On 15th May we had a visit from Chas Tibble on behalf of Skegness RNLI.
He gave us a very enlightening presentation and slide show starting with the history of the lifeboat service, on our part of the east coast, beginning with the first boats manned by ten and then twelve oarsmen, up to the most modern Shannon class fibre glass boat, ‘The Joel and April Gunnill’, which went into commission in 2017.
He stressed that the majority of crew are volunteers, often with family tradition, who give up their time and risk their lives to save people at sea, regardless of the conditions. Statistics from 2016 show 431 lives were saved and 8643 people rescued for one reason or the other.
He showed us some amazing early photos of the rowing boats setting out in ginormous seas, a lifeboat first stationed at Gibraltar Point from 1825 then moving gradually up the coast to Tower Esplanade in 1990. Continue reading →
Those who came along to the village school hall last Thursday were treated to an entertaining and informative evening, organised by Parish Councillors. After the Primary School choir got us in the groove with three songs, Alwyn Killingsworth spoke about the forthcoming Heritage Weekend which this year would be tied in with the Open Church Weekend on 8/9 September.
Councillor Pat Tartellin then talked about a new programme of Kirkby on Bain walks organised by herself and Councillor Penny Stones. Pat also said she was hoping to get Kirkby on Bain included in the Wolds Walking Festival and although too late for this year, she was optimistic for next year.
After a refreshment break during which we were invited to sample biscuits and vote in the ‘Bake a Biscuit’ competition, keynote speaker Eran Bauer gave a fascinating talk about the recent mustard gas major incident in Kirkby Lane which attracted so much national media attention at the time. Continue reading →
East Lindsey District Council planning application reference S/094/00674/18 has been received by the Parish Council and is now being considered. Listed building consent is sought to install two satellite dishes on the roof of the existing dwelling. | THE OLD RECTORY, TATTERSHALL ROAD, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA, LN10 6YN
If you wish to comment on this application, please visit this ELDC web page where you can view the associated documents and submit your comments online if you wish. Observations are requested no later than May 3rd 2018. Continue reading →
This weekend councillors distributed leaflets around the parish, providing information about this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, forthcoming local events and a welcome letter for newcomers listing clubs, footpaths for walkers, holiday accommodation, a village map and other useful contact details. If you have not received the information pack and you would like one please get in touch here or contact a councillor.
Yesterday the Kirkby on Bain Parish Council received the following message from Jonathan Challen, Public Protection Service Manager, East Lindsey District Council:
“Following on from this morning’s teleconference with colleagues from the MOD, I can advise that the postponed works (originally planned for March) are now due to commence on Monday 16th. As per the previous operation the remit will be to remove the spent ordinance from the 2 pits that were discovered during the sampling / testing that was carried out in November 2017. Continue reading →
Kirkby on Bain Primary School has advertised a 1:1 Teaching Assistant Vacancy to start on May 21st. The job description and application form are available to download from the alert bar on the school home page.