Heckington Magazine receives National Award

Heckington Magazine Placed 2nd in National Parish Magazine Awards 2017 It has been an outstanding year for Heckington, with the opening of the refurbished Windmill by Princes Anne, the 150th Heckington Show, and winners of the National Best Kept Village Award. Heckington Village Magazine has a major role within the community, keeping all residents up to date with current news, features, and the many events which continue to highlight the great village spirit of Heckington. The editor, Mary Sanders is delighted to announce that the magazine has scooped its own…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Heckington Young Farmers’ Club

It is time for Heckington Young Farmers’ Club to start again after the summer break. The first meeting is on Tuesday 10th October, 7.30pm at The Pavillion in Heckington. This will be a New Member’s Night for current members to re-join and also for new members to come along and see what joining Heckington Young Farmers’ could do for them. Young Farmers’ is a great rural youth organisation for those between 10 and 26 years of age and one of the largest in the UK. Potential members don’t have to…

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Local Paralympian seeks Sponsorship

Local Heckington man and two-time Paralympian Kieran Tscherniawsky is appealing for help to get him to July’s World Championships, in London. The 25-year-old has his sights set on the biggest event of this year’s athletics calendar, but is seeking sponsorship to allow him to compete in the Olympic Stadium for a second time. Kieran does not receive any funding and has to pay all his own costs. Kieran first started his career in British Athletics sport at the age of 18 with the World Championships in New Zealand, doing the…

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Heckington by the Sea ?

Letter to the Editor Dear Sirs, I should like to draw your attention to an evening of information and discussion about Global Climate Change. The event will take place on Saturday 20 May at 7:00 pm at St Andrews Church in Heckington. Talks will explain the causes and effects of Global Climate Change and identify the devastating impacts that increasingly erratic weather systems are having on human communities across the globe. We will also find out about Christian Aid’s “Campaign for Climate Justice” and that organisation’s work to alleviate suffering…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Heckington Swimming Pool

Heckington’s hidden treasure! Despite being open as a community swimming for nine years the pool can be easily missed, it’s tucked away between Heckington St Andrew’s CE Primary School and The Pavillion Bar and Function Room. To find the pool continue along Cameron Street past Simpsons butchers to Vicarage Road, continue onto Howell Road from Vicarage Road then look out for our blue and white striped fence next to the primary school. Open from May to September each year, Heckington Community Swimming Pool is a seasonal outdoor pool, heated to…

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Lloyds Bank set to close

Last remaining bank set to close in village Lloyds Bank has announced the locations of 100 branches that it plans to close between July and October and Heckington is amongst them. The closure will see the village without a traditional high street bank, the first time in decades and leaves residents with little choice but to visit neighbouring towns for their closest branch. Whilst the Post Office can offer limited banking facilities, the closure is a blow for the village as it sets to expand its population with new houses…

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Heckington Show 150th Anniversary Celebration

 150th Celebration Ball Announcement As part of the 150th anniversary of Heckington Show this summer, a Celebration Ball is to be held in the Show Grounds in Heckington, the week after the Show – on the evening of Saturday 5th August.  Details of how you can buy tickets can now be announced.   Tickets to the Ball will go on sale to the public on Saturday 18th March 2017 at 10am at the Show Office on Eastgate. The office will close at 2pm (unless all tickets are sold before that…

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Heckington Magazine to launch again in the spring

Following the news that the Heckington village magazine was to fold, residents were braced for the final edition in December 2016. The committee disbanded and it appeared that the magazine would be no more. However, due to the determination of editor Mary Saunders, a plea for help was issued, the local residents rallied and we are pleased to announce that the magazine has been saved from extinction. Following a meeting on Tuesday 24th January 2017, a new committee has been formed and plans are in place to re launch the…

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