Community - Crofton

COUGARS: Crofton Cougars ARLFC have a home game tomorrow in the preliminary round of the White Rose Trophy when they play Eastmoor Dragons, kicking off at 2pm. Note this match will be played on Crofton Academy field.

SPORTS: Fixtures for tomorrow for Crofton Sports AFC are as follows. The first team are at home in the Rosehill Association Challenge Cup against Rossington Main FC, and the second team are at home in the League Cup against Waterloo FC. All players meet at the Weavers Green at noon for kick offs at 1.30pm.

NOSTELL: Nostell’s first XI are at home tomorrow against Lincoln Moorlands, meet at 1.30pm for a 3pm kick off. The 2nd XI tomorrow play away to Garforth Rangers, meet at noon for a 2pm kick off. The third XI have a league cup match at home tomorrow against Plough, meet at 12.30pm for a 1.30pm kick off. Nostell Ladies are hoping to play Dearne and District Ladies at home on Sunday in the Sheffield Senior Cup, kicking off at 1pm. On Tuesday, January 17 the first team are at home to Selby Town in the League Cup, meet at 6.30pm for a kick off at 7.45pm. On Thursday, January 19 the U19 side have a home game against Kinsley Boys, meet at 6.30pm for a 7.45pm kick off.

COAL MINE: Members of the public along with parish councillors recently met Bill Birch, mining engineer, to discuss a programme of development such as a mine to the south of the village. Plans are now nearing submission to the local authority for consultation. Such a development is a long way off becoming established, and the project will have to complete several environmental and public impact reports. Public consultations will then have to follow. The prospective owners gave re-assurances to the council that there will be no plans to undermine any areas under housing, and that mining methods would have the least effect on subsidence.

CROFTON INFANTS: Managed to raise £1,314 from its Christmas fair and £64 for the homeless charity CAP from the Christingle event at Crofton Parish Church. Thanks to everyone for their support.

FISHING: There will be a meeting on Monday, January 16 at 7pm in the Parish Council Centre for members of Crofton’s Fishing Club.

MOTHERS: Crofton Mothers’ Club resumed its meetings in the community centre last night with a new year celebration. Each member took along a savoury or dessert dish. The club’s next meeting is on Thursday January 26 for a bingo session with prizes.

FREE MEALS: The free meals which have been on offer at the Cock and Crown in Crofton since January 9 to dedicated nurses who worked during Christmas, finishes tomorrow. Nurses must be able to show their ID cards plus a voucher downloaded from or crowncarveries

PARISH VACANCY: Due to the resignation of Peter Jacques there is a vacancy for a parish councillor in Crofton. Contact the clerk to the council Barry Riley by e-mailing