramley, Catcliffe and Parkgate) - anyone who could offer to do a 2-hour collection slot at any of the branches, particularly 9am-5pm, can contact Sue Pearson 07944654177 or Rebecca Bramley 07525392984, or visit the collections page at the Marie Curie website. The group is seeking more outlets to place collection tins throughout the year and daffodil boxes in March during the Great Daffodil Appeal - contact Sue Pearson 07944654177, marie [email protected].

ROTHERHAM METRO RAMBLERS: February 22nd – a moderate 8 mile walk from Harthill to Killamarsh and Wales led by Sue Cresswell 01909 568675 or 07815593248. Meet at 10am in Harthill public CP (S26 7XW).

ROTHERHAM PROBUS CLUB: At our next meeting on the 3rd March our speaker’s topic will be “Railways in a Cornish Landscape Pt 2”.  We do not have a meeting on the 25th February. A programme of talks for 2020 is available on our website at rotherhamprobus.com. The Rotherham Retired Professional and Business Person’s Club holds its meetings at Broom Lane Methodist Church, Broom Lane on Tuesdays at 10am.

ROTHERHAM METRO RAMBLERS: Saturday, February 22 – a moderate 8 mile walk from Harthill to Killamarsh and Wales led by Sue Cresswell 01909 568675 or 07815593248. Meet at 10am in Harthill public CP (S26 7XW). Wednesday, February 26 - short walk in Thorpe Hesley Area, leaders Tom and Rita Doncaster  0114 2463437. Meet 9.30am inside Holy Trinity Church, Thorpe Hesley, parking at church or use 136 bus (09.18) to Hoyland from the new Rotherham Bus Station. Saturday, February 29 – choice of 2 walks. First one is a moderate 9.5 mile walk from Longshaw NT car park to Padley Gorge cafe, Lawrence Field, Higger Tor and Burbage Bridge led by Brian Thomson, 07770436744. Meet at Longshaw NT CP at 10am (S11 7TZ). The 2nd walk is an easy 6.5 mile walk through Rother Valley Country Park via Waleswood, Killamarsh Meadows and Netherthorpe led by Ken Whetter 07803312903. Meet at 10am on Chesterfield Rd off A57, roadside parking on cul-de-sac near Pricecheck factory unit and Elmwood Farm (S20 1DJ).