Parish Council Website

Following  a recent review of this website and discussions regarding the legal requirement to publicise all Kirkby on Bain Parish Council activities, Councillors recently agreed to set up a new Parish Council website which you can access directly or from this site’s home page. The new website is administered by our Parish Clerk, and it is now live. Continue reading

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Christmas concert: Horncastle and District Choral Society

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.

 

 

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Broadband update: Community Fibre Partnerships

Over the last few weeks John Dudley and I have been exploring this relatively new Openreach scheme which applies only to those who live and work in “remote” areas who cannot access the internet by fibre optical cable and who are not on an existing fast broadband rollout. We now appear to be in that category.

Put simply, the idea is that internet users in such areas should raise part of the initial costs of laying a fibre cable to the nearest telephone cabinet themselves. In our case this would mean a share of the costs of laying a cable from the nearest fibre-enabled cabinet at the Woodhall Spa end of Kirkby Lane to our local cabinet opposite the Ebrington Arms, plus the necessary electronic equipment to handle the data.

Frankly, we are sceptical. We have studied the details and asked ourselves some basic questions: Continue reading

Seals at Donna Nook

For the past few weeks, hundreds of grey seals have been “hauling up” on the dunes at Donna Nook, near North Somercotes, as they do every year at this time. If you want to see them with their newborn, now’s the time to make the trip – they will be going back to sea as soon as their newborn are ready.

Donna Nook Nature Reserve is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife trust, whose volunteers are on hand to answer questions and make sure that both seals and humans are kept safe. You will need to travel by road – there is a car park.

This is as close as most people ever get to grey seals in the wild, but you must respect the trust’s guidelines:

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Outgoing grandparents wanted for ITV programme!

From Grace Dunsby, ITV Casting Researcher, via LALC and your parish council:

I work for a television company called Shiver Productions and we are developing a new television programme for a major broadcaster. We are looking for fun and outgoing grandparents who have 3 or more adult (18+) grandchildren who they would like to spend more time with. We’re hoping to hear from people before December 10th! If you have any questions, please call us on 0207 157 4588 or email me at shivercasting@shiver.tv Continue reading

Community Speed Watch update

From Ian Swallow, Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (email received by the Parish Council):

You may have heard on the news that Lincolnshire Police are launching a program for members of the public to use hand held radars in their parishes.

I should first mention that a date has not been confirmed for its roll out but it is expected to be February/ March next year. This will allow time for staff to be recruited to deliver the program. In brief though, LRSP is adding another layer to our Community Speed watch initiative. Inspector Phil Baker and myself presented this at a Road safety summit in Grantham on the 3rd November. CSW has been in existence in its present form since 2014.

As you know it gives parishes the ability to display 30 mph or 40 mph passive notices and, also, to purchase a vehicle activated sign. Parishes may also purchase wheelie bin stickers to remind drivers of the speed limit. Most of you will be aware that other police force parishes make use of a reactive sign on a tripod or hand held radar to detect drivers exceeding the speed limit. Lincolnshire will be doing the same. Continue reading

Street lighting policy: Have your say

From Lincolnshire County Council, via the Parish Council:

Impact of the Part Night Street Lighting Policy

In April 2016, the County Council began a street light transformation programme, in a bid to save £1.7m per year from the £5m annual street lighting budget. As a result of the   changes, around 42,000 streetlights, mainly in residential areas, are now switched off between midnight and 6am.

A scrutiny panel of councillors is now carrying out a formal review into the impact of part
night lighting, looking at topics including the environment, crime rates, fears about safety and crime, emergency services, health and public health services, the impact on businesses and the night-time economy. Continue reading