• Humberside Police & Crime Commissioner election is 6th May 2021...
  • Windmill To Be Yarnbombed...
  • Print Magazine resumes publication...
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Police & Crime Commissioner Election

for the Humberside Police area.

The Police & Crime Commissioner Elections will be held on Thursday, 6 May 2021, combined with by-elections in three wards and some Town & Parish by-elections (if contested). These PCC elections will be the third since their inception in 2012. The Commissioner is elected to cover the policing area of Humberside and therefore covers the 4 local authority areas of East Riding, Hull, North East Lincs and North Lincs. The Area Police Returning Officer is East Riding and they issue the Notice of Election.

Voters will receive poll cards towards the end of this week (ie first week in April - ed.).

Click here to view/download the pdf detailing all the arrangements with all necessary contacts, dates and addresses regarding candidate nominations and voting.

Wrawby St Mary’s CE Primary School

Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust, the diocesan Multi Academy Trust, is delighted to welcome Wrawby Church of England Primary School into its family. As a trust with 17 schools, 15 of which are Ofsted Good or better, we know that we can contribute to the continuing success of Wrawby. Each of our schools remain their own unique places in their own unique contexts and we work hard to make sure that all of our family of schools remain at the very heart of their communities.

Our vision for pupils across the trust is Excellence, Exploration and Encouragement within the love of God and we look forward to working with the community to enable the children of Wrawby to flourish and succeed.

Jackie Waters-Dewhurst (CEO)

As the Executive Headteacher at Wrawby I am looking forward to working with the whole Wrawby community. in the next newsletter our school ambassadors will be able to introduce themselves and share the work they will be carrying out as an ambassador group.

Sandra Fawn (Executive Headteacher)

Wrawby Bungalow nominated in National New Build of the Year Competition

We built our new bungalow "Oak Tree Lodge" in Little Lane between 20th July 2019 & 4th July 2020 after the site first underwent a detailed Archaeological Investigation where surprisingly almost nothing was found.

North Lincs Council Planning & Building Control at the time of signing off the finished project informed us that they wished to enter the New Build as their entry for 2020/2021 in the National New Build of the Year competition, they thought it would be the first property from Wrawby to be nominated in this way. We believe we won the nomination due to Design & Sustainability.

We designed, sourced & project managed the build ourselves assisted by Vic Fowler of JD Associates Brigg. The foundations are a block & beam structure, the main structure is a timber frame building. Everything is designed for easy maintenance with a lot of insulation. There is no gas, only electricity. A substantial amount of the electricity needed is supplied by the property’s solar panel system, which in turn feeds an air source heat pump which provides underfloor heating throughout the bungalow. This reduces the total energy bills to an average of less than £2 per day.

A specialist Sheffield Company installed these eco features, but almost all other work was undertaken by local trades. We must thank Wrawby Roofing, Akrill Plumbing, Brigg Electric, Smith & Bell Brigg Joiners, Popplewell Plasterers & Renderers, Broughton, Turnbull's Brigg and indeed all others who contributed to our new home, they all performed admirably in such difficult times.

John & Mel Stanton


Have you any unwanted knitting yarn?

Wrawby Make & Sale group have embarked on a new project to ‘yarn bomb’ the Windmill to celebrate re-opening next year.

To do this we are knitting, crocheting, creating yarn designs to decorate the mill and so need any oddments of yarn to use. All donations welcome, contact Liz 651371, Louise 653526 or Sian at The Wool Shop, Brigg.

Yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. It is also called wool bombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting, or graffiti knitting.

M.B.E. Awarded to the Chairman of the Wrawby Windmill Society

The Chairman of the Wrawby Windmill Society, Mr Jon Sass, was awarded an M.B.E in the Queens New Years Honours List.

The award is in recognition of Jon’s work recording and protecting the windmills and watermills of the UK. Many of you know Jon as one of the original team who restored Wrawby Mill in the early 1960’s and who has been involved here ever since. As well as restoring Wrawby Windmill, Jon has been instrumental in protecting and restoring many UK windmills and watermills. He has also recorded the historical and technical details of many mills that have since been demolished and written numerous books and articles. He is regarded as being one of the experts in the restoration and operation of Windmills in the UK and further afield.

Any of you who know or have met Jon will also know that he is a true gentleman. He has an infectious passion for mills, history and Lincolnshire in general, and is generous with his time and knowledge.

The MBE is not only very well deserved for Jon’s dedication to protecting part of our Heritage but also for the way he has inspired many others to do the same. We received hundreds of messages from across the world congratulating Jon and thanking him for inspiring them in their younger days to follow in his footsteps.

It is nice to think that what started as a young mechanic in Brigg who had an interest in windmills developed into a journey that took Jon around the world. A wonderful journey that started with his first restoration in Wrawby, in a community that he is still a part of to this day.

Great Gifts From Wrawby Mill

These and much more are available from The Wool Shop in Brigg and from Susan Day 01652 653699.