Welcome to the March 2015 issue of The Witham Staple When

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Welcome to the March 2015 issue of The Witham Staple
Whilst sat here thinking late one night, what it was that I might write, my email
pinged with such delight. A message received from far way, greetings from
Australia it did say. Down Under seems so far away but this is read and there’s no
delay. This gave thought on what to say, if this is read so far away. Let us have a
go at the Australian way. G’Day mate! Welcome ta the March issue we hope yoos
are all well and that the changeable weather isn't get yoos down ta much. As we
March on into the third month we tinnie start ta look forward ta Sprin'. (No sorry
tongue tied already)!! Colour in the garden a blanket of snowdrops and aconites
will flourish then daffodils will emerge from the winter soil like a golden sea or
vapour trail. Grab a drink and sit straight down, read on with hope, sure as spring
is growing, because far away even old friends are knowing, what we’re doing and
where we’re going. Once we’re done and April looms one last thing is wind it on?
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British Summertime Begins. Sunday 29 March, wind your clocks on one hour.
We love to receive articles from all corners of the community
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This month’s front cover is by Celia Davis
Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2014 for 8 to 11 years.
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CARLTON LE MOORLAND PARISH COUNCIL
The next Parish Council meeting in the village hall (LN5 9HQ) will be held on
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Wednesday 11 March at 7.30pm.
Public time takes place at the start of the meeting. All are very welcome.
Dog Fouling – Carlton to Bassingham Pathway. The verge of the
Carlton to Bassingham pathway is beginning to look like a dog toilet.
Despite there being two dog bins at either end of the pathway,
irresponsible dog owners continue to allow their dogs to run free and
foul the verges...... or bags of faeces are left on the verge for others
to pick up! Please act responsibly and clear up after your dog. The
dog bins are there for a purpose – use them!
Carlton le Moorland Village Hall. Are you looking for a venue for a
community group or a party? Carlton le Moorland Village Hall is always
available for hire to residents and non-residents for parties and other events. Nonresident prices start at £9 per hour for children’s events and £10 for general
bookings. If you would like any further information regarding booking and
availability please contact Mrs. Margaret Hutchinson on 788489.
Volunteers Wanted – if you could help us tidying up the exterior of the Village
Hall, cleaning windows and general light tasks please contact the Parish Clerk.
Street Lights. Please report any unlit street lights directly to Lincolnshire County
Council Customer Service Centre on 782070 or contact the Parish Clerk.
Coffee Morning. The next Coffee Morning will take place on Saturday 7th March
from 10am to 12noon in the Village Hall. Come along to the hall - enjoy a coffee,
bacon roll and a chat! There will be cakes and other goodies on sale including
second-hand books. All funds raised are for the Village Hall Improvement project.
Carlton le Moorland Website. Log onto the village website for the latest parish
council information, newsletters and other events
www.carltonlemoorland.org.uk
Post Office. The Outreach Post Office in the Village Hall is open
Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm and Fridays 1pm to 4pm
offering a full range of Post Office services including foreign currency and motor
vehicle road tax. Please support this local facility.
Lincolnshire Co-op Community Champions – Have you a Co-op Dividend
Card? Remember if you have a Co-op Dividend card please pass your dividend
donation to Carlton le Moorland Village Hall development project by going onto
the Co-op Community Champions website and changing your donation
preference, by contacting the Community Champions Team on 544632 or e-mail
[email protected]
Please support our fundraising every little helps!!!!!
Debbie Parker Parish Clerk 789630. Email: [email protected]
ACT TWO AGM
Monday 9th March at 8pm
Hammond Hall Meeting Room (LN5 9HQ)
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BASSINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on
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Thursday 12 March at 7.30pm
The Hammond Hall Sub-Committee. Meets every Tuesday morning at 10am
South Moor Allotments Sub-Committee. The next meeting will be on
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Thursday 26 March at 6pm
Press and public are welcome to attend,
there will be a public session at the beginning of each meeting
After each meeting the minutes will be posted on the Parish web-site
(hhtp://parishes.lincolnshire/Bassingham) and on the Parish notice boards.
All meetings are held in the Hammond Hall (LN5 9HQ)
The Allotments at South Moor. Now available for rent at a cost of £55 per
annum to include water all enquiries to the Parish Clerk.
Street Lights & Pot Holes. Any problems or defects should be reported to the
Parish Clerk at the Hammond Hall
Roger Hales Parish Clerk Tel: 789758. E-mail [email protected]
Bassingham Parish Council web-site - hhtp://parishes.lincolnshire/Bassingham
NORTON DISNEY PARISH COUNCIL
The next Parish Council meeting will be held in the Village Hall (LN6 9JU) on
Wednesday 18th March at 7.30pm
Members of the public are welcome.
The most recent agreed minutes are displayed on the Village Notice Board and
are available from the Clerk on request.
Charlie Rudkin Parish Clerk Tel: 788480 or e-mail: [email protected]
WITHAM ST HUGHS PARISH COUNCIL
The next month’s Parish Council meeting in the Village Hall (LN6 9TN) is on
Wednesday 18th March at 7pm
The meeting’s always start with an open session until 7.15pm,
at which residents are welcome to contribute.
Mrs S Lane Parish Clerk 869643. email: [email protected]
Please leave a message if no reply and the Parish Clerk will get back to you.
Postal address: ℅ 28 Gibson Green, Witham St Hughs, Lincoln LN6 9GB
Village Hall Lettings: Contact as above please
THE HAMMOND HALL PRESENTS
COFFEE MORNINGS
every Monday from 9am to midday
in the Main Hall (LN5 9HQ)
Enjoy a cuppa with friends old and new and catch up with what’s going on
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AUBOURN & HADDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
The next Parish Council meeting will take place on
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Wednesday 4 March at 7.30pm
In our Community Heritage Room, Aubourn Clock Tower (LN5 9EA)
All residents are very welcome to attend the council meetings.
There is a public session at the beginning of the meeting.
At the February meeting we were very pleased to co-opt Mr Fred Harston to the
council. We also welcomed our new clerk, Rachael Raraty. The Parish Council
has a 99 year lease for the Clock Tower from the Lincoln Diocese and we are
responsible for the maintenance which includes the 3 splendid bells. We are very
fortunate to have Chris Woodcock repairing the bell rope wheels, they enable the
bells to be rung. By the time you read this, the bells will have been rung for the
first time in 40 years, so it will be an exciting occasion! The PC is working with the
Road Safety Partnership to procure signs which we hope will remind drivers of the
speed limits in the villages. We are also considering 30/40mph stickers for the
wheelie bins.
Notices to be put in the parish noticeboards can be given to Cllr Denis Knott, for
Aubourn, or Cllr Fred Harston for Haddington.
Please report any faulty street lights or any potholes to the clerk.
Rachael Raraty Parish Clerk 788654 - email [email protected]
WITHAM STAPLE DELIVERY HELP WANTED
Witham St Hughs.
A deliverer is needed please as soon as possible to deliver the Witham Staple
Magazine to Nettleham Drive Witham St Hughs. The Witham Staple is looking for
an enthusiastic dedicated person to join the delivery team in Witham St Hughs
and cover this area please.
For more details or to join the Witham St Hughs delivery team
please contact Elaine on 869062
Bassingham.
The Witham Staple requires a volunteer to deliver the magazine to Vasey Close,
Bassingham. This is the new housing development next to the Surgery.
Thurlby.
We are also looking for a volunteer to provide cover for our regular deliverer,
to the Thurlby and Thurlby Moor area.
For more details or to join the Bassingham or Thurlby delivery team
please contact Sheila Wood on 788865.
BASSINGHAM VILLAGE LUNCH CLUB
Tuesday 10th & Tuesday 24th March serving at 12noon
in the Hammond Hall (LN5 9HQ)
All welcome, if unable to attend please ring
Diana Geeson on 788427 or Rona on 789256
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HELP WANTED
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Do you have some spare time to give 1 Bassingham Guides?
We are looking for someone to help with our Tuesday night meetings.
We meet in Bassingham School Hall from 7.45pm to 9.15pm during term time.
No experience is necessary - just a sense of fun and adventure.
If you would like to know more please telephone
Becky Jordan on 01636 894215 or Sarah Hassnip on 789649
CARLTON LE MOORLAND VILLAGE HALL FUNDRAISER EVENT
Coffee Morning
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Saturday 7 March 10am to Midday
at Carlton le Moorland Village Hall (LN5 9HP)
Tea, Coffee and Cake - Bacon Butties
Table Top Sale - Raffle – Cake Stall - Books and CDs
If you would like a stall please contact Julie on 788576 or 07714 290 421
This is a fund raising event for improvements to the village hall and playground equipment
NK NEWS FROM SUE and PAT your NK DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
By the time you read this, hopefully Spring will be on its way. We are fortunate in
our Bassingham and Brant Broughton ward to have both thriving communities and
businesses. In South Hykeham, we have the ever growing Gateway Park and look
forward to visiting Pennells’ new extension and café. In Bassingham we have
Harvey’s Steel Fabricators who are also expanding. All of this means more jobs
and a boost to the economy. Health and Wellbeing is one of the councils priorities,
over 30% of adults regularly participate in sport and active recreation at least once
a week. Also popular are the NK health walks, the Active Strollers, these walks
take, on average 45 minutes and start at Whisby Natural World and the Sports
Centre in North Hykeham - there is more information on the NK website.
Don't forget HILL HOLT WOOD, in Norton Disney, this is open every day for walks
around the wood. The café, “The Hive” is open on a Sunday from 10am to 4pm,
serving all sorts of home cooked food.
Finally NK are running a photography competition for amateurs to capture an
event or landmark within the district, winning entries to appear in a 2016 calendar.
The winner will be able to spend time with a professional photographer. The
closing date is 3rd July.
Best wishes
Cllr Sue Howe and Cllr Pat Woodman MBE
BASSINGHAM LUNCH CLUB
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Tuesday 3 , Tuesday 17 & Tuesday 31 March at 12noon
in the Hammond Hall (LN5 9HQ)
Cost £5. All welcome
For more details or to book please contact Tom on 789935 or Lynn on 789031
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THANK YOU
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30 Lincoln 1 Bassingham Scout Group would like to say a big thank you to
Sainsbury’s of Lincoln for allowing them to bag pack on Saturday 6th December.
The group had a great afternoon helping shoppers with their packing while raising
much needed funds for the group. The Cubs Christmas Post was once again well
supported and a big thank you to everyone who used the service. Unfortunately
the Cubs were unable to deliver 3 cards as they only had Christian name’s on the
envelopes, (all cards need addressing correctly so we know where to post them).
Elizabeth Rachel Booker. My gorgeous wife past away on the 1st September
2014 after a year of trying to beat her cancer but sadly this was not to be. She
was a very brave and courageous lady who always had a smile for you no matter
how she felt. It was her dying wish after taking early retirement due to her illness,
that all well wishes should give any gifts as money and donations to her three
chosen charities being St Michael's Church Bassingham, Marie Curie Cancer and
St Barnabas Hospice Lincoln. All of which helped support her and the family
during this difficult time. Over £1050 was raised at the church service held in
Bassingham on the 22nd September and in total from all collections from her work
colleagues at Longhurst Group Boston, the church and other donations received
by the Coop funeral directors a rounded up figure of £2550 was collected and split
equally between these three very deserving organisations. I would like to take this
opportunity on behalf of my wife and I to thank all who attended the service and all
who gave so generously to the collections. I know she would have been bowled
over by how much you all gave but she didn't realise how well liked she was. I
would also like to thank our Rev Canon Nick Buck for his kind words, the Lincoln
Coop Funeral Directors and all at the Five Bells for looking after everyone after
the service, the food was just great. Many thanks to you all from me (Darren
Booker) and our family.
British Heart Foundation. A big thank you. Although we were unlucky with the
overall turn out for the Coffee Morning in aid of the British Heart Foundation on
Sunday 8th February. I would like to say a very Big Thank You to everyone who
managed to make kind donations and who gave up their Sunday Morning. We
managed to raise a Fantastic £251 after expenses. Also a big thank you to all at
Bassingham Primary School for collecting £147.17 thank you in aid of the British
heart foundation. So once again a very sincere Thank You. We couldn't have
done it without you.
BASSINGHAM SHOW MEETING
Wednesday 4th March 7.30pm
Bassingham Tower Meeting Room (LN5 9 HQ)
We will be holding our first meeting to arrange the 2015 Annual Show, we are
always looking for new people and new ideas to make this day enjoyable for all
ages. If you feel that you can help in any way please come along or give me a
call. We would like as many groups of the village to do something on the day. All
money raised goes back into the village and is there for the use of all villagers.
Julie Thomas Show Coordinator 789425
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WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
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Friday 6 March at 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church Carlton le Moorland (LN5 9HR)
The service this year has been prepared by the Christian women of the Bahamas
Everyone is invited
BASSINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL ELECTION MAY 2015
Would you like to stand for election? The number one objective of the Council is to
maintain its endeavours to provide high quality services and never lose sight of its
purpose to improve the lives of the inhabitants of Bassingham and continue to
spend your money wisely. All Councillors give up their time freely, are likely to be
members of other Village Organisations and be involved with Fund Raising for the
benefit of our Village. Do you know what a Councillor does?
Bassingham Parish Councillors are required to: Take account and represent the views of all parishioners.
 Ensure, with other councillors, that the council is properly managed.
 In effect, they should work to sustain all the valued features of Village Life.
Councillors are summoned (not invited) to attend the monthly meetings, plus any
extraordinary meetings, in addition they will be required to be involved in other
Council sub committees and/or be representatives for the next 4 years. Further,
Councillors have a responsibility to consider all related documents in advance of
meetings.
Full Council, monthly - Hammond Hall & Playing Field, weekly.
Allotment, monthly - Neighbourhood Planning, weekly,
NK Village Cluster, bi monthly - Bassingham Village and PF Charity, bi monthly.
Other Projects as and when – e.g. during the last 4 years the Council has:Built Hammond Tower - Refurbished the Multi-Play Area
Upgraded the Cemetery - Provided the NK Local Access Point
Provided a Hard surfaced Play area that can be used for temporary car parking
Provided 29 new Allotments, together with a water supply,
Refurbished Community Car Park - Updated the Village Clock
Invested in the Bassingham to Carlton Pathway
Please don’t assume it doesn’t matter who you vote for, it does, Please use your
Vote. If interested, or for further information, please contact: Roger Hales (Clerk to
the Parish Council) Hammond Hall on 789758
GARDEN GROUP
23 members enjoyed a talk on Trees and Shrubs by Steve Lovell in January.
Our next meeting is on
Thursday 12th March at 7.30pm
in the Tower Room at The Hammond Hall (LN5 9HQ)
When Steve Routledge from Floral Media will be giving a presentation
'Spring is in the Air'
All welcome. Admission £3
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CARLTON LE MOORLAND VILLAGE FUNDRAISER EVENT
Quiz Evening
Saturday 28th March at 7.30pm
in Carlton le Moorland Village Hall (LN5 9HP)
Teams of Four
Tickets are £5 per person for adults and £2.50 for children
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Please book your places by Wednesday 25 March
by contacting Andy Sceeny on 788303
Price includes a Ploughman's Supper and there will be a Raffle
Bring your own drinks
This is a fund raising event for improvements to the Village Hall and playground equipment
WITHAM ST HUGHS ALLOTMENTS
The warmer weather is just around the corner and soon
the Witham St Hughs allotments will be a hive of activity,
as we see once again a flurry of digging; planning and
nurturing for bumper harvests later in the year. Unlike
most areas we still have vacant plots available; do you want to join a great
community down on the allotments? if so then please contact John Phillipson, our
liaison officer on [email protected]
For those wanting to renew the tenancy on your current allotment, a reminder that
March 16th is the deadline for payment of the fees for 2015/16. This year, we are
looking to run a “Best in Show” competition for Vegetables/Fruit and Flowers at
the Village Summer Fete in August - more information over the coming months of
what the categories will include.
Vacancy on the Allotments Committee. Do you want to have more of a say in
how the allotments are run and help to support the allotments community? There
is currently a vacancy on the Committee and we would love to hear from any
allotment holders, or villagers who might be interested in filling it. The Committee
meets four times a year. In addition to this, Committee members have a say in
decisions relating to the allotments site and can provide help and advice to other
allotment holders. If you are interested in putting your name forward please
contact us on [email protected] or on 07709 126 327 or you can
speak to any committee member. Next committee meeting is on
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Wednesday 22 April at 7pm in the Village Hall - all welcome
Cllr K Harrison – Chair WSH Allotment Committee
CARLTON LE MOORLAND LUNCH CLUB
March Lunch
Monday 16th March at 1pm in the Village Hall (LN5 9HP)
£3.50. All ages welcome.
Please join us for a home cooked meal and good company.
Please phone Andy or Sue (788303) by Wednesday 11th March to book your meal
as this helps us to know how many to cook for.
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NORTON DISNEY VILLAGE HALL
BINGO
Saturday 7th March. Eyes down 7.30pm
‘Meet your friends and have a go at Bingo!’
CARLTON LE MOORLAND SPRING SHOW
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Saturday 21 March
In Carlton le Moorland Village Hall. (LN5 9HP)
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Staging from 7pm to 8pm on Friday 20 and
8.30am to 10.30am on the Saturday morning
Show opens at 2.30pm
There will be a raffle, refreshments, tombola and much more.
Donations of Raffle or Tombola Prizes and refreshments would be very
gratefully received by Paul (1 Wheatley Lane) or Debbie (28 High St)
Why not have a go and enter the show, there are 53 classes to suit everyone
Flowers and Pot Plants ~ Photographs ~ Floral Art ~ Handicrafts ~ Cookery
Children’s Section 5 years and under ~ 6 to 10 years ~ 11 to 16 years
Schedules available from Green’s Store, Carlton Church,
or visit www.carltonlemoorland.org.uk or even call 789673
All proceeds to Village Hall Development Fund
CARLTON LE MOORLAND MINI LIBRARY
Sadly The Mini-Library closed at the end of 2014
We thanks those who borrowed books and those who help to run the Mini-Library
A few books have not been returned - please return them at the next Village Hall
Coffee Morning on Saturday 7th March or contact Andy Sceeny 788303
BOMBER CRASH MEMORIAL
Over 70 years ago a Stirling Bomber on a training mission crashed on my farm
killing all 7 members of the crew. The resultant fireball was one of my first
memories as a child.
There is now a National Memorial to Bomber Command in London and also
another is to be erected at Canwick in Lincoln commemorating the tremendous
contribution that local aircrews made to winning the Second World War. However,
after many years, I believe it is important to mark the exact site of the crash of the
Stirling Bomber with its own memorial so that visitors can understand the local
context of this particular event. The dedication ceremony for the Memorial will be
conducted by the Reverend Canon Nick Buck on
Saturday 14th March at 11am.
The site is at Wirelocks Farm, Bassingham Fen, which is at the bottom of
Linga Lane. The Post Code is LN5 9LD. O/S map Ref: SK9359.
Everyone who is interested is invited to attend the dedication ceremony.
George Marsh.
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THE AUBOURN & HADDINGTON PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION
Would like to invite you to their Annual Public Meeting
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Tuesday 3 March at 7.45pm
At the Enterprise Hall, Aubourn (LN5 9FD)
This meeting will also provide an opportunity for those interested in
joining our committee. We look forward to seeing you there!
BASSINGHAM & DISTRICT WI
CRAFT FAIR
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Sunday 8 March 10am to 3pm
Hammond Hall Bassingham (LN5 9HQ)
A variety of stalls including craft ~ Refreshments served all day
Further details: Sandra Nelson on 788213
EASTER FAYRE
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Sunday 29 March from 2pm until 4pm
at the Enterprise Hall in Aubourn. (LN5 9FD)
Easter Bunny Hunt around Aubourn Village & Easter Fun Activities
Please bring your decorated Easter Bonnets, Easter Eggs prize for the best ones.
Teas, coffees & cake, Raffle, craft corner, egg & spoon race,
Easter gifts and other competitions too!
£2 entry per child – Easter eggs for all child participants of the Easter Bunny Hunt.
All proceeds will go to the maintenance and running of the
Aubourn & Haddington Playground
Raffle prizes gratefully received phone Charlotte on 868174
BASSINGHAM OPEN GARDENS
Sunday 14th June 2pm to 6pm
Would you like to open your garden? Have you opened before and would like to
do so again? Perhaps you would like to discuss the idea before you make up your
mind. Please contact Jan or Geoff on Bassingham 788793
Gardeners, please help this event, held in aid of the Village Charity, by saving and
bringing on spare plants for the plant stall. Perennials, shrubs, annuals and
houseplants are all very welcome. The plant stall will also be delighted to receive
‘gardenalia’ – any odd garden tools, pots, ornaments or even furniture which does
not fit in your garden or shed any more.
If you would like to help on the day by giving an hour selling programmes, making
cakes or giving an hour to help with teas please call Sandra on 788213
In conjunction with Open Gardens
SCARECROW WEEKEND
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June
This year’s theme is 'HERO'S'
it can be anyone who you think is a hero in your eyes
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SCOUT TROOP LEADER URGENTLY WANTED
A range of opportunities for volunteers in the community.
Bassingham has a well established Scout Group which has flourished for many
years. The Scout Group is made up of three sections. There is a Beaver Colony, a
Cub Pack and a Scout Troop. There are three appointed leaders and a number of
assistant leaders and parent helpers who work with the Beavers, Cubs and
Scouts on a weekly basis. There is a very healthy waiting list of young people who
would like to join the different sections of the Bassingham Scout Group and we
are in urgent need of an additional Scout Troop Leader to join in and help run
the local troop of boys and girls age 10½ to 14. If you live in the area and think
that working with young people in this way could be something you would enjoy
then why not come along to one of the sessions to have a look, we meet on a
Thursday evening from 7.30pm during school term time.
For more details please contact the Group Scout Leader Alison on 788241.
THE SUSTAINABLE BASSINGHAM GROUP
AUCTION OF PROMISES EVENING
Saturday 21st March 7.30pm to 11.30pm
The Hammond Hall, Bassingham (LN5 9HQ)
Bar available (supplied by SB)
Tickets £8 available from Elaine Harris on 788047
Here are just a selection of lots to be auctioned on the night!
 Two days before and after school care for two children over 5yrs
 Voucher for one hours children's entertainment by Feet First entertainment
 Boat trip on 34ft yacht to include lunch on the River Orwell for two people,
transport there and back included
 Creation of a brand new, professionally designed logo for your business(worth
£400) by Default Blue,
 Vanity case with assorted Leighton Denny nail products
 £50 worth high street shopping vouchers
 Family ticket to Doddington Hall and garden's
 Professional chimney sweep to the value of £60
 Two tickets for Royal London one day cup match, Trent Bridge
 Ride in a classic sports car and Champagne picnic for two.
 Personalised cards by professional printer
 Four hours gardening service
 Custom made cake
 £10 voucher towards meal
 5 ballet or tap lessons
 Free MOT
 6 week gym membership
 Child large sit and ride JCB tractor
 £20 nail treatment voucher
 Mystery lots
 Children's Photo session
 Children's cookery lesson
 Afternoon tea for two
 Ride in Porsche
 Sunday lunch for two
 Trouser shortening
 8 hours Granny sitting
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AUBOURN & HADDINGTON BRANCHING OUT LUNCH
The next lunch will be held at Hill Holt Wood on
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Thursday 26 March
for residents of Aubourn and Haddington who are over 60.
The cost is £5 for lunch, a main course, pudding and coffee.
Pick up at the Enterprise Centre on Bridge Road, Aubourn at 12.30pm.
All welcome. If you are interested please ring 788074.
BASSINGHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL
Calling all villagers.
The school is collecting the Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers.
The vouchers are invaluable and provide fantastic cooking and sports equipment.
Please pick up the vouchers when you are shopping.
There are now collection boxes in the Spar and Greens shop.
Thank you
Withamside United Parish
FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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Saturday 17 October Last Night of the Proms Concert with the Foss Dyke Band
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Saturday 14 November Ceilidh with the Higgledy Piggledy Group
Saturday 28th November Christmas Market
Further details of these events will be published near to the time.
HEATH U3A LINCOLN
Our next branch meeting is on
Monday 9th March at 10am
Adventure talk – Ladakh, John Robinson
If you are no longer in full time employment, retired and looking for new interests,
then new members are welcome to join this lively U3A Group, for group learning,
social events and new friendships. Monthly branch meetings take place on the
second Monday of each month, 10am to 12noon at the Methodist Church,
Grantham Road, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln. LN4 2LD
There are more than twenty interest groups which are held each month on a wide
range of subjects. For more information, please contact Membership Secretary:
Alan Mayo 3 Glebe End Canwick Lincoln LN4 2FP. Tel. 528881
e-mail [email protected]
Please visit the website: http://heathu3a.org.uk/index.htm
ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH BASSINGHAM
COFFEE MORNING
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Saturday 7 March at 10.30am to 11.30am
The choir is hosting our get-together this morning.
Various refreshments, cake stall, books and a raffle.
Please come and join us.
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You are invited
OPEN HOUSE
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Saturday 7 March 11am to 3pm
5 Bell’s Court, Carlton le Moorland (LN5 9JL)
Come and be inspired!
Brand new Stampin’ Up products
& Free products with your order during Sale-a-Brations
Refreshments, Raffle and Free Prize Draw
Contact: Sarah Marwood - [email protected] 788901
www.stampinarttoheart.wordpress.com
ENJOYING LEARNING ACHIEVING SUCCESS
Lincoln Road, Bassingham, Lincoln LN5 9HQ
Telephone: 788395. Fax: 789467
[email protected]
www.bassingham.lincs.sch.uk
Headteacher Mr Ian Howells B Ed (Hons) Cert. Edn. NPQH
A Victory for Bassingham
Bassingham Primary School has recently been invited to a swimming gala at the
Grove Leisure Centre on Monday 9th February. The team was: Freya, Niamh,
Frazer, Dylan, Holly, Ellie, Jack, Henry, Oliver, Alex, Katie and Jenna. We had a
very successful swim and ended up coming 3rd out of 8 teams. We set off thinking
that we would never make it to the top three; that is why we are so proud of this
achievement! As the first person stepped up we were thinking 'we are never going
to win this' but we set off with a flying start. We would like to thank the parents that
came and supported us in our pathway to success. Special thanks to Mr Howells
and Jackie for putting up with us on poolside and helping us all the way to victory.
Thank you swimmers for giving your time and effort for us to make this an
outstanding achievement. (Accompanying photo on Witham Staple website)
By Jenna and Katie
Vacancies
Bassingham Primary School would like hear from you if you are interested in
working for us on a temporary basis. We are looking for mid-day assistants to
form a panel to cover staff absences. If you are local, friendly and prepared to
work at short notice please contact the school office on 788395 for an application
form. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.
BASSINGHAM RECORDED MUSIC CLUB
The last meeting held in February was entitled 'Ancient & Modern' and was
presented by two members. The selected music varied between items composed
as long ago as 1098 and as recently as 2002 with a great deal of variety, including
a recording by 'Acker' Bilk, in between. The next meeting will be on
Friday 13th March at Roy & Jo's house.
Please contact Bill Golder on 789289
should you like more information about the Music Club.
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BASSINGHAM & DISTRICT WI NEWS
We were all left completely mystified at our February meeting by
the antics of our speaker Paul Vickers who spoke on the theme of
the history of magic. This was a talk with a mix of magic tricks
which, although performed right under our noses, were impossible to work out
how he did them! A delightful and thoroughly entertaining evening.
Next meeting:
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Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm
Bassingham Tower Meeting Room (LN5 9HQ)
How to cheat at scone making! - with a dash of annual meeting!
Competitions: Scone making - just follow the instructions on the cake kit! If you
didn’t pick up a scone kit at the February meeting then please contact Vivienne.
Flower of the month - (Reminder: a single flower or single stem only please)
Guests and visitors welcome - £2.50 to include light refreshments.
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Don’t forget the craft fair on Sunday 8 March 10am to 3pm details on page 11
Further details available from Sandra on 788213 or Vivienne on 01636 659034
BASSINGHAM TABLE TENNIS
Every Tuesday evening 8pm to 10pm at the Hammond Hall
Come along and try our friendly club
Pay per Play £4 Adults, £2.50 Juniors
Full memberships available at attractive rates
For more information call Derek 788358 or Iain 788935
URGENTLY NEEDED – RAINBOW LEADER
1st Bassingham Rainbows is in need of a new leader
from after the Easter Holidays.
If you enjoy working with young children and want to help in the community,
this is a great opportunity. Rainbows are part of the Guiding family.
The girls are aged between 5 and 7 years.
They meet every Tuesday during term times from 4.45pm to 5.45pm
in the Bassingham School Hall.
Their main activities are games, crafts, singing and of course, having fun!
If you are interested in getting involved please contact: Mags Smart on 789671.
(Contact number amended from error in February issue)
EASTER FETE AT WITHAM ST HUGHS VILLAGE HALL
Monday 6th April 12noon to 4pm
Easter Egg Hunt - £2 per child including an egg prize
Easter Bonnet Competition,
Entry £1 - Two age categories, 5 & under and 6+
Judging will take place at 3.30pm
Face Painting - Tea, coffee &cake
BBQ - Bar open
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ACT TWO
1940's / World War 2 themed Dance
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Saturday 28 March 8pm to 11pm
The Hammond Hall, Bassingham (LN5 9HQ)
Featuring live music from Decent Chaps,
a professional jazz, swing and Latin quartet.
Licensed bar.
Please feel free to embrace the mood and dress up of the era.
Tickets sales:
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Sunday 1 March 3 to 4pm. Hammond Hall Foyer.
Then from Monday 2nd March in Greens, Spar, Bugle Horn and from
Roger in The Hammond Hall Bassingham. Prices: £10 per ticket.
Contact Kathy on 07879 812 529 for more information.
POP IN AND PLAY
Every Friday morning, during term time 9.15am to 11am
At Witham St Hughs Children’s Centre (LN6 9WF)
Lots of fun for little ones aged 0 to 5 years old
Crafts, snack and singing
Meet and chat to other parents/carers
at our friendly parent-led group £1 each week
Everyone welcome – hope to see you soon!
Art To Heart
CHILDREN’S STAMPING CRAFT CLASS
For Mother’s Day
Wednesday 4th March 4pm to 5pm
Carlton le Moorland
Come and let your creative talents flow at this new children’s stamping craft class.
Full tuition will be given to make cards/notelets/boxes and other fun projects
(suitable for Mother’s Day) future classes will, where possible reflect other
seasonal festivities. Classes will be held in my craft room. Depending on
popularity it maybe possible to arrange more classes to tailor for specific ages and
interests.
Children must be accompanied by an adult and Refreshments will be available,
(complimentary tea or coffee for adults).
Cost £6 per child to include materials.
For more details about these classes and to book a place contact
Sarah Marwood 788901, email: [email protected] Booking is essential.
[email protected]
In addition I also offer children’s craft parties to help enhance your
child’s Birthday celebration and take away some of your hard work!
Please feel free to call me to discuss this further.
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WITHAMSIDE UNITED PARISH
Aubourn with Haddington: St Peter. Stapleford: All Saints. Thurlby: St Germain.
Bassingham: St Michael. Carlton le Moorland: St Mary. Norton Disney: St Peter
www.withamsidechurches.org.uk
Rector.
Assistant Curate.
Reverend Canon Nick Buck.
Reverend Andy Jackson-Parr
The Rectory, Torgate Lane,
8 Doe Close, Witham St. Hughs,
Bassingham. Lincoln. Tel: 788383
Lincoln. LN6 9UW. Tel: 869550
SERVICES FOR MARCH
Lent 2
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1 9.00am Holy Communion
10.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Morning Prayer
Lent 3
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8 9.00am Holy Communion
10.30am All Together for Communion
6.00pm Evening Prayer including dedication
of restored bells.
Norton Disney
Bassingham
Aubourn
Thurlby
Bassingham
Carlton le Moorland
Mothering Sunday
15th 9.00am Holy Communion
10.30am Holy Communion
6.00pm Evening Prayer
Aubourn
Bassingham
Norton Disney
Lent 5
22nd 9.00am
10.30am
10.30am
4.00pm
Carlton le Moorland
Stapeford
Bassingham
Bassingham
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Morning Prayer
Tea Time Church
Palm Sunday
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concluding with Holy Communion at Bassingham
Church after procession along High Street.
April Easter Day
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5 10.30am Parish Celebration of Holy Communion Bassingham
This will be the Rector’s last service in the parish
CHURCH COUNCIL CONTACTS
The contacts for the six Church Councils are as follows:St Peter’s Church, Aubourn: Christine Knott 788336
St Michael and All Angels Church Bassingham: John Williams 789165
St Mary’s Church, Carlton le Moorland: Mary 788335 or Cynthia 788461
St Peter’s Church, Norton Disney: Alan Haines 788753
All Saints Church, Stapleford: Sandra Nelson 788213
St Germain’s, Thurlby: Tony Spray 788325
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HOLY COMMUNION
is celebrated.
Every Thursday at 9.30am at St Michaels Church Bassingham
The next month’s mid-week Holy Communion services is on
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Tuesday 3 March at 9.30am
at St Mary’s Church Carlton le Moorland
CARE HOME SERVICE
Monthly at Bassingham Nursing Home after the first Sunday of the month
Thursday 5th March
BUGGY SERVICE
For pre-school children and their carers is held in Bassingham Church on
alternate Wednesdays from 10am. The next month’s services are on
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Wednesday 11 & 25 March
SUNDAY CLUB
For school age children is held most
Sundays from 10.30am at Bassingham Church
THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY
OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS)
METHODIST CHURCH
Meeting for worship each
Sunday 11am to 12noon
at Meeting House Lane
Brant Broughton LN5 0SH
The Reverend. Susan Chambers
41 Harewood Crescent,
North Hykeham Lincoln. LN6 8JB.
Tel. 681655
email [email protected]
SS PETER & PAUL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
FAITH CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP – LINCOLN
Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln LN6 7RB
Mass: Saturdays 6pm;
Sundays 9am & 11am
Parish Priest:
Mons. Thomas McGovern.
Tel. 696838. Parish Office: 682278
Service times are
Sundays at 10.30am.
All are welcome
Memorial Hall, 317 Newark Road,
North Hykeham. LN6 9RY
Revd Peter Ronald Tel: 509613
THE VINE FREE CHURCH
Meets at The Community Centre, Millers Road, Waddington. LN5 9RX
Sunday Services at 10.15am.
Our members come from all sorts of backgrounds, Anglican, Methodist,
Baptist, Pentecostal, Catholic etc. truly an interdenominational Church.
Come and visit us one Sunday and see what you have been missing –
simple easy to follow services that everybody can join in and enjoy.
Haven’t been to Church for ages but would like to try again and find answers
to life’s difficult questions, try The Vine or visit these web sites.
www.thevinefreechurch.co.uk or www.lookingforgod.com
Enquiries or further details phone 789015
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WITHAMSIDE UNITED PARISH
‘Tea-time Church’
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Sunday 22 March at 4pm
in Bassingham Church (LN5 9HA)
For families with school-age children, usually meets
on the fourth Sunday of the month for activities, worship and tea together
ST MARY’S CHURCH
CARLTON LE MOORLAND
100 CLUB
ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH
BASSINGHAM
200 CLUB
The winners for February were
1st – K & J Smith
2nd – D Spencer
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3 – J & M Hutchinson
The winners for February were
1st – Dianne Atkin
2nd – Karen Dixon
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3 – Michael Webb
DISCOVER LINCOLNSHIRE FREE WEEKEND
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Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 March
See traditional ironworking demonstrations at Welbourn Forge in complete and
authentic Victorian workshop dating from 1864. (Saturday Only from 10am to
1.30pm). View the nose art exhibition at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre and
the chance to create your own piece of artwork to take away. Visitors to both
Navigation House and Cogglesford Watermill can see the mill in operation and
claim their free bag of 500gms of flour per family (Sunday Only). You can also
enjoy free children’s trails at Cogglesford Watermill, Cranwell Aviation Heritage
Centre and Navigation House over the weekend.
BOARDWALK CAFÉ AT THE NATURAL WORLD CENTRE.
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National Pie Week 2 to 8 March
The question is… which pie will you choose? Our traditional selection? Meat and
potato, spring vegetable or chicken and mushroom… or why not one of our more
indulgent? A selection is available all week. Please ask for more details.
Mothering Sunday Lunch Sunday 15th March
Treat the special Mum in your life to a delicious three course lunch. A special treat
will be waiting on your table to show her you care. £12.95 per person.
Book your table now a deposit is required at the time of booking.
If you would like any further information please call the centre on 688868
or email [email protected]
NO NAME LODGE R.A.O.B.
The No Name Lodge has a wheelchair that is available to anyone wishing to
borrow it on a short-term loan e.g. holidays, relative visiting, day trips out. A
donation for the loan, to one of our Charities would be much appreciated. Please
contact Geoffrey Nelson on 788213 for further details.
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BASSINGHAM SURGERY NEWS FOR MARCH
Don’t forget that when we are closed you can get urgent medical advice by
dialling 111. For emergency assistance you should still ring 999.
Forthcoming Training afternoons
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Tuesday 17 March ~ Tuesday 19 May ~Tuesday 16 June
On the training afternoons the surgery will be closed from 1pm until 8am the
following day. Normal out of hours service will be provided – details will be
available on the practice answering system at the time.
Flu Vaccinations. We still have some vaccines available to those patients who
normally come for their flu jab each year. In addition to this, there are nasal flu
vaccinations available to children age 2, 3 and 4 years. Please ring and enquire if
you are uncertain about your eligibility.
Shingles Vaccinations. Shingles vaccinations are currently being offered to
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patients defined by age on 1 September 2014 of 70, 78 or 79 years old.
Other age groups will be introduced to the vaccination programme in future years
which will ensure that patients aged between 70 and 79 years are offered the
vaccination.
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A new GP joins our team. Dr Helen Wilson will be joining us on Monday 16
March and will be working 3 days a week, she is an experienced and highly
respected local GP and we are extremely pleased to welcome her and look
forward to working with her.
Telephoning the surgery with routine enquiries or for test results. If you have
a general enquiry regarding your care or would like to know test results, please
telephone between the hours of 10am to 1pm or 3pm to 4pm. Please be aware
that if a patient is aged 16 or over we can only discuss information with the
patient unless we have written consent from the patient. For reasons of
confidentiality we are unable to disclose results or any other information to anyone
other than the patient, please do not be offended if we decline your enquiry for this
reason.
Mobile telephone numbers and your consent to text reminders. Many of you
will know that our clinical system has the facility to send out reminders for
appointments that have been booked. If you have a mobile phone and would be
happy for us to send you reminders please ensure we have your up-to-date
number and that you have given us your consent to use the number for text
reminders. Any appointments you book will then generate a text on booking and
another 24 hours or so prior to the appointment as a reminder. This is a useful
service in order to help us reduce missed appointments.
Angela Gresham
Administration Manager Bassingham Surgery
MUSIC MONKEYS
Every Wednesday (New session added)
Toddlers and upwards 10am to 10.45am - Newborns to toddling 11am to 11.15am
At Witham St Hughs Children’s Centre (LN6 9WF)
For 0 to 5 years - Entrance Fee £1
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BELLS AND CLOCKS
THREE of the churches in the Withamside United Parish have
fine rings of bells: St Michael & All Angels, Bassingham, 6 bells;
St Mary, Carlton le Moorland, 4 bells; St Peter, Norton Disney, 6 bells. All three
rings have been refurbished in recent years, with new bearings at Bassingham
and at Carlton major new fittings and a new bell cast, to make a ring of four to
augment the old ring of three.
Bassingham and Carlton each have a clock high in the church tower.
Bassingham’s clock chimes each quarter hour and strikes the hour on the church
bells; Carlton’s just strikes the hour. With the bells away since March 2014,
Carlton has missed the clock striking. But it’s now back in full working order since
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3 February.
FOR CENTURIES, church bells have proclaimed aloud for all to hear the Church’s
message and the call to worship. We could now do with some new bell ringers. If
YOU would like to learn more about the distinctly English art of church bell ringing
and perhaps learn to ring please contact Stan Underwood on 788461 or Alan Haines on 788753.
WITHAM ST HUGHS VILLAGE HALL EVENTS COMMITTEE
Bar Night’s every Friday at Witham St Hughs Village Hall from 7.30pm
Themed Bar Night’s 1st Friday of the month.
Friday 6th March – Pub Quiz. Pie, chips & mushy peas on sale!
Why not join us with some friends for a good night.
Friday 3rd April – Bingo! Legs eleven!
The committee are always looking for volunteers, if you would like to help and be
a member then please mail us at [email protected] Any assistance no matter
how much is always appreciated.
TEA TOGETHER
Here’s an opportunity to meet others in Witham St Hughs!
Come and join us for tea, cake and chat.
Bring along your own ideas and we will provide the tea!
Every Tuesday 2.30pm to 4.30pm during school term
In Witham St Hughs Village Hall (LN6 9TN)
For details call Ann Baker on 868977 or Elaine Eagles on 869062
TIA CHI
Tia Chi is gentle movement and exercise for all ages. The sessions focus on
breathing and balance. It is beneficial to stiff joints, circulation and boosts the
immune system. Classes take place on
Wednesdays 4pm to 5pm
In the Hammond Hall (LN5 9HQ)
Come see or join in. for further information ring Sylvia on 07583 243 719
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Sunday 15th March 1pm to 4pm
Hammond Hall, Bassingham (LN5 9HQ)
Roll up, roll up for the return of the event of the season.
Come along and take part, or just to enjoy some cakes
and help raise money for Comic Relief.
Showstopper Cake Challenge. Bake and decorate a cake in a carnival / circus
theme. Win Star Baker prizes and coveted Comic Relief apron. Cakes then put on
silent auction so take home your favourite.
Tray Bake Challenge. Bake the best tray bake to win Star Baker prizes and
apron. All bakes then sold off for your enjoyment.
Under 16 Cupcake Challenge. Bake your favourite flavour and decorate in any
style you wish to win Star Baker prizes and apron. All cakes sold off after judging.
Baking Demonstration. Pete Welborne will be returning to give expert
demonstration on bread making with a twist. Get advice, hints and tips from an
award winning baker. So much better then a recipe book.
And Lots More. Raffle, refreshments and Bake Sale (donations of your delicious
home baked goodies needed please Yummy!)
Free Entry Competition entries arrive at 11.30am
WINTER GRITTING IN BASSINGHAM
A resident of Bassingham has noticed this winter that the High Street is no longer
being gritted. They have been in touch with the Parish Council and the County
Council at City Hall Lincoln “Winter maintenance route request Department” with
regards to this matter. They have been told that this winter the High Street in
Bassingham has been taken off the gritting route but no one can tell them why this
has happened. This enquiry is being followed up with the council but in the mean
time they wanted to draw this to the attention of residents who may not be aware
this road was no longer gritted. If anyone has any queries or concerns on this
subject they should contact the County Council on 782070 or the Parish Council
to strengthen the need to get the High Street back on the gritting route.
Information brought to the magazines attention by concerned resident
Advance notification of
THE WHITE HART, CARLTON LE MOORLAND
CHARITY GALA FUN DAY
Saturday 6th June at 1pm
Raising money for Charities (to be name in next issue)
Wheelchair Race around the village, (Race for Rosie)
followed by the Wheelbarrow Race (fancy dress theme Music Festival)
Disco, BBQ, Raffle, Bouncy Castle, Craft & Cake Stall,
Fun attractions for all the family and much more.
Live Music in the evening from 7pm
For more details phone 788863
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ACT TWO THEATRE COMPANY
One Act Plays with Theatre Supper 2015
Performance Dates
Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th May
Auditions will be held on:
Wednesday 18th March 7pm to 8pm in the Hammond Hall Tower
Monday 23rd March 7pm to 8pm – to be confirmed
ring Mags Smart on 789671 for confirmation of venue.
We are always looking for new members. Please come along and join us.
Art To Heart
CRAFT CLASSES FOR ALL
In Carlton le Moorland
Learn how to Create gorgeous Handcrafted cards/packaging/garlands/enhance
your scrapbook and more. Special Starter classes to include your own stamp set
and ink pad to keep, plus all other materials included.
Full tuition, materials and refreshments included
£20
This class will take place in my craft room
Sunday 1st March 10am to 1pm
In addition there will also be a mother’s day themed class held at
Syston Park Farm shop on Wednesday 4th March 9.30am to 11.30am.
Booking essential Call Sarah on 788901 or email rsmarwood @aol.com
[email protected]
If you fancy this but are unable to make this time, call me and I will do my best to
accommodate you at another time. Create a special card for Mother’s day.
THE FRIENDS OF THE HAMMOND HALL 100lb BY EASTER
CHALLENGE SPONSORED WEIGHT LOSS
By 9 members of The Friends of the Hammond Hall
All monies raised will be donated to the St Barnabas Trust
Starting weight is 1,748 lb
If you wish to sponsor our challenge drop into the
Hammond Hall and ask for Roger
WELLINGORE & DISTRICT U3A
The next meeting in Wellingore Memorial Hall (LN5 0JA) will be held on
Wednesday 11th March at 10am
As a long established Navenby butchers,
this is sure to be an interesting and informative talk.
New members and visitors are always welcome. Further information about
meetings and membership can be obtained from Dave Carmichael on 811194
Additional information about U3A can be found at www.u3a.org.uk
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WITHAM RUNNERS
Friendship. Fun. One community. Run
How can we help you?
Do you run to keep fit?
Are you training for a race?
Do you want to just lose weight and make new friends?
Whatever your reason we can help. We’re a very friendly running club based in
Witham St Hughs that has members of all abilities and levels of fitness, so
whether you’re already a seasoned runner or just want to give running a go, we’re
here to help.
Running with other people, as part of a club, can help you in many ways. You may
have a fear of starting out alone, in which case we can provide support. You may
want some company or advice as you embark on distance running, or maybe you
just want to improve your time at a particular event. Running with others is also a
great way to make friends, as we run many social events throughout the year in
addition to our well attended running nights. Witham Runners’ motto is to make
running fun and to help everyone get the best out of themselves. We also promise
to never leave anybody behind, whatever your pace. We all remember being
beginners, so we understand the effort you are putting in and we love working with
our members to see them improve over time.
In 2014, we became a UK Athletics affiliated club. We have a very experienced
and knowledgeable running coach and eight leaders in running fitness. One of our
running leaders is halfway through her first stage of becoming a UKA coach,
another is about to embark on training as a coach and our current level 2 coach is
working towards his level 3. We also have members taking qualifications to
become race officials this year.
For the first time in 2015, we are very proud to be the organising club behind the
local Bassingham Bash 5 mile road race held on 8th August. This is one of the
fastest 5 mile races in the country that attracts many elite runners and this year
we are hoping it will be bigger than ever.
So how can you join us? Club nights are every Monday and Thursday. We meet
at Witham St Hughs Village Hall changing rooms at 7pm and go from there. Many
of our members also run together on non-club days and why not try our local
parkruns with us every Saturday at 9am in Lincoln and Newark.
(www.parkrun.org.uk).
We already have many members from our surrounding villages of Bassingham,
Carlton le Moorland, Norton Disney, Thurlby, Haddington, Aubourn, Collingham,
Swinderby, Thorpe on the Hill, Eagle and South and North Hykeham as well as
our own village Witham St Hughs, but we’d love more of you to come along and
run with the club.
So why not come along for a few sessions and see what we have to offer?
All our details and our current training schedule can be found on our website:
www.withamrunners.co.uk You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter
@witham_runners Please contact Michelle Mortimer (Chairman) for any further
information: 07789 953 380 [email protected]
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THE CARE ACT 2014
The provisions of the 2014 Care Act come into force from April this year. For
anyone needing care the Local Authority will conduct a means test to assess the
ability of the person to pay for it. Under the new Act the authority has no power to
assess married couples/civil partners jointly and must only include individually
owned assets. This does however include jointly owned assets such as property.
Property will be disregarded if it is occupied by the spouse /partner or either a
relative or incapacitated individual. Any change in circumstances will cause a reassessment of circumstances with different consequences. The means test will
not include property where the care is for a temporary basis only.
Where the ownership of property represents the main asset owned by a person
entering into permanent care it may be possible to negotiate a ‘deferred payment
‘of care fees with a loan from the Local Authority. There will be an interest charge
at the discretion of the authority of up to 5% p.a. and the property would have to
be sold after death to repay it in full. There are new asset limits to determine how
much a person will have to contribute to care fees. Under £17k of assets owned
then no contribution will be made. Between £17k and £118k a contribution of £1
per week per each £250 between the two limits will be payable. Above £118k all
care fees will be payable.
A total cap has been introduced on the amount of care fees payable during a stay
in permanent care at £72k but it must be realised that this does not include food
and accommodation costs which could increase the figure to approx. £150k
To avoid the loss of a home as a result of care costs early planning through the
use of Wills and Property protection Trusts is essential. this will ensure peace of
mind for you and your loved ones.
David Dexter FCA LincolnWills
MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE
The timetable for the Mobile Library service in the area for the next month is
Thursday 12th March
Carlton le Moorland Church 11.45am to 12.15pm
Norton Disney Village Hall 1pm to 1.30pm
Bassingham Five Bells 1.45pm to 2.45pm
Bassingham outside St. Michael’s Church 3pm to 4pm
Thursday 26th March
Aubourn Royal Oak lay-by 12.30pm to 1pm
Haddington Dovecote Lane 1.15pm to 1.45pm
Saturday 7th March
Witham St Hughs Nettleton Drive 1pm to 1.45pm
Witham St Hughs Market Place 2pm to 3.45pm
Every effort is made to ensure the mobile library arrives at each stop on time.
For the latest news on these routes please contact customer services centre on
782010 or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk
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TREE TOPS CLUB
Bassingham Pre-school. Lincoln Rd, Bassingham Lincoln LN5 9HQ
Wrap around Care for children 3 to 11 yrs
Monday to Friday (Term Time Only)
Breakfast Club 8am to 8.50am and After School Club 3.30pm to 6pm
Caring for your child before and after school.
Offering a wide range of activities to suit all age groups
If you are interested in a place for your child then please contact
Mellissa on 789492 for a booking form. Limited spaces available
HOLIDAY CLUB
ALL CHILDREN WELCOME AGED 3 to 11
EASTER HOLIDAY
OPEN HOURS
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Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April
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Tuesday 7 April to Friday 10 April
FULL OR PART DAYS AVAILABLE
Cost Per Child £23 Full Day 8am to 6pm or £12 Part Day (8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm)
Breakfast and a Snack Tea is provided but please bring a Healthy Packed Lunch.
To Book a Place or for further Information Call: 789492
OFSTED REGISTERED Charity Number: 1032705
BASSINGHAM CRICKET CLUB
100 CLUB
The winners for February were
1st – S. Russell
2nd – B. Taylor
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.
Travel Clinic
Sunday 8th March 1.15pm to 3.45pm
Witham St Hughes Village Hall (LN6 9TN)
Your local Travel Counsellor will be holding a Travel Clinic and will be available to
answer any questions regarding your future holidays. Pop down for a chat and a
free cup of tea/coffee and talk over your plans and start the ball rolling in getting
your holiday sorted for 2015 and beyond.
It doesn’t matter where you are planning to go, or how long you are looking to go
for, we have the answer to help make your dreams come true.
For more information please contact Andrew Day on 01636 858160,
email [email protected]
or visit the website travelcounsellors.co.uk/andrew.day
GET SNAPPING FOR NK PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
Enter by calling 01529 308207 or emailing [email protected] or visit
www.visitlincolnshire.com/destinations/heart-of-lincolnshire-photography.aspx
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BRANT BROUGHTON PRE SCHOOL
Registered Charity Number 1037586
 We are open to children aged 2 – 5 years
 We offer full and half day sessions
 We are registered to deliver the Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE) of up to
15 hours of free education a week
 We are OFSTED registered and have been established for over 30 years
 We provide a warm, caring, welcoming environment
 Our team of staff are long serving, highly qualified and experienced.
 We have access to both indoor and outdoor play which promotes the all round
development of each individual child through fun and enjoyable activities
For further details, including a free taster session, please contact
Brant Broughton Pre-School, Mill Lane, Brant Broughton. Lincoln LN5 0RP
Telephone - 01400 279061 Email - [email protected]
Website - http://community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/brantbroughtonpreschool
To raise money for a new & improved playground in the village
we’re having a
FUN(D)RAISER FASHION SHOW
th
Friday 27 March at 7.30pm
Brant Broughton Village Hall (LN5 0SF)
Come along to view and purchase great spring clothes from Next, White Stuff,
M&S, Phase8 and more. All clothes will be half shop price or less!
Tickets £5 including glass of wine or soft drink from
Louise at the Village Shop, Brant Broughton
or for details contact Clare Fisher on 07912 648 164
Organised by Brant Broughton Playing Field Committee
BASSINGHAM PRE-SCHOOL
Lincoln Road, Bassingham. Lincoln, LN5 9HQ. Ofsted Reg. 253561
The main aim of our Pre-school is to provide a happy, safe and
stimulating environment to enable children to learn about
themselves, other people and the world around them, through
play. Established over 40 years ago, we work very closely with Bassingham
Primary School and benefit from the use of many of their facilities. We are Ofsted
registered and have an excellent team of dedicated staff.
We are open:- Monday to Friday 9am to 3.15pm.
Children taken from the age of 2 until 5 years (subject to availability).
Remember that all children aged 3 years and over are eligible for up to
5 FREE sessions per week.
If interested in a place please contact Mellissa (Manager) or Phyl (Deputy)
on 789492 or feel free to call in and meet us.
www.bassingham.lincs.sch.uk/pre-school
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BASSINGHAM & CARLTON LE MOORLAND
BABY & TODDLER GROUP
If you're looking for something for you and your little one(s) to do, come and join
our friendly parent run group every Wednesday, alternate weeks at
Bassingham Hammond Hall (LN5 9HQ) at 1.30pm
Carlton le Moorland Village Hall (LN5 9HP) at 9.30am
For this month's dates and venues see calendar on the back page
We have - baby area - toys – creative activity
children's snack & drink time. Tea and chat for parents and carers
£1.80 per family each week
For more information please call Lynsey 07709 495 157, Find us on Facebook
search for Bassingham & Carlton le Moorland Toddlers Group.
LINCOLNSHIRE POLICE
HYKEHAM RURAL
Sgt Jon Hammond your Community Beat Sergeant
Mobile: 07500 920185 - Office: 805721
Email : [email protected]
Hykeham Rural Villages
PC Jess Goodall 07825 100370 - PCSO Sarah Lingard 07944 776791
PCSO Jo Mackie 07825 100379 - PCSO Donna Hill 07500 920537
Email : [email protected]
Facebook “HykehamNPT” Twitter @HykehamNPT
Don’t forget to report all suspicious activities to the police on 101, or 999 if it is an
urgent emergency, these calls will prompt a dispatch of the police officers at North
Hykeham Police Station, and the surrounding stations.
Assured Plumbing
Solutions
07837 808 975
YOUR LOCAL OFTEC SPECIALIST
Oil boiler installations, upgrades,
servicing & repairs
Oil/Renewable Hybrid systems
For all your domestic plumbing & heating
requirements, including Power Flushing
EMERGENCY CALLOUT SERVICE
All telephone numbers are local (01522) numbers unless otherwise shown
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HYKEHAM RURAL
Neighbourhood Policing Team. What is a Neighbourhood Panel? Your
Neighbourhood Panel consists of local people and representatives of the
community, who live or work in the area. The panel’s purpose is to identify issues
that are affecting the community taking into account the views of the community.
What does the panel do? They meet quarterly and assess all the information
collected at the meeting, and consider all the issues raised. The panel then agree
on neighbourhood policing priorities to be focused on during the next three month
period. The Neighbourhood Policing Team then adopt a problem solving approach
and are encouraged and empowered to work locally with NKDC and government
agencies to address the priorities set.
Your current priorities set by the Panel for this area are:
Tackling thefts of power tools from vehicles and outbuildings in the villages
The next panel meeting will be held on
Monday 13th April at 7pm
in Hammond Hall, Lincoln Road, Bassingham (LN5 9HQ)
So if you have an issue, please contact your local team
Based at Hykeham Police Station, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Tel: 101 Extension 5720 or 5721 or visit www.police.uk and enter your postcode
YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD – OUR BEAT
THE TERRY O’TOOLE MARCH EVENTS
TÂN ~ Harnisch-Lacey Dance
Thursday 5th March 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 Concessions: £10
www.harnischlacey.com
Spotlight Dance Studio presents…
‘Showstoppers’
Saturday 7th March 6pm
Sunday 8th March 1pm
Tickets: £7.50 Concessions: £6.00
www.spotlight-ds.com
TOTT Young Ambassadors Present…
Saturday 14th March 7.30pm
For more details please see:
www.facebook.com/TOTTAmbassadors
or contact
[email protected]
Tickets £5 U26’s £3
Jesse Bannister Quartet
Thursday 12th March 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 Concessions: £10
Jazzpac Concessions: £10 & £8
www.jessebannister.co.uk
Pitschi, A Kitten With Dreams!
Komedia
Saturday 21st March 3pm
Age Guide: for little people
aged 3 years and their families
Running Time: 35 minutes, plus meet
the animal characters after the show
www.komedia.co.uk
Jimmy Buckley
The True Voice of Irish Country
Sunday 22nd March 7.30pm
Tickets: £20
www.jimmy-buckley.com
The Terry O’Toole Theatre, North Kesteven, Moor Lane, North Hykeham
Box Office tel. 883311 Theatre Administrator tel. 870251
Email. [email protected]
For further details view the performance websites or contact the theatre.
www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk
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Fresh tasty
homemade cupcakes
or giant cupcakes
made to order –
what’s your occasion?
Follow us on facebook to see what we
do and the flavours to choose from!
Contact Little Miss Daisy Cakes now.
FB: /littlemissdaisycakesuk
E:[email protected]
T: 07867 794 141
FOR SALE
Dyson DC40 Animal Upright
Vacuum Cleaner
Bought June 2013, as new with receipt
so 5 year guarantee is still valid.
£100 ono
NRS “Ways and Means” lightweight
folding Transport Chair
Carry bag supplied, as new.
£50
Outdoor Revolution 2.4m
Caravan “Porchlite Square” Awning.
Used twice.
£50
Alloy Frame for up to 18’ Caravan
£25
Universal Caravan cover in bag
Used for Eldis Crusader Aurora,
suits most 4 berths around 18’ internal
£25
Phone 789042 “Answer phone”
FOR SALE
Turbolite 350 Flymo with lead
£10
Wicker Rocking Chair
£30
Phone 789161
Looking for an exercise class, but the
usual active class is not suitable?
Why not try an Extend class?
Extend teachers are specially trained to
help you understand and overcome any
difficulties you may have.
Local weekly class at
The Hammond Hall Tower Room
Tuesdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Cost: £3.50, including refreshments after
Fun & Laughter are FREE!
Professional, Qualified Teacher
For more details, please ring Mrs Thomas
01636 618038 / 07918 165 245
www.extend.org.uk
THE ROYAL OAK
AUBOURN
From February we are now quizzing
EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 9pm
so come along for a fun evening.
We are also taking bookings for
Mothers Day
and we are open from 5pm
EVERY DAY
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FOR SALE
PERENNIAL PLANTS
and
HILL HOLT HONEY
40 High Street, Carlton le Moorland
Tel: 788137
BADMINTON ALLSORTS
Seek social players to join their group
at The Priory Witham Academy
Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9pm.
Why not give us a try?
First week free
Call 826197 for more info.
UPHOLSTERY CLASSES
Tuesday 9.30am until 11.30am or 1pm until 3pm
Thursday 9.30am until 11.30am or 1.15pm until 3.15pm
At THE STUDIO, THE CLAYS FARMHOUSE,
BRANT BROUGHTON LN5 0RW
Personal tuition will be given by Carol Halliwell a qualified upholsterer and Adult Education Tutor
Join a class today!
DESIGNER FABRICS at the STUDIO!
Beautiful designer fabrics for your curtains, blinds and upholstery. Personal sampling
service available to help you to decide on the perfect fabrics in your own home!
Telephone: 788360 or 07929 074345 - E-mail: [email protected]
WITHAM RUNNERS
Your local affiliated running club based in Witham St Hughs meets every
Monday and Thursday at 7pm
Meet at Witham St Hughs Village Hall (LN6 9TN) changing rooms
All abilities.
Find Witham Runners on Facebook or Twitter (@witham_runners) and contact
Michelle Mortimer for more details on 07789 953 380 www.withamrunners.co.uk
Holistic Massage
with Heather.
Discover for yourself the sacred system of
natural healing that is massage
...in a home away from home. A world of
warmth, calm and fragrance awaits.
Heather has over 20 years experience and
training and offers 5 different
therapies uniquely tailored to your needs
For more information and/or to
book an appointment, please call:
07787 364 281
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NORTH KESTEVEN DISTRICT COUNCIL
WITHAM OFFICE – COMMUNITY ACCESS POINT
The Hammond Hall, Lincoln Road Bassingham LN5 9HQ Tel. 789758
The Witham Office is open on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm.
Have a question for the Council? Look no further; you do not need to know if the
District Council, County Council or the Parish Council deals with the service. Just
pop into your Community Access Point and we will help you. You will be able to: View local planning applications
 Get help completing forms
 Report a council house repair
 Pick up local information about the area
 Photocopying A4 only (8p per copy).
 Report fly tipping, street light problems,
holes in the road
 Rubbish - arrange collection of large items,
report a missed bin etc.
 Broadband internet access is available
free of charge. The North Kesteven
District Council and Lincolnshire County
Council websites can also be viewed from
this facility.
For further information about the services provided, please contact the office.
YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR
Ray Phillips The Hall, 10 Meadow Lane, South Hykeham, Lincoln. LN6 9PF.
Tel: 696496 Fax: 680006. e-mail: [email protected]
~ All Council problems promptly dealt with ~
NORTH KESTEVEN DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
… available to help with enquiries concerning housing, planning, environmental
and community services:
Pat Woodman MBE
Susan Howe
The Old Vicarage, Church Road,
12 Badgers Oak, Bassingham,
Aubourn, Lincoln. LN5 9FB.
Lincoln. LN5 9JP.
Tel: 788236 Fax: 789589. e-mail
Tel: 788496. e-mail
[email protected]
[email protected]
Representing - Aubourn and Haddington, Bassingham,
Carlton le Moorland, Norton Disney, Stapleford and Thurlby.
Barbara Wells MBE
Mayfield 29 Chapel Lane,
North Scarle, Lincoln. LN6 9EX.
Tel: 778249. e-mail:
[email protected]
Sally Appleby
Aventine 27 Lincoln Lane,
Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln. LN6 9BH
Tel: 681159. e-mail:
[email protected]
Representing - Witham St Hughs.
NATIONAL ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS – 20 WEEKS TO GO
Pace is gathering as Lincolnshire prepares to host the Championships for the first
time on 25th June. To get involved with the event as a spectator or even help
make it happen by becoming a volunteer contact Lincolnshire Sport on 585580 or
visit the official website www.nationalroadchamps.co.uk/site/ for more details.
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CALENDAR MARCH
Every Monday
Page
Hammond Hall Coffee Morning
3
Witham Runners
30
Every Tuesday
Hammond Hall Sub Committee
3
Tea Together Witham St Hughs
20
Table Tennis
14
Badminton
30
Every Wednesday
Tia Chi
20
Music Monkeys
19
Royal Oak Quiz Night
29
Every Thursday
Witham Runners
30
Every Friday
Pop in and Play
15
Bar Nights
20
1st Sun
Craft Class for All
22
2nd Mon
Pie Week
18
3rd Tue
Bassingham Lunch Club
5
Aub. & Hadd. Playground APM
10
4th Wed
Toddlers Carlton le Moorland 9.30am 27
Aub. & Hadd. Parish Council Meeting 4
Children’s Stamping Craft Class
15
Bassingham Show Meeting
6
5th Thurs
Bassingham WI
14
6th Fri
Womens World Day of Prayer
7
Bar Night Pub Quiz
20
7th Sat
Carlton le Moorland Coffee Morning 5
Open House Stamping Craft
13
St Michael’s Coffee Morning
12
Mobile Library Witham St Hughs
24
Norton Disney Bingo
9
8th Sun
Bassingham WI Craft Fair
10
Travel Clinic
25
9th Mon
Heath U3A
12
Act Two AGM
2
10th Tue
Bassingham Village Lunch Club
4
11th Wed
Page
Toddlers Bassingham 1.30pm
27
Welingore U3A
22
Carlton le Moorland Parish Council
2
12th Thurs
Bassingham Parish Council Meeting 3
Mobile Library Carlton/Norton/Bass. 24
Garden Group
7
13th Fri
Bassingham Recorded Music
13
14th Sat
Bomber Crash Memorial
9
15th Sun
Mothering Sunday
The Great Bassingham Bake Off
21
16th Mon
Carlton Lunch Group
8
17th Tue
Bassingham Lunch Club
5
Bassingham Surgery Closed pm
19
18th Wed
Toddlers Carlton le Moorland 9.30am 27
Witham St Hughs Parish Council
3
Norton Disney Parish Council
3
21st Sat
Carlton le Moorland Spring Show
9
Auction of Promise Evening
11
22nd Sun
Tea Time Church
18
24th Tue
Bassingham Village Lunch Club
4
25th Wed
Toddlers Bassingham 1.30pm
27
26th Thurs
South Moor Allotments Sub-Com.
3
Mobile Library Aub. & Hadd.
24
Aub. & Hadd. Branch Out Lunch
12
27th Fri
Fund Raiser Fashion Show
26
28th Sat
Discover Lincolnshire Free Weekend 18
Act Two 40’s Dance
15
Carlton le Moorland Quiz
8
29th Sun
Easter Fayre
10
st
31 Tue
Bassingham Lunch Club
5
*Church Services on pages 16 & 17*