MISTERTON: Annual Litter Pick

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There’s a chance to give the village a spring clean when councillors and residents take part in the annual litter pick. On Saturday 18th April at 10am. Litter pickers are invited to meet at the War Memorial where they will be given hi-viz vests, protective gloves and bags. Areas of the village will be allocated to willing volunteers – and there’s a free buffet afterwards for those taking part. If you can’t help out on that day, residents are asked to make an effort to remove weeds and litter from around their own homes.

Bassetlaw Stay Well

The Staying Well Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a ‘chronic disease self-management course’, a new Government initiative to help people living with long-term conditions maintain their health and improve their quality of life through a self-management course led by someone else with a long-term health condition. The course has been designed to help people with a chronic or long-term illness regain as much control over their physical and emotional well-being as possible. It complements existing healthcare programmes and treatments, empowering participants to be more informed and better able to develop partnerships with their medical practitioners. The course consists of six 2½ hour sessions once a week for six weeks. For more information, contact Dave Bacon on 01777 709650 or by email: dbacon@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk. The Misterton Centre is affiliated to BAC so information is also available there – call 891872.

Catering Bids

Misterton’s village gala is on Saturday 4th July – and the organising team invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals and organisations able to provide the catering service. A specification has been agreed and includes such items as burgers and hot dogs, sandwiches, cakes, and tea and coffee. Anyone interested should request a copy of the specification: call Hazel Brand on 891376.

Diary Dates

Thursday 29th January, Coffee Morning, Misterton Method-ist Hall, 10-11am. All welcome.

Sunday 1st February, Kidz’ Klub (All Saints’ Sunday School), Church Room, 9am; Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 11am; Morning Worship, Misterton Methodist Church, 10.30am.

Wednesday 4th, Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am.

Thursday 5th, Coffee morning, Misterton Methodist Hall, 10-11am. All welcome.

Tuesday 10th, Friends of All Saints’ coffee morning, Church Room, 10-11am; Meeting of Misterton Parish Council, 7.30pm in the Church Room.

Free History Lecture

Following the success of the WW1 exhibition, local historian David Seymour will give an illustrated talk entitled Neither Here Nor There - Misterton and West Stockwith from the Saxons to the Second World War. The evening will also include a film of the recent exhibition. It’s on Wednesday 4th March at 3pm and again at 6pm in the Church Room, Church Lane, Misterton. Also to be unveiled will be the Misterton & West Stockwith History Group’s proposed work programme for 2015.