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WI NEWS - The May meeting of Heckington WI was relocated from the village hall to the Little Chapel in Eastgate due to the General Election. There was no speaker for the evening, but members discussed at length the need for the Government to remove the distinction between nursing care and personal care.

For the June 4 meeting, the WI will return to the village hall, when the speaker will be Jim Bailey, who will talk about the ‘History of Heckington Windmill’. The display table will be ‘A Kitchen Utensil’. The meeting will start at 7.15pm.

Ladies who Lunch will be going to The Crown Inn, Surfleet on Thursday, June 4, meeting at 12.30pm.

In July, Heckington WI will be going for a late lunch/early dinner to The Barge and Bottle in Sleaford, followed by a fashion evening at M & Co. Full details of this and the Mystery Day Out on Thursday, July 2, will be given at the June meeting. There will be no evening meeting in July.


WI NEWS - At the April meeting of Leasingham Women’s Institute Jean Townsend gave a talk on King Henry VIII - Victim or Villain.

The WI is 100 years old this year and the group is looking for any memorabelia, past and present, that local people may have and would be willing to loan for a display, along with any information about the WI in Leasingham. The WI’s centenary will be celebrated on Thursday, September 17 at the village hall.

The next meeting of the group will be tomorrow (Thursday) in the village hall, from 1.30pm to 4pm, when the guest speaker will be Mr Stafford-Alan from Candelsby Herbs who will talk on herbs and their uses.

NEWSLETTER - The deadline for the June edition of the village newsletter is Friday at 5pm. Material for publication can be left in the small red box in the Post Office or delivered directly to the editor’s home (details in last month’s newsletter) or sent by email to The editor is planning to retire from the post and is seeking a replacement. If you would be interested contact the editor on 01529 304227, or churchwardens Jim Starbuck on 01400 262610 or Graham Seaward on 01400 261249.

OVER 60s - The next meeting of Leasingham Over 60’s Club will be on Wednesday, May 27 in the village hall, starting at 2pm. For more information, contact Peggy Morgan on 01529 306967.

BOOK SALE - Secondhand books are still on sale at Leasingham Post Office for 50p each, with all proceeds going to St Andrew’s Church.

COFFEE MORNING - At the recent Fairtrade coffee morning organised by the St Andrew’s Church fundraisers, £90 was raised for the church’s bells and lighting fund. The three winning numbers of the 200 Club lottery were drawn and will be displayed on the outside notice board at the church.


WI NEWS - At the May meeting of Rippingale WI mountaineer John Kimbrey gave a talk, illustrated with slides, about his year on an Antarctic expedition.

Details were given of a busy summer programme of outings, including trips to Highgrove and Harrogate, and members were asked to take part in the Rippingale Feast Day competitions.

Stuart Gibbon is the guest speaker for the June meeting. He will talk on the topic of ‘How Safe Are We?’.


FASHION SHOW - Lincs Fashions are holding a chainstore clothing clearance sale and fashion show at Timberland Village Hall on Friday at 7pm. There will be fashionwear for sizes 8-24 and ages 16-60+. Tickets are £3.50, which includes a drink. To obtain a ticket call Sue on 01526 378484, Diane 01526 378367 or Wendy on 01526 378293. Proceeds from the event will go to Timberland Church.