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Elections Maltby Photographic
page 3 Exhibition
The Big Bang
LOOK NORTH LOOKS AT MALTBY: Maltby’s Photographic exhibition attracted the attention of
Look North’s Amanda Harper who is pictured at the Edward Dunn with Cllrs Jenny Andrews, Keith
Stringer and new council chair John Kirk along with Stuart Platt and Lauren Astbury who helped
with the exhibition.
Council housing returns
to the local authority
After six years being managed by transferring services back to the £218 million contribution
an arms length company, council council. The Council is grateful towards the cost of refurbishing
housing in Rotherham is to return to 2010 Rotherham Ltd. for the council houses as part of the
to the direct control of the local great work that has been done Decent Homes programme.
authority this year. in delivering the Decent Homes However, Cabinet members
Following an extensive programme on time. Now we heard that as the Decent Homes
consultation with both tenants are set for another step forward funding is now coming to an
and leaseholders it has been in the management of council end, there is a strong economic
agreed that the management of housing in the borough, and argument in favour of returning
21,000 council-owned properties we are absolutely committed to to in-house provision.
should return to Rotherham making sure that tenants have In accordance with the 1985
Borough Council. the best quality of housing we Housing Act the authority had
Coun. Jahangir Akhtar, Cabinet can deliver in exchange for a fair to consult extensively with
Member responsible for housing rent. “ tenants before making any final
for Rotherham Borough Council, Members of the authority’s decision and this was done
said that the return to in-house Cabinet heard that the through questionnaires, road
management provision makes overwhelming majority of shows, a telephone hot-line
sound economic sense at a time tenants supported the view that and a telephone poll of a random
when the authority is having to it is in their best interests for the sample of 15 per cent of tenants
review every part of its budget. council to provide the services, and leaseholders.
He added “This will also be the which 2010 Rotherham Ltd. has Overall 7,590 questionnaires
best way forward for our tenants. been providing during the past were completed - a return of 36
By making this move we can six years. per cent - and well over 90 per
make significant savings from 2010 Rotherham Ltd. - cent expressed a preference to see
administration, management and the council’s arms length the services return to the direct
other back-office functions. These management organisation - management of the authority.
savings can then be transferred to ALMO - was set up in May, Members are now due to
frontline housing services - to the 2005. At that time, councils receive a further report in the
direct benefit of our tenants and could not themselves apply for coming weeks on the return
leaseholders. Decent Homes monies, and so of services to the authority. It
“In the test of opinion the one of the benefits of setting up is likely that once services are
tenants agreed with this and so 2010 Rotherham Ltd. was that it transferred 2010 Rotherham Ltd
we will now begin the process of enabled access to an additional will be wound up.
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Why elections are still important to local people
These days it’s easy to become complacent democracy. If one doesn’t vote, it is a forfeiture that percentage, then the candidate with the
with modern politics. In a world that seems of an individual’s say in the running of their least votes is eliminated from the selection
evermore concerned with only global affairs, country and their local community. Voting process, and their second preference votes
it is natural to feel that local issues are being is exercising the right of every citizen living are allocated to the other candidates. This
ignored, and that Parliament neglects its in a democracy, a privilege that people too continues until one candidate has at least
citizens in the quest to solve the world’s easily become negligent of as residents of a 50% of all the votes cast, and is thus declared
problems. free society. the winner.
As a result polling numbers have dropped, It is through neglecting to vote that free To illustrate the relevance of this, studies
as more and more people have begun to societies risk losing the rights they take for show that currently two-thirds of MPs are
regard their vote as less than worthless. But granted. It is the representative elected, by elected with less than 50% of the popular
this is not the case. direct vote, who preserves the freedoms vote. This is an astonishing figure. AV seeks
It’s important to remember that there and interests of citizens in a democracy and to remedy this by enabling MPs of any
is still a trickle down effect in politics, and a local community. Voting is also the way a party to reach Westminster. In support of
though it can seem as if it only moves in one society keeps its politicians in check. this, a BBC study has shown that had AV in the current political environment, in a
direction, politics is a grassroots organisation, This is where we come to the especial been utilised in the past six elections, while country that now has a plethora of parties
and is at its most effective when citizens relevance of the upcoming elections, and the the final results would have remained reflecting a diverse range of interests.
take the opportunity to have their say in Alternative Vote referendum that will also the same, there would always have been The argument is that a yes vote for
every election. No one election is too small take place alongside local elections. a rise in seats won by the Lib Dems. the AV system will breathe new life into
or unimportant not to make a difference in The referendum is concerned with But this referendum is not about securing elections, restoring a sense of power that
shaping our everyday lives. Voting only abolishing the first-past-the-post system the Lib Dems in Westminster. Instead it is citizens have not felt in many years, by
becomes irrelevant when people make it so. of elections, and replacing it with the AV hoped that it will aid in forming a diverse, more accurately representing the voice of
It is through local elections and their results system. It is recognized that under the current multiple-party Parliament no longer limited the voter. This would hopefully promote
that devolution- the detracting of power from system of first-past-the-post voting, many to the most wealthy and powerful factions a renewed faith in democracy, and the
a centralised source- can take place. Think of voters no longer think their ballot carries any Alongside the Lib Dems many very process by which leaders are selected.
the local councils. Councils play an integral weight. Believing that only the predominant minority parties support the change to Thus voting in this current election is even
part in everyday life, from housing, to waste Labour and Conservative parties are going the AV system, while Conservatives are more important than usual, as it will directly
management, to local police enforcement. to end up holding the majority in Parliament against it, and Labour stands divided. determine whether or not the AV system
Councils are an example of a decentralised regardless of what votes are cast. Attending Of course, as comes with any proposed is adopted for parliamentary elections, as
form of government, and it is important to polling stations can be regarded as a waste change, MPs are at odds on the merit well as allowing you to exercise your right
make sure that councils are always aware of of time. Thus the need for AV reform argue of switching to the AV system. Former to ensure local councils reflect your own
what their local communities need. supporters. Home Secretary David Blunkett has said aspirations. Save the date in your diary, 5
In Maltby we have experienced a torrid Unlike first-past-the-post, through which the AV system is “unwanted, unfair and May 2011.
four years since the last poll which saw MPs are selected by having the most votes complicated”, and Lord Reid claimed it
Independents sweep to power, leading to a within a constituency, the AV system is a would be a “backward step”. Ironically this For the comprehensive study by the BBC
rift which resulted in the wrongful dismissal bit more complicated in its quest for truly last comment is similar to Nick Clegg’s view concerning the effect the AV system would
of the Town Clerk, and saw the Council’s proportional representation. on first-past-the-post, which he says is a “relic have had if in practice over the past six
decision-making process paralysed at times. In the AV system one will vote in order of that deserves to be consigned to the past”. elections, follow this link http://news.bbc.
The poll in May gives disillusioned residents preference, selecting candidates from first Ultimately, it is argued, the first-past-the- co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8506306.stm
an opportunity to reflect on that period. to last. A candidate will be elected if they post system is an archaic form of electing
We forget that our vote is indeed directly have received more than 50% of the first MPs, one that only works in a two-party
responsible for desired changes in a preference vote. If no candidate receives system; thus the AV system is necessary by Gabrielle Kinney
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Head to toe pampering
experience at Massons
Masson’s opened for business in the market, such as relaxers or the
Local Police Cadets came to the rescue to distribute the Neighbourhood Watch newsletter in Maltby this month. Maltby in 1992 in the shopping Japanese thermal conditioning, the
Delivery of the publication had been hampered by the bad weather but is now in the hands of local residents. parade, before moving onto the Keratin Treatment defrizzes the hair
Pictured are PC Howard Marriott, PC JeannineWaller with cadets Abaid Hussain, Laura Tompkins, Joe Binley, High Street in 1999 and has been without damaging or changing its
Alex Small, and Zahreen Kauser. Cllr Jenny Andrews, RMBC candidate Chris Beaumont and Cllr Keith Stringer a major success with customers texture. The treatment can be used
were also in attendance. throughout Rotherham and South on all hair types, including chemically
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Andrew Masson, the owner, relaxed, highlighted and bleached).
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He started his career working in also known as Brazilian Keratin
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Andrew then moved on to work at four hours depending on the length
Headlines in Sheffield before moving and thickness of the hair.
closer to home in Maltby and The fish pedicure is a painless and
starting up his own business. pleasant way of getting your feet in
Masson’s is a vibrant and friendly tip top condition without the use of
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History Society Maltby legal firm joins QualitySolicitors
Maltby residents will have price,” Andrew added. a recognisable ‘household name’
Maltby Local History Society’s meeting, on noticed changes at local Their services include for people with legal issues” Holt
Thursday 17th February, saw the return of solicitors Walker & Co nationwide conveyancing, Wills continued. “People no longer
Brian Morris with a remarkable collection over the past few weeks. & Probate, Criminal Law, Court need to embark on the time-
of images of Old Maltby.
The commercial and family of protection matters, Family consuming and often stressful
Brian had put these in an appropriate
order to illustrate a description, taken from lawyers are now re-branded as Law, Lasting Powers of Attorney task of choosing between dozens
a 1950s article written by Fred Kitchen. The QualitySolicitors Walker & Co. & Personal Injury Claims. of local law firms, uncertain
article traced a route through Maltby, from The long established firm The decision to join the about the service they’ll receive.”
the west, and described who lived where in retains its independence but QualitySolicitors group is a Of the likely competition
1900. is now part of the nationwide reaction to the “Tesco Law” from retail brands and banks,
The very well-attended meeting included group of QualitySolicitors. legislation which would allow Holt said, “Undoubtedly, the
a number of people whose memories of Originally founded in 1982 by “external ownership” of law legal market will undergo a
Maltby date back before the Second World
Andrew P Walker (pictured right) practices by companies such dramatic transformation – just
War so Brian’s fascinating presentation was
further enriched by their reminiscences. who had worked locally around as banks or supermarkets. as Specsavers, Boots and Vision
Time was allowed for questions but a the Rotherham area throughout It was years in the making Express now dominate the
sudden failure of the Library Meeting Room his professional career, and the centrepiece of Labour’s opticians’ market so a handful
lighting circuit served to curtail formal providing legal services to the radical shake-up of legal of brand names will dominate
activities. residents of South Yorkshire, the services. “Big bang” day for the future legal market.
Prior to Brian’s address, Margaret Sides, business (Originally ‘Andrew lawyers in England and Wales way enables us to be sure our QualitySolicitors is the first
in her capacity as Chair of Rotherham P. Walker & Co’) has expanded is still on the horizon — the such brand and aims to change
QualitySolicitors firms are the
Heritage Association, shared with the
substantially into a three Partner implementation of alternative ones putting customer service people’s expectations of legal
Society an idea for the potential re-use
of Doncaster Gate Hospital as a museum. practice (Andrew Walker, business structures and external right at the top of their priorities.” services, making it an easier
Members were asked to reflect on the Paul Dalowsky & Catherine investment in law firms is These radical changes to the and less intimidating process”
idea and to bring any thoughts to a future Burns), offering legal services to scheduled for October 6 this year. legal market will allow retail and Prof Stephen Mayson
meeting. Concerns were later raised by clients from all parts of Britain. The aim is to have a banking brands to provide legal professor of strategy and
members and friends about the recent “We now offer a fast, QualitySolicitors firm in every services for the first time, with Director of the Legal Services
deterioration to 27 Blyth Road (a Grade2 professional, personal & reliable UK town and city ahead of predictions that many thousands Policy Institute at the College
listed building). service at competitive rates the changes. QualitySolicitors of Law told the maltby.news
of law firms will disappear
The meeting also warmly welcomed the
and are an approved legal selects leading local law as a result. QualitySolicitors, “QualitySolicitors is emerging
completion, on 11th February, of Maltby
Town Council’s restoration of the Crossley training establishment regulated firms to become part of the dubbed the “next generation” as possibly the strongest ‘home-
monument and members responded by the Solicitors regulation QualitySolicitors brand; they of legal services, will open a grown’ response from within
positively to the suggestion that the authority,” says Andrew. then rebrand and re-launch number of its new branches in the legal profession to the need
Society should work in tandem with the The office is staffed with a as part of QualitySolicitors. shopping centres with extended for a brand presence in the high
Town Council regarding the interpretation complement of fully trained Customer feedback is the key opening hours and a “range of street. This is likely to be a
of the site. The Society’s next open public legal staff and the relevant criterion for selection, resulting new innovations designed to winning strategy if the members
meeting will take place in the Library support staff. “We are able in the brand’s tag-line of ‘chosen and management can deliver
transform how people access
Meeting Room at 7pm on Thursday 17th
to offer private and legally by you’. Chief Executive, Craig legal services” said Holt. real competition alongside the
For further information please ring aided clients with a quality Holt said “Relying on the “With a QualitySolicitors in existing and expected retail
812035. legal service at a competitive public’s view of firms in this over 100 locations there is now brands delivering legal services”.
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Poor response in Maltby to December snow
Maltby was left to its own devices report recognises the impact on the 8 That priorities for future
during the severe snows of town of the diversion of resources accelerated clearance and gritting
December 2010 and, in the absence to the major incident on the A57. should be:
of ploughing, gritting and public It also gives particular praise to the a. Access to the Edward
transport services, elderly and efforts of residents of the town’s Dunn Memorial Hall as a
vulnerable people were put at risk. Blyth Road area who used muscles communications and respite centre
It was only the town’s exemplary and shovels to free and move on and as an emergency planning
public spirit which saved the day. HGVs which became stuck on the hub.
In a detailed and hard-hitting A634. b. Pedestrian access to medical
report, based on research for The report makes ten facilities and the clearance of their
and the discussions and findings recommendations:- car parks
of the 29th January meeting of 1 That, prior to the May 2011 c. Access to food shops and other
Maltby Forum, the organisation’s election, Maltby Town Council local shopping facilities
management committee traces should ensure the completion of d. Strategic routes eg classified
events, records the testimony of the RMBC Emergency Planning roads, bus routes and estate access
local people, notes that Maltby Template and that it should put roads.
Town Council had no emergency in place a protocol to ensure the e. Residential/ Care Homes
plan and calls for better strategic necessary evaluation, updating f. Schools and Nurseries
planning and co-ordination of and revision of this plan. 9 That Maltby Town Council
winter services in the town. 2 That the attention of statutory 4. That a local debate should be quickest possible restoration of should conduct an audit of
It seeks to understand why, with authorities, arms-length providers, initiated, as soon as possible, bus services to Maltby after heavy damage to roads and should
4,000 tonnes of salt in the dome local quangos, PFI providers and about the value of traffic snow, Maltby Town Council identify to RMBC their key
at Hellaby, only one road in the utility providers be drawn to the calming measures versus their should work with the South priorities for action.
town received timely ploughing need to think both strategically inconvenience during snow Yorkshire Passenger Transport 10 That RMBC, Maltby Town
and gritting on Wednesday 1st and co-operatively about how best clearance. Executive and Rotherham Borough Council, South Yorkshire Police
December. On the basis of local to provide services to Maltby in 5. That Rotherham Borough Council to identify and emergency and Transport and Service
observation and an RMBC press case of adverse weather events or should be asked by Maltby Town plan for the high priority gritting Providers should recognise
release, the report deduces that civil emergency. Council to advise on ways in of bus turning routes in Maltby so the need to work to restore the
the severe snow fell before the 3 That, in co-operation with local which traffic calming measures on that these can be made available to confidence of the Maltby public in
borough’s Hellaby depot was fully residents, Maltby Town Council classified roads, bus routes and extend curtailed services. their capacity and determination
commissioned. should conduct an audit of grit key access roads to estates can be 7 That the PTE should be asked to respond to civil emergencies in
It concludes that the RMBC bins to identify where additional marked, modified or given specific to ensure that all bus operators the town.
winter services team were at a time facilities are needed and that it winter services treatment to ensure are made aware of the high Copies of the report are available for
of transition and that they were should make representation to that they never again stand in the priority gritting and turning inspection at Maltby Community
413 less than fully prepared for the RMBC ensure 05:10 Page
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Pauline wins greatest loser award
Pauline Higgs has just won “I am very close to my personal
greatest loser award at Slimming target now and feel great. It’s not
World Braithwell group. Having like being on a diet it’s a way
lost an amazing 6st 10.5lb since of life. I now go to the gym and
last January. to aqua fit and feel fitter than I
Pauline said, “I Joined have for years. I have gone from
Slimming world group in a size 20/22 to a size 12/14. The
Braithwell on 13th January last best thing is being able to go into
year. I had never been to a a clothes shop and know I can
slimming group before and was actually fit into the clothes.
very sceptical especially as I am “I am really grateful to Lynne
vegetarian and did not know if and the members of the group
the plan would be suitable. because I could not have done it
“I was amazed how much without their support.”
I could eat and thought I had Lynne says “I am so very
misunderstood the plan, but to proud of Pauline for her
my surprise I lost 3lb my first achievement and the inspiration
week and have continued to lose she continues to give to other
an average of 2lb a week. members. Pauline now qualifies
“In August 2010 I won Woman to go forward to the Nationals
of the Year having lost over 4 and we wish her every success”.
stones , I still needed to lose more Since moving to a bigger venue
so kept at it and now having lost (The Ruddle Centre, Braithwell)
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loser award 2011 for Braithwell and now has two sessions 5pm
group and qualify to go forward and 7pm and continues to help
to the national competition in change the lives of local people.
A Raffle at the Maltby Photographic Exhibition raised £261 for April.
St Bartholomews Church thanks to prizes donated by tescos.
Cheque presented by Corinne and Debbie, Tesco community
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Letters & Comment
• CROSSING THE FLOOR
Dave Brennan called for the abolition
Local politics and local people again
of Maltby Town Council and then
fill the pages of this month’s maltby. presumably thought he could better
news. serve the people of Maltby if he was a
The Town Council elected Cllr councillor. Unfortunately after being
John Kirk to the Chair unopposed elected he seemed to align himself with
at the beginning of the month. the very councillors who inspired his call
His stewardship will last a for abolition in the first place, unlike the
few short weeks until the local only true independent councillor John
elections in May. Cllr Kirk is the Kirk.
I am not a party to the thoughts of
fourth occupant of the hot seat
Councillors Andrews and Stringer
since the last elections four years but presume they wanted to
ago. The Council is also on to its distance themselves from the other
second Town Clerk following the “independents” who were causing so
debacle involving David Morton’s much division on this council. Councillor
dismissal. Stringer has a long and proud history
Pleasingly, considering the amount of service to the people of Maltby and
of criticism councillors have as an Independent he was a thorn in the
suffered over the past few years side of the mainly Labour members of
the then Town Council from 2003-2007.
there are a couple of notable events
Jennie Andrews was complimented in
they should be congratulated on. the MESH report for her work as Chair
A date is soon to be fixed for the of the Council so why did Dave Brennan
official opening of the restored go with the majority although he did not
Crossley Memorial on the Don support Karen Usher?
Jon steps. Also the first weekend As a councillor removed in the cull of
of the month saw a photographic 2007 I was affronted by the comments of
exhibition at the Edward Dunn, Councillor Stringer at the time but he has
reflecting all aspects of life in obviously realised that unlike his own
sentiments, the “independents” have not
Maltby during the last century. The
worked for the benefit of Maltby, only for
event was a resounding success and their own interests.
all who helped to put it together, as Crossing the floor is not unusual in
well as all who contributed images, politics and is well documented. This
are to be congratulated. is usually done when councillors and
On the downside, we also reflect Members of Parliament can no longer
in these pages on the response to support the policies and ideologies of
the heavy snowfalls during last their chosen alignment or party. Neither
winter. Few officials come out of Councillor Stringer nor Councillor
• FAMILY TREE
Andrews crossed over to the majority
this with much credit, especially
group on the council and so cannot be and ink.
those of Rotherham MBC who hold accused of joining the winning team. When I was elected in October 2009,
responsibility for the roads. Maybe the two letters will elicit a reply I got in by two votes. By the time these Sir
We also take time out to reflect on from Councillors Stringer and Andrews, two galoots have read this and the May
the importance of local elections but I would have thought that Councillor elections come around, I will have two I am in the process of compiling my
with polls due on May 5th. Next Brennan could have questioned them votes guaranteed. family tree and I’m trying to gather info
month the maltby.news will be about their motives before writing his
on my great great grandfather who lived
profiling candidates for the benefit letter.
Yours sincerely, in the Maltby area. His name was John
of readers. Shields, he was Irish and lived in Wigan
Local politics count, make sure K Duckmanton before Maltby, and I believe he was a
your vote is part of the process. by email miner. His daughter Nelly(Stewart) lived
in Maltby. The names Sheila, Marion,
• RIGHT OF REPLY • FRIENDS OF RESPITE Clifford and Derek are the children of
Ann and Billy Harding from Maltby,
who are both deceased I think.
Sir Any info would be great.
The Maltby News Friends of Respite celebrated a belated Martin Halliwell
13 Blyth Road I ask for the right to reply to the letter
Christmas Party in February owing by email
to the bad weather in December. The
Maltby published in the February issue of
• PRAISE FOR BOROUGH
your paper from Stewart Platt and his children enjoyed a wonderful occasion
girlfriend, well known to these pages as playing games, dancing and tucking into
S66 8HX a marvelous buffet, and we have many
Brenda Abou el Ola or Mrs Gunnings
tel: 01709 819566
(She writes on behalf of Platt). These two people to thank. COUNCIL
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Each child received a gift from Santa
have been harassing me for the best part
website: www.maltbynews.co.uk of 15 months. and a selection box, which Martin, the Sir
I don’t think the two of them have manger of Maltby Co-op, gave us a great
Published by Joker Publications deal on. Sylvia’s Deli in Maltby was
thought this problem all the way through I write to complement Rotherham
Ltd at their registered office: to the end. Because I am controlled as responsible for the buffet. A big thank Borough Council on its handling of
Unit 6, a town councillor by a code of conduct, you to both of them. the deficit budget caused by reduced
Acorn Business Park, I must be careful how I conduct my The venue was the children’s new base funding from the Coalition Government.
Woodseats Close, council business. For instance they have at Kimberworth Place. At a time when neighbouring authorities
Sheffield S8 0TB. reported me to the Standards board In the summer seaside trips are being are hitting the headlines with library
Company No. 6504103. something like nine times in the first organised, all funded by our raffles, car closures in Doncaster and the loss of
ten months I was in office. How much boot sales, and donations. the Freebee bus in Leeds, Rotherham
Printed by Sharman and has that waste of time cost the people of We would like to thank everyone has done remarkably well to protect
Company Limited on recycled Maltby? who supports our organisation and vulnerable groups from the spending
newsprint. I mention that they have not thought the children who suffer from various cuts.
this problem through, because common illnesses. The borough has managed to recruit
Distributed by Snazzle sense would tell them that I will not be a and retain outstanding officers who
tel: 0844 3511 077 or 07914 577 422 councillor forever. There will come a day are working with councillors in new
when I will be free of my council work. Kind regards ways. Some departments are working
website: www.snazzle.co.uk And as most of the readers of these in partnership with their counterparts
pages know, I too am handy with pen Dorothy and Carolyne Straw. in both Doncaster and Sheffield councils
March 2011 www.maltbynews.co.uk 9
Letters & Comment
renovation and rebuilding works
promised for Maltby Academy.
• WARDEN SCHEME
Just how is Maltby expected to cope?
When the Warden scheme ends this
Alice Rodgers month I do not know how I am going to
(by email) cope in light of the severe weather we
experienced this year.
I had to rely on my warden’s husband
• PRAISE FOR THE HISTORY shopping for me and other residents
who could not get out. He also does this
SOCIETY task when we are ill, and refuses to take
any money for his help.
Sir With the help of one of the other
resident’s sons he also cleared the
I attended the Thursday 17th February snow from the paths and side of our
meeting of the Maltby History Society bungalows when no council workers
held in the local library, where fellow came near.
member Mr. Brian Morris gave a show I know what time my warden will call,
on an article from a 1950 Advertiser and I can leave my door unlocked for her
written by Fred Kitchen (Author of to come in and help me.
Brother to the ox) about Maltby life at the Again I do not know what I am going
turn of the last century. to do without her.
A packed hall were entertained by a
two hour show of photographs of Maltby Yours,
taken around 1900 with text from Fred’s
newspaper article. Mr. Kitchens certainly Name and address supplied
had a sense of humour when it came to
• BURLING AND MENDING
explaining some of the local characters
of the time. I think what I enjoyed most
about the evening was, although I have
lived in Maltby just over 45 years, there
is no way I would describe myself as
being from Maltby. The amount of times
during the show when someone from This photograph was taken in 1952 when
behind me, or from either side of me the employees of a company named
could be heard saying in a quiet voice Binns took a day trip to Skegness.
that some distant relation lived next door The work these ladies did was called
to the one in the picture was delightful. “burling and mending”. They carried
It was indeed a grand evening of out their work in the old ballroom at the
entertainment with thanks to Brian Queen’s Hotel.
Morris for his efforts. But again, it has to In the photograph are Mr and Mrs
be noted what a worthwhile society Alice Sutcliffe, the manager and manageress.
Rodgers has molded together through Their housekeeper Mrs Davies and her
the years. Yet again, “One of our own” daughter Josie, my mother and sister,
leading to reduced costs. Innovative Chris Beaumont, appear in the photograph.
could be relied upon to put on a class
thinking has been shown in acquiring Labour candidate for Maltby Ward. Also pictured in the group are
show. Thank you to all concerned.
mobile youth centres and changing 48, Lilly Hall Road, friends Dorrean, Joan, Annie, Pauline,
the working hours of Youth Leaders to Jacqueline, Gwen and Beryl.
Maltby, Yours sincerely,
accommodate the needs of our young
people. S66 8AT.
Because the council began its 2011 Mr. D.J.Brennan Yours,
• MALTBY LEISURE AND
budget planning last summer, most 25, Ryton Close,
of the inevitable job losses so far have Maltby, A Shannon
been through natural wastage. We have SERVICES CENTRE CAR S66 7EH Maltby
been consulted via questionnaires about
which areas of council spending we
would most like to see protected.
Using monies earmarked by the last Sir
Labour Government we are seeing the
construction of new council homes here Last July’s Wentworth Valley Area
in Maltby and our council has stated its Assembly was advised, by Councillor
commitment to affordable social housing. Iain St John, of a timetable for the
The council has promised to continue to provision of additional car parking
support the voluntary sector, including spaces at Maltby Leisure and Services
Rotherham Holiday Aid, which sent six Centre. This would have seen the
needy families from our postcode away completion of works by the end of
on holidays last year. Rotherham is rated January 2011.
as a top local authority in Adult Care. When this did not happen as
The council is continuing its support scheduled, I made enquiries via the Area
of the Imagination Library (an initiative Assembly Office and they obtained an
to promote the joys of books) which update from the relevant department.
engages with 81% of our pre-five year This document indicates that yet more
olds across the borough. Intensive user survey work is being undertaken
support has been provided for schools in pursuit of the long-overdue Travel
placed in Ofsted’s special measures Plan for the centre and it also appears
to make less certain the provision of the
category. I serve as a governor at
additional spaces there.
Redwood School where I have witnessed
Car parking in central Maltby
the high quality of local authority input
used to be easy. Thanks to an overall
resulting in vast improvements in
reduction in off-street parking, which
teaching and learning for our children
was substantially caused by the Leisure
attending that school.
and Services Centre developments,
The above are just a selection of the
people now have trouble accessing
ways that I think our borough council
the town’s shops and services. Unless The maltby.news is always happy to publish historic photographs of local
has shown that it wants to continue its
remedial action is taken soon, an scenes and events. Contact the editor on 01709 819566 or by e-mail:
investment in its prime asset – the people
already desperate situation is likely to email@example.com
become worse thanks to the forthcoming Letters to the editor may be e-mailed to the above address or posted to
introduction of new parking restrictions the maltby.news, 13/15 Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8HX.
Yours faithfully, and in the light of the impact of the
10 www.maltbynews.co.uk March 2011
Butlers of Maltby The Tarmac building on Blyth Road, currently under offer,
was built in the 1970s to house Butler and Sons, providing
office accommodation and a car sales showroom.
Members of the family lived in houses in the yard behind
the buildings. helping out
The workshop was in the yard and the lorries parked in
the compound at the bottom of the fields. Butlers was
a family business run by Ruben and Phil and sons Jim,
Alwin and Ronnie. Alwin ran the quarry, Jim transport and “Maltby has been very good to us over the
Ronnie car sales. There were also daughters and in-laws in years, and we would like to thank everyone
administration. in the town who has helped us,” says Barry
Butlers supplied local councils, builders merchants and Foster, Depot Manager for the St Vincent’s
road makers with sand and limestone, the latter renowned de Paul Society.
for its quality and purity of colour. The St.Vincent’s de Paul Society is
The business grew rapidly when work began on the an international Christian voluntary
motorway network, and Maltby limestone forms the base organisation dedicated to tackling poverty
of those roads to this day. and disadvantage by providing direct
practical assistance to anyone in need.
Pictured Left: Kevin Ryan, Joe Yeomans and Ray Barker.
Below: Contractor PG Rawsons of Bawtry. Active in England & Wales since 1844, today
it continues to address social and material
need in all its many forms.
Barry was speaking at the Edlington
depot, which serves local stores, including
the one on the High Street in Maltby.
“Our policy is donations by local people
to help local people,” Barry added.
The stores stock all manner of items,
but items of furnishing are particularly
welcome, and the charity operates a
collection service. “This is by appointment
only,” says Barry, “And we do operate a
quality control element to this service.”
The Maltby store is one of the most
popular in the region.
In the current financial climate many
people find themselves falling into the
poverty trap, and the work done by the
charity is ever more important.
The widespread service across the region
involves partnerships with a number of
agencies and charities. Among these are
Doncaster MBC Tenancy Support, Sanctuary
Housing, LIFE, M25 Doncaster Housing
Support, Connect to Work as well as Thorne
Children’s Centre, Together Women’s
Refuge, and the network of CABs.
If you have anything to donate to the
charity or would like to find out about
helping out call 01709 858033.
March 2011 www.maltbynews.co.uk 11
Clean up on News in Short
the Crags On Saturday 19th February Kevin Barron, M.P.
At its meeting, held at Maltby Services hosted a coffee morning at Bevan Crescent
Centre on Wednesday 23rd February, Maltby Community House. Local residents braved the
Wood Lee Common and Crags Meadow wintry weather conditions to meet him and
Steering Group continued to look at ways Councillor Amy Rushforth. Labour’s candidates
of increasing the bio-diversity of Crags for the May local elections: Christine Beaumont
Meadow. It is hoping that it will prove (Maltby ward) and Jennifer Andrews (Hellaby
possible to modify the mowing regime on ward) were introduced and there were
selected small areas to enable a range of opportunities for residents to raise issues.
wild flowers to flourish.
The idea is to focus on wet places as well
as strips adjacent to the hedgerows. The
A campaign launches this week to get the
footpath at the bottom of Maltby Crags
people of Rotherham working together to
has now been improved thanks to funding tackle obesity in the town after a national
from COMMA, the Community Aggregates survey revealed that people who are
Fund. Here Groundwork Dearne Valley’s overweight often suffer humiliation and
‘Green Teams’ (funded through the ‘Future embarrassment and have low confidence
Jobs Fund’) have carried out works on site and low self-esteem, all of which seriously
alongside RMBC Rights of Way, who have affect their everyday lives.
installed a kissing gate. Experts acknowledge that waist
measurement, as well as weight, is an
With strong support from the
indicator of an individual’s health. ‘At risk’
Maltby Community and the local Safer waist measurements being those of more
Neighbourhood Team Groundwork Dearne than 88cm for women, and 102cm for
Valley, they recently organised a clean up
on the Crags with great success. Two big Funding helps to improve Chinatown men.
The ‘Let’s Beat Obesity Together in
skips were filled after some hard graft which
has made a small dent on this site of such neighbourhood in Maltby Rotherham’ campaign, run by Slimming
World, aims to bring the whole community
beauty. together to encourage and support each
Groundwork Dearne Valley and Living Within a couple of hours the skip was piled other to lose weight and make Rotherham
Groundwork Dearne Valley have been
Streets were fortunate in securing funding high with sofas, bin bags, and anything a happier and healthier place to live.
supporting the Maltby Crags/Wood Lea
Common Steering Group for over a year through the Safer Rotherham Partnership that could be found. With help from the
to carry out a programme of events to local community the skip day was a great
in organising and attending community
improve the Chinatown neighbourhood. success.
clean ups. There will be many more to The Maltby Community Fund, sponsored
So far many residents and partners Much more work and many more events
come in the future. If you would like to get have helped out at the clean up and bulb are to take place before the end of March
by Hargreaves Services, still has monies
involved in the future clean ups, or wish planting events which are gradually making 2011. If you wish to find out more about available for local groups and organisations.
to find out more about the steering group, an impact on their area. the project, or wish to take part, please Anyone interested should contact the fund on
please contact Lucy Cheetham Groundwork 2010 Rotherham provided a walk-in skip contact Lucy Cheetham Groundwork 07941671462. Please note that application forms
Dearne Valley on 01226 740077 or email lucy. for the residents to get rid of unwanted Dearne Valley on 01226 740077, email lucy. may be requested but a stamped addressed
firstname.lastname@example.org rubbish from backyards and properties. email@example.com envelope is required.
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Maltby students set sights on major national award
Year 9 Maltby Academy students Leigh
Roberts, Martha Gregory, Darcie Lacey and
Casey Turner are gearing up to take part in
the national final of the 2011 Young Engineer
for Britain Competition, which takes place
at the Big Bang Fair in London from 10th
-12th March 2011. Their project qualified for
the national final after winning the regional
final last summer.
The challenge was to invent and build a
project aimed at helping make the world
a better place. Forty-six contenders have
reached the national finals after winning
regional events around the UK last summer.
These aspiring young engineers will be
demonstrating mechanical and electronic
projects designed to make life easier and
safer for able-bodied and disabled people,
to help the environment, to enhance
experiences in sports, business, and leisure.
The total prize fund is £50,000, as Young
Engineer for Britain finalists also compete
in the National Science and Engineering
The Maltby Academy team have designed
a game. The students visited Hilltop
Special School and, from their research,
they developed a game and adapted it
for use by people with a disability. Their
game is designed to be fun, and is based
on traditional styling where there are no
batteries needed. The game uses hand-eye
coordination skills and is tremendously
addictive. What impressed the judges at the About the Big Bang Fair (above) Live!, BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory, and to the thousands of visitors. This gives
regional finals is that they have created a Launched in 2009, The Big Bang: UK Young The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust those young people who visit the event the
product from scratch and also packaged it, Scientists & Engineers Fair is the UK’s sponsored Alphabeat show. The Fair will opportunity to see and talk to “people like
ready for sale. biggest single celebration of science and also feature BBC’s Wallace & Gromit ‘World them” actively involved in STEM activities.
During the Fair the students will engineering for young people and aims to of Invention’ roadshow.
promote their game and will be visited by celebrate and inspire them. As well as the national final of Young
judges throughout the two days. They will Involving over 110 organisations from Engineer for Britain, the Big Bang plays
have to be able to communicate what they across the private, public and voluntary host to the finals of the prestigious National
Tall Ships Raffle Results
have learnt and achieved making the game, sectors, and reaching out to schools and Science & Engineering Competition, which The Tall Ships raffle at Maltby Academy
and what their future ambitions are. It is all students across the country, The Big Bang in 2010 saw 349 competitors presenting raised a fantastic £270. Thank you to
about promotion and being able to convey represents a true partnership of the UK’s 190 award-winning science, technology, everyone who supported the raffle and
how their product will be used and what science and engineering communities. engineering, and mathematics (STEM) ‘Well Done’ to the following winners:
benefits it will have for society. The event is led by Engineering UK in projects. There is one individual and one
partnership with the British Science team winner in the junior, intermediate, and Wesley Meese - Rotherham Titans tickets
Association, the Institute of Physics, the senior age categories for the science/maths Bradley Marshall - Rotherham United
Science Council, the Royal Academy of stream and for the engineering/technology tickets
Engineering, and Young Engineers. The stream. The two individual winners in the Megan Chant - Essential manicure at Mint
Department for Business, Innovation and senior category are given the titles the “UK Lili Crawshaw - Sheffield United tickets
Saffron Wragg’s family - Sheffield
Skills and the Department for Education Young Scientist of the Year” and the “UK
Steelers and Ice Sheffield tickets
both provide significant support along with Young Engineer of the Year”.
Georgia and Isabella Eagles’ family -
a large number of industry sponsors. Awards are presented in an Oscar style Sheffield Eagles tickets
The Big Bang 2011 takes place at ICC ceremony. Competitors are allocated Mrs Kirk - Signed Rotherham United shirt
London ExCeL from 10 – 12 March, when stand space on the main exhibition floor, Mrs Maxted - Sheffield Sharks tickets
25,000 people are expected to attend. The rubbing shoulders with corporate and Mr Nuttall - Sheffield Wednesday tickets
headline shows will include Sky 1’s Brainiac other stands, and explaining their projects Mr Boon - Doncaster Rovers tickets
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Maltby Town Council News Page
Over seven hundred and fifty people attend exibition Maltby Town
Over the weekend of the 5th artist Stewart Platt were then folk over the years including that people met people who
and 6th of March, Maltby Town invited to help with the work. football cricket and tennis. they hadn’t seen for years. The Councillors
Council held a photographic When a photograph of a The atmosphere over the whole event was a huge success,
exhibition on the Social group of ladies who worked at whole event was very exciting. not only for Maltby Town Mr J Kirk - Chair
History of Maltby at the the Byfords Knitting Factory in People had travelled from as Council but for Maltby itself. 01709 816445
Edward Dunn Memorial Hall. 1958 was revealed on these very far away as Peterborough, Thanks must go to everyone firstname.lastname@example.org
Approximately nine months pages, the interest really started Nottingham and Derby to come who gave their time freely,
ago Cllr Jenny Andrews was to mount. The ‘floodgates’ and see the exhibition after Councillors and volunteers alike,
given an old photograph that opened with countless people seeing it reported on ‘Look without whom the exhibition B Slade - Vice Chair
showed her late grandfather. coming forward with their own North’. An added bonus was would have not happened. 01709 814748
The photograph sparked an idea photographs and memories. email@example.com
of Maltby holding an exhibition Over 500 photographs and
on its social history. Jenny exhibits were on display. Mrs J M Andrews
then shared her idea with the The exhibition had interest
Council who also thought that for everyone, for example,
it was a good idea. A number photographs of people at work firstname.lastname@example.org
of Councillors embarked on at Maltby Colliery, the knitting
collating as many photographs factory and memorabilia
K F Stringer
and memorabilia on the of materials used. Another 01709 816582
history of Maltby as possible. section showed the diversity email@example.com
Lauren Astbury and local of sports enjoyed by Maltby
M V Ainsworth
Mrs J Anderson
“Very interesting afternoon. M J Bradford
Lots of information about
early mining, I am a miners
Mrs J Bradford
01709 813409/07969 957871
D J Brennan
“Thank you for putting a great show on. It J Carratt
showed a lot of friends who I lost contact with” 01709 815527
C W Boulton firstname.lastname@example.org
A D Foster
“A trip down memory, I came C McMahon
down from Leeds especially as 07824317415
I saw Dave Broadhead on TV” email@example.com
Mrs A L Rushforth
01709 813630/07721 310174
Mrs C Stringer
“Thank you to all who have worked so hard
for the visitors. I have enjoyed meeting so “Great exhibition, brought back many
many old friends and looking at the photo” memories”
Marie Horner D McShane
Every Friday at the
New Chair of Maltby Town Council Edward Dunn Memorial Hall
14:00 - 15:00. Everyone Welcome
I was born in Tickhill, educated at Maltby Yorkshire Allotments Federation, a director/
Grammar School in the 1950’s and have lived trustee of R.A.I.N and with my wife run
in Maltby for over 30 years. I am married weekly tea dances at the Edward Dunn
with 2 children and 1 grandchild; my wife Memorial Hall.
Please see Maltby Town
also attended Maltby Grammar School. Being elected Chairman of the Council is Council website for date of
I have been a local councillor since 2000 an honour and privilege; I will let you know next meeting and full
and was active in getting the council formed. later whether it has been a pleasure, but rest meeting minutes
I was similarly involved in the formation of assured I will do my utmost for Maltby and
Maltby Community Development Trust. its people. www.rotherhamparishcouncils.gov.uk/
In addition to my Council duties I am a Home/Maltby/maltbyHome.aspx
governor of a Maltby School, President of Cllr John C Kirk
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Maltby Town Council News Page
FREE OF CHARGE DEBT AND Renovation of the Crossley
BENEFITS SURGERY It has taken a year of hard work, but Maltby Town Council is pleased that work finally
started on the Crossley Memorial on Friday 11th February 2011. An official opening will be
Hello my name is Colin Salt and I work
held in the near future.
for the Kiveton Park Independent
Advice Centre (KPIAC). I am in the
Edward Dunn Memorial Hall every
Tuesday afternoon 2pm – 4pm, no
appointment is necessary.
KPIAC has been running advice
sessions in the Edward Dunn since
November 2009 and have helped
people with housing benefits, write
off debt, assistance with filling in
disability living allowance forms, tax
credits, tribunal appeals, consumer
advice and a range of other issues.
If you are worried about something,
don’t suffer in silence - come along to
the Edward Dunn and use the facility
that is right here on your doorstep.
For more details regarding advice,
or if you are interested in becoming
a volunteer contact Eddie or Colin on
The photographs show improvements made to
the Cinder path. The work was carried out as a
joint venture between the South Yorkshire Police,
Community Payback, and Maltby Town Council.
The Cinder path has been an area of anti social
behaviour for a number of years. Last year
residents were consulted via a walkabout of the
above organisations in regard to the problem.
Although the project has took longer than
initially discussed to complete, the pictures show
what a great job has been accomplished, by
clearing over grown areas, removing fences, etc.
Maltby Town Council have been proud to be
part of the project and will continue to work to
improve the environment in Maltby.
Councillor Jenny Andrews
Town Council Meeting held on Thursday 13th January 2011
Up to 30 minutes for questions • Update on the Pensioners Masterchef
from members of the public at the Christmas Lunch • Routine RMBC matters:
Chairman’s discretion. • Update from the Clerk and Proposed No Waiting
• Apologies for absence. Responsible Financial Anytime Double Yellow
• Declarations of personal or Officer. Line restriction B6376
prejudicial interest. • General operation of the and A631, Rotherham in
• Consider items for which Edward Dunn Memorial Root – Tuesday 1 February
a resolution may be passed Hall. 2011.
to exclude the press and • Exchange of information • Agree date of the next
public. • Items from the National meeting.
• Discuss any and Local County
communications Associations: DIS Issue
received by the Chairman. No 749 – 10 December 2010, Town Council Meeting
• Confirmation of minutes of YLCA- Information Bulletin
the Maltby Town Council 24 December 2010, NALC held on Monday 17th
meeting held on Tuesday 7th – Policy and Parliamentary January 2011
December 2010. Briefing – 13 December
• Confirmation of minutes of 2010, LCR – Winter 2010 Planning for Emergencies/Adverse
the Maltby Town Council • Planning Lists No’s: 49 & 50 Weather conditions
meeting held on Thursday • Routine correspondence:
9th December 2010. Maltby Model
• Action in respect of the Village Community
Subject to Access request association – Meeting
Town Council Meeting
from the previous dates for 2011, SYPTE – held on Wednesday 2nd
Clerk, David Morton. local bus service
• Consider filling a casual changes – 30 January 2011,
vacancy on the Town S41 member Briefing – Review the effectiveness of Internal
Council January 2011, NHS - Maltby Audit.
16 www.maltbynews.co.uk March 2011
From the ground up Where the Young Guns
What is happening at grass roots level in local football? Maltby Juniors FC U14 are in Division season left to make up the difference.
CALLUM HARTE investigates A, but sadly sit at the bottom of Currently on twenty seven points,
the table. Down in elevnth with their closest rivals are seven points
After England’s poor not about having fun and adding to the bad habits we only one win and five points to and a game behind, it looks like
showing in the World Cup, playing football. With our don’t want to teach, it has their name, Maltby’s season has not promotion is definitely on the cards.
grass roots football has been team we want them to have to be about the football and gone according to plan. Relegation Wickersley are in a similar place,
on the lips of many a critic, so that fun and enjoy it without not about the end result. The is not certain to be their fate, with in second place in Division B, they
what is actually happening? having the pressure to make state of the pitches doesn’t a late push, they may survive yet. also have games in hand against top
The best place to start? Right it professionally.’ help, we don’t live in the However, with their postponed game spot Spire Rangers, three to be exact.
on our doorstep. In a recent So is it all a case of too driest country, but when against third place title challengers However, both are comfortably ahead
interview with Nic Warren, much, too young? ‘I think the pitch is like a cow field, Handsworth still to play, that’s going on thirty six points, giving the Youth
assistant manager of Maltby so, they don’t have time to how can they play football? to be tough. a chance to notch up a striking nine
Miners Welfare FC U14, he do other things, like being We have some real talent Sitting a little further afield are point lead over the chasing pack. So
explained why we haven’t with their family, because in this area, but it won’t Bramley Sunnyside and Wickersley late on in the season, the omens are
produced the home grown they have a lot going on in shine through under these Youth. Sunnyside of Division E are pointing to champion status for these
goods. their life at such a young circumstances unless we positioned in third with a two game young players.
‘The biggest problem age. They’re still developing nurture it in the correct way. advantage over the league leaders, All to play for then it appears,
we face at the moment is Having said that, I suppose and should they take all six points whether it’s lagging behind or forging
getting the kids enthusiastic it could always be worse, so from those matches, that will leave the way, things could look very
about football. Getting we should be thankful for them only four points adrift of top different come the last game!
them off of the computers that.’ spot, but with only a few games of the By Callum Harte
and playing it for real, kids too much, At this point, you may
have too many distractions have given up on England
with technology. In the last too young?
“ ever recapturing those glory
decade sports has gone days of ’66, but hold on. Mr
from outdoors with your Warren’s team are on fine
friends on a park, to indoors form it appears. Having
with a television screen strung together a three game
where it’s warm, but sitting physically and as people, winning streak, fourth in
down, not moving.’ W h e n I think we need to ease off the league with two games
asked what other factors and make the game about in hand against the league
are involved, he replied, being with your friends and leaders, it seems a certain
‘There is a lot of pressure having fun, kids don’t want group of youngsters aren’t
on young people now, to be to do things that aren’t fun. suffering from any of these
academically successful as Simple! worries. Could these be
well as succeeding at sports. ‘We also need to the next world champions
They all want to be the next discourage the kind of and could it really be that
Ronaldo, but for all the aggressive scenes that do simple? Forget post match
wrong reasons. They want plague Sunday leagues, analysis and all the complex
the fame and money, and it’s parents included, it’s all drills...just make it fun.