News and Events in February 2013

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Volunteer Wanted for Parish News
Could you spare a couple of hours once a month to help to take bundles of magazines to the distributors? Once tha magazines have been collated and stapled by one team of volunteers, a second team bundles these up and takes them to the village distributors.
We are seeking another volunteer to help bundle up the magazines and take them to the distributors.
If you would like to speak to other members of the team to see what is involved, or would like to volunteer, please email the editor (details on the back cover).
Volunteer wanted to arrange advertising in Parish news
This involves taking enquiries from those who wish to advertise and keeping track of payments for adverts that are placed.
If you think you would like to volunteer to help the Parish News maintain this revenue stream, please get in touch with the editor

War Memorial Restoration
The Williamson Cliff war memorial, which was in the offices (demolished approx. 10 years ago) of the Little Casterton Rd. brickworks in Stamford, lists all employees who served during WW II and is currently undergoing restoration. It should be erected just inside the main entrance to Stamford Cemetery by the beginning of February. Stamford Town Council very much hopes that any of those listed and/or their families will do us the honour of attending the re-dedication ceremony. So that formal invitations can be sent out once the date has been finalised, could I ask those who would like to attend to send me their contact details, together with a note of their relationship to any of those named on the Memorial.
 I am happy to email a copy of the photograph to any who request it. Cllr. Max Sawyer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Flower Arranging Class
 Our first flower arranging class in 2013 will be at the Village Hall on 6th February at  Sheila Bratley and Marjorie Coope’s will be taking our class and we will need Spring Flowers, Greenery, Forsythia, any spring animals i.e.lambs, etc. Joan Laycock.

AT THE VILLAGE HALL  7 for 7.30pm.
£10 per head to include cold supper.
RAFFLE.     Bring your own drink.
Tickets Judy Francis 01780 740300
All proceeds to barnack cricket club.

Barnack WI Invitation
We would like to invite the ladies of Barnack, Bainton, Southorpe, Pilsgate and further afield to come and see what an interesting evening we have at Barnack WI.
Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday every month at Barnack Village Hall, we will give you a warm welcome and one of our members will introduce you the ladies of our group who are all friendly and very welcoming.
We look forward to seeing you. Sue (President) 07788672605

Barnack Methodist Chapel
We look forward to welcoming you to our Coffee Mornings and Cake Stalls during 2013, the first of which will be held on Saturday, 2 February from 10 am to 11 am.

Barnack WI Meeting
Members and two visitors were welcomed to the first meeting of the year by our President, Sue Chowings.  We were treated to a very interesting talk by Pat Dalby on Homestart in our area and learned that a simple idea which began in Leicester forty years ago has mushroomed into an organisation which gives help to young families just when and where it is needed.  Members have volunteered to knit a blanket for Kosovo and are looking forward to our next meeting on 12th February when our talk will be about the history and art of knotting.  Our spin off clubs – a book group, walking group and luncheon group all announced plans for the New Year.  Why don’t you come and see what we do – it’s not all Jam and Jerusalem at Barnack WI!  Barbara Knights

Do You Need Somebody To Care?
I am a mature, friendly lady with experience of providingsupport to the elderly in their own homes.  If you need somebody to care for you or someone you know, I would like to hear from you.
Full CRB Disclosure, Carer’s Public Liability Insurance and references available.
Carol Pickering (01780 740438)

Barnack and Southorpe Alms Houses, Millstone Lane, Barnack
There is a vacancy at the Alms Houses in Millstone Lane, Barnack. Each Alms House has a sitting room, kitchen, one bedroom and a bathroom. Prospective tenants are invited to apply in writing to the Clerk to the Trustees:   Mr P Robson Daltons Solicitors, 29 St Mary’s Street, Stamford Lincolnshire PE9 3HA on or before February 28 2013.

Cleaner for the Acres
Casual contract providing cover as and when required, £6.65 per hour
The Acres sheltered housing scheme, Barnack
We are currently looking for a relief cleaner to work as and when required to provide cover at our sheltered housing scheme in Barnack. No regular hours can be offered but when cover is required this would be for up to 5 hours per week. With previous cleaning experience and the ability to recognise and comply with safety warnings and instructions, the successful candidate will undertake a range of cleaning duties as set out in a scheduled programme.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore, you will be asked to declare all convictions irrespective of whether they are spent or unspent, reprimands and final warnings.
Please note appropriate checks will be made with the Criminal Record Bureau with regards to the successful candidate for this role.
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Carroll Henry, scheme manager on 07795 605871
Please visit our website at for an application pack or alternatively call 01733 385011 (24 hour answerphone)
Closing date for applications:01/03/13

Barnack Bowls 200 Club
The winners for December are:
12     Mrs Chris Stead    £50
27    Mr Brian Walsh    £30
7    Mrs Val Butcher     £20
10    Mr John Innes    £10
Members are reminded that subscriptions for 2013 are now due and of course any new members are always welcome.Jill Unsworth

Speedwatch scheme-Bainton, Barnack, Ufford
Volunteers are required to assist in operating the speedwatch equipment in Bainton, Barnack, and Ufford once a month.
The scheme relies on the willingness of volunteers to enable us to monitor the speed of traffic going through the village,and is in danger of being lost if additional volunteers are not forthcoming.
It takes a maximum of 1 to 2 hours commitment per month, which would enable us to do what we can to ensure the villages are as safe from speeding traffic as we can make them. Full training is given.
Phone your village speedwatch coordinator on-
Bainton-Rob Mcneish 01780 740709
Barnack-Eddie Barker 01780 740427
Ufford-David King 01780 740928

Bainton neighbourhood watch
Bainton operates a neighbourhood watch scheme for all parts of the village which enables you to keep informed of whats happening around the area in regard to crime,and keeps you better informed on how to protect your property and possessions. For more information contact rob McNeish on 01780 740709

Bainton pub night
The next Bainton pub night will be on friday 8th February at the Reading room.
Everyone welcome. Normal Bainton pub rules apply which are bring your own drinks and glasses, and open 7.30-9.30pm. If you would like to host a pub night, ring rob on 01780 740709

Messy Church with Barnack Baptist Church
Messy Church will be back again on Sunday February 24th, at 4pm in Barnack School Hall.  Messy Church is for all the family, it’s very informal with lots of fun activities to do together and then a short bible talk.This month it is going to be all about a new start with Noah.  Over the last six months we have had lots of fun celebrating God in creative ways. Please do come along and find out what happens in Messy Church,we will be delighted to see you.  We finish off witha light meal which everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy, so no need to prepare food when you get home.  To find out more please contact Karen Dunn 749198 or Val Haines-Eynon 740017.

Little Lambs
Little Lambs Toddler Group is for mums, dads and carers with babies and toddlers from birth to 4 yearsand takes place every Tuesday in school term time at Barnack Village Hall.  During February there’ll be Little Lambs on the 5th, 19th and 26th, from 10am to 12noon.  For the first hour the hall is laid out with games, toys, slides, craft activities and rugs to sit on. 
Midway through the morning, we clear away the toys and sit down around a long table for tea, coffee and delicious cakes while the children have a tasty snack of fruit and small cake or biscuit.Then it’s time for a short bible story and action songs which all the children seem to really enjoy.  This leaves ten minutes or so at the end for the toddlers to let off a bit of steam as they whizz round on cars and trikes before going home for a well-earned rest, and hopefully an afternoon nap.  Little Lambs is a very popular and friendly place to meet new people, catch up with friends and watch the children explore the joy of playing together. Little Lambs is run by Barnack Baptist Church– for further details please contact Val Haines-Eynon 740017. We look forward to meeting you.

Youth Club
Youth Club will be on Fridays8th and 22th this monthin Barnack Village Hall from 7-30pm – 9pm.Youth Club is for all young people in school years 7-11 who live in Barnack, Bainton, Ashton, Southorpe, Ufford,Pilsgate and Wothorpe.
Each club night there’s table tennis, pool, table football, Wii, craft activities and tuck shop and we usuallyend the evening with some team games.50p subs + a bit extra for the tuck shop and the craft activity. Youth Club is run by Barnack Baptist Church.  For further information please call Rob Porter 740663 or Graham Dunn 749198.

Men’s Breakfast
Come along for a hearty English breakfast on Saturday 16th February in Barnack Village Hall at 8.30am – sausage, bacon, black pudding, the full works! Enjoy a warm welcome, good company and a short talk from a local speaker. 
To find out more please ring Rob Porter 740663 or just come on the morning.  Men’s Breakfasts are held approximately once a month throughout the year and are organised by Barnack Baptist Church.

Christmas Concert
Barnack Baptist Church’s Christmas Concert raised a £390 forOperation Agri,a Baptist charity.  The money will go to a project to develop sustainable improvements in agriculture in the Guluarea of Northern Uganda.   
Thank you so much to everyone who came to the Concert and made it such a successful and enjoyable evening.  The offering atour Christmas Day service will also go this project, making a grand total of £510 for Operation Agri.

Village  Ladies’  Group
Snowdrops at Deene Park – Sunday 17th February – 11 a.m.
Weather permitting, we will meet at 11 a.m., have a walk to view the snowdrops, then head for the Old Kitchen Tearoom, where hot and cold food will be available.  The Gift Shop will also be open to look round.
Deene Park is 12 miles south-west of Stamford off the A43.
If you wish to come along, please meet us there at 11 a.m.

Friends of Barnack Church 200 Club December results.
The following were successful in the end of year draw.
£100    No.196    Mrs J Elwood
£50    No.15    Mrs M Spencer
£50    No.2    Mrs K Clarke
The December draw winners were,
£20    No.76    Mrs M Brown
£10    No.98    Mr P Sindall
£5    No.116    Mrs L Pollock

Barnack & District Branch, Royal British Legion
Sadly we had to say farewell to another member, Keith Harris, who died earlier this month. The funeral in Barnack Church was well-attended, with Ted parading our standard, supported by an escort party of RBL members and former members of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, with which Keith served in Berlin and then in Malaya during the emergency. Our thoughts are with Keith’s wife, Iris.
Annual Lecture - open to all,  “The Red Arrows - an illustrated presentation by one of the team”, Mon 4 Feb, 1930, Barnack Village Hall. Tickets £5 each from Malcolm Morrice 01780 740997 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Our Winter Supper, open to members, their families and friends, will be held on Mon 4 Mar, 1915 for 1945, in Barnack Village Hall. Bring your own wine. Tickets £15 each (to include a pre-dinner drink) from Charles Clark 01780 740441 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Patrick Knights 01780 740774 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
RBL members’ ties £12 and badges £4 will be available at both the Lecture and the Supper.