Betty Dixon – moving on

Having lived in Kirkby on Bain since her childhood, Betty is moving away from the village to join some of her friends in Horncastle. On Saturday last, she found out just how much respect and affection she has inspired in all those in Kirkby who know her, and just how popular she is, as she found herself the centre of attention at a surprise garden party held in her honour.

And it really was a surprise when she caught sight of the tables and chairs set out on the Briscombe lawn on the dot of three o’clock, evidence of a neighbourly conspiracy. In fact her first comment was that she thought it must be book group day. As the applause rang out, she realised how wrong you can be.

In the time-honoured way, refreshments were taken and lively conversations ensued, all under the blistering sun of a perfect English summer day, and Martin marked the occasion with a short speech and a toast in Betty’s honour. In response Betty was keen to point out that though she was moving house, she would be in the village as often as possible. She won’t be short of invitations, that’s for sure. Continue reading

Environment Agency saves a moorhen’s nest

From Martin Briscombe:

The River Bain was recently seen to be partially blocked with debris caught on overhanging trees, between the two footbridges in the village. This was reported to the Environment Agency who responded within two hours with an action plan.

As a result they scheduled a team to do the work, but not before the resident  moorhen had hatched her brood on the makeshift island. Now with the chicks fledged, the Agency team has moved in and the river flows freely again.

Horncastle Town Girls’ Football club needs you!

Calling all current year 6 and 7 girls interested in joining the HTFC Girls U13 Team next season.  If you fancy trying football please come along to one of our free taster sessions. All standards welcome, no experience required. Just come along and meet the current players. Fun, Fitness,  friendship…..Football!!!

Contact Horncastle Town Football Club, The Wong, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 6EA. Facebook

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Gearing up for the 1940s festival

Only weeks away now for that weekend when Woodhall Spa once again rolls out the time machine and sets the dial to the1940s. This year the festival is scheduled for the third weekend in July – 15 / 16th, so if you enjoy flypasts, parades, period costumes, big band music and the like, all to be found in one of the most attractive villages in Lincolnshire, then you know where to be that weekend.

Meantime, if you want to keep abreast of the plans, your best bet is to follow the festival on Facebook and do keep an eye on the official website too. Continue reading

Alchemy Festival: the aftermath

Those who remember the Alchemy Festival, held annually at Scholey Park, may be interested in a series of LincolnshireLive articles following the inquest of 48 year old Raymond Goy, a music producer from Lincoln, who died after taking Ecstasy at the festival:

 

Dad, 48, who died after taking MDMA ‘may not have been saved with earlier treatment’

“A man who became critically ill hours after taking MDMA would have more than likely died even if he had been taken to hospital sooner, an inquest has heard….” Continue reading

SO Festival Cake Fest

From Katie-Louise Green, SO Festival Coordinator for Magna Vitae:

Cake Fest will be showcased at SO Festival on Sunday 2nd July. It’s basically a 100 square metre edible map of East Lindsey.

 

People are coming forward to bake landmarks of East Lindsey, to be placed on the map.  Landmarks such as The Lancaster and Tattershall Castle will be created. There are hundreds of villages and churches, and I would absolutely love having a number of cake churches created for the map. Would Kirkby on Bain like to be involved? Continue reading

Exit Equinox!

Kirkby on Bain Parish Councillors have been informed by East Lindsey District Council Licensing Section that the organisers of Equinox Festival have applied for a premises licence at a new location near Grimsby. After years of dogged opposition to noisy music festivals held at Scholey Park, this news was welcomed by Councillors representing the concerns of village residents adversely affected by noise nuisance.

Chairman of the Council Sam Midgley commented: “To all those involved over the past few years and the hard work put in by you and all the others, for your perseverance I salute you all and thank you.”

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