Government flood alerts now available here

Click on this image or here to check if there are any recent flood alerts or warnings for our area, issued by the Government Flood Information Service. This link also appears on the sidebar of the home page, listed under LINKS, on the right-hand side of your screen.*

This morning the information for the Bain Catchment area was:         Continue reading

Planning Permission for Bainside development granted

planning_wordcloud_150The recent planning application to site 10 touring caravans and 2 glamping pods at
Bainside House, Roughton Road, has been passed by East Lindsey District Council
under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, subject to conditions.


Summary of Conditions: The development to be occupied for holiday purposes only, a Flood Warning and Evacuation Plan to be submitted before the site is brought into use, the two glamping pods to be and remain portable structures, existing hedges and trees to be retained and new hedging and other landscaping to be planted no later than six months from the date of the Decision Notice (15/11/2016).

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Gibraltar Point Centre and Gunby Hall

Full marks to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust for the splendid new visitor centre at Gibraltar Point which opened earlier this summer. The spectacular new £1m building replaces the former centre, which suffered extensive flood damage during the storm surge in December 2013. The trust is taking no chances this time – the building is raised on stilts to protect it from any future flooding.

Spectacular is not too strong an adjective, in my opinion. Continue reading

Possible Flood Alert issued

Simon Tydeman has been in touch about an article in yesterday’s Horncastle News:

A flood alert, meaning flooding is possible, has been issued by the Environment Agency for properties near the River Bain from Goulceby to Tattershall, including the River Waring.

The Environment Agency said: “Significant rain has fallen overnight and the river levels have started to rise. We expect the river to continue to rise. Low lying land and roads are likely to be affected first.”

The Environment Agency advises anyone wanting more information call Floodline on 0345 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 031335        Read more

Remember, you can now monitor the river level in our village here

River Bain Depth Monitor

Driving over the bridge today I noticed the river level was up. I have found a web based depth guage which reads the level every few minutes. This could be valuable to residents especially as we seem to have no flood warden in the village just now. I have also placed this on the home page (right-hand) sidebar, so you can check the level any time.

Gibraltar Point: the legacy of the sea surge

From Peter Dewrance
gib_point_131115_2_150Last Friday I took a trip out to Gibraltar Point, conscious that the building of the new visitor centre must now be well advanced. I was not wrong. The weather was unseasonably fine and sunny all the way there but, as is often the case, the point was shrouded in sea mist when I arrived.

Undaunted I took some shots of the visitor centre development from the car park on my much-derided and battered Nokia mobile, then dropped in to the temporary shop and café. I was working on the theory that the mist would clear as there was an offshore wind blowing. It seemed a fair gamble, having driven all the way there.

This strategy turned out well. Continue reading