No entry for Best Kept Village Competition

EAST Barkwith will not be entered in the Best Kept Village Competition in what is its 50th Anniversary, the East and West Barkwith Parish Council decided at the recent meeting held in the Village Hall.

There are changes to the judging times too this year, as the competition will be run on a knock out basis starting in July, continuing in August and September for the villages which win through their rounds as this will allow nesting birds time to fly before hedges are cut. Coun Andy Sayers presided and the council was informed that negotiations with land owners were continuing into possible sites for a BMX Track - investigations by County Highways on the construction of a cycle track between East Barkwith and Wragby was still ongoing too the council heard. The St Mary’s Church Committee wrote asking for a contribution to the cost of maintaining the churchyard and it was agreed that this should be £500 as last year when it was increased from £200.

The Jubilee Committee asked for the estimated cost of the street party which was being organised and it was agreed £1,500 should be allocated. A planning application for an extension to Piper’s Hill on the Louth Road was considered and the Council agreed to support it.