Community open day for the village

Lincolnshire County Council chairman Coun William Webb and Pinchbeck district councillor Elizabeth Sneath (centre) with parish councillors at a community engagement event at Pinchbeck Library.  Photo supplied.
Lincolnshire County Council chairman Coun William Webb and Pinchbeck district councillor Elizabeth Sneath (centre) with parish councillors at a community engagement event at Pinchbeck Library. Photo supplied.
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Pinchbeck has celebrated the best it has to offer its community with an open day designed to bring villagers closer

together.

More than 250 families came to Pinchbeck Library in Knight Street for the event organised by parish councillors to coincide with the half-term break.

The event included a climbing wall and rowing 
exercises for children, as well as three skate parks, giant draughts and other board games for families to join in.

Another highlight was an open-air production by Lincoln-based Rhubarb Theatre, as well as exhibitions by Pinchbeck Community Land Trust and the newly-formed Pinchbeck Community Sports Club.

Michael Bracegirdle of the sports club said: “The day was really good, really positive and, generally, it was really useful.

“We’re trying to get a new ground in Pinchbeck for sports like football, but we also want to introduce other sports like cricket, cycling and bowls as well.

“Therefore, we’ve set up an umbrella group called Pinchbeck Community Sports Club to try and get the community engaged in the idea.

“For this reason, the open day was ideal for us and from the sports club’s point of view, everyone was in favour of what we’re trying to do.”

Guests at the open day included new Lincolnshire County Council chairman, Coun William Webb of Gedney and Pinchbeck district councillor Elizabeth Sneath.

A parish council spokesman said: “It was a very successful day and we had over 250 families who came.

“There was a lot of interest in the Pinchbeck Commu-
nity Land Trust and the sports club was very happy with the number of people who looked at its display and gave their support for its future plans.”