Parish Council Report February 2013

Police Report

We were pleased to welcome our new beacon officer PC Miranda Gent to the meeting. PC Gent reported that there were three crimes in Wymeswold in January. On 7th January there was a burglary to a dwelling on Brook Street, on 12th January a vehicle was stolen from Wysall Lane and on 21st January there was a burglary to outbuildings on Far Street.

Reports from the County and Borough Councillors

County Councillor Richard Shepherd invited comments on the recent road gritting in Wymeswold during the snowy conditions. The feedback was generally good, however Wysall Lane was not gritted and there was a request for Charnwood Borough Council to install a grit bin in the sheltered housing on Church Street. Borough Cllr Bokor has agreed to investigate this and will hopefully be able to resolve the matter for our elderly residents on Church Street.

Installation of 20mph signs of Far Street

After some negotiations with LCC Cllr Ling has received information regarding the installation of 20mph signs on Far Street which was presented at the PC meeting. The proposed locations for the signs are just outside the Hammer and Pincers restaurant and also between nos. 38 and 48 Far Street. We hope that this will encourage drivers to slow down for school children crossing the road.

Introducing Timebanking

LCC have introduced a new scheme called Timebanking. It is a practical initiative that encourages co-production. To illustrate the point using a person to person model, an older person may want some assistance in learning how to use a new television, so they would request this assistance via a broker. Willing parties, perhaps a young unemployed person with some spare time on their hands would offer to assist for an hour. In return for doing this task they would receive a time credit. They could then request help with building a CV (by using a time credit), or some interview practice, which another person, via the bank would supply, and so on. The process has been proven to build trust, improve health, regenerate and strengthen communities. If you would like any more information on Timebanking please contact Lynne Brydon – or visit

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will held on Monday 4th of March 2013 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