Banks to close in Horncastle

It may be about to get easier to park in the marketplace in Horncastle, but this will be of no comfort if you need to use the nearby HSBC or Natwest branches. The HSBC branch is due to close in June, and the Natwest in September. Both banks attribute these closures to the move to internet and mobile banking.

Bad luck for those who will lose their jobs and for customers who have no access to the internet or still have slow broadband and poor mobile coverage, or live miles from the nearest Post Office. For the residents of Kirkby on Bain, this leaves only the Barclays Horncastle branch and Lloyds in Coningsby within striking distance, and if the same logic applies, who knows how long they will last? Continue reading

Planning Application: quarry extensions

planning_wordcloud_150The Parish Council is considering a planning application by Aggregate Industries UK Limited  for the extension of Western quarry (in the parish of Tattershall Thorpe) and Eastern quarry (in the parishes of Tumby and Coningsby)

To view and comment on the application, please visit this Lincolnshire County Council web page

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From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards: January 2016

Even though it’s the low season just now and we all need a good reason for venturing out, my more-or-less monthly notice board trawl has yielded some interesting results:

 

 

Organist Paul Carman is the featured entertainer at Music For Woodhall on January 19th at 7.30 pm, in St Peter’s Church Hall. Tickets are available from Philip Groves, 01526 353225, and they are priced at £5 for members, £7 for non-members. More information from the Horncastle News. Here’s an example of Paul’s laid-back jazz style:

Photo courtesy United Methodist Church, ConingsbyThe Woodhall, Coningsby, Tattershall and District History Society are keen to attract new members and the best way to try it out is to turn up at their next meeting on January 13th, at 7.30 pm. Continue reading