All Saints’ Church and Five Villages First Responders were each presented with cheques for £150, raised at the event to mark switching on the village Christmas lights (Friday 6th December). The countdown to the 6.30pm switch-on was led by local MP John Mann, and carol singing by the Rev David Henson, on Windmill Gardens. Harworth Brass Band entertained residents in the Parish Church.
Misterton Parish Council has voted to clean and restore the War Memorial, to restore the inscriptions, and improve the area surrounding the Celtic cross. Bassetlaw Council has awarded the council £7,500 towards costs, which must be matched with funding from the parish council and other sources. Bids have been made for other funds. The work will be carried out to commemorate the centenary of the start of The Great War next year.
A Speedwatch team was out in force in late November and clocked the usual quota of speeding vehicles. The next session is scheduled over the Christmas period. But residents are asked to note the registration numbers of speeding drivers: Notts Police has details of target vehicles – those that are persistent offenders – so residents are asked to note the registration, type of vehicle, colour, and the area in which they’re seen speeding, and pass the details to the Speedwatch co-ordinator. Speedwatch volunteers are also keeping an eye out and reporting any sightings. More volunteers are needed to work in teams when the speed gun comes to Misterton. If you’re interested, contact the local co-ordinator, David Pearce on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior citizens’ party
Misterton Senior citizens’ annual party is to be held on Saturday 18th January, 2014, at the Methodist Hall at 4.15pm. If you have not attended before and would like an invite please contact Lorraine Hessel at 2 The Old Maltings, Misterton (tel: 01427 890850) to be included when the invitations are sent out immediately after Christmas. For those of you who attended last year, you will automatically receive an invite but please note Lorraine’s change of address.
Sunday 22nd December: No Kidz’ Klub; Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9am; Holy Communion, Methodist Church, 10.30am. Tuesday 24th December: Refreshments followed by Christmas Eve service, Methodist Church, 2pm; Christmas Eve service, All Saints’ Church, 9pm; Midnight Mass, Walkeringham Parish Church, 11.30pm. Wednesday 25th December: Services of Holy Communion in Beckingham, 9am, and West Stockwith, 10.45am. Wednesday 8th January: Trip to Welbeck Estate with Bassetlaw Community Minibus, £8.50, details 01777 709650. Friday 10th January: Trip to Downtown, Grantham, for January sales with Bassetlaw Community Minibus, £15.00, details 01777 709650. Tuesday 14th January: Meeting of Parish Council, Church Room, 7.30pm. Saturday 18th January: Annual party for seniors, Methodist Hall, 4.15pm, call Lorraine (890850) to get an invitation. Friday/Saturday 24th/25th January: Panto (Aladdin), Gertrude Morris Hall, West Stockwith, 7pm, with Saturday matinee, 2pm, tickets £6 adults, children £3 – call Auriol (891488) to book.