Kinema development plans approved

East Lindsey District Council has granted the Kinema in the Woods planning permission to build a third auditorium next to the existing cinema, which is in the Woodhall Conservation Area, and to create a new car park. The decision is subject to conditions, some of which reflect the concerns of nearby residents and other interested parties such as Lincolnshire County Council (Highways, Environment & Economy, Countryside Access).

The long list of conditions includes prior approval of a Tree Protection Plan, details of external materials, surface and foul water disposal plans, proposals for the provision of bird nest features and bat boxes, cycle parking plans and details of doors and windows. The planned car park must be completed before building work starts, and no trees or shrubs may be felled between February and July. The development must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of the permission, 06/03/2018. Continue reading


Mustard gas: update on the update!

From East Lindsey District Council:

We have been advised that the revised start date for the Phase 2 works on site by the Ministry of Defence will be 16 April 2018 for (up to) a two week period. These works will be accompanied by a road closure on Kirkby Lane. As always, this revised start date is wholly dependent upon there being no other calls on the MoD’s resources at that time. Previous update | ELDC Incident Update page

Potholes: “We are doing the best we can.”

From the Horncastle News:

The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council has defended the authority’s record for mending potholes after a heated exchange with a parish councillor in Woodhall Spa. Councillor Patricia Bradwell represents Woodhall Spa (and Kirkby on Bain [Ed]) at County Hall and attended a parish council meeting last Tuesday. She outlined plans for major road improvements in the Woodhall Spa area which she revealed had been scheduled for July. She explained the date had been set to avoid a clash with a 40’s Festival that attracts thousands of visitors. She also said the work – on Tattershall Road and Witham Road – would be completed before the summer holidays when the tourist season is at its peak in Woodhall. Councillor Bradwell also told parish councillors crews were repairing ‘more potholes than ever in the area’. However, her comments brought a swift response from Parish Councillor Andy Hunter who questioned why the improvements could not be carried out earlier – and the number of potholes that had been repaired. He said: “The condition of local roads is a major concern. They are in an appalling state. Continue reading

Planning Application: House in Roughton Road

East Lindsey District Council planning application reference S/094/00460/17 has been received by the Parish Council and is now being considered. Permission is sought to build a house with detached triple garage, garden/pool room, w.c. and store, detached hay store and construction of a vehicular and pedestrian access on land adjacent to Blenheim, Roughton Road, Kirkby on Bain.

If you wish to comment on this application, please visit this ELDC web page where you can view the associated documents and submit your comments online if you wish. Observations are requested no later than 06 April 2018.
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Coffee Morning

Picture courtesy Presentation MagazineThe next Church coffee morning is scheduled for Saturday 17th March, 10am to 12 noon at Roughton Village Hall.

On offer: stalls, tombola, mystery parcels, cakes, books and raffle, all in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and
St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain. Continue reading

Mustard Gas update: Kirkby Lane to be closed again

From East Lindsey District Council:

Colleagues from the Ministry of Defence have arranged to complete the final phase of clean up works on site. This work involves identifying and removing debris from the site in the location where the Mustard Gas was discovered.

For the works to be completed a road closure on Kirkby Lane in Woodhall Spa will be necessary and this is expected be in place from 11 March 21:00 to 23 March 21:00, though this may end earlier if the works are concluded ahead of schedule. Whilst all traces of Mustard Gas have now been removed from the site, MOD operatives on site will be using full chemical weapon protective equipment as a precautionary measure. Continue reading

Cameo update February 2018

From Maura Dormer:


The meeting on Tuesday 20th Feb at Roughton Parish Hall welcomed a new Chair, Carmita Booth, and a few changes were put to members:


1. Seating arrangements: Chairs to face to narrow side wall with a centre aisle, hopefully to give speakers a more manageable audience and the hard of hearing able to be closer to the speaker at the front.

2. Earlier start time from 8.00pm to 7.30pm to make the finish time earlier.

3. Spreading the word to get more members, particularly men to be encouraged to attend! We have a diversity of speakers with interesting topics e.g. last year we had an author from Louth, a criminal lawyer from Sheffield and a talk about Chatsworth House. Continue reading