Village News

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Parish church - Organisers passed on their thanks for the generous response to the harvest festival appeal for tinned food for the food bank in Sleaford.

Two full boxes were collected from the post office and another two boxes from the church. All donations were greatly appreciated.

Thanks went to Sally and Mike at the post office for being a collection point, and also for selling tickets for the harvest supper on September 26.

The concert by Vintage Brass on September 11 was much enjoyed and raised £114 for the church roof fund. Thanks to everyone who supported this.

Next month, there will be an extra church service on November 8 for Remembrance Sunday, starting at 10.30am.

A set of Nativity figures are needed for the Christmas crib festival on December 5 and 6. The church will be open from 11am to 3pm on both days.

Organisers hope to show a variety of crib scenes, from knitted to ceramic, and there will be a painting competition for schoolchildren, too.

If you can help with crib figures, call Di on 01529 410360.

The Loveden Singers will perform at a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 6, at 3pm.

Land trust - The second annual meeting of the Wilsford Community Land Trust on September 8 was well attended, with shareholders joined by a representative from North Kesteven District Council housing, Lincolnshire Rural Housing Association and the chair of Wilsford Parish Council.

The CLT was delighted to welcome a dozen residents and children to a tea party on Sunday, September 13. It is hoped even more villagers will become involved with the CLT.

For further information, or to become a shareholder (only £1), email

Post office - Pat Sheridan was the winner of the recent post office quiz, winning a hamper full of goodies.

Everyone who took part was thanked for their support. Proceeds will go towards the pantomime, which will be taking place after Christmas.

Village hall - On Sunday, September 20, an autumn breakfast was held in Wilsford Village Hall.

It was a beautiful day and a very pleasant event, with everyone able to enjoy some of the delicious food on offer.

The village hall committee will next meet on Tuesday, October 20, at 7.30pm.

Members will be progressing plans to find funding for the refurbishment of the hall, with the toilets being the first phase.

The committee is still looking for a new bookings secretary. Anyone interested should contact a committee member: Jacky Scott-Combes, Pete Zajac, Jayne Sadler, Lindsey Townhill, Mike Harrison, Rosie Smith, Julie Zajac-Higgins, James Bell, Bex Mezzo or Claire Robinson.

Book group - This month’s book is Citadel by Kate Mosse. As the third in a series all set in southern France, it takes place during the Second World War.

Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Lindsey on 230445 or Jacky on 231062.

November’s chosen book will be The Secret Life of Bletchley Park.

Darby and Joan club - Members will next meet in the small room of the village hall on Wednesday, October 21, from 2pm to 4pm.

All senior citizens in the village are welcome to go along and join in a game of dominoes or whist over a cup tea and a chat.

For further information or to arrange transport, call Di on 01529 410360.

Quiz night - There will be a quiz at The Plough on October 28 at 8.30pm.

It will include games of sticky bingo and play your cards right.