Fibre broadband now available in Kirkby on Bain

Image courtesy ChannelBiz UKThe Parish Council has been notified that fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) superfast broadband internet is now generally available in the village. If you are considering an upgrade to your home, you can either contact your existing broadband provider or shop around for a better deal. Because the fibre-to-the-premises technology is still relatively rare in UK homes, some broadband providers do not accept orders at present. Here is a list of current FTTP broadband providers. Continue reading


Cameo Club report: July 2019


Misty Culpin returned to set our teams some challenging questions in our Fun Quiz! It was a very close run thing with two teams finishing with the same score, each gaining 52 points. This was the first time a tie break had ever been required so Misty had to come up with a quick question.

The winners!

Unfortunately, neither team knew the answer to Prince Charles’ full name. It then had to go to a super tie break, a bit like the world cup cricket! The Try Hards just pipped The Unforgettables to the answer to the question: ‘Who is fifth in line to the throne?’ Answer: Louis!

Thanks go to Misty for setting us such varied brain teasers!            Continue reading

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