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Annual General Meeting 2018


The Trust AGM will be held on Tuesday May 1st this year at a new venue. We shall be meeting at Heckington Windmill where, following the business of the AGM, Jim Bailey, the Mill Manager, will be speaking about the history of the windmill and its restoration.

As many of you will already know the mill is unique in having eight sails and has received Heritage Lottery funding for restoration and development. The meeting will start at 7.30 but the mill will be open from 7.00 so that those attending can view the exhibitions and look round part of the building. Parking is available on site.


There will be a short break following the AGM when tea and coffee will be available for purchase together with bottled beer from the craft brewery situated on site.

We are very grateful to Heckington Windmill Trust for allowing us to use their premises for what promises to be an interesting evening.


The AGM is open to non-members although they will be unable to vote on issues. Space in the mill is limited so we would appreciate you letting us know if you intend to attend, particularly if you wish to bring friends. Contact us via sleaford.navigation@ntlworld.com




Bank work in Sleaford


Thanks to those who helped on the work party in Sleaford to put the specialised seeded plugs in the coir roll edging on Riverside Green. Thanks too to the Greggs Foundation who helped fund the work there. These plugs are not cheap!

The increased water depth made things a bit difficult but at least there’s no danger of the aquatic plants drying out and hopefully new growth will start soon. The wire mesh on top of the plants is a temporary measure to prevent the young shoots from being eaten by the ducks before they get properly established.

Hopefully before too long the coir roll and vegetation will help provide habitat for a variety of species as well as helping to stabilise the bank.

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