Jubilee celebration plans on the council table

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Entertainment – The monthly entertainment in the village hall on Thursday, November 17 welcomed the return of an old favourite, Noel Gee.

There was a lower than usual attendance to hear his offering of mainly 1960s hits, with the audience encouraged to join in.

He finished the first half with a fantastic display on the guitar.

Following a sumptuous tea and the drawing of a large raffle, Noel sang further songs and played an even more impressive guitar medley of well-known instrumentals.

It ended with everyone singing You’ll never walk alone. Lily Cousins and her team were given a round of applause for the organisation and the catering.

On Thursday, December 15 the entertainer will be Trevor (Budgie) Walton, and a Christmas tea will be included in the £3.50 entrance fee.

Aerobics – Classes are held in Waddingham Primary School from 7pm to 8pm on Thursdays (during term time) at £2.50 per week. Proceeds will be donated to school funds. New members most welcome.

CHOIR – Singing for Pleasure perform their winter concert in Kirton Lindsey Town Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday, December 14. Tickets £6 (£4 for concessions) on the door or 01652 654577. Raffle in aid of LIVES.

Parish Council – Waddingham Parish Council met in the Jubilee Hall at 7.30pm on Monday, November 21.

Present were councillors David Waite (chairman), Colin Bell, Jim Cousins, June Hill, Andy Marchant, Alan O’Connor, Godfrey Thacker, Brian Tutty, Jean Waite and Pete Wainwright (clerk),

There was little to report from the police. Payments for grass cutting (£250) and beck cleaning (£576) were paid.

The precept estimate for 2012/2013 was agreed at £6,000, as at present.

One quote for fencing the new bridge over Waddingham Beck had been received and others will be sought. Highways had dealt with potholes.

The chairman had attended a meeting with West Lindsey District Council about the new means of informing parish councils about planning applications and parish councils were not content with the new arrangement and the district authority will now reconsider.

Parish plans from other areas were discussed and councillors will study these and discuss them again at a future meeting.

Celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee 2012 were discussed and there was a possibility that medals/mugs might be given to children in co-operation with Snitterby and Bishop Norton councils.

A meeting of residents on January 23 is planned to receive and discuss ideas. Chairman of the Jubilee Hall committee, Jim Cousins, reported that redecoration and cavity wall insulation of the hall was now completed.

The council unanimously re-elected Dennis Churchill as its representative on the James Thompson Educational Charity.

A meeting of the Poor Close Charity was arranged. The clerk reported that West Lindsey had offered a grant for snow shovels, sand and grit for winter maintenance of paths etc. It was instructed to apply for this.

Collection facilities are planned for Christmas trees on January 7 and permission was given for use of the Jubilee Hall car park.

The next meeting was arranged for 7.45pm on Monday, January 30 in the Jubilee Hall.

CHRISTMAS Fayre – Waddingham School Christmas Fayre is in the school on Friday, December 16 and tables at £5 can be booked.