Places of Interest
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In June this year, external funding of £358,000 was awarded by the Big Lottery for three play projects sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council. This money represents the largest single investment of this kind to be made to play projects in North Lincolnshire and the successful application is as a result of a six month consultation process that was carried out during 2006. Schools, community groups, town and parish councils and residents associations were involved in establishing the main priorities for improving play in the area. The selected projects were then put forward to the Big Lottery for approval.
The projects to benefit from the funding will be: –
- Brigg and District Street Play Leaders
- WestwoodsideVillage Play Space
- Scawby Community Play Environment
The Westwoodside Village Play Space project is Phase 2 of a four phase programme to completely transform the facilities at the playing field off Akeferry Road in the village. Planning permission was necessary for phases 2 and 3 and was granted in 2006.
The 4 phases are:
- Phase 1 – to renovate, refurbish and make safe an existing skateboard half pipe – funding received, work to commence as soon as possible
- Phase 2 – to replace the out-dated children’s play equipment at the field with more, modern equipment – funding received, work to commence in early 2008
- Phase 3 – to erect a Multi-Sports Court that will provide the local community with a facility for playing a number of different ball sports – funding being sought
- Phase 4 – to re-surface the car park at the entrance to the field – funding being sought
The purpose of the project is to improve the facilities available at the field to all parts of the local community and provide everybody with an opportunity to participate in sporting and other social activities available at the playing field.
Haxey Playing Fields
The Playing Field on Haxey Lane is a much valued village facility. On the field is a wide range of facilities for children. These consist of Junior and Toddler Play Areas; BMX Track; Basketball Area and Ball Wall. The most recent addition is a set of Junior Football goals, available for use at all times.
Areas available for organised sports are; bowls, cricket, football and tennis. Clubs which use these facilities are represented on the management committee. Details of these clubs and their contact details are displayed on the notice board near the main car park.
Part of the Playing Feild is Haxey and Districty Bowls Club, a small but friendly club that is always ready to welcome new members. They have three teams playing in the Scunthorpe Evening Legues and one team playing in the over 60’s on Tuesday afternoons. For prospective new members there is coaching available, daytime or evening. If you are interested contact John Hopkinson (Club Captain) on 07800512040.
The new Community Pavilion has a pleasant social area available to hire for meetings and parties. Particularly valuable is a large area for night play riaght outside the pavilion with plenty of pace to erect a bouncy castle/gazebo etc.
For more information and bookings tel: 01427 753191.
Haxey Memorial Hall
Haxey Memorial Hall is situated in the centre of Haxey village and has provided a focal point for indoor community activities since 1920.
It is managed by a group of enthusiastic volunteers who raise funds and generally make sure that the Hall is well looked after, is financially sound and is well used. Over the years the Hall has been expanded and improved considerably and now provides three comfortable rooms of various sizes. The Main Hall can seat 200 people for concerts and drama or about 120 sitting around tables. The Jubilee Room seats about 50 people or can be opened up to be an extension of the Main Hall. The Hood Room is a small meeting room, ideal for committee meetings and training purposes. The Library is also situated in a room in the Hall, and there is a small office which is the base for Haxey Parish Council.
The Hall is used on a daily basis by regular users ( see term time diary below ).
At other times bookings may be made by contacting the caretaker Anne Robinson, tel. 01427 752636
For any other matters please contact the Secretary, Sue Addie , tel 01427 753392
Westwoodside Village Hall
Westwoodside Village Hall is situated on Nethergate next to the village school. The hall came into being in 1949 through the efforts of local people, some of whom still use the hall today. The original building has been improved and enlarged over the years and continues to be a popular venue for a wide variety of community groups and activities which serve the people of the village and the surrounding area.
The building has 2 halls, the main one able to hold about 200 people (150 seated) and also has a stage. The small hall, which itself can seat about 50 people, can be used as an independent space or can be opened up to create an extension to the main hall. There is also a kitchen with use of cooker, fridge and freezer and a large car park to the rear of the building.
The Village Hall is currently extremely well used, particularly during the week, but there are still some vacancies in the diary for daytime hire and also private functions at weekends.
Booking Secretary: Mrs Siobhan Waring: 01427 753294
Treasurer: Mrs Vivien M’Itwamwari: 01427 753856
Haxey Community Hall
Westwoodside Chapel Hall
St Nicholas Church
Haxey Parish Church is the largest church building in the Axholme Deanery, and known as the “Cathedral of the Isle”. There is evidence of Norman, Early English and Perpendicular styles of architectures. Notable features include six bells and a rare, ancient carillion which plays three hymn tunes. The organ is a fine instrument, much appreciated by professional organists. The kneelers and Stations of the Cross banners are interesting examples of needlework. The church and parish of Haxey are mentioned in the Domesday Book, and in 1991, the church held a 900 years celebration.
As you can see from our programme,St.Nicholas is an active forward looking church catering for all types of worship.We are a warm friendly congregation of 60 to 70 people at our normal Sunday morning Services. We believe that God loves us and loves you. Why not come and see for yourself. Feel free to join us at any of our events, you will be made welcome, but not overpowered. Our Church building is normally open between10am and 3pm from March to October.
If you want further information please go to http://www.achurchnearyou.com/haxey-st-nicholas/