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Lincolnshire Harvest Festival 2017

Lincolnshire Harvest Festival 2017

Thanks to all the hardwork and dedication of everyone involved another successful County Harvest Festival was delivered in Lincoln Cathedral on the 25th October........and excitment too, with the stunning produce displays beamed around the region when BBC Look North interviewed the Dean of Lincoln, the Very Rev Christine Wilson, in front of them! ...

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Breaking news! A Consultation is launched on the future of Louth Livestock Market

Breaking news! A Consultation is launched on the future of Louth Livestock Market

Your views are needed! East Lindsey District Council have launched a consultation on the future of the Louth Livestock Market and your views are needed! Make sure you  contribute to this consultation and have your say on the future of this historic market. Copy this link to Radio Lincolnshire's coverage on the views of people at the Livestock Market on Thursday 13th July when Radio Presenter Melvyn Prior visi...

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Celebrating LRSN's Investing in Volunteers achievement

Celebrating LRSN's Investing in Volunteers achievement

On Thursday 29th June LRSN celebrated it’s achievement of attaining the “Investing in Volunteers” standard, with it’s volunteers, staff, and patrons. Brown and Co offered their marquee, used the previous night for their Rural Quiz, as a home for event, with Uncle Henry’s kindly offering the venue for both events. It was an unseasonal evening, cold and wet, so unfair after all the beautiful weather we have experienced over the last few weeks, but luckily a gas blower heater w...

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LRSN at the Lincolnshire Show

LRSN at the Lincolnshire Show

It was a busy couple of days at the Lincolnshire Show (21st and 22nd June) for us here at LRSN. We are very fortunate to be offered a "home" in the NFU marquee which is always so beautifully decorated and well attended throughout the two days by many of our friends and supporters, giving us a great opportunity to catch up on everyone's news and progress within the industry. Minette Batters, the NFU Deputy President, visited the NFU marquee and spoke to a full audience on Wednesday abo...

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LRSN "tee off"  their Charity Golf Day!

LRSN "tee off" their Charity Golf Day!

Another successful charity golf day, held in conjunction with our golfing partners Woldmarsh Producers, saw 24 teams teeing off on the beautiful Blankney Golf Course, in glorious weather, and returning with many a tale of the good, and the not so good, shots played over the 18 greens. Refreshments provided by Witham Oil and Paint kept the players going before returning for a well earned rest and lunch in the club house before the presentation was held. Thank you to ...

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LRSN and partners launch the Rural + Workshop

LRSN and partners launch the Rural + Workshop

On 5th February 2017 LRSN, NFYFC, Lincs Young Farmers and FCN launched the Rural+ Workshop at the Lincolnshire Showground to train LRSN caseworkers and volunteers and "Train the Trainer" accredited  Young Farmers, FCN volunteers, and other partners to deliver the Rural+ initiative to Young Farmers' clubs all over the country over the next 12-18 months. The Rural + Initiative Rural+ is the brain child of Claire Worden, set up during her Chairmanship of the...

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LRSN ready to help after avian flu outbreak confirmed in Lincolnshire

We continue to follow reports and reccomendations for farmers following the confirmed presence of another Avian Influenza outbreak at a turkey farm in Lincolnshire on the 26th January 2017.  We have made sure all our Caseworkers and Helpliners are aware of the situation and are ready to help those closely affected by the disease outbreak in the County, and the resulting restrictions on their poultry units and/or businesses. Latest News: ...

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LRSN AGM 2016 raises charity profile and over £8,000!

LRSN AGM 2016 raises charity profile and over £8,000!

A big "Thank You" to all our supporters and new faces who turned out to our AGM on Monday 17th October at the beautiful Granary, Elms Farm Cottages at Hubberts Bridge, courtesy of John and Carol Emerson. Over 100 guests joined us to hear all about our achievements in 2015/2016 and our hopes and aims for future work. At the AGM Meryl Ward, Chairman of the charity, thanked all the staff and volunteers for all the work that they do for LRSN and the way that they undertake the wor...

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LRSN AGM, Reception and Charity Auction: TONIGHT!!! 17th October, 2016

LRSN AGM, Reception and Charity Auction: TONIGHT!!! 17th October, 2016

Come and join us TONIGHT!! Monday 17th October at our AGM, Reception and Charity Auction from 7pm in the beautiful Granary at Elms Farm Cottages, Hubberts Bridge, Boston, PE20 3QP, courtesy of John and Carol Emerson. Doors open from 6.30pm and the evening starts with our AGM at 7pm followed by a Reception with refreshments courtesy of Tom Wood's Beer and Springfields House Association and our speaker Richard Williamson, Managing Director of Beeswax Dyson Farming Ltd. finishing with...

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The Grange and Links "Lincolnshire Dinner" held on 1st October, 2016 in aid of LRSN

On the 1st of October, Lincolnshire Day, The Grange and Links held a Lincolnshire Dinner in aid of LRSN and to celebrate many of Lincolnshire's fine food producers. The evening was a great success and raised approx. £500 for LRSN! Thank you to everyone involved!! Below is the delicious menu served on the night: LINCOLNSHIRE DINNER Saturday 1st October 2016 - Celebrating 'Lincolnshire Day' in aid of The Lincolnshire Rural Sup...

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Duncan Toplis in full swing for LRSN

Duncan Toplis in full swing for LRSN

A huge thank you to Duncan Toplis for raising £1500 for LRSN at their annual charity golf day held on Friday the 1st July 2016 at Belton Woods near Grantham. 162 keen golfers pitched, putted and swung their way to raising £3,000 for two charities, the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network and  the Belvoir Castle Cricket and Countryside Trust at their 26th annual charity golf day. The winning team overall were Pygott & Crone who took home the Duncan & Toplis Shield....

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Brigg Rotary President backs LRSN

Brigg Rotary President backs LRSN

Outgoing President Nick Wells of Brigg Rotary Club nominated LRSN as one of his recipients for a charitable donation from the Brigg Rotarians at the end of his year as club president and presented a cheque to LRSN's Richard Alderson in June for the sum of £500. A big thank you to Nick and to all fellow Brigg Rotarians for supporting LRSN with their magnificent fundraising efforts throughout the year....

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LRSN attends the 2016 Lincolnshire Show: 22nd and 23rd June

LRSN attends the 2016 Lincolnshire Show: 22nd and 23rd June

We had a very successful two days at the Lincolnshire this year enjoying the great weather- luckily the rain never really came to much- and the great atmosphere in the showground, created by the many varied and interesting events held throughout the two days. We would like to thank the Lincolnshire NFU for hosting our PR material in their marquee again this year, enabling us to meet many of our colleagues and supporters and to join in with the latest industry news, including a talk by...

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The Second Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner raises over £42,000!

The Second Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner raises over £42,000!

On the 7th April 2016 the second "Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner" was held in the magnificent setting of the Epic Centre on the Lincolnshire Showground; and what a memorable night it was! The evening was a fantastic success raising over £40K for four great Lincolnshire Charities – LRSN, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Chaplaincy. The aim of the Dinner was to hav...

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LRSN personnel recognised by the Royal Agricultural Societies of England

LRSN personnel recognised by the Royal Agricultural Societies of England

We are very proud to announce that on the 10th February our Lincolnshire Agricultural Chaplain and LRSN Trustee Rev Canon Alan Robson was awarded the Fellowship of Royal Agricultural and Societies of England (FRAgS) and LRSN volunteer, Sean Sparling, the Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Societies of England (ARAgS),  by Her Royal Highness Countess of Wessex at a ceremony hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Hazel Byford, FRAgS . Alan said “ HRH was utterly charming and s...

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LRSN AGM raises over £7000

LRSN AGM raises over £7000

On the 19th October 2015, we hosted our AGM, Reception and Charity Auction in the beautiful Oak Barn at Abbey Farm, Kirkstead, Woodhall Spa, courtesy of Will and Jo Nelstrop. Over 100 guests attended the AGM which was led by Chairman Meryl Ward, followed by a drinks reception where guests met many friends and colleagues from Lincolnshire’s agricultural industry. Jeanette Dawson, OBE, Principle and Chief Executive of Bishop Burton College then addressed the audience deliver...

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Vic's Head Shave: Hair today, gone on the 27th September!

The South Ormsby Group of Parishes present "GOING GOING GONE!!!- Hair Today Gone on Sept 27th"  at 3pm at the Edward Richardson School Reverend Cheryl Hilliam intends to have her head shaved to raise funds for The Group, The School   & St Andrew's Children Hospice as a final fundraising effort before retiring next year so please help ...

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LRSN welcomes the new Bishop of Grantham

LRSN welcomes the new Bishop of Grantham

We are delighted that HM The Queen has approved the nomination of the Revd Dr Nicholas Alan Chamberlain as the next Bishop of Grantham. Nicholas (51) has been Vicar of the parish of St George and St Hilda, Jesmond, in the Diocese of Newcastle, for nine years. As 12th suffragan Bishop of Grantham, Nicholas will have pastoral oversight of the archdeaconry of Boston, but will also have a diocese-wide role of developing and encouraging ordained and lay ministry. The Bishop of Li...

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LRSN launches new freephone Helpline number

LRSN launches new freephone Helpline number

On Thursday 25th June at the Lincolnshire Show we launched our new Helpline Number following changes by Ofcom, the communications regulator, to the way consumers are charged for calling numbers beginning 08.  The changes being introduced are intended to make the costs of calling 08 numbers more transparent and easier to understand. The new LRSN Helpline number 0800 138 1710 will go live on the 1st July and will now be free to callers from both landlines and mobile networks. The H...

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Rural Quiz raises £2500 for LRSN and LNAA!

Rural Quiz raises £2500 for LRSN and LNAA!

Brigg based Brown & Co Property and Business Consultants, along with co-sponsors Peacock & Binnington machinery dealers and Woldmarsh Producers Ltd farmer buying group held another successful Rural Quiz on Wednesday 1st July at Elsham, strongly supported by farmers and those from the rural community. The event was held in aid of LRSN and the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and raised  a fantastic £2,500 so a huge thanks to Brown and Co, Peacock and Binnington and Wo...

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