Village News

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QUIZ - A general knowledge quiz will be held in Heckington Village Hall on Saturday, February 28, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £7.50, which includes a ploughman’s supper.

For more information, call 01529 460272 or 460977.

Proceeds from the event will go to St Andrew’s Church.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE (WI) - The guest speaker at the branch’s latest meeting was Trevor Bakewell, who gave a talk on the history of Belton House.

The March meeting will be the ‘Annual General Meeting and Auction’, for which members are invited to bring along unwanted items to go under the hammer.

Members are reminded that there will be a quiz and afternoon tea on Tuesday, April 21, given by Helpringham WI in Helpringham Village Hall.

This event is always well-attended by many WI branches in the area.

Anyone wishing to take part is advised that the closing date is the March 31 and it will involve teams of four.

Plans are now in progress for the branch’s ‘Annual Mystery Trip’.

This is scheduled for early July and members are asked to ensure that their diaries are free to attend. More details are expected soon.

The branch meet on the first Thursday of each month in the village hall at 7.15pm.


TABLE TOP SALE - There will be a table top sale in the village hall on Sunday, February 22, between 10am and 1pm.

Proceeds will go to two different charities - Baby Lifeline and Children with Cancer UK.

Refreshments will be available.

Tables cost £10 each.

To book call 07825 298751.

NEWSLETTER - The deadline for the March edition of the Leasingham and Cranwell village newsletter is 5pm this Friday.

Material for it can be submitted on paper via the small red box inside the Post Office or directly by hand to the editor at 29 Washdyke Lane, Leasingham.

He can be contacted by phone on 01529 304227 or by email on


CANCER- Ruskington Cancer Support Group will meet at the Methodist Church Hall on Thursday, March 5 from 1.30pm to 3pm.

This friendly group offers support and advice over a cup of tea or coffee.

FAIR TRADE - There will be a coffee morning on Saturday, March 7, at the Methodist Church Hall from 10am to noon in aid of the Fair Trade movement.

COFFEE MORNING - On Saturday March 23, from 10am to noon, the Winchelsea Centre is holding a coffee morning.

AUCTION - There will be a silent auction at the Methodist Church on Monday, March 16.

For details, call Judith Kirk on 01526 832987.

SCRABBLE - The Scrabble Club meet at the Winchelsea Centre on the first Thursday of the month at 7.15pm.

Call Margaret on 01526 832025 for more information.


ROAD SAFETY - Members of Wilsford Parish Council have met with Highways officials about speed warning signs for the village.

They have agreed to go ahead with permanent reactive signage on the A153 at Town End and some Community Speed Watch signage that can be moved to various locations around the village.

The aim is to address residents’ concerns about excessive speeds on the main road, difficulties pulling out on to A153 and worries about road safety in the village.

BURGLARIES - PCSO Colin Ironmonger told parish councillors at their latest meeting that there have been burglaries from parked cars in other villages in his area.

He asked members to remind residents to lock their cars, hide away any valuables and keep an eye on things.

PARISH COUNCIL - The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday, February 24, at 7.30pm in the village hall.