• Dore in March.
  • Dore in March.
  • Dore in March.
The information on this web site is provided for village residents, for visitors and for all who enjoy the community of Dore Village. This web site complements Dore to Door, a publication produced by the Dore Village Society.

You can contact us with any queries about the website, or with information that you would like included, by email.

Please support us by joining Dore Village Society.

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If you have any news that you would like to share on the Dore Village Society website, please send it to the Website Editor.

Dragon Hunt

The Dore Village Society will be hosting a village Dragon Hunt on Sunday 26th April for young children and their families.

We will start at the Dore Old School from 2:00pm and prizes will be awarded at 3:45pm.

Refreshments will be provided, and fancy dress is highly encouraged.


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.
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