Parish Council Report October 2014

Police Report

We are pleased to report that there were no crimes reported in Wymeswold in September.

Parish Survey

The final report of the Parish Survey is now available and we would again like to thank everyone who participated in this worthwhile exercise, which is a reliable source of information on the sustainability of our village. As predicted the majority of us, 93.5%, use the car as the main method of transport to get to work, do our shopping and to get to the doctors and dentist. The main likes and dislikes were also of interest with the main dislikes being the issues revolving around the A6006 mainly traffic volumes, noise and safety as well as the lack of adequate public transport provision, especially with no links to GP surgeries in Barrow upon Soar & East Leake. However on the positive side people commented that Wymeswold is a friendly village with great community spirit, which has good village amenities and is set in an attractive, peaceful rural setting.

The full report is available to download on or if you would prefer to borrow a hard copy from the Parish Council please contact the Clerk using the details below.


We were very grateful to parishioner Mr Richard Ellison (a geologist who recently retired from the British Geological Survey in Keyworth) for attending our meeting in October and hosting a talk on ‘fracking’ for shale gas and oil. We are also grateful to the many parishioners who attended to hear the presentation. Mr Ellison outlined the process of fracking and explained the licensed areas in the region which are of interest to the energy companies. The conclusion was that Wymeswold is on the southern-most margin of any potential area and there is no evidence that Wymeswold overlies rocks that contain significant amounts of shale gas.

The Parish Council has also received a letter from Egdon Resources UK, who hold the licence for drilling in the Wymeswold and Burton-on-the-Wolds area, and are currently investigating a conventional oil drilling site one mile east of Burton-on-the Wolds. The letter states:

“We would like to emphasize that our activities will involve conventional drilling for oil and will not – either now or in the future – involve the process of hydraulic ‘fracking’ for shale gas or oil. This part of Leicestershire does not have the specific rock-formation types and conditions that contain prospective shale gas or oil”

It is therefore considered unlikely that the fracking process would be viable in the local area.

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