Corby Glen Youth Club: January 2016

It was lovely to see so many young people back after the Christmas break. We are busier than ever with 15-20 children attending each session.

We are open 7-9 pm Friday evenings at the Church Street Rooms, for children aged 10 years and above. (We are closed the last Friday of each month.) Entry £2, refreshments available.

Can you help us?

Do you have a games console or a computer that you would like to donate or sell to this very worthwhile cause? Also, any unwanted games for the Wii (age appropriate), please?

If you have any ideas for fund raising, we would love to hear from you. We are also looking for local businesses to sponsor t-shirts and a banner for the Youth Club. Please get in touch if you are interested.

If you can help, please contact Sam on 07967 098019.

Sam, Lou and Ann

Corby Glen Christmas Tree Fund: January News

We would like to thank everyone who has supported the Christmas Tree Fund in 2015. We had a great year of fundraising events, and The Big Lunch, Sheep Fair, Christmas Fair, Christmas Party, Rounders Day, Wrapping and Packing Night and Christmas Eve. We were lucky enough to have fantastic support from local businesses and residents who’ve helped us raise an amazing £3,000 this year.

Without the great work of the committee, local businesses and volunteers, which is growing into a fantastic team, we wouldn’t have been able to put on such a magical Christmas Eve and Christmas Party for all the children, so Thank You. This year we had an incredible 140 presents to hand out and 50 hampers to deliver. Great achievements for the volunteers that made this happen.

Thank you for the lovely letters we’ve had about the hampers; thanks to the playgroup, kidz club and parents – the children did a fantastic job of decorating the boxes this year.

Let’s hope 2016 is just as successful for the Christmas Tree Fund. If you would like to join us, have any ideas or feedback then we would love to hear from you.

Once again thank you for all your support in 2015 – let’s see what 2016 has in stall for us! Watch out on all the boards, facebook, the Link and posters around the village for the events in 2016. We will keep you as up to date as possible.

We’ve been supporting the Parish Council in getting the funding application for the new and revamped Play Park. Both applications have been handed in – now it’s just a waiting game so fingers crossed!

If we get the funding, then we have to try to raise £2,000 as part of the project in getting the WREN funding. If you can help or know of any way in helping us raise this money then we would love to hear from you. This is only if we get the funding we have to raise this money and it needs to be before June 2016 in hope to have the new play park in 2016.

Please contact us about anything on Corby Glen 0690

Corby Glen Playgroup: January 2016

This term at Playgroup is quite a short one, but it does not stop the staff and children from packing in lots of learning and developing opportunities and doing fun things.

The children are practising movements and singing for the end of term production where they will be entertaining their families with the songs and rhymes that they are learning. We are looking at and learning both new and traditional songs and rhymes. The Playgroup will also be holding a cake raffle on the day of the production.

We have welcomed in some new children to Playgroup and they are starting to settle in, make friends and have fun, and it’s lovely to have the new children in this setting.

If you would like any information about the Playgroup, please don’t hesitate to come up and see us.

Also if you would like to join the committee please drop us an email on

Village Talks, Irnham

The final talk before Christmas 2015 was given by Chris Allan. He spoke of his time as a Royal Naval officer serving in HM submarines and entertained us with stories and events of this part of his career. He also explained the ‘workings’ of a submarine and gave us a flavour of life at sea during the Cold War years. It was a most interesting and informative talk.

Jill and Ken Orrell have plans for three further talks in the Spring. The first will be about the involvement of a former Irnham resident, Dick Salmon, in the BRM Grand Prix racing team. The talk will be given by Colin Gibson.

Irnham News January 2016

Christmas festivities started in Irnham with a well-attended Carol Service. The church was decorated with individual trees, flower arrangements and candles. The light showed beautifully through the stained glass window and the atmosphere was most welcoming as we approached via the lantern-lit path. Many thanks to Charles Leggatt who prepared the church so beautifully and who so generously provided the gluhwein and mince pies which we enjoyed after the service.

It was the Reverend Stephen Buckman’s first service in St Andrew’s and we hope he and his wife, Vicky, felt very welcome in the Irnham fold.

Just before Christmas members of the Parish Council organised a gathering and singalong in the Griffin Inn which was extremely well attended and a splendid opportunity for all the villages in the parish to get together. Mince pies and mulled wine were served and Martin Fuggle transferred his skills ably from church organ to his keyboard. Top marks to the Parish council for putting together this event.

Congratulations to Penny Hedley Lewis

In the New Year’s honours list was the following:

Mrs Penelope Ann Hedley Lewis, President,
British Red Cross, Lincolnshire Branch

Honour: MBE

For voluntary service to the British Red Cross

Congratulations, Penny! We are all proud of you.

The Link Team

Carols round the Christmas Tree

Carols round the Christmas Tree in Corby Glen Market Square, on Christmas Eve 2015
Carols round the Christmas Tree in Corby Glen Market Square, on Christmas Eve 2015

We hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas break and festivities, and that you enjoyed Christmas Eve in the village. It is always lovely to see so many people on the night and adds to a great community atmosphere. We are really very lucky to have this opportunity.

Continue reading “Carols round the Christmas Tree”

Little Stars

Come along to our exciting new Mums & Tots Group, starting:

Tuesday 12th January 2016
9.30 am – 11 am
at The Church Street Rooms
Church Street, Corby Glen, NG33 4NJ

Craft & Creativity … messy play!
Lots of FUN & PLAYING!!!
Make new friends!
Rhyme & music time
Learning through play

Provided by:
Tel: 01476 515310

Registered charity no: 1111167
Company Limited by Guarantee no: 5511495

Corby Glen Christmas Fayre

This was the second year we have run a Christmas Fayre in Corby Glen and despite the wet and windy weather on November 29th we had a wonderful turnout from the village and local area. Visitors had lots of great stalls to look at including many craft and beauty stalls.

Children had Suzie at the Creation Station to keep them busy and also were able to decorate biscuits, make snowmen cakes and have a go on the Chocolate tombola. Santa had lots of young visitors to his grotto and the Church Street Rooms provided refreshments for visitors.

Money raised has gone to support the Church Street Rooms, the Corby Glen Children’s Christmas party and the Christmas Tree Fund.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year and thank you again to stall holders and the Church Street Rooms for their help in making the event such a success.

Laura, Claire, Charlotte and Rachael