Last year a merry band of Woodhall Spa and district families once again crossed the Channel to spend a long weekend with their French hosts en famille, and plans are now being drawn up for the next return visit by our partners from Roëzé sur Sarthe in May this year.
It seems likely that demand will exceed supply, as there may be more French families wishing to visit us than we have English families offering to welcome them into their homes, so we would be very pleased to hear from anyone in a neighbouring parish such as Kirkby on Bain who would like to join in the fun.
This year’s Christmas Fayre takes place on Friday 7th December in Station Road and The Broadway from 6.00 to 9.00 pm. All the traditional activities and features established over the years will be there and the street will be packed with stalls and activities from clubs, craftsmen and local organisations.
The Christmas Grotto for Santa and his Elves will be a major draw for the crowds of children we see every year. Street entertainment along the whole closure area throughout the evening will feature Morris dancers, street musicians, mascots, Clowns (the friendly variety!!!) and children’s fairground rides. The County Linx Radio Bus will again provide music and a focal point for singers and other entertainment in the centre of the village near The Co-op. Continue reading →
Roads in Woodhall Spa and part of Kirkby Lane are scheduled for temporary closure:
The works are expected to last for six weeks, subject to suitable weather. The first week of works, from Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October, will be carried out under temporary traffic signals from 8am to 8pm.
The remainder of the project, which includes approximately four days of resurfacing works on Kirkby Lane and approximately two days of resurfacing on Iddesleigh Road, will be carried out under a full road closure of the B1191 and Kirkby Lane from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.
Temporary two-way traffic signals will also be in use from 10am to 6pm to allow works to be carried out on the following Saturdays: 27 October, 3 November, 10 November and 17 November. Full details here Continue reading →
The Parish council has been advised that Kirkby Lane is scheduled for temporary closure:
It will be necessary to impose a temporary restriction to all vehicular traffic on the road detailed below. Adequate arrangements will be made to enable pedestrians to access premises in the affected area while works progress.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Essential maintenance works
LOCATION: Kirkby Lane (Main Street to B1191), Kirkby on Bain/Woodhall Spa
Local historian, writer and artist Edward Mayor invites you to a day at the Petwood Hotel dedicated to the art of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most loved painters. You can discover his life and work in the Garden Room, against the background of the hotel’s restored Peto gardens, and view five painted copies of Van Gogh’s great paintings in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, copied by Edward. The date for your diary is July 22, and the event runs from 11am to 4.30pm
At 2pm Edward will give an informal talk about the paintings he has copied and examine the myths which cling to the artist. Also on offer, a sumptuous collection of books and catalogues featuring every surviving Van Gogh painting, print and drawing, and even a chance to win a set of prints and a Petwood voucher by doing your own copy of a Van Gogh drawing. Continue reading →
Colin Walsh – Organist Laureate at Lincoln Cathedral is returning to St. Peter’s Church Woodhall Spa on Tuesday 3rd July at 2pm for a free recital. All welcome!
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“Colin Walsh is an English organist, who has played many recitals in various religious venues in England as well as two at the Royal Festival Hall. He has also played in many European countries and New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA. Some of his work has been released on the Priory label. He has worked as an organist or assistant organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle; Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; Salisbury Cathedral (1978-1985); St. Albans Cathedral (1985-1988); and Lincoln Cathedral. In July 2002 there were plans to sack Walsh, whom The Telegraph described as “one of Europe’s finest church organists”, after differences with the Precentor, Andrew Stokes; however this plan was dropped and he was given a new role. Since January 2003 he has been Organist Laureate of Lincoln Cathedral.” [BBC Music profile] Continue reading →
East Lindsey District Council has granted the Kinema in the Woods planning permission to build a third auditorium next to the existing cinema, which is in the Woodhall Conservation Area, and to create a new car park. The decision is subject to conditions, some of which reflect the concerns of nearby residents and other interested parties such as Lincolnshire County Council (Highways, Environment & Economy, Countryside Access).
The long list of conditions includes prior approval of a Tree Protection Plan, details of external materials, surface and foul water disposal plans, proposals for the provision of bird nest features and bat boxes, cycle parking plans and details of doors and windows. The planned car park must be completed before building work starts, and no trees or shrubs may be felled between February and July. The development must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of the permission, 06/03/2018. Continue reading →