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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

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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

Parish Council meeting: September 2019

The next Council Meeting will be held tomorrow, Thursday September 5th in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm. As usual we will start with a public forum so if you would like to discuss any local matter you are concerned about, please do come along and have your say!

 

Items scheduled for the meeting include: Continue reading

Fibre broadband now available in Kirkby on Bain

Image courtesy ChannelBiz UKThe Parish Council has been notified that fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) superfast broadband internet is now generally available in the village. If you are considering an upgrade to your home, you can either contact your existing broadband provider or shop around for a better deal. Because the fibre-to-the-premises technology is still relatively rare in UK homes, some broadband providers do not accept orders at present. Here is a list of current FTTP broadband providers. Continue reading

Cameo Club report: August 2019

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 20th August Meeting

Speaker Alwyn Killingsworth, resident of Kirkby on Bain, came to give us a presentation about WW1. He has a special interest in all things to do with this war in particular with any connection to the local area such as the tank being developed in Lincoln.

Sir Richard Haldane, Secretary of State for War 1905 – 1912

He decided to focus on the general hospitals developed during the war in particular those locally. He began with mentioning Sir Richard Haldane who was secretary of state dealing with the fiasco which was the Boer War. He introduced new equipment and began the Territorial Army. He set up the formation of General Forces Hospitals to supplement existing hospitals which became so necessary during WW1. These hospitals were staffed by unpaid members of the TA. Continue reading

Planning decision: leachate tank

The Parish Council has been notified that the planning application S/094/1050/19 (PL/0064/19) seeking permission from Lincolnshire County Council to retain the leachate holding tank at Kirkby on Bain Landfill Site in Tattershall Road has been granted, with the condition that it shall be removed and the land restored in accordance with the approved scheme for the wider landfill site once the site ceases to produce leachate.                Continue reading

Cameo Club report: July 2019

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 16th JULY REPORT

Misty Culpin returned to set our teams some challenging questions in our Fun Quiz! It was a very close run thing with two teams finishing with the same score, each gaining 52 points. This was the first time a tie break had ever been required so Misty had to come up with a quick question.

The winners!

Unfortunately, neither team knew the answer to Prince Charles’ full name. It then had to go to a super tie break, a bit like the world cup cricket! The Try Hards just pipped The Unforgettables to the answer to the question: ‘Who is fifth in line to the throne?’ Answer: Louis!

Thanks go to Misty for setting us such varied brain teasers!            Continue reading