John puts our church on the map (literally)

Until recently, if you had looked on Google Maps for St Mary’s Church, Kirkby on Bain, you would not have been much the wiser, but John Dudley has put that right. Part of the problem was that because the church is not officially in a street, Street View could not locate it accurately, and there were no pictures of the church either. As you can see, we are now well-and-truly on the map. Try it for yourself.

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Planning application: Wharf Lane

East Lindsey District Council planning application reference S/094/01469/18 has been noted by the Parish Council and is now being considered. The purpose of this application is to determine the lawful use of the siting of a static caravan as a dwelling house. | WOODSIDE, WHARF LANE, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA, LN10 6YW

If you wish to comment on this application, please visit this ELDC web page where you can view the associated documents and submit your comments online if you wish as soon as possible. The ELDC Case Officer is Carrie Law.
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Kirkby on Bain historical walk

Last Thursday, seven villagers and one former resident turned up at St Mary’s Church to meet local historian, writer and artist Edward Mayor and his dog Sandy, for the much-anticipated historical walk around Kirkby on Bain, advertised here earlier. And they were not to be disappointed, despite the torrid heatwave conditions.

The walk started off in the cool of the Church as Edward introduced himself and gave us a summary of the earliest history of the village, one of several Kirkbys in Lincolnshire, some of which were mentioned on Edward’s historical map, from the Domesday reference to Cherchebi onward. The group then set off on a circular route along by the canal to Swandrift bridge, stopping at the probable sites of the gravel barge wharf and the old oak bridge for explanations, questions, answers and comments.             Continue reading

Village Picnic

Enjoy an afternoon of good company at the Kirkby on Bain village picnic on Saturday August 18th from 2 – 5pm, on the School Playing Field.

Bring your own picnic, chairs, drinks etc. Games for kids. Sorry no dogs or BBQs. No need to book, just turn up. For more information please ring Margaret on 01526 354783 or Penny on 01526 353739.                  Continue reading

Telephone box garden theft

At some time after 3pm yesterday (22/07/2018) two terra-cotta tubs were removed from the little garden next to our phone box (book exchange) by the bus stop. This garden was created and is maintained by a resident, at her own expense. She noticed that the tubs were missing when she passed through the village at about 9pm.

If you removed the tubs, please replace them. If you have any idea who may have been responsible for their removal, presumed to be an act of petty theft, please use the form on our Get in Touch page to make your comment; this will not be published and your identity will not be divulged. If the tubs are not returned, they will not be replaced by their owner, and our village will be the poorer for their absence.

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Cameo Club update

From Maura Dormer, Club Secretray

The next next meeting of the Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club is Tuesday 17th July. All are very welcome; if you think you may like to join please come along to Roughton Village Hall at 7.30pm. Please note, change of talk – we still have Sadie Hirst giving the talk but the topic is now ‘Off the Beaten Track, Vintage Cookery Books’.

Look out (and listen) for drones over the village

In the light of a recent burglary in Tattershall Road, a local couple have contacted the Parish Council about a drone which was spotted flying over houses and gardens in Kirkby on Bain on two nights at the end of June and on July 3 this year. The couple are trying to obtain proof of the type and source of the drone before they take any further action.

This was not the first time that such a problem occurred. In 2017 they noticed a high-flying drone over their back garden and took several photos of it over many different days, and from these pictures were able to identify the drone type. The drone, which has infra-red night-time flight, picture recording capability, and a several kilometre range, is controlled from a mobile phone and can fly at a height of up to 50m. It was traced to its point of origin and the couple were advised that their privacy would not be invaded in this way again, which proved to be correct, perhaps until now.

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