News: May 2011 Archives
From Dot Howes
Metheringham WI ladies really enjoyed their evening with Jane Means on Wednesday 18th May. Her approach to gift wrapping ideas and decoration produced exclamations of awe and delight. During the business of the meeting members were reminded to get their Lincolnshire Show entries in by 27th May. Bulb forms also need to be with Moira by June. Applications for the Take a Chance 200 club need to be in as soon as possible.
It was also the resolutions meeting when the resolutions to be voted for at the National AGM in Liverpool are debated and voted on by the institute. Audrey Webb outlined some of the points for and against the motions. There was no debate and members voted in favour of the motions to urge HM Government to ensure planning permission is not granted to factory farms and to maintain support for local libraries.
The competition for something beginning with L was won by Mary Goddard's Lemon Meringue and Linda Scrutton won the flower of the month.
Members were reminded to support the WI stall at the Spring Fayre on Saturday. Next month's meeting at 7.15p.m. on Wednesday 15th June will be a fashion show by Edinburgh Wools and other WIs have been invited to come along.
The Annual Meeting of Metheringham Parish Council held on Tuesday 17th May was a chance to introduce the six new councillors to the council and re-allocate roles. Two roles haven't changed, the chairman Councillor Dr Mike Allen was re-elected as was the Responsible Financial Officer, Councillor Mr. Peter Ford. Councillor Ford was also elected Vice-Chairman of the council. Other pre-existing councillors are Mr George Rowland, Mr Matthew Haismann, Mr Nick Dobbs, Mrs Shirley Peek and Mr Mike Reynolds. Newly appointed and co-opted are Councillors Mrs Sally Wilson, Mr Paul Saffin, Mrs Margaret Kristen, Mrs Joanna Finegan, Mrs Fran Pembery and Mrs Linda Lacey. Representatives from the council to outside bodies were allocated as follows:- Bowls Club- Councillor Ford, Joint Management Committee - Councillors Haismann, Ford and Allen, MACLA - Councillor Rowland, LALC - Councillor Allen, Area Cluster Group - Councillor Mrs Finnegan, Metheringham and District Swimming Pool Association - Councillors Haismann and Mrs Peek, Community Plan Steering Group - Councillors Mrs Pembery and Mrs Finnegan, Village Hall Management Committee - Councillor Dobbs.
The Planning Committee will be chaired by Councillor Dobbs and the Finance Committee by Councillor Ford. Working Groups will be led as follows:- Allotments - Councillor Haismann, Playgrounds and Playing Fields - Councillor Rowland,
Consultation and Questionnaires - Councillor Ford, Fayre and Feast - Councillor Reynolds, Forward Planning - Councillor Dr Allen, Highways, Footpaths and Car parks -Councillor Mrs Peek, Risk Assessment - Councillor Dr Allen, Street Lighting - Councillor Reynolds, War Memorial and Spring - Councillor Ford.
Metheringham Police team reported three crimes of criminal damage all relating to the church and its' surrounds. It appears this is a new hangout for young people and the crimes committed did not have malicious intent. A young boy responsible for one of the incidents is being dealt with.
The team will be focussing on anti-social behaviour in Metheringham over the next three months and action taken will depend on the age of those involved. Hot spots are around the Church, the High street near the Memorial Garden and behind the Methodist Church and the police team need members of the public to report any untoward activity they see so they know when and where to concentrate their efforts.
A flag raising ceremony will be held at the memorial garden on Monday 20th June 2011 to recognise Armed Forces Day. The ceremony will begin at 10.15a.m. with flag raising at 10.30a.m.
Metheringham Village Hall Spring Fayre attracted a lot of interest on Saturday with 18 very varied stalls attracting attention from the public. Refreshments and a raffle also helped the hall raise £260.
Kurling dates for June are the 3rd 10th and 17th at 7.00p.m. in the village hall.
Metheringham Animal Welfare Supporters Group ( MAWS) will be holding their annual "Mad fortnight" door to door collection between 30th May and 12th June. It is not too late to help "Carry the Can". Please contact Joyce Muncey if you can give up an hour or so to help 01526 321436.
North Kesteven Social Strollers stride out every Friday from Metheringham Library at 11.00a.m. for a healthy walk . Please join them.
Four of the lifeguards from Metheringham and District swimming pool will be totting up the lengths during a 24 hour Sponsored swim to raise money for Madspa ( the Swimming Pool Association) and LIVES on Sunday 10th - Monday 11th July starting at 4.30p.m. If you would like to support them sponsorship forms are available and donations can be made via the Pool or at 74a Lincoln Road .
The second batch of photos from Metheringham's Royal Wedding Celebrations on the 29th April 2011 have been processed and are now available online.
Many thanks to P Ford & D Howes for allowing their photos to be used.
From Dot Howes
All the bunting is down now and the photos have been circulated but hopefully the memories of Metheringham's celebration of the Royal Wedding will last a lifetime. There were several competitions and games held on the day and the results are as follows: -
- 50:50 coin game was won by Janet Burrows who received £25 with coin no 28.
-The special wedding quiz was won by the Speight family.
-In the hand writing competition the over 10s winner was Olivia Bellamy and the under 10s winner was Jodie Asman.
- Lewis Cole won the over 5s art competition and Gracie-May Cole was the best under 5 artist entered.
The 150 children at the street party received gift boxes including commemorative mugs, flags, hats, balloons and other goodies. The Stilt Walkers were called Feet First.
There were 27 wedding dresses loaned for the display in the Chapel the oldest was 104 and the youngest just 2. Local vocalists Graeme Pembery and new talent Joe Gray and friends were afternoon entertainers. In the evening The Bootlegs were admirable and much enjoyed replacements for the Snogs, and DJ Bob...well he just kept the music flowing all day and evening long.
Metheringham Village Hall will be buzzing again soon with a variety of tables offering everything from crafts, bric-a-brac, plants, jewellery, tombolas, gifts and preserves at their Spring Fayre on Saturday 21st May 2011 between 9.00a.m. and 1.00p.m.. There will also be a raffle and refreshments will be available. To see if any table spaces are still available call Gwyneth on 01526 322633.
New Age Kurling will continue on Friday nights at 7.00p.m. throughout May and until 17th June for all ages and abilities in Metheringham Village Hall. It is £3 per session or £10 for family of 4.
Metheringham Football Club is looking for people to run the football teams for the 7, 8 and 9 year olds. They have plenty of budding footballers so if you think you can help with one of the teams please call Pete Ford on 01526 320016.
The Police are holding their next surgery in Info Links on Friday 27th May between 10.00a.m. and 12 noon.
Metheringham Football Club's team photos for the 2010-2011 season are now on-line.
Lincolnshire County Council have issued advanced notification of road closures on the Heath due to Cereals 2011 between 13 and 17th June 2011.
A fantastic day of celebration was held in the village hall to commemorate the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on Friday 29th April.
With the village hall decorated in loads of bunting, our retained firemen arrived at 8 in the morning to decorate Fen Road. The road was closed to traffic till 23:00 hours.
The village hall was resplendent with a huge table of tombola prizes wrapped in wedding paper, a very lovely wedding cake and with a large screen on the stage surrounded by beautiful flowers, the hall filled up and the wedding ceremony started.
Many families attended in the morning and were treated to a beautiful service made even better with the number of young children waving their flags.
Metheringham Under 10A gave the club something to cheer about in what has been a disappointing season for most of the Club's teams.
Having reached the end of the season needing to collect at least a point to force a play-off for runners-up spot they met league champions North Lindum Hawks 'B' in their final league game. Despite going two down they battled to the end scoring twice in the last few minutes to get that all important point with goals from their two top scorers Jamie Gaukroger and Olly Smith. This set up a play-off at Woodhall Spa on 1 May.
In windy conditions their opponents were North Lindum Hawks 'A' who they had met twice during the season without losing to them, winning 1-0 and drawing 2-2. Hawks went 1-0 up with the wind behind them but after the break the battling Meg side levelled through Jamie Gaukroger before going ahead through top scorer Olly Smith. The lead lasted only minutes before Hawks levelled and the game went to extra time. There was nothing to separate the sides in this period thus bring into the equation the dreaded 'penalty shoot-out'
After five penalties apiece the two sides were still tied at two converted penalties each and it went down to sudden death. This saw goallie Jake Burrell hold his nerve to be the hero of the hour as Hawks missed their kick and Meg were winners - there was no 'one' hero with all the players playing their part as they deservedly took the runners-up spot to the glee of their jubilant supporters and parents.