• Dore in February.
  • Dore in February.
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The next DVS Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th February 2015


1. Apologies

2. Minutes of the last meeting

3. Matters Arising

4. Finance
4.1 Report and Accounts
4.2 Approval of cheques for payment
4.3 Donations to charities - review of criteria applied to donations
4.4 Budget Setting 2015

5. Trustees
5.1 Succession Planning
5.2 Objectives
5.3 Constitution
5.4 AGM (agenda, procedures, dates for future AGMs.)

6. Community Activities
6.1 DVS Membership
6.1.1 Update
6.1.2 Membership Drive
6.2 Doreways Group Minutes
6.3 Dore Show
6.4 Oral History Society

7. Archives

8. Village Matters / Environment
8.1 Car Parking
8.2 AMEY
8.3 Trees on Totley Brook Road
8.4 Friends of Dore Station

9. Planning
9.1 Neighbourhood Forum
9.2 Other planning matters

10. Dore to Door and Website
10.1 Update
10.2 D2D Youth Correspondent

11. Administration
11.1 Monthly mornings
11.2 DVS Draft Calendar of DVS activities 2015
11.3 DVSC Committee Member Profiles
11.4 DVSC members' election rotations

12. AOB

13. Date of next meeting: 31st March 2015

Amey Road Resurfacing

Amey are scheduled to start work on road resurfacing, footpath repair and renewal and replacing street lamps in Dore and Totley shortly. Dore is scheduled for September 2015 through to September 2016 and Totley from September 2015 through to December 2017.

The work will not be continuous but carried out in phases. There's a map on the DVS noticeboard on Devonshire Terrace Rd, Dore showing where and when the work is being carried out.

DVS committee members met with our local councillors, representatives from the Council and Amey liaison recently to ensure that Amey is aware of items which we want addressed. We covered highway drainage gullies and road drains (particularly eliminating the River Savage), street lighting, grass verge damage caused by motorists parking on verges, and liaison with residents prior to, and during, the work.

Amey has a liaison officer you can contact: Claire Tideswell - South West Community Steward, Streets Ahead - Streetsahead@sheffield.gov.uk

A map of the Amey roadworks plans can be accessed here

Dore Art Group Spring Exhibition

The dates for this year’s Exhibition are:

Friday April 10, from 2-6pm, and Saturday April 11 between 9am and 5pm when our pictures will be on display for sale and for your pleasure. We will also have for sale a wide assortment of cards, more than ever as our talented artists prove with their colourful display of work. Come along to view, perhaps purchase and then enjoy tea or coffee and cake sand meet some of the artists, who will be more than pleased to enjoy your company. A treat in store.

Dore Show

The organisers of the Dore Show (held on the second Saturday in September each year and a highlight of the village calendar) need to find somewhere to store show items - collapsible tables, exhibition stands, road diversion signs, boxes of resources and admin materials, and things like that.

At the moment all these are scattered between five locations and we want to bring them all in one place for ease of management. If you have spare space in a garage or shed or similar and would be willing to rent it out (or know someone ho does) we'd be pleased to hear from you.

It needs to be about 100 sq ft (ie, 10x10, 8x12, etc), dry and secure from breaking in.

Contact: dore.show@dorevillage.co.uk

Sheffield City Council - Cabinet in The Community

Leaders at Sheffield City Council are holding a ‘Question Time’ style session to discuss the issues that matter to residents in the South West Area.

Date: Wednesday 25th February 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Abbeydale Sports Club, Abbeydale Road South, Dore, S17 3LJ

The items for discussion will be put to the Cabinet by local people in an hour and a half session starting at 6:00pm. This will be followed by an opportunity to talk directly with individual members of the Cabinet.

To be part of this you can submit your question on the evening, or for a more informed response up to five working days in advance of the session by emailing CabinetintheCommunity@sheffield.gov.uk

If you have any queries regarding this meeting please contact the South West Locality Officer on 0114 203 7212

Refreshments available from 5:45pm

Dore Garden Club

This month's Dore Garden Club talk:

Date: Wednesday 18th February 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Methodist Church, High Street, Dore
Topic: "Dealing With Plants That Behave Badly"

Having a problem with plants that are out of control and have taken over parts of your garden, spreading ground cover etc.? Ken Thompson on cure, control, and prevention. Good advice before the main growing season starts.

Please come along and support your local garden club.

Guests and new members welcome.

Members come along and get your full programme for the coming year. Or alternatively view the full programme here.

Dore Village Society is now also a Neighbourhood Planning Forum

Both Sheffield City Council and the Peak District Planning Authority have approved Dore Village Society’s applications to become a Neighbourhood Planning Forum and agreed the Neighbourhood Planning Area for Dore.

Both local planning authorities are required to support the preparation of a neighbourhood plan. Any neighbourhood plan must comply with the local plans for both local authority areas but there is scope to influence the location and type of development that the community feels is appropriate to protect and enhance the village and its countryside context.

Under the Localism Act 2011 the designation permits the Dore Village Society to prepare a neighbourhood plan that can make planning policies to reflect the local community’s views on new development in the area for the next 15-20 years. This is a good reason for members of the community becoming members of Dore Village Society. If you live or work in the village your membership will be welcomed.

Work on the Plan has commenced, encouraged by the two local planning authorities. The initial work has been based on the Village Design Statement published by Dore Village Society in 2005 and on further consultation undertaken of the whole community through questionnaires in Dore to Door and the Dore Village Society website.

We are still in the early stages of preparing a draft neighbourhood plan and would welcome the offer of help and support from any individual or village group.

Please contact David Crosby; davidcrosby85@yahoo.co.uk

Dore Open Gardens 2014

Dore Open Gardens, one of the early events in the Dore Festival calendar, was very well attended again with eight gardens open and over 330 visitors.

The gardens ranged from geometrically formal to mysterious and intriguing, with a large range of plants, trees and shrubs on display as well as refreshments and plants for sale. The weather was well behaved and nearly £2,200 was raised for the various charities chosen by the garden owners.

Our thanks go to the people who spent so much time and effort preparing their gardens for display and whose unstinting efforts were crucial to making this event a success. We look forward to repeating this again next year and if you would like to open your garden please let us know.

Keith Shaw (keith@keithshaw.co.uk or 0114 236 3598) and Jean Stevens (jean@pcfhowes.plus.com or 0114 236 9156), organisers of Dore Open Gardens 2014.

Dore Village Society: Election of Committee Members

The following were elected to the Dore Village Society committee at the AGM on Wednesday 11 June 2014.

I moved to Dore 20 years ago and joined the committee in June 2003 soon after taking early retirement from the University of Sheffield where I was Director of Finance. I was involved in community activities in my previous home in a Staffordshire village.
On the DVS committee I am responsible for liaison with the Charity commission and DVS constitutional matters. For the last 10 years I organised the Wyvern Walks on behalf of the DVS but have now handed this over to another keen walker. Apart from walking, my main interests include singing with the Dore Male Voice Choir, gardening and travelling. I am a member of the National Trust and a Friend of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

I moved from York to Dore 14 years ago. I have one son who grew up in Dore. I have a background of biomedical research and teaching and now work in Leeds for a medical research funding body.
I enjoy living a low carbon lifestyle as it seems obvious to me that lifestyles that respect the planet that we depend upon are vital for all its inhabitant’s long-term health and quality of life. I have been vegan for the past 25 years, my personal reasons being that because non-human animals suffer the same as we do, then they have the same right to their lives and happiness as we do. Current over-consumption of animal products is also a massive contributor to harmful climate change.
I value Sheffield’s beautiful rural fringe and the attractive village character of Dore and so have campaigned for its protection ever since I came to live here.

I moved to Dore in 1984. Formerly a Chartered Accountant, I retired earlier this year. Throughout my time in Dore I have appreciated the work done by the committee of the DVS on behalf of the village community and now wish to put time back into the Society for the benefit of Dore both now and for the future of our village.

I moved to Sheffield eleven years ago following a successful career in the City of London. I have a Masters degree in business administration and am an active member of the Sheffield committee for McMillan Cancer Support, Chairman of the Sheffield Council for Christians and Jews, and ex-President of Sheaf Valley Ladies Probus.
I give talks on my career in the City and, together with my husband, perform poetry to raise money for St Luke's hospice.
I have been the Membership Secretary of the DVS for the past three years.

Having been co-opted to the Dore Village Society Committee as Secretary in January 2014, I am now seeking election to that committee. In my short time on the DVS committee I have been amazed by the commitment of its members, the work they do and achieve in the interests of the people of Dore who are the very heart of the community, and should very much like to continue to contribute in this role to village life.
I have lived in Dore since 2012 but am not a newcomer since at the start of my career I taught at the Primary school where subsequently I became chair of governors. Currently I work as an Education Consultant having for many years held a senior academic post at Sheffield Hallam University.
As trustee of three charitable trusts in Sheffield, school governor and involved in a range of activities at Sheffield Cathedral, alongside my enjoyment of singing with Sheffield Harmony, travel (including voluntary work overseas), book groups, walking, theatre/film, life is seldom dull!

A resident of Dore for over 20 years, I am currently the joint owner of my own corporate finance/business advisory company, Sheffield-based Mackenzie Spencer Limited. My wife Jill is also the owner of Hair Plus hairdressing salon on Townhead Road.
I qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1987 and have since held a number of senior finance positions within the private sector, including the position of Finance Director at Meadowhall Centre when it opened in 1990.
I was Treasurer of the Sheffield Chamber of Trade for three years and also held the position of Treasurer for Dore Christ Church for three years. During the fund-raising exercises for the Dore Old School renovation, I acted as the auditor to the monies raised from the Victorian Market held in the village.

I have lived in Dore for almost five years and lived most of my life in Sheffield apart from some 30 years in Hope. My business experience includes manufacturing and running a finance company. I have been retired for 12 years. I have been involved in a range of voluntary activities, the most recent of which included the South Yorkshire Voluntary Council (a trustee for 10 years) and the Red Cross (chairman of the South Yorkshire Voluntary Council for six years). My leisure interests now include gardening, fly fishing, water colour painting (beginner), family, etc. I would like to make a contribution to the work of the society and the further development of Dore village.
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