West Lindsey help pull strings for twinners

Caistor Twinning Association
Caistor Twinning Association

Council cash has helped pull strings to put on a puppet extravaganza with Caistor Twinning Association and 55 French visitors.

Members of the association put on a unique show thanks to a £250 grant from Caistor’s West Lindsey District Councillor Angela Lawrence, as part of the Councillor Initiative Fund.

The money went towards the cost of running a puppetry workshop, where members of the community learned how to make colourful puppets.

They used their new skills to put on a performance at a dinner at Caistor Town Hall to mark the last night of the exchange visit.

Jacqui Wood, a member of Caistor Twinning Association, said: “My husband, Aiden, and I thought up the puppet idea because there are no language barriers with this kind of entertainment.

“The workshop gave people an opportunity to learn a new skill and encourage a stronger sense of community. It also gave them an opportunity to broaden their cultural experiences as they connect with our twin town.

“Every year we seek to find something interesting and entertaining for our visitors.”

West Lindsey’s Councillor Initiative Fund, is available to all 37 district councillors. They are allocated £4,000 each to spend over two years on projects in their ward.

Councillor Lawrence said: “Many families in the area have benefited from exchange visits with Caistor Twinning Association.

“The French always put on fantastic entertainment for us. I was delighted to support the event because it was quirky, a bit different and a fun thing to do. I’m pleased it went so well.”

Anyone interested in joining the association can contact Janet Lyus by calling 01472 851311 or emailing janetlyus@hotmail.com