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Wymeswold Parish Council Vacancy May 2021

Wymeswold Parish Council has a vacancy for a new Councillor.  For more information see below. Wymeswold Parish Council Vacancy May 2021

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RAF Wymeswold post WWII

A detailed history of activities at Wymeswold airfield in the 1950s and 1960s has been prepared by Richard Knight, who grew up at the western end of the runways. There is a free pdf available via the Wolds Historical Association website at

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Collection for a Retirement Gift to Roger Kirkbride, Our Pharmacist

Roger has retired from the Pharmacy in Wymeswold where he has served The Wolds Community diligently for the last 11 years. Not only has he fought hard to maintain the pharmacy and introduced new services but he has provided invaluable advice and support to individuals in a warm, approachable and always professional manner. We understand […]

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Wymeswold Duck Races and Open Gardens

Wymeswold Village Presents “A Weekend of Family Fun”, 11th and 12th September 2021. The Duck Races and Open Gardens committees are joining forces this year to bring you all a well-deserved village event! Saturday 11th September: Wymeswold Duck Races – ‘Goes on Tour!’  The Duck Race is going ‘on tour’ to Wymeswold Playing Fields for […]

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Post Office Opening Times

Opening times for Wymeswold Outreach Post Office Service at the Memorial Hall, Clay Street are: Tuesday 1:15-3:30pm Friday 12-2:45pm

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March Link

The March issue of the Link will not be printed and is going out on line.  It is anticipated, however, that the April magazines will be printed and distributed at the end of March as normal. March Link

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Community Housing and Planning Survey 2021

There are currently two large scale planning applications lodged with Charnwood Borough Council. However there are 11 potential sites in total varying in capacity between 25 to 3450 dwellings that have been identified as possible locations for development. Wymeswold Parish Council would be extremely grateful if village residents could complete the survey.    

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February Link

The Link this month is only available online. February Link  

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WHO News December 2020

Take a look at for some seasonally flavoured articles, and a photograph of The Stockwell that was recently published in the Loughborough Echo. Copies of ‘People and Places of the Wolds’ are still available to purchase at Granville’s in Wymeswold.  

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Noise Next Door postponed

We are sorry to announce that due to the pandemic restrictions our comedy improvisation night with The Noise Next Door at the Memorial Hall has been postponed from  Friday 15th January 2021 until later in the year.  

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Allotments available in Wymeswold! – December 2017

Fancy having a go at growing your own fruit and veg next year? Wymeswold Parochial Charities has four allotment plots available for 2018: one on the London Lane site and three off the East Road.

The rents are very reasonable (typically between £12 and £22 a year, depending on the size of the plot).

If you are interested please contact Jo Collington (Clerk of the Charities) on or phone 01509 880538.

Transcript of Lily Brown’s First World War diary – November 2017

Those of you who have read Discovering the Wolds may well have been intrigued by the selection of entries from a diary kept by Lily Brown between 1916 and 1918.  Thanks to Patricia Baker the whole diary has now been transcribed and is available as a PDF from the WHO’s web site (  Do try to read this diary before or around Christmas as the description of her family’s celebrations is one of the more detailed accounts.

New WHO Book out – September 2017

The new book from the Wolds Historical Organisation, called Discovering the Wolds, is now available.

Copies have been supplied to G G Granville’s in Wymeswold and the petrol station in Burton.  There are also copies available from Joan in Burton (phone 880055) and Bob in Wymeswold ( or 881342.  It costs £9.95.

For more information see the WHO’s web page.


Wymeswold Village Project Fund Community Grants 2017

The Wymeswold Waddle and Duck Races were held on Sunday 14th May and with great weather it was a superb community event for all.

The Duck Race committee raised around £1000 from the betting races, BBQ and games while the various local non-commercial organisations ran their own attractions and retained their profits.

Wymeswold Village Project Fund (the organising committee behind the annual Duck Races) is again making grants available to local clubs, associations, societies, community projects and charities. These grants are as a result of the profits realised on the betting races, BBQ and games.

Applications are invited from properly-constituted community and voluntary groups for activities not conducted for profit. Grants should be towards a new initiative or project (rather than general running costs) and there should be an identifiable benefit to people residing in the parish of Wymeswold.

The organisation or project must be based in the Parish of Wymeswold or carry out activities (other than fund-raising) within the Parish.

Further details of the criteria for grant applications and an application form can be obtained from Wilma O’Leary (Secretary of the Wymeswold Village Project Fund / Duck Races) at Details and the application form can also be downloaded below.

Completed application forms should be forwarded to the Secretary (at 1 Marys Close, Wymeswold) by 31st October 2017, including details of the purpose of the grant requested and how such a grant would benefit the members of the organisation or the greater community.

Details of the awards will be posted on the Parish Noticeboard, the Christian Link and on  later in the year.

Duck Race Grants Application Form as document

Duck Race Grants Application Form as PDF