Parish Council Meeting: November 2018

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday November 1st in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm. As usual we will start with a public forum so if you would like to discuss any local matter you are concerned about, please do come along and have your say!

 

Items scheduled for the meeting include: Continue reading

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Road closures: Kirkby Lane and Woodhall Spa

Roads in Woodhall Spa and part of Kirkby Lane are scheduled for temporary closure:

The works are expected to last for six weeks, subject to suitable weather. The first week of works, from Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October, will be carried out under temporary traffic signals from 8am to 8pm.

The remainder of the project, which includes approximately four days of resurfacing works on Kirkby Lane and approximately two days of resurfacing on Iddesleigh Road, will be carried out under a full road closure of the B1191 and Kirkby Lane from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Temporary two-way traffic signals will also be in use from 10am to 6pm to allow works to be carried out on the following Saturdays: 27 October, 3 November, 10 November and 17 November. Full details here Continue reading

Road works in Horncastle

Major road works in Horncastle started yesterday, involving carriageway resurfacing, junction and traffic signal improvements in the town centre and the construction of a new shared footway/cycle pathway on Langton Hill.

Phase 1: West Street to be reconstructed from the junction with Reindeer Close to the Bridge Street/Prospect Street junction. Works are scheduled to end by September 10th.

Changes to bus services until the end October: Continue reading

Road Closure: Kirkby Lane

The Parish council has been advised that Kirkby Lane is scheduled for temporary closure:

It will be necessary to impose a temporary restriction to all vehicular traffic on the road detailed below. Adequate arrangements will be made to enable pedestrians to access premises in the affected area while works progress.

 

REASON FOR CLOSURE:  Essential maintenance works

LOCATION:  Kirkby Lane (Main Street to B1191), Kirkby on Bain/Woodhall Spa

PERIOD OF CLOSURE:  10/9/2018 to 17/9/2018 (4 days in this period) Continue reading

Annual Parish Meeting 2018

Those who came along to the village school hall last Thursday were treated to an entertaining and informative evening, organised by  Parish Councillors. After the Primary School choir got us in the groove with three songs, Alwyn Killingsworth spoke about the forthcoming Heritage Weekend which this year would be tied in with the Open Church Weekend on 8/9 September.

Councillor Pat Tartellin then talked about a new programme of Kirkby on Bain walks organised by herself and Councillor Penny Stones. Pat also said she was hoping to get Kirkby on Bain included in the Wolds Walking Festival and although too late for this year, she was optimistic for next year.

After a refreshment break during which we were invited to sample biscuits and vote in the ‘Bake a Biscuit’ competition, keynote speaker Eran Bauer gave a fascinating talk about the recent mustard gas major incident in Kirkby Lane which attracted so much national media attention at the time. Continue reading

Kinema development plans approved

East Lindsey District Council has granted the Kinema in the Woods planning permission to build a third auditorium next to the existing cinema, which is in the Woodhall Conservation Area, and to create a new car park. The decision is subject to conditions, some of which reflect the concerns of nearby residents and other interested parties such as Lincolnshire County Council (Highways, Environment & Economy, Countryside Access).

The long list of conditions includes prior approval of a Tree Protection Plan, details of external materials, surface and foul water disposal plans, proposals for the provision of bird nest features and bat boxes, cycle parking plans and details of doors and windows. The planned car park must be completed before building work starts, and no trees or shrubs may be felled between February and July. The development must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of the permission, 06/03/2018. Continue reading

Potholes: “We are doing the best we can.”

From the Horncastle News:

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 Bradwell represents 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