News from the Village of Carlby – June 2021

Carlby and District WI 

WI Meeting at 7.30 on Tuesday 8th June 2021 

Sue Barton will be giving a talk entitled: ‘Looking Good with Colour – how to create a colour co-ordinated wardrobe of clothes and accessories’. She will demonstrate how wearing the right colours for you will make you feel good and more confident. 

If you would like to join the meeting as a guest please email Sarah for the link. 

New members are always welcome. Come and join our nationwide community and find out what the WI could mean to you! 

CARLBY BOWLS CLUB: The Bowls Club re-opened at the beginning of May but, with league matches though the month cancelled, a series of matches took place 

between the two Club Teams (Corgis and Bees) on Mondays and Fridays. Club social play continued on Thursday evenings. The membership remains nearly the same as last year, despite so little bowls played. Much work on the green and surrounds by Members has kept the club premises in good order. Hopefully in July the Stamford and District League will restart as a shortened competition playing through to early September and life will feel more post Covid. New Members still very welcome and information can be obtained from Roger Shead on 0750 3555123 or on email at 

CARLBY PARISH COUNCIL has launched a new website. If you would like to keep up to date with what is happening in the village use 

The Morton Mobile Post Office van has agreed to visit Carlby for an hour each week (on a trial basis). It will park at the side of the village hall every Friday between 13:45 and 14:45 starting Friday 9th April 2021.Please support this service if you can. 

CARLBY PLAYING FIELD: With the lockdown easing, we are looking forward to everyone being able to enjoy the Playing Field with family and friends and are planning more improvements. 

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback via Facebook on the idea of a small bike track at the back of the Playing Field. We appreciate all the views added, along with the offers of help, should the plans go ahead. Adding this to the Playing Field is something we can do with time and effort rather than money. 

A number of comments we have received highlighted the desire for more play equip-ment for younger children, namely a slide and climbing frame. This is something we have already started working on but this does require significant investment to provide a long lasting, safe solution. 

We have teamed up with Calor and will be launching fundraising via crowdfunding on 9th June. Whilst we will continue to negotiate prices, where we can, we need to raise £12,000 to provide and install a combined climbing frame and slide from the current supplier. The crowdfunding with Calor will enable donations from the local community, as well as their friends and family, take advantage of Gift Aid from the government and, depending on the level we raise, enable us to apply for additional funding of £5,000 from Calor. 

We will be promoting the crowdfunding via Facebook, leaflets and would welcome any company sponsorship. Please let us know on 07904 098005 if you have any con-tacts you think could help us raise any funds, we need all the help we can get! 

We would love to achieve some, or all, of the above in 2021.