Vera gets a makeover

Don’t worry, it’s only temporary! Petwood Hotel Director Emma Brealey recently spent some time in Hamilton, Ontario, and sent back a souvenir video (via Facebook,) showing “our” Lancaster being transformed with the temporary markings of the Ruhr Express, KB700, Canada’s first built Lancaster. All was revealed at a special event at the Canadian Warplane Heritage museum. “It’s so wonderful to see our Canadian friends on screen again – and doesn’t Vera film well?!”

[If you can’t hear any sound, uncheck the default speaker mute setting on the Facebook player control bar at the bottom right of the screen]

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A new place to stay in Kirkby on Bain

From Tessa Tucker:

We have just gone live with our holiday let accommodation. We offer  a private, all on one level, modern suite of rooms, with king size double bedroom, large en-suite shower room, dressing room with comfortable occasional double bed and separate lounge dining room. The room@thestores has an exclusive entrance with a secluded south-facing patio and private off road parking.


Church Plant and Produce Sale

All welcome to the Kirkby and Roughton Plant and Produce Sale on Saturday 13th May, in Roughton Parish Hall. It’s scheduled from 10.00 am. to 12 noon and refreshments are available.

Donations of plants will be gratefully received from 9.00 am at the hall on the day of sale. The event is in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain.

Planning application update: agricultural store

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.

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Parish Council meeting update

Regrettably, no members of the public or District Councillors attended the latest Meeting of the Council, held on Thursday November 3rd, 2016.

Topics discussed by Parish Councillors included:


Download Draft minutes
Parish Council page

CallConnect: no changes to changes

It seems CallConnect have had second thoughts about the cuts to their service, but it’s still bad news for Woodhall Spa and Horncastle bus passengers:

“Following a further review of the planned timetable changes on 4th April, we have been able to make some improvements to the previously published timetables: 65/66: Sleaford-Woodhall Spa-Horncastle: The service will operate to a revised route and timetable between Martin and Sleaford. Service 65 will be withdrawn between Martin, Woodhall Spa, Coningsby & Horncastle. Passengers should use Brylaine Travel service 6 to Horncastle or CallConnect. Unfortunately there is no direct replacement for journeys from Horncastle, W`Spa to Sleaford.”

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