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Including Misterton, Wroot, & Owston Ferry

February 2013

Issue 63

Police News Page 8 Where you live your local history Page 16 Haxey Parish Council Newsletter Page 20 +

And much much more...

Celebrations Haxey Hood 2013

photo by George Fiddler


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Editors Letter... This can feel like a glum time of year – after Christmas, before the spring – which might explain why the film industry does its best to cheer us all up with the awards season in February. Say what you will about the Baftas and Oscars, there is still something compelling about the display of success and failure, hope and disappointment, parading along the red carpet. Looking on the nominee lists, I have noticed ‘Les Miserables’ included in many of them. If any readers see the film, I would love you to email me a film review and lets have our own reviews! February also brings Valentines Day, a day to celebrate with your loved ones sending gifts, sweets and flowers. What ever you choose to do make it special for your loved one! Anyone who is interested in advertising in your local Arrow, the smallest advert starts at £20 a month. Please get in touch.

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News, News, News, News, News, News... School parking-A meeting will be held at

Owston Ferry Tree & Lights will be holding a Coffee Morning at

Haxey C of E Primary School on the 5th February 2013 at 2;30pm to discuss travel and parking arrangements in relation to the school. All residents, parents and any other interested parties are invited to attend. Representative from North Lincolnshire Highway department will be there as well as staff and representatives from the Governing Body.

Coronation Hall 10am Thurs 14th Feb all the usual stalls. For more information on either of these events please contact Pat Ward 72844 or Pat Smith 728025

On Wednesday, 20th February, Maria Batty will be coming along to Owston Ferry WI to give us a talk

Arthur Franks Chair of Governors

Isle Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust News

and demonstration relating to Holistic Therapies. The meeting will be in the Coronation Hall and will start at 7.30pm. Non members are very welcome and there is a charge of £3.00. Refreshments are provided.

Members Slide and Digital Evening. On Thursday 7th February 2013 at 7.30 pm our indoor meeting is where members are invited to show their own slides and digital images. We look forward to welcoming all our members and new visitors.

St. Martin's Church, Owston Ferry 3rd February Sung Eucharist 9.15am 10th February Morning Prayer 9.15am 17th February Sung Eucharist 9.15am 24th February Sung Eucharist 9.15am.

All our indoor are held in the Stephen Jones Hall at the rear of the Methodist Chapel, Low Street , Haxey on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be a member. There is a small admission charge of £1, a raffle and refreshments. Don’t forget that a good range of competitively priced bird food is always on sale at our indoor meetings or at Geoff’s house in Belton.

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News, News, News, News, News, News... The first meeting of the Westwoodside Heritage Society for 2013 was

Jackie Starr with Sue Dolby

introduced by the chairman, Mrs Jackie Starr, welcoming new members Mr. & Mrs Hopkins and wishing all present a Happy New Year. Jackie promised the members an exciting programme for 2013 and recalling the recent bad weather said that for the future and with the members safety in mind it was intended that for the winter months of November through to February, 2014 the monthly meetings would be held in the afternoon rather than the evening. A fund raising raffle was held with several members receiving a bottle of wine. The speaker for the evening, Mrs. Sue Dolby, was then introduced by the chairman reminding members that Sue’s previous talk “The History of Pantomime” had been very entertaining and tonight’s presentation “The History of Music Hall” promised an equally entertaining evening. Members heard that Music Hall had started in the mid 1800’s originally in licensed premises (Taverns) frequented by the upper classes, was strictly men only though ladies were allowed to watch from balconies, the entertainment was provided by singing groups such as choirboys, later music hall moved to concert rooms where ladies and singing by the audience was allowed In 1847 the first true Music Hall, the Mogul Tavern opened in Drury Lane followed by Lord Nelson Tavern in the East End and the Greengate Tavern, City Road. Drinking was allowed in the auditorium, a ladies night introduced whilst a chairman was seated in the front of guests to keep order. With increasing popularity purpose built Music Halls developed and progressed into more grandiose establishments popular artists performed nightly and Saturday matinees were introduced, entrance fees and artists pay increased with some receiving wages equivalent to today’s football stars. Some popular artists of the time were Vesta Tilly, Marie Lloyd, Sir Henry Lauder, Florrie Ford and Little Tich(Harry Relph).


The new century saw the gradual decline of Music Hall the principal causes of which were cinema, death of the stars and World War 1, by the 1920s nearly all were gone with many of the buildings converted to theatres. Popular songs, many still well known, The Boy I Love is up in the Gallery, Oh! Mr. Porter, Champagne Charlie, Daisie Bell, Down at the Old Bull & Bush and many more were recalled by Sue who then finished by playing original recordings of some of these and to which the audience enthusiastically sang along! A vote of thanks for a very informative and enjoyable evening was given by the Society,s President Mrs. Norma Neill. The meeting then closed with refreshments served. The next meeting of the society will be on Thursday 14th. February when Meryl White will present Grandma Abson - Traditional Baking

The first meeting of the New Year for the Axholme Camera club took place on the 8th January when Vice Chairman George Fiddler presented a digital slide show on Australia. The talk started with images from Sydney Harbour some with the well known icons, Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge plus as the visit co-insided with the New Year celebrations there was an Audio Visual of the Fireworks. From Sydney the trip progressed to Northern Queensland with visits to Cairns, Port Douglas, Daintree Forrest and the Barrier Reef. Mr Geoff Trinder the Chairman gave the vote of thanks stating that the talk and slides had taken everyone on a trip to Australia visiting many of the well known places such as, Bondi Beach, Manly Cove, Cape Tribulation and many more interesting places. Future Events. Ladies v Gents print competition on the 16th January. Printing Black and White Images by Simon Knight on the 22nd january. We meet in Haxey Church Hall, anyone interested in photography or would like to know how to get more from their camera please come along all are welcome. Meetings start at 7.30pm and normally finish at about 9.30pm.

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January 5th saw the Haxey Hood an annual event which is

normally run on the 6th January every year but was brought forward due to the 6th being a Sunday. The weather was dry and the ground had dried out a little from all the rain that has fallen over the past few weeks. The Boggins started at the Carpenters Arms in Westwoodside at 12.0 clock singing a few songs including the Farmers Boy. There was standing room only inside but the Hood regulars most with their faces painted with the letters HH joined in and gave a good chorus backing to the Boggins. Out side the Carpenters it was ten deep all were enjoying the atmosphere of the Hood. This year the sway carried the Hood past the Duke William and onto the Kings. Congratulations once more to The Kings who will now hold the Leather Hood for the next twelve months.


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Over 70 Air Cadets from the Doncaster area came together, along with veterans and dignitaries, to commemorate the fallen, buried at the war graves at Rose Hill Cemetery, Doncaster. The Air Cadets made up the main body of the parade, representing both the Cadet Forces and the Armed Forces.

The parade marched into the cemetery, followed by a short service, at which the names of the fallen we read out. Following this, the cadets laid crosses at the graves. The parade then marched out of the cemetery, through a guard of honour formed by the various standards present.

Squadron Leader Barry French, local sector commander for South & West Yorkshire Wing was delighted with this year’s event. “The significant role played by the Air Cadets in these events can not be under estimated. The willingness of the Cadets to participate, as we remember the fallen, is a testament to the Air Cadet Organisation.”, he continued “It was a great honour to be asked to attend the parade this year and see the dedication of the cadets”. There are numerous Air Cadet Squadrons within the Doncaster area. For more information visit and their locations, visit and check out the locations page.


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The Isle of Axholme

Where You Live

Your Local History

Amateur Dramatics The Epworth Mowbray Players No. 8 by Anthony Catherall

6th March 1956, the days of steam trains on British Railways are numbered in what he called a “bold” decision, the chairman of the British Transport Commission Sir Brian Robertson announced that electrified services would be introduced. Meanwhile in Epworth, the Mowbray Players were in final weeks of rehearsals’ for their next play “Summer Day’s Dream” that had its Premier Performance at the Prince’s Theatre, Bradford, on 8th August, 1949. th On the 14 March 1956, as usual, the Imperial Hall was packed with up to 200 people, long before the days of the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and the Health and Safety at Wok Act 1974. In this play J.B. Priestly the Author born in Bradford (1894-1984) imagines England recovering after a third World War, industries smashed and most of her people gone. The few that remain have to start afresh and like Stephen Dawlish have learnt what is important and what isn’t. The scene is set in Midsummer 1975, outside the garden entrance of ‘Larks Lea’ an old country house on the South Downs. There were only eight actors in this post apocalyptic play, and most of the regulars appeared including Joyce Battye playing Rosalie Dawlish. Gordon Fletcher had the lead role as Stephen Dawlish. G. Haddon Archer (Fred Voles) Mary Housham (Margaret Dawlish) Jack Johnson (Franklyn Heimer) Margaret Archer (Madame Irina Shestova) Basil Staveley (Christopher Dawlish) and M. Clifford Trimingham (Dr. Bahru). Looking back all these years later one has to admire the courage and conviction of Gertrude Lees in taking on these formidable productions in such a small village environment, a real credit to her and her players. I can appreciate now why so many people attended and how lucky they were to have on their doorstep, such magnificent drama to experience in the Imperial Hall, no wonder it was packed out. if only the walls could talk. With the Rio Cinema not a stones throw away Epworth then, could rival many a larger town for amenities, both social and business.


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You would think that there would be very little on the culinary scene that could cause much of a stir on the Isle of Axholme, so you may be surprised to find that Epworth has been buzzing since Christmas with the news that Ben Edwards is coming to town! Ben, known by many of you as the award winning chef lately at the Red Lion at Crowle and the Reindeeer Inn at Sandtoft; has formed a partnership with Trish Kingham at Kingham’s Bistro. Trish is delighted and said “Ben is the only chef that I would have considered for the Bistro as he and I have the same values and ethics where freshly cooked and locally sourced food is concerned, but even more importantly Ben is a truly superb chef and I love his food” 2012 had been a difficult year for Trish and she was unsure what direction to take in her Steve Oatway Photography business. “I knew I needed to have a strong front of house presence if I was to continue cooking. I had not occurred to me that I might do it myself until a friend suggested it. Once I thought about it I realised I would very much enjoy being front of house as long as I could find a really good chef and of course Ben was always my first choice. It was either luck or fate that Ben was available at the time. I knew Ben wanted his own restaurant in Epworth and so a partnership was the idea answer for both of us.” This will mean a whole change of menu for the Bistro with Ben adding Caribbean favourites such as his famous jerk chicken. Ben would like to extend his repertoire of Caribbean food and is planning to have some Sunday nights as Caribbean nights as well as some Caribbean dishes on the menu. The Dinner Club theme nights that have been so popular at the Bistro will also be resumed on Wednesday evenings. “I am looking forward to being able to concentrate on front of house and to being able to promote all the exciting events that we have planned, the first of which will a sizzling Valentines menu” says Trish. The Bistro with its lovely spacious Courtyard will have two sets of opening hours: one for winter and another for the summer when the Courtyard will be in use, although dog owning customers in particular tend to sit outside all year round any time there is a tiny bit of sun. The winter opening hours will be Tuesday to Saturday evenings 6pm to 11pm and Friday and Saturday lunchtimes 11.30am to 3pm. Sunday opening is 12pm to 3pm for Sunday lunch and most Sunday evenings will be, by popular demand, a Caribbean theme night with a full Caribbean menu. Booking for all events and evening is essential. So, a very exciting gastronomic future for Epworth & the Isle of Axholme!

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Haxey Parish Council, Newsletter, February 2013 Parish Clerk - Deb Hotson Email: Postal Address: Haxey Memorial Hall, High Street, Haxey, DN9 2HH Telephone: 01652 618306 / 0784 220 1877 Website: Westwoodside Playing Fields and Pavilion The Westwoodside Playing Field facilities situated off Akeferry Road have been an ongoing project for the community over the last 30 years. The Conveyance of the land, which was gifted and signed over to the “Trustees” of the Westwoodside Playing Fields Association (WPFA) in 1979, set out that “the land was to be held in trust for a recreation ground for the benefit of the inhabitants of Westwoodside, registered with the Charities Commission and the general management and control of the Trust property and the arrangements for its use shall be invested in a Committee of Management consisting of 6 elected representatives”. This Committee allows existing organisations with interest in WPFA aims to appoint a representative to it. Haxey Parish Council appoints such a representative to the Committee on an annual basis. Since its inception, the WPFA Management Committee has overseen the setting out of the sports grounds, the building of a Pavilion and over the last 7 years, the available outdoor amenities have been developed and are now considered a first class local facility. Funding streams for this work have come from various organisations such as the National Lottery through North Lincolnshire Council’s LEADER and Grant Aid programmes and the Axholme Lions. Two years ago, an all-weather sports court was built, which is now used by a number of local sports clubs and clubs as far away as Epworth and Misterton. The court has floodlights which allow year-round usage. A child’s play-park with state of the art safety certified equipment has been installed at a cost of around £200,000 and more recently a refurbished skateboard track has been re-installed. In order to allow youngsters to play in small group activities, a ball wall has been built enabling them to hone their skills at football or simply kick a ball around without interrupting more organised team games or using the Pavilion walls. Throughout, Haxey Parish Council has provided and continues to provide community investment in the form of financial support by grant or funding guarantee. The major element of the provision of this top class facility has now been completed and WPFA now enters a period of consolidation, improvement and maintenance. Despite the completion of the capital works, there is still a considerable amount of work required to maintain the status quo. Unfortunately, the WPFA Management Committee now finds itself in a position of dwindling commitment from its membership, so much so that it has become very difficult to convene meetings on a regular basis; several members have left the Committee and the frequency of meetings has decreased; moreover, it has proved impossible to recruit any new support from the local community. The Parish Council has been asked to provide assistance and is currently working with the WPFA to see how it can provide meaningful support. The initial part of this support is taking action to publicise the seriousness of the situation, which this article aims to do. There is an urgent requirement to organise and manage fund-raising initiatives, which, despite the money raised through the hire of the existing amenities and grants, are still required to maintain the facilities and pay the day to day costs, much less the provision of any improvements that the passing of time requires. The current fear is that without further direct support there would be a gradual deterioration of the facilities, which would prove disastrous for the users of the facilities and the adjacent Residents, not to mention the waste of the considerable investment provided by numerous local agencies over the years. In summary, the WPFA outdoor sporting facilities are currently first class; however, to maintain the utilisation there is a major element of maintenance required on an annual basis. The current funding situation is extremely tight and there is no funding available for any improvement/refurbishment work on existing facilities, in particular the Pavilion, which is now in urgent need of upgrading, the car parking facility, the access road and the general complex outdoor lighting system. The WPFA facilities provide an extremely useful and well used capability for the local community which considering the initial local “gifting” of the land and the subsequent major local investment, needs to be preserved for future generations. The Parish Council is currently in the process of developing a plan within the powers available to it to sustain the Management Committee; however, there remains an urgent need for more community involvement and Residents of the Parish interested in supporting this project are encouraged to contact Haxey Parish Council Clerk to volunteer their services to this worthwhile community facility.


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HAXEY & WESTWOODSIDE HERITAGE SOCIETY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Thursday evening 13th. .December 43 members and guests attended the Christmas party of the society. On arrival all were greeted by background Christmas music, provided by Mrs Shirley Hinchliffe on piano, and a warming drink of mulled wine. Chairman Jackie Starr welcomed members and guests to the celebrations and with the Westwoodside Village Hall dressed with festive decorations members settled down to a quiz. Much to the delight of the audience highlight of the evening was the presentation of several amusing monologues by the well known and ever popular Eilene Pearson. Following a traditional Christmas buffet the quiz and raffle prizes were presented and the evening closed with everyone singing carols, giving a rousing presentation of the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas and finally ‘Auld Langs Syne’ Starting the New Year off for the Society will be Mrs. Dolby giving her talk ‘The History of Music Hall’ at the next meeting to be held on Thursday evening 10 th. of January at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome.

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Alice the Musical review On Thursday 13th December Alice The Musical took place at Westwoodside Primary School cast Alice-Jodi Lawson/Holly Wood (solo) Mouse-Amie Fairbrother (solo) Mock turtle- Frances Butroid (solo) Gryphon-Isobel Heywood Mad hatter- Alex Shaw (solo) King- William Shaw (solo) White Rabbit- Christian Worboys (solo) The performances were amazing, the soloists sang confidently, the speaking parts were marvelous and clear and the dancing was wonderful. Thank you to Mrs Harris and Mr Mckay for helping with the performances (especially Mrs Harris for the amazing piano playing) and our student teachers Miss Tate and Miss Woodward for choreographing the dances.

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Westwoodside Dance Club held their Annual Glad Rags Ball just before Christmas, a highlight of which is a visit by santa. This year he arrived on a decorated trike on loan from Kate Ellis – she also carried out the decoration which included various lights, trimmings, and a box of gifts at the rear guarded by a Santa rabbit! Santa pedalled around the dance floor with a box of sweets after a rendition of a seasonal poem involving various dance club members. This was followed by a splendid supper organised by the Dance Club Committee lady members.

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What’s On In Your area in the Isle of Axholme Activity

Meeting place



18th Haxey Cubs

Scout hut Behind Haxey Church

6:30 - 8:30 pm

01427 752250


Isle of Axholme Wolf cubs

Westwoodside Village Hall

6.00-7.30 pm

01427 754120


Isle of Axholme Scouts

Westwoodside Village Hall

7.00-9.00 pm

01427 754120


All Stars Tae Kwon Do

Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry

6.00 - 8.00pm



Isle of Axholme Beavers

Westwoodside Village Hall

6.00-7.30 pm

01427 754120


Line Dancing

Westwoodside Village Hall

7.30-9.30 pm

01427 873778


Mother and Toddler

Westwoodside Village Hall

9.00-11.00 am

Mon/Thur Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls Club Coronation Hall (September—April)


1.30—3.30 pm 01427 752344


Social Club—over 60’s

Westwoodside Village Hall


Tae kwan Do

Westwoodside Village Hall


18th Haxey Beavers

Scout hut Behind Haxey Church

6:00 - 7:30 pm

01427 752250


18th Haxey Scouts

Scout hut Behind Haxey Church

7:00 - 9:00 pm

01427 752250


Preschool— Playgroup 2.5—5 years

Memorial Hall

9:15-:3:15 pm

01427 754330


Ballroom Dancing Classes

Memorial Hall

3:00-10:00 pm

01427 873532


Preschool Playgroup 3—5 years

Memorial Hall

9:15-3:15 pm

01427 754330



Memorial Hall


01427 752636


Preschool– playgroup 2.5—5 years

Memorial Hall

9:15- 3:15pm

01427 754330


Sunshine Yoga



01427 873730


Tae Kwan Do

Memorial Hal

5:45-6:45 pm

1st Wed

Haxey Woman's Institute (WI)

Memorial Hall


Swing Band Rehearsal

Stephen Jones Community Hall, Haxey


Owston Ferry Bowling Club

Owston Ferry Bowling Green


Sunshine Yoga

Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry


Preschool—Playgroup 3—5 years


2.00-4.00 pm 01427 752524 5.00-7.00pm 01302 311174

01302 311174 01427 753062

7:30-930 pm 2.00-4.00pm

01427 728590

7:00 - 8:30 pm

01427 873730

Memorial Hall

9:15-3:15 pm

01427 753162

Happy Circle (over 60’s)

Memorial Hall

2:00—4:00 pm

01427 752636


Bambi—Playgroup 1—3 years

Memorial Hall

9:30-11:00 am

01427 754830



Haxey Church Hall

7:00—8:00 pm

01427 753269

3rd Thurs Ferry Folk Group

(Roll Up & Drives)

Crooked Billet, Owston Ferry

8pm start

01427 728643


Ashby Concert Band

Ashby Wesley Hall

19:30 -22:00

01724 784494


Kick Boxing

Memorial Hall

6:00 - 8:00pm

01427 875051


Preschool—Playgroup 2.5—5 years

Memorial Hall

9:15-3:15 pm

01427 754330


Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls Club Epworth Leisure Centre (September—April)

3.30—5.30 pm

01427 752344


Musical Monkeys 0—5 years

Memorial Hall


01427 753787

3:00 10:00pm

01427 873532


Ballroom Dancing Classes

Memorial Hall


Nordic Walking

Epworth Garden Centre


Epworth & Isle of Axholme Rotary Club

The Red Lion , Epworth


Musical Movement - Toddlers 12months +

10.00-noon 01724 297280 6pm start

01427 875540

Epworth Thurlow Pre School

9:00 - 10:00 am

01427 875016 01427 875016 01909 480087


Musical Movement - Baby Group

Epworth Thurlow Pre School

10:00 - 11:00 am


Slate House Market & Carboot

Nr Messingham, Scunthorpe

1pm start

The Stephen Jones Community Hall - Pam Layton (Bookings) Bookings of the Memorial Hall

Joanne Mottram

Bookings of Westwoodside Village Hall Bookings of West Butterwick Village Hall

Vivien M’Itwamwari


01427 752783 E mail

0784 0032 062

Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements01427 753856 Beryl Ash

01724 783125

Doncaster Advanced Motorist Be ready for bad weather Dear Readers, You can’t change or even accurately predict the winter weather, but a few preparations and precautions can prevent unnecessary breakdowns and accidents. Never drive off until your windows are clear inside and out. Ensure that all lights, brake lights, indicators are working properly and the lenses are clean. Make sure your tyres have plenty of tread and are suitable for cold weather conditions. Ensure your battery is in good health, a drop in temperature soon seeks out the weak ones. Don’t forget, check the antifreeze, get the screen wash filled up too. Carry a set of jump leads or fully charged battery pack and also a torch and first aid kit. Even if you don’t need them somebody else might be grateful. If your car lacks a good heating and defrosting system, carry a de-icer and scraper. Also have a leather to remove early morning dew from the outside. Keep your speed down and increase your safety gaps when the road is wet or icy. Braking, steering, acceleration, decelerating and gear changing must be done gently and gradually. If a skid occurs, no matter how strong the temptation, do not brake! Lose speed by gently easing the pressure on the accelerator pedal and, if appropriate, de-clutch. Be prepared for road conditions to change over short distances. Remember our weather can change quickly. It can take ten times the distance to stop when the road has snow or ice on it than when the road is dry, so allow your self plenty of room to be able to slow down or stop. A mobile phone is a must to let somebody know where you are. Don’t forget 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. 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 situation. If you have the space, pop a few emergency items in the boot, a spade for clearing snow; warm clothes and stout footwear just in case you get stuck somewhere. Maybe a hot drink in a flask is worth considering. This year for all our loyal readers we are offering you a Free Assessment Drive Check, this is for you ladies too. This offer is only available in the Arrow Magazines. If you are interested in the courses we offer, you’ll be able to find this information on the Institute of Advanced Motorists website at Or Tel: Doncaster 01302 886 276 Safe Driving Paul Tuke. To Senior Training Observer. advertise please call 01302

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Business Directory

Pensions Helpline

0800 991234

Electricity Emergencies

0800 375 675

Transco - Gas Leaks Yorkshire Water

080 111 999 0845 1242424

£30 + VAT for 12 months Contact Carolyn

01302 532676

Boarding Kennels/Training Croft House Kennels & Cattery

01427 890235


Care in the Community

Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accountants

01427 752958

Age Concern

Hurstons Accountants & Bus. Advisors

01427 873737

0800 009966


0800 1111

Health/Fitness /Swimming

Neighbourhood Watch

01482 444466

Minnows Swimming Club, Misterton School Pool Catherine 01427 754240 or Annette 01427 754772

Health Visitor Team for under 5’s

01427 871181

Pilates classes covering the Isle with Jill Allen

SSAFA Forces Help www.ssafa,

, 01476 569764


0808 80050000


08705 555999

NHS Direct

0845 4647

Owston Ferry LIVES (information only)

01427 728324

Community Crime Stoppers

0800 555 111

Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139

Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Link—Anne Broster

01427 875752

0790 338 4065

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

Funeral Directors Fields Funeral Service, Westwoodside

01427 874424

R Butoid Funeral Service , Misterton & Dist

01427 890317

Local Taxis Axi Private Hire up to 8 passengers

7866 859963 01724 798877

A & H Taxi (based in Westwoodside) up to 8 passengers 07817 068199

Executive/Chauffeur Driven/Wedding Transport 01302 820137 078 765 955 74

Trade/Craftsmen Brooks Homecare Improvements 01427 875314 /07973142963

Education and General Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

Haxey C of E School

01427 752294

Westwoodside C of E Primary School

01427 752355

Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Willows Dental Practice—Belton

01427 872106


Chris Yeardley Roofing services 01427 754197 / 07974 140344 J M B Plastering—Haxey

01427 752200 / 07785 735984

Axholme wood recycling (suppliers of firewood) 01427 874324 07711 254113 EPG Roofing Ltd

01427 420184 / 07850 976791

C M Developments Building Services

01427 873845

Ashby Concert Band - Rehearsals Fridays—Mr B Page

01724 784494

Haxey Cricket Club

01427 752394

01302 770216

Complete Fire & Security Systems Ltd 01302 511050 / 07917 766922

Home and Garden Axholme Pest Control

01427 873608 / 0776 6747245

Fountain Court florist

Epworth Leisure Centre


EX-ZEC Travel Services www.

01427 874831

Entertainment/Children’s Care All Aboard Children’s Club -Westwoodside

01427 753676

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£35.00 £45.00

All MOT prices include re-test if required


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)


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*Diagnostics *Air con re-gas *Steam cleaning

*FREE Collection & delivery service

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