Parish Council Meeting: July 2019

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday July 4th in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm. As usual we will start with a public forum so if you would like to discuss any local matter you are concerned about, please do come along and have your say!

 

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Report: Annual Parish Meeting 2019

The event organisers Martin, Penny and I thought that this year’s chance to meet up and have your say went pretty well. Tarts were tasted and voted on (the winner was Penny Stones’ delicious Bakewell,) ideas for naming the footpath were submitted and speed limit bin-stickers were distributed, before newly elected Parish Council Chairman Simon Tydeman addressed the meeting, listing recent achievements, current concerns and future plans.

Some of Simon’s remarks sparked heartfelt comments and suggestions, particularly regarding the quite shocking statistics gleaned from speed watch data collected by the recently installed speed warning signs, the continuing nuisance of HGV trucks traveling through the village, and of course the mystery now surrounding the recent fibre broadband installation works.  Once again “Have Your Say” proved not to be just a slogan in this village.

Our guest speaker Lydia Henry, Community Archaeologist from Heritage Lincolnshire, enthralled us all as she updated us on the progress of the archaeological dig at the Woodhall Spa quarry, known to most of us all as the gravel pits, setting out the historical and cultural context of this dig which, after a slow start, has now revealed the existence of a Roman Farm. Continue reading

Vehicles clocked at 75mph+ at school drop off and collection times

From Simon Tydeman:

Village speed sign data update, March 2019

The latest data from the village speed sign on Tattershall Road (40mph section) has been analysed and the following results obtained. The 85th percentile speed (used as an accurate measure of longer term trends)  has dropped slightly from prior periods to 43.3mph.   Also, the percentage of drivers speeding is around 27%, again a slight drop on prior periods.   Hopefully this represents an improving long term picture.

Despite these improvements, we continue to see alarming speeds being recorded with instances of 85mph being recorded on more than one occasion, and one vehicle clocked at 95mph. We have also noted cars travelling in excess of 75mph during the school drop off and collection times when children are walking around the village.             Continue reading

Speed sign tells the story

Councillor Simon Tydeman has has reported on the data he has collected from the speed sign placed in the 40mph zone in Tattershall Road. Click on the graph below to view the incoming traffic speed results in a new window: You may notice that while most vehicles have been entering the village within the legal limits, 286 have been clocked at 60mph, 102 at 65, 34 at 70, 13 at 75, 9 at 80, 6 at 85, 1 at 90 and 1 at 100mph!

 

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Community Speed Watch update

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

Parish Council Meeting, September 2017: Update

A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on Thursday July 6th, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.

Two members of the public attended, and Lincolnshire County Councillor Bradwell, was able to offer useful advice and information during the meeting.

At the public forum resident Tessa Tucker expressed her concerns about the increase in HGV traffic through village. 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