Exit Equinox!

Kirkby on Bain Parish Councillors have been informed by East Lindsey District Council Licensing Section that the organisers of Equinox Festival have applied for a premises licence at a new location near Grimsby. After years of dogged opposition to noisy music festivals held near Kirkby on Bain, this news was welcomed by Councillors representing the concerns of village residents adversely affected by noise nuisance.

Chairman of the Council Sam Midgley commented: “To all those involved over the past few years and the hard work put in by you and all the others, for your perseverance I salute you all and thank you.”

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Equinox festival update

At the last meeting of Kirkby on Bain Parish Council issues arising from the Equinox Music Festival held near the village in September were discussed. A summary of the discussion will be available in the draft minutes, to be published here as soon as possible.

Since the meeting, Councillors have been made aware of feedback from East Lindsey District Council Licensing Section regarding the conduct of the festival, particularly regarding noise nuisance, in the form of an extract from a review provided by the ELDC monitoring team of the first hand monitoring carried out during the festival, and of the noise information and audio recordings obtained from within properties in Tumby and Kirkby on Bain. The review also includes references to complaints lodged by one Kirkby on Bain resident and other complaints received from residents of the Pilgrim Square area of Coningsby and Tumby.

To read the complete extract provided to the Parish Council, please download or view it here.

Of particular interest are the overall conclusions (our highlighting): Continue reading

Broadband, Equinox, signage, HGVs and more besides

planning_wordcloud_150Just some of the subjects discussed at a lively Parish Council meeting last week, attended by Parish Councillors, village residents and both of our District Councillors, Helen Gorst and Craig Leyland.

Top of the bill, some very welcome news, imparted in person by Paul Bimson from BT, regarding the promised upgrading of broadband in the village. The gist of Paul’s presentation was that we should be connected by optical fibre cable to the Woodhall Spa exchange by May or June next year. He explained that this upgrade will mean the installation by Openreach of one or more cabinets in the village, capable of delivering speeds up to18mb. Continue reading

Equinox festival: public nuisance response hotlines

Festival Director Alison Armstrong has advised the Parish Council that the public nuisance complaint response line telephone numbers for the Equinox Festival 2016 are as follows:

07904 228346
07543 042120

The festival is scheduled to take place from 16 to 18 September. Meanwhile if you would like to contact Ali, her email address is ali.medievalchemistryltd@gmail.com

Please Note: Strict conditions have been applied to the festival this year regarding noise nuisance. These include: Continue reading

Equinox festival decision

Image courtesy Festival CalendarLast Monday East Lindsey District Council Licensing Sub-Committee decided to grant a premise licence to Medieval Chemistry Ltd. for the Equinox music festival near Kirkby on Bain subject to modification. The Committee is applying stringent conditions, particularly regarding noise nuisance.

The application was made under the Licensing Act 2003, and the premise licence has been granted for one weekend (three consecutive days) in September 2016 only. It will expire at the end of 2016 event. Equinox has been advertised as taking place on the weekend of September 18th.

The decision was made following a grueling hearing, attended by Kirkby on Bain Parish Councillors and many others seeking outright rejection of the application. Continue reading

Equinox festival licence hearing

The application made by Medieval Chemistry Ltd to hold a music festival called Equinox on the weekend of September 18th near Kirkby on Bain will be heard by the East Lindsey District Council Licensing Act 2003 Committee on July 4th at Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth.

Objections to the application have been submitted by Kirkby on Bain and Tattershall Parish Councils, Coningsby Town Council, two East Lindsey District Councillors and an unprecedented number of individuals living in Kirkby in Bain. No representations in favour of the application have been notified. Continue reading

Music Festivals update

Image courtesy Festival CalendarTwo applications have been made to hold music festivals this summer near Kirkby on Bain.

Earlier this week an open-ended application for a festival called Shanti was heard by East Lindsey District Council Licensing Sub-committee. A one-year licence was granted after due debate. This licence allows the organiser, whose aim is to raise funds for the Lincs2Nepal Charity, to play live and recorded music from 10 am to midnight on Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July, and from 10am to 11pm on Sunday 3 July. One objection was made by a local couple who have suffered distress from noise nuisance during festivals held previously on this site.

Another application, relating to a proposed festival at the same site, called Equinox, has been lodged by an unrelated company, Medieval Chemistry Ltd.,  Now under consideration by East Lindsey District Council Licensing team, this application seeks permission to play live music from 10 am to 2 am and recorded music from 10 am to 5am on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September and both live and recorded music from 10 am to midnight on Sunday 18 September. Continue reading