Grand Union Canal
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Wistow Hall and Lake
Welcome to the Wistow and Newton Harcourt Community
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If you live in Newton Harcourt or Wistow, the best way to stay in touch with information and the help available within the community is via:
- our private village FaceBook group, search for Newton Harcourt and Wistow. Please ask if you are not sure how to join it.
- by being included in the Parish Update email. Just send an email to the clerk to request inclusion.
Otherwise please contact the clerk direct with any questions.
Wistow and Newton Harcourt Parish Meeting is, in a sense, the conduit for local services provided by Harborough District Council and Leicestershire County Council. We also have the mandate to raise a small amount of money each year, for inclusion in the annual Council Tax, but which sum, called the precept, is entirely for the benefit of the two villages. The decision on amount and usage is taken at a Parish Meeting after public discussion. Our prime responsibility though is endeavouring to assist in ensuring our villages remain ideal places to live and work.
Our Parish Meetings are open to all residents and are held four times a year in Newton Harcourt Reading Room. Dates are on the website. We do hope you will feel able to attend and take the opportunity to put forward matters of interest/concern to you. It will also be a chance to learn of current village activities from the various village groups such as, the Friends of Newton Harcourt, the Parochial Church Council, WI etc etc. There is also an opportunity to question our local Harborough District Councillor.
We certainly hope you will enjoy our website and, most importantly, that it gives you information that you might require. Search and browse the site for the information you need and please feel free to contact us with any suggested improvements.
Posted: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 09:46 by Celia Bates
Church notices below from Keith CooperCHURCH CLEANINGWe are hoping to use the occasion of Ride & Stride (11th September) to clean the Church before re-opening for normal services starting 3rd October. It would be very helpful to have people in Church to welcome any visiting cyclists or walkers as well as spruce up the interior.CLEANING JOBS INCLUDE:Washing tiled floor around altar,polishing brasses & pews,cleaning window sills,vacuuming carpets,sweeping between pews,dusting the organ….and anything else you can think of!The Church will be open between 10am -6pm. If you would like to volunteer, please join us at your own convenience and bring your own cleaning materials. Vacuum cleaner and brush are available in Church and we shall supply water. Any help you can give will be very much appreciated. Please add your name below with the time span you can spare (e.g John Smith 1pm-2pm)Contact Keith (259 0173) for any further details.CHURCHYARD MAINTENANCEWork to be undertaken in the Churchyard includes mowing, strimming, pruning yew trees, weeding gravel around perimeter, re-hanging door to external store room &fitting lock. Clearing gutters & painting gates.Please contact me if you would be able to help with any of these tasks.Thanks in anticipation, Keith (259 0173)
Posted: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:01 by Celia Bates
The annual accounts and audit report are now available under the Finance section of the website.
The formal dates for which the accounts can be inspected are also in the same location.
Note please feel free to request to inspect the accounts at any time.
Posted: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 12:19 by Celia Bates
Following the Parish Meeting with OpenReach and LCC on 19 January re the above please find attached document containing more details. We all feel it is an important opportunity to get government funding to future proof the village, but it does depend on all of us working together.Please read the document and pledge for us to get UFBB or contact me with any questions/concerns you have.This funding is currently only available until March with no guarantee that it will come round again soon so please take action by 29 January.Please let me know when you have pledged so I know how close we are getting to achieving the target!Many thanks Graham Handsley on behalf of the UFBB Working Group