A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on Thursday July 6th, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.
One member of the public attended, and the Chairman extended a warm welcome to Lincolnshire County Councillor Bradwell, who was able to offer useful advice and information during the meeting.
Of particular interest:
It was agreed that this year’s Annual Parish Meeting was a success, and that a similar format might be used in future. The events sub committee is now planning an apple-themed village festival, scheduled for October 8th. (Item 043).
Disappointment and frustration were expressed regarding the failure of BT / Openreach to install fibre broadband in the village despite a previous assurance that we would have it by now, made at an earlier Parish Council meeting by Paul Bimson, BT Regional Partnership Director. (Item 045).
Councillor Briscombe reported back regarding governance of the Village Hall, currently rented by the village nursery. Since the original Trust has apparently lapsed he suggested there is a need to establish a new village hall committee. Some problems regarding health and safety have now been resolved. (Item 048).
The Parish Clerk reported that she has received expressions of concern regarding of Footpath 174 which runs from Kirkby Lane to Tattershall Thorpe. It has been alleged that it is unsafe to walk along this path at the Kirby on Bain end as the result of a failure to cut the grass. It has also been noted that the path is unsafe for walkers as the result of a barbed wire fence erected by the landowner. (Item 053).