Last year a merry band of Woodhall Spa and district families once again crossed the Channel to spend a long weekend with their French hosts en famille, and plans are now being drawn up for the next return visit by our partners from Roëzé sur Sarthe in May this year.
It seems likely that demand will exceed supply, as there may be more French families wishing to visit us than we have English families offering to welcome them into their homes, so we would be very pleased to hear from anyone in Woodhall spa who would like to join in the fun.
This year’s Christmas Fayre takes place on Friday 7th December in Station Road and The Broadway from 6.00 to 9.00 pm. All the traditional activities and features established over the years will be there and the street will be packed with stalls and activities from clubs, craftsmen and local organisations.
The Christmas Grotto for Santa and his Elves will be a major draw for the crowds of children we see every year. Street entertainment along the whole closure area throughout the evening will feature Morris dancers, street musicians, mascots, Clowns (the friendly variety!!!) and children’s fairground rides. The County Linx Radio Bus will again provide music and a focal point for singers and other entertainment in the centre of the village near The Co-op. Continue reading →
Christmas in the air, but there’s plenty of pre-festive things going on in and around the village. Here’s our selection for the next few weeks:
The Cottage Museum hosts a public lecture in the Women at War series, “Granny Goes to War”, by John Weaver, to be held at the Golf Hotel at 2pm. Entrance is £7, including refreshments. Contact 01526 352456, email: email@example.com
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.
Every time I drive down Kirkby Lane to or from Woodhall Spa I wonder what is going on in the aftermath of the discovery four months ago of mustard gas canisters in nearby woodland. The security hut is still there, and the area is still cordoned off. Fortunately East Lindsey District Council is still keeping us in the loop. Here’s the latest:
Update January 16, 2018
“We have now received the results from the water and soil sampling undertaken by the MOD’s Scientific Testing Laboratories (DSTL). Over 200 samples were taken and all have come back clear of mustard gas and other chemical weapon contaminants. Some works on the site, such as filling in the trenches and removing equipment, still need to be undertaken before the site can be returned to the owners. Until these works are complete fencing and a security patrol will remain on site. We will update the community further in due course. Continue reading →
Thanks to Councillor William Gray for this report on yesterday’s mustard gas incident public meeting at the Petwood Hotel, where by all accounts it was standing room only:
“There was a thorough briefing on ‘Police Operation Saddleback’. 22 agencies have been involved. 14 ammunition boxes of have been recovered from Kirkby Woods. 13 boxes contained mustard gas bombs. These are now being destroyed safely away from the site.
10 gas canisters have been recovered from a lake in Stixwould. They had not leaked and therefore the lake has not been contaminated. 3 people have been arrested and are on bail.
A small area of land in the woods has been contaminated and decontamination will now take place. East Lindsey District Council will oversee this operation with the assistance of professionals. Kirkby Lane will remain closed at present and the site will be fenced to prevent access.Continue reading →