Parish Council Report February 2015

Police Report

The following crimes were reported in January: between 14/1 and 15/01 there was an incident of criminal damage on Narrow Lane, and on 29/1 a theft from a vehicle occurred on Far Street. The police would also like to make us aware that as of Monday 9th February the Beat Team is changing and our new contacts are: Beacon Officers  – 4122 Lisa Mansfield and 3109 Georgina Lockton, PCSO’s – 6555 James Johnson, 6654 Rob Dignan and 6048 Adam Loydall.

The LCC Traffic Flow Survey Report

LCC Highways have conducted a survey of traffic flows through The Wolds and a meeting was held on 26th January to report on the survey. It is purely a technical report and whilst the figures are as expected, LCC are not offering any alternatives due to financial constraints.

The Parish Council has been asked to respond to the survey and it has been agreed to ask LCC to maintain the highway to the standard of an A road, to identify some of the HGV’s that can be re-routed, to introduce traffic calming measures and to improve the safety of the Wysall Lane junction to prevent lorries mounting the kerb.

We have to work within the constraints that LCC have put on the Council and whilst there is not much room for negotiation we would like to try and work with LCC to make the road safer. The full report is available on the Wymeswold Parish Council website – and

Sports Pavilion Refurbishment

The finances for the refurbishment of the Sports Pavilion are all now in place and work is due to commence on 16th February, with a completion target of mid-April. The Pavilion will be closed to the public until the works are complete, but the car park and field will remain open as normal.

May Elections

The General Election takes place on 7th May and the polling station will as usual be in the Memorial Hall. To vote in an election you must be on the electoral register. You can register online or by post. The elections will of course also include the Parish Council so please show your support and take time to come to the Memorial Hall and post your vote.

Alternatively if you are interested in village affairs and would like to stand for election please get in touch for further information.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will be held on Monday 2nd March 2015 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