Featuring news and views from around the community, including all the latest news from our Parish Council. The latest June edition of the Kiveton Park & Wales Community Matters magazine is out now.
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At last we have planning permission to build a sports pavilion, community cafe and mining themed play area at the side of the Sports pitches on Colliery Road. Now all we have to do is get together the money to build it!!
The facility will have changing rooms with toilets for two teams and referees and full disabled facilities. The cafe will accommodate up to 40 people and there will also be an upstairs room with an outdoor viewing platform over the pitches (ideal to hire for parties).
The outdoor play area was designed by locals who were children growing up in our mining community and wanted this as a reminder of our mining heritage.
(See Future plans under Sport facility)
28,000 PEOPLE VISIT THE COMMUNITY WOODLAND & 23,400 PEOPLE USE THE SPORTS FACILITY EACH YEAR SO THE NEED FOR THIS WAS CLEAR
Just like the Astro Turf, we won’t let the grass grow in getting on with the task of raising the funding.
This will be a community facility, managed by the Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust on behalf of the community
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)
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.
OUR WALKING FOOTBALL IS CURRENTLY HEAVILY SUBSCRIBED.
TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AND JOIN OUR WAITING LIST PLEASE CONTACT US THROUGH OUR CONTACT FORM ON THIS WEBSITE.
On 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).
This is a new social, peer-support group for people experiencing mental health problems, and between the ages of 25 and 55 – that ‘middle ground’ where you are too old for young people’s activities but not ready for lunch groups with older people. The agenda is set by those who attend, so we are planning a range of activities from games, walks, and outings but are open to suggestions. You don’t have to feel alone, come along and chat with a cuppa and make new friends. Only £3 per week, with funds helping to subsidise group activities/trips.
Thursdays 1-3pm, at The Old Colliery Offices, Colliery Road, Kiveton Park.
Call Cate on 01909 773348 or 770007 for more details.
The weather stayed fine, dry and at times very sunny as hundreds turned out on Sunday 25th June for the Pit-Nic on Kiveton Woodland.
There was live music from Woodhouse Brass band, Acoustica, The four players Barber shop quartet, The Big Stuffed Fish Ceilidh band and a performance from Wales Panto Players. There were traditional games, children’s activities and heritage displays from the Kiveton & Wales History Society and the Chesterfield Canal Society. People came in their hundreds with their blankets, chairs and baskets and cool boxes full of goodies, for what was a wonderful outdoor community event. There was also hot and cold food and drink available courtesy of Honey bee’s tea rooms and Traditionals Fine foods of Kiveton.
The Pit-Nic was held to Mark 150 years since reaching the coal seem at Kiveton Colliery and 240 since the opening of the Canal through Kiveton.
We would like to thank our funders Harsco steelphalt, TCV, The Land Trust, Borough councillors Dominic Beck, Jennifer Whysall and Gordon Watson. Wales Childcare partenership, Kiveton & Wales History Society and the Chesterfield Canal Society.
We would also like to thank all the people to many to mention who volunteered their time to help organise the event or help out on the day.
The biggest thanks of all go to Cate from the Development Trust who with the help of Hannah from TCV pulled the whole event together.