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BOURNE Borderers are constantly looking to recruit dancers and musicians. If you would like a taster of ‘Morris’ go along to the practice session being held at the United Reformed Church Hall Bourne, on Saturday, 1pm to 5pm. Regular practice sessions are held every Wednesday evening 8pm to 10pm at Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane. For more details phone Rosie on 01476 550489 or visit the website www.bourneborderers.co.uk

Deeping St James

ON January 11 the traditional Plough Sunday Service was held in the Priory Church. The service was conducted by the Rev Sonia Marshall assisted by the Rev Mark Thompson, with relevant passages being read by members of the congregation and the choir singing traditional anthems. Following the service supper was held in the church hall, Those attending had a choice of cheeses, potted beef, cheese and onion pie all served with homemade bread, a choice of ploughman’s pudding, mincemeat and apple flan or apple crumble followed prior to the entertainment which was provided by ‘The Zimmer Frames’ a trio comprising of Phil and Jo Astle ably assisted by Alan on strings. Sonia Marshall gave a vote of thanks to Margaret Flegg who prepared the food and to members of the Church Social Committee for all their help, and a special thanks to ‘The Zimmer Frames’ who made it an enjoyable evening.

Gedney Hill

THE Gedney Hill Memorial Hall Committee will be holding its annual meeting in the hall on Wednesday, February 4 at 8pm.


FREE street dance classes are due to start in the church hall on Friday, January 30 (6-7pm), for children aged 11 to 18 years. These will run for ten weeks. To book a place and for further information contact Kate Thomas, arts engagement worker, Transported, on 07436 162004, 01406 701006 or 01406 701013

THE Lightships book is now released. This is about church, art and community in the Lincolnshire Fens, and is available at £5 from the vicarage.

A youth club worker is wanted for the Gosberton Youth Club, just three hours a week on a Friday from 7pm to 10pm. Experience and relevant qualifications preferred but not essential to work with young people between the ages of 11 to 21 years. The job entails helping to set up structured activities, supervising club members, recording attendance and collecting weekly subs. Training and DBS checks are necessary. Please send CV and covering letter to the Gosberton Youth Club, c/o 6, Wargate Way, Gosberton PE11 4NH or email youth@gosberton.org

MEMBERS of the Baptist Church formed a working party on Wednesday to clean the interior of the church.

A meeting of the Public Hall trustees will be held in the hall on Friday at 7.30pm.

POSTAGE stamps are being collected at St Peter and St Paul’s Church for St Barnabas Hospice. With a small border cut round the stamps and put together in an envelope or bag, they can be placed in the tub at the back of the church or handed in to Quadring Post Office.

ANYONE with copy for the parish magazine should send it in immediately to Annie Weatherly-Barton (01775 840693).


A TABLE top sale is being held at the community centre on Saturday and Sunday, January 31 and February 1, 11am-2pm. Tables are £5 per day. For bookings call Sylvia on 01406 490879 or 07905 478792 after 6pm. All Proceeds go to the 3rd Holbeach Scout Group.


PINCHBECK Photographic Group invite you to its 2015 winter programme on Thursday at 7.30pm for ‘Winter wonderland’, projecting pictures from the back garden to USA and finish at Grand Tetons and wonderful Yellowstone. The talk will be held at the new spacious meeting venue in the hall at Pinchbeck East C of E Primary School. Full membership available on the evening for just £20 per person, special admission price of £2 for non-members for this evening only.


RIPPINGALE and District Women’s Institute members organised the January meeting taking everyone to London and the theatre in the comfort of the village hall. Everyone was welcomed at the box office and shown their places for a film sketch of French and Saunders dancing with Darcy Bussell, followed by a spoof on Swan Lake, named the Duck Pond, after members had enjoyed the production in London 2014. Once members had dried their eyes pavlova and coffee were served. An auction of musical posters professionally made by a member completed the evening. February meeting will be ‘A cake maker to royalty’ with Dawn Blunden. For further information contact Rebecca on 01778 440411 or e-mail rebeccamain1@yahoo.co.uk


SURFLEET Ladybirds had an enjoyable social evening at their December meeting. There was the raffle, mince pies, lots of chatting and a small festive tipple! The annual Christmas dinner was held last Tuesday at The Crown Inn. Everyone had an enjoyable evening. On January 27 members are planning to go ten pin bowling in Spalding, followed by a meal at Wetherspoons. They are being joined by some ladies from Gosberton Women’s Institute. Jim Bailey from Heckington Windmill will be at the meeting on February 10 talking about the history and future of the windmill. Other activities in 2015 include a river trip, a themed summer garden party and many interesting talks. The group has a very varied programme for 2015. Why not come along and try us out? Membership is just £3.50 a year and a £1 per meeting.  Visitors and guests are welcome.   Why not come along on the second Tuesday of the month to the Fraiser Room  by St Laurence’s church, Surfleet at 7.30 to see what we have to offer. Any queries you may have about our group please contact the Chairlady, Hannah Avery on 01775680646 or the secretary Heather Girdlestone on 01775821130.

Whaplode Drove

BINGO takes place this Thursday in the Elizabethan Centre at 7.30pm. For more information phone 01406 330388.

Whaplode St 

THE usual monthly bingo has been held in the village hall and was well attended, despite a few off with colds and flu. The snowball cash prize was not won so goes on to accumulate into a useful sum for some lucky person to win. Bingos are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

The next function is the quiz night on Saturday in the village hall, 7pm for 7.30pm. Teams of up to six. There will be intriguing questions, super food and a lovely atmosphere. Bookings or enquiries on 01406 540733.

The new style Village Voice, covering the village, will be available around January 24, and helpers will try to deliver as promptly as possible. Some help is needed with this regular task. Volunteers please contact David Blaxter on 01406 380544.

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