Village news



CHURCH SERVICE - There will be a special Benefice Service at St Andrew’s Church in Leasingham on Sunday, St Andrew’s Day, their Patronal Festival. The service will be Holy Communion beginning at 10am and the four other churches in the Benefice will all be attending as it is the only service in the morning.

PAMPER DAY - The Pink Ladies will be holding a Pamper Day in the village hall on Saturday, from 9.30am-2.30pm, when there will be a variety of treatments on offer with no appointment necessary. These include manicures, pedicures, make-up, threading, facials, massages, reiki, reflexology, waxing and card and crystal readings. There will also be mini treatments available for the children along with glitter tattoos. A selection of fundraising stalls including, jewellery, handbags, flowers, sweet treats and crafts will also be there. Refreshments will be available all day and entry is free. Details from Laura Taylor - 07772605099.

ST BARNABAS - At the St Barnabas Christmas Fair, held recently in the village hall, £1,104 was the final total raised for the charity.

OPEN GARDEN - A provisional date for next year’s open garden event for St Andrew’s Church is Saturday, June 20. Anyone willing to help out with opening their gardens or with its organisation contact Jim Starbuck on 01400 262610 or Zena Anderson on 01529 302620.


CHRISTMAS MARKET - A Christmas Market will be held in the village hall from 9.30am -2pm on Saturday, December 6. The Christmas Market is in aid of parish church funds. Stalls already booked include jams and chutneys, jewellery, cakes, bric-a-brac, handmade cards, etc. There is space for some general table top sales tables. To book, at £5 per table, call Di Fairhead on 01529 410360. The church will run a chocolate tombola stall and raffle tickets are on sale at Wilsford Post Office for the Christmas hamper. Brunch will be served until 2pm.


CHIP NIGHT - Villagers can sign up for the fish and chip social night at Heydour Parish village hall on Saturday, December 6, from 7.30pm, supper at 8.15pm. There will be a quiz, raffle, some games including a table tennis challenge, the bar and fresh fish and chips supplied by Wellies of Grantham, which should be pre-ordered to avoid disappointment.

Fill in an order form (available by emailing and drop this round with the money to Val, Clare or hall chairman Norman Hatcliff. If you cannot get out then Val is happy to pop round and pick up your order – call 01529 455278.


PARISH CHAMBERS - The work on the parish chambers in St Andrew’s Street has now gone out to tender for contractors after gaining planning permission. The parish council’s application for funding has again been refused, but in anticipation of this, the council has saved up reserves over the last five years. Building work will go ahead with everything put in place barring the installation of a lift for full disabled access to the upstairs rooms. Chairman Richard Higgs said when their present public works loan is paid off in two years, they will go for a new loan to have the lift fitted.

SPORTS PAVILION - The parish council has formally adopted the sports pavilion on the playing field. Coun Higgs explained the parish council owns the land and did not want to see the building demolished when the playing field committee ceased to exist.

POLICING TEAM - The Heckington area neighbourhood policing team has a new leader. Pc Jim Woolerton, a star of Channel 5’s Police Interceptors series focussing on the Lincolnshire force, has transferred from the roads policing unit. He will cover for Pc Martin Green who has been seconded to the force’s Operation Galileo, tackling illegal hare coursing in the county.


CHURCH BAZAAR - Navenby Methodist Church will be holding a Christmas bazaar from 2-4pm in the Methodist Church Hall, with stalls, games and refreshments. Admission by donation for church funds.

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE - There will be a carols by candlelight service at the Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 17, at 7pm, followed by tea/coffee and mince pies. All proceeds to Action For Children. At the service the Light of Light boxes will be collected.

CHRISTMAS DAY - A Christmas Day family service will be led by Stuart MacFarlane at 10am. Collection for St Barnabas Hospice.