News: June 2010 Archives
Parish of Nocton
Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor
Notice is Hereby Given pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 and Rule 8(1) of the Local Elections/Parishes and Communities Rules 1986 that:
TREVOR J MORRIS
has ceased to be a member of the above Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish.
On receipt of a request in writing from any ten local government electors for the said Parish, an election to fill the vacancy will be held within sixty days. If no such request is made the vacancy will be filled through co-option by the Parish Council.
Requests for such an election should be addressed to The Returning Officer, North Kesteven District Council, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 7EF to arrive no later than fourteen days from the date of this notice (computed in accordance with Rule 2 of Schedule 2 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986.
Dated: 24th May 2010
Signed: (Clerk to the Council, the Proper Officer for this purpose)
Name: Mrs D Green
Address: 1 Potterhanworth Rd, Nocton, Lincoln, LN4 2BP
From Dot Howes
Local householder Steven Ward was recently rewarded for his quick thinking action and bravery in apprehending the thief at a break-in on Drury Street in July 2009. Steven was presented with a Public Appreciation Certificate by Lincolnshire Chief Constable Richard Crompton. Only a handful of these certificates are presented in the UK each year and the award came from Lincolnshire Police Authority. The person apprehended was convicted and is serving two years community service for the break-in.
Metheringham and District outdoor heated pool is now open for the summer. The usual sessions have not changed from last year but at the moment there are no qualified instructors available to teach swimming at the pool on a Friday evening. If anyone knows anyone who could be approached please contact Dian Robinson on 01526 321581 as soon as possible. Friday night lessons have been a popular feature of the pool for most of its life and are vital in helping ensure that all the young people in the area can swim before they go up to secondary school which is part of the pool's reason for being. The pool committee is currently very depleted which means keeping the pool open at all is in jeopardy unless more volunteers come forward with their support.
The Pre-School are holding a quiz night on Friday June 18th at 8.00p.
m. in the Scout Hut. Tickets are £2.00 per head.
Metheringham have been entered into the Best Kept Villages and Small Towns competition run by Community Links. To ensure the village is looking its best when the judges come round in June or July or August please do your bit to help keep the village centre amenities tidy and litter free during this time in particular.
At the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre - in the old gymnasium - on Wednesday 23rd June 2010 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 378270/604
Access and facilities for the Disabled. All proceeds in aid of the Visitor Centre / 106 Sqn Museum.
The Football club held their Senior / U18 presentation at Nando's on the Brayford at Lincoln on Friday 4th June with around 65 members present.
The Under 18s had won the Intermediate Central league on goal difference from long time leaders Manor United. This was done by virtue of winning their last nine games. Captain Andy Miles was presented with the trophy by local league referee Mark Thomson. All players were then presented with medals.
The club awards were then presented with U18 manager praising his team and making the following awards.
Adam Swales Metheringham FC - U18s Top Scorer
Andrew Miles Metheringham FC - U18s Player of Season
Aaron Harrison Metheringham FC - U18s Player of Season
Adam Swales Metheringham FC - U18s Players' Player
James Brett Metheringham FC - U18s Manager's Player
Ben Garrick Metheringham FC - U18s Manager's Player
Rikki Smith Metheringham FC - U18s Manager's Player
by Dot Howes
The Over 60s will be holding their summer coffee morning on Sat 13th June between 10.00a.m. and 11.30a.m. The usual raffle, bric-a-brac, books, tombola and cake stalls will be in attendance.
Tickets for Metheringham Amateur Dramatics much awaited production of Allo Allo are now on sale in the Info Lincs (01526 323100) and at D & K news. Performances are on the 17th 18th and 19th and the 25th and 26th of June in Metheringham Village Hall. On Thursday 17th there is a Gala night performance in aid of St Wilfrid's Church and tickets for that will be £10. The other performance tickets are £7.50 and £6.50 for concessions. All performances will be a t 7.30p.m.
There were two changes to the parish council at the meeting held in the village hall on Tuesday 25th May. Cllr Mrs Jenni Honisett stood down as Vice Chairman and was replaced by Cllr George Rowland. Mrs Ruth Parker has ceased to be a member of the parish council and a casual vacancy now exists on the council. Requests to fill the vacancy can be made by any elector in the parish. If there are no requests made within 60 days the parish council can make a co-option. Details of how to apply are on the parish council notice board in the memorial garden.
Metheringham and District Swimming Pool Association ( MADSPA) held its' AGM at the swimming pool on Thursday 27th May. Unfortunately due to the poor turnout very little business could be conducted and there were not enough nominations to elect a committee. A request has been referred to the parish council for an Extraordinary General Meeting. In the interim as soon as the water is ready the pool will still be able to open thanks to the volunteers who run it. This is likely to be on the 5th/6th June but notices will be displayed.
The 2009 Chairman, Dian Robinson, gave her report giving thanks to Malcolm Wallace, Stevie Moir, Lee Rickells, John Goodburn, Steve Mearns and the lads from RAF Digby for helping prepare the grounds and buildings for opening. She was unhappy at the lack of support for the fundraising events last year. The It's a Knock Out had to be cancelled, The Triathlon and Beach party were also poorly supported and very few sponsor forms and monies were returned after the Sponsored Swim. She said it was time for new ideas, new minds and new blood to get involved with running the pool as the gate entry does not cover the running costs.
The outgoing secretary has resigned and did not send in her report.
The outgoing treasurer had sent the accounts and these were discussed.
Metheringham WI hold their next meeting on Wednesday 16th June in the village Hall at 7.15p.m. when singer Nigel Creasey will be the guest speaker.
Singer Sharna will be performing at Martin Moor Golf Club for Metheringham Animal Welfare Supporters Group ( MAWS) on Friday 18th June at 7.30p.m.. There will be a dance floor and a bar and tickets are £5 available from D & K News and the Golf Club. MAWS are currently holding their Mad Fortnight doing door to door collections to raise funds for the four animal welfare charities they are supporting this year.