Parish Council Report November 2014

Police Report

A police report for October was not submitted by our local police officer.

Remembrance Sunday

This year sees the centenary of the start of the First World War. Remembrance services will have been held throughout the country and we are grateful to Peter Blount as chief organiser of the Remembrance Parade and Service in Wymeswold. There have been a number of special events organised by parishioners to mark the centenary including lighting St Mary’s Church in red. The Parish Council has marked the occasion by commissioning a bronze plaque with the names of the Wymeswold men who lost their lives fighting for our country. The plaque has been installed at the entrance to the Memorial Hall, which was built as Wymeswold’s war memorial. We would like to thank Cllr Ling for her hard work in making this possible.

Fibre Optic Broadband

A number of parishioners have had questions about fibre optic broadband and we have the following information from Leics CC:

“BT has upgraded one cabinet in the village as part of the Superfast Leicestershire programme. This is now live and accepting orders. This cabinet serves: parts of Far Street, parts of Brook Street, Church Street, Mantle Croft and The Stockwell. There is a second cabinet in the village which is currently outside the contracted deployment plan. This cabinet serves premises around Mill Hill Leys and Home Leys. The remaining premises in Wymeswold are connected on exchange only lines. We expect that these will be connected by the end of March 2016”.

The best way for people to check if they can connect to superfast broadband is to use the post code checker on the BT website. If the Parish Council receives any further information we will post updates on

St Marys’ Churchyard

We have had reports of dog owners allowing their dogs to run freely through the church yard. Whilst it may seem that the graves are not visited, people do still tend to the graves. Please could we ask that dogs be kept on a lead when walking through the churchyard in order to treat the cemetery and gravestones with the expected respect and dignity and to avoid the inevitable.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will held on Monday 1st December 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
Tel 01509 881664