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The Kirton Church Fund

The February draw takes place on Sunday 26th and the winning numbers will be printed in the April magazine.

The March draw takes place on Sunday 26th and the winning numbers will be printed in the May magazine

Having received the books back after their annual audit I thought I would check through and update you on the winning streaks! In all we have had 48 winners and paid out £2587.35 since we started the draw. One person has been lucky enough to win seven times, one person six times, one person five times, four people have won 4 times, twelve have won 3 times, 13 have won twice and 16 people and won once!

Both winners this month have now had 3 wins so well done to them.

You too could join the Kirton Church Fund (KCF) monthly draw and win! Anyone over 18 may take part. We still have plenty of room for more members and there is a very good chance of winning in the Kirton Church Fund monthly draw.

The prize fund each month is 1/4 of the money taken each month. The rest of the money goes to the Kirton Church Fund. The more people that join the higher the prize fund and the more money we raise for the church.

Registration forms are available from Fay, please ring 01205 723529, or for more information about Kirton Church Fund please give Fay a ring.

November 2017 Winners

1st PRIZE - £37.97 - TICKET NUMBER: 15
2nd PRIZE - £12.65 - TICKET NUMBER: 31



Swineshead Children’s Centre Activities

MONDAYS: Little Explorers 9.30am to 11.00am. (Free & No Booking)

TUESDAYS: Musical Minis 10:00am – 11:00am Pre-school group of fun time music for babies & toddlers – Contact Hazel on 07752 270700 to book or phone the centre as we are running a waiting list of interested (Fee Paying)

WEDNESDAYS: Come and Play 1.30pm – 2.30pm (Free & No Booking)

THURSDAYS: Learning Together Family 10.00am – 11.30am 1pm to 2.30pm.
(Term Time Only – Free & No Booking)

FRIDAYS: Movers and Shakers 9.30am – 10.30am. (Free & No booking)
Health Visitor 1.00pm - 3.45pm Appointments will be sent to parents
Just come along! Sessions run all year round unless otherwise stated.

New Adult Learning Courses: First Aid, Reiki, Food Safety, ESOL, and more; please call the centre.

Mum, Dad, Carers and Grandparents are welcome to every session.

Opening Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday-Thursday / 8.30am - 4.00pm Friday

St Marys School, Abbey Road, Swineshead PE20 3EN
Telephone: 01205 820331 or email: BostonEnquiriesCCNetwork@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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Take five minutes;...with Fred and Polly

Fred,’ said Polly, You remember we were talking about the Co-Op? Well, somebody told me they knocked an old brewery down to build the new one.’

‘They did, but it hadn’t been a brewery for a long time. The part in Station Road where two families lived and a yard between them, that’s where the drays loaded to take beer out to the pubs that didn’t brew their own. Like the Boat and Gun, or the Three Horseshoes.’

‘I bet that made a nice smell down Station Road. And the same person said the original Co-Op was in New Street. You don’t hear that name anymore.’

‘No, when we all got numbered they decided it was part of Station Road. But the hardware shop still keeps the old name of ‘The Green’. A lot of old names get passed down for centuries , like Bailey Walls Farm.’

‘Ive heard of that. Near Rainbow Terrace in Skeldyke Road.’

‘That’s right. A bailey wall is a wall round a fortified place like a castle or ancient Manor House. But there’s no such place on record near to that farm.’

‘Talking of old names,’ said Polly, ‘When you were a boy did you ever play with Roman marbles?’

‘I didn’t. But I saw other boys with them. They wee picked up in the soil of the College Farm in Willington Road, where a footpath went past the castle.’

‘I know what the castle was. Orme Hall.’

‘That’s right. But the marbles weren’t Roman at all, they were musket balls. When Napoleon threatened to invade us , some of the big houses trained men for defence using muskets. The marbles got turned up with the plough, near to where the practice targets were. Some were found near D’Eyncourt Hall as well.’

‘Our neighbour said she found one when she was working for Lightons, in the berries.’

‘You don’t hear that anymore, “In the berries.” Do you know,’ said Fred, ‘When Ambrose Lighton had his orchard beyond Hardwick Estate, and an even bigger one down the Meers, he was reckond to be the biggest gooseberry grower in England.’

‘Some of them, the yellow ones, were like big grapes. If you were in the berries and the foreman saw you eating them, you were likely to be sent home.’Did you get sent home Polly?’

‘I didn’t. But my Mam got warned about it. She worked in the berries till the war, but when the men got called up she got a job as a bus conductor.’

‘Conductresses, they called them. If you had told them that in the future a bus crew would be a one-man job – or even one woman job – they wouldn’t have believed you.’


Add Your Child To Our Register
- Not Our Waiting List

If your child’s birthday falls between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, they are eligible to start our Nursery this September. Ensure your child receives the head start they require for school by enrolling them now.

Our School Nursery introduces children to all the skills they need for Reception, such as phonics, number skills, and early reading and writing skills – and all this is provided by a fully qualified teacher who is supported by highly qualified teaching assistants.

Children are entitled to 15 hours of Nursery education absolutely free but, should you require more, additional sessions may also be purchased where available at a current rate of £10.50 for 3 hours rising to £11.00 from September.

You will find this to be extremely competitive. We are flexible about provision, so please speak to us about options. Lunch provision is also available if required. Don’t leave it too late. OurNursery fills up quickly! For further information and admission forms, or to book a visit, call in at the office or contact us on 01205 722236.


South East Lincolnshire Local Plan 2011-2036: Publication Version Consultation

Preparation of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan is almost complete and we will soon be undertaking a final (statutory) round of consultation on the Plan, under Regulations 19 and 20 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. We would be grateful if you could publicise this consultation for us in your next parish magazine or newsletter.

The consultation period will run from Monday 10th April to Monday 22nd May 2017 and it will be the last chance for residents to comment on the Local Plan before it is submitted to the Secretary of State in the summer. This consultation will be different to previous ones undertaken in that the comments made must relate to whether the Local Plan is ‘sound’ and complies with legal and procedural requirements.

As a consequence there will not be any public exhibitions at village halls as has previously occurred. A guidance note will be available to view on our website (http://southeastlincslocalplan.org/) from 10th April, which sets out advice on how to respond to the consultation.

We will be publishing a number of documents for consultation including the Publication Version of the Local Plan, the Policies Map, Sustainability Appraisal, Statement of Consultation and other supporting documents. The documents will be available to view on http://southeastlincslocalplan.org/, in the area’s libraries, mobile libraries and the council offices in Boston and Spalding from 10th April. An online consultation portal (where we would prefer comments to be made) will also be available at http://southeastlincslocalplan.org/consultation from the 10th April.

Comments must be received by 5pm on Monday 22nd May. All comments received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of an independent Examination in Public by a Planning Inspector.

For further information, please contact the Local Planning team at southeastlincslocalplan@sholland.gov.uk or on 01775 764476.