Monday, 14 April 2014

Village News | 14 April 2014

Last week was in aid of the Community day, winners were the Oblong table Ladies. £67 was raised This week is for John Coupland Hospital.

Church, Holy Communion @ 9-30
Chapel, Service @ 10-30 with Elizabeth Taylor

Provided by P. Rushton

Monday, 31 March 2014

Village News | 31 March 2014

Last week was in aid of the Macmillan Ben Nevis challenge group.
Winners were the " No Hopers" & the "Oblong Table" £150 was raised, this week is for the Playing Fields.

This Sunday,6th. April, Church, Holy Communion @ 0930 Chapel, usual service @ 1030 with Mike Childs.

Provided by P Rushton

Monday, 24 March 2014

Village News | 24 March 2014

Last weeks quiz was in aid of the community day winners were the Round Table & Jeff makes Five £90 was raised, this week is for the people doing the Macmillan walk.

This Sunday 30th. (Mothering Sunday) NO service at Church but a group service Heapham at 10 - 00 Chapel, Service at 10-30 with Rev. Liz Childs

Last week the speaker was from the Royal Voluntary Service community
transport, explaining how they had a scheme to enable elderly & disabled
to get transport, where public transport was not available, there is an
office at Gainsborough House and can be contacted on 01427-617269.
next meeting is on April 2nd, with a talk on poetry.

Written by P Rushton

Monday, 17 March 2014

Village News | 17 March 2014


Members heard of a busy year with good speakers and enjoyable outings.
Mrs Ann Sharpe was thanked for arranging these and was presented with a bouquet of flowers.
Mrs Jane Anderson was elected as president, secretaries, Mrs
J.Fotheringham and Mrs J.Barrow, Treasurer, Mrs J.Littlewood. committee members W.Anibal, F.Lockwood, N.Prescott, L.Spur (programme
secretary) A.Taylor S.Barrett, and L.Bradley, Several non committee members also were elected to. positions The craft display of members work was brilliant, the overall winner,
voted by members, was M.Burden, the Whitton Rose bowl was presented to
Mrs Burden by Jean Johnson.
The visit to Gardeners World at NEC is almost a sell out, 4 sears left
on the bus.
The trip to Skegness on March 26th will leave at 8.05 for the W.I. Annual Meeting. A hand and foot massage evening will be held at the Rose and Crown on April 23rd.

5 members of the public attended the parish council meeting, held last
week. During the public forum, the burial ground was discussed and a site
meeting is be arranged in the near future at the ground. Mr. A.
Warrington has resigned as the burial ground secretary and Mrs Stella
Curtis has been appointed to the position. Councillor J.Milne gave a report from WLDC. The new street light was now in position, but not yet connected. The clerk had complained, again, to the county Council re footpath 50 and had also sent details of flooding to solicitors .
The village hall secretary had written asking for volunteers to attend the Annual Meeting of the hall in May as committee members are desperately needed.
The community plan fun day will be held on April 12th in the Village
hall and playing field from 2.30p.m. to 10p.m. This is a day for residents of both villages to put any ideas forward for activities they would like to see and the villages organisation will be on
display to give residents a chance to see what goes on in the community.
The parish meeting (for all residents of Upton) will be held on May 6th the annual parish council meeting will take place on May 16th. Both at 7.30p.m.

Last week was in aid of L.I.V.E.S. £80 was raised Winners were the "No Hopers" & "Whatever". This week is for the Community Day.

Sunday 23rd March, Church, Morning Prayer @ 9-30
Chapel , usual service @ 10-30 with Dr. D. Owen

Written by P Rushton

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Village News | 16th February 2014

The last meeting saw Dave Bussey, the former Radio Lincs. presenter give a talk on his life in the Navy, also as a radio host and how one career led to the other, he started & finished with jokes , enjoyed by all with what was an interesting & enjoyable evenings entertainment.

The A.G.M. was held last week with the following officials being elected for the ensuing year. President John Thurlby, Chairman Pete Rushton, Vice Chair & Groundsman John Alsop, Secretary Dave Farrow, Treasurer Nick Ward-Lowry, Junior Rep. Toby Roberts. Captains, Wed. Will Birkett, Sun. Will Cawte.

Upton & Kexby were represented in the Lincs tournament held at Lincoln, with Don & Liz Spittlehouse coming runners-up in the trophy for the plate.

Last week was for Macmillan Cancer, raising funds to assist Tony Hall & Co. climbing Ben Nevis for this charity, the winners were "The No Hopers" £229 being raised, next week is for the Community day on 12 April, before the quiz there is a meeting to discuss the day's events At 7-30 in the Rose & Crown.

Next Sun. 23rd. Church, Morning Prayer at 9-30 Chapel, Service with Mr. G. Dixon at 10-30

Written by P Rushton

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Village News | 9 February 2014

Marie Lyon from Call Connect was the speaker at last weeks friendship club meeting. Members were told that the area covered by the scheme was six and half million people with 29 buses covering all these areas. She told of the call back system and that the scheme was subsided by £3 to £4 per passenger. West Lindsey district council give a grant towards the cost of running the buses. It is better to book the bus for group outings during school holiday times as the Gainsborough bus is now used for a short school run. Residents can book on line or by phone and there is no age barrier. All members were given a booklet on the connect bus and it was hoped that more people would use it. Next meeting is on 20th February and the speaker is from Wiltshire farm foods.

Last week's was for the Playing Fields, winner's were the "Oblong Table Ladies" & " The Quip's" £ 116 was raised, this week is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care, please support this worthwhile cause.

Next Sunday (16th.) No Service at Church, Chapel, Service at 1030 with Mr. D. Lockwood.

Written by P Rushton

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Village News 2 February 2014

Please note the next meeting will be held on Wednesday 19th. Feb. at 7-30 in the Village Hall.

Last week was for the Cricket Club, the winners were the Oblong Table, £ 90 was raised, this wee is in aid of the Playing Fields.

The A.G.M. will be held on Sunday 9th. February in the Rose & Crown & 8-00 pm. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Last Sunday's service was a "warm welcome" by the Rev. Philip Wain this being do to the fact that the new heating system was now working very effectively, on behalf of the P.C.C. Peter Rushton presented gifts to Carol Pugsley, Sue Dann & Geof Hobert, for all the effort in getting this installed. So there is no excuse for not coming now as it is very comfortable in Church. Next Sunday will be Morning Prayer at 9-30.

Next Sunday 9th. Feb is normal service, with own arrangements at 10-30

The annual buffet lunch will be held on Monday 17th. February at 1230 in the Rose & Crown. Any one who think they qualify and have not had an invite are asked to contact :- Jane Spencer on 01427- 838385, by Fri. 14th. Feb. please.

Written by P Rushton