Planning application: bungalow in Haltham

The Parish Council has received a planning application to build a bungalow on LAND NORTH OF WEST LANE, HALTHAM, HORNCASTLE, LINCOLNSHIRE, LN9 6JG. To view the application, visit the ELDC website here. To view or download all the associated documentation click on the [Documents] tab.

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Was there a Roman fort in Coningsby?

From Ryan Tomlinson (Woodhall Spa Memories Facebook Group).

Did you know that an RAF base, which was famously home to the Dambusters, was also previously occupied by the Romans?

Well a former Reverend from Coningsby certainly believed so… Continue reading

Spooks and creepy crafts at Tattershall Castle

Spooky half term goings on at the castle! Will you dare to tread within the ghostly grounds? The castle is a maze of haunting walls. Take our spine shivering Halloween trail for some frightful fun and enjoy some creepy crafting activities.

Monday 21 October to Sunday 27 October | Gates open 11:00. Start 11:00. End 16:00. A National Trust Event – Normal Admission Charges Apply. Booking Not Needed. Check our website for the latest information. Continue reading

Parish Council Meeting September 2019: notes

This meeting was held on September 5th in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm. Notes taken by the Parish Clerk are available for download here. This document will be tabled for approval at the next meeting, scheduled for 7th November.

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Cameo club report September 2019

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 17th September Meeting

Our Chair Carmita was not well enough to attend so we wish her a speedy recovery. Sue Bruzas, vice chair, began the meeting with business re Christmas Meal payment of £15 and paying for tickets of £7 for the Horncastle panto by Oct meeting to ease accounting at the end of the year. The AGM will be held in March next year and, to encourage more of us to attend that meeting, a raffle will be held and the winner will have their subscription of £10 paid. Suggestions for next year’s charity would be welcomed asap.

Bob Turner (left) and Alan Taylor (right). [Click to enlarge in a new tab]

We welcomed veterans Alan Taylor and Bob Turner from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight based at Coningsby, to give us their talk: ‘Lest we forget’.

Alan began by explaining about the BBMF which is jointly owned by the RAF and Lincs County Council. LCC responsible for visitors’ centre staffed by volunteer guides such as themselves. Everything in the hangar is the RAF’s responsibility. Founded in 1957 its roles are:        Continue reading

Village Picnic 2019

This year our annual village picnic was hosted by Jill and Peter Hilton, who so kindly offered the use of their lawn after the sucess of last year’s picnic. As with the inaugural event last year, we were very lucky with the weather, and some felt that the venue was an improvement – no wasps, lots of shade and no rabbit holes to trip over. The organising team are pretty pleased with the event and we will be planning next year’s picnic in due course, taking on board any feedback we receive. The winner of the wheelbarrow competition was Martin Briscombe. Thanks to Jill and Peter for their hospitality, and to Margaret Dewrance for coming up with the idea!  More photos:        Continue reading

Our new village thrift shop is open

From Roz and Alwyn Killingsworth:

We have just started a small thrift shop in St Mary’s Church to raise funds to help with maintenance and repairs. If you have any spare items you would like to donate please bring them to the Church and leave them at the back for sorting.

Please avoid books (which are welcome in the telephone box / book exchange) and electricals, as we are not able to have them PAT tested. If you would like to buy something, there’s a box in the aisle to put your donation in.          Continue reading