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SATURDAY Strollers will be walking at Morton and Dyke on March 16. Meet at the former St Guthlac School by 10.25am to share transport. Bring a picnic lunch.

CROWLAND Cares Friendship subscriptions are due from April 1 and unfortunately, due to rising costs, these have had to be increased to £5 for an individual and £8 for a couple. However, paying this subscription will now entitle you to reduced prices for a variety of Crowland Cares events. For further information phone 01733 211797.

THE Methodist Chapel welcomes you on Saturdays mornings from 10am for tea, coffee and biscuits, and chat and laughter. The ‘do you remember’ gives everyone something to think about.


DONINGTON and Quadring Royal British Legion has dancing tomorrow at 7pm and on Saturday the doors open at 7pm for Frantic Theatre followed by entertainment from Dave Logan; admission £3. Both events are in the RBL main hall in aid of the social club.

A TABLE top/car boot sale will be held at the youth club on Saturday, April 6, 10am-2pm. Pitches £5 per car or table but there will be special discount for members. Set up time will be between 9am and 10am. There will also be refreshments, games, competitions and prizes to be won. Booking is not essential but is advisable to be sure of a place. To book a pitch phone Becky Burrell on 07511 750609.


A GROUP in Gosberton has delivered leaflets to households in the area asking for help to secure the future of the 14th century St Peter and St Paul Parish Church. If support does not come from the village as a whole, there will eventually be no alternative but to surrender the building and it will be shut down. A team in Gosberton is holding a special public meeting on Saturday to draw attention to what they believe is an undiscovered treasure with a lot still to offer, even in the 21st century. Villagers and others interested are invited to the Public Hall for a 3pm start with a short visual presentation and various displays. There will be volunteers on hand to answer any questions and refreshments will be served.

GOSBERTON Tai Chi group is looking for new members. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise suitable for all ages and abilities. Anyone who would like to try, or learn more about Tai Chi can do so at the Public Hall, on Tuesdays 7.30pm-9pm (except for the second Tuesday in the month). Ring Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553 or Edwin Lunn on 01778 424681 for more details.

GOSBERTON House School have zumba fitness classes taking place in the hall every Monday evening, which are proving popular. The school also has a well equipped meeting room with refreshments and presentation facilities and wireless internet which is ideal for anyone looking for a venue to gather up to 12 adults.

THE school is now running a successful recycling venture which anyone is welcome to join. All you have to do is fill a bag with old clothing material, blankets, etc and drop in to reception at school and these will be passed on to raise funds.

GOSBERTON House School is preparing for its Easter fayre on March 27 at 1.30pm. Coffee and cake is free.

MOBILE library will be in the village on March 22 at Field Close 10am-11am and Godfrey Avenue 11.05am-noon.

THE Methodist pop-in has re-opened following a winter break. Why not go along for coffee and biscuits from 9.30am to 11.30am.

THERE will be a film show at the Baptist Church on Monday, March 25 at 2pm when a member will be showing an interesting film that he took when visiting Romania. Admission donation is £2 and includes tea.

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GOSBERTON Risegate Methodist Church is having a coffee afternoon on Saturday, March 23 at 1.30pm. Usual stalls, games, competitions and refreshments.


EASTER bingo for Macmillan Cancer Support will be held in Holbeach Community Centre tomorrow. Doors open 6pm for eyes down at 7pm. Prizes include cash and there will be a cake stall and refreshments available.

IN 2006 Holbeach Bank Reading Room was given to the parish by the diocese with the thought that it would be sold quickly and generate some useful funding for All Saints’ Church. Due to the perseverance and hard work by Chris Penney and David Arnold it was sold at auction on February 14 and raised £32,000. Unfortunately, it had already cost £20,000 in insurance, legal fees, etc.

OUTREACH Dementia and HERE4U meet in the Youth Centre, Boston Road, with a programme of talks 10am-noon and 2-4pm tea and games. On Monday, March 25 there will be a talk by Lincolnshire Fire Service on home checks and on April 10 a talk by Age UK. For more information contact Mrs J Woolard 01406 426508 or Mrs R Mitchell 01406 424861.

Seniors’ Link

NEXT meeting of Holbeach Seniors’ Link is on March 27, 2pm, at the Victory Hall, Gedney.

THE date of the annual meeting was incorrectly supplied to us. It is on April 24 and not April 28 as previously reported. New committee members are required. For more information phone Victor Cookson on 01406 540237.

Long Sutton

COFFEE morning at the Conservative Rooms, West Street, Thursday, March 21, 10am-noon. Entry £1, including coffee and biscuits. Various stalls and raffle. Call Doreen Scrimshaw on 01406 363705.


THIS Saturday will see the 16th annual bugling in of the Lincolnshire sausage at The Jolly Crispin Pub. Limited tickets for the sausage supper are available now from the pub (01406 362820) or John Tolliday (01406 362961). The event starts at 7pm. Tickets are £6 adults, £3 children. All proceeds to charity.


FRIENDS of Moulton Mill will meet on Tuesday at 7.30pm.


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

BROAD Street Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning and snack lunches on Saturday 10am-1pm. There will be cake, gift and Fairtrade stalls and a raffle. Proceeds will help buy flowers for the flower festival which starts on May 3. Tickets for a concert on March 23 by Voices Unplugged and the Ukulele Orchestra are now available from the church or on 01775 769438.


BARN dance on Saturday, April 6, 7.30pm in the village hall to the Liam Robinson Dance Band. Tickets, adults £8, under 12 £4, from 01205 460459. Bring your own food and drink. Proceeds for the village hall refurbishment.

West Pinchbeck

WEST Pinchbeck Church Ladies meet on Monday at 7.30pm in the village hall. At this meeting during Lent David Swindale will be talking about the work of the Gideons in Lincolnshire. Visitors £2.50 including refreshments. A raffle will be held for club funds.

ST Bartholomew’s annual meeting is on Wednesday at 7.30pm in church. Everyone is welcome to attend this important meeting.

THIRSTY on a Thursday will be in St Bartholomew’s on March 21, 9.30-11am. Call in any time for coffee and a chat. The church is open every Thursday during these times, with a short Eucharist Service being held at 10am on the first Thursday each month. Please note there will be no TOAT on Maundy Thursday, March 28.


THE first meeting of Whaplode 55 (Bingo) Club, after the refurbishment of the village hall, is tomorrow. Doors open at 6pm, eyes down at 7.30pm and the event is free.

WHAPLODE Coffee Pot Club reopens today, 9.30am-11am, in the village hall. For more information call 01406 370499.

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THE meeting on March 20, to discuss the closure of the Memorial Hall, has been cancelled until further notice.