BBC Make a difference awards

Welcome to the first ever BBC Radio Lincolnshire Make a Difference Awards.
Celebrate people who’ve gone the extra mile in Yellowbelly county. We have five categories designed to celebrate people who’ve gone the extra mile to make a difference where we live in Yellowbelly county. Winners will be invited to an awards evening in Spring 2019. Nominations deadline: 12 noon on Monday, 31 December 2018.

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Vote for Petwood director Emma in family business award finals

emma_awardGreat news for Woodhall Spa – Petwood Hotel director Emma Brealey has been shortlisted as a finalist  in this year’s Midlands Family Business Awards, in the ‘Director of the Year’ category. Emma was in competition with over 120 entries from family businesses across the Midlands, and she is now among seven finalists in her category. Expert judging took place in September and the results will be announced at an awards ceremony on 17th November.

This year there’s a new People’s Choice award category. This involves an entirely public vote allowing you to support one finalist, so you can help Emma by voting for her between now and the end of the month. To cast your vote, you must register first here. It’s one vote per email address; no other use is made of your email address and you won’t get any subsequent marketing messages or mail. Continue reading

Christmas themed craft workshops

qegs_workshops_160Queen Elizabth Grammar School adult education unit in Horncastle are offering a choice of craft workshops this weekend, specially for Christmas. You can try your hand at Christmas Cake Pops and Foxy Bakes, tree decorations and jewellery, stockings and trimmings or a Christmas card Photo Shoot.


All the workshops are this Friday (October 23) at the school, and each workshop is 2 hours,10:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 to 15:00. Full details here

Vote for your favourite local food producer – but hurry!

select_lincolnshire_stampIf you are keen on locally sourced food, then you can have a say in Select Lincolnshire’s People’s Choice Award competition, by voting for your favourite local producers. There’s a wide range of candidates this year, from cheese makers to cupcake bakers.

All you have to do is follow this link, then choose the producers you want to support. You could win a local food hamper too. But you need to vote this weekend – closing date for entries is Monday 19th January 2015. Winners will be announced at the Select Lincolnshire Awards evening on 3rd February at The White Heather, Caenby Corner, Market Rasen. Continue reading

Local schoolchildren scoop the top film prizes and meet Jim Broadbent

Last night Lincoln born film actor Jim Broadbent,  of Bridget Jones’ Diary, Moulin Rouge! and Iris fame (to name but a few!) proudly presented this year’s LAFTA awards to children from around the county, including notable young film makers from Woodhall Spa and Horncastle.

St Andrews Primary school (Woodhall Spa) scooped the pool with two awards – Best Non Fiction, years 3 & 4, and Best Fiction for “Sats” a true story produced by years 5 & 6. Students from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Horncastle won the production award. The Awards were presented at Engine Shed in Lincoln on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Campus.

The LAFTAs Film Awards showcases and celebrates the work of pupils in Lincolnshire who have been involved in the art of film making in school. This year there were more short film and animations than ever before, including for the first time submissions from overseas. The quality of the work produced by the pupils has continued to impress LAFTAs Patron Jim Broadbent, who spoke briefly on camera at last year’s event:

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Cottage Museum wins heritage excellence award

cottage_museumYesterday evening Woodhall Spa’s Cottage Museum won the excellence award at the 2014 Lincolnshire Heritage Awards event, held in Gainsborough Old Hall. The annual event  celebrates the best of our county’s heritage projects.









The award was presented by David Sleight, Dean of Public Engagement at the University of Lincoln. He spoke in praise of the museum Continue reading