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“Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder and treason should ever be forgot….” And so the poem continues. What a great excuse to wrap up, head outside and get warm in front of a bonfire before watching some spectacular fireworks! Whether you are having a get together at home or are going to an organised event it’s hard to believe that we are symbolically celebrating the foiling of a treasonous plot which occurred 410 years ago! Well, all of us apart from St Peters School in York which doesn’t celebrate the night out of respect to its former pupil, Guy Fawkes! If you are holding your own party this year you can find some delicious recipes in this issue to keep your guests happy and as always, make sure your pets are kept inside where possible and away from all of the loud noises. Elsewhere in the issue we think about the cold weather and look at the best ways to keep warm this winter as well as discussing insulation to make sure you keep in any heat you do generate! Finally, a big thank you to Arnas Lucinskas for this month’s cover photo, great picture. Enjoy the issue!


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Spalding wins gold – again! Dedicated staff and volunteers have been thanked for helping Spalding win a prestigious horticultural award for the second year in a row. It was revealed this week that the town had won gold in the Large Town category of this year’s East Midlands In Bloom contest – the same result achieved in 2014. The award has delighted organisers who ensured that hanging baskets and plants in the town centre were looking spectacular for the visit of the judging panel back in July. Staff at Ayscoughfee Hall played their part by tending to the venue’s historic gardens, which were also visited by the judges. Cllr Angela Newton, who helped to organise preparations, said: “We are thrilled to have won gold again, it is a fantastic accolade for Spalding. “I would like to thank everyone who got involved and dedicated their time to making the town centre look magnificent. I would also like to thank businesses and individuals who sponsored baskets and tubs. “Spalding faced much competition, so to win gold is truly outstanding. Hopefully we can make it a three in a row next year.” Three other South Holland towns also won awards with Crowland, Holbeach and Long Sutton all collecting Silver Gilt accolades in the Small Town category.

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Another podium finish for Andy Molsom Andy Molsowm of Molsom & Associates Optometrists took home a 3rd place and a 6th place recently racing at Castle Combe in Wiltshire. At Castle Combe, qualifying and racing was condensed into one day, and was a mixed grid of 41 cars. Qualifying didn’t go as well as expected, but Molsom started from 9th and 8th in class in race 1 and race 2 respectively. Andy said: “I was unlucky with losing so many places near the start of the race, but thankful that it wasn’t the end of my race. With very little run off at Castle Combe, the armco is very close, and that usually means disaster.”

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Grants4Growth success celebrated Representatives from businesses across the region celebrated the success of a funding scheme which has boosted local firms to the tune of over £1million since 2013. A recognition event to mark the conclusion of the Grants4Growth programme took place at Springfields Events and Conference Centre in Spalding on September 8. Attendees included Anna Graves, Chief Executive of South Holland District Council, and Cllr Nick Worth, portfolio holder for business growth. The EU-funded scheme, which was managed by South Holland District Council’s Economic Development Team, has funded 107 businesses across Lincolnshire to help them grow and improve efficiency. Cllr Worth said: “Grants4Growth has been a resounding success and helped many different companies to expand and become more efficient.

“It was very pleasing to be able to welcome some of the companies involved to Springfields to share their success stories and achievements. “The event was also an excellent networking opportunity for these firms and we had plenty of positive feedback.” During the past two years Grants4Growth helped to create 85 new jobs whilst safeguarding 443 positions. It has also produced an estimated aggregate increase in turnover of £5.6million among the firms who have benefited.

The largest grant handed out was for £40,000, the smallest was £1,000 and the average amount was £7,926. The event saw several representatives praise the straight-forward and fast manner of the grant application process. SHDC’s Economic Development team also revealed plans to secure future funding to launch a successor to the scheme. Any decision on funding is likely to be made towards the end of 2015. For more information about the scheme visit

Bakker Spalding’s Customer-Selected Collection During the course of the week, the following Recently, Bakker Spalding Garden Company ran bulbs were selected to represent each colour of a week long Facebook event where customers the rainbow: could select their favourite flower to represent Red – Tulip Case Grande each colour of the rainbow. In total, 3,033 Yellow – Tulip Tropical Wave votes were cast across the seven day period. Pink – Tulip Queensland As a result, Bakker Spalding has put together Green – Tulip Green Bizarre a special offer bulb collection containing the Purple – Tulip Exquisit seven winning tulip flowers, now available for Orange – Tulip Charming Beauty purchase. & Flooring Blue – Tulip Blue Parrot From the 7th to the 13th September, Adrian Nind, Managing Director, customers could vote daily via the Bakker Bakker Spalding Garden Company Spalding Facebook page for their favourite commented: “Over the 7 days of flower from a selection of three, for the flower they want to represent that colour in Bakker voting, we reached over 60,650 people. The blue tulip received the most votes, with 583 Spalding’s ‘I can plant a rainbow’ bulb collection.

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South Holland District Council has teamed up with other Lincolnshire authorities to launch a joint crackdown on fraud, starting with false applications for council tax discount or support. The Lincolnshire Counter Fraud Partnership is made up of all seven districts and the county council. The group takes the issue extremely seriously, and have come together to raise awareness, share resources and expertise, and pool intelligence. The partnership will be looking at all types of fraud against councils including false claims for housing, Blue Badge claims and financial mismanagement of grants and contracts. If you suspect any fraud against a Lincolnshire council, please report it to the confidential hotline on 0800 0853716 or email whistleblowing@lincolnshire. For more information visit SIMPLY SPALDING | |






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Cigarette butts and chewing gum are being blitzed from streets by South Holland District Council’s powerful new cleaning machine. The potent machine is highly effective at cleaning up cigarette butts, drinks bottles and chewing gum from pavements. It is electric and runs silently, using a lengthy vacuuming nozzle to clear hard-to-reach pavement cracks and kerbsides. A pavement sweeper is also being used in conjunction with the machine to clear dirt from walkways. Cllr Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for Waste Management, said: “We’re confident that the machine will prove extremely effective at clearing litter from our streets.

Sunday 8 November 2015 Toy Collectors Fair Doors open: 10:00am to 3:00pm. Assistance dogs only. FREE Parking Entrance fee: £2.50 adults, £2 concessions, first child £1.50 Patio café serving breakfasts, lunches & snacks Contact: Lorraine: 01522 880383 Email: Web site:

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Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 November 2015 Action Medical Research Christmas Gift Fair Doors open: Monday 2.00pm to 9.00pm. Tuesday 9.00am to 4.00pm Assistance dogs only. FREE Parking Entrance fee: £2.00 adults, children under 16 free Patio café serving breakfasts, lunches & snacks Contact: Mrs Petronella Keeling: 01775 722017 Email: Web site: Wednesday 11 November 2015 An Evening with the RAF Swing Band in support of Help for Heroes From: 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Licensed Bar available Tickets: £31 per person to include carvery meal or £19 per person for the concert only Tickets on sale through the South Holland Centre Box Office Tel: 01775 764777 Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 November 2015 Spalding Model Railway Show Doors open: Saturday:10:00am to 5:00pm. Sunday: 10.00am to 4.30pm NOTE - Doors open at 9.30 both days for disabled visitors. Assistance dogs only. FREE Parking Entrance fee: £7.00 adults, £6.00 concessions, £17.00 family ticket, children with an adult free Patio café serving breakfasts, lunches & snacks Contact: 01406 426669 or 07754 057935 Email: Web site: Sunday 22 November 2015 Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair Doors open: 10:00am to 4:00pm. Assistance dogs only. FREE Parking Admission: £2 adults, under 16s free Patio café serving breakfasts, lunches & snacks Contact: Peter & Polly Trapmore: 01754 811897 Email: Web site:

Dog service scoops Silver award The dedicated work of council staff who rescue and re-home stray dogs the district has been recognised with a prestigious award. South Holland District Council recently won a Silver RSPCA Community Animal Welfare Footprint Award – 12 months after being awarded a Bronze accolade under the same scheme. The award is for the council’s stray dog service as a whole and reflects levels of policy and procedure, kennelling arrangements, relief cover, re-homing, microchipping and education, including information provided via the Council’s website and Facebook page, as well as the care and welfare of stray dogs. Cllr Malcolm Chandler, portfolio holder for Environmental Health, said: “This has taken a lot of hard work from our Environmental Health team which runs the service and from those involved in bringing the service

in-house. “To win a Bronze and then a Silver award shows that the service has gone from strength to strength since we brought the function back in-house in 2013. It also shows that the team has worked hard and made continuous improvements to the service. “We want to continue to improve, especially around reuniting lost dogs with their owners quickly and effectively and continue providing high standards of care and welfare, working closely with our kennelling partners. “I would also like to urge dog owners to get their pets microchipped. We provide this valuable service which supports our key objective to re-home lost dogs.” For more information about the council’s stray dog service and microchipping visit www.sholland.

Saturday 5 December 2015 Pigeon Show The North Road Championship Club presents their Day of Champions Pigeon Show Doors open: 9.30am to 5:00pm. Assistance dogs only. FREE Parking Admission: £5 adults, under 16s free Patio café serving breakfasts, lunches & snacks Email: Web site:

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Greater Lincolnshire, which includes North and North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire County Council, the seven District Councils, University of Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University, The Lincoln College Group, Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Police and Crime Commissioner and the six Clinical Commissioning Groups have together put forward a bid for the devolution of specific powers along with associated funding from central government, to ensure we can achieve economic growth quicker than anywhere else in the UK. In itself this is a significant achievement. If successful the bid would increase the value of the Greater Lincolnshire economy by £8billion, create 29,000 new jobs, deliver 100,000 new homes and redesign locally, services for the administration of justice, health and social care, flood and water management and public safety. The bid would aim to grow (literally!) the areas of agri-food, manufacturing and engineering and the visitor economy. Agri-food in Greater Lincolnshire produces 25% of the Country’s vegetables and processes 70% of UK seafood. Manufacturing is currently worth £1.8billion and the visitor economy attracts 17.4million visitors to our coastal resorts, areas of outstanding natural beauty and heritage sites. Businesses tell us that access to high speed telecommunications as well as the road infrastructure are key to future growth. This means that we need recognition from government that both the A17 and A16 are nationally important in moving goods as well as people and funding should be devolved to improve those road networks, along with others in the county. The bid also seeks to devolve powers to reshape and restructure Further Education provision, funding streams of post 16 education and

Skills Funding Agency budgets, responsibility for funding relating to career information, advice and guidance and transferring the duty on schools to provide careers information to the Greater Lincolnshire LEP. This should then enable the delivery of higher paid skills, both professional and technical that respond to the needs of local businesses. With a growing workforce, alongside an increasingly elderly population who are staying longer in their homes and therefore not releasing them onto the market, requires the delivery of 100,000 new homes across Greater Lincolnshire, with an appropriate number of affordable housing and starter homes, supported by the appropriate infrastructure. Alongside this is the prioritisation of flood risk on what is a highly vulnerable coastline. A serious coastal flood would seriously compromise the UK’s capacity to produce high grade crops for up to seven years. An integrated approach to Health and Social Care that will provide more cost effective public health services, enable people to be more active and engage in cultural and arts activities, further develop neighbourhood based services, increasing care closer to the home and a model for emergency care, urgent care and planned care services that deliver high quality services which are both affordable and sustainable. These are just some of the proposals being put forward for devolved power and funding from central government, which if after dialogue with government and all the parties involved gets the go ahead, will then require new governance arrangements to manage the devolved powers that would be best suited to Greater Lincolnshire. That may well be the greatest challenge!


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hen looking around a potential new home it is often all too easy to take into consideration things which are completely irrelevant such as the furniture (which, of course, will no longer be there once you move in!). It sounds bizarre but it happens more often than you think! Decoration is also something which people find influencing them even though in most cases a coat of paint will solve the problem quickly and cheaply. The most savvy buyers, however, are those who are able to look past all of the superficial barriers in front of them and instead can see the true potential of any building. Let’s face it, no house is going to be absolutely perfect for you from the outset. We have previously discussed the importance of doing your homework and a little preparation before viewing any property. Not only should you have made a list of things that the house absolutely must have (number of bedrooms, for example) you should also research the area and look at surrounding homes. Have a think about what you could do to any house to turn it into your dream home. A viewer may see an integral garage, but a savvy buyer will see the potential of a straightforward garage conversion to add an extra room. A viewer may see a large garden which will need maintaining whereas a savvy buyer will see the potential to extend the house and take advantage of that land. And take advantage of the local knowledge of your estate agent.

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The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire Police, Alan Hardwick, challenged Lincolnshire Police to increase the number of volunteers within the county

olunteer roles are in place to help increase community involvement, provide volunteers with new skills and create an insight for those wishing to start a career with Lincolnshire Police. This project is ongoing with roles from The Special Constabulary, Volunteer Police Cadets, and Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) to Volunteer Police Community Support Officers (VPCSOs). Across the county Lincolnshire Police have 532 volunteers, 30 of which are based in Spalding. The vision of Lincolnshire Police is aligned to the National Policing Vision 2016, and the objectives of the organisation are to: Reduce Crime; Provide a Fair Deal for the People of Lincolnshire; Provide Police and Services that are there when you need them. To achieve these visions with community involvement we are looking for more volunteers to join Lincolnshire Police today. The roles of Special Constable and Volunteer PCSOs involve uniformed patrol and are available to anyone over eighteen


upon passing assessment criteria. These roles enable volunteers to interact with the community and receive training in order to fulfil the needs of the community. PSVs cover a wide range of roles from administrative support, vehicle maintenance and restorative justice, to name a few. Training is provided at a management level and allows the volunteer to see how the local station runs on a daily basis. Volunteering with any organisation is an excellent way to boost your CV, gain new skills, keep old ones in practice and fill up some of your free time, all whilst giving back to your community. There is no upper age limit and by volunteering in your area the local policing teams benefit massively from the local knowledge people bring to the roles. Whether in a uniformed patrol role or a ‘behind the scenes’ support role you can make a valuable contribution by allowing for additional time to be given to high visibility patrolling in communities and dealing with local issues. Currently Lincolnshire Police are looking for VPCSOs and Specials within Spalding

and its surrounding areas. So, if you think that you would like to be an active member of your Neighbourhood Policing Team, you can commit to a minimum of sixteen hours per month and take on a new, innovative volunteer role within Lincolnshire Police then please get in touch with the Volunteer Challenge Team at the details below: Visit the website: Call The Volunteer Challenge Team: 101 Extension 47244 Email us: 1000volunteerchallenge@lincs.pnn.police. uk Alternatively you can call into your local station and discuss local opportunities with the team there, why not ask an existing volunteer what they do and how you might help? We look forward to hearing from you soon!



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While keeping a vehicle off a public road If you keep your vehicle off a public road, even if it is in your driveway, garage or away from your home address, the law says that you must have motor insurance. You will not need to have insurance if your vehicle: - has a valid Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN) - has been kept off a public road since before 1 February 1998 - has been scrapped, stolen or exported and proper notification has been made - is in between keepers - is held in stock by an authorised motor dealer You can make a SORN using a V14 application form which is available from Post Offices or online at If your vehicle appears to be uninsured, you will receive a letter from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). This letter will tell you that you

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Choosing motor insurance Before you buy motor insurance, decide who will be driving your car, and how much cover you would like. There are three main types of motor insurance: • Third party insurance This is the minimum amount of insurance cover that you must have by law for your vehicle. Third party insurance only covers

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Library News

By Sharman Morriss, Spalding Library

Adult book choice Slade House By David Mitchell From the Bestselling author who brought us The Bone Clocks, Cloud Atlas and Black Swan Green. Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door. Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t. Every nine years, the house’s residents - an odd brother and sister - extend a unique invitation to someone who’s different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it’s already too late. . . . Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house story - as only David Mitchell could imagine it.

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November Events

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Eloquent Fold We will be joined again in November by the lovely ladies from ‘The Eloquent Fold’ as part of the Transported Art Project. The free workshops will involve making small books with pages just larger than postcards, from a variety of materials including discarded library books.  The events are free however donations are welcomed.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner Insurgent by Veronica Roth The Last Apprentice (Seventh Son) by Joseph Delaney Have you read them all? There’s still time before the end of the year. Reserve your copies today either at Spalding Library, by calling 01522 782010 or via the online catalogue at libraries

The Eloquent Fold will be at Spalding Library every Wednesdays during November. Dates and times are; 4th   November                  10:00 – 1:00 11th November                 10:00 – 1:00 18th November                  10:00 – 1:00 25th November                 10:00 – 1:00 Come and join in one of the sessions. Remembrance Day Throughout November, to mark the centenary of the First World War, Spalding Library will have war-themed local history displays, including one for Remembrance Day.

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Surfleet Primary School’s Open Morning We are a caring and friendly school, where we know every child well. Children in small schools benefit from the ‘family feel’ learning environment, please join us on our open morning and discover why we are the right choice for you and your child.

Wednesday 4th November 2015 from 9.30am - 10.45am

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Contact us by phone or email if you are interested in coming along. Executive Headteacher: Mr T.R. Verity Head of School: Miss L. Pipes

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From November 2nd Cheaper Entry Prices From November 2nd CLOSED Mon, Tues, Wed. OPEN Thurs, Fri, Farm closes Sat & Sunday. Dec 6th Big Christmas Market-lots for Christmas nd of Christmas shopping, Santa, Dec 20th-Jan 2 face painting, trees, wreaths, carol th th th singing,live Nativity scene th Dec 10/17th Christmas Tea with Santa Dec 13th Carol Service in the barn -all welcome

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Calling teachers, PTA members, pupils… Do you have exciting news at your school? If you would like to share your school news with the local residents please send details to

Spalding High School The Spalding High School academic year is now in full flow. Alongside the usual studies students have found time for exam and competition success. Two teams from the High School have successfully gained a place in the national final of the Nesta Longitude Explorer Competition. The competition presents students with the exciting prospect of engaging with satellite data as developers and inventors, rather than just end users. The High School teams comprised Year 7 and 8 students, meaning their success is even more exceptional as the competition is open to students from Year 7 to Year 11. To reach this stage, judges were interested

in the concept of the idea. The next stage of the competition sees the judges looking at how well the team can demonstrate their understanding of the criteria by developing their idea. The winning team will receive a prize of £25,000 for their school, as well as having the opportunity to win the individual prizes on offer. Further up the school three 6th Form students are celebrating their success in their recent

Willows Day Nursery Just three years ago, The Willows Day Nursery opened, with eleven babies joining them throughout the year. This year, they have graduated along with eleven other pre-school children.  They were our first babies at the nursery so will always be very special to us.  The nursery held a Graduation Barbecue for the children and their families following their Pirate Themed Sports Day and Big Toddle.  The children raised over £1,000 for Barnardos, which is a fantastic achievement.  Staff, parents and children took part in a range of pirate activities for Sports Day, including a Walk the Plank race,  Ship Mate carry and Cannonball Kick.  The weather was perfect

and whilst the children were busy being pirates, the parents of the Pre-School children were very busy themselves. They set up their own tent on Fleet Field and under the noses of all the staff, put together two beautiful presentation frames with all of the children’s handprints and names in. This was then presented to the staff at the Graduation Barbecue and now has pride of place within the nursery reception. We also had another reason to celebrate as the nursery, for the past eighteen months has been working towards The Healthy Child Award.  The award was presented by Heather Steed from Healthy Child as she came to the nursery to officially open the new children’s full working kitchen.  Part of the Healthy Child Award is linked to Healthy food and promoting healthy lifestyles.   To give the children a life-long love of healthy food, the children now have their own mini kitchen that they use on a daily basis.  Their current favourites are making bread, real fruit lollies and growing window sill herbs to feed to their new pet tortoise. 

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) exams. Ellen Baker received a Distinction (Gold) in her Grade 8 exam, with an almost unheard of pass mark of 98, whilst Seren Cave and Francesca Hayward received Silver awards in their Grade 7 exam. The LAMDA course is an extracurricular activity, taught by Ian Mann, which is available to students through the High School. Mrs Fisk, Head of Drama, commented that studying LAMDA has really benefitted the students in their development as young performers and is also excellent preparation for audition and interview. With Drama taking centre stage this term students throughout the year groups have also been busy rehearsing for the schools production of ‘The Sound of Music’.

Spalding Parish Church of England Day School The school recently held a Macmillan Coffee Morning. Children and staff baked cakes for our parents and carers to enjoy with a tea or coffee. So far we have raised £177.64, however there will be a further cake sale after school. Year 6 children supported the staff in serving cake and collecting donations.

Surfleet Primary School We have a packed agenda leading up to Christmas! We have already had a Class 1 trip which saw the Reception and Year 1 children, enjoying a boat trip from Springfields in to Spalding and then on to Ayscoughee for picnic lunch, nature hunt and various games. We held a non-uniform day on the 9th October for ‘Stand up to Cancer’.  We had teams take part in a local Hockey and Football Tournament this month and our Harvest Festival was held on the 13th October. We will be having our Bikeability week for year 4, 5 and 6 pupils and raising money for Children in Need.  Our Remembrance Service will be held at St Laurence’s Church in Surfleet on the 11th November.  We will be holding a Road Safety Week in school from the 23rd November and another Hockey Tournament to attend! We have planned our dates for Class 1 and Class 2 performances in December, together with our Christmas lunch and party dates, our Christmas Church Service and a ‘Christmas Jumper Day’. I wonder if we’ll get a surprise visit from Father Christmas this year?  Let’s hope the children have been good! SIMPLY SPALDING | |



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6th Form Options

6th Form Options If you are in your GCSE year then you will soon need to start focusing on the question “what next?” Taking the time to consider your options now will pay dividends in the future


t may seem early to start thinking about what you want to be doing in just under a year from now or, even more so, what you want to do for your career, but putting in the time now will ensure you are able to make well-informed decisions down the line. After your GCSEs you will need to decide your next step – whether it be A Levels or vocational qualifications you will need to think about the best place for you to study. The best place to start is to make a list of sixth forms and colleges in your area that you would like to consider. At this stage it is best to not rule anything out unless you have a really specific reason. Once you have your short list you can start to investigate a little further. Most schools and colleges will have a prospectus available and a website so start reading! If your school has a sixth form attached then of course you have the option of staying there but it is not obligatory so you should explore fully all of your options, even if you choose to stay put as a result! Perhaps the most important thing to bear in mind is the subjects you wish to study. At the end of your GSCEs you should have an idea about what you enjoy studying and, more importantly, what you are good at. Study at A Level is more in depth and so having an interest in the subject is important. If you know you want to study A Levels but don’t know what and don’t really have a clear idea of what you want to do afterwards then consider studying subjects


“At the end of your GSCEs you should have an idea about what you enjoy studying and, more importantly, what you are good at.”

which appear often in entrance requirements across a broad range of degrees. Maths (and further Maths), English Literature, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History and Languages will leave a huge range of courses open to you at degree level. If you are thinking that a vocational qualification is the way forward then you can narrow your searches accordingly. Have a look at the courses available and how strong the ties are between the college and local businesses. If you are learning a new trade or profession then you will need to practice along the way and if you can do it in a professional setting then even better. When looking at courses and subjects check the entry requirements. Many A Level courses will have minimum GCSE requirements, usually a Grade C or above. Whether you choose A Levels or vocational qualifications you will be developing new skills and studying in a much different way so you will be expected to become a more independent, original thinker. Be confident that you will be able to manage →



6th Form Options

→ 6th Form Options (Continued) the workload. Similarly you will need to become proficient in time management so the physical location of the sixth form or college might be important. Once you have whittled your list down to your favourites the next thing to do is find out when their open days and evenings are and plan a visit. While a prospectus and website will give you information on sixth forms and colleges there is no substitute for a visit in person where you can get a real feel for the atmosphere. During your visit take the opportunity to speak to the staff and pupils so you can really gauge what the place is like. While looking at classrooms is very important take the chance to look a little further afield - visit the grounds themselves, the library, common room, study areas and most definitely the canteen! You are going to be spending a lot of time in these places over the next two years and you need to be comfortable in the facilities. Once you have decided on a place you may have an informal interview as well as having to fill in your application form. Take this opportunity to ask lots of questions (as well as answering them!), both from an academic point of view such as pass rates, where students go onto after finishing sixth form and the such) as well as anything important to you personally, for example, clubs you can join and opportunities to socialise. If university is part of your plan then you will be making your application whilst in sixth form, generally in the first term of your second year. If you are looking


“During your visit take the opportunity to speak to the staff and pupils so you can really gauge what the place is like.�

to begin work once you have finished then you will similarly need to be thinking about compiling your CV and putting forward some job applications. Whichever way you are looking at going, have a look at the provision your sixth form or college has set out to help you achieve this. Most of all it has to feel right for you. As important as it is to have the opinions of your friends and family only you will know what it truly right for you. If you are in any doubt then speak to the institutions you are considering and ensure all of your questions have been answered before you take that decision. After all, this is one decision that must not be taken lightly.


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Sixth Form Open Evening

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Tuesday 10th November 2015 6.00pm – 8.00pm We are pleased to invite to you our Sixth Form Open Evening to be held on Tuesday, 10th November 2015 6.00pm – 8.00pm. • • • • •

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‘If you are motivated by academic challenges, want the opportunity to develop a wide range of talents, enjoy taking a leadership role and are looking to be part of a caring, friendly school, then we invite you to consider our Sixth Form.’

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ecisions, decisions! It doesn’t seem like five minutes since you chose your GCSE options and now you are being asked to think about what to do after your exams! There are some choices ahead of you which will affect your life in a big way. A little forward planning before you start though can ensure you make the most of your time in sixth form. 1) Make the right subject choices It’s been said time and again that your subject choice can be critical to your success. Look at the subjects you enjoy, what you are thinking of doing for your career and what your sixth form has to offer and make an informed decision by doing lots of research. There are many people able to help you, from your teachers to your careers advisor at school and advisors from your potential new college. You can even ask your parents and friends for their opinions but remember, at the end of the day the decisions have to be right for you. If you need to, start by making lists and narrow them down. You will be able


to move forward with confidence if you feel like you have explored all of the avenues available to you. 2) Make sure you have the right equipment Whether it’s A Levels or a vocational course, having the correct equipment is key. Before you start back in September your sixth form or college will provide you with a list of all of the equipment you will need so make sure you have everything you need bought in good time. Have a good look and don’t leave it until the last minute because although your list may just contain simple items such as notebooks and stationery it could contain things which need ordering in good time so pay close attention.

3) Develop good study habits Being in your GCSE year you should already have some good study habits in place. The demands of A Levels or vocational qualifications are more than those placed on you by your GCSEs so planning your time will pay dividends. Make full use of your free periods and any resources availalable to you. Prioritise the tasks you have and write up notes as you go along (and if you have the time making revision notes now will stand you in good stead down the line). Read more widely outside your course texts – it will help broaden your understanding of the subjects you are studying and will prepare you well should you be hoping to go to university. 4) Ask for help Finally, and this is a biggie, always ask for help when you need it. Post-GCSE you will be expected to be more independent in your learning and if you have any questions or feel yourself falling behind then you must ask for help to ensure it does not spiral out of control. Staff are there to help you – all you have to do is let them know!



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Buy a high visibility coat for Rover, so you’ll spot him in the dark and be safe near cars. If you don’t want to buy a coat, try a high visibility collar or lead instead. LED lights are a good idea. You can attach them to collars. Always take a torch and check it over before you leave the house. Don’t forget your phone. Use an extendable lead rather than allowing your dog to run off into the dark. Exercise in a well-lit area.

Don’t Forget About Your Cat Some cats like darker evenings because the mice come out earlier! It’s a good idea to buy a reflective collar, so drivers can spot a bolting cat. Just make sure the collar is quick release that’s the kind that unclips if Puss gets tangled. On very dark and cold nights you might consider keeping your cat indoors, particularly if they are young or elderly.

a safe, warm hutch with plenty of bedding. Tie a duvet around the hutch when it’s really cold. Remember they’re at your mercy and not able to find elsewhere to warm up.

Dogs Die In Cold Cars Too We all know that dogs die in hot cars, but in winter your car goes the other way. Don’t leave your pet in the equivalent of an ice box. It’s a good idea to let their coats grow a bit now as well, don’t shear off all their warm fur because they need it! If you haven’t done so already, consider getting your pets micro-chipped, just in case they end up lost on darker evenings or have an accident.

Outdoor Pets As dusk falls earlier make sure your outdoor animals are shut in and safe from predators. A hungry fox will make a meal out of your rabbit, guinea pig or hens - it doesn’t need to be pitch black. Make sure your rabbit or other animal has

Don’t Forget The Birds Feed wild birds earlier than usual, because they’ll roost at sunset. High-fat foods and clean water are important during these cold months. You can provide some warm roosting sites too, such as a stuffed nesting box. Come and chat to us if you need any advice or help. Remember - be safe, be seen.

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Mulled Wine 2 bottle of red wine Peel from 2 clementines Peel from 1 lemon 200g caster sugar 6 cloves 1 stick of cinnamon 2 star anise Pour the red wine into a pan and add the peel, sugar, cloves, cinnamon and star anise. Place on the heat and let the mixture simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Boil for a few minutes until the mixture begins to thicken. Turn down the heat until the mixture is warm and serve.

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Popular Christmas Toys 2015 At some point in our lives, every parent has experienced the trauma of trying to secure a “must have” toy for their child before Christmas. But Mums and Dads take heart, it’s not a new phenomenon! ❱ BY VICKY SENKEY-DUNN


s a nation we love Christmas. OK, we like to moan when Christmas displays go up in the shops in September but by and large it’s our favourite time of year. And as such we love to do it right. According to YouGov, Britons spend £22.5 billion on Christmas every year. Each household spends an average of £604 on presents, £174 on food and drink and £43 on cards, trees and decorations. So it’s safe to say we go all out! Christmas shopping can be a fun experience, provided we leave ourselves enough time (gentlemen, I’m thinking specifically about you here). Visiting the shops all decorated and festive for a shopping spree can be fun if done with friends. Even internet shopping of an evening to get it all done without leaving the house can be strangely satisfying. Perhaps the one spanner in the works comes in the form of the “must have” toy for children. As if there aren’t enough awesome toys to choose from, every single child must have the one thing that is in short supply. All hail the gods of marketing I suppose! While it may feel like this is a recent phenomenon it really isn’t. A hundred years ago toys were being released which quickly became a craze such as the hula-hoop in the

Coming back to the present, which toys are this year’s “must have”? Well Hamleys, Toys R Us, Amazon and Argos all released their top presents back in July (remember that moaning thing I said we did? Now would be the time to do it quickly) and here are what looks to be the main contenders – although don’t discount something newer coming out later just to keep us all on our toes!!

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Home Improvement

Insulating Your Home With the cold weather on its way now is a good time to make sure your home stays warm this winter


nergy prices are always in the news as they climb ever higher. It’s especially annoying as the colder months see us using more energy as we heat our homes. More and more of us are taking to the internet to use price comparison websites to find the lowest tariffs but there are things that you can do to your home to ensure that when you do heat your house you are not losing that heat to the outside. We all know that heat rises so the first place to look at is your loft. An uninsulated or poorly insulated loft can be responsible for you losing up to a quarter of your heat through the roof. The thickness of your insulation should be at least 270mm of blanket-style glass or mineral wool. If you already have insulation in your loft check its thickness. Should you have none or wish to re-insulate to bring it up to current guidelines and your loft has easy access then it is possible to insulate it yourself. You can buy rolls of insulation from your nearest DIY store which will roll our between the joists then roll over the top. The rolls are built to last so they will pay for themselves many times over. If you are at all uncertain about what to do then use a professional installation team. Once you have put in all the time and effort to insulate your loft, as a last job make sure you put some draught excluding strips on your loft hatch to ensure that there are no draughts coming back down into your home. Once you have sorted your loft then it’s time to take a look at your walls. According to the Energy Saving Trust, in an uninsulated home you can lose



“Lagging water tanks and pipes and insulating behind radiators reduces the amount of heat lost.”

“According to the Energy Saving Trust, in an uninsulated home you can lose around one third of your heat through the walls.”

around one third of your heat through the walls. Most houses built since the 1990s will have wall insulation. If your home is not insulated and has cavity walls then you can have cavity wall insulation to stop the escape of the heat. The process involved an installer drilling small holes in the outside walls of your home and then uses specialist equipment to blow insulation in through the holes. Once the insulation is in the installer will fill in the holes made in the brickwork so you will barely be able to see where they have been. Due to its specialist nature this work must be carried out by a professional installer but your disruption will be minimal and it is work which can be carried out in just a few hours. After that you can think about your central heating and hot water. Lagging water tanks and pipes and insulating behind radiators reduces the amount of heat lost. The Energy Saving Trust recommends the fitting of a British Standard Jacket over your hot water tank as it will reduce your heat loss by around three quarters. Similarly, insulating your pipes will keep your hot water hotter for longer. Radiator reflector panels behind your radiators is a cost effective way of conserving heat. By placing a reflective panel behind your radiator any heat is reflected back into the room so less heat is lost through the walls behind the radiators.

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Being Energy Efficient The winter months can be a source of worry for many people as energy prices continue to rise, but there are some things you can do to ensure you are being as energy efficient as possible


erhaps the most important thing you can do it insulate and draught proof your house. Turn to page 32 to learn more about insulation and draught proofing. It is important to keep as much heat in as possible, especially if you are trying to save money. More people are buying electricity monitors so they can keep an eye on how much power they are using and, indeed, where the largest costs are coming from. You can buy a monitor from around the £20 mark. Consider your appliances and assess how energy efficient they are. With many appliances now being A rated you might find there are large savings to be had by upgrading to newer models in the long run. Also, when using appliances make sure you are using them efficiently. Wait until you have a full load of washing or the dishwasher is full before you run the appliances. On bright days you might like to hang the washing outside rather than use energy running the tumble dryer. If you haven’t already then change your lightbulbs to the energy efficient variety. As well as saving you money they also last longer than the old-fashioned lightbulbs they are replacing. And speaking of light, grab a compass and see if any part of your roof faces south. If it does you need to speak to someone about getting some solar panels put up there! There are still some companies who will install them for free for you, allowing you to take advantage of free electricity generated during the day without having a huge outlay. One of the quickest ways to save money is to switch your energy supplier which is an easy process provided you have internet access. Using


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here are around 118,140 divorces each year in England and Wales and unless couples have been living apart for two years, one of them must apportion blame, whether it be adultery or unreasonable behaviour, upon issuing a divorce petition. This, clearly, creates unnecessary conflict and makes reaching a mutually acceptable agreement very difficult. Indeed, academics have shown how the legal requirement to assign blame can undermine attempts to resolve disputes outside of court. It also inevitably inflames matters and fuels conflict between parents which can cause significant distress for the couple and their children. Divorce without blame was provided for in the family law Act 1996 but it was never enacted. Indeed, the Government’s

own Family Mediation Taskforce recently recommended that divorce without blame be introduced. If blame were removed from the divorce process, it is highly unlikely that it would encourage people to separate. However, it would make it easier for people to manage their separation with as little conflict and stress as possible and would probably limit the likelihood of them having to enter the court arena in order to fight the issues out before a judge. In 2012, there were over 72,000 divorces where adultery or unreasonable behaviour were cited. Should couples have to participate in the ‘blame game’ simply to bring their relationship to a dignified conclusion? Many other countries to include Australia, the United States and Spain allow divorce without blame. Why not England and Wales?

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aul Trevor from Colin Luesby Interiors is in a good mood. It’s ten o’clock in the morning and he’s already been working for four hours but he has a fantastic coffee maker and much to celebrate. The family business has turned 55 and is going strong. And Paul knows the reason why: “The quality of our kitchens speak for themselves. Add to that the standard of our work and the customer service we offer and that leads to repeat business. We’re always happy to see previous customers return.” Paul has recently fitted a third kitchen for a customer who first bought from Colin Luesby forty years ago. That sort of customer loyalty is rewarded by a fantastic aftercare service. During my visit a customer came in asking for replacement parts for an appliance no longer stocked. But that wasn’t a problem and a couple of codes later and the replacement parts were on order. Colin Luesby Interiors offer a full service from the very beginning when you begin to have ideas about what you are after right through to design and installation. There is a team of in-house fitters to professionally


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Smaller size 10 full length evening gown Worn once dry cleaned excellent condition purchased from Fancy Frox. £50 ono  07834 612934  evening please. Spalding location.

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H MONDAY 9.30am - 10.30am Pilates with Lisa, Pinchbeck Library, T: 07929 341042, E: 9.30am - 10.45am Yoga, Mindfulness and Relaxation, Moose Hall, Love Lane, Spalding, T: 07817 623330 9.30am Mobilisation For Older People, Gedney Hill Village Hall , T: 07595 597023 10.00am – 1.00pm Pattern Cutting, The Sewing Cafe at Spalding Swimming Club £10. E: 10.00am-10.45am Pop Tots, toddler dance class at the Reading Rooms, Holbeach for 1-4 years, £2.50 a class for more info call Becky T: 07557945546 10.00am -11.30am Yoga with Relaxation, Weston Village Hall. Call Viv T: 07790 469196. 10.00am – 11.30am Shining Stars Toddler Group, The Lighthouse Church, Haverfield Road, Spalding. 10.00am – 12.00 noon Mums and Tots Group, Spalding Gymnastics Academy, T: 01775 713599 12.30pm - 1.30pm Preschool Gymnastics Group, Spalding Gymnastics Academy, T; 01775 713599 1.00pm -3.00pm and 7.00pm -9.00pm Pottery Classes Unique Cottage Studios T: 07709 356371 2.00pm – 4.00pm Kurling, St Norberts Church, T: 01775 761912 4.45pm - 5.45pm Intro to Yoga - yoga sessions tailored for complete beginners and those with a little experience of Yoga. Tonic Health, Spalding T: 01775 725059 5.45pm - 6.45pm Pilates with Anita, Pinchbeck T: 07741 492 729 6.30pm – 8.30pm Puppy Class, 6:30pm, Intermediate 7:30pm Weston Hills. All classes are invite only. Call for appointment on 01775 761795 / 07971 393832 7:15pm – 8:15pm Yoga for sport, male only classes - yoga sessions tailored for more sporty people. Those playing more regular sport will feel the benefit of this session Tonic Health, Spalding T: 01775 725059 7.30pm Pilates, Weston Hills Village Hall, T: 07966 371402, W: www., E: Sharpchr@ 7.45pm - Aerobics, Gedney Hill Village Hall, T: 07595 597023 H TUESDAY 9.00am – 11.00am Moulton Tots & Carers, Broad Lane Moulton, T: 01406 371312 9.15am – 11.30am Sunshine Toddler Club, St Norberts Church Hall, T: 01775 714410 9.30am – 10.30am Hoopy Loopy Hula Hoop Class, Surfleet Village Hall, T: 01775 750133 9.30am Zumba, WI Hall, Holbeach T: 07595 597023 10.00am - 12.00pm and 1.00pm 3.00pm Pottery Classes Unique Cottage

November Entertainment Guide Studios T.07709 356371 2.00pm – 4.00pm Spalding Music Club, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, Spalding Music Club, Ivo Day Centre, T: 01775 723435 2.00pm – 4.00pm New Age Kurling Whaplode Village Hall, T: 01406 370961 or 01406 370377 E: 5pm – 5:45pm Short Circuits - a circuit session of different exercises to promote movement, and healthy exercise. Tonic Health, Spalding T: 01775 725059 5.45pm – 7.15pm Sing South Holland Contemporary Youth Choir, T: 01775 764777 5.50pm 1st Spalding Boys’ Brigade Company, (term time) Spalding Baptist Church, for ages 5 - 18. T: 01775 725713 5.50pm to 7.30pm Girls and Boy’s Brigade at Spalding Baptist Church, Swan Street. BB 01775 725713, GB 01775 711135. 6.00pm – 7.00pm New Beginner Linedance Holbeach United Service Club T: 01406 540367 6.00pm - 6.45pm Zumba, Pinchbeck East Primary School, T: 07989 206246 6.00pm - 7.00pm Zumba Kids Dance Class (7-12 Years), St John’s Church Hall, T: 07545 146086 6.00pm – 7.00pm Legs, Bums and Tums at Lyndis Walk Community Hall, Holbeach T: 07944 432 400 6.00pm - 7.00pm Boot Camp Circuits, Gosberton Village Hall. T: Zoe 07921 553849 6.00pm – 9.00pm Beginners Machine Sewing, The Sewing Cafe, at Spalding Swimming Club £10. E: 6.30pm – 8.30pm Puppy Class 6:30pm, Intermediate 7:30pm Elizabethan Centre, Whaplode Drove, Crowland. All classes are invite only. Call for appointment on 01775 761795 / 07971 393832 6.30pm - 7.30pm Static Bike Training with Spalding Cycling Club, T: 07989 214032 6.30pm - Zumba, Spalding Gleed School, T: 07595 597023 7.00pm - 9.00pm English Conversation and Life Skills classes for New Arrival / Migrant Workers. Long Sutton Market House, 9 Market Street, Long Sutton PE12 9DD. Free. T: 01406 366767 7.00pm – 8.00pm Aerobics, Lyndis Walk Community Hall, Holbeach, T: 07944 432400 7.00pm – 9.00pm Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia Support Group, first Tuesday of every month, Wings Meadow Activity Centre, Freiston Road, Boston. PE21 OJH E: julia., T: 01205 446151 7.30pm Spalding and District Stamp Club, meetings third Tuesday of each month in the Ladies Room of the Constitutional Club, Broad Street. T: 01775 762661 7.30pm-8.30pm Renew class (Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi principles) Surfleet Village

Hall. T: Zoe 07921 553849 H WEDNESDAY 9.30am- 12.00 noon Card Craft, Long Sutton Market House, 9 Market Street, Long Sutton PE12 9DD. 10.00am – 11.30am Shining Stars Toddler group, The Lighthouse Church, Haverfield Road, Spalding. 10.00am -11.30am Yoga with relaxation for Beginners, St Norbert’s Church Hall, Spalding. T: Viv 07790 469196 10.00am – 1.00pm Using a Commercial Pattern, The Sewing Cafe, at Spalding Swimming Club £10. E: 10.00am – 12.00 noon Over 50s Badminton Club, Holbeach Community Centre, T: 01406 424602 10.00am - 11.30am Tea/Coffee morning, Calvary Baptist Church, Carrington Road, Spalding, PE11 1LY, T: 01775 527516. 12.00noon – 1.00pm Yoga with Lisa, Pinchbeck, T: 07929 341042, E: 2pm Spalding & District Stamp Club. Meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at the Fraiser Room, Gosberton Road, Surfleet (next to the church). T: 01775 762661 2pm – 4:30pm Weeky Tea Dances, Surfleet Village Hall T: 01775 680281 4.15pm – 5.15pm Mini Tennis Training (4-9 Years), Spalding Tennis Club, T: 01775 712230 6.00pm – 7.30pm Indoor Bowls, Spring Gardens, Long Sutton, T: 07944 432400 6.15pm - Zumba, Cowbit Village Hall, T: 07595 597023 7.00pm – 9.00pm English Conversation and Life Skills, Classes for New Arrival / Migrant Workers. Long Sutton Market House, 9 Market Street, Long Sutton PE12 9DD. Free. T: 01406 366767. 7.30pm – 9.00pm Spalding Marching Ambassadors, (term time) (9 to 21yrs) learn to play drum & trumpet. United Reform Church, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, T: 01775 723087, E: 7.30pm – 10.00pm Table Tennis coaching available at Castle Sports Complex, Spalding, T: 01775 760163, E: admin@spaldingtabletennisleague., www.spaldingtabletennisleague. 8.00pm Zumba, Gedney Victory Hall, T: 07595 597023 8.30pm - 9.30pm Zumba Fitness, Spalding School of Dance, T: 077393 60370 H THURSDAY 9.00am – 11.00am Moulton Tots & Carers, Broad Lane Moulton, T: 01406 371312 9.15am Zumba Fitness, The Vista, Spalding, T: 07595 597023 9.30am – 10.15am Children’s Yoga Class (term time), Moose Hall, Love Lane, E:, T: 07906 441273 10.00am Pop Tots, St Thomas Road

Methodist Church, Spalding. T: 07557 945546. 10.00am Musical Minis, Hazel Morgan, E: T: 07752 270700 10.00am - 11.30am Mothers & Toddlers, Term time only at Clavary Baptist Church, Carrington Road, Spalding, PE11 1LY T: 01775 527516.10.30am – 12.30pm Spalding & District Branch Parkinsons UK, Third Thursday of each month, Pinchbeck Village Hall, Knight Street, Pinchbeck, T: 01775 766217 2.00pm - 4.00pm Come Knit With Us, Park Court Community Centre, Weston, T: 07757 657510 5.45pm-6.45pm Pilates with Lorraine, Bear Lane, Pinchbeck, T: 07741 492729 6.00pm – 9.00pm Youth Club 11-16 Long Sutton Market House, 9 Market Street, Long Sutton PE12 9DD. 6.15pm – 7.30pm Yoga for beginners, Spalding Yoga at the Umbrella Westlode Street. T: Nikki 07935250114. W: 6.30 - 8pm Yoga with Relaxation BWY.  St Norbert’s Church Hall, Spalding.  T 07790 469196  E viv.scupham@ 6.45pm Zumba, WI Hall, Holbeach, T: 07595 597023 W: 7.00pm – 8.00pm Puppy Class Ivo Day Centre. All classes are invite only. Call for appointment on 01775 761795 / 07971 393832 7.00pm - 9.30pm Holbeach Air Training Corps, Church Street, Holbeach,, T: 01406 422883 Wednesday & Friday Evenings. 7.00pm Cancer Support Group, St. Barnabas, T: 01406 359919 7.45pm – 9.00pm Yoga (mixed abilities), Spalding Yoga at the Umbrella Westlode Street. T: Nikki 07935250114.w 9.00pm – 10.00pm Water Polo Club, Castle Sports Complex, T: 07584 034372 H FRIDAY 10.00am -3.00pm Flower Painting Watercolour Workshops, The Lincolnshire Gallery, T: 01945 870411 10.00am Music Bugs, Coronation Hall, Market Deeping. T: 0844 578 1015 E:, W: 10.45am Music Bugs, St Norberts Community Centre, Spalding. T: 0844 578 1015 E:, W: 10.00am Indoor bowls & coffee, Park Court Community Room, Weston. T: 01522 585580 10.00am – 11.30am Shining Stars Toddler group, The Lighthouse Church, Haverfield Road, Spalding. 2.00pm Seated Salsa, Lyndis Walk Community Centre, Holbeach, T: 01522 585580 or 07814 165146 4.00pm – 5.00pm Tennis Training (5-8 Years), Spalding Tennis Club, T: 01775 712230 5.15pm – 6.15pm Tennis Training (11-16 Years), Spalding Tennis Club, T: 01775 712230

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7.00pm - 8.30pm Junior Fencing (713yrs), Castle Sports Complex, T: 01775 762178 E: BlademasterGBR@aol. com, 7.30pm - 8.45pm Family Taekwondo, Castle Sports Complex, T: 01775 760190 E: 8.30pm - 10.30pm Adult Fencing (14yrs +), Castle Sports Complex, T: 01775 762178, E:, W: H SATURDAY 8.45am - 11.00am Junior Indoor Bowls, Castle Sports Complex, Spalding. T: 01775 714556 9.00am – 11.00am Puppy Class 9am, Intermediate 10am, Advanced 11am. Pinchbeck Village Hall. All classes are invite only. Call for appointment on 01775 761795 / 07971 393832 9.15am-10.15am Freestyle Dance Class (4-7 Years), St John’s Church Hall, T: 07545 146086 10.30am-11.30am Freestyle Dance Class (8-12 Years), St John’s Church Hall, T:07545 146086 9.15am Zumba, Peele Leisure Centre, T: 07595 597023 9.30am – 10.30am Little Warrior Martial Arts, WI Holbeach, 4-11years T: 07925 244817 10.30am –12.00 noon Multi fighting arts, WI Holbeach, Adults T: 07925244817 10.00am – 11.15am Junior Golf Coaching, Spalding Golf Club, T: 01775 680474 10.00am – 11.00am Tennis Training, (9 -12 Years), Spalding Tennis Club, T: 01775 712230 11.00am – 12.00noon Tennis Training, (13 -18 Years), Spalding Tennis Club, T: 01775 712230 11.15am - 12.15am Little Warriors 4-11 Martial Arts, Long Sutton Market House, 9 Market Street, Long Sutton PE12 9DD. H SUNDAY 10.30am - 12noon Family Taekwondo, Castle Sports Complex, T: 01775 760190 E: 11.00am – 12.00 noon Tennis Training, (11-14 Years), Spalding Tennis Club, T: 01775 712230


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