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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HEXFEST 2019 takes place this year on 3rd – 6th July. Details of this can be seen in the events column It is always a popular few days.There will be music to suit most tastes and you are invited to support these events..Included are the return of The Barnburgh Male Voice Choir on the Thursday, an oboe/piano recital on Saturday morning and on the same day, live music at the Dell Cafe.
There has been a new development in the saga of the former Plant Works site. Countryside PLC are proposing to build a total of 665 houses, including a mix of 2-4 bedroom dwellings. A letter has been delivered to houses close to the site informing them of what is proposed. The draft proposal consists of 665 housing including a mix of 2-4 bedroom dwellings. The development also includes an expansive proposed area of public open space within the western portion of the site, as well as smaller areas of new open space within the development itself. Access to the site will be taken from the existing access points on Flowitt Street and Eden Grove. The letter says,”We would like to invite residents and interested parties to attend a public exhibition, which will allow you to view the plans and proposals and discuss the scheme with Countryside. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and leave written comments on the proposals. The comments will inform the preparation of the final plans for the site and we hope that you are able to provide your thoughts.’”
The consultation will be held at Hexthorpe Parish Hall (St Jude’s), on Wednesday 19th June between 2pm – 6.30pm.
Heritage Doncaster is challenging residents of Hexthorpe to try to learn a new skill in an afternoon. They have joined forces with local experts to teach new traditional skills, including traditional baking, woodturning, textiles and stone masonry..
Heritage Doncaster is made up of three museums – the Doncaster Museum, Doncaster Archives and the Local History Library. The workshops will take place at Travis Gardens Community Hall on Mondays in June from 12 until 4 pm. Each session includes a demonstration and the chance to give it a go yourself. Tickets are limited. Tickets are £5 or £2 for DN4 residents. They can be obtained from: 01302 737339.
Please look at Events for details of all the sessions.