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Including West Butterwick, Beltoft and Sandtoft

Issue 50

April 2013

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Editors Letter…Lots of clubs advertised this month, from gardening clubs to bowling clubs. If you’ve often thought about

starting a new hobby but just never got round to it, now is the time to start! Spring is here so lets get motivated and start something new! FREE ACTIVITIES on Crowle Moors this Easter, make sure you book early, full details on the News Section. The Arrow is delivered to every home and business in Epworth, Belton, Sandtoft, West Butterwick and Beltoft, if you know anyone who doesn't receive one please get in touch. The deadline for May issue is Wednesday 17th April and the magazines will be delivered from Friday 26th April.

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News, News, News, News, News, News, News ... Epworth’s Imperial Hall West Butterwick and District Gardening Club have 2 meetings in Committee has announced that its AGM is to be held on Tuesday April due to the bank holidays. The first meeting is TUESDAY 2nd April (change of March 26, and that anyone living in the town day due to Easter Monday) where the speaker is Peter Booker – ‘All you want to know about Carnations but were afraid to ask’. The second meeting is Monday 29th April (change of date due to May Day Bank Holiday). The speaker is Ray Creek and his subject is ‘Orchids’. Members £1, Non Members £2. Everyone welcome all ages and abilities of gardener. Meetings held at West Butterwick Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm. Refreshments after the talk.

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Wedding Event St Andrew's Church Epworth will be holding a Wedding Event during the weekend of 28th and 29th September 2013. This will be a social history event similar to the successful events Lincolnshire at War and the Jubilee Exhibition. It will cover weddings which have taken place in the church over the years and the loan of wedding dresses, service sheets, photographs and other memorabilia will be appreciated. Volunteers will also be required to help organize and steward the exhibition. For further information and to express an interest contact Melvyn Rose (01427 872080.


or surrounding area is welcome to attend. The Imperial Hall – on the town’s Chapel Street – is a registered charity and affords facilities for a number of organisations in its two halls. They include meetings of Epworth Town Council’s monthly meetings, children’s dance classes and fitness groups. Either hall can also be booked for private functions. The AGM will commence at 7pm and will be held in the small hall, which has recently been redecorated.

The Garden Club at Epworth will be holding their next monthly Club meeting on Tuesday 9th April at the Imperial Hall, Epworth-7.30pm. There will be a practical demonstration by Rona Ashcroft, Pruning Flowers and Shrubs. The competition for the night will be “Three stems of tulips in a vase”. Also on Tuesday 14th May, there will be a demonstration by Peter Barnard of Epworth, Fruit Processing and Fruit Tree Pruning. The competition for the evening is “A bunch of flowering weeds in a vase”. All events start at 7.30pm at the Imperial Hall, Epworth. Doors open from 6.45pm. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please speak to a current Committee member or call 01427 874126. Competitions - all entries to have been home grown. Use your own vases. £10 annual prize money for most points attained in competition through year. Book sale every month. Please support our Annual Autumn Show.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (Isle of Axholme Group) Orchids of the Peak District. Our next meeting to be held at The Stephen Jones Hall, Low Street, Haxey is on Thursday 4th April 2013 at 7.30 pm. The Guest speaker is John Jones who has a wealth of knowledge on Wild Orchids. The Talk will be preceded by a short A.G.M. We look forward to welcoming all our members and new visitors. For further information please contact Geoff or Chris Trinder 01427 872051

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Easter is here... It is 2 weeks until Easter! This year it will be approximately 2000 years ago Jesus died for us. As well as all the Easter Eggs the Easter Rabbit brings us.

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Isle of Axholme

Where You Live

Your Local History

Amateur Dramatics The Epworth Mowbray Players No.10 by Anthony Catherall

Morris Butler one of the original members had moved on to a Headship elsewhere and was missed by his peers. However the show must go on and the Thriller “Night Must Fall” by Emlyn Williams was chosen for the tenth production. It was first presented at the Duchess Theatre, London, on 31st May, 1935. In the film version of the same name in 1937 it was awarded Best Picture of the Year by the National Board of Review. Robert Montgomery a young actor playing Danny was nominated for Best Actor and Dame May Whitty, also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the role as Mrs Branson. The plot was, a handsome young man charms his way into the household of a wealthy invalid, but her niece is suspicious of his motives. Later in 1964 the film was remade with the same title, starring Albert Finney, albeit with less success. In the Epworth three act production in March 1958, Jack Johnson had the lead role as Danny, whilst Mary Housham played Mrs Branson. G. Rupert Newborn another newcomer played the Lord Chief Justice, Margaret Archer (Olivia Grayne), Bob Robinson (Hubert Laurie) Ella Dempster (Nurse Libby), Audrey Till (Mrs Terence) Joyce Battye (Dora Parkoe) and Gordon Fletcher, as Inspector Belsize. There were one or two new acknowledgements in the programme (still at 3d). Mrs J. Laird, of Market Place was now selling the Ice Cream and Sweets, whilst grateful thanks was extended to Mrs, W. Harrison, Epworth, for the loan of her wheeled Chair during all rehearsals and the Show. The prompter was Miss Pat Rimington and Marjorie Trimingham took the task of being Property Mistress. Harry T. Shipley took on the new position of Manager (front of Curtain).

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Now & Then - Then & Now No. 48 By Anthony Catherall This month and every month see Epworth and this month Santoft, in days gone by and compare to today's images !

Three-quarters of a mile out of Santoft Hamlet, on the left hand side on the Hatfield road, stands the former Methodist Chapel used from 1839 till 1992. The 150th anniversary was celebrated in style in 1989 and a commemorative booklet was produced. Being used extensively by RAF personnel during WW11, Edgar & Win Norton from Lympstone wrote, "it was a joy to find a Methodist Church practically on the 'Station'". The Rev. John W. Crofton of Salisbury. (Minister 1937-40) wrote; "The Hursts and the Dents I remember with affection and gratitude". The Rev. H.J.A. Elliott of Soham, (Minister 1962-66 wrote; "The passing of time eventually brought the Methodists into this fishing, fowling, reed and turf cutting fen area, and everything changed for the better". The Rev. George Sails, B.D., of Yate, Bristol wrote; "On the evening of Sunday 1 March 1936 that there were seven people in the congregation;‌. and the collection amounted to 4/9‌..on the occasion of the 1941 visit, the Chapel was full for both morning and evening services". He goes on to say, "Like many of our village chapels, Santoft had a small nucleus of loyal and devoted members who have maintained the worship of the church week by week, year in year out". Thousands of more moving and reflective words were written in the booklet produced for the occasion. Below the former chapel I photographed on 12 January 2013.

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Fundraising continues apace for the Belton Barrow Race. The tradition was established in 1950 following a bet that it was possible to push a man in a barrow over 3 miles in a specified time drinking a pint of beer at the then 5 pubs in the village. The Barrow Race ended a couple of years ago but the new committee is keen to restore the tradition.

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The committee has been fundraising since November to enable the race to go ahead. We are often asked what we need to fundraise for. Whilst Belton Parish Council have kindly funded the new barrows, the committee still have to raise funds to cover insurance costs, barrow storage, cups, rosettes and prize money. Traditionally any excess money was used for the good of the village, going to worthy causes, which is something the committee is keen to do once the race is back up and running, though our aim for this year is to break even! Our next fundraising event is at The Crown Inn on Saturday 6th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are available in advance from the Crown or the Wheatsheaf priced at £3.50 per person to include a pie and pea supper and the evening’s entertainment includes fantastic singer Ryan Bassingdale, raffle, slave auction and the one and only Crown Inn Spice Boys!

The race itself is to be held on Sunday 30 June and will begin at The Wheatsheaf Inn, with the adult race following the traditional route around the village via the Crown Inn with water stations at the two pubs which are now closed. There will be 5 races: Adults, Veterans (over 50s), Juniors 7-11, Juniors 11-17 and adult and child. Leaflets to include entry forms for the races will be distributed to households in Belton, Sandtoft and Beltoft shortly. There will also be a Barrow in Bloom competition held around the village to be judged on 21 st June, so start planning your display now! Help on the day would be gratefully received, in particular we are keen to recruit volunteers to steward the race or man stalls, we are also in need of the use of a caravan for the Red Cross during the race and of somewhere to store the barrow throughout the year. Please contact Sue on 873978 if you can help.

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HAPPY EASTER! I will never forget the Easter Sunday many years ago (not in the Isle) when a young person ate too much chocolate before our Church Service and was very sick just as the intercessions were starting! It was not pleasant. Easter is about much more than chocolate or eggs. For many people, Christmas is the most important Festival of the year. After all, we decorate our houses and buy presents fort our family and friends. However in the Christian Church, Easter is just as important as Christmas. Indeed, whenever we celebrate Holy Communion, we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus, not least on Christmas Day. Christmas without Easter is impossible! Easter is so important, we celebrate for the seven Sundays following until Pentecost. You will be very welcome at any Church or Chapel near you. Timothy Buckley Rector of The Belton Group of Parishes

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…helping each child to cross the stepping stones from home to school in a happy and caring environment… Stepping Stones Pre-school has recently been awarded Good in a recent Ofsted Inspection. The Ofsted inspection found that children are supported to learn and practise a range of skills that will help them be prepared for school. Children are encouraged to develop through friendly, warm and trusting relationships with staff. The Ofsted report found Stepping Stones pre-school to be Good in all areas meaning that we are effective in delivering provision that meets the needs of all children well and we ensure that children are ready for the next stage of their learning. Stepping Stones is a pre-school providing early years education for children between the ages of two and five years in Epworth. Although we are based at Epworth Primary Academy, we are a charity and are managed by a strong parent committee. We have 6 members of staff who form a committed and hard-working team. It is thanks to their dedication and hard work that we were able to demonstrate our strengths to the inspector in January. The inspector found that children at Stepping Stones pre-school feel safe and secure and are encouraged to be active in their learning through free-flow play both indoors and outdoors. We have now implemented an action plan in response to the Ofsted inspection report and hope that we will continue to improve our provision. As the report states, we have a clear vision for the future, which demonstrates our commitment towards making the pre-school an exceptional setting for children. If you would like to know more about our pre-school, please contact us on 01427 872345 and select option 3. Alison England, Chairperson.

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Axholme Camera Club News

The three of us!

The meeting on the 6th March was a competition night with the subject title of FRIENDS. The photographs entered were very varied, but it showed once again that members had put a great deal of thought into their choice. The Judge for the night was Mr Stuart Clark who had travelled from Hull, priased the quality of the prints. The high scoring members are as follows:Coloured Section - Keith Cawthorne 20, David Neale 20, John Smedley 19, Carol Mellows 18. In the Monochrome Section – David Neale 18, Judy Newton 19, Ivan Sedgewick 18, David Ullyet 20.

Three men in a boat

Well done to all those taking part and congratulations to the high scorers. Wednesday 20th March it is Axholmes turn to host the Annual Inter Club Competition against Retford and TTL Doncaster. Our Judge for the evening is Mr Bob Free. Meeting starts at 7.30pm and there will be refreshments served after the Judging is completed and the winning club has been announced.

Having a Laugh

Tuesday 26th March is a talk by Mr Robert Sanders titled “What if I stood 3 feet to the left” His explaination on the best place for the correct compositional images. George Fiddler

Me and my friend


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EASTER PLANTING My grandfather loved his garden, and offered me plenty of advice. Some advice has proved more successful than others. One such guidance was to plant potatoes on Good Friday! He was not a churchgoer and thought this the most appropriate day. I still work to this guidance on the calendar of planting, but not always on the day recommended. Potatoes are major contributors to my garden as to his. It is said that potatoes have travelled the world from their Andean home, to my grandfather’s garden in Staffordshire, and mine in Lincolnshire. The success of potatoes is attributed to their dual system of reproduction. The plants produce in the short term by tuber, and that is important to the gardener, and in the long term by flowering and seeds. Both are important to their effective growth and development. As Christians Lent gives us some short term goals, we look to change our way of life and faith, often by relatively minor acts of observance. Many Christians will have given something up for Lent> But long term success and health is not what we do, but what Christ has done on the cross and in his rising again. We may love our potatoes, but we whether we look in the short term or the long term, a Christian looks to be a not a potato, but a chip off the rock of ages.

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On a cold unseasonal evening almost the whole membership of the Epworth and District Flower Club met in the Stephen Jones Community Hall in Haxey to welcome Sarah Atwell, a local flower arranging demonstrator for a workshop session. The title of the arrangement was “Spring” and Sarah demonstrated how to carefully cover an Oasis ring with blocks of various foliage creating an interesting effect with different textures, colours and perfumes. Into the ring she added dainty silk daffodils, medolino sticks depicting bufferflies and flowers, tiny Easter bonnets, wire balls and Easter eggs on sticks. Sarah suggested other additions we could use such as expandable wire, a candle or a mesh rabbit to be placed in the centre of the ring. She also showed us the ring made into a wreath to hang. To this she had added a lovely yellow ribbon. Then Sarah handed over the task to the group. She provided most of the necessary materials in decorative bags with a choice of colour for the flowers and butterflies, one for every member, some further foliage to supplement what everyone had taken and we set about work. For an hour there was a happy, productive atmosphere and finally 22 variations of a spring decoration or a wreath were to be seen. Everyone agreed with Jane Copas, who gave the vote of thanks, expressing how well prepared Sarah had been and how she had introduced some variety into creating an unusual Easter arrangement which everyone was capable of producing and reminding us that Spring weather should soon arrive. There was an appreciative atmosphere as the raffle was drawn. Sarah had donated the door wreath she had prepared and a rabbit made of natural materials which supplemented the prizes of primroses and bulbs. It was agreed that the meal at Hatties which had been postponed in January because of bad weather, should be held on Monday, 22nd April. The next meeting will be at the same venue on Monday, 8 th April at and the demonstrator will be Heather Shaw who will create “With a European Touch”. As usual new members and visitors will be welcomed. The enjoyable evening was concluded with a raffle and the usual tea and coffee. The next meeting of the flower club will be on Monday 11th July at the Stephen Jones Community Hall, Haxey when Norman Britton from Finningley will entertain with an evening entitled “Bonsai with School Tales”. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Celia Jones 874042

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Epworth Primary Academy News Letter World Book Day Earlier this month all the children took part in the annual World Book Day. They all dressed up as characters from different books with each class having a different theme. Many classes choose characters from books currently being studied in Literacy lessons. These included Grandpa Chatterji, Katie Morag and books by favourite author Michael Morpurgo. There were lots of great costumes. It was good to see the children learning about their characters and enjoying books. It is about promoting a love of reading in school that we hope the children will take into their adult lives. Year 5 Residential Visit The Year 5 children had a great time at the St. Michael’s Environmental Education Centre in Hathersage back in January. We had snow all week. The children enjoyed the environmental activities in the snow. A highlight of the week was walking to the top of Stanage Edge. It snowed all morning as we walked but when we got to the top we were rewarded with the snow clearing, blue skies and incredible snowy views. Class Assemblies Over the year the children perform in class assemblies for the parents to watch. Assemblies this term have included Chinese New Year and Mothering Sunday. We are looking forward to the final performance of the term from Class CJ of the Easter Service at the Wesley Church With best wishes. John Hodgkins Headteacher


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Britain’s Got Brewsters! Britain’s Got Brewsters! That’s the message of this year’s Doncaster Beer Festival. The festival, organised by the Doncaster and District branch of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) aims to highlight the work of the nation’s growing band of female brewers. Brewsters (technical term for a female brewer) were at one time commonplace. Until the Industrial Revolution, most beer was produced by women. Then, as brewing became big business, it became a male stronghold. Now the Brewsters are making a comeback and this year’s festival aims to showcase the excellence of their product. The festival, which will be held at The Hub, Doncaster College, from Thursday 11 th - Saturday 13th April, will feature beers produced by local brewsters such as Sue Simpson of Brown Cow Brewery and Claire Monk of Welbeck Abbey Brewery as well as others nationwide. CAMRA intends the festival to be a showcase for Brewsters’ organisations such as Project Venus. The Brewsters’ ales will be just some of the 100+ beers and ciders featured at the festival. Local breweries such as the new Doncaster Brewery will be well represented at the branch’s 23 rd annual festival. In addition, there will be a foreign beer bar, fruit wines, food and live music. The festival’s opening times are Thursday 6pm – 11pm and Friday & Saturday 11am – 11pm. Admission prices are £4, £6 (after 6pm on Friday) and £2 after 5pm on Saturday. This includes a festival glass and a souvenir festival programme. CAMRA members are admitted free but will have to hire a festival glass. The festival is now established as a major event in Doncaster’s social calendar. CAMRA hopes to see you there.

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SECRET GARDEN PRIVATE CHILDCARE have a fabulous re-developed Garden area which is suitable for ages 0 – 11 years olds. We have a separate baby area, as well as separate water & digging areas and a beautiful gazebo and willow den. We value outdoor play and recognise that it is as important as indoor play and are extremely excited that our children have this wonderful garden to play in and enhance their learning.

Playgroup Sessions for 2 years + Monday to Friday 9-11.30 am ÂŁ7.00

Includes a drink and snack

A great opportunity for your child to learn through play and make new friends in a safe, stimulating environment, run by qualified childcare staff. Free sessions will be available for three and four year olds through early years funding.

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TRENTSIDE FEDERATION – St Martin’s and West Butterwick Church of England Primary Schools – School News The Juniors in Class 2 at West Butterwick were buzzing with journalistic talent on Tuesday 12th March following a visit from Sean Ringwood, Scunthorpe Telegraph Journalist. Pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were given a really interesting insight in to the life and skills of a journalist by Sean. Sean regaled them with real life journalistic reports gathered over a period of years that featured such eye-catching titles as ‘Pineapple Chunks Saved My Life!’ Sean spoke about his journalistic training and gave a demonstration of ‘short hand’. The Juniors at West Butterwick are now writing their own news stories that will be featured in the Scunthorpe Telegraph in Early April, so please keep an eye out for these! West Butterwick Infants have tied in their fondness for cakes with a worthwhile study of Fair Trade ethics as part of their RE/PSHE studies. The children held a Fair Trade cake sale on Tuesday 19th March. In preparation for this, they took orders from customers across the school community which then led them to ‘doing the maths’ in order to calculate how much Fair Trade ingredients they would need to buy for the delicious cake recipes they had chosen. Cakes have featured strongly in the month of March here at West Butterwick as the School Council held a sale on Thursday 14th March as a final fundraising event for a Playground Markings Project they have been involved in this academic year. The School Council was very appreciative of the large quantity of cake donations and would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all who supported this event. Cakes aside, there were some important visitors in our school recently – three Parish Councillors (Cllrs Coggon, Lewis and Shadlock) came in to discuss shared local priorities with our School Councillors. Issues such as cars speeding through the village and the ongoing problem with dog fouling emerged as priorities for the school and the Parish Council to work on together. St Martin’s School Council also met recently with a member of the Parish Council for Owston Ferry – Cllr Jan Williams. For the last two academic years, St Martin’s School Council has worked purposefully with the Parish Council on ‘Litter Busting’ and ‘Dog Fouling’. The ongoing problem of dog fouling has led this to be a priority for this year also. Apart from the legal consequences of dog fouling, there are health implications. Symptoms vary but, in severe cases, partial or total loss of sight may occur. Getting dog mess into wounds may also cause infections. Another danger is people being injured by slipping on dog mess. It is a hazard, all in all. We will bring you further news of our campaign and its impact on ‘scooping the poop’ as it progresses! A chance to ‘de-stress’ was provided for the ladies of St Martin’s School Community a few weeks ago when the PTA held a ‘Ladies Night’. There were beauty treatments on offer, refreshments and a variety of stalls. It was very enjoyable and a successful fundraiser for the school. Thanks to all who organised and contributed to the success of the evening. With only a couple of weeks to go until the end of this rather short Spring Term, we are learning at a fast pace and enjoying some awe-inspiring projects such as ‘Adopt a Dolphin’ and writing to Green Peace (and receiving a reply!) in the Foundation Stage, creating a Rainforest Tree in the classroom (Key Stage 1) and visiting The Deep in Hull (all of Key Stage 2 Juniors) to learn about habitats and how a number of these are endangered requiring natural conservation to be a priority. On a less serious note, I am sure that most schools participated in the ‘wear something funny for money’ linked to Comic Relief on Friday 15th March. St Martin’s staff and pupils were indeed a sight to behold! This term will end with our traditional Easter Services in the final week. We hope that everyone has an enjoyable Easter! Mrs Josephine Buckle Headteacher, Trentside Federation of St Martin’s and West Butterwick Church of England Primary Schools. 40 Please mention “ Arrow” when responding to advertisements


Adults £4.50 Children 3-15 & S Citizens £3.50 Under 3’s FREE Family Ticket £15

01427 754835 07831 195198 Coming soon Indoor Play Area

Schools and Large Parties Welcome Open 10 til 5 Friday, Saturday and Sunday Term Time Bank Holidays & 7 days a week in School Holidays

Petting Farm and Rare Breeds Visitor Centre Akeferry Road, Graizelound, Haxey, Doncaster, DN9 2NF

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Having spent the better part of 35 years repairing and servicing Land Rovers, I’d be one of the first to say some Land Rovers have build quality issues! But I would also be the first to say when a Land Rover is built and then serviced properly, it is the best 4x4 by far!

In 2009 my daughter and I re-built a Land Rover from scratch for a charity challenge. We then drove more than 3000 miles round Great Britain in 5 days. Not bad you may think but most cars could do that! The thing is, on top of that this Land Rover also drove 100 miles off-road through rock strewn rivers, deep Scottish loch’s, up and down mountain passes and into mud baths any large hippo would be proud of. It also completed 3 very professional and demanding off-road courses and just to complicate matters further, there were the ferry crossings to and from Ireland. I am pleased to say 3 years on, the Land Rover as never left us stranded, even after covering nearly 230,000 miles in total! Also in 2010 the Land Rover completed another challenge in driving 6700 miles to the Sahara desert and back in less then 8 days problem free! What I’m saying is careless owners and bad mechanics create unreliable scenarios! Then poor old Land Rover often take the blame. I am “The Landy Man” I work with owners to put reliability back into their Land Rover. I’m mobile and my area is a 20 mile radius of Epworth.


If you need a Land Rover mechanic

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Motoring tips on towing technique. Dear Readers, Whether you’re towing a speedboat, a horsebox, a caravan, or another car, there are certain rules that must be applied. It is important to recognise the challenges which come with having to control not just one vehicle but two. Tips for successfully towing other vehicles: - Watch the weight of the towed vehicle – this should not exceed 85 per cent of the car’s kerb weight. Excess weight will cause instability. - Check the unit you are towing is secure before pulling away, and check again after a short distance. Look for anything loose, disconnected, missing or broken. - Check that your extra rear lights are all connected and fully functional. Get somebody to help while you test the brakes and indicators. As well as additional lights, you will also need an illuminated number plate at the rear of the unit. - Check the pressure of all tyres before you set off, bearing in mind those of the towed unit as well as your own vehicle. - Stopping distances and the space between you and other vehicles should be increased appropriately, allowing for the extra weight you are carrying. You should also allocate more time to overtaking, positioning yourself for turns, parking, pulling into traffic streams, changing lanes and joining and leaving motorways. - Use your mirrors frequently - the fact you have lost the use of your rear view mirror makes extended door mirrors very useful. Extended towing mirrors will give you a better feel for overtaking and reversing.

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- Be aware that reduced speed limits usually apply when towing vehicles, and remember to extend courtesy to vehicles following you by allowing them to pass. If you are interested in further information regarding the courses that we offer you will be able to find this information by contacting. Paul Tuke. Secretary Doncaster Advanced Motorists. 01302 886 276 Safe Driving.

Family run bus iness with over 30 years experience

Unit 9 Sandtloft Ind Est Belton Doncaster DN9 1PN

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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– 19.00



Isle District Choral Society Rehearsals

Epworth Imperial Hall


01427 8738998


NHS Stop Smoking

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall

17.00 -18.30



Epworth Youth Club

Epworth Youth Centre




Keep Fit

Belton Park Pavilion



Epworth Brownies

Methodist Church Hall


01724 339930


Army Cadets

Belton Park Pavillion


01724 858918


Axholme Elite Taewondo

Epworth Lesuire Centre


01427 873845


Axholme Arts Club

13 Queen St, Epworth - Adults

19:00 - 21:00

01427 873947


Epworth Rainbows

Epworth Primary School


01427 754009


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 728781


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

Belton Park Pavillion

18.45 - 21.00

01724 858918


Epworth Folk club (every 2 weeks)

Mowbray Arms, Epworth

8.30pm start

01427 873594


Belton Mums and Tots

Belton Park Pavilion




Epworths Ladies Society

Bar Code at the Red Lion, Epworth

19.30 start

01427 873368


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


01427 873845


Baby Signing

Epworth Methodist Church



Autumn Club Over 50’s

Belton Park Pavilion



Keep Fit

Belton Park Pavilion



1st Belton Rangers

Collinson Cooper Prayer Room, Belton


Fri Fri


Ashby Wesley Hall

01427 872227

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Ashby Concert Band Nordic Walking

Epworth Garden Centre

19:30 -22:00 10.00-noon

01724 297280

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 728781


Red Cross Whist

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall;

19.00 - 21.00 3rd Friday


Belton Bingo Club

Belton Park Pavilion

06:30pm start


Junior Gym

Epworth Leisure Centre



Active Ageing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

13.00 - 14.00 01724 297255



Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall


Bookings of West Butterwick Village Hall

Mrs B Ash

01427 873845

01427 873622 01724 783125

Bookings of the Imperial Hall, Epworth Mary Addlesee

01427 873622

GEM COMPUTER SERVICES Internet/broadband problems Virus Removal Computer repair & Diagnosis General support & Advice without the technical jargon

For all your computing needs call Greg 07903 235934 Advertise Local! Advertise in the Arrow! and see how advertising can really work for your business! Call Carolyn for more details

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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

Care in the Community

01427 752455

Boarding Kennels/Grooming Croft House Kennels and Cattery

01427 890235

Home and Garden Fountain Court florist

01427 874831

Age Concern

0800 009966

Galerie des Fleurs Florist and Gifts


0800 1111

Health / Fitness

Neighbourhood Watch

01482 444466


0808 80050000


08705 555999

NHS Direct

0845 4647

01427 872111

The Willows Dental Practise-Belton

01427 872106

Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness

01724 712700

Taxi Service / Wedding Cars/ Driving Schools Axi Private Hire up to 8 passengers

07866 859963 01724 798877

Belton Taxi-fully licensed 4 person capacity Evening and weekends only 0770 9097 770

Community Crime stoppers`

0800 555 111


Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

Axholme wood recycling (suppliers of firewood) 01427 874324 or 07711 254113

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139

Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Link

01427 875752

Health Visitor Team for under 5’s

01427 871181

SSAFA Forces Help www.ssafa,

01476 569764

Holgate’s Home Improvements and Maintenance Brooks Homecare Improvements

0745 6524 004 01427 875314 07973 142963

Complete Fire & Security Systems Ltd 01302 511050 / 07917 766922 Dean Gregory Electrical 01427 874377 / 07833 638521

Education and General

Simon White Building Contractors

Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

Belton All Saints Primary School

01427 872391

Westwoodside Primary School

01427 752355

Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675


Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accnts

Willows Dental Practise—Belton

01427 872106

Axholme Pest Control

01427 873446 07831 690591

01427 873608 / 07766747245

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

01427 874312

01427 752958

Hurstons Accountants & Business Advisors 01427 873737 MJ Button Accountants


01724 711881

Executive/Chauffeur Driven/Wedding Transport

Epworth Leisure Centre

01427 873845

EX-ZEC Travel Services www.

01302 820137 078 765 955 74

01724 784494 Please mention “The Arrow” when Advertise responding advertisements in thetoBusiness Directory £30 + VAT

Ashby Concert Band - Rehearsals Fridays—Mr B Page


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Class 4 MOT’s Class 7 MOT’s

£35.00 £45.00

All MOT prices include re-test if required


Combined MOT & Service Deals

Fixed Price Servicing 0745 6524 004

(applies to Class 4 MOT’s only)

Basic Service MOT £99.00 Full Service & MOT £169.00

Basic Service £85.00 Full Service £155.00 !

WE SUPPLY AND FIT TYRES AT GREAT PRICES! *Tyres and tracking *Brakes & exhausts *Cam belts & clutches

*Diagnostics *Air con re-gas *Steam cleaning

*FREE Collection & delivery service

01724 710869 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN85SX.

(Near the trolley bus museum)

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