District News

Members of North Kelsey WI all dressed up in their 'posh' outfits and ready to eat the celebration tea.  (Lin)
Members of North Kelsey WI all dressed up in their 'posh' outfits and ready to eat the celebration tea. (Lin)

Reports from Wragby, Keelby, Great Limber and North Kelsey


Concert band - What an amazing night at the town hall when the “Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Concert Band” gave an excellent performance to around 100 people.

The event was promoted by volunteer members of the Wragby Centre Community Group.

Barbara Bartlett welcomed everyone and introduced the band thanking them for attending and explaining that, in the event of a “shout” – the Band would still play on as in fact none of the members were in the fire service, but wished to support the firefighters.

The concert was of the highest quality with a very wide range of music, greatly appreciated by all.

Open day - Volunteers of the Centre Community Group – CCG – will be fighting against the proposals to close Wragby Library and hope locals will give their support.

There will be an open day at the library on Friday, July 5, so go along and show you care.

Swimming pool - At the Wragby and District Swimming Pool annual in May, a number of members were nominated to join the committee.

Unfortunately, not everyone was able to attend so the election of officers was adjourned until a meeting last month.

Fred Wickert was elected chairman and secretary and David Ness treasurer,and technical officer.

Additional committee members are Shelagh Height, Lynn Robinson, Val Emmett and Hugh Banks-Price.

Mary Jeeves will be joining the committee at the next meeting. At the annual meeting, it was agreed the organisation should apply for charitable status .

It was also agreed by the members that a new group be set up, outside of the committee, to take on the role of fundraising.

That will enable the full committee to concentrate on running and monitoring the pool.

The provisional name for the new group will be “Friends of Wragby Pool”.

A sponsored swim held at the pool last month raised £984.00.

Swimmers who took part did a tremendous job and organisers were delighted to see children taking part.

The committee is hoping people will continue to use the pool and the facility can be booked for private events, like birthday parties.


Summer Fayre - St Bartholomew’s summer fayre takes place this Saturday, July 6, from 12.30pm to 3pm.

Go along to join in the fun and try your luck on the raffle, where there is a first prize of £100.

There are plenty of stalls and games, with music too from the school orchestra and a special appearance from the Elderly Brothers.

Great Limber

Bingo dates - The next two regular monthly bingo evenings in the village hall have been cancelled - July 12 and August 9.

It’s eyes down again on Friday, September 13 at 7.30pm.

North Kelsey

Time for a right royal tea - North Kelsey WI has been in a party mood this year.

For their May meeting they all went out for a meal to celebrate the group’s 80th birthday and the June meeting was a street party in celebration of the Queen’s coronation.

A quiz was enjoyed by all, followed by the National Anthem and a toast to the Queen.

Flower of the month was won by Georgi Rawlins and the competition for a tea pot was won by Debbie Hunt.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, July 10, when there will be entertainment from the Da Capo folk group.