New speed limit in Roughton Road

The Parish Council has been notified that Lincolnshire County Council propose to make an Order under their powers contained in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to restrict the speed of vehicles to 40mph on Roughton Road north of the existing 30mph speed limit. Please download the public notice for full details.

 

Objections to the proposals, together with the grounds on which they are made, must be made in writing to Chief Executive – Lincolnshire County Council, Lancaster House, 36 Orchard Street, Lincoln, LN1 1XX or Email:  TRO@lincolnshire.gov.uk (For the attention of: Mrs T Featherstone, Traffic Orders Section) by 12 March 2020         Continue reading

Road safety problems near Kirkby on Bain school

Back to the bad old days?

The continuing problem of dangerous and inconsiderate parking near Kirkby on Bain Primary School during term time has been discussed at recent Parish Council meetings. Residents have noticed an increase in the danger to children, traffic congestion and obstruction of private drives, caused by a minority of inconsiderate drivers delivering and collecting children attending the school, despite white-line advisory road markings.

As a first move to improve the situation, Lincolnshire County Councillor Patricia Bradwell has recently enabled the removal of the kissing gate at the Main Street end of the Secret Path to allow improved access to and from the school (and the nearby nursery,) by pedestrians with pushchairs. This suggestion was made last year by Parish Councillors who remember the park-and-walk system which was partially successful in reducing the parking problems a few years ago, until the kissing gate was installed. This scheme depended on an informal agreement between the landlord of the Ebrington Arms pub, who offered free off-road parking at the pub, and Simon Morley, the school head teacher at the time.

Councillor Bradwell has also requested the LCC Schools Road Safety Officer to come out to look at the parking situation at going to and from school times.          Continue reading

Planning decision: leachate tank

The Parish Council has been notified that the planning application S/094/1050/19 (PL/0064/19) seeking permission from Lincolnshire County Council to retain the leachate holding tank at Kirkby on Bain Landfill Site in Tattershall Road has been granted, with the condition that it shall be removed and the land restored in accordance with the approved scheme for the wider landfill site once the site ceases to produce leachate.                Continue reading

Mobile Library upgrade

The Parish council has received a detailed letter from Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) explaining that they are currently in the process of renewing arrangements for the provision of vehicles to be used within the Mobile Library Service, as the current vans are coming to the end of the lease agreement between the service providers Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) and LCC.

 

The salient points for readers in this village are:

  • smaller vans, more suitable for narrow lanes
  • vans will be more environmentally friendly
  • books will be selected to match the interests of customers along particular routes
  • books may be ordered in advance
  • there’s no intention to move the stops that are served but the service providers may need to review the days or times of the stops, to meet  mileage regulations

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Fibre Broadband – the cables are going in!

Image courtesy ChannelBiz UKHaving learned recently from Lincolnshire Broadband Programme Manager Steve Brookes that  “……work is currently on hold because of high build costs…..” imagine my surprise this morning when I saw fast broadband fibre cables being installed in Kirkby on Bain main street. I had a chat with one of the installation crew, and he confirmed that they were installing fibre-to-the-premises cable today. They also kindly allowed me to take a picture, provided they were not in shot:

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Fibre broadband: reality check

In response to the latest enquiry, the Parish Council has been advised by Steve Brookes, Lincolnshire Broadband Programme Manager, on the current situation regarding the lack of fibre broadband in the village:

“Having looked at what I believe are the relevant postcodes for Kirkby On Bain, I can see that work is currently on hold because of high build costs which are sitting at circa three times the upper limit per premises at this point. However, we are still looking at alternatives in an effort to bring costs down. I appreciate that this isn’t particularly helpful at this time, but please be assured that we are working to try to find a resolution.”

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Rock salt box to be reinstated

From Councillor Martin Briscombe

Lincolnshire County Council highways department have deposited a tonne of rock salt for use on the roads in Kirkby on Bain. The grit box near the Parish Council Noticeboard will be reinstated shortly.      Continue reading