For the love of Scrubs | Fabric donations needed

From Mandy Fitzaden-Gray

For the Love of Scrubs Horncastle and Woodhall Spa are asking for fabric donations as well as financial support, sewers and cutters, either at home or at the Hub based at Stanhope Hall, Horncastle. We have now reached over 1000 sets of scrubs for the NHS, care based charities and doctors’ surgeries in our locality. I have 2 boxes clearly marked outside my front door which I empty and deliver regularly.               
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Lincolnshire Household Waste Recycling Centres to reopen

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I understand that Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) will re-open in Lincolnshire on May 11th. Initially, until May 31st only garden waste and wood will be accepted, then from  June 1st onwards only garden waste, wood, scrap metal and cardboard will be accepted. To use your nearest centre you must book a time slot in advance. Bookings can be taken from today (May 11th) from 10am, online here, or call 01522 782070 (open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm). ID and proof of address will be required e.g. driving licence. LCC expect bookings to be busy, so please be patient. Delays are expected on sites, as they aren’t operating as normal. Vehicle restrictions will apply.

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From Lincolnshire County Councillor Eddie Poll, Executive member for waste and recycling:
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Lockdown in Kirkby on Bain – a personal view

Thoughts about life under lockdown | Kirkby on Bain. By JILL RUSSELL, May 2020

I would like first to express my horror and sorrow for all those people who have lost their lives and continue to do so to this horrendous virus, for which, as a country we were so ill prepared: also, to those grieving families who have lost so much and those struggling in difficult, challenging circumstances in lockdown.

As a family last year, pre virus, we had our share of tragedy with our grandson, Wren, being stillborn on 1st Jan 2019. Then, in contrast this year, during this lockdown on April 17th , we had the joyful news that Wren’s brother, Rufus Max Russell, had arrived safely and successfully into the world. Despite all the problems our son Hugo and partner Faye were cared for so well by the Jessop Hospital and we give thanks to the dedicated staff in Sheffield. His arrival has brought us so much happiness and lifted our hearts and spirits and we look forward to when we can meet him in person.

We are so fortunate to be in lockdown in a place such as Kirkby on Bain and we are so thankful for that.         Continue reading

DIY shops to reopen

From Goodwins DIY, Woodhall Spa (via  Facebook)

We will be reopening on Tuesday 5th May!

Initially we will be offering a telephone order service only for local deliveries, including Coningsby, Woodhall Spa, Horncastle and the surrounding areas. £15 minimum and anything under £50 a £3.50 delivery charge will apply.       Continue reading

Peace lilies free at Courtlands

From Jill Hilton, Courtlands

Yesterday I was repotting my Peace Lilies and I have 3 to give away. I could leave them on a table at the end of the drive, they would of course, be free to a good home!

Peace Lilies are indoor plants and these have been raised in the peace of Courtlands!


Covid-19 | Horncastle Community Larder


Horncastle Town Council will be supporting the Crisis team set up by Horncastle Community Larder, the Urban Outreach Project (UFOP) and local businesses by providing £1,000 per month to purchase food for the town’s vulnerable residents who have been advised to self-isolate until the coronavirus crisis is over.

The Crisis Team will be assisting residents from Horncastle and the surrounding small villages.

THE CONTACT NUMBER FOR THE CRISIS TEAM IS 07395 905352                Continue reading

Parish Council | Public Statement

Picture credit: Peter DewranceKIRKBY ON BAIN PARISH COUNCIL: PUBLIC STATEMENT 22 March 2020

Dear Residents,                                                                                    

The following statement is issued:

 “The Council recognises and agrees that no business, meeting, service provision or service delivery of the Authority is of any importance above that of public and personal safety. As such, all scheduled public meetings will be cancelled for an initial 4 month period (or as circumstances dictate)”. Whilst public meetings are cancelled, please be assured the Council has put measures in place to ensure minimal disruption or interruption to service delivery within the community and staff cover will remain in place as necessary or until any national legislation or instruction dictates otherwise.               Continue reading