Sturton-by-Stow: Council Meeting

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The parish council met in the Old Schoolroom with Cllr D. Taylor in the chair. Requests for monies from grant allowances made by the village hall and youth club were approved and grant requests for 2014/15 were received from the village hall, recreation field and youth club. These will be discussed next month with the budget. Various potholes and the dangerous broken manhole cover on High Street are to be reported to Lincolnshire Highways. The annual bonfire party will be held on the recreation field on Saturday 2nd November - details later. There will also be a New Year’s Eve Party in the village hall organised by the recreation field committee. Following the RoSPA playpark inspection reports discussion took place on the frequency of local inspections. A new lease of the land is to be prepared for the village hall following the absence of three of the four original trustees. Arrangements have been made for the annual Remembrance Parade and Service at the War Memorial on Sunday 10th November. A new cleaning cupboard is to be purchased for the Old Schoolroom, cost £209.95 plus vat and a new replacement seat is to be purchased for Marton Road. Orders for Christmas trees and the village green carols and lights are in hand. The Post Office will now be open in the Old Schoolroom on Fridays between 1pm and 4.30pm.

Show

The Sturton and Stow Agricultural and Horticultural Association held their annual show in the Primary School and Youth Centre. The event began with the parade of classic cars which were then on show on the playground for people to enjoy. Fairground music provided a pleasant background as people wandered around the various exhibits and demonstrations including Twiglet the Owl. The president, Julian Patrick, presented the trophies and awards to the various winners.

Diary Dates

Stow Fundraisers are hosting a performance in Sturton Village Hall by the Classic Buskers on Sunday 13th October at 7.30pm, for tickets (adult £8, concession £6, child £4) tel. 01427 788524/787082; WI meet in Sturton Village Hall on Tuesday 15th October, 7.30pm, when Horace Liberty will speak about John Betjeman. The roll call is a poet and the competition is an interesting building; History Society will meet in Sturton Village Hall on Wednesday 16th October, 7.30pm, when Rodney Fanthorpe tell stories of smuggling on the Lincolnshire coast, admission £1.