Parish Council Report January 2015

Police Report

The following crimes were reported in December: between 4/12 and 6/12 there was criminal damage on Narrow Lane, on 13/12 there was a burglary on Home Leys Way, on 16/12 there was a report of vehicle interference on Far Street, and on 13/12 there was a theft on Hoton Road.

Precept Setting 2015/16

The deadline for the submission of the precept for 2015/16 is January 16th. The precept is therefore always set at the Parish Council meeting in January. The Precept has remained the same for the past five years despite the Council taking on many more maintenance areas and supporting projects such as the village sign, the war memorial plaque, and support for the Memorial Hall.

Over the next financial year we will be taking on the mowing of the highways verges (previously done by the County Council) at an extra cost and we also have an election in May which will cost the Parish Council around £1,000. With these extra costs added to the overall budget it is necessary to increase the precept to £21,530, which means an approximate annual increase of £5 per household (based on a band D property).

Sports Pavilion refurbishment

We are pleased to report that the Leicestershire Legacy Fund has awarded £2,500 towards the project, meaning that all the funding required to start the refurbishment has now been secured. In addition, EBS Energy has offered to supply solar panels and heating solutions as part of their contribution to the local community.

It is hoped that the building work will commence in late January or February, with a completion target of mid-April.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will held on Monday 2nd February 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