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BOURNE Arthritis Support Group will meet on October 4 at 2pm at Meadow Court community room when speaker Steve Perry will talk on ‘Peterborough workhouses’. Everyone welcome to go along to meetings for support and information.


THERE will be a coffee morning in the village hall on Friday, 10am-noon, as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.


CROWLAND Christmas Lights Committee is holding a fashion show by Lincs Fashion tomorrow at 7.30pm at South View Community Primary School. Tickets £3 available on the night or from the Parish Rooms, South View School or Crowland Cares.


WOMEN’S Institute meet on October 9 when Andrew Dennis will give a talk on organic growing at Woodlands Farm. The competition will be for a flower from the garden. The meeting starts at 7.15pm in the Public Hall.

THERE will be an open flu clinic at the Gosberton surgery on Saturday, October 6, (9am-noon) and members of the Gosberton Patient Link Group will be at the surgery selling raffle tickets to raise money for more equipment.

GOSBERTON House Care Home is supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support today. It will be held at the home from 10.30am-11.30am and there will also be a raffle, a cake stall and a 50/50 competition.

GOSBERTON Churches Together has a meeting at the Baptist Church on Thursday at 7.30pm.

GOSBERTON Baptists have a fun and fellowship afternoon on Friday at 2pm with table games, tea/coffee and cake.

ST Peter and St Paul’s Church harvest festival is on Sunday, October 14, at 11am followed by lunch. Tickets are £9 and bookings to be made to either Geoff or Debbie Reynolds. Raffle prizes welcome.

POSTAGE stamps are being collected in Gosberton for the St Barnabas Hospice. A small border should be cut around the stamps and then left in a tub at the back of the parish church or handed in at Quadring Post Office.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

GOSBERTON Clough Methodist Church is having a sausage and mash supper and bring and buy stall on Monday, October 8 at 6pm. Tickets are £5 and bookings can be made to Ken Templeman (01775 750330).

MANY residents follow the coffee mornings at the home of Lorna Webb, and will be pleased to learn that Mrs Webb and her team of helpers are taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, 10am-noon today. The Macmillan event continues tomorrow, 10am-noon in Gosberton Church Hall.

THERE will be a coffee afternoon special event in St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church Hall, Gosberton Clough, on Thursday, October 4, 1-3pm with ‘My Secret Kitchen’ (UK’s first nationwide food and drink tasting company). For more information contact Marion Dickinson on 01775 750244.

Local History Group

SOUTH Holland Local History Group’s first meeting of the new season is on Friday in St John’s Church lounge, Hawthorn Bank. There will be a very short AGM at 7.10pm followed by a talk at 7.30pm on Whaplode and Whaplode Church by Cyril Hearn. Admission £1.50; refreshments 50p.

Long Sutton

GIRLS’ Brigade, fun and friendship, five-11 years 6-7.15pm, over 11s 7.15-9pm, Baptist Church, West Street, Long Sutton, 01406 424467.

Moulton Chapel

AS part of the celebrations of the Methodist Church’s presence in the village for 200 years this year, the coffee morning on September 29 will include an opportunity to have small antiques valued between 10am and noon. Coffee and light refreshments will be served as usual, and books, cakes, cards, craft items, puzzles and local produce etc will be on sale. All welcome.

FRIENDSHIP Club bingo tomorrow is in the Youth and Community Centre. Eyes down at 7.30pm.


PINCHBECK Carnival annual meeting is on Thursday at 7.30pm in the Adult Education Centre, Knight Street. All interested parties are invited to attend. Next year’s carnival will be on June 8, the theme being, ‘Numbers.’

BURTEY Fen Collection has a concert on Sunday, October 14, at 2.30pm. The organist is Jean Martyn, 2011 Britain’s Got Talent finalist. Tickets are £8 which can be obtained by calling 01775 766081.

GLEN Haven has an activities afternoon tomorrow, 2-4pm, and games on Thursday, 2-4pm.

A coach trip is being organised to Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market and craft fair on December 1, cost £10. Contact Jane Amess on 01775 769729 or Bridget Scase on 01775 760118, if you are interested. It is the largest outdoor market in the country with about 180 stalls.

Saracen’s Head

BINGO is held in the village hall on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Good prizes in the first half, all other games cash. Snowball also played. Everyone welcome.

A SPECIAL bingo has been arranged for October 24 with all proceeds for the over 60s Christmas party fund. If anyone would like to donate any prizes please phone June Taylor on 01406 422050.

OVER 60s committee meeting is on Monday at 7.30pm.

LADIES Group will enjoy keep fit at the meeting tomorrow.


COFFEE Pot will be holding its harvest festival tomorrow in the village hall, 9.30-11am.