Ride and Stride 2018

Image courtesy John Dudley

On behalf of Betty Dixon:

On September 8th our doughty cyclists braved the elements once again to ride from church to church in aid of the annual Lincolnshire Churches’ Trust. This year they managed to raise £361. Thanks go to all the riders and their sponsors.          Continue reading

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Wanted! Children’s books

Photo: Martin BriscombeFrom Martin Briscombe:

Wanted for the Book Exchange

We have had a good uptake of children’s books from the Telephone Box during the summer holidays, so if you have any surplus books you think other children would enjoy, could you please put them on the lower shelves in the box? Thanks very much. Continue reading

Parish Council meeting September 2018: Summary

Image courtesy axiomhaPlease note: This summary has been written from my personal notes, taken at the meeting. The official minutes, taken by the Clerk to the Council, are normally published on the Parish Council Website when approved by Councillors.

Four members of the public came along to this meeting, held in the School Hall last Thursday evening. Two of them raised issues at the public forum held before official business:

1. A resident who lives close to the main street tabled a letter she had received from Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department, containing statistical information regarding the problem of lorries passing through the village. She also pointed out that the impact of lorries passing through the village was caused not only by the numbers calculated by LCC, but also by their weights, which have tended to increase. Points also discussed included the danger to children crossing the main street to access the school field and the danger and damage caused by drivers illegally mounting verges and footways when two lorries needed to pass each other in the village. (See also agenda item below)

2. A resident who lives adjacent to the site of flooding at the intersection of Kirkby Lane and the main street voiced strongly held views regarding the source and nature of the flood water and the alleged failure of Lincolnshire Highways Department to address the problem He also alleged that the problem is caused by nearby construction work in Roughton Road. (See also agenda item below)

In her opening statement Acting Chairman Penny Stones welcomed our new Clerk, Sarah Kulwicki, and explained that Sam Midgley recently stood down as Chairman. She thanked him on behalf of the Council for all his good work in recent years. She also welcomed members of the public, Parish Councillors and ELDC Councillor Craig Leyland.

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Festival welcomes over 150 visitors to St Marys, Kirkby on Bain

This weekend 158 visitors came along to St Marys Church to admire our community’s contribution to the 2018 Horncastle and Villages Churches Festival. The Church was transformed in commemoration of those who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars. Feedback was very complimentary and many visitors commented on the transformation of the church and the individual displays, all donated and arranged by parishioners. There was special praise for the idea to feature over a thousand knitted poppies, both red and white. This morning children and teachers from the primary school took a break from the classroom to see what can be achieved by a dedicated and creative community team.

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Parish Council Meeting: September 2018

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday September 6th in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm. As usual we will start with a public forum so if you would like to discuss any local matter you are concerned about, please do come along and have your say!

 

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Horncastle and villages Churches Festival Weekend

Welcome to the 2018 Horncastle and Villages Churches Festival – a celebration of a rich architecture and heritage, of beautiful tranquillity and spirituality. This year many of our churches will be paying special tribute to those who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars.

Every church has a story to tell, and at St Mary’s the focus  will be on the the village during the Great War. Visitors are invited to view the war memorial stained glass window unveiled on Trinity Sunday, 30th May 1926, flower arrangements, and special displays including over 500 knitted poppies, a World War One book collection and other memorabilia.

Entry is free on Saturday and Sunday 8th – 9th September from 10am to 4pm and refreshments will be available.           Continue reading

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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