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What’s happening in Wragby, East Barkwith and Benniworth


Youth Centre Trust - An open meeting will be held at the Youth Centre on Wednesday October 9 to discuss the way forward now the final lease has been signed to allow the Youth Centre Trust to take over the management of the centre and sports hall for the next 10 years.

The meeting will start at 7.30pm and local organisations are invited to attend.

The Sports Hall Management Committee is a registered charity and grant funding of £10,000 has been provided by the County Council, with a further £50,000 looking to be secured from Sport England.

Family Bingo - The next family bingo session will take place on Saturday October 12 at the town hall with eyes down at 7.30pm.

There are cash prizes and a raffle with refreshments served at the half time interval.

There are also weekly Thursday night, adult only, bingo sessions with eyes down at the town hall at 8pm.

Community Gardeners - Mike Island will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Wragby Community Gardeners.

The meeting will be held in the town hall on Tuesday, October *, at 7.30pm and the topic will be ‘Alpines and smaller perennials’.

For more details on the group call Pat Hickey on 01673 857313.

East Barkwith

Annual Meeting - The annual meeting to present reports on the past year for Barkwith Village Hall Management Committee will be held on Monday October 7 at 7.30pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.

Harvest Festival - All are welcome to go along to the Harvest Festival being held in the Cross Roads Inn on Friday October 25.

There will be an auction sale of produce and a raffle with all proceeds to be shared between the village church and LIVES.

Spy talk - Visitors from neighbouring group joined members of the WI for the annual harvest meeting.

Speaker for the evening was Wing Commander S Griffiths, who gave a fascinating account of his experiences under the title ‘When I was a Spy’.

The famous East Barkwith sumptuous buffet supper followed, ahead of the auction and raffle.

The evening’s proceeds, amounting to almost £200, will be shared between Hearing Dogs foe the Deaf and the Chernobyl Children’s appeal.


Harvest Festival - The annual Harvest Festival Service at St Julian’s Church will be held on this Sunday, October 6, at 6pm.

Church Draw - The lucky ticket for the main prize of £100 in the big draw for the St Julian’s Church funds was owned by the Hickson family.

Other winners were: £20 the Hassall grandchildren, £15 Ann South, £10 Dot Cope, £10 Gillian Stewart and £5 Wally and Barbara Elton.

Grateful thanks go to all who have given their support as funds are raised for the maintenance of the parish Church.