So, I haven't put you off yet.
Posted 17th November 2017
The centre of the hamlet is considered to be the village hall which is next to the Church.
We don’t have a Parish Council, so we have a ‘village meeting’ about every six months where we have about 20 villagers attend to ‘run’ the hamlet.
As usual with these sort of organisations, it usually falls to one or two to do all the work and the others simply nod their heads. The last meeting was held on 3rd November
Oh dear, you missed it! Never mind.
Summary of meeting:-
Precept left as previous years as even though around £5000 is in the kitty, it was decided that we ought to look into erecting a ‘village sign’ in the centre to indicate where the village hall is, possibly the way to Watermead and repair the original finger post (see photo earlier).
The Village Hall is next to the Church, which is signed from the main junction but still people cannot find it.
Watermead is not easy to get to from Wanlip as the guides (satnav/google etc.) are
inaccurate. I found a couple of Japanese tourists wandering around in the summer
with their smart phone tuned to Google and expected to simply walk down a lane to
the park! If only it was that simple!! (E-
The finger post is again by the main village junction (which was on the main road
before the Western By-
The Wanlip Church and Community Hall Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 2nd December between 11am and 2pm all monies raised split between the community centre and church.
The other interesting thing that keeps villagers minds occupied is the well known ‘Wanlip Whiff’ which has plagued the area (including Birstall) for a while. Assorted fingers have been pointed at the local sewage works as well as a composting centre next to it. Every one who knows about these things denies it’s their fault.
However in the summer I reported an inspection cover had had it’s surrounds washed
away (ever tried giving a post code for a footpath??) But STW rose to the occasion
and after a week or three, it was all tidied up. Shortly after it was noticed that
at certain times the ‘Wanlip whiff’ was present around said cover. Back to post code
hunt to report it. A week or two later a STW van was spotted in the area and being
that sort of nosey person, asked how the ‘smell-
Now in July 2018, men have been seen pulling telephone cables in the ducts down the
road. On trying to find out what’s what, it seems there is fault on the cable that
feeds the box down the road -
From the A6 how can you go wrong?
This is where most go wrong.
Where is Wanlip??
There you go.