MISTERTON: Bids for WW1 Knitwear

Bids are invited for a range of knitted items, made to WW1 patterns, which featured in last year’s exhibition, Lest We Forget – Misterton & West Stockwith in The Great War.

Made by two Misterton residents, who had knitted them especially for the exhibition, they are offered for sale – along with the original pattern book - with the proceeds going to the charity, Help for Heroes.

So if anyone would like an air force blue scarf, or a sleeveless pullover, balaclava, socks, fingerless mittens, gloves and wristbands in grey, please drop your bids into The Misterton Centre by the end of January.

Visitors to the WW1 exhibition in Misterton and West Stockwith also donated £180 to Help for Heroes.

Grants Available

District Cllr Hazel Brand invites applications for a share of the £1,000 community grant fund that is given to all district councillors. Grants are awarded for community activities within Bassetlaw, which will benefit the community. The council will consider applications for activities that fall under the following categories: sports; culture and heritage; environment and sustainability; social welfare; and community.

Applications will only be accepted once the activity has been discussed with Cllr Brand, who added: “So far, I have had two applications for grants. That means there’s over £500 left for community groups to bid for. The application form is on the BDC website (www.bassetlaw.gov.uk), along with further details on eligibility criteria, so I look forward to more applications that will benefit the people of Misterton and West Stockwith.”

Resources for Elderly

A resource for Older People is open every Thursday from 10am-3pm in the Butter Market at Retford Town Hall.

The aim of the Resource Centre is to promote the independence of older people in the Retford area. This is done by providing links to local services that can help them remain safe while living in their own homes. The Centre also gives people the opportunity to socialise and take part in a wide range of activities.

Home cooked meals are available from 12noon until 1pm. Newspapers and magazines are also available. We also have a craft group offering a range of craft activities from 10am and Seated Exercise is available on alternate Thursdays. For more information contact: Dave Bacon on 01777 709650 or e-mail: dbacon@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk. The Misterton Centre is in partnership with BAC so call in there for further details.

Diary Dates

Sunday 18th January, Kidz’ Klub (All Saints’ Sunday School), Church Room, 9am; Morning Worship, Misterton Methodist Church, 10.30am.

Wednesday 21st January, Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am.

Women’s Fellowship, Misterton Methodist Church, 2pm; Meeting of the Misterton & West Stockwith History Group, District Council office, The Misterton Centre, 6pm. All welcome: agenda includes review of the 2014 exhibition and plans for the next project.

Thursday 22nd January, Coffee Morning, Misterton Methodist Hall, 10-11am. All welcome; Drop-in consultation on the proposed solar farm, Walkeringham Village Hall, 3-7pm.

Stroke Information

The Bassetlaw Stroke Information Service is a service for residents, funded by NHS Bassetlaw and Notts County Council and delivered by Bassetlaw Action Centre. The service provides advice, information and support to families and carers for as long as it is needed. A case worker is available to assist you to access services that you may require to support your return to day-to-day life. Advice and support is available for practical things like:

· filling in forms· applying for benefits

· assistance with looking at housing needs and with adaptations that are required

· other practical assistance

· support to return back to work

· signposting to other relevant services/agencies

· put people in contact with other stroke survivors

· -or just a listening ear!

If you would like some help, please contact Jayne Bullock at Bassetlaw Action Centre on 01777 709650 or e-mail: jbul-lock@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk. The Misterton Centre is affiliated to BAC so information is also available there - call in or ring 891872.