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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 BUREAU: 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 Saturday 10am-noon 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.


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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. October 2 – Gillian Tyler talks about her work as a children’s book illustrator. October 16 – The Big Draw this year is Every Picture Tells A Story, free session of drawing. October 30 – life drawing. November 13 – Three Rainbows Glass will talk about their coloured and textured glass designs. November 27 – workshop session. 


ROTHERHAM METRO RAMBLERS: October 3 – choice of 2 walks: a moderate 9 mile Chatsworth, Beeley and Edensor circular walk, leader Frank Faries 01709 518876, meet 10am Baslow village car park or park nearby; a 7 mile Chatsworth Estate circular walk, leader Beryl Faries 01709 518876, meet 10am Baslow Village car park or park nearby. www.rotherhammetroramblers.btct.co.uk.


ROTHERHAM ROTARY CLUB: The club received an illustrated talk from Margie Henderson about Africa’s Gift.


FOCUS DISABLED ROTHERHAM: FDR has been set up after a three month trial in Aston cum Aughton which was successful in finding out any problems that exist in the district that disabled people incur. It was originally tried by identifying registered disabled people but there are equally people that are not registered. Most organisations deal with Rotherham as a whole but when talking to disabled people and carers it has been shown that as individuals the complainants are a sole individual voice. It is proposed that a group be set up in each individual district in Rotherham, a voluntary group run by people from that area that are disabled, carers or volunteers. With being from that district they can identify with the problems, interact with clients and identify with people who want help dealing with councils and signpost them to the various bodies that already exist around Rotherham and South Yorkshire. Community groups may already exist that can extend their cover to include disabled people. There may be individuals that can volunteer either for their area or another. If organisations already do something similar in the district community level, contact 07817322563 or [email protected] (if sending an email there may be a two week reply).


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PEOPLE OF POWER COMMUNITY OUTREACH GROUP: Meet on first Tuesday of month at Elim Centre, Effingham Street, to share sports, hobbies and life skills and to hear a presentation/debate on issues that affect the physical, mental and spiritual well-being people who live and work in Rotherham. Meetings free and open to everyone. Next meeting on October 6 7pm and is entitled 10 Things The Church Does Not Want You To Know. www.rotherham-elim.org/POP


ROTHERHAM RAMBLING CLUB: Contact Sylvia Duncan 01709 374841, www.rotherhamramblingclub.co.uk.


ROTHERHAM RETIRED TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION: Gwen Smith welcomed 30 members and one visitor to the September meeting at Broom Methodist Church. Members listened to the proposed outings to Saltaire in September, a visit to Doddington Hall on December 1, the Christmas luncheon at the Carlton Park on December 16 and a Crucible visit to see Showboat in January. Margaret Johnson’s coffee morning at her home in support of Alzheimer’s Research raised £246.56 and 60 people attended. Doreen reported that 51 members had paid their subscriptions. Margaret Johnson invited members to support a Guide Dogs for the Blind raffle, the major prize being a kingsize quilt worked by a patchwork class, depicting dogs. She also invited members to an exhibition of quilts to be held in Hillsborough at the Sacred Heart Church on October 24 10am-noon. The raffle was drawn and the following won prizes: Letty Gage, Jill James, Gwen Smith and Janet Henderson. Jonathan Lang spoke about the work of Shiloh, a place of support for the most vulnerable in the community. The next meeting is at Broom Methodist Church on October 21 10am-noon when Tony Dodsworth will speak about Machu Picchu.


TALBOT LANE CHURCH: September 10 – lunchtime service led by Rev Karen Beecham. The Men’s Supper Club had a meal in the parlour and then held their AGM. September 17 – lunchtime service led by Rev Matt Stone from Herringthorpe United Reformed Church. September 18 – a Bible study held by Rev Karen Beecham. The Sunday morning service was led by Rev Jenny Park, supernumerary minister.