Wragby round-up

Wragby News.
Wragby News.

News and reports from local organisations

Community hub - Wragby Community Group, which is now running the hub voluntarily, was delighted to find out its application for charity status had been successful.

The group also has a new telephone number, which is 01673 857989.

The community hub, formerly the Wragby Library adjacent to the fire station on the Millbrook Business Park, is open on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10am to 1pm.

Everyone is welcome to go along and use the facilities, including computers with free internet, the lending library and photocopying facilities, plus training or meeting rooms for hire.

The hub already hosts mixed craft groups, including beading and jewellery, a reading group, bridge or whist for beginners or experienced players and is planning for the return of the community cafe and to provide computer courses.

More volunteers are needed to enable opening hours to be increased.

Anyone who can spare three hours a month can make contact on wragbyccg@yahoo.co.uk or visit the hub to find out more.

Bulb planters - Friend and fellow gardener John Boothby joined five members of Wragby Community Gardening Club when they met for a planting session of spring bulbs to help brighten up the approaches to the village.

Verges near the bowling club green were planted with 2,000 more crocus bulbs, with daffodils planted around each of the five pictorial signs on the approach roads.

The first crocus bulbs were planted last year, helping to bring a touch of colour for residents and visitors to enjoy and, with all the additional blooms, this should provide even more spring time joy for everyone.

The gardening club has arranged two coach trips for the summer and anyone interested in joining them can obtain more details or book a seat with the organiser, Carole Watts, on 01673 858165.

The first, on Saturday, June 11, is to Harlow Carr Flower Show and Gardens, costing £15 per ticket, and the second, on Sunday, July 17, is to Cambridge University Botanical Gardens, at £20 per ticket.

Supper club - Organisers have provided a very busy programme for their wide following of local residents and friends, who look forward to going along to the popular social evenings, which always involve a supper and something of interest for entertainment.

The last outdoor event was at Langrick, where the party met and enjoyed a meal and a visit to the Bubble Car Museum, which prompted much reminiscing.

The programme of monthly meetings has now returned to base at the Methodist Chapel for the winter months.

There is no membership requirement and more information is available from Mo on 01673 858334.

Shopping event - An opportunity to shop for Christmas at ease, away from the crowds and without any tiring travelling, was available in the town hall, arranged by Ann Lambert and the members of the Methodist church.

As well as the stalls, there was a raffle and the organisers were pleased to find the event had raised almost £300 for chapel funds.