Parish Council Meeting: January 2019

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday January 3rd 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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Christmas at Kirkby on Bain Nursery

Santa is on his way to Kirkby on Bain! He will be in his grotto inside the nursery in Wharf Lane on Monday December 7 and Tuesday December 8, at 3.30pm. Tickets are £3 including a gift. To book your visit please ask a member of nursery staff or phone 01526 352228.

To support the nursery you can also buy squares for Christmas £1 each (prizes include: meal voucher, hamper, beauty treatments etc.) and Name the Bear – £1 a guess, all to be drawn in the last week of term

Claudette Harkus commented “We are a small charitable, committee-run nursery and because of our location we struggle to get children to attend, and many appear not to know we are here!”
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Builder’s waste issue raised at Parish Council meeting

The remains of Lindum Cottage, demolished in March this year, seem to have been abandoned, apparently regardless the feelings of those who live nearby. This issue was raised at the public forum preceding yesterday’s Parish Council meeting. A formal proposal to urgently contact the landowner, understood to be Coningsby building company Costellow and Tokelove, was unanimously accepted by councillors following due discussion.

 

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Parish Council Meeting: November 2018

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday November 1st 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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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

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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