Anne Rawson remembers Kirkby on Bain

From Anne Rawson, who used to live here:

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

Parish Council update

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

Thanks Edward, you have put us on the map!

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

Plans afoot for the School Nature Reserve

Photo courtesy Kirkby on Bain Primary SchoolFrom the Kirkby on Bain primary School website:

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!

Online Safety Day

From Simon Morley, Kirkby on Bain Primary School:

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.

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