News from the Village of Carlby – Mar 2022

THE VILLAGE HALL is available for hirings, subject to government Covid restrictions. 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 is on Tuesday 8th March in Carlby village Hall. This is our belated 50th Birthday with a meal and entertainment for members only. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month, usually in Carlby Village Hall, and welcome new members and guests. For more information please contact Sue Blessett 01778 590312 or 

CARLBY BOWLS CLUB: Winter bowls in the village hall on Wednesday evenings has being going well with close results depending on the last end. Planning has started for the summer season with Club Registration night at 7 p.m. on Wed. 23rd March in the village hall. Following the recent passing of Gordon Templeman, a long time key member of the Club from its foundation and several members who have moved, there is now only one member living one in the village. The Club needs 8 new members for the coming season and anyone interested is encouraged to come and try the Club or contact Roger Shead on 0750 3555123 for more information. The Club will again enter 2 teams in the Stamford and Dis-trict League and fun competitions are planned through the summer. Bowls is not an expensive sport and so any aged golfers finding golf increasingly difficult should try bowls to get ready for their future. However, players of any age can enjoy the game and both men and ladies compete on equal terms. 

CARLBY WALKERS: Our 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 con-tacting 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. 

CARLBY PARISH COUNCIL sends out a newsletter via email with useful updates concerning Carlby village. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter please email the clerk to be added to the mailing list. 

The more residents who subscribe the more useful our information can be to you. Date of next meetings 22 March, 26 April (parish meeting), 3 May, 26 July, 27 September and 29 November 


Thursday 10th March 7.00 pm 

Come along and hear what the committee has been up to during the past two years and how you can get involved. Several of the committee have been members for a number of years so new faces and ideas are especially welcome. 

Please help support your Village Hall! 


Saturday 19th March 

Head across to the Emerald Isle and celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Enjoy our themed quiz and see if you have the luck o’the Irish! 

Fully licensed bar – with real ale 

Doors open at 8.00 p.m – 11.00 p.m 


For full Minutes please consult the website 

Budget and precept request of £9018 for 2022/23 an increase in Parish Band D Tax rate of 5.70% £46.62 per household was agreed and submitted. 

Conservation Area The Local Listing could be confined to the 8 oldest and most characteristic ragstone buildings in the village but this would leave out the 3 past and present farmhouses which were significant in terms of Carlby’s farming heritage. To continue to seek ways to protect the heritage values within the village. Village information evening to take place on Thurs.17th March @ 18:30 in the Village Hall. 

Taking over ownership of the Persimmon land within Templeman Drive Estate. Persimmon still working on legal aspects of areas of land in the village. Footpath and track more complex and residents will be contacted by Persimmon to move this forward. Persimmon will allow CPC to remove stile on the footpath which has become unsafe. Until Persimmon come back with firm proposals CPC cannot consider a decision on whether to take possession and maintenance of these pieces of land. This to be decided at next Parish Council Meeting. 

Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations: Commemorative tree planted on the village green in preparation for a plaque to be commissioned for village celebrations in June. Details to follow. 

VACANT SEAT ON THE PARISH COUNCIL:If you are interested in what is happening in your community and would like to make a difference, join the Parish Council. Please contact for more details. 

Next Parish Council meeting will be held on 22 March 2022 at 7pm in the Village Hall. 


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.