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YourLocalLincs August 2012

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The Lincs Group of Directories


Free Kids Day Out Ideas Pages 32-33

Be a Diva this Summer Page 6

Going Vintage for a Good Cause Page 51

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Windows • Doors

w& o n Buy

For further information please call David Mott

Open Mon-Fri or call in and visit us at Supreme Windows 9.30 - 4.30 Sat 10 - 4 71a Southgate, Sleaford, NG34 7TA

01529 303331




You will be the judge – visit our large window & door showrooms and displays including fully furnished conservatories in all styles & sizes


Cliffside Windows Dunston 01526 320534

Lincoln 01522 682111 Sleaford Road, Dunston, Lincoln


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• Your local company • Over 45 years group experience • 1000’s of satisfied customers • No pressure sales • Wide choice of designs • Windows, Doors, Conservatories, Patios & French doors • Fascias, Soffits & cladding • FREE Home design and quotation service

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Your Local Lincs Welcome inside every issue shops & leisure


trade talk


gardening services


health beauty & wellbeing


pet talk


home & interiors


professional services


motoring services


community pages


useful numbers


features To advertise in this directory please call 01529 303963

Diva Parties


Octoberfest 2012


Billingborough Family Fun Day


Physio Solutions


Keeping Informed


Caring for elderly pets


Rauceby War Weekend


Are you saving enough now to live well in years to come?


How much to pay yourself?


Why is it important to talk about dying


AWA Property Services


competitions Win a cut and finish with Vamp Hair


puzzles Puzzle page Publisher: Lincs Group of Directories Managing Editor: Karen James Editorial Assistant: Lauren Herd Design & Layout: Karen James & DPS Sleaford Administration and Accounts: Julie Costa Sales: Karen James & Lorna Hodgson See us on Advertising: 01529 303963 Features & Articles: 01529 303963


ello and welcome to the August issue of Your Local Lincs Magazine. As we go to print there is a rumour that we will see an end to this terrible weather! Let’s hope that sunshine is on Karen James the way! Currently I am getting ready to take my son Joel to the USA for his life changing surgery this summer. I go with a complete mix of emotions but I also know that it will all be worth it as Joel will become more able bodied. I will be keeping a blog regularly of Joel’s progress which can be viewed at Our fundraising efforts are not yet complete as we will need to raise funds to help towards Joel’s aftercare and equipment. Currently we have raised £41,000! I would like to extend our thanks to the community for all your support so far, we have been overwhelmed. In the magazine this month we have some great ideas for days out for kids that won’t cost you the earth and are hosting a fabulous competition that could go to anyone’s head! We have also made way for the gorgeous Diva Parties that are definitely fit for any princess! August is fastly becoming a month of kindness as we have had a number of fundraising events brought to our attention that are vintage- page 51, fun- page 56, relaxing- page 61 and most importantly are for some great causes! So whether it continues to rain or begins to shine, the YourLocalLincs spirit of August is a bright one and we hope you free Kids WIN have a superb summer day Out Ideas whatever you choose to do! August 2012

The Lincs Group of Directories


Nd h ut a a c h WIt Is Ir fIN p ha Vam

Be a diva this summer Page 6


Pages 32-33

Going Vintage for a Good cause Page 51

Best Wishes


To contact us email or call us on 01529 303963 or by post Unit 1 Clover House, Boston Road, Sleaford NG34 7HD

This publication is printed by Warwick Printing Company Ltd. Whilst every care is taken to ensure the accuracy, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is accepted on the strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. Lincs Group of Directories does not officially endorse any advertising material included within the publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form - electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise - without the prior consent of the publisher.

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Come and see us - We’re opposite the Shoulder of Mutton pub. no pressure salesmen - no gimmicks. Just choose the style of product you want, pick your fabric, colour and leave us a small deposit and we will have your product made and delivered to your home.

support british industries

hi-seat chairs from

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rise and recliners from


We also supply quality recliner chairs, Hi-seat chairs and quality beds.



stock bought in August on presentAtion of this Advert!

opening times

tues - sat 9.30am till 3pm. closed Monday & sunday Most major credit cards accepted

24 church street, ruskington ng34 9du

01526 832623

Ruskington Sofas Recliner & Traditional Chair Specialists

Church Street

Ruskington Sofas & Chairs

Shoulder of Mutton Pub

Rectory Road B1188 email - chairs • high backed chairs • occasional chairs •

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Ruskington Sofas, Recliners & Traditional Chair Specialists

• Adjustable electric beds • bedroom furniture • fireside chairs • high seat •

• Mobility scooters • head boards • small items re-upholstered •

sofa beds • Mattresses • dining furniture • sofas •

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Diva Parties


re you looking for an original, fun and safe party idea? Maybe you’re trying to organise a birthday party for a pre-teen, a pre-prom party or perhaps even, looking for a fun hen party idea? Sharon Mallinson from Symply Photography a well established photographer (and well practiced party animal) based in Billingborough has recently launched a brand new party experience ideal for girls of all ages (min age 8). If you are trying to find an original party idea, why not come and join us for a Diva Portrait Party? Diva Portrait Parties are a completely new and different idea for girls (or boys!) and their friends in and around Sleaford, Grantham, Boston or Bourne. Whether it’s an 8th birthday party, entering your teens or a Super Sweet 16, or just want a fun night out with the girls - this is a glamorous photo-shoot with a difference. Feel like Lincolnshire’s next top model and party like a WAG. We can cater for up to 10 guests and are happy to tailor your party to be as individual and fun as you are. Maybe start with a makeover, then after your fashion style photo shoot in our professional studio, enjoy our very own Party Bar with music, disco lights, nibbles or cocktails and party food. Perhaps even relax and gossip in the hot-tub. We can even arrange for a limo to come and whisk you home in style! Every guest gets a mounted photo gift to take home, and the party host her very own framed magazine cover – featuring her favourite image from the shoot! All of the images from the shoot can be viewed or purchased (not obligatory!) afterwards on our password protected website. So stop wondering how to celebrate - be the envy of your friends and call us to see how we can make your Diva Portrait Party special.

www.divaportrait Give us a call to discuss in more detail:

01529 241 633

Cushion Workshop- 4th Aug

Bespoke Celebration, Wedding or themed cakes

Sew Gorgeous Home -8th Sept Workshops cost £39 including materials, a yummy lunch and not forgetting tea and cake

Book your special occasion cake now

Sewing Basics -27th Oct We make cushions, corsages and craft kits from reclaimed and vintage fabrics visit our new online shop

We use the highest quality ingredients

shops & leisure

Cakes Unlimited

Sewing Workshops

Phone Jane on 01526 378022

01529 461988

Come Along! Open school holidays! Paint your own pot... We have over 4,000 items to choose from. Visit our plant nursery - spring ranges now in! Opening hours: Monday Closed, Tuesday-Friday Our Services 12pm till 6pm, Includes: Saturday 10am till 4pm • Birthday parties Ring for Sunday options • Hen & leaving parties • Baby prints • Dog & cat paw prints • Painting classes • Gift tokens

Call Janie on 07782 508 163 Cliff Farm Cottage, White Cross Lane, Burton Pedwardine. NG34 0DA

• Gift Boxes • Money Boxes • Nativity Sets • Cookie Jars • Disney Characters

Which colours would you choose?

Learn to make stained glass at the Strawberry Glass Studio. Ring Gillian for dates on 07714 458813 or email gillian@

Beautiful handmade Childrenswear & Accessories


Ready made or made to order at The Gift Shop, RAF Cranwell, weekdays. Sleaford Country Market, fortnightly.

see advert on page 57 for these dates or contact me (Barbara) on 01529 309 392

14 High St, Ruskington, Lincolnshire NG34 9DP Tel: 01526 832131 Email:

Patchwork Fabrics

Quilting Threads

Embroidery Wadding Cross Threads • Aida Stitch Kits Knitting Yarns


Shop open Mon - Sat, 9am - 5pm.

Visit our website:

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Hi There! We’re Paintpots Ceramic Studio at Cliff Farm Plant Nursery. We have moved to Burton Pedwardine (Off A17 Near Heckington)

• Animals • Dogs• Turtles • Trinket Boxes • Christmas Wreaths • Garden • Kitchen • Nursery •

• Dragons • Butter Dishes • Polar Bears • Snow men • Plates • Bowls • Mugs • Cupcake Stand •

• Lightning McQueen • Mickey Mouse • Dinner Services • Cupcakes •


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VampMarian Hair Salon Rose and Jo Fish


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o Fish and Marian Rose, opened Vamp Hair in August 2011. Both Jo and Marian have over 20 years individual experience in hairdressing and are a good team as they have been friends ever since they met one another at school, aged 14. Combine their experience and friendly, relaxed salon with their extensive training in hair, from levels 2 and 3 at college up to barbering and masterclasses and it is clear to see the excellent hairdressing experience they offer. Jo and Marian love to pass on their knowledge to new trainees and stylists who work with them. Since opening, Charlotte Cook and Niki Kirk have joined the Vamp Hair team. Charlotte has 3 years’ experience and trained at Lincoln college and Niki has been in the hair industry for over 20 years. Newly joining Vamp in August is Natalie Watson as she starts her training and Chris Allaway, formerly from Mint Hair Salon. Chris has 14 years’ experience and started his career at Strand Management with in salon training. Chris has also added to his career Toni and Guy courses in Classic and Advanced cutting and Wella courses that he is attending.

Vamp Hair Salon welcome all ages of clientele!

Open 6 days a week Mon-Tues, 9am-3pm Weds, Thurs & Fri, Late nights available by appointment Sat, till 2pm

71 Northgate I Sleaford NG34 7BS

01529 415216

To be in with a chance of winning a ‘Cut and Finish’ plus £25 worth of hair produces of your choice. Find Vamp Hair Salon logo somewhere within this month’s magazine and send your answer and contact details on a postcard to:Vamp Hair Competition, Unit 1 Clover House, Boston Road, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 7HD. Alternatively e-mail, stating your name, contact details and answer. Closing date for entry is 2oth August and the lucky winner will be notified by 23th August. Good Luck! No cash alternatives given. Full terms and Vam Marian Hair Salon Rose and Jo Fish conditions on our website


Mini n tio Celebraes Cak

Gift s o V ucherle! b a Avail

Learn how to make lovely cupcakes then create beautiful sugarcraft decorations. A great day out for individuals or groups of friends...

Call Kiera’s Cupcake Factory to book now on 07949 310929 or see

Maureen Lacey From £45 in colour, with mount Pencil portraits from £35 with mount Pet portraits too, in oils or acrylics Prices on appplication Phone 01529 660260 email artymau58

Looking for new places to advertise your business? Our distribution is over 20,500 homes and businesses To see what we can do for you Call us on 01529 303963 or email

J. Jenkins Electrical Ltd • Domestic Appliance Repairs

• Excellent service guaranteed

• T.V. Repairs

• Professional local family run service

• Aerial & Satellite • PAT Testing Service

• Est over 30 years

We Deliver, We Install, We Care We take pride in our customer service and product knowledge. So not only will we be giving you a brilliant price, we’ll be able to provide you with advice you can really trust. The Euronics experience does not stop when you exit the shop. We care about our customers and pride ourselves on the attention we give after the sale.

12 Boston Road, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7ET Tel: 01529 304202

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Cupcake & Celebration Cake Courses near Sleaford

Caricatures by


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Rediscover the joy of Baking

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George Hotel THE FAMOUS

Beautiful gowns by Samantha Bertins Victoria Kay & Gino Cerruti

SampleS Sale Now oN – From £166

Bridal Gowns Bridesmaids Evening/ Ballgowns Prom Gowns & Accessories Bespoke Service Available


After 43 years still serving the best steaks in Lincolnshire

sunday Carvery Now avaiLabLe 12 noon till 2pm

Carnival 2012 10th & 11th August

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Live Music

Friday 8pm til late

Spray tech

Interior refurbishments Change the appearance of your tired, outdated kitchen, furniture or even your radiators!!

soul solution & blaCk list

Disco. FREE Admission Saturday 7pm til late

smokey mountain boys and bruCe’s Country FREE Admission Book a table 01400 272251

By having them sprayed professionally to any colour of your choice. It is a simplistic way to transform your home, simply replacing old with new!! Contact Mark Tucker or pop in and see me to discuss your requirements.

Unit 1A, Woodbridge Road, Sleaford, NG34 7EW

Tel 07985 286744

Hog Roast BBQ & Bars on the patio Main bar & Restaurant open as usual

The George Hotel, Leadenham LN5 0PN

Tel: 01400 272251

Local Airports Schools Hospitals Holidays


30 40 57 Sweet Treat Heaven Victorian Sweet Cart For Hire For Weddings and Celebrations

Tel 01400 261913


Thursday 16th August – Rand Farm £12.00 Adult, £10.00 Child (inc. Entry) Tuesday 28th August – Wroxham & Mississippi River Boat Trip £21.00 Adult, £19.00 Child (inc. Boat trip) Thursday 30th August – Harry Potter Studio Tour £46.00 Adult, £40.00 Child (inc. Entry) Saturday 8th September – Horncastle & Lincolnshire Wolds Railway 1940’s Weekend £15.00 Adult, £12.00 Child (inc. Train journey)

20th-24th August - Holiday at Home Monday Sheringham & Cromer Tuesday Bakewell & Derbyshire Canal Cruise Wednesday Mystery Tour Thursday Wensleydale Railway & Harrogate Friday Cambridge

£80.00 Adult, £75.00 Child

(includes boat trip & train journey)

Dramatic Entrance Costume Hire and Fancy Dress Supplies Unit 33 London Road Industrial Estate, Grantham, NG31 6HP Open from 10am until 5pm Tuesday to Saturday

Fancy Dress Hire, Packaged Costumes, Wigs, Accessories, Props, Party Goods

shops & leisure

4, 6 and 8 Seaters available

TEL: 01476 590934

PEGASUS In House Furniture Repairs

• Re-Upholstery. • Recliner mechanisms. • Leather repairs. • Collapsed • Re-colouring. cushions. • Springs, support • Wooden rails & castors. furniture.

01522 802497 or 07519 948504

Driver CPC Training now available from only £49.99 + VAT

Our first available course is: • Company Image, Customer Care & The Importance of Physical & Mental Ability

Other courses to be added shortly including: • Drivers Hours & Tachographs • First Aid Training • Health & Safety

For more information call 01529 303333 and speak to Jemma or email:

Sleafordian Coaches: Pride Parkway, East Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8GL Phone: 01529 303333/414242 Website:


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Ian’s Taxis

shops & leisure To advertise in this directory please call 01529 303963


Oktoberfest 2012


ast year saw the first ever Sleaford Oktoberfest hosted by Sleaford & District Round Table. Not only was it a very popular beer and music festival but it also raised a substantial sum for local charities. Plans are now well under way for this year’s event with 13 bands already confirmed Including Glass Onion, Ultra 90’s and The Forever Test to name but a few, all of which you can check out on our web site at This year we will continue to support local breweries within our selection of 30 real ales and will be extending our range of ciders due to the popular demand last year. We will again be offering a free local pick up service to enable you to get to the rugby club for free. This year we will be using the Round Table Community Minibus that was partly funded by last year’s event. Any community groups wishing to make use of the minibus for other events should check the details on our web site The dates for this year’s event are Friday 5th October 6pm until midnight and Saturday 6th October 12 noon until midnight at Sleaford rugby club. Under 18’s are very welcome on the Saturday from 12 noon until 6pm, a selection of activities will be available to keep them occupied. We look forward to seeing you there.

shops & leisure For all your Motoring and Cycling Needs

Not only do we sell bikes and accessories, we can service and repair them too!


OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm Saturday: 9am-1pm & Sunday closed

Telephone: 01529 306087 5 Garden Trading Estate, Sleaford

G. SimpSon ButcherS Ltd.


We offer a comprehensive range of locally sourced beef, pork, lamb, poultry and bacon with full traceability available. Home-made pork-pies, meat pies, sausage rolls, pasties, sausages, burgers, cooked meats and much more. We are proud winners of multiple gold and championship awards for our home made products. We stock one of the best B.B.Q displays you will find anywhere. We also cater for any requests for Christmas. Please come and visit, see for yourself.

Four Seasons Garden Centre 11 Cameron Street, Heckington, London Road, Sleaford, Sleaford, Lincs. NG34 9RW Lincs. NG34 8NY Tel: 01529 460403 Tel: 01529 414505 Open Open Monday 7:00am – 1:00pm Monday – Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday–Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday 7:00am – 4:00pm

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Ask about our Christmas Club!

trade talk

Steve Mason

C.I.T. Roofing Services

Electrical Services

Roof Tiler & Slater Free Quotes 20 Years Experience Repairs & Leadwork undertaken

Rewires • Extra sockets Extensions • Electric gates Testing & Inspection All your electrical needs DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL ELECTRICIAN

Tel: 01529 300853 Mobile: 07966 979634 Email:

Part P registered.

Tel: 01529 304066 Mobile: 07855 462761

Danny Hart Joinery Services 14

Time served Joiner with 20 Years experience Supply and fit laminate & solid wood flooring, fi ed kitchens, replacement worktops, fi ed wardrobes, staircases, internal & external doors, decking and fencing. General joinery work e.g. skirng boards, architraves etc.

No job too small.

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Call or email Danny for a free quote 01529 414724 or 07973 119790 References available on request

PLUMBING & HEATING Servicing, Installation and Repairs: Central Heating Gas appliances Bathrooms No job too small No 227704 07762 476985 based in Ruskington REGISTER



CALL 01205 311722

Hard Durable Finish • Seamless Installation • Complete Waterproofing Replacement UpvC Fascias • Soffits • Rainwater Gutters & Downpipes Other services now available

Garage Door Repairs • New doors supplied and fitted • Automatic openers installed • Replacement springs, cables, rollers, handles, locks etc

Fast local service No call out charge

Call John Courtney FREE

0800 093 6123 07947 779493


GUTTERCLEANSE Broken, leaking or blocked guttering at your home or business? Conservatory roof needing cleaning or fixing?

Call Guttercleanse

Gutters cleaned and repaired

01529 410380 07877 362941

Electrical - Heating - Plumbing • Electrical Installations, Maintenance & Repairs. Testing and Inspection. All electrical work undertaken. Part ‘P’ and 17th Edition • Heating Boiler Installations, Repairs and Servicing. Central Heating System Repairs. Gas Fire Servicing. Landlords Gas Safety Records • Plumbing All aspects of domestic plumbing undertaken. From minor repairs to full installations.

T: 01529 463707 M: 07988 484693

Contact Window Fitting Services 01526 352440 Mob 07976 810250 Registered



Plumbing & Heating Boiler Services FROM £35 Landlord Gas Safety Certificates Boiler Repairs/Installations Outside taps fitted from £50 FREE Quotations • General Plumbing • Call Out

CaLL NOw GaS ENGINEER 07793 553364 OFFICE 01529 410054 or EMaIL Reg No. 517317

Marshall Keir

PAINTING & DECORATING Internal and External work Coving and Cornice Quality Finishing

Tel: 01529 300016 Mobile: 07855 333632

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Power Flushing Boilers Oil & Gas Bathrooms Showers Unvented Systems Installation, maintenance and servicing undertaken • Worcester Accredited Solar Thermal Installer

Telephone: 01529 305374 Mobile: 07952 912835

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A local Company serving you the local people Steamed up units replaced Doors, windows and conservatories fitted I can also repair locks, handles and any faults with your double glazing We are suppliers of 'A' and 'B ' rated windows and doors.


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Graffoe Plumbers & builders Bathroom Refurbishments Boilers fitted Central Heating Full Property Maintenance Drainage work Plastering

Tel: 01529 306501 or mobile: 07767 611166

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Service & Repairs to Gas Fires, Boilers & Cookers


from £35.00!


IW Electrics DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Ruskington based covering up to a 30 mile radius Partial to full rewires New Consumer unit Lighting & Sockets Full Inspection & Test Landlord Certification Emergency Call out No Job to small 17th Edition Part P Qualified

Call Ian

01526 832706 or 07730 979795

Locked out of your home? Locks repaired and replaced Including UPVC door locks

Call Dave on 07919 535228 or 01526 268309

Jon Louth Electrical Local, reliable…. No job too small

From an extra socket to a complete installation... All work undertaken Inspection and Testing

TEL: 01529 305515 MOB: 07855 057715 Email:

Please call for a free estimate

Call: 01529 414195 or 07835 016281

MARK BRISTOW Home Improvements • Kitchens and Bathrooms • Floor and Wall tiling • General Joinery • Decking • patios • Fencing

01529 414995 or 07966 046858

Est. 1982

All apects of building work carried out Groundwork • Brickwork Plastering • Joinery Roofing • Tiling Fitting Kitchens Fitting Bathrooms

Mobile: 07811 833240 Tel: 01529 302493 Email:

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The Joiner Jon

Completed Bathroom

Completed Extension


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Inhouse Locksmiths Problems with your lock?

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Quarrington Nr Sleaford

Safe - Secure - Local

An honest, reliable service. We‘ll be happy to quote you, quickly and free of charge. No job too small.


Secure & screened location Double gated entrance 200 + spaces Please contact Sleaford

Plumbing, painting and decorating, hedge/tree work, patio jet washing, appliance installation, drains, general DIY, small building work.

01529 302182 or freephone 0800 0266936

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24-hour emergency call out. Very competitive prices.


07944 127473/01529 469356 or

Billinghay Vintage CluB Proudly presents

The Billinghay VinTage Show In aid of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Sunday 12th august 10:30am till 4pm (gates open 10am) Show opening by Paul Redfern, actor in Harry Potter film

Show held at Billinghay Park behind Coach & Horses Pub, Tattershall Road (for Sat Nat LN4 4DD) • Tractors • Cars • Vans • Oil Engines • Motorcycles • Stalls • Refreshments • Raffle • Childrens Rides • Live Threshing Demo’s at 11:30 and 2:30 Admission prices: adult £3.50, Child/OaP £2.50, Family £10

For more information contact adrian - 07534 122 532 or Rodney - 071526 860062

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Telephone: SLEAFORD 01529 308542

M.T.F. BUILDER Friendly professional service. Over 35 years experience. For old or new builds.

Brickwork Footings Stonework Re-Pointing Blockwork Groundworks Extensions Concreting Patios Free Quotes

01529 307085 or 07542 877444

Handy andy ServiceS

Plumbing Kitchens Bathrooms Tiling £100 day rate Joinery For a very professional job done!

call andy on

01526 378789 07748 252 049



Building - Commercial and domestic property maintenance Kitchens and bathrooms Plumbing Electrics Building works and renovations Plastering Flooring Tiling Decorating All types of carpentry and joinery

Initial free consultation, design service and complete project management.

National Matrix Limited Tel: 01529 497434 Mob: 07919 336500 Email:

Free Estimates References Available Professional Reliable Service Fully Insured


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• 100% Recycling • • All Skip sizes • • Value for money • • Same day service •

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JOINERY SERVICES 25 Years Experience


1st & Second Fix ● Kitchens ● Doors ● Windows ● Roofing ●

Staircases Floors ● Conservatory Maintenance ● ●

To advertise in this directory please call 01529 303963

Mobile: 07843 261228 Tel: 01529 410003 Email:



By James Stapleton

Plumbing & Heating Relax, let us take care of your... • Oil boilers • Power flushing • Emergencies • Drains - high pressure jetting • Unvented systems • Bathroom installations • Solar Installations

nt Plumbing - ntP Bathrooms 01529 241473 - 07949 177325


Our Business is built on Recommendation 1st 2nd fix, Kitchens, Worktops Solid Wood & Laminate Flooring, Traditional & Truss Roof Timber & uPVC Windows & Doors Supplied and fitted. Over 20yrs Experience

All aspects of plastering Competitive rates 20 years experience

Oakwood Barn, Chapel Lane, Little Hale, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 9BE 01529 460571or 07900 408020

01529 455269 07879 996061

PRL Servicing For Domestic Oil Fired Boilers Servicing & Repair

All types of fencing & gates Supplied & Erected Call Phil for a FREE no obligation quote

01529 410071

Over 20 years experience – full liability insurance Licensed waste carrier

Call Paul on

01529 497669 07837 497007 Email

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Sleaford Based

SBI Home

For all your indoor & outdoor needs

For a free quote call Sam on:

07857 616638 or 0800 3032477

• Professional, reliable and friendly but most of all affordable • Light fittings replaced • Extra sockets or lights • Fuse box upgrades to modern consumer units • Power to outbuildings and garages

• Partial, full rewires or refurbs • Fault finding • Electrical inspections and testing • Free estimate and no call out charge • Part P Approved

Call Paul on

domestic electrical specialists

01529 241 247

pb electrics

email: sbuckleyimprovements


Family Run Business with 25 Years Experience

Best priced repairs on tv’s, videos, hi-fi, etc. All tuning and set up jobs at the best price.

• Decking & Fencing • Door Hanging

• Decorating & Home Maintenance • Fitted Kitchens & Wardrobes

• Laminate Flooring & Solid Wood Flooring • Made-to-Measure Pine Furniture • Wall & Floor Tiling

Please call for a free estimate 01529 307287 or 07865 088957


Call Sean on:

01529 461839


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Replacement upvc fascia’s, soffit’s & gutters Flat roofing. Kitchen and bathroom fitters Wall and floor tiling/carpentry Roofing work including ridge tiles, chimneys, new valleys, re-pointing. uni-dry verge systems for gable ends and ridge tiles

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RICHARD FOSTON PLASTERING SERVICE All Aspects of Plastering Damp proofing & Damp Treatment Insurance Work & Repairs Garage Conversions & Complete House Renovation

Windows Doors


PVC, Aluminum & Timber

Solid Roofed Garden Rooms & Orangeries Telephone

01526 830445



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Tel: 01529 300913 Mob: 07835 016283

Your Local Installer of

Are you in S K Y L I N E need of a plasterer? Roofing, Building & PVCu Specialist •

Then give us a call on

01400 261283 or 07807 013140 • • • • • •

All aspects of plastering and home improvements CIS & CITB Registered Fully Insured Reliable, Good Quality Work Full References Available Any Distance Covered


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General Building (including garage and loft conversions) Tiled Roofs (renew or repair) Flat Roofing Chimney Stacks & Leadwork Authorised Installer of PVCu products Fascias, Soffits, Gutters & Down Pipes Windows, Doors & Conservatories Replacement of misted sealed units & door panels Over 30 years experience

For your FREE, no obligation estimate

Tel: Gary on 01526 834750


For more information please call:

0800 0266936

Chimney Sweeping Service Brush & Vac Fully Insured Cleanliness is our Priority Bird cowls supplied and fitted

NACS Certificate issued with every chimney swept Competitive rates £35.00 per chimney

01526 388430 07909 626194

Covering Sleaford and surrounding villages

The Oil Tank Company

We install the latest efficient and environmentally safe PLASTIC Tanks for Domestic, Industrial and Commercial use. • New tanks installed • Old tanks removed. • Oil transferred. • Emergency pump out service. • Single and Double skinned tanks available. • Free site visits and estimates.


Oil Tank Company ltd. Oil Storage Solutions

Tel (01780) 782255

Oil Fired Boiler Engineer OFTEC Registered

Steve Russell Plumbing Installation, Commissioning, Repairs, 24 Hour Call Out, Servicing & General Plumbing

Call Steve on 07840 531403

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Sleaford Self Storage

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All aspects of: Internal and External Plastering and Rendering Artexing • Coving and Cornice work • Floor screeding • Lafarge Flowing Screeds All types of Wall and Floor Tiling Soverign Backed Damp Treatment and Renovation Work Insurance Work and Repairs Also undertaken Complete Bathroom and Kitchen Re-Fits Property Alterations and Garage Conversions CIS, CSCS and CITB Registered. NVQ and City and Guilds Qualified CRB checked. Comprehensive portfolio available to view Written references and previous work also available to view Call me any time for a free no obligation quote or for free advice on:

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Your Local Lincs What’s On

August 2012

With money getting tighter and prices e going up, keeping your kids out and Fre about this summer holiday may seem like another pressure you just don’t need. We believe that some of the best things in life are free so we have put together a starting place to help you get the ball rolling with our free and low cost ideas. Now all you need to do is get them there- how about a spot of cycling? Please note: All information included was accurate at time of print. We advise checking times and confirming entry admissions are free before departing for a day out.

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• Whisby Nature Park,Thorpe on the Hill, 01522 688868: Make Your Own Bird Mobile 7th and 15th August Crafty Clay! 16th August Shelter Building 30th August Gloves are recommended.

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• Hubbard’s Hill Louth, beautiful site suitable for picnicking, stream for paddling, shop and cafe on location. • Hartsholme Country Park, Green Flag Award winning park containing Victorian landscaped gardens, a large reservoir, woodlands and grasslands.Visitor Centre, children’s play area, Cafe, Tourism 4-star rated Touring Park. Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln.Telephone: 01522 873577. • Bourne Wood, Northants office: 01780 444920. Cycle path and hidden trails. • Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Rutland. 01572 770651. • Lincoln Arboretum. Beautiful gardens, lakes and bridges, children’s maze, two fountain features, tarmac footpaths, tea room/cafe, toilets, Children’s play area,Victorian bandstand. Contact Tourist Information Centre, Lincoln, for further information: 01522 873423. • Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. 01623 821490. • Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa tel: 01526 353478. Park access is free, can go cycling or walking in woods for free. • Haverholme public footpaths for walks, including dog walking, 4 miles north-east of Sleaford, across from Haverholme Priory.

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• Bourne Heritage Centre, Bourne, 01778 422775. • The Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln, telephone: 01522 782040.


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• History of Lincolnshire from 1750 to present day • Ye Old Curiosity Museum, Mablethorpe, 01507 472406. • Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, Cranwell, 01529 488490. • Cogglesford Watermill Museum, Sleaford, 01529 414294. • Stamford Museum, Stamford, 01780 766317. • Hemswell Antique Centres, the largest antique centre in Europe (maybe not suitable for young children) 01427 688389.

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Animals • Bransby Home of Rest for Horses, Bransby, telephone: 01427 782704. • Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary, Huttoft, day telephone: 07940 146330, evening telephone: 01507 490864. • Northcote Heavy Horse Centre – Spilsby Entrance by donation.Tel : 01754 830286 • Also for more ideas visiting animals have a look at the website

Beach • Anderby Creek, Unspoilt, secluded beach: • Mablethorpe,Traditional seaside town • Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe beach, no arcades, paddling pool, cycling route. • Huttoft Bank, Huttoft, Mablethorpe. secluded, low key beach, popular with dog walkers, fishermen and families.

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ntroducing Bill Hopkinson, the private physiotherapist. Establishing his practice Physio Solutions in 2011, Bill, with his 26 years of NHS experience decided to work in the private sector with his own mobile physiotherapy service. Bill previously worked as an out-patient physiotherapist working in Sleaford at Laundon House Clinic and he took referrals from hospitals in Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Peterborough, Nottingham and GP referrals. Physio Solutions currently treats: All joint conditions, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, spinal conditions (back/ neck/ thoracic/ whiplash), fractures, all post operative procedures, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, growing pains, repetitive strain injuries, heel pain and foot problems, shin splints, Sacroiliac joint, groin strain, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Postural problems, jaw pain, chest physiotherapy, amputations, strokes and other symptoms such as migraines, headaches and irritable bowel syndrome. Bill uses a wide range of physiotherapy techniques, including manipulation. The treatment principles of the practice are holistic – in other words, the whole person. A thorough assessment is essential to identify the root cause – early diagnosis and effective intervention make the biggest difference to a successful outcome. Bill is keen that every patient should be given the knowledge and understanding of their condition to prevent problems recurring, equipping everyone with the ability to self manage should the pain return in the future. A self help strategy for lasting benefit is the All Professional ultimate goal. Products Used Remember, the quicker a problem is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome. Cuts, Colours & Perms Home appointments are available Monday Call: 01529 410769 to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm and special 07521 685052 arrangements can be made if necessary. Initial appointments Looking for new places to take approximately 45 to 60 minutes for a advertise your business? complete assessment Our distribution is over 20,500 homes and businesses and first treatment. Subsequent follow up To see what we can do for you appointments take 30 minutes. or email Initial assessment and first treatment: £35 Follow up treatments: £32

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etting is a mixture of experience and new knowledge. Our governing body the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons requires that all of us work on the latter if we are to continue as practicing veterinary surgeons. So last week it was back to school for me to indulge in what is apparently called CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to get as much new knowledge as I could. There was a mood of general enthusiasm amongst the delegates on the subject of vet matters. The mix of young enthusiasm and aged experience is infectious and uplifting. The lectures ranged from abdominal and thoracic surgery to internal medicine and cat waterworks......these were all were really useful and full of new knowledge and tips. Pets particularly young dogs eat all sorts of silly things well outside the spectrum of sensible food and these things do untold damage when they get stuck. Chest surgery is always a bit scary as one has to breathe for the dog during the operation and restore the integrity of the chest post surgery. It is still within the capability of the general vet in practice and not always a referral case to our specialist colleagues. Chronic vomiting in a cat can be as simple as a bunch of occult roundworms who manage to escape detection and a simple solution maybe just to worm the cat. Major investigations possibly could be avoided by regular worming. The array of medication in tablets and spot ons make this easy nowadays. Renal disease in cats and the need for blood pressure assessment plus cystitis is a common area of concern in practice and there seem to be few new ideas on the subject. The outcome was as usual to increase water intake, as cats are poor drinkers and to look at the behavioural interactions within the home. Someone suggested Evian but I don’t think that was quite the idea..... “Parvo” was discussed in detail. Treatment protocols are available and the success rates are improving. Lots of ideas were put forward to improve the survival rates. Yes “survival rates”. It is still a nasty disease with an uncertain outcome. Better avoided. Again vaccination is much easier and less stressful for the pet. The disease flourishes in areas where the take up on vaccination is low. It was really quite an intense conference but fun, stimulating and makes one feel invigorated and raring to get back to work !

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he Mid Lincs Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) is holding its fourth War Years Weekend on 25th-27th August. Exhibitions and activities will include living history displays, re-enactors in many different uniforms, a large selection of military vehicles and classic cars and stalls selling vintage military and civilian wares. In the arena, there will be a staged battle each day, vehicle parades and demonstrations involving the public. In the main marquee on Saturday night (26th August), there will be a 1940s dance, with entertainment from singer Katie Lancaster, supported by ENSA entertainer Paul Harper and DJ UXB, all backed by the ever popular DJ Major Swing. Tickets for the dance are £8. However, there will be free entertainment on Friday and Sunday nights The marquee will also be used for various events over the weekend, including ‘40s fashion shows, hairdressing demonstrations (have your hair done ‘40s style for the evening dance), and dance lessons and demonstrations. It’s hoped that, weather permitting, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will

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perform a flypast. There will be plenty of entertainment for children, with an old fashioned funfair, motorised mini jeeps and participation events, such as Grenade throwing and rifle drill boot camp. There will be a wide selection of food available, including an authentic 1940s NAAFI selling homemade wartime sandwiches and cakes (unfortunately not at 1940s prices!). The bar will be selling a range of real ales and other drinks to quench your thirst. Entry is £5 per person, per day. Admission is free for MVT Members, veterans and accompanied children aged 12 and under. The War Years weekend promises to be a great family event. There is also an educational element, as World War II forms part of the national curriculum. So dig out your outfits from the loft or track down some vintage clothes, get dressed up and be part of this grand weekend and help raise money for good causes whilst having lots of fun! The Mid Lincs MVT is a non-profit- making group and all money raised (after expenses) will be donated to the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Royal British Legion and Marie Curie Cancer Care. Please visit our website or call 01529 488354 for more information about the Mid Lincs MVT and the War Years Weekend.

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here, not least by engaging with clients who want Wills, Lasting Power of Attorneys or an Advance Decision (Living Will) by not shying away from conversations that are often upsetting and difficult. Putting as much information as possible into these documents and stating your wishes in the most articulate manner can spare your carers, attorneys, executors and successors the distress of sorting out what is best for you and what you leave behind. It can also help answer immediate questions such as the type of care and treatment you prefer and whether you wish to be buried or cremated, or where you wish to be laid to rest. In my experience where there are no clear wishes, this leaves the Executor, attorney or nearest relative to make these decisions and in many cases the family do not all agree, which results in a very challenging and stressful situation indeed.




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lthough someone in Britain dies every minute, many people risk leaving a proper mess behind for those close to them because of their reluctance to talk about dying, death and bereavement and to make end of life plans. A new research by ComRes released in May this year, found that although more than half of us (54%) have been bereaved in the last five years, discussing dying and making end of life plans still remains a taboo subject for many. Yet despite our reluctance to talk many people can see the benefits of more open discussion about dying: 78% of the public and 88% of GPs agree that if people in Britain felt more comfortable discussing dying, death and bereavement it would be easier to have our end of life wishes met. The research also found that just over a quarter of people have discussed with a family member about their end of life wishes but less than a third have talked to someone about their own end of life wishes. Amazingly, only 37% of the public have written a Will and only a mere 8% have prepared Lasting Power of Attorneys should they become unable to make decisions for themselves in the future. Despite the reluctance of many to discuss end of life issues or set out their wishes, most people do have serious concerns about it. 82% of people said they would be concerned about being a burden on those close to them if they were dying, and nearly three in four would be concerned about what would happen to their family after their death. Talking about dying is rarely easy, but unless all of us become more adept at doing so it’s hard to see how we will get our wishes met when we are alive or avoid leaving a mess for those who have been bereaved. Writing a Will is of paramount importance, but we really need to go beyond this if we are to get our wishes met when we’re alive, including about how and where we want to be cared for when the time comes. People in my profession have a key role to play


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intage. What does that word mean to you? To Sara Rogan-Mackintosh, it means something very special. A theme that is knitted into her fabric, Sara goes gaga for all things fifties style! The simple but colourful house ware and furniture, the voluminous skirts complete with netted petticoats and rock and roll twist and shout comfort and fondness as they remind Sara of her beloved Nan. So when Quinn, Sara’s three year old little boy, was diagnosed with Leukaemia in August 2009, Sara turned his hospital room into a slice of home to cheer him up and add those homely fifties touches. This vintage hospital room was the first of many as Quinn’s fight with Leukaemia continued with patch work and Cath Kidston mugs covering everywhere they went from Boston to Glasgow. There are some great children’s charities that have really supported Quinn, Sara and the family through Quinn’s on-going battle with Leukaemia and its effects. To say thank you in the best way possible, Sara is holding a very Vintage Evening, keeping Quinn’s journey and her passion for vintage at the heart of their giving back to those who have helped them. Quinn is due to finish his Chemotherapy in October and only then will find out if his cancer has gone into remission. In the meantime Sara and her family want to say thank you. So join her on September 22nd at 7pm for a fabulous evening filled with fashion, including a fashion show, stalls, raffles, Burlesque dancers, home made cakes, Tombolas and a cheeky cocktail or two!

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Community News Ashby De La Launde: Britain’s Friendliest Street?


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esco launched a competition to find Britian’s friendliest street, voted for by the public. Local people from around the country nominated their streets and stated their cases, the list was then narrowed down to six streets: Gateshead in Fife, Railway Terrace in Tyne and Wear, Stafford Road in Tunbridge Wells, Rockingham Drive in Wigham, Thorton Le Street in Yorkshire and Main Street in Lincolnshire’s very own Ashby De La Launde. So what was it that pushed Ashby into the country’s top six? After speaking to Val Smith,the Ashby resident who nominated the village, it became very clear as to why. Pulling together for the benefit of the village and its residents is part of the Ashby village’s ethos, the village hall and church parish sustain one another through sharing their limited funds to keep each other afloat, so that both places are able to continue to provide both

facilities and events for the village. When an elderly resident was taken into hospital with carbon monoxide posioning, the people of Ashby gathered together to clear and clean his house so that it was safe for him to return to after he was discharged from hospital. On return from hospital the locals of Ashby made sure that he was looked out for. If that was not enough, amazingly, Ashby’s residents have access to the fastest broadband internet in the country! This is not down to luck of the draw, however, it is through a large collective effort and agreed decision to dig through local farmland to make the channels for the fibre optic wires to be installed. Ashby was a “not spot” for broadband, leaving the residents without any internet access at all. What an inspiration it is that the little village without any internet now has the fastest in the country through hard work and a shared goal! It highlights the strong community spirit Ashby has and makes it very clear as to why it reached the nation’s top six!



Not all bad are running fun filled weekly summer programmes of activity including sports such as volleyball, football, water polo, crafts and interest sessions out of Bourne Youth Centre and Outdoor Pool. When: Mondays through to and including Fridays (midweek only) sessions from 6th August till 31st August!! From 9am till 4pm Cost: £45 for week (5 days) including lunch £2 per day 7am Breakfast Club £1 per hour after 4pm till 6pm Ages 8 to 12 years old Contact Liz Nauyokas, Tel: 01529 240340, Alt: 0560 2313316, Mob: 07947 930542 Website: Email:

Are you a carer of someone with dementia? We can now carry out Carer Assessments and Emergency Plans for carers of people with dementia or any type of memory problem on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council Carers’ Team. We have a telephone befriending service for people with dementia and their carers. We have support groups for carers across the county.

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ith over 200,000 children leaving primary school each year without basic skills needed to survive in water, it highlights the importance of learning to swim as soon as it is possible. Puddle Ducks are making this possible with their specially designed swimming programme for small babies and new borns. It is a great way to bond with your baby and gets them off to a good start. The swimming programme that Puddle Ducks offer gives a range of benefits to babies such as strengthening your baby’s heart, lungs and respiratory system; the development of higher brain functions, core muscles and the chance to develop co-ordination skills far earlier than if they had not swam as a baby. The great news for new parents is that regular swimming will improve your babies eating and sleeping patterns too! Swimming as a baby also gives total physical freedom, massage and gentle exercise to your baby as well as eye and skin contact and the opportunity to socialise with other babies. It’s a great idea to instil a love of water into your child from an earlier age as often the longer getting into the water takes, the greater the challenge can become for a child. So why not take your baby down to Puddle Ducks? Afterall, small splashes lead to big waves! For more information visit our website or to find a class designed especially for you contact Nicola on 01949 831322 or

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n our July issue we interviewed discus star, Kieran Tscherniawsky, who had dreams of making it into the Paralympic games. We are pleased to confirm that Kieran has qualified and been accepted into the Paralympic London 2012 games! Competing on September 7th at 19:00pm, Kieran is dreaming of gold! Currently positioned at second place in his category (F33) Kieran is only 94cm from the breaking world record any discus athlete in the F32, F33 or F34 categories have previosuly thrown in distance! Commenting on Kieran’s reaction to the fantastic news, his grandmother, Molly Burrows, said: “I wish I had had a video camera! He was ecstatic!” Kieran has got this far because of his consistant hard work. However, training is costly and currently Kieran’s family are carrying the financial burden alone. If you would like to sponsor Kieran, please get in touch with us at Your Local Lincs and we will put you in contact with Kieran and his family.

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Your Local Lincs What’s On Arthritis Care Sleaford branch meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Catholic Church Hall, Jermyn St—2pm-4pm. Guest speakers, varied topics and outings. Refreshments. New members welcome. For more information please contact 01529 300212. Busy Needles Every Monday morning 10.00am to 12.00noon, Busy Needles - Sleaford, Knitting group meets at Sleaford Youth Centre, Money’s Yard, Sleaford. All abilities welcome, full disabled access. Call Val Allen 01526 378197 for further details Cameo Club Meet every Monday at 2pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Westbanks, Sleaford. Come and meet a friendly, social group. All will be made very welcome. Coffee morning & 100 club monthly draw 1st Saturday of every month – 9.30am – 11.30am. Anwick Community Centre. Proceeds to St Edith’s Church Anwick. Craft Club Every 3rd Thursday in the month. Sewing, flower arranging, card making, glass painting 2pm-4pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Westbanks Sleaford. For information call Ann 01400 261392. Gentle Exercise Group Meets every Wednesday 10am to 11am at The Source in Sleaford. Contact Gwyn Coaker on 01529 306450 for more details. Healthy Walks Every Tuesday at 1.00pm - Healthy Walks – starting from Sleaford Leisure Centre. Heckington Gardening Club Meets every last Wednesday evening of the month, at The Methodist Church School Room, Church Street, Heckington, commencing at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers, Summer Events, and many topical tips regarding your garden. NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME. Please call Colin on 01529 469236 for further information. Kesteven Morris. Practice every Tuesday 8.30pm til 10pm in Sleaford. Ladies at St Botolph’s Community Centre, Grantham Road, men at the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate. Beginners are very welcome, it’s a great way to have fun and do some exercise while keeping a tradition alive. Contact: 01529 305186 or just come along. KFA Body Moves Meets every Monday at the Winchelsea Centre, Ruskington, 10am – 11am. £2.00 a session. Suitable for all abilities. For more information contact Hazel 01529 413392 Leasingham & District Gardening Group Meet at Leasingham Village Hall in the Jessop Room on the first Thursday of each month, starting at 7.30pm. All welcome. Contact: Ian Cox 01529 413969 or John Edwards 01529 303323 Leasingham Ladies Club Meet in Village, 2nd Tuesday, every month. 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Open to all ages. All welcome. Contact Ollie Moxon, 01529 304906 or June Ridley, 01529 302687 Lincolnshire Alzheimer’s Drop-In support group at Ashdene Care Home, Eastgate, Sleaford. 2pm - 3.30pm on the second & fourth Wednesdays of every month. All are welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a chat.

Lunch Group meet at The Barge & Bottle, Carre St, Sleaford on the first Tuesday of every month at 12 noon - please book your place in advance by phoning the Lincolnshire Alzheimer’s office on 01522 692681 Quarrington W.I. Meets every second Monday each month at the Catholic Church Hall, Jermyn Street, Sleaford, at 7.15pm. Many interesting and varied speakers make the evenings fun and educational. A good way to meet new people. Please just turn up on the night and you will be made very welcome. Ruskington Badminton Club Meets every Thursday at St George’s Academy School (Ruskington site) in the sports hall between 7.15pm & 9.15pm. New members always welcome (must be 18 years & over) Ruskington Health Walks Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm at All Saints Church for a 40-50 minute walk around the Ruskington area. The walks are intended for the over 50’s and those being advised to take more exercise on medical grounds. But everyone is welcome to improve their fitness. The walks are FREE and are supported by trained walk leaders. For further information please contact 01526 834586 Ruskington Scrabble Club Meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Winchelsea Centre from 7.00pm. New members always welcome Ruskington Solo Whist Club Meets at the Methodist Hall on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm. New members always welcome. Ruskington WI Friendly members will welcome you to the monthly meetings at the Winchelsea Centre every 2nd Wednesday, 7.15pm Salvation Army Every Saturday morning 10am - 12noon. Coffee Morning and Bric-a-Brac sale at the Salvation Army Hall. Free admission. Silk Willoughby Art Group Meet every Wednesday morning 9.30-12.00 noon at the Village Hall, School Lane, Silk Willoughby. New members welcome, contact Colin Jones 01529 303016 Sleaford Art Group Meet in the village hall, Leasingham on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm. All abilities welcome. Please contact Barbara Kew on 01529 305936 or Anne Barnham on 01526 320626. Sleaford Bereavement Support Group - Meet 9:45am till 11:45am every Wednesday. Venue - Community Rooms at New Life Centre, Mareham Lane, Sleaford - Run by Family Support Services St. Barnabas Hospice Lincolnshire. If you are interested in attending please contact St. Barnabas on 01522 518225 or 01476 591010 Sleaford Bridge Club Sleaford Bridge Club is looking for more players to join our small friendly club. We meet to play duplicate at the Indoor Bowls Club (behind the swimming pool) in Sleaford every Tuesday evening at 6.45pm. For further details, please contact the secretary on 01529 307210.

South Kyme W.I. Meets every second Monday each month at South Kyme Coronation Hall at 7.30pm. New members always welcome, please come along to join in the fun, make new friends and learn about a variety of interesting subjects. Contact Sue 01526 869118. Jam and Jerusalem our way! Town Council Wednesday evenings are when the Town Council and its committees meet - see uk/meetings_schedule.htm for full details of this month’s meetings. Most meetings are open to thae public (except where stated) and there are opportunities for questions from the public at the start of Full Council meetings. Agendas and Minutes are also available on the website Women’s Section of the Royal British Legion Sleaford Branch Meet on 1st Tuesday of every month in the Legionnaires Club, Sleaford at 7.30pm. For more information please call 07796 573542

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A Pictorial Celebration of Anwick History fundraising event - September 15th & 16th, 14:00-16:30pm at St Edith’s church. Free entry, Photographs displayed of Anwicks history and of weddings held over the years at St Edith’s church. Tea, coffee, cake and stalls.”

Contact us if you know of or are running an event in Sleaford and the surrounding area For the latest information about local events, visit our website at All Saints Church, Ruskington Presents

Saratoga Jazz Ensemble

on Saturday 8th September 7:00pm for 7:30pm. Tickets £8 Includes a glass of wine and light refreshments.

Tickets are available Anne Munton 01526 832249 or Diana Cross 01526 834535 Proceeds in aid of the church

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Sleaford Centre W.I. Meets every second Monday of the month (except August). Held at the Salvation Army Hall, Westbanks, Sleaford, starting at 7.15pm. All kinds of opportunities for all kinds of women, friendship and fun! Please just come along, you will find a warm welcome or ring Lynda on 01529 413226 for more information. Sleaford Craft Fair Last Saturday of every month. NEW VENUE - Catholic Church Hall, 10am to 3pm. For all enquiries contact Denise on 01529 455619 Sleaford & District Cats Protection We are looking for help with our fundraising efforts. If you love your cats and would like to help out with raising funds, supplying goods, ideas etc. we would love to hear from you. We are also looking for new fosterers. Do you have time on your hands, would love to feed and give TLC to the cats looking for new homes? Do you have room in your garden for a large shed? If you are interested please ring 01529 488749 and leave a message (answerphone) – you will be contacted by our coordinator within 24 hours. Sleaford and District Branch of the Royal British Legion We meet on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at the Legionnaires Club, Southgate, Sleaford, at 7.30 pm. New members are always welcome and branch membership is open to all members of the community, not just ex-service personnel. For more information, contact the Branch Secretary on 01529 410174 Sleaford Gardeners Society Meets every second Thursday of the month at The Solo Club, Sleaford Market Place at 7.30pm. Guest Speakers, Competitions and summer outings. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME. Call Rosemary on: 01526 378544 Sleaford Market Don’t forget Sleaford Market managed by Sleaford Town Council – please support our thriceweekly market on the Market Place, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays (except Bank Holidays), from 8.00am each day. Sleaford Mountaineering Club Meet every Thursday evening from 9pm at the Marquis of Granby, Westgate for people who love getting away to the mountains. For more details call Andrew 07801 980465 or SleaMC@ Sleaford Organ Club Concerts by professional organists held on the second Thursday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm at the New Life Centre, Mareham Lane, Sleaford. Admission £5, includes interval refreshments. For more details tel 01529 303884 or visit Sleaford University of the Third Age - U3A We encourage and enable older people no longer in fulltime employment to help each other to share their knowledge, skills, interests and experience. Regular branch meetings are held at Great Hale village hall at 2pm on the last Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September & November. Call Pauline on 01529 309654 for information.


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Help the Ally Cadence Sleaford Historic Car & Trust to Help Others Motorcycle Show 2012


ehind every charity and trust is a story that has brought to light a great need. For Emma and Karl Humphries, the diagnosis of their 6 month old daughter to type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) was the start of a difficult journey. After Ally’s diagnosis Karl and Emma received such little external support that shortly after Ally’s death, only twelve days after the initial diagnosis, they decided to help other families that faced similar circumstances. Seven months later and the Ally Cadence trust was born to provide the support for others that Emma and Karl themselves had needed. Babies with SMA have a life expectancy of eight months, every moment counts, showing why the support is needed straight away. With one in every 40 people being a carrier of SMA, a child with two parents carrying the SMA gene has a one in four chance of being affected. This shows the scale of support needed to families up and down the UK who are dealing with SMA and these are the people that Emma and Karl want so much to reach through the Ally Cadence Trust. Do you want to help? You can show your support by going along to the fundraising events below. For more information visit

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A Quiz Night

Thursday 2nd August Bollywood Lounge, The Agra, Sleaford. Tickets £7 each includes Indian Buffet. ALSO

FAmily FuN DAy 27th August, Bank Holiday, The Agra, Sleaford Lots of craft tables, bouncy castle, fun bus and games for all the family.

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he annual Historic Car & Motorcycle Show attracts many exhibitors from across Lincolnshire and beyond, bringing all manner of classic vehicles from the pristine to the everyday. There are also trade stands, exhibitors and much more for all the family. The 2012 Historic Car and Motorcycle Show is the 20th in a line stretching back to the early 1990s. The event has previously been called the Vintage Vehicle Rally and the Stafford Classic Car Show but is now known as the Stafford Historic Car & Motorcycle Show or SHCMS for short! This years stalls will be selling a selection of tempting food, snacks and beverages. There will also be a handful of interest stalls including local charities such as Lincoln shire Emergency Blood Bikes service. SHCMS 2012 is set to be a great day out whether you are a motoring enthusiast or not, so why not drive on by and see for yourself?

Dreams of Gold Lincoln Flower Festival 16th- 20th August

Over 130 depictions of the Olympic and Paralympic games through flower arrangements held in the beautiful, historic grounds of Lincoln Cathedral nave, cloister and chapter house. Organised by Lincolnshire branch of NAFAS and Lincoln Cathedral Flower arranging workshop for inspired visitors and the “Taste of Lincolnshire” farmers market on 18th & 19th August.

Where: Lincoln Cathedral Grounds Prices: £10 adults, £8 concessions, under 16s free

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Steel Magnolias Directed by Linda Mallett

Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd September

Sleaford & District Voluntary Car Scheme The Car Driving Scheme is a transport service provided by volunteer drivers using their own cars. It serves anyone living in Sleaford and District area.

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teel Magnolias is a bittersweet comedy drama which tells the story of six women, Truvy, Clairee, Ouiser, M’Lynn, Shelby and Annelle who are great friends and share a strong bond. They all live in Chinquapin, a small town in Louisiana USA, where they love to catch up with all the local news, gossip and exchange insults at Truvy’s beauty parlour, where ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done! A combination of weddings, births, a magnolia tree, beauty pageants, secret pasts and a fallen ‘Miss Merry Christmas’ combine to bring laughter to even the most hardened soul. However, their bond further deepens when tragedy strikes and their core strengths, humour and spirit are called upon to support them through the difficult and challenging events they face. Tears are mixed with laughter as the ladies discover their own touching and distinctive ways of coping. Robert Harling wrote this warm-hearted and sentimental play as a form of therapy following the death of his sister from diabetes.

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Sleaford Little Theatre presents - STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Tickets: Gallery Adults £7, Concessions £6 Stalls Adults £6, Concessions £5 Tickets Available from: Soft Options, Market Place, Sleaford. Tel: 01529 410348

Sleaford Country Market The market opens from 11am to 2pm in the hall at the rear of riverside Church, Southgate, Sleaford. on most alternate fridays as follows: 10th ,24th august & 7th 21st September Selling homemade cakes, pies, preserves and vegetables, also a wide range of craft goods, such as knitwear, crochet goods, quilts and leatherwork. Low cost refreshments are available including our homemade scones. Everything is locally made to the highest quality and can also be made to order.

Contact Madeline Wright on 01526 832940 for more info.

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Joel’s Quest Update JOEL’S QUEST

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free pregnancy testing & support including confidential, impartial information to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy information on sexually transmitted infections and contraception a 10-week counselling programme for those struggling to cope with baby loss

JOEL’S QUEST We would like to extend a huge thank you to the local community for helping us reach £41,950! (as of 19/07/12). We still need to raise approximately £10,000 for Joel’s aftercare and equipment so that he is able to benefit fully from the operation. Fundraising will start again on our return from the USA, watch this space for full details! Thank you all!

Karen and Stewart

educational program for young people who are sexually active or feeling pressure to become sexually active youth cafe coming soon Open for drop in: Monday 10.30-2pm Thursday 10:30-2pm Thursday 7:00pm-9pm Other times available by appointment

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Profits from all our events support local community activities

New Life Centre Mareham Lane, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7JP For more information call the Conference & Events Team on 01529 413 063 Or email

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From canapĂŠs to breakfast meetings, business lunches to dinner banquets. We offer a range of food and refreshment packages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from finger buffets to banqueting wedding menus. Our main auditorium can hold up to 120 banquet style & 180 disco style. 59 We can also provide off site buffets delivered to a venue of your choice. Whatever your catering requirements, we can make it happen for you.

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Make a difference to your community! Free Training to all who live or work in Lincolnshire no qualification required! Anyone can have thoughts of suicide! Everyone can learn to help! Suicide is a much bigger problem than we realise due to its stigma and taboo. Statistics tell us that about 1 in every 110 die by suicide and of those between 15 & 24yrs of age 1 in 9 die by suicide. In 2010 over 5000 deaths in the UK were due to suicide compared to less than 2000 by death on the road! We need to start to make a difference in our community and YOU can help! By attending the 2 day Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training Course (ASIST) you will learn how to: • Spot the signs that someone may be having thoughts of suicide. • Have confidence not to miss, dismiss or avoid these signs. • Be ready, willing and able to apply ‘suicide first aid’. • Keep the person safe by creating a safeplan. • Connect them to other resources. Contact us now to arrange your free training and make a difference in your community by helping to reduce the high rates of suicide.

2 Day ASIST Courses

held in Sleaford, Lincoln, Spalding & Louth. Please contact Sue Broadbent for dates and venues.

Suicide First Aid Prevention ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

For more information on courses please contact the Course Administrator on 01529 416251 or by email to

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£1 per entry Groups 5 and under, 6-10 and 11-16 Great prizes to be won, all donated by Air Ambulance. Entries must have names and ages written on. Entries are to be submitted to the Customer Services Desk.

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QUEST There will be delicious food and beverages, enjoyable crafts and a large number of treatments for both relaxation and beauty. www. Last year we raised an incredible £3,000 and saw bliss. over 150 people enjoying a night to remember. In 2012 we are supporting Bliss, www. for premature and special care babies, digby Digby Preschool and Joel’s Quest. village Can’t attend ? Please show your support and buy preschool a raffle ticket or by donating a prize.

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Sleaford’S New Craft fair alongside farmers Market Saturday 4th august, 1st September, from 10:30am till 2:30pm at St. denys Parish Hall & Solo Club, just off Market Square Now over 30 stalls! Lots of unique hand crafted items for sale. From jewellery to jam. Refreshments also available Come along and support your local crafters. Plus interactive crafts ~ workshops running on glass fusing or needle felting. From £5 per person. No need to book!!

to hire a table at this event for £8 please contact annie on

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Hospitals NHS Direct Lincoln County Hospital Boston Pilgrim Hospital Grantham & District Hospital

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Local Police Crimestoppers Lincoln Police Station Police Station, Boston Road Boston Police Station

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Local Authorities

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Lincolnshire County Council North Kesteven District Council South Kesteven District Council Boston Borough Council Sleaford Town Council

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Members of Parliament House of Commons - Direct Line 020 7219 4272 Stephen Phillips QC MP 01529 419000 Sleaford and North Hykeham 01778 421498 Nick Boles MP Grantham and Stamford, Conservative Office, North Street, Bourne, PE10 9AJ. Mark Simmonds MP 01205 751414 Boston and Skegness or

Tourist Information

Competition Winners Winners of the Waddington Airshow Competition from Juneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue: 1) Mrs F Middler, Quarrington. 2) Jackie Gilbert, Sleaford.

Lincoln Tourist Information Centre 01522 545458 Sleaford branch is now closed Boston Tourist Information Centre 01205 365954 Grantham Tourist Information Centre 01476 406166

Travel Information Travel Line Highways Information Line National Rail Information

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Your Local Lincs Magazine August 2012