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BAG AND MORE SALE - Affordable bags, jewellery, and accessories are on sale on Wednesday 6th July at West Stockwith Village Hall from 7pm to 9pm. Ten per cent of takings go towards the upkeep of the hall. Refreshments will be on sale and there’s a raffle, too.

NEW SCHEDULE FOR POLICE SURGERIES - Notts Police will be holding its surgeries on the last Friday of the month, coinciding with the district council surgeries. The next is Friday 24th June between 9.30am and 10.30am at The Misterton Centre when PCSO Dave Airey is available to talk to residents. No appointment is necessary (but call 891872 for an appointment with Dist Coun Hazel Brand). The next surgery is 26th August.

QUIZ NIGHT - The quiz night planned for Monday 20th June has been postponed. The new date is Friday 9th September.

HOUSING CHOICE CASE WORKER - Have you ever considered the changes you might need to make to your home to ensure it remains suitable and meets your changing needs throughout your later life?

The Bassetlaw Housing Choice Case Worker can help you put into place anything you need to remain in your existing property or help you to find other suitable accommodation. If you would like some help, support, and information on what housing options are available to you, please contact Bassetlaw Action Centre, on 01777 709650. The Misterton Centre is affiliated to the Bassetlaw Action Centre, and further information is also available there (tel: 01427 891872).

DIARY DATES - Friday 24th June: Surgery with Dist Coun Hazel Brand, The Misterton Centre, 9.30am-10.30am, call 891872 for an appointment; Notts Police surgery with PCSO Dave Airey (details as above). Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th June: Festival of country farming, Bassetlaw Museum, Retford, 10am–4pm. Sunday 26th June: Kidz’ Klub, Church Room, 9am; Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9am; Holy Communion, Methodist Church, 9.15am. Wednesday 29th June: Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am. Sunday 3rd July: Open gardens event, West Stockwith, 11am–4pm. Wednesday 6th July: Sale of affordable handbags, jewellery and accessories, village hall, West Stockwith, 7pm-9pm. Saturday 9th July: Misterton gala, Old School Field, noon-5pm, admission: adults and unaccompanied children £1; children free.


Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

SUMMER CONCERT - On Saturday 25th June at 7.30pm the Cabra Singers (conducted by Richard Crossland) and with Peter Godden at the keyboard will present a concert of mainly light choral and instrumental music in the gardens of The Garden House, Saxby, under cover if wet. The gardens will be open from 5pm for those who wish to have a picnic. Tickets, in aid of St Helen’s Church, are adults £8, under 16s £5 and may be purchased from the choir or The Garden House.

HOLY COMMUNION - On Sunday 26th June the Rev John Duckett will celebrate Holy Communion in St Helen’s Church, Saxby, at 9.30am.


Lynn Bywood, 01724 762065.

SUMMER FETE - St Peter’s Church PCC are holding a summer fete in the New Rectory garden on Saturday 2nd July starting at 2pm. There will be a raffle, tombola and various stalls with afternoon tea in the rectory garden. Funds raised will be in aid of St Peter’s Church.

WHIST - Winners at the whist drive held in the chapel schoolroom on Tuesday 14th June were: ladies - J Moore, M Booth and T Wilby; gents - G Housam, R Stride and C Roberts. C Patrick partnered by V White won the miniature. The MC was Reg Stride.

METHODIST CHAPEL - The Rev L Gregg will take the service on Sunday 26th June at 10.30am.

SCOTTER LIBRARY - Margaret Dickinson will be at Scotter Library on Thursday 30th June from 2.30pm. For further details or to book tickets please contact the library

SUMMER FETE - St Peter’s annual summer fete will take place on Saturday 2nd July from 2pm to 4pm in the grounds of the New Rectory, Church Lane. Teas will be served throughout the afternoon, and there will also be stalls, games, competitions and a raffle. This is a traditional village event and a warm welcome is extended to everyone to come along and enjoy a fun filled afternoon.

BOWLS - On Saturday 2nd July Scotter Bowls Club will be holding their gala day when teams from around the region and beyond compete. The event starts at 10am and will last until late afternoon. Everyone is welcome to go along and watch any match being played.


Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

FETE - Snitterby’s annual field fete will be held in Messrs Page’s paddock on Saturday 9th July at 2.30pm. More information later.


Mrs L. Alsop, 01427 838502; email:

UPTON PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING - Coun Peter Rushton was elected chairman for the following year, with Coun Pat Fotheringham as vice-chair. All council members were present plus West Lindsey District Coun J. Milne and PCSO also in attendance.

The police gave out letters for all parish councils, saying that the police would like more integration with the parish councils.

The Upton parish would now be under Saxilby station intead of Market Rasen. Anna Grieve gave a report on closed burial grounds. Coun Milne told the council that new age curling would be held in the village hall in the near future. The clerk is to contact highways regarding white line painting and to thank them for filling in some potholes.

Councillors agreed not to take up the services of Hill Holt Wood scheme as they now wanted paying for time and materials. A local man is to cut the footpath between Church Road and Main Street. The next meeting will be on 12th July when councillors will meet outside the Methodist Schoolroom at 7pm for the annual walk round the village to see what needs to be done.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB - Miss Margery Clayworth gave the members a talk and demonstration when she showed members the beautiful toys she had knitted and did some flower arrangements. The afternoon was so enjoyable that the chair booked her again for a Christmas demonstration.

Lynda Hotchkiss was the speaker at the meeting of the club on Thursday afternoon. Her subject was Out and About in Lincolnshire which members found very interesting. The club will hold an afternoon tea on 21st July when all are very welcome.

WOMENS INSTITUTE - The speaker at the June meeting was Alison Tirsley who gave a humorous yet instructive talk on Lavish Lifestyles. The evening included a plant swop, which was very well supported.

COFFEE MORNING - The W.I. organised a coffee morning in the Village Hall to celebrate 90 years of the Royal British Legion. The morning included a raffle and plant stall. £150 was raised for the charity.

QUIZ - Last week’s quiz was for the cricket club when Dave Farrow was the quizmaster.

Winners were The Young and Good Looking Team and The Oblong Table Ladies and the booby prize was won by The Universally Challenged Team, £100 was raised. This week’s quiz is for Kidney Cancer Charity.


Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

CHRYSALIS - This mutual support group for the bereaved always welcomes new members. The next get-together is at Nuestra Casa, Cliff Crescent, Waddingham, on Wednesday 29th June from 2.30pm to 4pm. For more information contact Angie Allport on 01673 818464 or

RALLY - Waddingham Tractor Rally will be on The Green on Sunday 3rd July. Tractors will leave between 10am and 10.30am, returning about two hours later. There will be a fete in the afternoon with many attractions. Anyone wishing to hire a stall should contact Wendy Waite on 01673 818876.

INDOOR BOWLS - Waddingham Bowls Club invites prospective members to come along to the Jubilee Hall from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Mondays or from 7.30pm on Thursdays (unless there is a match).

More information is available from Paddy on 01673 818456, Kath on 01673 818256, Dennis on 01673 818366 or Pete on 01673 818963.

BINGO - The next session in the Jubilee Hall is on Saturday 25th June at 7.30pm.

CHURCH SERVICES - On Sunday 26th June the Rev Jane Sinclair (Archdeacon of Stow) will celebrate Holy Communion in St Mary and St Peter Church,

Waddingham, at 9.30am; Mr C. Todd will preach in Waddingham Methodist Chapel at 10.15am.