Village News


The Autumn Social in the Village Hall, incorporating the Pumpkin Club Annual Show, will be held on Saturday, 13 October 2018.


A big thank you to the 22 residents who turned out to support the sixteenth annual Marston Litter Pick on or prior to 25 March.  Thanks also to Brent Richardson and the staff of QK Cold Stores for cleaning the area in front of their premises, and to Richard Pearson for loaning a truck and for providing temporary storage for the rubbish.

We picked up the litter in the village and from the verges as far as the parish boundary in almost all directions.  Once again the biggest effort was in Toll Bar Road where we cleared as far as Harlaxton Engineering’s gate on one side and the Coldstore on the other.  The Toll Bar Road/A1 junction is a disgrace and the Parish Council has raised it with SKDC and Gonerby Parish Council – the land beyond Foston Beck belongs to Gonerby.  It is for consideration that we try to clean it ourselves next year, perhaps on a separate date.

Also included in the clean-up were Green Lane, Barkston Road and Sand Lane, together with Bridge Street as far as the Hougham junction plus the village hall and playing field.  Finally a huge effort was also made to clear all litter and fly-tipping down Frinkley Lane as far as the concrete pad.

A total of about 110 bags of litter were collected, together with a vast amount of other general rubbish.  It has all been taken away by SKDC and will most likely go to landfill.  It is a pity that we have not had time or labour to sort out the recyclable items.  Perhaps we might look at this next year – ideas and suggestions welcome!

Those taking part either on the day or during the week before were Simon and Caroline Brown, Phil and Jane Cartwright, John and Pat Crozier, Tim Deal, Mel Foster, Tim Found, Jennifer Hare, John Ivill, Phil Keogh, Stephen Manuel, David and Susie Mathieson, David and Val Morrell, Daphne Morton, Angela Parsons, Andy Watson, George Winter and Colin Weightman.