MISTERTON: Ready for Christmas!

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The countdown to Christmas begins this month with a number of traditional village events.

On Saturday 22nd November, there’s the Christmas Bazaar in the Methodist Hall from 11am-1pm. It will be opened by Rev Liz Childs. Lunches are served from 11.30am and a range of stalls include a raffle, tombola, festive £1 gifts, cakes, and cards. Sunday 23rd November, Misterton Sports Social Club will host a Christmas Market & Craft Fayre from 11am-3pm. The event is in aid of Cancer Research. Stalls include crafts and Santa’s grotto. Pie & peas, mince pies and mulled wine, and other refreshments are available.

Wednesday 26th November, annual Christmas Fair at the Dovecote Café from 4-7pm. Again, it is in aid of Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer Care and features The Big Christmas Bake Off. Santa will be there to open proceedings, then there will be carol singing by Misterton Primary School, a dance display, live music by Nostalgia, stalls, and food.

Christmas Bingo is on Thursday 27th November in West Stockwith Village Hall and on Friday 28th, in the Church Room, Misterton. Eyes down at 7.30pm at both events. Plenty of Christmassy prizes to be won!

November ends with Christingle on the first day of Advent, Sunday 30th November. It’s at 4pm and is in aid of the Children’s Society, which fights child poverty and neglect and helped over 18,000 children last year.

Stop burglars

Notts Police has a range of guides on its website to help keep your home and valuables secure. Go to www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/document/advice-home.

Electoral Review

The Boundary Commission is consulting on a new pattern of electoral divisions for Nottinghamshire. The Commission will recommend that the number of country councillors remains at 67. But the Commission invites proposals from members of the public on a pattern of electoral divisions to accommodate those councillors. The consultation ends on 19th January 2015.

Further details about the review are available on the Boundary Commission’s website: www.lgbce.org.uk where there is information about how to get involved and the kind of evidence the Commission is seeking in support of any proposed division changes.

Diary Dates


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

Sunday 9th, No Kidz’ Klub (Sunday School), Service of Remembrance, All Saints’ Church, 10am followed by laying of wreaths at the War Memorial. Tuesday 11th, Coffee morning, Church Room, Church Lane, Misterton, 10-11am; Meeting of Misterton Parish Council, Church Room, 7.30pm. Wednesday 12th, Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am. Thursday 13th, Coffee morning, Methodist Hall, 10-11am. Saturday 15th, Charity concert, with Giant Hogweed and The Kicks, in aid of cancer research, Misterton Sports Social Club, 7.30pm. Ticket-only (£7.50, call 848279).

Wednesday 19th, Women’s Fellowship with guest speaker, Methodist Hall, 2pm; Trip to National Railway Museum, York, with Bassetlaw Community Minibus, £15. Details: 01777 709650.

Saturday 22nd, Christmas Bazaar, Methodist Hall, 11am-1pm. Lunches served from 11.30am. Sunday 23rd, Christmas Market & Craft Fayre, Misterton Sports Social Club, 11am-3pm, in aid of Cancer Research; refreshments available.

Harvest Festivals

Support Bassetlaw Food Bank.

Misterton Primary School and churches in Misterton will give their harvest gifts to Bassetlaw Food Bank. In urgent demand are tins of soup, tinned new potatoes or Smash, tins of fruit and custard, and long-life milk. Toiletries and basics, like toilet rolls, are always welcome. After the harvest season, if you can help, leave your donations in the Parish Church or at the Cycle Barn, Grovewood Road. So far, 533 bags of provisions have been taken from local villages to the Retford depot.

WW I Exhibition

The exhibition, Lest We Forget – Misterton & West Stockwith in The Great War, will be ‘on tour’ in Misterton through to the end of November. The dates are as follows: All Saints’ Church, Misterton, throughout November, daily 10am-4pm, Sundays 12noon-4pm.