Steve Plater slams local roads at village meeting

In response to a question at this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, champion motorcyclist Steve Plater agreed in public that the state of our local roads was a disgrace and potentially a matter of life and death. “Don’t get me started” he said, but encouraged by the positive reaction in the primary school hall, he did just that, criticising Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department’s apparent indifference.

This year’s meeting had got off to a heart-warming start at the Primary School Hall, as a small but excited group of younger children sang songs that many will remember with affection from their own schooldays. Most of the audience joined in, before taking part in a new venture – the village bake-off, scoffing delicious tray bakes and marking them out of ten. The outright winner was Jill Hilton and there was no shortage of scrummy leftovers taken home after the meeting. Continue reading

Local Road Closures

The Parish Council has been notified by Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department of the following closures, apparently for resurfacing work, affecting Kirkby on Bain residents and visitors:

 

 

LOCATION:  Kirkby Lane, Kirkby on Bain / Woodhall Spa (Between Roughton Road and B1191)

PERIOD OF CLOSURE:  26/06/2017 to 07/07/2017 (5 days in this period) ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:  B1191, B1192, Pauls Lane and Kirkby Lane / Tattershall Road

LOCATION:  Main Road (Rimes Lane to Moor Lane), Roughton

PERIOD OF CLOSURE:  12/06/2017 to 27/06/2017
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Roughton Road, Kirkby Lane, B1192 Horncastle Road, Main Road and Vice Versa Continue reading

Is this your cat?

Yesterday (May 14) a small cat turned up at our house. Quite friendly and quite hungry, possibly a young pregnant female, she stood her ground against our cat Jack and stayed around all day.

She has turned up again this morning. I have spoken to a very helpful local cats’ protection representative, who has explained that unfortunately they are unable to take in strays in at the moment, so please, if you own this cat, or even if you know who does, could you get in touch as soon as possible by leaving a comment here or calling 01526 354783?

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Take care on the footpath to Tattershall Thorpe!

From Martin Briscombe:

Recently the first part of footpath 172, which leads from Kirkby Lane through to Tattershall Thorpe, has been fenced in with stock netting topped with two strands of barbed wire.

Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department were asked if it was safe for pedestrians to use, and Jonathan Stockdale replied that whereas the path didn’t quite meet the statutory guidelines, it was still able to be used. Here’s a copy his reply: Continue reading

Horncastle and District Choral Society: free concert

As part of the Horncastle Arts and Music festival, this concert offers you a varied programme including Schubert’s Mass in G, Elgar’s “From the Bavarian Highlands” and a selection of Victorian Music. It’s at St. Mary’s Church, Horncastle, starting 7.30pm on Saturday May 13th. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Air Ambulance.

Church Plant and Produce Sale

All welcome to the Kirkby and Roughton Plant and Produce Sale on Saturday 13th May, in Roughton Parish Hall. It’s scheduled from 10.00 am. to 12 noon and refreshments are available.

Donations of plants will be gratefully received from 9.00 am at the hall on the day of sale. The event is in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain.

Woodhall Spa Country Show 2017

This year’s Woodhall Spa Country Show is only days away now, scheduled for Sunday the 21st of May. Come along any time between 9.30am and 5.00pm. You can find the showground along Green Lane opposite Canterbury Close (LN10 6QY), and a one way system will be operated on the day. All routes are signposted by AA signs.

“Our theme this year is to be ‘Traditional Rural Crafts’. The varied Lincolnshire environment lends its self to a wide range of crafts. The wolds have a tradition of hedge laying, there are dry stone walls in the Ancaster area and stone is a vernacular building material in the Stamford and Deeping areas. The fens and marsh have mud and stud used for cottages, some of which survive in entirety and many remnants are still there hidden away where people in the past have encased them in brick and tile as their living standards began to improve.” Continue reading