Contact: Norman Shaw
Bassetlaw Action Centre
Canal Street
DN22 6EZ
Telephone: 01777 709650

MiDAS Training

Bassetlaw Action Centre delivers the award winning Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS); a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers.

Completing the course gives the drivers the skills to ensure enhanced passenger safety and comfort

We can offer a number of training levels and options including a virtual program for Car and MPV driving from just £125.00 per course.

For further details on the options available please contact us by:
Telephone: 01777 709650 (9am – 1pm) Answer machine available outside of these hours.

To download our MiDAS leaflet please click here.

To download our MiDAS for Schools & Collages leaflet please click here.

Course Details – Clarborough & Welham

Our IT Group bases much of its time around so-called open source applications (‘apps’ to geeks!) which include LibreOffice, OpenOffice and Gimp in particular.

In computing terms, open source licences allows the source code used to create applications to be freely available for users to share, modify or develop. For day-to-day users this means that these applications are free so come to our group to get your copies!

LibreOffice and OpenOffice are equivalents to Microsoft’s Office and include apps equivalent – and compatible with – Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and so on. They will sit and work alongside Microsoft’s Office with no problem.

All of these open source applications run on our IT Group’s Windows 10 laptops or those that class members bring themselves. These applications also come in versions that run effortlessly on Apple Mac computers although our IT Group currently lacks a really experienced Mac tutor – please do get in touch if you’d like to volunteer!

IT Classes get underway again in Clarborough Village Hall (DN22 9LN) in mid-September (w/c 13th September) in our usual weekly slots of either Tuesday afternoons (13:30-15:00) or Wednesday mornings (10;00-11:30). They always start with a ‘Gardeners Question time’ so members can set priorities. Fees will be £25.00 for five weekly classes of either one of the above times.

Clarborough Village Hall (DN22 9LN) has a modern wi-fi system to which IT Group members get free access so classes also spend time exploring the vast range of facilities available from the internet such as efficient searching, problem solving as well as facilities such as language translation – the list is endless!

For more information or to book your place, contact Greg on 01777 700 918 or

For much more about our group, go to Clarborough & Welham’s community website:   Local Groups ► IT Group section