Wragby round-up

Wragby News.
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Headquarters - The Management Committee of the Scout and Guide Headquarters will be holding their AGM on Monday, November 16, starting at 7pm.

This is open to everyone including parents, friends and supporters of Guiding and Scouting in Wragby and it is hoped people will show their support to the children of the units by attending.

Committee members would welcome support from anyone who would be willing to help out with the occasional fundraising events, general work on and at the H/Q – all vital to keep the building up and running.

Community gardeners - Two more new members were welcomed to the recent meeting in the town hall.

Speaker for the evening was Sue Stephenson of Puddle Duck Paddock, who had her audience laughing from beginning to end.

Sue related how she had moved with her husband and a complete menagerie from near Lincoln, via Wisbech to Puddle Duck Paddock at Gedney Drove End.

And it was to be a new beginning as the move was from a beautiful house with all services and facilities to a small bungalow with just one electric plug socket- and a supply of brown water with ‘wrigglies’- giving a new meaning to down sizing.

It was quite a shock to the system, but all accepted in good part as they had space to expand their ‘family’ of animals.

Do we need a defibrillator - A public meeting was held at the town hall, with a presentation on the value of a defibrillator given by Steven Hydes of LIVES when it was agreed that yes it did and perhaps more than one.

Wragby already has defibrillators he said, one at the doctors’ surgery and one at the Fire and Rescue Station on Millbrook Park, but it goes with the appliance when it is called out.

Mr Hydes also referred to the very good ambulance service in the county and the valuable support of the LIVES First Responders but they cannot always reach rural areas within the time limit following cardiac arrest.

Those present at the meeting agreed efforts should be made to provide one or more and a small committee was formed to take the project forward.

Viv Moss, Martin Hardy and Dr Suzanne Taylor volunteered to join Barbara Bartlett to launch the fund raising appeal.

Community Hub - The new Community Hub, staffed and run by volunteers, will open next Wednesday, November 4, from 10am to 1pm, and again on the Friday, from 10am to 1pm; it will then continue to serve the community each week, same days and times.

It will be housed in the building vacated by the Library at the Fire and Rescue Centre on Millbrook Park.

The library books and the public computers will all be available as before.

The Community Group is still appealing for more people to volunteer to help as they would like to eventually open for more hours each week and particularly on Saturday mornings.

The Community Group also hopes to arrange computer and other courses, although this may possibly not be a free service.