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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Steve Plater slams local roads at village meeting

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

Annual Village Meeting: Have your say and have some fun

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 keynote address by international motorcycling champion and local hero Steve Plater.

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Parish Council Meeting: March 2

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.

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Annual Village Meeting 2017

If you came to our Annual Village Meeting earlier this year may remember the compilation of film clips I showed, representing some of Betty Dixon’s memories of her life in Kirkby on Bain. The film featured old photos and Betty’s own commentary:

Plans are now being drawn up for next year’s meeting, so if you have any ideas for us, now’s the time to tell us. Continue reading

Annual Parish Meeting: full house!

The 2016 Kirby on Bain Annual Parish Meeting attracted over 50 local people and invited guests last evening, filling the school hall almost to capacity. Opened by Parish Council Chairman Sam Midgley and compered by Councillor Martin Briscombe, the event certainly lived up to our expectations.

The show got off to a flying start as pupils from Oak Class presented an engaging, and at times touching, picture of school life, making good use of the excellent audio-visual facilities offered by the state-of-the-art school hall, before a series of presentations by local people representing community groups. Continue reading