Community News - Shirebrook

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Chit Chat Club

Mrs D. Gough welcomed members to a Hallowe’en party yesterday week at Shirebrook Village Hall. Party food was served by Miss M. Gough assisted by Mesdames G. Mee, M. Howard. A. Draycott, A. Toon, S. Garton and her granddaughter Chloe Garton. Members played ‘trick or treat’ bingo with caller Maureen Gough. Lily Fewster won three out of seven raffle prizes. All members were presented with a pen in a presentation box. A birthday card and a trinket box were presented to Mrs K. Lindsay.

Willow Tree Farm

Phase two of the work on the woodland area has been completed to incorporate Goat’s Mountain. A bridge is also being built. A special event was held for Hallowe’en. The evening included demonstrations of fire breathing, a kickboxing display, a visit by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, a disco with DJ and marshmallow toasting. The evening raised £1,485 for farm funds. A Christmas grotto and events are being planned. Further details are available via their website or on Facebook.

Tuesday Dance

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

Leisure Centre

A new weekly Sunday morning jog group was launched at 10am on Sunday week. Everyone is welcome to join the sessions as no previous experience of jogging is required. Members may attend sessions for free with non-members being charged £1. Contact Ross or Aden 748313.

Lighthouse Theatre

Members met twice last week for rehearsals of their Christmas Show which is to be performed at Shirebrook Village, Monday 3rd and Thursday 6th December. Doors open at 6.30pm with the show starting at 7pm. Admission is payable on the door Adults £1.75, Children £1.50, Concessions £1.25.

Floral Art Club

A demonstration By Mrs L. Smith from Nottingham entitled, ‘The Italian Job’ will be at Shirebrook library tomorrow evening at 7pm. New members and guests welcome.

Self Help Group

A room was prepared at Shirebrook Village Hall on Wednesday week ahead of the members meeting by Mesdames G. Mee, D. Graves, I. Cooke and E. Hayes. Ladies took part in a general knowledge quiz, played bingo and held a raffle. A. Kane and S. and C. Garton scored 10/10 in the quiz. Raffle winner was Mrs K. Lindsay who was also presented with a birthday card and wine. Refreshments were served by Mesdames S. Garton, A. Kane, S. Creswell and J. Edson.

Artists Group

Mrs B. Potter welcomed members to Shirebrook Miners Welfare Social Centre yesterday week.

Richmond Care Home

Residents have taken part in a Hallowe’en craft activity, a baking session, played bingo and made cards. The home was decorated with balloons for Hallowe’en. Staff and residents held a party to celebrate being awarded six stars by the QCC.

Keep Fit

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

New Bassett House

The home was decorated for Hallowe’en and a pie and peas tea was served. Residents played bingo and visited the hairdresser. On Tuesday week a group visited Dobbies Garden Centre, Barlborough.

Staff and Social Club

Mr M. Fletcher hosted a games night on Monday week. Darts winner was James Clayton, pool match winner was Harold (Dazzer) Hicken and the dominoes winner was Emily Murphy.

Blood Service

Blood donations will be collected at Shirebrook Village Hall on 16th December, 9.45-12.30pm and 2-3.45pm.

Holy Trinity Church

A Family Service on Sunday week was led by the Rev C. Beresford who took as his title, ‘The way we communicate.’ Welcome stewards were Mrs B. and Miss S. White. Mrs S. Beresford led and said the prayers. Pianist was Mrs N. Maynard. A dramatised reading was given by James Taylor and Mathew Gratton. The collection was taken by S. White and P. Chi. Refreshments were served by J. Downing and P. Chambers. There will be no service on Sunday 18th November when members of the congregation will attend a Bishop’s service at Whaley Thorns.

Sports Club

Activities for 12 members on Thursday week at Shirebrook Leisure Centre included boxing, target football and football. The club has vacancies for boys and girls aged 9-11. Details Mick Layton on 748907/mobile 07890600652.

Grange Care Home

Residents in the Hamilton Suite and the Nursing Unit have recently made Hallowe’en party hats, watched movies, played bingo and held a hands and nails care session. A Hallowe’en activity day was in the residential dining room yesterday week when residents and staff dressed up in Hallowe’en costumes. Residents created decorative pumpkins and chocolate apples on sticks. Activities were led by Mandy Lindley and Natasha Westwood.


May Morgan and Tanja Mellors welcomed members to Shirebrook Church Hall on Thursday week. Guides made wreaths using poppies and played team games. A discussion was held about what makes a good team.

Methodist Church

Sunday week’s evening worship took the form of a memorial service led by Rev Barbara Greenwood. There were prayers, hymns and readings. The Rev Greenwood spoke about bereavement and how faith in Jesus can help.

Salvation Army

Linda Morley organised and led a card making session at last week’s Home League members meeting. Ladies celebrated Dorothy Plant’s birthday. Refreshments were served. ‘I Believe’ was Jean Leadbeater’s title when she led the Friday week Sunshine Club members meeting. Miss Leadbeater read a poem by Pam Ayres and told jokes. A ‘Sparkling Evening’ was held on Saturday week. Refreshments of hotdogs, burgers and bonfire toffee were served. Corps Sgt Maj S. Hicks and Corps Secretary Mrs M. Hicks led the Sunday week Salvation meeting where Mrs Hicks gave the sermon.