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

Planning Application: Camping and Caravanning Club site

An application to resurface existing roads at THE CAMPING AND CARAVANNING CLUB, WELLSYKE LANE, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA, LN10 6YU has been received by the Parish Council and is now being considered. The ELDC reference number is S/094/02458/18

To view the application online and to submit comments, visit the ELDC website using this link.

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Steve Plater slams local roads at village meeting

In response to a question at this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, champion motorcyclist Steve Plater agreed in public that the state of our local roads was a disgrace and potentially a matter of life and death. “Don’t get me started” he said, but encouraged by the positive reaction in the primary school hall, he did just that, criticising Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department’s apparent indifference.

This year’s meeting had got off to a heart-warming start at the Primary School Hall, as a small but excited group of younger children sang songs that many will remember with affection from their own schooldays. Most of the audience joined in, before taking part in a new venture – the village bake-off, scoffing delicious tray bakes and marking them out of ten. The outright winner was Jill Hilton and there was no shortage of scrummy leftovers taken home after the meeting. Continue reading

Broadband, Equinox, signage, HGVs and more besides

planning_wordcloud_150Just some of the subjects discussed at a lively Parish Council meeting last week, attended by Parish Councillors, village residents and both of our District Councillors, Helen Gorst and Craig Leyland.

Top of the bill, some very welcome news, imparted in person by Paul Bimson from BT, regarding the promised upgrading of broadband in the village. The gist of Paul’s presentation was that we should be connected by optical fibre cable to the Woodhall Spa exchange by May or June next year. He explained that this upgrade will mean the installation by Openreach of one or more cabinets in the village, capable of delivering speeds up to18mb. Continue reading

Village Survey results

On behalf of the Parish Council:

Many thanks to all those who returned the survey slips attached to their Annual Parish Meeting invitations and other post-meeting feedback. Martin Briscombe has tabulated the results: Continue reading