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Sandra Brown – update

Anthony and Jessica would like you to know that following Sandra’s funeral,  a total of £700 was sent to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Thank you to everyone for your kind donations.

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Sandra Brown

Anthony and Jessica have asked us to announce the following sad news about Sandra Brown, and information about her funeral. Sandra was the Postmistress at Wymeswold Post Office for many years and was a well-known character in the village. Sandra Brown passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 24 February 2024, surrounded by her family.  Read More

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Post Office Opening Times

Change to Post Office times at Wymeswold Memorial Hall until further notice Tuesdays are now 1-2.45pm Saturdays 11am-1pm

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Wymeswold Parish Council – St Mary’s Churchyard Wall Repairs – Updated

Updated to include PWLB budget table and forecast Read More

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Return of Post Office

The Post Office returns to the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 17th October Tuesday 1pm-3pm Saturday 11am-1pm

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Wymeswold Parish Council Notice of Casual Vacancy

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Notice of Vacancy

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Temporary Closure of Post Office

Post Office services are suspended until further notice, due to a recent accident.

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Village Project Fund Grant application

Wymeswold Village Project Fund (the organising committee behind the annual Duck Races) makes small 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, bar and games. Grants will be awarded up to a value of £300. Read More

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Wymeswold Parish Council Notice of Ordinary Vacancy

There are two unfilled seats remaining on the Parish Council which need to be filled as soon as possible. Read More

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Allotments available in Wymeswold! – December 2017

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 – November 2017

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.

New WHO Book out – September 2017

The new book from the Wolds Historical Organisation, called Discovering the Wolds, is now available.

Copies have been supplied to G G Granville’s in Wymeswold and the petrol station in Burton.  There are also copies available from Joan in Burton (phone 880055) and Bob in Wymeswold (bobtrubs@indigogroup.co.uk) or 881342.  It costs £9.95.

For more information see the WHO’s web page.

 

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