Parish Council Report December 2013

Happy New Year!

Police Report

There were three crimes reported in Wymeswold in November: On 26th November there were burglaries on Trinity Crescent and Hoton Road. On 28th November there was a burglary on Home Leys Way. There was an increase in burglaries in the village in November and we would like to remind people to make sure all their doors are locked and not to leave car keys and valuables on display.

Neighbourhood Plan Meeting

Cllr Shaw has attended a Neighbourhood Plan meeting with Burton on the Wolds, Prestwold and Cotes Parish Council and Hoton Parish Council. It has been agreed to name the plan ‘The North Wolds Neighbourhood Plan’ and to formally register the intention to form a plan with Charnwood Borough Council. A further meeting has been arranged on Monday 13th January 2014 with an advisor from NALC (National Association of Local Clerks) to guide us through the process and initially he will give his time for free. An amount of £500 has been included in the budget to help towards the costs of developing a Neighbourhood Plan. If any parishioners are interested in helping to develop the plan or have any suggestions please get in touch.

Memorial Hall Playground

The new equipment has now been installed in the Memorial Hall playground. This completes the repairs to the play equipment and we hope that it can now be enjoyed to its full potential.

K6 Telephone Booth

We are pleased to announce that following the Parish Council’s representations, English Heritage has now agreed to keep the phone box on the Stockwell as a listed structure. This ensures that we keep a vital part of the Wymeswold street scene and a useful form of communication especially in emergencies.

A message to dog owners

As it is getting colder it is becoming apparent that some irresponsible dog owners are not clearing up after their dogs again. The problem is particularly bad on Clay Street. Please can we remind you that it is an offence not to clear up after your dog and people’s health is at risk as front steps and milk bottle are being affected by careless dog owners.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will held on Monday 5th January 2014 in the Jubilee Room, Wymeswold Memorial Hall, Clay Street, Wymeswold, starting at 7:15pm. All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Alice Gardam
Clerk to Wymeswold Parish Council