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May 2011


Wroot, West Butterwick & The Parish of Owston Ferry

Issue 41

Police News Page 10 Haxey Parish Council Newsletter Page 16 Where You Live Your Local History Page 26 Westwoodside Pond Lights Scarecrow Competition Bank Holiday Monday 29th May Page 41 and much much more..


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Editors Letter.... What a busy month April was! Mothers Day, Easter, The Royal Wedding and now we have more Bank Holidays to look forward to! On writing this editorial we are basking in lovely warm sunshine, I hope the weather stayed with us for the Easter Holidays and of course all the Royal Wedding parties in the area! If you have any photographs of the day please email them by Friday 6th May so you can be included in the next issue of the Arrow. If anyone knows of any Summer events or special achievements please be in touch and let every read about you! Westwoodside Pond lights is holding a hunt the cartoon/nursery character on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May from 2pm. All money raised will go towards future funding for the lights switch on! Be sure to join in to support this local event! The Arrow is delivered FREE to every home and business in the local area. If anyone knows anyone who does not receive it, please contact me; it is important the Arrow is delivered to you! The deadline for June issue is Thursday 12th May. Best Wishes and enjoy the read. Carolyn Grant 1 Nether Cantley Lane Old Cantley Doncaster 01302 532676 / 07912 643010

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News, News, News, News, News, News, ... Are you interested in Folk Music? ‗Ferry Folk‘ a new regular folk group is starting in your area! The first Thursday of every month at the Crooked Billet, Owston Ferry at 8.30pm will welcome you to an evening of folk, country, blues and ballads. We would like anyone who can play an instrument, sing or just wants to merely listen to come and join us. For more details contact 01427 728643

A coffee morning was extremely well attended on Saturday March 12th at Haxey Church Hall when £250 was raised for the R.B.L. which

is this year celebrating its 90th year. Our target was £90 and thanks to people‘s generosity and support this was more than doubled.! There were an abundance of Raffle Prizes and people gave willingly of their time and energy to provide and serve refreshments. Very many thanks to everyone. Mrs Joanne Ticehurst,( Lincoln Area Fund Raising Officer) presented awards for Service to the Poppy Appeal to the following people. Mrs Betty Green, Mrs Shirley Heath Mrs Jane Wheatley, Mrs Norma Williams and Mrs Linda Kelley for 5 years service. Mrs Jan Christmas, Mrs Helen Cooper, Mrs Rosemary Espin Bradley, Mrs Christine Gascoigne, Mrs Pamela Johnson and Mrs Rosemary Lea for 10 years service. Mrs Margaret Jones, Mrs Annette Laverack and Mrs Yvonne Sparks for 15 years service. Mrs Elaine Dunford, Mrs Jean Gould, Mrs Daphne Hare and Mrs Anne Parker for 20 years service. Mrs Carol Arscott, Mrs Christine Boothby, Mrs Ellen Cooper and Mrs Shirley Davies for 25 years service. Mrs Jean Airs for 30 years service. Mrs Margaret Andrews and Mr & Mrs John Allison ofr 35 years service. Mrs Daphne Hare who had been Haxey area Poppy Appeal Organiser for 14years from 1993 - 2007 was presented with a basket of hyacinths in thanks for her work for the Legion.

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At the March meeting of the Haxey & Westwoodside Heritage Society Geoff. Starr updated members on the Society‘s Literary Award which was made to Year 6 pupils of both Haxey and Westwoodside Primary schools. The award had been created in 2003 to commemorate the Society‘s 20th. anniversary which this year comes to a conclusion. Following discussion with the two schools the Society has agreed a new annual award to recognise a specific achievement made by a pupil during their year six education, agreeing the proposed award teachers Rita Temperton and Shaun McKay expressed their appreciation of the Society‘s continued association with their Schools. Taking bookings for the July Lichfield & Tutbury Castle visit Diana Hardy said that a few seats were still available if anyone wished to invite friends for an enjoyable day out. Introducing the speaker for the evening, Archaeologist Mr. Eric Houlder, Jackie Starr said that she was intrigued by the title of the talk ‘Road from Doncaster to Castleford‘ this proved to be an insight into Roman road construction and his talk was peppered with amusing archaeological anecdotes. Members learned that most school text books on Roman roads were mainly incorrect and Mr. Houlder explained how the roads had a four foot high centre camber with ditches to each side to maintain the integrity of the road. With the help of some excellent aerial slides, Eric showed that although these roads had apparently disappeared they could still be identified from the air as, although buried, these ditches retained water that promoted more vigorous plant growth along the road edges. Giving a vote of thanks, Norma Williams ,said the audience had enjoyed receiving such a wealth of information. The meeting then concluded with refreshments. The Society‘s next meeting will be on Thursday 12th May when Sylvia Atkinson will talk on ― A most unexpected family history‖. Also for your diary Thursday 9th June, a talk by Revd. R. Plant, ―Roman Coins‖

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News, News, News, News, News, News, News... Owston Ferry WI are meeting on Wednesday 18th May at Coronation Hall at 7.30pm to hear Marilyn Roberts give a talk on the life and times of Queen Mary, who was the late King's Mother. Visitors will be charged £3.00 that evening and refreshments will be served.

The Owston Ferry Smithy Museum and Heritage Centre will be opening for the summer season on Sunday 1st May and Monday 2nd May from 2pm until 5pm. There will be a demonstration by Don Barker, who is a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, who will be using the Smithy Forge on both days. Many will remember Don, who appeared in a Channel 4 documentary when he opened an old forge and taught some young unemployed people the art of a blacksmith. Entrance will be £2.00 (children under 15 - 50p). The Smithy will then be open each Sunday and Bank Holidays afternoons through until the end of September.


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Owston Ferry Christmas Tree and Lights Committee are holding a coffee morning at 10am on Thursday 12th May at the Coronation Hall. Entrance £1.00, raffle, tombola and all the usual stalls together with refreshments.. Funds are needed to go towards the cost of the Christmas Lights. Do come along and support us

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AXHOLME SOUTH POLICE REPORT West Street and Parklands, West Butterwick – Anti-social behaviour and criminal damage. There have been incidents of criminal damage caused to motor vehicles in the West Street PC Constable 1169 PC Constable 1839 Sally Jameson Tina Starbuck area of West Butterwick. Also reports of theft from the Parklands area, where a hot-tub was stolen from a garden. No specific times have been identified for these crimes, however information gathering are on-going. With the lighter evenings approaching reports of off road motor bikes are also beginning to be brought to the attention of Neighbourhood staff with bikes on the field at the hall, these incidents although sporadic at this time with no particular times of when it occurs, however police and staff will deal with any offenders and bikes will be seized. The Neighbourhood team together with incident response staff are making regular patrols of the area and will deal with any offences and offenders committing crime. If anyone has any information regarding any of these matters please contact any member of the Neighbourhood team or if witnessing any incident please phone through for an incident log to be created on 0845 60 60 222. Two Males Arrested = Two males have been arrested in Owston Ferry for theft of copper and are on bail pending further police enquiries. If you have any further information regarding this incident please call 0845 60 60 222, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Vehicle Fail to Stop = A male was arrested over the weekend after failing to stop for police in Graizelound. The male also had his vehicle seized as it was not insured. Breach of Bail = A male was arrested for breaching his bail conditions and detained for court. Male Arrested for Theft = After police enquiries revealed the whereabouts of a stolen pedal cycle a male has been arrested for theft. On Target continues to run for the foreseeable future. The multi-agency On Target football for boys and girls aged 8-19 years has started at Epworth Leisure Centre multi use games area. The football is free of charge and is held every Friday night at the following times;7-15pm – 8-15pm for school year groups 5-8 8-15pm -9-15pm for school year groups 9+ For more information call Epworth Leisure Centre on 01427 873845 or e-mail The training sessions with On Target at Epworth Leisure Centre have been run with various partner agencies working together. Pc Mick Tune, the Youth Diversion Co-ordinator said, ―The On Target ethos is for young people to meet and take part in positive activity of their choosing in a relaxed, but structured environment. The addition of Scunthorpe United as lead deliverers of the football has enabled youngsters to provide incentives to the young people in the different areas. The big plus for the police is that the Neighbourhood Staff in localities can engage with the young people in an environment that assists us in building relationships‖ 10positive Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements

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Haxey Parish Council, Newsletter, May 2011 Parish Clerk - Deb Hotson Email: Telephone: 01652 618306 / 07800 569 589 Website: Over 70’s Party The Over 70‘s Party is on Thursday 2nd June at 4 for 4.30 pm at Haxey Memorial Hall. If you have not yet received your invitation please contact Jennie Eckhardt on 01427 752159 or call in at 2 The Nooking, Haxey. Best Kept Village Competition 2011 Haxey Parish Council has entered the villages into this year‘s Best Kept Village competition. Judging, at the end of June and August will take account of a range of issues, including the absence of litter and vandalism, tidiness, maintenance of public buildings, street furniture and hedges and verges, as well as gardens and community planting. The aim is to reward those who show the greatest community efforts. There is also some additional prizes, subject to sponsorship, for the best kept churchyard, playground, community planting scheme and war memorial (which we won last year), with the possible addition this year of a prize for the best kept pub. So if you are responsible or involved in any of the above or could just pick up litter in your area please help out. The Parish Council are going to plant flowers around some of the village signs and other areas. So fingers crossed and good luck. Cllr Wilf Lindley Cllr Wilf Lindley after nearly 62 years servicing on the Parish Council resigned at the March Parish Council Meeting. This photograph sees Cllr Lindley receiving his gift and certificate for 60 years service on the Parish Council, from Cllr John Smedley – Chairman, prior to the Council meeting held in September 2009. The Parish Council wish him all the best and thank him for his services and his vast knowledge of the parish will be missed.

Haxey Library North Lincolnshire Council have informed the Parish Council that they have decided that Haxey Library will be run by volunteers in the future instead of by a NLC librarian. The exact date of the change is yet to be announced. The volunteers will be managed by NLC and NLC will continue to supply books and provide all associated services as now. The Parish Council had resolved to try and retain the services of the present librarian and continued to oppose this change. However despite having several meetings with NLC at which alternative cost saving measures were suggested, NLC have finally decided to go down the volunteer – run idea. Hood Field Meetings and correspondence have continued throughout the last month with the owner of the Hood Field and NLC Planning Department. Although the majority of the parishioners oppose the development of a quad bike track on the field, NLC seem to have limited powers to stop this, so long as it is used not more than 28 days per year, used by family members only and the noise is within specified limits. Local residents have submitted a Petition to NLC and the Parish Council have requested the Planning Officers to consider further aspects of the issue. The field is an important historic and greenfield site between Haxey and Westwoodside and the Parish Council will continue to press for its return to agricultural use.


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Axholme Camera Club members have been kept busy with competitions recently, and the Creative Competition gave them the opportunity to do something different. Judge Ken Furmage ARPS, AFIAP, of Gilberdyke, had a difficult job, eventually selecting his top ten prints in the Colour Section. Ken was looking for creative manipulation which enhanced the photograph, or a creative approach in producing the image. In the end, he gave three prints 20 marks each. Awarded 20 in the Colour Section were Matthew Walton, in his first competition with the Club, with ' Coloured Wheels', Lynda Ulyett 'Sundial ' and also Owen Wressell@ man in the Mirror ', with 19 going to Geoff Trinder for 'Fire Eater' and 18 to David Ulyett,'s 'London Scene'. In the Mono Section the choice was also a difficult one , although there were fewer entries, and from his shortlist Ken chose to give 20 marks to David Neale for London Scene by David Ulyett 18 marks 'Fallen Rose', 19 to Lynda Ulyett for 'In the Round' and 18 to David Neale for 'Melting Foxglove'. A visit to Through The Lens ( TTL ) Camera Club in Doncaster for the annual 3-way competition with Axholme and Retford Clubs saw a close run competition won by TTL with Axholme and Retford only a few points behind. Top Scorer for Axholme with 19 points was Geoff Trinder with ' Green Winged Orchid'

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Joseph Sidebottom wanted to raise money to try to stop people dying from cancer. He thought long and hard and realised he needed to make some sacrifice, therefore he had his much loved long hair cut short on Thursday 7th April! He hopes to raise as much money as possible and will donate it to the Weston Park Cancer Hospital in Sheffield which is currently treating his Granddad. Joseph‘s last count before going to print was £1150! Thank you to Joseph‘s hair stylist, Jayne Williams, owner of Flair Hairstylists in Branton who had her salon took over by lots of excited children!!

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The Isle of Axholme

Where You Live

Your Local History

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EPWORTH POST OFFICE Epworth Post Office is of architectural interest with its Dutch gable. The building was apparently built around Vermuyden’s time although no one is quite sure because the original deeds have been lost. It became the Post Office in 1953 after being used some previous years as a general store. OWSTON FERRY DRAIN PUMPHOUSE The Gainsborough Steam Preservation Society renovated the pump-house and steam driven pumps at Owston Ferry, in the 1970’s although still owned by the Drainage Board. The pump-house and steam driven pumps were built in 1910. The steam boiler and engines were built by Marshshalls of Gainsborough and the pumps were built by Drysdale and Co Ltd. Of Glasgow. Fred Clayton did brickwork for the pump-house. The two pumps were each capable of lifting 80 tons 0r 20,000 gallons of water per minute. On a days pumping about two tons of coal each would be needed. The Owston Ferry Drain runs parallel to Snow Sewer as far as Westwoodside about four and a half miles. Before the pumping station was built water from the drain ran out by gravity regulated by a sluice. The steam driven pumps have been relieved by a diesel engine installed in 1964. There is still one steam driven pump in working order grandly polished and shining, showing the care taken by Mr Charlie Harrison, then the pump controller. The steam driven pump acts as a back-up pump; the deficiency of this pump is that, when the River Trent is high, the pump can only pump at about half capacity due to the Trent River Water being forced up the outfall pipe. Next26 month only mention in the Arrow THE EPWORTH AREA Please “The WINDMILLS Arrow” when OF responding to advertisements

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―Out of Order‖, another fantastic, hilarious farcical comedy by Ray Cooney, performed by the Haxey Dramatic Society in April! After seeing the performance last year, I thought they cant beat it! But yes without a doubt another extremely funny show, with outstanding performances by all members! This is a must on my yearly calendar; I have attended shows and concerts throughout the country and this takes some beating! Make a note in your diary for next year, if you haven‘t seen the Haxey Dramatics perform, it is a must! Watching the production myself it is hard to imagine the hard work and dedication of the cast. Farce is probably the most difficult form of comedy and from beginning to end the cast work at great speed, as timing is essential! The society welcomed back Nigel Smith after a break of some years and welcomed new comer John Brown who performed for the first time. Other cast members included John Spittlehouse, Joan Young, Colin Emery, Pat Ellison, Lynsey Yeardley, Andrew Lee, Sheila Morrey and Emma Speers. Well done to everyone and I look forward to next years production. Carolyn

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Haxey Church of England Primary School On March 3rd we celebrated world book day, and all the pupils came dressed as characters from their favourite books. The picture shows our foundation stage classes in their fancy dress. This term we said goodbye to two long serving members of staff Mrs Mantell a Teaching Assistant and Mrs Pantry the School Cook. We would like to take this opportunity to wish them both a long and happy retirement. They will be missed by both the children and staff. On the day we have to send our report into the Arrow we are holding our Easter Service. As part of the Celebration we are holding an egg decorating competition and Easter eggs will be awarded for the best two decorated eggs from each year group. Results will be announced in the next issue. Arthur Franks (Foundation Governor)

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Wroot Travis School News Letter Our KS2 children have spent Monday afternoons for the last 7 weeks at Study United in Scunthorpe. We have studied Maths, Science and IT and were invited to a football match. Next week our parents are invited to come and have a look at the work we‘ve been doing. A big thankyou to the staff at Study United who have made the course such fun. Well done to Frances, Samantha and Casey who have all passed their brass instrument exams, Casey with a merit. A group of people in our village organised a fund raising party and disco for Comic Relief. As our newly refurbished village hall was all set up for the adults party they said we might like to have a children‘s party after school. It was great fun, we had tea, played games and discoed with Paul Jones JD. Between the school and the adult party later Wroot raised almost £1,500 for Comic Relief. Our Key Stage 1 children had a lovely day out at Sandtoft. They visited the airfield in the morning, sat in a little plane and even got to handle the controls. They had a tour of the hangers and learnt a lot about aircraft. Later they went further into Belton and visited the miniature railway. They had a picnic lunch, a ride on a train and a look round the workshops to see how the trains are constructed. A great day out.

We took part in a cross country run at South Axholme School and the Wake and Shake festival at Westwoodside School. Just before the holiday we decorated hard boiled eggs and then took part in the Great Easter Egg hunt. Here are some of our happy winners. We made sure all the children got a chocolate egg to take home.


We are closing for the Easter holidays today and hoping for some good weather.

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OWSTON FERRY BOWLS CLUB The green is now open for Club Roll Up & Bowls Drive days on Thursday afternoons. Woods can be provided for first time bowlers! Go on if you've never tried bowling, what are you waiting for?

Ring Don Smith 01427 728590 for more details

Isle Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Wildlife Watch to Wildlife Warden Mathew Blissett will be giving an illustrated talk to the Isle of Axholme Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust on his love of wildlife, from his childhood, when he was a member of a Watch group, to his present job of warden for North West Lincolnshire. He has called the talk Wildlife Watch to Wildlife Warden and this will be on Thursday May 5th. This will be the last of our indoor meetings for this season. All our meetings are open to anyone, you don‘t have to be a member, so do come along. We are having a number of events through the summer months and the first one will be a visit to Whisby Nature Park near Lincoln on Sunday June 5th. We will be meeting at 10am in the car park for a morning walk around the area. We meet on the first Thursday of the month from October to May at the new hall at the rear of Haxey Methodist Chapel on Low Street starting at 7.30pm. There is a small admission charge of £1 and there is a raffle and refreshments. Bird food is always on sale at the meetings as well as at Geoff‘s house in Belton. For further information about the local Trust group and their meetings please contact Geoff or Chris Trinder on 01427 872051. We look forward to welcoming all regular members and new visitors.

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Sometimes we feel we need someone with us to give us confidence – like when we are afraid or worried. That might be particularly true, for example, if we are going into hospital for an operation, or if we are doing something for the first time and we are worried about making a fool of ourselves. Some of us may well remember our first day at a new school, when I expect most of us will have held on to one of our parents for dear life! Why? Because having someone with us on those sorts of occasions gives us confidence, and helps us to feel less anxious or frightened. Christians believe that God does not always protect people from every bad event or every danger. But as a Christian I do believe that God is always with us in those situations. As the Bible puts it, ‘nothing can separate or come between us and God’s love for us in Jesus Christ our Lord.’ Whatever happens, God still loves us, and nothing can change that. It‘s a wonderful promise to remember in all the good and not so good times in our lives. Jeremy Green C of E Parish Priest at Haxey & Owston Ferry

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TRENTSIDE CONFEDERATION SCHOOL NEWS (ST MARTIN’S AND WEST BUTTERWICK C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOLS) The week beginning 7th March saw both schools in our Confederation embarking on an RE Focus week exploring the theme of ‗How Do We Talk to God?‘. The church links and Church School status of both St Martin‘s and West Butterwick plays a very important role in the provision of education for all of our pupils and the values of our schools. West Butterwick school is particularly proud of the ‗outstanding‘ status it was awarded in the Statutory Inspection for Anglican Schools in January 2011 – a great achievement in the year that celebrates 200 years since Church Schools were first established! As part of our shared RE Focus Week, we organised a theatrical performance from a visiting theatre company based on a number of Bible Stories. An ‗Interactive Theatre Day‘ also featured, designed to build teamwork, self-confidence and communication skills using stories from the Bible, encouraging pupils to develop their own ideas, share opinions and make group decisions. Reception to Year 6 from both schools watched the performance based on the stories of Daniel, Gideon and Simon Peter on the Thursday afternoon - 10th March. Year 6 pupils at both schools participated in an interactive theatre day on Friday 11 th March. They experienced an ‗action-packed day of drama workshops exploring themes within the Citizenship, PSHE and RE Curricula‘ linked to the story of ‗David and Goliath‘. We had lots of visitors to our school that week, not just to watch the dramatic performances but to share in the richness of RE and Collective-worship related activities : Bishop‘s Visitors, members of the Parochial Parish Councils, Diocesan Representatives, Foundation Governors, Clergy as well as a number of Parents and Carers. Other activities included pancake making linked Theatre visit by both schools to ‗Shrove Tuesday‘ (the last day before Lent), a special worship linked to Ash Wednesday, Circle Time and opportunities for the pupils to lead the worship and prayer. The pupil-led worship at St Martin‘s told the story of Samuel and his mother Hannah. The children who led this worship had lunch with the Deputy Diocesan Director of Education, Paul Thompson and enjoyed telling him all about their group‘s ideas for future worship too. All in all, our RE Focus Week was exciting, stimulating and memorable! Take a look at our website to find out more..... Mrs J Buckle Headteacher


Lunch with Paul Thompson

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Fundraising for Japan Both schools in our Confederation have been enthusiastically involved in a fundraising project for the benefit of the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The School Councils, made up of pupils aged 5 to 11, of both schools wanted to do something as quickly as possible in response to the dreadful situation that we were all waking up to on the morning of Friday 11th March. The Councils met that same day and put a letter together to encourage everyone to bring in small change on Friday 18th March. Their idea was to cover the map of Japan with coins - detailing the islands with the words 'Help Japan' alongside (also to be covered in coins). This has been very successful and gave the children an increased awareness of the geography of Japan and a more meaningful connection with the country it was raising money for. The generosity of giving was more than we anticipated and notes (paper money!) were sent in to cover the map as well as coins ranging from 1p to ÂŁ2. Our dinner ladies brought in money, Governors brought money in, the children of our Teaching Assistants who attend other schools even sent money in! We haven't got a final total yet, but the project was further strengthened by the fact that BOTH schools in our Confederation chose this project to share - each making a small contribution that, added with those of other schools, can make a BIG difference when united in a common cause. The monies raised are going to the Red Cross after we researched the most effective use, in our schools' opinions, of the monies raised in solidarity at both schools of the Trentside Confederation (, following the sharing of the following information with the children, parents and staff that we found via the Red Cross Japan website :I would like to thank everyone linked with St Martin‘s and West Butterwick Primary Schools for their wonderful enthusiasm and generosity

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WESTWOODSIDE POND LIGHTS Westwoodside Pond lights is holding a hunt the cartoon / nursery character and Scarecrow competition on Bank Holiday Sunday 29th May 2011 from 2 pm to 6pm we invite you to join in this fun event which is aimed at all ages in the community. There are two categories, Hunt the cartoon / nursery characters for the under 5s And Hunt the Scarecrow for everybody. The hunt will start and finish at the Carpenters Arms Westwoodside. Ellie & Bill have kindly agreed to support the event.

Hunt 1

Will feature well known cartoon / nursery characters which will be located around the village with easy access for young children and prams.

Hunt 2

Find the Scarecrow will take a longer route around the village and be aimed at all ages. There will be a map to guide you around the route and clues to identify cartoon / nursery characters and Scarecrows If you would like to make a scarecrow contact Graham Guest 01427 75 3319 or Westwoodside Ponds Lights Cost is anticipated to be ÂŁ4.00 per family which will go towards funding the event and Westwoodside Christmas Lights Switch on.

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Doncaster Advanced Motorist Braking Dear readers, If you‘ve ever been in a nodding dog passenger in a car and got out feeling a bit queasy you‘ll know the effects of ill-timed braking. Achieving a smooth, progressive and effective braking technique will make every drive safer and more pleasurable for everyone involved. Braking progressively and smoothly you must develop superb observation and anticipation skills, as this allows you to begin braking earlier should any unexpected hazards arise. Effective braking is a skill that requires practice. You should roll the pressure onto the brake pedal progressively; do most of the braking in the middle phase; roll off the brake; again then select the best gear to make good progress. This method always produces the smoothest drive. Practice this technique by attempting to produce such a smooth drive that your passengers don‘t even realise you are braking; decelerating gradually so that the nose of the car never dips. Well-timed braking will usually make you faster from A to B. Take timing your arrival at a roundabout for example. Look well ahead and asses the traffic on the roundabout, then time your arrival so that you don‘t have to stop. The cars that sped past you as you were decelerating early, will be at a standstill trying to find first gear as you slide past and get straight back on the accelerator. Keep every drive as simple as possible by not overlapping braking steering and gear inputs. Brake in a straight line. Even with modern anti-lock brake systems (ABS), it is always best to carry out any firm braking in a straight line before making any steering changes. Any racing driver will tell you that using your brakes in the middle of a bend can upset the balance of the car and affect its handling. If a situation arises that requires mid-corner braking, do so progressively to avoid locking the wheels. Vary the brake pressure accordingly to the road surface and conditions. If you are interested in the courses that we offer, you‘ll be able to find this information on the Institute of Advanced Motorists website at or Tel: 01302 886 276 Safe Driving Paul Tuke. Senior Training Observer.


Professional Mobile Car Valeting Service Offering a range of services to suit all size of vehicle to be carried out at your home or work Contact Phil

01427 752810 / 07804 659871 18 Years Experience


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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

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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


Mother and Toddler

Westwoodside Village Hall

1.30-3.30 pm


Jo’s Dance Exercise

Westwoodside Village Hall

9.30-10.30 am


Line Dancing

Westwoodside Village Hall

7.30-9.30 pm


Mother and Toddler

Westwoodside Village Hall

9.00-11.00 am


Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls Club

Epworth Leisure Centre (September—April)

3.30—5.30 pm 01427 752344


Social Club—over 60’s

Westwoodside Village Hall

2.00-4.00 pm


Belly Dancing

Westwoodside Village Hall

6.30-8.30 pm


Jo’s Tap Dancing

Westwoodside Village Hall

7.00-9.00 pm


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

01302 311174

1st Wed of each month

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)


01427 754120

6.00-7.00 pm

01427 753062

(Roll Up & Drives)

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


Ashby Concert Band

Ashby Wesley Hall (opp. Aldi (Rehearsals)


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

10:30- 12:noon

01427 753787


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


Musical Movement - Baby Group

Epworth Thurlow Pre School

10:00 - 11:00 am

01427 875016


Slate House Market & Carboot

Nr Messingham, Scunthorpe

1pm start

01909 480087

The Stephen Jones Community Hall -

Pam Layton (Bookings)

01427 752783

Bookings of the Memorial Hall

Mrs Anne Robinson

01427 752636

19:30 -22:00

01724 784494

46 Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements Bookings of Westwoodside Village Hall Barbara Senior Bookings of West Butterwick Village

01427 753380

Business Directory

Advice Pensions Helpline

0800 991234

Electricity Emergencies

0800 375 675

Transco - Gas Leaks Yorkshire Water

080 111 999 0845 1242424

0800 009966


0800 1111

Neighbourhood Watch

01482 444466


0808 80050000


08705 555999

NHS Direct

0845 4647

Owston Ferry LIVES (information only)

01302 532676

Boarding Kennels/Training Croft House Kennels & Cattery

01427 890235

Sit Dog Training

07879 220715


Care in the Community Age Concern

£30 + VAT for 12 months Contact Carolyn

01427 728324


Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accountants

01427 752958

Balance the Books Accounting Services Ltd

01427 873972

Hurstons Accountants & Bus. Advisors

01427 873737

Health/Fitness /Swimming Minnows Swimming Club, Misterton School Pool Catherine 01427 754240 or Annette 01427 754772 Quality Lifestyles Personal Training Consultancy Paul Seaman ACSM HFI 01427 753591 / 0771 4318958

Funeral Directors Fields Funeral Service, Westwoodside

01427 874424

R Butoid Funeral Service , Misterton & Dist

01427 890317

Local Taxis

Crime Stoppers

0800 555 111

Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139


Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Group

01427 875752

Brookes Homecare Improvements 01427 875314 /07973142963

P T Taxis—Haxey

01427 754531 / 07790817691

Axi Private Hire - 6 seater

01724 798877 / 07866 859963

Chris Yeardley Roofing services 01427 754197 / 07974 140344

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

J M B Plastering—Haxey

01427 752200 / 07785 735984

D Brown Joinery

0779 5321054 / 01302 350363

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

01302 885401 07749519557

C M Developments Building Services

01302 770216

Gary Brasher Local Tree Surgeon

01427 754965

Meteor Security Solutions

01302 623427 / 07917 766922

G S Joinery - West Butterwick

07840 701447 / 01724 783181

Home and Garden


Axholme Pest Control

01427 873608 / 0776 6747245

Epworth Leisure Centre

01427 873845

Fountain Court florist

My Vue Cinema

08712 240240

Entertainment/Children’s Care

Ashby Concert Band - Rehearsals Fridays—Mr B Page

01724 784494

Haxey Cricket Club

01427 752394

01427 874831

Ave Ago Bouncy Castle Hire

01427 848681/ 07930942901

All Aboard Children‘s Club -Westwoodside

To advertise please call 01302 532676 or 07912 643010 Belton Bouncy Castles

01427 753676


07788 896988 / 01427 872215


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