Helpringham Village Newsletter August 2015
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Social Events at St Andrews, Helpringham 2015
The following social events are being held this year in the church and we hope that you will be able to join us.
Saturday 11th April – Lincolnshire Folk Evening with Tom Lane.
Saturday 4th July – Stars, Stripes and Strawberry Concert with local talent
Feast Weekend 7th to 9th August – Vintage Brass Concert on Friday 7th August. Church open Saturday and Sunday.
Friday 4th September – Concert by Nigel Creasey.
Saturday 3rd October – Harvest Supper in the Memorial Hall.
Further details will be given nearer the dates keep your eyes open for posters and notices around the village.
Save Money When Purchasing Your Heating Oil
Are you interested in saving money on your domestic heating oil? If the answer is YES you might be interested to know about a scheme that is operating across Lincolnshire helping its members to do just that!
Community Lincs have run their Community Oil buying Scheme for the last 3 years, saving its members on average around 5p per litre on their heating oil. The scheme is open to anyone in the county who uses heating oil to heat their homes and premises. The scheme works by bringing together oil buyers from around county and purchasing the oil collectively, with around 40,000 litres of oil being ordered each month.
The scheme is only £20 per year to join and includes advice on how to keep your tank safe from thieves and the benefit of their Oil Theft Alert System. Community Lincs also work alongside the Lincolnshire Credit Union, or Lincup, who have devised an Oil Savers Scheme to allow members to put aside money each month for their oil purchases.
If you are interested to know more about the scheme you can visit the Community Lincs website at http://communitylincs.com/community-oil-buying-scheme/ or by giving them a call on 01529 301980.
HECKINGTON AREA VOLUNTARY CAR SERVICE is urgently in need of drivers, are you a car owner with time on your hands, why not help out and make a difference to peoples’ lives. Can you spare a few hours a week driving patients to doctors or hospital appointments. 45p per mile allowance is paid. - Contact Mike 01529 461160.
SLEAFORD MEDICAL CENTRE, BOSTON ROAD, SLEAFORD. URGENT CARE CENTRE. Open weekdays 6.30.p.m to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 8.a.m. to 8.p.m.
What is CallConnect Bus Service?
CallConnect is a unique bus service whose timetable is not fixed but responds to passenger requests. This means its routes are different each day depending on the bookings made by passengers. Journey requests can be made by telephone, online or by SMS text message. The service is designed to improve transport opportunities in rural communities and some market towns where there is an infrequent conventional bus services.
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Hope you have all enjoyed the heat and sunshine and are making the most of the summer. It is so great to see so many of you out and about. Do make sure you enjoy the many summer events at the Church over Feast weekend, and
August 2015 HALL DIARY
AUGUST 2015 HALL DIARY
To Hire the Hall for all your functions, weekday rates are £7.00 per hour for clubs and £12.00 per hour for fund raising and weekends, plus £10.00 for use of kitchen and £10.00 for use of Bar.
St Andrew's Church, Helpringham.
NEWS FROM THE PEWS
It is often said that St Andrew's Church, Helpringham is the 'coldest' place in the village, well, not so on Saturday July 4th when the 'Stars, Stripes and Strawberries' concert was staged there. It was a hot, hot, hot colourful summer clad, short sleeved audience that enjoyed the show.
Services at St Andrew's Church, Helpringham - August 2015
Sunday August 9th at 6pm - 'Songs of Praise' led by John West
PETTICOAT CLUB NEWS
Gill our chairman opened our June Meeting thanking members for their donation of cakes to the Swaton Show, and saying that the refreshment stall raised over a £1000. The Defibrillator Fund has also been accepted as a Community Champion by the Lincolnshire Co-op for the next few months and this will raise even more funds to go towards its upkeep.
Members were then treated to a talk by Neil Irvine, a solicitor who practises in Spalding and specialises in probate and family trusts. His talk was entitled “The Seven Deadly Sins” and gave us many anecdotes of cases that illustrated Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy and Gluttony. Some were amusing whilst others were quite tragic. After questions there was plenty of time for members to enjoy a cuppa and have a good chat and we were pleased to welcome another new member to the club.
New members will be very welcome.
July 2015 Meeting.
This meeting was on the first day of the month, which often catches a lot of people out, and also the hottest day of the year (so far!) so I was wondering how many people would actually venture out and how hot it would be in the hall.
In the event there were only a fewer number of people than normal and the hall was surprisingly cool and comfortable.
It turned out to be a good meeting with a nice mix of new and old numbers being played.
I took the opportunity to do a bit of village advertising and mentioned the Stars Stripes and Strawberries variety evening at the church, which was to be held on Saturday 4th. This obviously worked as Dave and Pat Jessop actually came from Lincoln to see the show. They have also bought tickets to the Music Night on Saturday 29th August (another shameless plug!!)
Don’t forget you don’t have to be a player - you can just come and listen, have a chat, swap a few memories. Entry is just £2 for non players.
Entry is £3 for guitar players and you just need to bring your guitar. Everything else is provided, backing tracks, echo machines, PA system. Or, if you have your own backing tracks they, can be accommodated on CD, minidisc, USB stick, mp3 player, smartphone or iPad etc.
Meetings are held at the Memorial Hall from 7:30pm to 10:30pm on the first Wednesday of every month.
Light refreshments are included.
Next meeting is Wednesday 5th August.
HELPRINGHAM HISTORY SOCIETY
The FEAST WEEKEND this year on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August will see the Society once again mounting a large exhibition in St. Andrew’s Church. The theme this year is
HELPRINGHAM AND DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB