Doncaster News In Brief: Burial park in line for green awards

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the Respect Green Burial Park near Doncaster has been shortlisted for a prestigious environmental award in the Wildlife Trusts’ Green Guardians scheme.

The natural burial ground at Hawks Nest, between Bawtry and Scrooby, has ben sown with wildflower seed for next season. Bat and bird boxes have been put up.

Respect has been nominated for the categories Protecting the Environment through Innovation, First Steps to Sustainability and the Environmental Business Award.

Proprietor Gordon Tulley said: “One of the key elements in the ethos of a natural woodland green burial park is the development of a sustainable, enriching environment in which wildlife is encouraged to flourish. Unlike a bleak council cemetery a true green burial ground is a warm, inviting place for both people and animals.”

Choral evening

doncaster Choral Society will be performing The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins and other music by Elgar, Albinoni and Vivaldi with the National Festival Orchestra, conducted by Simon Lindley, at the Priory Place Methodist Church on Saturday, November 26, from 7.30pm. Tickets costing £12 and £10, £2 to school pupils, are available from the Blue Building or on the door.

Charity morning

the coffee morning being held in Tickhill Methodist Church on Saturday, November 26, will benefit the church and its chosen charity. Admission to the event from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Northgate chapel lounge is £2 and includes coffee and mince pies. There will also be cake and book stalls.

Thieves thwarted

metal thieves who tried to steal overhead cable by cutting down a telegraph pole in Haxey Road, Misterton, in the middle of the night were disappointed to find it was aluminium and not the more valuable copper.

On the beat

Retired policeman and author Martyn Johnson, from Barnsley, is the guest speaker for the talk at Doncaster Minster on Wednesday, November 30, at 2pm when his subject will be What’s Tha Up To? Admission on the door is £2.

Garden building

A HOUSE in Bawtry Road, Bessacarr, could be demolished to make way for three detached houses and a double garage on the same half-acre plot if planning officers recommend permission.