Village News: What’s been happening around Grantham...

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Here’s a look at what’s been going on in the villages surrounding Grantham.

Concert tickets

Buckminster and Sewstern

Last Sunday’s Morning Prayer service was held in St John the Baptist Church, Buckminster, led by Jean Lee. The sermon was by Lay Reader, Barbie Coulson, readers were Janet Hart and Sylvia Whitney and organist was Marion Lewis.

On Sunday an All Age Worship service will be held in Holy Trinity Church, Sewstern at 10am.

Tomorrow (Saturday), the first Ladies Breakfast will take place at the home of Jean Lee at 9.30am. For further information ring 01476 861065.

Tickets are on sale for the concert by singing group, Hi-Notes, in Buckminster Church on Saturday, May 4 at 7.30pm. They are £5 (including a finger buffet), obtainable by calling 01476 861065/860297/861649.

Bingo will be held in Sewstern Village Hall tomorrow (Saturday) from 7.30pm.

On Monday there is a whist drive in Buckminster Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Evening Prayer will be held in Sewstern Church on Wednesday at 5.30pm.

Talks

Corby Glen

Tonight (Friday), the local history society will present School System, Marm and Miss, with Betty Elmer and Rhiannon Clarke at the Methodist Church, 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome, admission £3, refreshments included.

On Monday Corby Glen and District Horticultural Society will meet in the Ron Dawson Memorial Hall at 7.30pm, when Martin Beaton will give a presentation on Life on the Falklands Islands. Visitor admission £2. Refreshments available.

Lunches

Foston

A cash prize bingo will be held in the village hall on Friday, May 3. Doors open at 7pm, with eyes-down at 7.30pm. Refreshments are available.

Next village lunch is on Wednesday, May 15 in the village hall from noon to 1.30pm. A typical menu includes soup, filled jackets and monthly specials, along with desserts and tea/coffee. All welcome.

Fund-raising

Great Ponton

The Easter Teddy bear parachute drop raised around £150 for church funds and the horse race evening raised £54 for the air ambulance.

The defibrillator has now been fitted in the village centre and the committee has been trained in its use. There will be a further training session for people from other sections in the village. The East Midlands Ambulance Service donated the defibrillator and any money raised will now be donated to other charities.

Future events include an Evening of Healing and Mediumship, on Saturday, May 11 and Mullered at the Mill on Saturday, May 25.

A garden produce and handicraft show will be held on Sunday, August 4. There will also be a best kept garden competition. Entry forms will soon be available.

Volunteers needed

Speak a foreign language?

Volunteers who speak a foreign language are needed to take part in a full-scale simulated train crash, called Exercise Georgiana, taking place in Claypole between May 21 and 23, 9.30am-7pm.

Those taking part are asked to take along bags of luggage to use as props. Volunteers will play numerous roles for the exercise, which is run by the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum and aims to test Lincolnshire’s plans for dealing with a serious crash.

People are also needed to volunteer to re-enact going through a decontamination process at Grantham Hospital on Tuesday, May 21. Anybody who takes part must take along swimwear to change into.

To register an interest, or for more information, call 01522 582220 or e-mail: jems@lincoln.fire-uk.org