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Issue 23

January 2011

Sheridan Smith of Epworth reading the Arrow! Sheridan is starring has Ellie Woods in ‗Legally Blondie‘ currently showing at the Savoy Theatre, London

South Axholme Teen Page Page 5 Police News Page 13 Where you live, your local history Page 16,17 and much much more...

Local schools benefit as the regions Prom Fair will be held at FOREST PINES, Scunthorpe, on Sunday 13th February 2011 Organisers of the region‘s newest & largest prom fair and their exhibiting partners are keen to help boost local school fundraising activities and as part of the build up to the Dazzle Prom Fair launched a support package for all participating schools that has encouraged many school prom committees to get involved in the build up to the event to offer advice & assistance to pupils attending next year‘s proms. Along with the obvious benefits to hire shops and retailers, a whole industry has grown up around the proms. The best hairdressers, make-up artists and manicurists are booked up weeks ahead of the special evening. Taxi and limousine companies are fully committed too, and disco buses right through to vintage cars are rising fast up the list of 'gotta haves.' To everyone's amazement, boys are now keen smarten up, and trainers give way to smart shoes, with T-shirts replaced by tuxedos. This transformation has been encouraged by teachers, and several have told us that they can see the pupils grow in stature and confidence as they don the dress or the suit. The new Dazzle Prom Fair will be held at FOREST PINES, SCUNTHORPE, starting at 11.0am and run through to 4p.m. The event will feature live fashion shows offering inspiration and style guidance not only for the girls but for the boys too. The shows which will also include the regional ‗Street Beat Dancers‘ will be running throughout the day and supported by a whole range of activities including hair demonstrations, body painting, nail art, right through to a vast array of transportation options essential for arriving at the prom in style! Venue decorations including room settings, balloon compilations will also be on display providing the opportunity for prom organisers and young people to view all their prom needs under one roof. We are striving to make proms „hassle‟ free for all concerned” said Leesa Sharpe & Wendy Ashton - partners of Dazzle Prom. The extensive range of products & services available at the event will include (but not be limited) to: 100‘s of exquisite prom dresses Fabulous jewellery & tiaras Extensive range of shoes & handbags After prom party dresses & evening gowns Full range of men‘s top quality tuxedos & suits Make up & fragrances Hair & Beauty demonstrations Body Art Corsages Transport Room Settings Balloon Displays Photography End of year school books, sweatshirts & T.shirts The event is set to make prom planning an enjoyable experience for all involved, parents, young people and organisers alike.

Tickets selling at £2 each can be purchased at the door on the day or from your school or alternatively: Osh Gosh, Scotter (Tel: 07769 676838) Posh Frocks Epworth (Tel 07958 037719) & Greenwoods Menswear (Doncaster, Scunthorpe & Grimsby)

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Editors Letter.... Happy New Year to all our readers and let's hope you enjoy another year of the Arrow delivered to your door! I'm not sure just what to say this month. As I write this letter for the January edition it is a snowy 2nd December. I can't get out of the house; I seem cut off from the world except for the computer which, at least, ensures that my e-mails still get through! By the time you read this issue of the Arrow we will be reflecting on how we started the count-down to Christmas with snow up to our knees, and still it kept on coming. Probably like me you were wondering just when it would stop. The kids had what seemed to be an early Christmas break, not knowing whether they would return to school before their official holiday. December is usually such a busy month with markets, concerts, events and suchlike. It all happens in December! But this time, Lincoln Christmas market was cancelled, Meadow Hall and the Yorkshire Outlet were closed, Robin Hood airport ground to a halt. Yorkshire was at a standstill.

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Thinking of the weather, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who delivers the Arrow, you have all done a tremendous job and delivered in all weathers. I know it was particularly tough delivering the December issue. It is much appreciated by myself and of course our readers. Here is to a prosperous New Year, and don't forget keep your articles coming in and if anyone would like to advertise, please be in touch. Enjoy the read.

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News, News, News, The November meeting of the Epworth and District Flower Club hosted Nick Grounds, a NAFAS Area Demonstrator from Wisbech. The large audience for the Christmas Open Meeting in Haxey Memorial Hall was well entertained as Nick created arrangements with the theme of Christmas Carols. He began with a rendering of a poem by Pam Ayers and then demonstrated interpretations of ―While shepherds watched…,‖ ―Away in a Manger‖, ―Rudolf the Red- nosed Reindeer‖, ―Good King Wenceslas…‖ and several others. Despite his frivolity in many remarks Nick showed his skill with the use of a variety of flowers, common and less so, and at one point Stated ―The magic is always in the plant material‖. Votes of thanks were given on behalf of Epworth Flower Club and St. Lawrence‘s Flower Club, Scunthorpe who are always guests at open meetings before several people were fortunate enough to win the beautiful arrangements as raffle prizes. The next meeting of the club will be the New Year bar meal on Monday, 10th January 2011. Details of this will be available from any member of the club.

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South Axholme Teen Page As part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme students have to participate in an expedition. For the bronze level award, which is the level that us students at South Axholme are working towards, all students must take part in an 8 mile walk (from the start point of the already designed and designated route) to a campsite where students are expected to be able to set up their own tents and cook their own meals while camping for one night and then walking another 8 miles the second day to the finish point. However if people are taking part in the silver or gold award the amount of miles you have to walk and the amount of nights spent camping become significantly increased. First of all, every one involved takes part in a practice expedition to allow participants to get a feel for what‘s involved. Our practice run was on the 3rd and 4th of July this year. We set off from Slingsby, near York, in 3 groups. Each group split their equipment between themselves, for example in our group we split the tent up so that two people could carry it and other members of the group carried the cooking equipment to make sure that everyone had to rely on their own group we set off half an hour after each other. After walking 8 miles north we reached the village of Slingsby, which is where our campsite was situated. When we arrived in our groups we put up our tents and arranged our camp ready for the night and after all that was sorted we fulfilled another requirement by cooking our own dinner. On Sunday morning everyone packed away the tents and tidied up the campsite ready for setting off on another 8 mile trek back south, through the grounds of Castle Howard, to the village of Whitwell-on the-Hill. Throughout the two days the students had to use a map and compass skills to navigate their way to the checkpoints and to finally arrive at the finish point.

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Do you know where your Pension Fund is invested? Last month we explained your options under the Open Market Option provision within your Pension Plan or Scheme, and the different types of income that are available, including those with Health, or Lifestyle issues such as smoking, drinking, and obesity. This month we move on to the Pension Fund itself. We recommend to all our clients that as they near their selected retirement age (5 to 10 yrs before) they should re- assess their investment risk, to safeguard against market fluctuations, and thus restrict the possibility of a reduced fund just before retirement. The average pension fund of clients using an Independent Financial Adviser at retirement today is £50,000, whilst the national average is £38,000, and most do not know where their money is invested. Ask yourself the following questions

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Police Report Over the last month there has been in increase burglaries in the Belton area, with outbuildings and commercial premises in the main being focussed upon. Two males have been arrested in the last week and are currently being processed through the judicial system for a burglary whereby computer and photographic equipment was stolen. There are a few Neighbourhood watch schemes running in parts of Belton and anyone wishing to start their own group please contact

Police Community Support Officer 7577 Stewart Pearson

Police Constable 1839 Tina Starbuck

Patrols are continually patrolling the area, but we would actively encourage residents and business owners to be extra vigilant particularly at this time of year. Please review security around your home, making sure windows are locked. Keep keys out of sight and make sure locks to sheds etc are in good working order. As an extra precaution cover high value items like bicycles, lawn mowers and garden equipment to keep them out of view of prying eyes. A vehicle made off from police on 27 November but was later found abandoned in Belton. Always report any suspicious activities and if you believe a crime is in progress then call 999 . There are numbers of young people in the St Andrews Church/Kings Croft Car Park, town centre, Epworth area mainly on Monday‘s, Wednesday‘s and Friday‘s between the hours of 6-30pm and 9pm who congregate in and around the town centre and can become quite rowdy with potential to anti-social behaviour and other minor offences. The new play area for younger children is acting as a magnet for the youths, but they do move around the town in smaller groups. We seek to actively engage with the youths and advise them on public perception and possible repercussions as a result of anti-social behaviour. If you witness any form of Anti-social behaviour, please get in touch on the non-emergency number 0845 606 222, preferably at the time that you witness the behaviour. If you witness an emergency please use the 999 system. Police attended an address in Belton and located a quantity of cannabis being grown. Two males have been arrested and are currently on police bail. Two males were caught by police as they were leaving the scene of a burglary non-dwelling in the early hours of one morning last week. Property that they had stolen included Computer and photographic equipment was seized by police. The males are currently on bail to police. GOOD NEWS STORY On 19th November PC Starbuck spoke to 45 Year 10 pupils at South Axholme School regarding Police and Criminal Evidence Act and gave some hands on demonstrations on powers of arrest. The pupils found the talk enjoyable and very informative and it will aid their learning ready for their forthcoming examinations in the summer. With the current spell of cold weather it is worth reminding all road users and pedestrians to take care. Motorists are reminded to take care on icy roads and especially during times of heavy snow. Best Wishes



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Ian Pinn visited Axholme Camera Club to judge the Christmas Card Design competition. These digitally projected images gave Vice Chairman George Fiddler and Competition Secretary Jan Neale chance to get to grips with new software specifically designed to make the job easier, and it did. Images and titles appeared on screen, and those shortlisted were re-run for final analysis. Winner of the colour section was David Neale with a delightful study of Polar Bears and an amusing caption, with Lynda Rhodes and Jan Neale in 2nd and 3rd places. The monochrome section winner was Jean Goodburne with multiple snow scenes, a timely reminder of last winter and a warning of what may be to come. George Fiddler and Andy Kershaw took 2nd and 3rd places in this section. Recent club nights have included a low light photography workshop run by member Simon Knight, and visiting speaker Derek Doar who helped solve some problems members experience when converting to monochrome and printing. Non-members who came along to see Peter Baker's show 'A Walk on the Wild Side through the eyes of a Fox' were not disappointed with the different approach he employed in his talk. The first meeting of the New Year will be Wednesday 5th Jan when Geoff Trinder, co-Vice Chairman, will talk about and show digital scrapbooks, and any members projects. If you are lucky enough to get a new camera for Christmas, or just want to brush up on your expertise, you will be made very welcome. Beginner or experienced photographer, digital or film, even none of these but with an interest in the subject, why not go along to a meeting? Or visit the website? Looking forward, popular Nature Photographer Sandy Furness makes a return visit in February, again open to all, as well as competitions, a practical help session, and an evening of portrait photography. Top scores for the Christmas card Design competition Colour Dave Neale LyndaRhodes 19 Jan Neale 18

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The Isle of Axholme

Where You Live

Your Local History

Adapted by Anthony Catherall

THE WESLEYS Samuel Wesley arrived as the Vicar of Epworth on 1697. the district was still in turmoil resulting from the opposition to the drainage. Samuel had a non-conformist tradition. The Act of Uniformity ejected his grandfather from his parish at Charmouth. His father was ejected from his parish at Whitchurch, Devon after being sent to prison for failing to use the Common Prayer Book. However, Samuel came to Epworth holding High Church principals, a deep loyalty to the crown and to the Tory Government of the times as well as high moral principles. The local people had few of these views. In 1702 the Rectory was set on fire and two-thirds burnt to the ground. In 1704 fire destroyed all the Rector‟s flax. In 1705 during the violent elections, he was taken to Lincoln jail. Later in 1705 his cattle were maimed. In 1709 was the famous fire that destroyed the Rectory. Again, this was probable arson. The Wesley family was in bed when the fire broke out between eleven and twelve o‟clock on February 9th. The family managed to escape through a window. John was trapped and was eventually rescued from an upstairs window. Samuel Wesley was very scholarly. He wrote a history of the Old and New Testaments as well as a work about the book of Job. His wife Susanna was a fine scholar too. She organised the education of her children herself, including the training in “the deeper things of life”. She had 19 children of whom 10 grew to maturity. She brought them up in methodical, strict disciplinarian ways. They were taught to “fear the rod and cry softly”. Each child started education at 5 years. Her school hours were 9 to 12 o‟clock and 2 to 5 o‟clock. All the children in the first day learnt their alphabet. Later Maths, Grammar, History, Geography, Classics and Theology were taught. With such a comprehensive education rigorously applied, it is not too surprising that John and Charles went to Cambridge University. It was there in a bible group nicknamed the „Holy Club‟ that the origins of the present day Methodist Church are to be found. Both, however, were ordained Ministers of the Church of England and later John worked as his father‟s curate. After his father‟s death, they both went to Georgia to teach and preach to the Indians, but they failed to understand the people and their difficulties. In 1738 John‟s life was remarkably changed. He saw his religion in a new light. He felt he must go out and tell everyone the “good news” about God. The local clergy found his new methods of teaching distasteful and he was banned from preaching in many churches. He preached in the market squares and the open fields where huge crowds came to hear him. He probably rode about 250,000 miles throughout the country. He returned frequently to Epworth and in 1784 he wrote, “I rode to Epworth which I still love beyond most places in the world”. Charles also rode around England preaching, but he still found time to write over 6,000 hymns. John and Charles died as ordained members of the Church of England. They did not set out with the idea of creating a new church, but as their ideas and methods became more widely known so the formation of a new church became a possibility. Bibliography: Lincolnshire History and Archaeology No. 5 1970 Epworth – Home of the Wesleys – Le Cato Edwards History and Topography of the Isle of Axholme – Rev. W.B. Stonehouse M.A. Next month only in the Arrow, ALEXANDER KILHAM

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Now & Then – Then & Now No. 21

By Anthony Catherall

This month and every month see Epworth in bygone days and compare to today‘s images! My thanks to Dennis Oliver, the current occupier of 24 Tottermire Lane, who sent us the picture below. In 1864, the Epworth Gas works were erected costing £2,000. About 1882 Mr Matthew Sowden was the manager. Above quite probably circa 1914, we see another manager William Finlay and his family with the retort oven behind them. There were often complaints about the pressure of gas supplied to the 54 lamps in Epworth especially in the West End area, indeed when Herbert Trimingham was making coffins nearby at „The Grange‟, he used to send one of his children to the works to ask for the pressure to be turned up, Horace Thorpe said, this was achieved by placing two rows of bricks around the top of the holder. Around the 1920‟s the works was the domain of Tom Thorpe senior, son Horace in his young days was Epworth‟s lamplighter. Another son Tom, with wife (Joyce who taught at Epworth infant school) and Eric locally known as Spider, soldiered on until the early part of 1960, when the works shut down for good. Today, adjacent to No 24, we see the modern Epworth Retained Fire Station and drill tower. The foundations of one of two gas holders can still be seen in their drill yard.

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As I write this, the world around me is being covered with snow. Never mind our singing “I‟m dreaming of a White Christmas”, we have had a white Lincolnshire November! For us Christmas came early in a meteorological sense. The difficulty is always that though the snowfall looks attractive, and almost magically transforms the world around us—just witness the photographers who go out as soon as the snow has stopped to take those unforgettable shots – there is always the aftermath. Slush, water leaks, frozen pipes, and for some people strained ankles and worse following falls. Life is about consequences, because of x, then y follows, would be an algebraic way of explaining it. The words ‗because‘, ‗therefore‘, and ‗consequently‘ are well used, and often well chosen. In the same way as the meteorological conditions have an aftermath, so too does Christmas. Christians celebrate it, not because it is a date on the calendar, nor because it is the modern day relic of the old mid-winter festival, nor even because the government declare it to be a bank holiday. We celebrate it because there is a consequence—not only did time change BC to AD, but our understanding of the world changed in that no longer were men seeking God, but God was seeking mankind in a new and different way, through the baby Jesus born in the manger. This is the Christian conviction. The pessimists would say that the consequence of Christmas is an overdraft, and the hope to return to unchallenged personal space, but I together with Christian people would say that the world is better and different because of Christmas, and the new hope Jesus has brought.

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Watts Associates have launched their Business Navigator service which they have used successfully with a broad range of businesses. We asked George Watts of Watts Associates what the service entails... ―What we deliver is tailored to each business. We use the analogy of the business owner being the Captain of their ship which is on a journey, and we work alongside the captain as their Business Navigator. We help businesses to see where they are, plan for where they want to go, provide them with navigational aids so they can track their journey and correct course when things don‘t go to plan, make the business work efficiently, identify and avoid the icebergs and arrive at their destination safely before setting off on the next journey. The emphasis is on knowing where you are and looking forward to the future‖ Q ―So what exactly does that entail?‖


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Epworth Primary School News Letter Epworth Primary School December 2010 Shoebox Appeal We again took part in the Shoebox appeal this year. This very worthwhile charity enables some very needy children in many countries to have a Christmas present that they wouldn‘t otherwise have – a special box filled with toys and gifts from children in the U.K. A shoebox that will make a child feel valued and special because children here have cared. Each year over one million shoeboxes packed full of goodies were sent to children in parts of Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. This year 58 shoeboxes came from children in Epworth. Thank you to everyone for your generosity. Children in Need Children again showed their generosity by taking part in Children in Need by wearing ‗show your spots‘ non-uniform and making a donation to this worthwhile cause. Children also bought in some 2 pence's to cover a ―Giant Pudsey‖. We raised £249. Christmas Fair We had another successful Christmas Fair at the Imperial Hall organised by the Friends of Epworth (F.O.E.‘s) group. . Around £350 was raised. Thank you to members of the F.O.E.‘s for their hard work in organising the event. At the fair members of the public voted for their three favourite Christmas lights posters designed by our older children in Years 5 and 6. The winners were: 1st – Eloise Rose 2nd – Alex Hodgson 3rd – Evie Coyne These three children then switched on the Epworth lights. Snowy Days As I am writing this school has had to be closed because of the exceptional weather conditions and resulting damage caused. To keep the children busy while closed we have held a Snowy photo and poem competition for the children. We will display all the entrants and announce winners at the end of term. When we do get back to school its going to be a rush to catch up on rehearsal times for the Christmas plays. We still will be going ahead with the performances of ‗Wriggly Nativity‘ by children in classes 1 to 4 and ‗The Best Gift‘ by classes 5 and 6 at the end of term.

With best wishes for a Happy New Year!

John Hodgkins Headteacher

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! It‘s not that long ago that we were singing, ―We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land.‖ It contains the line, ―He sends the snow in winter‖ and ‗He‘ – has certainly sent snow this winter! Some people love the snow: it gets them days off school and it‘s fun to play in. For others, snow is a disaster: they dare not go out in case they slip and it‘s so cold. But whether we like it or not, ‗He‘ sends it. Now we‘ve moved on from Harvest Hymns to Christmas Carols and they are all about ‗He‘ – the baby in a manger. Many youngsters don‘t know the traditional Christmas Carols because when they sing about ‗He‘ in school, the music is very different. But they still sing abut ‗He‘. And so we come to the New Year. No special hymns here. Indeed for most of the year there are no special hymns. Yet throughout the year, the Church gathers every week to pray to ‗He‘, to sing to ‗He‘ and to learn about ‗He‘. Who is this ‗He‘? ‗He‘ is our wonderful God who loves us just as we are and loves us so much ‗He‘ doesn‘t want to leave us as we are. Whatever the New Year throws at us, ‗He‘ walks with us into every situation. Call in at a Church or Chapel near you to find out more! ‗He‘ is there waiting for you.

Rev Timothy Buckley Rector of The Belton Group of Parishes


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Following Government directives and in line with many other Councils and towns in Great Britain, Epworth now has its own Community Emergency Plan and a volunteer team to implement it. The team includes, local Councillors, The Axholme Radio Club and volunteers. On the 20 November 2010 as part of a dry run, they carried out a communications exercise from the council office at Cemetery Lodge Epworth. In groups of three pairs, the team complete with radios were out and about in Epworth on 20th November 2010 using their initiative, communicating with the public. handing out leaflets and transmitting messages back to the mobile HQ. The CEP team on request from the Emergency Services can quickly be assembled to assist in a variety of ways to help out, in the way of organising emergency shelters, provision of food, supplying heavy equipment, together with local knowledge and pastoral services.

'Another step forward in helping the local community' said chair of the team Anthony Catherall."

Picture Courtesy: Harold Woolgar, The CEP Team with Axholme Radio Club Mobile HQ at Cemetery Lodge Epworth 20.11.2010

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Isle Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Wildlife Wanderings in Europe Wildlife Wanderings in Europe is the title of the January meeting which will be on Thursday January 6th. Geoff Espin will be taking us on a trip round Europe to see a variety of things, including beautiful orchids and butterflies. Geoff is an outstanding photographer so this is a meeting not to be missed, make a note in your new diaries! Advance notice for February 3rd 2011 Our February meeting will be on Thursday February 3rd when we will have Barbara Spencer talking to us about her time spent trekking in Peru, including the Inca Trail. Hearing peoples personal accounts of experiences like this is always fascinating, so do come along and hear them for yourself. We meet on the first Thursday of the month from October to May at the new hall at the rear of Haxey Methodist Chapel on Low Street starting at 7.30pm. There is a small admission charge of ÂŁ1 and there is a raffle and refreshments. Bird food is always on sale at the meetings as well as at Geoff‘s house in Belton. For further information about the local Trust group and their meetings please contact Geoff or Chris Trinder on 01427 872051. We look forward to welcoming all regular members and new visitors.

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News from Belton All Saints CE Primary As I write we are in the middle of the run up to Christmas; play rehearsals are well under way and we are preparing for parties and the pantomime trips. Today, around two hundred of us enjoyed our Christmas lunch prepared by Mrs Orton and her team in the kitchen. As you can imagine the snow has impacted on school life; unfortunately our Christmas fair had to be cancelled although the friends of the school kindly organised a games afternoon which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the pupils.


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Take it easy in snow Very happy New Year to all our readers. With winter starting early last year in November, here is advice for driving on snow and ice especially with freezing conditions most likely to continue this year. Avoid travelling unless completely necessary and don‘t ignore police warnings or advice to not travel on specific routes. If staying at home in the warm is not an option use the following advice on driving safely through this period. Make sure your windows are clear and that you have all-round visibility before you set off. Also take the time to clear snow off the roof of your car. When driving in snow get your speed right - not too fast that you risk losing control but not so slow that you risk losing momentum when you need it. Start gently from stationary avoiding high revs. Stay in a higher gear for better control and if it is slippery move off in a higher gear rather than just using first gear. If you get yourself into a skid the main thing to remember is to take your foot off the gas pedal and steer. Only use the brake if you cannot steer out of trouble. Double or even triple your normal stopping distance from the vehicle in front so you are not relying on your brakes to be able to stop. It simply may not happen! It‘s better to think ahead as you drive to keep moving even if it is at walking pace. Plan your journey around busier roads as they are more likely to have been gritted. Avoid using short cuts on minor roads – they are less likely to be cleared or treated with salt especially country lanes and housing areas. Bends are a particular problem in slippery conditions – slow down before you get to the bend so that by the time you turn the steering wheel you have already lost enough speed. On a downhill slope get your speed low before you start the descent and do not let it build up – it is much easier to keep it low than to try and slow down once things get slippery. If the worst does happen keep track of where you are. If you do have to call for assistance you need to be able to tell the breakdown or emergency services your location so they can find you. If you must leave your vehicle to telephone for assistance find a safe place to stand away from the traffic flow. If you have just lost control the next driver could well do the same in the same place. On motorways and dual carriageways it is always better to leave your vehicle and stand a short distance behind and to the safe side of it. Don‘t stand in front of it if at all possible. Balancing the risks of a collision and hypothermia is something that depends on your Professional situation. 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 Have a very happy new year. Safe Driving Paul Tuke. Senior Training Observer. Doncaster Advanced Motorists.

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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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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

Mulberry 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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