News round up

Man in Black Ian Hogg, with Community Fundraiser Lynne Lemon and Hospice Volunteer Peter Bailey
Man in Black Ian Hogg, with Community Fundraiser Lynne Lemon and Hospice Volunteer Peter Bailey

What’s happening in the villages


Community Gardeners - Mixed borders will be the theme for the members of the Wragby Community Gardeners Club at their next meeting on Tuesday, March 12.

Starting at 7.30pm, Harold Leach will be giving help and advice on the topic generating his enthusiasm with his audience who will be anxiously waiting for the weather to oblige so they can put their new found knowledge into practice.

Schedules will be available for the Spring show and coffee morning to be held at the hall on Saturday April 6. Visitors will be welcome to view the displays from 10.30am.

East Barkwith

Gardeners’ visit - The coach party on the Barkwith and district Gardeners Association first trip of the year enjoyed lovely weather, when they travelled to Little Ponton Hall to see the snowdrops and aconites growing there in abundance.

After being welcomed by Wendy they were able to wander around the extensive grounds.

Proceeds from the open garden weekend were all donated to charity.

The party then moved on to Downtown for their next stop and then, as usual on trips organised by Les Robinson, a further stop for a hearty meal, which this time was at the Elite Restaurant.

Arrangements are now in hand for the next trip on April 25 to Sudbury Hall and the National Museum of Childhood.

As two coaches are booked there are still a few seats available - contact Les on 01673 857063 if you are interested.

Annual meeting - Members of the East Barkwith WI will be relaxing with a quiz or two after the business has been dealt with at their annual meeting which will be held in the village hall on Thursday March 14 at 7.30pm.

Reports will be presented on the past year and annual awards will be presented.

There is to be a competition for an interesting cup and saucer. .

Talent for Writing - Rebecca Ward, a student at Monks Dyke Tennyson College, Louth entered a creative writing competition for 11 to 18 year olds ‘Around the World in 80 Words’. She has been awarded a ‘Talent for Writing Certificate of Merit’ and her piece has been selected for publication in a Young Writer’s Anthology.

11-year-old Rebecca is the daughter of Sally and David Ward of the Village Shop and Post Office.

North Kelsey

Fashion Show - Lincs Fashions are holding a Fashion Show in the Village Hall next Thursday, March 14, in aid of the Community Association.

The evening starts at 7.15pm, with the show starting at 7.30pm, and tickets cost £5 each, including a glass of wine or soft drink.

Tickets can be bought from the village shop, any committee member or call 01652 678124 / 678461.


Spooky stories and tales of terror has raised more than £700 for St Andrew’s Hospice, as actor Ian Hogg reprised his role as The Man in Black.

Hospice community fundraiser Lynne Lemon, said: “Running costs for our two hospices amounts to £3 million a year, the majority of which we have to raise,so we are grateful to Ian and the community of Nettleton for supporting us.”

The hospice isn’t just about end of life care, it also offers a number of other services including one of the country’s few lymphoedema clinics. Anyone interested in joining a support group for the adult hospice can call Thea on 01673 828478.

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