Parish Council Report September 2014

Police Report

During the month of July there were two crimes in Wymeswold: between 4th and 5th July there was a burglary overnight on London Lane, and between 13th June and 1st July there was another burglary on London Lane. In August there was one crime reported: a burglary on Brook Street on 1st August.

Reports from the County and Borough Councillors

Cllr Jenny Bokor reported that the Cotes planning application has been refused by Charnwood BC.

Cllr Shepherd reported that LCC are proposing a new community wide strategy that looks at how the County Council works with the community, for example the running of libraries and how volunteers have enabled them to stay open for longer. He will keep the Parish Council informed on the strategy and see if Wymeswold can benefit from it at all.

Parish Survey

We received 166 responses to our survey, thank you to everyone who returned the completed surveys. It has helped the Parish Council to produce a much more accurate report of parishioners’ methods of transport and the services which are important to you. The Parish Council would like to thank Beatrix Sturmey for all of her hard work over the summer loading the completed surveys onto the system. All of the results have not been analysed yet, but we are hoping for a full report at the next Parish Council meeting on October 6th.

To report on the traffic monitoring on the A6006 and the planned LCC Traffic Flow Survey

LCC Highways have told the Parish Council that the traffic flow survey will be taking place in mid-September. It will take approximately four weeks for all the data to be collated and LCC anticipate that they will be in a position to report their findings in November.

Sports Pavilion re-development

Everything is now in place to carry out the refurbishment and extension of the sports pavilion on the Burton Lane playing field – except the funding. The Parish Council currently has a £20,000 funding application being considered by then BIFFA Award scheme and the outcome of this bid will not be known until November. If the bid is successful then, together with the funding already in place, there will be sufficient finance to complete the scheme and work will commence in the New Year.

Welcome to Wymeswold Leaflet

For many years Jean Hall has produced and distributed the ‘Welcome to Wymeswold’ leaflet to newcomers to the village. The Parish Council would like to extend its thanks to Jean for all of her hard work in welcoming new parishioners and introducing them to the many services and activities in the village. As Mrs Hall will be moving on to pastures new we would be grateful if anyone else would like to step forward and take on the role. If you are interested please get in touch using the e-mail address below.


We are aware that many of our parishioners are concerned about the recent reports in the press regarding the possibility of fracking in The Wolds area. We have had queries regarding the effect on the stability of our houses and concerns about the decrease in the values of properties. We are not informed enough on the implications of fracking and have therefore invited geologist Mr Richard Ellison to host a talk at our next meeting. If you have any queries or concerns please come along on 6th October at 7:15pm.

Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Centre

You may have read in the press that the Government has given the developers at Stanford Hall approval for their plans to turn the Hall into a rehabilitation centre for injured servicemen. Early works started in September but the project will not be completed and ready for use until late 2017.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will held on Monday 6th October 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