Please note: This summary has been written from my personal notes, taken at the meeting. The official minutes, taken by the Clerk to the Council, are normally published on the Parish Council Website when approved by Councillors.
Acting Chairman Councillor Penny Stones welcomed Councillors and five members of the public who came along to this meeting, held in the School Hall last Thursday evening. At the public forum held before official business a resident who lives on Main Street raised again her concerns regarding lorries passing through the village, and enquired about the progress of communication with the gravel company (Aggregate Industries, Woodhall Spa Quarry).
I suggested that lorries travelling to and from the quarry were possibly not the primary source of community HGV concerns, and that it could be counter-productive to write again to Alan Stephenson, operations manager at the quarry, who has consistently done his best to encourage clients not to drive their lorries through the village, especially as he has been helpful to our village’s reputation in connection with the current archaeological activities at the quarry. I also pointed out that Breedon concrete-mixing lorries are often to be seen in the village, presumably travelling to and from their depot in Tattershall Road. After some discussion it was proposed that the Council should remind Breedon and the operators of the Kirkby on Bain Landfill site of the need to minimise the nuisance caused by HGVs travelling through the village to and from their premises.
- District Councillor’s remarks: Councillor Leyland informed us that East Lindsey District Council are in the process of appointing an enforcement officer responsible for complaints regarding dog fouling and litter.
- Village signs update: Councillor Tydeman reiterated his frustration regarding Lincolnshire County Council’s apparent intransigence on this matter. He asked councillors to be patient.
- Annual Parish Meeting: Councillor Stones reported that the subcommittee had met and were proposing that the Annual Parish Meeting should be held on Thursday May 23. I reported that Astrid Gatenby had kindly agreed to talk about developments at Gunby Hall and that Lydia Hendry had also agreed to give a presentation about the archaeological work at the Woodhall Spa quarry. I also mentioned that Georgina Day, head teacher at the primary school, had recently assured me that children from the school would entertain us at the meeting.
- School / community engagement. I reported that Georgina Day and I had informally discussed ways in which engagement might be improved. Councillor Midgley pointed out that there had been a tradition engagement in the past. I indicated that Georgina and I would meet again to pursue the idea further, and that ideas would be welcome.
- Community speed watch data update: Councillor Tydeman updated us on the latest statistics. Subsequently he has submitted a written report for publication on this website, mentioning a noticeable trend in vehicles travelling at speeds over 75mph in the 40mph section of Tattershall Road at school drop-off and collection times. Read the report
- Broadband Update: Following recent advice that fibre broadband is not likely to be installed in Kirkby on Bain in the foreseeable future, Councillor Tydeman spoke about one provider of 4G mobile internet offering higher speeds than those currently available by landline. You can read about his experience here.
- Council Vacancies. I agreed to publish a notice on this site. Read it here.
- Planning applications: A new application to build 3 houses on land east of Roughton Road was discussed. A Parish Council response will be forwarded to the Planning Authority, East Lindsey District Council. You can read about this here
- The date for the next meeting will be May 16th. All wecome!