Allotments available in Wymeswold!

Fancy having a go at growing your own fruit and veg next year? Wymeswold Parochial Charities has four allotment plots available for 2018: one on the London Lane site and three off the East Road.

The rents are very reasonable (typically between £12 and £22 a year, depending on the size of the plot).

If you are interested please contact Jo Collington (Clerk of the Charities) on jocollington@icloud.com or phone 01509 880538.

Transcript of Lily Brown’s First World War diary

Those of you who have read Discovering the Wolds may well have been intrigued by the selection of entries from a diary kept by Lily Brown between 1916 and 1918.  Thanks to Patricia Baker the whole diary has now been transcribed and is available as a PDF from the WHO’s web site (www.hoap.co.uk/who).  Do try to read this diary before or around Christmas as the description of her family’s celebrations is one of the more detailed accounts.

Wymeswold Village Project Fund Community Grants 2017

The Wymeswold Waddle and Duck Races were held on Sunday 14th May and with great weather it was a superb community event for all.

The Duck Race committee raised around £1000 from the betting races, BBQ and games while the various local non-commercial organisations ran their own attractions and retained their profits.

Wymeswold Village Project Fund (the organising committee behind the annual Duck Races) is again making grants available to local clubs, associations, societies, community projects and charities. These grants are as a result of the profits realised on the betting races, BBQ and games.

Applications are invited from properly-constituted community and voluntary groups for activities not conducted for profit. Grants should be towards a new initiative or project (rather than general running costs) and there should be an identifiable benefit to people residing in the parish of Wymeswold.

The organisation or project must be based in the Parish of Wymeswold or carry out activities (other than fund-raising) within the Parish.

Further details of the criteria for grant applications and an application form can be obtained from Wilma O’Leary (Secretary of the Wymeswold Village Project Fund / Duck Races) at wilma.oleary@googlemail.com. Details and the application form can also be downloaded below.

Completed application forms should be forwarded to the Secretary (at 1 Marys Close, Wymeswold) by 31st October 2017, including details of the purpose of the grant requested and how such a grant would benefit the members of the organisation or the greater community.

Details of the awards will be posted on the Parish Noticeboard, the Christian Link and on www.wymeswold.com  later in the year.

Duck Race Grants Application Form as document

Duck Race Grants Application Form as PDF

 

 

Storkit Meadows becomes a health and safety classroom for village pupils

Schoolchildren have been finding out all about health and safety from housebuilder Barwood Homes at its Storkit Meadows development in Wymeswold.

The year 5 and 6 pupils from the village primary school visited the site off Rempstone Road, where the company is creating a new community of two to five bedroom homes. The youngsters learned why health and safety is so important when it comes to construction, tying in with their curricular work on the subject.

Barwood Homes sales director Steven Allenby said: “We always take health and safety on our developments extremely seriously for all our staff, operatives and visitors. With the primary school being close by, we felt it appropriate to engage with them, especially as health and safety dovetails well with the children’s current school work.”

Wymeswold Primary School headteacher Jan Scallon, who accompanied the children on the visit, added: “The children have really enjoyed this whole experience and have put a lot of effort into it. The lucky ones who visited the development were very excited and couldn’t wait to tell the rest of their class what they saw. They loved seeing different aspects of a building site and especially having the chance to wear the PPE safety gear.”

Health and safety-themed artwork made by the children will be turned into posters to be displayed around Storkit Meadows, while Barwood Homes will present the Brook Street school with some educational, programmable IT hardware later this year.

The first phase of homes at Storkit Meadows is set to be completed this spring. For more information, call 01604 369200, or visit www.barwoodhomes.co.uk.

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A friendly Ukranian hacker decided to stuff lots of malware onto the old site, so we’ve decided the time is right to retire it and build one with more modern software.

The new site will be based on the latest version of WordPress, and should work more easily on mobile phones and tablets than the old site did – things have come a long way since then!

At first, it’s going to look a little basic, as we’re putting it together rather on the hoof, but we’ll try and get the most important information up first and gradually build it out.