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Issue 66 / December 2020

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Introduction

Welcome to your December Issue A very warm welcome to this, our last issue of 2020, and let’s hope that very soon we’ll be seeing much more light at the end of what has been the darkest of dark tunnels this year, with so much disruption and despair all around. Let me express my sincere thanks to all the team here at Discovering Magazines for all their magnificent efforts to produce our magazines this year. It’s not been easy at times, so huge thanks go to everyone who has helped us in any way, especially our advertisers and contributors, with their regular features, wonderful advice and suggestions. Best wishes to you all for Christmas and for 2021 – good luck, but most importantly, good health!

Claire x

At the time of writing, the pandemic continues its remorseless advance. There are promising signs of a vaccine available but universal access to it is some way off right now. The sad conundrum which the nation is now having to face is whether or not our much-anticipated Christmas gatherings of families and friends should be risked at all, whilst the danger remains. Five days of people from separate households being allowed to be together could well result in an even more stringent lockdown, come the new year. Whatever the advice of the scientists and the decisions made by the government, there are bound to be many individuals who will be either unable or unwilling to ‘toe the line’ and so put the health of others in jeopardy. One of the many enduring memories of the last nine months for me has been this reinforcing of the old adage, “There’s nowt so queer as folk!” Let us hope that Christmas can come and go without too great a price having to be paid and then for brighter and healthier days to lie ahead in 2021. Enjoy your final issue of 2020!

John

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Inside Highlights 4......................Food & Drink – “The gin’s the thing”. 6.......................Christmas at Vine House Farmshop. 8......................Recipe of the Month – Eggnog. 9.......................Competition – Win £100! 10.....................Local History – Deeping’s First Police Station. 13.....................Deep in Aesthetics – Be a Cracker this Christmas! 14-16...............Empire Gym. 18.....................Will & Probate Services. 20...................Words from the Mayor of Market Deeping. 21.....................The Travel Column with Travel Counsellors. 22....................Deeping Business Support Group. 23....................Urgent Appeal from Sue Ryder. 24....................Your Garden – Tips for December. 27....................Deeping Gas and Electrical Services feature. 30....................Alto Electrical – Get lit up for Christmas, safely! 36....................Property News from Briggs Residential. 38....................Your Finances – Inheritance Tax. 40...................Community Matters. 42....................Bumper Christmas Quiz. 52....................Pets & Vets – Warnings from Alder Vets. 54-56............Deeping Lions & Rotary Santa Sleigh Rounds. 57....................Community Matters - KinD. 58....................School News. 59....................Events Guide. 63-68............Classified businesses directory. We are very grateful to the Deepings Heritage group for the new Local History feature

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The Gin’s The Thing:

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he county of Lincolnshire has the North Sea coastline to the east and boasts some of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK.

The county town is the city of Lincoln, which holds much interest, historical and otherwise, as do numerous other parts of this county. Lincolnshire is also recognised as a prime agricultural area, growing many grains, fruits, vegetables and flowers. Cattle, sheep and other animals are also a big part of Lincolnshire’s success, as well as events and sports, plus a great number of places and venues of interest. Lincolnshire, however, is also gaining an enviable reputation for some of its alcoholic produce. The Lincoln Distillery Ltd (established in 2017) is very proud to be the producer of Lincoln Gin. The gin is made in very small batches, using two thirty-litre copper stills, which results in excellent quality and flavour for the smooth, finished product. Lincoln Gin has a most impressive bouquet and a wonderful mouthfeel of citrus, which extends through to the palate and the exceptional finish, utilising botanicals of juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, liquorice root, lime, beetroot, lemon, grapefruit, elderflower and orange to great advantage. Fabulous on its own, for a tonic mix and splendid in cocktails, too. Tel: 0772 0886 936 Email:hello@thelincolndistillery.co.uk www.thelincolndistillery.co.uk

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A Little Luxury Distillery was established during 2011. Today, this award-winning Sleaford company is known for producing small batch, handcrafted, highquality, distinctive Lincolnshire spirits. Their gins, gin liqueurs and rums have superb flavours and regular ‘devotees’. ‘Angels High Gin’ (created as a tribute to the bomber personnel of Lincolnshire) – think grapefruit and lemongrass – and ‘Pure Luxury Gin’ – think citrus – are two of this company’s gins that are very popular, indeed. Great with mixer/ tonic, too… watch ‘Angels High Gin’ change colour when tonic water is added! Coffee rum is a further impressive production. It is richly-flavoured, smooth and fabulous on its own and I like it in, or to accompany, a good latte, with vanilla.

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Wishing all our customers a very Happy Christmas & as it’s the season to eat, drink & be merry, don’t forget to get your Christmas orders in soon! Last order date for turkey, goose or cockerel, & our veg boxes, is Sunday 20th December & all poultry will be available for collection after 23rd December

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Hand made locally, we have a range of Christmas wreaths to choose from & we can make gift hampers to order, with your choice from the shop goodies, such as chocolates, Stollen or mulled punch. Christmas cards are also available & our bird food & accessories make great gifts too

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Recipe

-EggnogThis deliciously creamy eggnog recipe is a little taste of Christmas history. George Washington, the first American president, even made his own... so why not give it a try?!

Method Ingredients Serves 12

6 medium free-range eggs, separated 150g golden caster sugar 500ml whole milk 400ml double cream 350ml rum, bourbon or a mixture of the two, depending on your preference Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste Cinnamon sticks to decorate Recipe from www.bbc.co.uk/food

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• Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl with 100g/3½ oz of the caster sugar until the mixture is pale yellow and thick (this is best done with an electric handheld mixer). • Stir in the milk, double cream, and the rum and/or bourbon. You can add a little grated nutmeg as well, if you like your nog this way. • Pour the mixture into two 750ml/1½ pint bottles with stoppers and store in the fridge for up to two weeks. (The alcohol will prevent the eggs or cream spoiling.) • Place the egg whites in a box and freeze until ready to serve the eggnog. • When ready to serve, defrost the egg whites into a clean metal or glass bowl. Using a handheld electric mixer, whisk the egg whites until foamy and opaque. Add the remaining 50g of sugar and whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed. • Pour the eggnog from the bottles into a large bowl and fold in the egg whites until well combined. Ladle the eggnog into glass tumblers and serve with a little freshly grated nutmeg over the top of each glass.

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Local History

Deeping’s First Police Station

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efore Lincolnshire Constabulary was formed in 1856, part-time parish constables were responsible for keeping law and order. The constable in Market Deeping, William Conington, also had an ironmonger’s shop in the High Street. When he joined the new Force, he sold off his stock and became one of the first professional policemen in the county. He worked from his family home, and if he arrested anyone, they had to be locked up in the Town Hall. This situation lasted for twenty years, with subsequent officers having no formal workplace or proper cells for their prisoners, who were mostly held for minor crimes, such as vagrancy or begging. In 1878, the “miserable and unhealthy dens” in the Town Hall were condemned as unsuitable for human lodging, being ill-ventilated, dark and damp, and it was decided that a police station was needed. Mrs Elizabeth Alderman, a baker, had recently retired after trading for many years at the corner of the Market Place, near the town bridge. The building had a date of 1636 carved on an oak beam and was thought to have been even older. It is not recorded what condition it was in, but the commanding position was thought ideal for a police station, and it was demolished. Mrs Alderman died suddenly in October 1878 and was spared seeing

Market Place in the 1950s, with the Police Station on the right

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The former Police Station, No. 2 Market Place

her old home destroyed. The new building was designed with stone mullion windows, in a 17th century style to match the architecture of the former bakery. When it was completed in 1880, it contained two cells, a room for the use of magistrates and living quarters for a resident police officer. The first occupants were Inspector Thomas Pawson and his family. Supported by four constables, he was responsible for policing Deeping St James, Langtoft, Baston and Uffington, as well as Market Deeping. On Census Night in 1911, when Inspector Ford was in charge, he had four prisoners in the cells, including a coal miner from Gateshead and a pedlar from Portsmouth. Later that year, he was complimented in Court for a “smart capture” after he searched two men at the station and found in their possession plum cake, tobacco, sugar, tea, a box of figs and items of clothing, all stolen from a local shop. The station continued in use after the Second World War but, as the Deepings expanded, larger offices were needed with parking space for patrol cars. A new police station was built at the corner of Godsey Lane, and the premises at No. 2 Market Place became a private house. The building is Grade II listed as part of the Conservation Area, and still has “Kesteven Police”, carved into the stonework.

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Health

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Bringing into Focus the True Value of Your Gym

Whether, at the time of reading this, gyms are open or not, 2020 has taught us much about how we find our own personal motivations to exercise. It has caused us to think about why we value the gym experience so much. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” These two proverbs encapsulate a truth, a reality we are now all very much aware of.

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indeed that is the purpose of the place!

Maybe it is true that before the pandemic appeared, we knew the price of everything without truly considering its value. Of course I am bound to say so, aren’t I? After all, our living, our business, our livelihood is vested in Empire Gym. But I genuinely believe that this is an opportunity for the fitness industry to remind people of the truly profound effect it has on their lives. Gym memberships are not unnecessary luxuries. They are tickets to a way of life and a ‘way of health’, both physically and mentally. I must say at this juncture that I am acutely aware of the support we have had from those who have been able to keep paying their gym memberships while closure has been forced upon us this year. Indeed, those people are demonstrating a willingness to support a local business they are aware of the value of. So, thank you again. Here, however, I speak of what the outlook I hope will now be of a general wider population. Our time away from the gym has brought things into sharper focus. It has turned up the contrast on the component parts that make your gym, and specifically Empire Gym, such a valued cornerstone of the community.

There is an energy in a gym. Indeed, it’s the kind of energy that is inherent in the fabric of the place itself. It is an There are energy borne of people but not reliant upon their immediate presence. As if undeniable workouts past have been recorded, benefits of imprinted, stained in the ambience the gym as of the location. Whether the gym is a place, a full, or whether you are training with building, one or two others, there is a spirit, a an entity, soul that helps you to succeed.

a physical destination, a focal point, that make it inimitable in its true soul and function

There are other ways to exercise. We can walk, run, train from home using motivational home videos such as those I have personally been providing. We can cycle, hike, climb. We can create home gyms in our outbuildings, spare rooms and garages. All of these things have value, and all can work. But there are undeniable benefits of the gym as a place, a building, an entity, a physical destination, a focal point, that make it inimitable in its true soul and function. Indeed, the gym as a ‘place to go’ is probably the most important thing of all. When wanting, planning and deciding to exercise, the act of putting on your training clothes and actually going to a place makes it a clear, deliberate, positive act that makes you create room in your daily routine. It has a deliberate and designated place in the mental diary. You are going there to exercise. That is your purpose for going and

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When you get there, distraction is removed, and you can focus on your exercise intention. And the environment is designed to help you do so. A friendly welcome, a motivational ‘vibe’. The music, the colour, the movement, the rhythm and energy created by people running, ‘repping’, pushing, pulling, perspiring, aspiring and achieving. A look, a nod of hello to friends or simply acquaintances made by shared habits and interests. Familiar, friendly… family of a different kind.

Like a football stadium that once held 80,000 people shouting, and singing, even when empty, the fact that the place has embraced and been home to such raw, unbridled joy means that it will always contain it, even when empty. Profound passion and feeling echoes in physical places like that. And that too is true, I think, in gyms. After all, people make some of their greatest achievements there. Then there is the equipment itself and physical presence of motivational people. Again, we can mimic, adjust, adapt and adopt new ways of doing things when the gym isn’t available, but there comes a point when a plateau is reached, physically and mentally. We need more in terms of physical resistance, variation of movement or the inspirational personal influence of fellow members or your favourite instructors. Things not available in our living rooms or alone out on the road. I am now building a YouTube presence (Matt Weston Fitness) which allows people to watch videos of me describing, demonstrating and performing exercises that can be done away from the gym. Home Workouts. I love doing it, as my goal is to try to bring all of the inspiration you

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Merry Christmas one and all

would get from being at the gym into something that can be translated through a screen.

an exciting and challenging journey. We always knew why it is important to have a special local gym. We now hope this feeling has been reinforced and crystallised in the minds of the community when we have all been forced to think about our health in a different way.

But my intention is not to replace the gym experience. Rather it is to invoke the very spirit that makes it so valuable. When gyms re-open I will continue to promote the channel as I will move to include and give focus to practical, inspirational We will go again. Stronger, wiser, better. And, and motivational videos that show ways in time, as restrictions become less to use the gym. The videos will fuel your oppressive, so our jubilation will grow appetite for attending the gym and and the true dance of gym life will As restrictions return in its effervescent glory. We getting the results that are made possible become less hope January is a time when people by combining your determination with oppressive, so again support the fitness industry. good advice and a top-quality facility. So when (whether now or in the near future) gyms are open and you feel compelled to attend, remember to stop and notice what makes them so special. Then stop and think about what it might cost to recreate what is provided if it were not here. Then remember how much you missed it when it was taken away. It may re-frame the thought process and conversation that often surrounds gym membership and its price.

our jubilation will grow and the true dance of gym life will return in its effervescent glory.

We have shown, and will continue to demonstrate, our willingness to make you safe, and invest in the changes that have been necessary during 2020 and may be necessary in early 2021. We have adapted and invested. We have made Empire as safe and accessible as possible. And with the hope that appears to be blossoming for 2021, we are more certain than ever before of the reason we embarked on what has been

January is a massively important month for us. It is traditionally a month representing new beginnings and optimism. That optimism will be alive and well here in 2021 and we want people to come into the new light of 2021 with us. So, why not invite someone you know into the Empire way of life by gifting them an Empire Gym membership at Christmas?

All enquiries about purchasing membership gift cards should be directed by e-mail to enquiries@empiregyms.com or you can call 01778 344579 to speak to us or leave a message. Much love and Merry Christmas.

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Your “Important Life Admin” ADVICE FROM NICK ASH, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT WILL AND PROBATE SERVICES

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o, 2020 has come and almost gone and it is pretty safe to say it has been memorable for all the wrong reasons! I will always remember my birthday; it was the day the first lockdown started. The fear of how we could keep the business going when we couldn’t see our clients, followed by the relief as the Government support kicked in and we formulated a plan to get through the pandemic. Later in the year, I lost my father-in-law to Covid-19, a much-loved figure and hugely influential in my life. I like to think that I finally proved that I was good enough to marry his youngest daughter - it only took about twenty-five years to convince him! My niece’s wedding got postponed, my eldest son turned thirty, my youngest brother turned fifty and my dad turned eighty - all milestones that didn’t get properly celebrated. Nor did my parents’ diamond wedding anniversary or our own thirty-fifth. I am sure that everyone reading this will have their own tale of missed events and celebrations. But it wasn’t all bad; like many other people, I used this curious time to do my “important life admin”. I sorted out my utilities and got better deals; I phoned

Sky and renegotiated my TV package; I transferred my credit card to an interest-free option; I even transferred my ISA to get a better rate. I also know that hundreds of other people put their time to good use too, because we had a large number of families turning to us to get their Wills and Powers of Attorney put into place. Finally, getting round to doing the things that have lingered on the to-do-list for far too long. If any of that chimes with you, and you have some spare time in ‘Lockdown 2’, give us a call and we can help you do your life admin too. We are doing all of our appointments either remotely (via Zoom, WhatsApp, Teams and Facetime) or we can still do face-to-face appointments at our office or in your home with the relevant precautions. If you are a key worker, we want to recognise your importance to our community so, until December 31st, we will be offering you a Will or a Lasting Power of Attorney for only £99 – this means that you can get your Will and both LPAs in place for only £297 instead of our normal £599 - a saving of over £300! If you are not a key worker, don’t worry, we are offering all other clients 15% off their bill until December 31st. Call 01778 382723 and book your consultation today.

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COUNCILLOR JOSHUA YARHAM

November marks the month of ‘Remembrance’ for those who served and sacrificed for the freedoms that we all enjoy today.

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have attended numerous events, most notably the Opening and Closing Ceremony of the Remembrance Gardens and the Sunday Remembrance Service. This year, the service had to be held outdoors in a reduced format due to the lockdown measures imposed by the government from November 3rd to December 2nd.

I laid a wreath at the War Memorial at St. Guthlac’s Church on behalf of the Town Council and the experience was humbling and thoughtprovoking. In the words of Laurence Binyon: “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.” Market Deeping Town Council has been working towards my “Digital Council” agenda this month, resulting in the move towards Councillors working from iPads. This will enable the Council to go paperless in so far as committee meetings and agenda packs being sent only via e-mail, and preventing the park keepers from having to personally deliver such papers by driving around the town; reducing our carbon footprint. Further, it will streamline communication and service delivery with the use of new e-mail addresses on the same software. We have used the services of VisionICT, Apple and JAMF to facilitate this and we 20

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will continue to improve the services we provide and enhance the transparency of the decisionmaking process of the Council. A new website will be launched towards the end of the year and all Councillors’ new e-mail addresses will be published on that website, alongside a copy of contact details being printed outside the Town Hall. I am also pleased to report that the concerns relating to the funding of the Deepings Youth Club have been resolved. Communication is vital in all endeavours to which the Town Council wishes to commit. I, along with the Deputy Mayor, have seen the invaluable work of the Trustees, week-on-week, and I had the pleasure of addressing the club in late October. Without such services, young people within our community do not have a place to go to enjoy, feel safe or speak to others. It is vital that such organisations continue to function and develop over the years and it is my pleasure to support and nurture such admirable clubs. Christmas is fast approaching, and we are all in a state of limbo, not knowing the extent to which we will be able to see our friends and family. Nevertheless, I have faith that we will all accommodate whatever measures may be in place at the time. Common-sense must prevail, with freedom of choice and liberty at the heart of all individual life. Stay safe and healthy throughout these troubling times; I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a prosperous New Year. DE CE M BE R 2 0 2 0


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warm welcomes in the “land of smiles”; age-old heritage amongst the mountains of Oman; luxurious Caribbean getaways; off-piste options that take you miles from the tourist traps; self-drive itineraries through the UK’s most picturesque landscapes; interactions with nature’s finest creations; and private villas that deserve recognition.

At Travel Counsellors, we have come together (virtually) to produce a list of destinations worth considering for your travels next year. These places have consistently been highly rated by our customers or are emerging as the new “hot spots” to visit.

Others, meanwhile, remain cautious, preferring to travel closer to home, exploring the UKbased destinations that made our list.

ith Christmas around the corner, many of us are reflecting on 2020 … what a year! Many of my customers have not had the holiday they desired this year and want to put 2020 behind them. They are yearning to get away and are keen to have something to look forward to in 2021. In fact, many of them are using this time to dream up the big bucket-list trips they never normally get around to planning.

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Whether you are looking for “beach chic”, cultural retreats, “The Great Outdoors”, poolside villas or good old-fashioned family fun, now’s the time to plan for 2021. Please e-mail me and you too can find out about these fabulous destinations and offers.

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DEEPING BUSINESS SUPPORT GROUP

Providing a Helping Hand

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ollowing the huge community effort, ‘Feed Deeping’, which was spearheaded by the Round Table with assistance from Rotary, the Lions, Deeping St James Parish Council and members of the community during lockdown, thoughts then turned to how it would be possible to help businesses that were impacted by lockdown and the changing face of economic activity. A group of business people and Councillors have now come together to form the Deeping Business Support Group. With sponsorship from the Town Council, the Parish Council, District and Parish Councillors, the Lions, Rotary, the Deeping Business Club and the DSJ United Charities, the Deeping Business Support Group have created a fund with which to employ largely local professionals to help steer Deeping-based business owners through to calmer waters. With training from InvestSK, there

is initially a signposting service to help chart the way through what can be a confusing melee of different government and local grants and loans for businesses. During the last few months, the group have joined applicants to the Federation of Small Businesses, put others in touch with marketeers who have helped firms redefine their offer in the light of the new conditions, which has resulted in some cases of the development of new, but affiliated, businesses. With the mushrooming of online activity at this time, training has been made available to help companies facilitate this. Where staffing issues have arisen, HR companies have been employed. This is designed to be a helping hand through troubled waters - no company could have anticipated what can only be described as a tsunami for business. The Deeping Business Support Group are committed to maintaining a thriving business community in the Deepings, so if you would like the support that we can offer then please call us today!

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Sue Ryder

Forced To Launch Its Second Urgent Fundraising Appeal of 2020

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ational healthcare charity Sue Ryder, which runs Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough, is launching its second urgent fundraising appeal of 2020.

The charity is experiencing a £2 million a month shortfall, whilst its doctors and nurses continue to play a vital part in the Coronavirus effort. Sue Ryder is appealing to local people to support its urgent fundraising campaign ‘We can’t stop’ so that Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice can continue to provide the expert and compassionate end of life care it is so well known for. The hospice offers care and support to people with life-limiting conditions across the local region, as well as supporting their families. Allison Mann, hospice director of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, said: “Coronavirus has hit us hard. We received a wonderful response from our supporters to our emergency appeal earlier in the year. This, paired with the emergency funding that we received from the Government, covered our funding shortfall until the end of June 2020. “Unfortunately, however, our struggle continues. Our fundraising events remain cancelled for the rest of this year and our high street shops have now closed for a second time.

want to use their skills, expertise and experience to help patients and their families in the months ahead, as well continue to relieve the pressure on the NHS. However, in order to keep our services running through the winter and beyond we urgently need to secure more funding now. “We know that times are tough for everybody at the moment, so please be reassured that every bit really does help and thank you very much from all of us.” To support Sue Ryder visit: www.sueryder.org/winterappeal20

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We can t stop caring.

“As we head into the winter months and coronavirus cases continue to rise, we are expecting an increase in people needing end of life care.

We’re facing an end-of-life care crisis. £21 from you could help pay for an hour of care for someone at the end of life.

“None of us expected this pandemic to go on for so long and clearly a monthly shortfall of £2 million is unsustainable for any charity, which is why we need to ask the public to help us.

Please donate today: sueryder.org/winterappeal

“Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is playing a vital part in the coronavirus effort – all of the staff here

Sue Ryder is a charity registered in England and Wales (1052076) and in Scotland (SCO39578). Ref. No. 07222. © Sue Ryder. November 2020.

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he long-range weather forecast, at the moment, predicts a fairly settled and mild December. So, winter digging could continue late into the month, which also helps to expose hibernating grubs which the birds can then eat. Then cover the plot to prevent weed growth, minerals being leached out by rain, and to keep the soil warm, which helps with early planting in the spring. For those days that are too wet or cold to go outside, you could do the following: • Consider what grew well this year and what you might plant next year: how about being a bit adventurous and trying something a bit out of the ordinary for a change? Here are some different vegetables you might like to try: celeriac, daikon radish (a huge radish that you can use in salads or stir fries), snake gourds, heritage crops such as purple carrots, rainbow sweetcorn and blue French climbing beans. • Clean and sharpen your garden tools, and clean seed trays, pots and other equipment to prevent any diseases carrying over to infect next year’s seedlings. Also give the shed a good tidy out and clean. There are very few crops that you can plant; however, if you have not planted them yet, you can plant garlic and onion seeds (which should be sown in trays or

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pots in a gentle heat towards the end of the year). New crowns of rhubarb can be planted, or existing ones divided and replanted; bare-root fruit trees and bushes, raspberry and blackberry canes can also still be planted. Other jobs to do this month are: • Continue topping up compost and leaf mould bins, making sure that you burn or discard any plant material that looks diseased. • Manure the vegetable plot, using well-rotted manure, no need to dig in. • Earth up Brussels sprouts stems to keep them secure from strong winds and remove any brown or yellow leaves; this will prevent the spread of grey mould. • Make sure your winter brassicas are netted to prevent pigeons eating them and check for and repair any holes. • Keep picking leeks and parsnips but if the weather is very wet check that the leeks are not getting waterlogged and rotting. • December is the ideal time to prune apples and pears, gooseberries and currants. Autumn raspberries can be pruned right back to ground level between now and February. Well, the end of a strange year! Let’s hope that 2021 sees an improvement in our situation, but before then, enjoy some of the fruits of your labour on your Christmas dinner plate. A very Happy Christmas and a healthy and fruitful New Year to you all!

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Initially working as an approved British Gas contractor, this meant installing many different brands of boiler. It quickly became apparent that there was one standout brand for reliability and efficiency. Stuart made Worcester his primary focus and became the “Worcester Bosch accredited installer” for the Deepings, a partnership that now stands at nearly fourteen years.

In 2021, Stuart will be complementing their current ten months’ interest-free payment plan, by offering longer-term options. Coupled with this, Stuart is starting to roll out a Smart Home installation service to enable homeowners to operate their heating systems from their phone or devices. For further information or to discuss your requirements, please call 07760 382808 or contact us via the www.deepinggas.co.uk website.

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As are en-suite bathrooms, choice of carpets, views from the bedroom, quality of kitchen fittings, proximity to the station, size of garden or a host of other attributes that we tend to take for granted. Homelessness has many causes, such as family breakdown, illness, redundancy, repossession, a criminal past, or even people who have represented their country in the armed forces but struggle to settle in civilian life. Each of these is a tragedy in its own right that is compounded further by homelessness. This article is not an appeal for money. It is simply a reminder about our priorities, and to think of those who don’t share the simple pleasures we take for granted, such as changing into something comfortable after work, watching TV on the sofa with our loved ones, enjoying a meal with friends, or just getting into a cosy bed at night. So, let’s remember those who don’t have the luxury of a roof over their heads. And if you are in the fortunate position to be able to be charitable, do follow the instinct to do so, especially in this chilly time of year.

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ur Awards Night has become a key diary event in the Deepings calendar; this year we are presenting the awards online via our Facebook page (Deepings Business Community). Many local businesses are facing challenging times and thus raising their profile is more important than ever. Support from the local community, as in previous years, has been just amazing, with thousands of public votes cast across the diverse categories and sectors. It is certainly an opportunity to celebrate our fabulous local businesses.

The awards are valued so much by local businesses, not least because their customers and the community decide the outcome. Follow our Facebook page to see the presentations, early December, and a feature in next month’s Discovering Deepings issue. The @Deepings Business Community wish you all the best over Christmas. Thank you all for your continued support; it really is appreciated. www.deepings.co.uk #lovedeeepings

Your British Legion Branch needs YOU! Sue Stephenson, the local Poppy Appeal Organiser, is stepping down after six years’ excellent service, so “Langtoft, the Deepings & District Branch, Royal British Legion”, is looking for a well-organised person(s) or couple to run our local annual Poppy Appeal campaign. It's a voluntary but rewarding role: You would liaise with Poppy House, order materials (we have a small local lock-up), keep records, coordinate our team of volunteers and

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work with local organisations and the general public. Our retiring Poppy Appeal Organiser will help the right person learn the ropes. If this might be you, for an informal chat, please contact our Branch Chairman on 07368 256898 or e-mail our Secretary on LangtoftDistrict.Secretary@rbl.community. PS. You don’t have to have served in the Armed Forces or be a member of the British Legion!

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Make sure any electrical wires are well hidden and baubles are higher than your dog can reach in case they steal and swallow them. Tinsel is pretty, but terrible if eaten, as it causes blockages within the gut, so decorate the tree with safer ornaments instead. Holly, mistletoe and some flowers are toxic – lilies especially so. It is best to check and avoid having any toxic ones in the house at all. Don’t leave out bowls of chocolates, sweets, or cakes. Even the best trained dogs are given to temptation (humans are just as bad, aren’t we?) and we know that chocolate is particularly harmful to dogs. If you buy presents for your pets, make sure they are safe and indestructible. Swallowing small balls or feathers often ends up with your pet in surgery. If you want to give treats, why not give their regular one, just wrapped up, and that way you avoid any digestive upsets but let them join the fun. Talking of digestive upsets – fatty, spicy leftovers are definitely ‘no-nos’ as far as pets are concerned. Over-rich food tends to lead to gastroenteritis with its vomiting and diarrhoea. Worse still, it can lead to pancreatitis, a very painful inflammatory condition that may lead to hospitalisation of your pet. Bones are also bad news and should never be fed to a pet, especially cooked bones. They shard as they break up and can do as much damage as glass. Finally, if we do get to have visitors this year, remember your pet may not be so keen with the excitement as we are. Ensure they have a safe room or human-free zone to escape to and have their food and litter tray in a private place. So … Ho, Ho, Ho, and have a Merry Little (Safe) Christmas Cheer!

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Deeping Sleigh The Villages The Deeping Lions and Rotary are pleased to announce their sleigh routes and collection dates for 2020. Father Christmas will be around from 6pm until 9pm at the following places in the surrounding villages. However, no cash collection will take place on the routes this year due to the ongoing situation, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tuesday December 1st Sutton’s Lane / Deeping Gate / Peakirk / East Glinton Sutton’s Lane, Deeping Rd, Riverside, Fairfax Way, Firdale Close, Rectory Lane, Chestnut Close, Glinton Rd, The Mallards, Penwald Court, Peakirk Rd, Clarendon Way, Pembroke Grove.

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Lincoln Rd, Helpston Rd, Farthingstones, Beech Rd, Oak Rd, Chestnut Close, Saddlers Close. Welmore Rd, Dovecote Way, The Willows, St Benedicts Close, Scotts Rd, Vergette Rd, Holmes Rd, Neaverson Rd, Walker Rd , Ashburn Close.

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Wednesday 9th Baston ( South of Main St ) Cardyke Drive, Rous Court, Aveland Way, Chesham Drive, Mayfield Gardens, Starsmore Fields, Church St. Langtoft Village (East) East End, New Rd, Cloven Ends, Gibbs Close, Deer Park Rd, Barn Owl Close.

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Langtoft Village ( West )

Maxey Rd, Deeping Gate Rd, Castle Drive, Claypole Drive, Clare Rd, Crowson Crescent, St Andrews Rd, Granville Ave, Church View Close, Lincoln Rd, Church St, Pingle Lane.

The Rides, West End, Hyde Gardens, Reedman Close, Manor Way, Stowe Rd, Manor Close, Mossop Drive, Scotts Close, Truesdale Gardens, Aquila Way, Ryefield, Barleyfield, Wheatfield, Westfield Way, Dickens Cl.

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Tuesday 22nd

Maltby Dr, Frisby Cl, Clare Court, Whattoff Way,

King St, The Lane, Main Rd, West Rd, Bainton Rd, Herons Close, Church Lane, St Lawrence Way.

Baston ( West of A15 and North of Main St )

West Deeping and Tallington

Whilst every effort is made by Lions and Rotary to visit the above locations on the said date, adverse weather conditions or other occurrences beyond our control may result in the sleigh being delayed or even cancelled on any given night. You will also find Santa and his sleigh outside Tescos every Saturday in December leading up to Christmas, where he will be happy to accept your donations On behalf of Deeping Lions and Rotary may we wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a big thank you for your continued generosity and support of our sleigh collection, without which we would not be able to support the many local causes we assist throughout the year. 1 D I S C O V E R I N G Bourne DE CE M BE R 2 0 2 0


Lions & Rotary Rounds 2020 The Deepings The Deeping Lions and Rotary are pleased to announce their sleigh routes for 2020. Father Christmas will be around from 6pm until 9pm at the following places in Market Deeping and Deeping St James. However, no cash collection will take place on the routes this year due to the ongoing situation, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday December 3rd - Church St (Deeping

St James), Bridge St, New Row, Park Rd, Welland Way, Hereward Way, Brownlow Close, Manor Way, Waterton Close, Park Rd, Millfield Rd.

Monday 7th - Broadgate Lane, Windmill Close, The Parslins, Tyghes Close, Rycroft Ave, Crowfields, Ascendale, Rycroft Close, Priory Close, Old Priory Farm, Old Cross Square, Eastgate, Stephens Close, Stowgate, Locks Close. Friday 11th - Church St (Market Deeping), The Grove, The Orchard, The Avenue, The Woodlands, Cedar Close, St Guthlac Ave, Hall Farm, Halfleet, Towngate East, Dovecote, Prestlands, Black Prince Ave, Joan Wake Close, Chestnut Way, John Eve Way, Beech Close, Hawthorn Close. Monday 14th- Lancaster Way, Wellington Way,

Shackleton Close, Glebe Close, Charter Ave, Kingsgate, Princess Grove, Duchess Dr, Countess Dr, Duke Meadows, Baroness Way, Earl Mews, Baron Mews, Jubilee Dr, Squire Close, Windsor Gardens.

Tuesday 15th - Frognall, Spalding Rd, Tooley Way, Abel Close, Hall Meadow Rd, Darbyshire Cl, Braeburn Rd, Laxton Close, Churchfield Close, Tudor Place, Horsegate, Horsegate Farm Close, Groom Close.

Wednesday 16th – Linchfield Rd, Linchfield Close,

Fen View Mews, Towning Close, Knight Close, Thackers Way (East), Crowson Way, Pendlebury Drive, Swift Close, Panton Close, Pawlett Close, Allen Close, Feneley Close, Sewell Close, The Lees.

Thursday 17th - Douglas Rd, Godsey Lane, Wade Park Ave, Elm Close, Kesteven Close, Dixons Rd, Godsey Crescent, Bramley Rd, Cherry Grove, Still Close, Clover Rd, Lady Margaret’s Ave, Beaufort Ave, Willoughby Ave, Eastfield, Florence Way, The Pasture, Speedwell Court, Blackthorn Close, Bryony Way. Friday 18th - Meadow Rd, The Meadows, Lark Rise, Robin Close, Linnet Close, Thackers Way (West), Curlew Walk, Swallow Walk, Wren Close, Nightingales, Sweet Close , Fraser Close , Burchnall Close, Marigolds , Bluebells , Primroses , Foxgloves , Teasles , The Brambles, Campion Drive , Cowslip Drive , Sorrell Close , Buttercup Court. Monday 21st - Stamford Rd, Stamford Close,

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or over forty years, Deepings Lions and Rotary’s Santa has visited the streets of Market Deeping and the surrounding villages during December, bringing joy and festive cheer to young and old alike. Funds are raised which are ploughed back into the local community, helping individuals in need of assistance and organisations that provide services benefiting all who live here. This year, Covid-19 has obviously placed restrictions upon normal life as we have known it, causing the changing of plans and disappointments for all. Unless the current Covid-19 regulations change between now and Christmas however, Deepings Lions and Rotary Santa’s Sleigh will not disappoint. Children of all ages, as in years past, can see him as he visits the streets of Deeping and the surrounding villages. After all, we feel it is important to bring a little bit of happiness to people after what has been such a difficult year. Plans are well in hand to ensure that current Covid regulations are complied with by Santa and his team of helpers. Social distancing will be adhered to; therefore, unlike in previous years, children and family members will not be allowed on the sleigh but will still be able to see and wave to him from inside or outside their homes. We will not be collecting monies on the night but appreciate that people still want to donate to our charities to help us continue the work we do.

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Donations can, therefore, be made: • Online at www.justgiving.com/campaign/ deepingssantasleigh. • Some may prefer to drop their money in a bucket, in which case they can pop along to Tesco in Market Deeping when Santa’s sleigh is there on each Saturday in December, leading up to Christmas. • You can also send your donations by bank transfer direct to “Deepings Lions Charity Trust Fund”: Sort Code: 20 – 45 – 45 : Account No: 80340383.

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Community Matters

“KinD – Hearted” People Needed to Raise Much-Needed Funds!

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(“Kids in Deeping”) is a community fundraising group set up by parents and others in Deeping. The Jubilee Park playground has been a much-loved park over the years and enjoyed by so many. Unfortunately, with no funds available from the Council, it has started to become tired-looking and in need of some muchneeded ‘TLC’. This is where mums of Deeping have come to the rescue and have created .... KinD. The committee are passionate about where they live and really want to give something back. KinD understand how important it is for children to have access to parks and outdoor spaces. Parks allow children to discover nature, exercise their imagination, make friends and keep fit. It also allows families to have quality, enjoyable time together. Unfortunately, families that can, are travelling outside of Deeping to neighbouring villages to use their play facilities. This is such a shame for the people of Deeping and KinD want to change this and bring something wonderful to families in Deeping.

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We have set ourselves a goal .... to raise £80,000 in eighteen months! This may seem a lot of money … it is! However, we want the park to be inclusive to all, which means that we want to invest in an array of equipment that is suitable for all ages and abilities. With so much to raise, we need your help! Our first fundraiser is simply to ask members of the community to donate £1 (or more if you can) per household to get us started. This is less than a cup of coffee. However, it will give us a great start and we promise .... it will be the start of something great!!! We will be reaching out to local businesses, asking for support and donations to enable us to achieve our goal. If you would like to know more about the project, get involved or make a donation, then we would love to hear from you. Please get in contact via www.kidsindeeping.com, contact@kidsindeeping.com or via our Facebook Page @KinD

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School News

Baston C of E Primary School Our new Reception children have settled into school life nicely. Here are some pictures of Year 5s preparing their fruit for their mummification lesson. The children hollowed out a tomato and cored an apple then filled them with salt and baking powder. They wrapped their mummies in foil and they are going to check on them each week to find out what happens.

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n these difficult and uncertain times, the staff at Market Deeping Community Primary School have been trying to lighten the mood with various fundraising events. It is hard for everyone at the moment, but it is important to continue to help and think about those who face harder trials in their lives. Along with a Pyjama Day for “Children in Need”, the male staff are growing some embarrassing moustaches for “Movember”, as raising money for Addenbrookes Cancer Treatment is particularly

important to the school, following a colleague’s recovery from testicular cancer last year. A fun ‘promo’ video showing “before and after” pictures is available on the school’s website – www.mdcp.org.uk - along with a link to their Justgiving page, if you are of a mind to support this important work. Even though trips are not happening, the children have been involved in a wide range of safe, socially-distanced activities from denbuilding workshops to exploring the school’s new Nature Area. Despite the current lockdown,

attendance has been higher so far this year compared to last. This is very encouraging, as it is hard to close gaps that occurred in children’s learning during lockdown and over the summer when they were not in school.

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What's On

Events: December 2020 Deepings Heritage send Christmas greetings to all members and supporters. While meetings are still on-hold, local history information is added to our website each month (www.deepingsheritage. wordpress.com) and in our Box in the Market Place. Helpston villagers are setting aside the chocolate and taking their Advent calendar experience to a new level with a Living Advent Calendar. Every night at 6pm throughout December, a new illuminated Christmas-themed window will be unveiled somewhere in the village for some festive community cheer. Families and individuals will be able to wander around at their leisure to enjoy all twenty-four windows throughout December. The final window on Christmas Eve will be unveiled at St Botolph’s Church, Helpston at 6pm where you will be able to participate in some outdoor, socially distanced carol singing. This event will all be within safe and practical guidelines and we are all looking forward to some festive community loveliness in December. The location of the windows will be available on the Helpston Community Facebook page. A map and list of locations will be available from outside 16 Glinton Road, Helpston from the end of November.

The Nene and Welland Oddfellows: Whilst they are unable to hold their usual “open to all events” in their hall, Nene and Welland Oddfellows invite you to join them on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm for their on-line Zoom events, quiz, games, chats etc. They pass about an hour together enjoying friendship, which is something we all need at this time. Come and find out how much the Oddfellows has to offer in support and friendship. Contact Andrew for the links to come and try them out: andrew.spencer@oddfellows. co.uk. @NeneandWellandOddfellows.

Deepings Library will (hopefully) be putting on some events: December 18th: A special Christmas “50p Friday” where you can take a craft to make at home for just 50p. 18th - 23rd: A Christmas-themed trail around the outside of the library for families to have a go at D E C EM B ER 2020

for a small treat – free. (Mon, Tues, Weds and Fri 11am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm) Phone 01778 346528 bookings from Dec 1st. 23rd: “Online Storytime” with Mrs Claus will be on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Deepings Library. @deepingscommunitylibrary. 23rd: Closed at 5pm for Christmas. 29th - 30th: This year the library staff are aware that some people will be very isolated over the Christmas period. With this in mind, the library will be open to allow not only access to books, but (restrictions permitting,) they will also be offering time slots of an hour or so to come in and enjoy a cuppa, cake and some post-Christmas cheer with a couple of volunteers. Phone 01778 346528. January 4th: Library re-opens.

Burghley House 3rd - Burghley House’s spectacular Christmas shop opens daily from 10am-4pm with free and easy car parking.

Stamford Arts Centre 1st - 31st: Lyngo Theatre presents Play@Home, a creative play project for families with children under 10. Lyngo Theatre have developed a show that you can actually do at home, not just watch! Cost £12 per family. Tickets available to book until midnight on Weds December 30th. To book and for further details, visit www.stamfordartscentre.com. 30th: McGoldrick, McCusker and Doyle “Christmas at Home.” An online music concert featuring a diverse mix of classic Christmas melodies, traditional and contemporary songs and tunes. Tickets £12. The Stamford and Guildhall Arts Centres have a YouTube channel where you can watch the latest online performances, some of which are subject to a time limit. Visit www.stamfordartscentre.com for the link.

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