Road works in Horncastle

Major road works in Horncastle started yesterday, involving carriageway resurfacing, junction and traffic signal improvements in the town centre and the construction of a new shared footway/cycle pathway on Langton Hill.

Phase 1: West Street to be reconstructed from the junction with Reindeer Close to the Bridge Street/Prospect Street junction. Works are scheduled to end by September 10th.

Changes to bus services until the end October: Continue reading

Call Connect update

Picture courtesy CallConnectNews for CallConnect online account holders:

Dear CallConnect Customer,

We are pleased to announce that we have refreshed our online booking portal and with a change of look we also have a change of web address. With immediate effect please use the web address below to book your CallConnect journeys:

The existing OpenDRT Booking portal will remain live for the next few days however you`ll no longer be able to use this after the end of this week. Continue reading

Village Survey results

On behalf of the Parish Council:

Many thanks to all those who returned the survey slips attached to their Annual Parish Meeting invitations and other post-meeting feedback. Martin Briscombe has tabulated the results: Continue reading

CallConnect: No more scheduled services for the village

As of yesterday, residents of Kirkby on Bain won’t be seeing a bus like this in the village so often. I am not surprised that regular bus users are unhappy with the “changes” to CallConnect scheduled services between Kirkby on Bain and Horncastle. Having checked this morning, it seems clear that for “changes”, read “cuts”.

The current situation is that, since yesterday, scheduled services on this service no longer exist, so if you do need the bus you have to book ahead to arrange a pick-up time and place. You can do this by phone: 0345 234 3344, or online here, or on your smartphone here.

So why has this reduction in services come about? Continue reading

CallConnect: no changes to changes

It seems CallConnect have had second thoughts about the cuts to their service, but it’s still bad news for Woodhall Spa and Horncastle bus passengers:

“Following a further review of the planned timetable changes on 4th April, we have been able to make some improvements to the previously published timetables: 65/66: Sleaford-Woodhall Spa-Horncastle: The service will operate to a revised route and timetable between Martin and Sleaford. Service 65 will be withdrawn between Martin, Woodhall Spa, Coningsby & Horncastle. Passengers should use Brylaine Travel service 6 to Horncastle or CallConnect. Unfortunately there is no direct replacement for journeys from Horncastle, W`Spa to Sleaford.”

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CallConnect Bus Service Changes

Picture courtesy CallConnectFrom the CallConnect March update, it seems like good news, bad news for local bus passengers:

“Lincolnshire County Council announced in February that funding for local bus services is to remain the same for at least the next two years. This is good news, however the cost to run bus services continues to increase and following the decision by `Essential Fleet Services` to withdraw from providing passenger transport services including CallConnect, we have had to review a number of our services in the Louth, Horncastle and Sleaford areas. Some services will therefore be changing on 4th April. For more information please go to: and

You may find it easier to phone the Interconnect Team on
0345 234 33 44 (or 01522 553143)!