Parish Council Meeting, March 2019

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday March 7th in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm. As usual we will start with a public forum so if you would like to discuss any local matter you are concerned about, please do come along and have your say!

 

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Planning Application: more houses in Roughton Road

A new outline application to build 3 houses with detached single garages (with means of access and layout) on LAND EAST OF ROUGHTON ROAD, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA, LN10 6YL has been received by the Parish Council and is now being considered. The ELDC reference number is S/094/02168/18

NB: A previous application to build 4 houses on this land was submitted in August 2017 and withdrawn in November 2017 (ELDC reference number S/094/01553/17). The Parish council and one neighbour objected to the proposed developement at that time. Documentation 

To view the current application online and to submit comments, visit the ELDC website using this link.

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Horncastle Christmas Market 2018

This annual market will be taking place on Sunday 9th December from 11 am to 4 pm. The High Street will be closed and lined with Christmas themed craft stalls, artisan manufacturers, and delicious food suppliers.

Musicians will perform for your entertainment and Father Christmas will be in his grotto, and the organisers are busy arranging amazing street entertainment. You can come along just to enjoy the music if you so wish, but they are hoping that you will be enticed by the smell of freshly cooked ostrich burgers, distracted by cheeses, or completely waylaid by naughty sweets. Continue reading

Annual Parish Meeting 2018

You are invited to this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, scheduled for 6.30pm,Thursday May 10th 2018, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain. 

Though organised by your Parish Council, this event is not a formal Parish Council meeting, but rather an opportunity for the community to meet and discuss local issues informally, and to have some fun into the bargain.        Continue reading

Potholes: “We are doing the best we can.”

From the Horncastle News:

The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council has defended the authority’s record for mending potholes after a heated exchange with a parish councillor in Woodhall Spa. Councillor Patricia Bradwell represents Woodhall Spa (and Kirkby on Bain [Ed]) at County Hall and attended a parish council meeting last Tuesday. She outlined plans for major road improvements in the Woodhall Spa area which she revealed had been scheduled for July. She explained the date had been set to avoid a clash with a 40’s Festival that attracts thousands of visitors. She also said the work – on Tattershall Road and Witham Road – would be completed before the summer holidays when the tourist season is at its peak in Woodhall. Councillor Bradwell also told parish councillors crews were repairing ‘more potholes than ever in the area’. However, her comments brought a swift response from Parish Councillor Andy Hunter who questioned why the improvements could not be carried out earlier – and the number of potholes that had been repaired. He said: “The condition of local roads is a major concern. They are in an appalling state. Continue reading

Community Speed Watch update

From Ian Swallow, Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (email received by the Parish Council):

You may have heard on the news that Lincolnshire Police are launching a program for members of the public to use hand held radars in their parishes.

I should first mention that a date has not been confirmed for its roll out but it is expected to be February/ March next year. This will allow time for staff to be recruited to deliver the program. In brief though, LRSP is adding another layer to our Community Speed watch initiative. Inspector Phil Baker and myself presented this at a Road safety summit in Grantham on the 3rd November. CSW has been in existence in its present form since 2014.

As you know it gives parishes the ability to display 30 mph or 40 mph passive notices and, also, to purchase a vehicle activated sign. Parishes may also purchase wheelie bin stickers to remind drivers of the speed limit. Most of you will be aware that other police force parishes make use of a reactive sign on a tripod or hand held radar to detect drivers exceeding the speed limit. Lincolnshire will be doing the same. Continue reading