Free lunchtime concerts in Horncastle

All welcome at St. Mary’s Church Horncastle for a series of free informal concerts on Thursdays at 1.15.

  • July 20: Colette Cooper Acapella
  • July 27: Angela Griffin (Flute) and Banovallum Singers
  • August 3: Bob Edwards (bass) Tom Thorpe (tenor)
  • August 10: Stuart Gill (Guitar)
  • August 17: Rev. Michael (piano) Mike & Joanne Smythe (cello & viola)
  • August 24: Outdoor Cats (duo)
  • August 31: Wolds Wind
  • September 7: Lindsey Quartet (strings & piano)

Coffee available – come and go as you please! Website

Parish Council update: July 2017

A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on Thursday July 6th, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.

One member of the public attended, and the Chairman extended a warm welcome to Lincolnshire County Councillor Bradwell, who was able to offer useful advice and information during the meeting.

Of particular interest:

It was agreed that this year’s Annual Parish Meeting was a success, and that a similar format might be used in future. The events sub committee is now planning an apple-themed village festival, scheduled for October 8th. (Item 043).

Disappointment and frustration were expressed regarding the failure of BT / Openreach to install fibre broadband in the village despite a previous assurance that we would have it by now, made at an earlier Parish Council meeting by Paul Bimson, BT Regional Partnership Director. (Item 045).
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Quiz Night

Picture credit: Keep Calm StudiosFrom John Dudley:

You are cordially invited to a quiz night in aid of Kirkby-on-Bain and Roughton Churches, to be held this Friday 14th July at 7:30pm in Roughton Parish Hall. Teams of 4, £3 per head. Refreshments included.

To enter phone Hilda 01526 354440 or Maureen 01526 354546

Planning application: Brookside, Kirkby Lane

From East Lindsey District Council:

Application reference S/094/01113/17 has been received and is now being considered. Your observations are requested no later than 30 July 2017. Planning Permission – First floor extension to existing garage building to provide a self contained annexe with balcony. BROOKSIDE, KIRKBY LANE, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA, LN10 6YY

Please visit our website where you can view the details of the application and then submit your comments online. Link:  Online Planning
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Cameo club update: latest news

From Maura Dormer

Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club enjoyed an outing to Anwick Garden Centre last month. Many thanks to the staff there who showed us around the centre and then kindly answered many questions and queries over tea and biscuits, the perfect way to garden!! A very enjoyable evening.

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary at the beginning of this month with an afternoon tea party in the gardens of one of our members, Maureen Jordan. We were so lucky to have a beautiful day and were able to sit in the garden and appreciate an English summer afternoon. Our group reformed in 1992 after some years of not meeting. We were fortunate to have some of the original members from 1992 attend, many of whom are still active in the group. Chairperson, Sue Wright gave a short speech looking back over the years, the group have had many exciting trips and speakers and have donated over £5,500 to various charities over the 25 years. Many thanks to Maureen and her husband Keith for all of their work and also to Sue Kind who provided an amazing afternoon tea.

We next meet on Tuesday 18th July at 8pm in Roughton Village Hall. Our speaker will be telling us of Chatsworth, past and present. Visitors and new members are very welcome – please either just come along or call me for more details.

Maura Dormer, Secretary
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Betty Dixon – moving on

Having lived in Kirkby on Bain since her childhood, Betty is moving away from the village to join some of her friends in Horncastle. On Saturday last, she found out just how much respect and affection she has inspired in all those in Kirkby who know her, and just how popular she is, as she found herself the centre of attention at a surprise garden party held in her honour.

And it really was a surprise when she caught sight of the tables and chairs set out on the Briscombe lawn on the dot of three o’clock, evidence of a neighbourly conspiracy. In fact her first comment was that she thought it must be book group day. As the applause rang out, she realised how wrong you can be.

In the time-honoured way, refreshments were taken and lively conversations ensued, all under the blistering sun of a perfect English summer day, and Martin marked the occasion with a short speech and a toast in Betty’s honour. In response Betty was keen to point out that though she was moving house, she would be in the village as often as possible. She won’t be short of invitations, that’s for sure. Continue reading