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!
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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.
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The 149th Heckington Show is nearly here!
It's that time of year again. Heckington Show, the largest village show in England, is set to open its doors for the 149th time on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July 2016 and the weather forecast looks good!
If previous years are anything to go by, this year promises to be bigger and better. On Saturday the main ring will be host to Atkinson's Action Horses (as seen on BBC's Poldark) and on Sunday we will see the Backdraft Wheelie Firetruck Display.
There are of course lost of other events happening in the main ring and all around the show ground, full details of which can be found on the Heckington Show website.
It's not too late to get your tickets in advance. Heckington Show have a portal on their website where you can buy and download your e-tickets online. Simply print off your e-ticket and present it at the gate when you arrive.
E-tickets are available to buy online until midnight on Friday 29th July, so dont delay, order today!
We wish everyone a happy and safe Heckington Show.
Heckington gets its own Pokestop
The reality mobile game Pokemon Go has taken the country by storm since being released in the UK earlier this month. Players use their mobile phones or tablets to catch, train and battle Pokemon monsters who appear on their device screens as if they were in the real world.
Players must physically go out and walk about in order to catch the Pokemon, with the developers choosing various landmarks and places of historical interest around the world as Pokestops.
A Pokestop is where you can stock up on items such as Pokeballs, eggs, incubators and potions, all required in order to catch the Pokemon and to play the game to its best capability.
Pokestops are all around the world with Heckington being no exception! Heckington has its own Pokestop situated at the Heckington War Memorial Monument on the village green.
Dont be surprised if you start to see an increase in people gathering around the monument with their mobile devices. They will be stocking up and searching for that elusive Pokemon monster!
The great thing about the Heckington Pokestop is its location, right in the middle of the village. WIth Heckington Show on the horizon it is sure to attract players to the village green and hopefully increase visitor numbers to the shops and pubs surrounding it. Whether you like it or loath it thats got to be a good thing for the village hasn't it?
Pokemon Go is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon. It is appealing to people of all ages and abilities and very easy to play. Whether it is just a craze or fad remains to be seen, but in the meantime expect it to be a topic of conversation for some time to come.