Parish Council | Public Statement

Picture credit: Peter DewranceKIRKBY ON BAIN PARISH COUNCIL: PUBLIC STATEMENT 22 March 2020

Dear Residents,                                                                                    

The following statement is issued:

 “The Council recognises and agrees that no business, meeting, service provision or service delivery of the Authority is of any importance above that of public and personal safety. As such, all scheduled public meetings will be cancelled for an initial 4 month period (or as circumstances dictate)”. Whilst public meetings are cancelled, please be assured the Council has put measures in place to ensure minimal disruption or interruption to service delivery within the community and staff cover will remain in place as necessary or until any national legislation or instruction dictates otherwise.               Continue reading

Cameo Club meeting: March report

From Jill Russell

CAMEO CLUB OF KIRKBY-on-BAIN and ROUGHTON | March MEETING

This was a final meeting of the club with only a few committee members coming to give our cheque donation of £265, to add to the £100 given at the beginning of last year and 33 memory blankets knitted by members and friends, to Julie Baker, representative for SANDS, our chosen charity for 2019. Thanks to the following for donating the blankets: Hilda Kirwan, Margaret Dewrance, Glynis Briscombe, Sue Wright, Sue Schofield, Jill Russell, Bev Brennan, Irene North, Val Hare.             Continue reading

Kirkby on Bain Parish Council meetings cancelled

Picture credit: Peter DewranceFrom the Kirkby on Bain Parish Council:

As a result of advice of the Government on social distancing due to the threat of the Coronavirus infection, two upcoming meetings have been cancelled:

Annual Village Meeting : Wednesday May 13th 2020
Parish Council Meeting and Annual General Meeting: Thursday May 14th 2020            Continue reading

Cameo Report | January 2020

CAMEO CLUB of Kirkby on Bain and Roughton

Unfortunately, Julie Baker from SANDS was unable to attend due to being called away at late notice to a conference. It has been arranged that she will come to the 17th March meeting to collect our donation and knitted memory blankets before our AGM.

Thus, our January meeting had more time to spend on playing Bingo! We had a really jolly time playing a series of games. It was a big learning curve for some of us while others were Bingo veterans!!! Louise Roberts was our caller and learnt the ropes really quickly and did a sterling job. The evening was a great success and quite a change from having a speaker.        Continue reading

Road safety problems near Kirkby on Bain school

Back to the bad old days?

The continuing problem of dangerous and inconsiderate parking near Kirkby on Bain Primary School during term time has been discussed at recent Parish Council meetings. Residents have noticed an increase in the danger to children, traffic congestion and obstruction of private drives, caused by a minority of inconsiderate drivers delivering and collecting children attending the school, despite white-line advisory road markings.

As a first move to improve the situation, Lincolnshire County Councillor Patricia Bradwell has recently enabled the removal of the kissing gate at the Main Street end of the Secret Path to allow improved access to and from the school (and the nearby nursery,) by pedestrians with pushchairs. This suggestion was made last year by Parish Councillors who remember the park-and-walk system which was partially successful in reducing the parking problems a few years ago, until the kissing gate was installed. This scheme depended on an informal agreement between the landlord of the Ebrington Arms pub, who offered free off-road parking at the pub, and Simon Morley, the school head teacher at the time.

Councillor Bradwell has also requested the LCC Schools Road Safety Officer to come out to look at the parking situation at going to and from school times.          Continue reading

CAMEO CLUB: new members welcome

CAMEO CLUB 2020

What does CAMEO stand for?  Come And Meet Every One

What is it? A get-together of folks of all ages from surrounding areas:  Kirkby on Bain, Roughton, Haltham, Mareham Le Fen and more.

Why? A chance for newcomers to the area to meet others nearby and regulars to share and talk and give support when needed. We collect for a different chosen charity each year, such as 2019 SANDS  –  a group supporting those families experiencing neo-natal and still-born deaths. In memory Wren Plume-Russell 1/1/19                   Continue reading