District news: Crowland to West Pinchbeck

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SATURDAY Strollers will be walking in and around Elton this Saturday. As always, be prepared for the weather. Meet at the former St Guthlac School by 10.25am to share transport. Take a picnic lunch.

WOMEN’S Institute will meet on Tuesday at 7.15pm in the Royal British Legion Hall. This month’s speaker is John Burrows, head gardener at Burghley House. The competition is for a garden in a six inch plant saucer.

CROWLAND in Bloom will welcome judges from East Midlands in Bloom Competition on Tuesday to follow a set route around Crowland – Hall Street, Postland Road, James Road, Thorney Road, Church Lane, Kemp Street, Foreman Way, West Bank, West Street, Albion Street and the town centre. It would be lovely if residents and businesses could keep their frontage clean and tidy for the judging.

CROWLAND Parish Council has a vacancy for co-option onto the council. If you are interested, please contact the parish clerks on 01733 210653 or send an application in to The Parish Rooms, Hall Street, Crowland, Peterborough, PE6 0EW.

CROWLAND has a successful brownie pack but now needs a guide unit for girls aged ten to 14. Guides offer a girls only space for all kinds of activities and fun. The group is looking for two volunteers over 18 who could provide the girls of Crowland with this opportunity. Full training will be given, no experience is necessary and support will be provided from qualified leaders. This is a very rewarding opportunity working with young people to give them the chance to discover their full potential but above all, have fun. If you are interested call Bridget on 01775 760118.


ENTERTAINMENT at the Donington and Quadring Royal British Legion Social Club will be dancing to Mr Music on Friday, July 12; on Saturday, July 13, Denny Grey will be performing and on Sunday, July 14, Clayton will be entertaining. Doors open to all events at 7pm and admission prices vary for members and non members.

Gedney Dyke

BINGO will be held in the village hall on the following Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Eyes down 7.30pm.

A SUMMER garden party will be held in the grounds of The White House, on Sunday, July 14, starting at 2pm. Proceeds to Callum Pite’s Smile Charity.

A PSYCHIC evening, with clairvoyant medium Adrian Bell, will take place on Saturday, July 27. All proceeds to charity. For tickets or information, telephone Richard on 01406 364980.

Gedney Hill

EVERYONE is welcome to the family day on Sunday, July 13, at Holy Trinity Church, 1.30-4.30pm. There will be a fun dog show, stalls, games and refreshments.


SCOUTING is coming to Gosberton. There is to be an open evening of activities for girls and boys aged five and a half years to 14 years, plus information for parents at the Gosberton Youth Centre, High Street, 5.30-7pm on Thursday, July 18. For more information contact Paul Taylor on 07948 878104.

COPY for the parish magazine should be with Elizabeth Stott by Wednesday.

POSTAGE stamps are being collected for St Barnabas Hospice. A small border is required round the stamp and the stamps can be put in a tub at the back of St Peter and St Paul’s Church, or handed in at the Quadring Post Office.

ON Tuesday the subject at the monthly meeting of the Women’s Institute is ‘Twelve years in the Metropolitan Police’ by Diane Ralph. The meeting is in the Public Hall at 7.15pm and the competition is for designing a police badge and there will be a bring and buy stall.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

LORNA Webb and her team of helpers are putting on two events for the Marie Curie Cancer Care. All are welcome to go along to 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, on Tuesday, 10am-noon for strawberries and cream, scones and coffee. Then on Wednesday the proceeds from the Gosberton Church coffee morning in the church hall, 10am-noon will go to Marie Curie.

FOLLOWING a meeting of Gosberton Churches Together future dates were fixed which included a quiz night at the Duke of York, Gosberton Risegate, Thursday, July 11, followed by another evening on October 10 and quiz and carols on December 5, both at the Duke of York. The annual Sea Sunday service is at Surfleet Reservoir on Sunday, July 21, 6pm. A united service for One World Week is at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Gosberton, on October 27, 10am, and the service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place at Gosberton Baptist Church on January 26. Future Churches Together meetings are September 19, November 7 and January 16, at 7.30pm at the Baptist Church.


BROAD Street Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning and snack lunches on Saturday, 10am-1pm. There will be cakes, books and Fairtrade goods on sale.

BINGO will be held at St Paul’s Church Hall, Fulney, on Monday at 7.30pm.

Sutton Bridge

ST Matthew’s Church flower festival is on from Thursday, July 11 to Monday, July 15. Opening times are 10am-6pm Thursday to Saturday, noon-6pm Sunday and 10am-4pm Monday. There will be light lunches, refreshments, raffle, tombola and stalls of cakes and plants.

Welland Seniors’ Forum

THE next meeting of Welland Seniors’ Forum is on Tuesday, July 16, at the United Reformed Church Hall, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, at 2pm. Speakers will be Wendy Chew who is the lay representative attached to the Clinical Commissioning Group for the area. The CCGs were set up to replace the PCTs to operate the handling of healthcare so it is important that we discover what the effect will be on our healthcare. Another speaker will be Lisa Foster who will talk about doorstep crime. Refreshments will be available and a raffle will be held to help the forum’s costs. Any questions regarding the forum phone the chairman on 01775 711427.

West Pinchbeck

DURING the weekend of July 13 and 14, in celebration of the new royal baby, please visit St Bartholomew’s Church for the display of Victorian and vintage perambulators, Christening robes and toys. Opening times are Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, noon-4pm. Light refreshments will be available. Free entry.