Community News - Warsop

Rotary Club

President Roger Wright welcomed 33 members and a group of visitors from Nepal who are on a Rotary Group study exchange; they were introduced by a member from the Rotary Club of Mount Everest. Rotarians James Pinder from Mansfield, Peter Gregory from Sutton and four Rotarians from the Sherwood Forest Club attended. Speakers were Diane Ashworth and her sister Kath about their fundraising with, ‘Women Against Cancer’.

Saturday Dance Club

MC at Saturday week’s meeting at Woodside Hall was Mr D. Salt. Finance was organised by Mrs J. Mallett and refreshments were served by Mr and Mrs D. Niblett and Mrs J. Woodcock, Mrs H. Pearson and Messers R. Hill, D. Freeman and K. Wake.

Organ Society

Fifty members met on Thursday week at the Tudor Barn for a club night with a fish chip supper. Members who entertained were Ian Gittings and Mrs Margaret Pike. Mrs Sue Baines organised a raffle. Hostesses were Mrs J. Davies, Mrs B. Chapman, Mrs M. Pike.


Met on Thursday week at the Methodist church when Edwin Tattersall gave a talk on the history of the Methodist Church in Warsop for their faith badge. Mr I. Taylor was assisted by Explorer Scout Jordan Grieve. On Saturday week an autumn Fayre was held to raise funds.

Friends of the Carrs

Were updated on the de-silting project by the Environment Agency. The work will be overseen by Atkins. It is hoped work will commence in mid to late November. The silt will be spread and ploughed into the field at the rear of the bungalow. The farmer was thanked for his continued support. A survey by the Wildlife Trust is taking place around the pond to ascertain the presence of bats, crested newts and badgers. Some work will be carried out on the island to remove over hanging branches that would be damaged by the heavy machinery and make safe some trees. It is planned to reinforce the bank of the island adjacent to the pond. Work on the fishing pegs, footpaths and existing willows will follow the main desilting. The footpath group are to carry out work at the rear of the Carrs and ‘Monkey Island’. If anyone knows the reason it’s called ‘Monkey Island’, contact the group.

Inner Wheel

President Sue Pasierb welcomed members to the October meeting on Wednesday week at the Hostess Restaurant. Speakers were, Kat Butler and Lisa Hayden from the charity NIDAS who spoke about the work they do helping victims of domestic violence. Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service provides free support and information to women and children needing help in abusive situations. The service can be accessed by calling 01623 683250. A cheque for £200 was presented to the group. The President gave her monthly report outlining events she had attended, including a walk around Scarcliffe woods with 11 members. Sue and her husband Rob hosted an Italian themed garden party for over 120 people raising approximately £2,500 for Canine Partners, a charity which provides assistance dogs for wheelchair users. Anne Holland gave the secretary’s report, Terry Newton the treasurer’s report, Jan Strachan the overseas report and Sue Lunn the charity report.

St Teresa’s RC Church

Sunday weeks Morning Mass was celebrated by Father Denis Labartette who also gave the homily. The reading was given by M. Armson and Eucharistic Minsters were F. Barrett, M. Booth and A. Burgin. Children met in the church hall before joining the main service at the offertory. On Wednesday week the prayer group met at the Covenant.


Met on Wednesday week at the Methodist Church and completed map and compass work including how to use compass bearings and 16 points of a compass. Mr A. Grieve and Mr C. Porteous assisted.


Met in the ringing chamber of the Parish Church tower on Sunday week and rang for the morning service. Tower Captain Chris Richards conducted ringers.

Men’s Probus Club

Members and wives had their second trip of the year to a mill near Matlock were they were given a guided tour, followed by lunch. They visited Revolution House at Old Whittington in Chesterfield.


Met on Thursday week at the Methodist Church and completed collages out of twigs, leafs and bracken for their exploring badge. Owen Morris, Ben Sheber, Benjamin Marriott, Dylan Emmerson, Ella Stevenson, Emily French, Daniel Kirkham, George Aubergine and Samuel Tattersall received their Imagination and exploring badges. Mr l. Smith and Mr A. Melless supervised.

Parish Church

Sunday week’s Morning Holy Communion was celebrated by the Rector the RevAngela Fletcher. Miss Pat Brewin and Mrs Ann Brookes assisted with the chalice. The reading was by Sue Richards and intercessions were led by Peter Birchenall. Prayer Ministry was led by Paul Skidmore and Mrs Joyce Clarke. Yesterday week a Harvest Festival service was conducted at the Burns Sheltered Housing Complex by the Rector.

Hetts Lane Infants

Pupils held their Harvest Festival service at the Parish Church.