Sunday, 21 September 2014

Nocton Doodle - delay

September Edition

I received the following email late last night:

"Hi Everyone
I’ve had a bit of a busy time in the last 2 weeks and spent the majority of time away.  With the October Doodle deadline looming (next Friday 26th September), 3 Doodle delivery people away on holiday and at least 2 organisations not ‘back up to speed’ since the summer holidays, I have decided to combine the September and October issues into a bigger edition due out around the 14th October. I’m including the details of some things here that are relevant to the next few weeks and have attached the information about the Lincolnshire Day celebrations to this email as well.
All advertisers will be credited one more month on their current advertising plans.
Thank you for your understanding and I hope to receive all your new news and club information by next Friday 26th for September for a really good, autumn, bumper magazine.  If you submit as normal, I will combine what you previously submitted for you.  Please feel free to forward this email, publish it onto Blogs, print it out for those who do not have a computer or even just pass on the news in a chat.
Jilly B
“the Doodle”
  • All Saints Church Harvest Celebrations, Service in Church 4pm, Supper in the Village Hall 5.30pm, Sunday 21st September, details 01526 322739
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning, Nocton Community Primary School, 9am – 10.30am, Friday 26th September
  • Macmillan Merry Macs GIANT Coffee Morning, Lincoln City Square, 10am – 5pm, Saturday 27th September
  • Open Afternoon for  Prospective Pupils & Parents due to start Sept 2015, Nocton Community Primary School, 1.30pm – 2.30pm, Tuesday 30th September
  • Quiz Night for Macmillan, Nocton Club, 7.30pm start, Friday 10th October
  • All Saints Church open for visitors every Friday, 2pm – 4pm, until the end of October
  • All Saints Church children’s Activities, Friday 31st October, 6-7.30pm – more details to follow
  • Nocton Christmas Fayre, Village Hall, Saturday 29th November – more details to follow"

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Gardening Club

New Gardening Club Launches in Nocton
on 18th September at 7pm

If you are interested in sharing ideas, plants and your own experiences of growing plants, fruit or vegetables and..
If you are interested in learning and being inspired by other gardeners then...

This is the club for you
  • We plan to meet up most months (avoiding the coldest, darkest and hottest ones).
  • We want to be informal (i.e. no committee or minutes taken) and yet make our sessions worthwhile and productive.
We want you to join us on 18th to see if you will like having a Gardening Club and to find out more about what it might offer you.

Nina McBeath runs a gardening club in Welbourn and has kindly agreed to join us at this event. She will provide pointers, tips and hints on getting the best out of this opportunity as well as a list of guest speakers who have inspired Welbourn Gardeners over the years.

About a dozen of us will come prepared to “show and tell” something about our gardening successes or failures and you are most welcome to do the same.

Sue Feary manages the most fabulous meeting and leisure facilities for MAC Ltd here in Nocton and we have arranged to hold at least our first open meeting there. We need to cover the cost of room hire by splitting it up between those who attend but it won't cost us more than a couple of pounds each and we might even get a cuppa and a biscuit too.

How to find the meeting
Take the turning off Main Street signposted into the MAC/Beeswax/Winchester Growers Business Park.
Carry on down that lane until you pass under a barrier (never closed)
Over the small speed bump and to your left is the car park to the Leisure Complex (large Green metal building)
Come along inside where someone will greet you and take you upstairs to the meeting room

Who to contact for more information or to get a lift there and back home
Julie Partridge 07778 956625

What to do if you want to take part but not available on 18th
Tell Julie by text, e-mail or old fashioned telephone call

Looking forward to seeing you there!

North Kesteven residents could be banned from putting garden waste in black bins

Currently, the council’s position regarding the placing of garden waste in black bins is that it is ‘discouraged’.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Women's Institute

Nocton Champions

A Produce Show and Nocton WI have been busy.
Sewing and craft skills have made them quite dizzy.
Is the card good enough or shall I make another?
How many practices are you going to have Mother?

On the day of the show cars are laden with flowers.
Where is the painting on which I spent hours?
Can I squeeze one more cake into the boot?
I hope nothing spoils while we are en route.

Items are displayed with incredible care.
No points being gained is the worrying fear.
Nocton, a team of nine, and the aim is to win.
All is now done so let the judging begin.

There are eight Institutes competing today.
For cups and trophies to take away.
Points gained for cooking  Doreen a salver won.
A candlestick for Jenny’s floral art was the second to come.

First, Second, Third or Highly Recommended for each class.
We don’t mind which just as long as we pass.
When all points are added together have we had some good luck?
Congratulations Nocton, you’ve won the Andrew Cup!

A photograph to record the happy scene
Janet, Ann, Jenny and Doreen
Maria, Barbara, Rosemary and Sue
With Julie and Jane the missing duo.

Back Row: Janet, Ann, Jenny
Front Row: Maria, Barbara, Sue, Doreen, Rosemary [Organiser]