CAMEO CLUB: new members welcome

CAMEO CLUB 2020

What does CAMEO stand for?  Come And Meet Every One

What is it? A get-together of folks of all ages from surrounding areas:  Kirkby on Bain, Roughton, Haltham, Mareham Le Fen and more.

Why? A chance for newcomers to the area to meet others nearby and regulars to share and talk and give support when needed. We collect for a different chosen charity each year, such as 2019 SANDS  –  a group supporting those families experiencing neo-natal and still-born deaths. In memory Wren Plume-Russell 1/1/19                   Continue reading

Government flood alerts now available here

Click on this image or here to check if there are any recent flood alerts or warnings for our area, issued by the Government Flood Information Service. This link also appears on the sidebar of the home page, listed under LINKS, on the right-hand side of your screen.*

This morning the information for the Bain Catchment area was:         Continue reading

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

Lindum Cottage rubble eyesore: update

The unsightly remains of Lindum Cottage, demolished in March 2018, have at last been moved out of sight.  The “eyesore” issue was originally raised at the Parish Council meeting last November, and was discussed once again at this month’s meeting. Following action by East Lindsey District Council, in December the present landowner, understood to be Coningsby building company Costellow and Tokelove, crushed the demolition rubble, but left the pile close to the main road through the village, causing further complaints by those living near the site and others passing through.

Photo taken yesterday 21/03/19

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Fibre Broadband – the cables are going in!

Image courtesy ChannelBiz UKHaving learned recently from Lincolnshire Broadband Programme Manager Steve Brookes that  “……work is currently on hold because of high build costs…..” imagine my surprise this morning when I saw fast broadband fibre cables being installed in Kirkby on Bain main street. I had a chat with one of the installation crew, and he confirmed that they were installing fibre-to-the-premises cable today. They also kindly allowed me to take a picture, provided they were not in shot:

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Vehicles clocked at 75mph+ at school drop off and collection times

From Simon Tydeman:

Village speed sign data update, March 2019

The latest data from the village speed sign on Tattershall Road (40mph section) has been analysed and the following results obtained. The 85th percentile speed (used as an accurate measure of longer term trends)  has dropped slightly from prior periods to 43.3mph.   Also, the percentage of drivers speeding is around 27%, again a slight drop on prior periods.   Hopefully this represents an improving long term picture.

Despite these improvements, we continue to see alarming speeds being recorded with instances of 85mph being recorded on more than one occasion, and one vehicle clocked at 95mph. We have also noted cars travelling in excess of 75mph during the school drop off and collection times when children are walking around the village.             Continue reading