Please note: This summary has been written from my personal notes, taken at the meeting. The official minutes, taken by the Clerk to the Council, are normally published on the Parish Council Website when approved by Councillors.
Acting Chairman Councillor Penny Stones welcomed Councillors and five members of the public who came along to this meeting, held in the School Hall last Thursday evening. At the public forum held before official business a resident who lives on Main Street raised again her concerns regarding lorries passing through the village, and enquired about the progress of communication with the gravel company (Aggregate Industries, Woodhall Spa Quarry). Continue reading →
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 →
Major road works in Horncastle started yesterday, involving carriageway resurfacing, junction and traffic signal improvements in the town centre and the construction of a new shared footway/cycle pathway on Langton Hill.
Phase 1: West Street to be reconstructed from the junction with Reindeer Close to the Bridge Street/Prospect Street junction. Works are scheduled to end by September 10th.
The Parish council has been advised that Kirkby Lane is scheduled for temporary closure:
It will be necessary to impose a temporary restriction to all vehicular traffic on the road detailed below. Adequate arrangements will be made to enable pedestrians to access premises in the affected area while works progress.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Essential maintenance works
LOCATION: Kirkby Lane (Main Street to B1191), Kirkby on Bain/Woodhall Spa
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!
The next Meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday July 6th 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!
Planning permission has been granted to build an agricultural storage building and construct a vehicular access with a hardstanding area in Kirkby Lane. This application was discussed by the Kirkby on Bain Parish Council who registered concerns regarding a possible increase in traffic hazard in this narrow lane. For details of the application, see the previous post.
The full planning permission notice includes some conditions, including a reference to the proposed vehicular access: Continue reading →