Information Desk

AT A GLANCE information, including train times, lighting-up times, late chemists and useful numbers


CHURCHES services for Sunday 12th October (unless otherwise stated) are:


All Saints', Church Street: today (Thursday), 11.30am, Holy Communion (said BCP); Sunday; 8am, Holy Communion (said BCP); 10.30am, Parish Communion; 6pm, Evensong.

St George's, Heapham Road: 10.30am, Holy Communion.

St Paul's, Morton: 9am, Eucharist, Rev Sandra Benham.


Gainsborough Methodist Church: 10.30am,


St Thomas RC, Cross Street: Saturday, 7pm, Holy Mass; Sunday, 9.15am, Sunday Mass.

Salvation Army: 10am, Family Service; 4pm, Praise Service.

United Reformed Church: 10.30am, Rev Gillian Heald.

Society of Friends: 10.30am.

New Life Christian Fellowship, Middlefield Lane: 10am, Holy Communion; 6.30pm, New Life Celebration.


Willingham: 10.30am; Lea: 10.30am; Upton: 10.30am; Marton: 6pm; Central Cemetery Chapel, off Cox's Hill, Gainsborough: 10am, English Catholic Church Service, Fr J. Campbell.


LIGHTS are not needed on vehicles between the following times except during periods of poor visibility:

am pm


Fri 10 6.50 6.47

Sat 11 6.52 6.45

Sun 12 6.54 6.43

Mon 13 6.55 6.40

Tue 14 6.57 6.38

Wed 15 6.59 6.36

Thu 16 7.01 6.34

Fri 17 7.03 6.31


HIGH water times on the River Trent at Gainsborough are:


Fri 10 04.17 2.4 17.20 2.5

Sat 11 05.20 2.9 18.10 3.1

Sun 12 06.08 3.5 18.50 3.5

Mon 13 06.47 3.9 19.25 3.9

Tue 14 07.24 4.3 20.00 4.1

Wed 15 08.00 4.6 20.34 4.3

Thu 16 08.38 4.8 21.09 4.4

Fri 17 09.19 4.8 21.47 4.3

GMT (add one hour for BST) and heights, in metres, refer to ODN at Keadby.

The Aegir usually appears during high spring tides and arrives about two hours before high water in Gainsborough, about three hours before in Owston Ferry and two and a half hours before in West Stockwith.


LATE duty chemist: Lincoln Co-op Chemists, Market Street, Sunday noon-1pm; Vanessa Drive, Mon-Fri 5.30pm-6.15pm; Spivak Chemists, Heapham Road, Wed-Fri 5.30pm-7pm.


THE local train service until Sunday 7th December is:


To LINCOLN: Weekdays - 6.25am, 7.38am, 8.24am, 9.38am, 10.38am, d10.52am, 11.38am, 12.38pm, d1.30pm, 1.39pm, 2.38pm, d2E54pm, d3P33pm(S), 3E38pm, 3S45pm, 4.38pm, d4S56pm, 5.38pm, 6.38pm, 7.39pm, d8E00pm, 8.42pm, d9.00pm. Sundays - 2.32pm, 4.53pm, 6.53pm, 8.16pm.

To SHEFFIELD: Weekdays - 7.26am, 8A49am, 9A49am, 10A49am, 11A49am, 12A49pm, 1A49pm, 2A49pm, 3A49pm, 4H49pm(E), 4D49pm(S), 5.44pm, 6.46pm, 8.05pm, 8.49pm, 9S46pm, 9E49pm. Sundays - 3L37pm, 5.57pm, 7.57pm, 9L37pm.

To DONCASTER (direct route): Weekdays - 9S37am, 9E40am, 12.17pm, 1E40pm, 2S31pm, 3S32pm, 6E37pm, 7S52pm, 7E54pm. Sundays - No direct service.


To CLEETHORPES (Saturdays only): 8.57am, 1.00pm (bus), 5pm (bus).

To SHEFFIELD (Saturdays only): 12.22pm, 4.25pm (bus to Retford for onward rail connection, 7.15pm (5.15pm bus from Cleethorpes to Retford for onward rail connection).

KEY: a - through to Meadowhall, Rotherhamn, Mexborough, Doncaster and Adwick Interchange; D - through to Doncaster via Sheffield; d - from Doncaster (direct); E - except Saturdays; H - through to Hull; L - through to Leeds; P - through to Peterborough via Spalding; S - Saturdays.


Gainsborough code unless otherwise stated):

Causeway Lane, Lea, waste site opening times: all week - 8am to 4pm.

West Lindsey District Council - 676676 or visit the website at

Gainsborough Town Council - 811573

Bassetlaw District Council - 01909 533533

North Lincolnshire Council - 01724 296342

Lincolnshire County Council 01522 552222 -

Gainsborough Police - 810910

Gainsborough Crime Prevention Panel - 07887 752204 - If not answered, leave your name and number and a member will contact you.

Crime and drug information hotline - 0800 281490

John Coupland Hospital - 816500

Gainsborough College - 617471

Gas emergencies - freephone 0800 111999

Trinity Arts Centre - 676655

Edward Leigh MP - 01673 844501 or E-mail Conservative office -

West Lindsey Citizens Advice Bureau, 26 North Street, Gainsborough. Opening hours Monday to Wednesday, 9.30am-1.30pm. Fax 01427 810914. CAB county helpline 08701 224422 for general advice see the website on

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) - 810350

Gainsborough Old Hall - 612669

Gainsborough Adventure Playground - 617165

West Lindsey Leisure Centre - 615169

Stagecoach bus company website -

Public conveniences - Roseway, Whittons Gardens, Heaton Street bus station (24 hours), Corporation Yard (disabled), Bridge Street, Saxilby, and Torksey Lock.


OPENING hours of Gainsborough Police Station will be posted outside the station each week.

People attending the station who find the office not staffed should use the telephone system on the outside wall.

This inquiry will be dealt with by the call handling unit, which will either be able to help directly or, if necessary, allocate an officer to deal with it.