MISTERTON: Creative Craft Group

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The monthly craft group begins on Thursday 25th September and runs for seven weeks. The workshop covers a range of creative craft techniques and those attending will complete a variety of fabric and papercraft items, including greetings cards and patchwork. The group meets in the Church Room, Church Lane, Misterton, on Thursdays from 1.30-3.30pm and is free for those on means-tested benefits and their unwaged dependents. Otherwise, the course costs £53.90. For further information, call Julie on 01777 706132 or 01246 278623. The course is delivered by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).

Lip Reading Course

If you’ve ever wanted or needed to develop lip-reading skills, here’s your chance. An 11-week course on Lip-readings skills starts on 23rd September (excluding half-term week in October) and runs on Tuesday afternoons at Retford Library from 1-3pm. The tutor is hard of hearing and the course is suitable for those with hearing difficulties, or their family, friends, or carers. The course is £60.50 but free for those on means-tested benefits. For further information, call the WEA on 01246 278623.

Share A Ride

Join the 785 people now registered with Bassetlaw Share-a-Ride, with over 250,000 shared journeys a year. Help to do your bit for the environment! Two people in Misterton car share their journey to Retford: each day they car share, they save £4.47 in fuel costs alone. Together, they saved over £1032 in the last year. The scheme enables people to car-share to and from work or for pleasure journeys. There are a number of benefits: Reduces traffic problems and traffic congestion, boosts the local economy and employment opportunities, cuts the cost of driving by sharing expenses, reduces the stress of driving, enables you to meet people you might not normally meet, enables those without cars to apply for jobs they could not apply for before, reduces car emissions.

All you have to do is register your details by e-mailing: sharearide@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk. Or call Bassetlaw Action Centre to request further information. You will then be sent a registration form for the scheme. There will be a number of questions relating to your preferences and the journeys you make. You do not have to own your own vehicle; however, you should make a note of this on your registration form. Once completed, your details will be entered onto the Share-a-Ride database. You will then be contacted with any possible matches. There is no charge for individual members - it is free to register and you may be taken off the database at any time you wish. For further information, contact Jayne Bullock, Bassetlaw Action Centre, on 01777 709650. The Misterton Centre is in partnership with BAC so call in there for further details and to register.

Annual Show

Join in the 73-year village tradition by entering Mister-ton’s annual horticultural and domestic crafts show. Flowers and flower arrangements, fruit and veg, arts and crafts, and domestic produce - what-ever your skill or age, there’s a class for you to enter at the an-nual Misterton Horticultural,

Arts & Crafts Show at Mister-ton Sport Social Club on Sun-day 28th September. Call the

Show Secretary (tel: 891376) for details of the classes. This year, there’s a new class for first-time exhibitors: any fruit or veg from those listed in the schedule. There are novice classes for flower growers, too.

Entries for all classes may be brought on the day between

10am and 2pm. Judging begins at 2.15pm. All entries (other than those in reserved classes) will be auctioned for charity.

The Show opens to the public at 5.30pm. Judging for the

Best-kept Allotment competi-tion was in July and the win-ner will be announced when awards are presented at 6pm.

6.30pm, auction of show produce begins; profits go to local charities and good causes.

Celebrating Old Age

A day especially for older people in Bassetlaw will be held at Retford Town Hall on Thursday 2nd October from 10am. There’s free door-to-door transport (call 01777 709650) and free bacon rolls between 10-11am.

There will be a range of stalls giving information and advice relevant to older people.

Minibus for use

The Bassetlaw Commu-nity Minibus is a wheelchair-friendly minibus that is available to local community groups and individuals, who need flexible, affordable, and accessible transport. The minibus is operated by Basset-law Action Centre (BAC) and is available to non-profit making community groups and indi-viduals.

Individuals can also book onto a wide range of trips organised by Bassetlaw Action Centre. For more information on what trips are being run, look at BAC’s website: www.bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk or ring 01777 709650.

Alternatively, email: minibus@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk. The Misterton Centre is affiliated to BAC, call in or ring 891872.

WW1 Exhibition

The exhibition, Lest We Forget – Misterton & West Stockwith in The Great War, will be ‘on tour’ in the two villages from mid-September through to the end of November. The dates are as follows:

Misterton Library, Tuesday 16th - Tuesday 30th September (inclusive) during library opening times. St Mary’s Church, West Stockwith, throughout October, daily 10am-4pm, Sundays, 12noon-4pm. All Saints’ Church, Misterton, throughout November, daily 10am-4pm, Sundays 12noon-4pm.The exhibition will feature research by the local history group on those who names appear on the two villages’ war memorials as well as information on life in Edwardian Britain and artefacts and memorabilia. Visitors to the exhibition will also receive a free, 24-page booklet based on the history group’s research.

It’s not too late to contribute if you have something to exhibit – contact David Seymour on 890936 or by email at sey-moursam@hotmail.com.

Stroke Information

The Bassetlaw Stroke Infor-mation Service is a service for residents, funded by NHS Bassetlaw and Notts County Council and delivered by Bassetlaw Action Centre. The service provides advice, information and support to families and carers for as long as it is needed. A case worker is available to assist you to access services that you may require to support your return to day-to-day life.

Advice and support is available for practical things like:

· filling in forms· applying for benefits

· assistance with looking at housing needs and with adaptations that are required

· other practical assistance

· support to return back to work

· signposting to other relevant services/agencies

· put people in contact with other stroke survivors

· -or just a listening ear!

If you would like some help, please contact Jayne Bullock at Bassetlaw Action Centre on 01777 709650 or e-mail: jbul-lock@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk.

The Misterton Centre is affiliated to BAC so information is also available there - call in or ring 891872.

Road Works

Straight after replacement of the railway bridge on the A161, Marsh Lane will have two-way traffic lights while sewer repair work is carried out. And overnight on Sunday/Monday 2nd/3rd November, the A161 will again be closed for examination of the new bridge. North Carr level crossing will be closed from 6am on Thursday 28th August to Monday 6th October while the level crossing is upgraded. Then the level crossing is again closed from 8pm on Friday 31st October to 8am on Monday 24th November. This time the crossing will be closed for signal commissioning.