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Leasingham

CRIB SERVICE - St Andrew’s Church will be holding a Crib service on Christmas Eve, at 3pm.

A Midnight Mass service will be celebrated later at 11.30pm.

This will be led by the associate priest, the Rev Eric 
Horner.

The next service is on Sunday at 9.30am - a Communion, celebrated by the Rev Peter Faulkener.

SCHOOL FAYRE - St Andrew’s School recently held its Christmas Fayre, raising £1,500 for school funds.

Wilsford

WINTER WILSON - On Saturday, January 24, there will be an evening concert in aid of village hall funds by Sleaford folk duo Winter Wilson in the village hall, starting at 
7.30pm.

This duo tour nationally and internationally and will be with Lil Ian Goodsman, an acoustic blues guitarist well-known in Britain and New Zealand.

Tickets are available from the shop and committee members.

HORTICULTURE SHOW - The Village Hall Committee would like to thank the Horticultural Committee for its generous donation of £50 from the proceeds of the annual horticultural show towards the refurbishment fund.

VILLAGE HALL - With the village newsletter residents will have received a questionnaire asking for comments and opinions on various aspects of the village hall’s facilities, the use of the hall and the likely use of the hall.

The Village Hall Committee can only get the £200,000 needed to re-vamp the hall by applying for Lottery funding.

This funding demands that they should show how the village has been consulted and that their plans meet the needs identified by the villagers.

Return your completed form to the box in the Wilsford Shop, or give it to a collector from the committee.

Several people in the same house can fill in forms.

New village hall charges are coming in on January 1.

This is not an increase, rather that charges have been revised to make rates more beneficial for Wilsford and Kelby residents.

The committee have also devised a block-booking rate, which makes it more cost effective for those who want to have the hall for a longer event.

See the website www.
wilsfordvillagehall.com or posters in the village and at the hall for details.

For a clean and mud-free entrance to the hall while the new houses are being built, villagers are asked to use the main front door and the new graded path and handrails, designed for the less mobile hall users.

The path and rails have been donated and constructed 
by Westleigh Builders, who are constructing the 10 affordable homes behind the 
hall.

BOOK GROUP - The group’s January meeting will be on Monday, January 19, at 8pm in The Plough.

The book for discussion will be Ladies Paradise.

If you are interested in joining the group ring Jacky on 01400 231062 or Lindsey on 01400 230445.

WILSFORD WI - The last meeting featured a talk by Ron Sheridan of Wilsford Woodcrafts on the history of his business and work in progress.

A lot of items were on sale and everyone enjoyed the whole evening.

PARISH COUNCIL - Members of the council heard about the developments regarding the First World War commemorations.

Councillors have met a 
company on site for a demonstration of potentially permanent anti-speeding signs 
for Town End with a view to the actual signage being ordered.

The purchase of a defibrillator for the village was discussed and is was agreed that 
the money could be better spent on supporting local emergency first aiders such 
as the LIVES First Responders.

The next parish council meeting is on January 27 at 7.30 pm in the village hall.