Christmas concert: Horncastle and District Choral Society

The programme for this year’s Christmas concert “Joy to the World!” features Vivaldi’s timeless Gloria, the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall, and a selection of carols. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins.

 

 

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Seals at Donna Nook

For the past few weeks, hundreds of grey seals have been “hauling up” on the dunes at Donna Nook, near North Somercotes, as they do every year at this time. If you want to see them with their newborn, now’s the time to make the trip – they will be going back to sea as soon as their newborn are ready.

Donna Nook Nature Reserve is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife trust, whose volunteers are on hand to answer questions and make sure that both seals and humans are kept safe. You will need to travel by road – there is a car park.

This is as close as most people ever get to grey seals in the wild, but you must respect the trust’s guidelines:

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Community Speed Watch update

From Ian Swallow, Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (email received by the Parish Council):

You may have heard on the news that Lincolnshire Police are launching a program for members of the public to use hand held radars in their parishes.

I should first mention that a date has not been confirmed for its roll out but it is expected to be February/ March next year. This will allow time for staff to be recruited to deliver the program. In brief though, LRSP is adding another layer to our Community Speed watch initiative. Inspector Phil Baker and myself presented this at a Road safety summit in Grantham on the 3rd November. CSW has been in existence in its present form since 2014.

As you know it gives parishes the ability to display 30 mph or 40 mph passive notices and, also, to purchase a vehicle activated sign. Parishes may also purchase wheelie bin stickers to remind drivers of the speed limit. Most of you will be aware that other police force parishes make use of a reactive sign on a tripod or hand held radar to detect drivers exceeding the speed limit. Lincolnshire will be doing the same. Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa Notice Boards – year end 2017

Before you get stuck into the turkey and plum pudding, here’s our last selection of events for this year:

 

 

 

November 18: Christmas Fayre at the community centre in Alexandra Road, 10.30am to 3pm

 

 

November 21

Music for Woodhall’s guest performer will be international organist Chris Stanbury. Chris will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. Website Continue reading

Grow How Forum

Press release:

“Green Synergy, a community gardening charity, are hosting their next free Grow How Forum on Thursday 16th November between 1 and 3pm. at St Swithins Community Centre, Croft Street, Lincoln, LN2 5AX. Refreshments will be provided. For more information and to book your place please contact Green Synergy at info@greensynergy.org.uk or call 01522 533077.

The Forum will include a talk from Sage Gardener on the theme of “This month in the garden…….”. This will then be followed by a hands on practical activity where everyone can get their hands dirty. All equipment will be provided, people simply need to turn up full of energy and enthusiasm. Continue reading

Christmas Coffee Morning

Saturday 18th November 10.00 am to 12 noon at Roughton Parish Hall. Christmas Stall Gifts, Books, Cards, Tombola, £1 Mystery parcels, Raffle, Cakes. All welcome – come along – enjoy a coffee and pick up a bargain from our stalls.

In aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain

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How will farming change?

Agricultural journalist Alan Stennett looks back at the way things have changed in the past and considers what may be required in the future. Monday 23rd October, 7pm-8.30pm Alford Manor House, £3

“Farming in Lincolnshire has always had to change as new methods, new crops and different production systems are introduced, but changes in our relationship with Continental Europe and pressures imposed by climate change and environmental regulation will mean that more changes will be needed in the next few years.”

Alan’s profile BBC Lincolnshire

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