Banks to close in Horncastle

It may be about to get easier to park in the marketplace in Horncastle, but this will be of no comfort if you need to use the nearby HSBC or Natwest branches. The HSBC branch is due to close in June, and the Natwest in September. Both banks attribute these closures to the move to internet and mobile banking.

Bad luck for those who will lose their jobs and for customers who have no access to the internet or still have slow broadband and poor mobile coverage, or live miles from the nearest Post Office. For the residents of Kirkby on Bain, this leaves only the Barclays Horncastle branch and Lloyds in Coningsby within striking distance, and if the same logic applies, who knows how long they will last? Continue reading

Free parking in Horncastle might return

Horncastle and ELDC Councillor Fiona Martin announced at a town council meeting last Tuesday evening that as part of East Lindsey District Council’s latest review into car parking, there may be a 30-minute free parking period in the Market Place in future. While stressing the proposal has yet to be ratified, Councillor Martin said that combined with the retention of all day free parking at The Wong this could only benefit the town.

It strikes me that it would also benefit residents of neighbouring villages such as Kirkby on Bain who lost access to the only bank in Woodhall Spa in 2012 after it’s ATM was robbed by ram-raiders in 2010. If the proposal goes through, you’ll have the choice of three banks opposite the market place without shelling out for parking. But you’ll have to be quick!
Read more in the Horncastle News

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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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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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Local library invites you to a book signing

Horncastle Library welcomes local author Joni Daniels who will be signing her thrilling but moving debut novel “The Hub” on Thursday 26th January 10.00am – 12.00pm 2017. Paperback copies of the Hub will be on sale at £7.99

Joni’s heartbreaking story exposes the criminal and abusive practices of the psychiatric care facilities and the apathy of a broken health care system. Library article Continue reading