District News Round-up

Rachel Green and Mandy Ashley at the Pegasus Fundraiser
Rachel Green and Mandy Ashley at the Pegasus Fundraiser

What’s happening in the village where you live?


The next village market is to be held at Wragby Town Hall on Sunday June 2 and there will be lots of stalls to browse around with a wide selection of goods for sale,

The markets are being organised by Viv Moss and she can be contacted on 07905781150 or email viv@wragby.com for further details or to see if there are any vacant tables.

Refreshments will be served from Carole’s Cafe in the annexe during the opening hours from 10am to 2pm.

Admission to the market is free.

Bingo - Robert Barnes was on duty as caller at the recent Saturday Night Family Bingo evening when £113 was raised for the town hall renewals fund.

Scrabble - 16 members from East Barkwith, Bardney, Heighington and Wragby took part in the annual Witham Group of WI Fun Scrabble evening organised by treasurer of the Group Audrey Saul of Bardney WI.

Margaret Kane was MC explaining the rules and ensuring fair play and the winners of the trophy, presented by Audrey Saul, were Marlene Baker and Margaret White representing Heighington WI.

The Wragby Queens Linda King and Margaret Kane were runners up and third were the Wragby NC team of Vera Smart and Dorothy Warr.

Picture Show - Les and Joan Robinson hosted a Picture Show at the Wragby Chapel.

Guests were entertained by Michael Bradley whose presentation on this occasion was a general showing of pictures of wide local interest.

A further £60 was raised for the Chapel Organ Refurbishing Fund, which also serves as a the Town War Memorial to those who gave their lives during the world wars.


The Osgodby Parish Community Action Team (TOPCAT) have been out in force again taking part in Osgodby’s Annual Parish Clean-up.

Armed with grabbers and bags loaned by West Lindsey District Council, the team cleared 15-miles of verges around the parish, retrieving more than 30 bags of rubbish plus a quantity of car tyres, fibre glass sheets, oil drums and plastic buckets.

After two hours of hedge-bottom hunting and dyke grovelling, the volunteers returned to Osgodby Village Hall for a well-earned bacon sandwich, tea and a relaxing half-hour comparing their finds and wondering yet again why people can’t take their litter home!

This is TOPCAT’s fourth parish clean-up by community volunteers and they have collected more than 100 bags of rubbish, not to mention tyres, oil drums, a commode chair, bath and wash basin.

A cookery evening in Osgodby Village Hall with well-known Lincolnshire chef Rachel Green was a great success, raising £450 for Pegasus Childcare Centre.

“We are very lucky to have the support of Rachel Green in this way and thank everyone for supporting the event,” said centre manager Mandy Ashley.

The money raised will be used to buy some Cool Scooters for Kids and will also replace a much-loved games

The centre will be holding an open day on Saturday, June 8, from 1pm to 3pm.

Go along and see what the centre has to offer children aged 2 to 12 years of age.

For more details call 01673 828187.


Church delight - Around 150 people visited the church over the Churches Festival weekend helping to raise £435 towards essential repairs.

Thanks go to those who gave their time and resources so freely, without expenses being incurred.

The beef baps were a great success and the Bee Stand manned by Arthur Adams was popular, as were the photographs of Jorj Malinski.