This year our annual village picnic was hosted by Jill and Peter Hilton, who so kindly offered the use of their lawn after the sucess of last year’s picnic. As with the inaugural event last year, we were very lucky with the weather, and some felt that the venue was an improvement – no wasps, lots of shade and no rabbit holes to trip over. The organising team are pretty pleased with the event and we will be planning next year’s picnic in due course, taking on board any feedback we receive. The winner of the wheelbarrow competition was Martin Briscombe. Thanks to Jill and Peter for their hospitality, and to Margaret Dewrance for coming up with the idea! More photos: Continue reading
The Parish Council has been notified that fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) superfast broadband internet is now generally available in the village. If you are considering an upgrade to your home, you can either contact your existing broadband provider or shop around for a better deal. Because the fibre-to-the-premises technology is still relatively rare in UK homes, some broadband providers do not accept orders at present. Here is a list of current FTTP broadband providers. Continue reading
CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 20th August Meeting
Speaker Alwyn Killingsworth, resident of Kirkby on Bain, came to give us a presentation about WW1. He has a special interest in all things to do with this war in particular with any connection to the local area such as the tank being developed in Lincoln.
He decided to focus on the general hospitals developed during the war in particular those locally. He began with mentioning Sir Richard Haldane who was secretary of state dealing with the fiasco which was the Boer War. He introduced new equipment and began the Territorial Army. He set up the formation of General Forces Hospitals to supplement existing hospitals which became so necessary during WW1. These hospitals were staffed by unpaid members of the TA. Continue reading
The Parish council has received a detailed letter from Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) explaining that they are currently in the process of renewing arrangements for the provision of vehicles to be used within the Mobile Library Service, as the current vans are coming to the end of the lease agreement between the service providers Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) and LCC.
The salient points for readers in this village are:
- smaller vans, more suitable for narrow lanes
- vans will be more environmentally friendly
- books will be selected to match the interests of customers along particular routes
- books may be ordered in advance
- there’s no intention to move the stops that are served but the service providers may need to review the days or times of the stops, to meet mileage regulations
From Alan Dickens:
I’m trying to trace where my auntie and uncle, Audrey and Cyril Burkhill who lived in the village. Cyril was an organist and may have played for St Mary’s. I’m afraid I’m going back to the 50’s here! Reason for asking is that friends from Essex, where I now live have moved to the village and I’d love to see the Burkhills old house. Thank you
If you can help Alan, please let me know here
The Parish Council launched its latest competition at the recent Annual Parish Meeting. The idea was to name the footpath that runs from Main Street to Wharf Lane, just opposite the school. We now have now twelve entries, so all residents can vote for the winner. Please vote for one name only, using the voting papers in the book exchange / phone box, and leave your paper in the box provided, by August 31. Here’s the list, in no particular order:
The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday July 4th 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!
Items scheduled for the meeting include: Continue reading