Mustard gas public meeting – “standing room only”

Thanks to Councillor William Gray for this report on yesterday’s mustard gas incident public meeting at the Petwood Hotel, where by all accounts it was standing room only:

“There was a thorough briefing on ‘Police Operation Saddleback’. 22 agencies have been involved. 14 ammunition boxes of have been recovered from Kirkby Woods. 13 boxes contained mustard gas bombs. These are now being destroyed safely away from the site.

10 gas canisters have been recovered from a lake in Stixwould. They had not leaked and therefore the lake has not been contaminated. 3 people have been arrested and are on bail.

A small area of land in the woods has been contaminated and decontamination will now take place.  East Lindsey District Council will oversee this operation with the assistance of professionals. Kirkby Lane will remain closed at present and the site will be fenced to prevent access. Continue reading

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Mustard gas public meeting

From East Lindsey District Council:

There will be a meeting held at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa on the evening of Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 6.30pm, to update the community in regard to the recent discovery of Mustard Gas in woodland off Kirkby Lane.  The meeting is primarily aimed at those living in close proximity to the woodland.  At the meeting the Army, Police and District Council will all provide updates and details of next steps in addressing the issue of contaminated land.  There will also be the chance for the community to ask questions. We have launched a webpage to keep the community informed as work progresses on site.

Stuart Davy
Chief Executive, East Lindsey District Council

Ride and Stride 2017: update

This year’s event in support of Lincolnshire’s finest buildings raised £530. This sum is divided equally between St Mary’s Kirkby on Bain and the Lincolnshire Churches Trust.

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Planning application: new houses in Roughton Road

An outline planning application to build 4 houses with detached single garages (with means of access and layout to be considered) on LAND EAST OF ROUGHTON ROAD, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA has been passed to Parish Council and is now being considered.The application reference number is S/094/01553/17

To view the application online and to submit comments, visit the ELDC website using this link. The deadline is 11 October 2017. Continue reading

Kirkby on Bain phone box book exchange in the news

I recently posted a reply to a tweet by Visit Lincolnshire extolling the virtues of a phone box book exchange in another village, just pointing out that we had one too. Lo-and-behold we now have a page of our own on their website. Here’s the blurb:

“The iconic red phone box has seen a resurgence and never more so than in the village of Kirkby on Bain. Lovingly refurbished by a hard-working community, it has been converted into a free book exchange. Drop off those titles cluttering up the bookshelf at home and uncover new ones you might have missed. Recycled colour-washed pallet wood was used for the shelves and information board. A local book group stocked the shelves. A couple of large logs from the churchyard are outside as bus stop style seats.”

And here’s the link        Thanks Visit Lincolnshire! Continue reading

Parish Council Meeting, September 2017: Update

A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on Thursday July 6th, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.

Two members of the public attended, and Lincolnshire County Councillor Bradwell, was able to offer useful advice and information during the meeting.

At the public forum resident Tessa Tucker expressed her concerns about the increase in HGV traffic through village. Continue reading

Wanted : Books for Telephone Box

From Martin Briscombe

Following a very successful uptake at the telephone box this summer, the stock of all books is somewhat depleted. In particular we need children’s books, from Toddler right up to Teenager. So if you have read books that you or your family have enjoyed please drop them off at the box for others to do the same. Thanks so much for your help