News and Events September 2017

fish and chip nightFish and Chip Social Supper and Race Night!
Please join us in Ufford Village Hall on Friday 13th October for fish and chips, a bar and a race night. Doors open at 6.30pm with the first race at 7.30pm - all welcome! £10 per head, please contact Emma for tickets on 07769 587742

Purse Found
Purse Found between Bainton and Barnack on 18 July.  To claim please telephone 01780 740144

Pair of Glass Found
A pair of Spec Savers glasses was found on the bend between Ufford and Bainton in July.
Please call 01780 740893.

Bainton & Ashton Apple & Cider Day - SAVE THE DATE: 29th October 2017
Opening at 12 noon with a hog roast
Come along & join in a Cider & Tea Tent, Dog Show, Kiddies games, Morris Dancers, open mic sessions….and so much more.
Tickets to go on sale soon.

Ufford Village Hall Social Committee
We are a small committee of volunteers who aim to plan fun social events for Ufford (& surrounding villages) whilst also raising money for the village hall. We always welcome new members, so if you would like to get involved and have a say on what goes on in Ufford please contact Karen on 01780 749581

Funeral of Charles Clark
20 June 2017 – Bainton Church was full to overflowing for the funeral of our the Chairman of the Barnack & district Branch of the Royal British Legion, Charles Clark, who died peacefully at home on 22 MAY after a short illness. The service was conducted by the Rev.
Dave Maylor and readings were given by Gill Sillars and Charles’ son Jonathan. Dick Hailwood gave a moving and amusing tribute and Reveille was played by Lawrence Hayes. As an indication of the great respect in which Charles was held, the very many mourners and sympathisers included Wing Commander Elizabeth Nicholl (PA to the chief of the Air Staff), Commodore Jim Scorer (ex-RN, former Director of operations for Trinity House and the current Secretary-General of the International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations), Colonel Paul Loader (Chief Engineer, Army) and Robert Wardle (former Director of the Serious Fraud Office).

Barnack Youth Club
Barnack Youth Club has a break over the Summer holidays and resumes on Friday 8th September.
We welcome all young people in school years 7-11 who live in Barnack, Bainton, Ashton, Southorpe, Ufford, Pilsgate and Wothorpe. There are plenty of activities to suit all; table tennis, pool/snooker, table football, air hockey table, craft activities and tuck shop, the evening usually ends with team games. It’s £1 to get in + a bit extra for the tuck shop.
We look forward to welcoming the new Year 7’s, please ensure you bring along completed membership forms, alternatively a parent can complete one when you come along to the first session.
Youth Club Calendar Dates for 2017-18 school year are as follows:- September 8th & 22nd, October 6th & 20th, November 3rd & 17th & 25th, December 1st & 15th, January 12th & 26th, February 9th & 23rd, March 9th & 23rd, April 27th, May 11th & 25th, June 8th & 22nd and July 6th & 20th.
For further info or a membership form please call Kerrie Garner on 07786417036.

THE COFFEE STOP -  Wednesday mornings
Coffee Stop meets every Wednesday during September and is held in Barnack Village Hall from 10.30am to 12.00pm in the side room which is all set out like a proper coffee shop.  We serve cafetière coffee, lovely homemade cakes, scones and toasted teacakes all at very reasonable prices.   We have a play corner for little ones who come with mums, dads and grandparents.   It is a good place to meet up with friends and to make new friends or for a break when out for a walk - just drop in whenever suits you.  Open to everyone - we look forward to welcoming you.    Please ring Anita Clark 740841 or 07880604186 if you want to find out more. 
Coffee Stop is run by Barnack Church

The Buttercross Club
On Wednesday, August 2nd,  we had a Games/Social evening in the gardens and barn of the Tanners’ home. We thank them greatly for their generosity in allowing us to spend what turned out to be a very convivial evening in such lovely surroundings.  We had planned to play boules and croquet and we did manage one round of boules before the weather forced us inside.
There were plenty of snacks and Pimms or wine for the adults, soft drinks for the children. Our hosts provided coffee which was a welcome treat as the weather by then was pretty miserable.  Boules and croquet were replaced by a quiz for the adults and one for the children (who also played table tennis and pool).
Diary Dates: On September 6th the meeting will be in the Reading Room at our usual time and is a cookery demonstration by Veronica Hewin.
On October 4th it is the annual Harvest Supper in the Reading Room. It is an open meeting to which friends from the village(s) are invited. Tickets will be on sale in September.
Coffee Morning  Saturday 16th September  2017 10.30am – 12 noon.
St John the Baptist Church would like to invite you to join us on each third Saturday of the month, 10.30am – 12 noon. You can enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits. We also have home-made cakes, scones, lemon curd etc. on sale to tempt you! We enjoy time for a chat with friends and for making new ones. Do come along and join us! 

Members of the club were saddened to learn recently of the death of Brian Barton.  Brian will be greatly missed by the club as he had been a member for many years, was captain in the past of two of the league teams and with Pat had been very much involved in the organization of the  club Gala Days.
The second Gala Day this year was held on Wednesday, 3 August, and although the weather was not exactly brilliant it was very successful and again resulted in a win for one of the home teams – Mike and Jan Parr, Jennifer Hutchings and Paul Andrew.  Congratulations to them.
All of the Stamford League teams are still holding good positions in their divisions and hope to consolidate these in the last few games of the season.  Where has the time gone to?
The final social game of the season will be the Gents v Ladies match which will take place on Sunday, 11 September.

Bainton and Ashton Pub Night
The next Bainton and Ashton Pub Night is on Friday 8th September, at Cobley’s Farm, Helpston Road,  Bainton, courtesy of Rob and Anne. Normal  Bainton and Ashton Pub Night rules apply. Host still required for Friday 10th November this year.

Dear all - we have some wonderful news.  The final tally is in on how much profit we made at the recent Bainton & Ashton Family Day.  We all made a staggering £4486, which is nearly £1000 up from last year.  This is only ever possible by the huge generosity of our combined villages and of brilliant team working.  We should feel very proud of living where we do and of the wonderful village spirt which brings us all together on such occasions as these. 

Barnack Flower Group
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 13th September at 2pm in the village hall. Our workshop will be led by Avril Boulton and friends from Werrington. For more details please ring Joan 740267 or Ann Butland  740121.

W.I. Report
Our Annual Picnic due to be at Rutland Water on 8th August 2017 had to be changed as it rained all day.  We went to Lynn Huckerby’s home and had a super meal and good chat. Thank you Lynn.
Our meeting on 12th September will be Life and Times at the workhouse by Colin Deeley. Looking forward to seeing you then.

Village Ladies
Our luncheon ‘get together’ this month is on 13 September, 12.30pm, at The Bluebell, Easton on the Hill.  Please let Joan know by Monday, 11 Sept if you would like to come.  (740 396)

Men’s Breakfast
The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 23rd September in Barnack Village Hall at 8.30am. 
We would be really pleased for you to join us for a full English breakfast.  You can just come along on the day but a quick call to Rob Porter (740663), Mike Mills (740285) or David Laycock (740267) beforehand helps to ensure there are plenty of sausages and bacon for everyone! 

Messy Church in Barnack Village Hall
This month’s Messy Church will be on Sunday 10th September starting at 4pm in Barnack Village Hall .  As usual there will be lots of fun and creative things to do.  The activity time lasts about 45 minutes, then we gather together for a short very family friendly service with the bible story and short message thinking about what the bible story means, some lively songs and a prayer.
Everyone is invited to stay for a tea-time meal and a chat, all finished by about 6pm.  Usually the meal is nice bread and fillings for make your own sandwiches, plus fresh fruit and cake.  Messy Church is great for children and their families and all who are young at heart.
Everyone is very welcome to come along to Messy Church with Barnack Church, we look forward to meeting you. To find out more please contact Julie Stanton 749123 or Rev Dave Maylor 740234. 

Little Lambs Toddler Group takes place every Tuesday (in term time) in Barnack Village Hall from 10am-12pm.  Little Lambs re-starts on 12th September when a warm welcome awaits those who have been part of the group before and any new families who may like to join us.  In September we meet on 12th, 19th and 26th September.
Little Lambs is for mums, dads, grandparents and carers with babies and toddlers from birth to 4 years.  Each session starts off with the hall set out with toys and games, a home play corner, tunnel and slide and rugs to sit on.  There’s always a great craft activity to share and a jigsaw puzzle table.
Midway through the morning, tea, coffee and cakes are served around a long table, with a tasty snack of fruit and small cake or biscuit for the children. This is followed by a bible story and singing which is led by Rev Dave on his guitar which the children all seem to really enjoy.  Then, with the hall cleared, there is ten minutes or so for the toddlers to let off a bit of steam whizzing round on cars and trikes before going home for a well-earned rest, and hopefully an afternoon nap.
Mums who attend say “Little Lambs is so welcoming and the wide variety of activities keep both our older and younger toddlers entertained”.
“A friendly bunch of mummies, grandparents and carers with wonderful children.  The homemade cakes are delicious and Rev Dave on his guitar is a real treat some weeks!”
Not to be outdone by the mums above, some of the children have also been vocal in their praise of Little Lambs saying how much they liked “painting and sticking”, “sliding” down the slide and “singing”.
Little Lambs is a lovely, welcoming place to meet new people, catch up with friends and watch the children discover the fun of playing together.  To find out more about Little Lambs please contact Julie Stanton 749123. Little Lambs is by Barnack Church

The menu for the Annual Dinner which will be held on 7 October in the Village Hall has now been posted in the Clubhouse and menu choices should be made on the sheet by the end of the month or sent to Ann Butland 740121.
The winners of the August Draw were:
38    £25    Sarah-Jane Parker   
93    £15    Phil Symonds
9    £10    Peter Sindall

Walk for Parkinson’s
At Burghley House. Parkinson’s UK have organised a fundraising walk at Burghley House on 1st Oct 2017 to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK in Lincolnshire.  
With 1, 3 and 10 mile routes to choose from, the Burghley House walk offers something for everyone. 
For more information please visit

Bainton & Ashton APPLE & CIDER DAY – 29th October - 12 Noon kick off
Dear Villagers, the Bainton & Ashton Parish Council kindly invite you to the very first APPLE & CIDER DAY.  Open to all villages in the Barnack Ward and beyond, friends and families alike.  We very much hope you will attend to support this event raising funds for future community work, events and projects.  The day will kick off at 12 noon with a hog roast, included in your ticket price. 
There will be craft ciders, apple juice and apple pies to consume and buy plus many other activities including Children’s Games, Wellie Wanging, Everything Apple Marquee hosting apple press demos. 
We will also be holding a Dog Show during the day.  Is your dog a star ?  Contact Emma at Clippers Dog Grooming for categories and your entry form on 07880 884422. 
During the day there will also be “Open Mic” sessions.  So if you would like to show your hidden talent please contact Graham on 740034 to book your slot for stardom.  Tickets for the day itself are available from any Parish Councillor, Helpston Post Office, Willow Brook Farm Shop or from Rob & Pam at The Blue Boar, Bainton.  See you there.