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.

Wanted

A local woman, who has had breast cancer, is needed - to be a local champion for a new Breast Screening campaign.

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals are now managing the promotion of Breast Cancer Screening across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw and are working on a campaign to increase the number of women aged 50-70 taking up the offer of a mammogram. Local women who have had breast cancer detected by a mammogram are being sought to be the ‘faces’ of the campaign and to help raise awareness of screening. For further details email screeningcommsteam@dbh.nhs.uk

Diary Dates

Thursday 27th November, Coffee morning, Methodist Hall, 10-11am. Friday 28th, Christmas Bingo, Church Room, eyes down at 7pm. Saturday 29th, Last day of the WW1 exhibition, Lest We Forget – Misterton & West Stockwith in The Great War, All Saints’ Church, 10am-4.pm; Chesterfield Canal Santa special cruises from the Hop Pole, Welham Road, Retford on Saturdays and Sundays to 21st December. Call 07925 851569 to book. Sunday 30th, Kidz’ Klub (All Saints’ Sunday School), Church Room, 9am; United Benefice Service, Gringley Parish Church, 10.30am; Morning Worship, 10.30am, Misterton Methodist Church; Christingle, All Saints’ Church, 4pm, in aid of the Children’s Society. Wednesday 3rd December, Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am. Tuesday 9th, Trip to Meadowhall with Bassetlaw Community Bus, £14.50. Call 01777 709650 for information and to book; Friends of All Saints coffee morning, Church Room, 10am; Meeting of Misterton Parish Council, Church Room, 7.30pm.

Parish Council Chair

Peter Marsden was unanimously elected Vice-chairman of Misterton Parish Council at its meeting on the 11th November. The vacancy arose following the resignation of John Wilkinson after the October meeting. With the resignation of Annette Wilkinson, there are two vacancies for parish councillors. These will be filled by co-option and information about the process has been publicised.

Faulty Street Lighting

Have you seen an unlit street light, sign or bollard? Or one that has been damaged? If so, let Notts County Council (NCC) know using its online fault reporting form or tel: 0300 500 80 80. For the reporting form with map to indicate where the faulty light is, go to NCC’s website (www.nottscc.gov.uk/travelling/roads). Normal faults will usually be investigated and repaired as soon as possible, area by area. If there is a safety problem with a light or sign, such as exposed wires, it will be made safe without delay.

Budget Proposals

Have your say on the County Council’s budget proposals 2015/16, which aim to meet part of the £77m savings required over the next three years. Consultation is open until Friday 16th January 2015. Notts County Council provides Services for Adult Social Care and Health, Services for Children and Young People, Environment, transport and highway services, and Cultural Services, including libraries.

Diary Dates

November:

Exhibition, Lest We Forget – Misterton & West Stockwith in The Great War, in All Saints’ Church (until 30th November). Friday 28th November,

Christmas Bingo, Church Room, eyes down at 7pm.

Saturday 29th November, Chesterfield Canal Santa special cruises from the Hop Pole, Welham Road, Retford on Saturdays and Sundays to 21st December. Call 07925 851569 to book. Sunday 30th November, Christingle, All Saints’ Church, 4pm, in aid of the Children’s Society. Tuesday 9th December, Trip to Meadowhall with Bassetlaw Community Bus, £14.50. Call 01777 709650.