Activity: March 2012 Archives
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
By the time you are reading this we will nearly be at the start of the 2012 Bowling Season. Many things have happened during the 'closed season', as mentioned in the last issue of MACLA we are currently working with Metheringham Parish Council to build a new extension to the Club House, providing an upgraded toilet block, with improved disabled access. The planning application has been submitted to North Kesteven District Council and we are just waiting to hear. Once we have heard that the application has been successful then the building will be ordered and work will commence. The trees at the back of the Club House have been cut, and work has started on clearing this area ready for the new building. I would like to express thanks to Simon, Chris, John Richardson and John Browett for their help so far.
Scopwick and Kirkby Green has been twinned with Sceaux Sur Huisne, a village in the Sarthe region of France since 1992 and in 2012 we will be making our 9th bi-annual trip to visit our French friends. The visit will take place over the Easter week-end. If you or members of your family are interested in either joining the association or live in the "MACLA area " and would just like to sample a weekend of French Culture, food and wine, then give either Richard or Jane a ring for more information. We aregoing by bus.
Richard Wright 01526 322680 Rosa Nelson 01526 322292 or Jane Reeds 01526 320461
Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre
Home of 106 Lancaster Squadron
Museum, Events, Shop, Lectures
Open end March to end October, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am to 5pm
Wednesdays 11am to 4 pm.
Junction B1191 and B1189 near Martin
Enquiries 01526 378604 www.metheringhamairfield.org
Friends of Metheringham Airfield Forthcoming Lectures
Wed 28 March - Dave Rowland - WW1 Aircraft and the Early History of the RAF
Wed 25 April - Chris Dean - The History of RAF Waddington
Wed 23 May - Roger Cole - The Story of John Gilespie Magee
Lectures are help at 7.30pm in the Old Gymnasium at the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre. Entry is free to members. Non-Members pay £5. Tea/coffee/biscuits included.
New Life Church Metheringham is an 'expression' (or church plant) of New Life Church in Lincoln, and has been meeting at 4.30pm on Sunday afternoons in the Methodist Chapel Hall for over a year now.
The Church started following the success of the Mission X kids and youth club which continues to be run by some of the church leaders. (See below for more information).
We are a small group of people who meet together to sing mainly modern worship song, usually led by guitar. We also pray for the needs of the local community, one another and the wider world. There is also usually a Bible-based talk which involves interaction of some kind using audio-visual displays. After the church service we share refreshments together, along the lines of a Sunday tea, with cakes and biscuits, tea and coffee etc. Every six weeks we have a 'messy-church-style' service, with craft based activities which help illustrate some point from the Bible. Communion is also shared every six weeks or so, and we have recently agreed to hold a monthly communion service in the Community centre on Caroline Road.
2012 commenced with the annual dinner, held once again at Martin Moor Golf club. A big thank you for a pleasant evening and the generous helpings of Sticky Toffee Pudding!
Two Christmas themes concluded 2011.
The November meeting was a talk by Terry Richards, called Christmas Memories. An evening of nostalgia:- songs, carols, stories, poems, TV Shows and historical facts.
The December meeting was the social evening. There was a quiz, games, carols, refreshments and everyone went home with a small gift.
We have just come to the end of another successful pantomime season. This year our panto was RED RIDING HOOD written by Norman Robbins and directed by Darren Hawbrook. This was Darren's debut as a director. Pantomime is our biggest and most difficult production, but he managed to put together one of our best panto's for years - oh yes he did!! A lot of hard work went into this years' show and a huge thank you need to go out to the 'Dream Team' who spent a number of hours under Sue Kelly's watchful eye in Nocton, sewing, painting, glueing, hammering, painting strings of sausages, and creating trees out of bits of wood! But best of all enjoying soup and rolls!
We also had a few new, younger actors this year who were a huge success, well done to Jess Hocking and Will Pembery and to all of the cast and crew. Rehearsals for the panto begin in October, so it really is a big commitment and a true labour of love, but a fantastic way to get through the long winter.
The Bowls Club is holding a quiz on Saturday 31 March at 7.00 p.m. in Dunston Village Hall. Everyone welcome.
2011 was a busy year for our group. Not only were the number of calls we went on up but we welcomed 3 new members to our Group. We now have 10 First Responders who volunteer their time to man the Rota and be available should the ambulance service need our help with a 999 emergency in our villages. As a group we aim to be 'on call' 24/7 and we nearly manage that each month now, with the new Responders coming onto the Rota.
The types of calls we went on in 2011 varied from 'sick person' to 'cardiac arrest.' Below are the most common we went on:
Breathing problems 30
Chest pain 25
Diabetic problems 15
Heart problems 10
Traumatic injury 7
111 sick person redirected calls 35
Total calls in the year 227 (nearly 5 a week)
The 2012 season is now just around the corner. The club will again run three teams this year. On a Saturday we will play in the South Lincs & Border League Division 2, Sundays will see us playing in Division 1 of The McKinnells Lincoln League and we will also have a midweek team playing in division 2 of the Lincoln Midweek League.
There will be plenty of cricket for those wishing to play as there are 22 Saturday fixtures, 18 Sunday fixtures plus cup matches and midweek fixtures.
The first league fixture will take place at Blankney on Saturday 28 April against Roplsey CC. Hopefully we will be able to arrange a pre season fixture before that date.
The Annual General Meeting of the club will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 23 February 2012 when the officers and committee of the club will be elected for the coming year.
Indoor nets will commence on Wednesday 29 February at 7.30pm till 8.30pm and will be held at The Branston Academy Sports Hall. These nets will run for 7 weeks with the last one being held on 11April.
As always the club is looking for new players and if anyone wishes to join the club they should contact the secretary as shown below or, if you wish, just turn up at the nets where you will be made welcome.
The club is still looking for an official scorer for both Saturdays and Sundays. If anyone is interested, then again, please contact the secretary.
The club has now moved further into the technological age and in addition to our website at www.blankneycc.com we can be found on facebook under Blankney Cricket Club (this is a closed group so you will have to apply to join). We also now have a twitter account at @blankneycc so to keep up with all our news, please follow us.
01522 794408 or 07897907141 or email email@example.com
Members have had plenty to enthuse about during the past four months.
At our meeting on Wednesday 2 November, well known and lovely local singer "Sharna" entertained us with a variety of rock and roll, and ballads, with humour and wonderful interaction with her audience. Songs from: Dusty Springfield "I Only Want To Be With You", Dolly Parton "Here I Go Again", Connie Francis "Stupid Cupid", Queen "Don't Stop Me Now", Sandie Shaw "Puppet On A String" Jerry Lee Lewis "Great Balls of Fire" and many others. Not her first visit and definitely not her last, we look forward to seeing her again soon.
In early December the Scout group managed to get away to Sudbrooke Scout campsite to have a fantastic Christmas camp. Approximately 70 members of the group took part including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and we even managed to have a couple of explorers come along. The Saturday activities included fire lighting, shelter building, treasure hunt, arts & crafts and an assault course. It was great to see so many of the group sitting down at the same time and tucking into a traditional Christmas dinner, especially when the Cubs instigated an impromptu carol recital that brought a smile to everyone's faces. The day finished off with the opportunity for all, including those parents collecting Beavers, to take part in the camp fire and sing some old & new songs.
The 2nd Metheringham Brownies held a tea and tinsel night in aid of the guide dogs and raised £180.10. We would like to thank everyone who came along and a very big thank you to the Beehive and Coop for their generous donations.
During November the Society held three meetings with the first of these on 2 November when members were treated to samples of the lunches and puddings provided by the Meals on Wheels suppliers, the Lincolnshire Kitchen, in Nocton. Judging by the silence, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the treat.
Then on 16 November the Rev. Sue Bradley gave an interesting talk on the Senses.
The month closed on 30 November with members and our guest, the Rev. Stephen Jones Crabtree, enjoying a very scrumptious Christmas lunch at the Butcher & Beast.
We re-opened on 11 January, after the Christmas break, with members exchanging news followed by a quiz. The new representative for the South Lincs Blind Society also paid a visit and endeavoured to speak to as many members as possible.
On 25 January, Colin North entertained members with a very interesting and amusing talk on his days as the Mayor of Lincoln.
The club meets every fortnight and those wishing to join should contact the South Lincs Blind Society on 01476 592 775.
MAWS Committee would first of all like to thank all you wonderful people who voted for us in the Sleaford Standard. As a result of this we won the Sleaford Standard Charity of the Year Award. We are over the Moon! This could make such a big difference to us with free write ups, etc. Our thanks do not end there either.. ..thank you to all the people who saved the coupons in the Lincolnshire Echo for us. Your effort saw us received £147.46 - wonderful! Thank you too for an anonymous donation of $79. This we changed at Thomas Cook as suggested and got £44.96 in return. What a fantastic start to the year, just as well as the back end of last year was very bleak for us.
The November Christmas Market usually has the stage full of toys but the stall holder did not turn up. Had we known we could have re-let the 'site', from our waiting list, even at the 11th hour! Very sad no toys! One other stallholder also let us down and due to this we now have to ask for rent up front when booking stalls for our events. Sorry about this, we hate having to do this but we can not stand the loss of rent.
On 15 December we had a lovely time in the village hall as guests of the Management Committee. We had coffee and mince pies whilst being entertained by the Metheringham Pre-School's Nativity Play. Many thanks to all, especially the little children who were such a delight as usual. We also ran a raffle which raised £65.00. This we donated to the Metheringham First Responders.
On 5 April we will be holding our Easter Bonnet competition which proved so popular last year.
This years' Senior Citizen Party will be held in the village hall on Saturday 14 April. Please give your name to Pam Woolley. The doors will open promptly at 3.30 pm
Pam Woolley - Secretary