District news round-up

Learning to save a life at South Willingham
Learning to save a life at South Willingham

News from the villages you live in


Willowy women - Another packed evening was enjoyed by members of the WI at their monthly meeting.

After talking about various invitations received, outings and workshops, they welcomed their speaker Susie Mulligan - ‘The Basket Case from Badger Farm’, Asterby.

While she spoke about her very interesting life and how she came to be in Lincolnshire, living the life she does, she hand wove a willow obelisk.

She lives in a very environmentally friendly cottage, which was moved brick by brick from another location to its present site adjacent to the Red Hill 
Nature reserve, from where she runs basket weaving workshops.

The obelisk was raffled on the night and the winner was Barbara Pollard.

Winner of the wooden ornament competition was Hilary Harris, with a pair of dainty Edwardian ladies shoes, just four inches high.

Second was Pat Robinson, with a carved birds nest, complete with birds and eggs, and third was Barbara Pollard with a smooth, shiny lizard.

Marion Nichols won the flower of the month, with a snowdrop, with Hilary Fry’s lily second and Kathy Shaw’s pansy third.

The next meeting, on March 6, will be the annual meeting, followed by a beetle drive.


Surgery equipment fund - A new era has been launched at the Wragby Practise following the retirement of Dr Rhod Whitbread at the end of the year.

Dr Phil Mitchell is working in partnership with Nurse Partners Sandra Tindall and Sally Wood.

They are looking forward to welcoming Dr Simon Topham to the practice too and changes are being made building on the good things and developing others, including closer communication with the patients.

New regulations also mean a constant need for help and support from the community to provide added extras for the comfort and convenience of patients.

A jumble sale will be held at the town hall on Saturday, April 6, in aid of the Surgery Equipment Fund.

There will be a variety of stalls and competitions, home made cakes, bric a brac, tombolas, raffles, household furnishings and clothes for all ages and all sizes.

Donations of goods and prizes will be very much appreciated for any of the stalls and raffles, either taken along on the day or contact organisers Anne Buffham or Dorothy Sandhaver.

Pre-School Jumble Sale - There will be a jumble sale at the Town Hall on Saturday, March 9, organised by the Pre-School Management Group. Doors will open at 2pm.

Contributions of good quality clothes for all ages, shoes, soft furnishings, bric a brac and other items will be welcomed.

Family Bingo - The next Saturday Night Family Bingo session will take place on March 9 at the Town Hall.

Eyes down at 7.30pm for cash prizes with a raffle and refreshments.

Money goes towards the Town Hall Refurbishing Fund.

There is also a Thursday night adult bingo session which starts at 8pm.

South Willingham

Big turn out for LIVES group - When Benniworth and District LIVES Group organised a CPR information evening at South Willingham Parish Hall they expected half a dozen people to turn up, but they were amazed when the hall became almost full with people wanting to know more and learn to save a life.

After an introductory talk by Responder Kevin Troop and a demonstration by trainer Krys West, it was time for the audience to have a go at CPR

The Benniworth and District Group was set up in 2010 and is one of 160 active groups across Lincolnshire.

Find out more about this group or one where you live; call LIVES 01507 525999.