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Mates of Milton Switch On

It's mates of milton switch on this Sunday 3rd Dec at the Furnace Inn, Milton Ponds at 4pm. It's a free event with Santa giving hats, glow items and sweets to children. Free mince pies and xmas cake

Brass band and young voices singing along with a suprise guest. Lots of new lighting and effects for the night. Charity Santa dash for our 2018 charity to raise funds to buy a difibrulatter machine for area.

With Princess Milton Katie Miller switching the lights on at 5.30 all welcome. Hog roast available too...

Things to do on Wednesday

Jump Pop-in Club

A weekly coffee morning with regular speakers - open to everyone.
When: 10am. - 12noon
Where: Jump Chapel, Church Street, Jump
Contact: Lynn Watson. Just call in

Healthy Bones Postural Stability Falls Prevention

Gentle exercise, there is a small weekly charge
When: 10am -11:00am
Where: Saville Court, Hoyland Common
Contact: Bronia Warden on 07895 380615

Noah's Ark Parent and Toddler Group

When: Morning
Where: The Salvation Army, Central Street, Hoyland Common.
Contact: Tel 01226 742649

Sparkles Group

This is a social group. Activities include bingo, speakers, quizzes, healthy living tips. Lunch is provided at a small charge.
When: 11 am. - 1pm
Where: The Rockingham Centre, Hoyland Common
Contact: Just call in

West Bank House Luncheon Club

When: 12pm - 1:30pm
Where: West Bank House, West Bank, Hoyland.
Contact: Laraine 01226 744516

Clatterers - Knitting club

When: 1pm - 3pm
Where: The Allotment Deli, Hoyland Centre Hoyland
Contact: Just call in.

Hoyland Methodist Church - Afternoon Group

A social activities group for ladies
When: 2pm (Every 3rd Wednesday of the month)
Where: Hoyland Methodist Church, Market Street, Hoyland.
Contact: Catherine Mosely 01226 744023 please telephone

62nd Barnsley Brownies - Elsecar

When: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Church Street, Elsecar

Mates of Milton

A community group which organises a number of community events including a summer gala and Christmas Tree light switch on. This group also funds hanging baskets along Milton Road and look after 3 large community planters and a community notice board.
When: 7:30pm (Last Wednesday of every month)
Where: The Furnace Inn, Milton Road
Contact: Kelly Hardy on

Social Group

Over 50’s
When: 6.30pm – 8pm
Where: Jump Children’s Centre
Contact: Just call in.


When: 7:15pm to 8:45 pm
Where: Birdwell Methodist Church
` Contact: Just call in

If you know of something else happing on a Wednesday then please let us know here at:

Tech Support at Hand

One to one support from BMBC Digital Champions or Berneslai Homes Device Doctor helping you to get online and solves your digital dilemmas.

Ward Alliance Funding

To find out how your group can access the Ward Alliance Funds please contact Dawn Grayton Community Development Officer for the South Area on;
01226 355865 or email

Groups Encouraged To Consider Crowdfunding

Groups looking for funds to support projects in Barnsley are being encouraged to consider crowdfunding.

To find out more visit: or email

With so much competition for funding, you need to submit the best funding application you possibly can.

Preparing Awards for All Applications

EVENT on Wednesday 6th December 2017:
Would you like some help with putting your Awards for All application together? This training session will help you understand the programme and prepare your funding application.For details click here:

Diversify your income.

This interactive session helps you outline a plan for how to get funding from each of the sources appropriate for your project and capacity.
Date: Thursday 14th December 2017
Venue: SYCF, Riverside Works, Jessop Riverside, 800 Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX. For details visit:

Getting Involed is easy

BMBC have a Facebook page called Your Voice Barnsley giving a voice to all service users and carers. Your Voice Barnsley is a network for anyone in Barnsley who would like to have their say, or get involved in making a difference to the way our health and social care services are planned and delivered in Barnsley - please see the link below;

Local not Global

Link to hoyland works for you website

Supported by

Hoyland Milton & Rockingham Joint Ward Alliance are proud to be supporting the local community network. - local not global. Supports the community network hub.