Regular sessions for activities club

A Holbeach activity group for adults with learning disabilities now holds sessions two days a week.

Following its open day taster day session in February, the Goldhay Arts club now runs weekly at Holbeach Hub and will next month hold a coffee morning for people to go along and see what members have been up to so far.

The regular sessions take place Mondays and Wednesdays, with the 10am-noon sessions as drama and music (Monday) and music and singing (Wednesday).

The 1pm-3pm sessions are arts and crafts (Monday and Wednesday), with a lunch break between the two.

A coffee morning will take place on June 5 at The Holbeach Hub from 10am-noon. A spokesman for Goldhay Arts said: “You are invited to join us for a morning of socialising whilst viewing some of the amazing work our Holbeach group has created.

“There will be plenty of goodies to buy at an affordable price. All proceeds will go to our Holbeach group.”

To register an interest in attending the sessions, people can get in touch with the Goldhay Arts office for more details on 01733 262442 or email

  • Coun Tracey Carter was involved in bringing Goldhay Arts to Holbeach and since her re-election as district councillor, has announced she has been successful in a grant application for the Community Development Fund, provided by Lincolnshire County Council, which will help her provide further services in Holbeach.

Tracey applied for the grant at the start of the year. She heard of the positive outcome during April but was restricted to announce the great news until after the election due to Purdah restrictions. “Now the election is over, I am delighted to announce I have been successful in this application and look forward to arranging some more activities, particularly aimed at older residents in Holbeach,” says Tracey.

Previous events she has arranged in this genre include the free Christmas meal and also the afternoon tea themed by the Royal Wedding last year.

Coun Carter added: “By knowing that I have this fund available to assist with the costs will be of huge benefit and will mean I can host more than I originally thought.”

She said social isolation is a big focus and she strongly believes that “for most of us, some form of social interaction and having fun can assist with people’s health and well-being and help us all to live healthier happier lives, if only in a small way”.

“The pleasure these events have brought to people have been immense and I look forward to arranging some more very soon.”

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