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.
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
From the Kirkby on Bain Annual Village Meeting sub-committee:
Penny, Martin and I had a very useful planning meeting last week. Learning from the success of last year’s event, we thought it would be a good idea to feature a few short presentations again, so we are working on some ideas for topics and speakers. We have also invited Victoria Atkins MP to come along as keynote speaker.
Apart from presentations and discussion, Penny came up with the idea of a bake-off competition, in which up to 10 anonymous bakers produce a tray bake to be cut up and everyone gets to taste a slice with a cup of tea or coffee and award marks out of 10. Martin has offered to organise a photographic competition, and he has already come up with a format for us to consider.
We now need your ideas! If you have a topic you would like to talk or hear about, or if you have any other ideas about what we might squeeze into a lively couple of hours or so, please contact any of us as soon as possible.