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TREES IN TICKHILL: A new group has been formed in Tickhill that will work closely with DMBC to safeguard the town’s trees and look into ways in which the current stock of trees can be maintained and safeguarded and new trees planted. The working title of the group is Trees in Tickhill – Working for the Community. Members of Tickhill Town Council along with DMBC officers David Wynne and Tim Bryant, chairman of Tickhill Countryside Group Tony Sheridan and spokesman for the Save Tickhill’s Trees Group Trevor Moss attended the first meeting in the Tithes Lane Pavilion. Mr Sheridan was elected as chairman. It was agreed that DMBC’s record of Tree Preservation Orders would be enhanced and that the updated information will be placed on the TreeWise computerised system used by DMBC. The local authority will then be able to communicate information to the new group in advance of any work that needs carrying out to Tickhill trees. The group, which will meet twice a year, will be looking into the possibility of obtaining funding through the Tree Council to increase the tree stock in Tickhill.


CELEBRATING TOGETHER: The Tickhill Together group of volunteers is making plans for various celebrations in the town over the coming months. The community will be marking Commonwealth Day on Monday when during the morning there will be a special ceremony at the Buttercross monument where the flags of all 53 Commonwealth countries will be hoisted onto the poles outside shops and businesses and a Spring Food-Fest is being organised. The blue and yellow themed banners and bunting that are being knitted by townsfolk will be flying proudly on April 30 when the Tour de Yorkshire hits town on the same day that the annual Scarecrow Festival is taking place. The Commonwealth flags will also be fluttering to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday on June 11.


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BENEFITTING NEEDY: Churchgoers at St Mary’s Parish Church donated 67.9kg of food and other items during January. The goods were taken to the Trussell Trust UK-operated Doncaster Food Bank.


CONVERSATION CAFÉ: Anyone with dementia or who is caring for someone with dementia will be welcomed at the Tickhill Conversation Café at the Methodist Church on Tuesday. The Alzheimer’s Society-organised session runs 10.30am-12.30pm in the Northgate chapel.


LOVE FLOWERS: Liz Bishop presents a demonstration entitled Love is in the Air when she is the guest speaker at Tickhill Flower Club on March 16 7.30pm in the hall at Estfeld Primary School, Common Lane.


WAR TIME: Members of Tickhill and District History Society will learn about The Great War on Tour at their meeting on March 17. Guest speaker Victoria Ryves from Doncaster Museum takes to the lectern in the Methodist Schoolroom 7.30pm. Admission for members £1 and £3 for non-members.


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ALLOTMENTS ALLOTTED: Secretary of Tickhill Institute Sue Makin has advised members that the three vacant allotments situated on the site at the rear of the Northgate club have all now been allocated to new growers.


SHOP SIGN: The organisers of the new Save the Children charity shop at 12 Castlegate have applied to DMBC for permission to locate an illuminated fascia sign outside the premises. Permission is also being sought to hang a non-illuminated projecting sign externally. The application affects the setting of a listed building or the character of the conservation area.


CATHOLIC COMMUNITY: Members of the town’s Catholic community gather in St Mary’s Parish Church on March 17 for Mass 6.30pm.


SOUP LUNCH: The final Soup Lunch of the season is being served in the Parish Room, Northgate, on March 18 noon-1pm, donation £4. After costs, money raised will go to the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust Scanner Appeal.

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