Builder’s waste issue raised at Parish Council meeting

The remains of Lindum Cottage, demolished in March this year, seem to have been abandoned, apparently regardless the feelings of those who live nearby. This issue was raised at the public forum preceding yesterday’s Parish Council meeting. A formal proposal to urgently contact the landowner, understood to be Coningsby building company Costellow and Tokelove, was unanimously accepted by councillors following due discussion.

 

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Cameo Club Report: October 2018

Cameo Club of Kirkby on Bain and Roughton – October Report by Jill Russell

The meeting was on 16th October and I think it was fitting that I filled in the first talk of the year with one on genealogy research and my daughter Ella Russell gave the last talk on : ‘Balancing Life as a Rock  Climber and a career as an Employment Lawyer’ – A rocky but rewarding combination. Without the vote given to women in 1918 even our feisty female forebears would not have imagined what Ella has achieved and the change that has come about in the potential for women to develop, even if there is still more to be done.

Ella started with a description of her life’s journey so far, being 33 years old. She was always encouraged to be active and she showed us her little walking boots which she wore when her father took her up and down a scrambling route on Snowden when she was 6. Holidays were always to hills and mountains from Peak District, Wales, Lakes, Scottish Isles to Pyrenees, Alps, Dolomites.                  Continue reading

Ride and Stride 2018

Image courtesy John Dudley

On behalf of Betty Dixon:

On September 8th our doughty cyclists braved the elements once again to ride from church to church in aid of the annual Lincolnshire Churches’ Trust. This year they managed to raise £361. Thanks go to all the riders and their sponsors.          Continue reading

Dads to ride a hundred miles for school nature reserve

Two Dads of children attending the Kirkby on Bain Primary School have volunteered to complete a 100 mile sponsored bike ride on 16th October to raise money to further enhance the school’s nature reserve and to boost opportunities for all pupils to enjoy outdoor learning.

Mr Cassell and Mr Eke have planned a route that visits 18 Lincolnshire nature reserve sites, reflecting the reason for raising the money. They are riding a mile for every pupil in school and you can support them via their Just Giving page. Continue reading

Wanted! Children’s books

Photo: Martin BriscombeFrom Martin Briscombe:

Wanted for the Book Exchange

We have had a good uptake of children’s books from the Telephone Box during the summer holidays, so if you have any surplus books you think other children would enjoy, could you please put them on the lower shelves in the box? Thanks very much. Continue reading

Parish Council meeting September 2018: Summary

Image courtesy axiomhaPlease note: This summary has been written from my personal notes, taken at the meeting. The official minutes, taken by the Clerk to the Council, are normally published on the Parish Council Website when approved by Councillors.

Four members of the public came along to this meeting, held in the School Hall last Thursday evening. Two of them raised issues at the public forum held before official business:

1. A resident who lives close to the main street tabled a letter she had received from Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department, containing statistical information regarding the problem of lorries passing through the village. She also pointed out that the impact of lorries passing through the village was caused not only by the numbers calculated by LCC, but also by their weights, which have tended to increase. Points also discussed included the danger to children crossing the main street to access the school field and the danger and damage caused by drivers illegally mounting verges and footways when two lorries needed to pass each other in the village. (See also agenda item below)

2. A resident who lives adjacent to the site of flooding at the intersection of Kirkby Lane and the main street voiced strongly held views regarding the source and nature of the flood water and the alleged failure of Lincolnshire Highways Department to address the problem He also alleged that the problem is caused by nearby construction work in Roughton Road. (See also agenda item below)

In her opening statement Acting Chairman Penny Stones welcomed our new Clerk, Sarah Kulwicki, and explained that Sam Midgley recently stood down as Chairman. She thanked him on behalf of the Council for all his good work in recent years. She also welcomed members of the public, Parish Councillors and ELDC Councillor Craig Leyland.

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Festival welcomes over 150 visitors to St Marys, Kirkby on Bain

This weekend 158 visitors came along to St Marys Church to admire our community’s contribution to the 2018 Horncastle and Villages Churches Festival. The Church was transformed in commemoration of those who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars. Feedback was very complimentary and many visitors commented on the transformation of the church and the individual displays, all donated and arranged by parishioners. There was special praise for the idea to feature over a thousand knitted poppies, both red and white. This morning children and teachers from the primary school took a break from the classroom to see what can be achieved by a dedicated and creative community team.

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