Yesterday’s video update from East Lindsey District Council Chief Executive Stuart Davy:
For all updates, visit the ELDC incident web page
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
There will be a meeting held at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa on the evening of Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 6.30pm, to update the community in regard to the recent discovery of Mustard Gas in woodland off Kirkby Lane. The meeting is primarily aimed at those living in close proximity to the woodland. At the meeting the Army, Police and District Council will all provide updates and details of next steps in addressing the issue of contaminated land. There will also be the chance for the community to ask questions. We have launched a webpage to keep the community informed as work progresses on site.
Chief Executive, East Lindsey District Council
Access to Woodhall Spa via Kirkby Lane may be still barred following the discovery of mustard gas canisters in Roughton Moor Woods on Sunday. Some drivers are using Wellsyke Lane as a diversion, but this has caused driving problems as passing oncoming vehicles is difficult at the best of times in this narrow lane.
The incident, in which two people were treated in hospital for minor burns and respiratory problems after making the find while digging for bottles, has attracted widespread media attention. A 38-year-old man from Lincoln was arrested on Tuesday and a woman was arrested on Wednesday. Both were remanded in police custody for questioning. Another man from Woodhall Spa was arrested yesterday, and all three have been released on police bail today.
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A planning application to build another agricultural storage building on LAND OPPOSITE REDDINGS, KIRKBY LANE, KIRKBY ON BAIN, has been passed to Parish Council and is now being considered. This application seeks permission to add a second store next to the one for which permission was granted in March this year despite concerns about road safety expressed by the Parish Council. The application reference number is S/094/01594/17 Continue reading
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.
One member of the public attended, and the Chairman extended a warm welcome to Lincolnshire County Councillor Bradwell, who was able to offer useful advice and information during the meeting.
Of particular interest:
It was agreed that this year’s Annual Parish Meeting was a success, and that a similar format might be used in future. The events sub committee is now planning an apple-themed village festival, scheduled for October 8th. (Item 043).
Disappointment and frustration were expressed regarding the failure of BT / Openreach to install fibre broadband in the village despite a previous assurance that we would have it by now, made at an earlier Parish Council meeting by Paul Bimson, BT Regional Partnership Director. (Item 045).
From East Lindsey District Council:
Application reference S/094/01113/17 has been received and is now being considered. Your observations are requested no later than 30 July 2017. Planning Permission – First floor extension to existing garage building to provide a self contained annexe with balcony. BROOKSIDE, KIRKBY LANE, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA, LN10 6YY