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Having spent time at 2 Conventions since the last magazine, one at the ICC with 1300 business owners and another at a slightly smaller conference centre with over 100 other magazine publishers, I have had a really productive month, working on lots of new ideas. One of the things that I have learned however, is that I cannot do everything! To allow time for some of the things that are important to me, then there are times when I do need to say ‘no’ and not commit myself to things that distract me from what is really important to me. Sometimes we all need to say ‘no’ – but I promise I won’t do it too often! The December magazines will be delivered from 29th November and anything you would like including, should be with me by Friday 15th November. Try not to leave it until right up to the deadline though – the December magazine is always the most popular magazine of the year and demand for space will be great. T

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Harworth & Bircotes Tenants & Residents Association

The TRA are very sad to have lost their Treasurer Mrs Sue Mann, Sue lost her battle with Cancer on the 17th September 2013. Sue had a great sense of humour, she was a friend to all and had a very generous nature, Sue set up the Tuesday Craft afternoon, she encourage us to try new skills, if anyone asked Sue how old she was she would say 27 and she was in her outlook on life. Sue was a good

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Treasurer and a great friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. We held a Coffee Morning on Thursday 26 September in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, it was an excellent effort by all the TRA members and supported very well by the Harworth and Bircotes Town Council and local community we made an amazing £572. Thank you to all who supported us on the day, thank you to the Ladies who turned out to help out on the morning and to the ladies from the Tuesday afternoon Craft group who have spent hours knitting and sewing not forgetting the ladies who bake the lovely tasty cakes, sorry for not naming names but if I missed any one out I would never forgive myself but you all know who you are, Sue would have been very proud of you all. Winning Raffle Numbers 1st Blue Ticket 216. 2nd Blue Ticket 181 (D Murphy). 3rd Blue Ticket 251. 4th Green Ticket 281 (Claimed). 5th Green Ticket 476 (Claimed). 6th Blue Ticket 286. 7th Green Ticket 26 Prizes can be claimed at the TRA Coffee Shop on Thursday Morning 10 am – 12 noon held in the Harworth and Bircotes Town Hall, ask for Pat Robertson the lady who sold them. The number of Coffee Beans in the Jar was 367 and won by Helen

Rodgers. We hope you will call in again for a Tea/ Coffee or buy a Book from our Book stall we are at the Town Hall every Thursday Morning 10am -12noon Harworth and Bircotes Tenants and Residents Association are a voluntary non-political group working with Harworth and Bircotes Town Council, Bassetlaw District Council, Nott’s County Council, A1 Housing and the Local Police Safer Neighbourhood, like them we want to help improve the Town, help cut anti-social behaviour. Why not come and join us, the next meeting of the group will take place Tuesday 5th November starting at 10.30am, at the Devonshire Road Community Centre. Everyone is welcome to come along, help us to make Harworth and Bircotes an even better place to live and maybe make new friends. Refreshments are available and a raffle usually take place. We would particularly welcome anyone from ethnic minority and younger people with fresh new ideas. So please come along and joins us

Chair - Judy Turner Margaret Ingram, Lynda Ridgway Committee Member - Jane Vernon

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FREE microchipping event DOGS Trust and Bassetlaw District Council will be running a FREE Microchipping session on Monday 4th November between 11am and 3pm at the Information Centre on Scrooby Road, Bircotes. The law is changing and from the 6th April 2016 you must have your dog microchipped. Take advantage of this free session and simply turn up on the day. You can also find more information by visiting www.chipmydog.org.uk or by calling 01325 335055. T

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Yorkshire Arts Space, Sheffield a chance to meet working artists and crafts makers in their workshops at the annual Open Studios event which this year will take place on Friday November 16th at Persistence Works and Porter Brook Studios (5.30pm to 9pm) and Saturday November 17th at all four studio complexes including Knutton Road Studios for the first time (from 11am to 5pm). Also at Open Studios, Made North will have a special exhibition featuring our studio holders’ work www.artspace.org.uk T

Arts Review

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November, 2-7pm NEW Art Market Preview Saturday 23 November, 10am - 5pmSunday 24 November, 10am - 4pm T CAST in Doncaster – plenty of music, dance and theatre to go at there…. www.castindoncaster.com T Tickhill Music Society 15 November a concert of Harp and Flute Elen Hydref and Joshua Batty – 8pm at St Mary School in Tickhill T

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery at Cusworth Hall until the 23rd Looking in Wonderland a selection of John Tennel’s illustrations and at the Art Gallery in town Open Art exhibition featuring a cast of thousands, works for sale and huge variety from the regions makers. www.doncaster.gov.uk T

Village Ventures shows are on all over Nottinghamshire… locally Black Umfolosi 5 are in concert at Thoresby Thursday 14 November – they look really good and the wonderful Budapest Café Orchestra at Lound on Friday 29 November Candlelit Christmas Concert at Gringley on the Hill Friday Sunday 1 December Belshazzars Feast ( these are two members of the fabulous 15 strong BellowHead…very funny- it will be an entertaining evening ) at Everton 6th December ….fantastic stuff…not to be missed! www.villageventures. org.uk T

Harley Gallery Welbeck As Large As Life – the wonderful Quentin Blake 13th November 2013 – 12th January 2014 Sir Quentin Blake’s charming illustrations are well known from children’s books – his name conjures images of giraffes and pelicans, book loving children, giant fruit or magic pencils! Recently Quentin has been commissioned by hospitals and health centres, in the UK and abroad, to produce works which have a therapeutic effect on their residents. This exhibition brings over 50 prints from the much loved artist to The Harley Gallery, for visitors to experience these restorative effects for themselves. The Christmas Art and Food Market and Harley Open Studios Friday 22

Letwell Village Hall, Barker Hades Road, LetwellWorksop S81 8DF Wednesday 6th November The Old Dance School fresh from the release of their new album Chasing The Light. The band have had their busiest year ever - touring all over the UK and travelling far afield to Norway, Swden and Italy. Their debut album Based on a True Story, in 2008 was met with terrific reviews in the national press, championed by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, and has secured The Old Dance School as one of the most exciting young bands to have emerged recently.Birmingham’s dynamic septet conjures evocative images, blistering tunes and vivid songs with a virtuosity and vitality which draws from their classical

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T Picture: The wonderful Quentin Blake exhibition at the Harley Gallery.

It seems a long time now since Tickhill hosted a cast of hundreds and an audience of thousands. What a fantastic achievement and a thoroughly enjoyable day. Congratulations to all involved and greatly looking forward to the next one.

and jazz informed backgrounds. Harnessing energy from the elements and inspiration from their adventures across the British wilderness, their duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, wind and vocal harmonies and irresistible grooves are a mighty combination, blowing up a genre-crossing storm. A fantastic seven piece band – don’t miss it….. www.theolddanceschool.com T Saturday 23rd November. The legendary end of year HAPPY CATS gig with former Lindisfarne frontman multi-instrumentalist Marty Craggs, Scottish accordion champion Leonard Brown and Les Dodd on guitar. Expect lashings of good humour and a potent musical hotpot – a drop of the Irish, a shot of Cajun, a little country, some folk, a hot spoonful of salsa, a twist of tamla, shaken up with 30 years of rock ‘n’ roll experience throw in a bit of Van Morrison and anything else that takes their fancy….. A real party atmosphere - reserve your seats now as this gig sells out very quickly! www.thehappycats.com (All proceeds to Letwell Village Hall) Tickets from:Andy & Steph Tel: 01909 540694email: andyswift@ letwell.plus.com T

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Winter warmers at Wellington’s Café As the mercury drops we all turn to comfort food and Wellington’s at Cherry Lane Garden Centre have introduced a wholesome menu for the winter months with some festive fayre for the Christmas holidays.

the school run, plenty of people using the WiFi on laptops and lots of groups of people meeting up for lunch or afternoon tea, it really is a big mix. The menu is about relatively simple food, cooked from fresh ingredients, we even pick our own fruit from trees in the garden, that really is locally sourced produce” From a hearty cooked breakfast or piping hot soup followed by With the festive season around cottage pie the new café and bistro the corner Wellington’s have also is already proving popular with introduced a Christmas Menu more than just the customers for that’s packed with traditional the garden centre itself. Owner favourites and still leaves plenty of Tom VincentMKexpanded see 1-2 Page “we Ad_AW.pdf 1 spend 09/10/2013 14:53 for presents “Christmas is a a lot of mums meeting after traditional holiday and we like to

uphold those traditions” continues Tom “it shouldn’t cost the earth to get together and celebrate and we like to keep our menu prices in line with the rest of the year” So as the wool coats and winter shoes make an appearance it’s a good time to pop down to Cherry Lane Garden Centre for something warming this winter. T

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Busy month for the club It has been a very busy month up on the Rec for the club as a whole as all of our teams have had games coming thick and fast. We have new shirt and Advertising board sponsors and Toms Tea-room is finally fully decked out in Colliery Memorabilia. The Cabin was at its busiest when on the 9th of October the 1st team entertained Frickley Colliery a team 4 leagues higher than us in the Sheff and Hallamshire FA county cup. On a freezing cold night we asked the Village to turn out and get behind us, and that’s just what they did so a big thanks to all. In front of 152 we ran the Evo Stick team very close going down 1-0. It was truly refreshing to see so many old faces coming back to see what all the fuss is about and with the great feedback we have had we hope that they again will get through the gate and show the lads and the club their support. I want to take this oppurtunity as well to thank the Committee and all the Pavilion staff for getting everything ready and making the whole night run smoothly. The 1sts at the time of writing are 3rd in the league and with the squad assembled that’s where we want to remain, the reserves and 3rds are also doing well but just need to find some consistency both in team selection and form.

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The Juniors and the Sunday teams are having mixed fortunes with the MUSC 100% record in tact but not so great for Harworth Pavilion, the Under 12’s are taking time to find there feet and the Under 13’s after not the best of starts are now getting the victories they deserve. Onto the Under 16’s and the club are delighted to announce new shirt sponsors in The Sea Queen Fish and Chip shop on Essex Road, Bircotes. We are chuffed to bits that they approached the club and the lads have made a great start in the new kit challenging at the Top of the table. T

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Many Thanks to GJ Photography for the squad photo and for supporting the club, GJ’s link to their website can be found on the clubs home page on Pitch Hero by entering Harworth Colliery FC, as ever keep upto date with all the news and fixtures by also following us on Twitter @HCIFC or on our Facebook page, regards Jonathan Wilson Chairman jonycw@ hotmail.co.uk @jonycw T

As ever you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ HCIFC and Pitch Hero By entering Harworth Colliery FC, Regards Jonathan Wilson

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Campaign Against Violence to Women 2013

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Rock Choir Rock Choir is the largest contemporary choir in the UK with over 16,000 members across the country and there is a thriving Rock Choir in Doncaster!

The choir is doing brilliantly and since starting in September 2011 with just a handful of members we have now approximately 60 members in total. But there must be more people who love music and who would really with domestic violence. It can The White Ribbon campaign benefit from being part of Rock include emotional, physical, will be held from November Choir. It is open to anyone of any fi nancial and sexual abuse. 25th for 16 days. Wearing a age and ability who just loves Things you should know White ribbon is a personal music and singing. Members about domestic violence: pledge to never commit, include teachers, solicitors, You are not on your own. One doctors and nurses through to condone or remain silent in four women are affected by students so it’s a brilliant way about violence against domestic abuse in their lifetime and of bringing the community women. The Domestic every week at least two women are together through song. Violence Co-ordinator killed by their partner or ex-partner We meet once a week and learn from Bassetlaw, Newark & Violence against women causes songs ranging from Abba to Adele Sherwood Community Safety more deaths and disability among and we have so much fun. We Partnership will be giving out women aged 15 to 44 than cancer, don’t take ourselves too seriously and everyone just enjoys coming White Ribbons at the Harworth malaria, traffic accidents and war The impact of domestic violence along and having a good old sing and Bircotes Town Council on society is huge. It is estimated to to blow the cobwebs away! Christmas Lighting Event on cost public services £23bn a year We are currently running taster Thursday 28th November sessions every Monday at Hall Support is available If you are a at the Town Hall Harworth. Cross Lower School from 8pm victim of domestic violence, you Please show your support by – 9.30pm during term time for can contact Nottinghamshire wearing a White Ribbon. anyone interested in joining us. Domestic Violence and Abuse 24-hour free helpline 0808 What is Domestic Violence? If For more details please 800 0340 or Nottinghamshire you are scared of your partner, or contact Kate Threlfall, Rock Women’s Aid on 01909 533610 if you are humiliated and made Choir Leader www.rockchoir. or go to www.nottswa.org T to feel small, you may be living com 01252 714276 T 12 12

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The Patient Participation Group of the Tickhill & Colliery Surgery All members of the PPG are patients of the Tickhill and Colliery Medical Practice. We aim to pass on information and in both directions while trying to put forward the patients view and experience. Patients are gradually becoming more aware of the PPG and we felt we would share some of the comments we have received to date. Over 90% were positive the other 10% were about not getting to see the doctor of their choice, the telephone system, failing to get the appointment time they wanted and issues with the hospital. Here are some of the positives. • The Practice is very good at the moment. • You can get through on the phone now and the doctor phoned back – that was excellent. • The Medical Practice is much improved over the last 9 months. • Having the prescription box in foyer is a brilliant idea. • I like the articles in the Today magazine. • Having struggled in the past to get through by phone I have got through three times recently so a big improvement. 14 14

• The sit and wait system has been very good recently. • The receptionists are lovely - very helpful. • You can always get an appointment or to speak to a doctor. • The staff at Harworth are very accommodating and helpful. • The PPG is a good idea and it’s good to know it exists. • The Colliery Practice is good in all respects and the best around. • We have no complaints everyone is very caring. Here are the responses from the practice to your latest questions:Q Why don’t the out of hours service have access to my medical records? A If patients have consented for information to be shared then details of medication and allergies are available but the information is limited. Details of Out of Hours contact are sent to the practice the next working day. Q I have been with this practice for over 3 months but still have no medical records – Why?

A When a new patient registers, a request for medical records is made to The Health Authority. Who then requests them from the previous GP. The Tickhill and Colliery Practice is reliant on the previous practice sending the records to the H. A. for forwarding to this practice. Q Why do hospitals discharge patients and tell the patient to ask their GP for a scan? Is it cost saving by DRI? A This is an area of frustration for the GP. Whilst in hospital all investigations and treatment are covered by a standard fee. To request further investigations by the GP results in the GP Practice having more charges against their indicative budget. Q Are GPs and Hospitals still part of the same NHS or are they now apart? A We are all part of the ‘NHS Family’ however hospitals are a legal entity in their own right and GPs are Independent Contractors commissioned by NHS England, under an agreed contract, to provide general medical services. Q Why don’t hospitals send information straight away to GPs? A Consultants all work in different ways, never the less, they tend to dictate their letters, which are passed to a typing pool or secretary who types them before passing them back for checking and signing, before they are processed out to GPs. T

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Tell us your grand plan for Harworth & Bircotes THERE are big plans in store for Harworth and Bircotes and never before have residents had more of a say on what can be achieved in the future. The Town Council is working in partnership with Bassetlaw District Council and asking what YOU would like to see happen in Harworth and Bircotes over the next 16 years as part of the Neighbourhood Plan. There have already been ‘Planning over a Pint’ sessions when you have given us some great ideas, and the next event in the diary is a public drop-in session at the Town Hall on Wednesday 13th November, between 2pm and 7pm. We’d love to have a chat with all residents about what facilities, services, employment opportunities, and housing you would like to see brought to the town over the coming years. For example, the future development of the former colliery site and the proposed look of the miners’ memorial garden. Officers from Bassetlaw District Council will be there to answer any questions you have and register your suggestions. There will also be officers on hand from A1 Housing to talk to tenants and residents about the plans to develop the Common Lane and Smith Square areas of the Town. Once we have collated all your ideas, we will be displaying them on the High Street from December. If you would like more information on the event, please contact Steve Bowman on 01302 752642. T 18 18

Could you be one of our growing number of fantastic volunteers ? Have you a calm patient nature and are you looking for something to do that will help people?

Do you like sharing stories and reminiscences with people and are you a good listener? Do you have a few hours to spare once or twice a month in the afternoons? We are looking for volunteers to help at our services for people with dementia and their carers. We need volunteers at our café at Conisbrough, (monthly on a Wednesday afternoon) Singing for the Brain session in Armthorpe (monthly on a Thursday afternoon) and support group at Forest Gate Day Hospital in Balby ( monthly on a Wednesday afternoon). We need people to help set up meet and greet visitors, serve refreshments and just sit and chat. No special qualifications or experience are needed, just a caring nature, and a willingness to learn a little bit about dementia and its impact on people. At some of our activities, we also need you to be happy

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Elmfield Gymnastic Club Did you know that as well as all our popular and very successful children’s clubs, we also run adult classes? They are on a Tuesday evening from 7.15-8.45pm £5 pay as you come.

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Prosecutions of note over the past 2 months

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A Male from the Harworth and Bircotes area has been charged with sexual assault on a female over 16 for an incident that occurred near Main Street Harworth in September 2013. The Male is due to appear at Worksop Magistrates on 16th October 2013 for first hearing where he will enter a plea. T A Male from the Harworth area has been found guilty at court and given a 12 month community order for

Local Priorities Identified

From the Priority Setting Meeting held on October 2nd 2013 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 Neighbourhood Team to tackle. The three local priorities have been identified as :-

Priority 1 : Anti Social Behavior Priority 2 : Vehicle Nuisance Priority 3 : Environmental Issues The Next Priority Setting Meeting will be held on Wednesday 8th January 2014 at 2pm at the Harworth Town Hall. Wednesday November 6th (10am) at Harworth Parish Hall, Scrooby Road. Thursday November 28th (4pm) at Library, Scrooby Road. T 20 20

POLICE REPORT Incidents of note

1st September to the 30th September 2013 Burglary Dwelling Burglary Other Criminal Damage Vehicle Crime Theft Other

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damaging a motor vehicle on Amanda Road Harworth. T A Male from the Harworth area who was recently charged with variety of offences of Criminal damage, drink driving, No insurance and other driving offences during an incident on 13th July 2013 in Arundel Walk are Harworth has pleaded guilty at court and sentenced to the following :- 14 Days custody suspended, concurrent 12 Month Community Order with 12 Month Supervision requirement and 100 hours unpaid work, disqualified from driving for 36 months. T A Male from the Harworth and Bircotes area continues to remain remanded in custody in relation to being charged with a variety of offences including assault and Burglary Dwelling. The Male is due to appear at Crown court where a trial date has yet to be confirmed. T A Male from the Harworth area has pleaded guilty to Shop Theft at Asda Store on 9th September 2013, The Male received a 2 year conditional discharge. T A male from the Harworth area has pleaded guilty to Shop Theft at Asda where a large quantity of meat was stolen, he appeared at court on 2nd October 2013 and was given a £40 fine, ordered to pay £266 compensation to Asda Store and pay £20 victim surcharge. T

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Police community update Bike Marking Any resident in the Harworth and Bircotes area who has recently purchased a push bike or is thinking of purchasing a bike can now have their bike marked at Harworth Police Station. Can I ask anyone wishing to have their bike marked to contact local PCSO 4716 Claire Walker on the following work number 07525226626 to arrange a time and date to mark the bike up which can be done by cre mark or ultra violet pens. I would like to stress that when the bike is marked up it will be explained/ advised to you that the marking may leave a permanent mark and we advise to mark somewhere on the bike that is not obvious or visible such as underneath the bike frame. As this is being trialled at this time we are asking that only push bikes that have recently been purchased or planning to be purchased, next month this will be reviewed and a decision made whether to open up this scheme to all residents.

Crime Activity in the area Nottinghamshire Police continue to run operations in the area where plain clothes officers have been patrolling the area on foot and in plain cars during the evenings and through the night. These officers have been supported by extra uniformed police officers patrolling the area during the night. This continues to be successful which has already seen a reduction in Burglary other and vehicle crime offences

in the area, Notts Police will continue with these operations over the coming months.

and door to door collectors and include a ban on paying for scrap metal in cash and a requirement for dealers to verify the identity of the seller. It will be an offence for dealers to make ‘no questions asked’ cash payments which help metal thieves and rogue dealers. For further information, or for help on applying for the new licences, email Bassetlaw District Council’s licensing team at licensing@bassetlaw. gov.uk or call 01909 533 137.

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Clampdown on unlawful scrap metal dealers Strict new laws have come into effect this month which mean that all scrap metal dealers and motor salvage operators will have to have a licence issued by their local council. It is hoped the new laws will help to clamp down on the estimated 1,000 metal thefts a week in the UK which cost the country around £220 million a year. Councillor Josie Potts, chair of Bassetlaw District Council’s Licensing Committee, said: ‘Metal theft affects everyone; from the stealing of cables that delay train journeys to theft of church roofs and war memorial plaques. To get a license to operate in Bassetlaw, traders will have to satisfy the council that they are suitable and that they will abide by the new rules.’ The new rules apply to both scrap metal sites

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A resident of Harworth and Bircotes has recently been issued a speeding fine and 3 points for travelling 71mph on a dual carriageway (70mph zone) as they were unaware that the Transit Connect Van they were driving is classed as a Goods vehicle under 7.5 tonnes which means that the speed limit for this vehicle is 60mph in a 70 zone and 50mph in a 60 zone. The resident wanted other motorists informing in case they make the same mistake or don’t realise that their vehicle is classed as a goods vehicle. If anyone is unsure about what class their vehicle is they can consult the highway code on www.gov. uk or other websites including Wikipedia on the internet or in the latest highway code book. T

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Dark Nights and Dancing in November Question - What can you do to keep warm, make new friends, exercise and dance when the nights are drawing in and sunset is as early as 4:15pm in the middle of November? Answer – You can start linedancing at a brand new beginners class at Oldcotes Village Hall on Thursday 14 November starting at 7:30pm. Whilst it is not exactly Strictly Come Dancing, there are many people out there who never thought that they would become linedancers. One of those dancers is Dave Birkinshaw. Dave had never danced before seeing line dancing and being inspired 16 years ago to become a qualified linedance teacher and establish the first Boots & Bolos linedancing class in Tickhill. Linedancing is often classed as exercise to music – but is much more fun than that! The age of dancers range from 8 – 80 and well behaved children with well behaved adults are welcome! A major advantage of linedancing is that you don’t need a partner. All the dances are ‘performed’ in lines – therefore no partner is necessary. We dance to a wide range of music these days, from country to pop and dances can be waltzes, cha cha, etc. If you too could be inspired, Dave 22 22

is starting a brand new linedancing class for beginners at Oldcotes Village Hall from 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Thursday 14 November 2013. We look forward to welcoming you to a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The Hall has an excellent dance floor and safe car parking.

If you have any questions contact Janice (07590 455340) or Dave (07808 931534). Odcotes village hall is diagonally opposite the King William Pub S81 8JN. T

Bircotes Library Events • FUN ZONE:

Come along every Saturday and do some colouring or craft activities 10 am - 12 noon

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Bircotes Library’s new get together!! Join us on a Friday morning after taking the kids to school and you can enjoy an informal hour of knitting and chatting. A selection of the latest chic-lit book’s for you to borrow. Free cup of tea/coffee. Please ask staff if you are interested in joining us (Tel 742384) (Time: 9 am - 10 am)

• ASK AN ARCHIVIST SURGERY: A representative from Nottinghamshire Archives will be to answer any questions related to archives on the 9th December (Monday) at our monthly Ancestry Club. If you would like to assist

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please ring Bircotes Library ( Tel 742384) to book a place. This session is open to anyone interested in researching family/local history and is free of charge. T

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Harworth & Bircotes Town Council - NOVEMBER 2013 An Unqualified Audit: a Strange Financial Term. I am happy to report that for the fourth year running, Harworth and Bircotes Town Council has received an unqualified audit report. The term ‘an unqualified audit’ means that the auditors have found nothing wrong and are happy to sign off the accounts as a true and accurate record of Council proceedings that are lawful. We live and learn....

Fancy A Bike Ride? There’s More..... The possible cycling event 13th July 2014 is now confirmed as definite. There will indeed be a Tommy Simpson 100 mile cycle ride for adults, sponsored by Cycling Weekly, and starting and finishing in Harworth and Bircotes. This Council will be working with the organisers to ensure the event is a success and yes, I know it will cause some inconvenience on the day. So what we need is a little understanding, cooperation and plenty of community spirit. As we learn more about the details, we will pass them on to you.

Rural Conference Held at Harworth and Bircotes Town Hall Last month saw representatives from all parish councils gather under our roof for a rural conference. Bassetlaw is a huge rural area, and until recently there were communities I never previously 24 24

knew about, such as Askham, Bothamsall and Wallingwells. The purpose of the conference was : To inform parish councils about topics that might affect their parish, and our Town Clerk Steve Bowman made a presentation about the Lengthsman scheme to keep them aware of developments e.g. Neighbourhood Plans – some, like us, have opted to do this to give them the opportunity for debate about key concerns, such as the current financial position and the possibility of reduced grants. The feedback showed that one thing they all appreciated was the standard of facilities at our Town Hall.

Unwelcome Visitors I refer to the rabbits that invade the cemetery. We are grateful to the resident who has volunteered to deal with these pests; so far last month he had caught ninety eight!

A Welcome Visitor - Alan Rhodes Alan is the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council. He visited Harworth and Bircotes last month to see for himself how the Town is changing, and to hear about developments both current and for the future.

are several reasons:• We are proud of Harworth and Bircotes and want others to see the improvements • We want to demonstrate that we are forward thinking and keen to make a better environment • We intend keeping a high profile in order to attract potential investment and developments in the future I am pleased to report that he went away very impressed with progress made

Consultation with Shoppers Last month saw Simon Greaves, Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, his Deputy Leader Griff Wynn, and the Chief Executive Neil Taylor out and about here in our Town. They talked to shoppers, asked them what services from B.D.C. were valued and what changes they would like to see – interestingly, they tell me everybody likes living in Harworth and Bircotes..... Talking of which, I had reason to visit Melbourne Grove last month. I was struck by its smart appearance– it looked a picture in the sunshine. The grass was cut and tidy, front gardens cared for, and people were obviously proud of their homes. What a good advert for our Town!

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community community Miners Memorial Garden Area: An Update Now that it is at last legally our responsibility, Council has taken a number of actions: • We have erected green wire fencing at the rear of the land, next to the garden of the first house on Colliery Row; to give the residents there some privacy evergreen climbing plants will be trained to grow up the fencing. We wanted to have wooden panels but were advised this would be vandalised or stolen, so had to think again. • We have now received site maps from the major services indicating where underground electric cables, drains and gas pipes lie, so we have a clear idea of where the memorial can be sited • A dead tree has been removed, though we were not allowed for conservation reasons to ‘thin out’ a clump of trees growing very closely together – so nothing will grow underneath them • Arrangements are in place for a meaningful mining memorial and stone; I am not revealing yet what it will be until I know when it will appear, but I do hope you will approve when you see it

A Development in the Cemetery Council has commissioned a stone memorial for plaques, many of which were originally on wooden benches now more than twenty years old. Council has replaced many benches with indestructible seats, but quite frankly we now have enough. However, I recognise plaques are important to some families, and will wish to see them displayed – hence the memorial, which will be sited near the cemetery entrance; should we need it, we will arrange for a second stone.

Scrap Metal Strict new laws have come into effect: all scrap metal dealers – including those who collect door to door, and motor salvage operators, have to have a licence issued by their local council. There will also be a national register of licence holders. The law says that dealers have to be able to verify the identity of the seller; this means that ‘no questions asked’ cash payments are illegal. It is hoped that this action will discourage metal thieves and rogue traders.

Dumping Medicines We are all aware that some selfish people illegally dump their rubbish on our doorsteps – in fields, woods and hedgerows, but this month a bag containing, amongst other items, prescribed medicines, was found on Snape Lane. This is a highly dangerous practice; all redundant drugs should be returned to a pharmacist. Those drugs were prescribed for one individual who was an adult – what if a child had found them? How irresponsible can you get?

Closing a Snicket A short snicket runs from the Tommy Simpson Field behind the Game Cock pub and some rear gardens on Lindsey Road; this then joins a walkway linking Lindsey Road with Bawtry Road. We have had many complaints from residents whose gardens back onto the snicket behind the Game Cock, mainly about antisocial behaviour, especially in the evenings. Bassetlaw District Council looked at the problem, agreed this short snicket should be closed off, and have taken the appropriate action to do this, helped by a financial contribution from this Council. I hope life now gets better for residents living on that section of Lindsey Road.

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Award for Motoring Idiot of the Month There was a clear winner in October. The driver of a FEDEX van driving on Scrooby Road decided to park on both the small roundabout near the Health Centre and the double yellow lines. A fellow Councillor saw him do this, and as he was getting out of his van she stopped him and politely told him he was breaking the law. He first denied there was a roundabout, then decided to tell her what to do, in no uncertain terms. This was certainly a mistake on his part, as she took his registration number, marched into the Community Information Centre, and related what had happened to Steve Bowman, our Town Clerk. Steve quickly looked in the telephone directory, found the number for FEDEX, and complained about the driver, his parking, and his bad language. I hope the driver was reprimanded by the company and I certainly hope he thinks twice before parking his vehicle the next time he comes to Harworth – he might even use the car park! June Evans, Chair of Town Council

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community ANONYMOUS COMPLAINTS. I have received a complaint recently which was unsigned and no address shown. The letter was destroyed.

LITTERING & FLY TIPPING IN HARWORTH & BIRCOTES It is an offence to throw litter (and this includes cigarette butts,

scratchcards and food waste) onto the ground which can result in a fine of £80 being issued. If you are caught and issued with a Fixed penalty Notice and refuse to pay the penalty the matter can be referred to the Courts, and if you are found guilty, the fine can increase up to £1,000. Three residents from H&B’s have been fined recently for littering in Doncaster. The incidents of large scale Fly Tipping are also increasing here. - The personal effects of a lady who had recently died were dumped in Snape Lane. - 11 fridges and 6 freezers have been dumped in and around the town in the last month. - One resident of H&B’s has cleared his garden hedge and dumped the material in Droversdale Wood. These acts are not a victim-less crime. You end up paying for the material to be cleared; so please report any littering or Fly Tipping to Environmental Health at Bassetlaw DC on 01909 533533 This can be done anonymously! Steve Bowman Executive Officer T

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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 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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“We have made our Wills leaving everything to each other then to the children”. These are known as ‘Mirror Wills’. Sounds reassuring enough doesn’t it! But your children could in fact end up with very little or even nothing at all. The main reason for this is your surviving spouse requiring residential care when you are no longer here to look after them. Although the possibility of care may seem a long way off, there are steps your should take now to protect your home. Care Costs - If your surviving spouse has to go into care, they will have to use all their assets to pay for their care until they get down to their last £14,250. It is therefore not a good idea to leave your half share of the home in your Will to your surviving partner. The answer is to make new Property Trust Wills. You may be unaware that legislation is already in place for you to take advantage of these types of Wills.

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