Sunday, 25 January 2015

Village News:  January 25th 2015


The council met in the Methodist Schoolroom on Tuesday evening, when all
councillors  were present, the WLDC councillor J. Milne and one member of the
The public forum prior to the council meeting heard of a thank you for the new
street light on Cade Lane and of litter picking on Cow Lane. The council were
asked if more information could be received for the newly updated web site, the
clerk to write to all secretaries of organisations, asking for information.
The council were pleased that highways had repaired the old post office corner
and the footpath to Kexby. The steps to the war memorial were being
investigated. The old phone box had been reported but as yet nothing had been
L.Alsop was thanked for her organisation of the Christmas Market. 12
organisations received £124.00, members asked if a balance sheet had been sent
to organisations.
A neighbourhood watch meeting had been held but response was disappointing.
J.Allen had enquired about transport, also a walking group was to be formed.
A newsletter to be sent out in March, when election nominations for parish
council may be requested.
Next meeting March 10th 2015.


Members were given a talk by Mr. Knight on electricity, he spoke of the history
of electricity, saying that 1100 BC  electricity had been found in static
The first power station was in Godalming  in Surrey in 2881.  In 1904 a station
powered by steam engines to generate power was in Brighton.  The uses of fuses
and the RCD were explained.
The quiz at the Rose and Crown next Thursday will be for the club to buy a
television set for the club.
Mrs Doris Jubbs, chairman thanked Mr. Knight for coming to talk to the club.
The next meeting is on Thursday 5th February, when the speaker is Rev. D.Cotton.


Last week was for the Vitality group, £ 160 was raised, including other
Winners were tho “Oblong Table” & “Bernards Gang”
This week is in aid of the Friendship Club.


Sunday 1st. Feb.
Church:- Holy Communion @ 9-30
Chapel:- Service @10-30 with Tim Smith

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Village News:  January 17th. 2015.


 Last week was in aid of the Cricket Club, £ 151 was raised.
Winners were"The No Hopers" and "The Oblong Tablers".
 This week is for the Vitality Group.


 A very successful New Year dinner was held at the Rose & Crown
 with most members attending, which was a good start to the year.
 Many thanks to the staff at Rose & Crown.


 Sunday 25th Jan.
 Church, Morning Prayer at  09-30
 Chapel, Service at 10-30 with Mike Childs.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Village News:  January 12th 2015

Coffee and Chat

Please note these are still being held on Monday's between 9-00 and 12-00 at the Village hall, this is also when the Post office is open.
They are proving to be very successful and a good source of local "gossip".

Friendship Club

Unfortunately at the last meeting the DVD player broke down so finished up with a general chat.
It was decided to purchase a new machine, and with this in mind a quiz night will be held on January 29th to help with the cost.
Next meeting is on Thursday 22nd January at 2.00pm in the chapel schoolroom, all are welcome.

Cricket Club

Please note the A.G.M. will be held on Sunday 25th January at 8.00 pm in the Rose and Crown.
All interested parties invited to attend in order to keep your club going forward.


Sunday 18th January.
Church. Morning Prayer at 8.30
Chapel. Covenant Service at 10.30 with Rev, Liz Childs.


Last week was in aid of the Methodist Kid's Club, winners were the Oblong Table and The Roebuck Family.
£107 was raised this week for the Junior Cricketers

Monday, 22 December 2014

Village News:  December 22nd  2014


 A first for the Church when the P.C.C. organised a Christmas tree festival in
 the Church.
 Organisations who volunteered to decorate trees were Upton Parish council,
 Kurling Club(S.Rose), Art Group, W.I. Upton Methodist chapel, J. Milne WLDC,> Cricket Club, Friendship Club, , the Church and others.> Horsleys of Gainsborough, Barnes of Upton,Gores,S.Rockall and Rev. L.Milne
 also provided trees. The whole effect was wonderful, with quite a few people visiting the church to see them

 During the weekend, mulled wine and warm drinks were served and a tombola was
 On the Saturday evening, a performance by Thea Butterworth on the harp,
 This was a beautiful evening with Thea playing seasonal music.
 The P.C.C. wish to thank all who contributed to a successful weekend.


 Last week was in aid of  L.I.V.E.S. winners were the” Oblong Table”
 £ 111-00 was raised, the next quiz night will be on Jan. 8th, for the
 Methodist kids club.


 A very successful presentation evening was held, with a lovely meal provided
 by the Rose and Crown.
 The Chairman , Peter Rushton thanked all who had taken part
 last season, and particularly those who had helped win the Millennium Cup, He
 then asked for new players next year in order to keep the club going forward
 Following this, introducing the President John Thurlby who presented prizes
 eleven members for their achievements, including two of his grandsons.!!>

 The Church will hold Midnight Mass at 11-30 on Christmas Eve, all will be very
 Sunday 28th. Dec will be Morning Prayer at 9-30.
 There will be No Service at Chapel this Sunday.


 The Parish Council wish all residents A Merry Christmas & Happy & Healthy New

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Village News:  December 17th 2014


The Christmas trees made the church look very festive, a lovely setting for the beautiful harp music played by Thea Butterworth on Saturday night.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Village News:  December 8th.  2014


A very successful evening was held last week, when the market began with Lea School Choir,
singing around the christmas tree. This was followed by the official opening and light switch on by Mr. & Mrs.G.Hobart. There were 11 village organisations with various stalls selling Xmas goods and games.
This was then followed by the quiz, winners being "Young & Good Looking" & "Bernard's Gang"
£154-50 was raised , but the total amount for the evening is not available at the moment. Next weeks quiz is for the Kurling Club.

This weekend there is a Christmas Tree Festival in the Church, from 11-00 am to 4-00 pm.Sat & Sun.
On Sat at 7-30 there is an evening of seasonal music by harpist, Thea Butterworth. Tickets £5 including refreshments from P.C.C.members or on the door.
Sunday morning prayer is at 09-30

Service at 10-30 with Mrs. J. Lloyd

Monday, 1 December 2014

Village News: 1st December 2014

This takes place this Thursday, starting at 6-00 pm.with carols sung by Lea School Choir.
The market will open at 6-30 pm. so come along to support all your local organisations and meet Santa in his grotto.

Last week was for the Village Hall. Winners were "Bernards Gang", £122-50 was raised.
This week is for the Christmas Market, could all organisations donate a raffle prize please.

This Sunday , 7th. Dec.
Church, Holy Communion @ 09-30
Chapel, Service @10-30 with Mr. M . Coates

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Village news:

On Sunday the 23rd November, the 9th kurling competition took place at Deans Sports Centre, Lincoln.

Four teams entered from Upton "Cum" kexby.

Well done to Ron Sharpe from Upton and Scott Hogarth from Kexby, also known as the Sharpe Shooters.

In a nail biting final they won the competition plate.

Congratulations to both of you.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Village News: 23 November 2014


The chair of Upton Parish council welcomed the WLDC member, Mrs J Milne, members and police to the November meeting of the council.

All members, but one were present.

The police gave a resume of work done by the police and the area they have to cover. He stressed the importance of reporting crimes and of dialling 101 for help.  He gave advice on speeding through the village, fly tipping and parking.  Only a barn fire had been reported in Upton during the past few weeks. 

The council meeting began with a minutes silence in respect of the day being Nov 11th – remembrance day.

Declarations of interest were given.

The council were congratulated on the memorial on Church Road/High Street . All agreed the ceremony had gone very well.  Thanks were expressed to Sturgate flying club, David of Lincoln City band, the people who had donated, Lincolnshire Co-op and J. Milne from her initiative fund.  Several councillors volunteered to put in steps to the memorial.

The road between lodge Lane and Heaphm Road will be closed on December 15th 2014.  No reply re the phone box.

The fun day follow up were produced. Bloomers were very active!, 360 bulbs had been planted, would like to plant on scrub land on burial ground. Neighbourhood watch meeting to be held on Monday 17th November. Walking group to start with a walk on new years day, transport arrangements are in hand.

Clerk had no reply from M.Sturgess re complaint about a planning refusal.

The precept was set for 15/16 with only a small rise.

The Christmas Market in the Rose and Crown would take place on December 4th
Starting at 6p.m. This would have a silver theme as it is 25 years since the first market.

Next meeting will be on January 13th 2015.


Last week was in aid of the Air Ambulance, £67 was raised, winners were the Oblong Table & Young & good Looking.
This week is for the Village Hall.


The Church are holding this event on Sat & Sun13 -14 Dec.
Any one wishing to contribute, please contact, Carol Pugsley on 838304 please.
Also on Sat 13th. Harpist , Thea Butterworth will be giving a festive concert at 7-30
tickets £5-00 inc. refreshments, available from any P.C.C. members.


Don't forget, Thurs. Dec. 4th. 6-00 pm. at the Rose & Crown, plenty of bargains
to be had !!


This Sunday (30th.)
Church, NO Service, but joint service at Springthorpe @ 10-00  am.
Chapel, Service @ 10-30 with Mr. D. Lockwood

Provided by P Ruston

Monday, 10 November 2014

Village news: 10 November 2014

Last week was in aid of the Christmas Market, £85 -00 was were "Bernards Gang" & the "Oblong Table"This week is for Children in Need.

As it is the 25th. year , it was decided that the theme this year willbe "silver". Lea School Choir will sing at 6-00pm,with the opening & light switch - on at 6-30 on Thur. 4th. Dec. 

There is a meeting to discuss this on Monday 17th. Nov. in Chapel Schoolroomat  7 - 30. all are very welcome to attend.For further information, contact Mr. P. Fotheringham on 838347.

A joint service was held in Church, led by Mr. P.Howitt-Cowan, with the names & wreath laying by John Thurlby.Following this there was the dedication of the new Memorial,this was led by the Rev. Philip Wain.The Parish Council wish to thank the following for making the event very successful,Lincolnshire Co-operative, Capt. C. Robinson, Mr. D. Ralph City of Lincoln band,Lincoln Aero Club. and many others who contributed

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Village news: 2 November 2014

Last week was in aid of the Rose & Crown Football Club,winners were "Bernard's Gang" & "Oblong Tablers"£190-60 was raised.

There is a meeting this Thursday at 8-00 pm. to discuss arrangementsfor the 4th. Dec.This will be followed by a quiz for the event, (please bring a raffle prize

Carol Pugsley wishes to thank all who attended her recent event in whichapprox. £470-00 was raised to be shared between the Church & Hall Farm Everton.

This Sunday (9th. Nov.) there will be a service in All Saints Church @ 9-30 am.followed by tea & biscuits.Then at 11-00 am. there will be a service of dedication  and short remembranceat the new War Memorial. all are welcome to attend.(Please note, NO Service at Chapel this week)

Last week was a demonstration of a spinning wheel , on how things were done in the pastby Mrs.McLouchlan.Next meeting is on Nov. 13th. at 2-00 pm. iin Chapel. All are very welcome

The next meeting is on Tues.11 th. Nov. @ 7-00 pm. for public time, this will be followed by full meeting. this is in the Chapel Schoolroom

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Village news: 26 October 2014

Last week was in aid of the Cricket Club , £108 was raised,winners were "The No Hopers" & "The Oblong Tablers"  This week is for the Air Ambulance.

A meeting will be held on Thurs. 6th. Nov. in the Rose & Crown@ 8-00 pm. followed by a quiz, will all participating organisationsplease attend and bring a raffle prize if poss.

Next Sunday 2nd. Nov. - Church, Holy Communion @ 9-30All Souls Service @ 6-00pm. Names of departed please to Carol Pugsley.Chapel, - Service @ 10-30, with Tim Smith 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Village news: 19 October 2014

Last week was in aid of John Coupland Hospital, winners being "Whatever" & "The 2 of Us"£60 Was raised, this week is for the Cricket Club. 

Last weeks speaker was Mike Knight relating to a descendant from W.W.1and how he served in  the medical corps. & the horrific things he came accross,with 2,000,000 wounded in that conflict, a most enlightening talk! 

Carol Pugsley will be holding her annual event on Wed. 29th. October from10-30 to 3-00 with all the usual attractions.Proceeds for Hall Farm & All Saints Church. 

Next Sunday (26th.)Church , Morning Prayer @ 09-30Chapel, Service @10-30 with Mr. Owen

Monday, 22 September 2014

Village news: 22 September 2014


Last week the 52nd. show was held, despite the season, entries were good.Chairman, Don Spittlehouse  introduced Mrs. Muriel Forrest to present the prizes,Trophy winners were :- A.Blow, C. Hewitt, P. Chester, J. Wardby, P. Hewitt, S. Farrow,D. Farrow, J. Spencer, H. Chester, A. Sharpe, T. Blow, A Rushton, M. Clayworth,G. Hobart, & The Blow Family.Many thank's to all who helped to make the day a success.


Last week was in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, £57 was raised,winners were "The Quip's" & "No Hopers"this week is for Macmillan Cancer


This Sunday (28th.)Church, Morning Prayer @ 09-30Chapel, United Holy Communion Service at Lea @ 1030