Parish Council Report June 2013

Police Report

There were 29 reported crimes in Wymeswold in May. However 25 of these were from the Glastonbudget open air concert. The other four crimes were as follows: 19th May – assault on Brook Street which has been detected, 20th May – damage at the primary school which has also been detected, 21st May – theft of a motor vehicle on Narrow Lane, and 27th May – theft from a motor vehicle at Lakeside Fishing Lakes.

Reports from the County and Borough Councillors

Cllr Shepherd reported that, after consultation with the neighbouring properties, the final plans for the 20mph scheme on Far Street have been circulated and asked if the PC had any objections. It was agreed to go ahead with the suggested locations for the signs, which can be seen on the map in the Parish Council noticeboard. Cllr Shepherd also reported that LCC highways will be circulating a newsletter to try and improve communications, and he also offered assistance in trying to determine the ownership of the footbridges over the River Mantle.

Cllr Bokor has been investigating the ownership of the civic path which runs from East Road to Brook Street in order to establish who is responsible for cutting the hedges. Cllr Bokor has also received an e-mail from a parishioner with a complaint regarding the HGV’s trying to drive down Church Street. The PC had written to the chicken farm operators to try and warn their drivers not to try and drive down Church Street. However, HGV drivers are still attempting to negotiate this narrow road. Cllr Bokor agreed that the e-mail should be forwarded to the police. Cllr Bokor also reported that the paving slabs around the bungalows on Church Street have been repaired.

Boyer Planning Application, Storkit Lane

Cllr Shaw was invited by Peter Blitz, head of planning at Charnwood Borough Council, to a meeting to discuss the Boyer Planning application to build 32 houses on the land either side of Storkit Lane. The initial outline planning application was refused, but as expected Boyer Planning has lodged an appeal against this decision. The planning inspectorate will now hold a hearing to determine the outcome of the application, but the hearing date has not yet been confirmed. Wymeswold PC will be represented and the original objections to the planning application will be carried forward. The Parish Council will endeavour to keep parishioners up to date with any further developments.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will held on Monday 1st July 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