Adie Keogh’s ‘Tour de Wolds’ Cycle challenge – Sunday 12th June 2016

I just wanted to say a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone for their help and support over the last few days and months in making the event happen.

We had a quick count up and it looks like we’ve raised just over £6,000 for ‘Hope Against Cancer’, which exceeds my wildest expectations.

At total of 193 people took part and thankfully there were no accidents or injuries – and only a couple of people got lost!

I’ve already had many emails from regular cyclists praising the event, the organisation, the routes and the route-marking, comparing it favourably to regular cycling sportives.

Around 80 people also came along to enjoy a drink, BBQ, cake and chat.

Once again – huge thanks to everyone who took part and everyone who helped.

Adie Keogh


Wymeswold Parochial Charities – December 2016

The trustees of Wymeswold Parochial Charities administer the village allotments as well other land and fields in the parish left for the benefit of the village. The rents derived provide funds for the winter gifts to the pensioners, widows and widowers in the village. There are also other grants made to village organisations, and schemes such as the Thompson Educational Grants.

Mrs Sandra Brown has been the Chair of the Charities for many years, but has now felt it is the right time to stand down. On behalf of the other trustees and the parishioners of Wymeswold we would like to thank Sandra for her many years of service, especially in her knowledge, help and advice in distributing the annual winter gifts.


Do you fancy taking on an allotment in the village next year?

Wymeswold Parochial Charities have some available on both London Lane and East Road for the 2017 season.

The rents vary but are great value and your chance to grow fresh veg in readiness for next year’s Village Show.

If you are interested please contact the Clerk to the Charities, Jo Collington, at 94 Brook Street Wymeswold or on 01509 880538.

Storkit Meadows becomes a health and safety classroom for village pupils – April 2017

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

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Oops! – April 2017

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.