• Dore in September.
  • Dore in September.
  • Dore in September.
The information on this web site is provided for village residents, for visitors and for all who enjoy the community of Dore Village. This web site complements Dore to Door, a publication produced by the Dore Village Society.

You can contact us with any queries about the website, or with information that you would like included, by email.

Please support us by joining Dore Village Society.

Britain's 'Forgotten Frontier' 30th March 2017 7pm


Britain's 'Forgotten Frontier'
Excavation of Roman and earlier remains at Whirlow
Public lecture by Dr Clive Waddington (ARS Ltd)
King Ecgbert School, Dore on 30th March 2017, 7pm

The Time Travellers will host this event in the main hall of King Ecgbert School, Totley Brook Road, S17 3QU. Enterance is free and doors open at 6:30pm when refreshments will be available. The presentation will start at 7pm and last about an hour. Car parking is available at the school. Seating is limited to 300 and as we are expecting a large attendance please arrive in good time to get a seat.

Do you find it hard to get to your health appointment?

Do you find it hard to get to your health appointment?

If you are over 60 and struggle with transport to and from the doctor, dentist or hospital because of the lack of family or friends assistance then we may be able to help

Project Connie is a small voluntary group in Dore with the aim of helping people like you

Should you like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Sue Ross or Pat Yates on 07931 483693 when we would be very happy to tell you more about it.

Dore Garden Club - Wednesday 15th March 2017

’Growing and Propagating Perennials’ talk by Mairi Longdon

We meet at 7.30 in the Methodist Church Hall.
Visitors welcome – only £3 at the door per meeting

Redevelopment of the DVS website

We will shortly be redeveloping the DVS website. The current website was designed over 10 years ago and is in need of modernisation. Consequently we are undertaking a thorough review of its content and features and we are inviting anyone who uses it to let us know what you want from a new website. In particular is there anything that you would like to see added in your own areas of interest?

Rationalisation and simplification of the menu structure and navigation around the site is one area we are addressing.

Additional content could include information about our role in scrutinising and responding to planning applications, what our policies are in respect of development, how to contact us for information on these matters, a link to the Council planning website and how to navigate around it, etc.

Other additions might include links to other websites, for example: the Charity Commission, bus timetables, train timetables, a lot of the items already listed on our website: “In and Around Dore”, “Clubs and Societies”, etc., but not yet linked to other relevant websites, the Wikipedia entry for Dore, links to our local Councillors, etc.

And links to other community websites in the area (Totley, Bradway, Ecclesall, etc.)

We could also add the minutes of our monthly meetings and AGMs, our annual accounts and the trustees’ annual statement, and the committee profiles which are currently appearing in Dore to Door.

This is your opportunity to influence the content and features of the next version of the DVS website so if you have any comments can you please let me have them by 23rd December?

Keith Shaw
Dore Village Society
Email: keith.shaw@dorevillage.co.uk

Dore Village Society is now also a Neighbourhood Planning Forum

Both Sheffield City Council and the Peak District Planning Authority have approved Dore Village Society’s applications to become a Neighbourhood Planning Forum and agreed the Neighbourhood Planning Area for Dore.

Both local planning authorities are required to support the preparation of a neighbourhood plan. Any neighbourhood plan must comply with the local plans for both local authority areas but there is scope to influence the location and type of development that the community feels is appropriate to protect and enhance the village and its countryside context.

Under the Localism Act 2011 the designation permits the Dore Village Society to prepare a neighbourhood plan that can make planning policies to reflect the local community’s views on new development in the area for the next 15-20 years. This is a good reason for members of the community becoming members of Dore Village Society. If you live or work in the village your membership will be welcomed.

Work on the Plan has commenced, encouraged by the two local planning authorities. The initial work has been based on the Village Design Statement published by Dore Village Society in 2005 and on further consultation undertaken of the whole community through questionnaires in Dore to Door and the Dore Village Society website.

We are still in the early stages of preparing a draft neighbourhood plan and would welcome the offer of help and support from any individual or village group.

Please contact David Crosby; davidcrosby85@yahoo.co.uk

Travel South Yorkshire online interactive map

The Travel South Yorkshire online interactive map is a great way to view local bus routes, access walking paths, and search for roads within the South Yorkshire area. The page can be accessed on the Internet using this link:


The map is designed to show the buses running in each area, and the search features help users to look for bus times and routes, places of interest and other forms of travel i.e. trams and trains routes and times.

The map is easy to navigate: zooming in to the map using the + sign in the left hand corner shows road names of the area and the ability to zoom out using the – button allows for greater view of the South Yorkshire area. The map is fully accessible, and the use of either a computer mouse or the arrows in the left hand corner allows for scrolling and movement.

Whilst this map can act as a local knowledge base for road names, the real highlight of this map is that all of the South Yorkshire Travel bus stops are listed down the left-hand side in numerical order. Clicking on a chosen bus route number then automatically moves the user to the location of the first bus stop on the route, and further clicking on the ‘bus’ icon on the map lists a mini-timetable in a pop-up box. The mini-timetable states the service number of the bus and the operators and moving between the tabs shows a live timetable and also a personal journey planner. From this, you can plan your bus journey and find estimates of travel times and routes. Moreover, various other icons are displayed on the map, including tramlines, hospital locations and school locations; all of them have a journey planner available upon clicking on the icon.

For more information, the tab ‘Key’ down the left-hand side describes instructions for downloading the public transport key map for help with understanding the icons and keys used in the map.

Using the search bar in the ‘search’ tab allows the user to type in a bus number and downloadable timetables will appear for that bus service, allowing users to search for the exact bus service that they need information for.

Another useful feature is the places of interest search option located within the ‘Walking’ tab. This feature lists walking routes by area in alphabetical order. Scrolling to the bottom of the list allows the user to choose the desired area and clicking on a route brings up a journey planner pop-up box, much like the bus and tram journey plan options. Viewing the pdf for each route produces an online information page for that particular walk, and many include the types of wildlife and sites to be seen. This is particularly handy for keen hikers and wildlife watchers, and it makes for a nice feature on the whole. Finally, for ease of use, the map can be shared with friends, printed out, and toggled from full screen to half-screen by using the options in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

For more information, the ‘help’ tab offers a comprehensive description of all of the features of the map, and also provides a small guide for how best to use it.

We Want Your Ideas

Over the years the Dore Village Society has undertaken or supported a wide range of activities, meetings, projects and other initiatives. The ideas for these have come from many sources and the DVS committee has been pleased to encourage and support them. We are now looking for new ideas and would like to invite people to put forward suggestions for anything which they think will be of benefit to Dore and its residents.

We are interested in proposals which could
• add to or improve amenities in the village
• protect or improve the local environment
• provide information about any aspect of Dore
• preserve or improve features of historic or public interest

Suggestions can be for a wide variety of activities or projects including events, meetings, exhibitions, publications, research into local issues, surveys, renovating or maintaining items of historical significance, improving local amenities, etc.

The DVS is prepared to meet the cost of proposals which it accepts but we would prefer that the proposers are willing to organise and carry out their projects. This not an essential condition because we don’t want to inhibit people from putting ideas forward therefore we would be willing to help proposers put together a team to carry out their ideas.

If you would like to submit a proposal please send us an outline describing:
• what you want to do or what your proposal is
• why, and how this will benefit Dore and its residents
• how much you think it will cost and what the money will be spent on

If you are proposing a project that you will undertake or oversee can you also let us know:
• how you will undertake the project (what you will do)
• who will be involved and what they will do
• when you would like to start and how long it will take
• how you will make the activity or results available to the residents of Dore so that the largest number of people can benefit from your idea, either directly or by being inspired to undertake an activity themselves.

Please send proposals to either of:

Keith Shaw
120 Townhead Road
Sheffield S17 3GB
Email: keith@keithshaw.co.uk

David Bearpark
60 Blacka Moor Rd
Sheffield S17 3GJ
Email: davidbearpark@hotmail.com
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