STURTON BY STOW: Family Worship

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Will be celebrated at Sturton Methodist Church on Sunday 23rd November at 10.30am. This is a specially prepared service to suit all ages.

Christmas Market

Will be held in Sturton Village Hall on Saturday 6th December from 10am-12noon and NOT in the afternoon as in the past. There will be a variety of stalls and warm mince pies. The bacon butties will return on Saturday 3rd January 2015.

Christmas Lights

Will be switched on at 4.15pm as usual on the Village Green with carol singing accompanied by the Willingham Band and the Primary School Choir.

Parish Council

Met in the Old Schoolroom with Councillor Chris Elkington in the chair. Apologies were received from Councillors Mrs J. Wines and R. Butroid. Present also were District Councillor Reg Shore and four local residents. Minutes and accounts were agreed.

It was agreed to purchase a new street light for the Ashfield footpath and a new seat to be sited at the corner of Fleets Road and Thorpe Lane. It was reported that Dog Fouling is a real problem on FP75. Dog walkers are requested to be more aware and use the bins provided. Councillor Taylor reported that the new floor had been laid in the Village Hall kitchen and that other refurbishments were in progress.

The Race Night had been very successful and raised £600 for Recreation Field Funds. Discussions about the future of the Quaker car park are ongoing as are the question of new trustees for the Village Hall. Councillors Gavin Widdison and William Timmins have been proposed. Tree Warden, Doreen Hancock is looking into the possibility of grants to incorporate the Bransby Pits area into the Jubilee Wood. It was agreed that all council meetings may be recorded for future reference and any councillor wishing to represent the council at any public meeting should have the approval of the council. It has been noted that the route of the British Cycling National Road Championship 2015 will pass through Sturton and Stow. Details later.

There were objections to a planning application for tree felling at 3 Stretton Close. Planning Permission was given for 9 Marton Road to demolish outbuildings and build a double storey side and rear extension and an extension at 44, The Close for a single storey dwelling to form annexe accommodation. After discussion on the revised drainage report for Queensway it was agreed to suggest that new larger pipes should be laid to improve the flow of water.

Concert

A Last Night of the Proms Evening of Light Entertainment was attended by a large number of promenaders filling Sturton Village Hall and raising the roof. Delightful and enjoyable music and songs was provided by the Foss Ladies Choir, Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir and Saxilby Youth Band. Under the leadership of their conductor Bea Van der Kaaij the ladies performed a selection of Songs from the Shows followed by a selection of music, a Medley of Music from Films under their conductor, Rachel Wheelwright. A selection of well-known songs was then given by the Male Voice Choir. A Pam Ayres monologue was presented by Sheila Elkington and an amusing sketch with two friends. After a short break for refreshments the audience was invited to join in a selection of much loved well known songs including Pack Up Your Troubles, Tipperary and Who were you with Last Night? Other items included beautiful solos sung by Rachel Grey. The evening concluded with the massed voices and audience accompanied by the Band singing Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem with much flag waving and gusto. Including a raffle proceeds for a most enjoyable and successful evening were for the Lincolnshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group and thanks were expressed by Eileen Potter on their behalf.

Bonfire Party

Was well attended despite the weather. The Torchlight parade began the evening followed by the bonfire and fireworks display. Hot food and drinks were available provided by FOSSA who shared the proceeds with the Recreation Field. Thanks to all who helped to build the bonfire, provided refreshments and supported the event.