Parish Council Report October 2013

Police Report

There was only one crime in Wymeswold in September: a burglary to a vehicle on Wysall Lane.

HGVs on Church Street

We are happy to report that LCC are to provide a solution to the issue of HGVs attempting to navigate down Church Street. They have plans to install a raised island at the entrance to Far Street which would allow for service vehicles such as refuse lorries to operate within Church Street, but not permit enough space within the road for HGVs to turn into the street. The physical works are planned to occur this financial year. The Parish Council will be meeting with LCC Highways to discuss the plans in further detail.

Reports from the County and Borough Councillors

Cllr Bokor reported that the Core Strategy meeting is to be held on 28th October when hopefully it will be agreed to send the strategy to a planning inspector for examination. Cllr Bokor reported that the government will be intervening on any failing planning authorities that do not complete their planning applications within the deadlines or that have more that 20% of their planning appeals overturned. Cllr Bokor also reported that she has written to CBC regarding the installation of a grit bin and handrails along the paths of the bungalows on Church Street.

Cllr Shepherd reported that the consultation on local government saving has now come to an end and they are awaiting an outcome. A map highlighting the level of broadband reception in the area has been produced and fibre optic broadband is not expected to be installed in Wymeswold until summer 2014.

The Village Project Budget.

As part of the Village Project budget the Parish Council has now made plans to tidy up the neglected gravestones at the Rempstone Road Cemetery. There are a number of gravestones on the consecrated side of the cemetery that need laying flat as they are dangerously leaning over. There are also a number of gravestones that have already fallen over which need turning over and cleaning. The work is due to take place over the coming months. If you are interested at all there is a list of the gravestones concerned on the Cemetery gates and on the Parish Council website

Installation of a metal railing at the Clay Street entrance to the path between Clay Street and London Lane

A site meeting with LCC Highways has taken place to discuss the installation of a hand rail at the Clay Street entrance to the path between Clay Street and London Lane. This would be a great help in the winter months as the slope can get very slippery making it dangerous, especially for our elderly parishioners. It was agreed that this was possible and LCC Highways would be happy to install a railing. There is an option to upgrade the type of railing to one that is more in keeping with the conservation area, with the Parish Council paying the difference, and it was agreed to investigate this option.

Memorial Hall Playground

The Memorial Hall committee has asked for this year’s Memorial Hall budget to go towards the much needed repairs to the playground. The funds will pay for the replacement of all four swings, a new swinging log and repairs to the rubber safety matting. We hope that these repairs will be done as soon as possible and that the playground will be back to normal.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will held on Monday7th October 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