The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council has defended the authority’s record for mending potholes after a heated exchange with a parish councillor in Woodhall Spa. Councillor Patricia Bradwellrepresents Woodhall Spa (and Kirkby on Bain [Ed]) at County Hall and attended a parish council meeting last Tuesday. She outlined plans for major road improvements in the Woodhall Spa area which she revealed had been scheduled for July. She explained the date had been set to avoid a clash with a 40’s Festival that attracts thousands of visitors. She also said the work – on Tattershall Road and Witham Road – would be completed before the summer holidays when the tourist season is at its peak in Woodhall. Councillor Bradwell also told parish councillors crews were repairing ‘more potholes than ever in the area’. However, her comments brought a swift response from Parish Councillor Andy Hunter who questioned why the improvements could not be carried out earlier – and the number of potholes that had been repaired. He said: “The condition of local roads is a major concern. They are in an appalling state. Continue reading →
Yes, it’s about those pesky mustard gas cylinders again. Kirkby Lane will be closed from from November 20 to 1.30pm November 25, due to the decontamination work in progress. To judge by the positions of the road signs the closure seems to be between the old chicken farm (opposite “Woodlands”,) and the junction with Woodland Drive.
There is also a sign at the Woodhall Spa T junction (B1191) but did nobody (e.g. Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department,) have the wit or courtesy to place a sign at our end of the lane or at the junction with Wellsyke Lane?
NB: According to East Lindsey District Council, who are coordinating the project, the time and date of the end of the closure has been changed to 1pm on November 25.
In response to a question at this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, champion motorcyclist Steve Plater agreed in public that the state of our local roads was a disgrace and potentially a matter of life and death. “Don’t get me started” he said, but encouraged by the positive reaction in the primary school hall, he did just that, criticising Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department’s apparent indifference.
This year’s meeting had got off to a heart-warming start at the Primary School Hall, as a small but excited group of younger children sang songs that many will remember with affection from their own schooldays. Most of the audience joined in, before taking part in a new venture – the village bake-off, scoffing delicious tray bakes and marking them out of ten. The outright winner was Jill Hilton and there was no shortage of scrummy leftovers taken home after the meeting. Continue reading →
Recently the first part of footpath 172, which leads from Kirkby Lane through to Tattershall Thorpe, has been fenced in with stock netting topped with two strands of barbed wire.
Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department were asked if it was safe for pedestrians to use, and Jonathan Stockdale replied that whereas the path didn’t quite meet the statutory guidelines, it was still able to be used. Here’s a copy his reply: Continue reading →
Tessa Tucker has been in touch to say she is fed up with the poor state of Kirkby Lane between the village and Wellsyke Lane. She has reported the pothole problem to Lincolnshire Highways, and noticed that at least one other complaint has been made on the LCC website. She also comments: “I think that the more people that subscribe to it the more likely that something will actually be done.”
The Parish Council has received the following notification from Lincolnshire County Council:
Re: New Consultation – The Lincolnshire Permit Scheme (LiPS)
I am writing to inform you of a new scheme Lincolnshire County Council will be introducing to assist with the management of street and road work activities on the public highway in Lincolnshire. Continue reading →