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Janice Keilthy - Wrawby Person Of The Year

The winner of the 2021 Wrawby Person Of The Year award is Janice Keilthy, nominated by several residents for her continued contribution to helping people in the village.

A big thank you must also be sent to the other nominees who have all helped and supported the village in their own way during the past difficult months – Clare Drayton for village support and setting up the village Facebook page, Patsy Davies for starting Wrawby Recyclers, Kate Marr for help with village food parcels and Chris Rothery for keeping the village floral displays looking cheerful.

The Parish Council would like to congratulate Janice. The presentation of the Cup will take place at the next Parish Council meeting.

Wrawby School Ambassadors

Members of the Ambassadors met Ian from Playscope to discuss what they would like to replace the outdoor play equipment which has had to be condemned for health and safety reasons.

They said: “After meeting a member of Playscope the ambassadors have now got ideas for a trim trail on the field. We now eagerly await their quote.”

In addition, some of the Ambassadors also met with Jessica from Peter’s Library to discuss a new Library design for all pupils. They again, are waiting for the design and costs to come through. The Library will be their first fundraising project and I am sure we will look forward to seeing their target slowly being achieved. They currently have £500 donated by P66 waiting in their account! Should anyone want to donate to their first project please don’t hesitate to call the school or pop into the school office.

We are looking at setting up an intergenerational group for September. If you or any of the more senior members of the Wrawby community would like to be involved in activities to share with both young and old, e.g. ideas and activities from the past then please get in touch with the school (01652 655579) and ask to speak with Mrs Fawn. We hope when full COVID restrictions are lifted our community group can hold afternoon teas and share skills such as knitting, puzzles, games and memories/photographs/toys of times gone by. In return, the children can share their IT skills, activities games and of course tea and cake. This can only go ahead if we have an interest from Wrawby more senior residents. We would be looking for 6-8 residents and 6-8 pupils. This group would meet weekly from 3:30pm – 4:30pm but again would only begin when COVID restrictions are lifted.

Sandra Fawn
Executive Headteacher, Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust

Two Fraud Warnings

The Office of the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has developed a campaign, which will run from 20th May to 13th July, to raise awareness of fraud, how to spot the signs and avoid becoming a victim. The scale of this crime is huge with £13.8 million was stolen from 7471 victims between 2019-2020 in the Humber area alone. This however is the tip of the iceberg and it is believed to be massively underreported.

To find out more about protecting yourselves and your loved ones from becoming victims of fraud head to www.saynotofraud.uk.

And from Christine Johnson, Health Walk Officer, NLC:

A new scam is going around ... please do not post photos of your covid vaccination cards online .. as scammers love this as they can use the cards (as they have your vaccination batch number on them) and then sell them on to other people.

Please pass this onto others to help prevent this scam.

Best Kept Village 2021

We are pleased to announce that Wrawby has been awarded Highly Commended in this years Best Kept Village Competition, scoring 192 out of a possible 200. Comments included that Wrawby is an attractive village with very good community planting.

Well done to everyone in the village for putting on such a good show for the judges.

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.