Places/Things of Interest
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.
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
The Haxey and Westwoodside Heritage Society was set up some 25 years ago with the aim of recording and preserving the history of Haxey Parish.
It is a registered charity and entirely self supporting. Membership is open to anyone interested in the history of the Parish. The current membership is about seventy with between 40 and 50 regularly attending meetings.
Several books have been produced by the Society over the years and we have also sponsored the video ‘Axholme in the Seventies’. Details of all publications are available from the secretary, Mrs. Mary Spalding, telephone 01427-752476 .
The Society holds many records and a collection of old and modern photographs relating to the Parish, these may be viewed by arrangement.
Meetings are held in the Westwoodside Village Hall on the second Thursday of every month (with the exception of August) at 7.30pm when speakers are invited to address members on a variety of subjects. The annual subscription is currently (2009) £3 per year with a collection of £1 each meeting to help with the cost of the hall and speaker.
New members are always made very welcome at the Society’s meetings.
Places/Things of Interest
Haxey & Westwoodside Bowls Club has both an excellent outdoor bowling green and a club pavilion next to the car park at Haxey Playing Fields, Haxey Lane, Haxey DN9 2ND.
Coaching and practice sessions are available throughout the season which runs from late April to September.
Haxey & Westwoodside Bowls Club has a team in a local league and also plays friendly matches. We also hold an Open Day at the beginning of each season and a Club member’s competition towards the end of each season.
The Club is open to new members of all ages and abilities whether experienced or total newcomers. A warm welcome is always given to both beginners and those who have bowled before.
All equipment, guidance and encouragement freely provided - just bring a pair of flat shoes.
For further information simply call at the Club when the green is open or telephone Steve Brown on 07972 493750 or Chris Blackwell on 07470 299000.
The 1st Isle of Axholme Baden Powell Scout Group
Since October 2007 Westwoodside Village Hall is the home of The Beaver Colony, for boys and girls aged 6 to 8 is organised around an extensive programme of activities designed to develop life skills and self confidence.
The Wolf Cub Pack, for those aged 8 to 10½ continues their development focusing on traditional values and instilling discipline and self respect. The Scout Section, for those aged 10½ to 15 where the development now focuses on team work and self reliance.The Senior Scout section, This newly formed section continues the development path for the over 15’s scouts.Beavers is on Tuesdays between 6.00 and 7.30pm Wolf cubs is on Mondays between 6.00 and 7.30pm Scouts is on Mondays between 7.00 and 9.00pmOur Web Site, www.axholmescouts.org has all the information about our group To join contact Karl Eastham on 01427 754120 or visit our website.
The Haxey Parish Allotments are located on Cove Road, Westwoodside
Allotments are a sustainable way of growing your own delicious fruit and vegetables so if you would like to share in this experience with this group of gardening enthusiasts then feel free to contact Steve Brown, Chairman of Haxey Parish Allotment Holders Association on 07972 493750 or email him at email@example.com.
Steve will gladly arrange a mutually convenient date and time to show you around the allotment site and then if you wish your name can be added to our waiting list for either a full or half plot. You simply cannot beat the freshness and taste of growing your own produce!