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

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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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Parish Council Meeting: July 2019

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday July 4th 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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Report: Annual Parish Meeting 2019

The event organisers Martin, Penny and I thought that this year’s chance to meet up and have your say went pretty well. Tarts were tasted and voted on (the winner was Penny Stones’ delicious Bakewell,) ideas for naming the footpath were submitted and speed limit bin-stickers were distributed, before newly elected Parish Council Chairman Simon Tydeman addressed the meeting, listing recent achievements, current concerns and future plans.

Some of Simon’s remarks sparked heartfelt comments and suggestions, particularly regarding the quite shocking statistics gleaned from speed watch data collected by the recently installed speed warning signs, the continuing nuisance of HGV trucks traveling through the village, and of course the mystery now surrounding the recent fibre broadband installation works.  Once again “Have Your Say” proved not to be just a slogan in this village.

Our guest speaker Lydia Henry, Community Archaeologist from Heritage Lincolnshire, enthralled us all as she updated us on the progress of the archaeological dig at the Woodhall Spa quarry, known to most of us all as the gravel pits, setting out the historical and cultural context of this dig which, after a slow start, has now revealed the existence of a Roman Farm. Continue reading

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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