Monday, 3 August 2015

Village Trail

New Mosaics

"Cliff has kindly provided more information about the five new mosaics which have
been sited on the Village Trail.

'They were originally made some time ago but were unable to be installed for the Grand Opening of the Trail by our former MP, Douglas Hogg on 28th May 2007.

'artsNK' have agreed to update the Trail by adding some new pieces of
art.  A new trail leaflet can then be produced which will be more easily
accessible and available as a brochure.

The five mosaics are sited as follows:  all were made by villagers:

  1. Mosaic of a "mouse" outside Wheelwright Barn on the Bridle Path (this replaces a sculpture of a hedgehog which has "gone missing").
  2. Mosaic of a "Saxon Lord" - on the corner of the stone wall outside the Post Office.  This is to celebrate the two Saxon Lords who owned the local land before the Normans arrived post 1066.
  3. Mosaic of "Mushrooms" on the banking opposite the Old Post Office.  This, and the following two mosaics were made to celebrate our natural history heritage.
  4. A mosaic of a "frog" is on the corner of The Avenue opposite the entrance to the Hall grounds.
  5. A mosaic of a "squirrel" is on the stone gatepost of the right hand cottage on The Green.
There are six metal sculptures planned to be installed in September.

The designs for these are from a section of the Queen's Jubilee Seat, which is in the process of being constructed.  More about this, and the sitings of the larger metal Trail Markers later. We had some funding from County Councillor Marianne Overton and the Co-op Society to help produce these works but the bulk of the support has come from 'artsNK'. All the designs came from  original art work done by villagers about 6 years ago."

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Marianne Overton MBE

August Newsletter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please find attached and below my August Newsletter which I hope you find interesting. The attached version has the pictures!

Our campaign on the really huge turbines has been successful, working both locally and nationally. Thank you very much indeed for your thoughtful correspondence.

Kind Regards,

Councillor Marianne Overton MBE
Independent Councillor for Branston and Navenby on Lincolnshire County Council
and for the Cliff Villages on North Kesteven District Council
Leader of the Lincolnshire Independents
Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association

Saturday, 1 August 2015

200 Club Results

Winners for July
The lucky winners for July are:

1st (190) Laura Warren
2nd (104) Martin Doughty
3rd (124) Ann Kennedy

The next draw will be held on August 28th in Nocton Club

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Protect Nocton Fen

Vattenfall call a halt to wind farm plans

Many of you will have already heard from Vattenfall's e-newsletter or via radio and other media that Vattenfall have decided not to move forward with the Nocton Fen wind farm proposal. By this afternoon, the project had been withdrawn on the Government's National Infrastructure Planning Portal.

This is the news that we have long hoped for and a result of many months of hard work. The PNF action group will write our thanks and gratitude to everybody at a later time, but for the moment we want to spread the good news to those who have not heard yet.

The PNF committee