District News: Crowland to West Pinchbeck

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CHURCHES Together in Crowland will begin Lent with a service in the Abbey to celebrate Ash Wednesday tomorrow at 7pm.
MAD Group – Music and Drama – meet every Friday at Crowland Methodist Chapel at 7pm.
GIVE blood in Crowland on Wednesday, February 20 at Crowland Methodist Chapel from 1.45pm to 3.30pm or from 4.30pm to 7.00pm. Appointments necessary. Please ring 0300 1232323.


FOR those who do wood carving or use logs for fires, Gosberton St Peter and St Paul’s Church will have several tonnes of wood available. A very large lime tree is due to be drastically reduced in size during the next six to eight weeks as it has rotted. If anyone does require the wood, please ring Debbie Reynolds on 01775 840694. The tree is costing £850 plus VAT to cut down, so to offset the cost of the cutting down, donations would be appreciated for church funds on collection of the wood. 
A GROUP wishes to form a Community Interest Company to work for the good of all sorts of community projects, bring people together, apply for funding and generally aim to support all of the good things that we have in the village, and are looking for people to join. Applicants must be able to work as a team for the whole community. Call 01775 840694. 
AN invitation goes out to anyone who would like to join a small friendly group at the Gosberton Methodist Church on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. The meeting is led by a minister and is for all denominations and plus those who do not attend church. The group is currently discussing The Lord’s Prayer, line by line. Next date is today, followed by March 12.
DON’T forget Lorna Webb’s coffee and pancake morning today, Shrove Tuesday, at 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, from 10am to noon in aid of the Jenny Freeman Lodge. 
A MEETING of the Gosberton Public Hall Trustees will be held in the hall on Thursday at 7.30pm.
THE Gosberton Public Hall Trustees hold a beetle drive and sausage and mash in the hall on Saturday, February 23 5.45pm for 6pm. Entrance by ticket only (£6), available from Ray Noble on 01775 840372.
THE February meeting of the Gosberton Ladies Circle is on Thursday at 7.30pm in the Gosberton Methodist Church. The topic is Stained Glass by Gillian Wing. £3.
GOSBERTON Women’s Institute meet in the Public Hall at 7.15pm tonight with a talk on the Butterfly Hospice by Judy Byrne. The competition is for a spring bloom and the stall is general bring and buy.
LINCOLNSHIRE Police have a surgery in the Gosberton church hall from 10am to noon tomorrow.
GOSBERTON Methodists are having a coffee morning on Saturday, February 16 from 10am to 12.30pm. Light lunches available. Proceeds are for the flower festival expenses.
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IN connection with the Gosberton Clough and Risegate St Gilbert and St Hugh’s church, the Easy Fund Raising is slowing increasing in value, and it is hoped that more people will take part. Just visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fostgsth to register. Once registered click on the ‘Find and Remind Toolbar’ on the home page and that has already raised 50p. When shopping with Amazon, Argos, M&S, Tesco, eBay and over 2,000 retailers, they will give money to the church and it does not cost you a penny. For more information contact 01775 714918 or iambarmi2@tiscali.co.uk


1st Holbeach Girl Guides (aged ten to 14 year) meet on Mondays 6.30pm-8pm. Call 0800 1695901 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/join for further details.

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SCHOOL news: Breakfast Club is available from 8am every morning which is bookable in advance with Mrs Molson, the school administrator. There will be an open afternoon on Wednesday, March 20, from 2pm.

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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.


THE Women’s Section of the Long Sutton branch of the Royal British Legion will take part in a beetle drive and raffle at the next meeting on Monday, March 4, at 7pm. The meeting is at the RBL Hall, West Street, Long Sutton. For more information contact the branch secretary Pat Wells on 01406 364159.


THERE is cash bingo and a prize raffle in Lutton Village Hall to tonight. Eyes down 7.30pm. Refreshments available or bring a bottle.


THE next meeting of the Probus Club of Spalding, which will be the AGM, will be held at the South Holland Centre on Wednesday, March 6 at 12.15pm for 12.45pm. The stewards will be Peter Godding and Brian Wheatley.

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TOMMOROW, Shrove Tuesday, pancakes will be served in West Pinchbeck Village Hall between 3.30pm and 7pm. Call in any time for a delicious freshly cooked pancake and a drink at a cost of £1. Proceeds to Village Hall funds.

THE Snowdrop garden weekend at the home of Alice and Paul Cook, Hectare House, Bourne Road, Pode Hole will be held on February 23 and 24, 11am-4pm. Adults £2, children free. Refreshments and plant stall. Proceeds to St Bartholomew’s Church. All welcome. Contact Alice on 01775 766881 for further details.

THIRSTY on a Thursday takes place every Thursday morning in St Bartholomew’s, West Pinchbeck. Call in for coffee and a chat any time between 9.30am and 11am. Eucharist Service first Thursday each month at 10am. All welcome.