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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Leasingham Christmas Bazaar will take place in the village hall on Saturday, December 20, from 10am to noon. There will be various stalls including mystery gift bags, books, homemade cards, crafts and fabric gifts, cakes, produce and one dedicated to St Barnabas Hospice. Entry is free. Proceeds will go to the St Andrew’s Church bells and lighting fund. The 200 Club lottery for December will also be drawn.

COUNCILLOR’S SURGERY - Lincolnshire County Councillor Andrew Hagues will be holding a surgery at The White Cottage, 12 The Square, Leasingham on Saturday, from 10am to noon.

LIBRARY VISIT - The mobile library will be making its monthly visit on Saturday from 10am to 10.30am at the village hall car park.

PUB MUSIC - The Duke of Wellington pub will be hosting musical entertainment on Sunday between 3pm and 7pm provided by singer Jenny Scorch. Monday nights are quiz nights from 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

SCHOOL PLAYS - Children from St Andrew’s Primary School will be performing their plays and concerts starting with Years One and Two today (Wednesday), from 6pm, and again tomorrow (Thursday), at 2pm. The Year Six children along with the Reception children will perform on Friday, at 2pm. Years Three, Four and Five will hold their Christmas performance at the church services on Wednesday, December 17, at 2pm and 6pm.

COMMUNITY EVENT - St Andrew’s Primary School will be holding its Community Christmas event on December 17 between 10am and 11am.


YOUTH FACILITIES - The parish council has had no response from an appeal for volunteers to run a youth group. At the last meeting a suggestion to have a new skate park was dismissed as the old one had been vandalised.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS - The parish council has objected to BT’s plans to remove the phone from the public kiosk on the green and allow it to be replaced with a public defibrillator, claiming it is still needed.

COMMUNITY ROOM - Parish councillors agreed in principle to renting out desk space upstairs in the community rooms for use by the clerk to Great Hale Parish Council.

MUSIC NIGHT - The “Rocking Revs”, Chris and Dave, with band, plus friends, will be giving a charity pop, rock and blues concert in Heckington Village Hall on Friday starting at 7pm. Admission is priced at £7, but includes a Lincolnshire hotdog. Profits go to Canine Partners, the M.S. support group and St Barnabas Hospice.


PRIEST’S RETIREMENT - The farewell service for the Rev Alan Littlewood will be at Ancaster church on Sunday at 11am.

CRIB SERVICE - The crib service will be at Wilsford Church at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

POST OFFICE - The second annual Wilsford Post Office quiz is now available. £1 per entry. Pick up a sheet from the shop. First correct entry out of the hat will win a hamper. All proceeds to local causes. Closing date is December 31.

HALL REVAMP- The Plough Inn race night raised £415 for the village hall refurbishment.

FESTIVE EVENT - The village hall hosts a Christmas Revels event on Sunday, from 3–5pm. It will include the chance to sing festive songs, watch a traditional mummers play, as performed by Mr Murderie’s Players, eat festive fare and drink mulled wine, cider or hot drinks. There will also be children’s entertainment. Entry is priced at £2 for adults, and free for children under 12. A minimal charge will be made for food and drink.

DARBY AND JOAN CLUB - Today (Wednesday) all are invited to Dick and Di Fairhead’s at 36 Victoria Avenue, Sleaford for Christmas tea and quiz from 2.30pm to 5pm. Lifts from Wilsford at 2.15pm.

On Wednesday, December 17, it is the Christmas dinner at the Plough Inn, meeting for a 12.30pm start.