JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS: Though it was a little chilly on the day, there was a good turnout of villagers to help celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. The raffle and associated games and competitions raised nearly £500 towards replacement gates for the play area. We would like to thank all the local businesses who generously donated to the raffle. We had some super prizes.
Commemorative Pin Badges were sold to offer a souvenir of the Jubilee and these sold well. We do still have a few left and if you would like to purchase one, they are just a £1 each to clear. Please contact Adele on 01780 751711 or email
Our Jubilee Tree has been located at the front of the hall with a plaque to mark the occasion. Ruby Douglass, our most senior resident, helped to plant it. Underneath the tree a time capsule has been buried, with photos of the day, a front cover of the Stamford Mercury, a 50p commemorative coin, a stamp of the day, one of the pin badges and other interesting items. In many years to come, it will unearth its secrets of the historic event! There are still many fiction books in the Post Office which people are welcome to look at and take with them. Any donations to the tin will go towards the Play Area Refurbishment Fund.
We recently welcomed three new committee members to the village hall. Do get in touch if you would also like to get involved. At the Jubilee event, we had a suggestion box, which had many ideas in and we will be trying to take all these forward, to plan future events. On Sat. Aug. 6th, Essendine’s Valhalla Gym is holding a Strongman competition in the grounds of Essendine Village Hall. This will have many competitors arriving from all over the country and it should be a really interesting and different event to watch. More details to follow.
MALLARD PASS ACTION GROUP. PLEASE READ PAGE 5 FOR DETAILS ON THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION CURRENTLY RUNNING. HAVE YOUR SAY, DON’T MISS OUT.
NEW GARDENING CLUB
On the first Monday of each month we plan to run a gardening club at the village hall, from 7-9pm. This will be an informal get together, with the first meeting (July 4th) to discuss how we all want to run the club, and what we would like to get out of our meetings. Do come along and join us. Tea and coffee will be served, but feel free to bring along wine etc. if you would like to. We also thought it would be a good opportunity to exchange, buy or sell any surplus plants and seeds that you may have and would like to share. The emphasis is on an amateur meeting, but we all have knowledge and experience of different plants and gardening ideas we can share.