Don area - Down Your Way w/c June 2, 2011


PLANS to change the former Green Lane Tavern in to a martial arts and dance studio have been turned down by Rotherham planners. The refusal was due to a lack of car parking space and a potential road safety hazard from increased traffic.

BANDS who wish to appear at upcoming Rawmarsh festivals should reserve their place now at the Star pub. This year’s Beanfest, staged annually for charity in memory of Rob Crook (Bean) who lost his life in a car crash, takes place on July 2. The Star Fest will take place on August 13. Get in touch with Chris or Clare Thompson at the Star to request a slot, offer sponsorship or donate raffle prizes. Star Fest proceeds will go to the Royal Dragoon Guards and war veterans, in memory of the late James Leverett.

AN OUTLINE planning application has been submitted to the Council by a Rawmarsh couple, for the erection of six houses with garages at Craven Street, Parkgate.

RAWMARSH Library runs IT classes for the computer-shy on Mondays at 10am and Thursdays at 5pm. Rhyme Time takes place at 11am on Fridays and is free to kids under five years. A readers’ group meets on a monthly basis - contact the library for details.


FORMER boxer Mick Joyce says he is planning to open a new boxing club in Conisbrough for would-be fighters of all ages which he hopes will alleviate some of the town’s recent anti-social behaviour problems. He is hoping to open-up on Chapel Lane – next to the Castle Club, where he’ll be running the “Kid Gloves Scheme” with non-combative techniques for anyone aged over eight. He plans to run the club daily from Monday to Friday and will charge £5 per week for classes. Anyone interested in signing up, should visit the club.

THE next PACT meeting with police takes place in Denaby Main at the Harrogate Drive Community Centre on Tuesday (June 7) at 2pm.

CONISBROUGH Community Association are holding a quiz and social evening on Wednesday (June 8) at the Ivanhoe Club on Ivanhoe Road. Teams of four are welcome to enter at £5 per person. Ticket price includes a hot supper. Call the community office on 01709 860764.


LOAN sharks are under attack in Denaby as staff from Trading Standards’ Illegal Money Lending Team have been advising village residents about borrowing money. The team, who are working as part of the Neighbourhood Alliance project in the village have been encouraging residents to report loan sharks to police.

The next PACT meeting with police takes place at the Harrogate Drive Community Centre on Tuesday (June 7) at 2pm.