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.
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
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 →
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 →
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 Bradwellrepresents 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 →
From Lincolnshire County Council, via the Parish Council:
Impact of the Part Night Street Lighting Policy
In April 2016, the County Council began a street light transformation programme, in a bid to save £1.7m per year from the £5m annual street lighting budget. As a result of the changes, around 42,000 streetlights, mainly in residential areas, are now switched off between midnight and 6am.
A scrutiny panel of councillors is now carrying out a formal review into the impact of part
night lighting, looking at topics including the environment, crime rates, fears about safety and crime, emergency services, health and public health services, the impact on businesses and the night-time economy. Continue reading →
Yes, it’s about those pesky mustard gas cylinders again. Kirkby Lane will be closed from from November 20 to 1.30pm November 25, due to the decontamination work in progress. To judge by the positions of the road signs the closure seems to be between the old chicken farm (opposite “Woodlands”,) and the junction with Woodland Drive.
There is also a sign at the Woodhall Spa T junction (B1191) but did nobody (e.g. Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department,) have the wit or courtesy to place a sign at our end of the lane or at the junction with Wellsyke Lane?
NB: According to East Lindsey District Council, who are coordinating the project, the time and date of the end of the closure has been changed to 1pm on November 25.