Parish Council Report February 2014

Police Report

There were 2 crimes reported in Wymeswold in January. They were as follows: between 17th January and 19th January there was a theft from a vehicle on London Lane and on 23rd January there was a theft on the side of the A6006. We are sorry to say goodbye to our beacon officer PC Miranda Gent and wish her luck in her new post. The position of beacon officer is currently being advertised but in the meantime if you have any issues for the police please contact PCSO 6555 James Johnson tel 0116 2222222 or 101, voicemail 6555, ext 4228.

The Neighbourhood Plan – Does Wymeswold need a Neighbourhood Plan?

A meeting to discuss the development of a neighbourhood plan was held on 13th January 2014. Lance Wiggins, an advisor on Neighbourhood plans, gave a short presentation on how plans are developed. It was agreed that the date of the next meeting will be Monday 10th March at 8:15pm at Burton on the Wolds Village Hall. This will be a public meeting with the aim of informing residents on the development of a Neighbourhood Plan and the need for the involvement of parishioners to make it happen. If you are interested in helping with a neighbourhood plan please do come along to the meeting in March.

Cemetery Headstones

We are pleased to say that the renovation work to the neglected headstones at the Rempstone Road cemetery has now been completed. The gravestones look much tidier and it is nice to be able to read all the names on the stones once again. There are plans underway to try and clear the ivy and growth on some of the other older headstones as well. If you have any queries or are interested in the work being carried out at the cemetery please get in touch.

Proposed Bus Stop Clearway

LCC highways department have sent the Parish Council details regarding the installation of the proposed bus stop clearway on Brook Street. The plans will be sent to immediate neighbours for consolation and once this has been done the bus stop can hopefully be safely marked out to prevent vehicles from blocking the bus stop allowing for a safe dismount from the bus.

Clearing of The Brook

During all of the recent wet weather one of our councillors has noticed that the grate at the top of the Brook is being kept clear of debris by an anonymous parishioner or parishioners. Keeping the grate clear allows for the water to flow freely and prevents the River Mantle from overflowing and flooding Brook Street. The Parish Council would like to say thank you to our very helpful villagers.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will held on Monday 3rd March 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