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Annual Parish (Village) Meeting 2019

You are invited to this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, scheduled for 6.30pm,Thursday June 6th, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain.

Though organised by your Parish Council, this event is not a formal Parish Council meeting, but rather an opportunity for the community to meet and discuss local issues informally, and to have some fun into the bargain.

As well as a Public Forum, this year we plan to offer a fascinating talk about the roman farm recently discovered near to our village, given by archaeologist Lydia Henry from Heritage Lincolnshire, a tart-tasting session, and a name-the-footpath competition. Children from the school have been invited to entertain us and of course refreshments galore will be freely available.                 Continue reading

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Annual Parish Council Meeting 2019

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday May 16  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!

 

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The Dambusters return to the Petwood

The Petwood Hotel and the Kinema in the woods are proud to present an outdoor screening of Michael Anderson’s wartime epic ‘The Dam Busters’ starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave. Friday 17th May 2019 is the day for your diary and the show begins at 9.00pm in the grounds of the Petwood Hotel. Tickets are only available directly from the Kinema in Woods. Book online here

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Plant sale

All welcome to the Kirkby and Roughton Plant Sale on Saturday May 18th, 10am to 12 noon, in Roughton Parish Hall. Refreshments available.

Donations of plants will be gratefully received from 9.00 am at the hall on the day of sale. The event is in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain.        Continue reading

Phone box update Spring 2019

From Martin Briscombe:

Readers of Kirkby Awake….

Due to the very generous donations of books from friends and residents of  the village for the book exchange, the entire library in the telephone box has now been replaced in readiness for the summer.  We now have many new titles and favourite classics, together with two full shelves of children’s books for the Nursery, School and visiting children to pick up on their way to and from home.

The telephone box itself is scheduled to have a spring clean, with a internal vacuum  and a new coat of red paint on the outside when the weather improves.              Continue reading

Horncastle choral concert

On the programme for the next Horncastle and District Choral Society concert – “Anthems through the ages” and “Gilbert and Sullivan Galore”. Join us at St Mary’s Church, May 18, at 7.30 pm. Admission is £7. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins. Full details: Continue reading

Nursery Litter Pickers

From Martin Briscombe

As part of their Walking Wednesday, pupils from Kirkby on Bain Nursery can be seen collecting  litter from around the village  footpaths for safe disposal, rubbish that has been carelessly discarded, dropped or blown from traffic en route through the village.

These children are showing us the way to be environmentally aware and for them it’s a win-win situation. Not only are they enjoying walking out in the fresh air but also they are making Kirkby on Bain a tidier place for everyone to live and learn. Well done to The Nursery!