WEST STOCKWITH: Summer Show

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Performers young and old took to the stage in West Stockwith earlier this month to showcase their talents. The annual variety show saw performers across the age range from eight to 80 – and more!

In addition to an evening of entertainment, the summer show raised £125 for village hall funds. Well done, everyone – and thanks to those who supported the event. Watch out for the dates of the pantomime, Cinderella, which will be on in January 2015.

Learn to Lip Read

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. On this form 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. Upon receipt of a completed application form, 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.

Diary Dates

Sunday 21st September, Family Service, St Mary’s Church, 11am (note new time).

Wednesday 24th September, Happy Hour: preparation for Christmas social evening, Village Hall, 10am.

Sunday 28th September, Misterton Horticultural, Arts & Crafts Show, Misterton Sports Social Club. Entries in between 10am and 2pm. For a schedule, call 891376.

Thursday 2nd October, Celebrating older people in Bassetlaw, Retford Town Hall, from 10am. Free transport (call 01777 709650).

November, Trip to Skegness for Turkey & Tinsel, weeks commencing 10th and 24th November, with Bassetlaw Community Minibus, £165 per person, incl B&B and evening meal at Royal Skegness Hotel. Details: 01777 709650.

Community Minibus

The Bassetlaw Community 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) under Section 19 Minibus Permit, which makes it available to non-profit making community groups and individuals. 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.bassetla-wactioncentre.org.uk or ring 01777 709650. Alternatively, e-mail: minibus@bassetla-wactioncentre.org.uk. The Misterton Centre is affiliated to BAC so information is also available there – call in or ring 891872.

New Housing Choice

Are you struggling with your housing situation? Do you need help and advice? Maybe Housing Choice can help! The Housing Choice Service is aimed at people who recognise that they are starting to find things difficult in their own homes and want to consider their options to meet their changing needs. These might include moving to more suit-able accommodation or making changes to the existing property. The Housing Choice Case Worker will be holding surger-ies at The Misterton Centre on the 4th Wednesday of each month. To book an appoint-ment or for more information, please contact Bassetlaw Action Centre on 01777 709650 or by e-mail at housing@actioncentre.org.uk.

Local Policing

If you want to influence what our local beat team focuses on in the next three months, complete Notts Police’s online Neighbourhood Priority Survey. Together with meetings with residents and community feedback, the results of the surveys are used to help local beat teams set their priorities. Completed anonymously, the survey asks you to explain what concerns you have about criminal activity where you live. It asks for information about a range of concerns, including antisocial behaviour, speeding, street drinking, nuisance vehicles and other criminal activity. You can give information about your concerns and the days and times incidents are happening. You can also pinpoint exactly where the problems are, with a marker on a map. So, to have your say on policing in your area, go to

www.neighbourhoodpriorit-ysurvey.co.uk. Paper copies of the survey are available at The Misterton Centre.