Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council November

The parish council held its monthly public meeting on 7 October in the Studio at the Kibworth Grammar School Hall.

Further investigations are underway regarding responsibility for trimming overgrown bushes on part of Dairy Way.

Speeding down Main Street and Albert Street has long been an issue, and Cllr Feltham agreed to request further information from the Members Highways Fund about installing vehicle activated speed signs for further discussion in November.

There was no report from Harborough District Councillors again.

Speed bumps to have two more sections

The Joint Recreation Board meeting on 22 September included an update on arrangements for the public consultations on 26 September. It was confirmed that the Open Spaces strategy survey is also available online.  The speed bumps at the entrance to the car park off Barnards Way are to have two more sections added to prevent some cars being driven onto the grass verges.

The Joint Burial Board meeting on 5 October reviewed the recent cemetery tree survey and agreed for the chairman and clerk to review cemetery fees and bring back proposals in November.  The clerk was pressing ahead with recording all the burial data for the Lilac area.

Funding for VAWG success

Cllr Matthews updated members on his Police & Crime Plan, which is now available for public consultation. He confirmed that the application for funding to help combat Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) had been successful.

All financial statements, reconciliations and summaries were approved.  The clerk confirmed that the external auditors had completed their audit of the 2020/21 accounts; relevant document were on the council website.

Consultation and Exhibition Event

Some 145 people had attended. The Open Space and Community Hub surveys had a deadline of 31 October, so results are still being analysed.  The comments about the draft Neighbourhood Plan Refresh will be fed into the Regulation 14 (pre-submission) version to be consulted on for 6 weeks from November.

Wildlife project

Council approved the offer by a resident to work on the Wistow Road roundabout as part of the county’s Wildlife project. The chairman confirmed he was attending an online workshop on the 19 October.

After the clerk and chairman met an antiques renovator, a quotation of £750 for restoring the 126-year-old hand-drawn bier had been received.  Members agreed to approve this expenditure; arrangements will need to be made to transport the bier to the restorer’s workshop in Lubenham.

Council approved sharing the costs of Fiesta Sports Coaching running weekly evening indoor youth activities with KBPC from Tuesday 26 October.

The next public meeting was on Thursday 4 November in Kibworth Grammar School Hall.

The parish council still has a vacancy for a councillor to be co-opted.  If anybody is interested in being considered, please contact the Clerk to find out more.

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