Work to be done on Jubilee party plan

COUNCIL – Wragby Parish Council met at Wragby Town Hall on February 6, 28 members of the public attending.

The following issues were raised at the public forum:

l A resident from Wrangham House questioned the car parking at Dove Park Bowls Club and said he was of the understanding that cars were not allowed to park with the exception of disabled members.

The lane leading to the club has been damaged and is now in need of repair. Chairman Marcus Coleman asked to meet with the resident on site to discuss the matter in more detail.

The clerk said permission was never given for parking.

l A member of the public expressed concern that nothing seemed to be done with regard to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. She informed the parish council that she had offered to help with the planning but had not been contacted.

She said she did have some ideas and would especially like to see Wragby have a beacon lit on June 4, as will be done throughout the country.

The chairman informed the council that Coun Leasha Bernard had resigned and that work had to be done to get the ideas into fruition.

l The parish council was asked to look into the property at 52 Horncastle Road, which has been revamped and given to a householder, but remains empty. The council will follow this matter up.

l Wragby Heritage Group asked if financial help was available for planters to be added to the railings in the Market Place.

l Thanks were given to the parish council for its support following up the Station Mews parking issues.

l Clerk’s report: The Information Board is now in the final stages of design.

l Allotment space to the rear of the Co-op: A letter has been received from the owners of a potential allotment space, asking how much the parish council would pay.

l Salt and grit has been delivered but it is not being unloaded on arrival. The council is looking into resolving this issue.

l Regarding grass verges at the Old Grammar School Way entrance, this was labelled as a Highways matter. Action will only be taken if there is an obstruction; not just damage from vehicles running on it.

l Diamond Jubilee: Ideas that have been put forward so far are: Saturday – free fete with fun, games sports, family disco. Sunday – film of the coronation/slide show morning; afternoon tea dance.

Again it was suggested that Wragby was falling behind in the planning and work needs to be done now. The chairman suggested the council now work together and report at the next meeting.

l Work has now begun on The Old Cemetery, despite the snowy conditions.

l There is a vacancy on the parish council and applications are invited to fill the space.

l Results of the whist drive held at Wragby Town Hall on Friday, February 3: £6 Snowball Mrs M Abelwhite; 1st lady Miss E Hotchin, 2nd lady Mrs S Collins, 3rd lady Mrs B Brumpton, 1st gent Mr B Pixsley, 2nd gent Mr E Taylor, 3rd gent Mr M Swift; lowest second half, lady Mrs M Brammer; most consecutive lost hands, gent Mr K Christie; miniature Mrs A Hodgson and Mrs J Woodthorpe, Mrs L Swift and Mrs T Humberstone.

l Plans are going well for the Wragby Mega May Fayre, organised by Wragby guides and scouts. This will be held at Wragby Town Hall on Saturday, May 19, 1pm-5pm, followed by a junior disco.

Lots of stalls and attractions are booked but there are some places free. Contact Andrea Ward 01673 858302 or Gill Garrill 01673 857599 for a booking form.

Raffle tickets will be on sale next week with some great prizes.

WRAGBY SHOW – The show committee is holding a presentation evening on Monday, April 16, from 7.30pm.

A cheque is being handed over to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Macmillan Nurses and Lincoln Hospital Stroke Unit.

PARK – A very successful coffee morning, organised by town hall committee member Dorothy Sandaver with help from two of her granddaughters, Kelly Jackson and Kate Tindall, was held at Wragby Town Hall on Saturday morning to raise funds for the Town Hall Play Park Fund.

She was assisted by many other family members and friends who supervised stalls or competitions and served coffee with biscuits and welcomed visitors to the happy social gathering.

On behalf of the Wragby Town Hall Committee and Play Park Fundraisers she extended her thanks to everyone for their help and support, but expressed disappointment that a few more of the families with young children did not turn out.

She said: “It is for their benefit that the refurbishing is being undertaken and without their support the work will take longer to get sorted.”

Contributions are being sought towards a refurbishment of the play park.

A total of £477.31 was raised for this cause on Saturday as visitors browsed the stalls and tried their luck at winning some of the many donated prizes on offer.

DISIBILITY LINCS – Roast pork with all the trimmings was on the menu for members of the Wragby branch of Disability Lincs for their monthly social day in the town hall.

SUPPER CLUB – Sharing was the theme at the first meeting of the new year for members of the Wragby Supper Club as not only were they invited to take along a contribution for the ‘Bring and Share’ supper, but they were expected to recite for their supper too.

It was a fun evening, enjoyed by everyone at the Methodist Chapel.

The Supper Club is not a profit making group but is very popular, and as money had accumulated during the year from the small charge made for supper, members agreed to make donations from it to local groups.

Those to benefit are the Wragby Uniformed Organisations (Scout and Guide Units), Wragby Junior Football Club, Wragby Swimming Pool and Wragby Town Hall Play Park Fund and the money will be presented at the next meeting, when a representative will be talking about the Red Arrows.

EVENTS – Sunday, March 4 is the date of the first Farmer’s Market and Craft Fair to be held in Wragby Town Hall in aid of the Play Park Fund.

The hall will be open from 10am-2pm with more than 20 stalls selling everything from rare breed pork and cupcakes to wooden toys, jewellery, candles and cards. This market is held on the first Sunday of each month, apart from June and October when they will be held on the second Sunday.

To make a booking email viv@wragby.com.