Kirkby on Bain is now a geocaching village

From Martin Briscombe:

The worldwide phenomenon of Geocaching ( treasure hunting using a GPS signal) has finally come to Kirkby on Bain. A Geocache has been established in the village  with the help, cooperation and connivance of Kirkby on Bain Parish Council. It’s a simple cache which contains only a paper log to be completed by the finder, so if you see grown ups , children or families wandering the streets GPS meters or mobiles in hand don’t be alarmed. They are trying to find our geocache.

Geocaching for Everyone

If you and your kids love a good treasure hunt, then there you will also likely love geocaching. Continue reading

Planning application: Brookside, Kirkby Lane

From East Lindsey District Council:

Application reference S/094/01113/17 has been received and is now being considered. Your observations are requested no later than 30 July 2017. Planning Permission – First floor extension to existing garage building to provide a self contained annexe with balcony. BROOKSIDE, KIRKBY LANE, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA, LN10 6YY

Please visit our website where you can view the details of the application and then submit your comments online. Link:  Online Planning
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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

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