District news: Crowland to Weston Hills

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SATURDAY Strollers will start their circular walk from Stamford and around the Wothorpe area on Saturday. The walk is about six miles and in some places can be muddy. Meet at the former St Guthlac School by 10.25am to share transport. Bring a picnic lunch.

CROWLAND Cares next coffee morning will be held on Friday, June 14, 10am–noon in the library, Hall Street. There will be a raffle and a tombola. A lady from Age UK Boston and South Holland will be attending to give information and advice on their services. A separate free raffle will also be held for all those who have paid their Friendship subscriptions for 2013/14. The prize will be a local shopping voucher. Transport is available, to book contact the help desk on 01733 211797.

CROWLAND Cares can now offer a free new service, provided by a professional, in the library, giving advice, help and assistance with writing CVs, job applications, developing interview techniques and letter writing. Call in at the help desk or telephone to make an appointment, Monday–Friday, 9.30am–12.30pm.

WASTE freighters will be at the groundsmen’s shed, Snowden Field on Saturday 8, 8-11am. One takes household waste and the other green waste for composting (no plastic bags please).

CHURCHES Together in Crowland picnic and praise will take place on Sunday at 5pm in the nave of Croyland Abbey.

CROWLAND Town Society will meet on Monday at 7.30pm at the Reform Street Methodist Centre. There will be an illustrated talk by Hilary Healey who will speak about medieval crosses in Lincolnshire.

WOMEN’S Institute will meet on Tuesday at 7.15pm at the Royal British Legion Hall. There will be a bring and buy stall, and the speaker will be Sarah Tite who will talk about yoga. The competition is for a jar of home-made lemon curd.


IDEA (Improving the Donington Environment for All) is again hosting Fun in The Park at Flinders Park, this Sunday from 2pm onwards. The event kicks off with entertainment by Holbeach Town Band after the official opening by Spalding Flower Queen, Inca Honnor. There will be live music, games, food, stalls, Nerdy Birdies Crazy Cabaret and ‘Life Boat’ an interactive art installation. The afternoon finishes off with a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast weather permitting. Free entry. For more information visit www.doningtonidea.org

THE new vicar and his wife, Charlie and Jane Robertson, are being welcomed to the parish with a real Donington welcome at the church hall on Friday, June 14 at 7pm. Tea and coffee will be available.

BINGO will be played at the Ruby Hunt Centre on Friday at 7.30pm.

COFFEE and Chat is at the church hall on Saturday, 10am-noon.

CIRCUIT training classes by PTChris are being held at the community centre every Thursday, 7-8pm, £3.50.

COMMUNITY centre annual meeting is on Tuesday, June 18, 7pm at the hall. A new committee will be elected. Everyone welcome to show support or join the new committee.

Gedney Dyke

A COMEDY and song evening will take place in the village hall on Friday, June 14 at 7.30pm. For tickets phone Mary on 01406 362782.

BINGO will be held in the village hall on the following Wednesdays, June 12, 19 and 26. Eyes down 7.30pm.


THERE is a tub in the vestibule of the Baptist Church for the Agape Food Bank. Items to be supplied are UHT and dried milk, squash, pasta sauces, sponge pudding, custard and instant whip, cereals, jam, biscuits, instant mashed potatoes and basic pot noodles. These will be forwarded to Spalding Lighthouse Church for distribution.

PLEASE keep your newspapers coming in to Gosberton Parish church porch as the revenue is a big help to the church. The porch is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm.

SUNDAY afternoon tea and hymns at the Methodist Church is on June 16 at 4pm. For more information phone John and Enid Parson, 01205 357832.

Gosberton Ladies Circle has its annual meeting and quiz on Thursday, June 13 in the Methodist Church at 7.30pm.


WILLIAM Stukeley School will be staging a wedding in All Saints’ Church today with key stage one children doing the enactment at 1.30pm.

AN open meeting will be held today at 7.30pm in the Mary Bass Room to discuss setting up an Agape food bank.

FATHER Paul Lloyd will be inducted as priest of Holy Trinity RC Church on Tuesday.

DO you have a story to tell? Why not pop along to The Tea Room in High Street today to meet Spalding Guardian/Lincolnshire Free Press reporter Winston Brown and have a chat about a story you may have, an event you’re planning or just to request a picture of your event. Winston will be at there from 9am to 5pm.

Long Sutton

BAPTIST Church lunches will be available on Friday, June 21.


CASH bingo and prize raffle will be held on Tuesday in the village hall. Eyes down 7.30pm. Refreshments available or bring a bottle.


SPALDING and District Flower Lovers Club is holding an open meeting at South Holland Centre on Wednesday at 7.30pm with national demonstrator David Fawcett-Roper.

THE annual D Day Memorial Service, held by a number of local service associations to remember members of all services that took part and those that lost their lives in the D Day landings in Normandy, will be held today at 10.45am in Ayscoughfee Gardens.

THE 10.30am service at Broad Street Methodist Church on Sunday will be conducted by Roy Saxby, but there is no 9am service this week. In the afternoon the church is holding a summer praise at 3pm in the marquee at Springfields gardens. The informal service will be led by the Rev Margaret Mwailu with music by Broad Street Music Group. There will also be activities for children.


SURFLEET Community Group is hosting a teddy bears’ picnic as part of Celebrate Surfleet. The free event is this Saturday, 11am-4pm, and will be hosted by Daphne Ledward at The Patch, Surfleet Cheal. BRM Theatre Group will be story telling.

Sutton Bridge

ST Matthew’s strawberry tea will be in church on Sunday, July 7, at 3pm. Tickets are £5 available from the wardens. This will be followed by the flower festival on Thursday, July 11 to Monday, July 15.

DO you have a story to tell? Why not pop along to the Curlew Centre tomorrow to meet Spalding Guardian/Lincolnshire Free Press reporter Lynne Harrison and have a chat about a story you may have, an event you’re planning or just to request a picture of your event. Lynne will be at the centre from 10am to 4pm.

Weston Hills

BINGO this Saturday in the village hall is at 7pm.

THERE is no Village Hall Committee meeting this month.