Parish Council Meeting, September 2017: Update

A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on Thursday July 6th, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.

Two members of the public attended, and Lincolnshire County Councillor Bradwell, was able to offer useful advice and information during the meeting.

At the public forum resident Tessa Tucker expressed her concerns about the increase in HGV traffic through village. Continue reading

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Steve Plater slams local roads at village meeting

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

Take care on the footpath to Tattershall Thorpe!

From Martin Briscombe:

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

Potholes on Kirkby Lane!

Picture courtesy the ExpressTessa 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.”

Lets’s hope so. If you would like to have your say too, here’s the link: http://highways.lincolnshire.gov.uk/highways/ You might also like to have a look at Potholes.co.uk. Thanks Tessa.

Street Works Permit Scheme

Picture credit: Peter DewranceThe 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