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Including Misterton, Wroot, & Owston Ferry

October 2012

Police News Page 8 Haxey Parish Council Newsletter Pages 20-21

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Issue 59


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News, News, News, News, News, News... ST NICHOLAS CHURCH HAXEY THURSDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2012 HARVEST SUPPER Will be held in the Church Hall at approx. 8.15 pm following Evening Service. It is Ticket Only and these can be purchased from Church Members. Adults £5 Children under 12 £2.50. Bring your own drinks.

and help out in anyway they can from secretary ,treasurer, fund raising and tea making. Westwoodside are unbeaten in the league and are 5th in division one of the Doncaster senior league going into Saturdays game at home on the 22nd September k/off 2.30pm. Please be in touch if anyone can offer their time to help this up and coming team. Contact Kev Blow on 07751721255 or 01724 712153 email

FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2012 HARVEST WORKSHOP Will be held in the Church Hall from 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm. Everyone welcome.

Owston Ferry Society start their Winter season on Wed 10th Oct 7.30pm,

SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2012 PARADE SERVICE & FAMILY COMMUNION at 10.45 am. There will be no evening service.

OFS Coffee morning Thursday 18th October 10am Coronation Hall,

WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 7.30 PM THE MEMORIAL HALL HAXEY FASHION SHOW BY ELEGANCE OF GAINSBOROUGH - Tickets £5 to include a glass of wine or juice and there will be a raffle. Proceeds for St Nicholas Church Haxey. For information please contact Pam Johnson 01427 754550 or Ilene Pearson 01427 753420.

Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm in the Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry when our speaker will be Don Barker, Master Blacksmith. He will be telling us about his career and especially last year. Admission to non members is £3.00 and refreshments will be served.

SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2012 MONTHLY DROP IN/COFFEE MORNING in the Church Hall from 10.00 am - 12.00 noon. Please come along and enjoy a cuppa and a chat together with the usual stalls & raffle. A warm welcome awaits everyone.

Westwoodside Rangers would like to thank Haxey Parish Council for their kind donation towards tracksuits for the young men's Westwoodside Rangers. We are still looking for people of the Parish to get behind the lads and are desperate for people to come forward


Coronation Hall where Sarah Holland will be giving a talk entitled "Place Detectives". £2 entrance fee; non members welcome.

Owston Ferry £1 entrance fee

Owston Ferry WI will be meeting on

St. Martin's Church, Owston Ferry. PLEASE NOTE: It has been necessary to change the date of the annual quiz. This will now be held on Saturday, 27th October in the Coronation Hall at 6.30pm for 7pm. As usual there will be a "scrumptious" 2 course feast, but please bring your own drink and glasses. Tickets are £8.00 and there will be a raffle. Please contact Rita Temperton (01427 728251) or Diane Ekins (01427 728511) to register your team.

Services for October:

7th October 4pm - Harvest Songs of Praise after which there will be a tea in Church and an auction of the produce, proceeds from which will be sent to the Anthony Nolan fund. 14th October 9.15am Sung Eucharist 21st October 10.30am Deanery Confirmation Service at St Nicholas, Haxey, with the Bishop of Grimsby 25th October 7.30pm Healing Service 28th October 9.15 Sung Eucharist

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News, News, News, News, News, News... Isle Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust News On Thursday 4th October 2012 our indoor meetings get underway with an interesting talk on recognition of birds that you can come across when out and about in the Lincolnshire area. Our guest speaker is Andy Sharpe who is the Voluntary reserve manager at Farr Ings National Nature Reserve where he also runs a local bird group. We look forward to welcoming all regular members and new visitors. All our indoor meetings which commence in October 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 7.30pm and 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. If you need any bird food or further information about the Local Trust Group please contact Geoff or Chris Trinder on 01427 872051.

WEST BUTTERWICK FIELD DAY 2012-Field Day was held on Saturday

18th August and we were lucky enough to have another fine day. Graham Scorthorne opened the event, he is Arnold Ellis’ nephew and he also officially opened our new ‘Arnold Ellis Marquee’, which can seat up to 60 people and was the venue on the day for ‘Puppet Power’ from Grimsby. Puppet Power proved to be a very enjoyable attraction. Other attractions such as All Stars Taekwondo and the Ealand Academy of Performing Arts and Dance were equally popular. Other favourites include the Titanic slide and the licensed bar and BBQ which were all kept busy. The raffle proved as popular as ever and the 1st prizewinner of the £100 was highly delighted. To date £2000 has been raised from the event – our best year ever. The money is used to pay the hall insurance and to ensure we can keep our hire charges low. We are still the most reasonably priced hall in the area – thanks to Field Day.


Grateful thanks also go to all our sponsors and all who supported us on the day. We hope to have another Field Day in 2013 – a date has been set – Saturday 17th August BUT the village hall committee desperately need new members to keep the hall ‘up to scratch’ and also to help put on another Field Day. ARE YOU ABLE TO OFFER HELP? IF SO PLEASE CONTACT Jeff Ash on 01724 783125

RHUBARB THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT ‘PAPER WINGS’at West Butterwick Village Hall on Tuesday 2nd October @6.30pm Live Lincs rural Touring is presenting a production of ‘Paper Wings’ at West Butterwick. Rhubarb Theatre Company are known for their imaginative style of storytelling that will enthral the audience with its family friendly visual spectacle. The target audience is families with children aged 5 -11 years. The story is about a peaceful patchwork world now ravaged by war. Tatao and her mother flee for safety and find themselves in a strange new land. They set about starting a new life. How will Tatao fit into her new school when everything is different? Making new friends, seeing strange creatures and finding a new home is only the start of their adventure. The performance lasts about 55 mins with no interval. You pay on the door and it costs……Adults £4 (bring one child free), additional children £2 each. For any further information please contact Bunty Harris on 01724 782181

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Isle of Axholme – South Ward Priorities** for full details please go to the Humberside Police web page** Farmland off the B1396 WestwoodsideTheft, Criminal Damage, Anti-social behaviour, off road bikes. Calls for service rose and centred around the B1396 including PC Constable 1169 PCSO 7574 Sue Fahy PC Constable 1839 Sally Roberts Tina Starbuck 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 persons with dog(s), criminal damage and off 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; Now we are entering the busy season for all farmers we anticipate calls for service to increase and would encourage anyone to contact the police at the time they see anything suspicious, however at this moment we are doing well and hope for this trend to continue unlike other parts of the county. Any ongoing matters or suspicious activity can be reported on the new Local police telephone number of 101 OR if an emergency please use 999, if any information is to be passed then please feel free to e-mail the Neighbourhood team using the details below; – Police Constable Susan.fahy@humberside.pnn.police,uk PCSO - PCSO Or you can ring Crimestoppers and give information anonymously on 0800 555 111. Westwoodside Park, Westwoodside. Information is being received that the young people who gather at this location are involving themselves in drinking alcohol and substance misuse. I would encourage anyone with any information regarding this to contact Humberside Police on 101 or the below named community policing staff. With the summer holidays from educational establishments and hopefully some fine summer weather youths congregating at this location should be reminded that any illegal activity will be dealt with but if they are behaving themselves then we would also like to engage with them in order to clarify with residents in Westwoodside that all is well. UPDATE; - We have been visiting the park on a regular basis and liaising with the local community and have been encouraged with the behaviour by most young people at the park. However there is quite a bit of drug paraphernalia being deposited which does cause concern. We will be conducting patrols and dealing with any identified issues concerning this so I would encourage those who choose to participate in this activity to be aware of the consequences.


Recent Issues MALE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT = A male has been charged with assaulting another male in Westwoodside. CRIMINAL DAMAGE = A male was issued with an £80 Penalty notice for causing criminal damage. MALE ON BUS= A male has been arrested for theft and assault having travelled on a bus from Gainsborough. MALE AND FEMALE CAUGHT Quality Service. Prices start from as little STEALING FUEL = A male and a female were caught as £15. A budget you can afford! stealing fuel from a business premises in West Butterwick. Contact Mark Harrison

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News, News, News, News, News, News... A Fundraising day for LINDSEY LODGE HOSPICE and MARTIN HOUSE CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PERSON’S HOSPICE is to be held on Saturday 20th October from 11am in Haxey Memorial Hall. Coffee, tea, scones and cakes will be served in the morning, and at 12 noon “ Take Note”, the choir based in Haxey, will perform 3 songs in support of the event. Following this, light lunches ( e.g. ploughmans, quiches, apple pie, etc. ) will be available. There will also be craft stalls, a cake stall,, tombola, and raffle. Further details from Ann Smedley 01427 752199 or Peggy 01724 710 871 WRVS HOME FROM HOSPITAL SCHEME The WRVS’ successful Home from Hospital service offers short-term support for older people when returning home from hospital or a period of intermediate care or rehabilitation. The service provides support for up to six weeks by a trained volunteer, who can welcome the older person home from hospital, assist with shopping, collect prescriptions, and accompany them to outpatient appointments and social activities.

CELEBRATING OLDER PEOPLE In line with national Older People’s Day, Bassetlaw District Council is holding an event at Retford Town Hall on Thursday 4 October from 12 noon to 3.00pm. It will celebrate the role that older people play in our community. There will be advice and information, entertainment, and refreshments. GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS Local community groups, including sport, education and leisure and uniformed groups, may apply for a grant through Bassetlaw District Council’s community award scheme. Each district councillor is given £1000 each year; local groups can apply for funds. Full details and an application form are at councillors_community_grants.aspx. Alternatively, call into The Misterton Centre for a copy.

The WRVS has also just launched a new Telephone Befriending service in Bassetlaw, which is a free and confidential service. Friendly volunteers ring at a convenient time to offer a friendly chat and listening ear. The WRVS accepts referrals from healthcare professionals and people can also refer themselves to the service. They need to be registered with a Bassetlaw GP and aged over 50. For more information about the Home from Hospital and Telephone Befriending services, call Claire Staley (Service Co-ordinator) on 01777 707547 (office) or 07834 049754 (mobile). You can also e-mail ( or go to the website (


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Axholme Camera Club News The first meeting of the new season was on Wednesday the 5th September, the Chairman - Geoff Trinder opened proceedings with a very sad announcement. One of our long serving honorary members, Mr John Roberts passed away early morning of the 30th August 2012. A one minutes silence was held in order to remember John's contributions to Haxey community and the Camera Club. John had been fighting heart problems and had recently undergone two operations. He was a very active Methodist and would regularly conduct the services at the Methodist Church in Haxey, he was a very committed fund raiser and organised photographic slide shows throughout the year to assist in the funding of the church. In his working life John was an Engineer with the NCB with the responsibilities for the Coal Washing Plants in Yorkshire. It goes without saying that John will be sadly missed, our thoughts and best wishes are with his wife Betty, and his family at this most distressing time. The remainder of the evening was taken up with discussions on the planned programme and the development of our new web-site. The 2012-13 program has the usual competitions plus a very good selection of highly experienced photography speakers with confirmed dates through the year. The Club's Web-site organiser, Simon Knight spent sometime explaining the ins and outs of what he was trying to establish in order to offer the members a better and more friendly web site.

The evening concluded with the showing of a DVD of photographs from a highly successful American Natural History and Landscape Photographer, Thomas Mendalsen. Our program for October 3rd Oct - My Work as a Professional Photographer - by John Gardner this is an open evening and all are welcome. There will be a charge of £1.50 on the door. 9th Oct - Sailing a presentation by Allan Parker 17th Oct - Competition Night the Subject is Feet, and/or Footware. This is a digital Projected Competition. 23rd Oct - Ian and Len (from NEMPH) entertain the members with thier images. 30th Oct - Simon Knight demonstration of night photography.


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A new identity.The same community. The new name for Doncaster College for the Deaf. The college, formerly known as Doncaster College for the Deaf has changed its name to reflect the diverse range of learners it attracts from across the region. Graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in May 2012 for its Social Care provision, Alan Robinson, Executive Principal of the college said, “Our education provision has diversified over the years and we have decided to change the name of our college to reflect this. The name Communication Specialist College - Doncaster strongly emphasises what the organisation is about in 2012 and moving forward”. The college can meet the educational, training and support needs of individuals who are Deaf, hearing impaired and those with specialist communication needs, including Autism, Aspergers and learning disabilities or difficulties. Our individualised learning environment offers a unique approach for learners. We remain at the forefront of provision and are extremely proud of our achievements and our learners. “We look forward to welcoming new learners through our doors and sharing our successes throughout the year.” We warmly invite you to join us at our open days on 10 th October 2012, 8th December 2012 (family day) and 6th February 2013, to find out more about our extensive facilities and the exciting range of educational provision. For further information on the courses offered at Communication Specialist College - Doncaster please visit or call 01302 386720 and ask to speak to one of the Pathway Managers.


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Westwoodside Church of England School We are very proud to announce that, as from the beginning of September, we have been given permission by the Government to convert to an Academy. This means that we will no longer receive our funding through North Lincolnshire Local Authority but direct from Central Government. Why did the Governors decide to convert to an Academy? As a Local Authority School, our budget was ‘top sliced’ by North Lincolnshire i.e. they kept a percentage to fund their activities to support Schools. As an Academy, all our budget will come directly to us. Some of the percentage will be needed to continue to buy in a limited range of Local Authority services, but this should still leave us with some ‘extra’ funding each year, which the Governors will decide how to use to further benefit the children’s learning. What will change? The main change will be the benefits from the extra funding available. What will stay the same? The

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TRENTSIDE FEDERATION SCHOOL NEWS Following our Summer Break we have returned refreshed for the new academic year. Three new teachers have joined our team at St Martin’s – Mrs Victoria Priestley (Years 5&6), Miss Sophie Brown (Years 3&4) and Mrs Christina Brinkley (Foundation Stage). At the end of the first week back both schools had enjoyed a very productive week. St Martin’s Class 4 (Years 5&6) is constructing a large scale steam train (to be known as the ‘Ferry Flyer’) linked to their literacy studies based around The Railway Children by E Nesbit and their historical research in connection with the life and times of Robert Stephenson. The study of Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldi by West Butterwick Infants fits in rather well with our forthcoming Harvest Festival. This Italian painter, born in 1527, was best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of fruit, vegetables, flowers, and fish. He arranged these objects on the canvas in such a way that they formed a recognisable likeness of the portrait’s subject – very clever!

winners of the Head Teacher's Awards

Staying with the Harvest theme, West Butterwick Infants are also going to be making seed shaker musical instruments, exploring the various materials that may be used to do this. Our rural heritage, here on the Isle of Axholme, will be a focus this Autumn in both classes at West Butterwick. Key Stage 1 pupils in Mrs Clipsham’s class will make a comparison of local farming with the farming methods that were used in Ancient Egypt. I think this will prove to be a very interesting project! Mr Cross’ Juniors in Class 2 are going to become incredibly knowledgeable about France this term, as their cross-curricular studies prominently feature this country. Over the coming weeks, Key Stage 2 will be taking a close look at French cuisine, noting similarities and differences with English food. They will consider the importance of food in France and its the Ferry Flyer train model in Class 4 relationships with the different regions. Geographically, pupils have already become familiar with the regions, creating a three dimensional map. This year, through our Harvest Festival Services, we will be raising money for the charity ‘Anthony Nolan’. Anthony Nolan is a charity dedicated to supporting childhood leukaemia sufferers in the UK, saving lives of people with blood cancer. This charity was founded almost 40 years ago by Shirley Nolan, in honour of her son. The charity finds incredible individuals willing to donate blood stem cells to save the lives of people with blood cancer. Since40 setting Please up this mention charity, 10,000 people have received that to have given them a chance of life. “The Arrow” whentransplants responding advertisements Leukaemia is the biggest childhood cancer in the UK.

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We have a number of additional events planned in for this term’s learning, such as a Zulu Workshop, St Martin’s Service of Remembrance, Methodist Chapel Christmas Tree Festival, educational visits to Pink Pig Farm and the National Railway Museum in York as well as our end of term Christmas Services. Both schools in our Federation will continue to receive specialist music tuition. We look forward to hearing some of the wonderful trumpet and recorder playing in our church services and special assemblies! Pupils also continue to learn French from Infants right through to Year 6. They are doing very well in connection with this. Bon effort! Every Friday morning, St Martin’s school holds a special ‘Head Teacher Awards’ Assembly & Worship. We got off to a really great start with this, first week back, with awards, presented to Declan Foley, Abigail Platt, Joshua Dixon, Thea Hudson, Ethan Royston Lee and Natalie Trewick. Well done to all concerned! We look forward to a productive and interesting term! Mrs Josephine Buckle, Headteacher, St Martin’s and West Butterwick Church of England Primary Schools – the Trentside Federation

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HAXEY AND WESTWOODSIDEN HERITAGE SOCIETY Thursday 13th. September saw the return of the Society’s speaker Mrs. Sylvia Atkinson to the first meeting after the summer holiday. Sylvia’s return was eagerly awaited by the society members as her previous talk had covered the exploits of her father at Pegasus Bridge during World War Two resulting in the award of the Military Medal and her fascinating discovery, revealed by her mother now in her seventies, of her unknown Indian family. Today’s talk entitled ‘Reunited’ now moved her story forward and informed members that despite much persuasion her mother resolutely refused to travel back to India and meet the now grown up family and therefore of her own eventual travel to India to meet her newly found relations. Delivered with many humorous anecdotes Sylvia described her arrival in Delhi to a rapturous family welcome, the sightseeing tours and the continual provision of mountains of food. Sylvia discovered that her new family were highly placed in Indian society having positions in the military, education and business supported by many photographs of family and events, all of this taking place in the late 1980s at a time of political unrest in the continent which further added to her experiences. Sylvia subsequently returned home and the relationship continued with much correspondence and eventually the visit of the family to the UK for a very happy reunion with Sylvia’s mother. Giving the vote of thanks Mr Geoff. Starr thanked Sylvia for such a fascinating and extremely interesting family history. Previously chairman Mrs Jackie Starr had welcomed members to the Society’s new year, reminded them of next months Annual General Meeting and of the surprise item which would follow on from the business. The meeting closed with refreshments served. The next meeting of the society is on Thursday 11th. October.

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01427 238941

8 Albion Hill Albion Hill Epworth. DN9 1HD

An exciting New Range of Wallpaper books has recently arrived instore at Axholme Decorating Centre. We can offer new and existing customers the opportunity to choose in comfort from a large range of wallpapers from the new 'Wallpaper Book Bar'. Our friendly, experienced staff will help you to select your wallpaper and to match your paint. We are able to Mix and Match colours of your choice using our onsite Crown and Macpherson Mixing Machine. Also, Jill and Paula have introduced the latest range of Homeware and Gifts, which includes, lamps, candles, plaques, lanterns, etc. In addition to our existing services, we have an extensive range of decorating sundries for all your decorating needs, including, "Harris No Loss Brushes", Roller Trays, masking tape and White Spirit! Having had over 20 years experience in the paint industry, Axholme can offer advice on all aspects of your decorating queries and we can also recommend local, reputable tradesmen. Paula and Jill state, "Here at Axholme we aim to

offer a more personal, friendly service to all our retail and trade customers, all at competitive prices, so there will be no need to shop anywhere else for any of your DIY Needs!"

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Doncaster Advanced Motorist

Doncaster Advanced Motorists

Driving at Night

Dear readers, The fundamental rule of Advanced Driving – you must be able to stop within the distance you can see to be clear - this applies equally when driving at night. Away from street lighting, your vision will be limited to the range of your headlights and this varies massively between dipped and full-beam. Therefore, it makes sense that you slow down when you’re driving on dipped headlights. If you find your speed creeping up, remind yourself how dangerous it would be if you suddenly came across, a tyre carcass, a pedestrian, a stray animal or even a pallet off an HGV in your headlight beam, could you STOP! If your headlights illuminate 40 meters ahead, you’ll have just 1.5 seconds to react and stop at 60mph! Realistically, you’ll still be travelling at 40mph when you hit the obstruction!! Drive on full beam whenever possible but always think about other road users. Dip your lights as late as you possibly can, ensuring that you do not dazzle anyone and remembering that, at night, your lights give other road users the earliest warning of your presence. Clean your lights regularly as road grime quickly reduces their effectiveness and the distance you can see ahead clearly. If an approaching car forgets to dip, glance immediately towards the side of the road to avoid being temporarily blinded. On dual carriageways at 70mph you cover 31 metres (about 7 car lengths) per second, so even if it takes only five seconds for your vision to clear fully you’ll have covered a distance equivalent to one and a half football pitches! Advanced drivers know that driving in the dark isn’t all danger and drawbacks. Empty night-time roads make journeys quicker and less stressful: car headlights give early warning of their presence and the skilled driver can even use other vehicles headlight beams to work out where the road goes next. Don’t be complacent though, speed is more difficult to judge in the dark – especially approach speeds – so you should still take care and adhere to all the daylight driving rules. Dazzle from following vehicles can be just as blinding but the effect can usually be “minimised” using the dipping function on your interior mirror, which is now standard on most modern cars. Don’t forget to return the mirror to its “normal position” once the dazzle has subsided With practice, avoidance technique becomes habit. While such careless driving can be irritating, never stay on full-beam yourself to retaliate. If you would like to take a Free Public Assessment Drive please contact me below. This offer is available to all our Arrow readers 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 48Tuke. Please mention “The Paul Senior Training Observer.

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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.

(Near the trolley bus museum)

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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


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


3.30—5.30 pm 01427 752344 2.00-4.00 pm 01427 753227 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

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

Memorial Hall


01427 753787

3:00 10:00pm

01427 873532


Musical Monkeys 0—5 years


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 Bookings of Westwoodside Village Hall Bookings of West Butterwick Village Hall


Joanne Mottram

01427 752783 E mail

0784 0032 062

Vivien M’Itwamwari Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements01427 753856 Beryl Ash

01724 783125


Business Directory

Pensions Helpline

0800 991234

Electricity Emergencies

0800 375 675

Transco - Gas Leaks Yorkshire Water

080 111 999 0845 1242424

Care in the Community Age Concern

0800 009966


0800 1111

£30 + VAT for 12 months Contact Carolyn

01302 532676

Boarding Kennels/Training Croft House Kennels & Cattery

01427 890235

Business/Finance/Accountants Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accountants

01427 752958

Hurstons Accountants & Bus. Advisors

01427 873737

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

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

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

Axi Private Hire

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

01427 752200 / 07785 735984

Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

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

Haxey C of E School

01427 752294

EPG Roofing Ltd

Westwoodside C of E Primary School

01427 752355

Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

Complete Fire & Security Systems Ltd 01302 511050 / 07917 766922

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Home and Garden

Willows Dental Practice—Belton

01427 872106

Axholme Pest Control

01427 420184 / 07850 976791

C M Developments Building Services


01427 873608 / 0776 6747245

Fountain Court florist

Epworth Leisure Centre

01427 873845

Ashby Concert Band - Rehearsals Fridays—Mr B Page

01724 784494

Haxey Cricket Club

01427 752394

01302 770216

Entertainment/Children’s Care

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01427 874831


01427 753676


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