Village News round up

Another successful year for Grasby LIVES
Another successful year for Grasby LIVES

News from around the district


Working out - It was time for some post-Christmas exercises at the January meeting of the WI.

Local instructor Adele Lee led the evening, with exercises suitable for all and much laughter ensuing.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday February 6, in the village hall at 7.30pm, when Lynne Day will be speaking on Adventures with an Iron Man.

For more details call 01472 398475.


Family bingo - It was eyes down for the first Saturday night family bingo of the new year at the town hall when new caller Robert Barnes made his debut at the mike.

There was a good attendance and the event raised £165 for the town hall renewals fund. The kitchen has already been re-decorated using funds raised at Saturday night family bingo evenings.

200 club - The town hall management committee is continually raising funds for the upkeep and maintenance of the building and one of the popular fundraising projects is the 200 Club with a weekly prize and a twice yearly draw, with a main prize of £200.

The prize winners in the recent end of session draw were: £200 Peggy Shuttleworth; £30 Margaret Kane; £20 Doris Simpson; £10 Doug Clark and £10 Sandra Tindall, with £5 prizes won by Jean Lomas, Anthony Dixon, Ralph Humberstone, Carol Kirk and Margaret Newland.

The cost is £5 and anyone who would like to join should call Tressa on 01673 857138 for information.

Supper Club - The December Party Nite at The Buzz Stop in Rand was very well attended.

The next meeting will be on February 15 in the chapel, when Julie Johnson will be talking of her recent climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Julie, daughter of Sue and Johnny Johnson of West Barkwith was a local girl, educated at Wragby Primary School and a member of the Wragby Brownies, Guides and Rangers.

She was the very first member to obtain the “Queen’s Guide Award” in Market Rasen Division and now runs a thriving Ranger Unit in Wakefield.

Julie is giving the evening to raise funds for Wragby Methodist Chapel.

The cost is £4 per personand all are welcome.

Messy Church - Jointly run by the Methodist Church and All Saints Church, sessions run on the second Wednesday of the month from 3.15pm.

It is open to all families, but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Including crafts, celebrations and foods to share, it is messy and hectic - just what children enjoy.

The next session is on February 13.

Coffee morning - The next of the monthly coffee mornings in the Methodist Church will be held on Friday, February 8, from 10am to 11.30am.

This is not a fundraising event but just an opportunity to get together and have a chat and some time out from home.

Everyone is very welcome to attend.

Murder - Work is progressing well on Wragby Players’ two murder mystery evenings taking place on Friday April 19 and Saturday April 20 in the town hall.

Supper is included, so make a note in your diaries - more details later.


Grasby LIVES held their 11th AGM when the past year for the group was reviewed.

Over the year, the First Responders attended various incidents covering all their surrounding communities.

During the year, the group received seven Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals for First Responders with more than five years service, as well as six LIVES long service awards.

The group also thoroughly enjoyed being involved with Grasby WI and the local scouting groups.

The group has thanked all who gave their time, effort and money for the group to continue. For more call 01652 628461.