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LEA: Church Service

A Sunday morning service is held every Sunday in Lea Methodist Church at 10.30am.

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LINCOLN: Father Christmas

Father Christmas will be taking up residence within the historic walls of Lincoln Castle on several days before Christmas. Children and their accompanying adults will have the chance of an audience with the man himself in the castle’s Bath House, where up to 15 children will be able to meet him as he tells tales of Christmases past in Victorian times and a festive story or two.

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BLYTON: Evergreen Club

Members enjoyed Xmas Lunch at The Golf Club on 4th December. The next meeting on 18th December will be the Xmas Lunch. Remember your raffle prize!

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MISTERON: WW1 Exhibition

Visitors to the WWI exhibition in Misterton and West Stockwith donated £180 to Help for Heroes. And to top that, two residents who had knitted up wartime patterns have offered them for sale, with the proceeds also going to the charity. So if anyone would like an air force blue scarf, or a sleeveless pullover, balaclava, socks, fingerless mittens, gloves and wristbands in grey, please drop your bids into The Misterton Centre by the end of January.

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MORTON: Church Service

The annual Community Carol Service will be held at All Saints’ Parish Church at 6pm on Sunday 21st December. Members of local caring organisations will be attending and the work done by them will be celebrated. The singing will be led by the adult and junior church choirs. Everyone welcome and refreshments will be served at the end of the service.

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NORTH KESTEVEN: Photographic Competition

Celebrate the start of December and enter North Kesteven District Council’s amateur photographic competition open to all ages.

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STURTON BY STOW: Carol Singing

All are invited to join in singing carols and seasonal songs round the Village Christmas Tree at Stow Crossroads on Thursday 18th December at 6pm, accompanied by the Willingham Band. Make this a family event and bring your torches and lanterns. Mulled wine, juice and warm mince pies will be available. The event will be supporting St Barnabas Hospice.

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UPTON & KEXBY: Christmas Market

A very successful evening was held last week, when the market began with Lea School Choir, singing round the tree. This was followed by the official opening & light switch on by Mr & Mrs G. Hobart.

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BECKINGHAM: Church Services

Thursday 18th December, Holy Communon at 9.30am. Friday 19th, School and Village Christingle Service at 2pm.

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WEST STOCKWITH: Local Policing

If you want to influence what our local beat team focuses on in the next three months, complete Notts Police’s online Neighbourhood Priority Survey. Together with meetings with residents and community feedback, the results of the surveys are used to help local beat teams set their priorities. Completed anonymously, the survey asks you to explain what concerns you have about criminal activity where you live.

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WALKERINGHAM: Village Hall

Monday 29th December, 12noon, Pantomime ‘Aladdin, Travelling Theatre Company Production for all the family. Tickets on sale now, Adults £5, children £3, with family ticket (two adults and two children £15).

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SCOTTER: Carols on the Green

The annual Carols on the Green event takes place at 6pm on Sunday 21st December, there will be refreshments of Hot Dogs and Mince Pies and community singing. All welcome, there is no charge but there will be a collection for charity.

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WEST LINDSEY: Volunteer

Christmas is a busy family time, for many though it can be lonely. Here are two of our top volunteering opportunities for December:

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BLYTON: Christmas Bingo

And Grand Draw at the Village Hall, Saturday 6th December at 2pm.

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Slideshow: This week’s best readers’ photos video

Here’s a slideshow of readers’ photos which have been published in the Worksop Guardian.

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WEST STOCKWITH: Christmas Events

The countdown to Christmas begins with a Christmas Fair on Thursday 20th November and Christmas Bingo on Thursday 27th November. Both are in West Stockwith Village Hall. The Fair starts at 6pm with a number of stalls, including cards, jewellery, and gifts. To book a stall (£5), call 890683.

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WEST LINDSEY: Volunteer

Christmas is a busy family time, for many though it can be lonely. Why not make new friends and meet new people to help make a difference? Here are two of our top volunteering opportunities for November:

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UPTON & KEXBY: Parish Council

The police gave a resume of work done by the police and the area they have to cover. He stressed the importance of reporting crimes and of dialling 101 for help. The council meeting began with a minutes silence in respect of the day being Nov 11th – remembrance day. The road between lodge Lane and Heaphm Road will be closed on December 15th 2014. No reply re the phone box.

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WALKERINGHAM: Village Hall

Saturday 29th November 1-4pm, Christmas Faire, with a variety of stalls and refreshments plus Santa in his Grotto, free entry and parking. Contact Anne 01427 890025 for details. Thursday 4th December, Senior Citizen Christmas Lunch, for all residents of Walkeringham who are over 60 yrs old, 12.30 for 1pm start. Three course lunch with music and entertainment. Tickets £4. Please contact Malcolm 07702002331 for details. Monday 29th December, 12noon, Pantomime ‘Aladdin, Travelling Theatre Company Production for all the family. Tickets on sale now, Adults £5, children £3, with family ticket (two adults and two children £15).

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STURTON BY STOW: Christmas Fair

Will be held in the beautiful ancient church of St Mary at Stow on Saturday 29th November between 12.30-3.30pm. Come and support this wonderful building and browse round the many stalls with its various aromas of perfumes, spices and mulled wine creating a delightful atmosphere. There will be seasonal music and refreshments to enjoy.

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SCOTTER: Women’s Hour

Kay Edgar presided and Jean Savage was the pianist at the meeting on Wednesday 12th November. Kay introduced the speaker for the afternoon Sue Smith who talked of her experiences of going on retreat. Over the past few weeks the ladies of Women’s Hour have been putting together Shoe boxes for the Samaritans purse appeal, they have been joined in this work by friends from the Chapel, St Peter’s Church and the village, in all 36 completed boxes were taken to the collection point in Scunthorpe. Mrs Chisnell will be the speaker on Wednesday 3rd December.

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RETFORD: Christmas Stall

In the Retford Buttermarket on 6th and 13th December, 8.30am-2pm on both Saturday’s, in aid of Father Showry’s orphan children in South India.

MISTERTON: Councillor Vacancies

Misterton Parish Council is looking for two new councillors and would like to hear from enthusiastic residents, who would like to become involved in the tier of government closest to local people. To apply, contact the Clerk (theclerk@misterton-notts-pc.gov.uk) or write to the Parish Council at The Misterton Centre, 31 High Street, Misterton DN10 4BU. The closing date for expressions of interest is 12noon on Wednesday 3rd December. Applicants will be invited to speak to councillors informally on Tuesday 9th December at 7.15pm, if they wish.

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LUDDINGTON: Christmas Fair

On Sunday 30th November, from 1pm at Luddington Village Hall. There will be a selection of stalls offering crafts of all kinds, card making activities and refreshments.

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LINCOLN: Father Christmas

Will be taking up residence within the historic walls of Lincoln Castle on several days before Christmas. Children and their accompanying adults will have the chance of an audience with the man himself in the castle’s Bath House, where up to 15 children will be able to meet him as he tells tales of Christmases past in Victorian times and a festive story or two. Jon Hogan, Marketing and Events Manager, said: “The Bath House makes an ideal setting for Father Christmas’s grotto, this won’t just be your usual two minutes on Father Christmas’s knee. Each session will last at least approximately 20 minutes, and all children will get to take away a Victorian-style gift. “There’s a maximum of one adult per child and a maximum of 15 children per session.” Father Christmas will first be appearing on 29th and 30th November, and will then return on 13th, 14th, and 20th – 23rd December. Sessions start at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Places cost £6 per child, including free entry for the accompanying adult. Advance booking is essential. For tickets, call the castle on 01522 541173 or email Lincoln_Castle@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

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GAINSBOROUGH: Decorative & Fine Art Society

The next meeting of the Society is on December 4th when David Philips will speak about ‘Is Christmas in Good Taste’?.... Always, at 1.45pm at Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough. For Membership call 01427 788568. Visitors very welcome £5 entrance. Lunch bookable with Rachel by the preceding Monday on 01427 838780 and Christmas mince pies will be served with tea.

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BECKINGHAM: Church Services

Thursday 27th, Holy Communion at 9.30am. Sunday 30th - Advent Sunday, No service at Beckingham, United Benefice Service of Holy Communion at Gringley on the Hill at 10.30am.

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HEMSWELL CLIFF: Cheese & Wine Evening

Friday 28th November, 7pm at Hemswell Cliff School Hall. Come and hear about the results of the Community Review. Tel Tasha on: 01427 668028.

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