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Pinned: Looking to the Future

26th June 2020 | Editorial

‘A voluntary community newspaper for the Kibworth area.’ The very first issue of the Chronicle in April 1978 bore those words underneath the mast head. For 42 years our aim has remained the same. Community and volunteers are what the Chronicle is all about.

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Our Thanks to Sue Buchanan

2nd July 2020 | Editorial

Sue Buchanan has been organising the distribution of the Kibworth Chronicle to 5,000 homes in villages around Kibworth for almost eight years. Each month Sue has checked the availability of volunteers and arranged cover if any are unwell or on holiday.

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A Memory of Betty Bateman

2nd July 2020 | Letters

I was sad to hear of the passing of Betty when I read the article today (26 June) on the Chronicle’s website. Betty was my neighbour for a good couple of years, and as her obituary stated she was forthright in some opinions but we also had some good laughs as well.

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Looking Back on Lockdown Eyecare

2nd July 2020 | Business, Coronavirus

Local independent opticians Edmonds and Slatter opened its doors for routine eye care on Monday 22nd June as restrictions started to ease, including for the first time at their new Kibworth practice. However, in the last few months their team offered an emergency eye care and eyewear service to assist key workers, vulnerable residents and anyone else that needed urgent support.

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Fleckney & Kibworth Running Club in Lockdown

2nd July 2020 | Sport

As a Club we were lucky to be able to host the Kibworth 6 Race on Sunday 8 March, a couple of weeks before the Lockdown was announced. The second event in the LRRL Calendar is a valuable source of income for the Club as well as raising £200 for the Local Air Ambulance Charity.

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Betty Bateman 1925 - 2020

25th June 2020 | Obituaries

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Betty Bateman, passed away on 17 April 2020 at the age of 94. Her funeral took place on Friday 24 April at Gedling Crematorium (Nottinghamshire) on a beautifully warm and sunny afternoon.

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Smeeton Westerby Village Hall - Covid-19 update

25th June 2020 | Community

During ‘Lockdown’, Smeeton Westerby Village Hall, like all other halls, has had to close its doors to all its users. However, on a positive note, it has meant that with the building being empty for so long, we have been able to employ a decorator to come in and completely repaint the building both inside and out.

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