As a trading arm of the community development trust Kivo e-biz has been trading online selling peoples goods for close to seventeen years. Although not a registered charity itself any profits it made was donated to the development trust which is a charity.

After years at wheel Stephanie Hryschko, along with long standing volunteer Arthur Whiteway took the decision to retire and its lone employee moved onto university.

It was initially decided to close altogether at the end of March 2022, however after a coupe of people expressed an interest in keeping it going, it may yet continue, although in pastures new as it will no longer be a trading arm of the trust or be located at the trust offices.

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Retiring Trustees

At the December meeting of the Development Trust , three long standing trustees retired.

From left to right :

Rita Bullock who had been with the trust for six years.

Artur Whiteway who as voted Rotherham volunteer of the year in 2010 and Stephanie Hryschko who was awarded the BEM in 2013. Both had been with the trust for close to twenty years.

All at the trust thanked them for their hard work and dedication and wished them well in their retirement.

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Coffee Morning

Come and join our Monday Coffee morning, every Monday from 10.00
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Walking Group

Thursday Walking Group 

Meet at the Old Colliery Offices, from 10.00am   Open to all ages, Come and join our hugely successful Thursday walking group, for a gentle walk in the local area with good company which started in 2019 and is still going strong. Walks organised by our Walk leader Derek. 

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Kiveton Community Food Bank

Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust are now a legitimate food bank. If you are in need of food through financial hardship or isolation through Covid please contact the trust on 01909 770007 where we can assist you to be referred to the correct service or contact

Rotherham CAB : 0800 1448840 or 01709 515680

Kiveton Park Independent Advice Centre:0114 2490504

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Community Matters Magazine Winter 2021


Featuring news and views from around the community, including all the latest news from our Parish Council. The latest Winter edition of the Kiveton Park & Wales Community Matters magazine is out now.

The next edition of our quarterly magazine is due at the beginning of April 2022  so if you would like us to feature you, your club or society or if you would like to place an advertisement then please contact us by the 15th February 2021 on 01909 773348 or e-mail:

To view our on-line library of back issues juts click on the following link     click on a front page, open, turn the pages and read.

Do you have anytime spare to help us deliver our magazine ?

Just one or two hours, at your convenience, morning, afternoon , evening or weekend would be a great help. give us call on the (01909) 773348 , email us or just call in and see us at the Old Colliery Offices.

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Social prescribing Officer

Welcome to Kim Warner our new Social prescribing officer.

Social prescribing, a service which is about helping people with long term conditions to access non medical sources of support in the community.

For further details please call 01909 773348

or email

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End of WW1 Commemoration 2018

 All the hard work of the last twelve months finally comes together.

The Development Trust along with the history Society and countless members of the community have put together a fitting tribute to all those from our community who fell in the great war.

Thousand of individually knitted and crotched poppies were made and attached to nets to adorn the four memorials in our village ( Cenotaph, Church, Chapel, and Colliery offices. ( The Pictures below show one of the many hundreds of crocheted poppies that made up the finished nets and the completed poppy net that adorned the Cenotaph in Wales square)



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Walking Football

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Our Walking Football group on a Monday night has been a huge success since it started back in September 2016.

We started with just half a dozen players, but as each week went by, another and another joined, we now have approx nineteen players. Not everyone turns up every week for varying reasons, but we always have enough for seven a side complete with a qualified referee.  Its fun, great exercise a way to make new friends and all playing the game we all love.




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Memory Cafe Presentation

Mike, John, Cate and PeterOn the 9th October 2017 the first anniversary of the Kiveton & South Rotherham  Memory Cafe, Cate Goodlad from the Development Trust, presented a cheque for £202 , the proceeds of fund-raising on the day of  our Memory walk, to John Wadsworth chairman of the Kiveton  & South Rotherham Memory Cafe

Pictured are from left to right: Mike Sumption (Memory Cafe Secretary), John Wadsworth (Memory Cafe Chairman), Cate Goodlad,( KPWCDT)  Peter Gibbons (Memory Cafe Treasurer).

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