There was only one crime in Wymeswold in August – a burglary on Narrow Lane.
HGV’s on Church Street
We were happy to welcome a number of parishioners to the September meeting to discuss the problems of HGV’s on Church Street. The vehicles persist in attempting to negotiate the narrow road resulting in them having to reverse into the A6006. Cllr Shepherd has been working with the parishioners to try and find a solution to the problem. It was agreed to contact LCC Highways to ask if they would consider two options:
A. Narrowing the entrance to Church Street from the A6006 so that HGV’s would not be able to turn into the road but it would still be possible for cars and refuse lorries to pass through.
B. To block off the entrance to Church Street completely allowing access only from the Brook Street end. It is believed that the area at the A6006 end of the street would be sufficient for refuse lorries to turn.
We hope that we can work with LCC to provide a solution to the issue.
Boyer Planning Application, Storkit Lane
As you may know the Boyer Planning application to build 32 houses on the land either side of Storkit Lane has been granted following an appeal. Cllr Shaw spent two days at the hearing in July along with Peter Blitz, Head of Planning at Charnwood Borough Council. The Parish Council and Charnwood Borough Council opposed the development; however Boyer Planning fielded a very strong team including expert lawyers. One of the main issues was that Charnwood do not have a five-year housing plan identified which is allowing developments like this one to be approved on appeal. Hopefully the introduction of the new Core Strategy plan which is due in the Spring will help to counteract this problem.
The Village Project Budget.
When the budget was set at the December 2012 meeting of the Parish Council there were three items that were to be included in the Village Project budget:
- The first was to prepare architects plans for the redevelopment of the sports pavilion which have been now completed.
- The second was to purchase a speed gun and this project is still been investigated by Cllr Ling.
- The third project was to tidy up the neglected gravestones at the Rempstone Road Cemetery. It has been agreed to seek quotes for the work and report back at the next meeting. The cemetery paths have become overgrown with weeds over the summer months and plans are in place for them to be cleared and then for a path maintenance plan to be put in place to keep the weeds at bay. We are also pleased to report that the cemetery tap has finally been repaired.
A group of village residents submitted a proposal to install Christmas lights in the village on the Churchyard at the top of the Stockwell. The Parish Council considered this proposal at the September meeting, but the proposed costs were far in excess of any budget available. The Parish Council wishes to thank the parishioners concerned, and would welcome any other views or proposals on the installation of Christmas lights.
Mr Brian James
The Parish Council was saddened to learn of the loss of former Wymeswold resident Brian James over the summer. Brian served many years on the Parish Council and was an excellent Chairman. He also served on Wymeswold Parochial Charities and was a supporter of Wymeswold Cricket Club. Brian made a huge contribution to village life over the years and the Parish Council extends its condolences to Brian’s family.
The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will held on Monday 7th October 2013 in the Jubilee Room, Wymeswold Memorial Hall, Clay Street, Wymeswold, starting at 7:15pm. All parishioners are welcome to attend.
Clerk to Wymeswold Parish Council