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Issue 41

July 2012

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Editors Letter.... Can you believe its July already, the kids are getting ready for the long 6 weeks holidays and again we parents are faced with 6 weeks of planning to keep everyone happy. The Jubilee weekend is over, the European Cup is on (as I write this letter) and the Olympics is just about to kick off! So far 2012 has truly been one exciting year! I would like to thank all the advertisers who keep placing their adverts in the Arrow and if you are one of those businesses who keep thinking about advertising but never get round to it, pick up the phone and find out the offers we have on from the August issue! Keep your articles coming in and fingers crossed for a glorious Summer! The deadline for the August issue is Wednesday 11th July.

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News, News, News, News, News, News, News ... Coffee Morning and cake stall in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society on Saturday 11th August at The Haxey Memorial Hall starting at 10.30am Includes raffle, cake stall and tombola. Admission £2.00 to include Tea/Coffee and home made scone Contact Gill Snow 01427 753039 for further details and donations


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Butterwick Field Day takes place this year on Saturday 18th August starting @ 1.30pm on the Playing Field at Ulyett Lane. Attractions this year include the Ealand Academy of Performing Arts and Dance, a Taekwondo display and Puppet Power from Grimsby Baptist Church. The new large marquee purchased with the bequest from Arnold Ellis will be utilised for the first time. Field Day starts with a fancy dress competition for children. The Titanic Giant Slide is returning together with a bouncy castle and other attractions for children. There will be many stalls including tombola, a children’s stall, and jewellery to name a few. There will also be refreshments, burgers, a licensed bar. Children’s races will also be on the programme. At the end of the event there are goody bags for children still present. Anyone interested in a stall, please contact Beryl Ash on 01724 783125.

On Monday 11th June most of the Epworth Flower club’s membership and some guests welcomed Elizabeth Bishop to what was to be a very enjoyable evening. Elizabeth is an area


demonstrator from Sheffield and her demonstration was entitled “Magic of the East”. She opened her demonstration with a musical accompaniment “The Circle of Life” as she placed several tall dark red gladioli, palm leaves, cordyline leaves, ginger lily, 6 dark anthuriums, gerbera and wonderful, assorted tropical leaves to create a stunning display. She then placed this near a large soft tiger. As she worked she told the group of her affection for animals and her interesting life which began in Malaysia. The second arrangement was on a theme of black and white, using a basket container into which she placed leather leaves, gemini gerbera, Anastasia chrysanthemums and she filled in tiny gaps with gypsophila. This arrangement was accompanied by a panda! As she continued her oriental theme Liz told us of her voluntary work with a donkey sanctuary and she put some materials for purchase in support of the charity. In front of the arrangements she stood a large, quite realistic donkey. Her further creations included one using a large orchid group, pale anthuriums called Fantasia which had a beautiful, large spade edged with pink, oriental lilies and cascading, pale green amaranthus. Another incorporated very large hosta leaves, strelitzia, palms, purple lisianthus and orange chrysanthemums. By the end of the evening Liz had created six wonderful arrangements using the flowers and materials mentioned and several more including croton leaves, pandanus and heliconia. She made up a bouquet as a seventh prize with her “left overs”. It was agreed that all had experienced a wonderful evening showing us a very different display of flowers and arrangements from those we sometimes see and the group look forward to welcoming Elizabeth Bishop in the future. The July meeting will be an outing to Walker’s Nursery at Blaxton on Monday, 9th. Members are asked to meet there at 7.15p.m. Celia Jones 01427 874042

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News, News, News, News, News, News, News ... North Lincolnshire Council’s Sports Development Team is currently establishing a programme of Nordic walks that will start from various locations across North Lincolnshire. All of which will be led by fully qualified Nordic Walking leaders. So what is Nordic Walking? Nordic Walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world and is used by individuals, personal trainers, health clubs, physiotherapists, doctors and health promoters because it is highly effective, affordable and FUN! Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking only twice as effective! It uses poles to in order to add two major benefits to walking The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs The poles help to propel the walker along – this means he/she works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier! It is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking or hill walking as the poles are not planted in front of the walker but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body. Nordic Walking is quite unique in that it provides benefits for everybody from those with medical problems to the super fit. Whatever your goal, whether it be becoming more active and improving fitness levels, weight loss or overcoming a medical condition, or simply meeting people and having fun then Nordic Walking may be for you. Nordic Walking is a great way to get your whole body moving and to significantly improve the condition of your muscles, heart and lungs. It will boost your energy levels and help you to ward off medical conditions such as: Heart Disease and Strokes . High Blood pressure . Diabetes (type 2) . Bowel Cancer. Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis . Stress and Anxiety . Obesity

We will be starting a regular Instructor led Nordic Walk in Epworth on Friday 11th May, starting at 10am, meeting in Epworth Garden Centre Car Park. The only charge is for the hire of the poles, which will cost you £1 per walk. Individuals with their own poles are welcome to come along free of charge.


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Christian Aid Week was very different but the events we had were well supported. The Service on the Sunday to start the week was informative and told how Christian Aid’s partner the Methodist Church of Sierra Leone in West Africa had provided the tools and the “know-how” for the people in the village of Bhap (who hadn’t enough food to feed themselves) to set about producing enough food for their village and even more which will help other villages in the same predicament. They set about making a new school for their village and were starting to make a business centre, too. They now have a machine to grind the cassava which will save them very many hours of manual work. They can now sell the extra. This has all been possible by Christian Aid giving and working alongside the Methodist Church out there. There are many other places in the world where the problems are the same or even worse than Bhap. The money we raised will be used for similar jobs or to provide emergency relief in times of urgent need. The Service was followed by lunch of soup and a roll, quiche and salad and fruit pie and custard. Well supported and most enjoyable. On Thursday our other event took place. Our Coffee morning, Lunch, Bring and Buy and Cream Scone tea were well supported. The total of £1.058.10, was from donations as well as these events. We were very pleased with the support we received. A big thank you goes to all who supported our events and gave of their time, money and skills.

The Crowle Scrabble Club is looking for new members. We are relocating to Crowle Methodist Chapel in July on Wednesdays (dates to be arranged) between 2 4pm. If you would like further information about joining us please ring 07506112008. You will be very welcome, we are not Competition standard and provide refreshments, charge is £1 each towards the room.

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EPWORTH POLICE REPORT Ashtree Close, High Street, Stool Close Road, Jeffrey Lane, Belton – Anti-social behaviour, crime. There has recently been an increase in reports of dwelling burglary, criminal damage, theft of motor vehicle, motorcycles and scooters being driven in an anti-social manner. Work has already started with partnerships PC Constable 1169 Police Constable 1839 Police Community Sally Roberts Tina Starbuck Support Officer involving police, Safer Neighbourhoods and North 7577 Lincolnshire Homes and this work is on-going. There have Stewart Pearson recently been some arrests made which have on-going police enquiries. I would like anyone with any information, concerns or is the victim of any instances please ring the police on 101 (Humberside not South Yorkshire) or if an emergency 999, or you can always pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. UPDATE:- At the Neighbourhood Action Team meeting held on Tuesday 29 May at Belton Pavilion members of the public attended to voice their concerns to the members and there is to be further contact outside this meeting to discuss further. This issue was also placed as a Neighbourhood Action Team Priority. Anyone with any information or require any advice or guidance, please contact the Central Neighbourhood team by e-mail;- Countrywatch Issues Calls for service to areas of land both owned and used by the farming community have occurred including offences of Criminal Damage, theft, poaching, off road bikes, trespassers on land with dogs. Times vary throughout the 24 hour period. A considerable amount of work and liaison has been built between Neighbourhood staff and the owners and staff working on land to engage them and to identify where offences and offenders are committing these acts and routes they use. UPDATE:- Levels have dropped but calls are being received and officers attend but not further prosecutions have resulted. One recent court hearing was discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service as someone did not wish to be involved in the court process and was key to a prosecution; this is quite understandable but does cause and issue in the judicial process. If at any time you become suspicious of any persons please telephone the police. It is far better that we know at the time in order that we can make checks and also to forward onto surrounding police areas as soon as possible, as it is quite usual for such people to frequent other areas during the course of their activities. Just because the people you see appear to look like they are legitimate this may not be the case so Humberside police do encourage local communities to report anything that on the face of it does not appear normal. St Andrews Church/St Andrews Ivy Hall/Fountain Court, Epworth – Anti-Social behaviour, youths causing annoyance and criminal damage, litter. Reports are being received that the locations are being frequented by youths and there has already been some damage caused. The building is in a quiet area and thus is attractive to youths congregating during the evening hours and particularly at weekends. St Andrews Ivy Hall is adjoining the car park, church, and play area and as such make it a particularly favourable during evening hours. Neighbourhood staff and incident response officers make regular patrols at the locations and any youths found behaving in a disorderly manner will be dealt with accordingly. UPDATE:- Calls for service have reduced, but with the lighter summery evenings, impending school holidays, various functions and activities over the coming months, patrols will still be attending these locations to monitor and prevent any issues occurring. Any young persons wishing to attend Street Sport sessions should attend Belton Pavilion Playing field on a Friday evening from 6-8pm, where multi sport sessions are proving quite a hit with numbers of attendees improving, this is also open to those living outside the Belton area. Lifestyle 2012 Lifestyle 2012 has launched! Be one of the first teams to take part in the project by completing the online registration form! For an outstanding 24 years, the Humberside Police Lifestyle project has attracted in excess of 147,200 young people working a staggering 2 ½ million hours to help others during the summer holidays. Go to the website to complete your entry form or pop into Epworth Police station and pick one up. PC Starbuck is currently doing her rounds to all the local schools mention in her12 area to Please present Lifestyle 2012.“The Arrow” when responding to advertisements To register on line go to 2012

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The Isle of Axholme Where You Live Your Local History Amateur Dramatics The Epworth Mowbray Players No.2 By Anthony Catherall

In each of the early programmes there were acknowledgements to various people and organisations. “Proscenium, scenery and electrical equipment, by permission of the Mechanics’ Institute and the Misterton Amateur Dramatic Society”. “The Mowbray Players take this opportunity of expressing their sincere thanks to the many helpers who have in any way contributed towards the success of the production, especially to Mr. T.E. Clark, of Owston Ferry, for the loan of chairs, and Messrs, E. Shillito & Son, for the use of their premises as the Booking Office, and another, Miss N. Mawson and Mr. G.A. Harrison for designing and writing posters”. By the time of the second production in February 1950, “The Gleam” by Warren Chetham Strode, “the chairs in the hall were now supplied by Mr. T.W. Pepper, Snaith and the Epworth Youth Centre”. Whilst, “the greater part of the stage furniture, being obtained from, Mr. C.H. Watson, Furnisher, High Street Epworth and Crowle. Telephone: Epworth 331, and Crowle 128”. The Telephone used in the production “was kindly loaned by the G.P.O”. (General Post Office) Needless to say, the programme printing was carried out by Barnes & Breeze in Epworth, Tel.202. Harry Shipley who worked there along with George Haddon Archer a solicitors clerk for Newborns, were tasked to be available to list new members. New additions to the 11 strong cast were F. Wyndham Atack a headmaster at Owston Ferry- George H. Archer-Jack Johnson a driver at Fields-Margaret Archer (nee Hutchinson) a housewife-John H. Williams and M. Clifford Trimingham shopkeeper. Continued next month, make sure you see a copy of the 14 ArrowPlease mention

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Now & Then - Then & Now No. 39 - by Anthony Catherall This month and every month see Epworth in bygone days and compare to today's images !

Brook's Mill and the road to Belton in the winter of 1947. This tower mill was built circa.1800 and was originally known as the 'White Mill' although like most of its colleagues it ended its working life tarred black, including the cap. It worked by wind until the late 1940's, latterly with two sails as this picture shows, continuing by engine until 1960. Then in November 1962 the two sails were removed and the tower was allowed to become derelict. Originally it had four patent sails that drove three pairs of stones of which two pairs remained up to 1977, one French and one Grey. The machinery was removed in 1977, originally intended for use in the restoration of Scunthorpe mill. The tower, that still was an empty shell in 1978. 1982 saw the mill converted to a large modern house gaining a copper-clad mock ogee cap. Like Maws Mill close-by there were two fireplaces on the ground floor with flues opening out at about first floor level. Today as we see in the lower picture that I took in January 2012 the Mill Tower and house has reverted to a near white colour once more.

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Epworth Primary School News Residential Visits This is the time of year when all the children in the Juniors have the opportunity to go on a Residential visit. We have already had the Year 5 children staying at Hagg Farm, an Environmental Education centre in the Peak district and the Year 4 children visiting the Peak Venture Kingswood Activity Centre in Peniston. Later this week the Year 3 children are going away for their first Residential visit to Austerfield. This is just for one night to give the children a taster of being away from home. Lastly the year 6 children will be staying at a hotel in Whitby during the last week of the term. This is a luxurious week in comparison with the other trips with en-suite rooms and lovely meals cooked for us by the Hotel staff. It is a real highlight of the childrens year in their last year of Primary school. School Sleepover Last month around 50 children stayed in school for a Sleepover to raise money for the school. This was organised by our Friends group. Activities in the evening for the children included a Night playtime, a Treasure Hunt and a late night movie with sleeping in the classrooms – although the amount of sleep was quite limited. It was far too exciting to sleep! Academy Status The school is making good progress in becoming an Academy. This is an exciting step for the school which will give us more flexibility and freedom to work more independently. From September – if all the legal work is completed – we will be Epworth Primary Academy. In our 30th Anniversary year, it is good that we are looking forward to being one of the first Primary Academies in the Isle. With best wishes John Hodgkins Headteacher

West Butterwick celebratesthe Queen’s Diamond Jubilee West Butterwick Community Events Team would like to say a big “Thank you” to everyone who attended the events over the Jubilee weekend, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Your support is much appreciated. Many thanks also to all who helped on the day and on the build-up to the events. Special thanks to West Butterwick Parish Council for their financial support and to West Butterwick Village Hall Committee who kindly allowed us to use their facilities at no charge. Outstanding Competition Results

Best Jubilee decorated house 1st Barry & Margaret 2nd Sally & Rob 3rd Ellie & Jack

Treasure Hunt 1st Wendy & Team (score 85/89) 2nd Jeff & Beryl (score 82/89) 3rd Barry & Margaret (score 81/89)

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Does it mean what it says? One of the challenges of modern technology and the flow of e mails and texts that come into us is the question “Is this true?” It is especially important with e mails, and often it seems I have a follow up e mail to those warning of virus attacks, saying “Please disregard previous e mail, it now appears it was a hoax.” So can we really believe what we read? Last month in my article for the Arrow, I wrote about my mishaps with electric drills, and ended the piece with the statement that there was one electric drill free to a good home. Now two people read that ( well at least two, I hope more actually read it) and asked me if there was a drill free to a good home. There was one, and it now has another owner. I hope a very happy owner. There was though a hesitancy about the question they asked —was this too good to be true? Well it wasn’t.

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The visit of the Watoto Children's choir over the Queen's Jubilee weekend was again a joy and a privilege. It was super to have a church full of people from Belton, the rest of the Isle as well as Scunthorpe and even Rotherham. The concert was called 'Beautiful Africa' and it included dance, videos of Uganda, songs and testimonies of how the children's lives have been transformed by the love of God shown through the work of Watoto Child Care Ministries. The choir were looked after by nine local families. Monday is the choir's rest day so they all had a lie in, then did some school work, had lunch and then did various activities ranging from walking by the Trent to visiting the trains in Sandtoft to playing football on Belton playing field. They were up early on Tuesday in order to leave for Bradford at 9am. Since their last visit to us Watoto have expanded their work into Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan. Half of the children in the choir were from the north. One of the girls, Lydia, featured in the Sunday Telegraph in May. The choir sang for the Queen at Windsor and, at a private reception afterwards, Lydia had given the Queen a hug!! Lydia's story makes chilling reading. Her father and mother were killed by soldiers of the Lord's Resistance Army and Lydia and her six siblings fled into the bush. They survived and their Grandmother managed to send them to an aunt in Kampala. Unfortunately their aunt lost her job so the children had to return to Northern Uganda. Here Watoto found them and provided counselling, therapy and loving families in their Watoto village and today Lydia is a loving, happy 10 year old. Women and children are receiving help to recover from their horrendous ordeals at the hands of the Lord's Resistance Army. The Director of the project in the north told the Sunday Telegraph that, “If you chase after a snake that bit you, its poison races faster round your body and you die quicker.” She says “We say to the women 'You can either choose revenge and chase the snake or you can choose life.' The best revenge is to survive and succeed and that is what the women and children are doing.” So, thank you to all who came, who hosted children, who helped with meals, who cleaned church and who counted money. We were able to send £646.99 to Watoto Child Care Ministries as a result of the freewill offering. If you wish to know more about Watoto and you have access to the Internet, then go to


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THE TRENTSIDE FEDERATION – SCHOOL NEWS We had an interesting event at St Martin's recently in connection with ‘Noise Action Week’ 21 - 26 May. Noise Action Week is coordinated by the National Environmental group 'Environmental Protection UK' and is an initiative to introduce children to developing an awareness of domestic noise nuisance. It is all about communities working together across the UK to combat noise problems. The children in both Infants and Juniors participated in activities that included role-play and various scenarios to act out then discuss. These workshops encouraged them to think carefully about excessive noise that affects our neighbourhoods and can impact on health, such as incessant barking dogs and music being played at an excessive and anti-social volume. It also encouraged the children to think about the different people who make up our communities and their work and lifestyles such as night shift workers. It was very interesting and further supports the development of good citizenship skills and consideration for our neighbours and communities. The workshops were led by Sue Housley from North Lincolnshire Council. Noise Action Week came shortly before ‘Jubilee Fever’ gripped both schools! West Butterwick Infants began, some weeks before, planning a special Jubilee Fete with a ‘grand auction’. This ambitious project had involved our youngest pupils in developing their persuasive writing and drawing up a list of businesses to contact to ask for support and donations with raffle prizes. Local businesses were very generous and so we say a big ‘thank you’ to them. On the afternoon of the Fete (Thursday 31st May) there was a ‘soak the teacher’ whereby Mr Cross had a steady stream of wet sponges heading his way, face-painting, stalls selling items made by staff and pupils as well as lots of delicious cakes. A very impressive sight was the children themselves running the auction! It was a most enjoyable afternoon and raised almost £500. The children are going to buy an African drum with some of the proceeds. St Martin’s school held its Jubilee Celebrations on two separate occasions in school – a ‘Kings and Queens’ disco (organised by a committee of pupils) on Thursday 31st May and then an Open Afternoon on Saturday 2nd June. The Open Afternoon provided the community with a chance to see the impressive work the children had produced in connection with our Monarchy’s history. In particular, there was some very splendid hand-sewn bunting designed by the school’s Sewing Club which featured Jubilee icons on one side and Olympic icons on the other. In addition to this there was a wide range of activities and stalls, such as ‘Ferret Handling’, ‘Soak the Teacher’ (Miss Dance and Mrs Lewis this time!), Face-Painting’, ‘Find the Queen’ , Toss the Crown, Lucky Dip and a delicious Hog Roast. Well done to all the children who planned and organised their own stalls for this occasion. The rain stayed away and a super time was had by all. Thanks once again to the people who supported this event as part of the Owston Ferry Village Jubilee Celebrations.

Mr Cross, West Butterwick teacher, getting soaked with sponges!

We are now looking forward to the remainder of this term with our joint Trentside Federation residential visit to Caythorpe Court as well as Sports Afternoons. Mrs Josephine Buckle, Headteacher (The Trentside Federation ; St Martin’s C of E and West Butterwick C of E Primary Schools)

Children running their stall at West Butterwick Fete


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The Greatest Show on Earth Where have all the tickets gone? Like many other people, I applied for Olympic tickets but didn’t get through the ballot. So I shall be watching ‘the greatest show on earth’ from ‘the best seat in the house’ – that is in front of the TV. Is it really ‘the greatest show on earth’? How about the River Pageant celebrating HM Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee or the concert in front of Buckingham Palace or the pomp and ceremony of the Service of Thanksgiving in St Paul’s Cathedral? Were these not contenders to be called ‘the greatest show on earth’? The enthusiasm of the crowds speaks for itself. How about ‘the best seat in the house’? Yes – but where’s the atmosphere, the cheering, the celebration of victory? I have sat on the terraces at football matches and watched the snooker in silence at The Crucible in Sheffield. It’s totally different from watching ‘Match of the Day’ or highlights from the day’s play. For some people this year, the greatest show on earth will be a wedding, the birth of a child or a special anniversary. The best seat in the house is obvious. When it comes to God, He is the greatest show on earth and the best seat in the house is seating or kneeling before Him.

Tel: 01427 238 348

Mobile: 07401 949 343

Rev Timothy Buckley – Rector of The Belton Group of Parishes

G EMPSON & SONS LTD YOUR ONE STOP TIMBERMERCHANT FOR ALL YOUR TIMBER PRODUCTS FROM SUPPLY TO INSTALLATION Garden Decking. Internal & External Doors. Staircases. Fences. Bespoke Manufacturing. Internal & External Timbers. Sheet Material

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HAXEY PRE-SCHOOL … learning through play

Rated outstanding in all areas by 0fsted The Pre-school is located in the Memorial Hall, Haxey

We are happy to announce that from September 2012 we will be accepting children from 2 years old. Why not pop along and see what we can offer your child or give us a call

01427 754330

OPENING HOURS Monday – Friday 9.15am-3.15pm Term time only

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Wroot 01302 771858 07976 736188

All Aspects of Caravan Repairs/Servicing Insurance company approved

Want to sell your caravan but don't want the hassle? Let me sell it for you.    


Ring Tony for details. Excellent prices assured. Good selection of touring caravans available for sale

Family fuelled cricket tournament A group of locals have put their heads together to organise a cricket tournament and family day at Outcast Cricket Club, Belton on Sunday 15 th July. The newly formed group, the Smegal Sixes are organising this event in memory of Liam Fitzgerald who sadly died from kidney cancer at 42. The group are now established as a Macmillan Supporter Group as they wanted to give back to the charity for the support given to Liam through his cancer journey. Anthony Fitzgerald, Liam’s brother is a main driving force behind organising the event and commented “We wanted to support Macmillan due to ….please feel free to add in whatever comments you like here. The organisers are thinking of the whole family whilst planning this event. Youngsters can enjoy the children’s entertainer and later on entertainment includes a performance by Steve Womack as well as some local bands. Food and drinks will be available throughout the day (feel free to expand here about what will be available). Amy Hebdon, local Fundraising Manager added; “I hope people will show their support for this event. Not only will people benefit from such a wonderful day, they’ll be helping to raise vital funds for those affected by cancer. We rely on 96% of voluntary donations so without events like this, we wouldn’t be here as a charity to support people through their cancer journey”.

If you would like more information about the day, please call Anthony Fitzgerald 07581476241 or email 32 Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements

Photos courtesy of Mr Anthony Catherall

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Doors Ltd

Insulated Doors

Full service & repairs to all types of industrial doors Cold rooms/chill rooms/high speed doors/rapid roll Security shutters/shop fronts 24 hour call out available Call today and have your door checked & serviced Over 20 years working in the door industry

Industrial Doors Roller Doors Fire Doors

Based in West Butterwick

01724 782879 Mob: 0786 0753 259

Manual Shutters


Electric Shutters Steel Doors Sectional Overhead Doors Sliding doors



Armstrong House, First Avenue, Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster, DN9 3GA

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Keyboard and guitar courses available for all levels from Age 6 State of the art equipment in comfortable Studios Exam links with Trinity College and Rockschool

"New Drum course starting in September!

For a free taster lesson contact Barbara Twigg

01302 371731 07825 789201

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Dear readers, Lack of stimuli when driving on motorways means that it takes extra concentration to stay alert and observant. Yes, motorways can be boring. You don’t have to accelerate, change gear or brake much, there’s relatively little steering input needed. The Sat Nav tells you what junction you need. Automatic gearboxes, cruise control, power steering, even auto lights, and wipers do all the work for you. The view is often slow passing scenery and it’s very easy for your mind to wander in these conditions. Consider taking an alternative, more interesting route, perhaps on an A or B-road. Check your map for parallel routes or set your Sat Nav to avoid motorways. Open a window. Cold air will liven you up for a brief period. Turn the air–conditioning to cold and direct a vent onto your face. Disengage your cruise control. Put the radio on or start a conversation with your passenger. Stop for a tea or coffee or caffeine drink as soon as it’s safely possible. Do this every two hours, to maintain your concentration. Carry sufficient drinking water to keep you hydrated. A good driver is always mentally alert, and motorway driving becomes like a mobile high-stake game of chess. You have to plan your route, anticipate traffic movement, and be ultra-observant while constantly checking speeds and distances in front and behind your vehicle. Good drivers have excellent lane discipline and are always in the correct lane for their speed and planned route. They constantly observe the behaviour of other vehicles around them, including regular checking of their mirrors. You should stay in the left-hand lane wherever possible, but don’t get so hung up on this that you’re constantly driving in and out of a slow lane. Drivers on UK motorways often display poor lane discipline. This causes frustration and problems for other drivers and can even lead to crashes. You’ll often find traffic moving into the right-hand lane, to avoid day-dreamers in the middle lane. InconsiderNew Car Tyres. ate drivers blocking a middle lane of the motorway Puncture Repairs. are a common problem. Never be tempted to teach them a lesson. Don’t flash your headlights or sound Wheel Balancing. Truck Tyres the horn. Simply overtake them as safely and as ALL AT GREAT PRICES!! soon as you can. Driving faster than 70mph on UK motorways is illegal. Good drivers travel at an appropriate speed for the road conditions. However it’s easy for your speed to creep up in a modern car, so check your speedometer regularly, or use your cruise control. Motorways are the UK’s safest roads. But they are still the scenes of numerous incidents and many are policed by speed regulation devices designed to maintain traffic safety.

Danum Tyre Services Ltd

Family run bus iness with over 30 years experience

If you would like a Free Public Assessment Drive please contact me below.

Unit 9 Sandtloft Ind Est Belton Doncaster

If you are interested in the courses we offer, you’ll DN9 1PN be able to find this information on the Institute of Advanced Motorists website at Or Tel: Doncaster 01302 886 276 please call 01302 532676 or Safe Driving To Pauladvertise Tuke. Senior Training Observer.

Tel. 01427 874505 Mob. 0789 9910 230


07912 643010


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 873335


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 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




Epworths Ladies Society

The Old School Inn

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


0794 6607762


Baby Signing

Epworth Methodist Church



Autumn Club Over 50’s

Belton Park Pavilion



Keep Fit

Belton Park Pavilion



Belton Rangers

Various locations


36 Fri

01427 872227

Ashby Wesley Hall responding to advertisements Please mention “The Arrow” when Ashby Concert Band 19:30 -22:00 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 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 the Imperial Hall, Epworth Mary Addlesee

01427 873845

01427 873622 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

Care in the Community

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 752455

01427 872111

The Willows Dental Practise-Belton

01427 872106

Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness

01724 712700

Taxi Service / Wedding Cars/ Driving Schools Isle Take You

07975 591967 / 01427 752707

Trade/Craftsmen 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)

Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Link

01427 875752

Health Visitor Team for under 5’s

01427 871181

Complete Fire & Security Systems Ltd 01302 623427 / 07917 766922

SSAFA Forces Help www.ssafa,

01476 569764

Dean Gregory Electrical

Education and General

Brooks Homecare Improvements

07749519557 01427 874413 01427 875314 07973 142963

01427 891704 / 07833 638521

Axholme Pest Control

01427 873608 / 07766747245

Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

S A Walker Electrical Serv. 08458 396775 / 07751 887623

Belton All Saints Primary School

01427 872391

Axholme Kitchens and Bathrooms

Westwoodside Primary School

01427 752355


Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Willows Dental Practise—Belton

01427 872106

01427 873737

01427 873845

01724 711881

Executive/Chauffeur Driven/Wedding Transport EX-ZEC Travel Services www.

Epworth Leisure Centre

01427 752958

Hurstons Accountants & Business Advisors MJ Button Accountants


01302 820137 078 765 955 74

Advertise in the Business Directory for £30 + VAT per year!

01724 784494 Call Carolyn 01302 532676 Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements

Ashby Concert Band - Rehearsals Fridays—Mr B Page


Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accnts

01427 874312

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

Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN85SX.

(Near the trolley bus museum)

To advertise please call 01302 532676 or 07912 643010 All major credit and debit cards accepted



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