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“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversit y, prosperit y would not be so welcome.” Anne Bradstreet Officially Spring is here and looking around it would seem that nature agrees. At the time of writing we are enjoying some sunshine filled days and the air is alive with the sound of birdsong. Long may it last! The delivery window for this magazine includes both Mother’s Day and the start of British Summer Time, lighter nights and longer days are on the way. Springtime often starts people thinking about their homes, whether it is for a traditional spring clean or more drastic changes. If you are planning home or garden improvements this Spring and Summer you will find a huge range of people to help you within the pages of this magazine. Don’t forget to tell them where you found them if you give them a call. The May issue will be delivered to you late April. If you would like to have something included in this, please make sure details are with me by Wednesday 12th April. We usually see the start of the summer events in May so please don’t forget to get the details to me in good time to publicise your event. Enjoy April and I will be back in a months’ time with your May magazine.

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The Harworth & Bircotes Tenants & Residents Group held their monthly meeting on Tuesday 7 March. At this meeting Mrs E Prime, Head of Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, and said that her department dealt with such things as Refuse Collection, Environmental Health, Recycling, dog fouling, bulk items collection, etc. Sheealth, listened to the Group’s concerns regarding dog fouling, fly-tipping, needs for more skips, and other issues. It was a lively meeting as it was obvious members and many other residents felt very strongly that there was a need for something to be done to combat these issues. These have been highlighted recently in the national press and on television, so it is not only here that there is a problem. However, members felt that more could be done to encourage residents to act more responsibly. Photographs were produced and examples mentioned, and Mrs Prime promised to take on board our comments and consider what could be done, although she could not promise to solve all the issues. The Group thanked Mrs Prime for attending the meeting. Members voted on some proposed outings to take place during the forthcoming year, and these included a trip to the Houses of

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Parliament, a riverboat trip with meal, Christmas markets, pantomime, trip to Scarborough, a visit to Millhouse, Harrogate, Yorkshire Wildlife Park and possible local theatre visits. There was also a discussion regarding the amount of new buildings being built in the town, and concerns were expressed about the state of the drains and the sewers, which are already unable to cope with demand. This is being addressed by Bassetlaw District Council in talks with Severn Trent Water, as part of the work on the Strategic Intervention Plan currently being worked on by BDC and the Town Council. The committee and guests have been invited to an Awards Evening at Retford Town Hall, as they have been nominated for an award for the work they do in the community. The next meeting to be held on Tuesday 4 April, is the Annual General Meeting, when the committee stand down and members are invited to elect a new committee. Anyone interested in standing for office should make themselves known to an existing committee member ahead of the meeting. This will be held at 10.30 am at the Devonshire Road Community Centre. All are welcome to attend. TO ADVERTISE CALL 01302 969696


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Monday 10th  and Thursday 13th April 10.00am-12.00pm and 2.00-4.00pm each day. Come and join us for activities suitable for up to 11 years of age.

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Saturday 15th April from 10.00am. See how many Easter eggs you can find in the library today, a winner will be drawn from the correct answers. Easter activities will also be available.

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RICHARD MORGAN Sunday 23rd April 2017 2.30 pm. Members & Senior citizens £5 .50 - Non members £6.50 Children under 12 free with accompanying adult. Free tea/coffee & biscuits in interval. Harworth Community Hall, Whitehouse Road Bircotes. Nr. Doncaster. DN11 8EF

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Come and join our ancestry group and we will show you how to research your family history…… Next meeting … Monday 3rd April 2017 2.003.00pm. Free ….e magazines- all your favourites Hello, Elle, BBC Good Food, House Beautiful, Top Gear and 100’s more.  Call in for details and start to save money today!! Join our book club, find us on Facebook: Harworth and Bircotes Book Club. Bircotes Library • Telephone 01302 742384 T 6

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Arts Review & what’s going on - April 2017 •

Maureen Fisher

The show of the month has to be at the Djanogly Art Gallery where Winifred Nicholson’s joyous exhibition of nearly 100 works graces the 3 galleries. She was Ben Nicholson’s first wife, before he ran off with Barbara Hepworth, (he left her before their third child was born), and she managed to continue as an artist whilst raising 3 children, producing new and fresh work until her death in her 80s. She is an important figure in art and in feminism, a renowned colourist with a marvellous touch; her work is often delicate and ephemeral. Her real skill was knowing when to stop, her works are never over-worked and tired, and that is a real skill. The poet Kathleen Raine, said on a BBC programme about Winifred, that “flowers were an occasion for painting light”. The exhibition is excellent, and the café there makes a trip to Nottingham a pleasant one. Djanogly Art Gallery, until 4 June ‘ Winifred Nicholson - Liberation of Colour’ - a major retrospective of the artist’s work in this most convivial of gallery spaces. Well worth a visit. Also ‘Sarah Key -Worlds all at Sea’ a drawing show in the same gallery. http://www. lakesidearts.org.uk/ Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery open Wed to Sun Exhibition: 8th April – 2nd July ‘ Grunts and Grapples’ this exhibition profiles the golden age of British Wrestling from the 1950s until the 1990s. Wrestling was a central part of British national life in this period with iconic figures such as Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy appearing 8

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in hundreds of UK town halls and theatres night after night as well as featuring on TV. The exhibition explores how the showmanship of wrestling drew on earlier traditions of public entertainment such as music hall and circus and how this informed the development of the cast of characters, storylines and audience participation unique to the sport. Life drawing: 8 April 11-1pm and 2 - 4pm Art History Lecture: Friday 7th April 10.30 am: ‘Renoir’s Portraits’ The great impressionist painter Auguste Renoir is perhaps best known for his paintings of voluptuous nudes and social gatherings, but he was also a prolific painting of portraits, from intimate images of his family to formal commissions. £5 www.doncaster.gov.uk/ museums Village Ventures I fell over a booklet of events for this wonderful live and local organisation, which is now run by someone in Derbyshire rather than Notts county council… their publicity seems sparse, and the website non-functional… but they are still there and doing it, even though we have missed many months’ worth of shows… Saturday 22 April 6.30pm ‘Opera Dudes – Licensed to Trill’ I have seen these two clowns ( I use the word loosely) and they are great fun and sing of course too… Everton Village Hall 01777 817395 www.villageventures.org.uk Art at the Deli: April exhibition ‘The Owl Lady’: Maureen Fisher solo exhibition www. artatthedeli.com Harley Gallery Welbeck from 14 April to 11 June ‘First Rain -Warli Painting’ These are stunning paintings from India, filled with an intense and detailed patterning. I first saw these works in the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green about 18 months ago, so am assuming it’s the same work and that they are on a UK tour. Well worth a look see and more exciting than the last lego show. www.harleygallery.co.uk Dukeries Decorative and Fine Art Society Wednesday 5 April at 1.50 Jacqueline Cockburn will be lecturing on ‘Goya’s Self Portraits’ at St Anne’s Church Hall, Worksop S80 1NJ www.eastmidlandsnadfas.co.uk/ dukeries Tickhill Music Society Friday 7 April at 7pm AGM followed by a concert with Gina McCormack (violin) and Nigel Clayton (piano) to include works by Mendelssohn, Faure and Richard Strauss. In St Mary’s School Hall Tickhill www.tickhillmusicsociety.org

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Singing Together at the Doncaster Brewery Thursday 6th at7:30 ‘Jerry Simon’ 7 Young Street, DN1 3EL Doncaster facebook singing together Cast in Doncaster a various program including Doncaster Choral Society, Robin Hood- Easter Pantomime- Oh no its not! Clare Teal- the Ella Fitzgerald Legacy (she’s good) - comedy club and ‘Disgusting Doncaster’ – give it a whirl www. castindoncaster.com Roots Music Club at the Ukranian Centre, 7th April - at Doncaster Catholic Club, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BY - Daoiri Farrell , 14th April - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman , 21st April - Paul Lamb & Chad Strenz , 28th April - Absent Average + Americarnage www.rootsmusicclub.co.uk 07939148603 / Donnijonti@aol.com Hepworth, Wakefield until 18 June ‘Disobedient Bodies’ curated by fashion designer JW Anderson- an exhibition covering a lot of bases with works as various as henry Moore and Sarah Lucas, Issey Miyake and Giacometti…. I am sure it’s worth a look-see and ‘Approaching Thunder- 1940s prints and drawings’ which is a super show – lots of artists I have not heard of, (and some I had) making a really interesting and quality show. www.hepworthwakefield.org Yorkshire Sculpture Park until 3 September ‘ Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects’ - The biggest UK exhibition to date by leading sculptor. New sculptures, drawings and works drawn from nearly five decades of Cragg’s practice survey and demonstrate the artist’s pioneering and continued mastery of materials in the Underground Gallery, Garden Gallery and open air. www.ysp.co.uk Ferans Art Gallery, Hull Saturday 22 April - Sunday 13 August ‘Ron Mueck Part of ARTIST ROOMS On Tour’ Australian-born artist Ron Mueck is widely recognised for his striking sculptures, which replicate the human figure at greatly exaggerated or reduced scale, but always in the most painstaking detail. http://www. hcandl.co.uk/ferens Hull City of Culture until 14 May ‘Poppies Weeping Window’ at Hull Maritime Museum. www.hull2017.co.uk

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SCHOOL VISIT FROM NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY Year 8 students had the opportunity to work with representatives from Nottingham University this month, who came to the school to help them prepare for their GCSE options. The introduction of new, more rigorous GCSEs makes starting options in Year 9 rather than Year 10 options even more critical. Afternoon sessions invited students to consider the sort of characteristics, skills and qualities that linked well with a variety of options subjects and focused on the importance of keeping options open in the future. A good number of parents braved Storm Doris after school to attend a further session on supporting students with their choices. The session also focused on the benefits of a university education, funding and bursaries.n

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IN EARLY JANUARY, staff, students and their families celebrated in style at the Elizabethan Awards evening. The event was timed to coincide with university holidays, allowing ex-Year 13s to return to collect their awards and share their stories of life at university.

Faculty Leaders, Heads of House and the Senior Leadership Team paid tribute to the students through citations, speaking highly of their positive, determined and caring attitudes and how their dedication and hard work had paid off. Leonie Leeder won The Headteacher’s Award for Unique and Distinctive Achievement. Leonie, whose GCSE results were the best in Bassetlaw in 2014, went on to achieve another set of excellent grades at A-Level, earning her a place at prestigious St Andrews University in Scotland to study History. Chair of Governors, Dr Derek Cheetham, congratulated students on their awards. He also paid tribute to the staff of the Elizabethan for their hard work and professionalism again this year. n

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West Side Glory THE ELIZABETHAN ACADEMY’S production of West Side Story hit the stage at the start of March. This ambitious production was made all the more challenging by the staging, with actors performing to the audience seated on both sides of the stage. For some, it was their first time in a

leading role, yet their exuberance, enthusiasm and talent shone through.

The production was greeted by rapturous applause on each of its four nights, with many audience members unconnected with the school contacting us afterwards to pass on their appreciation to the cast. n

RANSITION EVENTS PUPILS FROM YEAR 3 TO YEAR 6 have been at the Elizabethan recently for a range of exciting transition events.

For Years 5 and 6, this has focused on our production of West Side Story, with students learning songs and dance routines from the show, as well as producing graffiti art and views of the Manhattan skyline. There are certainly some talented performers in our primaries, and with our Artsmark Auditions due to be launched at the Open Evening in

April, competition is likely to be stiff. The Year 3 and 4 project was based around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). It had a distinctly healthy feel to it too, with students making their own healthy meals, planting their own spinach and testing various foods to see what they contained. They were particularly shocked at the amount of sugar in some of their fizzy drinks! n

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LIERY SURGERY OF THE TICKHILL AND COL rol of your health and healthcare.) (Aiming to help you, to be in cont NHS England Health Campaign Continuing with The NHS ‘KnowOur Numbers’ campaign and helping ourselves stay well. This month we look at the last two numbers, Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Levels. Several studies have shown that people can lower their blood glucose level and therefore the risk of becoming diabetic, by losing weight and/or taking exercise and thus avoid medication. The NHS Doncaster 5 year plan has identified diabetes as one of the risks to the health of Doncaster Residents with 7.7% of adults living with a diagnosis of diabetes. This compares with 2.2% of people who are living with a diagnosis of cancer, 3.8% of people who are living with a diagnosis of Coronary Heart Disease and 2.6 of people are living with a diagnosis of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) These figures sit alongside the following statistics for Doncaster residents that show that 74.4% of adults are overweight or obese and 33.6% are physically inactive. The Diabetes website says that walking, gardening and housework are good examples of recommended moderate-intensity activities that help retain physical function, build strength, and expend calories. It states that exercising most days for just a short time, albeit important, is in many ways less critical than what individuals do during the rest of the day. For elderly adults, simply increasing their spontaneous physical activity rather than just sitting, will bestow innumerable health benefits, including preventing the loss of muscle mass, reductions in mobility, and the onset of frailty. Safety considerations. Safety is an issue as well. Safety concerns may preclude someone from walking who has a high risk for falls and subsequent fracture. Options may include exercising while seated. The same benefits of losing weight eating healthily and taking exercise apply to controlling your cholesterol levels at a healthy level and so cutting your risk of stroke or heart disease. However there’s also an inherited condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia, which can cause high cholesterol levels even in someone who eats healthily.

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Harworth Colliery Football Club April 2017! Hello and welcome to the Football Club monthly update, the first for a few months following a quiet period for the club with a number of postponements and cancellations as is usually the case through February and March. We have only one place to start and that’s with the Ladies Team, newly formed this season they have gone onto to win the Division 3 of the Sheffield and Hallamshire womens league. Winning every game bar one which was a draw so have gone the season undefeated in the league. A great acheivement from all concerned. We are very hopeful to grow the Ladies section next year with a Reserves/Development team and also a Girls Junior side, I think this shows as a club how we are looking to move forward and we are very proud of what has been achieved this season and the future looks very bright.

and upwards and this goes for all our sides, we want all our Juniors to enjoy thier Football anything else is a bonus, Adam King has recently taken over the running of the Juniors and so we wish him well and again look for further growth in this Area.

The 1st team have a had a quiet few months from the number of games point of view but a very disapointing one, since the turn of the year results have been very poor and have seen us drop out of the promotion chase. We will now have to evaluate where things have fallen down and use the next 6 weeks or so to build for next season. In years gone by our position in the league would be the norm but the investment in our facilities and our attitude towards promotion and progression means this season will be viewed as a failure and one that we will certainly be having a long hard look at.

We are very proud to again have the Wilson Ellis Band and special Guests playing the Welfare Hall on Good Friday for the Robert Needham Memorial Concert, tickets just £5 and all monies raised being split between three charities, all details on Facebook.

The reserves and the Under 21’s have also seen a number of games cancelled given the wet weather at the back end of winter, this part of the club though is going to be a vital given what is written above about the first team, we must look to get better, younger players interested and buying into the club. Ones with character and heart, some players we have brought in in the past have been technically good but lack the requirements needed to progress, we want lads to push themselves and push us as a club so again this section of the club is going to be looked at as we must get this right moving forward. Onto the Juniors and its been great to see so many new teams and new players coming into the club, an Under 7’s have started up run by Dean and Amy Ellis which are now taking part in the Spring League. We have had 88 players register to our teams this season, nearly treble what we have had previously. Big congratulations to Paul Coward and Neil Canning on gaining Promotion with the newly formed under 13’s a great acheievment in their first season so onwards 16 HARWORTH TODAY

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A big thank you to a couple of new sponsors, one being our very own Today Publications, many thanks Paula for your Support, and Hannicks a local firm off the Brunel Estate, many thanks. All the upto date news can be found on the clubs Website on Pitch Hero, enter Harworth Colliery FC, also by following us on Twitter @HCIFC or on our Facebook page, Keep turning up through the gates as it is hugely appreciated by everyone associated with the club.

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Community Hello from Mayflower

We all welcome the light mornings and evenings together with the spring flowers starting to burst out, spring is just around the corner. It will be kitten time soon and we are already taking names of people wanting kittens, which is a good thing. So if you are wanting a kitten rather than an older cat just let us know. We do however have the most adorable cats some indoor and some that can be let out once they are aware of their surroundings. I love cats and could easily become a cat hoarder if my husband didn’t keep an eye on me. We have 3 at the moment and a stray that lives in our garage in an evening. I am not sure where it goes during the day, but at least I know it’s warm and fed in an evening. I do however keep well out of its way as it is not the friendliest cat, I have been spat at more than once, even with cat food in my hand, so I just leave it in its own little world. We have nearly come to the end of our Charity of the Year for M & S Wheatley Hall Rd, which we are all really sad about. We would like to thank both the customers that have been very generous also the M & S Team for putting up with us and making us very welcome. We have been bag packing and bucket collecting for the past year and everyone has been brilliant. When we have a final total for the year I will let you know.   We have recently arranged a Race Night in Misson, this was a huge success and raised over £2000. Liz and Kelvin organised it with

Sara doing food and the rest of us chipping in where we could. It was such a fun evening and the compare was terrific, so a good night was had by all. We have lots of older dogs in the Sanctuary that just need loving homes for their last years. Most won’t need walking miles a day they just need to have someone to care for them in a loving home environment. If you think you can give an older dog a home please come to see us.   We have beautiful dogs in our Sanctuary, even though our kennel assistants care for them well, it isn’t the same as having a warm snuggly blanket in your forever home. All our kennel assistants know about each dog in their care, so if you require further help and information on any particular dog just ask.   Don’t forget we have a lovely pet shop in our reception area, there are lovely beds, collars, toys in fact everything that your dog or cat needs, we will look forward to seeing you.   If you would like to volunteer to dog walk or fundraise or if you have any fundraising ideas of your own please let us know.   If you need any other details on our procedure and opening times please give us a call 01302 711330 we will be happy to help.   Looking forward to seeing you soon

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Easter brings new life!

Dear Friends, The Easter season is here. Some of you may be wondering what the retailers have on their sleeves to ‘woo’ you into their shops during the Easter season. Interestingly, one of the products that has become popular on shelves at Easter is the ‘Easter Egg’. I wonder whether it is because many people talk about new life. The egg represents new life. I have therefore decided to consider the concept of the egg in relation to new life in God at Easter. Just a little bit of science may help. The natural egg has four basic parts – the shell, air cell, albumen and the yolk. The Shell supports the structure of the egg and is the first line of defence against bacteria. The air cell, the space between the egg shell and the egg white, provides the chick with air when it is ready to start breathing on its own and hatch from the egg. The albumen (egg white) has four alternating thick and thin layers. These layers are made up of fluids and gels that are used to support and centre the yolk. It also contains nutrients. The yolk produces the embryo and it is a food source for the embryo. I wonder how we experience and express God’s protection, support, and nourishment as a people who have new life from the resurrection of Jesus at Easter. The bible indicates God’s protection for those who love God, know God, and trust in him. Since Christians do not seem immune to accident and death, how are we to understand God’s protection? Another point is that I wonder what steps you or your local community take to protect those who come to you, including ‘strangers’. God comes to live in you by his spirit when you believe in him. God also supports you by giving you gifts and talents. I wonder whether you know your gifts and talents and whether you are using them to help humankind. I also wonder how you support others to appropriate their gifts and talents to help their families and society at large. 24 HARWORTH TODAY

As a Christian, I believe that God nourishes his people as they study, fellowship, break bread and pray together (Acts 4: 32 – 37). Secondly, personal study of the scriptures and prayer help individuals grow too. I wonder if I can remind you that each person needs to grow physically, spiritually and emotionally. So, whatever your faith or believes are, I wonder how you nourish your soul and how often do you do it. The newly hatched chick needs air to survive. Easter brings new life so we need God’s Spirit to fill us and give us spiritual air to live afresh. Breathing also involve exhaling. In Christian circles, exhaling involves confession of sins to God and to one another. I wonder how you deal with sin in your life. Is it a matter of, “I don’t care” or that of guilt? If it’s the “I don’t care’ attitude, I wonder how you get along with people and your own conscience. If it is guilt, I wonder how you deal with it – sulk, hate yourself, or confess and move on. What about those who have ‘wronged’ you? Are you prepared to forgive them or you’re the type who never forgive? Just to remind you that, ‘to forgive is divine’. I also wonder if I can remind you that there are many individuals and agencies that can help you deal with guilt, unforgiveness, and / or resentment. I am always reminded that the egg can only produce a chick through fertilisation. Hence, it is only through intimacy (being close) with God that will yield a new you! Have a blessed Easter season. Yours sincerely,

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ALL SAINT’S CHURCH, HARWORTH

– serving Harworth & Bircotes, Styrrup and Hesley

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A message from Gerald Holian. “Dear friends and work colleagues, just an update on the miners stained glass window. We together have raised a total of £16,520, just £480 to go to reach our total of £17,000. I cannot thank you enough or your contributions and support for the project. I feel proud and privileged to be part of the community team. I would like to thank the following businesses for their donations: Torne Valley, Howdens (Doncaster), John Pinder Funeral Director, Co-op Funeral Services, Eatons (Butchers) and (Laura) Maxines Flowers”. You can contact Gerald on 01302 743623 or call in at 33 Styrrup Road, Doncaster DN11 8LL. Please make cheques payable to Harworth PCC. We will continue to keep you informed on how the project is going. School children mark Ash Wednesday Thirty school children joined the congregation for the Ash Wednesday service at All Saints, Harworth, which was led by Bishop Paul Williams. The children, from the Church of England Academy in the town, were accompanied by their Head teacher and two teachers. Along with the congregation, the children took part in an Ash Wednesday tradition when they received the Sign of the Cross made with ashes – Bishop Paul spoke to the congregation on the theme of ‘repentance’ describing it as a change of direction that reconnects us to the love of Jesus and his guiding presence in every circumstance of life. Bishop Paul said: “I was delighted to join the people of Harworth for their Ash Wednesday communion service to mark the beginning of Lent. It was inspiring to be joined by such an engaging group of children from the school as well as people of all ages from across the parish.” We are still in vacancy (interregnum) and all our services are currently being covered by visiting clergy this includes, Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. The Diocese has now advertised nationally on our behalf and will keep you informed of any news. (We are not expecting a new incumbent to join us before the summer months. Archdeacon David Picken and Canon Peter Dadd will be taking our services during Easter Holy Week, it would be lovely to see you in our beautiful church and especially at this very special time in the Church calendar. Please put these dates in your diary: Sunday 9th April Palm Sunday – meet at Church Hall 0945am to walk with the Archdeacon David palm crosses into church for 1000am service. Some children from the CofE School will be enacting the Passion 28 HARWORTH TODAY

Play during the service. The play tells the Easter story of Jesus being betrayed and the events Leading up to his crucifixion. Monday 10th April Service of Compline – 7pm in Church with Canon Peter Dadd Tuesday 11th April Healing Service 7pm in Church Thursday 13th Maundy Thursday 7pm in Church then vigil till midnight (a quiet time to sit and reflect come and go as you please) Friday 14th Good Friday Walk of Witness 1pm from Methodist Chapel, calling at Catholic Church then walk on to All Saints Church Friday 14th Tenebrae Service 7pm in Church with Canon Peter Dadd Saturday 15th Easter Eve Service of Light 7.30pm in Church Sunday 16th Easter Day 1000am Holy Communion in Church – join us for an Easter Egg hunt!

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(February 12th – March 10th 2017) Funerals held in Church 20th February Brian Letherland 7th March Terry (Tez) Wilson 10th March Sylvia Morrison Baptism 5th March Daniel George Brown Weekly services at All Saints Parish Communion every Sunday at 10am – Mothering Sunday 26th March, at 1000am First Sunday of the month is our Family Service at 10am. A quiet service of Holy Communion Thursdays at 10am. Baptism Preparation usually held first Sunday in the month at 3pm Thinking of getting married? We love church weddings at All Saints. Whether you want a big splash or a small ‘do’ or something really intimate with a few special guests, we’d love to help make your wedding day extra special!! Contact us for more information. Please let us know if you have any queries regarding church matters please contact the Church Wardens: Les Batty (07544 530117) or Ann Wilson (07917 875195) we will be pleased to help you. Don’t forget All Saints Church Hall is available for hire, ideal for children’s parties etc. Cost is £12.50 per hour with a minimum of two hour booking. For further details please contact Ian Wilson on 07887 805087 or the church wardens. You can also get in touch on All Saints Church Facebook page or email: Wilson.da@hotmail.co.uk TO ADVERTISE CALL 01302 969696


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POLICE REPORT Incidents of note

1st February to 28th February 2017

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Action Fraud is the website where fraud is normally reported which collates BEWARE DOOR TO DOOR information and assists in SELLERS/POSTAL SCAMS, investigations with police EMAIL AND INTERNET FRAUD. forces. Their website is www. actionfraud.police.uk and they There have been several can also be contacted on 0300 reports of bogus door to 123 2040 for help,support and door sellers which have been advice on Fraud and cyber targeting elderly residents. crime. The website also has In one particular incident a information on the latest scams large amount of money was and tips on how to prevent paid for work which was never fraud. completed, we strongly advise residents not to be pressurised into paying any money upfront There is also another useful website FCA Scam Smart which to any person/company until currently offers advice on :the work has been completed Inside the mind of a scammer – they reveal the tactics There has also been a report investment fraudsters use to of a postal scam whereby a postal service request has been deceive over 55s. Their website is :- www.fca.org.uk sent requesting cash for an undelivered item or package Or a direct link to the inside which does not exist. mind of scammer article :https://www.fca.org.uk/…/ They have been asking inside-mind-scammer-tacticsfor money to be sent to invest… other European countries such as Hungary/Romania. OP BIFOCAL Nottinghamshire Police are advising residents to be vigilant Harworth Police Officers have again struck this time during as no company/organisation the day. would request cash to be posted. On 01/03/2017 two offenders were located on land, This recent postal scam has also been seen on the internet in email format stating an undelivered parcel/package is being held at a depot and payment is required to receive the parcel/package. There have also been several other scams circulating around on the internet, these range from dating website scams,

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community Community trespassing with equipment in the search of game or rabbits.... Whilst this type of offending is on the decrease, possibly as a result of the level of Police activity against those that offend on East Bassetlaw. The offenders were on land with weapons and dogs. Weapons and equipment were seized and the offenders were reported for summons to court to answer as to their actions An application will be made to the magistrates for the forfeiture of the weapons and other items. East Bassetlaw Police take these matters seriously as the farmers and landowners in the area Policed are in regular contact with Police over the issues of Rural Crime. Farmers and landowners in the area regularly work alongside Police on Operation BIFOCAL and support Police by prompting officers to the locations of offenders which allows for a positive outcome on many occasions. Further dates are set for the future for officers to work operation Bifocal and further prosecutions are anticipated NEWS FROM RECENT ARRESTS/COURT RESULTS OVER PAST 3 MONTHS.

MALE GIVEN PRISON FOR BREACH OF SUSPENDED SENTENCE. A Male of no fixed address pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified and without insurance on Scrooby Road, Harworth and failing to surrender to custody. The offence breached a suspended prison sentence for driving whilst disqualified and without insurance. As a result the male received 8 weeks in prison. MALE RECEIVES PRISON SENTENCE FOR SHOP THEFTS IN AREA A Male from the South Yorkshire area has pleaded guilty to a number of Shop thefts over a 3 month period between November 2016 and January 2017 in the Harworth and South Yorkshire area. As a result he was sentenced to 15 weeks imprisonment and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115.00. MALES FOUND GUILTY OF ASSAULTS A Male pleaded guilty to assault and received a community order, £100 fine, £85 costs, £85 surcharge. A Male was found guilty of two assaults and received 27 weeks in prison and £115 surcharge. MALES FOUND GUILTY OF DIESEL THEFT FROM PERSIMMON HOMES SITE 4 Males from the South Yorkshire were arrested in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 29th October 2016 for Theft of Diesel at Persimmon Homes Building Site on Bawtry Road. All 4 Males attended a trial at Mansfield Magistrates on 27th February 2017 where all 4 were found guilty of Theft other including theft by finding. One male received £412 fine, £41 surcharge and ordered to pay £200 CPS costs. Two of the Males received £160 fine,

£30 surcharge and ordered to pay £200 CPS costs. One Male received £291 fine, £29 surcharge and ordered to pay £200 CPS costs. MALE AND FEMALE CHARGED WITH PUBLIC ORDER OFFENCES A Male and female appeared at Mansfield magistrates in January 2017 in relation to threatening behavior and Affray in Bircotes in September 2016. The case has been set for trial at Nottingham Crown court in September 2017. ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR UPDATE There is currently an AntiSocial Behaviour Injunction taken out against an individual to safeguard vulnerable adults. The Male pleaded guilty to Blackmail and was sentenced to 2 years in prison. A juvenile was found guilty at court in November 2016 for Racially Aggravated Harassment where he was issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order for 12 months with various conditions. Police have assisted with a private landlord who has evicted a person form a property in Harworth, as a result of the person being involved in criminal activity and Anti-Social behaviour in the area. The Harworth Neighbourhood policing Team are continually gathering evidence in relation to tenancy issues in the area and are working closely with social landlords A1 housing and Notts Community Housing Association along with private landlords to support evictions. Throughout 2016 Nottinghamshire Police have assisted other agencies in several evictions taken place within the Harworth and Bircotes area. I would like this opportunity to remind home owners and tenants that any property

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PRIORITY SETTING MEETING From the Priority Setting Meeting held on the 4th January 2017 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 Behaviour

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how to manage and reduce that debt; they will also give you a loan with very low interest rates, so that you can pay a lump sum off the debt, thereby decreasing your repayments by reducing the interest you pay back to a loan company. • Borrow £300 from a loan company – pay back £600 • Borrow £300 from 2 Shires – pay back £340. Or, you can simply avoid using a loan company, and instead approach 2 Shires. You can also open a savings account, putting in whatever you can afford, whenever you wish, and withdraw it at any time – Christmas? Holidays? Contact details: Email: info@2shires. org.uk or ring 01909 500575 Council Tax 17/18 Bassetlaw District Council is raising Council Tax by 1.9%. For a Band D property, this equates to £3.05 per year, or 6p per week. In Bassetlaw, Band A properties form 51% of all properties, and their Council Tax will increase by £2.03 per year, or 4p per week. What happens to your Council Tax? Government takes 50%, B.D.C. keeps 40%, Notts. County Council receive 9% and the remaining 1% goes to the Fire Service. Other authorities also apply their own separate precept (or levy) that appears on your total Council Tax bill: Nottinghamshire County Council are raising Council Tax by 1.75% plus 3% extra to pay for social care; like many other county councils and

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Harworth & Bircotes Town Council - APRIL 2017 tipping, but when challenged, they refused to pay the fine. They will shortly be appearing in court.

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And who is dumping rubbish on the Notts. County-owned land behind Festival Avenue? H&B has collected three blue bags left there, but why dump pieces of metal, wood or start fires? What happened to community pride? Please, report anyone fly tipping – hitting their pocket is the effective way of stopping them.

Back in England, he used his expertise to manage hotels and bars; whilst running the bar at a golf club he became addicted to the sport, playing all over Britain, even taking golfing holidays. Settling back in Harworth, he expanded his hobbies and became an expert angler; he often takes his lovely wife Jackie to France to fish for specimen carp – I suspect he also enjoys French wine!

Update Bircotes Leisure Centre Gym Refurbishment: improvement works are due to be completed in April; Planning Permission Granted for Commercial Development: site north of Blyth roundabouts, near junction 34, between the A1M and Blyth Road. The site will offer 900 jobs when in full use. Junction 34 Improvement: The work carried out on the A614 and B6463 Blyth Road junction is a £1.55m project, designed to improve the flow of traffic and road safety. Blyth Road should be open from 13th April – look out for traffic lights. New Street Naming: the houses being built on the site where the Institute once stood will be on Serlby Park Drive, apart from a few facing onto Whitehouse Road. The new, wider access road to the school will be a continuation of Swinnow Road. Councillor Corner This month I turn my attention to Councillor Steve Ashworth, who was born in Harworth at the family home of Grange Farm, Old Harworth. Leaving school, he worked first at the Airfix Shoe Factory then Harworth Glass Bulbs before becoming a self-employed driving instructor – no doubt some of you remember being taught to drive by Steve. Next came a total career change and he entered the licensing trade, working at Ye Olde Bell at Barnby Moor. His knowledge of bar work served him well as he then opted to sail around the globe on cruise

Despite his wanderlust, Steve has always viewed Harworth and Bircotes as home. He is a ‘doer’, always able to present ideas to Council, always willing to go and walk the patch. He wants our community to be a safe place for children to grow, to be somewhere special where all residents can be proud to live, and he is therefore very interested in the future development of our Town. To Make You Smile Inspecting a recently vacated council house, the A1 officer noticed amongst the rubbish left behind what he thought was a child’s toy – until it moved slightly. It was a live reptile called a bearded dragon, but because the house was so cold the warm-blooded creature had ‘shut down’. The creature was taken back to A1 Headquarters to warm up and after a few hours it started to move about. The good news is that later that day the A1 officer took the creature to a vet, who felt that it had come close to death, BUT it survived, was adopted, and is now living a happy family life. A1 included a photograph of the bearded dragon, which I have looked at closely … don’t tell me all dinosaurs are dead, this little dragon came straight out of Jurassic Park!

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Community magazine for the residents of Harworth, Bircotes, Styrrup and the surrounding areas

Harworth & Bircotes Today April17  

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