WHAT'S ON: Around Rotherham

What's on in your local area

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. 


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.


MARIE CURIE VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISING GROUP: A treasurer is needed for the group. Rebecca Bramley, local community fundraiser for the charity, said: “We know there are people living in the local communities across Rotherham who could give a few hours up every month to join other volunteers in fundraising for Marie Curie, and I would love to find them. With full support from me, they could join a really friendly fundraising group that would meet every four to six weeks, and help with any ideas to raise the vital funds needed for Marie Curie’s services. The treasurer role also requires them to use their financial skills to maintain the group’s income records and provide updates to members at meetings.” Contact Rebecca on 07525 392984, 01274 386190, [email protected].


SHEFFIELD AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY FAIR: May 21 – at Sheffield Wednesday FC, Penistone Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 1SW in the first floor suites 10am-4pm, admission £2 (including prize draw), accompanied children free. The fair will be attended by local and national family history societies, local heritage groups and suppliers of publications, maps, research materials etc. Help and advice will be available alongside speakers and research facilities. Car parking available in Hillsborough Park, Parkside Road entrance. www.sheffieldfhs.org.uk.


ROTHERHAM ROTARY CLUB: At the meeting on May 4, Maydavid Coldrick gave a talk about Arthur – Myth or Legend.


ROTHERHAM METRO RAMBLERS: May 21 – choice of two walks: a 10 mile Snow in Summer circular walk covering Pule Hill, Stanza Stone and March Hill, leaders Keith and Angela Booth 0114 246 0888, meet 10am Marsden Rail Station; join Rotherham park ranger Jim Laughton for a five mile leisurely wander around Ulley, contact Rosemary Boyle 01709 371266, meet 10am Ulley Country Park car park. www.ramblers.org.uk/rotherham-metro


TALBOT LANE CHURCH: On Bank Holiday Monday a coffee morning and cake sale took place in the parlour, followed by a concert. The soloist was Olga Morgan on piano. The May 5 Thursday lunchtime service was led by Rev Karen Beecham. On May 6 Time for God Hour and Bible study took place. The May 8 Sunday morning service was led by Rev Karen Beecham and Holy Communion was celebrated.