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Hinckley and Bosworth Older Voices Forum

A meeting of the Hinckley and Bosworth Older Voices Forum will be held at the Community Centre from 2pm to 4pm on Monday 21st October. This is the first time that the Forum has met outside of the Hinckley locality so this is your chance to have your say on services provided for our older population in this area. The agenda for the meeting includes information on Good Neighbour Schemes, Loneliness, Rural Café Connect, Community Projects Funding, Volunteering, VISTA, Dial a Ride, Rural Isolation, Health and Wellbeing for the elderly.

During the event you will also have a chance to try some seated exercise AND have a go at New Age Curling. This is a form of the original curling game, but adapted so that it can be played indoors on any smooth, flat surface, such as a sports hall, rather than on ice. Importantly, the game can be played by both able-bodied and disabled people of all ages alike and, apart from being a good form of exercise, it is also good fun.



Please come along and join in. There is no charge and we will also throw in some light refreshments. Simply turn up on the day.

Markfield Good Neighbour Scheme

Our planning meeting on the 18th September proved to be very positive and we now have a good core of volunteers to start a Good Neighbours Befriending Scheme in the village in the near future. We will be holding a further meeting at the Community Centre from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday 23rd October. At this meeting we will be explaining all about DRB (Criminal Record) Checks and providing volunteers guidelines. This meeting is also open to those who could not attend the previous meeting as well as those who may still be interested in becoming a volunteer for the scheme. You will be more than welcome to come along.



If your children are interested in football why not book them into our new courses as follows:

Girl’s Football Monday Evenings 5pm to 6.30pm

Boy’s Football Wednesday Evenings 4.30pm to 6.30pm

  1. Kickers (2 to 4 years) Friday Afternoons 2pm to 2.45pm

Boy’s Football Saturday Mornings 9am to 11am

During the school half term holidays there will be additional football sessions and coaching to book your places or for further information please contacting JB Futsal on 07455 023366


On the 11th September Corrine Le Huguet and her colleagues from Crane and Walton Solicitors came along and gave an invaluable talk about the importance of having powers of attorney, probate a up to date wills in place. They described both the advantages and pit falls of having or not having such legal arrangements in place. They also answered many questions and concerns raised by our members.


On the 25th September we held our annual autumn “Day at the Races”. Over five races members excitedly placed their bets and cheered their horses across the winning line. This year Gabriella swept the board winning the Nora Boardman Memorial Vase, and the overall winner’s prize. This year we had two absolute losers who spent all their money but were jointly awarded the prize of a bag of old bones to share!! The “punters” then hilariously spent their “winnings” on a secret prize auction spending hundreds and thousands on mystery items ranging from a box of chocolate brazils to a tin of beef burgers.

16th October is our annual “Conkers” Championship. This year we have challenged youngsters from the Markfield Queen Bee Youth to collect conkers and to come along to have a go at playing conkers, making conker animals and necklaces. Believe it or not, mainly due to “health and safety” children do not play conkers any more. Our older members are looking forward to teaching them the art of the game and of course the tricks including pickling or roasting the conkers and “borrowing” dad’s shoe laces to make them stronger.

On the 30th October we will be holding our annual fancy dress Halloween Party. This year, instead of apple bobbing, we have a surprise game to take its place. It will be fun and there will be “spooky” prizes for the best fancy dress.

On the 13th November we will be commemorating Remembrance Day with villager Marie coming along to orchestrate a war time sing along. We are also planning an austerity war time lunch but I won’t tell you yet what it will consist of.

The English language is full of words and sayings that we often use but don’t know their origins. So, on the 20th November we will have a fun quiz that will explain some of our more common words and sayings.



If you are interested in coming along to any of our Mayflower Clubs simply turn up either on at Monday Afternoon Friendship Club or on Wednesday afternoons for the main Mayflower Club. Both clubs are from 2pm to 4pm and only cost £1.50p per session. You will have fun, meet new friends and be most welcome.



This is exercise to 1980’s pop music where you can do exercise whilst dancing along to your 80’s favourites. So, get out your leg warmers and lycra and join in. Sessions are now taking place on Monday evenings from 7pm to 8pm



Charity Family Disco

On Saturday 9th November a special family disco will take place at the Centre to raise funds for the Air Ambulance and Wishes for Kids. There will be loads of raffle and other prizes available to win. Tickets are going really well and cost £5 per adult and £2.50 for children. To book your tickets please contact Dianne on 07748 915829.RIT29

Jay Brothers Christmas Concert Special

Saturday 7th December you can purchase your tickets at the Community Centre


The National Blood Service have arranged further sessions at the Centre for the following dates. 16th October and 13th December. You can book your blood donation appointment on line so please book your place with the National Blood Service and “Do something amazing” by donating your much needed blood.

Money Saving Special Offer

Don’t forget that if you are planning a special family event, party or function with a bar we only charge a modest hire fee of £10 per room. This hire fee is very competitive to other venues in the area and will save you money.

For bookings and enquiries please contact Markfield Centre and Sports ,Mayflower Close, Markfield LE67 9ST on 01530 242240 or email markfieldcomunitycentre@hotmail.co.uk or you can visit our website www.markfield communitycentre.com to view our facilities, latest news, photo gallery and information about the Centre.

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