Your Life Doncaster: Things we think you should know this week

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Hello there,

Welcome to this week's edition of the Your Life Doncaster newsletter, where we round up all of the latest Doncaster news and information from the last week that matters to you.

This week's top stories:

  • Our new Flying Scotsman webpage
  • Frost Festival Finale
  • Tis the season...for some tree planting
  • Choose Kindness this Winter
  • Don't Forget: Primary School applications are open
  • Upcoming Christmas Bin Collection Day changes

Look back on Flying Scotsman's visit to Doncaster with our new webpage

Can you believe it's already over a month since Flying Scotsman's visit to Doncaster? 

It's been an amazing year of centenary celebrations, so we've created a webpage to remember it all - including videos & photos of the famous locomotive in Doncaster!

Take a look!

Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman

Frost Festival Finale

Less than a week to go until our Frost Festival Finale in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.

Join us for traditional carols and festive entertainment beside the Christmas tree from 6pm - 9pm next Thursday 21 December.

We have festive treats including rides, carol singing, snow globe, food and drink and Father Christmas will be stopping by too!

Frost fest finale

If you're into the Christmas spirit and looking for what to do next as part of the festivities then our Visit Doncaster Team have put together a handy itinerary on how to make the most of your festive city this December.

Festive City

And don't forget During the festive season, City of Doncaster Council  is supporting the City Centre by offering free parking available until Friday 5th January from weekdays at 2pm and all day Saturday, at:

  • Markets Car Park
  • St Georges Car Park
  • Colonnades Underground Car Park

Tis the season...for some tree planting

You might have noticed some of our teams planting trees around the city over the past few weeks.

Most of the trees our Street Scene team are planting this season are called “Heavy Standards,” averaging around 12-14cm in diameter and around 3-4m in height.

Between now and April/May 2024, over 250 Heavy Standard trees are scheduled to be planted around the city.

Tree planting

Choose Kindness this winter

As we reach the festive season, we know that people across Doncaster are choosing kindness now more than ever! Whether it’s checking in on your neighbours, getting involved in a local toy appeal, or even just by spending time with family and friends.

We have been out and about capturing some of the ways people in Doncaster have been choosing kindness this winter:

Watch the Video

Choose Kindness this winter

Find out more and join over 600+ people and organisations across Doncaster by taking the Choose Kindness pledge, on the Your Life Doncaster webpage.

There is still lots of support available over the winter period to make sure that yourself and those around you can stay warm and well, visit our winter support webpage to find out more.

Primary School Applications are open

Applications for both reception and junior school places for September 2024 are now OPEN!

Make sure you apply before the closing date on 15th January 2024.

Apply now

Upcoming Christmas Bin Collection Day Changes

Now that bin calendars are starting to arrive in the post, some may have noticed a slight alteration to dates between Christmas and New Year.

For the week commencing 25 December, your bin will be collected one day later than usual. Collections will return to normal the following week.

For more information or to check your collection dates, follow the link below:

Bins & Recycling


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