HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF YOUR PARISH COUNCILLORS
The Parish of Wickenby covers about 2010 acres, bordering Shortwood Lane, Friesthorpe to the north; Watery Lane, Lissington to the east; the B1202 Holton Cum Beckering road to the south and through the curtilage of Willow Tree Farm, near Snelland to the West. It comprises of a current population of 192 electors residing in 86 dwellings. The area is mainly agricultural cropping cereals, rapeseed and some sugar beet. There are small herds of beef cattle and flocks of sheep on the isolated family farms. The village boasts of its theatre in a converted Methodist Chapel named after the parents of Oscar winner Jim Broadbent who himself is a patron and occasional visitor. The small Anglican Church dedicated to St. Peter & St. Lawrence is dated from 1100 AD but with an added Victorian bell tower. Wickenby Airfield to the south is ex WW II bomber command but has an active flying club, cafe and small museum. There are some pleasant field footpaths for short walks and a small picnic area on the west outskirts of the village.