Review of 2013: November

Some of the youngsters who hope the money can be raised to secure the future of their school pool
Some of the youngsters who hope the money can be raised to secure the future of their school pool

In November a petition to stop the closure of Market Rasen’s Ambulance Station gained 1,500 signatures in just six days.

The Rasen Mail spoke to a source with connections to East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) who voiced concerns that plans to move Market Rasen’s staf to Gainsborough would put local lives at rick.

This sparked Market Rasen resident Guy Grainger into action, who started a petition to halt the station closure.

Thousands of people across the district paid their respects to those who serve in our armed forces on Remembrance Sunday.

Your Rasen Mail team were at parades and services around the district to bring you comprehensive coverage of the events.

Market Rasen Primary School set a fundraising target of £30,000 to replace the roof on its swimming pool and with our readers help the Market Rasen Mail managed to collect 252 Seasonal shoeboxes for the Rotary International programme to provide some of Eastern Europe’s poorest children with a gift.

There was good news on Market Rasen’s high street too.

The former Goldmine pub was bought by local entrepreneurs Sara Scott and Darren Lince, who are aiming to restore the building to use with the help of the community.

400 runners meanwhile hit the streets of Market Rasen for the town’s annual 10k event, although technically it was the second of 2013 after the 2012 event was delayed.

First over the line was Gary Thomas in 34:18, closely followed by Joe Wilkinson, 34:30 and Caistor’s Ryan Page 34:34.

And after months of searching and hundreds of votes, your Rasen Mail announced the winner of our Cute Kids 2013 competition.

The lovely little girl was Isabel Rose and her mum, Kerry Steed, of Walnut Court, Market Rasen, said she was “thrilled.”