Report: Annual Parish Meeting 2019

The event organisers Martin, Penny and I thought that this year’s chance to meet up and have your say went pretty well. Tarts were tasted and voted on (the winner was Penny Stones’ delicious Bakewell,) ideas for naming the footpath were submitted and speed limit bin-stickers were distributed, before newly elected Parish Council Chairman Simon Tydeman addressed the meeting, listing recent achievements, current concerns and future plans.

Some of Simon’s remarks sparked heartfelt comments and suggestions, particularly regarding the quite shocking statistics gleaned from speed watch data collected by the recently installed speed warning signs, the continuing nuisance of HGV trucks traveling through the village, and of course the mystery now surrounding the recent fibre broadband installation works.  Once again “Have Your Say” proved not to be just a slogan in this village.

Our guest speaker Lydia Henry, Community Archaeologist from Heritage Lincolnshire, enthralled us all as she updated us on the progress of the archaeological dig at the Woodhall Spa quarry, known to most of us all as the gravel pits, setting out the historical and cultural context of this dig which, after a slow start, has now revealed the existence of a Roman Farm. Continue reading

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Phone box update Spring 2019

From Martin Briscombe:

Readers of Kirkby Awake….

Due to the very generous donations of books from friends and residents of  the village for the book exchange, the entire library in the telephone box has now been replaced in readiness for the summer.  We now have many new titles and favourite classics, together with two full shelves of children’s books for the Nursery, School and visiting children to pick up on their way to and from home.

The telephone box itself is scheduled to have a spring clean, with a internal vacuum  and a new coat of red paint on the outside when the weather improves.              Continue reading

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