MISTERTON: Celebrating Old Age

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A day especially for older people in Bassetlaw will be held at Retford Town Hall on Thursday 2nd October from 10am. There’s free door-to-door transport (call 01777 709650) and free bacon rolls between 10-11am. There will be a range of stalls giving information and advice relevant to older people.

Creative Craft Group

The monthly craft group begins on Thursday 25th September and runs for seven weeks. The workshop covers a range of creative craft techniques and those attending will complete a variety of fabric and papercraft items, including greetings cards and patchwork. The group meets in the Church Room, Church Lane, Misterton, on Thursdays from 1.30-3.30pm and is free for those on means-tested benefits and their unwaged dependents. Otherwise, the course costs £53.90. For further information, call Julie on 01777 706132 or 01246 278623. The course is delivered by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).

Annual Show

Join in the 73-year village tradition by entering Mister-ton’s annual horticultural and domestic crafts show. Flowers and flower arrangements, fruit and veg, arts and crafts, and domestic produce - whatever your skill or age, there’s a class for you to enter at the annual Misterton Horticultural, Arts & Crafts Show at Misterton Sport Social Club on Sunday 28th September. Call the Show Secretary (tel: 891376) for details of the classes. This year, there’s a new class for first-time exhibitors: any fruit or veg from those listed in the schedule. There are novice classes for flower growers, too. Entries for all classes may be brought on the day between 10am and 2pm. Judging begins at 2.15pm. All entries (other than those in reserved classes) will be auctioned for charity. The Show opens to the public at 5.30pm. Judging for the Best-kept Allotment competi-tion was in July and the win-ner will be announced when awards are presented at 6pm. 6.30pm, auction of show produce begins; profits go to local charities and good causes.

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 mak-ing 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.

Minibus for use

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 Bassetlaw Action Centre (BAC) and is available to non-profit making community groups and indi-viduals. 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.bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk or ring 01777 709650. Alternatively, email: minibus@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk. The Misterton Centre is affiliated to BAC, call in or ring 891872.

Diary Dates

To 30 September, Exhibition, Lest We Forget – Misterton & West Stockwith in The Great War, at Misterton Library (during Library opening times). Thursday 18th September, Coffee morning, Methodist Hall, 10-11am. All welcome. Sunday 21st, Kidz’ Klub (All Saints’ Sunday School), Church Room, 9-10am; Holy Communion, Methodist Church, 10.30am; No service, All Saints’ Church. Wednesday 24th, Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am .

Thursday 25th, ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Methodist Hall, 10-11am.

Sunday 28th, 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). Saturday 4th,

‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Vicarage (Church Room if wet), 10am-12noon.


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.