Mustard gas: update on the update!

From East Lindsey District Council:

We have been advised that the revised start date for the Phase 2 works on site by the Ministry of Defence will be 16 April 2018 for (up to) a two week period. These works will be accompanied by a road closure on Kirkby Lane. As always, this revised start date is wholly dependent upon there being no other calls on the MoD’s resources at that time. Previous update | ELDC Incident Update page


Mustard Gas update: Kirkby Lane to be closed again

From East Lindsey District Council:

Colleagues from the Ministry of Defence have arranged to complete the final phase of clean up works on site. This work involves identifying and removing debris from the site in the location where the Mustard Gas was discovered.

For the works to be completed a road closure on Kirkby Lane in Woodhall Spa will be necessary and this is expected be in place from 11 March 21:00 to 23 March 21:00, though this may end earlier if the works are concluded ahead of schedule. Whilst all traces of Mustard Gas have now been removed from the site, MOD operatives on site will be using full chemical weapon protective equipment as a precautionary measure. Continue reading

Parish Council Meeting rescheduled

Today’s Meeting of the Parish Council has been rescheduled because the School Hall is closed due to the bad weather. Weather permitting it will now be held on Thursday March 8th 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! You can download relevant documents from the Parish Council website: Continue reading


Cameo update 2018/19

cameo_wordcloud_square_150 Kirkby on Bain Cameo Club are very pleased to announce the talks and activities for the coming year. We welcome new members, if you are interested please either just come on the evening or call Maura Dormer on 07708 947992 for further information.


We meet at Roughton Village Hall, meetings start at 7.30pm and generally last a couple of hours. The annual membership fee is £6 and a monthly charge of £2. There is no commitment to join on your first visit. Charity for the Year: RNLI

Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club, Programme 2018.

    • 20th March: ‘Tattershall Castle – An overlooked treasure’  Paul Robinson, Operations Manager, Tattershall Castle.
    • 17th April: ‘Ukele and all its delights’, Coningsby and Tattershall Strummers

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Mustard Gas update

Every time I drive down Kirkby Lane to or from Woodhall Spa I wonder what is going on in the aftermath of the discovery four months ago of mustard gas canisters in nearby woodland. The security hut is still there, and the area is still cordoned off. Fortunately East Lindsey District Council is still keeping us in the loop. Here’s the latest:

Update January 16, 2018

“We have now received the results from the water and soil sampling undertaken by the MOD’s Scientific Testing Laboratories (DSTL). Over 200 samples were taken and all have come back clear of mustard gas and other chemical weapon contaminants. Some works on the site, such as filling in the trenches and removing equipment, still need to be undertaken before the site can be returned to the owners. Until these works are complete fencing and a security patrol will remain on site. We will update the community further in due course. Continue reading


Cameo Club Update

From Maura Dormer

The next meeting of the Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club will be on Tuesday 20th February, 2018 at 8.00pm at Roughton Village Hall. One of our members, Jill Russell, will be enlivening us with a talk on her many gardens. Full details of this year’s programme will be given at the meeting.  Non-members are very welcome – please do come and join us. If you would like any further information, please contact the Secretary, Maura Dormer on 07708 947992. ( )


Planning Permission granted

Full planning permission has been granted to build a house with integral double garage on land adjacent to Kirkby Manor, Kirkby Lane, LN10 6YY. The application reference number is S/094/02174/17

Download Decision Notice (Includes conditions)

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