Last year the Kirkby on Bain Annual Parish Meeting attracted a record number of local people and invited guests, filling the primary school hall in Wharf Lane almost to capacity. Martin, Penny and I have been busy since then planning this year’s event, now called the annual village meeting, scheduled for May 18th, starting at 6.30 pm.
Once again children from the primary school will be top of the bill and they are working right now on their opening routine. The details are a secret of course but I have an idea that music might be involved.
Other highlights will include a bake-off, a local photographic display, an open forum, refreshments and guest speakers.
Full planning permission has been granted by East Lindsey District Council to carry out alterations to the church to provide a stone guard on the existing east elevation windows. For details of the application, see the previous post.
Planning permission has been granted to build an agricultural storage building and construct a vehicular access with a hardstanding area in Kirkby Lane. This application was discussed by the Kirkby on Bain Parish Council who registered concerns regarding a possible increase in traffic hazard in this narrow lane. For details of the application, see the previous post.
The full planning permission notice includes some conditions, including a reference to the proposed vehicular access: Continue reading →
It may be about to get easier to park in the marketplace in Horncastle, but this will be of no comfort if you need to use the nearby HSBC or Natwest branches. The HSBC branch is due to close in June, and the Natwest in September. Both banks attribute these closures to the move to internet and mobile banking.
Bad luck for those who will lose their jobs and for customers who have no access to the internet or still have slow broadband and poor mobile coverage, or live miles from the nearest Post Office. For the residents of Kirkby on Bain, this leaves only the Barclays Horncastle branch and Lloyds in Coningsby within striking distance, and if the same logic applies, who knows how long they will last? Continue reading →
Horncastle and ELDC Councillor Fiona Martin announced at a town council meeting last Tuesday evening that as part of East Lindsey District Council’s latest review into car parking, there may be a 30-minute free parking period in the Market Place in future. While stressing the proposal has yet to be ratified, Councillor Martin said that combined with the retention of all day free parking at The Wong this could only benefit the town.
It strikes me that it would also benefit residents of neighbouring villages such as Kirkby on Bain who lost access to the only bank in Woodhall Spa in 2012 after it’s ATM was robbed by ram-raiders in 2010. If the proposal goes through, you’ll have the choice of three banks opposite the market place without shelling out for parking. But you’ll have to be quick!
Read more in the Horncastle News
I have some memories of Kirkby, but it was the April of my sixth birthday when we left so some memories have faded. Others come back with a little prompting.
I was born at No 1 The Elms, which doesn’t appear to have changed much to this day. I did indeed attend the school. Mrs Spears the headmistress said that I might as well attend school earlier than expected because I used to go to class with my older brother anyway. There were two classrooms, my brother, being three years older, was in the larger room and and I was in the other. Unfortunately I cannot remember the teacher’s name. Continue reading →
The Parish Council is considering an amended planning application to build a detached house with a double garage on land at West Lane, Haltham, Horncastle LN9 6JG, part of which lies within Kirkby on Bain civil parish.
To view the application, visit the ELDC websitehere. To view or download all the associated documentation, click on the [Documents] tab. Continue reading →