Last year the Kirkby on Bain Annual Parish Meeting attracted a record number of local people and invited guests, filling the primary school hall in Wharf Lane almost to capacity. Martin, Penny and I have been busy since then planning this year’s event, now called the annual village meeting, scheduled for May 18th, starting at 6.30 pm.
Once again children from the primary school will be top of the bill and they are working right now on their opening routine. The details are a secret of course but I have an idea that music might be involved.
Other highlights will include a bake-off, a local photographic display, an open forum, refreshments and guest speakers.
I have some memories of Kirkby, but it was the April of my sixth birthday when we left so some memories have faded. Others come back with a little prompting.
I was born at No 1 The Elms, which doesn’t appear to have changed much to this day. I did indeed attend the school. Mrs Spears the headmistress said that I might as well attend school earlier than expected because I used to go to class with my older brother anyway. There were two classrooms, my brother, being three years older, was in the larger room and and I was in the other. Unfortunately I cannot remember the teacher’s name. Continue reading →
A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on Thursday January 5th, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.
Following an interesting presentation by Amaryllis Midgley on developments at Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa, a member of the public reminded councillors of serious concerns over the state of roads in the village. Thanks to both for bringing these matters to Councillors’ attention and to East Lindsey District Councillor Craig Leyland for his helpful advice on other matters arising from the meeting. Items on the agenda included: Continue reading →
The bar at the Ebrington Arms was packed at lunchtime today as local historian Edward Mayor launched his fascinating historical map of Kirkby on Bain. Copies were selling fast at a fiver each and Edward was thrilled at the response to his latest initiative.
If you missed the launch or you want more maps, A3 size copies are now available at The Ebrington Arms. Continue reading →
At the last Nature Reserve Group meeting, the representatives from each class decided that the following meeting should take place in the nature reserve itself so that they can make plans for the academic year. The children had lots of ideas for the reserve including re-development of the “learning lounge” area and the creation of a brand new “butterfly garden”. Watch this space as the children may soon be asking for some help from parents and members of the local community!
On 28 September, the school will be running an “online safety” day. It will be run by Dan Hawbrook of the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board. The day will include two sessions for parents to attend at 3pm and again at 5pm.
I would like to extend an invitation to any members of the local community who would like to come along to these sessions. They should be very useful for anyone with children of any age who use the internet.