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July 2012

Issue 56

Police News Page 8 Haxey Parish Council Newsletter Pages 14/15 Where You Live Your Local History Page 26

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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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locating 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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A Great Big Thank you to all those people who helped to make the Owston Ferry Jubilee celebrations a huge success. We could not have done it without your help and support” a full report will be available in the next issue of the Arrow.

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News, News, News, News, News, News... John M Mackfall is a local composer based in Misterton near Doncaster. John works from a recording studio behind his home and has to date produced some stunning compositions primarily in the classical genre. John has been described by many leading industry luminaries as “A Musical Genius” John has recently been voted through to the finals in a national song writing competition where he his one of four finalists. The competition is in support of Barnado’s the children’s charity and is supported through Radio 2 and specifically Sir Terry Wogan who is the main event champion see the link below; John’s song is a very moving piece entitled “Requiem for a Soldier” A pre release copy can be made available to interested parties. A formal launch party will take place at BBC Television Centre on the 11th June with Sir Terry and others in attendance and following this event the track will be available for download via from 12th June until 25th July The song was recorded 3 weeks ago at the world famous BBC Maida Vale studios home to the BBC Symphony Orchestra and involved in the project also are Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) and Bond (World famous girl classical crossover quartet) The producer is one of the UK’s leading record producers A D Chivers. All proceeds from this download will go to Barnado’s. The vocalist on the track is one of the UK’s leading classically trained singers – Andrea Ryder Andrea Ryder-Smith: from Sheffield was an X factor boot camp finalist. Andrea has an incredible vocal range and Simon Cowell is quoted as saying

"I don't know how you did that. I thought that was terrific. It's not just the quality of the voice, it's the sincerity that counts and it was very, very moving." Andrea can be seen on the link Local media activity is sought to; 1. Give local exposure to John’s Song 2. Help generate significant income for the Barnardo’s charity John can be contacted on 01427 891865 E-mail Charity Organisers

ROOF APPEAL MEETS TARGET! The Parish Church Roof Appeal has reached the £33,308 target, thanks to donations from John and Sue Rowlett, the Dovecote Café, and a private donor. Pictured is fund-raiser Jane Moffett receiving a cheque for £114 from John and Sue (left), who raised funds at the dog show they held earlier this year, and Pip Stennett (right). The Dovecote Café’s contribution came from antique valuation fees and a raffle. A Thanksgiving Service will be held in the Church later in the year, to which all donors will be invited, once all the repair work is complete.

Sam Walker, a Bassetlaw-based table tennis champion and Olympic hopeful, will open the Misterton Village Gala before going to join the Olympic training team in Germany. And he will take on allcomers in some demonstration games – so brush up your table tennis skills and take on the champ! The Gala is on Saturday 7th July from 12 noon at the Misterton Sports Social Club.

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EPWORTH POLICE REPORT Farmland off the B1396 Westwoodside – Theft, Criminal Damage, Anti-social behaviour, off road bikes. Calls for service rose and centred around the B1396 including Pelfintax, Wroot Road, Idle Bank and Tindlebank and including private land owned by local farmers and others. Times of offences varied and included reports of theft including theft of cable, burglary, suspicious PC Constable 1169 PCSO 7574 Sue Fahy PC Constable 1839 Sally Roberts persons with dog(s), criminal damage and off Tina Starbuck road bikes. A considerable amount of work and liaison has been built between Neighbourhood staff and the owners and staff working on land to engage with them and to identify where offences and offenders are committing these acts and routes they use. UPDATE; Incidents remain at a low level, however with work on the land coming to one of its busiest times expectation for poaching, suspicious vehicles and persons is quite high. Countrywatch continues to hold regular meetings with engagement between agencies and landowners. HORSEWATCH - We are also looking at whether there is sufficient interest to launch a Horsewatch scheme to run alongside and under the banner of Countrywatch. It would involve attending a meeting in Epworth held every 3 months and other benefits to be finalised if interest is sufficient. If anyone is interested in becoming part of this please contact PC Tina Starbuck, details below Any on-going matters or suspicious activity can be reported on the Local police telephone number of 101 OR, you can pass information if it is not an on-going incident via e-mail to the Neighbourhood team using the details below; – Police officer Susan.fahy@humberside.pnn.police,uk – Community support officer – Community support officer Or you can ring Crime stoppers and give information anonymously on 0800 555 111. Wroot Crime Prevention Calls for service to the village of Wrote saw a rapid rise in December, where offences included thefts and non dwelling burglaries over a period of time during the night. UPDATE; There is continued liaison and work to make this Neighbourhood watch to become well established and the village is positively making a difference to their community. Levels of crime continue to be low and villagers have prioritised their main issues within the village. 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 in her area to present Lifestyle 2012. To register on line go to 2012

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Haxey Parish Council, Newsletter, July 2012 Parish Clerk - Deb Hotson Email: Postal Address: Haxey Memorial Hall, High Street, Haxey, DN9 2HH Telephone: 01652 618306 / 0784 220 1877 Website: NLC Planning Application responses Haxey Parish Residents will no doubt be interested to know that the number of Planning Applications for development in the Parish has continued to increase, with some 79 being submitted in the last year. The Parish Council considers Planning Applications during its monthly meetings and recommendations are then passed to the Planning Department at North Lincolnshire Council (NLC) for further processing. Responses from the Parish Council carry considerable weight in the planning process and can affect the balance for recommendation or refusal on finely balanced cases. In an effort to improve and streamline the process, recent dialogue with NLC Planners has resulted in advice being provided to all North Lincolnshire Town and Parish Councils (T&PCs) which is summarised below for the information of Residents when they read the decisions of the Parish Council: 1. T&PCs should usually respond to Planning Applications with “Object” or “No Objections” followed by comments and concerns, for example access, potential impact on neighbouring properties, traffic etc. 2. If a T&PC objects on planning grounds this is treated seriously and the Planning Authority would normally have to put the application to the Planning Committee if it wished to approve. 3. If the response is “No Objection” followed by comments, that is taken as a neutral and is noted. 4. If the response is “Object/No Objection followed by “concerns” the Officer will ensure that the particular issue is carefully checked before a recommendation is made and the “concerns” will be addressed in any Officer assessment of relevant issues. 5. If the response is “support”, this is treated seriously and is taken as an indication that the T&PC feels strongly that the development should go ahead and if the Planning Authority wish to refuse permission, the application will be taken to the Planning Committee. Community Oil buying scheme Parts of Haxey Parish (particularly the hamlets of Graizelound and Eastlound) and neighbouring parishes do not have a mains gas supply and many properties are heated using oil. In the past 2 years the cost of heating oil has rocketed and many householders are struggling to pay. In some rural areas, residents have joined together to form an oil cooperative. The group order their heating oil in one order and the oil is delivered to individual homes on a single date. The oil suppliers will offer a lower price because they can send a bigger tanker on one journey. Members pay the same price per litre regardless of the size of their order. The cooperative has a coordinator who lets people know the date of the next order – usually every 2 months and the quantity required. They then place an order with the company which offers best value. The suppliers send each person an invoice for their own oil, and the coordinator does not handle any money. Some schemes operate with a membership fee which usually covers the cost of the administration. Information from other oil buying cooperatives in the region estimates a saving of 10-12% per order. Graizelound resident Alyson Linnegar is hoping to start a scheme in Haxey and Owston Ferry. If there is sufficient initial interest, Alyson will organise a meeting locally to discuss the operation of the scheme. To register your interest please contact Alyson on Telephone 01427 752536 or E-mail Rural Broadband In December 2010 the government published ‘Britain’s Superfast Broadband future’ which sets out its vision for broadband in the UK and how it will be delivered. This vision is to ensure that the UK has the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015. Northern Lincolnshire has secured a significant contribution from government to install the actual improved infrastructure 14 Please necessarymention to improve“The the broadband Arrow” speeds when and access responding across North to advertisements and North East Lincolnshire.

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Haxey Parish Celebrate in Style It was worth all the hard work of planning the events and the people of Haxey Parish celebrated the Queens Diamond Jubilee in style. It was a fantastic weekend culminating in the lighting of the beacon on the Hood Field. Commemorative mugs were presented to all children at Westwoodside and Haxey C of E Primary Schools by the Parish Council. Then over the weekend, St Nicholas Church held displays of “Sixty Glorious Years” and on the Saturday held a well-attended tasty BBQ, which was followed by one of the highlights, a special fly–past by two Hawk jets and a Spitfire. Meanwhile the young lads were taking part in 5 aside football tournament at Westwoodside Playing Fields. Sunday started with the Community Service in church followed by a rather damp Westwoodside Scarecrow Event. Nearly 50 scarecrows were out and despite the rain many locals braved the elements to view them all. Later in the dry of Haxey Memorial Hall nearly 100 enjoyed a lovely tea and they were then joined by many more to enjoy a superb two hour concert put on by talented local singers, dancers, and actors, ranging from 3 years old to ninety years old. Special mention must be made of 4 teenage singers, Kate Pilkington, Tom Donaldson-Badger, Robyn Hunt and Myles Henderson who all gave wonderful performances which augers well for them having long successful musical careers ahead of them.

On Monday, the fine weather brought the crowds out to the “Olympic” games at Haxey Playing Fields and in the evening there was another very successful repeat of the Tea and Concert at Westwoodside Village Hall. As the sunset hundreds of villagers joined torch-lit processions from Westwoodside and Haxey which joined together at the Hood Field for the lighting of the beacon at 10.15 pm. All in all it was a tremendous weekend of celebration. Everyone appreciated the hard work of several hundred volunteers from church, chapels, playing fields, schools, Ponds Lights committee, scouts, Women’s Institute, the Parish Council and others. It all went to show the great community spirit that exists in Haxey Parish. The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations all went very well and exceeded all expectations. Everyone said what a fantastic weekend it was. Cllr Smedley stated that he couldn’t believe the number of residents who turned up for the torchlight processions up to the beacon. The Parish Council wish to say a big thank you to the many volunteers who worked so hard to make all the parish events such a great success. Best Kept Village 2012 Haxey Parish has entered the Best Kept Village Competition again this year and would like to ask all resident to assist in keeping their property frontage as tidy as they have been in previous years, weed and litter free. Here’s to another successful year. New 50mph Speed limit B1396 Doncaster Road Following a number of accidents at the Park Drain road crossing on the B1396 Doncaster Road and requests for a reduction in the speed limit, North Lincolnshire Council (NLC) have introduced a 50mph speed limit from the North Lincolnshire boundary to Westwoodside. This will become operational at the end of June and will be monitored by To advertise please call 01302 532676 or 07912 643010 15 the mobile safety cameras of the NLC Road Safety Partnership.

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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 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.


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Mrs Peggy Fillingham from Haxey celebrated her 90th birthday at Haxey Chapel. been a steward at the chapel for about 50 years, now

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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 FerryGeorge H. ArcherJack Johnson a driver at FieldsMargaret Archer (nee Hutchinson) a housewife-John H. Williams and M. Clifford Trimingham shopkeeper. Continued next month, make sure you see a copy of the Arrow


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Wroot Travis School We had a great Jubilee party, the weather was lovely so we took the party outside. Staff and children came to school dressed in red, white and blue. We had a jubilee crown making competition and the KS1 children planned a menu and made sandwiches and cakes. We played games and ran a relay race. We still had some energy left so we had an after school sports club with our coach Marvin Reader.

This week we had a visit from paraplegic athlete Alan Rayment. Alan has been raising money for charity since 2004 when he did his first London Marathon. This year Alan hand cycled 206 miles across Eastern Europe to raise money for Link Romania, a charity helping the country’s poor and needy. Alan showed us a boxful of medals he has won and told us some great stories about his sport and his fellow athletes. He brought his special cycle onto the playground and showed us how it worked and even let us have a go on it. He makes it look easy but it was hard work. Next week our Year 6 children are off to Lincoln Cathedral with other primary schools for the Church Schools Festival. This is always a great day out with lots of interesting activities.

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Haxey Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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Doncaster Advanced Motorist 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. Inconsiderate drivers blocking a middle lane of the motorway are a common problem. Never be tempted to teach them a lesson. Don’t flash your headlights or sound the horn. Simply overtake them as safely and as 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. If you would like a Free Public Assessment Drive please contact me below. 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.


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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.

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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 31 st 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 2 nd 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.

Jubilee celebrations at St Martins School

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)

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Limited spaces available for Adult Classes, please ring for details Do you like adventure? Do you like meeting people? Would you like to go Sailing? Would you like to go camping? Would you like to go Quad Biking? Would you like to go Canoeing? Would you like to play Archery? If you answer YES to any of these questions why don't you give Scouting a try? Contact Maria Potter 01427 752569 or Simon Andrew 01427 752250

Saturdays & Thursdays @ Westwoodside Village Hall Classes for ages 2½ to Adults

New Rosettes Class for ages 2 1/2 - 5years 9.00-9.45am Contact Miss J. Marston F.I.D.T.A on

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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


Line Dancing

Westwoodside Village Hall

7.30-9.30 pm

01427 754120 01427 873778


Mother and Toddler

Westwoodside Village Hall

9.00-11.00 am


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


Social Club—over 60’s

Westwoodside Village Hall

2.00-4.00 pm 01427 753227


Tae kwan Do

Westwoodside Village Hall

5.00-7.00pm 01302 311174


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


Happy Circle (over 60’s)

Thurs Thurs

3.30—5.30 pm 01427 752344

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

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

1st 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 01427 753787


Musical Monkeys 0—5 years

Memorial Hall



Ballroom Dancing Classes

Memorial Hall

3:00 10:00pm

01427 873532


Epworth & Isle of Axholme Rotary Club

The Red Lion , Epworth

6pm start

01427 875540


Musical Movement - Toddlers 12months +

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)

01427 752783

Bookings of the Memorial Hall

Mrs Anne Robinson

01427 752636

Bookings of Westwoodside Village Hall

Vivien M’Itwamwari

01427 753856

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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


Funeral Directors Fields Funeral Service, Westwoodside

01427 874424

R Butoid Funeral Service , Misterton & Dist

01427 890317

Local Taxis Isle Take You

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

Axi Private Hire

07975 591967 / 01427 752707 01724 798877 / 07866 859963

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

01302 820137 078 765 955 74

Trade/Craftsmen Brooks Homecare Improvements 01427 875314 /07973142963 Chris Yeardley Roofing services 01427 754197 / 07974 140344

Education and General

J M B Plastering—Haxey

Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

Haxey C of E School

01427 752294

Westwoodside C of E Primary School

01427 752355

EPG Roofing Ltd

01427 752200 / 07785 735984

01427 420184 / 07850 976791

C M Developments Building Services

01302 770216

Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

Complete Fire & Security Systems Ltd 01302 623427 / 07917 766922

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Home and Garden

Willows Dental Practice—Belton

01427 872106

Axholme Pest Control

01427 873608 / 0776 6747245

Galerie des Fleurs


Fountain Court florist

Epworth Leisure Centre

01427 873845

Ashby Concert Band - Rehearsals Fridays—Mr B Page

01724 784494

Haxey Cricket Club

01427 752394

Entertainment/Children’s Care

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01427 872111 01427 874831


01427 753676


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