Meet your councillors

MartinB_Kielder_150Martin Briscombe………Almost a local.

We took up residence in Reddings Farm, Wharf Lane, in  Summer 1982, then occupied by The Littlechilds. Two daughters went across the road to school whilst I went to Billinghay to look after Padleys Feed Mill.

We were involved with the school a great deal, with Glynis as long time governor and I heading the Appeal Committee for the first extension in 1988 which raised the £80k by public subscription.

Since retiring in June of 2015 it seemed appropriate to put something back into the village having benefitted from living here for 33 years, so I stood for the Parish Council. As usual there was a catalyst for this action and for me it was our telephone box. Adopted by the Council from BT a few years earlier it now needed renovating. The council would support the purchase of parts & paint. I would provide the labour.

I have to say thoughts of my old Dad mainly motivated this. He was a Telephone Engineer in Ripon, servicing The Yorkshire Dales, which included the then unknown Alf White aka James Herriott. Memories of emergency trips late at night with Dad to mend a remote vital telephone wire. The telephone box was just like dad : Iconic

So I look to using the skills and experiences of managerial life to bear on all issues of Kirkby on Bain. The Parish Council may have limited influence on District & National Government, but the views of the residents will be respected by myself and all Parish Councillors.

Contact: 01526 353258


Sam Midgley

First of all welcome to the Kirkby on Bain new website its been a long time coming but is finally here. I was born in Haltham and never moved more than 4 miles from my home in kirkby on Bain, moving to Woodhall Spa in 1968 before returning to the village nearly 31 years ago in 1984. I have been married for 35 years to Sandra and have 3 grown up Children and 5 granddaughters.

May of 2003 saw my first term on the Parish Council and May 2015 saw me become Chair which is a great honour. Over the years I have served with some very dedicated Councillors who have always had the community at heart and we will carry this on into the future.

My passion has always been the sense of community and environment. I have tried to give back wherever I could to the village. Here’s hoping that we can continue with your support however large or small to maintain our great village.

Mobile no. 07496 540195



Penny_150Penny Stones

I moved to Kirkby on Bain five years ago and have been on the parish council for nearly two years. I work part time from home preparing a payroll and travel to Sheffield once a month to finish off the procedure. When not working my favourite hobby is knitting and I host the KOB Krafters monthly meeting. I volunteer at Tattersall Castle, am a member of the Woodhall Spa WI and support various other local groups. I am usually seen walking my very bouncy standard poodle round the village and I care passionately about preserving our footpaths and keeping the village safe and a pleasant environment for residents and visitors.

To contact me on Parish Council business please email our Parish Clerk:

simon_tydeman_150Simon Tydeman (Chairman)

I moved to Kirkby on Bain in 2012 having previously lived in London and then in the North East. I still work regularly in London as a property investment manager but spend a majority of my time enjoying the Lincolnshire country air. I have a young son who attends Kirkby on Bain Primary school so take a keen interest in local matters affecting the village and the school.

I can often be found in our garden dreaming up another project, or taking the dog for a walk around the village. I also enjoy exploring the local area on my bike. Contact:


Jim Arden: Profile pending

To contact me on Parish Council business please email our Parish Clerk:

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