©Kirton News 2023
The Editors Letter
Finally as I write this the sun is shining. I believe we have finally gotten over the long harsh winter. Roll on summer!!
I always seem to be asking this but if you want something in the magazine no matter what it is let me know after all it is a village magazine for everyone.
We have a nomination in this month’s mag for friendliest hairdresser. Do you know of someone to nominate? It doesn’t have to be a hairdresser it could be anything.
Sorry it’s a short letter from me but I’m going out to enjoy the sunshine while we have still got it.
Linguini’s has been open a year on the first of May, a year of a lot of hard work for us.
Our Restaurant for the first year has had its ups and downs we had great nights and horrible nights where nobody was happy, but we want people to understand that were a young team, learning and in May we are going to make some major changes to the restaurant and the menu, our new menu will be about local, seasonal produce from around the Boston/Kirton area as like us I know they are struggling too.
I’m not Jamie Oliver but wouldn’t it be good for local people to buy local and our children to grow up knowing you get your meat from a butchers and veg from the markets. Linguinis is going to offer modern Italian food.
Many Italian restaurants all offer the same , a piece of chicken covered in a sauce, and unfortunately I went down that root too, I copied other establishments in a way but now I want to show off what I’m capable to do.
So Basically Linguinis is a Modern Italian Restaurant that serves local produce, all cooked fresh to order, we run an Italian lunch buffet from 12pm - 2.30pm Tue - Sat (from May).
May , Week One
1) Time Saving Tip: Don’t waste your time tying daffodil leaves into clumps after flowering. It looks more unsightly and may cause damage.
May, Week Two
1) Time Saving Tip: Sharpen garden tools, including the spade and hoe. They will be easier and quicker to use.
May, Week Three
1) Time Saving Tip: When potting and repotting plants leave 5 cm (2 in ) at the top of the container free of compost for a good application of water.
May, Week Four
1) Time Saving Tip: After scarifying the lawn by rake or machine use the lawn mower, set high, to collect the debris for dumping or composting.
The Mothers Union
Our meeting this month is on Wednesday 19th May at 2.00pm and will be held at the Vicarage in Penny Gardens. We welcome Banker Woods speaking to us about ‘Life on Frampton Marsh’.
Congratulations to Mrs B Bryant of Ash Drive in Kirton, who won the competition in the March edition of Kirton News. Mrs Bryant won a 3 course meal for two at The Black Swan, in Donington.
Boston Classic Car Club
The Boston Classic Car Club with be holding its Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday 8th August 2010 at 11am until 4.30pm.
The event will be held at Graves Park, Skeldyke Road, Kirton, Boston, Lincs and the admission is £3.00 for Adults and accompanied children are free.
The show features some of the finest flassics in the country on display from the 1920's to the 1990’s.
There will also be a charity raffle in aid of Marie Curie, a trade stall, autojumble and refreshments. Pre-booked classic cars are free.
For information about trade stands please contact Jane Webb on 01205 290436, for classic cars please contact Den Pattrick on 01205 360617.
Parking for disabled on site only.
On Sunday 27th June a Charity Open Garden takes place at Frog Hall Cottage & Plant Centre. The event is held between 1pm and 5pm and entrance costs £2.50.
Also available are homemade cakes and tea, produce, book and bric a brac stalls and a Fantastic tombola!
Frog Hall Cottage is located on Langrick Road, New York, Lincs LN4 4XH. All proceeds go to Lincs. Ark (Animal Welfare).
Story time at Kirton Library is on Tuesdays at 10.00am until 10.30am.
Kirton news would like to apologise for the spelling mistake in last month’s issue regarding Harold Sidney King. Please accept our sincere apologies and sympathy at this difficult time.
Parish Council News
The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on the 24th April at 7 pm in the Upsall Room, Kirton Town Hall. On 20th May the meeting will be preceded by the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual General Meeting.
Excerts from the minutes of February & March Parish Council Meeting are below:-
PCSO’s emailed the following: Reported crimes in the Kirton area since the last meeting:
19 reported incidents of anti social behaviour took place between 3rd and 27th January.
However, since the 28th January to the 17th February there was only 1 reported incident of anti social behaviour in Kirton area involving a small number of youths. Supported by the response and patrol officers in Kirton, PCSOs and anti social behaviour officers, word seems to have got round to what actions may be taken if behaving inappropriately.
The new Beat Manager, PC Appleby has started his new role in the community. He can be contacted via Kirton Police Station 01205 722002.
There is a traffic warden in the community now on a regular basis, targeting vehicles parked inconsiderately and/or illegally. Targeting the areas of concern, currently: Limited waiting around war memorial, parking outside the Kebab shop, parking on junction of Skeldyke Road and Horseshoe Lane and obstruction on Wellington Road. Any other areas which need to be addressed can be reported to Traffic Warden Mc Pherson on 01205 312375 or to the Neighbourhood Policing team via Kirton Police Station.
The village will soon be up to full strength with PCSOs as a new intake will be on the 31st March, 8 weeks of training will follow and then the PCSOs will be based at Kirton.
It was resolved that as works for the roadway in the cemetery were to be costly, that £3000 should be moved into contingency funds for 2009/2010 financial year in anticipation.
The Chairman asked Sophie whether a MUGE (multi use games equipment) application would be supported for the village. The reply was that yes it would, but would need to be applied for by the youths of the village themselves. Cllr Hannay took the relevant details to get this application in to the LCC.
Cllr Turner asked whether the Police could do a more structured and more frequent sweep of the local public houses and shops to keep a tighter rein on alcohol being sold to underage drinkers. Sgt Joynes confirmed that this would be possible and assured members that checks would be carried out frequently.
Marshalls - Re: Drainside South
Following on from the letter the Parish Council sent to Marshalls, they have replied and have given their full support regarding getting Drainside South closed to HGV Lorries. They have informed their foreign depots of the roads unsuitability for HGVs but would like a pictorial sign to be erected on both sides of the road indicating no HGVs down Drainside South. Members felt that this was a good solution and Clerk to write to Highways and request this action be taken.
Community Lincs - Best Kept Village Competition 2010
It was resolved that Kirton be entered into the competition again for this year. Clerk to approach BBC regarding hanging baskets and to begin asking local businesses to support/sponsor the village competition.
The Greek and Rumanian Orthodox Church are in the process of putting forward a planning application to upgrade the Chapel in the old Cemetery.
Thyme Pork Chops with Roasted Cauliflower
Shorten your preparation time by picking up precut cauliflower at the supermarket
Servings: 2 servings Total: 30 mins
Ingredients: 2 pork rib chops, cut 3/4 inch thick
Directions: Trim fat from meat. In a small bowl, stir together thyme, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; sprinkle evenly on both sides of each chop. Set chops aside.
Preheat over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower and onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until almost tender. Remove skillet from heat. Push cauliflower and onion to the edge of the skillet. Add oil to the skillet. Arrange the seasoned chops in a single layer in skillet.
Return skillet to heat and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until pork chops are done (160?F) and vegetables are tender, turning chops to brown evenly and stirring the vegetable mixture often. Transfer chops and vegetable mixture to dinner plates. If desired, sprinkle vegetable mixture with basil, parsley, and/or chives. Makes 2 servings.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 296, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 389mg, Carbohydrate 11g, Fibre 4g, Protein 32g. Daily Values: Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%. Exchanges: Vegetable 2, Lean Meat 4, Fat .5.
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Scouts & Cadets News
What we do at Kirton Scouts
Hello, my name is Cameron. I joined Kirton Scouts just before I started secondary school. I moved to Kirton from Boston and heard of the scouts through the Kirton News. My first week at scouts was very nerve wracking but the leaders and the scouts soon helped me to settle down. The leaders made my first week very enjoyable and I quickly made lots of friends.
I am now in my second year of scouts. I enjoy being a scout because every week there is something fun or interesting to do. The time at scouts is split into 2 bits. First, it’s the hard stuff that we do for badges but after all of that is done, we play games. I have completed several badges including caver, astronomer and camp cook as well as the ‘challenge badges’ including Adventure, Fitness and Community. Before and after scouts we salute the Great Britain flag to pay our respects. Sometimes we go out from the Youth Centre down to Westgate Woods and Frampton Marsh. Other times we do bag packing at supermarkets and have jumble sales to raise money for our group and charities.
On St Georges Day and Remembrance Sunday we have to dress up smart in our uniforms and have have a parade. Sometimes you get the chance to be part of the colour party. I have been part of this and last Remembrance day I carried the flag for our group. I felt proud and honoured to do this.
I have also been on many camps. These have included local camps at Woodhall Spa and further afield at Hesley Wood, Sheffield. Not every camp is in a tent! We sometimes go in cabins when we went on a Bush craft camp and in dormitatories when we went on PGL at Caythorpe. This year to mark the centenary year of our group , we are going over the channel to sunny France for a week on a PGL adventure holiday. This year we have a lot of other activities planned. We have already been to the Royal Armouries in Leeds and later in the year we are going to Alton Towers!
I would recommend anyone, boy or girl, to join the Scouts. You can come for a taster week before you decide whether you would like to join us. We look forward to seeing you!