Kirkby on Bain Parish Councillors have been informed by East Lindsey District Council Licensing Section that the organisers of Equinox Festival have applied for a premises licence at a new location near Grimsby. After years of dogged opposition to noisy music festivals held at Scholey Park, this news was welcomed by Councillors representing the concerns of village residents adversely affected by noise nuisance.
Chairman of the Council Sam Midgley commented: “To all those involved over the past few years and the hard work put in by you and all the others, for your perseverance I salute you all and thank you.”
In response to a question at this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, champion motorcyclist Steve Plater agreed in public that the state of our local roads was a disgrace and potentially a matter of life and death. “Don’t get me started” he said, but encouraged by the positive reaction in the primary school hall, he did just that, criticising Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department’s apparent indifference.
This year’s meeting had got off to a heart-warming start at the Primary School Hall, as a small but excited group of younger children sang songs that many will remember with affection from their own schooldays. Most of the audience joined in, before taking part in a new venture – the village bake-off, scoffing delicious tray bakes and marking them out of ten. The outright winner was Jill Hilton and there was no shortage of scrummy leftovers taken home after the meeting. Continue reading →
The 2017 Annual Council Meeting will be held on Thursday May 11th, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm. The next scheduled Parish Council meeting will start following the Annual Meeting. Both meetings 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.
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 keynoteaddress by international motorcycling champion and local hero Steve Plater.
Let’s fill that hall once again! Download full details
Full planning permission has been granted by East Lindsey District Council to carry out alterations to the church to provide a stone guard on the existing east elevation windows. For details of the application, see the previous post.
Planning permission has been granted to build an agricultural storage building and construct a vehicular access with a hardstanding area in Kirkby Lane. This application was discussed by the Kirkby on Bain Parish Council who registered concerns regarding a possible increase in traffic hazard in this narrow lane. For details of the application, see the previous post.
The full planning permission notice includes some conditions, including a reference to the proposed vehicular access: Continue reading →