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A1 Housing: Free training for A1 Housing tenants including; Intro to IT; Intro to Microsoft Office; Health and Safety. Contact Lindsay Bradshaw on 01909 533226 for more details.

BASSETLAW NCT: We run a number of friendly play groups for parents and carers, babies and toddlers each week: Monday, Singing, craft, snack and play at Balmoral Centre, 9.30-11.30am. Wednesday, Bumps and Babies (up to walking), Balmoral Centre, 9.30-11.30am. Thursday, Babes and Jolly Tots for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, Worksop Christian Centre, 9.30-11.30am. Each group asks for a donation of £1 to £1.50 to attend. Tea and coffee is available. More information available on our website at

BASSETLAW Stroke Information Service: Is a new 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 stroke survivors, and their 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:

BCVS: The Priory, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Road, Worksop, S80 2BU. Tel 01909 476118, email or visit Yoga, Wednesdays 5.30-7pm. Only £24 for six weekly sessions, drop in rate £5. Tel. Julie on: 07899977967. The following courses are available in January: 16th, Experience for Yourself Kingston Close Community Centre 10am-11.30am, free.

BLUEBELL Wood Children’s Hospice: Urgently require stock and donations of clothes, shoes and bric-a-brac. Any donations would be greatly received at our shop on 76 Bridge Street, Worksop. We are also desperately in need of volunteers, contact Jane Smith on 01909 483200.

DIVORCED, Separated and Widowed Association: Mondays (except Bank Holidays), 8-11pm for dancing and social outings. £1.40 for visitors and £1 for members. For enquiries ring: 01909 487222.

DUKERIES Decorative And Fine Arts Society: for more information please ring 01777 228918.

FAMILY History (Self Help Group): Fortnightly at Worksop Library, 4-6pm, the second and last Thursday of each month. All welcome. For information contact 01909 535353.

FLOWER Arranging Classes: Last Wednesday of the month at The Crossing, 7.30pm. Tel. 01909 730781.

NORTH Notts National Trust: Wednesday 16th January, Mesericords by Dr David Bostwick. If you are a National Trust member or volunteer from the North Notts area which includes Retford, Tuxford, Ollerton and Worksop then you are entitled to join us. Winter meetings are held every month in the Crossing, Newcastle Avenue at 7.30pm with coffee/tea and biscuits from 7pm onwards. If you are interested you are welcome to come along for a taster session. All money raised goes to the National Trust projects. For more information email

PARKINSON’S UK: The branch meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Worksop Cricket Club, Central Ave where new members are always very welcome.

PRIORY Church: 11th January, 12noon Mass followed by Charity Soup Lunch. 13th, 9.30am Parish Mass with Crèche & Sunday School, 6pm Evensong & Benediction. 16th, 9.30am Mass followed by coffee and chat.

PROBUS Club of Worksop, Worksop Cricket Club: Thursday 18th January, Tax Care and Toy Boys - Long Term Fees by Chris Dingley. Meetings are held fortnightly (Sept-May) at Worksop Cricket Club, 10am for 10.30am. New members welcome. Tel Terry Hallworth on 01909 473124 for further details.

ROYAL British Legion, Worksop Branch: Are looking for members old and new. Meets at Worksop Bowling Club, last Thursday of the month, 7.30pm. We need people to help out at this year’s Poppy Appeal. If you can help contact Brian Madden on 01909 731160 or 0788 158 6198.

ST ANNE’S Baby And Toddler Playgroup: Tuesdays 9.30-11.15am. Term time only.

ST ANNE’S Church: Newcastle Avenue: Daily Prayer: Mon-Fri 9-9.30am, in the Lady Chapel, entry via vestry door. 8am. 13th January, Baptism of Christ, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 10am Family Communion Light Club. Next Luncheon Club is Friday 1st February. To book call Pauline on 01909 475359 by Monday 21st January.

START-RIGHT K9 Centre: Sunday 20th January 2013, showing of the film Ralli-O, the new dog sport from America which has been taken over by the Kennel Club, 1.30-3.30pm at Worksop Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop. Admission free, refreshments available. Please telephone to book a place - 01909 591442.

U3A University Of The Third Age: Thursday 17th January, Peter Whyles will talk about Astronomy. Our general monthly meetings are open to anyone not in full-time employment and able to join us at St Anne’s Church Hall, Harrington Street, off Newcastle Avenue between 2-4pm. Our guest speaker schedule has finished for this year but will recommence in January 2013. Refreshments will be available. Further information about joining us or finding out about other forthcoming events can be found on our website Worksop & District U3a or contact Bob Fearn on 01909 565944. We look forward to seeing you.

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. Provides entertainment and enjoyment for everyone aged 60 and over. Entertainment includes talks and demonstrations on a variety of subjects, social events, bingo, coach outings, holidays, Christmas Lunch and much more. Bring a friend if you wish. Membership £4 per year and £1.50 per monthly visit including tea and biscuits and a free raffle ticket. Don’t be shy, just turn up, no need to join on your first visit. Contact 01909 481687 or 481620 for more details.

WORKSOP Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets: Young people from all backgrounds come to learn and have fun. They develop skills in many areas and gain qualifications such as; sailing, rowing, power boating, D of E and many more. You are welcome to come and join us at: Worksop Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets, TS Bentinck, 74a Gateford Road, Worksop. Parade Nights: Mondays and Thursdays 6.45-9pm. Telephone 01909 487498.

WORKSOP WI: Members enjoyed a Christmas lunch in December with guests from Nottinghamshire Federation and other local WIs. Rev Mark Cantrill entertained us with his knitted Nativity. In January we held a Member’s Meeting with news and details of future federation events followed by a craft session. We tried our hands at making Iris folded greetings cards to much amusement and also made very attractive ‘favours’ with fabrics and ribbons around a well known make of chocolates! We started our charity activities for the New Year by placing coins on a selection of member’s favourite Christmas cards to choose a winner. It was a very busy social afternoon with tea and cake and shortbread biscuits served by the committee. The next meeting is on February 7th at the Cricket Ground at 1.45pm, guests and new members always welcome. For details please call Christine on 01909 473048.

WORKSOP Spiritualist Church, George Street: Weekly - Sundays Divine Service, 6.30pm. Wednesdays Healing Service, 7pm. Thursdays church open from 11am-2pm for healing and refreshments. Sittings £20 book beforehand. Saturday service 7pm, Open Circle 8.30pm. Contact 01909 531962.


KILTON Pet and Raptor Rescue, Plantation Hill: Open throughout the year for anyone interested in homing unwanted animals or for fostering. The rescue centre is expanding to Lambley in Nottingham and has opened a Farm Park and Falconry Centre, which will be open to the public from 10am-5pm, 7 days a week. Volunteers are always needed. For more information contact Colleen on: 01909 478049 or 0797 039 0725 for more details.


SHO-Shin-Budo Kwai: St Peter’s Church Hall, Pelham Street, Fridays 6.45-8pm for under 10s and 8-9.30pm for over 10s and adults. £3 per session.

50 PLUS Club: Meets every Tuesday at Manton Club, Retford Road, 1.30-4pm for line dancing, sequence dancing, bingo, quizzes and outings. New members welcome. Admission £2. Tel. Pat on: 01909 474728.

ZONE Out Young People’s Centre: Mondays 5.30-7.30pm and Wednesdays 6-8pm at Worksop Library.


BIRCOTES Leisure Centre: Bums ‘n’ Tums, Wednesday 7-8pm and Thursday 9.30-10.30am. Aqua Aerobics, Monday 7.15-8pm, Tuesday 12.30-1.15pm and Thursday 11-11.45am. Salsacise, Thursday 7.15-8pm. Yoga, Monday 6.15-7.45pm.


CHURCH of St Giles: Sundays Parish Mass 11.30am, 2nd and 4th of the month. Enquiries can be obtained on: 01909 472180.


ST MARY’S Chapel: 11.30am Mass 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays. Enquires available on: 01909 472180 or at