What a great day yesterday with the Olympic torch in Doncaster and the great possitive feelings about Doncaster and Ben Parkinson that were beamed all over the world.
Thank you to all of our patients, who made it in for their appointments, many who were really early  to avoid the local road closures. The clinics ran very smoothly and we even finnished early.
Many of you will have seen Ann Hewitt on clinic, well she nipped out at lunch time and was pictured with one of the torch bearers at a handover point.

Posted on June 27, 2012

For those patients attending tomorrow, 26th June, please remember that due to the Olympic torch passing within 400 metres of the practice some roads will be closed.

Posted on June 25, 2012

Strategic Team Lions finnished the 'Race Accross America' for the second year running. No mean feat but unfortunately this year they were third behind two very experienced teams from the USA who were smarting after being beaten on their own soil last year.
Some break downs in equipment contributed to their lower finnish but again what an acievement. We'll post more when we hear at first hand of Damian's race when he returns later this week.
'Battle Back', (supported by Strategic Lions) the British team of wounded ex soldiers finnished as well, completing the course in 7days, 7 hours and 38 minutes. Amazing 

Posted on June 25, 2012

We have been sent details of the Olympic Torch Relay on 26th June 2012. This event will create cosiderable traffic disruption around The Orthodontic Centre as the torch will pass very close to us.
Plan ahead for Olympic Torch relay
Residents and businesses in Doncaster are being asked to plan ahead for the 26 June 2012 when the Olympic Torch passes through the borough.
Doncaster will be hosting the Olympic torch on that day. This is a key element of the national celebration of the Olympics with the torch travelling within reach of 95% of the population.
Due to the management and operation of the Olympic torch convoy, there will be road closures across the borough which will cause major disruption on the roads. Companies are being encouraged to plan ahead so that staff can get into work and other business activities can continue.
Parts of Doncaster town centre will be closed to traffic and the A1(m) Junction 36 exit slip road will be closed from 6am until traffic is dispersed.   Traffic will be particularly slow running along the A630 during the morning.
Director of Regeneration and Environment Peter Dale said: “Businesses are advised to share the torch route with employees and consider any potential impact on your activities.
“Do bear in mind that any disruption will be very localised and congestion will pass fairly quickly as the Torch Relay moves on.
“This is a historic moment for Doncaster and I am certain that thousands of local people and children will be lining the route as the torch passes through our borough.”
For further information go to www.doncaster.gov.uk/torch or call 01302 736959 for help with business continuity.
Notes to editors
What is happening?
Doncaster is hosting Day 39 of the Torch Relay.  On the morning of the 26 June 2012 the Olympic Torch convoy will leave Sheffield travelling via Rotherham towards Doncaster on the A630. The Torch will pass through Conisbrough, Warmsworth, Doncaster Town Centre, Hall Gate, Bennethorpe and Leger Way. After a lunch time stop the torch will pass through Armthorpe, Dunsville and Hatfield before leaving the borough at around 2pm.
How will this affect traffic?
The route throughout the Borough is predominantly on ‘A’ Classified streets with high traffic flows, particularly during the morning. This includes the busy A630 Balby Road at a point after where the A60 joins. 
Traffic will not be able to exit the A1(m) at junction 36 at Warmsworth as the exit slips will be closed from 0600 hrs. Traffic travelling southbound on the A1(m) wishing to enter Doncaster is advised to leave at 37 or 38. Northbound traffic is advised to join the M18 at junction 2 and enter Doncaster via junction 3.
Motorists are being advised to expect delays and make alternative travel plans for the morning of 26 June.
Road Closures
Both static and rolling road closures will be used on the day. Static road closures means physically closing roads and putting signs in place explaining diversions.

Static Road Closures

Street Name
Time Closed
Time Open
Cleveland Street
Duke Street
Hall Gate
0600 hrs
Limited access to be permitted at discretion of Stewards
On dispersal of crowds
Hall Gate
High Street
South Parade
0600 hrs
Limited access to be permitted at discretion of Stewards
On dispersal of crowds
Silver Street (in one direction)
Hall Gate
Sunny Bar
0600 hrs
Limited access to be permitted at discretion of Stewards
On dispersal of crowds
A1(m) Jct 36 Closure of exit slips onto A630
Closure of exit slips onto A630
On dispersal of traffic when safe for operative


Rolling road closures are moving ones. These will be put in place by South Yorkshire Police who are escorting the Torch on motorbikes. However traffic will build up quickly and there will be no opportunities to overtake the convoy which travels at 4 mph
Buses that use the A630 will be disrupted – this includes routes to and from Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham. For details of changes to local services visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/torch
Rail Travel
There are no changes to services but trains are likely to be busy. Train operators are making arrangements to meet the increased demand. Using the train may be a good alternative to driving or taking the bus on 26 June, there are stations at Adwick, Bentley, Conisbrough, Kirk Sandall, Mexborough, Stainforth and Thorne. For more information visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.northernrail.org
Park & Ride
Park & Ride from Parrots Corner and Woodlands will be FREE on 26 June.

Posted on June 14, 2012

Damian has flown out with the Strategic Lions Racing Team to compete in the Race Across America cycling event.

The Strategic Lions will come under considerable pressure this year from a renewed US Military Team who intend not to be beaten on home soil again.

Posted on June 12, 2012