Equinox festival update

At the last meeting of Kirkby on Bain Parish Council issues arising from the Equinox Music Festival held near the village in September were discussed. A summary of the discussion will be available in the draft minutes, to be published here as soon as possible.

Since the meeting, Councillors have been made aware of feedback from East Lindsey District Council Licensing Section regarding the conduct of the festival, particularly regarding noise nuisance, in the form of an extract from a review provided by the ELDC monitoring team of the first hand monitoring carried out during the festival, and of the noise information and audio recordings obtained from within properties in Tumby and Kirkby on Bain. The review also includes references to complaints lodged by one Kirkby on Bain resident and other complaints received from residents of the Pilgrim Square area of Coningsby and Tumby.

To read the complete extract provided to the Parish Council, please download or view it here.

Of particular interest are the overall conclusions (our highlighting): Continue reading

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Equinox festival decision

Image courtesy Festival CalendarLast Monday East Lindsey District Council Licensing Sub-Committee decided to grant a premise licence to Medieval Chemistry Ltd. for the Equinox music festival at Scholey Park, Tattershall Thorpe, subject to modification. The Committee is applying stringent conditions, particularly regarding noise nuisance.

The application was made under the Licensing Act 2003, and the premise licence has been granted for one weekend (three consecutive days) in September 2016 only. It will expire at the end of 2016 event. Equinox has been advertised as taking place on the weekend of September 18th.

The decision was made following a grueling hearing, attended by Kirkby on Bain Parish Councillors and many others seeking outright rejection of the application. Continue reading

Yet another festival near Kirkby on Bain?

One of our parish councillors has just spotted a notice on Facebook advertising a new summer festival to be held at Scholey Park. Shanti-Fest cheerfully announces it will be “The first of many to come” and claims that it “will be the UK’s first full weekend music festival run by a charity”.

After years of controversy surrounding the Alchemy Festival, held annually at the same venue until last year when it occupied a field even nearer our village, forgive me for smelling a rat.

I understand that as a result of breaching his licence conditions by playing music too loud last year, Alchemy organiser Geoff Gordon was charged with a criminal offence. Continue reading

Planning application for 5 yurts

planning_wordcloud_150The Parish Council has received an application for 5 yurts on land at Beech Cottage, Tattershall Road, each with its own associated amenity block. Having studied the application, councillors are initially concerned about possible issues arising from it, such as parking, impact on neighbours, noise, traffic, waste and wildlife.

To view the application, visit the ELDC website here. 

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Kirkby on Bain Parish Council to be held at at St Mary’s Church, at which this application will be considered. The meeting is on November 12 and it starts at 7.00 pm. Meanwhile, if you have concerns about the application you can post a comment directly by registering on the ELDC comment page.

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