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News from the villages surrounding Grantham.

*Belvoir Castle - Fire walk

Would you walk over fire and glass at Belvoir Castle to help local people in poverty?

Charity Link is looking for brave challengers to trek across fire and glass in the grounds of Belvoir Castle on the evening of Thursday September 10 to help raise funds for its work supporting local people in poverty, hardship or crisis.

The charity is inviting individuals, groups of friends and family, and teams of employees to enjoy this evening with a difference.

No prior training is required, although challengers will take part in a motivational session on the night to help them ‘get in the zone’. Challengers can then choose to walk on either fire, glass or both. Challengers are also welcome to bring supporters with them on the night to help cheer them on.

Susan McEniff, director of Charity Link, says: “We are delighted that the Duchess of Rutland is supporting this event by allowing us to hold the fire and glass walk at the castle, as this will really add to the atmosphere on the night. Everyone tackling the challenge will be overcoming fear to achieve something amazing, both personally and in terms of the vulnerable local people they will be helping.

“We would love to hear from any individuals or teams interested in joining us for this unique event”.

For more information on joining Charity Link’s fire walk team visit www.charity-link.org/events, call 0116 222 2218 or email Rachel.markham@charity-link.org. Registration costs £50 and challengers are asked to raise funds for the charity via sponsorship.

* Billingborough - Council meeting

The next parish council meeting will be on Monday September 14 at the primary school, with an open community forum at 6.50pm at which any resident can raise an issue or idea. This will be followed by the business meeting at 7pm or when the fourm is finished.

Please note that this date is changed from the one originally advertised for the year.

The parish council has ordered from Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership a speed alert sign which will also record the data of all passing traffic. This is a mobile sign which we intend to move between three sites in the village, on Folkingham Road, Pointon Road and Horbling Road.

There is a big demand for these signs from Lincolnshire’s parishes and we are in a queue at present.

* Bottesford - Music evening

Friends of St Mary’s, Bottesford invite you to an Evening of Music with Twelve to the Bar, on Saturday October 3 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 (£8 for Friends of St Mary’s) available from the church office (01949 842859), Frances Stapleton (01949 843427), Bottesford Co-op in Queen Street, and Select Convenience Store in High Street.

Doors open at 6.30pm and there will be a licensed wine bar.

Twelve to the Bar are an A Capella Choir, formed in 1984 and based in The Vale of Belvoir.

They have a wide repertoire, ranging from madrigals and classical, through folk and spirituals, to shows and pop - a classic case of Bach to Beatles.

A Twelve to the Bar concert intersperses singing with readings and instrumental pieces, and has a range of moods – wistful, joyful, sad, and energetic – all packaged with good humour to guarantee a great evening of entertainment.