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From Donington to Whaplode Drove


FOLLOWING last year’s successful scarecrow festival a meeting will be held in the Ruby Hunt Centre on Friday at 7pm to plan this year’s event , which takes place on June 6 and 7, to coincide with fun in the park. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like more information please call 01775 820620.

THE church annual meeting will take place on Friday, March 6, at 2pm in the church hall. The events committee has a meeting on Monday, March 9, at 2pm, please come along we need your help with the forthcoming flower festival. If you cannot make the meeting but would like to help please ring Carol on 01775 820248. The relaunch of the newly refurbishment of the church hall will take place on Sunday, March 22, with a Sunday lunch, 12 for 12.30pm. All bookings to Jane on 01775 821515. Book early as this is a popular event.


THE regular gift and craft fair on Sunday is especially with Mother’s Day in mind. The event in the Victory Hall is open from 11am-4pm and entry is free. There’s around 20 stalls offering quality gifts and fabulous crafts with pop up shops, beautiful bespoke items, jewellery, artists, wood turners, wood artists, glass engravers, specialist soaps and beauty products, sweets, delicious cakes and confectionery, Beryl’s beautiful handmade traditional bears, cards and stationery, Sock Monkeys and lots more. Refreshments and food are also available. A charity raffle will support Gedney Drove End Youth Club, which has just started up. For more information phone 07765 631286.

Gedney Dyke

BINGO is tomorrow in the village hall. Usual snowball, cash pot game and meat raffle. Refreshments available. Doors open 6.30pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.

THERE’S a quiz night in the village hall on Saturday, 7.30pm start. Cash prize. The bar will be open. Contact Sue for more information on 07534 100459. All welcome.

COUNTRY/comedy event takes place on Sunday at 2.30pm in the village hall. Tickets are £10, including refreshments. Contact Mary Garrett on 01406 362782.


IT has been a busy time for the different clubs associated with Gosberton House School. The bike club, last term, was fortunate in being able to secure some funds from Spalding Lions. The club decided to use the money to purchase new parts to repair a few of the out-of-service bikes. All members of the club were involved in deciding which parts to purchase, the most interesting was a new style of learning stabiliser, and it is also hoped that in the future the club is able to secure smaller bikes for the younger children. Should anyone have any small wheeled bikes which they have no use for, the club would be pleased with them. The school has an up and running breakfast club. The computer club meets weekly, new members are welcome. At the construction club the students love making models and structures out of different building toys. In dry weather they have fun making dens outside, using sticks, branches and material. The children also take part in the Crest Investigators, a scheme from the British Science Association which engages children in science and technology. The programme provides fun, motivating activities for the children on a Thursday lunch time. Once they have joined they receive a Crest Club badge and a star log to let everyone know they are part of the club and each week after completing activities have the chance to earn ‘star’ stickers for their log. The school even has a forest club and the students made a magic carpet out of leaves, sticks, wood and conkers recently. They also enjoyed making a shelter from string and sticks, sitting inside for lunch, made soup in a cup and played games. The friends club runs on most Tuesday throughout the school year. Sessions are led by Miss Wilson from 3pm to 4.30pm. Children are able to relax and play with peers from across the school and are given the opportunity to practice social skills, share books, use computers and take part in other activities. Sports instructors and musicians also attend. The children are provided with a snack and a drink. The after school sport’s club is held on a Wednesday, 3.15pm to 4.15pm. Mr Nolan from Agilitas organises the events and each week he selects a theme and the children enjoy football, basket ball, volley ball, gymnastics, hockey, cricket, tag rugby and athletics. Gamelan music, practised at the school’s Gamelan Club, is played in Bali and other Indonesian islands. The instruments give a special sound and give the children chance to hear and play music from far away places. The club meets each Tuesday lunch time in the performing arts room and are fortunate in having their own small collection of gamelan instruments at the school. The Homework Club is held weekly and gives the students the opportunity to do homework in school time, while the Wii Club meets each Monday lunch time in class four. They play a range of games designed to enhance motor control and improve fitness levels.

Gosberton House School recently spent an exciting day with a visit from Steve the Rocket Man who visited classes five and six. They learned a lot about space and tasted space food, investigated air pressure and made an end effector. Class five made rockets and launched them.

The school had an equally enjoyable day when the Dino Dame came in to school. Key stage one’s topic this term is about dinosaurs and the children learned about fossils and how dinosaurs lived. The remainder of the school took an interest and enjoyed looking at photos and videos of dinosaurs and were invited to ask questions.

IF there is anyone interested in joining the Gosberton and District History Society contact Shayne Blackmore on 01775 840612. About 35 people went along to the first meeting held in the church hall and the group will initially meet quarterly. It was agreed not to engage speakers as there was a wealth of information and interest among those present which they all shared with each other.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

THE Duke of York is the venue for a beetle drive on Thursday at 7.30pm.  It is organised by Gosberton Churches Together. Teams of four. Entrance is £3 per person and proceeds are for the British Red Cross. There will be a raffle.

Holbeach St Johns

WOMEN’S Institute meeting on Wednesday, March 4, at 7pm, is an open meeting. Bourne Borderers Morris Dancers will be giving a performance. There will be a raffle and tea and biscuits will be available. All welcome.

Long Sutton

HOT lunches will be available at the Baptist Church on Friday, 11 30am-1.30pm. All welcome.


THIS Friday there will be a cake stall in Long Sutton Church Hall, 9.30-11.30am. This is to raise funds for Daniel Oldfield, who has been selected to play for Lincolnshire County Cricket Club at the under 16s level. His first match will be in Sri Lanka in April and he has to raise all the costs for the trip. Cakes and/or donations will be very welcome. If unable to go to Long Sutton, cakes can be collected by June who can be contacted on 01406 365858.

Moulton Chapel

A bingo in aid of Peterborough City Hospital breast cancer unit is tomorrow in the community centre. Doors open 6.30pm for eyes down at 7.30pm. Please bring a raffle or bingo prize. The January bingo raised £500. For more information on the bingo phone Ann on 01733 210543.


A pound sale is taking place on Saturday, 10am to 1pm, at Broad Street Methodist Church. Clothes, accessories, household goods, books, toys, etc, will all be £1 each. Proceeds to Church Vision21 Project.

TOLLGATE Women’s Institute held its February meeting in St John’s Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank. Forthcoming events were given out by the secretary including a visit to a Mosque in Peterborough, the spring council meeting at Springfields in March and the home economics meeting in Pinchbeck on March 23. The group has also arranged a fashion show at Gibbs Shoes on April 15. The speaker was David Rodwell of South Holland District Council who gave members a lots of information on recycling. Refreshments were served and the raffle was drawn. Next meeting is on Tuesday, March 17, when the speaker will be Fay Knight with ‘We knead the dough’. Visitors welcome. 

Sutton Bridge

SUTTON Bridge Carers’ Luncheon Group meet at the Constitutional Club, New Road, on the second Wednesday of every month from 11.30am to 3.30pm. On arrival a hot drink and biscuits will be available followed by a meal and entertainment. A warm welcome awaits all new members. For further information please ring Eric Ormond on 01406 370014.


SNOWDROP walks at St Mary’s Church will be organised from 11.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Refreshments will be available as will tours around the inside of this magnificent church to learn of its 900 years of history.

Whaplode Drove

BINGO is the at Elizabethan Centre on Thursday, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Enquiries to 01406 330388.