Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council

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October Parish Council Meeting

The monthly public meeting was held on 6 October in the Studio at the Kibworth Grammar School Hall.

Community Speed Watch

Cllr. Feltham explained the training for the volunteers helping with the Community Speed Watch was abandoned, so the actual speed gun sessions from 10 September didn’t happen. He had spoken with the team leader and strongly expressed the Parish Council’s dissatisfaction at the limited warning and very poor preparation by officers. As part of this fiasco, Community Speed Watch posters were still placed on numerous lamp columns! It is hoped to re-run the training before another attempt in the Spring/Summer of 2023.

On a positive note, the installation of vehicle-activated speed signs on Main Street and Albert Street moved a step nearer and should be installed before Christmas.

Strategic Housing Assessment

He also reported that HDC had just published their Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment. This forms part of their evidence gathering of land suitable for housing and employment over the district as part of their preparation for the next Local Plan. This showed land around the Kibworths could provide a further 4,060 homes, new school and bypass if enough homes were approved in due course.

Joint Recreation Board

The trim trail in Smeeton Road Rec will be installed in November. Although the funding for a double zip wire in Warwick Park has not yet arrived. Headsquared Aquatics have been constructing the Rookery Pond and backfilling of hardcore is being arranged so that it can be completed. The application for funding the new Skatepark is being submitted in October.

Joint Burial Board

Various options for a garage/workshop are still being investigated. The restored bier has been returned courtesy of Crouch’s Recovery transporting it.

Grammar School Hall/Community Hub

Planning permission has been approved. A joint meeting of the Library and KGSH trustees with the Kibworth Community Hub Steering Group took place on 21st September. A local architect is checking the plans to provide updated costings prior to bids for grant funding.

Police and Crime Report

Cllr Matthews explained the interviewing process for the new Chief Constable concludes in October so the successful candidate can be recommended in November. The unrest in East Leicester has calmed down. A review of all police property is being undertaken.


22/01561/VAC – Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Peatling Parva.

Due to the present closure of the A5199, the application is to allow car transporters to travel along the A6 through the Air Quality Management Area. The Parish Council agreed to object to this proposal.

Approval was given for the following:

  • work on a tree in Platinum Larkswood Park
  • towards a tree survey for Warwick Park, and
  • the removal of a wasp nest in the cemetery.

Financial Statements

All financial statements, reconciliations, summaries, and shared costs with KBPC were approved.

Warwick Park & BBC Autumnwatch

BBC’s Autumnwatch, in conjunction with Children in Need, has requested permission to film a short clip-on Warwick Park.

Vacancy for Parish Councillor. Interested?

The Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor to be co-opted. Our monthly meetings are open to the public, so why not come along to meet councillors and see what we do?

Next Meetings

The next two public meetings are on 3rd and 30th November in the Kibworth Grammar School Hall.

More Information

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If you would like to get involved and let us know of any community news about up-and-coming events, then please contact the Clerk.

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