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Holbeach band plays its way to £1,000 donation

Holbeach Town Band were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £1,000 from the Chosen Charity Shop in Holbeach towards their fundraising for a new bandroom. By way of thanks, members of the senior band were joined by members from the training band to play a short concert outside the shop on Saturday afternoon. During the concert musical director ...

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Stranger danger lesson for Long Sutton nursery

Children learned about car safety and the dangers of talking to strangers during a special visit to their nursery. PCSOs Fylippa Bennett and Antonietta Musico-Cardillo, of The Suttons policing team, spent an hour talking to the youngsters at Long Sutton’s Rainbow Nursery before showing them their police car. Nursery manager Mandy Walton said: “We would like to thank the PCSOs, ...

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School’s Hairspray performance played to full houses

Students wrapped up the school year at Sir John Gleed School’s with their production Hairspray. The show is a 1960’s classic showcasing comedy, romance and the integration of black and white students in a local TV talent show. The music was upbeat, racy and very “shake those hips and dance in the aisle” style. The school played to nearly full ...

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Son is fighting back against disease which ‘stole’ his dad

The son of an Alzheimer’s sufferer is coping with the disease which has “stolen” his dad by fundraising for a charity which he hopes will help “save the next generation”. Dan Wise (42), of Whaplode says research into a cure and a better treatments will come too late for his dad Graham, but he hopes that by raising cash for ...

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Long Sutton Co-op staff clock up miles for memories

Staff at a village store clocked up more than £200 to support people with dementia by “cycling” 67 miles. The colleagues at the Co-op in Long Sutton took it in turns to do 15 minutes on an exercise bike as part of a 12,000 Miles for Memories challenge across Lincolnshire Co-op’s stores – one for every person living with dementia ...

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Pinchbeck Guides meet challenges to earn Baden Powell awards

Three Pinchbeck Guides have been presented with the prestigious Baden Powell Awards. Emily Clayton, Amelia Hiller and Ellie Worth of 1st Pinchbeck (St Mary) Guides were given the awards by Guide leaders Jane Amess and Bridget Scase. It is the top award that can be achieved as a Guide. Ten challenges need to be completed such as find out about ...

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Open day at Romany museum

A finely crafted model of a Romany horse and cart was one of the attractions which drew a crowd of more than 300 to an open day at Gordon Boswell’s Romany Museum. As well as enjoying the work of Border Fine Arts, guests were also able to look at all the exhibits at the museum in Clay Lake, Spalding, and ...

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Let’s work together and go for a gold award

The time has come: Friday, July 18, an important day for everyone here in Spalding to work together as the East Midlands in Bloom competition judges visit our town to assess it. Many public spirited members of the community have tried their hardest to spruce the town up, arrange hanging baskets and colourful displays in the town centre planters all ...

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Children learn to be green

Pre-school children in Long Sutton and parents in Sutton Bridge learned more about recycling from district council staff. South Holland’s waste and recycling team dropped in to Rainbow Day Nursery first. Officer Laura Simpkins said: “There were a few gasps from the children when they realised 25 plastic bottles could be recycled into a fleece. “We also talked about why ...

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Holbeach pupils’ potato experiment earns challenge second place

Pupils’ scientific explorations and culinary creations earned than second place in the Lincolnshire Schools Challenge. The Year 6 youngsters at Holbeach Primary School spent months planting, caring for, studying, dissecting, examining and cooking potatoes to determine the results of a high nitrogen fertiliser on potato yields. They also developed a gluten free chocolate muffin for coeliacs. The school also impressed ...

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Live music raises cash at pub event

Live music, karaoke and barbecue kept the crowds entertained – and fed – at a charity music day at The Black Bull pub in Holbeach. The event was held in aid of Make-A-Wish UK, a charity that fulfils the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. As well as music, there was also a face painter and a raffle. Performers all ...

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Youngsters create superheroes

Pupils from years 3,4 and 5 from Holbeach Primary School have celebrated their success in creative writing. Pupils were asked to write creative and imaginative stories about a superhero for the Young Writers’ Let’s get Writing Superhero Stories competition. Forty different stories written by pupils from the school were selected for publication in the book Superhero Stories – East Midland ...

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Two become one at Rotary merger

Members of two Rotary clubs attended a milestone event to mark their merger into one group. Nine years after the formation of the Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland it has merged with the Rotary Club of Spalding, which has been running for 77 years. The new group will be known as the Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland. President ...

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Wings and Wheels Day is a winner

Fenland Aero Club’s Wings and Wheels Day proved a popular attraction. The air parking area at the Holbeach St Johns site – usually home to club and visiting aircraft – became a huge display arena for classic vehicles from vintage caravans to classic cars, lorries, motorcycles and small steam engines. A spokesman said: “There was something to attract the eye ...

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£25,000 revamp to bring 1820s Spalding church up to date

Work began this week on a £25,000 refurbishment of part of Spalding United Reformed Church. The sanctuary (worship area) of the Grade II listed building in Pinchbeck Road is undergoing a revamp, partly funded by legacies. Major cracks in the walls and water damage are being repaired, updated lighting and audio-visual equipment is being installed and everywhere will be redecorated. ...

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Learn how to stargaze

Have you unearthed an old telescope in the loft, or picked one up for pennies at a car boot sale and want to find out more about how to use it? South Lincs Astronomical and Geophysical Society (SOLAGS) is holding a telescope workshop at St Paul’s Church Hall, Fulney, Spalding, tomorrow (Friday, July 11) to teach beginners how best to ...

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Fun for all at Flinders Party in the Park

Fingers crossed for nice weather this weekend as Flinders Founders hosts its annual Party in the Park. The event takes place at Abbott’s Field in Donington from 1pm to 11pm and promises fun for all. There will be ten hours of live music with something for all tastes from folk and jazz to pop, rock and blues. Bands taking to ...

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First-ever Spalding parade for Armed Forces Week raises £751 for Veterans’ Aid

The first-ever Spalding parade to mark Armed Forces Week received great support. Held on market day, a stall and bucket collection raised £751.21 for the charity Veterans’ Aid. The parade was led by South Holland District Council chairman Coun Robert Clark and Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth, and included Spalding Marching Ambassadors Band. Standards borne were Royal Lincolnshire Regiment ...

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Pyjama party in Pinchbeck helps Rhiannon’s fundraising for Tanzania trip

Busy teenager Rhiannon Saunders added another £121 to her fundraising tally for a school trip to Tanzania next year. The 14-year-old held a pyjama party at Pinchbeck Village Hall last Friday. About 20 people enjoyed games with prizes donated by local businesses, including the village bakery and Birchgrove Garden Centre. Rhiannon, a student at Sir John Gleed School in Spalding, ...

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Glitz and glamour at Spalding combined schools’ prom at Springfields

More than 350 Spalding students got their gladrags on for the town’s combined schools’ prom on Friday night. Held at Springfields Events Centre, the theme for this year was Casino and Year 11 pupils from the High School, Grammar School and Sir John Gleed School got together to say goodbye to their friends before moving on in their education or ...

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