Free parking in Horncastle might return

Horncastle and ELDC Councillor Fiona Martin announced at a town council meeting last Tuesday evening that as part of East Lindsey District Council’s latest review into car parking, there may be a 30-minute free parking period in the Market Place in future. While stressing the proposal has yet to be ratified, Councillor Martin said that combined with the retention of all day free parking at The Wong this could only benefit the town.

It strikes me that it would also benefit residents of neighbouring villages such as Kirkby on Bain who lost access to the only bank in Woodhall Spa in 2012 after it’s ATM was robbed by ram-raiders in 2010. If the proposal goes through, you’ll have the choice of three banks opposite the market place without shelling out for parking. But you’ll have to be quick!
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Anne Rawson remembers Kirkby on Bain

From Anne Rawson, who used to live here:

I have some memories of Kirkby, but it was the April of my sixth birthday when we left so some memories have faded. Others come back with a little prompting.

I was born at No 1 The Elms, which doesn’t appear to have changed much to this day. I did indeed attend the school. Mrs Spears the headmistress said that I might as well attend school earlier than expected because I used to go to class with my older brother anyway. There were two classrooms, my brother, being three years older, was in the larger room and and I was in the other. Unfortunately I cannot remember the teacher’s name. Continue reading

Planning application re-submitted (Haltham)

planning_wordcloud_150The Parish Council is considering an amended planning application to build a detached house with a double garage on land at West Lane, Haltham, Horncastle LN9 6JG, part of which lies within Kirkby on Bain civil parish.

To view the application, visit the ELDC website here. To view or download all the associated documentation, click on the [Documents] tab. Continue reading

Coffee Morning this Saturday

You are invited to a coffee morning at Roughton Parish Hall on Saturday 18th March, 10.00am to 12 noon, in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton
and St Mary’s Church Kirkby-on-Bain. There will be various stalls, including Tombola, Easter Gifts, £1 Mystery Parcels, Cards, Cakes, Books, Raffle etc.

Donations for Stalls gratefully received by Ann 354745, Maureen 354546, Jan 354446 or Hilda 354440

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Cameo club update: Petwood, the early years

From Bessie Major:

CAMEO Club – Kirkby on Bain

On 21st February Dr and Mrs Duke-Cox gave us a most delightful talk and presentation on ‘The Petwood Hotel’ which took us back to before the Second World War – the very early stages, when it was built as a very large bungalow for Sir John Blundell Maples’ daughter, Grace.

The slides showed us the bungalow as it was and explained how it was sold to be a hotel. We were taken on the journey from the early stages of building and then made even larger to be the Petwood Hotel. The talk also gave us a brief history of the family. We are most grateful for Dr and Mrs Duke-Cox’s time and presentation and hope they will return next year to continue the story. Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa notice boards: March 2017

Our early spring selection of things to do in and around Woodhall Spa:

 

 

 

March 21

Returning to Woodhall Spa this month is international concert organist Nicholas Martin. He will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves, Music for Woodhall, 01526 353225. Website.

 

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Parish Council Update (March 2017)

A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on Thursday March 2, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.

Three members of the public attended, one of whom brought to the attention of councillors her serious concerns over litter in the village. The chairman thanked her for raising this issue. Items on the agenda included: Continue reading