Events in Lincolnshire
See here for details of events organised around Lincolnshire
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UPCOMING EVENTS IN LINCOLNSHIRE:
Alzheimer’s Society Lincolnshire – events and services
Grainthorpe Festival of Arts poster – August Bank Holiday Weekend
East Lindsey Community Campervan:
This will be facilitated by a Friendship Officer with experience in engaging and empowering communities. Having a mobile facility and funding to provide activities will give us the opportunity to engage with groups, no matter how small, in any location, and to encourage new groups and friendships to form.
We are taking a community campervan to various locations (and are always looking for more!) around East Lindsey. Although we are called Children’s Links, this project is funded by the National Lottery and is not restricted to children. Indeed many of the areas that we have already been in touch with have said that we would be more useful to older members of local communities.
The aim of our project is to try and contribute to tackling loneliness and isolation, especially in more rural areas. In a nutshell, we drive the campervan into more isolated areas and set up for a couple of hours, providing free refreshments and drinks, a chance for people to chat and get together and also opportunities for people to find out about other local services.
East Lindsey is larger than many counties and 80% of the population live in rural areas. A high proportion of the population is of retirement age, the public transport infrastructure is poor and many villages do not have services. They may have had shops, youth clubs or schools in the past but these have closed down due to economic pressures.
Many children in the county go to a school that is not in their immediate vicinity, which means that maintaining friendships out of school is now done increasingly through social media – a luxury which some county children do not have due to poor connectivity. Where people have their own transport they tend to travel into the local towns for activities. Leaving those more vulnerable even more isolated.
We plan to refresh the idea that friendships can be made on the doorstep and empower communities to develop their own links.
The camper van will enable us to take the service out into the communities and so to reach those living in rural isolation. Delivering a regular session in a community over a longer period will enable us to build relationships and engage volunteers.
We will use an inclusive approach to activities, such that they are all accessible by individuals at their own level.
A GREAT DAY OUT: DO YOU KNOW A YOUNG PERSON WHO LIKES RUNNING?
31ST AUGUST 2019
The National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs annual athletics event is open to young people across England and Lincolnshire Youth is supporting entries from Lincolnshire.
Transport / Travel and entry costs will be covered and this is a great chance for young people who do not need to be Olympians or current high achievers to have a go.
Attached you will find all the entry details that we have to fill but please note that Lincolnshire entries have to come through our office.
This will be a great day out in Manchester and Trafford for young people so if you know any young people who would like to be involved ring us now on 07818 434346.
YMCA Training: Open Day For School Leavers
Tuesday 27th August 2019, 10am-2pm
YMCA Training Lincoln, Spring Hill House, 35 Spring Hill, Lincoln, LN1 1HB. Open-Day-Flyer-LINCOLN
Fishtoft Discovering your Community Event, Sunday 29th September 2019, Fishtoft Playing Field, Church Green Road, Fishtoft
The Rural isolation Group covering Old Leake and Fishtoft were successful in acquiring a grant to look at rural isolation in the two parishes. Old Leake Parish Council have chosen to match fund the £2500 awarded to them to develop a key worker in the village, Fishtoft Parish Council have chosen to hold a village event. Details are included on the attachment. Please contact the group directly.
As part of a campaign to tackle loneliness and isolation in our rural communities, this event is to help raise awareness and to promote services and activities of community groups and organisation to the residents of Fishtoft. By booking a place at this event this will entitle your organisation to ONE table for displays and promotional material. You will be able to fundraise and run raffles as long as the draw is made on the day as well as promote, recruit volunteers and offer advice and guidance about your service and/or activities. Booking Form Fishtoft.electronic copy