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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Parish Council update: July 2017

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).
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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

Local Road Closures

The Parish Council has been notified by Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department of the following closures, apparently for resurfacing work, affecting Kirkby on Bain residents and visitors:

 

 

LOCATION:  Kirkby Lane, Kirkby on Bain / Woodhall Spa (Between Roughton Road and B1191)

PERIOD OF CLOSURE:  26/06/2017 to 07/07/2017 (5 days in this period) ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:  B1191, B1192, Pauls Lane and Kirkby Lane / Tattershall Road

LOCATION:  Main Road (Rimes Lane to Moor Lane), Roughton

PERIOD OF CLOSURE:  12/06/2017 to 27/06/2017
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Roughton Road, Kirkby Lane, B1192 Horncastle Road, Main Road and Vice Versa 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

Broadband, Equinox, signage, HGVs and more besides

planning_wordcloud_150Just some of the subjects discussed at a lively Parish Council meeting last week, attended by Parish Councillors, village residents and both of our District Councillors, Helen Gorst and Craig Leyland.

Top of the bill, some very welcome news, imparted in person by Paul Bimson from BT, regarding the promised upgrading of broadband in the village. The gist of Paul’s presentation was that we should be connected by optical fibre cable to the Woodhall Spa exchange by May or June next year. He explained that this upgrade will mean the installation by Openreach of one or more cabinets in the village, capable of delivering speeds up to18mb. Continue reading

Call Connect update

Picture courtesy CallConnectNews for CallConnect online account holders:

Dear CallConnect Customer,

We are pleased to announce that we have refreshed our online booking portal and with a change of look we also have a change of web address. With immediate effect please use the web address below to book your CallConnect journeys:

https://callconnect.opendrt.co.uk/OpenDRT/Account/LogOn

The existing OpenDRT Booking portal will remain live for the next few days however you`ll no longer be able to use this after the end of this week. Continue reading