Hemingby happenings

Village News EMN-151118-093721001
Village News EMN-151118-093721001

Breadmakers, council and events round-up

Breadmakers - Bread making is back on the agenda in the village on Monday, January 18, when group members will be trying their hand at Paul Hollywood’s tea cakes.

They meet in the village hall at 9.30am, with the cost £2 per session.

Anyone interested in joining in should contact Di Stephenson on 01507 578695 for further details.

Parish council - The next meeting will be held in the village hall on Thursday, January 21, at 7.30pm.

The main item on the agenda will be considering the draft budget and setting the precept for the 2016 to 2017 financial year.

Events roundup - The very active village community has been particularly busy over recent weeks, ensuring there was something for everyone to enjoy.

The new venture of Advent windows was particularly popular and organiser Dianne was impressed with the response to her suggestion and thanks all residents who joined in decorating their windows, which surpassed all expectations.

As each was revealed throughout the season, they were available for everyone to enjoy, with the project ending with carols in the village hall, mulled wine and mince pies.

The village hall was also the venue for a craft day, giving people the opportunity to try paper crafts and make items for the festive season, when a great time was had by all and £21.60 was raised.

The annual Christmas lunch was excellent as usual and thanks were extended to the many helpers who made it possible.

Marie Newmarsh was delighted to find she had raised £631.20 for Breast Cancer Research from the entrance fee and proceeds from the refreshments at the annual fabric sale at Horncastle’s Stanhope Hall, with thanks to all her team of friends and neighbours who assisted her.

The audience in a packed St Margaret’s Church thoroughly enjoyed a concert by the Louth Male Voice Choir, with a programme that was both spiritual and secular, all sung to the highest of standards.

The concert included music from Africa, choral music from the coal mining communities of Wales and songs from the musicals, while, during the second half, the audience were invited to join in with the choir as they sang some well-known songs from the First World War.

Ploughmen’s suppers were served during the interval and proceeds amounted to £235 for church funds.