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

Celebrations for HM Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday – April and June 2016

The Queen will be celebrating her 90th birthday this year. Queen Elizabeth is both the country’s longest reigning and the oldest monarch, and celebrations are planned around the country to mark her 90th birthday on Thursday, 21st April, and over the weekend of her ‘official birthday’, with street parties on Sunday, 12th June.

Lighting Corby’s Beacon – 21st April

We have been invited by the Pageantmaster for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacons to include Corby Glen’s beacon in the chain of beacons to be lit across the country on 21st April, with the Queen lighting the Principle Beacon first.

This will be the third occasion our beacon has been lit: the first was for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and the most recent was for the 70th anniversary of VE Day in May last year. Further details to follow.

Big Lunch and Street Party – 12th June

On 12th June, an enormous street party will be held on The Mall in London, with 10,000 guests joined by the Queen. Street parties will be held across the country at the same time, and the annual Big Lunch event has been timed to be on the same day.

Corby Glen will be joining in with our own HM Queen’s Street Party and Big Lunch. Again, more details to follow!

There will be more to announce as arrangements progress. For now, make a note in your diaries!

Steve Honeywood

Corby Glen Local History Society

The January meeting of the Local History Society will be on Friday 29th at the Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

The subject for the evening due to unforeseen circumstances has now changed from what we announced in our programme in September, and we welcome Mill Manager Jim Bailey coming along to give a talk on Heckington Windmill, which was originally booked for April.

The slide show from our Archive will now be in April, so please make a note in your diaries so as not to miss this popular evening.

For any further information please contact myself
on Corby 0799.

Andrew Fruin

WW1 research group

As part of the centenary commemoration of the start of World War 1 in 2014, a group came together to research the story behind the…

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.

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Corby Glen Benefice

Priest-in-Charge: Revd Stephen Buckman Tel: 01476 550884 E-mail: revstephen <at> The Corby Glen Benefice is a group of six churches working together to show…

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