Events

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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Royal to unveil Spalding’s new war memorial

The Duke of Kent is set to unveil the new Spalding World Two War Memorial in a ceremony next month. The Queen’s cousin will be at Ayscoughfee Hall on March 13 as the new memorial to those that lost their lives in the conflict is unveiled. Around £60,000 is being raised by the Spalding World War Two Memorial group set ...

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Ball will build up funds for charities

Motown tribute act The New Foundations will provide the base for raising money for local charities as an annual event returns. The Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland’s annual Two Lips Charity Ball returns for a seventh year at Springfields Exhibition Centre on Saturday, March 16. The black tie event has raised thousands for local charities over the years and ...

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Power of darts to help hospital at Spalding charity event

Darts legend Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor will be taking to the oche to raise money for Spalding’s Johnson Hospital later this year. He will be joined by top names Wayne Mardle, Joe Cullen and Jonny Clayton at the special event in September. The line-up will be hugely popular with darts fans from across the area. Organised by the team which ...

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Bike show is a winter warmer

Motorcycle fans had the chance to meet champion riders at a show held over the weekend in Spalding. Steve Plater joined Brad Ray and Dean Harrison at the Springfields events and conference centre for the two day event. Club riders, vintage bikes and model-makers were all part of the 33rd annual Springfields Motorbike Show which highlighted its green credentials with ...

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Cheers – Beer festival plans given the go-ahead by councillors

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Spalding Beer and Music Festival will return in 2019 after councillors today granted the event a temporary licence. The event run by the town’s Round Table has raised tens of thousands for local charities in the last three years. But this year’s festival had been placed in doubt after South Holland District Council’s Environmental Health team objected to the awarding ...

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Council objects to Spalding beer festival

Plans for a major fundraising Spalding beer festival could be stumbling as officials have objected to a licence application. The town’s Round Table has raised around £50,000 for local charities over the last three years and plans for this year’s event are already well under way. The festival has been held at the Castle Sports Complex and attracted thousands of ...

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Church’s double centenary celebrations begin

Spalding United Reformed Church is kicking off the celebrations to mark its 200th anniversary this weekend. The origins of the Pinchbeck Road church date back to 1819 when members began meeting together in a Red Lion Street hall for what became the Independent Chapel. Events are being held throughout the year to mark the double centenary. The first of these ...

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Blind Society is ready for 2019

A group that helps the blind and partially sighted in Spalding is gearing up for a 2019 full of activities. The South Lincolnshire Blind Society aims to connect people with sensory loss through regular sessions. These include the Monday Social ‘eyes’ at 12pm to 2pm on the first Monday of every month and the All Day Social ‘eyes’ from 10am ...

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Popular bike show gears up for return

Springfields Motorbike Show will be back for its 33rd year on January 26 and 27. Held at Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding, this year’s show will welcome Dean Harrison and Brad Ray on both days. Dean (29) is one of the finest current road racers and Brad (21) already has 14 years’ racing experience. TT legend Steve Plater will ...

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Ozzy’s fantastic legwarmers win him the Festive Pet competition

It was such a tough decision to pick the winner of our Festive Pets competition this year – but someone had to take first prize and Ozzy is the 2018 Festive Pet champ. Almost everyone who took part was rocking the Santa look with hats, bandanas and suits galore. But there was only one soul brave enough to take on ...

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Pinchbeck Boxing Day feast to ease loneliness

A volunteer is putting on a free festive meal for the community on Boxing Day. Vanessa Browning’s event runs from noon to 4.30pm at Pinchbeck Baptist Church as part of the Community Mind Matters initiative. She hopes it could help people who would otherwise be lonely this Christmas. Vanessa, who runs a number of community groups including those encouraging people ...

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Reindeer bring real festive feel as Spalding’s Christmas lights are switched on

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and Spalding is lit-up and ready for the big day. An afternoon of fun and games was held in the town on Saturday when a pair of reindeer joined the entertainment. Craft-making sessions were held at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens where there was also a special Christmas story time with Father ...

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Vote for a festive window finalist

Holbeach Parish Council has announced the nine finalists in the town’s Christmas window competition. Between now and December 17, you can cast your vote to name the crown the festive shopfront in Holbeach. Numbers will be displayed on each of the shopfronts and that number can be used to vote at either the Parish Council offices or post on the ...

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Freemasons pick wellbeing charity

A Spalding Freemasons lodge has donated hundreds of pounds to one of the town’s health and wellbeing charities. Michael Morris, Chair of Trustees for Tonic Health, the local health and wellbeing charity, was delighted this week to receive a donation of £750 from Welland Lodge 9556 towards the Focus Group which is run from Tonic Health for those with dementia ...

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Have Crafternoon tea at Ayscoughfee

Ayscoughfee Hall is offering a crafty break from the Christmas rush this afternoon (Thursday). A Crafternoon tea is being held at the historic hall from 12.30pm to 3pm and will have a host of free craft activities, mince pies and tea and coffee, while aiming to raise awareness of mental health and well-being. The event is for all ages and ...

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