News from the Village of Carlby – May 2021

Carlby and District WI Meeting at 7.30 on Tuesday, May 11th 2021 

Catherine Johnson will be talking about ‘Mental Health within the Community’ introducing ‘Don’t Lose Hope’, a charity based in Bourne 

If you would like to join the meeting as a guest please email Sarah at and she will send you a link. 

CARLBY PLAYING FIELD: It has been great to see so many people using and 

enjoying the Playing Field over the last few weeks. Since our last update we have planted some trees at the top of the Playing Field. They are a mixture of varieties, including fruit trees so, in years to come, there will be free fruit for the village. We have also planted them around the benches so, once established, they will provide some shade when sitting there. 

With the phased easing of COVID restrictions, and until they are able to meet inside the village hall again, the karate club will be using the tennis court on Monday eve-nings (6.30pm to 8pm.) They would welcome anyone interested in joining. Please email Nigel at if you would like more information. 

We will be arranging our spring clean up of the tennis court in the next few weeks and will advertise the date on Facebook. Everyone welcome and an hour or two of your time would be really appreciated. 

Looking forward to meeting neighbours, family and friends again soon. 

PARISH COUNCIL: To keep up to date with what is happening in the village, the PC have launched their new website Next PC meeting Tues. 25 May. Village Annual Parish meeting 4 May. See website for full draft minutes 

Mobile Post Office in Carlby- The Morton Mobile PO van has agreed to visit Carlby for an hour each week on a trial basis. It will park by the village hall every Friday 

13:45 and 14:45 starting Friday 9th April 2021. Please support this service if you can. 

A few items from the last Parish Council meeting held via Zoom on 23/03/21 

The PC would like to reinstate newsletters via mailchimp for all residents. If you would like to supply your email address for inclusion on the circulation list please send this to: 

Co-option – The PC co-opted Sue Robinson and welcomed her to the team. 

Conservation—8 listed buildings in Carlby village and several more pre 1900c. 

Previously SKDC asked to consider making Carlby village into a conservation area but SKDC did not perceive there to be enough to warrant this. SKDC Officers are not available to pursue this further at present due to Covid restrictions. 

CPC undertaking identification of all ragstone walls in the village, which are unique in character and fit well with Local Heritage Assets. Proposal to write to Historic Eng-land for advice and what evidence is required get them registered as heritage asset 

After an inspection of assets, proposed to ask SKDC for extra waste bins near 

Farriers Way and Bourne bus shelter.