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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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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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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