This weekend councillors distributed leaflets around the parish, providing information about this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, forthcoming local events and a welcome letter for newcomers listing clubs, footpaths for walkers, holiday accommodation, a village map and other useful contact details. If you have not received the information pack and you would like one please get in touch here or contact a councillor.
The meeting on Tuesday 20th Feb at Roughton Parish Hall welcomed a new Chair, Carmita Booth, and a few changes were put to members:
1. Seating arrangements: Chairs to face to narrow side wall with a centre aisle, hopefully to give speakers a more manageable audience and the hard of hearing able to be closer to the speaker at the front.
2. Earlier start time from 8.00pm to 7.30pm to make the finish time earlier.
3. Spreading the word to get more members, particularly men to be encouraged to attend! We have a diversity of speakers with interesting topics e.g. last year we had an author from Louth, a criminal lawyer from Sheffield and a talk about Chatsworth House. Continue reading →
The programme for this year’s Christmas concert “Joy to the World!” features Vivaldi’s timeless Gloria, the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall, and a selection of carols. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins.
Thanks to Councillor William Gray for this report on yesterday’s mustard gas incident public meeting at the Petwood Hotel, where by all accounts it was standing room only:
“There was a thorough briefing on ‘Police Operation Saddleback’. 22 agencies have been involved. 14 ammunition boxes of have been recovered from Kirkby Woods. 13 boxes contained mustard gas bombs. These are now being destroyed safely away from the site.
10 gas canisters have been recovered from a lake in Stixwould. They had not leaked and therefore the lake has not been contaminated. 3 people have been arrested and are on bail.
A small area of land in the woods has been contaminated and decontamination will now take place. East Lindsey District Council will oversee this operation with the assistance of professionals. Kirkby Lane will remain closed at present and the site will be fenced to prevent access.Continue reading →
I recently posted a reply to a tweet by Visit Lincolnshire extolling the virtues of a phone box book exchange in another village, just pointing out that we had one too. Lo-and-behold we now have a page of our own on their website. Here’s the blurb:
“The iconic red phone box has seen a resurgence and never more so than in the village of Kirkby on Bain. Lovingly refurbished by a hard-working community, it has been converted into a free book exchange. Drop off those titles cluttering up the bookshelf at home and uncover new ones you might have missed. Recycled colour-washed pallet wood was used for the shelves and information board. A local book group stocked the shelves. A couple of large logs from the churchyard are outside as bus stop style seats.”
This year’s event in support of Lincolnshire’s finest buildings takes place on September 9th. The county is famous for its historic churches and it’s not too late to help preserve them by sponsoring someone you know to hit the lanes or cheer the riders on at our local churches on the day. If you would like to have ago yourself you can visit as many or as few churches as you like on the day, and it doesn’t matter whether you walk, run or cycle. Full details here.Continue reading →