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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Keeping you up to date with what's going on..
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.
(Click above for all the latest Heckington news stories)
Approved Supplier status for Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband
Heckington based Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband have been accepted by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport onto the list of approved suppliers for the Government's high speed internet roll out.
As part of the Broadband Development UK (BDUK) programme, the Government aims to give everyone the ability to access high speed internet and will pay for the equipment and installation of services in order to achieve this.
In Lincolnshire alone, there are around 2,500 properties that have little or no internet access and the BDUK scheme is aimed at addressing that. Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband have been approved to provide a low cost alternative to traditional broadband access, normally provided through BT cables, by offering customers high speed internet via satellite.
Data packages start at £24.99 per month and with the exception of a one off connection fee, that is all the customer pays. The Government pays for the satellite internet equipment and standard installation, worth around £400.
Eligible people who will benefit from this scheme have to register with the local council and obtain a voucher code. Once in receipt of this code, they pass it to Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband who arrange for the delivery and installation of the equipment, usually within 30 days. It's a very simple and straight forward process. All people need to do is decide what data plan they prefer.
If you think you are eligible for the BDUK scheme, visit the Lincolnshire Council website at www.onlincolnshire.org/subsdy-scheme for further information and to make an online application.
For further details on how Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband can help you and what packages are available under the BDUK scheme, please visit their website at www.lincolnshiresatellite.com or call them on 01529 200020.
The Rhythm of Africa
A fundraising evening for Cancer Reasearch
Traditional African Drumming and Percussion comes to Heckington Village Hall
Come along to a brilliant evening of playing African Djembe. It's great fun and easy to pick up. If you can count to four, you can play.
All musical instruments are provided, so all you need to do is turn up and have a fun time playing them.
We caught up with the organiser, Diane Matthews and asked her why she wanted to run a Djembe workshop?
I moved to the village in October 2015 after living on the Essex/Suffolk borders for 30 years.Djembe, African Drumming came into my life when I was dealing with chronic illness (cancer). It has great therapeutic benefits as you get lost in the rhythms of the drums and it has such a feel good factor. Whenever I run these workshops, people always have a great time and ask when is the next one? By profession, I am a Management Trainer and often use Djembe in Team Building and Away days. But my favourite thing to do is working in communities and introducing the joys of Djembe to others. I use this to help me raise funds for Cancer Research and thus far have raised over £18,000.I provide all the instruments and if you can count to four, you can play. I really hope my new community of Heckington will support me and ask for more workshops.My Djembe evening is Friday 27th May at the Village Hall. Tickets are £10 and available from the Windmill Shop in the village. I am attaching one of my flyers which will be displayed around the village.