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

Parish Council Meeting: January 2019

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday January 3rd 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!

 

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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!

 

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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