Kirkby on Bain students dig for victory at Lincolnshire Show

This week Kirkby on Bain Primary School students entered their Victory Garden in the Lincolnshire Show Schools Challenge, an initiative run jointly by The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and The EBP, a social enterprise which delivers a wide range of enrichment programmes to young people aged 5 to 19 years.

Students were tasked with the challenge of researching, designing and building a mini garden allotment to reflect the theme of the famous victory gardens started during World War One. Continue reading

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School Fete

I have it on good authority that the Primary School Fete this year will be on Sunday 1st July from 12 to 3pm in the school field.

Expect entertainment, games, ice cream, raffle etc..

Annual Parish Meeting 2018

You are invited to this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, scheduled for 6.30pm,Thursday May 10th 2018, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain. 

Though organised by your Parish Council, this event is not a formal Parish Council meeting, but rather an opportunity for the community to meet and discuss local issues informally, and to have some fun into the bargain.        Continue reading

Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Kirkby on Bain Primary School has advertised a 1:1 Teaching Assistant Vacancy to start on May 21st. The job description and application form are available to download from the alert bar on the school home page.

The deadline for applications is 4pm on April 17. See poster below. Continue reading

Broadband update: Community Fibre Partnerships

Over the last few weeks John Dudley and I have been exploring this relatively new Openreach scheme which applies only to those who live and work in “remote” areas who cannot access the internet by fibre optical cable and who are not on an existing fast broadband rollout. We now appear to be in that category.

Put simply, the idea is that internet users in such areas should raise part of the initial costs of laying a fibre cable to the nearest telephone cabinet themselves. In our case this would mean a share of the costs of laying a cable from the nearest fibre-enabled cabinet at the Woodhall Spa end of Kirkby Lane to our local cabinet opposite the Ebrington Arms, plus the necessary electronic equipment to handle the data.

Frankly, we are sceptical. We have studied the details and asked ourselves some basic questions: Continue reading

Parish Council Meeting, November 2017: Update

A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on November 2nd in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.

Three members of the public attended, along with Lincolnshire County Councillor Bradwell and ELDC Councillor Craig Leyland, both of whom offered useful advice and information during the meeting.

Download Draft Minutes

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