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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Heckington Conservation Area Proposals

Preserving Heckington's Heritage – Conservation Changes Proposed (reproduced courtesy of North Kesteven District Council) Residents in Heckington are encouraged to take part in a consultation which could change the way householders apply for planning in the village’s conservation areas. The changes are intended to help preserve the special qualities of the village’s two conservation areas – around the village centre and the station. Through the adopted Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plans for Heckington’s conservation areas, it was identified that there is a need for an Article 4 Direction in order to manage piecemeal changes…

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8 Sail Brewery Friday Night Club

As many of you are aware, Heckington Windmill is home to our very own brewery, the 8 Sail Brewery.   Their visitor center and shop is open each day and the brewery bar is open on Fridays and the weekend. Please visit their website at www.8sailbrewery.co.uk for a full list of opening times.   The Brewery Bar hosts a Friday Night Club and will be open on Friday 16th December 2016 from 4pm til 8pm. They will have a couple of draught beers plus a selection of bottled German beers…

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Heckington Players present Dick Whittington

The Heckington Players ADS present Dick Whittington, a family pantomime adventure, at The Heckington Village Hall on the following dates: Friday 20th January 2017 at 7.30pm Saturday 21st January 2017 at 2.oopm and 7.30pm Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 2.00pm Thursday 26th January 2017 at 7.30pm Friday 27th January 2017 at 7.30pm Saturday 28th January 2917 at 2.oopm and 7.30pm   Tickets are priced at £9 for adults and £5 for under 16’s Booking details as follows:  

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Heckington company gets Government approval

Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband

Heckington based Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband have been accepted by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport onto the list of approved suppliers for the Government’s high speed internet roll out. As part of the Broadband Development UK (BDUK) programme, the Government aims to give everyone the ability to access high speed internet and will pay for the equipment and installation of services in order to achieve this. In Lincolnshire alone, there are around 2,500 properties that have little or no internet access and the BDUK scheme is aimed at addressing…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Scooby Cakes

INTRODUCING: Scooby Cakes, Heckington.  Scooby Cakes are a local Heckington business who supply quality cupcake bouquets & cupcakes using, where possible, locally sourced quality ingredients.    Cupcake bouquets are available in sizes of 7 & 12 and come in various colours and frosting flavours.   We understand that the proprietor, Alison Outhwaite, only charges for the ingredients and packaging and never for her time, which makes her prices very reasonable indeed. She is also proud to have been given a 5 star rating from the local council.   Scooby Cakes offer…

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