CORONAVIRUS: Messages from community groups in the Skegness area

Alford Craft Market has suspended the running of its shop and centre due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Closed for now ... Alford Craft Market Centre.Closed for now ... Alford Craft Market Centre.
Closed for now ... Alford Craft Market Centre.

In a statement on Wednesday, the not-for-profit organisation said: “We are very sorry to let you know that the committee has taken the difficult decision to close the Alford Craft Market Shop and Centre from 4pm, Thursday, March 19, until such time as it is safe to re-open.”

It said it was taking the action to protect its volunteers, tutors, students, stallholders. The Easter Craft Market has also been cancelled, it noted.

“A very sad time, but it is important we limit the risks to everyone,” it added.


* Classic car meets

Due to the recent Government guidelines over the coronavirus outbreak, Skegness Classic Car Meets have been postponed for the foreseeable future.

Organiser Graham Ruffle said: “Thank you for your support and understanding in this difficult time.”


* Royal British Legion

In the light of the Government’s recommendations on social distancing, the Spilsby and District Branch of the Royal British Legion is cancelling its monthly meetings for the foreseeable future.

“We have a membership which is mainly in the ‘at risk category’ and it is only right and proper that we protect them to the best of our ability,” said chairman Denis Chandler. “No one seems to know how severe this epidemic will become or for how long the advised restrictions on gatherings and visits to pubs etc. will last.

“We will keep abreast of the ongoing situation and will resume normal service as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

“We greatly regret this measure, but are convinced it is the right course of action at this present time.

“If any member is aware of another member suffering difficulties please keep us informed through the usual channels.

“Keep safe and keep well.”


* Baptist Church

Due to the Corvid-19 virus, all Burgh Baptist Community Church meetings and ministries have been cancelled until further notice. This includes parish nursing.

However, the church plans to be open every day from 7am-5pm, with four single points suitably separated where people can sit, reflect, and pray.

Handles and so on will be sanitised regularly and hand gel will be available.

For further information, call Colin on 01754 811260, follow the church on Facebook, or visit www.burghbaptist

* Keep Fit with Fun

The weekly Keep Fit with Fun sessions at the Women’s Institute Hall are currently not being held, with the venue closed until further notice.


* Keep Fit with Fun

The weekly Keep Fit with Fun sessions at the Village Hall are currently not being held, with the venue closed until further notice.


* Sessions

The Mark’s Tuesday Walking Group is cancelling all walks until Tuesday, June 30, when it will meet at the Storehouse, in North Parade, Skegness, at 10am.

Walks last on hour and are followed by tea and coffee.

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