The Hexpress is a community newspaper for the people of Hexthorpe in Doncaster. It is published four times a year and delivered free to every household. It acts as a forum for issues that concern the community, gives relevant information and highlights good news. The first Hexpress was issued in August 1989. It has appeared regularly ever since. It was first published by the Hexthorpe Methodist Church, then the Hexthorpe Quality of Life Group and now jointly with the Hexthorpe Primary School’s Hexfiles.
Hexthorpe is a community of some 4,000 people. It is situated a short walk away from Doncaster town centre. It has a very long and proud history. It is listed in the Domesday Book in 1085 as ‘Estorp’ – Doncaster did not even get a mention! Eight hundred and fifty two years later the Mallard, built in Hexthorpe, broke the world speed record for a steam engine.
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The church council of St Jude’s Church has been given permission to refurbish the war memorial in the churchyard. The names of the local people who were killed in both world wars are to be highlighted in gold leaf. It has taken 18 months for the go ahead to be given. It is a very appropriate time to do this as 2018 marks the ending of the First World War.. The members of the Parish Council are to be congratulated in taking this initiative. The bulk of the cost is to come from a grant from the War Memorials Trust. However, local people are most welcome to make donations.
The footpaths in the park have been not only a disgrace but also highly dangerous. They have given the appearance of a neglected park. They have provided a hazard for anyone in a wheel chair, pushing prams or just walking. Hopefully, this is the first step in the regeneration of the Flatts.
Resurfacing work will begin in 11 parks on footpaths described as being in a ‘very poor’ condition. Among these parks are Elmfield Park £88,000, Adwick Park £36,000, Warmsworth Park £14,000 and Sandall Park £11,000 and Westfield Park £3,000.
We understand that £51,000 has been paid out by the Council in personal injuries claims. A spokesperson said, ’The Council has a duty of care to all of the users at these sites.’
This is the third year that the HEXFEST has been held. This year there are more venues and it is being held over four days rather than one.
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018
- Luncheon Club at The King’s Cross Church 12.30pm. Music interlude between courses.
- Celebration at the Junction 6.30pm.
Thursday, 5 July 2018
Friday, 6 July 2018
Saturday 7 July 2018
- Coffee Concert at The King’s Cross Church 10.30am
- Lunchtime Concert at The King’s Cross Church 12.00pm
- All day music at the Dell Cafe 10.30am – 4.00pm
- Gypsy Gospel Music at The Junction Yard 6.30pm
- For Young People at The Crossing, Rear of The King’s Cross Church 7.00pm
Entry to all the events is free; usually there will be a charge for any food and drinks.
Last updated 29 June 2018 10.00am