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BASSETLAW Heart Support: Of the meeting held Friday 4th March at Retford Hospital, over 30 members enjoyed a visit from Richard Hadfield (Landlord Brewers Arms at Clayworth). Richard gave an interesting and amusing talk regarding life as the landlord of a public house and eaterie. The present climate has seen the closure of around 40,000 pubs in the last year. Richard was pleased to report that his business is presently doing quite well and he and his family enjoy their working and home life in Clayworth. (Suggest you book a table if you wish to eat). Small groups of our members enjoyed their scheduled visit to Doncaster (Robin Hood Airport). Thanks to all concerned there. Next meeting - Friday 1st April at Bassetlaw Hospital Post Grad Centre at 2.30pm, when the speaker will be Kathleen McGunigal (Cardiac Failure Nurse). All welcome. Parking free.

BASSETLAW NCT: Nearly New Sale 2011 - Saturday April 9th, new venue - North Notts Arena, Eastgate, Worksop,11.30am-2pm, members get in 15 minutes early. £1 entry donated to NCT Charity. For more information and details of how to sell, please email

BCVS: Dukeries Centre, Park Street, Tel. 01909 476118, email or visit The following courses available in March: Tuesday 15th, Gypsy and Traveller Awareness, 10am-1pm. Wednesday 16th, First Aid: Appointed Person in the Workplace, 9.30am-3.30pm.

BRIDGE Club, Worksop Cricket Club: Results for February are: 7th - 1st, I. Stewart and S. Atkins, 2nd, P. Halfpenney and T. Ward, 3rd, L. Jamieson and J.Hale. 14th - 1st, G. Bailey and S. Atkins, 2nd, J. Denston and A. Rowland, 3rd, M. Simpson and B. Mundy. 21st - 1st, S. Atkins and I. Stewart, 2nd, G. Bailey and P. Revill, 3rd, J. and R. Stocks. 28th - 1, P. Revill and J. Hutton, 2nd, S. Cook and J. Haddon, =3rd, M, Oaks and T. Hunt, J.Denston and A. Rowland, S. Atkins and I. Stewart. Mondays (except bank holidays unless stated otherwise), 7-10.30pm. Bar available. £5 membership fee followed by £1 per week. Contact the secretary Monica Pepper on: 01909 472777.

DUKERIES Decorative And Fine Arts Society: For more information contact 01909 591471.

FLOWER Arranging Classes: Last Wednesday of the month at the Crossing, 7.30pm. If interested please ring 01909 730781.

National Trust Meeting: Unusual Burials in South Yorkshire, 16th March at the Crossing, Worksop. All NT members and volunteers welcome. Friendly, informative and raises funds for local National Trust projects. Coffee and biscuits served from 7pm.

PARKINSON’S UK: The AGM took place on March 1st and was well attended. Two new members joined the branch. In the chairman’s report Chris thanked everyone for their hard work. Membership continues to rise with new people joining most months. The aims of the branch will continue and a new branch information letter will be introduced for all new or potentially new members. Our aim is to offer the hand of friendship and support to everyone with Parkinson’s , their family and carers. We believe that no-one should be alone with the condition. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at Worksop Cricket Club at 2pm. Our Parkinson’s nurse attends some of our meetings to give help and advice when necessary. For further information on any aspect of the branch activities, call Chris 01909 730629. The next meeting is on Tuesday April 5th. The Bassetlaw Neurological Rehabilitation Team will talk about their role in the wellbeing of Parkinson’s patients and Julia Robinson (Parkinson’s UK Information and Support Officer) will be there to chat to members. The coach trip to Eden Camp on May 10th is finalised and names are being taken. Anyone not reserved a seat is asked to phone Chris very soon.

PILATES: Tuesdays 6.15-7.30pm at Valley Drama Studio, Valley School. Thursdays 10.30am-12noon, MS Coffee and Seated Pilates at Eastgate Centre. All levels, with a free trial class to start. Tel. Charlotte on: 01909 477159.

PRIORY Church: Daily services and enquires: 01909 472180, 11th March, 12noon Mass followed by charity soup lunch, 7pm Stations Of the Cross. 13th, 8am Mass, 9.30am Mass with Creche and Sunday School, 12.30pm Parish lunch for the Zimbabwe Appeal, 6pm Evensong and Benediction with the choir. 16th, 9.30am Mass followed by Coffee and chat.

PROBUS Club of Worksop, Worksop Cricket Club: The bowls section continues to meet for friendly competitions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at North Notts Community Centre.

Ryton Chorale: Concert with English Pro Musica, conductor Anthony Morgan, 7.30pm, Saturday 2nd April at Worksop Priory Church, Priorswell Road, S80 2HX. Tickets £10, concessions £8, children’s tickets free of charge, available from: Telesales: 01777 818744, from choir members, or on the door.

SALVATION Army, Newcastle Avenue: Monday 9.45-11.45am Parents and Toddlers, 12.30pm Prayer Meeting, 1.45pm Ladies Meeting, 5.30pm Rainbows, 6.15pm Brownies, 7.30pm Guides. Wednesday 10am Coffee Morning, 12noon Soup and Roll Lunch, 12.45pm Wednesday Fellowship all welcome. Thursday 7pm Bible Study. Friday 11am Bible Study, 6.30pm Youth Club. Saturday 10am Coffee Morning. Sunday 10am Morning Worship, 3.30pm Kids Alive (Sunday School), 5pm Evening Meeting.

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: Luncheon Club Friday 1st April – bookings by Monday 21st March to Pauline Cooper 01909 475359. Sunday 13th March, 6.30pm “Praise and a Pint” at the Shireoaks Inn, Westgate, Worksop. Thursday 17th, 7.30pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting in St Anne’s Church. Friday 25th, 8.30pm, St Anne’s Travellers proudly present Jazz Night at the Shireoaks Inn, Westgate, Worksop - The Nicola Farnon Quartet”, tickets £8 from 01777 869051 or 01909 487378. Saturday 26th, 10am-12.30pm, St Anne’s Church Spring Fair, stalls include cakes, books, cards, crafts, toys and games, raffle, tombola and lots of 10p games to play. First class refreshments to be served including bacon butties. Easter bonnet competition for both adults and children. Come along and support your local church. All welcome.

STEP2IT Dukeries, Kilton Forest Golf Club: Health/Leisure walks every Thursday, commencing at 10am. Walks are one mile (beginners), three miles, five miles and occasionally seven miles. Mondays 6.30pm one mile for beginners and three miles. All walks are free and no special equipment is needed. Evening walks will restart on 4th April 2011. For further details ring: 01909 488704 or 07599 340551.

ST JOHN’S Church: Sunday Celebration Service 10am. Refreshments afterwards. Fridays Toddler Group 9.15–11.15am play and get together, £1 per family includes refreshments. Wednesdays Heart For Family Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am, £1 per family including refreshments. Term time only. Tel. Janet on 01909 488286.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Saturday 12th March, Concert - A Viennese Evening Classical Encounters, 7.30pm. Wednesday 16th, Public Meeting - Bassetlaw Protect Our People and Services, 7pm.

WORKSOP and District Pensioner’s Association: Meets on the second Wednesday of each month in a private room at The Crossing Church and Centre, 2-4pm. Membership £3 per year and £1.50 per visit including tea and biscuits and a raffle ticket. Contact Pat Barran on: 07923018196 or Des Bishell on: 01909 481687.

WOMEN’S Institute: The AGM took place recently and Ann Morley was again appointed as President. The other officers are Treasurer, Gill Barraclough and Secretary, Sue Caryl. The winner of the competition prize for the year was Pauline Patterson.

The next meeting will be on April 7th at 1.45pm in the Cricket Club, Central Avenue, when Angela Plumb will be talking about Polar Bears.

Visitors and new members welcome. Tel. 01909 483215.


NEW Life Church (AOG), Plantation Hill: Sunday 4pm Family Service. Thursday 7.30pm Prayer Meeting. Friday 6.30pm Treasure Kids.

KILTON Pet and Raptor Rescue, Plantation Hill: Open throughout the year for anyone interested in homing unwanted animals or for fostering.


HARWORTH Methodist Church, Waterslack Road: Sundays, Sunday School 10-30-11.30am (three years and over). Mondays, 1st Harworth Girl’s Brigade 6-7.30pm (girls over the age of four years). Tuesdays, Tuesday Activity Club 6.7.30pm everyone over the age of four years).


BOTANICAL Art Group: Meet in The New Hall, Bawtry on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am-12.30pm. We are a mixed group of abilities and although there is no formal tuition we enjoy sharing our knowledge and expertise. If you would like to join us please contact the Secretary - Sue Woffinden on: 01909 731020.

WHIST Drive, New Hall, Station Road: Thursday’s 7.15pm.


MEMORIAL Hall: Handbell Ringers: Tuesdays, 7.30pm in the upstairs room. Mums and Toddlers: Thursdays, 9.30-11.15am (in term time). Pilates: Thursdays, 6.15-7.15pm, All levels, with a free trial class to start. Tel. Charlotte on: 01909 477159. Pre-school: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-11.30am and 12.45-3pm. UK


TAI Chi, Village Hall: Fridays, 10.45am-12.15pm. Contact Sue on: 07963 513209 or Jack on: 07732 995186 for more information.


ST PATRICK’S RC Church: Sunday services, 10.30am, Mass.