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PARISH Council meets next Monday at 7.30pm in the village hall.


CROWLAND Wildlife Group present an illustrated talk by Paul Sharman, a North Level Drainage Board engineer, tomorrow at 7pm at the library in Hall Street. He will give a potted history of the drainage of the fens, the 1947 floods and a general chat about how they manage the water in the area. All welcome; free entry to members, non members £2 on the door. Refreshments served. For information contact Philip Jackson on 01733 210680.


PRIZE bingo will be in the Methodist Chapel tomorrow at 7pm.


ANYONE who wishes to open their garden on Sunday, July 6 as part of Donington in Bloom Open Gardens, please take your details into Get A Head before March 10.

THERE is a meeting in the Ruby Hunt Centre on Friday, February 28, at 7pm for anyone interested in joining in the planning of the proposed scarecrow weekend. At the meeting there will be examples of scarecrows and ideas on how to make them. The weekend is currently planned for June 7 and 8, to coincide with Fun in the Park.


FLEET Baptist Ladies AGM was at the February meeting. The committee were re-elected: president, Joyce Waterfall; vice president, Janet Walker, treasurer, Janet Doy; secretary, Barbara Lane. Speaker Alan Porter talked about ‘My life of auctioneering and cricket’. The next meeting is on March 4 when Alison Napier will give a talk on Peckover House in Wisbech.
ON Tuesday, February 25 at 12.30pm, the Royal British Legion women’s section invite you to a soup and pancake lunch with tea and coffee, priced £3.50, at the Baptist Church Stables Hall.

COFFEE mornings are held every Tuesday, 10am, at the Baptist Church.


A coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support, will take place in the village hall on Saturday, March 1. Come and have a coffee and a slice of cake 10am-1pm.

TABLE top sale will take place in the village hall on Sunday, March 9, 10am-2pm. For information or to book a table phone Richard on 01406 364980.


MEMBERS of the Good Companion’s Club enjoyed a talk from a representative of Age Concern UK at their meeting in the Public Hall on Tuesday afternoon . She spoke on the prevention of falls and distributed leaflets. Chairman, Les White, called for a two minutes’ silence in memory of two faithful members, Brian Crunkhorn and Ella Fox. Members then played bingo with Bryan Waters as the caller. The auction was conducted by Mr Waters with Maxine Dobney and Les White as runners.

THE Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton presided over the annual meeting of the Baptist Church, held at the home of Colin and Carol Pearson. Officers elected to serve for the ensuing year were secretary, Annie Weatherly-Barton; treasurer, Rene Curtis; home mission representative and Baptist Missionary representative, Phyllis Baxter. It was reported that the Women’s World Day of Prayer service for Gosberton Churches Together and the Glen Group is at the Baptist on March 7 at 2pm. Lent and Easter were discussed. It was agreed to have a flower festival over August bank holiday weekend. Other fundraising events were discussed for which the dates are to be finalised.

PRESIDENT Chris Clark welcomed members and three visitors to the Women’s Institute February meeting. Various items from the county newsletter were highlighted and details given about the WI centenary baton, currently touring the country and due to pass through Gosberton on June 4. Members discussed different ways to send it on its journey to Spalding. Forthcoming events include the home economics meeting at Pinchbeck Village Hall on March 31 to hear Nic Lance talking about homes and gardens in Lincolnshire. Speaker was Debbie Mitchell, who had everyone in stitches, attempting to draw cartoon images under her direction. She showed lots of examples of her work and during the evening she completed a caricature picture of a cow, which she gave to the raffle. Refreshments were served by Val Brocklehurst and Pat Martin and during the break, members had a good laugh trying to guess who the old school photos belonged to. Jenny Pocock had the most correct guesses. Next meeting is the institute’s birthday meeting when entertainment will be provided by magician Paul Vickers. There will be a raffle, a buffet supper and a general bring and buy stall. Anyone wanting further information can contact the secretary, Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553.


THERE is a craft club in the Risegate Methodist Church each Monday, 7-9pm. Cost £1.50. On a Wednesday keep fit takes place at the Risegate chapel at 7.15pm and costs £1. Anyone attending these clubs for the first time is asked to contact Sheila Lee on 01775 840836.


THE function suite of the United Services Club in Church Street will be the venue for the family night disco on Saturday. Dancing will be to the Nick Grattan Treble Nine Roadshow with doors open from 7pm till late. Free admission to everybody with no age restrictions but all school age children must be accompanied by an adult or parent. Further details from the club on 01406 423134.


ROYAL British Legion women’s section, coffee/tea and cake at Delicious, Thursday at 2pm.


MOULTON Ladies meet at 8pm tomorrow in the community centre for a cheque presentation and social evening. For more details contact Pam Stanley on 01406 371201.


THERE will be a coffee morning and sale at the Methodist Church this Saturday, 10am-noon. As well as the usual selection of used books there will be a range of local produce, cakes, preserves, puzzles, cards, bric-a-brac, etc. Everyone is welcome.


MEMBERS of Pinchbeck Photographic Group have the opportunity to show off some of their new season work on Thursday when the group holds its annual ‘Three on a theme’ competition. The event, for prints and digital images, demands that authors submit three images which follow a set theme of their choice. Judge for the evening is group founder member and former chairman Alan Davey. The club meets in the pavilion at Pinchbeck East Primary School, Fennel Road, at 7.30pm. Casual visitors are welcome for an admission fee of £3.50. Members, and members of PAGB affiliated clubs pay £2. New members are always welcome. Details from chairman Peter Smith on 01775 724870.


NEW members and visitors were welcomed to the 76th birthday meeting of Rippingale and District Women’s Institute. The meeting started in great humour, with Beryl Chinneck explaining her difficulty with the vibrating fire alarm in her room during a recent visit to Denman WI College. This was followed by a talk about artisan cheeses, whilst members sampled the cheeses, by Karen of The Stamford Cheese Cellar. Members took away patterns for knitted teddy bears as requested by Lincolnshire Police. Tickets were handed out for the Gareth Malone concert in Nottingham in June. A visit to the Easton Walled Gardens near Grantham, with a talk by Lady Ursula Cholmeley, has been arranged and a visit to the Tolethorpe open air theatre is being arranged. Speaker at the March meeting will be Nancy Appleyard with ‘Muddles, misunderstandings and philosophy’. For further information phone Rebecca Main (president) on 01778 440411 or rebeccamain1@yahoo.co.uk


WOMEN’S Friendship League meet at the United Reformed Church Hall, Pinchbeck Road, on Thursday at 7.30pm when Anne Wood will speak on the Quaker Tapestry. Visitors are welcome. Admission £2.

LINCS Fashion will be presenting a fashion show and sale on Thursday, February 27 at the United Reformed Church Hall, Pinchbeck Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £2 available from Maralyn Robinson on 01775 766403.

TICKETS for the barn dance at Broad Street Methodist Church can be obtained at this morning’s coffee morning (10am-noon), or from 01775 724704/769438.


TOMORROW West Pinchbeck Senior Club meeting starts at midday, which is earlier than usual, because it is a sausage and mash dinner.


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