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Royal British Legion
Kirton and District Branch

On Friday the 24th February, The Royal British Legion Kirton and District Branch were invited to the morning assembly at Sutterton Fourfields Primary School.

We were there to present a Certificate of Appreciation to the school from the head of the poppy appeal. This was in appreciation of the effort that the children put in, collecting for the poppy appeal over the last 16 years.

Afterwards it was a privilege to sit and watch the children receive certificates for their achievement over the week and how well they behaved. They also sang the school song and l am sure all of their parents must have been very proud of them.

How different to the days when l was at school, when we were called to the front of assembly it was usually to receive the cane for bad behave, how things have change and so much for the better.


Exam Invigilators Required

Hours as required during exam periods (peak time May & June), Zero hour contract.

No experience required as full training will be given, must be observant and willing to help set up and take down the exam room. Be flexible with availability to the working hours.

To apply please send in your CV with a covering letter to Mrs S Illingworth, Thomas Middlecott Academy, Edinburgh Drive, Kirton, Boston, Lincs. PE20 1JS or via email SIllingworth@thomasmiddlecott.co.uk

Successful Applicant will be subject to references and an enhanced DBS. Rate of pay above the minimum wage.


AGM of St. Peter & St. Pauls Church

The annual general meeting will take place in Church at 7pm on the 20th of April 2017. During which the Churchwardens, Treasurer, PCC members, readers and sidepersons will be elected for a one year period.

All members of the community are welcome to attend the meeting, to become one of the above people, or to ask questions, or air their views, after all, its your community Church, please support it. If you wish to put your names forward for any of the above posts please contact Mrs Fay Houltby on 723529 .

From our Local Correspondent

Hello, this month I’ll be talking about the new attractions that have been brought to Kirton and the ones that will be coming. One of the places that have been built is the new Jaguar land Rover showroom. This showroom is quite the sight when you drive buy it, showcasing several thousand pounds of cars, this showroom has given Kirton a new look and it looks as though its going to be attracting quite a few people to buy from it. A place that is currently in the process of being built is the new Boston United stadium.

The Jakeman’s stadium (York Street) has been home to Boston united since 1933 but as of recently plans have been confirmed to build a new stadium that boasts a new 3G pitch and capacity of up to 5,000. The construction of this stadium has caused a few disruptions but it has created up to 610 temporary construction jobs. This stadium will be very helpful for any Boston united fans in Kirton as the stadium is a lot closer than it was before.


Ukelele Band Concert

If you were Leaning on the Lamp Post outside the Kirton Methodist Chapel on the 18th of March you would have heard the distinctive sounds of Ukeleles being played with passion.

The concert presented by the church was a roaring success... Mr. Wu would have been proud.

The sell out event was enjoyed by everyone, even Auntie Maggie, and proved to be the perfect Remedy for even those Lime House Laundry Blues.

Raising some £500 for Chapel funds the organizers would like to Bless 'Em All who attended. and, clutching their Little Sticks of Blackpool Rock, they are already thinking about the next event.

Even the afternoon tea Turned Out Nice Again! It was certainly one for Val and Rob's Little Snapshot Album









ESOL Classes now in Kirton

With a grant from Lincolnshire County Council a new partnership has been formed in Kirton. The New Life Community Church (NLCC) and Bringing Learning into Communities (BLIC) are working together to offer English Classes at the NLCC Kirton.

BLIC already run classes in Boston and NLCC have classes running in Lincoln, together they can extend this service to the Kirton area and initially the classes will be held on Tuesday mornings from 10am – 12noon. The funding provides the opportunity to run 4 x 12 weekly sessions and any anyone who feels they would benefit is welcome to attend. The classes are not accredited but a certificate of achievement will be given at the end of the 12 weeks.

If you would like to improve your English in a relaxed and informal setting please join us on 4th April 2017. If you are not sure but would like further information please do not hesitate to contact either Neal at the church on 01205 724542 or Lorraine at BLIC on 01205 722726.


My Name is Rhaman Oyedele

Hello, my name is Rhaman Oyedele and I’ll be writing a monthly article for you to read. This month I’ll be telling you about the transfer embargo, that West Ham were facing with Dimitri Payet during the January transfer window.

For those of you that don’t know Dimitri was west hams stand out player last season, but in a dramatic fall from grace, he refused to play for West ham and left for former team Marseille. West ham co-chairman David Gold said he was ‘Hugely disappointed’ by Payets’ actions.

Constant bids from Marseille were made and west ham accepted, as they were more concerned about team morale than one player. The question on everyone’s mind now is will west ham be able to cope without Payet?


Garden waste collections 2017/18

Do you want to be in with a chance of getting your garden waste taken away FOR FREE this coming growing season?

 All who registered online for the past season’s collection service will shortly receive an email with details of this year’s arrangements... and the opportunity to qualify as one of ten winners of a completely free service (to the value of £30, equivalent to the annual collection charge for one bin) if they make a direct debit payment agreement.

 If you didn’t register online last year, or want the service as a new customer, you can still be included in the draw by sending your email address to gardenwaste@boston.gov.uk providing that you sign up by direct debit.

The incentive has been introduced to encourage more to use the easiest, quickest and most economic way for the council to register those who want to take advantage of the service for the coming growing season. Please note this offer is not open to Boston Borough Council employees or its elected members.

The council is keeping the charge for collection, with no increase in 2017 – at £30 for emptying a single bin plus £15 for emptying each additional bin. For those new to the service, or those requiring extra bins, there will be a one-off charge of £25 to buy each bin plus the service charge.

The service will start again on Tuesday, February 28, and run to the end of March, 2018, over 40 weeks (20 fortnightly collections) with a break over the winter period.

Cllr Michael Brookes, the council’s portfolio holder for waste services, said: “This service is now well established and much appreciated and I want to thank all those who used the service last year. We are offering it again this year without any increase in cost.

“If you have a garden there are good reasons for requesting that the council makes a kerbside collection of your garden waste. While anyone can still take their own garden waste to the Slippery Gowt tip for no charge, the council’s collection service means residents do not have to move dirty waste in their own vehicles.

You can also contribute to the borough’s green ethos of recycling garden waste into environmentally-friendly compost.”

You can find out more at: www.boston.gov.uk/gardenwaste

Last year’s garden waste collections generated 5,000 tonnes of waste sent for recycling into compost.

Residents are reminded that they must not put garden waste in their green or blue bins. This will contaminate waste bound for the Energy from Waste plant near Lincoln or for recycling. Contaminated bins will not be emptied.