Help make 1,000 clay birds for ceramics event and other Neighbourhood News

Alford Craft Market is appealing for help in making 1,000 clay birds in support of an upcoming event it is staging in the town.
Terracotta clay ready to be collected.Terracotta clay ready to be collected.
Terracotta clay ready to be collected.

The not for profit organisation will be turning the spotlight on ceramics at Manor House Gardens over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend, May 23-25.

As part of the celebrations, residents in the area are invited to collect some free clay from Alford Pottery or the Alford Craft Market Shop, make a bird (or birds), and bring it back to Alford Pottery by the end of March for firing.

Birds can be any shape or size, real or imagined.

They will go display in a large installation during the weekend. At the end of the event, people will be able collect their bird if they want.

For further information, email [email protected] or [email protected]



A fashion show and shopping event is to be held at Alford Corn Exchange to raise funds for decorating the main hall.

It is being staged by Complete Clothing Company and will feature ladieswear, childrenswear (ages two to 12), and accessories.

Expect big savings on high street labels (Next, M&S, Debenhams, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, and more).

It will take place on Saturday, February 22, at 3pm.

Admission is priced at £3 in advance (free for under 13s) or £3.50 on the door.

Tickets are available from JB Flower Designs, Alford, or at

There will also be refreshments available to purchase and a raffle.


* Messy Church

Messy Church takes place in Burgh Parish Church on Saturday, February 15, at 2pm.

All families are welcome to this free event.

* Dance exercise

The Dance Fit group on Wednesday afternoons offers music and fitness at Burgh Baptist Community Church.

Dance yourself fit to a variety of music from 2-3pm, and step lively for line dancing from 3-4pm. Beginners’ tuition is available.

For more information, call 01754 810105.

* Friendship group

The Phoenix Group offers support and friendship for those facing loneliness from various circumstances, and prayer is available if desired. The group also has outings to different venues and guest speakers from time to time.

Meetings are held at Burgh Baptist Community Church on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 12pm.

For more information, call 01754 762098.

* Knit and Natter

The Knit and Natter group offers the chance to enhance your needlework or share your skills while meeting new people.

The group meets at Burgh Baptist Community Church on Thursdays from 2-4pm.

Enquiries to 01754 811260.

* Parish nursing

Burgh Baptist Community Church hosts a coffee morning and parish nurse session every Friday from 10am to 12pm.

Visit parish nurse Adele Pratt for health advice, a blood pressure check, and tips on weight management and wellbeing.

No appointment necessary.

The team is also available for support and prayer if desired.

Scones and hot drinks are available, along with a warm welcome.

Burgh Baptist Community Church now also hosts a parish nurse session on Tuesday from 2-4pm at Burgh Library and Community Hub. No appointments necessary.

* Fitness

Keep Fit with Fun sessions are held in the Women’s Institute Hall, in Orby Road, every Friday from 11am to 12pm.

It features easy exercise to music from the 60s and 70s.

Enquiries to Jan on 07983 709656.


* Fitness

Keep Fit with Fun sessions are held in Village Hall every Monday from 10-11am.

Expect easy exercise to 60s and 70s music.

For more information, call Jan on 07983 709656.


* Session

The Mark’s Tuesday Walking Group meets for its next session at Vincent’s, in Skegness Road, Ingoldmells, on Tuesday, February 18, at 10am.

Walks last until 11am and are followed by tea and coffee.

Find the group on Facebook by searching for Mark’s Tuesday Walking Group.

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