Cameo update 2017/18

cameo_wordcloud_square_150Cameo invites ladies to join this thriving club, which meets at 8pm in Roughton Village Hall on the third Tuesday of the month. Secretary Maura Dormer said: “Either speak with one of the committee members or just come along to Roughton Village Hall”. Maura has also released the programme of events for 2017 / 18:


  • 21st March: Stuart Lowe, ‘Wood Turning’ a talk and demonstration.
  • 18th April: Peter Skipworth, ‘A Walk in the Wolds with Claire Balding’.

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Kirkby on Bain Historical Map launch

Local historian, author and illustrator Edward Mayor will be on hand to launch his new Historical Map of Kirkby on Bain at the Ebrington Arms this Saturday, starting at 12 noon. Copies of the hand-drawn map will be on sale at £5.00 per copy, including a donation to a charity of the landlord’s choice.


Based in Woodhall Spa, Edward is well known for his publications, including books on the history of Petwood House, The Kinema in the Woods and the founding of Woodhall Spa, as well as for his recent one-man awards scheme to reward local restaurants for dog-friendliness.

Things to do in Woodhall Spa

More things to do in and around Woodhall Spa before the Christmas rush, in date order:




November 4

st_barnabas_logo_tw_106There’s a coffee morning in aid of Lincoln’s St Barnabas Hospice, at The Inn, from 10.30 to 12am. All welcome. Admission £2.



November 11

Think of England. In the summer of 1943 Bett and Vera traveled the country hosting tea dances for RAF fighter pilots stationed nearby. They’re back, (Bett and Vera that is) so join them at Minting Village Hall for a 1940s experience. Continue reading

Ride+Strides: your chance to support our village Church

It’s time to saddle up and hit the road for the Annual Sponsored Bike Ride “Ride+Strides”, in aid of our church, scheduled for Saturday 10th September. This event is once again operated by the Lincolnshire Churches Trust, and last year’s event in Kirkby on Bain raised a much appreciated grand total of £552. Please support this year’s ride and see if we can beat the record!

If you are not convinced, do download this poster sent in by John Dudley – it says it all. To find out how you can help raise some cash for urgent repairs, contact our local organiser, Betty Dixon, on 01526 353395. Continue reading

Open Garden – all welcome!

ngs-logo_150From Jill Hilton:

“If you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon locally, why not visit our open garden on Sunday June 26th, 2 – 5 pm, right here in Kirkby on Bain! We can be found at the end of the village nearest to the gravel pits; we are the 4th house from the end – you will see a yellow NGS sign to the garden. Parking is next door in our neighbour’s field.

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Music Festivals update

Image courtesy Festival CalendarTwo applications have been made to hold music festivals this summer at Scholey Park, near Kirkby on Bain.

Earlier this week an open-ended application for a festival called Shanti was heard by East Lindsey District Council Licensing Sub-committee. A one-year licence was granted after due debate. This licence allows the organiser, whose aim is to raise funds for the Lincs2Nepal Charity, to play live and recorded music from 10 am to midnight on Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July, and from 10am to 11pm on Sunday 3 July. One objection was made by a local couple who have suffered distress from noise nuisance during festivals held previously on this site.

Another application, relating to a proposed festival at Scholey Park, called Equinox, has been lodged by an unrelated company, Medieval Chemistry Ltd.,  Now under consideration by East Lindsey District Council Licensing team, this application seeks permission to play live music from 10 am to 2 am and recorded music from 10 am to 5am on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September and both live and recorded music from 10 am to midnight on Sunday 18 September. Continue reading