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Over recent weeks I have been lucky enough to participate in 2 very different personal development courses – but both of them looking at mind set. Why we still do certain things even though we know they aren’t in our best interests and learning how to overcome barriers that stand in our way of making changes. The quote above was mentioned at one of the courses and touched a nerve with many in the room – particularly those with children. “But everyone else has one Mum” – sound familiar? Our society seems to be all about fitting in, conforming to norms, when in reality we are all individuals, and sometimes thinking outside the box and stepping away from the accepted norms and not accepting ‘but we have always done it this way’ can reap rewards. The April issues will be delivered to you late March. If you would like to have something included in this, then please make sure details are with me by Friday 14th March. Also prior warning, that due to badly timed Easter holidays the deadline for the May issues will be very early – Friday 4th April.

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Events for the coming year are being organised & will be announced shortly. We are holding a Coffee Morning at the Town Hall on THURSDAY 17 APRIL starting at 9am, proceeds will go to Bluebell Wood Childrens’ Hospice. Please come along & help us to make this a great success for such a worthy cause. Our Craft Afternoons are on Tuesday afternoon 2-4pm at the Devonshire Road Community Centre.

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Our Ladies are busy knitting at the moment. If you would like to join us you would be made very welcome, you don’t have to knit, bring whatever craft you are interested in, or just come along for a social afternoon. We have tea & coffee on hand & we are all very friendly. We had a very good response to the Petition which we started re: the possibility of the late night Bus service 21 & 25 being taken away from us. There has been no outcome yet, we are still waiting to hear - watch this space! Our AGM will take place on Tuesday 1 April at 10.30am at the Devonshire Road Community Centre, so the Committee are quite busy at the moment. All are welcome; we look forward to new members joining

us, especially young members with fresh new ideas & anyone from an ethnic minority. Please come along & join us, you will be made very welcome. Refreshments are available & a Raffle takes place. We are a friendly lot, hope to see you there.

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Charity appeal for your help South Yorkshire Animal Centre Great North Road, Bawtry Doncaster, DN10 6DE 01302 719790 DONATIONS REQUIRED We are in desperate need of clothes and items to be sold at our charity shops. We could not help local animals in need without the revenue from our charity shops in Rossington and Rotherham. If you have any items that you wish to donate but would require collection please contact the Alex on 01302 719790.

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For Children aged from 4 months to 4 years These adult and child classes are a means of introducing and familiarising babies and young children to the fun environment of water and water safety. Benefits include – ● Developing basic swimming skills ● Developing life saving skills ● Physical and mental stimulation ● Co-ordination ● Motivation and encouragement ● Enjoyment and Fun ● Exercise ● Adult support and awareness ● Leads straight onto our junior lessons

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collecting ceramics in the 1960’s when he moved from Ireland to London. Buying work from artist studios and galleries. www. nottinghamshire.gov.uk T Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery until 22 March In 3D and Stuart Brocklehurst prints art history lecture Friday 14 March The Art of the 1st World War a look at the art of the 1st World War including the work of the official war artists as well as some of the propaganda posters which were produced. www.doncaster. gov.uk/museums T Miss Helen’s School of Dance (based in Harworth and Bircotes) – dance show – Follow the Yellow Brick Road The Acorn Theatre Worksop Saturday 8 March2.30 and 7.30pm and at the Welfare Hall in Bircotes Sunday 9th March Tickets: from the School of Dance 07840 959469: £5 www.acorntheatre.net T At the Dome The 3rd Bi- annual international DONCASTER BLUES FESTIVAL Sunday 2 March 6 acts from 2pm – 10pm Tickets £23 01302 303959 www.the-dome.co.uk T Live Music at Letwell Village Hall Saturday 8th March Flossie Malavialle and Paul Donnelly Doors open 8pm Show 8.30pm a great show coming up, complete with Gallic ‘vavavoum’. Tickets 01909 540694 stephanie@varah.plus.com £12 T Tickhill Music Society Friday 14 March at 8pm, St Marys School Hall, Tickhill Villiers String Quartet www.tickhillmusicsociety.org T Roots Music Club at the Ukranian Centre, Becket Rd, Doncaster 7 March MARTIN SIMPSON Plus! £10/12 www.martinsimpson.

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The Dukeries Decorative and Fine Arts Society (local branch of NADFAS) delivers a monthly lecture on a wide range of art topics held at St Annes Church Hall in Worksop. Each local Society brings together like-minded individuals to share their appreciation of and commitment to the arts with an exciting programme of monthly arts lectures, study days and gallery visits. Wednesday 5 March at 2pm The Great Twelve: An Introduction to the Senior Livery Companies of the City of London, their medieval origins and their role in modern society by Fenella Billington For further information: www.eastmidlandsnadfas. co.uk/dukeries T Village Ventures - presents: Bircotes Town Hall: Friday 14 March at 7.30 : Shooting the Moon by StrangeFace – music mask and puppetry from the award-winning company – a journey through the life and times of cinemas most imaginative pioneer – Melies. www.strangeface. co.uk Tickets £6 adult, £3 child family ticket (2+2) £15 01302 752642 or call in to the hall to collect in person North and South Wheatley Village Hall Friday 7 March Sheelanangig Ordsall Village Hall Saturday 8 March From Berlin to Broadway East Markham Village Hall Sunday 9 March Men on Wire Everton Village Hall Friday 21 March From Berlin to Broadway www.villageventures.org.uk T Harley Gallery Welbeck Wanderlust Tapestries by Jilly Edwards 22 January – 23 March 2014 Jilly Edwards is one of the UK’s leading tapestry weavers. Over the course of her 40 year career, she has exhibited internationally. www.harleygallery.co.uk T Rufford Craft Centre from 11 March A Lover of Pots: The John O’Meara Collection John started

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Neighbourhood Plan Update The Harworth and Bircotes Neighbourhood Plan group have been working tirelessly on producing the Draft Plan and we are nearly there! We just need a little bit of help from local residents. Contained within this issue of Harworth & Bircotes Today is an Affordable Housing Questionnaire. Please take the time to fill out the questionnaire. This questionnaire contains vital information about the type of housing local residents may wish to see built in Harworth and Bircotes over the next 14 years and whether local residents want to see more affordable properties built for rent or sale. None of the information you provided will be shared with the Town Council or other third parties, this information will be kept private and confidential, only the consultants undertaking the study will see the information you put in your response. In anticipation of you filling out your Affordable Housing Questionnaire the Town Council would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking part in making Harworth and Bircotes a better place for existing and future residents.

If you would like any further information about the Affordable Housing Questionnaire or the neighbourhood plan please contact the Town Council on 01302 752642. Spare copies of

Blameless Dear Friends, I was having a discussion with a friend the other day regarding the fact that our generation seems to complain about everything. Interestingly, we agreed that moaning does not make us ‘blameless’. The Apostle Paul challenges his readers in the book of Philippians to have a positive attitude (Philippians 2: 1-18). He uses the word ‘blameless’, which is the source of the word ‘sincere’. The literal meaning of ‘blameless’ is ‘without wax’. There is the story in Roman history of cowboy stone carvers and builders repairing damages and holes in stones with waxes that had the same colours as the stones. These waxes did not last

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the questionnaire can also be collected from the Town Hall or the Information Centre should yours be missing or more than one member of your household wish to complete one. T long but the cowboy builders may have moved on. On the other hand, genuine craftsmen advertised their skills by putting the words ‘without wax’ on their signboards. In other words, they were sincere or honest. Lent is the season when most of us try to be ‘without wax’ with ourselves and in our relationships. God also wants us to be sincere in all that we say and do, not only in lent. He expects us to be good examples of honesty and effort in a world that is full of shams. It may be difficult in being blameless but he gives us the opportunity to ask him to help us in our lives. It’s okay to ask from him since he knows that we are fallible beings. I wonder if I can challenge you to consider being consistent in your dependence on God as you pray frequently and read his word during this season of lent. You may consider asking friends, neighbours or the church to assist you. Remember that when it comes to issues of being honest, you are not alone. Being honest with yourself will also encourage others to be honest with you. My prayer is that each of us will strive to be people ‘without wax’ as we celebrate lent this month.

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The Patient Participation Group of the Tickhill & Colliery Surgery (Aiming to help you to be in control of your health & healthcare) The Doncaster Health and Well Being Board has made Encouraging Personal Responsibility one of its key actions. ‘What does this mean for us?’ It translates into:• having our regular health checks, • taking up invitations for vaccines, • ensuring we have the advised vaccinations before travelling abroad, • taking prescribed medications as prescribed, • stopping smoking, • making the necessary lifestyle changes to stay healthy, • eating a healthy diet and ensuring we get some regular exercise. • It also means treating minor ailments ourselves and knowing the warning signs of more major health problems. 12 12

nurses and heart health advisers on 0300 330 3300 The PPG is organizing an Information Session on how we can support all aspects of our own health. This will take place this Spring and exact times and locations will be notified as soon as possible. We can be contacted by email at :- tickhillandcollieryppg@yahoo. com or via either surgery

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With that in mind did you know that every 5 minutes someone in the UK has a heart attack? The British Heart Foundation is a wonderful source of information and gives the following advice regarding Heart Attacks. ‘Know that these are the symptoms of a possible heart attack:• pain or discomfort in the chest that does not go away • the pain may spread to the left or right arm • or to the neck and jaw • you may feel sick or short of breath’ The advice if you think someone is having a heart attack is to • send someone to call 999 for an ambulance immediately • if you are alone call 999 and then get straight back to the person • get the person to sit in a comfortable position stay with them and keep them calm • get the person to stay resting until the ambulance arrives. The British Heart Foundation publishes a free magazine and free guides full of help, advice and support. To get your copy or view online go to community. bhf.org.uk or phone 0870 600 6566 to order the guides. There is also a heart matters health line staffed by cardiac

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Jumble Sale - Saturday 5th April. 2pm St Nicholas Church Hall. Offers of Jumble to Gilbert and Margaret Budgen Tel 01302 710374. T

Bargain Hunters Dream

The Doncaster Salvation Army is holding an event on the 29th March. The event is called a “Bargain Hunter’s Dream”. Basically this will be an auction, table top sale, a pound and cake stalls. Viewing starts at 1pm. All the money raised during the afternoon is for our DREAM project. Over the past eight years the Doncaster Salvation Army has raised over £90,000 to provide water, education, health facilities and recourses in deprived areas of Africa. Further information, or offers of goods for sale, (which can be collected) should be directed to Harry Hair on 01302 743720. T

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Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts Music Lover? Enjoy Dancing? Do you find yourselves at a loose end some weekends and wonder what you might do with your leisure time. Well, here in Harworth we have a solution. If you are a music lover or a dancing enthusiast, we have the perfect answer. The Harworth Organ Enthusiasts, based on Whitehouse Road in Bircotes, DN11 8EF, have been operating for the past 40 years, using a real Cinema 14 14

Pipe Organ (similar to Blackpool Tower) and it still amazes us to know how many people don’t know about us. Our dances and Concerts are held on the 4th weekend of each month from September to June, engaging the Star organists from across the country. Our next events will be held the weekends of 22nd/23rd March, 26th/27th April, 17th/18th May and 21st/22nd June. If you are interested you can find out more by telephoning 01302 744584 or 01302 834068. You will be made very welcome at any of our events. T

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We walk every Wednesday from the Harworth Sports and Social Club (AKA the Little House on the Prairie) on Scrooby Rd, leaving at 10.00 am. There are 2 separate walks of around 2 - 2 1/2 miles and 3 - 5 miles which takes 1 1 3/4 hours making it suitable for most abilities. We are a very friendly group and new walkers are always welcome. Refreshments are served on return to the clubhouse. T

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No-one Likes a Soggy Bottom!

It’s a phrase normally associated with BBC2’s Great British Bake Off, but it’s not just cooks who go to great lengths to ensure their produce (pastry in this case) doesn’t end up with a soggy bottom, it affects gardeners too! I’m not talking about sitting on wet grass, or toppling over in the veg plot after too much potting-shed homebrew, but about the poor plants we expect to grow in badlydrained soil. Out in the wild, a plant’s survival depends on whether its seeds blow into a dry rock face or a sticky clay soil puddle, and that’s fine because one will die while the other thrives. But it’s very different in the domestic garden, where overenthusiastic humans buy anything that looks pretty, dig a hole and expect it to bloom. The right plant for the right soil is as important, if not more so than its tolerance to sun or shade. Studies show that plants cannot survive for more than just a few days if left in standing water. It’s a little known fact that roots need air too … well, most plants that is. You see there’s a clever lot who have adapted over the years to thrive in such conditions and they’re commonly known as bog plants. I understand it’s not the most glamorous name, unlike 18 18

their closely-related cousins such as water lilies, which are known as hydrophytes. Plants that thrive in heavy, wet clay soils, which are damp but not permanently waterlogged, include the beautiful bold leaves of the Hosta, the feathery plumes and delectably dissected foliage of the Astilbe, and any of the Primulas, which are ideal for low-growing spring colour. For fern lovers, Osmunda regalis is a favourite or for a splash of summer colour in full sun try Lobelia cardinalis. If you have a larger garden and need to fill areas of damp soil, try the herbaceous Rodgersia which look great planted in drifts, and if you have a really large area why not try the prickly rhubarb-like Gunnera manicata: children will love standing under the giant leaves of its huge green umbrella! If you don’t have a boggy area, but would like to try growing some of these plants for yourself, why not create one? If you dig out a ‘mini pond’ and then add an old liner or plastic sheet, pierce it several times with a fork and then add the soil back in, you can plant a selection of the plants above. You’ll need to make sure it doesn’t dry out in

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We have seen a significant increase in the thefts from vehicles in particularly in the Harworth area. We would strongly urge people to ensure that they do not leave anything on show inside their vehicles whether it be for Sat Navs, small change etc as this may entice thieves to try to break in. Another point we need to make is would you please ensure that you ALWAYS lock your vehicles and double check if necessary as evidence has shown an offender trying door handles to vehicles to check whether they are locked. T

Local Priorities Identified

From the Priority Setting Meeting held on January 8th 2014 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 Priority 2 : Environmental Issues Priority 3 : Criminal Damage The Next Priority Setting Meeting will be held on Thursday 3rd April 2014 at 2pm at the Harworth Town Hall. Thursday February 27th 2014 (10.30am) at Harworth Town Hall, Scrooby Road. Thursday March 13th 2014 (4.00pm) at Library, Scrooby Road. Thursday March 27th 2014 (10.30am) at Harworth Town Hall, Scrooby Road. 20 20

POLICE REPORT Incidents of note 1st January 2014 to the 31st January 2014.

6 Burglary Dwelling 1 g ellin Attempt Burglary Dw 6 er Burglary Oth 1 er Oth y glar Bur t Attemp 3 Criminal Damage Shop) (including Dwelling, Vehicle and

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Theft of Vehicle

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Burglaries and Shed Breaks

Over the last month there has been an increase in burglary dwellings in the area along with shed breaks if anyone requires security advice please contact your local PCSO as we do have leaflets we can supply which contain information on security. As usual we are asking people to secure belongings which are stored inside sheds as much as possible and also to have a good quality padlock fitted. To further enhance security we would ask people to consider security lighting close to their sheds in particular the door area. Also to ensure that nothing is visible from outside for example if you have a shed with a window maybe think about putting a curtain or sheet up that will cover this so the contents are not on display. Shed alarms are also something to consider and if you require any further information please make contact with your local PCSO. T

Quad Bikes in the area

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community quads are being stored and/ or who is riding them we would urge you to report this either directly to us on the non emergency 101 telephone number. Or if you prefer to report this anonymously you can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. T

Crime Activity in the area All crime in Harworth and Bircotes is currently (as of 8th Jan 2014) showing a reduction of 12.9% against the same period (1st April to 7th Jan) in 2012/13 compared with 2013/14. Despite this positive trend, Nottinghamshire Police continue to run extra patrols in order to

apprehend any one committing crime within the area. This continues to be successful and has already seen a reduction in Burglary and vehicle crime oences in the Town. Notts Police will continue with these patrols over the coming months. T

Pc Porter leaving Pc2883 Porter is leaving the area for 3 months to swap with Pc2752 Martin who will be returning PC Porter says: Some of you may be aware but for those that are not I can confirm that I will be swapping with Pc Martin and joining the new Partnership Proactive Team for County North. Which in essence means I will be directed to work anywhere in

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the north of the county focusing on Beat area problems. This could be high volume of crime, Anti social behaviour issues, arrest or search warrants etc. The unfortunate side of this is that as from the beginning of February 2014 I am no longer a Beat Manager for the Harworth and Bircotes area but this new team is a 3 month attachment so after this time I will hopefully be returning to Harworth and Bircotes. Pc Jim Martin and Pcso Claire Walker are still the contacts for the Harworth + Bircotes Neighbourhood Policing Team. I can still be contacted in the usual way, either email or beat phone as in essence I will still be a Beat Manager but in a dierent role and please bear in mind I will be unable to deal with any issues reported in Harworth and Bircotes. T

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Harworth & Bircotes Town Council - MARCH 2014 Local Authority Mortgage Scheme You may remember Bassetlaw introduced this scheme last year; it has now been expanded by a partnership agreement between Bassetlaw District Council, Notts. County Council and the Mansfield Building Society. The scheme is intended to help local people get onto the housing ladder, and is specifically for those first time buyers who can afford mortgage repayments, but who do not have a large deposit. The scheme allows a 95% mortgage but on similar terms as a 75% mortgage. If you want to know more, ring any Nottinghamshire branch of the Mansfield Building Society.

Bingo or Blood Transfusion Service When I and my mum, with Council permission, started the Thursday bingo session at the Town Hall in 2011, I never imagined it would lead to controversy. The Blood Transfusion Service had earlier that year gained Council approval to hold blood donor sessions at the Hall; this was followed by a careful inspection of the premises and agreement that the main Hall provided the necessary space required to fulfil their patient health and safety standards. Their ‘care’ relates not only to those lying on a couch and giving blood, but to all those sitting on rows of chairs, waiting for their turn. So space/ access to all donors is key. So what is the problem? Two of the 24 24

four annual blood donor sessions fall on a Thursday afternoon, coinciding with the bingo session; this means that twice a year the bingo has to be cancelled, and also on the occasion of the Christmas Lighting Event (attended by Santa!). Thursday 6th February saw a display of temper and bad manners from one individual who insisted these bingo sessions should not be cancelled; he even got the bingo players to vote for this. Our staff are not employed to be shouted at; doing this in front of an audience is even worse.

someone who has had a blood transfusion, possibly to save a life. Q. Is the Town Council going to cancel these blood transfusion sessions for two games of bingo, along with the Christmas Lighting event? A. Not on your life – and I mean that, literally.

The Facts • Anyone booking the Hall is told about the Blood Transfusion sessions; no other group affected has complained • There is no written contract for the bingo session; it is a Council initiative, run by a committee • People travel from miles around to give blood; around 300 pints per session are collected. • Council recognises the value of the Blood Transfusion Service and consider it their public duty to facilitate donor sessions. Ironically, I bet some of those people playing bingo have had surgery for new hips or knees, but don’t realise that major surgery is never undertaken without blood at the ready, should it be needed; I also bet they all know

A Police Presence A shopkeeper was horrified to see a man who, leaving a black car parked near the Fire Station, drop a used needle onto the raised planted area as he walked past. Concerned that a child might pick it up, a member of staff from the shop picked it up and disposed of it safely. All it takes is a needle stick injury, and a child could have Hepatitis C for life.

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community community Trying to contact a local Community Beat Policeman can prove frustrating, I found, especially when they are suddenly moved elsewhere because a couple of pubs in Bassetlaw are licenced to stay open until 5am and trouble is anticipated. What about our problems? -we need a Police presence on our streets …. I have raised this with the relevant people, though I know senior officers are struggling with huge budget cuts.

used nappies, but on this occasion one item did amuse the workmen ….what was it? To avoid causing offence I cannot be specific, but I believe the best term is ‘an adult toy’ – how embarrassing! A woman driving along Scrooby Road threw her cigarette butt out of her window… unfortunately for her, this was witnessed by the driver in the car behind her, along with his passenger. She, too, has been sent a Fixed Penalty Notice to her address in Langold. Who was the conscientious driver behind her? None other than our own Town Clerk. A gentleman who owns a house in Bircotes that is currently empty got an unpleasant shock when he discovered that a big pile of household rubbish – certainly more than one full wheelie bin- had been tipped onto his drive. This just a few weeks after someone had stolen his gates.

What a Load of Rubbish! One offence –which does not fall within the remit of the Police Force but is dealt with by Environmental Services – is fly tipping, and this seems to be on the increase locally, as the following examples show:-

We contacted Environmental Services, photographs were taken, and examination of the rubbish led to the identity of the culprit. Action will be taken against this individual, who is a ‘persistent offender’. A favourite dumping site for those without a conscience is Carr Lane/Carr Wood. Recently discovered there was a speed boat – yes, you read it correctly.

We recently issued a Fixed Penalty Notice to a woman living in Harworth for fly tipping. In effect, this is a £80 fine; if unpaid, we take that person to court.

Environmental Services tell me another favourite dumping site is Snape Wood. Probation Services have recently cleared the wood and dug ditches to hamper access; covert cameras are now in place.

It always amazes me what items some people dump; apart from mattresses, white electrical goods, broken furniture and unwanted toys, there is the usual everyday rubbish that could and should be placed in household rubbish bins.

I get incensed by fly tipping; I wonder what kind of people do this, expecting someone else to pick up their rubbish, and at a cost to me and you; I certainly know what I think of them.

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A Good Citizen Thanks go to the gentleman living on the Plumtree Caravan Park who, noticing all the paper and plastic bags lodged against the railings on the field opposite Thoresby Close, decided to do something about this mess caused by the high winds. He collected three bags of rubbish, found the Community Wardens who work for A1, and duly handed over the litter he had collected. Thank you, sir.

Fracking for Shale Gas Council knows that the current target area is to the east of Harworth and Bircotes, ending at Scaftworth. Council has received/discussed information about possible future sites for exploratory drilling; we are on that list -however, we have no information on the ‘if and when’ fracking might affect this community, apart from the fact that several years will pass before we know for sure. We understand people are concerned about fracking – there is much to consider/find out about and I am one of those yet to be convinced. I have discussed my concerns with the Leader of the District Council and he is arranging to meet with the company involved – hopefully this will clarify matters and avoid

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community any premature knee-jerk reaction. In the meantime, we are liaising with other local councils, and keeping a watching brief. Any hard information/real facts will be passed on to you as we get it.

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Allotments: staff have created a raised area for children with special needs to grow their own vegetables and flowers this year. Staff have also been hedging and tidying up there in general.

CLLR MRS JUNE EVANS Chairman 49 – 51 Bawtry Road, Harworth DN11 8PA Tel: 743239

Snickets: we have miles of snickets; staff have cleared half of them so far.

CLLR BRIAN LETHERLAND 7 Common Lane, Harworth DN11 8LW Tel: 744345

County Contact: due to budget cuts, Notts. County has stopped this service; instead we are discussing a proposal to install a video link in the Community Information Centre, via which residents can pass on concerns about lighting, pot holes and other issues dealt with by the County Council Community Information Centre: you may have noticed some activity in the reception area, which is being modified to accommodate staff, in preparation for the transfer of the Police into the Centre and the construction work they will undertake.

To Make You Smile Years ago I was in court because a mother was accused of child neglect – a very serious charge. The truth was that this struggling single mother cared for her children but left them alone at night whilst earning extra money as ‘a lady of the night’. The prosecuting lawyer, pointing his finger at her, described her as nothing better than a common prostitute, to which she responded by shouting ‘I am not a common prostitute, I am very choosy!’

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CLLR DAVID CHALLINOR Vice Chairman 31 Gilbert Road Bircotes DN11 8DL Tel: 750969

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 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 SANDRA JAMES 10 Chatsworth Court Bircotes Tel: 741133 CLLR. MRS MANDY MORGAN-KINGSTON 5 Common Lane Harworth DN11 8LW Tel: 745000 CLLR ANITA K SMITH 17 Styrrup Road, Harworth, DN118LL You can contact the council by:

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Bassetlaw District Council is currently consulting on potential development sites around Harworth & Bircotes. These proposals are in addition to the development already permitted as part of redevelopment of land around the colliery, as part of the Council’s vision for wider regeneration of the town. Although a consultation event has already taken place at Harworth Town Hall, on 6 February, the consultation period runs until Monday 31 March and the Council is inviting you to submit comments on the consultation document. The Site Allocations Preferred Options paper can be viewed at: http://www. bassetlaw.gov.uk/planning_and_building/ planning_policy/local_development_ framework/site_allocations/preferred_ options_consultation.aspx If you have any questions relating to the plans, please feel free to contact members of the Council’s Planning Policy Team on 01909 535150, or drop in to the offices at Queen’s Buildings in Worksop. T

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