Check out our Annual Review

It’s that time of year and Well Doncaster is please to share their 2017/18 Annual Report. The report includes highlights of the exciting work that we have been involved in with all our partners and the fantastic people of Denaby Main. Highlights include the fantastic work of Aspiring2 who are supporting entrepreneurs as they start their own businesses…

New Beginnings

Hi, I’m Vanessa Powell-Hoyland and I am replacing Nick Germain as the new Project Manager for Well Doncaster and I am really excited to get going. The first thing I would like to do is thank Nick for all his fantastic work over the last 3 years. His passion, commitment and hard work have led…

New winter edition of Every Day is a Good Day

Denaby and Conisbrough community newsletter Every Day is a Good Day winter edition is out and packed full of examples of community spirit. From growing the largest pumpkin, to raising money through enterprise to feeding reindeer, this quarters Every Day is a Good Day shows Denaby and Conisbrough at it’s best! Take a look and…

Bringing Colour to Grays Court

When Well Doncaster first started talking to people in Denaby in 2015, one thing kept coming up; ‘We want Grays Court to look and feel better’. What is Grays Court you ask? It is the main shopping area in Denaby and one of its busiest areas. To really understand what residents wanted, local social enterprise…

New Edition of Every Day is a Good Day

The Autumn edition of Every Day is a Good Day, the community newsletter for Denaby and Conisbrough, is out! This second editions builds on the stories of summer and is celebrating the Community Micro Grant Scheme which has reached its 1 year anniversary. Take a look at all the fantastic ways community groups are working…

Everyday is a Good Day in Denaby

Take a look at the first edition of ‘Everyday is a Good Day’; a newsletter packed full of examples of what can happen when a community comes together. From award winning marching bands and trips to the seaside, to people taking the time to simply sit and listen or overcoming their fears of learning; read…

Celebrate Denaby!

This summer marks 2 years since we began working in Denaby Main and undertook an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and 1 year since our immersive two day workshop which raised Well Doncaster’s aspirations and shaped the action plans for the area. To celebrate we organised an event at Tom Hill Youth Club in Denaby Main on…

Denaby Reads

“Once you learn to read, you will be free forever” Frederick Douglass Well North is about getting the basics in place that can support good health and wellbeing.  We know that literacy is one of the biggest drivers of social mobility – opening access to information that many of us take for granted and with…

The Bumping Space – so much more than a cuppa

Hello, I’m Susan Hampshaw and I work as a public health principal at Doncaster Council.  As part of my role I’m interested in understanding whether the projects we are delivering work and if they do how they work and in what circumstances. The Bumping Space was a response to some of the early work the…

Raise a cuppa to 2016

I thought I would write a quick blog to share our Well Doncaster Annual Report and also a progress report for the wider programme.  Our local report pulls together lots of people’s efforts over the last year.  So much is happening and it is impossible to cover everything, but hopefully its gives a flavour!   The…

Denaby is Diggin’ it!

Well this is the April’s blog and I am taking over! I thought I would dedicate this one to ‘Dig in’, a community project which is underway at the allotments and aims to create a community space that will bring people together to share experiences and knowledge. We have engaged with all the existing allotment…

Looking Back and Moving Forward

Happy New Year to everyone (okay, I am a couple of weeks late but I think it’s still relevant!) This is just a short post to introduce a review of the work in Denaby through 2016 – it is well worth a read and will only take a few minutes. We have worked with so many…