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elcome to the May


How this year is flying by, already the blossom is in full bloom, and there is new growth everywhere and the daffodils are long past their best! In our household it means that Cricket has been added to the assortment of activities being regularly attended. Fortunately my eldest can walk himself to and from the cricket ground so it hasn’t impacted Mum’s taxi service yet but then he hasn’t had an away match this year yet! The next edition will be distributed to you from 30th May, just ahead of all the Jubilee celebrations. Please ensure that anything that you would like to be included is with me by Monday 12th May.

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As many of you know, I love football. I acknowledge that my team Liverpool haven’t done very well in the last few seasons, but since I am a woman of faith I believe things can improve. Next season … you wait.

printed on players shirts. Suddenly, God wasn’t the dead and buried deity that people like Richard Dawkins writes about – God was very much alive and kicking, (no footballing pun intended!). It’s very easy for people to say that religion has had its day, but that is simply not true. All Saints is full of worshippers every week and ours isn’t the only church in the country that wishes we could afford an extension. At times of great joy, but particularly when the chips are down, where is it, or more importantly, who is it that we turn to? As we saw through the Muamba incident – we turn to God.

One of the remarkable things about the game is that those who support football are never afraid to show their emotions. The joy which follows a win can be unbridled. The sorrow at a loss can sometimes feel overwhelming. I’ve seen grown men and women cry, both in jubilation and mourning. It’s difficult to explain to non sports lovers, but those of us who do The next time someone tells you that the follow a team will understand what I am saying. church is out of date, or that Christians are Of course there are times when there is little to barking mad or barking up the wrong tree, ask be proud of when it comes to the outpouring of yourself a question. When you or a member of feeling shown by fans. We often hear of verbal your family are in the thick of a hard time, when abuse, racist, homophobic and sexist, on the you’re worried sick or wrung out with grief, are terraces. And still worse there is the occasional you prepared to dismiss God? Or, do you do physical violence too. The beautiful game also what I do, and what the footballers did, and what the fans and millions more around the has a very ugly side to it too. globe do and have done for centuries? Do you But just a few weeks ago we saw football open your heart and say, ‘God help me!’? supporters and players behaving so impeccably that there appeared to be almost universal I suspect that there are thousands of people praise for all concerned. When Bolton’s Fabrice who wouldn’t sign up to any faith or Muamba collapsed on the pitch at White Heart denomination on paper, but who have spoken Lane suffering from a heart attack the wave of those words in prayer when they or a loved one support was simply incredible. And what was needed help. If you’ve done that, then you’re perhaps most surprising, given we’re constantly one of those people with faith as small as a being told that religion and faith are of the past, mustard seed. And from small seeds, mighty is that everywhere the story was being trees can grow. That’s why the Christian faith reported, in the papers, on the radio and on the lives on, and why it will never ever die. television, everyone was saying, ‘we’re praying Professor Dawkins, put that in your pipe and smoke it! for you.’ From your friend and vicar, ‘We’re praying for you.’ Those words were on Reverend Jackie Johnson the front pages of newspapers as well as

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ARWORTH AND BIRCOTES TENANTS’ AND RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION The Annual General Meeting was held on 3rd April Elections took place. Elected as Chair: Judy Turner; Vice Chair: Margaret Ingram; Treasurer: Sue Mann and Secretary Lynda Ridgway Janet Flynn and Marilyn Knight after serving as Secretary and Treasurer for six years did not stand for re-election, they where presented with flowers from the members and thanked for their dedication and hard worked. Easter Raffle Draw: made £57 Winner Karen Murphy and Eddie Weaver. Thanks go to Janet Flynn for donating the prizes. Report from A1 Housing Tenant Participation Officer The next edition of In Touch is out later. Jim drew TRA members’ attention to an article in the edition of In Touch which was written by Bernard Coleman Managing Director which set out changes under the localism act and welfare reform bill which will have significant changes for tenants. Town Council - Brian Letherland; informed members that Steve Bowman is waiting for authorisation from the District Council for permission to write parking tickets. There is still no action regarding the dog warden. Member: Jane Vernon reported that the street lighting in the vicinity of Cumberland House has now been At The Town Hall resolved thanks to the help from Steve Bowman of the Pot of Tea 50p Town Council. Members are still concerned about cars Mug of Tea 50p parking on the paving blocks in front of the shops.


The next meeting of the group will take place on Tuesday 1 May 2012, starting at 10.30 am, at the Devonshire Road Community Centre. Everyone is welcome to come along, help us to make Harworth/ Bircotes an even better place to live, and maybe make new friends and learn some new facts in the process. Refreshments are available and a raffle will usually take place. We would particularly welcome anyone from an ethnic minority, or younger people with fresh new ideas. – So please come and join us. Chair Judy Turner; 746393 Vice Chair Margaret Ingram; 07876453332 Treasurer Sue Mann; 742913 Secretary Lynda Ridgway; 746279


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Where does the time go, I cant believe we are heading into May already together with the lovely sunshine and the freezing wind and snow. There can only be this country with such a diversity of weather. As a Sanctuary we have had our best 2 months for adoptions so we must be doing something right. Our kennels are still full, as the waiting list doesn't seem to go down. In reality we don't mind because it is far better for dogs and cats to be with us than stay in homes that are struggling for one reason or another to keep their pets. We must also remember that there are lots of people through no fault of their own need to re home their much loved pets. We will always be there to help and advise. Their are still the usual problems regarding dogs being found with no owner in sight and no one claiming them, also dog stealing is still rife so please be careful and do not tie your much loved pet outside shops even though you will only be minutes purchasing a newspaper. We have had so many upset people calling us as their dogs have disappeared that way. There are also people out there that would wait for a reward to go up before you got your pet back. So please make sure you do not leave your dog unattended and it is chipped at least if it is lost you will be reunited with your pet almost immediately. Don't forget we are getting into kitten season and check out neutering costs with your local vet, lots seem to have offers on at the moment. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that brought me towels and bedding throughout the winter months it has been such a great help keeping our residents warm and dry. Also a big thank you to everyone that has collection boxes in their shops and particularly to Diane in Tickhill who gave us a huge bottle of whisky but something far more important than whisky was in it. It was full of money thank you so much. If you are looking for that special pet please come along and have a chat. We can help you choose the right pet and discuss anything you may be concerned about. Call 01302 744311 or 07969203206.

Mayflower Sanctuary is currently looking for a Kennel Supervisor . Mayflower Sanctuary is a Rescue Centre that has been established since 2003. Its main aim is to rescue and rehome abused and abandoned dogs and cats. Based at Bawtry, Doncaster you would report to the Sanctuary Manager and will be responsible for the day to day supervision of stall, trainees and volunteers. It will also be your sole responsibility to ensure that the Sanctuary is adequately staffed each day and to Manage the cleaning of the kennels, ensuring that everyone is adhering to procedures put in place by the Sanctuary. Experience with Animals also Managing or supervising a team is essential. The role is Full time (37.5 hours ) It requires the candidate to work 5 days, one of these being either a Saturday or Sunday.

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Dear All, Recently as I looked out of the window I saw snow falling in a rapid flurry mixed in with an unwelcoming rain which told me I ought to stay indoors – although I had to brave the elements before the morning had surrendered to the afternoon. Who would have believed this possible earlier when the sun smiled down upon us every day, when those who worked in schools or offices felt that they were working in greenhouses, and when all the talk was of an early summer? Who would have expected it? Of course, in many ways that’s why we love the Great British weather – it always gives us something to talk about – we never know what to expect! We have just passed through Easter. How many people expected the events of Good Friday when things looked so favourable on Palm Sunday? Who would have expected or even begun to have imagined the events of Easter Day when things looked so unfavourable on Good Friday? Well our Heavenly Father wasn’t surprised of course, the Son knew what was coming and the Spirit was directing it all. The disciples shouldn’t have been surprised either as Jesus had been giving them a spiritual weather forecast for weeks - and yet they remain in shock and awe throughout! I think I have come to expect the unexpected over the last year. Nothing that I either worried about or anticipated turned out the way I imagined. It has often been a big surprise to me – but I’ve come to realise afresh that none of it has been a surprise to our Heavenly Father. I should trust more. Then I smile to think of the number of times Christians pray about things and then they are amazed when they are answered as if to say, “Well that’s the last thing I expected!” Easter is behind us now – I wonder if it turned out as you were expecting. As we look to the future may we learn to expect the unexpected and trust in a god for whom nothing is a surprise. With every good wish, Rev. Tom Read, Harworth Methodist Church





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Incidents of Note 1st March 2012 to the 31st March 2012 Burglary Dwelling 1 Burglary Other 1 Criminal Damage 8 Vehicle Crime 6 Theft Other 4 Neighbourhood Policing Team in partnership with Town Council have secured approximately 100 shed alarms which can be purchased from the Harworth and Bircotes Town council. The shed alarms can be purchased at cost value of £10 each. Anybody wishing to purchase or enquire about a shed alarm please contact Steve Bowman Harworth and Bircotes Town Clerk on 01302 752642 The Helping Hands Award Scheme (Helping Hands Award is a registered Charity) encourages schools and their pupils to interact with the wider community and community organisations and agencies. As part of the scheme the local Neighbourhood Policing Team have been working with youngsters at All Saints School who have decided they want to have a "helping hand" in reducing speeding and parking outside their school. On 21st March and 29th March pupils joined PC James Martin, PCSO Kendra Jacob and PSCO Colin Haywood, from the Harworth Beat Team, to monitor the speed of passing motorists. Armed with a handheld speed gun, PC Martin was able to monitor how fast vehicles were travelling and anyone caught flouting the limit was asked to pull over. The children were then able to ask the driver a series of questions. A total of 388 vehicles passed the group where a total of 13 vehicles were stopped for driving above the 30mph speed limit. PC James Martin said: "The pupils highlighted speeding outside their school as a primary concern so we have been working closely with them about road safety and the implications of driving too fast. "They are also taking the messages they're learning as part of the initiative to their family and friends to help raise awareness and change the actions and attitudes of others. "The drivers that were stopped were very receptive and took time to answer questions from the pupils and listen to their concerns. Just having a presence outside the school made motorists think twice about how fast they were travelling and the potential consequences of speeding." Officers will continue to work with the school as part of the project for the next 2 months. At the end of the scheme the pupils will hand in a portfolio of work to a panel of judges at the Helping Hands Charity, with the chance of winning up to £1,000 for their school in recognition of their achievements. For more information about the scheme visit POLICE REQUEST ASSISTANCE FROM THE PUBLIC The Neighbourhood Policing Team is working closely with the local community to highlight the importance of witnesses giving statements to support prosecutions. Without these statements the police and CPS are restricted and in many cases unable to prosecute without witnesses’ co-operation. There has been a recent incident reported to the Police where a member of the public witnessed a person driving a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately as the Police had not witnessed the person driving they were unable to prosecute the driver, this was witnessed by the person ringing the police who was unwilling to give a statement.

ARRESTS/PROSECUTIONS OF NOTE A Male who was arrested recently for vehicle crime in the area has been sentenced to 10 Months Imprisonment when he attended court in March 2012. A Harworth female has been found guilty of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and received 2 years custodial sentence. A Male from the Harworth area has been further bailed for 3 months for the Crown Prosecution Service to assess the evidence in relation to the male being involved in Possession with Intent to supply Class A drugs in the Harworth and Bircotes area. SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP From the Recent Safer neighborhood Meeting held on January 25 th 2012 the three local priorities have been identified from feedback received from the community by the priority survey forms regarding issues of greatest concern and issues the public wanted the safer Neighborhood Team to tackle. The three local priorities have been identified as :Priority 1 : Anti Social Behavior Priority 2 : Burglary (Dwelling, Shed) Priority 3 : Vehicle Nuisance The Next Safer Neighbourhood Group Meeting will be held on Wednesday 18 th April at 2pm at Harworth Town Hall. HAVE YOUR SAY MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM Thursday May 17th 2012 (4pm) at Library, Scrooby Road Wednesday May 30th 2012 (10am) at Harworth Parish Hall, Scrooby Road Your local contacts are: PC2752 Jim Martin 07776460406 PC2883 Steven Porter 07595074256 PCSO9634 Kendra Jacob 07525226555 PCSO6364 Colin Haywood 07525226882


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There are an estimated half a million carers of people diagnosed with a life limiting illness at any one time, these are ordinary people caring for someone who has become ill and whose illness is progressive and may not be curable. However, though many thousands of people become carers each year, many do not recognize their role and their new title, they are not aware that they are now a carer. Surprisingly too, professional care providers do not always acknowledge that family members or friends are carers, and that they too have needs and require support to enable them to carry out their new role. Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation; looking after their mother, son, or best friend and just getting on with it. They don’t choose to become carers: it just happens and they have to get on with it; if they did not do it, who would and what would happen to the person they care for? A carer spends a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to family or friends. In total, there are an estimated six million carers in the UK, including more than 170,000 who are under the age of 18. Nearly a third of carers are caring for more than 50 hours or more each week Carers experience many different caring situations. A carer could be someone looking after a new baby with a disability or caring for an elderly parent, someone supporting a partner with a substance misuse or mental health problem. Despite these differing caring roles, all carers share some basic needs. Carers may suffer ill-health due to their caring role. To care safely and maintain their own physical and mental health and well-being, carers need information, support, respect and recognition from the professionals with whom they are in contact. Improved support for the person being cared for can make the role of the carer more manageable. It is important that carers take care of themselves– this can be positive both physically and emotionally for themselves but also for the person being taken care of. However, all too often carers can be so preoccupied with the health and well-being of the person they are caring for, that their own needs take a back seat.

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Crimebeat A monthly look at ways to Combat Crime. With East Bassetlaw’s Neighbourhood Policing Inspector, Simon Pealing Take care of your car—before a thief does! Every time you park your car or van, even just for a few minutes, you are leaving a potential present for a thief. But, with a little thought, vehicle crime is one of the easiest crimes to prevent. Remember: Thieves don’t break into a car for a look round. They break in because they can see something to steal. You wouldn’t leave £100 in cash on the dash board and expect it to be there when you return, but people regularly leave their satnav on the dashboard. Just the ring left on the windscreen by the mounting device is enough to tell a thief a satnav may be in the vehicle.

Think about where you park your vehicle. At home, put it in the garage or at least on the drive. It’s much safer than on the road. When you are out and about look for a Park Mark approved car park. They are well lit, regularly patrolled and covered by CCTV. If you have to leave your car by the roadside try to find somewhere that is well lit. It might be broad daylight when you leave it but it could be pitch dark by the time you return – just what a thief likes.

Never leave anything on view that might be attractive to a thief. Mobile phones, credit cards, loose change, sunglasses, cameras, a handbag or sports bag – they are just what a thief is looking for. And NEVER leave tools in the back of your van overnight.

Modern cars are difficult to steal without the keys so don’t leave them lying around – or they, and your car, could be missing when you next look for them.

Never leave them on the hall table, a kitchen worktop, or hanging on the wall. Thieves have ways of reaching through your letterbox to Thieves are opportunists and are not put off by grab your keys – and steal your car. Keep your the fact that the vehicle may be alarmed – they doors locked. Don’t let a thief walk in and walk will smash the window, grab what they want off with your car keys and run. At night, it’s a good idea to take your car keys So, if you leave it on show, expect it to go. to bed with you. And you don’t just lose your belongings - you also have to pay for any damage the thief does Finally invest a few pounds in a highly visible deterrent like a steering wheel lock – it makes to your vehicle. your car even more difficult to steal. If you really must leave valuables in your These are simple precautions, but if everyone vehicle, lock them in the boot, but my advice followed them vehicle crime would be cut would be to take them with you EVERY TIME dramatically you leave it. For more information on combating crime in your area, contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team Beat Manager, PC Jim Martin on 07776 460406 or PCSO Kendra Traczykowski on 07525 226555

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Harworth & Bircotes Town Council Page Thank you to everyone who attended the Daniel Smith Blues Band function held on Friday the 20th of April 2012 at the Town Hall Over 100 people attended and £300 was raised for Charity. DOG FOULING ON FOOTPATHS/SPORTS PITCHES & PUBLIC AREAS. I would like to thank residents for the letters of support following the warnings which were printed in last months H&B's Today. In particular the comments relating to irresponsible dog owners who allow their dogs to foul on football pitches and play facilities to the detriment of the young people of Harworth and Bircotes. I understand that the Management of the Sports Facilities on Scrooby Road are shortly to circulate a letter asking dog owners not to allow their dogs to foul on football pitches. There are dog bins located on the sports fields so there really is no excuse and it has been confirmed that No permission has been granted by the management so that fixed penalty notices can be issued to offenders resulting in a fine of £50.00 for a first offence and up to a £1000 fine for a second offence if the matter is referred to the Courts. ERECTION OF PLANTERS ON SCROOBY ROAD. You will have seen the new large planters erected on the shop fronts opposite the Town Council Information Centre on Scrooby Road. Shortly they will be planted up with bedding plants and hanging baskets. This work has been completed at NO cost to the people of H&B's as funding was obtained from HM Govt. (Connecting Communities) to help improve the look of YOUR Town. This is an ongoing project to compliment the planters located at the top of Droversdale Road and Waterslack Road and elsewhere in the Town. Bawtry, Tickhill, Maltby and Doncaster all have had lovely gardened areas and hanging baskets for years so why shouldn't you have them as well? You are worth it! GRASS CUTTING. I am delighted that Mr Walt Pearson (Town Council Handyman) has started to cut the verges around Harworth and Bircotes under an agency agreement with Nottinghamshire County Council to the benefit of the Town. DISPOSAL OF GRASS CUTTINGS/GARDEN WASTE. I would like to remind residents that dumping your household waste/garden waste (including grass cuttings) on public land, without having the owners consent, is an offence under the Environment Act. The offence is called FLY TIPPING and if convicted the courts can impose a custodial sentence (ie prison!) there is NO fixed penalty for this offence. Please dispose of your rubbish using the bins provided and lets keep H&B's as tidy as we can for the benefit of all. Please do report anyone fly tipping to the Environmental Health Dept on 01909 533533 (this can be done anonymously!) and action will be taken against offenders. ILLEGAL DUMPING – SNIPE PARK WOOD/DROVERSDALE WOOD/SPACES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. It has been reported that some residents are dumping household rubbish and garden waste on areas such as Snipe Park Wood, Droversdale Wood and even public footpaths in and around the Town. Offenders are warned that such acts are contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 89 and individuals caught could be fined £80.00 (fixed penalty notice) and a second offence up to £2500 following a court appearance. Anyone witnessing someone dumping rubbish should report the details to Bassetlaw District Council (Environmental Health) on 01909 533533 (this may be done anonymously). Steve Bowman Executive Officer Harworth & Bircotes Town Council, 01302 752642 Town Council Meetings 2012 - Town Hall Scrooby Road Harworth. 21 May (AGM) 18 June, 16 July, 17 September, 15 October, 19 November, 17 December 26 | HARWORTH & BIRCOTES TODAY

Bircotes Library – What’s on in May th


From Monday 14 May until 11 June we will have an exhibition of Bircotes/Harworth during the past 60 years. This will include photographs of the village commemorating the Coronation, Silver Jubilee and Royal Weddings. Please feel free to come and view. If you have any photographs you wish to share with us, we will be only too happy to return them when the exhibition is finished. Do you want to find out if you are related to the Royal Family? Taster sessions on a 1 to 1 basis on how to trace your ancestors will be available on Mondays throughout May – please contact the library on tel. no. 01302 742384 if you wish to attend. For the children on 8th and 9th June 10.00 – 12.00, celebrate the Diamond Jubilee by making your own royal crown.

Your Councillors

Cllr Mrs June Evans Chairman 49 – 51 Bawtry Road, Harworth DN11 8PA Tel: 743239 Cllr David Challinor Vice Chairman 31 Gilbert Road Bircotes DN11 8DL Tel: 750969 Cllr Brian Letherland 7 Common Lane, Harworth DN11 8LW Tel: 744345 Cllr Steve Barns 133 Scrooby Road, Bircotes DN11 8AD Tel: 750256 Cllr Bob Turner 35 Beech Road, Harworth DN11 8JD Tel: 746830 Cllr Mrs Marilyn Knight 30 Devonshire Road, Harworth DN11 8JF Cllr Mrs Janet Flynn 14 Festival Ave, Harworth DN11 8HF Tel: 751628 Cllr Mrs Sheena Dean 32 Alexandra Road, Harworth DN11 Cllr Mathew Wratten 31 Scrooby Road, Harworth DN11 8JW Tel: 742463

Do you Care for someone ? Two Carers Events are being held in Bassetlaw to publicise services and support that are available for people who look after someone else. It is estimated that 10% of people help with the care of a family member, friend or relative. These events aim to tell people about the range of practical, emotional, and financial support that they can access, as well as giving local information and advice. The Events are on Thursday 31 May at The Well Church, Hospital Road, Retford, and on Wednesday 20 June at The Crossing Church, Newcastle Street, Worksop. They both comprise a drop- in exhibition from 1.00 to 3.00, and some talks from 1.30-2.15. Everyone is welcome to attend, but if they can’t make it, an information pack is available at or from 01777 862387. Cllr Mrs Elaine Nettleship 28 Baulk Lane, Harworth DN11 8PE Tel: 750939 Cllr Mrs Gillian Wratten 31 Scrooby Road, Harworth DN11 8JW Tel: 742463 Cllr Mrs Debbie Foote 29 Essex Drive, Bircotes DN11 8BS Tel: 743527 Cllr Mrs Jean Hogg 1 Bramble Way, Harworth Tel: 743880 Cllr Mrs Sandra James 10 Chatsworth Court Bircotes Tel: 741133 Cllr. Mrs Mandy Morgan-Kingston 5 Common Lane Harworth DN11 8LW Tel: 745000 Contact the council by writing to: HARWORTH & BIRCOTES TOWN COUNCIL PO BOX 1310 BIRCOTES DONCASTER DN11 8XH Email: Town Clerk: Steve Bowman 752642 Deputy Clerk: Helen Rodger 759037 Emergency Numbers for Notts County Council 08449 808080 Bassetlaw District Council 01909 533533 A1 Housing 0800 590542

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08457 484950 01709 515151 0845 6050 605 0870 6082608 07764 141228

Doctors - Colliery surgery Doctors - Oakleaf Surgery Doctors –Dr Raheem NHS Direct Hospital - Bassetlaw Hospital - Doncaster

01302 741860 01302 741820 01302 741840 0845 46 47 01909 500990 01302 366666



Schools & Nurseries etc Adult Education Bircotes Pre-School Harworth CofE Primary Sch North Notts College Serlby Park School St Patricks RC Primary Sch Groups & Societies

Fellowship of the Services Rotary Club Royal British Legion Smiley Milers (Wed mornings) Tickhill & Dist. Lions Club

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Private & NHS Sight Tests & Dispensing Available Telephone or call in for appointments

Tel: 01302 744300 85 Scrooby Road, Bircotes DN11 8JN



INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Accountancy LDH Accountancy TC Accountancy Aerial’s ADI Aerial & Satellite Specialist Appliance Repairs Arc Domestics Beautician’s & Clinics Lighthouse Laser Building & Home Improvements DMHI Ltd Ivan Morley M Revill Business Opportunity Natural Healthcare Business Care Home & Carers Bluebell Home Care Rose Farm Carpets & Flooring All Floors Distinctive Flooring Wayne Docherty Carpets Car Repair & Servicing Atom Tyres Atom Transmissions Children’s Activities Go-Kart Party Children’s Nurseries Leaps & Bounds, Rossington Red Balloon, Bawtry Chiropodist/ Foot Practitioner Feet First Cleaning Centri-Clean Hobknobs Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

29 9 11 11 14 9 2 18 11 22 13 30 7 31 2 14 14 20 9 17 25 8 22

Country Market/Store Torne Valley Cycles Bicycle Buddy Driving Instructor Driving Focus Plumtree School of Motoring Electrician BMS Electrical & Security Estate Agents & Letting Services Footprint Properties Fishery Scrooby Road Fishery Funeral Directors WE Pinder & Son Garden Services & Paving Doncaster Driveways GreenThumb Hairdressers & Barbers Ellies Hair Room Health & Fitness Bircotes Leisure Centre Styrrup Hall Health & Fitness Ironing Pressed Express Kitchens Infinity Kitchen Designs Locksmith Metro Locksmith Northern Window Repairs Opticians Woolcott Opticians Oven Cleaning Hobknobs Oven Cleaning Service Oven Butler Painting & Decorating Michael Jones

5 22 25 15 13 17 18 19 8 3 3 4 29 21 28 7 29 25 11 30

Pharmacy M&R Pharmacy Plumbing & Gas Services AJP Plumbing & Heating A* Plumbing & Heating D Kelly Plumbing James Winfrow Sanderson Post Office Harworth Post Office Re-Cycling FCY PLC Restaurants, Bars & Public Houses Pizza Jims Roofing EPG Torchmaster Roofing Schools & Colleges Misson School Skip Hire Retford Waste Slimming & Weight Management Slimming World Soft Furnishings C&S Designs Taxi & Private Hire 106 Direct Paddys Private Hire Television Repairs Telefix Window Repairs Northern Window Repairs

16 18 14 11 23 29 18 15 9 30 23 30 25 1 7 11 29 11 29

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Harworth & Bircotes Today May12  

Community Magazine for the residents of Harworth & Bircotes

Harworth & Bircotes Today May12  

Community Magazine for the residents of Harworth & Bircotes