Gala 2014 – Cake Baking Competition

Get your apron out, it’s time to bake a cake!

Instead of the usual photography competition we’re having a bake off this year.  We want you to make either:

  • A chocolate sponge cake with a cream or jam & cream filling
  • -or-
  • A plain sponge cake with a cream or jam & cream filling

Other then that, there are no rules and there will be cash prizes for the best cakes.  The cakes will be judged on taste and presentation.

All cakes must be entered at the Community Centre by 13:00 on the day of the Gala – so that’s 1PM on 12th July.

Judging will take place at 14:00 and be carried out by independent judges and their decision(s) will be final.

Ready. Set. BAKE!

Coffee Mornings 2014

Coffee mornings are a regular feature of life in Whitwell, held at the Community Centre most Saturdays throughout the year. They are run by a different community group each week, allowing them to raise much needed funds.

Please note that the list below is subject to change, groups may cancel and be replaced.

January 4th Whitwell Open Scouts
January 11th SNAP Charity
January 18th Friends of Whitwell Primary School
January 25th St Lawrence Church Choir
February 1st Royal British Legion
February 8th Welbeck Estates Brass Band
February 15th Rotary Club
February 22nd East Scarsdale Explorer Scouts
March 1st Local History Group
March 8th Short Mat Bowls
March 15th Whitwell Park Nursing Home
March 22nd Jayne Lancashire School of Dancing
March 29th Excel School of Dance
April 5th Whitwell Residents Association
April 12th Whitwell Bowls Club
April 19th Old Age Pensioners Association
April 26th St. Lawrence Church PCC
May 3rd Luncheon Club
May 10th MS Society
May 17th Whitwell & District Women’s Institute
May 24th Whitwell Community Choir
May 31st Whitwell Labour Party
June 7th Whitwell Community Centre
June 14th Whitwell Playgroup
June 21st Hodthorpe Community Association
June 28th Whitwell Players Amateur Dramatics
July 5th Whitwell Co-operative’s Charity
July 12th No Coffee Morning – Gala Day
July 19th Sacred Heart Church
July 26th Hodthorpe Allotments Association
August 2nd Clowne & District Community Transport
August 9th R.N.L.I.
August 16th Hodthorpe and Whitwell Church Ladies Group
August 23rd Whitwell Methodist Church
August 30th NORSACA
September 6th Whitwell Forward Community Group
September 13th Short Mat Bowls
September 20th Old Age Pensioners Association
September 27th Whitwell Residents Association
October 4th Local History Group
October 11th Luncheon Club
October 18th Whitwell and District Womens Institute
October 25th Jayne Lancashire School of Dancing
November 1st Worksop Dukeries Ladies
November 8th Whitwell Park Nursing Home
November 15th Whitwell Players
November 22nd Whitwell Youth Club
November 29th Whitwell & Creswell Sight Impaired Group
December 6th Hodthorpe Community Association
December 13th Bakestone Moor FC
December 20th Whitwell Labour Party
December 27th No Coffee Morning

Gala 2013 – Photography Competition

After the great success and many entries of last years photo competition at the Gala we'll be running it again.

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This year the two categories will be:

  • Architecture
  • Flowers & Plants

The rules are the same as last year:

  • Maximum of 3 entries per person, per category.
  • Prints can be a maximum of 10" x 8"

If you'd like to enter then you need to take your entries down to the Community Centre by Thursday 11th July 2012, please only hand them to Community Centre staff and no one else.  The winners will be judged on the day and featured on our website after the Gala.

Good luck, happy “snapping” and we’ll leave you with last years 1st place entry in the Wildlife/Animals category, taken by Steven Greaves:

20120719-0016Steve Greaves

2012 Christmas Lights Parade

To celebrate the turning on of the Whitwell Christmas lights for 2012 we once again held our popular Christmas Lights parade; Stopping for carols around various parts of the village.

Fortunately this year we didn’t have any rain, and even though it was a bit cold a good number of you turned out and we thank you for that.

After the carols we all went back to the community centre to warm up with some mulled wine and mince pies as well as more Christmas tunes from the brass band and also some songs from Whitwell Players’ performance of Scrooge.

Whitwell Needs You!

Whitwell needs your help, or rather our younger residents do.  Whitwell has been without a Youth Club for a number of years and a dedicated group of people are trying to change that and they need your help.

A lot of the time consuming work has already been done, a committee is in place along with a constitution and a bank account.  Funding has already been applied for as well.  The only thing missing right now are volunteers to help run it and keep an eye on things.

It’s not going to be a completely structured club, it won’t be all planned activities requiring a huge amount of your time.  The plan is to run a “drop-in” style club where our young people can socialise in the dry out of the cold, get a hot drink and a snack with a bit of light supervision.

The plan is for the club to run on Tuesday evenings between 18:00 and 20:30 (ish) at Bakestone Moor Community Hall (Friendship Hall)

Volunteers will need a CRB check, but this can be arranged or if you chose then you can do the Volunteer Passport which includes training around volunteering, first aid etc.

To sign up you’ll need a form from the community centre.

Community Centre Mangement – AGM

The AGM for the Whitwell Community Centre Management Committee will be held at the Community Centre on Thursday 26th July at 7:30PM in the Meeting Room.

All residents of the parish are welcome to attend (as they are at the monthly committee meetings).

The AGM will see the audited accounts for the 2011/2012 year presented as well as nominations for the user group representatives (6 required) and individual representatives (4 required).

We encourage anyone with an interest in how the Community Centres are run to attend.

The Agenda can be found here: AGM agenda 26.07.12

Gala 2012 – Photo Competition; Entries & Winners

After a brief scare shortly before the deadline that no one was going to enter we were inundated with entries for the photography competition this year, which is exactly what we were hoping for.

Our youngest known entrant was just 10 years old and scooped 2nd prize in the Wildlife & Animals category.

Congratulations to our winners and well done to everyone else who entered – maybe next year will be your year.

The Winners

Scenic

  1. Norman Daniels
  2. Steven Hough
  3. Norman Daniels

Wildlife / Animals

  1. Steven Greaves
  2. Eleanor Clay
  3. Karl Austin

Unfortunately we don’t have copies of all of the entries, we’re missing the winners from the Scenic category mostly – If you’re one of our winners and you’d like to see your photo up here then please let us know how we can get a copy.

We’ve tried to present the images as un-altered as possible, although they were scanned in from the prints (with the exception of a couple in digital format that we had) and the scanning software did make automatic adjustments on some.

First Place (Wildlife/Animals)

Steve Greaves

 

Second Place (Wildlife/Animals)

Eleanor Clay

 

Third Place (Wildlife/Animals)

Karl Austin

 

Other Entries

Karl Austin

 

Karl Austin

 

Karl Austin

 

Karl Austin

 

Karl Austin

 

S Hough

 

Mollie Bearder

 

Mollie Bearder

 

Mollie Bearder
Lucie Heaton

 

Amanda Beamish

 

Amanda Beamish

 

Amanda Beamish

 

Amanda Beamish

 

Amanda Beamish

 

Steve Greaves

 

Hannah McClair
Mr & Mrs Haywood

 

Hannah McClair

 

Julie McClair

 

Hannah McClair

 

Tim McDermott

 

Tracey McDermott

 

Tim McDermott

 

Tim McDermott

 

Tracey McDermott

 

Tracey McDermott
Hannah McClair

 

Steve Greaves

 

Julie McClair

 

Pia Godley

 

Gala 2012 – Photographs

Despite the change of venue and the odd downpour spirits weren't dampened and the 2012 Gala was one of the best we can remember.  Here we have a selection of photos from the day.

Gala 2012 – Photo Competition

After the success of last years photo competition at the Gala we'll be running it again, although with a few small changes.

This year the two categories will be:

  • Scenic
  • Animals/Wildlife

We've done away with the age based categories this time and brought in a couple of small rules:

  • Maximum of 3 entries per person, per category.
  • Prints can be a maximum of 10" x 8"

If you'd like to enter then you need to take your entries down to the Community Centre by Thursday 12th July 2012.  The winners will be judged on the day and featured on our website after the Gala.

Good luck, happy “snapping” and we’ll leave you with last years 1st place entry, “Brian” the snail (from Whitwell).

2011 Whitwell Gala Photo Competition Winner