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Zebra Crossing at East Road, Wymeswold

It is Leicestershire County Council’s intention to construct a Zebra Crossing under Section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 at East Road, Wymeswold. Read More

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Wymeswold Village Project Fund – Grant Application Form

Wymeswold Village Project Fund (the organising committee behind the annual Duck Races) makes small 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, bar and games. Grants will be awarded up to a value of £400. Read More

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National Garden Scheme gardens open in Wymeswold

Although the Wymeswold Garden Walkabout sadly won’t be happening this year, two gardens in Wymeswold will be open to the public next month. Number 88 and number 109 Brook Street will be open on Saturday and Sunday 8/9 June from 2- 5 pm. Admission is £6 for adults but children are free. Read More

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Questionnaire for Heritage Lottery Fund bid

St. Mary’s Church Wymeswold is under threat following the discovery of more dry rot in the roof, which urgently needs replacing.  An application has been made to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the aim is also to put St. Mary’s on the map as an important heritage site, and to have more history-based activities Read More

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Wymeswold Family History

Mark Kirk has been researching his mother’s side of his family. Closest relations are Sheppards but he is also related to Woottons, Hallams, James, Mills, Eggletons and others. Read More

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Sandra Brown – update

Anthony and Jessica would like you to know that following Sandra’s funeral,  a total of £700 was sent to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Thank you to everyone for your kind donations.

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Sandra Brown

Anthony and Jessica have asked us to announce the following sad news about Sandra Brown, and information about her funeral. Sandra was the Postmistress at Wymeswold Post Office for many years and was a well-known character in the village. Sandra Brown passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 24 February 2024, surrounded by her family.  Read More

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Post Office Opening Times

Change to Post Office times at Wymeswold Memorial Hall until further notice Tuesdays are now 1-2.45pm Saturdays 11am-1pm

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Wymeswold Parish Council – St Mary’s Churchyard Wall Repairs – Updated

Updated to include PWLB budget table and forecast Read More

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Return of Post Office

The Post Office returns to the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 17th October Tuesday 1pm-3pm Saturday 11am-1pm

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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 jocollington@icloud.com 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 (www.hoap.co.uk/who).  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 (bobtrubs@indigogroup.co.uk) 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 wilma.oleary@googlemail.com. 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 www.wymeswold.com  later in the year.

Duck Race Grants Application Form as document

Duck Race Grants Application Form as PDF