Events

Men’s Shed helps man’s recovery

The benefits of joining the Men’s Shed organisation has been highlighted by a South Holland man who was supported by members during cancer treatment. His wife died two years ago and the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, joined the Long Sutton branch of the charity which was established in 2017 and meets three times a week. During last year ...

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Egg hunt was a grand day out

Over 1,000 people had an egg-cellent time in the sun at Ayscoughfee Hall on Good Friday, raising more than a grand for charity. In total 420 young people and their families hunted the historic gardens to earn a chocolate in the Macmillan Easter Egg Hunt. Together with a host of games a total of £1,127 was raised for the charity ...

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Coffee group gets on board

A group that encourages the elderly and retired of Whaplode to get together for a cuppa, were making waves recently. Those that attend the regular Coffee Pot group which meets on Wednesday mornings in the village were among the first this season to enjoy Spalding’s Water Taxi. The regular attraction between the town and Springfields is back running for 2019. ...

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Get quizzical for school fence bid

Supporters of a Spalding school are getting quizzical in a bid to help it beat the vandals. St Paul’s Primary School has suffered damage to its outdoor equipment on several occasions in recent months. It’s led to The Friends of St Paul’s Community Primary and Nursery School to try to raise enough money to fund £3,000 security fencing. The group ...

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Villagers to battle with Parliament

The Parliamentarians are set to invade Sutton St James, all for the parish church. On the May Bank Holiday of 4, 5 and 6 May, members of the Sealed Knot re-enactment group will be occupying the village to re-create the role its men played in the English Civil War. In 1643, a number from Sutton St James stood standing alongside ...

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Groups for those with diabetes to be set up in Spalding and Long Sutton

Two new peer support groups for people living with diabetes and their friends and family are opening their doors. The Diabetes UK groups will be run in Spalding and Long Sutton by Hayley Gedney, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2017. The groups will meet monthly offering support, information and advice to anyone affected by diabetes or interested ...

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Geoff Capes to referee South Lincolnshire’s Strongest competition in Holbeach

A strength and endurance competition will be held in Holbeach this summer – and slots are now open for sign-ups. South Lincolnshire’s Strongest 2019 takes place at Carter’s Park on July 7 from 10am. The event, organised by the town’s Royals Gym, will be held during the popular Holbeach Food Fair and will be refereed by former World’s Strongest Man ...

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Rotary offers blood pressure tests

South Holland residents are being invited for a free health check that could help prevent a stroke. On Saturday, April 13, Spalding’s South Holland Centre will host Spalding Rotary Club and Stroke Association’s day of free blood pressure checks. A Rotary spokesman said of the day: “Blood pressures will be taken by health professionals who can give advice if there ...

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Charity ball full of musical magic

The annual Two Lips ball took place on Saturday, and organisers expect the charity extravaganza raised more than £5,000 on the night. The ball is the seventh of its kind organised by the Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland and took place at Springfields Exhibition Centre last Saturday. More than 200 people attended this year’s event, which raised money for ...

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GALLERY: Duke of Kent opens Spalding’s new war memorial

The Duke of Kent was in Spalding this morning (Wednesday) to officially open the town’s new Second World War Memorial at Ayscoughfee Gardens. The Duke arrived by helicopter and then attended a service at The Parish Church of Saint Mary and Saint Nicolas. From there he braved the bracing wind to head to Ayscoughfee for the unveiling. A large crowd ...

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Dementia Café opens

The Crowland Dementia café got off to a successful start on Thursday, March 7 with more than 50 people in attendance. The project is a collaboration between Spalding community health and well-being Charity Tonic Health, Abbeyview Surgery, Crowland and Crowland Cares. Michael Morris, Chairman of Trustees of Tonic Health said: “We are delighted to bring the dementia café to Crowland ...

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Red Nose Day fun planned

This Friday is Comic Relief Red Nose Day and like every year that’s gone before, there will be a whole lot of fun fundraising going on. One group that will be out in force is the Spalding and District U3A (University of the Third Age). Members will be outside The Red Lion at Market Place in Spalding on Friday from ...

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Platinum party for pensioners

A special event for the pensioners of Quadring has celebrated its 70th anniversary. The Senior Citizen Party took place recently at the village’s Church Hall. It has been held every year since 1949 after being set-up by a group that organised events for the community following the end of World War Two. Though the group itself has long since stopped ...

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New group clicks all the right boxes

A new social group to bring Holbeach ladies together has launched. Clicked-in (which stands for Companionship, Laughter, Inclusion, Creative, Kindness, Enjoyment, Dreams, Improving Negativity) is a social group for women aged over 18. The group that will meet every Friday in the Reading Rooms has been set up to allow women to get together and spend time alongside several guests. ...

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Hundreds attend latest South Holland Jobs Fair

Nearly 600 people attended a jobs fair which proved popular with both businesses and job-hunters. South Holland Jobs Fair, which is organised by the district council and The Department for Work and Pensions saw a host of businesses and organisations at the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding on Tuesday. And 586 people, up from around 550 last year, attended the ...

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Paul’s party for his brain tumour

A Lutton Navy veteran threw a special party last week to mark 25 years of living with a brain tumour and raised over £700 for the hospital that’s helped him do it. Despite a doctor telling him in 1994 he might not live for five more years, Paul Sayers (58) remains a Long Sutton parish councillor, on the St Mary’s ...

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Giving thanks to volunteers in Holbeach

A free meal to say thanks to volunteers in Holbeach is in the works. Last year, councillors Tracey Carter, Francis Biggadike and Nick Worth hosted a free buffet and thank-you gathering, paid for by themselves, for many of the volunteers who help within Holbeach. They said they wanted to show their personal appreciation to the people who, alongside them, care ...

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Young movie makers sought

A new digital studio offering people the chance to try out state of the art technologies is to open in Spalding town centre. Learning Curve is a collaboration between Chain Bridge Forge Museum’s innovation centre and Ark ICT Solutions and will offer a range of digital experiences including virtual reality. At Boston College Spalding Campus in Red Lion Street, professional ...

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Spalding Speed Watch action date set

Volunteers willing to give up their time in a bid to reduce speeding in South Holland are invited to attend the group’s first action force meeting for Spalding. The town will recruit a group of Speed Watch volunteers and you can register an interest at the meeting on Monday, February 25, at the Castle Sports Complex at 6pm. Rural co-ordinator ...

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Breast screening unit at Johnson for Gosberton patients

Patients registered at a Gosberton GP surgery are being invited for breast screening at a mobile unit in South Holland later this month. The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s (ULHT) Lincolnshire Breast Screening Service will be inviting women registered with Gosberton Medical Centre to attend an appointment on the mobile unit, which will be based at the Johnson Hospital in ...

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