Planning application refused: 2 houses in Kirkby Lane

The Parish Council has  been notified that an outline application (ref: S/094/00896/19) to build two houses on land adjacent to Sunny View, Kirkby Lane, LN10 6YY has been refused. To view the application, visit the ELDC website here. To view or download all the associated documentation, including the Parish Council comments, and the decision notice, click on the [Documents] tab.

Please note: This application refers to the same site as a previously refused application for outline permission for 3 dwellings (S/094/00183/17).

Among the reasons given for refusal is the statement that “The development of this site would extend the built form of the village resulting in an unacceptable erosion of the countryside and would create an incongruous linear expansion of the village.”

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Lindum Cottage: planning enforcement update

The Parish Council has been notified by Abi Cole, ELDC planning enforcement officer, that following a recent site visit, the issue about the eyesore caused by the pile of rubble that was the remains of Lindum Cottage left by builders in Main Street has now been resolved. This issue was first raised at the public forum preceding a Parish Council meeting in November 2018, and subsequently pursued by the council with the help of ELDC Councillor Craig Leyland. If you have any further complaints about this site please contact the ELDC Planning Enforcement team or contact a Parish Councillor.

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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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Planning decision: house in Haltham

Notification of full planning permission to build to build a detached house on land at WEST LANE, HALTHAM, HORNCASTLE, LN9 6JG 8, ELDC application reference S/074/00426/17, has been received by the Parish Council. Permission is granted subject to conditions. Part of the site is in the Kirkby on Bain civil parish area. You can view the notice here

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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

Cameo club report: May 2019


On the 21st May we saw the return, by popular request, of CATS the Coningsby and Tattershall Strummers Ukulele Band! With three of their players being members of Cameo; Sue Carroll, Sue Schofield and her mum Dinah Campbell, we have a growing connection with the band.

Yet again we had a full house and many visitors, both men and women. A very jolly time was had with lots of singing along, rattling of tambourines and dancing at the back. Band leader, Steve Tullett kept us amused, in between songs, with jokes and cartoons which included derogatory ones about Trump and Brexit! He also stressed that the band was always welcome to new members. The band meets most Mondays at 7.00pm in Coningsby Methodist Hall. Continue reading

Phone box update Spring 2019

From Martin Briscombe:

Readers of Kirkby Awake….

Due to the very generous donations of books from friends and residents of  the village for the book exchange, the entire library in the telephone box has now been replaced in readiness for the summer.  We now have many new titles and favourite classics, together with two full shelves of children’s books for the Nursery, School and visiting children to pick up on their way to and from home.

The telephone box itself is scheduled to have a spring clean, with a internal vacuum  and a new coat of red paint on the outside when the weather improves.              Continue reading