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DONINGTON in Bloom urgently need more volunteers to help and keep the village looking its best. You don’t have to be Alan Titchmarsh or the female equivalent, just happy to muck in and help. There’s no requirement to join the committee either to give your help. Please contact Gill Lunn at Get A Head or phone 01775 820760.


GOSBERTON Youth Club annual meeting on February 17 was chaired by Rosemary McClements who gave a report from the chairman Annie Weatherly-Barton, who had laid down this responsibility after steering the club through a vital and demanding year of restoring its activities and refurbishing its badly neglected building. Great progress had been made and Annie paid tribute to the dedicated work of the trustees. Her resignation was received with regret and with gratitude. The Rev Ian Walters was appointed as the new chairman and both he and Geoff Reynolds were re-appointed to their roles as secretary and treasurer respectively. Representatives of the Rainbow Playgroup, who use the youth club premises as tenants, paid tribute to the excellent working relationship that now exists between the club and the playgroup.

RESIDENTS in Gosberton and district will be keen to learn that Lorna Webb and her team of helpers are having a coffee and pancake morning on Shrove Tuesday. It will be held at Mrs Webb’s home, 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, from 10am to noon. Stalls include cakes, pastries, preserves, jewellery, vegetables, plants. There will be a raffle. All proceeds for the Jenny Freeman Lodge, St Barnabas Hospice, Spalding for which Mrs Webb has raised money for since its opening.

DURING the winter months the Gosberton Baptist Fun and Fellowship on a Friday will take place at the home of Des and Rene Curtis in Gosberton Risegate. It starts at 2pm until 4pm with table games, coffee, tea and cakes. For directions contact 01775 840945.

THE trustees of the Public Hall met in the hall on Monday. Chairman, John Dennis presided, supported by secretary/treasurer Michael Callaghan. Due to the economic crises the need to reconsider the hire rates of the hall was put to the trust. A further meeting of the trustees was arranged for May 14 at 7.30pm in the hall.

MOBILE library will be in Gosberton on March 7 at Field Close at 10-11am and Godfrey Avenue, 11.05am to noon.

Gosberton ClougH and Risegate

GOSBERTON Risegate Silver Link Club met in the Risegate chapel on Wednesday afternoon enjoying a game of bingo. Caller was Tina Sandall. After tea and cakes the members played donkey derby. Joan Howard organised a raffle. Next meeting is on Wednesday, March 5 at 2pm. New members welcome.

THE Centenary Methodist Church in Gosberton Clough has a musical evening with Graham Haresign and friends on Saturday at 7pm, followed by supper. Proceeds for the Clough Methodist Church.

THE annual Lincolnshire evening in St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church Hall is on Friday at 7pm. A supper of Lincolnshire fare will be followed by a fun quiz. Tickets at £8 are available from Sandra Thompson. Please bring your own drinks, glasses available.

Gedney Hill

MEMORIAL Hall annual meeting is on March 11 at 7.30pm in the hall.

HOLY Trinity and St Polycarp’s Parochial Church Council annual meeting is on Monday, March 17, 7.30pm at St Polycarp’s Church, Holbeach Drove.

Holbeach St Johns

VILLAGE hall annual meeting is tomorrow at 8pm in the hall. For more information phone 01406 540350.

Long Sutton

BAPTIST Church hot lunches will be served on Friday, all welcome between 11am and 1.30pm.

ROYAL British Legion women’s section meets on Monday, March 3, 7pm for a quiz, raffle and soup and roll (£2.50) or soup and sandwich (£3) supper. The meeting will be at the RBL Hall, West Street.

WOMEN’S Institute met on February 18 when 22 members and one guest enjoyed lunch, followed by a craft demonstration.

A craft competition was won by Barbara Roberts. The next meeting is on Tuesday March 18 at 7pm in the Conservative Club Rooms. There will be a talk by Bernice Williams on aloe vera. New members and visitors are welcome.


WOMEN’S Institute members and visitors were welcomed by president Ruth Hollings. Speaker Julie Barnes gave a talk entitled ‘Tales of a farmer’s wife’.

At her family farm in Somerby in Leicestershire, they produced milk for the making of Stilton cheese (which members sampled).

Members were given an insight into the life of a farmer’s wife, and hope to visit the farm later in the year.

After refreshments the business meeting was held. Dates for the diary are March 4, pancakes at Lorna Webb’s Poacher’s Gate home, when the money raised goes to Jenny Freeman Hospice; March 11, council meeting, Springfields, Spalding (ticket only),10.30am; March 31, home economics meeting Pinchbeck Village Hall, 7pm.

Treasurer, Lesley Eldridge, gave an end of year financial report. Members discussed the constitution. Secretary Marilyn Tansley congratulated Rosie Smith, Su Richardson, Nancy Kinnersley and Sandra Greetham on coming third at the federation quiz. Irene Wright was thanked for the table decoration.

Competition winners for a home made chocolate Valentine’s treat were Trish Harvey, Irene Wright and Barbara Berridge.

The annual meeting on March 10 is at 7.30pm in the village hall when new officers will be elected. Visitors are welcome.

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