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THERE will be a residents’ meeting in the village hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday regarding the proposal by RWE to build a new substation on Bicker Fen. All welcome to attend this important meeting.


BOURNE United Reformed Church will be holding a grand Easter coffee morning in the schoolroom, from 10am to 11.30am on Saturday, March 9. There will be hot cross buns and an Easter egg raffle plus the usual stalls.


CHURCHES Together in Crowland will be holding its annual Women’s World Day of Prayer service at Crowland Abbey tomorrow at 7pm. The service this year has been prepared by the women of France.

SATURDAY Strollers will be walking The Three Villages from Ufford on March 2. Meet at the former St Guthlac School by 10.25am to share transport. Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the weather, and bring a picnic lunch.

CROWLAND Cares are establishing a 100 Club as a fundraising initiative. There will be an initial issue of 100 shares. The subscription for one share for a year is £12. Fifty per cent of subscriptions will be reserved for prizes, with a monthly draw for two prizes. When fully subscribed this translates to a £25 and £15 prize each month. The first draw will be April – drawn in the first week of May. The November draw will be a Super Draw when the two prizes will be significantly increased. All subscribed numbers will be in all draws. Subscriptions are available for sale at the Help Desk in the Library, 1 Hall Street, Crowland, Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm and are open to everyone over the age of 16. Full terms and conditions are available for viewing at the Help Desk. For further information please telephone 01733 211797.


DUE to illness there will be no bingo on Thursday, March 7. Next bingo will be held at the Methodist Chapel on Thursday, April 4. All welcome.


DONINGTON in Bloom is having a plant and flower stall in the market place on March 9 from 8am.

DONINGTON Youth Club is holding a table top/car boot sale on Saturday, April 6, 10am to 2pm.


THERE will be no service this Sunday at St Polycarp’s Church, Holbeach Drove, as the Bishop of Lincoln will be conducting a group service of Songs of Praise at St Mary’s Church, Whaplode.

GEDNEY Hill Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 7.30pm at St Polycarp’s Church, Holbeach Drove. Everyone is welcome to attend.


NEXT Messy Church in the Quadring St Margaret’s Church Hall is on Friday, March 15 at 3.30pm for 4pm, with activities, crafts, celebrations, drama and food. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Pat Walters on 01775 840694.

SPEAKER at the next meeting of the Gosberton Church Fellowship is Terry Grantham on The Hospice Movement and How it Started. It will be held in the church hall on Monday, March 18 at 7.30pm. For members entrance is £1 and for non members £3 which includes refreshments and a raffle. For more information contact Pat Walters on 01775 840694.

THE annual parish meeting for Gosberton is on Monday, March 11 at 7.30pm in the Public Hall.

NEXT film show at the Gosberton Baptist church is on Monday, March 25 at 2pm. Entrance donation is £2 which includes the usual refreshments.

ON Thursday, March 14 the Gosberton Ladies’ Circle has a baking competition in the methodist church. It starts at 7.30pm and members bake a favourite cake and take it along together with the recipe for inclusion in a recipe book. Proceeds are for the purchase of a chemotherapy pump for ward 7A at the Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. Entrance to the meeting is 7.30pm.

GOSBERTON Methodist Sunday afternoon tea and hymns is at 4pm on March 17. For more information contact John and Enid Parson on 01205 357832.

A QUIET place is made available in the Gosberton Methodist Church every Thursday where people can go in to sit quietly or to talk. Someone will be on duty at 3pm for an hour.

USED postage stamps are being collected for the work of St Barnabas and can be left in a tub at the back of St Peter and St Paul’s Church or handed in to Quadring Post Office. A small border needs to be cut around the stamp.

THE mobile library will be in Gosberton on Friday, March 8 at Field Close from 10am to 11am and at Godfrey Avenue from 11.05am to noon. For more information contact 01522 782010.

GOSBERTON Women’s Institute has its birthday meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 7.15pm with Irish songs by Nigel and Terri. The competition is for an Irish limerick and there will be a bring and buy stall.


THE Women’s World Day of Prayer service for the Gosberton Churches Together and Glen Group is in the St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Curch, Gosberton Clough and Risegate, tomorrow at 2pm. There is a bring and buy stall and refreshments.

GOSBERTON Clough and Risegate St Gilbert and St Hugh’s annual Lincolnshire evening is on Friday, March 8 at 7pm in the church hall. Speaker is Judith Withyman on her recently published book on life in a Fenland Village during the 15th and 16th centuries. Tickets are £8 and available from Sue Murphy on 01775 750334. Please bring your own wine.

GOSBERTON Clough Methodist Church is hosting a concert by Graham Haresign and friends on Saturday, March 16 at 7pm which will be followed by a supper.

THERE will be a Messy Church in the Gosberton Clough Methodist tomorrow at 3.30pm.


EVERY Tuesday there is a legs, bums and tums session at Lyndis Walk Community Hall, from 6pm-7pm and aerobics at 7pm-8pm. For details phone 07944 432400.

ON Fridays also at Lyndis Walk Community Hall there is seated Salsa, phone 01522 585580 or 07814 165146 for more details.

THE Rotary Club of Holbeach has a charity ball at 7pm at the South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Saturday, March 16. Email tickets@rotary-holbeach.org.uk or phone 01406 373246.


HOLBEACH St Marks Village Hall AGM will be held at the village hall on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm. We are always looking for new committee members to help with the running of the hall. It would be great to see some new faces as well as all our old supporters.

A CREATIVE workshop for parents and carers is being held at the village hall on March 25. This is run by Children’s Lincs. For more information please contact Clare Wooding on 01406 422860.


ON Tuesday, February 26 there will be cash bingo and a prize raffle in Lutton Village Hall. Eyes down 7.30pm. Refreshments available or bring a bottle


THE Pop-In/Lent Lunch is on Saturday in the Church Hall from noon until 1.15pm. Cost £4.

THE service for the local branch of the Women’s World Day of Prayer will be at St Hugh and St Gilbert’s Church, Gosberton Clough, tomorrow at 2pm. The speaker will be Rev Lynda Pugh.

There will be a Lincs Fashion Show at The Vista, Spalding on Monday, at 7.30pm. Admission £3 adult, child £1.50, to include refreshments. Clothes sold on the night at half price or less. No credit/debit cards. All proceeds to Spalding District Guides, (Poacher camp).


BROAD Street Methodist Church held a well attended Super Soup Lunch for Christian Aid last Friday when the sum of £233 was raised.

THIS Saturday the Spring Fayre is from 10am to 2pm with refreshments, stalls, raffle, children’s crafts and an Easter egg hunt at noon. Fairtrade goods will be on sale with free tasting of chocolate and biscuits.


THE first meeting of the forum in 2013 will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at the United Reformed Church Hall, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, starting at 2pm. The speaker for the afternoon will be from Anglian Water – we are sure there are a lot of questions you need answering. Refreshments will be available and a raffle will be held to help the forum’s costs. Any questions regarding the forum, please call the chairman on 01775 711427


WESTON Parish Council holds its monthly meeting in the village hall on Monday at 7.30pm.

ST John’s the Evangelist Church is having a quiz night on Friday, March 8, at 7pm. Refreshments and raffle. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for children, available from V Prescott on 01775 766907 or any church member. The quiz will be held in the village hall in aid of church tower repairs.

BINGO will be held in the village hall on Saturday at 7pm.


THE Churchroom will be closed for refurbishment from Wednesday.

THE annual meeting of the Parish Church of St John the Baptist will take place on Monday, March 11 at 7pm, in the church porch. All welcome.