District News: Cowbit to West Pinchbeck

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COWBIT Ladies meet next Wednesday in the village hall at 7.30pm when the speaker will be Vicki Allen on behalf of St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. Please support the hospice by donating anything suitable for its raffle/tombola stalls, which Vicki will collect at the meeting.

THE annual open parish meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday in the village hall.


DO you have a story to tell? Why not pop along to Crowland Library next Tuesday to meet Spalding Guardian/Lincolnshire Free Press reporter Chrissie Redford and have a chat about a story you may have, an event you’re planning or just to request a picture of your event. Chrissie will be at the library and around the town from 10am to 5pm.

SATURDAY Strollers will be starting their walk in Woodnewton, taking in Southwick and

Wych Spinney, which is about five miles. Meet at the former St Guthlac School by 10.25am this Saturday to share transport. Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the weather, and bring a picnic lunch.

WASTE freighters will be at the groundsmen’s shed, Snowden Field, on Saturday, 8-11am. One takes household waste, and the other green waste for composting.

CROWLAND Methodist Chapel is holding an evening of music, comedy and some surprises on Saturday at 7pm. Tickets £1.50 if purchased in advance from Margaret Smith, or £2 on the door. Light refreshments included.


FLEET Baptist Ladies meet on the first Tuesday of the month and on May 7 Pen Farthing, ex Royal Marine, will give a talk about rescuing stray and abandoned animals in Afghanistan. The meetings are held at the Baptist Church at 2pm.

FLEET Baptist Church flower festival runs from May 2 to 6, 10am-4.30pm. Light lunches and refreshments will be served daily and there will be competitions, tombola, stalls, etc. The Salvation Army Band will perform on Saturday, May 4, at 7.30pm in the chapel. Tickets £6 (including refreshments). Phone 01406 426781.

Gedney Hill

A WELCOME is extended to all bowlers to the outdoor season at Whaplode Drove and Gedney Hill Bowls Club. An open meeting will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2pm, weather permitting, at the rear of the Elizabethan Centre, Whaplode Drove.


GOSBERTON Ladies Circle celebrates its 50th birthday today at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church.

PARISH Council meets in the Public Hall on Monday at 7.30pm.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

THE Wesley Gospel Choir will give a concert in the Gosberton Clough Methodist Church on Saturday, April 20 at 7pm followed by supper.

Long Sutton

LONG Sutton Baptist lunches are being served tomorrow and all are welcome.


LADIES fashion show by Lincs Fashions is being held in the community centre on Wednesday, April 24. Tickets £3 on 01406 373084.

MESSY Church for primary aged children and their families will be at All Saints’ Church, on Saturday, April 20. For more information phone Karen Miller on 01406 371984.


PARKINSON’S information stand will be at Spalding Library, Victoria Street on Tuesday (9.30am-noon) as part of the ‘Put yourself in my shoes’ week. For further information phone Pat and Barrie Cummins on 01775 680358.
SPALDING and District Parkinson’s UK will meet in Pinchbeck Village Hall on Thursday, April 18, 10.30am-noon. There will be representatives from Carers Connect, Citizens Advice Bureau, First Contact Age UK, Lifeline, First Call Lincolnshire British Red Cross and Spalding Mobility. Everyone welcome. For further information phone Margaret Lomax on 01775 766217.

Spalding Ramblers Group

SPALDING Ramblers will be leading a walk this Sunday along the penultimate section of the north Norfolk coastal path. This section will cover the path from Salthouse to Sheringham. Walkers are asked to meet in Hamilton Road, Old Hunstanton, at 9.30am to travel by the Coasthopper bus to Salthouse. Please bring your bus pass if you have one. More details are available from the walk leaders on 01775 680404.

Sutton Bridge

DO you have a story to tell? Why not pop along to the library in the Curlew Centre tomorrow to meet Spalding Guardian/Lincolnshire Free Press reporter Lynne Harrison and have a chat about a story you may have, an event you’re planning or just to request a picture of your event. Lynne will be at the library in the Curlew Centre from 10am to 4pm.

Weston Hills

BINGO in the village hall on Saturday.

West Pinchbeck

PAMPER afternoon at the village hall this Saturday, 2-5pm has free entry. Come and try some different pamper treatments, enjoy some shopping and have a coffee and cake with friends. Holistic and beauty treatments available. For more information contact 01775 640935 or mayberry313@gmail.com