News from around the villages.
New vicar, Castle Bytham
The Revd Graham Buckle will be the priest administering to the new benefice including the parishes of Castle Bytham, Little Bytham, Careby with Aunby, Creeton with Counthorpe, South Witham and North Witham. The Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Christopher Howson licensed Graham at St. James Church in Castle Bytham on Monday, July 25. The service was attended by the Bishop of Grantham, the Rt Rev Dr Nicholas Chamberlain, the Rural Dean, Father Christopher Atkinson, the Archdeacon of Boston, the Venerable Dr Justine Alain Chapman and priests ministering the churches in the deanery, including many retired priests who have officiated at communion services in the churches during the two year vacancy. The church was packed to capacity with parishioners from all the churches and visitors from Graham’s parish where he served his curacy, the Whittlewood benefice in Northamptonshire. Graham, his wife Darina and their family will reside in South Witham.
Car crash, Normanton
Firefighters attended a one-car road traffic collision on Sunday morning. A fire crew from Brant Broughton was called to the incident in Main Street, Normanton, on the A607 near Caythorpe, just after 6.40am. Crew members made the car safe and used absorbent granules to soak up radiator fluid.
Policing meeting, Ancaster
Ancaster, Sudbrook and West Willoughby Parish Council is hosting a local policing meeting at Ancaster Parish Hall on Monday, August 15. Due to attend the meeting is the newly elected Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones and his deputy PCC Stuart Tweedale. It is hoped that another representative from Lincolnshire Police will also attend. The meeting will be chaired by the Chairman of Ancaster Parish Council Mr David Sayer. The meeting will begin at 7.30pm and conclude by 9.30pm. The format will be introduction from all speakers who will outline their own roles and responsibilities followed by a series of themed questions. All neighbouring Parish Councils have been invited to ensure that concerns from rural parishes are heard as the new leadership of Lincolnshire Police takes shape.