WHAT'S ON: Around Rotherham
KIVETON PARK INDEPENDENT ADVICE CENTRE: A drop-in session, with no appointment necessary, will be held on Thursday 9-11.30am at The Arnold Centre in Rotherham (telephone for details). To contact (office hours) 01909 773966. The advice centre believes there is a demand for appointments on a Saturday for clients who are unable to attend weekday appointments due to employment, child care or transport issues so there will be a number of case-work type appointments on a Saturday.
ROTHERHAM CITIZENS ADVICE: Rotherham CAB has employed more debt advisers. The CAB won extra funding from the Money Advice Service which it is using to improve its debt provision. The CAB has two more debt workers and more support staff at the Rain Building next to the indoor market on Eastwood Lane, Rotherham. If people can’t get there they can see an adviser at one of 14 debt outreaches across the community. People can see a debt adviser on Thursday 9am-7pm at a debt drop-in at the Rain Building. The advisers can see people face-to-face or give advice by telephone. Contact 03444 111 444 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. April 15 – life drawing (may be with tutor). April 29 – life drawing. May 13 – AGM plus art experience if time.
ROTHERHAM SAFE HAVEN: The Rotherham Safe Haven at Talbot Lane Methodist Church operates on Fridays from 10pm until, if necessary, about 4am on Saturday. A small team of volunteers provides this temporary refuge for vulnerable people in the town centre, working alongside Street Pastors. The team could benefit from more volunteers, especially women. Contact town centre chaplain Barrie Thomas 01709 532203.
FRIENDS IN HARMONY CHOIR: The choir meets at Badsley Primary School under the direction of Graham Cowley on Tuesday 6.15-7.45pm. The choir is currently rehearsing a selection of new and current numbers for concerts later this year. www.friendsinharmony.co.uk.
ROTHERHAM VOLUNTEER CENTRE: Co-ordinates and facilitates a free bi-monthly Volunteer Coordinator Network which brings together volunteer managers whether in a paid or unpaid capacity to network, share good practice and troubleshoot. Contact 01709 834462, [email protected]. RVC can also support groups to recruit new volunteers or make the most of existing volunteers.
ROTHERHAM METRO RAMBLERS: April 6 – an 8.2 mile Bradfield and three reservoirs circular walk, leaders Frank and Beryl Faries 01709 518876, meet 10am Low Bradfield village car park. April 9 – choice of two walks: a 10 mile linear walk between Denby Dale and Penistone including Ingbirchworth and Spicer Hill, leader Pete Watson 07742042603, meet 9.30am Denby Dale station, either 8.44am train from Meadowhall or park at Penistone to get 9.18am train to Denby Dale; a six mile South Anston and Lindrick Dale circular, leaders Jane and Paul Lister 07761080668, meet 10am Dog Kennel Lane (B6059) car park situated at end of houses. April 11 – social evening at Green Dragon, Kimberworth, presentation 7.30pm by Abi Cox from new Manvers waste treatment plant called What Happens to Our Rubbish. Contact www.ramblers.org.uk/rotherham-metro.
ROTHERHAM RAMBLING CLUB: Contact Sylvia Duncan 01709 374841, www.rotherhamramblingclub.co.uk.
TALBOT LANE CHURCH: Palm Sunday morning service was led by Robert Hambrey of Central Methodist Church, Aston. After the service the baptism of Jasmine Christine Travis took place. The Young Families Group met for a meal and were led by Rev Karen Beecham and Anne Miller. The children made palm leaves and processed round the lower ground floor. The Film Club met and watched The Son of God.