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Saturday, January 27, 2018

It’s been an exciting week here in the sleepy Hamlet of Wanlip. I suppose it’s a sign of the times really, so in the spirit of progress, I thought a page devoted to happenings should cover a few years, so first a recap of recent events.

Last year we yet another litter picking session in an effort to make motorists notice that the bottle/fast food packaging they chuck out between the school (yes, it’s in Wanlip) and the A46. Also last year a couple of burglaries in Rectory Road put everyone on alert, so if you are thinking sleepy hamlet, think again.

Another success was pursuading Charnwood that a litter/dog poo bin located at the entrance of Wanlip Meadows might reduce the little heaps of bags being left. This simple act also suddenly meant a reduction in the litter at the courting couples car park at the end of the footpath. Two successes for the price of one, well done to our Borough Councillor actually getting the Borough to listen to villagers suggestions.

This week you may have noticed a large police presence in Rectory Road on Wednesday evening. Apparently it was in connection initially with a missing person but sadly a body was found at Stoughton later identified as the missing person. The reason for the intense interest was that an item belonging to the missing person was found in Rectory Road which is not exactly on the way from where the person went missing and where he was found. If you can throw any light on this then contact the police as soon as possible.

Also this week, news came that Charnwood agreed to the Wanlip Parish meeting, in connection with the local government review, our proposal to remain a parish meeting and shouldn’t be ‘drowned by the proposed new development the other side of the A6 and A46 (for a boundary change so that the Broadnook Development would no longer be within our parish) south of Rothley (they ain’t too pleased with it either). As these changes wouldn’t come into effect until the next election in May 2019 at the earliest and the Broadnook site still has to gain full planning approval, this separation will be confirmed nearer the time.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Today we spotted a small deer or fawn  (don’t think Muntjacs had spread far) this  down by Fillingate. Unfortunately it had been caught by a fox or similar. We saw one last year near the sewage plant, but I thought just a one off, but obviously not. Also spotted this morning - a mechanical road sweeper cleaning up the slip road to the A6. This means it may come our way later this year. Not even the end of the month yet!!   

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