Saturday, 22 October 2011

Village news | 22 October 2011

There could not have been a more appropriate day to have the ploughing
match - October 1st, Lincolnshire Day.
The annual event, organised by Sturton show committee,was held this year on
Sturgate airfield land, farmed by the Bates family.
What a lovely sight to see especially the shire horses, working away on a
very hot day.

This annual event, which has been held in the village for the past 16 years,
is now organised by members of Upton and Kexby Womens Institute.
The venue was the village hall, which looked very inviting. The stalls
included a raffle, tombola, books, Macmillan Stall, bric a brac, cards and
various games.
The event raised over £1,000.00. This included £243.00 raised at the quiz
night at the Rose and Crown when the winners were Gavins team.
President of the W.I. Mrs J. Anderson thanked all for their help at both

Mrs Carol Pugsley will hold her annual coffee morning on October 26th at
Beaconsfield House. from 10.30a.m. to 3.30p.m.
Proceeds for Church funds and Hall farm residence.

Members were invited to the home of Steven and Donna Hutchinson on Thursday
After tea, sausage rolls and biscuits all enjoyed a walk around the grounds
and down to the pond.
Mrs Jubbs thanked Donna and her friends for an enjoyable afternoon. The next
meeting is on 13th October, when the vice chair of WLDC, Councillor J.Milne,
will give a talk to members and friends.

The village hall funds were better off by £221.00 when Jenny Whiteside
organised a jumble sale for hall funds.
The committee have arranged a craft fair on November 20th. To book a stall
please ring 788611, £3.00 a table.

A meeting was held last week to decide where moneys raised will go to.

The main vote was for the Heritage Centre and LIVES. The event will take
place on June 16th and 17th 2012 with a Diamond Jubilee theme.

The next meeting will be on February 27th 2012 in the Chapel Schoolroom.

Members of the W.I. provided a wonderful harvest Faith Supper at the October
meeting. Mrs N.Prescott had decorated the tables using hedgerow material.
Members had been filling boxes for Samaratan's purse and for Help the
Members were well entertained by Ian Wilding, a retired detective, He gave
an insight to Behind the scenes in the Essex police force in the '70s and
how the force had developed into the force we have today.
Next months speaker will be Nicky Prescott on floral decorations for

The Lea Ward members of the West Lindsey Distict Council was the speaker at
the friendship club.
Councillor Milne told members of the descisions in the village re transport,
and the new localism laws about to come out.
She aslo spoke of her work as a district councillor, attending as many of
the parish council meetings as she possibly can.

CHRISTMAS MARKET A meeting to discuss the arrangements is to be held Thurs
27th October in the Rose and Crown at 8pm. Please would each organisation
involved in the market send a representative.

Last week's quiz was split between Air Ambulance and LIVES, Dave Farrow was
the quizmaster.
The winners were im and me and the Whatever team.£94 was raised, this week's
quiz is for the WI.