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

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Here’s a look at the goings-on in villages surrounding Grantham of late.



The parish council will hold its annual parish meeting on Tuesday in the Reading Room, Church Street at 7.30pm.

The agenda for the meeting is displayed on its website ( three days prior to the meeting.

Diary dates

Buckminster and Sewstern

On Sunday, Morning Prayer was held in St John the Baptist Church, Buckminster, led by Lay Reader, Jean Lee. Readers were Alan Burrows and 
Michael Goodacre.

A Patronal Festival Holy Communion service will be held in Buckminster Church on Sunday at 10am.

On Monday, bellringing will take place at Buckminster Church from 7pm to 8pm. Also on Monday is a whist drive in Buckminster Village Hall at 7.30pm.

The 3Cs meet in The 
Studio, Buckminster School on Tuesday at 3.30pm.

Evening Prayer will be 
held at 5.30pm on Wednesday in Holy Trinity Church, 
Sewstern. Zumba classes 
will take place in Sewstern Village Hall on Wednesday at 6.15pm.

Tomorrow (Saturday) there is bingo in Sewstern Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Fun dog show


The village fete will take place tomorrow (Saturday), between 2pm and 4pm on the Millennium Green. Entry is free.

Among the attractions is a fun dog show, £1 per entry. There will also be a duo dancing dogs display.


Great Ponton

A midsummer dance with local band and live music from The Kilburns, will be held in the village centre tomorrow (Saturday) from 8pm to midnight.

There will also be a bar, raffle and food.

Admission is £5, payable at the door.

Camping and caravans are welcome (hosted by Lincs BCC) on the sports field.

For further information contact Gordon (Tel: 530482) or Sybil (Tel: 530220).



An event is being held tomorrow (Saturday) to raise funds for the new village hall.

‘Proms in the Park’ will be held on The Leys, School Lane, with classic proms music played in the open air by Nottingham Concert band, with gates opening at 6pm.

Anyone wishing to attend should take along their own chairs, picnics and picnic blankets and there will be a licensed bar. Tickets are £7 per adult, children under-16 free, on the door.

For further details contact Justine Cline (Tel: 01949 860480).

Friendship club


Mrs Jill Collinge gave members a talk about the Curiosities of the County, with stories of how features like the Lincolnshire Imp came to get their names on, and in, famous buildings in the county.

The club will hold a cream tea afternoon from 2-4pm in the village hall on Saturday, July 6. Entry will be 50p, cream teas cost £2 plus 50p for an extra scone. There will be craft stalls, cake and garden produce stalls and a tombola. Ring 01476 564709 for details.

Gardens open

Stoke and Gelston

Two gardens will be open on Sunday to raise money for the national gardens’ charity.

The Victorian Stoke Rochford Hall, with 28 acres of formal landscaped gardens and parkland, will be open 10am-6pm, admission £4 adults, children free. From 2.30-5pm, the impressive two-acre garden at The Long House, Gelton, will be open; £3 adults, children free.