News from around the villages

WI member Hilary Fry out and about with the petition
WI member Hilary Fry out and about with the petition

Round up of what’s going on where you live

Holton le moor

Riding - Holton le Moor and District Riding Club has held its annual general meeting at the Skipworth Arms, Moortown.

Chairman Sheila Pickering reported that the past year had not been easy for the club. This was mainly because the weather forced the cancellation and reorganisation of several events. The club is hoping for a good year in 2013.


Theft - A ‘Deal or No Deal’ gaming machine has been stolen from The Kings Head public house after a break in.

The theft was discovered on the afternoon of February 12 and anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 231 of February 12.

East Barkwith

Know your veg - Dave Newman will give a talk about growing vegetables at the meeting of Barkwith and District Gardeners Association in the village hall this Friday, February 22, at 7.30pm.

Calling all wine buffs - Friday March 8 is the date for an entertaining evening in the village hall when the church committee will be hosting ‘Call My Wine Bluff.’

Tickets cost £10, which includes wine and supper, from 01673 858362 or 01673 858249, with proceeds going to church funds.

South Willingham

WI - The annual meeting of Hainton and District WI will be held in South Willingham Parish Hall on Thursday, February 21, at 7.30pm.

The committee will be elected for the coming year and the trophies and prizes for members who have gained the most points in the competitions and shown the best flowers will be presented.

Quiz and chips - The next event on the calendar for the Parish Hall Management Committee is a quiz and chips night on Friday, February 22, and an invitation is extended to everyone who would like to join them.

The charge is £7.50 including a fish and chips or sausage and chips supper, which must be booked, or £4.50 for those not wanting to eat.

Willingham winner - Tony Hand was the owner of the lucky ticket drawn for the monthly cash prize in the recent Willingham Winners Club draw.


Dinner - The Turnor Arms was the venue chosen by members of Wragby WI for their annual dinner, where the party of 28 were provided with lovely food and a warm welcome .

Afterwards, the musical programme, presented by Wiswold, had something to appeal to all interests as Gerry and Mike played a varied repertoire interspersed with lots of humour and wit.

Family bingo - The newly refurbished kitchen at the town hall is now being appreciated by all who use it and it is thanks to Wragby WI who organise and run the monthly Saturday 
Night Family Cash Bingo evenings.

A tombola was an added extra at the last session and total proceeds amounted to £155.55 towards the next project in the refurbishing scheme.


Members of Binbrook WI have got behind a national campaign highlighting the chronic shortage of midwives and urging the government to do more.

They have gathered almost 300 signatures on a petition for the employment of more midwives, which join thousands of others sent to WI headquarters from WIs across the UK.

“We are grateful to everyone who signed the petition and the local businesses in Binbrook and Brookenby that helped promote it,” said WI secretary Hilary Harris.

WI member Hilary Fry is pictured getting the signature of Binbrook hairdresser Mandy Winter on the petition.