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Following  a recent review of this website and discussions regarding the legal requirement to publicise all Kirkby on Bain Parish Council activities, Councillors recently agreed to set up a new Parish Council website which you can access directly or from this site’s home page. The new website is administered by our Parish Clerk, and it is now live. Continue reading

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Broadband update: Community Fibre Partnerships

Over the last few weeks John Dudley and I have been exploring this relatively new Openreach scheme which applies only to those who live and work in “remote” areas who cannot access the internet by fibre optical cable and who are not on an existing fast broadband rollout. We now appear to be in that category.

Put simply, the idea is that internet users in such areas should raise part of the initial costs of laying a fibre cable to the nearest telephone cabinet themselves. In our case this would mean a share of the costs of laying a cable from the nearest fibre-enabled cabinet at the Woodhall Spa end of Kirkby Lane to our local cabinet opposite the Ebrington Arms, plus the necessary electronic equipment to handle the data.

Frankly, we are sceptical. We have studied the details and asked ourselves some basic questions: Continue reading

Street lighting policy: Have your say

From Lincolnshire County Council, via the Parish Council:

Impact of the Part Night Street Lighting Policy

In April 2016, the County Council began a street light transformation programme, in a bid to save £1.7m per year from the £5m annual street lighting budget. As a result of the   changes, around 42,000 streetlights, mainly in residential areas, are now switched off between midnight and 6am.

A scrutiny panel of councillors is now carrying out a formal review into the impact of part
night lighting, looking at topics including the environment, crime rates, fears about safety and crime, emergency services, health and public health services, the impact on businesses and the night-time economy. Continue reading

Parish Council Meeting, November 2017: Update

A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on November 2nd in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.

Three members of the public attended, along with Lincolnshire County Councillor Bradwell and ELDC Councillor Craig Leyland, both of whom offered useful advice and information during the meeting.

Download Draft Minutes

New business Continue reading

Christmas Coffee Morning

Saturday 18th November 10.00 am to 12 noon at Roughton Parish Hall. Christmas Stall Gifts, Books, Cards, Tombola, £1 Mystery parcels, Raffle, Cakes. All welcome – come along – enjoy a coffee and pick up a bargain from our stalls.

In aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain

Poster: Continue reading

Parish Council meeting November 2017

The next Meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday
November 2 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! Documents: Continue reading

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