Parish Council Report June 2014

Police Report

There was one crime reported in Wymeswold in May as follows: On 26th May between 00:40 and 00:43 there was an attempted burglary on Rempstone Road. It was also reported that there were no major crimes at the Glastonbudget music festival, with three thefts and two damages reported.

If you have any issues for the Police please contact PCSO 6555 James Johnson tel 0116 2222222 or 101, voicemail 6555, ext 4228.

Reports from the County and Borough Councillors

Cllr Bokor reported on the progress of the Core Strategy. The inspector has concerns about the evidence relating to the number of homes needed in Charnwood and how that fits into the number of homes required for the whole of Leicester and Leicestershire, known as the Housing Market Area (HMA).The inspector is of the view that a new Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) which outlines the number and type of homes needed and ‘capacity work’ which will assess how much land is available could potentially address these concerns. With that in mind, he is prepared to consider a nine-month suspension of the examination to enable joint working on the SHMA and housing distribution to be completed. Whilst the Core Strategy is suspended any land is vulnerable to housing developments.

Cllr Shepherd reported that the work on the splitter island on Church Street will commence on 16th June. He also updated the PC on the introduction of Superfast Broadband and Wymeswold is on the first round of areas to be updated with the superfast fibre optic service from BT.

Parish Survey

The Parish Council has decided to undertake a survey in an attempt to provide a better understanding and more up to date picture of where people work and shop, which schools and medical practices residents use, and how they get there. This information could be used when considering planning applications within Wymeswold. We would be very grateful if you could find time to complete the questionnaire which will be delivered to every household in the village in June.

Path Maintenance

The three main paths in the village – the Gitty, the Civic and St Mary’s path are now becoming overgrown and as part of the new village path maintenance scheme they will be cleared of weeds and the hedges will be cut back in time for the Wymeswold Garden Walkabout.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will held on Monday 7th July 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