Sunday, 5 July 2015

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Hit and run accident in upton.

 A vehicle left the road late on Friday night at the junction of Padmoor Lane and High St.
Narrowly missing the road sign and the dog poo bin, it careered up the bank and demolished the Upton Village sign. Although damaged, witnesses saw the car race off towards Kexby.

Report and photo by Sylvia Rose.

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Two weeks ago a quiz was held for Race for Life, organised by the Rose & Crown
 where the grand total of £300 was raised, brilliant !
 Last week was for the Horticultural Society, winners were "Young & Good
 Looking" and the "Oblong table"
 £70 was raised.
This week is in aid of the Air Ambulance.


 Last Sunday saw the event come through the villages, what an honour to have
 this happen.
 Every one got involved, there was bunting and bikes all around, with the hope
 winning the Best Dressed village, organised by W.L.D.C. but to date we have
 not had any results.
 The Village Hall had refreshments, and an exhibition of cycling pictures by
 children of Lea School,
The  Rose & Crown had bacon butties and drinks on offer, also the Chip shop did
 a very good trade
 The Parish council  & Bloomers and some residents provided floral displays,The day was well
 supported by all and it was a very good social day for the villages.
Well done everyone.


 Horticultural Meeting Mon. 13th. July , 7-30 in Chapel
 Parish Council Meeting, Tues. 14th. July , 7-00 pm. in Chapel for public,
 followed by full meeting.
 Church, Fri. 17 July, an evening of entertainment with Don Aris, at 7-30 in


 This Sunday (12th.)
 Church, Morning Prayer @ 9-30
 Chapel, Service @ 10-30 with Tim Smith.

Report by P Rushton.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

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A few photos sent in by Sylvia Rose of the National Bike Race last Sunday.

 Howard getting acquainted with a lady cyclist...  doesn't take him long...

Waiting in anticipation out side the Fish Shop

 They're here...  blinked and you'd missed em

Finally we spotted a late entry to the race.. who unfortunately got left way behind.  Nice try Audrey, maybe next year after a bit of practice!.

Please email me any photos you would like to share on the website.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

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 Last week was in aid of Race for Life , winners were "Bernards Gang & "No
 £100 was raised.  This week is for Cancer Race for Life.


 Due to the cycle race there will be NO SERVICES  at either Church or Chapel
 on Sunday 28th June.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015


The Bloomer's had a plant stall at the table top sale in the Village Hall on Saturday. We had a quiet afternoon unfortunately, probably the weather didn't help, but we did manage to sell a few plants and raised £18-50. Thank you to everyone who gave items for the stall or bought plants. Look out for some unusual bicycles around the village on the day of the bike race, June 28th

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Fluffy puffy cotton wool,
High up in the sky.
Bringing rain, making rainbows,
Silent ships drifting by.

If you have an interest in clouds and what they mean weather wise, then please come along to an evening of entertainment with Ian Loxley  " Presenting Clouds" at Upton Church this Friday 19th June at 7.30.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

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 Last week was in aid of the Cricket Club, winners were "Bernards Gang"
£75 was raised, next week is for "Race for Life.


 Last week was a demonstration of belly dancing, enjoyed by all,
 also the President Jane Anderson, told of her visit to Buckingham palace


 Next Sunday (21st.)
 Church:- NO Service
 Chapel:- Service at 10-30 with Dr.D.Owen
 Please note there will be no services at Church or Chapel on the 28th June due to the cycle race.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

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 28TH JUNE 2015

The National Road Championship cycling race is being held in Lincoln on Sunday 28th June.
The race starts at Yarborough leisure centre at 10.0 am and makes its way through down Burton Hill Top, Sturton, Stow, Willingham, Kexby, Upton, Springthorpe, Ingham, Scampton.
Finishing back at the Lincoln GP Circuit.

All villages that the race passes through are taking steps to decorate their village.
They will be judged for the best.

A parish council meeting was held last night to discuss where the best place for bunting etc to be placed.
Bloomers are making several floral decorations including decorated cycles and flower tubs.
The parish council  have agreed to purchase other floral planters which will be placed in various points in the village.
Anyone living on the route who
feels like  decorating their house,an old bike, fence etc would be appreciated.
The more colourful the better and it is being televised, so please come out to cheer and wave at the passing race convoy.

There will be road parking restrictions on the route from 4.0 pm on the Saturday to 6.0 pm Sun, and the road will be closed with a rolling road closure system while the race is on.
Leaflets with the race times have been posted to Upton residents, if you have not received yours and would like to know the exact times please contact me at admin or the Parish Clerk.

For anyone that does not live en route and would like to watch the race, Upton and Kexby Village Hall will be opening up from 9.30 am.  Light refreshments will be available, tea, coffee, bacon butties etc.
There is also a live link of the race streamed through to a large screen where you will be able to watch the whole race from start to finish.
Pupils from Lea school have been busy painting pictures of various cycles and how they envisage how future bikes will look like.   These will be on show in the village hall and will be judged on the day for the best effort.

The Rose and Crown are putting on a hog roast if you fancy something more substantial.

Lets hope we have a lovely sunny day and have lots of support for the cyclists.

where've they gone!

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On Saturday the 13th June at Upton and Kexby Village Hall.
1.0 pm to 4.0 pm.
Refreshments available.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

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 Last week was for "Bloomers"  £110 was raised, winners were,
 "The Oblong Table" & " Young & Good Looking"
 This week is for the Cricket Club.


 Upton & Kexby W.I. were represented by President Mrs. J. Anderson
 at the garden party at Buckingham Palace, to celebrate 100 years
 of the Women's Institute.


 There are a few left, if any one requires one for the show please
 contact 838369 a.s.a.p..


 Don't forget the National Championships will be coming through the
 villages on Sunday 28th June at approx. 10-30, 12-00 & 1-00 when
 the roads will be closed for about 10 mins each time !!


 Next Sunday (14th)
 Church :- Morning Prayer @ 09-30
 Chapel :- Service @ 10-30 with Mr. D. Lockwood

Saturday, 30 May 2015

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 They are quite busy at the moment, last month having a visit to West Burton
 gas power station, when 17 members were entertained with a buffet lunch,
 by a very informative tour, this was especially interesting as the village
 hosted a depot
 for E.D.F. energy when putting in the pipeline to the station.
 Last week they were entertained by Gainsborough Folk Club, giving a
 demonstation  on  playing the ukalele, they were very impressive.
 Next meeting is on Thu. 11th June , with Eric Newton on touring by bus, with
 his  dog.
 All will be welcome @ 2-00pm in the Chapel.


 Last week was in aid of George Henderson Lodge, £100 was raised, winners
 were Bernards Gang, next week is for the "Bloomers"


 Sunday (7th. June)
 Church :- Holy Communion @ 09-30
 Chapel :- Service @ 10-30, with Mr. J. Ramm


 Last Friday , the club had an enjoyable evening at Trent Bridge to see Notts.
 V Yorks  in the 20-20.   Many thanks go to Andy Orton for organising.the trip.
 Last Wed. rain stopped play, so we managed a draw.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

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 The annual parish meeting was held last week, unfortunately no members of the
 public  were present.
 A report of last years achievements was given, the provision of a street light
 on Cade Lane,
 and the provision of a war memorial were the main items.
 This was followed by the A.G.M. and election of the Councillors for the coming
 Chairman :- Jamie Allen.  Vice Chair :- Peter Rushton.
 Councillors :- John Alsop,  Lyn Alsop,  Tony Hall,  Don Spittlehouse.
 Co-opted member, Patrick Fotheringham.
 Clerk :- Audrey Rushton, Assistant Clerk  :- Liz Holman
 All the above can be contacted  with the name at


 A very enjoyable evening was held at All Saints last Friday with entertainment from
 Terry & Gwenda Cater.
 unfortunately it was not supported very well, but those who went thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


 Next Sunday (31st.)
 Church :- Group Communion Service @ 10-00
 Chapel :- Service @ 10-30 with Mrs. J Lloyd

Monday, 18 May 2015

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 Last week was for Christian Aid, winners were the "No Hopers"
 £60 was raised, this week is in aid of Macmillan cancer care.


 A joint meal & presentation evening between both clubs was held at
 the Rose & Crown,
 Prizes were presented by Coun. Jessie Millne, as follows:-
 Bowls, Upton Cup winner, John Alsop, second Janet Moden.
 Kexby Trophy, winners, Pete Rushton & Lyn Alsop, second Pat. Fotheringham &
 Stuart Barrow.
 Chairmans Trophy, winner John Alsop, second Janet Moden
 winner , Sue Farrow , second Lyn Alsop.


 Last weeks speaker was Rev. Sue Bradley, on science is fun.
 Next month is an open meeting, the art of Oriental Dance.
 on Wed. 10th. June


 Last eek was a visit to West Burton power station,
 the next meeting is on Thur. 28th May, speaker to be arranged.


 Church :- Group service of Holy Communion @ 10 00
 Chapel :- Service @ 10-30 with Mrs. J. Lloyd

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

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The plant for this years  Horticultural Show is now on sale for £1.00.
Anyone wishing to purchase a plant to grow for entry in Septembers show, should contact either Don Spittlehouse on 01427 838265 or Pete Rushton on 01427 838369.