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The Editor's Letter


As 99% of my letters to you start with me mentioning the weather, why stop now? What wonderful weather we had over the Easter break. It was our first BBQ of the year and hopefully the first of many!

Hot Topic Alert! Thank you to Chris Crisford who, together with his drone, snapped the ominous view of the roadworks in the centre of the village. I have seen many negative comments on the progress of (or lack of) the work. I know how inconvenient it is. I usually drive through the centre of Kirton to and from work every day. The local businesses in the centre of the village are feeling it keenly so please continue to support them. I’ve also heard horror stories about the speed of some of the cars down Willington Road and Drainside South. If you’re in that much of a rush to get anywhere, just leave home a few minutes earlier! It’s worth that extra time to ensure there isn’t a terrible accident. Before we know it, the works will be completed and everything will be back to normal.
We will be running a front cover competition for our June edition to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Kirton Primary School have kindly offered to hand the entry forms out to the pupils for us so if there are any young budding artists out there, let’s see what you’ve got! A fantastic prize will be awarded to the winner and first runner-up.
A few weeks ago, I spoke to Jack Hall, a lifelong Kirton resident who will be turning 100 on 9th May. Take a look at what we chatted about on Page 9. We have our resident gardening expert Tim Hewett who is talking about preparing your garden for the Summer months, see more on Page 5. In ‘Meet the Locals’ on Page 4, we’re talking to Alison Tucker, a local crafter who makes individual pieces of furniture and decorative items using decoupage. We also have an article regarding the Dame Sarah Swift park sent in by Lynne Wheatley. Take a look on Page 14.
I’m always contactable on Editor@kirtonnews.co.uk. We’re always more than happy to receive letters, gardening questions, book recommendations, recipes, announcements or news articles! If you are, or know of a local business who would be interested in advertising with us, please ask them to get in touch with Andrew at Advertising@kirtonnews.co.uk. Our advertising rates are extremely competitive, we deliver to nearly 2,500 homes (this is ever increasing) AND we are the most widely distributed village magazine in the Boston area.

Take care of yourselves (and don’t use Bungley Lane as a diversion through the road works)!



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