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Village round up from Wragby

Annual meeting - Members of Wragby Town Hall management committee held their annual meeting recently. Two members of the public attended.

Chairman Kathy Lowe welcomed everyone and opened proceedings by inviting the officers to give their reports.

Treasurer Margaret Sergeant circulated information about the income and expenditure accounts for the year, ending on 31 December.

She reported that it had been another successful year for the town hall with income from bookings increasing by nearly ten per cent.

Major expenditure included new exterior doors in the annexe to replace those damaged by vandals, inspection, maintenance and some removal of equipment in the play park along with the refurbishment of the kitchen.

The latter was paid for by money raised at the monthly family bingo sessions and thanks were expressed to Margaret Kane and her helpers for their continued support. The main focus of the year was fundraising for the play park.

It had been very successful with more than £3,500 being raised by members of the committee . Thanks were given to Viv Moss for organising the Farmers Market and to Dot Sandaver and helpers for running a coffee morning and jumble sales.

Grants from the National Lottery and East Lindsey District Council were also secured before the end of the year.

Thanks were expressed to Margaret Newland for all her hard work as booking secretary.

Positive reports were given on the 200 club, whist and bingo which were all well supported.

In her report, the chairman said the last 12 months had been positive for the town hall and she praised the committee.

She gave a vote of thanks to the caretakers, cleaner and grass cutter and said it was good to see the town

hall and play park being well used.

The following officers were elected: chairman - Kathy Lowe, vice chairman - Robert Barnes, secretary - Tressa Machin, booking secretary - Margaret Sergeant.

As the meeting drew to a close, Margaret Kane gave a vote of thanks to Kathy Lowe for her hard work and dedication.

Whist results - Winners and runners-up at a recent whist drive held at the town hall included Mrs M Needham, Mrs B Brumpton, Mrs B Blades, Mr K Christie, Mrs R Foster & Mr N Carmichael, Mrs R Dixon, Mr G Wright, Mrs T Humberstone & Mrs S Collins.

Community Gardeners’ - Bee Keeping is the topic for the next meeting of the Wragby Community Gardeners which is to be held at the town hall on Tuesday May 14 at 7.30pm when well known expert Brian Oxborrow will be giving advice. This will be the last indoor meeting of the current winter programme. glorious colour and perfume for the weekend Flower Festival which begins with a preview evening on Friday 17th May and continues with the church open to all on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May. The theme is ‘Depicting Village Life’ and all are welcome to go along and enjoy the delightful arrangements which are being created by the floral artists as they interpret their chosen aspect of village life as they see it in flowers. All Saints will be a feast of colour and the Parochial Church Council is looking forward to welcoming visitors from a wide area to admire the parish church of All Saints and the flowers within it, and once they have strolled around they can pause for refreshments which will be served during the opening hours.

Tickets for the preview evening on Friday 17th May from 7pm to 9pm are available at £3 which will include refreshments and entry is free for everyone on Saturday 18thMay and Sunday 19thMay when the church will be open from 9.30am to 9pm. Donations to Wragby Church will be most welcome and refreshments will be available with all proceeds from the festival going towards the upkeep of All Saints. END