News Report June 2016

Police Report

We unfortunately had 2 burglaries reported on Brook Street in May. The police are carrying out extra patrols in the village and still urging parishioners to report suspicious behaviour on 101. The Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is gaining momentum and will be launching on 4th July with visits from the fire brigade and police. Please see the separate article for further information.

Burton Lane Housing Development

Avant homes hosted an open day at the Memorial Hall on 25th May outlining the new plans for the land on Burton Lane. A formal planning application has still not been received by Charnwood Borough Council. As soon as it is the Parish Council will be consulted and alert parishioners.

Grant Applications

We are pleased to announce that the Parish Council has been successful in applying for two grants that have been made available through Interserve, the construction company responsible for the building of the new DNRC rehabilitation centre at Stanford Hall. The original entrance to the Memorial Hall will be refurbished and the war memorial plaque will be repositioned. This will all be completed in time for the 100 year commemorations of the end of WW1 in 2018. A new noticeboard will also be provided and a bin store.

The second smaller grant will enable the sports pavilion to be fitted with hooks and benches in the changing rooms. A third grant for the Mantle Pieces project was unfortunately unsuccessful.

Councillor Retirement

We are sad to announce that Cllr Sturmey has stepped down from the Parish Council. Cllr Sturmey has been a great asset to the Council and we would like to thank her for her services. We all wish her well!


Due to Cllr Sturmey’s retirement we now have a casual vacancy to fill. If anyone is interested in the position please apply in writing to the address below by 1st July 2016.

The next meeting of Wymeswold Parish Council will be held on Monday 4th July 2016 in the Sports Pavilion, Burton Lane, Wymeswold, starting at 7:15pm. All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Alice Gardam
Clerk to Wymeswold Parish Council
Tel 01509 881664