Extracts that might be of interestHigh Flight by John Magee Jr
Wellingore Parish Council is chaired by author Roger Coles and includes District Councillor Catherine Mills. Together with volunteers from Wellingore, Navenby, the RAF and Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage, good progress is being made on the planned memorial to the pilot and poet John Gillespie Magee Jr. to be placed in the Millfield Park, along the A607. It is part of our heritage explored in Roger’s book, High Flight.
Lancaster Bomber Memorial Permission Granted
Permission was granted on 24th April for a full sized replica Lancaster Bomber on the A46 at Norton Disney to form the gateway to Lincolnshire. Higher than the Angel of the North, wider with a 31m wingspan and heavier than a real Lancaster, being built of durable steel, not light aluminium. It is a fitting commemoration of 100 years of the RAF and the contributions made by people of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The artistic tribute (without the poppies) reflects Lincolnshire’s long-standing contribution to engineering, agriculture and aerial defence. Almost a third of the £100,000 needed has already been raised. The application came with a huge list of supporters and an excellent speaker in Ken Saddler.
Celebrating the Armed Forces
The Lincolnshire Independents have raised this as a big year to celebrate the Armed forces, with the opening of the International Bomber Command Centre and to mark 100 years since armistice day and 100 years of the RAF. To perform at our big event on July 1st, book a ten-minute talent audition at the NKFest in Navenby on May 26th.
The District Council will promote discounts offered by your business to Veterans and Armed Forces personnel. Deadline May 31st.
NKDC seeks 25% of houses to be “Affordable”, but we often do not get it in the end. For the record, “government affordable” means 85% of market value. Housing over and above the allocation can only get permission with community support.
Source: Councillor Marianne Overton MBE - May Newsletter