Banks to close in Horncastle

It may be about to get easier to park in the marketplace in Horncastle, but this will be of no comfort if you need to use the nearby HSBC or Natwest branches. The HSBC branch is due to close in June, and the Natwest in September. Both banks attribute these closures to the move to internet and mobile banking.

Bad luck for those who will lose their jobs and for customers who have no access to the internet or still have slow broadband and poor mobile coverage, or live miles from the nearest Post Office. For the residents of Kirkby on Bain, this leaves only the Barclays Horncastle branch and Lloyds in Coningsby within striking distance, and if the same logic applies, who knows how long they will last? Continue reading

Live performances near Kirkby on Bain

Logo: Live & LocalI recently came across a website called “Live & Local” which could be useful to anyone living or staying in or near Kirkby on Bain who likes live performances. Here’s a link to the “What’s On” page, but be warned, you will be in for some tricky navigation because the site is really a search engine.

Having tried it myself, the quickest route to local gigs from the “What’s On” page, is: select [Search by County], then [Lincolnshire]. Finally, to see the list of events, click on the [List Shows] button! For a narrower search choose [Search by district] then select either [East Lindsey] or another district such as [North Kesteven]

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Treat yourself this weekend in Lincoln

Lincolnshire Sausages, famous Lincolnshire people and a Sci-fi show – an eclectic selection of attractions in the historic City of Lincoln over the coming weekend:

 

 

Lincoln Sausage Festival 2016

Celebrate all things sausage, including the famous Lincolnshire sausage, at the Lincoln Sausage Festival – in and around the Lincoln Castle grounds, 10am to 5pm, October 22. During the day there will be cooking demonstrations, food stalls of the best Lincolnshire produce from award winning Select Lincolnshire members, children’s entertainment and live music. Feeling hungry?

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Churches Bike Ride update

Image courtesy John DudleyWell done to those who braved the elements to cycle from church to church this year in aid of the Lincolnshire Churches’ Trust. Despite the rain and wind they raised a grand total of £590, up on last year’s total. Thanks go to all the riders and their sponsors.

And an innovation too, as John Dudley recorded the event on video:

Ride and Strides Lincolnshire

Have your say: over-the-counter medicines

From Claire Hornsby, NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups

Image courtesy Pharmaceutical JournalThe four Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups are asking for your views on their proposals to restrict the prescribing of over the counter/minor ailment medicines used for short-term, self-limiting conditions, the prescription of gluten-free products, baby milk (including specialist infant formula) and oral nutritional supplements.

Please tell us your views on this by clicking here to read about these proposals and complete a short survey. Please download and read this NHS consultation document before you complete the survey (Editor)

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Check out the Wolds Words Festival

wolds_words_2016_150The Wolds Words Festival is back again in October, celebrating the rich, diverse and unique culture of rural Lincolnshire. This year Horncastle features for the first time, joining the traditional venues in Louth, Spilsby and Alford.

 

In Horncastle the Community Cinema Club offers film screenings in the Stanhope Hall on 19th October and 23rd November. For the details visit their website or email thestanhopehall@hotmail.uk. The club is operated for the benefit of the community by a small dedicated team of volunteers who aim to show a wide range of films. Tickets are available from The Horncastle Music Shop or on the door.

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Satire, apples, Lancasters and gardens

Some suggestions for things to do and places to go within easy traveling distance from Kirkby on Bain:

 

 

 

The Horncastle Theatre Company is proud to present Yes, Prime Minister, by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, directed by David Ireland, at the Lion Theatre, Bull Ring, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 5HT from Wednesday 28 September to Saturday 1 October.

With the country on the brink of financial meltdown the PM is staring disaster in the face with his only apparent salvation in a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge? This amateur production is presented by arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD. Continue reading