WADDINGTON June 2011
Editor and Clerk to the Council:
Mrs Andrea Smith, Parish Council Office, High Street, Waddington,
Telephone: 01522 722793
Mrs Kath Fogg, 101 Grantham Road, Waddington
Telephone: 01522 720440
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HELP US STOP THIS MINDLESS VANDALISM........
and keep our Village a safe, friendly
place for adults and children.
We have seen a large amount of
vandalism in the village over the past
couple of months and the Parish Council
would like your help to try and stop it.
Nearly every weekend we are finding
smashed beer bottles over the
playparks, especially the one at the
Village Hall, over the Easter weekend
the Ark Nursery had their outdoor play
equipment vandalised and the weekend
of the 7th / 8th May the children’s
donkey rocker and waste bin were
burnt at the Village Hall Playpark, along
Waddington Village Hall Playpark. Donkey rocker. with the skip and the changing rooms
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9 Piece Swing Band
At the Horse and Jockey
Thursday 16th June 2011, 8.30pm – 11pm
Come and enjoy the music from:
Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra
and many more!
Now in our 5th year of residency at the H & J
Lincoln Lawn Care
Your local lawn care service
The organic alternative to lawn treatments
and a full service in lawn maintenance
See us on google.co.uk
or call on 01522 723713
The Vine Free Church
A non-denominational group which meets each Sunday at
The Community Centre, Millers Road, Waddington.
Morning Service every Sunday 10.15am
Evening Service alternate Sundays 6.00pm (please see website of phone for details)
A warm welcome awaits you!
For further details: Telephone 01522 789015
The Parish Council is working with the
police to try and stop this mindless
vandalism, we believe the youths behind
it are from the village. We do have
some CCTV footage for one of the
incidents, which has been passed to the
Do you know where your children are
late at night?
If you see or hear something please
Waddington Village Hall Playpark, litter bin. In an emergency dial 999
Non-emergency calls call
or if you have any information
please call crimestoppers on
0800 555 111
Waddington Parish Council
Parish Councillor Vacancies
We still have 5 vacancies for Parish Councillors,
why not become a councillor – you can make a difference!
For further information please contact Mrs Andrea Smith on 01522 722793, pop into the Parish
Office or email: Andrea_Smith@n-kesteven.gov.uk.
Annual Parish Council Meeting
At the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on the 9th May 2011 the new Chairman, Councillor Mrs
Patricia Hopkins and Vice-Chairman Councillor Ms Sian Thompson were elected.
Parking on the Hilltop
The Parish Council has had numerous complaints about the condition of the Hilltop due to cars
parking on it. The Council has written to the owners of the cars that are parked there regularly
asking them not to park there but they are still doing so. Therefore, the Council want to know what
you think, some options open to us are bollards, changing the curb or a byelaw. A byelaw could be
put in place preventing people from parking on the Hilltop which would then give the Parish
Council authority to prosecute anyone who parks there. The Waddington Residents Association
have written to Highways requesting a parking layby on the Hilltop, this is something that the
Parish Council supports but we are aware that Highways do not have the money for this and
therefore we could offer to pay part of the costs towards one.
What do you think? Please let us know.
Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
Next year is the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the Parish Council have been discussing the
possibility have holding some sort of celebration in the Village for the occasion.
What do you think?
Would you attend some sort of celebration?
What sort of celebration would you like to see? Maybe something for the whole family.
Please let us know what you think, the Parish Council is here for the residents of the Village.
Local Resident - 90 Years Young
Mrs Mary Norton celebrated her 90th
birthday on 22 May.
Mary has lived in the village since the
1950s when her late husband was posted
to RAF Waddington, and since that time
she has been a lynchpin of many village
She is an active member of numerous
village societies. She is the treasurer of
the Drama Society and the thrift shop.
She is a member of the Residents
Association and regularly plays indoor
Waddington, is very lucky to have Mrs
Mary Norton living within its parish as
we all benefit from her hard work often
done behind the scenes but always
unselfishly for the good of us all.
We hope you had a lovely birthday
St. Michael's Parish Church, Waddington
High Street Waddington
Sunday Services are held at
8.30 am Holy Communion [Common Worship Rite 2 [BCP]]
10.00 am Parish Communion [Common Worship Rite 1] with Junior Church
12.00 noon Holy Baptism 1st Sunday in the month
2nd Tuesday each month 3.15 for 3.30 pm
After School Club for children & their carers
We hold services in Residential Homes and a Community Centre.
Arrangements for Occasional Offices, Baptism, Marriages and Funerals
through the Rector, Roland Parker 01522 720323.
Please note the Parish Church Office  at the Rectory is open
on Monday mornings from 10.00 - 12.00 noon.
This is often a good time to make enquiries.
On the 30th September this year I shall be resigning as Rector of this parish after nearly nineteen
years and retiring from full time ministry in this diocese of nearly thirty-seven years. Judy and
myself are moving to southwest Scotland, a place where we have holidayed through the years. Of
course it is quite a disturbing time for us, having to both move and retire and we are grateful for
people‟s understanding at this time. We have agreed that the last formal Sunday service will be on
Sunday 25th September and I understand this is to be followed by a party/lunch in the village hall. It
is still too early to say fulsome things but I hope in the coming months there are opportunities for us
to catch up with each other. Please pray for Judy and myself as we work things through.
From the beginning of October the parish will go into a state of interregnum with formal
responsibility passing to the Rural Dean, Nick Buck. This will be a time when there will be the
opportunity to sort out the best direction for the parish given the current circumstances within the
Churchwarden Jo Duffield was admitted to the office of Churchwarden on the 4th of May. This is
an ancient office within the parish acting as a kind of trustee of church life. Jo volunteered and I
hope people can give her the support that she needs to be able to carry out her task effectively. We
hope that someone else can come forward to share the responsibility.
Cluster and Deanery. Increasingly in the coming years the cluster, a local group of parishes and
the deanery, a wider administrative area of the diocese, will become important in our life as a
church. Members of the congregation attended a Bible Study within the cluster and a teaching day
on “Healing” within the deanery. Hopefully these links increase the opportunities available as well
as being supportive of one another‟s church life.
When the Lights go on Again Concert 30th April. This was a successful event in every way
thanks to the organisational abilities of the Morrison family and to the beauty of the singing of
Amanda Morrison. The event raised over £1,000. An important effect was the way that we were
allowed to engage again with the emotions of the time by the way that Amanda so carefully sang.
Thank you to all who supported the important occasion.
Christian Aid Thanks to all who supported this event. Some collectors have found that year by
year you get to know people and as people know you so they are more open to giving. The amount
given to support some of those in this world with nearly nothing will be announced when it has all
Dr John Adam It was good to see such a large congregation come to pay their respects to this able
doctor who served for so many years in this community. People came to pay tribute to his skill as a
general practitioner and to his decency as a person. Our thoughts are with Daphne and the family.
We pray for those who have died
John Adam and Derek Leming
May they rest in peace and rise in glory. We pray for those who mourn.
St Michael's Church Bell Ringers
We are seeking new recruits.
Have you ever thought about taking up a new hobby, learning something new, or feel
ready for a new challenge? Well if you have how about trying your hand at bell ringing?
The art of campanology has been a part of village life for centuries and still is today. Bell
ringing is not just a new challenger but opens up many opportunities to get out and
about, make new friends but is also good for body and mind.
If anyone is interested then please contact Amanda Pues on 262967 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively come along to one of our practice nights
where you can find out more. We meet at St Michael's on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of
every month between 7:30 and 9:00pm.
All Saints Primary School, Waddington
Saturday 25th June 2-4pm
Stalls, refreshments, bouncy castle, Arena and lots more!
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
Monday Thrift Shop
We are usually open every Monday in the Village Hall 1.30pm- 3.30pm during School term times,
when we can accept your items for sale. We will accept up to 8 items on one visit. Please itemise
your articles add your name and address and if possible with the price you would like. We add 20%
to your price to cover our costs. This is the best time to try and sell "Summer" clothing though we
do accept toys, books etc. Why not visit us anyway and maybe find a bargain to buy and have a
We would be grateful if you spare a few hours on a Monday Afternoon to help us please ring
720440 or 720418
Waddington Women’s Institute
Wednesday the 8th June is the NFWI AGM at Liverpool.
Our next meeting is Wednesday 8th June at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, when our guest will be
Linda Patrick “History of Christening Gowns”.
Come and see what were like! You don‟t have to join, just drop in. You will get a friendly
welcome, a cup of tea/coffee (naturally!) information and a lot of people to talk to.
For further information please call 720556.
Waddington Toddler Group
We are currently at a position where we are desperate for helpers to run the Group or come
September we will be no more.
We meet every Thursday during School term time from 1.30-3.00pm in the Village Hall. Mums,
Dads, Grandparents or Childminders are all welcome, come along and let your children play and
have a drink and biscuit, while you have a cup of tea or coffee at just £1.75 a session.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 21st June when our guest will be medium, V Morrison. We meet in
the Redwood Drive CP School, Redwood Drive, Brant Road at 7.30pm.
Waddington Sunshine Club
May has been a very quiet month within the Club, we are looking forward to the outing to
Bridlington on June 7th leaving Millers Road at 9am with various pick up points, some seats are
still available Visitors £12. Contact Geoff on 729004 to book your place.
The river Cruise on July 5th is fully booked.
Several other outings are planned. Why not visit us at Waddington Village Hall 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
2.30-4.30pm transport is available from Brant Road & the Village at a nominal fare, contact Carol
722167 for route.
Looking forward to meeting you further details from Georgina M Rainthorpe 823718
First Thursday Open Meeting
Meetings are held in St. Michaels Church at 2.00pm with tea and biscuits.
The next meeting will be on 7th July, when it has been proposed that we have a lunch in the church
with some entertainment.
LIVES First Responders, Waddington Group
We are still recruiting in the Waddington area. If you would like to know more about LIVES First
Responders, or are interested in becoming a First Responder or a fundraiser, please call Colin or
Shirley on 721391. You can also visit the LIVES website at www.lives-responders.co.uk. If you
run an organisation and would like a presentation about the work of LIVES, please call the above
Car Boot Sales. Our first two car boot sales were a great success, and we thank everyone who
turned out, both sellers and buyers. Our next car boot sale is on Saturday 4th June, from 10am to
1pm at Waddington Village Hall. Refreshments will be available in the hall at reasonable price. If
you would like to book a pitch, please call Colin or Shirley on 721391. The cost is still £5 a pitch,
and sellers can set up from 8:30am. We like you to book so that we have some idea of how many
cars to expect and plan for; we can also phone you if we have to cancel for any reason. The
remaining dates for this year are: 25th June, 6th August and 3rd September, all Saturdays.
Waddington Air Show. We will be having our tombola stall at the Waddington Air Show again
this year. We are in the process of delivering leaflets around Waddington to ask for
donations of tins, cartons, bottles and packets, and new items of bric-a-brac or smellies. If you
haven't received a leaflet and would like to make a donation, please leave it at 94 Station Road or
phone 721391 and we will collect.
Events First Aid. Several of our responders are now qualified to provide First Aid cover at events.
If you are planning an event, and require First Aid cover, please consider us for your needs. Please
call Shirley on 721391 to discuss your requirements.
Vandalism. Unfortunately, we have had to report a case of vandalism to one of our car boot
advertising boards to the police. It was the one near the cross roads traffic lights and the plywood
board was broken in two, not an easy task. These boards cost us about £20 each to make, not to
mention 3 or 4 hours work. We are a voluntary charity, working for no payment to help the
community, and any acts like this take vital funds away from purchasing equipment. If you see
anyone vandalising our boards, will you please report it to our local PCSO. Although this may
seem trivial, up to now vandalism to our boards in the village has cost us £60 from our funds.
WADDINGTON RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION
Drop – in Coffee Club visitors welcome. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am – 12 Noon
„Vitality‟ Exercises – 11am till 12. The next sessions will be :- Tuesday 31st May and Tuesday 7th
The Next Coffee Shop Luncheon. Wednesday 1st June at the Horse & Jockey. 12.30 for 1pm.
Get your names on the list now, at the coffee club Tuesday and Thursdays.
This years outings
Seats for the following are still available:-
Wed 20th July Normanby Hall (including entry) £18.00 each
Wed 21 Sept Pickering to Whitby by train £30.00 each
Please secure your seat early to avoid disappointment by contacting Shirley on 804016 or Jean on
Please Note. Insurance should be sought for the trips as deposits are normally non-returnable.
WADDINGTON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
During May the Group will be visiting Alford Manor House and Gardens, so there will be no evening
The next meeting will be an OPEN MEETING on 23rd June commencing at 7.30 p.m. to be held at ‘The
Horse & Jockey’ in Waddington. There will be archive photographs of the village to view and also books
for sale. Please come along and look at these, see if you can recognise your street or some of your ancestors!
A further afternoon visit in July to the Digby Plotting Room and no meeting in August means that the next
formal meeting is 22nd September when the speaker is Stuart Sizer talking about „Louth Canals‟.
Evening meetings are held at the Communal Centre, Millers Road at 7.30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of most
months. Membership fee is £5 per annum. Members pay £1.50 per visit and visitors £2 to cover the hire of
the hall, speakers, tea/coffee and biscuits afterwards.
If you want to contact me, Diane, Secretary to the History Group my telephone number is 01522 788691 and
my email address is email@example.com
WADDINGTON DRAMATIC SOCIETY
There will be an extraordinary meeting of the Society for members to elect a new committee
on Thursday June 9th at 7.00pm at Waddington Village Hall.
Now is the time to join to be in the next Pantomime due to be chosen from a short list of new scripts
next week. The Youth group production is due to be staged shortly, watch out for publicity posters.
For Further information please contact Graham Pues firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July 7:30pm
An Evening of Entertainment
At Waddington Village Hall
Tickets £5 and £4.50 for concessions.
For more information check our website; www.waddingtondrama.org
or contact Graham Pues 826840.
Charity Pop Music Quiz Night
Raising money for Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Appeal
Venue: BRANT ROAD SOCIAL CLUB, Lowfields, Waddington
Friday, 17th June, 2011; commencing at 8pm
Teams required between 2 -5 : £2 per person (pay on night). Refreshments
Further details or register a team please contact Paul on (01522) 721631
Sunday 26th June 2011,
188 Grantham Road,
2.30pm – 5.00 pm
Contact Mrs Daly 722632
Mystery Tour in Vintage Bus
Tuesday 14th June 2011
Meet at Waddington Co-Op at 6.00pm
(including Seat Down Meal)
Contact: Mrs Daly 722632 or Cllr M Gallagher 722505
Spiritualist Pioneer Centre
Redwood Drive Community Centre, Waddington,
Every Saturday 7pm start
Last Friday of every month medium ship special pm start,
Different medium each week
Enquiries 01522 514513