MISTERTON: Network Rail Event

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Network Rail is hosting a community information event on Saturday 17th May from 10am-2pm in the Methodist Hall, Misterton. It will be a chance to find out about planned improvements to the Great Northern Great Eastern line (between Peterborough and Doncaster via Lincoln). The rise in demand for more passenger and freight services, particularly on arterial routes such as the East Coast Main Line, means that other lines, like the Great Northern Great Eastern line, are being upgraded. Along the route, 61 level crossings will be improved and over 80 miles of track laid so train speeds will be increased to between 60 and 75mph. In addition, Network Rail is renewing or refurbishing 57 bridges.

Charity Cycle Ride

Around our Locals: The sponsored cycle ride that means you can give to the charity of your choice is on Sunday 18th May. Start at the old school site, Misterton, or the ‘local’ of your choice at 12noon and cycle the 10 or 15 mile circuit in a clockwise direction.

A number of businesses will provide refreshments for children, who are participating in this sponsored event, including the Dovecote Café in Misterton – where staff of the adjacent Cycle Barn will be on hand to help with any mechanical problems!

Call in at your ‘local’ for a sponsor form; call 890123 or 07808 187575 for further information. All children must be supervised. Cyclists must observe road safety, and try to wear a helmet.

Diary Dates

Thursday 8th May, Coffee Morning, Methodist Hall, 10-11am. Sunday 11th, Kidz’ Klub (All Saints’ Sunday School), Church Room, 9am. Morning Worship, Methodist Church, 10.30am. Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 10.45am. The Second Minute, WW1-theme play by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, Harworth & Bircotes Town Hall, 7.30pm. For ticket prices and booking, call 01302 752642. Tuesday 13th, Coffee morning, Church Room, Church Lane, 10.30-11.30am. Meeting of Misterton Parish Council, Church Room, Church Lane, 7.30pm. Wednesday 14th, Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am. Thursday 15th, trip to Rufford Park, with Bassetlaw Community Minibus, £6.50. Details: 01777 709650. Friday-Sunday 16th-18th May, Festival of Films annual show by pupils of Everett-Fox School of Dance, Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough. Performances at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2.30pm on Sunday. Tickets £6 from the Arts Centre (tel: 01427 676655).