May 2012 Condensed by vGyR3uG



              CHERRY NEWS – May 2012
         Condensed version – (text only, no adverts)
                 INDEX – Newsletter May 2012
1. Cherry Willingham Gardening Club

2. Cherry Willingham Ladies Group

3. Cherry Willingham W I

4.   Parish Council news

5. Knit and Natter
6. Ladies Breakfast

7. Ladies Tea Club -

8. The Local Men’s Breakfast

9. Cherry Willingham FC.
10. Editor’s Notes
11. Reepham Methodist Church – Craft Club
12. A Big Thank You – personal message from Beryl Cheyne
13. Lincoln Sounds Ladies Barbershop Chorus
14. Cherry Willingham Twinning Association
15. CW2020 News
16. Cherry Willingham Army Cadet Force
17. Fairtrade Coffee Morning
18. Special Families Club
19. Christian Aid Week
20. Cherry Willingham Bowls Club
21. Mother’s UNION
22. Cherry Willingham Guides Group
23. Cherry Willingham Methodist Church
24. The Vine Community Church
25. Church Services

26. Vicar’s Blog
27. Forget-me-not Club
28. Police Advice – none this month but contact details included
29. Nettleham Medical Practice Notices -

30. Choir
31. Scrabble Club
32. Village Hall – Draw and support
33. West Lindsey Churches Festival
34. Church Hall Events
35. Lincoln Sounds – Ladies Barbershop Chorus
36. Fit as a Fiddle
    Worried and don’t know who to call
    Surgery Times
    Calling 111
    Utilities Emergency numbers
    Useful numbers
    Pharmacy opening times
    Gas and Fire Safety – check list
38. Recent Funerals
39. Classified Adverts section
40. Library Times
41. Greetwell Church – Some History
42. Third Thursday Book Club

TOTAL 27 pages

1. Gardening Club
Hello everyone; another mixed bag of weather, but, at least we are moving in the right
    Frost can still be a problem even in to May, so don't be rushed into planting out your
tender seedlings just yet.
    Our speaker for this month will be Liz Maxwell who will be talking to us about the
cultivation and care of FUCHIAS.
The meeting, as usual, will be in the Church Hall on High Street.
It starts at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 23rd. of May.
  Remember, our meetings are open to everyone; you don't have to be a member, just turn up.
We look forward to seeing you all, so till then:-
  ‘Happy Gardening’.
For more information ring Alan on 750349

2. Cherry Willingham Ladies Group
Next Meeting May 2nd in the Church Hall at 7.30pm
We are holding our AGM.
Lisa Courtney from the Children’s Hospice is our Speaker.
We are having a Jubilee Party on June 6th, would you all
please decorate a hat for a competition. New members are always welcome.
Contact 752275 or 753428

CW Ladies Group -Note this in your calendar:
 July 4th Coach Trip to Sandringham, visiting; the House, Gardens and Museum.
Coach leaves from the Church Hall, High St.
There are still some seats left so ring today while it is fresh in your mind. We think it will be
a ‘Grand Day Out’. Cost of trip £25
Contact Wendy 752275 or Hilary 753428 to book a seat.

3. Cherry Willingham WI
The Lincolnshire North Federation of Women’s Institutes held their annual general meeting
at Skegness on 28th March. The delegate for Cherry Willingham WI was Sylvia Beardmore
who was accompanied by several other members. During the business of the morning Sue
Bradley was elected on to the Board of Trustees as science coordinator.

The theme for the afternoon, Inspirational Women, was depicted through words and flower
arrangements. Among those represented were Florence Nightingale, Mother Theresa and
Zandra Rhodes. Our Cherry members thoroughly enjoyed the day’s activities especially Jane
Jordan, who won the ‘Denman Dip’; the prize being a weekend at Denman College, the WI’s
residential college in Oxfordshire – a just reward for our hardworking

To celebrate the 2012 Olympics we are taking part in the Big Walk, Little Splash challenge to
achieve a branch total of 209 miles walking or swimming. This is the distance as the crow
flies from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (site of the first
WI group in the UK) to the Olympic Stadium and all members are asked to keep note of the
distances they achieve.

Our speaker at the April meeting was Colin Young of Golding Young
Auctioneers who is known for his appearances on television as an expert on various antiques
shows. His amusing and informative talk was well received by both members and visitors
alike. He also judged the completion for ‘A Treasured Item’ and the winners, in order, were
Cynthia Field, Hazel Larcombe and Christine Chapman. He was warmly thanked by our
secretary, Annette Radcliffe.

At the next meeting, on Wednesday 9th May at 7 p.m., Mr. Gerry Burrows will take us on a
virtual tour of Grimsthorpe Castle. The competition will be a photograph of a stately home.
As always, visitors are welcome so why not join us to see the benefits of being a member of
the WI?

Norma Shaw 751443.

4. Parish Council Matters
A new Village Improvement Committee has been set up to focus on the general state of the
village; please let us know of any areas that need
attention or share your ideas for improvements.

Planning issues: As explained at the Annual Parish meeting, the Council are exploring the
possibility of developing a Neighborhood Plan. This document would set out planning
guidelines that have to be considered by WLDC. The CW2020 information has given us a
good start already, but further community involvement would be essential.

Contacting the Council: We hope to interview for a new clerk during May. During this
interim period, for Millennium Hall bookings or enquiries, please ring Mike Cutler (01522
751942).For other Parish matters ideally email Alternatively
you can leave a message on the answerphone (753398). Councillors will also endeavour to
open the Millennium Hall 1.30-2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays & 10-11 a.m. on Fridays.

5. Knit and Natter
Knit and Natter are a group of knitters of all abilities who meet alternate Wednesdays at
2pm in the Millennium Hall.
If you are interested why not join us, or call in as a visitor and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee
and biscuits, and bring your knitting.

Knit and Natter Diamond Jubilee Coffee Morning

10am Saturday 19th May, Church Hall, High Street. Craft, Cake, and Book Stalls, Raffles
etc. 50 pence including tea or coffee and cake or biscuits.

All proceeds to local Charities

Meeting dates for May: 2nd, 16th, 30th, 2-4pm (and 19th as above)

6. Ladies Breakfast
Saturday May 5th at 8 45am in the Rosie Lea Cafe

The Parade, Cherry Willingham,

Ladies come and join us for a full English breakfast.

Make new friends and meet with old ones.

Listen to a Christian speaker. Cost £5.20p

Ring Ann on 01522800209 before May 3rd to book a place

June breakfast is Saturday 2nd.

7. Ladies Tea Club
Our meeting this month is our trip to ‘Springfields’. All seats on the coach are filled and we
look forward to a good day out. The coach leaves the Church hall on May 21st at 9.30am
and returns at 4.30pm

Details of our A.G.M. and the takings of the April Coffee Morning will be announced at a
later date. Please note our forthcoming event in June is our Jubilee celebration.
Mrs. Iris Miller: Telephone 808256 .

8. Men2gether - The Local Men’s Breakfast

When – Saturday 19th May 2012
Where – Rosie Lea Café, The Parade, Cherry Willingham
Time – 8.30am for 8.45 start. Finish by 9.45am
Cost - £5.20, payable when you arrive.

 Come along and enjoy a full English breakfast, meet old friends, make new friends and listen
to a short talk from a Christian speaker.

All men are most welcome.

 To book a place, or places, please email David Burrows Tel: 824936,
or John Pycock john.pycock@btopenworld by Wednesday 16th May 2012. Numbers are
limited so please book early to ensure a place.

9. Cherry Willingham Football Club
Results have not been good since the last issue. We managed a 1-1 draw at Saxilby Athletic
in a league game and a 7-3 win against Market Rasen Town in a Elkington Cup group cup
game which gave us a place in the semi final. This ended up a bad result after an exciting
game in which we were winning 2-0 with only five minutes to go but Wild Life scored two
late goals to force extra time and then we lost in the penalty shoot out.
  We are still in with a chance to qualify for the Innes Cup Final which is being played on our
ground on 8th May. Hopefully we will be able to report better in the next issue for the two
finals we are still in.
  Sadly at the end of the season the West Lindsey will be disbanded after a run of seventy
five years because of lack shortage of clubs so we have been forced to resign and have
applied to join the Harrison’s Printers Lincoln Saturday League so we need a good squad of
players for next season.
  Congratulations to our friends of the cricket club on their Jubilee celebrations.
Finally will the person who left a message on my answer phone regarding running a Sunday
League team for next season please contact me as they did not leave any name or contact
Eric Brocklesby 808176

Classified Section
I apologise for giving the wrong email address in this section and this has probably led to
some frustration. It has been amended to: For those without email I will accept through my
letterbox if in good time. On the plus side I think all items so far displayed have been sold,
one was sold before the seller had received her copy of the newsletter. It is intended as a
service for CW residents only,
limited to two items per household and once the page is full that will exclude others so first-
come-first-served basis. We can include ‘WANTED’ items too, (see sample) just keep it
brief. Your emails to the above will be
acknowledged. See page 17
Photo Opportunities
We continue to receive village pictures for display, thank you. There can only be one
displayed as a front piece, but all will be stored and queued for display in the coming months.
Let us all see how you are viewing our village.
History Section
We hope to continue giving you some history of our village life. This month we have details
of the Greetwell Church and it’s impressive history.

I am sorry for any inconvenience caused by giving the wrong day for the Scouts and Guides
Paper Collection. For future reference it is always the 3rd Saturday in the month. I am
delighted to hear from the group that many of you responded to this appeal.
Public Consultation Notice - We have been advised that there will be a Public Consultation
concerning new dwellings proposed on Waterford Lane, at the last minute the builders,
Lindum Construction, were unable to give precise timings and said that notice would be
placed in the Lincolnshire Echo and a suitable leaflet drop carried out.

11. Reepham Methodist Church – Craft Club
Held in Reepham Methodist Church schoolroom,
on Friday 25th May, 2pm to 4pm .

Please note: Only one meeting this month as we will
be busy on 11th preparing the chapel for the open Churches

For more information ring 01522752809 or 01522800209

Come and join us we are a very friendly group learning
many different crafts, Cost 50p to cover expenses.

12. A Big Thank you A BIG THANK YOU
Beryl Cheyne would like to thank all kind friends in the village and around for my recovery
from recent heart surgery and spells in Hospital. I hope I am on the road to recovery now, so
thank you all so much.
Beryl Cheyne.

13. Lincoln Sounds Ladies Barbershop Chorus
Lincoln Sounds Ladies Barbershop Chorus is holding a one day taster workshop in June. The
event aims to encourage ladies in Lincoln and the surrounding villages to join them in
learning a new song from scratch to performance standard- with choreography included!
The song will then be sung as part of an informal concert for family and friends.

Kara Moore, President of Lincoln Sounds said “We held a similar event last summer. It was
a very enjoyable and happy day and resulted in six ladies deciding to join the Chorus. We
expect this one to be every bit as enjoyable. No experience is needed, nor an ability to read
music, just a love of singing.”

The Workshop takes place on Saturday, 16 June at Lincoln Christ’s
Hospital School. There is a registration fee, after which anyone signing up will receive a
pack of pre-learning material including a CD.

Contact information for more details is available at by choosing the

‘Home’ option , email Rebecca Lockley at
Or tel. Linda 01522869920

14. Cherry Willingham Twinning Association
31 Twinners 'exercised their brains' on February 25th at the Church Hall; a quiz prepared by
Terry and Mary Hancock was won by Team Gregory and then followed a delicious cottage
pie and apple crumble meal prepared by Mandy Spring, washed down with wine or beer.
Suitably refreshed, we took part in a hectic Beetle Drive, won by Ann Goodenough. An
enjoyable evening.

On April 11th ,28 of us are off to Le Grand Luce for six days to visit our French friends; this
year some of us will travel by train, a new experience, whilst others are using their own

We have other events lined up for the summer so if you would like to come along and see
what we do, please contact John on 595173 or Terry and Mary on 753239

15. CW2020 - A Vision for the Future of Cherry Willingham
The CW2020 Steering Group wants to thank everyone who responded to the above question
at the Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 19 March.
In general you support the broad direction we are taking looking towards 2020.
We are currently analysing your responses and will produce a report in due course. If you
would like to see a copy when it is ready, please contact us as below.
There will be a further opportunity to respond at the Community Gala on 1 July and we look
forward to seeing you then. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please
contact us.
 You can contact CW2020 at or, by kind permission of the
Parish Council, via the Parish Office

16. Cherry Willingham Army Cadet Force

We parade on Thursday night form 6.45-9.05 at Cherry Willingham Detachment (the hut in
the corner of the Cherry Community School Field). You must be aged 12 and in year 8 or
above up to 18 years of age. It costs £1.00 a night and you can bring a little extra to buy
sweets and drink from the Naafi. We provide the uniform all you have to do is buy some

We cover most aspects of Army training i.e. Marching, Shooting, Fieldcraft, Map and
Compass and P T. achieving star levels and climbing the ranks form Cadet Lcpl to Cdt
Sergeant Major. We also cover Btec and take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award Scheme.

There are other courses available i.e. Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Signals, Cooking,
Leadership and Teaching.

During the year there are weekend camps at Beckingham (nr Newark) and an annual camp
for 10 days, during the school summer holidays.

So if you are interested in joining, just come along on a Thursday evening or you can contact
Debbie Brammer (Detachment Commander) on 01522 800922. Email, Debbie-martin-

 Our very own Sgt Major Martin Brammer has won the Stead Award and is being
presented with it here by the Chair of the Parish Council, Councillor Jenny Robinson.
(picture not included in this archive)

The Stead Award is an annual award given by the Parish in memory of a former Parish
Council leader and the nominee is voted for by Parishioners for outstanding services to our
community. Thanks to Martin from the Community and well done!

Our next coffee morning will be held on Saturday, 12 May from 10 am in the Church Hall.
We look forward to seeing you for a cup of coffee, home-made cake and a friendly chat.
Please     note     that    there    will    be    no     Fairtrade   stall   this   month.
The Fairtrade vision is of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the
heart of trade structures and practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a
decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential.


(founded in 1989)
A Social Support Group for Special Needs and carers. The group meets in the Church Hall,
High Street, Cherry Willingham on alternate Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 9.30pm.
Activities include: Darts / Bingo / Music and 10 pin Bowling.

The group organises:

Social Evenings/Evenings out/Trips in summer (funds permitting)`.

New members always welcome. For more information call;

Margaret: 01522 751628

Cyndy:      01522 804828

Meetings this month:

May 8th Church Hall 7.30-9.30p.m./ May 22nd Church Hall 7.30-9.30p.m

19. Christian Aid week 13 - 19 May
                             th   th

Please find enclosed within the magazine, an envelope for your contribution to Christian
Aid. Whatever you can spare will be gratefully received and help to improve the lives of
people less fortunate than ourselves. You can return your envelope to Jan at the Post Office
or drop it into the Vicarage. Together we can make a difference.

20. Cherry Willingham Bowls Club Draw

The prizes for weeks 11 -15 (11Mar - 14Apr)
were drawn by Angela Hanson

44 Mrs E Coleman          26 Rudgard Ave.       5 00

207 Mrs E Nelson          48 Church Lane         5. 00

385 Mr J. Moore           17 Holly Close         5. 00

224 Miss S Sturrock       12 Jessop Close        5. 00

 91 Mrs. M Wiley           18 Larkin Ave.       10. 00.
                                                                           Noel Taylor

The Cherry Willingham Bowls Club is a Community Charity Club open to people who
reside in Cherry Willingham , Reepham , Fiskerton and surrounding area.

We play in the City of Lincoln Bowls League, Lincoln & District Bowls League, Cliff Bowls
League, & Bowls Lincolnshire (EBA) Fours League. Starting times vary between 6-30pm &
7-00pm Evenings, Afternoon 2-00pm. Match fees £2 per match which includes transport to
away matches.

¨ Players also represent their club at League, and County level.

¨ We have a number of club competitions for you to enter.

¨ During the season we have Bowls Drives to raise funds for the club, followed by a meal
      with wine, beer, and our own entertainment.

¨ Towards the end of the playing season we have a Finals Day for club competitions followed
     by a Barbeque.

¨ Late September / October we have a Presentation Evening at a Local hostelry to present the
     Club Trophies to the winners, and runners up.

¨ During the winter months we play Indoor bowls at Lincoln IBC or Dunholme IBC.

¨ Some play a Short Mat game in the village hall..

For further information contact out Secretary Ken Shackleton Tel 01522 751132 or Brian
Donnell Tel 01522 750794 Treasurer, or any club member.

· Membership Fee £25 a year.

We welcome anyone who likes the competitive, social, and friendly atmosphere of outdoor
bowls. We invite old and new players, young and older people to join us for a game of

21. MOTHER’S UNION - (St.Peter & St Paul – Cherry Willingham)
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 16th May at 7.30pm will take place in the Church Hall.
Our speaker is Mrs Paddy Philips, a long-time member of the Mother’s Union and Editor of
our quarterly magazine and is always interesting and a joy to listen to.
Please note that at this meeting we collect the usual items for the Women’s Aid Centre. Also
a reminder that the meeting on Wednesday, 20th June will be our fundraising evening and it
will be a Beetle Drive. Everyone is invited to join in the fun.
The week of our meeting in May our prayers are thinking about ‘Reconciliation’, and
includes Ascension Day, ‘Today we reflect on Christ’s Ascension back to Heaven in his
resurrected state. We are so grateful for his willingness to leave his home in glory to
reconcile us to God’.
On Saturday, 5th May, 10-12noon,at the Church Hall, High Street, we will be collecting all
types of hand tools, workshop equipment, sewing machines & buttons, computers, laptops, &
educational books for a project called Tool with a Mission (TWAM]. It is a charity whose
primary goal is to impact on poverty by renovating & sending shipments of tools and
equipment where it is most needed to support those who do not have the tools for work . This
particular appeal will help to motivate and equip young men and women in Rwanda with the
tools to learn a trade and so give them the opportunity to support themselves and their
If you have any of these items you no longer require please bring them along to the Church
Hall on Saturday 5th May. If you need them collecting or have any queries please ‘phone
  St.Benedict’s, the headquarters of the M.U. in Lincoln, continues to be open to the public on
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am till 2 pm. Look for the board and go in
and rest, away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street. You might even see a familiar
Enquiries to Anne Parker (856588), or Ann Jones (751095) or M.U. member.

22. Cherry Willingham & Reepham Scout & Guide Group
.For further details please contact:

Beavers – Monday’s 6pm – 7pm Boys & Girls Aged 6 to 8 years
Cilla Lamerton 01522 751377

Cubs – Monday’s 7.15pm – 8.30pm Boys & Girls Aged 8 to 10 ½ years
Donna Dyda 01522 244467.

Scouts – Thursday’s 7.30pm – 9pm Boys & Girls Aged 10 ½ to 14 years
Rob Johnson 01522 244467.

Rainbows – Wednesday’s 6pm – 7pm Girls Aged 5 to 7 years
Lisa Walmsley 07981 873518 .
Brownies – Tuesday’s 5pm – 6.15pm and 6.45pm – 8pm (two units) Girls Aged 7 to 10
Sharon Roberts 01522 751109.Guides/Senior Section – Wednesday’s 7.30pm – 9pm
Girls Aged 10+ years
Jayne Tyler 01522 753255.


                   A church on the move…..seeking to
     Our services start at 10:30am and are held in the Main Hall at the
                             Community School.
   Our preachers this month are:-
   May 6th – Carolyn Lawrence
   May 13th – Roger Smith
   May 20th – Rev Mark Lawrence (Holy Communion)
   May 27th – David Stubbs
   May 20th - 3.00pm-4.30pm at Fiskerton Village Hall: the special
   monthly meeting for adults with learning disabilities.
   Every Tuesday, at 8pm during school terms: a group meets at 10
   Bellwood Grange, the home of the Stubbs family, to study the bible
   together. A good place to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere.
   All are very welcome.
   Last Friday evening in each month “Solo” group for ladies - a mixture
   of crafts and social activities, also at 10 Bellwood Grange.
   For more details please contact one of the following: Rev Mark Lawrence
   754618, Steph Morris 808751, David & Dianne Stubbs 752062.
   Being able to forgive people is the greatest gift you could ever give
   yourself. Staying angry is like taking poisoning yourself, hoping it will
   hurt your enemy.


                                                          The Vine Community
                   What’s on                               Church is putting
                    MAY                                        together a
 All these Services are family & youth friendly with a
             vibrant children programme                      STOP PRESS
              coffee served from 10:45.

                                                         HOLIDAY CLUB
             Sunday Service
 6th       Fiskerton Village Hall                            July 23-27
           Family Service
                                                             6-11 years
 13th      Reepham and Cherry
           Willingham Village Hall                        Watch out for further
           with the exciting KidZone                            details
 20th      Fiskerton Village Hall
           with the exciting KidZone
                                                         For more details of any of church
                                                         events visit
 27th      Reepham and Cherry                  
           Willingham Village Hall                       or Telephone Rev. V Podbury on
           with the exciting KidZone                     872011

  Connect groups
  Connect groups provide a social setting for you to
  connect with church life, develop your faith and
  provide opportunities for helping the community.
  Mon 11am & Tues 8pm in Fiskerton
  Wed 8pm in Cherry Willingham

  Children – Junior Connect fortnightly on Friday
  4-5pm, Fiskerton


                   CHURCH SERVICES DURING MAY 2012

 Wednesday 2nd           Cherry Willingham  9:30am     Holy Communion
 Sunday 6th              Cherry Willingham  8:00am     Holy Communion
                         Reepham            9:15am     Morning Worship
                         Greetwell          11:00am Holy Communion
                         Fiskerton          3:00pm     Remembrance Book service
                         Reepham            3:00pm     Messy Church
 Wednesday 9th           Cherry Willingham  9:30am     Holy Communion
 Thursday 10th           Reepham            10:00am Buggy Service
 Sunday 13th             Cherry Willingham  8:00am     Morning Worship
                         Fiskerton          9:15am     Morning Worship
                         Reepham            9:15am     Holy Communion
                         Cherry Willingham  10:45am Holy Communion
 Wednesday 16th          Cherry Willingham  9:30am     Holy Communion
Thursday 17th            Glentham           7.30pm     Deanery Ascension Day Service
 Sunday 20th             Cherry Willingham  8:00am     Holy Communion
                         Fiskerton          9.15am     Holy Communion
                         Reepham            9.15am     Family Worship
                         Cherry Willingham  10.45am Holy Communion
                         Cherry Willingham  6.30pm     Compline
 Wednesday 23rd          Cherry Willingham  9:30am     Holy Communion
 Thursday 24th           Reepham            10:00am Buggy Service
 Sunday 27th (Pentecost) Cherry Willingham  8:00am     Morning Worship
                         Fiskerton          9.45am     Messy Church
                         Cherry Willingham  10.45am Holy Communion
 Wednesday 30th          Please note NO Communion Service
                   GRAND LUCE                         WILLOW COURT
 MONDAY 21ST          Holy
                 10:30am Communion        TUESDAY 8TH        10:30am Holy Communion

26. Vicar’s Blog
I suspect that by now most people will have noticed that the scaffolding has come down and
at last, after 8 months the church roof is sound, the cupola is fully restored and looking quite
special and the church doors have been opened up to reveal a newly decorated church
building. It would be fair to say that we all breathed a sigh of relief! The responsibility for a
Grade I listed building has, at times been quite onerous, but also it has been an interesting
project to undertake as we have steered our way through legislation, funding bodies, VAT
problems, spoken with architects, surveyors, English Heritage, The Georgian Society and the
list goes on…. the culmination of all of this is that the Bishop will come to Cherry
Willingham in June to re-dedicate the building and we look forward to hosting him.

I suppose that over the last few months one of the questions I have been asking is: why are
we doing this? Some of the answers are obvious – we are taking our responsibilities seriously
and trying to ensure that the heritage of Cherry Willingham is maintained and in good order
for generations to come. However, it is much more than that for me…. this building has seen

generations of people worshipping God and we want that to continue – we have received a
legacy of faith from past generations and it stands for something – it says to me that this is
YOUR parish church – it is open and available for YOU the residents of Cherry Willingham.
Over the next few months we will be inviting people to drop in for a cuppa and a look round.
Maybe you have never been in this building before – if that’s the case then come along. Take
an opportunity on 12th and 13th May, over the Open Churches week-end to look at a display
of photographs of the work that has been done over the last few months. Then move on to
Greetwell, Fiskerton and Reepham to see what is happening there. In October we are hoping
to hold a Wedding Fair, and there are more events in the pipeline. So please, come and enjoy
this building, with 250 years of history and 250 years of worship. I look forward to seeing

With every blessing - Penny

Social Events in the Benefice in April
West Lindsey Open Churches Festival—12th and 13th May 2012
Churches open at Cherry Willingham, Greetwell, Fiskerton, Reepham (Anglican and
Methodist) - Lunches, tea and coffee served

27. Forget-me-Not Club.
At the meeting in March the Forget-me-Not Club staged an ‘Easter Bonnet Parade’. There
were seven very well decorated hats but the winner, by popular vote, was Mrs Maureen
Rooch, our own secretary. She was awarded a Luxury Easter Egg. The second favourite was
Mrs Jean Walker, then followed by Mrs Madge Green and Mrs Marjorie Wilkinson. Each
contestant received a chocolate egg.
Special refreshments, brought by the Committee, were enjoyed by all.
Chairman, Mrs Margaret Coates reminded everyone about our Spring Lunch at the Cherry
Tree on Tuesday April 24th.

Neighbourhood Policing Team


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Immobilise - property database where users can input details of their valuables. This
database is searched by many Police Forces for stolen property. If your property is stolen
and recovered by Police we can identify the owners and return the property.

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                         Lincolnshire Police Outsource to

December 21st 2011 saw G4s win the contract from Lincolnshire Police. G4s will deliver
services for HR, learning and development, assets and facilities management, finance
and procurement and support. Operational services will include managing the force
control room, the custody and identification unit, town enquiry officers, the crime
management bureau, the central ticket office and collisions unit, the criminal justice unit,
firearms licensing and the resource management unit

New Non-Emergency Number

Lincolnshire Police has a NEW local non-emergency phone number – 101.

                            Always dial 999 in an emergency


PCSO 2108 Jackie Parker –
Mobile:07944 776801

PC 277 Donnah Thompson –
Mobile:07939 312757

PCSO Ross Payne –
Mobile:079833 143606

Nettleham Office: 01522 805796
Team Email:


29. Nettleham Medical Practice and Cherry Willingham Branch Surgery—
                            May 2012 News
Monthly Early Closures for Training 2012
In order to enable our doctors and staff to be kept up to date the Nettleham
surgery will be closed for training at 1pm on the following afternoons.
Emergency help is still available by calling 111.
Tuesday 15th May / Tuesday 19th June
Contact Details – Nettleham 01522 751717
When the surgery is closed ring Freephone 111
Practice Manager – Helen Lunn.

Come and have a hearty song it is good for the soul. We are friendly and would love to
meet you at:
The Cherry Willingham Primary School Infant Hall
Monday 14th and 28th May

We sing songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Beatles, Carl Boberg, Hymns, Hillsong,
Michael Ball and Ben E. King. We do Part Songs and Rounds and lots more.

For more info please contact:-
Jane Tel. No. 07720 050214

Supported by The Vine Community Church

 Come and stimulate your "little grey cells" and have a
 pleasant couple of hours with refreshments for only £1.50.
 We are not serious players, so come and enjoy the company and the game at: GRAND
 LUCE COURT at 2.30pm on Tuesday 1st May, 15th May and 29th May.
 Contact: - Mrs. Parker on 752383 or Mr. Wild on 751607


Thanks to all those who support us on the Village Hall, which is regularly used for ballroom
dancing; bowls; line dancing; yoga; mums & toddlers and other activities. It is also available
for private functions.

To book the hall, please phone Frank on :

07546 579 677.





£5.00 A TABLE



SANDRA ON 01522 887461 AFTER 6PM


Please visit All Saints Greetwell   - West Lindsey Churches Festival

May 12th and 13th From 10am -4pm. See the fully restored Church
A warm Welcome and Good Food Awaits you.

A Big Thank You from All Saints Greetwell

On Saturday June 2nd come and celebrate the 60th year of Her Majesty’s Coronation. We

would like to invite all who helped in our fundraising to restore this Church.
Please come for Tea at 3pm at Greetwell Please book a place so we know how many to cater
Irmgard 751218


The Church Hall is available for use by local groups, birthday parties and for other events.
The Church Hall Management Committee currently has a fund-raising programme to
completely refurbish and update this building. As an interim measure, the hall has recently
been redecorated. Your support at our events would be much appreciated and these will be
listed in Cherry News. All booking enquiries should be made to Sandra Gardner, tel no

35. Lincoln Sounds Ladies Barbershop Chorus

Lincoln Sounds Ladies Barbershop Chorus is holding a one day taster workshop in June. The
event aims to encourage ladies in Lincoln and the surrounding villages to join them in
learning a new song from scratch to performance standard- with choreography included!
The song will then be sung as part of an informal concert for family and friends.

Kara Moore, President of Lincoln Sounds said “We held a similar event last summer. It was
a very enjoyable and happy day and resulted in six ladies deciding to join the Chorus. We
expect this one to be every bit as enjoyable. No experience is needed, nor an ability to read
music, just a love of singing.”

The Workshop takes place on Saturday, 16 June at Lincoln Christ’s
Hospital School. There is a registration fee, after which anyone signing up will receive a
pack of pre-learning material including a CD.

Contact information for more details is available at by choosing the
‘Home’ option ,email Rebecca Lockley at
Or tel. Linda 01522869920

Exercise Fun Group for the over 60’s - Ladies and Gents
We meet in the Church Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at
We have a different activity each session-New Age Kurling
/ Soft Bowls/Movement to Music
Come and Join us, £1 each session. Meet old friends, make new ones.
For more information contact Age UK volunteers:
Roy Percy: 750155 or Pat Sellwood: 754584



Sometimes we don’t know who to call. While this list is not a complete list of all help lines it
is a signpost to some most used. We cannot guarantee the response you’ll get but they will
provide you with information and advice that may help.
For information about Dementia and Alzheimer’s contact Alzheimer’s
     Society Dementia Helpline 0845 300 0336
For information and advice about older person’s matters phone Age UK (formerly
     Age Concern and Help the Aged) 0800 00 99 66
For information and advice about Cerebral Palsy speak to SCOPE
     0808 800 33 33
For issues to do with Learning Disability get in touch with Mencap 0808 808
If you have concerns about someone in hospital call The Patients
     Association 0845 608 4455
If you have mental health questions contact Mind Info Line
     0845 766 0163
For access to 24 hour advice on Domestic Violence phone Women’s Aid 24 hour
     Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
If you are worried you might be forced into marriage or worried about a friend or relative the UK
     Government Forced Marriage Unit can help them 0207 008 0151
For information and advice from trained parents about parenting call Parentline Plus
     0808 800 2222
Children who are troubled or worried can call ChildLine 0800 1111
For advice and guidance about child protection call NSPCC
     0808 800 5000 Concerned and don’t know who to contact
To report a Crime dial 999
To talk to someone about abuse call your local council’s children, adult social services
If you are concerned about a health matter call NHS direct 0845 4647
If you want to speak with the Diocese of Lincoln Safeguarding Adviser call 01673



Monday to Friday

8.30 am-11.30 am & 3.20 pm - 6.00 pm Thursday Evening 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm Saturday 9.00
am - 12 noon

Please note that the Thursday evening and Saturday morning appointments can be booked
ahead. There is no phone access to the surgery at these times as our line goes straight through
to the emergency out of hours service.

Cherry Willingham

Monday to Friday mornings 8.30 am -11.45 am & Monday afternoons 3.20 pm - 6.00 pm


All patients are seen by appointment. Please telephone Nettleham or Cherry Willingham
Surgery (01522) 751717

(8.30 am - 5.30pm)

All emergencies are seen the same day.


Now available by pre-bookable appointment


These are for people unable to get to the surgery for medical reasons (lack of transport is not
a valid reason for a home visit). If you need a non-urgent visit please contact the surgery
before 9.15 am.

For urgent visit requests between 8.00 am - 6.30 pm


What is 111?
NHS 111 is a new telephone service being introduced to help make it easier for you to
access local health services. If you live in Lincolnshire, you can now call 111 when you
need help fast, but it isn't a 999 emergency.
    You can ring 111, 365 days a year, to reach a full range of local health services,
    including out of hours doctors, community nurses, emergency dental care and late
    opening chemists. Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free -just like 999.

How does it work?
111 will get you through to a team of highly-trained advisers, who are supported by
experienced nurses. They will assess your symptoms and guide you to the right local
    Wherever possible, the NHS 111 team will transfer you directly to the people you need
    to speak to. If they think you need an ambulance, they will send one immediately - just
    as if you had originally dialled 999.

When do I use it?
People should use the NHS 111 service if they need help or advice urgently but it's not a
life-threatening situation.

    You should call 111 if:
         • it's not a 999 emergency;
         • you don't think it can wait for an appointment with your GP; or
         • you don't know who to call for medical help.
    For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or dentist in the usual way,
    and for immediate, life-threatening emergencies, please continue to call 999.

Why should I use it?
NHS 111 is a fast and convenient way to get the right help -whatever your need,
wherever you are, and whatever the time.
It can also help us to free up 999 and local A&E departments so that they can focus on
emergency cases.
     What if I have already been given a number to call for a condition I have?
     If you are already receiving healthcare and a health professional has given you a specific
     telephone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, please continue
     to use that number.
     What if I live outside of Lincolnshire?
     The NHS 111 service is only available in Lincolnshire. If you are outside of this area,
     please contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647.


AMBULANCE, FIRE, POLICE - Ring 999 for emergencies
POLICE - PC277 Donnah Thompson 01522 805796 or NPT Mobile 07939 312757
GAS - If you think you smell gas, ring National Gas Emergency Freephone 0800 111999
ELECTRICITY - East Midlands Electricity - 24-hour helpline: 0800 0568 090
WATER - Anglian Water - 24-hour helpline: 08457 145145
SAMARITANS -24 hours a day - 01522528282 0r 0845 7909090

This is a Nurse-led telephone health advice and information service from the NHS -
Telephone 0845 4647

For urgent non emergency care within Lincolnshire Telephone 111

Patient Advice & Liaison Service - Telephone (0845) 602 4384

NHS Lincolnshire
Cross O'Cliff, Bracebridge Heath,
Lincoln, LN4 2HN Telephone (01522) 513355

Pharmacy Opening Times

Mon – Fri 8.45 to 1pm and 2pm – 6pm

Saturday – 8.45 – 5pm

Gas and Fire Safety
Fit Alarms
  Fit smoke alarms.
  Bear in mind that you may need more than one in large properties.
  Make sure smoke alarms meet British Standard 5446, Part 1.
  Test them regularly to check the batteries are still working
Check Appliances
Ensure all gas appliances have a valid gas
Unplug appliances that aren't in use – especially heaters and irons.
  Never overload adaptors with too many plugs
  Keep heaters at a safe distance from flammable materials.
  Get electrical appliances tested by an approved contractor.
  Never touch or use any appliances that you think might be unsafe
  Make sure cables don't run underneath carpets or rugs.
  Don’t keep extension cables coiled, as they may overheat.
  Don’t exceed the recommended bulb wattage for light fittings or put too high a fuse in

  Be Careful
  Never cover heaters, for example by draping washing over them.
  Never leave burning candles unattended.
  Never leave matches where children may find them.
  Never empty hot ashtrays into bins – wet the contents or wait.
  Never smoke in bed.

  Plan an escape route – remember that you may not be able to use stairs if the fire nearby.
  Keep escape routes clear.
  If exits lock with a key, make sure the key is accessible
  Make sure everyone in your home is familiar with the plan.

38. Births, Deaths and Marriages

We have conducted funerals for the families of:
William (Bill) Roberts
Terry Tomlinson
Andrew Lintin

Ronald Frederick Grantham
our condolences and prayers are with family and friends in their loss.

6th March    Amelia Bishop
1st April     Jessica Maia Devere Wythe
15th April    Leyton McDermott
A huge welcome into the world and into the family of God!

None conducted during the period


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40. Cherry Willingham Library
Opening Hours

Monday                 10.00am – 1.00pm
                        2.00pm - 5.00pm

Tuesday                 Closed
Wednesday               Closed
Thursday                2.00pm – 6.00pm
Friday                 Closed
Saturday               10.00am – 1.00pm

Story Time
Now we are open on a Monday morning we would like to launch a story time to include
stories, songs and rhymes for preschool children and their parents, grandparents or carers.
The session will run on the second Monday each month with the first session being on May
14th at 10.15a.m.

All Saints Church Greetwell
After the Norman Conquest, King William rewarded his knights for their support, by giving
them various parcels of land. The manor of Greetwell, hitherto belonging to Sven the Saxon,
was given to Sir Roger de Busli. At the time of the Doomsday Survey of 1085 there was, at
Greetwell, a Church and a Priest.

In these days it was a typical Saxon Church with just a small lean-to Apse. The Norman
Tower was added at about that time. The only light entering would be by means of a key-hole
slit (the outline still visible on the South Wall), the inside would have been lit by reed lights
or candles.

Windows were put in the fifteenth century. There have been many
restorations of Greetwell Church, the most comprehensive being in 1899 the Chancel was
enlarged and new windows put in, the windows were the work of Canon Arthur Sutton, of
Brant Broughton. The centre window in the Chancel depicts the Resurrection of our Lord.

The organ was originally built for the Lincoln Cathedral Song School and inscribed “West
1764 Fecit” In 1798 it was rebuilt and enlarged by George Pike England, of London.

 On the north wall of the nave is the War Memorial and memorials to one time residents in
the parish.

The font is deemed original,            but   the   cover,    by   a   local   craftsman,   was
dedicated on All Saints day 1992,

A major restoration has been carried out between 2006 and 2012 first the Drainage and the
Heating.     A      New      Roof,     The      Eco       Loo,     Plaster  Work     and
Repainting, new Carpet Curtains and a new Chandelier much of this was
given to Greetwell by very generous donors. Please visit this Gem.

Information submitted by: Irmgard Parrott


Author: Keith Deeley: 01522 751769

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