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

A new place to stay in Kirkby on Bain

From Tessa Tucker:

We have just gone live with our holiday let accommodation. We offer  a private, all on one level, modern suite of rooms, with king size double bedroom, large en-suite shower room, dressing room with comfortable occasional double bed and separate lounge dining room. The room@thestores has an exclusive entrance with a secluded south-facing patio and private off road parking.

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Inquiries: room@thestores.plus.com

Take care on the footpath to Tattershall Thorpe!

From Martin Briscombe:

Recently the first part of footpath 172, which leads from Kirkby Lane through to Tattershall Thorpe, has been fenced in with stock netting topped with two strands of barbed wire.

Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department were asked if it was safe for pedestrians to use, and Jonathan Stockdale replied that whereas the path didn’t quite meet the statutory guidelines, it was still able to be used. Here’s a copy his reply: Continue reading

Annual Village Meeting: Have your say and have some fun

Last year the Kirkby on Bain Annual Parish Meeting attracted a record number of local people and invited guests, filling the primary school hall in Wharf Lane almost to capacity. Martin, Penny and I have been busy since then planning this year’s event, now called the annual village meeting, scheduled for May 18th, starting at 6.30 pm.

Once again children from the primary school will be top of the bill and they are working right now on their opening routine. The details are a secret of course but I have an idea that music might be involved.

Other highlights will include a bake-off, a local photographic display, an open forum, refreshments and guest presentations, including a keynote address by international motorcycling champion and local hero Steve Plater.

Let’s fill that hall once again! Download full details

If you have any inquiries, please get in touch with Martin Briscombe: Continue reading

Parish Council Meeting: March 2

The next Meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday March 2nd, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm. The meeting will offer an opportunity for members of the public to bring items to the Council’s attention. Members of the public may remain after the public forum but they are reminded that they may not speak during council business.

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Download Draft Minutes of previous meeting

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Cameo update 2017/18

cameo_wordcloud_square_150Cameo invites ladies to join this thriving club, which meets at 8pm in Roughton Village Hall on the third Tuesday of the month. Secretary Maura Dormer said: “Either speak with one of the committee members or just come along to Roughton Village Hall”. Maura has also released the programme of events for 2017 / 18:

 

  • 21st March: Stuart Lowe, ‘Wood Turning’ a talk and demonstration.
  • 18th April: Peter Skipworth, ‘A Walk in the Wolds with Claire Balding’.

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