A farewell party to say ‘goodbye’ to the Ladybirds Playgroup saw children past and present enjoy its facilities and a picnic. Closure of the playgroup after some 40 years is because no new committee members came forward to take over running it. So the morning Parent & Toddler sessions have ended. The committee members have agreed to stay on to keep the Pre-school sessions running on Tuesday afternoons from 12.50-2.45pm at the Sure Start centre. If you have any questions or queries, please contact Emma on 07506 880425 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Holiday Club
A summer holiday club for toddlers and children of primary school age will be held in the Sure Start Centre during the school holidays until Friday 15th August. The full-day session (8.30am – 5.30pm) costs £25 per child, with discounts for siblings and half-days available. For further information, contact Donna on 07709 553055 or Emma on 07855 405198. From Monday 11th to Friday 15th August, there’s a gymnastics dance summer camp run by Everett-Fox School of Dance. It is open to children aged four and above; boys are welcome – and it’s open to all children, not just pupils of the dance school. The cost is £12 a day with a discounted rate or £55 for a full week. For further information, call Tracey on: 07887 664883 or Lauren on 07930 803129.
The Five Villages First Responder Group (FVFR) held its AGM on 21st July. The Co-ordinator, Martyn Johnson, outlined the achievements of the past year: Over £7,500 had been given in donations, with approaching £5000 spent on equipment, protective clothing, new sat navs, and publicity materials. There are 13 volunteers; a publicity drive had brought in more potential community responders. In 2013, there had been 122 call-outs, slightly less than the previous year, but 2014 is shaping up to be a busy year with 117 call-outs to date. Anyone interested in becoming a community responder should contact Martyn on 07909 001 226 or more information about the community responder team can be found at www.fvfr.co.uk.
Sunday 3rd August, No Kidz’ Klub; Holy Communion, Methodist Church, 10.30am; Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 10.45am. Wednesday 6th, Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am (The Transfiguration). Thursday 7th, Trip to Bridlington with Bassetlaw Community Minibus, £17. Details: 01777 709650. Friday 8th, Chesterfield Canal cruises from Misterton and Drakeholes. Call 07925 851569 for details. Wednesday 13th, Trip to Skegness with Bassetlaw Community Minibus, £13.50. Details: 01777 709650. Friday 15th, Trip to Holmfirth with Bassetlaw Community Minibus, £14. Details: 01777 709650.