News from the Village of Carlby – April 2022

CARLBY KOFUKAN KARATE-DO ASSOCIATION The Carlby Kofukan Karate Club practices an old traditional form of karate in the style of Shito-Ryu. We prac-tice Kata and fighting techniques for gradings and competitions under the instruc-tion of Nigel Parsons 5th Dan blackbelt. We hold a mixed session of children and adults every Monday at Carlby Village Hall Monday 6-30pm to 8-30pm. Please contact:- Nigel on 07802223388 or 

VILLAGE HALL HIRE:The hall is available for hirings, if you would like to book the village hall please email: with your name, address (special rates for Carlby villagers) and details of when you would like the hall. 

CARLBY AND DISTRICT WI next meeting will be our AGM on Tuesday 12th April in Carlby Village Hall at 7.30pm. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, usually in Carlby Village Hall, and welcome new members and visitors. For more information contact Sue Blessett 01778 590312 or . 

CARLBY WALKERS monthly walks take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and all villagers and their friends are welcome to come along for a walk of between 3 and 5 miles. These walks are relaxed and friendly, led by volunteers, and information of the route is sent out to regular walkers or can be obtained by contacting Dave Richardson a week prior to the walk on 07817 776341 or email Our next walk is on 9th March. No details available yet but the group will meet at Carlby Village Hall for 10.30 a.m departure to the start of the walk. 


There is a vacant seat on the Parish Council, if you are interested in getting 

involved in your community to directly influence issues that affect Carlby, please get in touch with the clerk for an application form and more information. 

NEWSLETTERS BY EMAIL Carlby PC wants to reinstate their newsletter via email to circulate to residents useful updates concerning the village. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please email the clerk 

MEETINGS: The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 26th April at 7pm in the village hall. This is an opportunity to speak directly to your Parish Council. You can hear what other village groups have been doing over the past year and what there will be to look forward to. Next PC meeting 3 May 7.30 pm in the village hall. 

CARLBY BOWLS CLUB The Bowls Summer season starts on 24th April 2022 with a Club Open day and the Club Arthur McBain Trophy Competition. Part of the green will be used to welcome any new potential Members to try the game for free with bowls provided by the Club. Fairly smooth soled shoes are better for the green. So villagers are very welcome to come with any friends for hopefully a good day from 10am through to 3 p.m. and maybe then join the Club. 

Summer entry into the Stamford League has been made and the League pro-gramme will be worked out on Team Captain’s Day on 14th April . Seven friendly matches have been organised and other competitions including singles and dou-bles championship events on 24th July. Members can play anytime in daylight through the summer and so no need to play competitions if not of interest. 

Carlby Church Easter service will be short and informal to suit those not so familiar with church and we hope lots and lots of families will come so the children can have a great EASTER EGG hunt around the grave yard afterwards. 


Saturday 23rd April 

It’s a week later than usual but we’re celebrating St George 

and all things English on St George’s Day. Free nib-bles and themed quiz to enjoy – dragons optional! 

Fully licensed bar – with real ale 

Doors open at 8.00 p.m – 11.00 p.m 


Another busy month of activity. Both Gareth Davies MP and Alicia Kearns MP spoke passionately at a packed Westminster Hall debate about large scale solar farms. Talking about the unacceptable scale of Mallard Pass Alicia Kearns said: “That is 1,400 football pitches—eight times larger than the current biggest solar plant in the country, and bigger than Monaco or the Vatican.“ Gareth Davies said “I want you to have a voice, so when there is a consultation, please let your voice be heard.” 

The next stages of consultation needs your input. Mallard Pass have hopefully now issued a draft Statement of Community Consultation. Statutory Consultees such as your Parish, District and County Councils are being asked for their views on the format and how you would like to be consulted. Please write to with your views, copying in your local councillors and Mallard Pass Action Group. 

Following this is the next and final public consultation where everyone’s input will be critical. 

A major step forward for Mallard Pass Action Group is the launch of a new website Please sign the online petition and donate to the fund as we fight the might of big business. Sign up to our newsletter and volunteer to help the campaign in the next consultation stage. If you have any queries or can lend a hand email 


Village magazines are currently circulated each month by a small, committed team. We would now welcome a few relief volunteers joining the group who would be occasionally willing to stand in for others in their absence. If you can help please contact Sue Flint on 01778 590864.