Access Mobile Library

The Access Mobile Library is a free and friendly service delivering books (including Large Print, Talking Books and DVDs) every 4 weeks on a prearranged day to anyone who struggles to reach their local library or mobile library facilities, due to mobility, age or ill health related issues.

The Access Mobile Library is a free and friendly home delivery service operating throughout Lincolnshire.

Our dedicated team of professional library staff can deliver books (including Large Print, Talking Books and DVDs) every 4 weeks on a prearranged day to anyone in the county who struggles to reach their local library or mobile library facilities, due to mobility, age or ill health related issues.

If you or someone you know would benefit from our service, please get in touch and we can discuss how best we can help get the items you want straight to your door. 

We can choose books based on your tastes, recommend new authors and even help provide access to our online services. With a few clicks you can have the entire Lincolnshire library catalogue at your fingertips and choose your own items for us to deliver – all for free.

Every time we visit you can provide us with specific titles to be delivered next time, although there may be a short wait for more popular items, and we can collect or renew anything you received previously.  

We are here to help, and from the feedback we receive from our existing customers, we know how important our service can be to the people of Lincolnshire

GLL Better Libraries is a not-for-profit social enterprise operating on behalf on Lincolnshire County Council. Please get in touch for more information: Tel – 01522 782 010 or Email –

Statutory Consultation on the Corby Glen Neighbourhood Plan

How to take part in the statutory consultation on the Corby Glen Neighbourhood Plan, including where to view the plan itself

The Statutory Consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan will remain open until midnight on June 12.

A copy of the Plan can be viewed at the Willoughby Gallery (Library), Lily’s Lavender Hut or the March Hare.

The Plan can also be viewed on-line on the SKDC web site ( will take you to the documents).

Please note that all comments must be sent directly to SKDC and they prefer the use of the designated response form which is available alongside the Neighbourhood Plan documents on their website. 

Email submissions can be sent to:

Postal submissions should be addressed to:
Planning Policy, South Kesteven District Council, 
The Picture House, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, NG31 6TT

Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Corby Glen Community Primary School: LA Governor Position

Do you have an interest in, or experience of supporting, or working within the education sector? Can you commit to a few hours a month supporting our well-loved local primary school?

The CGCPS governing board will have a vacancy for a Local Authority (LA) Governor for the 2023/2024 academic year and is looking for a self-motivated individual who cares passionately about the school. Previous experience as a governor is useful but not essential (training and mentoring can be arranged).

Below is a brief outline of the position:

Local Authority (LA) Governor role and election process

As a maintained school CGCPS is required to appoint an LA governor. An LA Governor acts as a link between the school and the LA but isn’t a political appointee. The election process entails members of the governing board meeting informally with the applicant. Following interview and discussion by the full governing board (FGB), if successful the applicant will be invited to complete an online form to apply for the position. The LA will review documentation submitted by the Clerk to Governors and, if in agreement with the FGB’s nomination, will appoint the applicant.

The Board has three strategic core functions of which the successful applicant will play a role in maintaining:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The Board has planned meetings 6 times per academic year; meetings are usually held at 6.00pm at the school, lasting approximately 2 hours; documents to be reviewed are submitted a week prior to meetings.

If you are interested in applying for the LA Governor role and require further information please contact our Clerk (Sharron Woodward) on:

Local Celebrations for the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla

Local celebrations for the King and Queen’s Coronation are being planned for the whole Bank Holiday weekend. This page has all the details.

The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla is due to take place on Saturday 6 May. Local celebrations are being planned for the whole Bank Holiday weekend.

Quick links to the events for each village:
Burton le Coggles
Corby Glen

Burton le Coggles

Sunday 7 May from 12 noon – Coronation Big Lunch, Burton-le-Coggles Village Hall

Join us as we witness a part of history in the Village Hall from 12 noon. Bring your own food and drink. The barbecue will be lit at 6.00pm for people to cook on. Lots of fun including:

  • Crown-themed house / garden decoration competition (judging Sat 6 May, winner announced Sun 7th May)
  • Wheelbarrow Relay (teams of 4)
  • Space Hopper Races
  • King and Queen Fancy Dress Competition
  • Coverage of the Coronation all day


Sunday 7 May, 10.45am – Service of Thanksgiving, Irnham Church

A Service of Thanksgiving for the Coronation of King Charles III & Queen Camilla will be held at Irnham Church on Sunday 7 May at 10.45am.

Sunday 7 May from 12 noon – Coronation Lunch, Irnham Hall

Coronation Lunch in the Wedding Venue, Irnham Hall. The Stamford Stompers have been booked from 12 noon till 3pm. Further details to follow.

Coronation Mugs

Parish Councillors plan to provide Coronation Mugs for the children of the parish.

Monday 8 May – The Big Help Out Day

Monday has been declared The Big Help Out Day.


Saturday 6 May from 11 am – Big Screen Coronation Ceremony, Swinstead Village Hall

Swinstead will be joining the country from 11am in televising the Coronation Ceremony for King Charles III and Queen Camilla. The Village Hall will televise live on the big screen and the bar will be open.

Sunday 7 May from 12 noon – Traditional Street Party, outside Swinstead Village Hall

Continuing with the celebrations, a Traditional Street Party will be hosted outside the Village Hall on Bourne Road. A toast to our new King, along with cakes and music will be provided.

Please bring your own picnic hampers with food, drinks, plastic plates, cutlery, glasses and where possible. The Bar will be open to purchase any additional drinks.

All enquiries to


Sunday 7 May from 12 noon to 4pm – Family Picnic, Swayfield Recreation Ground

Family picnic to celebrate the King’s Coronation on Swayfield village Recreation Ground. Entertainment throughout the afternoon, games for children, presentation of a commemorative coronation mug for the children, and an ice cream van. For more details contact Alan Cusdin on 07842 160913

Financial support for this event has kindly been provided by South Kesteven District Council

Corby Glen


  • The WI is decorating a throne on the Green.
  • We would appreciate you decorating your windows, garden, and planters.
  • Exhibitions at The Willoughby Gallery – Sculpture from stone to clay by John Crampin and Paintings by Valerie Rath
  • Visit the flower decorations at St John’s Church
  • There is parking available behind Number 10 (next to the Bowls Club) all weekend
  • Thursday and Friday, 4 and 5 May, from 10 am: Decorate St John’s Church for the Coronation Weekend. Donations of red, white and blue bunting, ribbons, flags and flowers of the same colours would be helpful. Contact Jill Walsingham on 01476 550447 or text 07917 626103 or email

Saturday 6 May 9.30am to 10am – Coronation Church Bells, Corby Glen Church

A team of bell ringers under the direction of Tower Captain George Hayward will ring out the bells of St John’s Church, Corby Glen, in celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III. Take the opportunity to listen to and watch this historic moment, and enjoy the sights and scents of the floral decorations in Corby Glen Church.

Saturday 6 May from 10am – Big Screen Coronation Ceremony, Church Street Rooms

Community gathering at the Church Street Rooms to watch the Coronation on the big screen. Transport can be arranged. There will be donated refreshments available, but please bring your own food and drinks; there will be a glass of Prosecco to celebrate.

Coronation cake (edible) decorating competition
Under 11s – Decorated biscuits – £10 gift voucher prize
12-18 year olds – Decorated cake – £20 gift voucher prize
19 and over – Decorated cake – £25 gift voucher prize

Saturday 6 May, approx. 3.30pm – Lancaster Bomber Flypast, Market Place

Saturday 6 May, evening – Ticketed event, Woodhouse Arms

Sunday 7 May, 12.30pm to 2.30pm – Coronation Big Lunch – Market Place

A time for the community to come together to celebrate. Bring table, chairs, food and drink (and sunshine!). IF it rains we will decant to the Church Street Rooms.

Sunday 7 May, from 2.30pm – Street Parties – around the village

Sunday 7 May, 6pm – Service of Thanksgiving, Corby Glen Church

A Service of Thanksgiving for the Coronation of King Charles III & Queen Camilla will be held at Corby Glen Church on Sunday 7 May at 6pm.

Monday 8 May from 11am – Coronation Pro-Am Bowls Tournament, Corby Glen Bowls Club

A fun day for all the family to participate in a bowling competition. There is no charge for entering and no experience is necessary. All equipment can be provided but please wear flat-soled shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Starting at 11am with an introduction to bowling and practice.
  • Break for lunch with sandwiches and drinks.
  • Guests will be teamed with a member of the bowls club for the competition.
  • The draw for the competition will be made and play commence at around 2pm.
  • There will be trophies for the winners and runners-up.

If you are interested in joining us for the day then please contact us by latest Monday 1 May:
Martin Beaton, 01476 550024
Jane Boother, 01476 585338

Monday 8 May, 2–5pm – Fun Day for All – Ron Dawson Memorial Hall

Coronation Afternoon Tea with Corby Glen & District WI: a selection of delicious cakes and scones; Tea, coffee and soft drinks also available

Free Bouncy Castle for children under 8.

Penalty Shoot Out Competition will be held at 3pm with three age categories:
1. Under 12s,
2. 12 to 18,
3. Over 18s.
Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each category.

See the website

Exciting times ahead…

Friday 21st April, 7pm, Corby Glen Church Friends’ launch event – guided tours, exhibition of future plans, refreshments

One Church, One Community – not so much a slogan but more of a battle cry from Corby Glen church-wardens Mick Franklin and Sue Glover. Their vision, with the Parochial Church Council and others, is to fully develop the marvellous potential offered by the Church of St John the Evangelist, for the benefit of the whole community of Corby Glen, present and future.

The church has stood on the highest point in the village for over 850 years. Having undergone renovations and expansions over the centuries, it retains much of its historical and architectural significance. Today it offers visitors the chance to view a remarkable series of medieval wallpaintings 
of great rarity due to the topics being depicted. 

Unfortunately, as with many heritage listed buildings, much needs to be done in order to develop the building to better serve people in the 21st century. Challenges and opportunities abound in equal measure; so, to help support this project, a new group has been formed: the Friends of Corby Glen Church.

The church needs much work, not only to protect the internationally significant history within, but to bring its infrastructure into the modern age. This then is the key aim of the Friends team, to help deliver a building fit for a community to use imaginatively and flexibly, for national celebrations, concerts, tourism, exhibitions, lectures and more, while continuing to serve as the one remaining church for the people of Corby Glen. 

The launch of the scheme will be on Friday 21st April, in Corby Glen Church, starting at 7pm. The evening will include guided tours of the church including a detailed look at the wall paintings, plus an exhibition of the plans for the development of the building as a community asset. We want people to come along and get involved, meet the team, enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments, and let us know your thoughts.

So, please come to our launch meeting and be a part of something truly exciting and special.

Peter Lackey
One of the Friends of Corby Glen Church