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What’s happening in Burgh on Bain, East Barkwith and Binbrook

Burgh on Bain

Community fun night - The annual Fun Night at Burgh on Bain Parish Church and Community Centre will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 7pm.

There will be lots of games and competitions to take part in, stalls to browse and buy from ,including an indoor car boot sale, and refreshments to enjoy in good company.

There will also be the
opportunity to see the new shed, purchased with the proceeds of last year’s Fun Night, which is now providing storage space for the churchyard mower and other parish assets.

All are welcome to join in the fun.

Call 01507 313345 for more information if needed.

East Barkwith

Underground electricity - 
Regular power failures should soon be a thing of the past for residents of East Barkwith as Western Power is due to start work in the village shortly, replacing the overhead power lines with underground cables.

The project was originally expected to be undertaken in 2012 but has been delayed by lengthy negotiations to identify and purchase a small area of land needed for a site for a substation.

Preliminary negotiations were begun by Eon in 2009, and in 2010 an approach was made for a four metre square plot of the land in the corner of what is now the village hall car park.

A parish meeting was arranged to enable residents to voice their opinions and before a transfer sale was agreed and lengthy discussions took place.

During the interim years, Western Power has taken over the project from Eon and a Special Public Meeting was held in the village hall recently, called by the chairman of the parish council, when it was announced negotiations had finally ended and the details of the transfer agreement were finalised and ready for a signature.

Members of the parish council agreed the chairman should sign the legal document so work could proceed.

Initial ducts have already been placed under Torrington Lane before work began on a small area of the highway along by the entrance to the parish church.

The main project will start once the Statutory Public Notice, which has to be given before work can commence as traffic light control is needed, has expired towards the end of October or early November.

The work will take approximately six months to complete.

Property owners will be contacted by the project officer to discuss final arrangements for their individual connections.

Binbrook

FOBS AGM - The Friends of Binbrook School reported another successful year at their recent AGM.

Outgoing chairman Ali Blakely thanked everyone 
who had helped over the past year.

Eva D’Esposito has been elected chairman for the coming year, with Nicola Ives as secretary and Janine Shackleton as vice-chairman.

The next event will be the Advent Fair in the school on Thursday, December 5, from 5.30pm to 7pm.

All proceeds will go to the continued support of the children at the school.