Next meeting will be on Monday 14th July at 7.30pm in the Recreation Room. Members of the public are welcome to attend, and will have 10 minutes at the beginning of the meeting during which they may ask questions of the councillors.
The First World War changed Britain forever. The conflict touched every family, affected every community and fundamentally altered the country’s place in the world. No community was left untouched by the conflict. Of more than 16,000 villages across the country in 1914, only 40 would reach 1918 without having lost one of their own in battle.
Are holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday July 12th, 10-11.30am at Lea Methodist Church. There will be the usual stalls, tombola, cakes, bring and buy, books and bric a brac. Do come along and join us with a cup of coffee and have a chat with friends. Everyone will be made most welcome.
Supporters of the Bassetlaw Food Bank were invited to a special service of thanks at All Saints’ Church last month. 416 bags of provisions have been taken to the food bank from churches in Misterton, West Stockwith, Walkeringham, and Beckingham to date. Donations of over £50 were made at the service. There are collection points for donations in each of the four churches and at the Cycle Barn, Misterton. People receiving food parcels can now pick them up at The Misterton Centre - but all must be registered with the Food Bank first.
On 3rd July, members were given a talk and demonstration by Wiltshire Farm Foods. A variety of main meals and desserts were prepared as tasters and were enjoyed by everyone. These meals are for any age group and can be ordered via phone or internet and stored in the freezer.
A traditional village summer fete will be held in the heart of West Stockwith on Saturday 12th July on the Malt Kiln, from 12noon-3pm (or in the Village Hall if wet). There will be a range of stalls as well as hot food, ice cream, and drinks. There will be games for children; entries to the fancy dress competition will be judged at 2pm. All profits will be divided between the parish church and village hall. Anyone wanting a stall (£5) should contact Stephanie on 890101.
Met in the Old Schoolroom with Councillor Chris Elkington in the chair. Minutes were agreed and matters arising recorded including various items of progress and work in hand. Doreen Hancock volunteered to be the local tree warden. The accounts were agreed. The Recreation Field Committee Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 9th July. It was reported that there have been a number of problems caused by vandalism on the recreation field. The Summer Marquee Party has been postponed, possibly until a date in September. The new Financial Regulations have been approved and a Best Kept Garden judge has been appointed. The gardens will be judged at the end of July/beginning of August. The proposed new bus shelter will be sited on the East Side of Stow Road near the Old Rectory. The design and siting will be discussed at the next meeting. A new notice board is to be sited alongside the footpath near the Diamond Cable Green box opposite the shop wall. Some of the old Parish records will be on display at the History Society’s Open Day on Saturday 26th July. Planning Permissions have been granted for a single-storey extension to the front of the property at 32, High Street and Outline Permission for development on land between 15 and 25 Marton Road.
President Jean White welcomed members and visitors to the July meeting of Scotter WI in the Chapel schoolroom on Wednesday 2nd July. The speaker for the evening was Trudy Norris a medical herbalist who gave a very informative talk. She brought with her several medicinal potions and creams as well as a selection of plants which she was able to tell the healing qualities of. The competition was won by Doreen Whitelam, and Beryl Hudson won the raffle. A garden party was held at the home of Jean White to raise funds for Scotter WI, there was a tombola and book stall, refreshments of strawberries and cream were served.
Last week was for the Diabetic Association. Winners were “Bernard’s Gang” & “The Four Of Us.” £66 was raised. This week’s is to be decided on the night.