Choose a name for that footpath!

The Parish Council launched its latest competition at the recent Annual Parish Meeting. The idea was to name the footpath that runs from Main Street to Wharf Lane, just opposite the school. We now have now twelve entries, so all residents can vote for the winner. Please vote for one name only, using the voting papers in the book exchange / phone box, and leave your paper in the box provided, by August 31. Here’s the list, in no particular order:

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Phone box update Spring 2019

From Martin Briscombe:

Readers of Kirkby Awake….

Due to the very generous donations of books from friends and residents of  the village for the book exchange, the entire library in the telephone box has now been replaced in readiness for the summer.  We now have many new titles and favourite classics, together with two full shelves of children’s books for the Nursery, School and visiting children to pick up on their way to and from home.

The telephone box itself is scheduled to have a spring clean, with a internal vacuum  and a new coat of red paint on the outside when the weather improves.              Continue reading

BBC visits Kirkby On Bain telephone box

From Martin Briscombe:

BBC Radio Lincolnshire programme Pirate Gold visited our telephone box last Sunday as one of the clues of their treasure hunt around Lincolnshire. They had previously visited Beckingham, Leadenham and Tattershall College before solving the very difficult clue of “books in red box” when they arrived in Kirkby.

They just had time to discuss how obsolete red phone boxes we being converted in to many things : art galleries, libraries etc., before solving clue 5 and shooting off. They finished up at Ashby Puerorum with 40 seconds to spare! Very good programming !
Their visit was short but sweet but at least Kirkby got some good publicity.

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Wanted! Children’s books

Photo: Martin BriscombeFrom Martin Briscombe:

Wanted for the Book Exchange

We have had a good uptake of children’s books from the Telephone Box during the summer holidays, 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? Thanks very much. Continue reading

Telephone box garden theft

At some time after 3pm yesterday (22/07/2018) two terra-cotta tubs were removed from the little garden next to our phone box (book exchange) by the bus stop. This garden was created and is maintained by a resident, at her own expense. She noticed that the tubs were missing when she passed through the village at about 9pm.

If you removed the tubs, please replace them. If you have any idea who may have been responsible for their removal, presumed to be an act of petty theft, please use the form on our Get in Touch page to make your comment; this will not be published and your identity will not be divulged. If the tubs are not returned, they will not be replaced by their owner, and our village will be the poorer for their absence.

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