ELDC and Boston Borough | Strategic Partnership proposed

Kirkby on Bain Parish Council has forwarded an interesting article by Councillor Craig Leyland, Leader, East Lindsey District Council:

Strategic alliance between Boston Borough Council and East Lindsey District Council

I wanted to make you aware of a proposal that I am bringing forward in regard to a closer working partnership for ELDC with Boston Borough Council.

Boston Borough Council and ELDC have worked together closely in recent years to deliver a number of services, including Building Control, Community Safety/CCTV, Waste collections and more.  This partnership working has been successful and has enabled us to save significant sums of money and still provide high quality services.

Over the course of the next few weeks the Leader of Boston Borough Council, Councillor Paul Skinner, and I, will be bringing forward proposals in regard to a closer, more formal partnership going forward, which would build on the current working arrangements and strengthen ties between the two Councils.  This would take the form of a strategic alliance.          Continue reading

Celebrate farming in Boston | free day out

Boston’s Celebration of Farming returns for it’s fourth year with a variety of vintage and modern farming equipment and tractors, as well as stalls offering unique products.

10am-3pm | Sun 29 March 2020
Boston Market Place Lincolnshire PE21 6EH

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New TV cop to clean up East Lincolnshire

” When high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon lands in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey in tow, he’s hoping they can flee their painful recent past. But this unfamiliar, unimpressed community will force Bill to question everything about himself and leave him asking whether it’s Boston that needs Bill, or Bill that needs Boston?”

Such is the storyline of “Wild Bill”, an new detective series commissioned recently by ITV. It stars Rob Lowe as the high-flying US cop who will shake up the East Lincolnshire force; you might recognise him from The West Wing, Parks and Recreation, Code Black or St. Elmo’s Fire. Continue reading

Boston in 1943

In have written elsewhere about the rich heritage of Boston, Lincolnshire, reflected by the town’s excellent Guildhall Museum. Boston’s recent past is also valued by the many contributors to a Facebook Group called BostonMemories, whose members share old photographs and comments, and occasionally an archive film, like this British Council production, made in 1943, which I included in my earlier post. Spurred on by a recent conversation with some Bostonian visitors to Gunby Hall last weekend, I thought it was worth another look at this wartime public information film set in this town, so often maligned these days:

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Chamber Music Festival comes to Tattershall

Romance and REVOLUTION: Lincolnshire International
Chamber Music Festival Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Tattershall, Tuesday 1st August 2017, 7.30pm

Life Begins at Forty: Celebrating our Joint Artistic Directors Ashley Wass and Matthew Trusler, who have been performing for over two decades. Details on the Tattershall Church Website Thanks to John Dudley

For details of concerts in Horncastle, Boston, Spilsby, Lincoln and Gainsborough, please visit the Festival website                   Venue List Continue reading

Anne Rawson remembers Kirkby on Bain

From Anne Rawson, who used to live here:

I have some memories of Kirkby, but it was the April of my sixth birthday when we left so some memories have faded. Others come back with a little prompting.

I was born at No 1 The Elms, which doesn’t appear to have changed much to this day. I did indeed attend the school. Mrs Spears the headmistress said that I might as well attend school earlier than expected because I used to go to class with my older brother anyway. There were two classrooms, my brother, being three years older, was in the larger room and and I was in the other. Unfortunately I cannot remember the teacher’s name. Continue reading

Freiston Shore – well worth a visit

If you are even a little bit interested in bird watching, then the RSPB reserve at Freiston Shore is well worth a visit, even in winter when brent geese congregate along with ducks such as wigeons, pintails, teals and shelducks. You can spot tree sparrows, yellowhammers and skylarks all year round and in summer you might see nesting wading birds, including avocets and ringed plovers.

You don’t have to be an RSPB member of course, and the reserve is within easy travelling distance from Kirkby on Bain – see the map below. The nearest town is Boston and the reserve is only four miles away. There are two car parks and four bicycle storage racks on site. Dogs are allowed on the designated footpaths and there are no entrance charges. Remember to take you binoculars! Here are some suggestions for a trip at this time of year: Continue reading