I recently posted a reply to a tweet by Visit Lincolnshire extolling the virtues of a phone box book exchange in another village, just pointing out that we had one too. Lo-and-behold we now have a page of our own on their website. Here’s the blurb:
“The iconic red phone box has seen a resurgence and never more so than in the village of Kirkby on Bain. Lovingly refurbished by a hard-working community, it has been converted into a free book exchange. Drop off those titles cluttering up the bookshelf at home and uncover new ones you might have missed. Recycled colour-washed pallet wood was used for the shelves and information board. A local book group stocked the shelves. A couple of large logs from the churchyard are outside as bus stop style seats.”
Following a very successful uptake at the telephone box this summer, the stock of all books is somewhat depleted. In particular we need children’s books, from Toddler right up to Teenager. So if you have read books that you or your family have enjoyed please drop them off at the box for others to do the same. Thanks so much for your help
The next Meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday July 6th 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!
Ian Carroll reports that at the end of September the village Defibrillator was collected from the Telephone box and dispatched to the Ebrington Arms.
Here a lady had collapsed and was being attended to by staff and customers. Ian rushed home to collect his kit before going to help. Fortunately it appeared that the lady had just fainted (Ronnie had given her a free drink) and had now recovered without the need to use the defibrillator. Although defib was not needed on this occasion it’s good that people know where the defib is housed, and that the Emergency 999 /LIVES system works, and of course that we have Ian resident in the village.
On Septemer 20 we had a very well supported evening to hear a talk given by Ian Carroll, a First Responder with LIVES. Ian gave a very interesting talk on the history of LIVES which, together with a power point presentation and display of the vast array of equipment. He gave us all an insight into the incredibly valuable and life saving work they undertake every day of the year and demonstrated the basics of CPR, and explained the use of defibrillators. Something we hope we will never need to put into practice but it could be life-saving! Many thanks Ian. Continue reading →
We have had a good uptake of children’s books from the Telephone Box recently, so if you have any surplus books you think other children would enjoy, could you please put them on the lower shelves in the box?
Then we will have plenty for visiting children in the holidays and for those returning for the new school term. Thanks very much.
The Telephone Box is looking its best in this summer of 2016 with its books refreshed and garden in full bloom. Some say that this is Kirkby on Bain’s own stately home, with its iconic world-renowned architecture, extensive library, Western Power sponsored dovecote and archetypal Dewrance gardens. Continue reading →