Banks to close in Horncastle

It may be about to get easier to park in the marketplace in Horncastle, but this will be of no comfort if you need to use the nearby HSBC or Natwest branches. The HSBC branch is due to close in June, and the Natwest in September. Both banks attribute these closures to the move to internet and mobile banking.

Bad luck for those who will lose their jobs and for customers who have no access to the internet or still have slow broadband and poor mobile coverage, or live miles from the nearest Post Office. For the residents of Kirkby on Bain, this leaves only the Barclays Horncastle branch and Lloyds in Coningsby within striking distance, and if the same logic applies, who knows how long they will last? Continue reading

Parish Council Update (March 2017)

A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on Thursday March 2, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.

Three members of the public attended, one of whom brought to the attention of councillors her serious concerns over litter in the village. The chairman thanked her for raising this issue. Items on the agenda included: Continue reading

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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Items scheduled for the meeting include: Continue reading

Broadband, Equinox, signage, HGVs and more besides

planning_wordcloud_150Just some of the subjects discussed at a lively Parish Council meeting last week, attended by Parish Councillors, village residents and both of our District Councillors, Helen Gorst and Craig Leyland.

Top of the bill, some very welcome news, imparted in person by Paul Bimson from BT, regarding the promised upgrading of broadband in the village. The gist of Paul’s presentation was that we should be connected by optical fibre cable to the Woodhall Spa exchange by May or June next year. He explained that this upgrade will mean the installation by Openreach of one or more cabinets in the village, capable of delivering speeds up to18mb. Continue reading

Parish Council meeting: September 8, 2016

The next Meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday September 8th, 2016, 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.

Items scheduled for the meeting include: Continue reading

Better broadband – another idea

Image courtesy zen.co.ukFrom Phil Brennan

Just getting in touch following the village meeting with some suggestions re: broadband speed. I expressed that an alternative to satellite based broadband was to simply take a second ADSL line from one’s existing provider at quite low cost (certainly cheaper than two full price lines anyway).

There are a few options to consider: Continue reading

Better broadband: update

From Amanda Fitzaden-Gray:

Ronnie Moncrieff and I recently had a very positive meeting with local MP Victoria Atkins, ELDC Councillor Craig Leyland and Steve Brookes from onLincolnshire.

Steve updated us on the current situation and highlighted the current challenges being faced regarding the rollout of superfast broadband in the rural areas. Moving more specifically to the Kirkby on Bain area, we highlighted just how crucial fast broadband was to the local school and local business. Continue reading