Community News - Shirebrook

Richmond Care Home

Staff members Tracey Taylor, Donna Scott, Kelly Morton, Leanne Newcombe, Maureen Hayes and Nikita Hall completed a sponsored walk from the care home to Clumber Park. Refreshments were purchased at the Jug and Glass, Langwith where customers donated £15. The walk raised almost £800 to provide Christmas activities for residents.

Salvation Army

Home League Secretary, Mrs Eunice Smith led yesterday week’s members meeting when she took as her title, ‘Brushing Away the Cobwebs.’ Maj Ina Neill led the Wednesday week Bible study class and welcomed parents and children to the Thursday week Buddies playgroup meeting. ‘Jugs’ was Jean Leadbeater’s topic when she led the Friday week Sunshine Club meeting. Members and guests of the Ladies Fellowship group visited the William Booth Museum at Nottingham on Thursday week. Volunteers served at four coffee mornings. Flowers for the Holiness table were provided by Cheryl Cooper. Members visited the Albert Hall for a meeting led by General, Linda Booth who took as her title, ‘Arise a Mighty Army.’ Members joined a combined choir of over 100 singers to perform. Maureen Boucher led the prayer meeting on Sunday wee.

Sports Awards

Students of the past, present and future came together to celebrate their efforts and commitments to sport at the Bolsover Sports Awards at Shirebrook Leisure Centre. Casey Rossiter (post 16) was recognised for her commitment to dance leadership; Katie Heaps (Y10) was rewarded for her success in designing the winning torch for the Shirebrook Cluster in the design a torch competition; Natalia Rea (post 16) came runner up in the ‘Sports Woman of the Year’ category; Luke Widdowson (Y10), Andrew Bingley (Y9), Jordan Lowe (Y9) and Tony Walters (Y10) were awarded for their success as part of the Shirebrook Academy and Tibshelf School Sports Hall Athletics Plus Team who came second in the Derbyshire School Games. Shirebrook Judo Club and Shirebrook Bowls Club were presented with Clubmark awards. Other Shirebrook successes included Jim Clarke (Service to Sport nomination), Lee Walters (Community Coach of the Year nomination) and Connor Emery (Junior Sportsman of the Year nomination). Model Village Primary School were declared Champion School winners. Mason Bennett was awarded Sportsperson of the Year 2012.

Tuesday Dance

Dancers were welcomed to Shirebrook Miners Welfare Social Centre yesterday week by Mrs M. Blakemore. Music was provided by Mr P. Goodall. Mrs M. Goodall organised and led the dancing.

Holy Trinity Church

A Family Service and Harvest Festival was conducted by Rev C. Beresford. Prayers were led and said by Shirebrook Brownies. Mrs N. Maynard played the guitar and the piano. Ross Morley took the collection. Refreshments were served by Brownie Leaders, Paula Chambers and Marie Crew. The harvest produce is to be sent to Romania. Church members visited Derby Cathedral for the Deaneries Day.

Staff and Social Club

Mr M. Fletcher hosted a games night on Monday week which included darts, dominoes and pool. Winners were Mr H. Hickin (pool), Amy Radford (darts) and Becky Perrin (dominoes).

Christian Centre

Mrs A. M. Hellewell led the Alpha Course meeting yesterday week. A choir practice was held with Tracey Foster on Wednesday week. Amanda Pell led a prayer meeting and Bible study class on Thursday week and the Sunday week celebration meeting when she took as her title, ‘Love.’ Pastor P. Hellewell played the organ. .

Keep Fit

Mrs K. Lindsay welcomed Mesdames C. Benson, S. Creswell, D. Wake, D. Stevenson, J. Charlesworth, M. Mitchell and B. Barson to Shirebrook Village Hall yesterday week for line dancing and gentle exercise to music.

Self-Help Group

Mesdames I. Cooke, G. Mee and E. Hayes prepared a room at Shirebrook Village Hall on Wednesday week ahead of the members meeting. Mrs Mee welcomed members, collected subscriptions and called the bingo. A birthday card and wine were presented to Ann Thorson. A raffle with prizes supplied by Mrs Thorson was won by Joan Roe. Ladies took part in a quiz with D. Stevenson, N. Ayres and A. Toon scoring 10/10. Refreshments were served by Mesdames D. Stevenson, A. Millward, J. Edson and S. Creswell.

Early Birds Day Nursery

Babies have recently played with farm animals in sand and boats in water. Tactile play was with cornflakes and pots. Hallowe’en decorations were made in creative play. Imaginative role play was with a train track and fine motor skills were improved using bead frames. Topic of the week for pre-school children was transport and sound of the week was ‘I’.

Ashbourne Court

Team ‘A’ won the darts match on Monday week when Eileen Millbrook had the highest score at 127. Team ‘B’ won the darts match and the floor games on Thursday week. Bacon cobs were served to residents on Monday week by Maureen Greig who also served a midweek luncheon on Wednesday week. A quiz was won by Mr Les Bayliss. Birthday celebrations were held for Brain Warriner, Phyllis Placmanski, Rita French and Maureen Greig.

Grange Care Home

Hamilton Suite residents have taken part in a skittles tournament and held a reminiscence session. In the residential unit, residents took part in arts and craft based activities, held a quiz and played bingo. In the nursing lounge, residents held a hands and nails care session and completed word search puzzles and crosswords. Activities were led by Mandy Lindley and Natasha Westwood.

Sports Club

On Thursday week 10 members took part in games of football, interactive football, badminton and pillar boxing. A promotional campaign whereby leaflets have been distributed to five local primary schools to increase membership has been undertaken by coaches. Parents are encouraged to bring their children along to the leisure centre on Thursday evenings between 6-8pm where they will be welcomed by CRB checked coaches and leaders. Contact Mick Layton 748907 or 07890600652.

Methodist Church

Evening worship on Sunday week took the form of an ‘own arrangement’ service, when special hymns and readings were selected by the congregation who prayed together. Robert Fennell led the service and Neil Younger from Warsop sang a solo hymn.


Mark Wilcockson led the band at the Auditorium, Sports Direct on Friday week when they performed at a charity concert in aid of prostrate cancer. Band members performed a programme of popular and traditional brass band music. Several speciality performances were include in the programme, solo items by Glen Birks (cornet), Neil Emson (tenor horn) and Roy Briscoe (flugel horn). A quartet, comprising horn players Janeen Burrows, Kathy Brimble and Neil Emson together with flugel horn player Roy Briscoe played a piece entitled, ‘I Know Him So Well’. The ‘Front Row’ cornet ensemble comprising Glen Birks, Mick Belfield, Dave Marson, John Barker and Elizabeth Emson performed a piece entitled ‘The Water is Wide’. Eb Bass player Ruth Cartlidge played a solo item called ‘Bear Necessities.’ Band comedian, John Hudson performed his monologue, ‘Hudson Comes Home’ dressed as a Victorian miner whilst the band played in the background an excerpt from Dvorak’s ‘New World Symphony’. On Sunday week band members took part in the Bolsover Festival of Brass organised by Bolsover District Council at the Heritage School, Clowne. The Festival is a contest that involves brass bands from all five sections of the National Brass Band Association and a section for unregistered bands. Each band played a 20 minute programme of music of their own choice including a stand-up soloist. Musical director Mark Wilcockson led the band who played in the Second Section. Adjudicator, Philip Sparke placed the band second out of six bands within the section and awarded them the South Normanton Parish Council Trophy plus a cheque for £200. The programme included ‘Valero’, ‘Bear Necessities’, ‘Gael Force’ - a piece similar to Riverdance which included a trio of dancers - and soloist Glen Birks (cornet) who played ‘Debutante’.