The Parochial Church Council has decided with regret to close St. Mary’s Church from next Monday, following a spate of behaviour which has escalated from minor childish nuisance to an unacceptable level. Last Monday evening the Church Warden discovered that a member of the public had entered the church and defaced the main carpet in the aisle. Subsequent attempts to remove the graffiti having proved unsuccessful, the carpet will need replacement. The police will now be informed. If you have information about this incident, please let us know.
Despite this general closure, the Churches Festival commemorating those who fell in the first and second world wars will go ahead this weekend. Entry is free on Saturday and Sunday 8th – 9th September from 10am to 4pm and refreshments will be available.
From Ian Swallow, Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (email received by the Parish Council):
You may have heard on the news that Lincolnshire Police are launching a program for members of the public to use hand held radars in their parishes.
I should first mention that a date has not been confirmed for its roll out but it is expected to be February/ March next year. This will allow time for staff to be recruited to deliver the program. In brief though, LRSP is adding another layer to our Community Speed watch initiative. Inspector Phil Baker and myself presented this at a Road safety summit in Grantham on the 3rd November. CSW has been in existence in its present form since 2014.
As you know it gives parishes the ability to display 30 mph or 40 mph passive notices and, also, to purchase a vehicle activated sign. Parishes may also purchase wheelie bin stickers to remind drivers of the speed limit. Most of you will be aware that other police force parishes make use of a reactive sign on a tripod or hand held radar to detect drivers exceeding the speed limit. Lincolnshire will be doing the same. Continue reading →
Thanks to Councillor William Gray for this report on yesterday’s mustard gas incident public meeting at the Petwood Hotel, where by all accounts it was standing room only:
“There was a thorough briefing on ‘Police Operation Saddleback’. 22 agencies have been involved. 14 ammunition boxes of have been recovered from Kirkby Woods. 13 boxes contained mustard gas bombs. These are now being destroyed safely away from the site.
10 gas canisters have been recovered from a lake in Stixwould. They had not leaked and therefore the lake has not been contaminated. 3 people have been arrested and are on bail.
A small area of land in the woods has been contaminated and decontamination will now take place. East Lindsey District Council will oversee this operation with the assistance of professionals. Kirkby Lane will remain closed at present and the site will be fenced to prevent access.Continue reading →
There will be a meeting held at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa on the evening of Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 6.30pm, to update the community in regard to the recent discovery of Mustard Gas in woodland off Kirkby Lane. The meeting is primarily aimed at those living in close proximity to the woodland. At the meeting the Army, Police and District Council will all provide updates and details of next steps in addressing the issue of contaminated land. There will also be the chance for the community to ask questions. We have launched a webpage to keep the community informed as work progresses on site.
Chief Executive, East Lindsey District Council
Access to Woodhall Spa via Kirkby Lane may be still barred following the discovery of mustard gas canisters in Roughton Moor Woods on Sunday. Some drivers are using Wellsyke Lane as a diversion, but this has caused driving problems as passing oncoming vehicles is difficult at the best of times in this narrow lane.
The incident, in which two people were treated in hospital for minor burns and respiratory problems after making the find while digging for bottles, has attracted widespread media attention. A 38-year-old man from Lincoln was arrested on Tuesday and a woman was arrested on Wednesday. Both were remanded in police custody for questioning. Another man from Woodhall Spa was arrested yesterday, and all three have been released on police bail today.
……at this year’s Kirkby on Bain Annual (Civil) Parish Meeting, scheduled for 7pm Thursday April 28th 2016, in the Primary School Hall in Wharf Lane.
It’s not a regular Parish Council meeting with a strict agenda, but an informal get-together – your chance to tell us what you really think about life in this village, to suggest how we might improve things, to socialise, showcase community activities and celebrate recent achievements.