Those who came along to the village school hall last Thursday were treated to an entertaining and informative evening, organised by Parish Councillors. After the Primary School choir got us in the groove with three songs, Alwyn Killingsworth spoke about the forthcoming Heritage Weekend which this year would be tied in with the Open Church Weekend on 8/9 September.
Councillor Pat Tartellin then talked about a new programme of Kirkby on Bain walks organised by herself and Councillor Penny Stones. Pat also said she was hoping to get Kirkby on Bain included in the Wolds Walking Festival and although too late for this year, she was optimistic for next year.
After a refreshment break during which we were invited to sample biscuits and vote in the ‘Bake a Biscuit’ competition, keynote speaker Eran Bauer gave a fascinating talk about the recent mustard gas major incident in Kirkby Lane which attracted so much national media attention at the time. Continue reading →
You are invited to this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, scheduled for 6.30pm,Thursday May 10th 2018, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain.
Though organised by your Parish Council, this event is not a formal Parish Council meeting, but rather an opportunity for the community to meet and discuss local issues informally, and to have some fun into the bargain. Continue reading →
This weekend councillors distributed leaflets around the parish, providing information about this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, forthcoming local events and a welcome letter for newcomers listing clubs, footpaths for walkers, holiday accommodation, a village map and other useful contact details. If you have not received the information pack and you would like one please get in touch here or contact a councillor.
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). Continue reading →
In response to a question at this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, champion motorcyclist Steve Plater agreed in public that the state of our local roads was a disgrace and potentially a matter of life and death. “Don’t get me started” he said, but encouraged by the positive reaction in the primary school hall, he did just that, criticising Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department’s apparent indifference.
This year’s meeting had got off to a heart-warming start at the Primary School Hall, as a small but excited group of younger children sang songs that many will remember with affection from their own schooldays. Most of the audience joined in, before taking part in a new venture – the village bake-off, scoffing delicious tray bakes and marking them out of ten. The outright winner was Jill Hilton and there was no shortage of scrummy leftovers taken home after the meeting. Continue reading →
Last year the Kirkby on Bain Annual Parish Meeting attracted a record number of local people and invited guests, filling the primary school hall in Wharf Lane almost to capacity. Martin, Penny and I have been busy since then planning this year’s event, now called the annual village meeting, scheduled for May 18th, starting at 6.30 pm.
Once again children from the primary school will be top of the bill and they are working right now on their opening routine. The details are a secret of course but I have an idea that music might be involved.
Other highlights will include a bake-off, a local photographic display, an open forum, refreshments and guest presentations, including a keynoteaddress by international motorcycling champion and local hero Steve Plater.
Let’s fill that hall once again! Download full details
The next Meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday March 2nd, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm. The meeting will offer an opportunity for members of the public to bring items to the Council’s attention. Members of the public may remain after the public forum but they are reminded that they may not speak during council business.