District News

Taking a break from cross country riding are left Ted Dixon on Humphrey, Eleanor Branch on Smudge, Tom Dyson on Prince, Mollie Trevor on Charlie, Leah Seddon on Star, Daisy Williams on Smokey, Henry Regis on Shifty, Nicolas Hamilton on Tinkerbell and Laura Jeans on Meg.  (Lin)
Taking a break from cross country riding are left Ted Dixon on Humphrey, Eleanor Branch on Smudge, Tom Dyson on Prince, Mollie Trevor on Charlie, Leah Seddon on Star, Daisy Williams on Smokey, Henry Regis on Shifty, Nicolas Hamilton on Tinkerbell and Laura Jeans on Meg. (Lin)

What’s happening in Brosklesby, Binbrook, Middle Rasen and East Barkwith

Binbrook

Garage sale - Have a good clear out and take part in this year’s village garage sale on Sunday, August 25, from 10am.

To be included on the map, call 01472 399641 and leave your name, address and contact number.

Middle Rasen

Wheelbarrows - The recent wheelbarrow competition, organised by Middle Rasen and District Horticultural Society, created a lot of colour around the village.

Winners were: adults - 1 Gladys Crow, 2 Jackie Harrison, 3 Rob Perry, commended certificate Joyce Rhodes; 11-15 years - 1 James Milson; children up to 10 years - 1 Heidi Tomkins, 2 Cerys Tomkins, 3 Jasmine Ashworth.

East Barkwith

Gardeners’ Show - Barkwith and District Gardeners Association annual late summer evening show will be held at the village hall on Friday, August 30.

Schedules are now available from David and Sally Ward at the village post office or the chairman of the gardeners’ committee Sheila Minns.

The show is open to all members, as well as anyone living within a seven-mile radius of the village.

There are sections for flowers, vegetables, floral art plus an added extra of photography. It is being included this year as the spring show, in which the section normally appears, had to be cancelled.

Exhibits can be entered on the day from 5pm to 6pm, with judging from 6.15pm.

The small hall will reopen at 7.15pm, when tea and biscuits will be served, with the exhibits open to view by the public before the presentation of the awards.

After an enjoyable summer of outings, indoor meetings resume on Friday, September 27, in the village hall at 7.30pm, when Dave Newman will be the speaker on ‘autumn in the garden’.

Church news - The restoration and refurbishing of St Mary’s Church has now come to an end and the church is open and in use once more for services after a lengthy period of closure while the work was in progress.

It is to be formally re-opened and re-dedicated by the Right Reverend Christopher Lowson, the Bishop of Lincoln at 10am on Sunday, September 8 and all are invited to attend.

Tea and cake will be served afterwards. The church will also be open on Saturday, September 7, between 2pm and 4pm.

The village church committee will be holding a fundraising evening on Saturday, August 31.

The party in the paddock will be held next to the church, by kind permission of Mike and Jane Perkins.