How will farming change?

Agricultural journalist Alan Stennett looks back at the way things have changed in the past and considers what may be required in the future. Monday 23rd October, 7pm-8.30pm Alford Manor House, £3

“Farming in Lincolnshire has always had to change as new methods, new crops and different production systems are introduced, but changes in our relationship with Continental Europe and pressures imposed by climate change and environmental regulation will mean that more changes will be needed in the next few years.”

Alan’s profile BBC Lincolnshire

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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

Horncastle choral open evening

An invitation from the Horncastle and District Choral Society to come along to an open evening at the Methodist Hall, Queen Street, Horncastle at 7.15pm on October 9th. refreshments provided, so just turn up and sing! All welcome.

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Ride and Stride 2017: update

This year’s event in support of Lincolnshire’s finest buildings raised £530. This sum is divided equally between St Mary’s Kirkby on Bain and the Lincolnshire Churches Trust.

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Inaugural Scampton Air Show

After three years without an air show in Lincolnshire, this weekend you can come and be thrilled by a unique mix of modern military jets, historic warbirds, civilian display acts, the RAF Falcons – the UK’s premier military parachute team, all joining the world-famous Red Arrows performing at their home base! The inaugural Scampton Airshow takes place on 9 -10 September 2017. RAF Scampton will play host to up to 100 aircraft over the airshow weekend, both in the air and on the ground. Buy your tickets here (You must book in advance – no tickets on the door!)

Visitors will be immersed in a feast of aviation, meeting crews from around the world, getting up close to aircraft in the static park, as well as experiencing the amazing 5 hour flying display including the exhilarating take-off and landing! This new event will be raising funds to support the RAF Charitable Trust. Continue reading

Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are not usually publicly accessible or would normally charge a fee. It also includes tours, events and activities that focus on and celebrate the local heritage of the area. Since 1994 Heritage Lincolnshire has coordinated Heritage Open Days within the historic county. This year’s festival will be one of the biggest yet, with over 140 free events. The theme is Freedom, Justice & Equality to mark the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, a copy of which is held alongside Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle.

The festival brochure was launched at the Lincolnshire Show on 21st June. It is also available from libraries, tourist information centres and heritage sites across the county and from our offices in Heckington. You can also download a printable copy here.

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Parish Council Meeting September 2017

The next Meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday
Thursday 7th September 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