East Barkwith

CHARITY NIGHT – Irish folk singer John Daley will be providing the live music at The Crossroads Inn on Friday, May 27, when landlords Adrian and Emma Graves host a charity fun night.

There will be an auction sale of goods, a raffle and barbecued food will be available.

Proceeds from the event will go to St Barnabas Hospice.

PARISH COUNCIL – The annual meeting of East and West Barkwith Parish Council will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 19, in the village hall starting at 8pm, when the first item on the agenda will be the election of a chairman for the coming year.

Neil Battell, Andrew Sayers, Jonathan Stamp, Jerry Walker, David Ward and Chris Wilson were elected unopposed to form the new council and will sign their declarations of acceptance of office before taking part.

There is one vacancy to be filled by co-option.

St Mary’s Church – A further boost has been given to East Barkwith’s St Mary’s Church fundraising committee by a Market Rasen supermarket.

Committee secretary Jane Perkins went along to the Tesco store last week to collect a cheque for £300 from the company’s community sponsorship budget.

“We have been so pleased with the way the village and wider community are getting behind us,” said Jane, “and we thank Tesco for their generosity too.”

Having received a grant of £129,000, the church committee has to raise a further £38,000 to complete the work needed to restore the tower, reinstate the pinnacles and parapet, and repair the roof.

Future fundraising plans include a cash in the attic style event and another of the picnic in the paddock live music events in August.