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Issue 29

July 2011

Police News Page 12 Where you live, your local history Page 16,17 Rescue Day 2011 Page 35 and much much more...


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Editors Letter.... June glorious June! We have had the seasons all in one this month! sun, rain, hailstones, the British weather can be so extreme. Luckily I was in Cornwall last week in May and struck it lucky with the weather! I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has contacted me this month with articles and local events. We have lots going on in the area, from musicians playing at the Mowbrays cafe on the 2nd July, Proms in the church at Owston Ferry on 15th July, The Rescue Day event at 7 Lakes on 9th July, Strawberry Tea at St. Andrews Church on 2nd July, the list goes on... Please support your local events, they are for good causes.

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News, News, News, News, News, News, News ... During the period 2nd to 4th June 2012, St Andrew‘s Church, Epworth, will be hosting an exhibition in celebration of the Queen‘s Diamond Jubilee. To mark this special event, items of memorabilia, printed articles, photographs, memories etc spanning the life of the queen are required by the organising committee for use during the activity period. We have already been offered the loan of a medal and service sheet received by a male chorister for singing in the coronation choir. He will also visit the exhibition and share his experiences of the event. Any items on loan to the church will, of course, be cared for and returned to the owners. You may also be interested in volunteering to help stage the exhibition and/or perform the duties of stewards. Please contact: Melvyn Rose - 01427 872080, email: Penny Birks - 01427 872012 Jim Oliver - 01427 874670

Festival of Flowers and Victorian Life Friday 9th Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th September 2011 at All Saints‘ Church, Belton 10.00am – 6.00pm See: Themed flowers, Local Victorian collections, Parish Registers, Local History, School Display, Lace and Felt making.

Deborah Miller Epworth

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After completion of a new extension we have had a very busy time here at Coneygarth Farm Day Nursery. A new viewing area for the Out of School Club has enabled children to see more of the farm and has been a huge success. After Christmas the children were able to watch the Lincoln Red cattle who all calved within 2 months. It is very exciting to watch the cows and sheep, from such a short distance and see how they behave. Next came lambing which is always a huge success with with the children and parents, this coincides with the Easter Holidays so the children at the holiday club also enjoyed this experience. This month all the sheep have been brought in for shearing and 3 hours later they were back grazing in the field enjoying the sun without their winter coats on and thankfully all the baby lambs found their mummies again!!! These are just a few of the things the children can experience at the nursery along with tending the vegetable garden, collecting eggs from the resident hens and playing in the nursery wood, large garden and willow den and of course covering all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage. We are now busy preparing for the summer holidays which will be action packed and exciting! If you are interested in either Nursery places or Holiday Club (5-11yrs) do not hesitate to contact us and arrange a visit ALSO don't forget we offer 15 HOURS FLEXIBLE FREE provision for 3-5 year olds.

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May 18th was a competition night and it really had members of Axholme Camera Club members scratching their heads. The final competition of 2010 - 11 season was entitled "Elements - Earth, Wind, Fire and Water". A vast array of very interesting and enterprising prints were entered from most of the members, plus there was some very artistic creativity from others. The judge, Mr Ernie Jackson from Doncaster openly admitted it was his first time every that he had come across a competition with such an ambitious title. However, he set about to deliver the best print, firstly looking for technical quality while also portraying the competition title. He had difficulty both in the coloured and Mono sections, having narrowed them down to two print in each class. In the colour he was unable to separate the two so awarded both 20 points. Sandy Sanderson entered a very creative print called "Consuming the Elements" and Ivan Sedgewick put forward a Yorkshire landscape including a steam train in motion, called "Northern Lights Elements". While in the Mono section the judges answer was to ask for a coin as there was nothing between them, nevertheless, after very close scrutiny he gave David Neale 20 points for his print entitled "Behind the Waterfall" and 19 points to George Fiddler for his print titled "Sunshine After the Storm" . Other high scorers on the night were Jan Neale 19 points and an 18 points in the mono section, Guy Myers 18 points and Peter Webster 18 points in the colour section. Later Mr Ernie Jackson thanked the club for inviting him to judge such a display of good quality prints.

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AXHOLME CENTRAL POLICE REPORTFieldside/Battle Green/Studcross/Thurlow/ Memorial Hall Car Park areas in Epworth = Youths causing annoyance and anti-social behaviour. The problem with youths causing annoyance continues around this area. Analysis from reports to PC Constable 1169 Police Constable 1839 Police Community police shows that the main days of complaints are Sally Jameson Tina Starbuck Support Officer 7577 on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between Stewart Pearson 4pm and 2pm. The main crime being committed in this area is criminal damage, particularly to vehicles. We are therefore re-iterating the message that it is in your best interest to park, if at all possible, in your garages or on your driveways, and perhaps review your car security arrangements as an extra precaution. The majority of criminal damage is being committed on a Tuesday and Saturday between 10.00 pm and 01.00 am. 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, particularly clothing (colours/motif‘s) as this gives us a better chance of ‗getting the right person‘ when we stop large groups of youths around the village. We are working closely with our partners to resolve the issues and are patrolling the area at times we receive calls for service the most. The team are also paying passing attention throughout their shift at sporadic times. You are our eyes and ears so please help us and report anything you think requires our attention. Our non-emergency number is 0845 6060 222. If you think a crime is in progress please call 999. It is always best to report it at the time, doing so retrospectively makes it difficult to catch the culprits making life for those nearby a misery. Update: We are still receiving calls relating to groups of youths gathering in the car park. We have been given some registration numbers of vehicles involved and have given relevant warnings to those concerned. Should they not heed to our warning there is the potential for their vehicle to be seized by police. Patrols continue to monitor the car park and have noticed the groups only gather when the hall is not being used. We are working with our partners and the Thurlow Playing Fields Association to try to resolve these issues. We encourage local residents observing such anti-social behaviour in these areas to contact us on 0845 6060 222 with as much detail and descriptions of offenders as possible. Carrside Changing rooms. A substantial amount of damage has been caused to the changing rooms on CARRSIDE in Epworth. Vandals have entered the property and have smashed walls inside and have pulled the boiler from the wall. This has caused flooding. The changing rooms are run by dedicated local residents who give up their own time and money to maintain the facilities for the benefit of those using the pitches and the wider community. This damage caused by offenders has spoilt it for everybody else. We would like dog walkers, runners, cyclists, walkers, horse riders, users of the changing rooms and anyone else passing them to report anything vaguely suspicious. Although we are paying particular attention we value any information relating to either anti-social behaviour or damage at the premises. Our non-emergency number is 0845 6060 222 or Crimestoppers is 0800 555 111. UPDATE – We have received very few calls for service since this incident was reported, however police continue to monitor the area.


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Recent Issues. Male arrested for Public Order = A local man has been arrested in relation to a public order offence in Epworth. He was interviewed by police and later charged to North Lincolnshire Magistrates Court. Male arrested for domestic assault = A local male was arrested after handing himself into the police in relation to an assault. He was interviewed and released without charge. Plings = Places to go Things to do. Plings is a website for children and young people. It gives you quick and easy details about local activities. By simply typing in your postcode at this website you can see what is happening near you. Plings will tell you when and where. If you are interested please visit or call the Family Information Service on 01724 296629.

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Local musicians Kate Billmore and Peter Barnard have launched a new music and dance venture with ‗de Mowbray‘s Musicke‘. Styling themselves as musicians and dancers from a rural court in Tudor times, they play music on period instruments and teach dances of that period. You can catch them at They are available to play for concerts, period dances, workshops and to add period style and colour to events. Peter and Kate will be performing at a number of local events in the next few months and you will catch them as part of the Big Sky Festival playing music at the ‗Mowbrays of Haxey‘ Cafe and Delicatessen on Saturday 2 July from 10am onwards. To book them and for further details please contact Peter Barnard on 01427 873937

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The Isle of Axholme

Where You Live

Your Local History

Adapted by Anthony Catherall

EPWORTH FREE SCHOOL The Rev. Henry Clifford, Rector of Wroot and predecessor of Samuel Wesley, set up Epworth Free School in 1711. Seven trustees and their heirs were appointed. The schoolmaster was provided with a house. Some land was allocated to provide for the school: Schoolhouse croft 1 acre 1 rood 12 perches Church field South field 1 rood 27 perches East field Bellshaw 3 acres 3 roods 2 perches Total:

3 roods 5 perches 1 rood 28 perches

6 acres 2 roods 34 perches.

A limit of 14 scholars was fixed when the school opened. In 1829 the number was increased to 20. Instruction was restricted to reading. Parents wishing their children to be taught writing had to pay 2/6 or 3/- (pre 1971 currency) a quarter. No child could stay at school for more than three years. In 1856 the school abolished any payment. In 1873 the Council of Education suggested that a school be set up to cope with 120 boys or 100 infants on or near the site of the Free School. A trustees meeting of 1874 was asked that the school be used as a Parish School, but this was refused. However, a piece of land in Battle Green was bought to set up a Board School. Mr. George Mason the master, opened this on October 6th 1876. The Free School finally closed in July 1880 and the 20 free scholars were transferred to the Board School. Bibliography: - Epworth Bells The History of the Isle of Axholme – Re. W.B. Stonehouse M.A.


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Now & Then – Then & Now No. 27

By Anthony Catherall

This month and every month; see Epworth in bygone days and compare to today‘s images!

For me, one of the nicest scenes I have of old Epworth circa 1930‘s. The Isle of Axholme railway opened in 1905 and the bridge over the upper end of the High street is clearly seen above, as is the junction with Battle Green left. The station entrance was up a slope on the right just before the bridge. Much in fashion then, was the carefully manicured curved top hedges with trees adjoining, this view so pleasing on the eye. I am told people loved walking along this section from the railway station towards the village. Two of the only features that survive today are the telegraph pole and Thurlow House on the left from where these pictures were taken. My picture below, taken on 20 August 2007 doesn‘t I believe have quite the charm of Epworth eighty years ago.

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Last Night of The Proms A Tribute to Joan Biddle Sunday 17th July 6pm

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Summer Holidays It‘s warm and sunny and dry – it must be summer! Now that‘s where you are wrong. For years and years and years, even when I was a student many years ago, the warm, sunny and dry days came bang on queue just as serious revision for exams began! And just as exams ended and we looked forward to an extra long holiday, so the sun seemed to go on holiday too. By the time you read this issue of Arrow, exams will be over and results days still way off – another six weeks or so to ‗top up the tan‘ or endure the rain. But the day of reckoning will soon be here – cries of delight for some and howls of disappointment for others. So let‘s resolve to encourage those young people we know whilst they await those all so important results. Then we can be there to support them whatever the outcome. We can rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. Even if we don‘t personally know anyone sitting exams, we can still ask God to bless them whatever their results. As a God who loves us, He surely will.

Rev Timothy Buckley Rector of The Belton Group of Parishes

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SECRET THINGS Until May I had never heard of the word ‗super-injunction,‘ and I don‘t expect it will ever be something I will use, or have much to do with. In other words I will be surprised if the existence of such a thing changes my life. In fact I must have been living on another planet, as even though the media were saying the that the name of the footballer concerned was common knowledge, it was not knowledge to me— not until the name was broadcast on the news bulletins. In friendship, community and business keeping secrets can be a good thing, and we call it keeping confidences. This is especially important in health care , financial institutions and ministry, in the Roman Catholic church the confession is secret. The word ‗secretary‘ derives from the knowledge of having the secrets of another. However where there is said to be a public interest then secrets are alleged to be bad, and corrupt. I can‘t think that whatever the footballer has done will affect me. I can see though that to the other injured party there is an apparent miscarriage of justice, for at the very least the law does not appear to be operating without fear or favour, but in a partial way to those who have the influence that money gives. But we all have our own secrets, and we all share special secrets with those near and special to us. I have been told things in the past, and been told not to tell the wife or husband concerned. There is trust to the person we tell the confidence, and the people who know it with us from the start. All community has trust, both secular and sacred. So let‘s continue to keep our secrets in good faith, trusting one another.

Rev David Leese, Wesley Manse, 37 high Street, Epworth.


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Epworth Primary News Letter Sleepover Success – even without the sleep! Around 35 children had a great time on our first F.O.E.s Sleepover on a Friday night in May in school. The children had evening and night playtimes, completed the Nightline, watched a DVD and played on the computers as well as staging an impromptu Talent Show. Thank you to F.O.E.‘s for organising the event and to committee members and staff for staying with the children. We raised about £300 for the school which we are putting towards our new cooking area. Breakfast Club This term we have started a Breakfast Club. The children can be dropped off at school any time after 7:45am. For just £2.50 per session the school provides before school care and a healthy breakfast. We already have several children coming each morning and will be running the Club up to at least Christmas – but hope to make it permanent with enough children using this facility. School Residentials All our children in the Juniors have the opportunity to take part in a Residential visit. Year 5 children stayed at an Environmental Education Centre in Hathersage last term, while the other 3 year groups have their visits this term. Children in Year 4 stayed at the Kingswood Peak Venture centre for an adventure activity stay while the Year 3 s had just one night away in May at Austerfield Field Studies Centre. This leave the Year 6 children who will shortly be going away for their stay at the Seacliffe Hotel in Whitby. This is a long standing tradition of the school that the children have been looking forward to all year. The children gain so much from their visits. I am grateful for the willingness of school staff to give up their time to take the children. With best wishes John Hodgkins Headteacher

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On the first Monday of the month, instead of the usual second, members of the Flower Club were entertained by June Borrowdale, a North East Demonstrator from Carlton-in-Lindrick with her demonstration entitled ―Buds, Blooms and Twigs‖. June used twisted willow, contorted hazel and silver painted materials for her ―twigs‖ and created beautiful designs with snapdragons, tulips of different shades, carnations, tiny orchids and chrysanthemums amongst many others. She decorated a large screen with ivy and shamrock chrysanthemums and used dainty red roses, completing the beautiful and original arrangement with Gloriosa Lilies, a flower new to many of the members. For another arrangement June created a cage into which she inserted honeysuckle, campanula, purple flocks, stilby and a rose named Rosamunde which represents the white rose of Yorkshire and the Lancastrian red rose. To conclude the evening and in celebration of the club‘s 50 th anniversary year, June created a golden anniversary arrangement using gilded palm leaves, gilded fatsia, sphinx roses, golden yellow carnations and tiny cream orchids. As she demonstrated June gave one or two teaching points and told us of her experience of being examined to become an Area Demonstrator. She also told us of the honour she felt at being chosen to be part of a team to display at Chelsea Flower Show next year. 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.

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Rainbows at the Fire Station Belton Rainbows enjoyed an exciting trip to Epworth Fire Station as part of their ‗People who help us‘ theme last term. The Fire Station Officers gave a tour of the station, letting the girls try on their fire fighting uniforms and helmets. The Firemen also gave the Rainbows important instructions about what to do if they found a fire at home and how to ring for the Emergency services. The girls were also able to explore the Fire Engine and all the equipment on board. To finish the evening the Rainbows were allowed to try out fire fighting techniques with high pressure water hoses. A great visit was had by all and our thanks to the Fire Officers on duty who gave up their time to show us round and make the evening fun and informative. Rainbow Guides are part of the International Girl Guide Movement and from Rainbows, girls can move up to Brownies and usually on to Guides. We are actively looking for leaders to re-start the Epworth/Haxey Guide Units so that our enthusiastic and rewarding Rainbows can continue to enjoy all that Girl Guiding can offer right through into their teens and adulthood. Could you give some time and energy to lead or help with our local Guide Unit? It is great fun, very rewarding and there is lots of support and events for Leaders too. It just takes someone to come forward to offer their time and energy to get a Guide group going again! For further information please ring:

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Traffic Lights Dear Readers, When approaching traffic lights, stop at or just before the stop line and then apply the hand brake and select neutral. Never pull up to close behind other traffic at lights, leave yourself enough room and always stop your vehicle so that you can see the rear tyres of the vehicle in front on the tarmac. By doing this you‘re able to manoeuvre around them should they stall or breakdown and if an approaching emergency vehicle wants to pass you will have the room to get out of the way, At the lights, try to keep an eye on the lights controlling the other routes. As soon as they turn amber, consider selecting first gear and prepare to release the handbrake as your lights should go to green in the next few seconds. If you can‘t see the other lights, look for signs of the traffic slowing as their lights go to red. Use this anticipation to your advantage but never move off before your lights turn green. This advanced observation at traffic lights can speed up your progress. Look ahead and if there are several lanes choose the lane of least ‗resistance‘- the one with less traffic in it or the one without the slow- moving lorry or bus. Often the inside lane is empty which not only gives you a clear run, but also means you won‘t get held up by other traffic that will have to stop to turn right. Observe the traffic you can see beyond the lights. Often lanes will merge. Aim for the lane that lets you make the best progress. Time your arrival at traffic lights when they are green. If you see a red light ahead, lift off the accelerator to delay your arrival instead of ‗steaming‘ up to the light and having to brake firmly and change gears. Always be aware of drivers running red lights, also keep an eye out for the peddle cyclist who ignores the red as this trait is increasingly common on today‘s crowded roads. Making well- timed intelligent and planned progress on busy roads is a uniquely satisfying experienceespecially when you slip effortlessly pass the high-revving, push-in-at-any-cost driver who rocketed by you moments earlier only to end up in the wrong lane at the traffic lights. 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: 01302 886 276 Safe Driving Paul Tuke. Senior Training Observer.

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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

Belton Park Pavillion


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

Belton Park Pavillion

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


Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements

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

GREGORYS TV SALES & REPAIRS Are you ready for the Digital switch over?

Sales and Repairs to TV’s, Washers, Computers, etc. Official Sky Authorised Dealers. *Extra aerial points *Telephone points 20 years experience and all work guaranteed.

 

Digital Aerials from…………..£75 Fitted TV‘s/Washing machines etc. Supplied at competitive prices

Tel 01427 890706 / 752057 Haxey Mobile 07932 588287 e-mail Unit 1a West Stockwith Park, Misterton

To advertise please call 01302 532676 or 07912 643010

10% off Next repair or Install with this advert


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 890235

Home and Garden Fountain Court florist

Age Concern

01427 752455

01427 874831

Health / Fitness Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness

01724 712700

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

Taxi Service / Wedding Cars/ Driving Schools Alan‘s Private Hire, Belton

01427 875765 07721 584289



Simon White Building Contractors

01427 873446 07831 690591

Crime stoppers`

0800 555 111

Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

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

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139

MJN Autos (car servicing/repairs)

01427 875752

Brookes Homecare Improve 01427 875314 /07973142963

Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Group

Meteor Security Ltd

Education and General

D Brown Joinery Axholme Pest Control

0779 5321054 / 01302 350363 01427 873608 / 07766747245

01427 872345

Belton All Saints Primary School

01427 872391

Westwoodside Primary School

01427 752355


Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accnts

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Hurstons Accountants & Business Advisors

Willows Dental Practise—Belton

01427 872106

01427 873845

My Vue cinema

08712 240240


08712 244007


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

Please mention

Ashby Concert Band - Rehearsals Fridays—Mr B Page

01724 784494 “The Arrow”

01427 874312

01427 752958 01427 873737

MJ Button Accountants

01724 711881

Children‘s Entertainment Belton Bouncy Castles

Epworth Leisure Centre

01427 874413

01302 623427 / 07917 766922

Epworth Country Primary School



07788 896988 / 01427 872215

Advertise in the Business Directory for £30 + VAT per year! Call Carolyn 01302 532676 when responding to advertisements

Class 4 MOT’s £35.00 (cars, small vans & motorhomes)

Class 7 MOT’s £45.00 (larger vans and light commercials) All MOT prices include re-test if required

Air con re-gas £45.00 Fixed Price Servicing

Combined MOT & Service Deals

Basic Service £85.00 Full Service £155.00

Basic Service MOT £99.00 Full Service & MOT £169.00

(applies to Class 4 MOT‘s only)

All prices include parts, labour & VAT, applies to petrol and diesel engine vehicles up to and including 2 litre engine size. (some exclusions apply) Major Servicing and In Warranty Servicing also available. Please phone for details

*Tyres and tracking *Brakes & exhausts *Cam belts & clutches

*Diagnostics *Air con re-gas *Steam cleaning

*Collection & delivery service

01724 710869

BeltonTo Road, Sandtoft, DN85SX. (Near643010 the trolley bus museum) advertise please Doncaster, call 01302 532676 or 07912 39 All major credit and debit cards accepted

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