Parish Council Report June 2012

Police report

PC R Gosling attended the meeting to report on four crimes which occurred in the village in May. On the 6th May there was an indecent exposure on Wysall Lane and the suspect has been detected. On the 12th May damage was reported to a vehicle on Rempstone Road. Overnight on the 18th May a vehicle was stolen on Home Leys Way and on the 28th May an incident of arson was reported on Narrow Lane.

Reports from the County and Borough Councillors

Borough Councillor Jenny Bokor reported that Charnwood Borough Council is currently undertaking a consultation on the distribution of growth for the borough which closes on the 29th June 2012. One of the options highlights growth to the east of Loughborough and an area in Cotes has been proposed as an area for development. Borough Cllr Bokor advised the councillors to add their comments to the consultation.

Update on proposal for a pedestrian crossing on Far Street between the Stockwell and Wysall Lane junctions

Cllr S Bokor has been in contact with LCC Highways and outlined the concerns of parishioners regarding the suggested location of the pedestrian crossing. LCC Highways have established that in order to take proposals any further more detailed safety checks on the position of the pedestrian crossing would have to be carried out. This safety audit is costed between £10,000 and £15,000, while the whole project cost of the crossing is between £40,000 and £50,000. Until funds have been identified or allocated for the safety audit the project plans will not be taken any further.

Community Speedwatch Campaign

Cllr Ling has been co-ordinating the Community Speedwatch Scheme and has had a fantastic response from parishioners. 201 signatures have been collected for the campaign and 29 volunteers have signed up to complete the necessary training which will be at the end of August. The scheme will be up-and-running at the beginning of September.

2012 – Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Flame

The design for the village sign to commemorate Wymeswold in 2012, the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Torch Relay has now been completed and passed to Malcolm Lane Ltd for commissioning. Plans are now in place for the Torch Relay on Tuesday 3rd July and unveiling of the village sign on the same day. Further information can be found in the parish noticeboard, village website and Cllr Shaw’s article also has further information on the plans for the day.

Washdyke Report

The two new pieces of equipment for the Trim Trail have now been installed and a working party has completed the first phase of the sundial project. The second phase will involve adding the finer details such as the hours and months and we look forward to seeing the final result.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will be held on Monday 2nd July 2012 in the Jubilee Room, Wymeswold Memorial Hall, Clay Street, Wymeswold, starting at 7:15pm.


Alice Gardam
Clerk to Wymeswold Parish Council