Welcome to Heckington.com the Community Website for the Lincolnshire village of Heckington. This website is run and supported by local villagers in an attempt to bring you all that’s great about the village.
On this site you will find useful links to local traders, organisations and groups that will showcase what Heckington has to offer to its residents and visitors alike, proving that Heckington is a great place to visit and an even greater place to live!
We hope you will visit us soon!
Keeping you up to date with what’s going on in Heckington
Heckington has its own twitter account @heckington. Whether you are a local resident or a visitor from afar, please follow us to keep up to date with what’s going on in the village. Our twitter account takes feeds from various social media platforms linked with Heckington, so follow us and join the fun.
There are several Facebook pages devoted to Heckington, including groups looking at our village history as well as our famous Heckington Windmill and Heckington Show. The Facebook groups are run by local residents and are full of useful information and often lively discussion about what’s going on in the village. Click HERE to join in with the local discussions.
We also have our own YouTube channel with a selection of Heckington related videos. If you have any video footage of Heckington that you would like to be included on this website please contact us. in the meantime we hope you enjoy our videos, that can be found on here at the Heckington YouTube Channel.
The Heckington Village Magazine is a monthly publication packed with local news, events and competitions. It is run separately from this website and is available to buy from several shops in the village.
Hello and welcome to the new look Heckington.com website. We thought it was time to give the website a bit of a facelift particularly as we have reached record visitors numbers. Did you know in the last 12 months this website has received over 1.3 million hits with over 142,000 unique visitors. This is a fantastic achievement for a small village website.
The aim of the site is to bring you all the latest news surrounding Heckington to showcase what a great place the village is to visit and an even better place to live. As well as having eyes and ears on the ground in the village, we also have in place different mechanics that will trawl the internet for anything Heckington related and if we think this will be of benefit to our readers, we will include it in our Latest News section. All Latest News items will be shared on our social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter which means that you can now follow us via your mobile phone or tablet as well as your home computer or laptop anywhere in the world!
As well as providing a main section about the local village amenities, you will notice that there is a new section called Heckington Links that provides links to external Heckington related websites for you to explore. Please visit them as there are some fantastic organisations in the village such as the Heckington Players Amateur Dramatic Society, the Heckington Village Trust and of course the world famous 8 sail Windmill plus many more. There is also a link to Heckington’s very own celebrity, legendary TV and Radio presenter Tom Edwards, who celebrated his 70th birthday recently.
Please feel free to link back to this website at www.heckington.com
Some of our Twitter followers have pointed out that not everyone is a member of Facebook and they sometimes miss out on the opportunity to join in with the local discussions. Therefore, this website now gives you the ability to join in and comment on local news issues that appears on this site. Each news item now has the option for you to leave comments or observations. This will require you to register and join us to prevent the site from being spammed. In the near future you will be able to log into the website via social media. Please be courteous and respectful at all times.
If you know of a local event or announcement that will benefit the wider community, please let us know and we will gladly include it in our Latest News section.
This website is run on a voluntary basis and our thanks go out to those local businesses that have already sponsored us. We rely on the support of the local business community for sponsorship in the form of advertising or donations. If you are a local business or organisation and would like to have a presence on this website, please get in touch using the contact form link at the top of the site. Our advertising rates are extremely competitive.
We aim to keep this website as up to date with accurate information as possible. If you find any errors in our publications, please let us know straight away and we shall correct them.
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The 2nd Heckington Scout group are planning to maintain the memory of those who fought during the infamous Battle of Arnhem and Oosterbeek, also known as Operation ‘Market Garden’, which took place in September 1944, by adopting the Pegasus emblem worn by the veterans of the 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery (Royal Artillery) who were stationed in Heckington during the war prior to the assault.
The largest airborne operation in the history of warfare, it was a daring plan to establish a route through Holland and into Germany, and was aimed at bringing the war to an early end.
Many of the airborne troops were stationed in Lincolnshire and the surrounding area prior to the battle, and were transported from local airfields into the battle zone.
The idea came about as a result of the village’s commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem last year.
It was explained at last Monday’s meeting of the parish council the scouts need around £400 for the cost of the badges which will be pinned to their neckerchiefs and already the parish council has pledged to contribute and the Parachute Regiment Association which was involved in the commemoration event is also lending their assistance.
Curated from www.sleafordstandard.co.uk