Community Groups & Clubs
Community Groups & Clubs
National Coastwatch for Mablethorpe
The Team were established in 2009, and awarded the Queens' Award for Voluntary service in the 2013 Jubilee Honours list. The team of Volunteers are the eyes along the coast, 365 days of the year watching from their Watch Station overlooking North Beach, Mablethorpe.
The Team deal with all sorts of incidents from Lost Children, and finding of washed up ordnance to emergencies at sea such as Jet Skiers in difficulties and children being washed out to sea on air beds. Their mantra is SPOT! PLOT! REPORT! - all incidents are reported to HM Coastguard Operations Centre for action. This year, 2016, to date, we have dealt with four emergency incidents all of which had successful happy outcomes.
The station is supported entirely by voluntary public contributions and the team even supply their own uniforms.
Mablethorpe Coastwatch are always looking for new volunteers who are trained at their own pace to achieve a standard recognised by HM Coastguard. The team is a Declared Facility as part of the local Search and Rescue Organisation.
To join, please contact either call at the Station on Sea View Car Park, Quebec Road, Mablethorpe, (entrance opposite The Loewen Cinema) or call 01507 477642 for more information. A recruit is somebody who wishes to give to the community and is aged over 18 years (for insurance purposes). For More information on National Coastwatch nationally - www.nci.org.uk
The Station is operational 365 days a year between 0930 to 1730 in summer and 1000 to 1600 during the winter months, the change in hours coincides with the change of clock hours. Visitors are always welcome at the station.
Finally, Tony Worth, the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, when awarding us the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, commented "these volunteers are Lincolnshire's best kept secret!"
We are THE EYES ALONG THE COAST!
Dance & Fitness in Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Sandilands
Rosslyn Bauck 441909 and Sandi Lovejoy 442963
St Clement’s Church Hall, Church Lane 2JB - Monday 1-30pm
Wednesday 7:15pm - St Marys Church Hall
Classes by Michelle Gledhill
Aerobics St Clement’s Church Hall, Church Lane 2JB - Tuesday 5-15pm
Aerobics Monday & Friday 10am at Mablethorpe Community Hall
Aerobics Tuesday 10am Huttoft village hall
Aerobics Tuesday 5.15pm st Clements Church Hall Sutton on Sea
Fitness Pilates 6pm Mondays at Mablethorpe Community Hall
Kettlercise Thursday 7pm Mablethorpe Community Hall
Sheilah Howarth 442791
Enterprise Hall, Sutton on Sea - Monday 7pm
Enterprise Hall, Sutton on Sea - Wednesday 2pm & 3pm
Palms Tai Chi
Glennis Rogerson 01754 610726
Station Sports Centre, High Street, Mablethorpe - Friday 10-30am
Sherwood Brownie & Guide Hall, Sherwood Road 2GZ - Wednesday 11am
St Clement’s Church Hall, Church Lane - Monday 5-30pm
Mablethorpe Community Hall, Stanley Avenue - Wednesday 9-30am & 11-30am
Vitality for over 60s
Mablethorpe Community Hall, Stanley Avenue
Station Sports Centre, High Street, Mablethorpe Tel:472 129
Meridale Hall, 1 Sutton High Street - Thursday 10am
Mablethorpe Community Hall, Stanley Avenue - Monday 5-30pm
Yoga in Sandilands
Grange & Links, Sea Lane, Sandilands - Thursday 7pm
Yoga in Sutton-on-Sea
Dorothy Howard 441624
Enterprise Hall, Sutton on Sea - Tuesday 7pm
Yoga in Mablethorpe
Mablethorpe Community Hall, Stanley Avenue - Thursday 9-30am
Dog Training in Sutton on Sea
St Clement’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Trusthorpe - Sunday 2-30pm
Sheila Middleton 01 507 441 180
Meridale Centre, (Tel: 01 507 441 481) 1, High Street,Sutton-on-Sea,LN12 2ET - Wednesday 6-30pm
T. J. Stow, 38 The Strand, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire LN12 1BQ
GOSWS - Secretary is G0SWS (Golf Zero Sugar Whisky Sugar)
The Eagle Radio Group meets in the Mablethorpe Coastal Centre, Victoria Road, Mablethorpe every second Tuesday in the month. The meetings are of interest to men and women from all walks of life who have a common interest in radio and electronics. Visitors are always welcome and we currently have several holiday makers who visit us on a regular basis.
Our meetings start at 8pm and there is a very relaxed social atmosphere. The group has continued to grow since it was first formed and we enjoy having fun whilst still partaking in the hobby of amateur radio.
There is no membership or meeting fee. So if you can, pay us a visit, you will be made very welcome.
Sutton Rovers Football Club
Sutton playing fields
Sutton on Sea
Mark Chambers, Secretary, 01507 473297, 07989125128
Andrew Watts, Chairman, 01507 490166
meet on Monday afternoon 2 - 4
Also Thursday morning 10 - 12.
And Thursday afternoon 1 - 3
at Mablethorpe Community hall, (behind Lidl) Stanley Avenue, Mablethorpe.
Each session costs £ 2.50 which includes paper, brushes, paints etc. for water colour, acrylic & pastel, with Pat and Frank helping where needed.
For more information phone 01507 473592
The Mablethorpe Model Boat group is a casual group meeting twice a week at the Queens Park Boating Lake. The group sail a variety of off the shelf, kit built and scratch built radio controlled boats. Electric, steam and sail are all welcome - there is even a duck being pursued by a shark!
The group meets after 5:30 on Wednesday and Sunday nights during the summer and around lunch time in the colder months. All meets are weather dependant. There is a social aspect and members often meet up when not sailing the boats.
New participants are welcome to join them as are spectators and arm chair modellers. The group has permission to use the lake so joining the Mablethorpe Model Boat Group (no fee) and abiding by a few simple criteria will allow you to use it too.
Too find out more turn up during a session or call Victor on 01507 475946
The Mablethorpe Photo Album
The Mablethorpe Photo Album is a popular Facebook page where users can display and comment on photo’s of Mablethorpe both new and old.
Be sure to like the Mablethorpe Photo Album on Facebook to see fresh pictures of our wonedrfull seaside resort all year round.
Mablethorpe Old Photos and Memories
You need to request memebership to this Facebook Group but once accepted you will find a large selection of photo's often posted by the person who originally took it with some explanation.
If you lived in, or spent a lot of time in Mablethorpe in the past you'll not only see some wonderfull pictures but you may get back in touch with a few people too! Visit the Mablethorpe Old Photo's and Memories Facebook Group today.
Mablethorpe Running Club
Meetings: Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30pm.
Monday night is a Mablethorpe Running Club run from the Sherwood Road Clubhouse.
Thursday night runs are from the clubhouse in the darker winter months, and
In the summer months, Mablethorpe Running Club meet at Well near Alford (7 miles from Mablethorpe) for a scenic run around the fields and country lanes of the Lincolnshire wolds.
All abilities are welcome to club nights.
Follow us on FaceBook
For more information, club information and race results: www.eastcoastclassic10k.co.uk
The Passion Play on the Prom
A street drama in words and music for GOOD FRIDAY by the Churches Together in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea.
Mablethorpe Pullover on 14th April 2017
The Rotary Club of Alford and Mablethorpe was established in 1978 and meets weekly alternating between The Bacchus Hotel in Sutton on Sea and The Manor House in Alford. Though not in a privileged area our club has a proud history of punching above it's weight and has made it's mark on the world stage as the home club of past Rotary International President, Bill Huntely. Through Rotary Bill, a teacher from Sutton on Sea, found himself meeting with people like President Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela.
Giving Something Back
Rotary is primarily a club for people who want to 'give something back' by using the skills of their professional or trade to provide help where it is needed be it for a local or global cause. On a local level our Rotarian's deliver library books to the housebound, on a global level, Rotary was the instigator, and remains the driving force, of the effort to eradicate Polio from our planet. And there's a million projects in between!
Rotary also raises funds for causes near and far and many of you will be familiar with our volunteer run barbecues which support many of our events. We are also very active at Christmas bringing Santa to the local Co-Ops, Alford Manor House, Sutton Christmas event and our Carol Concert at The Dunes.
Enhance Your Social Life
It's not mentioned enough that Rotary is also good fun. You will enjoy a weekly meal with your new friends, work in committees and groups to organise events and projects, hear from fascinating speakers and go on trips and tours that of places you didn't even know existed.
Find out more on the Rotary Club of Alford and Mablethorpe's Website and follow us on Facebook for regular updates on what we are doing within the club and within your local community. We hope you'll be so impressed that you'll want to join!
Meetings are at:
The Bacchus Hotel
High Street, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12 2EY
Tel: 01507 441204
Alford Manor House
West Street, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9HT
Tel: 01507 463073
The Mablethorpe Boatshed on Victoria Road is currently closed awaiting repairs to the building and a suitable tenant. The various community activities that have taken place within it in recent years have transferred to The Coastal Centre just a couple of doors down the same road.
The History of Mablethorpe Boatshed
The Boatshed began its life as just that, the shed that the lifeboat was housed in. It was built and opened on September 20th 1900. Since then it has weathered 2 wars, the East Coast floods of 1953 and seen Mablethorpe develop from a small rural village into a thriving family holiday resort.
Memories of the boatshed and lifeboat within are remembered below as published on the, now discontinued, Mablethorpe Boatshed website and used here with permission.
I see no Ghosts Here
Stretching and yawning John Rowson Linguard opened his eyes and looked around him, he turned to his partner Lifeboat Sally and said "What on earth has happened here, you cannot really mean that we have been asleep since 1920 and that now it is 2005".
Ghosts sometimes come back to haunt us with tales of the past, little looming moments in the shadows of our mind, but not so this ghost, this is the ghost of the "Old Lifeboat Shed" at Mablethorpe, the one on Victoria Road. He clearly remembers the "Shed" being built and the fuss everyone made about the new lifeboat, the crew and all the lives they were going to save.
The incredible thing about those days of course, was that the boat had to be pulled to the sea by horses, and then dragged into the water until it was afloat.
Vague memories of wood, men, cork life jackets, noise and bustle abounded then. The urgency of getting the boat to water, meeting and supporting the souls at sea and offering them help and rescue.
He can see them now in his minds eye, Lifeboat Sally was not around then, he was a single young man, full of ideas and hope, and he used to watch the crew. They polished his woodwork, buffed his brass and proudly cared for his nameplate. John Rowson Linguard was the name given to the boat, and it was then his ghost was born; he still remains, to roam around the Boatshed. The crew were keen, enthusiastic and hopeful. All wanting to give something to the community, all willing to follow orders and believing the role was worthwhile. John Rowson Linguard went out to sea several times and remembers horses struggling to get him into the water, strong, determined men, being battered by cold salt sea, putting all his and their energy into getting to where the help was needed, and then in 1920 the decision was made to close the "Shed" and John Rowson kissed Boatshed Sally, closed his eyes, and slept.
He dreamt of the First World war and how hard it had been to find men to crew the boat, how they had to shut the Boatshed and pray that no one needed him, how young men would come and stand outside the Boatshed, full of pride, full of hope, dressed in all their military best, so pleased to be involved in the War, how they went away and how some of them did not come back.
John slept on, Mablethorpe started to change again, fashions of women started to look different, and what was this, Women could vote!!, electricity was beginning to appear in peoples lives, cars were disturbing his sleep. 1939 was awful, planes, darkness, and more men going away, land girls working where the men had once worked. Mablethorpe has changed and is changing, what's this? Why are there more uniforms and young men going away again? Another war, another battle.
Dreaming on John begins to feel water swirling around him again, unpleasant feelings of the sea breaching the defences. It is 1953 and the sea defences have broken and the sea has come in to the town.
The noise from the holiday makers getting off the trains begins to get dimmer, he cannot hear the steam engines anymore, 1966 and the station has closed, the shops are changing, the crowds are less and less each year.
Still more time passes and the doors of the "Boatshed" start to look tatty and uncared for, lots of groups of people come and go, but no one seems to care about what will happen to the building? and the ghost drifts off again, into a deep sleep.
September 2005, he stretches, yawns and asks Lifeboat Sally that first question; but before she has any chance to answer people start coming into the building, young people, older folks, all sorts of different groups. John and Sally perch on the roof of the little 'one to one' room and try to work out what is happening.
They see young people laughing and learning, older folks carrying strange items, (which we know as computers and phones), walls being built and energies moving around. Someone called Sarah, who says she is a 'Co-ordinator', helping people to make informed choices, a "Committee" determined not to lose the history of the Boatshed, as well as determined not to ever stop being helpful. John and Sally really enjoy the committee meetings, as all the people who use the Boatshed are involved, and they see how diverse the people are who use it, but they are still mystified as to what the Boatshed is now doing. Finally at a meeting in late September 2005 they discovered what the Boatshed is doing, and this is what they find out.
No "boat", but "hope", no souls at sea, but souls seeing, no crew going out, but rather encouraging people in. The Boatshed now puts "people" in where they used to house the Boat. The Boatshed is now a Multi-Use Centre. New doors are replacing the old, doors that look as if the Boatshed is proud of itself again; a new kitchen is about to be built, a shower room for those who do not have the facilities at home and so much more.
The "Boatshed" has again got wind in her sail, a crew rowing with direction, sailing towards the shore of change, knowing all is well. The ghost might not know how to deal with 2005, 100 years after he first moved into the "Boatshed", but he, and Sally, made a decision, that they will stay and see the exciting things that unfold in their home.
After all, home is where the "boat" was.
Helping and Supporting Our Community by providing Facilities and Services, Signposting and Information, Direction and Guidance.
The Coastal Centre is a volunteer staffed, multi-use centre run by The Boatshed Charity (The Mablethorpe Boatshed being an adjacent building in which the group previously operated). The centre hosts various local groups and clubs with rooms available for hire on an hourly or daily basis. The Royal British Legion have a permanent outreach centre there and the local radio station, Coastal Breeze, has it's studio in the building.
The Community Hub
Every Tuesday the Coastal Centre hosts The Community Hub. This weekly drop in session sees many of the local agencies join us providing local people who may have limited access to technology and transport an easy way to access them.
The Coastal Centre aims to be a place where local people can access information and advice on all manner of things including House, Wellbeing, Finance, Job Search and much more.
Find Out More
The Coastal Centre is the old Library building at number 32 Victoria Road, Mablethorpe, LN12 2AQ. Feel free to dorp in whenever we are open, call us on 01507 329172 or visit our website to find out more.
Sutton on Sea Community Voluntary Car Service
4 Marine Avenue
Sutton on Sea
Lincolnshire LN12 2ND
Charity Number: 1087609
Telephone: 01507 442 502 or 01507 441 934
Emergency Number: 07 894 164 012
Office open: Monday to Friday - 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
The Community Voluntary Car Service provides transport for people with difficulties and hardship and it difficult to visit:
THE SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO EXISTING SERVICES
i.e. bus/taxi or lifts from friends, but to assist where difficulties and hardship occur.