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Nocton Cricket Club would like to widen its membership beyond those people who are the players. There could be people who might be pleased to feel part of the club without being able to play, and so the committee would like to welcome them as social or honorary members. The club would be pleased to see them at the ground during home matches, as having more people there would add to the atmosphere during games. Villagers could join the club at other events as well, if they wished, such as the Summer fete or the end-of-season presentation evening meal. The tangible benefits which the club could offer would be a copy of the fixture list, a copy of the end-of-season booklet, and a warm welcome for a free afternoon tea during home games. The club believes a donation of £20.00 for this membership would be appropriate, and so they invite prospective social members to contact the club secretary, for further information.
Joan Franklin (322902)
Metheringham Swimming Pool
Following feedback from residents, some old and some new to the village, it has come to light that most people believe that the school owns, runs and maintains the pool. This is not the case and because of this and previous bad management, the pool needs a new approach to its future.
A new executive committee has been formed with fresh people who are looking at new ways to run and promote the pool to new and old residents. In the last few years, the pool has struggled financially so we are introducing a new timetable that we hope will be more cost effective; enable better poolside facilities including a tuck shop and also a few image changes. We already have an excellent party hire package including the use of a BBQ, inflatables and lifeguard and in the future we also hope to introduce additional extras such as a bouncy castle and the pavilion party room!
The pool is currently being maintained by a Pool Management Company and they are currently getting the pool ready for our 2012 opening. Once open they will take on the upkeep of the chemicals and monitor water condition. Currently the pool is on schedule to open late May when we will have a grand opening event. The committee recognise that the pool cannot rely only on gate fees and that fundraising and donations are vital for the pool to remain open. With this in mind, we will have a stall at the Jubilee celebrations, a fashion show planned for June and BBQ at the FOMS fair in July. We will continue with our Thursday evening swimming lessons and the school will have use of the pool again as part of their curriculum.
The new committee will be on the stall at the Jubilee celebrations and we hope that you will all come and see us for a timetable, register for Thursday swimming lessons and to enquire about party hire or telephone (01526 323719/07900 915191).
Recently the Parish council have held meetings and many volunteers have come forward to help and support the pool and on behalf of the new committee we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support.
The pool will also advertise events and opening hours via the MACLA website, facebook and its own website so please stay in touch and we hope that you will support your community pool.
Kerri Hawbrook (Chair)
At the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre - in the old gymnasium - on Wednesday 23th May 2012 at 7.30pm. Admission: Members free, Visitors £5.00 including tea/coffee and biscuits.
Enquiries to: Friends of Metheringham Airfield, Westmoor Farm, Martin Moor, Metheringham, Lincoln LN4 3BQ. Tel: 01526 378270
Access and facilities for the Disabled. All proceeds in aid of the Visitor Centre / 106 Sqn Museum.
Scopwick, Kirkby Green, Rowston and JSSO Digby have a new LIVES group (First Responders).
LIVES Responders are trained to deliver early Basic Life Support and early Defibrillation. In addition, they provide patient assessment, oxygen therapy and general patient care.
The Scopwick Group was formed earlier this year, in January 2012 to provide emergency 999 cover for the area containing the 3 villages and the MOD base.
At present David Hyde is the only Responder in the group. He is looking for new recruits to become Responders or volunteers to help to raise funds, etc.
David's telephone number is: 01526 320118
and his email address is: email@example.com
After a handful of meetings the following ideas have been formulated for Metheringham's celebration for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Please note that these are not cast in stone and are liable to change. Keep updated via www.macla.co.uk.
Springing into action.........please
Thank you to all our regular users for their continued support. We have been particularly grateful to those users who agreed to change their regular bookings during the period MAD was putting on their pantomime - this was very much appreciated.
Sadly the changeover at the forthcoming AGM in April will not be as gradual as hoped as we still have not had a new Treasurer or Secretary come forward - it is not too late.........
We are hoping that the Pre-School will soon be getting a new outdoor shed for all their play equipment. We are also looking to getting a CD player which is up to the job of giving sound to the whole hall and still with sensible operation. Not as easy as you would have thought.
In March we hope to start a new venture at the village hall, similar to the Dunston Hub. There will be local produce and other stalls and the opportunity to meet and have a drink with friends. This will become a regular third Thursday afternoon event. If anyone is interested in having a stall to exchange goods, sell produce, provide information/advice or a service please contact Gwyneth Holland on 01526 322633.