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.
UPDATE 2 October 2018: Work Started
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.’
Here is a statement issued by the South Yorkshire Police on the problem of parking in Hexthorpe
“Parking in Hexthorpe on Flowitt Street and Hexthorpe Road has seemed to improve since the Double Yellow lines going down on each junction and the use of the single yellow line in front of the grassed area, also the small car park next to the Post Office going to one hour parking only. This area has been a concern to local residents of Hexthorpe for some time. Since the changes in the last couple of weeks, tickets issued by Kingdom and Hexthorpe PCSO’s are below:
- 26 Parking Tickets issued on Flowitt Street
- 12 Parking Tickets issued in the small car park.
Parking patrols will continue to take place.”