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e u s is il r p A e h t o t e m Welco fo Simply Holbeach Welcome to the April issue of Simply Holbeach. April 2011 is a jam packed month, we have already celebrated Mother’s Day, Easter is here and then there’s the Royal Wedding. For most of us, it means lots of short working weeks and long weekends, lets hope the mild weather stays and we can all enjoy the time off we have. Spring has certainly sprung with lots of daoofidls and tulips around, the evenings are lighter and for me the flip flops are out - summer is just around the corner! This issue is jam packed full of articles for you to enjoy - we continue our Spring Inspiration for the Garden, with St George’s Day fast approaching we celebrate all things British and did you know April is National Pet Month? Check out page 21 for more information. So, have you had chance to look at the new community website for Holbeach? If not check us out online at www.simply-holbeach.co.uk, if you are looking for a business telephone number, advice or a bargain item for sale then just click online. There are also be exclusive offers, competitions and discounts at local shops and businesses, so make sure you register to receive our newsletter. Thank you to all those who have sent us their thoughts and ideas for content and we have used many of them, if you have any more suggestions on what you would like to appear please email me at editor@simply-holbeach.co.uk or call 0845 676 9295.

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Want To Grow Your Own? Weston Parish Council has many acres of allotment land, onlyone of which is currently being cultivated as allotments. That means that there’s plenty available to the residents of Weston and Weston Hills. As existing allotment holders, we are looking for more people to come and join in the fun and help to develop these allotments into a community of likeminded people. It only costs £25 a year rent, if you are interested please contact Gill Jellyman on 01406 371135 for more information.

Farewell to the Sisters

The phrase, “the end of an era”, is often used rather lightly, BUT, for the Catholic Community of South Holland, Wednesday 16th February truly was the end of an era, for, on that day, they bade farewell to their much loved Parish Sisters, Sister Veronica and Sister Theresa~Anne. The Sisters, who are both members of the Order of the Sisters of Providence and the Immaculate Conception, were leaving the Parish of Holy Trinity, Holbeach where they had lived in the Parish House for the past sixteen years, ministering to the needs of the Catholic population of the Parish which comprises three small towns and over thirty villages.

Local M.P., John Hayes, on hearing of their departure, said, “The Sisters have been an inspiration to me

since I first met them as a new M.P. fourteen years ago. I will miss them, as will all of us whom they inspired, encouraged and enlightened.”

The farewell celebration for the Sisters on in February began with a Mass of Thanksgiving said at Holy Trinity Church, Holbeach adjacent to the Parish House which had been the Sisters’ home for sixteen years. The Reception afterwards was held at the Women’s Institute Hall on Park Road. The evening concluded with a toast to the Sisters proposed by Father Jim Burke, some memories of their early days in Holbeach from Father Martin Gosling and presentations to the Sisters, including a lap-top from the Lourdes Group at Holbeach and a cheque for £3,000 from the Catholic Community of South Holland.

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2011 is the 70th anniversary of The Royal Observer Corps to being granted the title ‘Royal’ and also the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Observer Corps Association who meet once a month in Spalding.

If you would like to get involved, why not join them on their Coach Trip to the National Arboretum Alrewas on Saturday May 14th, if you would like to book your seat call 01406 423371.

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Olympic Inspiration Comes to South Holland The final countdown to the Olympic Games has started - and London 2012 has officially come to South Holland. A new scheme bringing classes and courses to centres throughout the area has been awarded the accolade of a place in the London 2012 Inspire programme. The project, which aims to bring activity sessions of many kinds to more than a dozen local centres, is organised by the Lincolnshire Active Community Network working with South Holland District Council, the venues which will host the sessions – from fitness to flower arranging, computers to needlecraft - will be the 14 community rooms in the area’s sheltered housing schemes. On March 15th, when the 500-day countdown to the London Olympics began, the project was officially signed and awarded the Inspire Mark and given the right to use the 2012 logo. “For an organisation to be recognised in this way it has to prove that the project was genuinely inspired by the 2012 Games and that it is innovating and inspiring,” said Cllr Amanda Puttick, South Holland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Healthy Communities. “We are delighted that our project met these and other strict criteria and has been recognised in such an exciting and high profile way.”

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Music lessons are on offer at Holbeach Bank Primary School on a Monday evening and they will be held by Steve Ingham from the Gleed School of Music. Steve has had 20 years of experience and can offer lessons in brass/woodwind/basic piano keyboard and theory. Lessons have to be booked direct with Steve who can be contacted on 01406 424482.

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It’s time to get out your walking shoes and join a girls’ night out with a difference. Peterborough’s charity Midnight Walk kicks off from its new venue at the city’s Greyhound Stadium on Saturday April 30th and organizers are hoping that hundreds of women will head down to the track for a little early morning exercise.

Did you know that some 52 years ago a Twinning Association was started between Holbeach and Sezanne / Mondement in France, which lies in the heart of the Champagne region?

Volunteers are also needed on the night to help with various jobs including marshalling to make sure walkers are safe. Anyone who would like to enter or volunteer should visit www.sueryder.org/midnightwalks or call 01733 330060.

The Association (now under the Banner of “The Friends of Sezanne”) is still going strong after all this time and at the end of August a party of some 35 members will travel by luxury coach for a four day visit.

SHDC Welcomes New Neighbours The range of services available in the South Holland District Council offices has grown again as another outside organisation has decided to make its base there. Earlier this year Spalding staff of HM Customs and Revenue moved into the Priory Road buildings. Now the South Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service is also making its home there. Two ground floor offices have been allocated to SLCVS – a large room for up to about eight people and a smaller, private room for interviews

with members of the public. SL CVS Chief Executive Officer Ladey Adey: “I am delighted that South Lincolnshire CVS will be moving into the Priory Road offices. This move will bring our services closer to the South Holland residents who are looking at volunteering to

give back to their communities or as a pathway into employment. Alongside this it will provide us with space to meet with local community groups and voluntary organisations.

Your Vote - Don’t Miss Out Deadline day is looming if you want to make sure you will be able to vote on election day in May.

If you’ve changed address or are not properly listed on the election register for any other reason, then you need to act soon. Elections will be held on Thursday 5th May to fill seats on South Holland District Council and on parish councils. On the same day voting will take place in the referendum on changing the parliamentary voting system.

“We are very keen that people do make sure of their right to vote,” said Jim Scarsbrook, returning officer for South Holland.

“Unless your name and address are correctly entered on the electoral register then that right will be lost for these elections. If you’re not sure then please do contact South Holland District Council to check.” You also need to take action if you would like a postal vote. Several thousand people in South Holland

have the right to a permanent postal vote at every election and you can join the list if you wish. Voting will take place in local elections for the 37 seats on South Holland District Council and for the 217 parish council seats in the area. The referendum will ask voters to choose whether the UK should introduce a new system, called Alternative Vote, to elect Members of Parliament, or keep the traditional first-past-the-post system.

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To be a member it is not necessary to be able to speak French, but opportunities obviously arise whereby you can become involved with the language and it is a fine opportunity to make contact and exchanges with children who are learning French.. If you wish to get involved, you can contact the Secretary, Roy Ford on 01406 380777 or Keith Savage (Chairman) on 01406 490157.

£10 Million Pounds Invested To Refurbish   Car Parks Queensgate is investing £10m in a four year project to completely refurbish and re-brand all four of its centre car parks. The maintenance will be carried out in four stages, with work due to start on Clare car park in mid-April. Each phase will take approximately six months to complete and will predominately carried out during summer months over a four year period. This will avoid any unnecessary disruption during key shopping periods over Christmas and New Year. Frank Grant, acting centre director at Queensgate, comments: “Centre owners Hammerson and Aviva are investing a significant amount of money to roll out this carefully planned refurbishment programme. Recently we have had a number of new retailers open in the centre, including Jack & Jones, Pandora, Superdry, Appy Feet and Schuh, so this and our recent momentous Primark announcement coupled with the car park maintenance plan really does demonstrate a substantial commitment to the city centre. Queensgate has no immediate plans to increase parking tariffs and still remains the cheapest facility in the city centre. Should prices be raised in the future, the centre will always endeavour to offer excellent parking at a fair price.”

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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO SOME BENEFITS IN 2011 Following last year’s budget, there will be some significant changes to welfare benefits and income tax this year, many of which will affect families. In addition, the Government is proposing wide-scale changes to the benefit system and the Citizens Advice Service will be keeping abreast of these changes as they develop. Important changes to Housing Benefit in England:  If you rent from a private landlord and qualify for Housing Benefit, the rules on how much you can claim are changing on 1st April. If you make a new claim for Housing Benefit after this date the amount you get will be less than if you make a claim before then. The amount of Housing Benefit you’re entitled to is worked out according to the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate. At the moment the LHA rate is set so that five out of ten properties in your local area should be affordable if you’re claiming Housing Benefit. When the changes come into force, only three in ten properties will be affordable.

when you claim. If you’re getting Child Tax Credit, you may also be able to get a maternity grant if your award of Child Tax Credit is high enough. If you are getting Working Tax Credit with an extra amount because of disability, you will be entitled to a maternity grant. Your capital (for example, savings) does not affect a maternity grant. The Health in Pregnancy Grant is a £190 one-off payment to all expectant mothers that is made irrespective of income. The Government considers the universal Grant to be a poor use of limited public funds and it has been abolished to help reduce the deficit. The Government has abolished the Health in Pregnancy Grant from 1 January 2011. Women who reached the 25th week of pregnancy before 1 January 2011 will still be entitled to the grant providing they satisfy the conditions of the grant.

To get an idea of what the new LHA rate is likely to be in your area, go to the LHA Direct website at lha-direct.voa.gov.uk. The amount of LHA will also be capped according to the size of property that you rent. The caps are: • £250 a week for a one-bed property • £290 a week for a two-bed property • £340 a week for a three-bed property • £400 a week for a four-bed (or more) property. If you’re already claiming Housing Benefit in private rented accommodation, you won’t be affected by the changes until nine months after your local authority next assess your Housing Benefit claim, after 1 April.

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However, if you’re already claiming Housing Benefit and your circumstances change sooner than that, your benefit could change at that point. Changes of circumstances include someone moving in or out of your property, or moving house. If you’re a local authority or Housing Association tenant, you won’t be affected by these changes to Housing Benefit. To find out more information, go the Directgov website at www. direct.gov.uk A leaflet explaining the changes is available on the National Homelessness Advice Service website at www.nhas.org.uk.

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A maternity grant (also known as a Sure Start maternity grant) is a fixed amount of £500 to help people on a low income buy clothes and equipment for a new born baby. It does not have to be repaid. It does not matter what you use the money for. If the baby is born, expected or adopted on or after 11 April 2011, you can only get a maternity grant if the new baby is the only child under 16 in the household. You can get a maternity grant if you or your partner is receiving Income Support, Pension Credit, income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

for lone parents working less than 16 hours, and for under 25s not eligible for working tax credit. The hours rules in tax credits mean that people can be trapped into working certain hours and can lose out significantly if they work fewer hours, but gain little if they work extra hours. The central proposal is for all means tested benefits and tax credits to be replaced by a single universal credit that supports people both in and out of work. It would replace incomerelated Employment & Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and income support, tax credits, housing and council tax benefits and support for mortgage interest. Current proposals keep separate disability benefits and some contribution-based benefits. The universal credit would gradually be withdrawn as post-tax household incomes rise. There would be one fixed withdrawal rate that would ensure people always gain from increases in earned income and make it easier for people to calculate their exact financial gains from work. A higher earnings disregard would help people entering work, even if only for a few hours. Other proposals are included in the paper which includes 12 consultation questions. Responses are invited by 1 October. More details can be found on the DWP website. www.dwp.gov.uk

Child Benefit • The Government will reduce tax credit eligibility for families with household income above £40,000 from April 2011 and make further changes in 2012-13; • The Government has announced the removal of a number of elements from the Tax Credits system including the baby element (6 April 2011) and the age 50+ element (6 April 2012); Citizens Advice Bureau give free,   • Child benefit will be frozen for 3 years confidential, impartial and   from 2011-12. There will be a rise in the tax threshold by £1,000 from April 2011: anybody earning more than £7,475 will gain £3.84/week in their take home pay or £200/year. However, those receiving housing benefit/council tax benefit will only see a net increase in disposable income of 58p/week or £30/year. This is because for every extra £1 of net income they will lose 85p in housing and council tax benefit entitlement.

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Health & Beauty New Care Home Opens in Frampton Ralphland Care Home of Hope Healthcare is a brand new 32 bed purpose built specialist residential, respite, nursing, and private care home with for older people and dementia. It is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission. It lies in the quiet upmarket village of Frampton, Boston, set in open fields with a continual changing picturesque agricultural landscape. The care home is owned by a local NHS medical consultant who has a passion in delivering quality residential and specialist nursing care. Although Ralphland Care Home caters for non-private residents, it has a dedicated private wing within the home which has its own ensuite bathrooms. The 32 bedroom Ralphland Care Home has three separate individual units The Laurels, The Gables and The Lodge. Each unit is completely separate with its own lounge, dining and activity area. Each unit is designed to cater for a selected category of residents. The beautiful, newly renovated and purpose built Lincolnshire care home property brings together decades of experience and innovative visions of therapeutic and extra care for older people and dementia. For more information or to arrange a visit call 01205 722332.

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Welcome to If Salons Life can be busy, many of us struggle to take the time to relax, that’s where Holbeach’s If Salons can help. If you didn’t already know If Salons is a succesful hairdressing salon in Holbeach town centre but are also have a Beauty Salon too. Beauty therapists, Claire and Mannii offer you total calm whilst being treated. Why not visit the salon on Boston Road South for some ‘me time’ whilst the therapists provide the perfect treatment for you. Whether you are looking for fabulous gel or acrylic nails, a soothing massage, Lash Perfect individual eyelash extensions or the world class Collin skin care - If Salons is the place to be. Collin skincare is a result driven, advanced, sophisticated brand offering a complete salon treatment range and homecare line. Each Collin Resultime product is at the forefront of cosmetology and contains leading edge technology combined with a sensory pleasure thanks to modern, delicious, sensual textures and scents.   Book your appointment now and receive a free skin care consultation by calling 01406 493293 or visiting If Salons at 1 Boston Road South, Holbeach.

Health & Beauty Crystal of the Month Amethyst Susan Yoxall of Fenchancements introduces us to a new crystal

A beautiful crystal of translucent purple, it’s easily identifiable and is often used as a precious gem in jewellery but this crystal does so much more for its’ owner than just look good. Amethyst is a strong and protective crystal, fending off negative energies allowing you to focus mentally to the task in hand alleviating that scatty feeling we all get from time to time, promoting a sense of calm. In days gone by it was used to prevent drunkenness, but now is advised to help with

addictions and overindulgences. On a spiritual level amethyst helps promote divine love and enhances meditation to a deeper level, as well as opening up to spiritual wisdom and psychic understanding. As a healing crystal its’ benefits include helping to cleanse the blood and to strengthen the immune system. It is also recommended for those who suffer from insomnia and headaches, and all of us who have stress; this is a must!

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David Hart is a talented and versatile contemporary portrait and wedding photographer, to set up a backdrop so that your guests can take home a photograph to remember their great night out. This is a great idea for School Proms, Charity Balls, Student Balls SWPP, based in Kirton near Boston, Lincolnshire. He is passionate about producing the best possible photography for his clients creating truly stunning photographs for you to and Events, Christenings, Black Tie Events, Corporate Conferences and Exhibitions. treasure forever. With over 35 years experience his portraits of newborn babies, infant For more information or to make a booking call 01205 723198, and toddler portraits, older children, children’s party, family portraits, christenings and pets all benefit from his contemporary approach to portrait photography as he creates a 07775 673652 or visit www.davidhartphotographer.co.uk relaxed and natural atmosphere that allows them to be themselves. Only then can the true essence of the moment be captured. David will either come to your home, go on location with you or offer a studio to create your lasting memories. He is always open to suggestion from the client as only you know what best suits your family and your requirements. We have teamed up with David Hart to give you the chance to win 1st prize of either an at home, studio

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Lincolnshire is a wonderful place for a portrait photographer as there are so many wonderful country parks, coastal areas and open spaces. David also offers a Baby’s 1st Year Package which is a great gift which truly lasts a lifetime. In their first year babies change so incredibly fast and having a lasting memory of that time is a precious gift. Watch their facial features change and their personality shine through. There are three sittings to capture your baby’s first wonderful year, ideally the first sitting is around 10 days old but can be anytime up to four months, the second when they can sit un-aided and the third around their first birthday. If you are about to celebrate a wedding or civil partnership, visit his website for some examples of David’s work and details of the services he offers. David can visit your home to discuss your ideas and put a fantastic package together for you. As a busy portrait and wedding photographer David also takes fantastic publicity photographs and has worked with a number of companies on their photography needs. David can also provide photography services for all types of events and occasions. He will attend your event FREE of charge and only charge your guests a small fee for a on the night photograph which comes in a lovely brown folder. All he needs is a small area

or location portrait sitting worth £35 which will also include a 16 x 12 wall hanging portrait, worth £110 or there are also 20 runner up prizes of an at home, studio or location portrait sitting which will include one 8 x 6 foldered enlargement to the total value of £52.   To be in with a chance simply complete the question and details below - post to Simply Holbeach,   PO Box 1014, Spalding, PE11 9DE or email your answer to info@simply-spalding.co.uk

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Keeping

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Condition Working 24/7, our feet really do get the rough end of a bargain. But do we take the time to look after them? We look at how you can give your feet the care they deserve.

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Basic hygiene - make it part of your daily routine Basic foot hygiene lies in the art of cleaning. Sounds obvious doesn’t it? But some of us are guilty of ignoring this basic rule. Feet should be thoroughly cleaned every day to prevent a build-up of bacteria - the cause of bad odour. If you suffer particularly with smelly feet, you might need to wash your feet more regularly and should ask your pharmacist or GP for a recommended anti-bacterial agent. As temperature rises and summer gets closer, it pays to take notice of what you wear on your feet – socks made from synthetic fibres won’t let your feet breathe properly, so choose cotton socks. And remember to regularly alter your choice of footwear to prevent bacteria build-up – it also goes without saying: make sure your choice of footwear for daily wear is sensible, fits correctly and is made from natural materials.

Hard skin Soon it will be time to bring out the flip flops and sandals – and there’s nothing worse than suffering with hard skin and cracked heels.

The best way of treating this is to wash your feet in warm water to soften them up, and then follow this with exfoliation using a pumice stone. You then need to apply a good quality moisturiser to help prevent further hard skin from developing.

Nail care Nail care is not just about painting your nails! To keep your nails healthy, your toenails need to be kept clean and short. Always use appropriate toenail clippers to cut the nail straight across the top and use a file to smooth down rough edges. Looking after your toenails will help prevent nail diseases and disorders.

Get professional   advice If you don’t know where to start with your foot care, book yourself in for a pedicure – have your toenails shaped, your dead skin removed and your feet massaged. You might have heard about the fish pedicure that the celebrities are raving about? You stick your feet into a tank of fish and they eat the dead skin off your feet, leaving you with soft, smooth,

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exfoliated skin! According to medical research, the fish can help those


Health & Beauty with eczema and psoriasis; the saliva from the fish contains a healing protein. If you are suffering from corns, calluses, cracked heels or other foot complaints like ingrowing toenails, make an appointment to see an HPC registered chiropodist/podiatrist for professional advice and treatment. Motivate yourself to get rid of these nasties before the summer arrives! They will also be able to help you with any foot concerns you have – from arthritic feet to diabetic foot care – by taking a holistic approach to foot care – examining your feet, ankles and legs and also your circulation and nerves supplying them.

Don’t forget to relax! Remember to give your feet a rest by choosing from relaxation therapies like reflexology or specialised foot massages. A chance to distress your whole body! Regular stretching exercises are also effective for improving circulation in the feet. Taking care of your feet will not only help them to look good this summer, but you can rest assured that they’re healthy too – giving you that all-

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important confidence boost ready for summer. Qualified podiatrist, Susan Lester, from Premiere Podiatry, shares with us her top tips for looking after your feet: Why is it that we know to keep a car running smoothly we need to get a yearly MOT and maintain it regularly, yet we ignore our fee? Most of the time we shove them into inappropriate footwear and then forget about them …. Until they hurt! The usual excuses are: “I’m breaking them in”, “I’m on them all day, what do you expect?” Standing for long periods may cause pain or discomfort to the feet, ankles, knees and hips as well as to the back and neck. Also, standing for long periods in unsuitable footwear may exacerbate any underlying problem you may have with your joints, increasing the rate at which arthritic changes take place. They can also cause corns and hard skin, sweaty and smelly feet, athlete’s foot, blisters, swollen feet and ankles. The appropriate footwear must allow your toes to wiggle (1 cm gap between the longest toe and end of shoe). Vary heel height from day to day. Wear shoes with a strap or lace over the instep rather than slip-ons. It stops the foot sliding forward in the same way a seatbelt does in a car. A heel height of approximately 4 cm for every day, but reduce the height to 2 cm if you are standing for long periods. Leather uppers to allow the feet to breathe, but synthetic soles to provide adequate shock absorption for all the joints. Finally adopt a regular foot care regime to keep your feet in prime condition.

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Food & Drink

BAKERY More Than Just A Bakery Holbeach 20 HIGH STREET, HOLBEACH Holbeach Bakery is a newly established business and opened there doors to the people of Holbeach last November due to the popular demand of owner, Robert Wade’s market stall in the town. Robert and his team are extremely proud that all their bread, rolls and cakes are fresh baked each and everyy day. Within the shop there is a fantastic range of filled rolls, salad bowls meal deals , cream cakes, slices, and hot takeaway . If you are celebrating then why not have a bespoke celebration cake? Each cake is made to order so each is unique to each customer.

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Owner Robert is always open to customer suggestions on different recipes to bake. Following one suggestion they now supply homemade Lincolnshire plum bread which is delicious and can be served either on its own or as a savoury snack with cheese, and he also bakes bread pudding and as quoted by one of our regular customers “ just like my mum used to make”.

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With the hot weather starting to emerge it will be time to get your BBQ’s out and with this in mind Holbeach Bakery is offering rolls at £1 per pack or 2 packs for £1.60 or if your having a big party 100 rolls for £14! If you are looking for bulk orders these can be be delivered for your convenience. Easter is just around the corner and if you haven’t seen in the shop already the bakery is raffling off a huge luxury egg, tickets are £1 each and proceeds are going to the Holbeach Hospital who are Holbeach Bakery’s designated local charity and they have previously raised £100 for them from the Christmas raffle, Robert wishes to say a huge thank you to all our generous customers. For more information call 01406 424883 or pop in to the bakery.

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Food & Drink pudding, English apple crumble, shortcake, scones, jelly and ice-cream, the Victoria sponge, summer fruits pudding and the tried and tested trifle. Living in Lincolnshire we also have some exclusive highlights including the Lincolnshire Pork Pie, Lincolnshire Sausages, Lincoln Red Beef, Lincolnshire Yellow Belly Cheese and Lincolnshire Plum Loaf. On the 23rd April we invite you to fly the flag for England’s cooking. Buy British food and visit your local farm shops and grocers for local produce. Cook a family favourite or go out to dinner and eat British. To get you started, we’ve put together some recipes which give classic British recipes a modern twist. Go on - create a dish to make England proud!

Recipes – Traditional British menu

By Kate Gibbard

Potted Shrimp

What does England mean to you? Rolling hills of green countryside, the great poet Shakespeare, our British weather, a cup of tea, our love of cricket… Traditionally celebrated on the 23rd April, Saint George’s Day is a day to celebrate our English history and traditions.

Potted History of Saint George Born in the 3rd century AD, George was a Roman soldier who went on to protest against Rome’s persecution of Christians. Despite being imprisoned and tortured, and eventually beheaded, George never gave up his Christian beliefs. Throughout the years, he became identified with the English ideals of charity, chivalry and courage, a powerful symbol of good conquering over evil. Sadly though, despite the fact that Saint George has been the patron saint of England since 1415, and his emblem, a red cross on a white background, is our flag of England, as a nation we don’t tend to celebrate the day with much excess. And according to surveys, only one in five people know when Saint George’s Day is. This year we want to do our bit to remember England by celebrating one of our greatest achievements - great English food.

Family Favourites As a nation, we have so many classic family favourites. Fish and chips, sausage and mash, ham, egg and peas, shepherd’s pie, bubble and squeak, steak and kidney pie, toad in the hole, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, slow-cooked lamb, pork cutlets – is your mouth watering yet? And let’s not forget the great English pudding. Bread and butter

200g salted butter Pinch ground mace Pinch freshly grated nutmeg Pinch cayenne pepper Freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp finely sliced chives Zest of ½ a lemon, grated 250g brown shrimps or prawns, cooked and peeled Put half of butter into a saucepan and allow to melt over a low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and leave the melted butter to cool, but not set. This will allow the milk solids to sink to the bottom of the pan so you can spoon off the clear, clarified butter later. Place the rest of the butter, all of the spices, cayenne and a good amount of black pepper into a saucepan and melt slowly over a low heat. When melted, remove from the heat and add the chives, lemon zest and shrimps, folding it together. Divide the mixture between four ramekins. Take the pan with the melted butter, and spoon the clarified butter over the ramekins. Cover the ramekins with cling film and chill for one-and-a-half hours. Remove the potted shrimps from the fridge and serve with warm crusty bread.

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Food & Drink

Recipes – Traditional British menu

Spring Lamb  By Kate Gibbard

Easy English Trifle  

For perfectly cooked roast leg of spring lamb, one of the best ways to cook it is with this Lamb in a Blanket Recipe. It may seem an odd way to cook any meat, but is based on a very old method of cooking when the meat would have a long slow cooking wrapped in hay. Prep Time: 20 minutes, Cook Time: 55 minutes, Total Time: 75 minutes Ingredients: 4½lb/ 2 kg leg of lamb, on the bone 3 garlic cloves sliced 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and black pepper,4 sprigs fresh rosemary 125ml/4½fl oz red wine 1 tbsp all purpose/plain flour 1 tbsp butter, softened Preparation: Serves 6 - 8 The success of this recipes depends on using good quality, fresh meat and starting the recipe with the meat at room temperature. If your meat has been in the refrigerator remove it for at least one hour before cooking. Heat the oven to 455°F/230°C/Gas 8 Lay the leg of lamb on a chopping board with skin side up. Using a sharp knife make approx 20 tiny slits into and under the skin taking care not to cut into the meat. Slide a slice of garlic into each slit pushing it well under. Place the lamb, skin side up into a large roasting tin and rub the olive oil all over the surface using your hand. Sprinkle generously with sea salt and black pepper and place into the hot oven, uncovered for 55 minutes. The heat of the oven will cause the fat to melt and spit, there may also be some smoke but be assured this is quite normal. Remove the lamb from the oven, take care as the tin and the meat will be very hot and the fat may still be spitting. Lay the rosemary sprigs on the lamb and immediately, completely wrap the tin with 3 layers of aluminum foil. Then wrap the whole package with a thick blanket or I sometimes use several large, thick bath towels. Place the package somewhere warm but not hot and leave for 6 (for rare) or up to 8 hours (for medium rare to medium lamb). The lamb continues to cook slowly in its thick wrapping using the residual heat and steam from the meat, bone and roasting tin. As it cooks really slowly the lamb softens and releases lots of juices to use later for the gravy. After your chosen time, unwrap the lamb and remove it from the roasting tin onto a carving board and cover again with the foil. To make the gravy - place the roasting tin onto the stove top over a high heat, once the juices are bubbling add the red wine and stir well. Turn the heat down and leave the sauce to reduce. Meanwhile mix the flour and butter together to form a paste. Once the sauce has thickened slightly, turn up the heat and add the flour paste and whisk until all the flour is absorbed and the sauce has thickened. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste then strain into a warmed gravy jug. Carve the lamb and serve with a little gravy and fresh seasonal vegetables.

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Line a trifle bowl with sponge.Can be jam swiss roll, madeira cake,trifle fingers,any kind of sponge cake really. Soak sponge with sweet sherry. Make up a strawberry or raspberry jelly and leave to cool. Add a large tin of fruit cocktail (mixed fruit) to the sponge. Do not mix. Pour over the jelly and put in the fridge to set. Make the custard from custard powder and when cool pour over the set jelly. Whip fresh cream until thick and spread generously over the set custard. Sprinkle with 100’s and 1000’s or flaked chocolate.

Fun Facts

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Spring Is Almost Here.... There are several ways in which nature announces the eagerly anticipated arrival of Spring and these “indicators” could be happening in your garden and neighbourhood right now! The one I always look out for is the sudden appearance of the the Common Frog in the garden pond following a few months of winter hibernation.In my garden this usually happens during the second or third week of March and once again this year I have not been disappointed.The familiar croaking builds into a chorus as the breeding season starts.Sadly last year my frog population was significantly reduced because a Grass Snake decided to take up residence in the garden due to the easy availability of “food”.

aquatic phase of their life.The Smooth Newt is fairly common,the males often have crests , attractive black body spots and an orange belly.The females have none of these features and are usually a dull browny colour. In comparison the much-heralded Great Crested Newt is a real style icon...almost dragon like in appearance with dark skin and reaching lengths of 10/15cm. The males have very noticeable crests and the skin is usually warty.

The Common Frog is familiar to most of us and is much smaller than the Common Toad ,having stripey rear legs,much smoother skin and a pointy nose.Whilst frogs “croak” a toad usually “squeaks”!

Look out aswell for activity in your birdboxes from your local Robins,Blue and Great Tits and Wrens as they prospect several potential nesting sites before choosing one to breed. The Chiff Chaff is an active confident Spring migrant arrival and this Warbler is easily identified (heard but often difficult to actually see )by its familiar “chiffchaff” call which it sings tirelessly from trees and bushes. The local resident Collared Doves were early breeders in my garden this year and two broken tell-tale eggs (white and glossy) appeared on my lawn as early as mid-February this year.They construct a very untidy and frail looking nest of twigs in a mature tree.

Another amphibian making a welcome return is the Smooth Newt who return to our ponds to live out their

Watch out too for the first Brimstone butterflys of the year.I was fortunate enough to see a vividly coloured yellow male (the female is much paler)Brimstone in my garden during the second week in March this year although they can appear as early as late February.

Incidentally if you vigorously prune some parts of your buddleia bushes in March you should get lots of late flowers which will attract butterflys to your garden. In the open countryside Hares will become very active as Spring approaches.Longer legged (and eared) than the Rabbit they can run very fast (perhaps 30/40mph) and are often seen on their hind legs “boxing”.This is usually when a female attempts to fend off the advances of an amorous male. Finally, newly arrived Barn Swallows are always a welcome visitor,and these busy fascinating birds should start arriving from their African Winter homes during late March and early April.Many people make a mental note when they see their first Swallow of the year and then compare it with previous year records.

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r e n r o C s ’ t Pe Welcoming a new addition to the family The papers are signed, the cosy bed has been bought and your new puppy or kitten, or indeed older adopted pet, is coming home for the first time. It’s an exciting experience for both owner and pet, but there are some things you need to keep in mind when bringing an animal into your home.

Timing If at all possible, it is advisable to be able to spend some time with your new pet once they are brought home - consider bringing them home on a weekend or at a time when you can be close by to make sure they are ok. You will want to watch over them and be present in case they are frightened.

Animal proof your home If this is your first pet you may find yourself surprised at the regular household objects that can become items of interest for your new friend. Elastic bands and plastic bags seem to captivate cats, but can be a disaster if digested. Dogs are fascinated by whatever they can find in the bin, so ensure the bin is secure enough to deny them entry, unless you feel like taking advantage of the dog’s offer to decorate your kitchen for free.

“Dogs are fascinated by whatever they can find in the bin...” Keep doors to washing machines and tumble dryers very firmly closed in case curious cats are looking for inappropriate places to rest. You will soon learn your pet’s particular odd little quirks (yes, they all have them), but thinking ahead of the game can often save you money, be it by an unwanted trip to the vet or by replacing an expensive piece of furniture.

Existing animals If you already own pets and you are bringing a new animal into the home, be prepared to take some time letting them get to know each other. It is often a good idea to keep the new pet separated in a different room, allowing each pet to get a good sniff of each other through a closed door. With cats, you may get to witness some ‘catty’ behaviour as they become acquainted and it may seem as if they will never be friends, but they will eventually calm down and become comfortable around each other. It is important not to rush the process and to give them each equal attention. A good trick is to find a suitable toy that both cats are interested in and play with them so that their attention is focused on the toy rather than each other. This gives them a chance to become familiar with each

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other’s scent and to learn that the other pet represents no threat to them. If you are introducing two dogs ensure both dogs are in a calm, submissive state before and during the introduction. Keep both dogs leashed during the initial stages of introduction and remove either dog if they become too excited, returning once the calm, submissive state is again assumed. Taking both dogs out for a walk together is a particularly good tip, as it creates the bonding in a ‘pack’ atmosphere.

Existing humans Humans need to be gentle with the new arrival. Smothering the newcomer is not a good idea, as too much attention while they are feeling vulnerable can actually hamper the pet’s acclimation to their new environment.

“Smothering the newcomer is not a good idea...” Children will of course be especially excited by the new addition to the family. It is wise to carefully supervise their time with the pet during those first few days to make sure that the children do not become over excited and frighten the animal, or cause them to retaliate using their basic instincts.

Vaccinations Both cats and dogs need annual vaccinations to keep them protected from infectious diseases and a yearly visit with the vet is a good opportunity to discuss any concerns you might have. Cats are immunised against: • Feline infectious enteritis • Feline herpes virus • Feline Calicivirus • Feline leukaemia Kittens normally begin their vaccinations at 9 weeks old, with a booster following four weeks later. From then on, annual vaccinations are necessary to keep them up to date.

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Puppies begin their course of vaccinations at 8 weeks of age, with the boosters at 12 weeks old. Annual vaccinations should be given 12 months from the date of their initial vaccination. For dogs who may be boarding at a kennel you may wish to take the extra caution of vaccinating against bordetella, more commonly known as kennel cough. Additional treatments you may want to investigate are protection against fleas (which can be a real problem if left unattended) and deworming. Take your veterinarians advice as to which products are best for your pet. Enjoy your new addition and keep them occupied, healthy and happy!

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Owning a Pet is Good For Your Health! by Hayley Willerton From 2 April – 2 May 2011 is National Pet Month. Thousands of people up and down the UK will be celebrating life with their pets, spreading the word on responsible pet ownership or raising money for their favourite charity in fun-filled events. The 2011 theme is ‘Happiness is….time with your pet’.

Family Life Ten Top Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership 1. Think carefully before getting a pet and learn about its special requirements. 2. Ensure your pet is sociable and well trained. 3. Provide a nutritious and well balanced diet. 4. Provide suitable housing and bedding. 5. Clean up after your pet and worm it regularly. 6. Protect against disease. Your vet can provide you with advice. 7. Prevent unwanted litters and neuter your pet when appropriate. 8. Groom your pet regularly.

National Pet Month’s aims are to:

•Promote responsible pet ownership •Make people aware of the mutual benefits of living with pets •Increase public awareness of the role of pet care specialists Responsible Pet ownership Pets are amazing – they can offer us company, affection, comfort and fun, therefore they deserve our care and respect. Whether you own a pet or are thinking of getting one, there are lots of important things you need to know and do to keep your pet healthy and happy. The law requires you to care for your pet properly, make sure you check out our top tips to help you do this, whether your pet is a dog or a horse!

Living With Pets

Whilst you are giving a pet a new home, there benefits are mutual and us humans get a hug amount out of pet ownership – it can even help our health! The RSPCA had this to say on the health benefits of pet ownership, Helping to Boost your immune system •One study found that children brought up with pets have more stable immune systems than those in non-pet owning homes, and missed fewer school days through sickness. •An Australian survey found that dog and cat owners made fewer annual doctor visits and were less likely to be on medication for heart problems and sleeping difficulties than non-owners.

Encouraging exercise

•Owning a dog can motivate people to exercise by encouraging regular walking. A study in Australia found that dog owners who walked their dog were more likely to achieve 150 minutes of physical activity a week than owners who did not walk with their dog. •Another study found that older people who regularly walked their dogs walked faster and for longer periods, and also had better mobility in their homes, than those who didn’t walk regularly.

Providing emotional support

•Pets can be a great source of companionship to their owners. •Growing up with pets may improve children’s social skills with people and caring for a pet encourages childhood responsibility. Pets can also encourage children to develop compassion, understanding and respect for living things. •Pets can act as ‘social catalysts’, by providing more opportunities for social interactions. For example, dogs can help to initiate conversations between strangers in public places. A shared interest in pets brings people together from different parts of the community. People with more social relationships are less likely to suffer from feelings of loneliness or social isolation.      

9. Control your pet and ensure it is properly identified. 10. Take out pet insurance for dogs, cats, rabbits and horses to cover against unexpected veterinary fees and third party liability.

Pet Care Specialists

When choosing to bring a pet into your home, it’s essential that you also choose a vet to provide medical care for your pet. Deciding on the right vet for your pet’s needs is a very important part of pet care, and will help to ensure that your pet receives the best possible medical attention. There are many factors to consider when choosing a veterinarian, make sure you think about:

Type Of Pet

Depending on which type of pet you have in your home, you may need to make sure that you choose a vets that is equipped to care for your pet’s needs.

Location

Finding the right veterinarian for your pet also involves considering how far away your vet is from your home. It’s always best to choose a veterinary hospital that you can reach quickly, especially in case of an emergency health situation involving your pet.

Budget

It is also important find out how a veterinary facility will accept payment for medical services. Some veterinarians will only accept payment for services up-front, so it is very important to know this beforehand.

Veterinary Facility

Perhaps the best way to decide if a veterinary surgery is right for your pet is to visit it yourself. Schedule a time when you can visit without your pet, in order to gain a general knowledge about them. Of course vets are very important but there are other needs for your pets health – food suppliers, grooming, day care and what happens if you go on holiday do you have someone who can look after your pet? If not are there facilities where they can be taken to?

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Getting the

Garden Ready For Spring Part 2

You may remember that in our last issue we covered getting the garden ready for Spring. This issue we take a look at what you need to do next before summer arrives - it’s time to start work on the busy springtime schedule! (If you didn’t get chance to read the article, you can view it online – just go to   www.simply-holbeach.co.uk and check out the ‘Advice’ section!) In anticipation of the good weather to come, we’ve put together some ideas to help you get the garden ready for spring.

Vegetable garden

Well rotted manure or compost can be dug into the veg patch to provide nutrients for hungry crops such as, brassicas, runner beans, marrows and courgets. Now is the time to plant shallot – you can replant any shallots uprooted by the birds. The first outdoor sowings can be done if the soil is workable. Sow a succession of early maturing beetroot, spring onions and radish and cover with polythene or fleece cloches. There is still time to plant garlic cloves for an autumn harvest. Choose your seed potatoes and place first and second early varieties in tray, ‘rose’ end upwards, from which the shoots develop. A light, frost free position is necessary to successfully ‘chit’ the tubers.

Fruit garden

As long as the ground is not waterlogged or frozen, fruit trees and bushes can be planted now to establish before the drier summer months arrive. Continue winter pruning apples, pears, nectars and quinces and check grease bands are still secure and sticky to reduce the incidence of codling moth

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damage to the fruit. Consider applying a spring wash to fruit trees to kill overwintering adult bugs and eggs lodged in the bark fissures. If you haven’t done so cut out last year’s fruited raspberry canes and tie in the new ones to wire supports. Cut back all autumn fruiting raspberry canes to ground level. Prune currant bushes accordingly and protect swelling buds from birds with netting. Mature rhubarb crowns can be covered with a dustbin to produce tender rhubarb stalks. If you haven’t done so already, remove the dustbin. Hand pollinate any early peach or nectarine flowers on wall trained bushes.

The glasshouse

Make use of the empty glasshouse by planting up several pots and large containers with first early seed potatoes. Avoid putting too many tubers in the pot and protect emerging shoots from frost with fleece or newspaper. Dwarf beans, peas and strawberries can also be planted into large containers for an early harvest. All containers can be removed from the glasshouse when risk of frost has passed to make room for the traditional tomato and cucumber crops in late April. If you grew overwintering lettuce after the tomatoes were removed in September, keep an eye open for grey mould and ventilate freely during the day. Seed trays should be sterilised and summer bedding seeds sown now. Place trays in a heated propagator to germinate and watch out for the tell tale signs of damping off. Apply a copper based fungicide if observed. Peppers, both sweet and chili varieties need a long growing season to ripen their fruits. Sow now and place pots in a heated propagator.

Borders and beds

Remove any weed growth and apply a generous mulch of well composted manure to the flower beds and around established shrubs. Repot container grown shrubs and Hostas if necessary using a loam based compost and check the drainage holes are not blocked. Many flowering shrubs can be pruned back now including hydrangeas, some spiraea and ornamental elders. Summer flowering clematis will also benefit from a hard prune back to help healthy swelling buds. Now is the time to get hedgerows established before the summer. Why not try a native hedgerow mix to encourage wildlife into your garden?

Around the garden

Scatter a good all round feed such as bone meal or grow more around the borders and gently fork in to the soil to help give your plants a good start. After the wet winter the patio will be looking a bit dirty too. Moss and slime will be in abundance, but cleaning it can be so easy. There are now slab and patio cleaners that require virtually no work, simply mix up into a watering can and water on and then simply leave and let the cleaner do the work. It really can be that easy. For the more tricky areas in between the slabs or block paving, get a block paving brush, with its angled wire brush it will easily get in between the cracks and make it easy to clean.

Happy gardening! Compiled with help from Graham Eblethwaite, Russell Holmes and Dean Coad of Baytree Garden Centre.

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pring arrived on March 20th and its time to consider the annual spring clean and possible redecoration, also some home maintenance may be required.

On older properties a full inspection should be carried out, taking an in depth look at the wiring, the distribution board, and full testing of all circuits within the property. This inspection usually takes many hours on a 3 – 4 bedroom house including the testing of smoke and heat detectors. On completion a full Periodic Inspection Certificate and Report (PIR) should be issued. The report should enable any other registered company to give a detailed quotation for any remedial works required. This could also be the best time to have that extra light or power points installed, or perhaps a replacement distribution board before any decorations are carried out.

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Home & Property Sue runs successful interior design company, Tidy Interiors, here in Lincolnshire If you have a specific need please contact Sue via her website www.tidyinteriors.co.uk, email tidyinteriors@gmail.com or call 01476 564035 or 07540 612 143.

By Sue Hessom of Tidy Interiors

Replacing an existing kitchen is one of the most expensive and disruptive tasks that you can undertake. Before you make the decision to rip everything out and start again, there are a couple of things to consider: –   • Are you currently in your forever home? • Does you current kitchen work? • What budget do you realistically have? 

Refurbish If you are not in your forever home and plan to sell your property within the next couple of years, consider if replacing your existing kitchen is worth the expense, time and effort.

ensure the new ones do not obstruct anything • If you are replacing your worktop, check for joints and know where they are positioned • If you are replacing any appliances, spend time measuring to ensure your replacement items will fit safely and securely • Any gas appliances need to be disconnected and fitted by a registered gas fitter

your kitchen, this could be anything from somewhere to entertain, to having a built in wine rack. Write everything down, no matter how unachievable you think it might be.

Whatever you can afford, it might not give you the dream kitchen you were hoping for, but it will certainly help to make your home more presentable when the time comes to put your house on the market. Just remember when choosing your colours and design the kitchen is one of the major selling points so don’t put potential buyers off by opting for something too bizarre!

Once you have set your budget and agreed on the expectations from your new kitchen, it is time to think about the layout, design and colour. Remember that you don’t want to be changing your kitchen again anytime soon, so spend time shopping around looking for styles and designs that you like.

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If your current layout works and the cabinet carcasses are still in good working order then why go to the heartache of replacing them? You can achieve a If you are fortunate enough to be in your forever home completely new look simply by updating some of the the first thing to consider is what you want from your existing fittings. Not only will this be considerably kitchen. Will the space allow for your design dream? cheaper but the If not, it may work will be be worth Next consider what budget you have. completed considering within a a revamp Plans never quite go to plan so make sure you shorter time rather than a have a little extra cash in reserve, just in case. frame, with replacement. a lot less However, if disruption. the space allows for a complete new design start by Start by calculating what budget you have to spend making a wish list of all the things you would like from as this will help determine the level of improvements you can afford to make. You can gain a total new look by stripping the kitchen back to the bare carcass and replacing all fittings. However, if your budget doesn’t stretch that far, don’t worry, consider what combination of changes will give you the best results; a fresh new colour on the walls and ceiling, new handles on the cabinet doors and some trendy new tiles can help to transform a dated look.

Next consider what budget you have. Plans never quite go to plan so make sure you have a little extra cash in reserve, just in case.

Once you have an idea of style and colour, get your kitchen designed by a professional – many of the DIY stores offer free design and planning. They will come out to your home and talk to you about your expectations. Go through your wish list – but be aware you may have to compromise. They will take measurements and note where the current services are located and provide you with a printed plan. Whether you use the company or go elsewhere is up to you, however, unless you are a craftsman by trade, it is advisable to get your kitchen fitted by professionals. Like anything in this world, you get what you pay for, but if you give time to research your dream kitchen thoroughly, you will find some excellent value for money out there.

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Matthew Burchnall, a local resident, started the business after gaining over seven years’ experience in the local property market, and has extensive knowledge on all aspects of the letting industry. “Whether you are a buy-to-let investor with a single property, a home owner thinking of letting their house, or maybe a property professional with a large portfolio we are here to help.” “Through our extensive advertising, including rightmove.co.uk and our own website jigsawlettings.co.uk, we have a continuous supply of quality tenants, all of which are comprehensively referenced. “We offer a free, no obligation lettings appraisal and I believe landlords in the area will benefit from our specialist services. Our fees are extremely competitive and we can tailor a package to suit landlords’ individual requirements.” The office is located in Welland Workspace on Spalding’s Pinchbeck Road, an ideal location for clients as it is close to the town centre, and has the added bonus of free parking. If you are looking for a letting agent contact Jigsaw Lettings by phone: 01775 711311, email: info@jigsawlettings.co.uk or at their office: Welland Workspace, 10 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1PZ.

Long Sutton’s Best Kept Secret! Pledgers is a trusted local business recognised for its price quality and friendly service. Mr C. Pledger first opened its doors onlo1st. l ur ca o Y July 1945, and then in 1967 the business was taken over by Maurice and Gwen Smith - and the Smith family still run the business today. Pledgers’ aim is to bring leading brands to the local high street at quality prices. Brands stocked include Sony, Samsung, LG, Hotpoint, Bosch, Siemens and Indesit. Delivery and installation is free within a 15mile radius (excluding Gas and Built-ins) and they remove all old appliances. This year with the digital changeover we have all the latest LCD,LED and 3D televisions, with up to date technology and all types of compatible recording. We also have an aerial fitting service. Looking for Toys Locally? You may not be aware but within Pledgers you will find a large toy department stocking Lego, Playmobil, Sylvanian Families, Hornby, Britains, games, dolls – and more! Pledgers even have a Christmas savings club, stock greeting cards, gift vouchers and have an in store photo booth. Make sure next time you are in Long Sutton you pop in to see what they have on offer. 30  SIMPLY HOLBEACH  www.simply-holbeach.co.uk

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However, what might provide some relief while stuck in the jams is Peugeot’s stylish 308 CC. The French-made coupe cabriolet is based on the sub-structure of the popular 308 hatch. It comes with air conditioning, a leather steering wheel and centre armrest storage as standard. In-car entertainment is provided by a six speaker radio/CD player and audio pack with remote control. Safety and security features include an electric folding retractable roof, six airbags, unfastened seatbelt detection system and ESP (Electronic Stability Programme).

engine. My 2.0-litre 140bhp oil-burner came with features including leather trim, a windstop, larger 18” alloy wheels, tyre pressure sensor, and front and rear parking aids. The excellent Airwave neck heating system, similar to that in the Mercedes SLK, is standard equipment on the GT – and great for taking the chill out of open top driving. Further features include an electric pack, which includes electric seat adjustment.

When you get on the move, the HDi turbodiesel engine is refined and the sixspeed manual transmission is slick. With The most fun part of the car – the folding 192lb-ft of pulling power, the engine roof - only takes 20 seconds to lower. With response, even at low engine speeds, is just a press of a switch it stows neatly into first rate and it pulls right through the the boot. That means not a lot of luggage rev range, meaning less gear changing is can be stored with the roof down, but if needed. you’re in the market Top speed for the Peugeot 308 CC GT HDi for a convertible, cargo 140 is 129mph and the official 0-62mph space isn’t necessarily time is 11.1 seconds. That’s surprising first on your list of because the 308 CC feels quicker off the priorities. mark. The coupe cabriolet makes up for it The range-topping though by returning just under 50mpg, GT model can be making it an economical car as well as a specified with a pleasurable one to drive or simply sit in petrol or a diesel when you’re stuck in rush hour traffic.

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9 April, 1st Moulton and Whaplode Beavers,Cubs & Scouts Group Table Top Sale, 9.30am-12noon, Moulton 7.00pm - 9.00pm French Intermediate Couse for adults who Community Centre, 01406 373084 have basic knowledge. £8 per sessions, £80 per course. 9 April - 24 April, Easter Sports Tour 2011, Email kieron. T: 07947 789578 mcnab@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk or call 01775 719736. 7.30pm Holbeach Town Band, Improvers & Players www.lsessp.co.uk 9.30am - 10.30am Zumba Fitness Class, Gedney Victory Hall. T: 9 April, Home-made Cake Stall, 10am-4pm, Moulton 07595 597023 Windmill, Moulton, 01406 373237. 9.30am – 12.30pm Third Thurs of the month, Unique Textile www.moultonwindmill.co.uk Group, Unique Cottage Farm Studios 10 April, Craft And Food Fayre, 10am-4pm, silverwood garden centre brownsgate sutton st james, julieanneturner@ Thursday btinternet.com or call 01406 550076 9.00am - 11.30am Moulton Methodist Church Tots and Carers 12 April 21 April, Easter Camp, Unit 8 cradge bank Group, Moulton Methodist Church, Bell Lane, Moulton. spalding lincs, info@spaldinggymnastics.com, call 01775 T: 01406 371312 713599, www. spaldinggymnasticsacademy.co.uk 6.00pm Every third Thursday Bingo, Gedney Victory Hall T: 12 April, Snorkelling Taster Sessions, From 13:45 (in 01406 363318. 1-hour sessions) at Castle Pool Spalding. Contact: pauline@ 6.45pm Zumba, The George Farmer Technology College, divein.co.uk call 01733 351288. www.divein.co.uk T: 01406 330565 7 15 April, Scuba Diving - Try Dive! 8:45 - 10:00pm at Castle 7pm Short Mat Bowls, Holbeach St Marks Village Hall T: 01406 Swimming Pool, Spalding, spalding_bsac@yahoo.co.uk, 701234 01406 362622, www.spaldingbsac.moonfruit.com 7.30pm Holbeach Rock’n’roll Party, Holbeach FC (Sports & 16 April, Spalding Parish Church Concert, 7.30 p.m, call Social Club) Park Road, Holbeach. 01406 422082 01406 423803, www.southhollandsingers.org.uk 8.00pm - 9.45pm Zumba Fitness Class, The George Farmer 17 April, Drive it Day Belton House, 11.00 am, Technology College. T: 07595 597023 r.withington@btinternet.com or call 01949 844066, 9pm – 10pm Water Polo Club, Castle Sports Complex T: 07584 www.mglincolnshire.co.uk 034372 19 April, Scuba Diving Taster, 13:45 in 1 hour sessions at Castle Pool Spalding, pauline@divein.co.uk or call 01733 Friday 351288. www.divein.co.uk 12 .45 Mothers and Toddlers Group , Holbeach St Marks Village 21 April, Parkinson’s Open Morning, 10.30am - 12.30pm, Hal T: 01406 422860 5pm – 6pm, Pinchbeck Village Hall, Knight Street, jolive@parkinsons.org. 7pm Holbeach Youth Centre, Boston Road South, T: 01406 uk or call 0844 225 3606. www.parkinsons.org.uk 422305 22 April - 25 April, Jungle Book and Easter Fun, 10am-5pm, Butterfly and Wildlife Park, Long Sutton, info@ Saturday butterflyandwildlifepark.co.uk or call 01406 363833, www: 8.45am - 9.45am Zumba Fitness Class, The Peele Leisure Centre, www.butterflyandwildlifepark.co.uk Long Sutton. T: 07595 597023 22 April - 24 April, The Mill & Holbeach Quilters 2011 10am -3pm Flower Painting Watercolour Workshops, The Exhibition, 10-4pm each day, Moulton Windmill, Moulton, Lincolnshire Gallery, T: 01945 870411 01406 373237, www.moultonwindmill.co.uk 24 April, Easter Egg Hunt, 10am-4pm, Moulton Windmill, Sunday   Moulton, call 01406 373237, www.moultonwindmill.co.uk 2pm Short Mat Bowls, Holbeach St Marks Village Hall T: 01406 28 April- 02 May, Flower Festival, 10-5 each day, St Mary 701234 Magdalene Church, Fleet, cartertracey77@gmail.com or call 07719189528 29 April, St. George’s Folk Night, 7.30pm, Moulton Windmill, Moulton, 01406 373237 or visit www.moultonwindmill.co.uk 30 April, Cactus and Succulent Plant Sale, 10 am to 4pm, Holbeach Community Centre Fishpond Lane, chriseastgate@tiscali.co.uk or call 01406 424168 10 May - 24 May Over 60’s ICT Class, 10:00 - 12:00, The Gleed Girls’ Technology College, caroline.battong@gleed.lincs. sch.uk or call 01775 722 484, www.gleed.lincs.sch.uk 17 May - 21 May, Peter Pan On Ice, Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn, call 01553 764864 or visit www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

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Springfield Events Centre and Festival Gardens are pleased to announce their Annual Flower Parade Festival Weekend entertainment - 30th April - 2nd May 2011 Admission to the Festival Site on Saturday - (Gardens, Events Centre & Arena): Adults £6: Senior Citizens £5: Under 16’s accompanied FREE. Admission to the Festival Site on Sunday (Events Centre & Arena): £2 all tickets. Under 16’s accompanied FREE. Monday: All areas FREE. Car Parking available on Roman Bank or the Springfields main car parks. Opening Times: Saturday 30th April: 9am - 6pm, Sunday 1st May: 10am – 5pm, Monday 2nd May: 10am – 4pm

Other Forthcoming Events see our website for more details: 17th April Antiques Fair 15th May Toy Fair 10th - 12th June Woodturners Show

Inside the Events Centre (all weekend): Arts & Craft Stalls and Demonstrations Church Flower Displays from around the region Charity Stalls Restaurant, Full Bar and Light Refreshments In the Festival Gardens (all weekend): Static Tulip Sculpture Displays Miniature Train Rides RSPB Information Point Strolling “Mix & Mingle” Entertainers & Musical Entertainment (Saturday only)

Main Arena: Saturday 30th April The 2011 Spalding Flower Parade (float theme “British Icons”) will line up from 1.00pm for the start of the Parade procession leaving at 2.00pm. Musical Entertainment in the Arena will feature Parade Bands and Polka Dot Academy performing – Best of British Musical Hits Stalls & Refreshments

Sunday 1st May Monday 2nd May The Springfields Annual Classic Parade Floats display Car Show and Auto Jumble Stalls & Refreshments featuring classic vehicles from across the East Midlands plus Specialist Trade Stands and Auto Jumble. Parade Floats display Stalls & Refreshments

Conferences – up to 700 delegates, Seminars – from small groups to 200 delegates, Meetings & Special Events, Promotions, Entertainment, Corporate Parties, Trade Shows & Exhibitions, Weddings & Family Celebrations

Springfields Events Centre, Springfields, Camelgate, Spalding. PE12 6ET 01775 713253 events@springfields.net www.springfieldseventscentre.co.uk

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