District News: Crowland to Sutterton

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CHRISTMAS lights switch on is on Saturday, December 7. There will be entertainment, stalls and Santa in his rotto from 3.30pm with lights switch on at 5pm.

HAVE you a few hours to spare a week? Are you involved in any organisations within Crowland? Do you have access to email? The Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press are looking for a correspondent for Crowland. If you would like to know more about what this involves, contact Denise Vickers on 01775 765400 or email denise.vickers@jpress.co.uk

Deeping St Nicholas

THERE will be a prize bingo at the Methodist Chapel in aid of the Poppy Appeal at 7pm on Friday.


GOSBERTON Parish Church is looking for someone to run the bric-a-brac stall at the 2014 flower and craft festival. This person will be required to set up the stall, decide on the prices and be there for most days during the festival. There are volunteers who help run the stall and no shortage of bric-a-brac. Phone 01775 840694 if you’re interested.

THIS year’s flower and craft festival at St Peter and St Paul’s Church made a profit of £11,283.78 which is much needed for the running of the church.

GOSBERTON Churches Together with the schools are doing operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes which should be handed in to the vicarage before November 18. For more information phone Julie Smith on 01775 821744.

GOSBERTON House Care Home autumn charity fair proved a success raising £715.88. This will be divided between MS Society, Parkinsons and the care home. Thanks to all supporters.

PARISH Council will meet on Monday, December 9, 7.30pm, in the Public Hall.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

GOSBERTON Risegate Methodist Church has a Christmas fayre on Saturday, November 30, at 1.30pm, with usual stalls and competitions and refreshments.

LOOKING for a Christmas present, then St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church, has some for sale. Lovely tea towels are on sale at £5 and key rings for just £1.50. The 2014 calendar is now available at £6 plus postage and packing. For more information phone 01775 714918. The new year for St Gilbert and St Hugh Friends of the Church starts on January 1 and more members are welcome to join.

A NEW garden of remembrance for interment of ashes is shortly to be opened in Gosberton Clough, next to St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church. The plot of land has been marked out and the necessary permission has been sought. Anyone who might be interested in having ashes laid to rest here can contact the vicar on 01775 840694 or churchwardens on 01775 750244 or 01775 840260.


THE function suite in Holbeach United Services Club is the venue for DJ Nick Grattan as he holds his annual birthday disco on Saturday, 7.30pm. Admission is free with families most welcome to attend but children must be accompanied by an adult. Further details from the club on 01406 423134.

MEGA bingo is being held this Saturday at the WI Hall, Park Road. Doors open 1pm, eyes down 2pm. Very good prizes and proceeds are to the WI Hall.

Long Sutton

ROYAL British Legion women’s section has a cake stall and raffle in St Mary’s Church Hall, Long Sutton this Friday, 9am-11.45am.


THERE is a Christmas craft fair this Sunday (10am-4pm) at Moulton Mill. Entry is free and there will be lots of handmade craft items on sale. Disabled access and free parking. Refreshments in the Granary Tea Room.


ANNUAL meeting of Donington and Quadring Royal British Legion is on Monday, November 25, 6.30pm, at the RBL Club in Malting Lane. This will be followed by the RBL Club AGM at 7.30pm. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.


AT the Rippingale and District Women’s Institute meeting a request was made for knitters to make poppies for displaying in Rippingale Church at the centenary of the First World War in 2014, then selling them later for the Poppy Appeal. Theatre trips, film shows and many other events have been arranged. On December 5, magician Paul V will entertain during the Christmas party, also Rose Queen. For further information contact president Rebecca Main 01778 440411 or email rebeccamain1@yahoo.co.uk


CUTWATER Productions present an exciting new and unique British comedy, ‘Hymns of Praise’, on Saturday, November 30, 7.30pm, in the village hall. Tickets are £5 from John on 01205 460459. Tea and coffee will be available and there will be a raffle.