Mustard gas public meeting – “standing room only”

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

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Kirkby on Bain phone box book exchange in the news

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.”

And here’s the link        Thanks Visit Lincolnshire! Continue reading

Annual Ride and Stride bike ride

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

Church fundraising results

From Hilda Kirwan,

The cream tea held on June  25th raised £150.50 for St.Mary’s Kirkby on Bain and the quiz night held on July 14th raised £125 shared equally between St. Mary’s Kirkby on Bain and St. Margaret’s Roughton. Many thanks to all those who came along to these two events.

Chamber Music Festival comes to Tattershall

Romance and REVOLUTION: Lincolnshire International
Chamber Music Festival Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Tattershall, Tuesday 1st August 2017, 7.30pm

Life Begins at Forty: Celebrating our Joint Artistic Directors Ashley Wass and Matthew Trusler, who have been performing for over two decades. Details on the Tattershall Church Website Thanks to John Dudley

For details of concerts in Horncastle, Boston, Spilsby, Lincoln and Gainsborough, please visit the Festival website                   Venue List Continue reading

Kirkby on Bain is now a geocaching village

From Martin Briscombe:

The worldwide phenomenon of Geocaching ( treasure hunting using a GPS signal) has finally come to Kirkby on Bain. A Geocache has been established in the village  with the help, cooperation and connivance of Kirkby on Bain Parish Council. It’s a simple cache which contains only a paper log to be completed by the finder, so if you see grown ups , children or families wandering the streets GPS meters or mobiles in hand don’t be alarmed. They are trying to find our geocache.

Geocaching for Everyone

If you and your kids love a good treasure hunt, then there you will also likely love geocaching. Continue reading