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Middle Rasen Charity Gala Charities Comittee

CHARITY GALA & FUN DOG SHOW -

Saturday 1 st July was a lovely sunny day for this year's gala on the Village Hall and Sports Field. The fun began at 11am with games and activities to suit all age groups, retail stalls, groups, lots of delicious homemade cakes to enjoy, and at lunch time a complementary party lunch for children 11 years old and under.

Magician Brian Hellyer was around entertaining adults and children and in the afternoon he put on a show for the children (and adults!) For dog lovers the dog agility course started early in the proceedings with entries for the different classes for the Fun Dog Show.

As well as the traditional games we had the wonderful climbing wall and the mobile police stand and patrol car with its frequent use of sirens and flashing lights. There was a live display from local bee keepers as well as an active observable hive. The commitee had invited owners of classic & vintage vehicles and Oil Engines who also exhibited and answered questions on the day.

Community Spirit Awards - Do you know someone or a group of people who have "gone the extra mile" to show community spirit within their own community? The quality to look for is a willingness to give time and effort forS the benefit of others in any manner which promotes 'community spirit'. Please forward any nominations to the editorial team for consideration with a brief outline as to why that particular person deserves an award. The worthy winners will be given their awards at the awards evening on July 11th, 7 - 7.30pm in the Church Hall, Middle Rasen. Do come along and meet the editorial team, the advertisers, the people who deliver the magazines and those who month on month keep us up to date with the 'goings on' within our villages! Maybe you would be interested in seeing how the editorial team works, have ideas or suggestions or maybe have a yearning desire to take on the editorial role (?), if so, please do come along!

See Julia's Ben Nevis a 2017event in support of funds to treat Prostate Cancer. This comes after the 2016 event for Breast Cancer which raised some £4000 locally. Alternatively, click on Matthew Weeks' Rasen Rows the Channel an event in June 2017 in support of the Ethan Maul Foundation.

MIDDLE RASEN PARISH COUNCIL

The Council are particularly concerned with planning matters in the Parish, and the impact on the infrastructure of large scale developments. 
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The role of parish councils in small communities

The Middle Rasen Parish

Middle Rasen is situated in the district of West Lindsey in the county of Lincolnshire, about 16 miles north east of Lincoln in the lea of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Although the village is mainly contained to the north of the A631, sitting astride the river Rase, the Parish is much larger covering 3622 acres.

The middle settlement between East Rasen, now known as Market Rasen, and West Rasen, it was the most important village of the three in the latter part of the Middle Ages. Indeed much of the northern area of Market Rasen town is in Middle Rasen Parish.
Historic Middle Rasen .......click
Middle Rasen's Past, Present and Future ..........

MIDDLE RASEN AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

We will be holding our 75th Annual Show at the Village Hall and Playing Field on Saturday July 22nd 2017. The show opens to the public at 1.30 p.m. Entrance £ 1. There will be displays of flowers, fruit, vegetables, cookery, wine, photography, floral art etc. including children's classes. Schedules with more information from village businesses or from mrhs2017@outlook.com There will be a raffle, games and tombola to entertain. Do come along and have a go at your village show. All classes are OPEN. It costs just over £ 1,000 to put on - so a lot of hard work goes into putting on the day. The Wheelbarrow competition winners will be announced during the presentations at 4.30pm.

Looking for inspiration or help with a local problem. Why not visit the Charitable Trusts page which offers local funding to people or organisations with specific needs.

Summer Holiday Road Closure Orders

Middle Rasen Art Group

This is a small, friendly group which meets in Middle Rasen Village Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30 - 3.30. If you enjoy drawing and painting, why not join us. Everyone with an interest in art is welcome. For more information contact Moira - 01673 885470 or Gillian - 01673 844382.

MIDDLE RASEN BOWLING CLUB

Are you interested in trying your hand at bowling? We are looking for new members to join our friendly club. For more information ring Rich or Sue Wright on 01673 885451 or email richmondwright@msn.com or Ann Veal on 01673 842581 or email wgveal@globalnet.co.uk

The Nags Head

nags head public house middle rasen

Our friendly village Pub/ Restaurant
Food served daily from 12 noon until 8.30pm
Wednesday is our fish and chip day
Sunday Lunch 12 noon - 2.30pm
Beer Garden ~ Children's Play Area
Pool-Darts ~ Sky Sports
Stage for Live Theatre Bands / and Disco
tel: 01673 843163

 

Groups in Middle Rasen

CLUB or Group Location
Middle Rasen & District Horticultural Society
Middle Rasen Football club
Middle Rasen Cricket Club
Middle Rasen Bowling Club
Short Mat Bowls Group Village Hall
Middle Rasen Art Group Church Hall
U3A Local History Group
U3A Drama Group
Mothers Union Church Hall
Luncheon Club Methodist Church
Coffee Morning Methodist Church
Women's Own Methodist Church
Coffee Cake & Chat Group Methodist Church
Guides Village Hall
Brownies Church Hall
Rainbows Church Hall
Ranger Guides Village Hall
The Guild
Rase WI Village Hall
Walk To Group Methodist Church
Camera Club Village Hall
Saturday Club Church Hall
Middle Rasen Church Youth Group Church Hall
Middle Rasen Nursery Middle Rasen School
Middle Rasen Book Club Advocate Arms
Over 60's Keep Fit Club Braemar Close Community Centre
Bell Ringers St Peter & St Paul's Church
Middle Rasen Toddler Group Church Hall
Middle Rasen Karate Club Village Hall
The FISDAC Academy Village Hall
Vitality Village Hall
Yoga Village Hall
Zumba Club Methodist Church

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed immediately to help in St Andrew's Hospice Shop opening shortly in Market Rasen Market Place . Application forms are available from Joyce Rhodes. Tel. 01673 842877

 

MIDDLE RASEN MILLS

THE WIND MILL

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The Mill in Middle Rasen was built in 1820 and was a working windmill until 1932, when the sails failed. It was run by petrol motor for some time after that but eventually fell into disrepair and became derelict. When we bought the property the mill was little more than the brick shell.

We have rebuilt the cap on traditional lines with the help of a local millwright, Tom Davies. The structure comprises 20 oak struts which sit on a 4" oak wall-plate, which in turn is bolted to a 6" circular steel ring-beam. The struts are first covered with half-inch pine attached horizontally. This is next covered with vertical half-inch planks of western red cedar, a very light and pliable timber which is also quite weather resistant. Here is where we depart from tradition, because a working mill cap originally would have been painted. Since the cap would have rotated so that the overlap of the boards always faced away from the wind the joints between the cedar boards would have been fairly protected from the ingress of rain. In any case, building standards in those days were not as exacting as now. We need a finish which will be reliably weather-proof but provide an appearance which will as closely resemble the original as possible, and for these reasons we have opted for a white fibre glass (or G.R.P.) covering.

Richard Harries

 

 

MIDDLE RASEN WATER MILL

There has been a mill here since 1597 and maybe many years longer. There used to be many mills on the Rase but now there are only three remaining, Tealby, Market Rasen and here. The Middle Rasen one being the only one with its original workings mainly in place, the other two having been converted to domestic use. We moved into the property in 1970 when we found the mill to be in a very dilapidated state, with a sagging roof, its gable collapsing and the floor was powder. I had the gable ends repaired and the roof re-instated. The flooring was replaced with oak floorboards rescued from the demolition of Grimsby Hospital (a labour of love on my part). So it is now restored for years to come. The water-course from the river Rase to the mill was put back and the mill pond re-formed. Since coming here I have seen the West Rasen Mill allowed to fall down and the final disappearance of Peck Mill in Market Rasen. The Middle Rasen Mill was last worked in the early 1960's by Fred Cottingham, but has not been used as a mill all the time. In the mid 1700's James Harrison, carpenter, moved in to the mill. He was the brother of John Harrison who formulated the way of calculating Longitude. They left Barton-on-Humber to go to London to try and win the prize offered for this, and James, for whatever reason also decided to come to the mill to carry on his trade of carpentry. In fact he made all the pews for Aylesbury Church near Grimsby at the Mill. James had also previous to going to London with his brother, been the carpenter who made his brothers design for Grandfather clocks, entirely made of wood, even the cogs! Three years ago, the wheel arch was badly damaged during the earthquake, with the keystones dropping, and a nasty split in the wall. Metal tie bars were inserted to support the area and brickwork replaced. The fact is that the three storey building has no foundations which amazed the man who re-formed the Mill Pond, using a drag line, and found the whole base was just shifting sand. They certainly knew how to build in those days. Having re-constructed the Mill and waterway, I hope the Mill will still be extant in another hundred years.

Dr L.G. Parry

 

 

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Middle Rasen Parish Council - Chair and Members

Chair of the Parish Council Elected ...... Cllr Michael Stamp

Vice Chair Elected ......Cllr David Pattison

Councillor Elected ...... CllrPeter Dawson.

CouncillorElected ...... CllrGordon Dixon

Councillor Elected ......CllrJohn Padley

Councillor Elected ......Cllr Sue Smith

Councillor Elected ......Cllr Jane Ranby

CouncillorElected ...... Cllr Gail Dennis

Councillor Elected ......Cllr Mike O'Connor

Clerk to the Parish Council Mrs Jo Trotter
Wingates, Tealby, LN8 3YB tel 01673 838690
middlerasenparishcouncil@gmail.com

The Councillors - Statutory Declaration of Interests

WHAT EXACTLY DO PARISH COUNCILS DO FOR US?

There are over 8,700 parish and town councils representing around 16 million people across England and are the most local part of our democratic system. The only difference between a town and parish council is the size and name, and towns have their own mayor. Although they have the same powers and can provide the same services, parish councils don't usually have the same level of facilities to look after. The size of the council depends on the size of the village or 'ward'. Here in Middle Rasen there are nine voluntary representatives, known as Parish Councillors, who are elected every four years. Some go on serving for many years. The next election is in 2010, so if you are over 18, meet the criteria and you can find two people to nominate you, your name can be put forward.

Serving as a parish councillor is a responsible position, as the parish council has a responsibility for the well being of the local community it serves. Their remit has three main strands - representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs, and striving to improve the quality of life in the parish. As such they are allocated a certain amount of money from council tax revenues to improve services and facilities in the following areas: burial grounds, bus shelters, open spaces, village green, cutting the grass on the playing field, and planning.

With regard to planning, the council is consulted by West Lindsey District Council on all applications, but the final decision rests with the planning department and Planning Committee at WLDC. The council also acts as a representative voice for the community, communicating with councillors and officers at district and county level. All this makes for quite a few hours spent in meetings, discussing and deciding which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered, and what policies should be implemented. They also liaise with the local Police over crime reduction measures.

Parish councils do a vital job and deserve our thanks for the improvements they try and bring to our communities. So thank you all for your time and effort on our behalf.

For more information about the work of this parish council, please contact Jo Trotter, the clerk to Middle Rasen Parish Council

tel 01673 838690 ......... middlerasenparishcouncil@gmail.com

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