TOWN AND COUNTRY: Crowland to Whaplode Drove

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ABBEYVIEW walk-in flu clinic will be held on Saturday from 8am until 2pm. The influenza vaccine is free and advised for all patients aged 65 and over.

CROWLAND Abbey harvest festival is on Sunday at 11am. Crowland Abbey harvest supper will take place in the Abbey on Monday at 7pm. Tickets are £7.50 for adults and £5 for children under 12. There will be an auction of home-grown vegetables and fruit, and home-made food. Tickets available from Valerie Heil on 01733 210289.

NEIGHBOURHOOD Police Panel for Monday is postponed. A new date is to be arranged.

CROWLAND Town Society meet at the Methodist Church on Monday at 7.30pm, where Michael Chisholm will talk about the Crowland Story.

WOMEN’S Institute is holding its meeting on Tuesday at the Royal British Legion Hall at 7.30pm. Speaker is Pam Kounougakis who will talk about life in Greece. The competiton is for a holiday souvenir.


THE IDEA group village newsletter urgently needs your help, the editor Karen Major, due to work commitments, is unable to continue with the newsletter and someone is needed to take the reins. if you feel you can help in anyway please contact Karen at or 01775 821742. Please help if you can – it would be such a shame if the village lost its newsletter.


HARVEST Thanksgiving Service at Fleet Baptist Church, on Sunday, 3pm.


GOOD Companions Club will meet on Tuesday in the Public Hall at 2pm. The club is having a mystery tour on Tuesday, October 16, usual pick ups.

LADIES Circle meets in the Methodist Church on Thursday, October 11, at 7.30pm. Cost is £3 which includes refreshments.

NEXT teapot service at the Methodist Church is on October 21 at 4pm.

MOBILE library is in the village tomorrow. For more information contact 01522 782010 or visit

GOSBERTON Churches Together has a programme of forthcoming events. On October 28 there is a united service for One World Week which will be at Quadring St Margaret’s at 10am and the theme will be ‘Sharing destiny moving towards One World’. A monthly fellowship takes place at the Methodist Church on the second Tuesday of each month starting at 7.30pm and the coming theme will be The Lords Prayer. Local schools have been contacted regarding the children designing a Christmas card to be delivered around the villages. A united service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be at the Gosberton Risegate Methodist Church on January 20. The Gosberton community website is being visited by around 7,000 people each month. The Christian cafe project is still ongoing. Towards the end of October it will open in the youth centre on a Saturday, 10am to mid afternoon serving coffee/tea, cakes and biscuits. Volunteer helpers are welcome. A messy church is starting at the Gosberton Clough Methodist Church tomorrow, 3.15pm for 3.30pm. Mick Lee has made prayer boxes for all the churches and prayer slips will be distributed among the shops etc for parishioners to put prayer requests in the boxes, in the strictest of confidence. There is to be a ‘quiet room’ in Gosberton Methodist Church on each Thursday, 3-4pm where people can go in to talk and pray. The Rev Steve and Annie Weatherly-Barton are to have a radio show on Tulip Radio on a couple of Sundays from 8-10am. If anyone knows of a patient in the Johnson Community Hospital they are invited to inform Mr Weatherly-Barton or the Rev Peter Garland. Next Churches Together meeting will be at the Gosberton Risegate Methodist on January 10 at 7.30pm.

LORNA Webb and her helpers have raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support at two coffee mornings. At her Pinchbeck home they raised £476.15 and at the Gosberton Church Hall coffee morning the following day £117 was raised. Mrs Webb thanks the sponsors, supporters and her regular team of six helpers.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

MOBILE library is in the Risegate on Tuesday, 1-1.30pm.

CRAFT Club meets at the Gosberton Risegate Methodist Church on a Monday, 7-9pm. Cost £1.50 per session.

KEEP fit at the Risegate Methodist Church is on a Wednesday at 7.15pm, £1 per session. Anyone interested in these two groups are asked to contact Sheila Lee on 01775 840836.

Long Sutton

LONG Sutton Royal British Legion annual meeting will be held at the Legion premises in West Street, on Tuesday, October 30, at 8.00pm prompt. All members are invited to attend.


MOULTON windmill has an open day on Saturday, October 20, 1-3pm. Details and photos of the mill’s history, and the restoration progress to date, will be on display.

ABBEYGATE Retirement Home raised £1,405 at its coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support, with more to be collected. Thank you to everyone who helped to support this event.


THERE is a pop in at the church hall this Saturday, noon-1.15pm. Cost £3.50 includes soup and a main course. All welcome.

ALSO on Saturday, the Baptist Church has its harvest festival supper at 7pm.

ON Sunday there will be a United Service with the Baptist Church and the three churches of the Glen group at 6.30pm in the Baptist Church.

VILLAGE Hall Committee is looking for a permanent booking agent for the hall. Preferably someone close to the village centre. For details ring Chris Schofield on 01775 680444.

WOMEN’S Institute has its harvest supper and produce auction on Monday at 7pm in the village hall. Members £2.50, visitors £3.

SOUTH Holland Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is having its meeting on Tuesday in the village hall at 7.30pm. Mr David Start from Heritage Lincolnshire will be giving an illustrated talk on Lincolnshire from the air. Sensational views of the coast, Wolds, fenland and old Lincoln are expected. Potential new members are welcome.

VILLAGE Hall Committee is organising a table top sale on Sunday, October 14, 10am-2pm. Tables will be £5 pre-payable to Alan Hansard, 40 Knight Street.

A high quality afternoon tea in aid of the Leprosy Mission will be served at the church hall on Sunday, October 14 at 3.30pm. Cost £5 also includes a short presentation about the LM and musical entertainment. There will be a bring and buy stall and raffle with excellent prizes. Admission by ticket only, available in advance from G Brooks on 01775 724765.

GLEN Haven has a coffee morning tomorrow from 10.30am onwards. Bric-a-brac, raffle, cakes and nearly new clothes.


BINGO starts on Monday at St Paul’s Church Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.

BROAD Street Methodist Church is hosting the South Holland Circuit annual autumn fayre on Saturday, 10am-noon. Refreshments will be available plus cake, plant, craft, preserves and Fairtrade stalls. Proceeds are for Methodist women in Britain to aid home and overseas mission.

Sutton Bridge

THE recent art festival raised £1,700 for St Matthew’s Church. This month sees a variety of events. The monthly coffee morning on Saturday, harvest festival on October 14 with follow up harvest supper and auction of gifts on October 15 at 5pm. Tickets for the supper on sale at £5. The autumn fayre is on October 20 in the Trinity Room at St Matthew’s with the draw of the raffle. Everyone will no doubt know by now that The Rev Dunkling is having to leave due to ill health. The final Eucharist with Miss Dunkling will be at Sutton St James at 10am on October 28, at 4pm on the same day the Memorial Service for departed relatives and friends will be at Sutton Bridge.

Weston Hills

HARVEST supper is on Friday, October 12, in the village hall. Tickets £7 adult, £4 child, from Viv Prescott (01775 766907) or Christine Woolsey (01775 769345).

BINGO will be held on Saturday, October 13, 7pm, in the village hall.

THE August cake stall at Baytree Nurseries raised £235.

Whaplode Drove

LIGHT refreshments will be served after the harvest festival, which is at 6.30pm this Sunday, at St John the Baptist Church. All donated produce will be auctioned after the harvest supper, to be held in the Churchroom on Monday evening, with all proceeds raised going towards Save the Children.

THE Community Choir will be holding an evening of entertainment on Friday, October 26, at 7pm. Everyone will be welcome to this free event, when light refreshments will be served. All donations received will go towards the refurbishment of the Churchroom.