District news: Crowland to Whaplode St Catherine

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CROWLAND Challenge and Car Treasure Hunt, and Teddy Bears’ Picnic will be held on Saturday, June 15. If you are interested in taking part in the challenge or treasure hunt, please contact Trev Harrison on 07930 761768. It will be on a first come, first served basis, so do hurry and book. Please support this free event.

NETWORK group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 2.30pm in the Chapel for friendship, fellowship and caring, plus handicrafts.


THERE is a roller disco at the community centre tonight from 6.30pm to 8pm for junior school ages, families and beginners. There is a later session from 8.15pm to 9.30pm for secondary school ages and advanced skaters. Entry is £3.80 entry with an extra £1.20 for skate hire if needed. Refreshments will be available.

The community centre AGM is on Tuesday, June 18, 7pm when a new committee will be elected.

This weekend at Donington and Quadring Royal British Legion social club: Friday, May 31 – doors open 7pm, dancing to Craig, members £2.50 non-members £3.50; Saturday, June 1 – doors open 7pm, in the main hall, entertainment by international vocalist Tony G (Elvis) 50s, 60s and country music, £2.50 on the door; Sunday, June 2 – lounge open 12pm to 2pm, no entertainment, lounge re opens at 7pm with entertainment from Billy J, members £1.50, non-members £2.50. Bingo every Wednesday in the main hall, doors open 7pm, 7.30pm start. All welcome.


ON Tuesday, June 4 at 2pm Sally Reddin from Holbeach will be giving a talk to Fleet Baptist ladies and gentlemen. Her talk is called My Olympic Memories. All welcome, for further details call Joyce on 01406 426781.


SEVERAL people from Gosberton go along to the special events at the Gosberton Clough methodist church. In the South Holland Plan, it states that the Clough chapel has a sacred concert on Thursday, June 6, but it should have read a Songs of Praise on Saturday , July 6 to coincide with the chapel anniversary. It will be followed by a strawberry supper.

LINCOLNSHIRE Police will have a surgery in the Gosberton church hall on June 5 from 10am to noon.

NEXT meeting of the Gosberton Good Companion’s Club is on Tuesday, June 4 in the Gosberton Public Hall, at 2pm.

USED postage stamps are being collected for the St Barnabas Hospice and can be left in a tub at the back of Gosberton St Peter and St Paul’s church or handed in at the Quadring Post Office. A small border is required around the stamp.

NEXT fun and fellowship on a Friday at the Gosberton Baptist Church is on May 31 from 2pm to 4pm with table games,coffee and cakes.

THIS year marks the 60th birthday of Gosberton House School. The school is proud of its achievements over the years and will be holding a special celebration afternoon on Friday, June 21 at 1pm. Along with sports day, the school will be releasing balloons and having a barbecue and refreshments. It will be wonderful if former pupils and staff can go along to join in and share some memories. The school would also love to see any old photos. If you are interested or can help to celebrate in any way, please contact the school at any time on 01775 840250 or email paulinestanley@gosberton-house.lincs.sch.uk

THE next Gosberton Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday, July 8 at the Public Hall at 7.30pm.


WITH summer late arriving in the area, the atmosphere will be very warm in Holbeach when the United Services Club in Church Street hold their Hawaiian Family Night event on Saturday, June 1. With free admission and optional fancy dress being encouraged with prizes for the best turned out be it colourful shirts or grass skirts, the event is open to families with their children and dancing from 7.30pm until late to the Nick Gratton Treble Nine Road Show, it promises to be a very welcome summer evening, come rain or shine. Further details from the club on 01406 423134

Long Sutton

THE popular craft market is at the Market House again on May 31 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Come and see the wonderful display of crafts available, cards, jewellery and many other local crafts. Refreshments are available too, come and enjoy a morning coffee or tea in the beautiful Corn Exchange. Ring Market House Reception on 01406 366767 for more information.


ON Thursday, Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian reporter Winston Brown will be based at the community centre for the morning, waiting to hear your stories. Just turn up between 9am and 1pm or call him on 01775 765412 to make an appointment.

Sutton Bridge

ON Friday, Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian reporter Lynne Harrison will be based at the Curlew Centre for the day, waiting to hear your stories. Just turn up between 10am and 5pm or call her on 01775 7654123 to make an appointment.


At the May meeting Pat Read, a WI Advisor, read out this years National Resolution,The Decline of our High Streets and Town Centres. The job of the WI is to campaign to bring back life to high street areas and campaign against car parking charges. After a lively discussion members unanimously voted to accept this resolution. Our president announced that this year’s fundraising event would be a Strawberry Tea on Sunday 7 July in Kirkby Underwood Village Hall for families and friends. The next meeting will be a talk on Doddington Hall and Gardens, on June 6. On July 4 the topic will be ‘Images of Body Language’ in Rippingale Village Hall at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. Further information contact Rebecca on rebeccamain1@yahoo.co.uk or Liz on osborn.e@sky.com.

Whaplode Drove

THERE will be tea and cakes served in the church porch on Saturday, June 1 from 2pm to 4pm. All welcome.

Whaplode St Catherine

THE annual general meeting of the village hall will be held on June 12 at 7pm in the Memorial Hall.