Village round-up

Sean Stanfield, left, and Lee Nash with the new spreader that has proved so useful in the recent bought of bad weather
Sean Stanfield, left, and Lee Nash with the new spreader that has proved so useful in the recent bought of bad weather

News from around the district


Family Bingo - The next Saturday Night Cash Prize Family Bingo session will be held at the town hall on February 9, eyes down at 7.30pm.

There is always a raffle and refreshments, and the occasional tombola.

The evenings are organised by Margaret Kane on behalf of the Wragby Women’s Institute.

Call Margaret on 01673 858067 for further information.

Weekly cash prize bingo for adults only is organised by Pat Steel on behalf of the Town Hall Management Committee and held every Thursday at 8pm for hall funds.

More details from Pat on 01673 885492.

Gardeners - Brian Holmes is to be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Community Gardeners Club held at the town hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday February 12.

New members and visitors are welcome.

He will give an introduction to herbs which can provide interest in his audience’s gardens.

There will be a raffle and a charge of £1 for members and £2 for visitors. This includes tea and biscuits.

Membership is available for £5.

Disability Lunch - Roast pork with all the trimmings was on the menu for lunch on the first social day of the new year for the members of the Wragby branch of Disability Lincs at the Town Hall.

There was also a raffle to give a boost to funds and Margaret Clark thanked volunteers who had cooked and served the meal.

East Barkwith

WI - Vice President Mary Hoban is demonstrating cake decorating at the next meeting of the East Barkwith WI to be held on Thursday February 14 at 7.30pm.

Visitors are welcome to attend.

There will be a competition for a cake plate or stand and hostesses for the evening are Rosary Wright, Marjorie Smith and Barbara Theairs.

Snowdrop Trip - Little Ponton Hall near Stamford will be the first venue on the programme of trips organised by Les Robinson for the Barkwith and district Gardeners Association.

Saturday February 16 is the date to note, seats are usually booked up well in advance of the day.

For further information contact Les on 01673 857063.


Fair - The village spring fair will be held on Sunday, March 24 in the village hall.

Tables/stalls cost £5 each and can be booked with Karen on 01472 398949.

Bingo - Fortnightly sessions are held in the village hall, with the next on February 19.

Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down 7pm.

N-ice donation - Keeping school playgrounds safe for children has been a tough job for caretakers across the county with the recent bad weather.

However, things have been made a lot easier at Binbrook Primary School, thanks to a generous donation from a parent.

Sean Stanfield, managing director of Willow Farm Machinery, presented the school with a spreader, which caretaker Lee Nash admits has been a ‘godsend’ over the past few weeks.

“We are very grateful to Sean for the spreader, which has proved so useful and has saved a lot of time during the last couple of weeks,” said Mr Nash.

South Kelsey

Gardeners - Clematis through the seasons will be the topic for Kelsey Gardening Club this month.

The meeting will be held in the tearooms at Hall Farm Park on Tuesday, February 12, at 7.30pm.

The speaker will be a representative from Taylors of Doncaster.

Visitors and new members are always welcome.