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Issue 26

April 2011

Police News Page 13 Where you live, your local history Page 16,17

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Editors Letter April brings Mothers day and Easter and of course the Royal Wedding on Friday 29th April. I must admit this is my favourite time of year. Not just for the chocolate eggs but it is a feel good month. The clocks have gone forward bringing lighter evenings; the spring flowers are in abundance; everything just seems so much better after the long Winter! On saying that i have just heard the dreadful news in Japan; we are so lucky in this country not to suffer such natural disasters! There will be Royal Wedding Celebrations at 4pm at the Stephen Jones Community Hall on Friday 29th April. Everyone is welcome and there will be a prize for the best decorated hat! I am hoping for some fantastic photographs! If anyone else is having their own celebrations for Kate and William‘s big day, please send some photographs so you can be included in your local Arrow! Please email me by the 6th May. For all your party needs and Royal Bunting, Bobbing For Apples now have everything in stock you need, contact 01427 875871 for more details. The deadline for May issue is early; Thursday 7th April. Keep sending your articles and if you would like to advertise your business give me a call.

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News, News, News, News, News, News, News ... DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE FREE BUSES FOR EVERYONE? TO ASDA, SCUNTHORPE Every Friday 9.15 am from Saab garage, Westwoodside, stopping at Haxey Bus Stop 9.30am (opposite Haxey Garage). The bus then proceeds to Epworth and Belton stopping at bus stops, a straight run to the motorway returning from Asda at 11.30 am TO TESCO, GAINSBOROUGH Every Wednesday via Akeferry Road, Westwoodside and picks up from the bus shelter off Vine Hall Road, Haxey at 10.00am. The bus then proceeds via East Lound and Trent side villages, returning from Tesco at 12.30 pm. Any further information either contact Asda 01724 280 008 or Tesco 01427 649400

The Watoto Children's Choir On Saturday, 9th April at 3pm St Nicholas Church, Haxey, will be hosting a concert by the Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda. This is an amazing choir made up of children of all ages, from 5yrs up to 16yrs and with several adults too. They have visited the Isle twice before, performing in All Saints' Church, Belton as well as in Belton Primary and South Axholme schools. Entrance is free but there will be an opportunity during the concert to give money to support the work of Watoto Child Care as they rescue children and enable them to have a family, an education and a future. The joy and enthusiasm of the children is incredible and well worth experiencing. For further details call Karen Buckley on 01427872207

Epworth Imperial Hall welcomes the Isle District Choral Society. Thanks to funding of £11,800 from the North Lincolnshire RDPE (Rural Development Programme for England) LEADER programme, the Imperial Hall has just completed part of its major refurbishment programme.


To celebrate this we are hosting a grand fund raising coffee morning for the Isle Choral Society on Saturday 9 April, 10.00 - 12.00 am. This is an ideal opportunity to look round the hall, see the improvements, learn what it has to offer individuals and groups, as well as to support such a worthy cause as the Choral Society. Carol Mellers, Imperial Hall Committee, LEADER Project Manager For hall bookings contact Mary Addlesee on 01427 873622

Approximately 30 members of Epworth and District Flower Club enjoyed celebrating the Club's 50th Birthday with a party in the Memorial Hall, Haxey. Elaine Hall as retiring President, welcomed everyone to a hall decorated with a golden daffodil theme. Sadly there were a few apologies for ill health, including that of Carolyn Drury who will take over leading the Group. Elaine was then thanked verbally for her long term support and given an arrangement of flowers and a beautiful book with a dedication in the front thanking her for her hard work. Much of the drive to reach the 50years has come from Elaine. Next the Group enjoyed a meal provided by Sandra Bishop and instead of dessert all enjoyed a beautifully decorated fruit cake. This was made by a Club member, Val Needham. The next part of the evening was a demonstration by Di Smith, an area demonstrator from the Lincolnshire Wolds. Her theme for the evening was 50 Glorious Years. Di entertained the ladies with arrangements depicting ice cream cones, cocktail drinks, wedding celebrations, musical events and general wonderful table decorations. She combined golden roses with chrysanthamums and carnations and contrasted very pretty, dainty purple orchids and also purple statis. There was almost general discussion about the devastating effects of the severe winter on much foliage. Finally Di was thanked by Janet Oliver and 13 arrangements were won by lucky raffle ticket holders. The next meeting will be held on Monday,11th April in the Stephen Jones Hall in Haxey at 7.30p.p.m. As usual new members and visitors will be welcome. Information can be obtained from

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The priorities for Axholme Central are as follows:Burglaries in Belton There has been a shape increase in burglaries in the Belton area, with a shift from commercial properties to domestic outbuildings being the main interest for thieves. Both neighbourhood and response officers patrol the area; however we actively encourage residents to be particularly vigilant and to report any Police Community Support Officer 7577 Stewart Pearson suspicious persons in the area. Please review your home security and and that of any garages and sheds on your land. Place high value items like Police Constable 1839 Tina Starbuck bicycles and gardening equipment out of sight, and mark your property so that it is easily identifiable. Keep locks in good working order and keys hidden from view. There are Neighbourhood Watch schemes running in parts of Belton and anyone wishing to start their own group please contact the Neighbourhood Team. This is easy to do and is an invaluable tool in fighting crime. UPDATE- The amount of burglaries reported has abated somewhat, although the neighbourhood team wish to monitor the situation before closing this priority. We remind residents to be vigilant and report all suspicious activities and attempts made to gain entry to premises. Annoyance caused to residents – Fieldside/Battle Green/ Studcross areas in Epworth. Our attention has been drawn towards a number of youths causing annoyance around the above areas. This has involved general verbal abuse, litter and minor damages. We appeal to residents to call in should they witness such behaviour, drawing their attention to the fact that we need detailed descriptions of offenders as this gives us a better chance of ‗getting the right person‘ when we stop large groups of youths around the village. A number of parked cars have been targeted. We advise those with vehicles if possible to park them in a garage if they have one, on the driveway and if possible off the road. Wildlife Crime. Wildlife crime is of concern to farmers and landowners on the Isle of Axholme. It is important that every effort is made to reduce the opportunity for this type of crime to occur and to bring offenders to justice. The Neighbourhood team together with their uniformed colleagues recognise the importance of creating secure environments for farmers and landowners on the Isle of Axholme. There is a Farm Watch/ Country Watch scheme running and together we are actively seeking ways to resolve this issue. This is a continuing concern in the area, and there have been a number of positive responses from the Police in the South and Central wards. A number of persons have been identified as being connected to some of these incidents and have been reported for their involvement. This situation will continue to be monitored and positive action will be taken. UPDATE: a number of persons have been summonsed to court for hare-coursing/poaching. We encourage the local communities continued support in reporting such activities in order to secure convictions and send out the message that this crime will not be tolerated by the rural community. Burglar caught = Four youths were recently arrested for burglary after an incident was reported in Epworth. After interview an 18 year old male was cautioned. Males summonsed = Police received a report that two vehicles had been damaged. Suspects have been located, interviewed and have been summonsed to attend court. Criminal Damage to Property in Epworth = Three persons were arrested and interviewed regarding criminal damage to a dwelling in Epworth. One male has been charged with criminal damage and is currently in the judicial system, whilst the other two males had no further actions following a review of the evidence. Male arrested after repeatedly attending a shop in Belton to steal = A male who kept returning and stealing alcohol from a shop in Belton has been arrested and awaits the outcome. Male arrested in Epworth = A local man from the Epworth area who breached his bail conditions was arrested in the High Street in Epworth and taken to appear at Court. Drugs Warrant = Neighbourhood officers together with the Divisional Operations Support unit executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act which had been obtained through Scunthorpe Magistrates Court, in the Belton area on Friday 11th February. No drugs were located.


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Women’s Institute (WI) Report February and March meetings

The meeting held on 8th February was the annual general meeting. A vote of thanks and a bouquet were given to out retiring president, Mrs Marion Beecroft, who has done a sterling job for the last three years. The new president was elected, Mrs Gillian Bradley, who quite diffidently said she would do the best she could as president. We are all looking forward to her term of office. The other offices of secretary and treasurer remain with the same people, who both expressed their willingness to continue, so Ann Frith remains secretary, and Lynn Seddons remains as treasurer. Both were thanked for all the work they have done so far. The evening ended with a tasting session of savoury and dessert recipes which were made by various members. I have to say at this point that we have some talented cooks, and a WI recipe book with out favourite recipes just might be made and sold for charity. Watch this space!!! The meeting held on 8th March was slightly shorter than normal as the speaker had cancelled at the last minute so a replacement had not been able to be found. The time was taken up with business matters and much discussion of the way forward for the group. The Isle heats of the quiz had taken place on Tuesday 22nd of February, in which we were placed second, but will be representing the Isle and Epworth and District WI in the finals on 25th of March. Our group will be providing flower arrangements for the speakers table at the annual Federation Day on 30th of March, and the models for the fashion show on the 22nd of March. Hopefully we‘ll have some pictures for you in the next issue. The next meeting will be held at 7-45 in the Red Lion, Epworth on the 12th of April. All new members welcome. Cath Fordham Contact number 01427 874422

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Year 5 Trip to Hathersage A group of 34 Year 5 children with four members of staff have just returned from a week‘s stay at the St. Michael‘s Environmental Education centre in Hathersage. The children had a great time learning about the environment and to work together while away from home. Activities completed included walks, Orienteering, Woodland Conservation, a visit to Castleton, Night Walks and a Search and Rescue simulation. The children assisted serving meals and clearing up and on the last night we all went out to the Local Pool Cafe for a tasty dinner before holding our own talent show.

World Book Day We again took part in World Book Day by again dressing up as a character from a book the class had been studying in Literacy lessons. Class 1 and Class 2 had a Pirate Theme Day and even had a pirate ship in class for the children to role play. Class 3 and Class 4 turned their classrooms into the Isle of Struay!! Children and staff dressed up as characters from the story Katie Morag. Class 5 explored the Jolly Postman story and children came dressed as characters from the book. Class 6 immersed themselves in the works of the author Dick King Smith and came dressed as animals from his books. Classes 7, 8 and Class 9 explored more literature from the Caribbean. Children choose any of the countries from the Caribbean and came dressed in the colours shown on the country‘s flag. Over the day the children took part in lots of activities around books and the staff read extracts from their favourite book in assembly on Thursday morning. Wake Up Shake Up Winners Congratulations to the Year 6 girls who won the Wake Up Shake Up Street Dance competition last month beating several other Isle schools. The children performed Firework by Katie Perry. The children will now go onto the Scunthorpe Final on 18th March. The children were all a credit to the school, particularly as your excellent behaviour was commented on by several people at the event. Also well done to the group from class 4 who performed Pokerface by Lady Gaga in the Infant competition. They didn‘t win but performed very well and Bethany Price received a special award from the judges for making a very good effort. With best wishes John Hodgkins Headteacher

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The Isle of Axholme

Where You Live

Your Local History

Adapted by Anthony Catherall

ST ANDREWS PARISH CHURCH – EPWORTH The parish church is a collection of architectural building periods extending from the 12 th century. The remnants of the Early English Period of architecture (1189-1272) can be seen in the Chancel Arch and the aisle arcades. Between 1272 and 1377 the architectural age was the Decorated period. This is represented by the window in the west end of the north aisle that is now used as a choir vestry; also the windows of the chancel are of this period. The lion motif of the Mowbray family can be seen on the West Wall inside the North Porch. Between 1377 and 1547 was the Perpendicular Period. The Tower, the clerestory and many windows and battlements constructed over the aisles, were built in this period. The Priest’s Vestry is also of this period. During the Civil War, fanatics desecrated the church so that only the walls were left standing. The church was rebuilt from the ruins with alterations. For instance the Chancel was made smaller. There were two chantries at one time, now the organ occupies one and the other at the end of the south aisle has disappeared. In 1868 the church was renovated. The Nave was re-floored, the north and south aisles were re-roofed and a new pulpit, altar and altar rails were installed. Within the church are a number of objects of historic interest. There are two chairs that date from the 16th and 17th centuries. There is also the old parish chest from the 16th century where parish records were kept. The Church Register dates from 1538 showing baptisms, weddings and funerals as ordered by Thomas Cromwell, minister of HenryV111. There was a Mazor Bowl dating from 1525 made out of wood but this was sold in 1947 for £1000,00. The church has eight bells, of which were recast in 1937 together with a Coronation Bell (note F). The grave of Samuel Wesley is of obvious historic interest. In 1742 when revisiting Epworth, John Wesley offered to take the morning services at the church, but the curate, Rev. John Romley, rejected his offer. In the evening, however Wesley took his father’s tombstone as a pulpit and preached to a vast crowd. In the first decade of the 21st century restoration was extensively carried out including installation of solar panels on the chancel roof. Bibliography: - Epworth – Home of the Wesleys – Le Cato Edwards The History of the Isle of Axholme – Re. W.B. Stonehouse M.A.


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Now & Then – Then & Now No.24 By Anthony Catherall This month and every month see Epworth and Beltoft in bygone days and compare to today’s images!

For a change this month we look at the Hamlet of Beltoft in old money. On 24 October 1894 and again on 13 July 1897, the Temple Belwood Estate in the Belton Parish came up for auction at the Angel Hotel, Doncaster. The whole comprised 2,118 acres of arable and pasture land with Homesteads. Above we see the areas in green to be sold Beltoft on the map of 1897. Interestingly in white, is Miss Collinson’s property of Beltoft House (still there today) and land nearby not part of the sale. The lots in Beltoft, were all rented on a yearly basis to various tenants. I highlight some; No. 377a Beltoft Farm - 87 acres 0 Rood 1 Perch, let to John Watson - rent £109.1s.2d. The Old Farm - No. 382 – of 198 acres was let to Mrs Jemima Webster her rent £199.7.4d. On the West Butterwick road then was Walnut House Farm – it consisted of146 acres rented to George Bowman at £125.5.4d. Opposite No. 477 - Second Farm House & Homestead – let to the Executors of Mr Ducker at £151.7.1d., including numbers 479-480 Capital Cottage & Garden. The Farm Beltoft - No. 372a on the main road was 172 acres and was farmed by brothers, George & Arthur Kelsey it was rented to them at £129.3.0d. As a help to our younger readers, conversion: Area 1 acre = 0.4 hectare or a large football pitch - I rood = 1,011.71sq.m. & 1 perch = 25.29sq.m. Currency 240d (pence) = £1 – 12d =1s (shilling) 20s =£1 (pound) Below, an undated postcard of Beltoft with houses on the main road through the Hamlet.

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ROUNDABOUT OR JUNCTION Some American friends, and those visitors who come to England express their surprise at many things. The way we can walk to the shops for example, and the narrow strips of tarmac we call pavements, rather than their wide sidewalks. Remembering that they also drive to malls to do their shopping. But they also show surprise at the number of, and our dependence upon roundabouts-- not magic ones, but the traffic roundabouts. Some parts of North America do have them, though not to our number and there they are called traffic circles. You may have noticed from American TV programmes and films, that they base their urban system on light controlled junctions. This means (usually) that cars stop to allow the traffic with the green light to proceed , as we also do at such junctions. In urban areas it creates a stop start dynamic to the journey. However the roundabout allows a more free traffic flow. It does not inevitably demand a stop, but with a commonly understood protocol, gives priority to cars from the right, and allows courtesy to other road users. It is generally a much smoother process. Mini roundabouts seem to cause confusion, which though meant to be used a roundabouts, are occasionally (by the car in front of me) treated as a junction. As Christian people we do not have to stop start. In our meeting with other people on the roundabout of world, national. and local community affairs we are called to demonstrate consideration and courtesy for others. Sometimes this means giving priority to others, if their claim or need is more urgent and pressing. The roundabout system depends on mutual understanding and consideration, the traffic light is either stop or go, solely dependent on the colour of the light. I appreciate roundabouts, and I applaud a roundabout world that demonstrates consideration and courtesy, and priority to others when necessary. I hope I belong to a roundabout church! David


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February got off to a good start at Axholme Camera Club with a very interesting presentation by Jim Hartje ARPS. Jim explored the creative side of his photography with Photography-Fine Art or Creative Expression' which led to a lot of discussion.

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Then came Richard Egan-Headley FRPS who demonstrated how to take the perfect portrait. Amy, daughter of member Chairman Roberts, on her first assignment as a model, patiently sat through the evening under the floodlighting while Richard photographed her from different angles, talking all the time about the procedure, as well as telling amusing anecdotes. It was a very useful and educational evening and many members went away ready to have a go themselves. The first competition of the year had the subject of Birds, and was ably judged by the current Chairman, Geoff Trinder ARPS, himself a keen Nature photographer, particularly interested in birds. Forty-two members arrived, most with prints for the competition, and the standard and variety was high, making a difficult job for Geoff. His eventual choices were Clour Section, Jean Goodburn, of Hatfield scored 20 and 19, Angie Skidmore19 and 19, George Fiddler, Owen Wressell and Dave Neale 18 each. The Mono Section winners were Angie Skidmore 20, Jean Goodburn 19, Guy Myers of Gainsbough a new member entering for the first time,18, David Nelmes 19 and George Fiddler 19. As member Ken Thompson had attained the age of 80 years on the Monday of that week, Chairman Roberts made him a beautiful birthday cake decorated with an artist's palette and brush, as Ken is also an accomplished artist as well as an excellent photographer. The delicious fruit cake was divided up among the members at the tea break. Sandy Furniss FRPS made a return visit to talk about 'Moments Through My Lens ' and once again overwhelmed his audience with the quality of his work. He explained how he gets such superb landscapes and nature photographs with a view to helping members improve their own. This pleasant, quietly spoken Scot received resounding applause and requests to return again with more of his fantastic work. Two dates for your diary, an evening OPEN to all on Wednesday 6th April is a presentation by Allan Rowsell 'California Dreaming'. This promises to be a fascinating evening as Allan's undoubted photographic talent combined with his ability to find interesting and unusual places usually produces an excellent presentation. Coming up on Wednesday May 4th will be another evening OPEN to all, as Lee Davis LRPS and Alan present some of their wildlife photography. Both these evenings will be in Haxey Church Hall starting at 7.30pm with a small charge of £1.50 to include refreshments. Linda Ulyett

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M. P. IS ―OUT OF ORDER‖ Haxey Amateur Dramatic Society‘s next production is ―Out Of Order‖, another rip-roaring comedy by Ray Cooney. The action, set in the lounge of a hotel suite near The Houses of Parliament, features errant M. P. Richard Willey, a Government Minister, intent on an adulterous affair with Jane Worthington, one of Her Majesty‘s Opposition‘s office staff. John Spittlehouse is the lustful Minister & Lynsey Yeardley his would-be lover. The discovery of a very much unwanted presence in the room, played skillfully by newcomer to the Haxey stage, John Brown complicates matters unmercifully. Richard calls on his hapless Parliamentary Private Secretary, George Pigden, to extricate him from the web of deceit. Nigel Smith makes a welcome return as George, The over-amorous MP Richard Willey who soon finds himself in very hot water indeed. (John Spittlehouse) admires Jane (Lynsey Yeardley) Things go from bad to worse with the appearance of Ronnie Worthington, Jane‘s angry young husband, played by Andrew Lee, also happily returning to the Society, & with the arrival of Pamela Willey, Richard‘s sophisticated wife, played by Sheila Morrey. The other characters cannot be said to assist Richard get his wicked way, either. These are the often perplexed Hotel Manager (Joan Young), a hotel waiter on the make (Colin Emery), an Italian hotel maid with little English (Pat Ellison), and the domiWho is leading who a merry dance? L to R: Colin neering Gladys (Emma Speers). Emery, Lynsey Yeardley, Nigel Smith, John Brown The play is produced by Mary Lenanton, a frequent and John Spittlehouse director at Retford Little Theatre, although this is her first full-length play at Haxey. For a great evening of laughter, make sure you catch this hilarious show. The performances are at 7.30pm on Friday & Saturday 1st & 2nd April & on Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7th, 8th & 9th April in Haxey Memorial Hall. Tickets (£5) are on sale from 9.00am-5.00pm at Green Hill Stores, Haxey, courtesy of Bev and Greg Suszczenia. For block bookings & other enquiries please call Haxey (01427) 754294. This will be the first time that the Society has given 5 performances. The 2010 play sold out for most performances and the group want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy the fun.


Gladys and George (Emma Speers & Nigel Smith) get affectionate, watched by L-R Sheila Morrey, John Spittlehouse and Joan Young

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Easter Joy So how is your Lent going? I trust that you won‘t ‗give up‘ on Mum on Mothering Sunday but will give her a day to remember. How am I doing? Sadly, the ‗Wispa‘ is no longer on our shopping list. How will Cadbury‘s survive without my normal order? Look out for the new, slimmer Rector on Easter Day! Last year, Karen and I were privileged to go to Oberammergau to see the Passion Play that the villagers put on every ten years. It was a remarkable experience to witness the Gospel accounts of Jesus played out on a large stage with hundreds taking part. As we already knew the story, it didn‘t matter that the production was in German! The Passion Play and films like ―The Passion of the Christ‖ bring a freshness to the historic events of Jesus‘ life, death and resurrection, which are at the heart of the Christian faith. This is not just ancient history, but relevant to us today. Jesus‘ death on the cross and return to life was for everyone. Easter can be a joyful celebration of the life God wants us all to live. God‘s love really is for each of us. You are very welcome to join Joyful Easter Celebrations at a Church or Chapel near you. We would love to see you!

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South Axholme Teens Page by Andrew Potter Riddle Me This! If you counted 20 houses going to school, and then 20 houses on the left, going home, how many houses have you counted? 20 houses Tom has joined the track, he has to run around the school. Every time he runs he has to pull up his pants. Tom runs about 5 min and stops to pull up his pants he runs about almost half a mile in 5 minutes .He has to run 3 miles to make the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. He has to run 3 miles in 30 min and beat all the others without stopping. HOW CAN HE RUN FASTER WITH OUT STOPING? - He needs to buy a belt Harry went out to dinner with his friends Larry, Barry, and Gary. Harry sat across from Gary. At Gary's right, opposite Barry, sat Larry. When the waiter came for their orders, Larry and Barry ordered steak. Gary chose fish, and Harry (who likes to be difficult) ordered like this: "Unless the man at the left of the man opposite the man who ordered fish is not having what the man across from the man at the right of the man at my left is having, then I'll have what the man across from the man at the right of the man opposite me ordered. Otherwise, bring me the fettuccine Alfredo." Assuming "right" and "left" is from the viewpoint of the diners, what did Harry order?- What he essentially said to the waiter was: "If Larry ordered the same thing as Gary, I'll have steak." Since Larry ordered steak and Gary ordered fish, Harry does not get steak.

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Speed and Acceleration Dear readers, Knowing when to use your car‘s power and when to take it easy are skills which every driver needs to master. It isn‘t about driving around at a snails pace, its about using power and acceleration wisely, smoothly and safely. Power is nothing without control. This is true of all aspects of driving and a maxim the Advanced Driver lives by. A powerful sports car is at best wasted and at worst deadly in the hands of the amateurish or lazy driver. Never abuse your car‘s power. Instead learn how the car delivers its power then use the experience to make the most of it by driving as safely, smoothly, and as progressively as possible. Firm acceleration is sometimes necessary –when joining a motorway or when overtaking for example but to make the best use of your car‘s power band takes practice and an understanding of the way it delivers its torque (the power that creates acceleration). Being in the wrong gear at the wrong time can ‗bog‘ the engine down, restricting the car‘s acceleration and possibly putting you in a hazardous situation. It‘s important to learn which part of the rev band delivers the most torque and acceleration. This will ensure you select the right gear for the conditions and the job in hand. Test your sense of deceleration. Here‘s a useful way to test your sense of deceleration. The next time you‘re driving along the road at the national speed limit and see a 30mph or 40mph speed limit sign ahead, try to time the point at which you ‗lift off‘ the accelerator so that the car reaches the speed limit sign at the correct speed, without the need to touch the brakes. On twisty roads you can take this technique a stage further by managing the speed of the car between the bends with accurate use of the accelerator. This will limit the amount of braking you need to do, producing a smoother, more satisfying drive. With smooth road surfaces and powerful, quiet cars, it can take serious concentration not to creep over the speed limit. Advanced Driving is not about driving slowly. A driver who tootles along at 50mph on a busy motorway or a clear country road can be just as dangerous and frustrating as a speed demon. The skilled Advanced Driver looks to make good progress whenever possible by carrying out well-timed overtakes; with smooth, progressive controlled acceleration. Remember just how difficult it would be to enjoy your motoring without a driving licence! If you are interested in the courses that we offer, you‘ll be able to find this information on the Institute of Advanced Motorists website at or Tel: 020 8996 9600 Safe Driving Paul Tuke.

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What’s On In Your area in Epworth and Belton Activity

Meeting place




Wesley Memorial, Epworth




Thurlow Playgroup and Preschool

Epworth Thurlow

9-11.30 & 12-3

01427 875016


Keep Fit

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall


01427 873569


Epworth Brownies

Ivy Andrew Hall, Epworth

18:00 - 19:30

01427 873161


Children‘s Dancing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

16.00- 20.00




Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

20.00 -21.00

01427 752548


NHS Stop Smoking

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall

17.00 -18.30



Epworth Youth Club

Epworth Youth Centre




Keep Fit

Belton Park Pavilion



Army Cadets

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall


01724 858918


Axholme Elite Taewondo

Epworth Lesuire Centre


01427 873335


Axholme Arts Club

13 Queen St, Epworth - Adults

19:00 - 21:00

01427 873947


Horticulture Society (2nd Tuesday)

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

19:00 -21.00

01427 872252


Epworth Town Council

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall

18.30 - 21.00

1st Tuesday


Beavers, Cubs, Scouts

Belton Park Pavilion



Jack n Box

Wesley Memorial, Epworth



Belton Brownies

Belton All Saints Primary School



Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls Club

Epworth Leisure Centre (Sept—April)

3.30 –5.30 pm 01427 752344


Belton Rainbows

Belton All Saints Primary School


01427 754009


Belton Guides

Belton All Saints Primary School

19:30 - 21:00

01427 872227 01427 873730

01427 872109


Sunshine Yoga

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

13.00-15.00 18.00-20.15


Epworth Youth Club

Epworth Youth Centre



Active Ageing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

10.00 - 11.00

01724 297255


Army Cadets

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall

18.45 - 21.00

01724 858918


Belton Mums and Tots

Belton Public Hall


0775 9782182


Street Dance

Belton Park Pavilion



Children‘s Dancing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

16.00- 20.00



Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall


01427 873622



Epworth Imperial Hall


01427 873622


Axholme Arts Club

13 Queen Street, Epworth - Juniors


01427 873947


Axholme Elite Taekwondo

Epworth Leisure Centre


0794 6607762


Baby Signing

Epworth Methodist Church



Autumn Club Over 50‘s

Belton Park Pavilion



Keep Fit

Belton Park Pavilion



Ashby Concert Band

Ashby Wesley Hall (opp. Aldi (Rehearsals) 19:30 -22:00


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01724 784494

What’s On In Your area in Epworth and Belton Fri

Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls club

Epworth Leisure Centre (Sept—April)

3.30—5.30 pm 01427 752344


Red Cross Whist

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall;

19.00 - 21.00


Belton Bingo Club

Belton Park Pavilion

06:30pm start


Junior Gym

Epworth Leisure Centre


01427 873845


Active Ageing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

13.00 - 14.00

01724 297255



Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall


01427 873622


Wesley Memorial, Epworth


Bookings of the Imperial Hall, Epworth Mary Addlesee

3rd Friday

01427 873622

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Business Directory

Advice Pensions Helpline

0800 991234


Electricity Emergencies

0800 375 675

The Hair Shop Westwoodside

Transco - Gas leaks

080 111 999

Yorkshire Water

0845 1242424

Boarding Kennels/Grooming Croft House Kennels and Cattery

Care in the Community

0800 009966


0800 1111

Neighbourhood Watch

01482 444466


0808 80050000


08705 555999

NHS Direct

0845 4647

01427 874831

Health / Fitness Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness

Taxi Service / Wedding Cars/ Driving Schools Dave Addlesee School of Motoring

0800 555 111

P T Taxi

Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

Rent the Bentley – wedding car hire

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139


Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Group

01427 875752

01427 872345

Belton All Saints Primary School

01427 872391

Westwoodside Primary School

01427 752355

Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

D Brown Joinery

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Axholme Pest Control

Willows Dental Practise—Belton

01427 872106

07931 526 057

01427 873446 07831 690591

01427 874377 / 07833 638521

A.E.S. Tiling (Ceramic Floor & Wall Tiling) 01302 885401

Epworth Country Primary School

MJN Autos (car servicing/repairs)

07749519557 01427 874413

Brookes Homecare Improve 01427 875314 /07973142963 Meteor Security Ltd

01302 623427 / 07917 766922 0779 5321054 / 01302 350363 01427 873608 / 07766747245

S A Walker Electrical Serv. 08458 396775 / 07751 887623 Axholme Kitchens and Bathrooms

01427 874312



Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accnts

Epworth Leisure Centre

01427 873845

My Vue cinema

08712 240240


08712 244007


01427 754531 / 07790 817691

Simon White Building Contractors Dean Gregory Electrical

01427 872680 07773 199760 01427 875765 07721 584289

Crime stoppers`

Education and General

01724 712700

Quality Lifestyles Personal Training Consultancy Paul Seaman ACSM HFI 01427 753591 / 07714 318958

Alan‘s Private Hire, Belton


01427 890235

Home and Garden Fountain Court florist

Age Concern

01427 752455

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Ashby Concert Band - Rehearsals Fridays—Mr B Page

01724 784494 “The Arrow”

01427 752958

Hurstons Accountants & Business Advisors 01427 873737 Balance the Books Accounting Services Ltd 01427 873972 MJ Button Accountants

01724 711881

Children’s Entertainment when responding to advertisements Belton Bouncy Castles

07788 896988 / 01427 872215

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