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October 2012

North Kilworth News North Kilworth Bowls Club

Above are the team who played in and won the county unbadged competition. The names from left to right are Grant and Jack Duncan, Jeff McCarthy, Tommy and Joey Renshaw, Paul and Mick Faulkner.

Above is the 8th member of the team, Peter Hayman

North Kilworth News Sponsored by N.Kilworth Parish Council Phone: 01858 880432 judith.hardwick@

The season is nearing its end and the Bowls Club have enjoyed a very successful season with the B Team winning the second division of the Market Harborough league and the A Team retaining the division one title for the third year running. Next year looks to be interesting with both teams competing in division one. Villagers who made up each squad were as follows: A Team: Vic Hancock B Team: Mick Faulkner Alan Silvey Jack Duncan Tommy Renshaw Arthur Renshaw Dave Thomas Joey Renshaw Tim Westaway Barry Rolfe Jane Westaway Mark Westaway Eric Danvers Pat Knight Mark Atkins Jeff McCarthy The highlight of the season was on Sunday 02 September when the men won their first ever county competition by defeating Hinckley in the final of the Jubilee Unbadged Double Rink county competition at Market Bosworth by 52 to 40. Both rinks, skipped by Tommy Renshaw and Jeff McCarthy won their respective matches against Ashby in the semi final in the morning and against Hinckley in the afternoon. It proved to be a family affair with Jack Duncan and son Grant, Mick Faulkner and son Paul, Tommy Renshaw and brother Joey making up six of the final team of eight members. Defeat was never in the equation for Jeff McCarthy Tommy Renshaw and Joey Renshaw as they cut short their bowls tour with the South Leicestershire tourists and travelled 180 miles back from the Isle of Wight on Saturday evening to compete on Sunday. This was a magnificent feat for such a small club with only 25 regular playing members competing against the 80 other clubs from around the county with much larger memberships. We would welcome any new member so why not come to the club on a Wednesday evening for a roll up. All you need is flat soled shoes we will supply everything else. The atmosphere is friendly the drinks from the bar are cheap and you never know you might enjoy yourself and end up like us – Champions.

Food Glorious Food! The more observant among us will have noted welcome activity within the walls, and indeed out, of our long dormant village pub. It is many months since for the second occasion in recent times, last orders were called and the doors remained closed. The White Lion is to re-open, we are told, in the first week of this month and that’s the good news. The bad news, though, is it will be wet sales only with no food available and there will be a temporary manager installed. Whilst many of us will welcome the opportunity to share a drink with friends once again in our local, there is a growing realisation that the vast majority of pubs rarely survive on drinks sales alone and need the added food revenue to stay afloat. So knowing this, why would the brewery in their infinite wisdom not take up the steak and chips option? Doesn’t look good does it? Indeed, there is a perception among some locals that this may be a cynical ploy by Marstons who naturally being well aware of the facts that I have outlined can then claim, after The Lion whimpers to a halt for a third time, that a pub is clearly not a going concern in this village and can then sell it off for whatever project. Is this a just suspicion? I’ll let you be the judge. I put this point to brewery representative Sarah Morgan who I met recently at The White Lion. She was quick to refute this and said that the company was playing its part by re-opening the pub & investing financially in the project to make it fit for purpose. She told me, “These are tough financial times, and whilst we are prepared to cover the cost of the revamping of the pub, we are also looking for successful business partners to play their part by committing themselves to the food side of the enterprise so ensuring a sound future. We are just as keen as the village for it to succeed.” So there you have it. What do you think? You pays your money and you takes your choice! Let’s hope the brewery officials are true to their word. But one thing is clear, whilst it’s good to see the Lion back in our midst, there needs to be effective management from within and soon. Is it too much to expect a friendly effective couple running it, offering food, excellent ales that are not always running out and traditional darts, skittles etc who actually spend a good percentage of their time behind the bar chatting to customers and making The Lion the success it once was and has the potential to be again? Otherwise a further closure may well be terminal and prove that the suspicions of those cynics among us were well founded. The task of rebuilding goodwill and trust in The Lion may well prove to be difficult. The Sports Club is not only gaining in popularity, but also now has the added attraction of offering Sky Sports to its members. Locals can now relax and watch top football, rugby and cricket matches, whilst enjoying drinks at the most competitive prices.Having said that and run properly, there is room for both outlets operating alongside each other in the village. In fact Sarah did ask me to make the point that if there is any local interest in running The Lion, she would be keen for them to contact the brewery. Do I see a queue forming? Not if the brewery doesn’t play its part further by giving any potential incumbents the chance to make a success of the business by providing encouragement, help and not charging over inflated rents that render the chance of making a reasonable living unattainable. If all this happens, we might see a crowded pub with a full restaurant serving good food and some of us daring to venture to the bar with an empty plate saying “Please sir I want some more!” Ed

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Neighbourhood Watch The Local Beat Team Sgt 2908 Steve Bunn PCSO 6636 Ray Wells

PC 500 Andy Smalley WPC 4640 Vicki Barge RURAL Countryside Liaison Officer PC 1010 Chris Hill PCSO 6569 Peter Willson PCSO PCSO 6573 Steve Adams Voicemail Service: 0116 2485675

Suspected Rogue Traders in the Stretton Road area of Great Glen targeted an elderly lady. A medium sized white Transit Van pulled up outside a property containing white males, one in his 40’s and the other two in their early 20’s. All were wearing a grey top with a rainbow symbol on the left hand side with some words underneath. The elder male placed a ladder up against the property and the two younger males went up onto the roof, they allegedly dislodged a few tiles and come back down with them and requested £500 to repair the damage. The older man requested cash and not a cheque to undertake the repairs, following a short conversation the male reduced the amount to £200. The lady then went to a cashpoint to withdraw the money but a neighbour who had been party to the earlier conversation stopped her from making the withdrawal. When they returned to the property the van and men had left. No work was carried out or money handed over. The letters ‘J’ & ‘B’ were on the side of the white van and the words ‘guttering’, ‘roofing’, no registration number was taken for the vehicle. The occupants of this van appear to be travelling around the area and will stop at any property that takes their fancy. The Police urge anyone who is approached by these or any other unknown trader or anyone initially offering to do any work on their property without arranging a prior appointment or providing a written estimate, to report it to the Police immediately on 999. Never hand over money to anyone offering work in this manner. Use your door chain or door bar whenever you have unexpected caller, should you not have one, contact Harborough Be Safe on 0116 248 3871 who may be able to fit one for you free of charge. On 15 November the public across England and Wales (excluding London) will be able to elect a police and crime commissioner who will be accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force areas. To provide stronger and more transparent accountability of the police, PCCs will be elected by the public to hold chief constables and the police force to account; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.PCCs will ensure community needs are met as effectively as possible, and will improve local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. They will also work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime. PCCs will not be expected to run their local police, nor will they replace the Chief Constable who will still be responsible for operational policing. The role of the PCC is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account. You can find out more about PCCs on the Home Office website , by contacting Leics Police Authority on 0116 229 8980 or visiting or / Neighbourhoood Watch will be hosting two events where you will be able to question the PCC candidates who are standing for election on: Mon 22 Oct, 7pm at De Montfort University &Tues 23 Oct 7pm at The Museum, Oakham protect your home for free log your valuables and you may get them back? Please be mindful and secure your homes. When leaving do not leave valuables on display and if you have an expensive vehicle keep the keys hidden away.If you see anything suspicious or something which looks out of place call non-emergency police number 101. An officer will come and investigate, it could turn out to be innocent or we may potentially have caught a burglar in the act!! Recently a large amount of scam emails have been going around. Usually, the emails look very genuine and can be made to look as if they’ve come from reputable organisations, businesses or charities. We would like to reiterate that if you are not sure what the email is regarding or where it has come from, that you delete it.Please take a look at this page on our website with useful advice about staying safe on the internet: A malware infected email claims that several major supermarkets have collaborated to offer customers an all-in-one shopping voucher worth £30 [12 September 2012] The email says the voucher can be used in any Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's or ASDA to receive £30 worth of spending for just £15.The message is not a legitimate offer and there is no such voucher associated with the supermarket chains. Recipients are instructed to click a link in the email to read more information and download the voucher for printing. A second link in the message supposedly allows recipients to opt out of receiving further such marketing emails. If you click on the links you will find that a zip file is downloaded onto your computer. The zip file contains a .exe file that, if opened, will install a Trojan onto your machine. The virus dupes users into believing it is harmless by calling itself “voucher.pdf.exe”. To view the email and for further advice go to the Action Fraud website. Leics Police officers seized around £30,000 in cash and a high performance car as part of an operation to tackle high value burglary.Officers raided premises at Mere Lane, Bitteswell, Leicestershire, and arrested a 33-year-old man.The operation is part of an investigation into burglaries where significant amounts of gold jewellery has been taken from houses. Leicestershire Police is committed to having the right people in the right place, at the right time so that our resources match the demands placed on us by the public of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. However, due to the unprecedented change to the economy and the ever-changing needs of a modern day police service, we also need to embrace the principles of cost and efficiency savings, whilst ensuring we maintain the highest standards of service delivery. Our aim is to continue to provide a service embedded within our communities through neighbourhood management where resources are effectively deployed to meet threat and risk, targeting those who cause most harm, ensuring the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are protected from crime and anti-social behaviour. January 2013 will see some changes to how we deliver Neighbourhood Policing. We will be increasing the resources in Safer Neighbourhood Teams (previously Neighbourhood Policing Teams) and realigning our resources to meet demands, allowing SNTs to investigate local crime, problem solve and manage offenders. Safer Neighbourhood Teams will predominantly deal with incidents, offenders and vulnerable people within their respective neighbourhood. Each neighbourhood will have a named ‘Beacon Officer’. They will be the named point of contact for the community and partner agencies and will be constantly assigned to a particular neighbourhood. Police Community Support Officers will continue to be an integral part of Safer Neighbourhood Teams, being visible in and engaging with local communities. Our duty is to protect our communities. This is at the heart of everything we do and regardless of the challenges we face in the future, we will deliver the level of service demanded by the diverse communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police Simon Cole and Chief Superintendent Chris Thomas Counties BCU Commander would like to invite you to attend an event at Leicestershire Police Force Headquarters on the evening of31st October 2012, 7pm to introduce these changes to you..For further details contact Sgt 4332 Rachael Payne

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Hackers are distributing rogue email notifications about changes in Microsoft's Services Agreement to trick people into visiting malicious pages designed to infect you with malware [5 September 2012] The email messages are identical copies of legitimate notifications that Microsoft sent out to users to announce changes to the company's Services Agreementthat will take effect Oct. 19. However, in the malicious versions of the emails, the correct links have been replaced with links to compromised websites. The links host pages that attack your computer and exploit vulnerabilities in order to install malware. This type of attack is known as a drive-by download and is very effective because it requires no user interaction to achieve its goal. What should you do if you receive a Microsoft notification email?Action Fraud’s advice is clear; if you are not sure it is safe do not click on the links.Karla from Microsoft has said, "If you received an email regarding the Microsoft Services Agreement update and you're reading your email through Hotmail or, the legitimate email should have a Green shield that indicates the message is from a Trusted Sender,""If the email does not have a Green shield, you can mark the email as a Phishing scam." Hovering over the links in the legitimate version of the email should point to locations on the domain. Anything else should be treated as suspicious. To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.

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NK Defibrillator Update/ Press Releases

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NK HEARTBEAT UPDATE Many of you will have noticed that the defibrillator box is now in position on the forecourt of the Howkins Service Station on the main road. Mike Howkins kindly arranged fitting and connection to the mains electricity supply. The defibrillator is in place, Page 5Service has been informed of its presence. The location is a good one for a ready for use, and the East Midlands Ambulance Public Access defibrillator since it is well known locally yet easy to find by others. The site operates for many hours each day and is well lit at night. Also there is a public call box close-by for those who do not have use of a mobile phone. It was in March that a proposal was made to the Parish Council to ask the Leicestershire Big Society Grant fund for support to acquire a Public Access Defibrillator for North Kilworth. Since then the additional money needed to make the purchase has been raised by generous donations from The Kilworth Challenge, individuals, local businesses and interest groups. Collection boxes too were placed at the Howkins Service Station, The North Kilworth Sports Club and the North Kilworth Bowls Club. What a result. Such is the interest in ensuring a good response in an emergency that 28 persons have now attended the three-hour Resuscitation Training Sessions held at the North Kilworth Sports Club led by Alison Chapman. Each session includes demonstration, advice, and guidance on basic life support techniques as well as an opportunity to practise using a defibrillator on a manikin which is the best way to learn. If you have been unable to attend a Training Session you can find out more about resuscitation techniques by visiting the British Heart Foundation website at: Look out for the date of the photoshoot and launch.


Residents in the Harborough District are being urged to have their say on how Council Tax support should be provided from April 2013. Council Tax Benefit is currently the responsibility of the Government's Department for Work & Pensions, (DWP) but is administered by the district council. However, this is set to change from April 2013 and all local authorities are being asked by Central Government to design a 'Local Council Tax Support Scheme' themselves to determine the level of discount working age people will receive in the future. From April 2013, there will be less funding for Harborough District Council under this new scheme which means the Council will have to work within a budget reduced by approximately £351,000. Whatever happens, benefits to working age claimants will be reduced from April, and the consultation will play a role in establishing how much this could be. None of the options would affect lowincome pensioners, as they are not able to work to help support themselves. Harborough District Council is, therefore, seeking residents' views on the best way to achieve an affordable scheme that will continue to support the most vulnerable of the community but will also provide value-for-money and protect other services for all our residents. These Government's reforms will, however, force the Council to consider changing discounts and exemptions which are currently in place, including reductions for second homes and unoccupied properties. Council Leader Mike Rook said: "One of the four Council Priorities is to support vulnerable people in our society, and we are committed to making sure we work with these groups to support them through these changes. This is one of a series of measures being imposed on us by Central Government seeking ways to help the country recover from the economic downturn and provide incentives to work. Therefore I would encourage everyone to complete the online survey to help us understand your views on these changes."The public consultation will run until Friday, September 28, 2012, and will be available online at The way people can pay for their council services will change from October 2012.Face-to-face cash and cheque payments at the council will cease from October 2012, with other payment options being made available. We offer a number of other ways to pay for services including: Direct Debit;Face-to-face & on phone debit / credit card payments; Online payments; Automated telephone payments;At a Post Office or Payzone point. If you have any questions or concerns about this change you can let us know by completing ourfeedback form. The move is part of Harborough District Council's Transformation programme which is looking to save £3million over the next five years. The changes are one of a raft of recommended improvements agreed by Full Council in April 2012. Changes to the Recycling and Waste Service Harborough District Council is changing the way in which waste & recycling is collected across the district. We aim to make the service easier, cheaper and greener for local people. When the new system is rolled out:  plastics will be collected from the kerbside, so there’ll be no more trips to recycling sites with heavy boxes;  we can save £200,000 per year for local tax payers by streamlining our approach and making better use of the material we collect;  we will make better use of cardboard waste and reduce the amount of waste that is sent for landfill. All households in the district will be issued with a third wheeled bin for dry recycling (glass, paper, cans, cardboard, plastics, etc). Not only will people be able to recycle more materials, they will no longer have to separate them all out. This bin will have a blue lid and an inner compartment for paper waste. The green wheeled bin will be used for garden waste only. And the black wheeled bin will remain for non-recyclable waste. We hope people will only use the non-recyclable waste bin as a last resort. Food waste will no longer be collected at the kerbside and we are working with a team of volunteers called ‘master composters’ to help people compost food waste at home. We plan to introduce the system in November this year. We will let everyone know more details, and exact dates, by using leaflets, the council’s website and the local media. We are also looking for ‘Parish Champions’ to help us tell people about the service changes in your area and to encourage people to recycle as much as possible. These would be volunteers from the local community who have a passion for recycling and want to make a difference. Details are available on the enclosed poster – to display on your parish notice board – and I hope you will be able to encourage some inspirational people to take part. Volunteers should contact the District Council Waste Management Team on the details above. Harborough District already has one of the best recycling rates in the country and we hope these exciting service changes will improve our performance even further. Thanks in anticipation for your support with this scheme. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or visit

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We older people need to learn something new every day... Just to keep the grey matter tuned up. Here are some facts about the 1500's Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, And they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell, Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. .This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. (Getting quite an education, aren't you?) In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom; of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was "considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth. Now, whoever said History was boring!!! So get out there and educate someone! ~~~ Thanks for this Chris (Whitehead) Ed !

North Kilworth WI September meeting was a colourful event as we were entertained by the Jerusalem Jammers who were not as the name suggests expert Jam makers from the middle east, but traditional country dancers with all the ribbons and bows you could wish for as well as Bells on their feet, The village hall was an excellent venue for the dancing and music and most members got to their feet for a bit of a jig as well, Don't forget to get your tickets for the annual WI party on 13th October from Gaye or Christine. Cost £10 to include hot food , with professional singer with a bit of Frank Sinatra and Micheal Buble tel 880650 ,880036. Next month’s meeting is on 18th October in the Bowls club, with tales from a Farmer’s wife. Gaye

112 Numbers Hi Nick & Jude, Superb newsletter yet again however, I felt you left out one important fact for the European emergency number 112 dialed from a mobile phone is that it automatically gives your location via the phone. That for me is a great safety benefit. Keep up the good work. David Ritson.

Notes from Parish Council Meeting held on11th September 2012 Page 5 North Kilworth Parish Council Minutes of the Parish Council 11.09. 2012 Held in Parish Rooms Back Street N. Kilworth

Present: Councillors Lawrence, Green, Knight, Sandercock and Hardwick,Councillor Lawrence as Chairman took the Chair.Also present was Brian Smith, Parish Clerk and Ward Member Bosworth Ward Harborough District Council together with 4 members of the public. QUESTION TIME FOR PARISHIONERS 1) A resident raised the question of speeding on South Kilworth Road. He indicated that there was a lack of a 30 mph repeater sign indicating that the road was within the 30 mph zone. It was noted that the figures obtained from the Councils Speed Indicator showed that there were a large number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit County Councillor Hart suggested that the Parish Council became involved with the County Council's Community Speed Watch Team. Comment was made that significant traffic calming measures had been undertaken in South Kilworth After some discussion it was agreed that the Clerk would write to the Traffic Management Team at County Hall highlighting the problems in South Kilworth Road. 2) A question was raised regarding the management of the Husbands Bosworth Doctors Surgery. The Clerk agreed to write to the Practice Manager to establish the position. BROADBAND ENHANCEMENT Sue Otter updated the meeting with the latest information that she had regarding the possible enhancement of the broadband availability. She indicated that the final report commissioned by Leicestershire County Council was available on their website. The report was disappointing in that the timescale for improvements funded by both the Government and County Council were so long. It was apparent that if North Kilworth wished to improve the broadband speed within the village then the only way forward would be to act independently. Mrs Otter indicated possible ways forward which are summarised below: Talk directly to BT about the cost of laying FTC (fibre to the cabinet) or FTH (fibre to the home) in North Kilworth. The estimated cost of FTC in North Kilworth would be in the region of £180,000. There are ways of reducing the cost by for instance DIY trench digging. A rough estimate of how this might be paid looks like: say the cost is £200,000 and there are 200 households in the village then the cost might be £1000 per household and this might be spread over 5 years of payments at £200 a year. If only 25% of households (the percentage responding to the survey) than the cost would rise to a prohibitive £4,000/household. Investigate the cost and feasibility of wireless broadband, there are mixed reports of its effectiveness and very little on costs right now. This would require a mast and although there have been reported planning issues elsewhere, given the number of visible masts/turbine stalks in North Kilworth at present this might be less of a problem here. Uppingham has developed a bid to DEFRA for a Broadband Mast and further details will be available shortly. Talk to another broadband provider – not BT. GIGACLEAR ( seem to be specialising in supplying broadband to rural areas and are behind Rutland Telecom (their logo is ‘smallest county, biggest broadband’). They specialise in FTH (fibre to the home, the best service) and their web site lists some baseline requirements for getting involved. Sue Otter agreed to attend the next meeting of Husbands Bosworth Parish Council to appraise them of the potential to join forces with North Kilworth to further broadband enhancement. PLANNING MATTERS 12/00086/FUL Proposal: Erection of detached dwelling and associated access (resubmission of 11/01261/FUL).3 High Street North Kilworth. The Clerk reported that he had understood that as a result of civil matters outside the control of the applicant the Planning Authority were unable to determine the application. 12/00700/VAC Proposal: Variation of condition 2 of 07/01688/FUL to allow the continued siting of the 60m high temporary. anemometer mast for a further 12 months.Location: Sparrow Lodge Pincet Lane North Kilworth. Pending decision by Harborough District Council. 12/00713/TCA Proposal: Works to trees - fell 4 conifers. Location: Bushloe Barn 9 High Street North Kilworth. Application permitted. 12/00415/FUL . Proposal: Engineering operation to form earth bund (retrospective). Location: Pincet Lodge Pincet Lane North Kilworth Application refused by Harborough District Council. An enforcement notice has been served on the owners and as such they have a right to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate as to the reasonableness of the order. 12/01233/TCA . Proposal: Works to trees. Location: 1 Dag Lane North Kilworth. Pending consideration by Harborough District Council. 10/00523/FUL. Proposal: Discharge of Condion 7 (drainage), 8 (east elevation window), 9 (tree survey), 10 (aboricultural method statement), 11 (screen walls and fence), 12 (landscaping), 13 (materials), 14 (elevation details), 15 (contaminated land) and 17 (historic building recording) of 10/00523/FUL. Location: Ivy House Back Street North Kilworth, Pending consideration by Harborough District Council. 12/01198/TPO. Proposal: Works to Walnut Tree (TPO ref 207). Location: 3 High Street North Kilworth. Pending consideration by Harborough District Council. 12/01144/PCD. Proposal: Discharge of conditions 3 (turbine details), 4 (ancillary structure details), 10 (construction vehicle routing) and 11 (access) of 12/00559/FUL. Location: Land opposite Kilworth Sticks Farm Kilworth Road North Kilworth.Pending consideration by Harborough District Council. 12/01062/LBC. Proposal: Installation of automatic gates to south boundary (retrospective)Location: North Kilworth Hall 2 Green Lane North Kilworth. Application permitted. 12/00955/FUL. Proposal: Erection of single storey and two-storey extensions to side and rear of existing dwelling and erection of detached double garage.Location: Station Cottage Station Road North Kilworth. Application permitted. Councillor Green reported that he had met with a representative from Leicestershire County Council regarding the alleged infringement of building works into the public highway in Wash pit Lane. It would appear that the County Council feels there is no great detriment to the highway. The County Council will write to the owner regarding the maintenance of a retaining wall to ensure that it is maintained in perpetuity by the owners and successive owners of the property. The Parish Council regards this matter as closed as it is not a matter for them to deliberate on. As a result of the site meeting held regarding the possible build out at the junction of High Street and Station Road it was noted that gates had been erected at the recent conversion of the Old Swan. This appears to be in contravention of the conditions of the planning approval given by Harborough District Council. The Parish Council agreed to make representations to the Enforcement Officer at Harborough District Council to pursue the enforcement of the original planning conditions or to seek the owner to make a retrospective planning application for the variation of the gate condition. FINANCIAL MATTERS The Clerk acknowledged the receipt from Tom Evans of a cheque value of £53.00 in respect of Defibrillator donation monies received. The Clerk informed the meeting that as of close of business on 5th September 2012 the current account stood at £8755.98 of which £3929.37 was available for funding heritage based projects. At the close of business on 30th June 2012 the reserve account stood at £6467.76. VILLAGE STRUCTURE/LOCAL ISSUES. Ian Duncombe supplied data from the Council's speed indicating device. The figures were discussed as part of the speeding problems on South Kilworth Road. It was agreed to place an item on the next agenda for the refurbishment of the War Memorial. Tom Evans reported that the defibrillator training and placement was being undertaken and that they will be a further report when everything was in place. The Clerk was requested to write to the Village Hall committee to express their approval of the refurbishment of the Hall. They felt that the improvements made to the internal structure had been tastefully carried out and were an asset to the village. ITEMS HELD OVER FROM MEETING HELD ON 25TH JULY 2012 Visibility improvements at the junction of High Street and Station Road. Councillor Green reported that he had met a representative of the County Council to discuss the possible extension of the footway on Station Road at its junction with High Street. The representative indicated that there would be no contribution from the County Council and that in the eventuality of the Parish Council wishing to fund the extension the agreement of the householders on either side of High Street would be needed. He indicated that he would be writing to the Clerk to confirm what has been said. Repairs to the Dag Lane Play Area. The Clerk reported that he had e-mailed Julie Fish and the Chairman regarding the repairs to play area. Julie Fish had replied indicating that the Floodlit Area Sub Committee was considering the matter. The Clerk reported that he had received no further information. It was agreed to keep the item on the agenda for the next meeting of the Parish Council.

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The Village Hall Committee are still to meet to discuss the matter therefore it was agreed that the item should be kept on

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Parish Council Notes continued:

NOTES FROM PC MEETING CONTINUES: Village Hall Car Park.The Village Hall Committee are still to meet to discuss the matter therefore it was agreed that the item should be kept on the agenda and discussed at a future meeting of the Parish Council. Welford Action Group. The Parish Council agreed to support the Welford Action Group in their bid to get an order in place for the direction of traffic within the village of Welford. The Clerk was requested to write to the Chairman of Welford Parish Council to inform them of the support of North Kilworth Parish Council. AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVISION Peter Jones presented an update on the Affordable Homes Project: See following. ITEMS RAISED BY PARISHIONER This item was deferred by the Parish Council meeting at its meeting in July in order to answer various points that had been raised and required further investigation. 1. The alleged encroachment of the public highway Wash pit Lane was dealt with under item 5. 2. The Parish Council agreed not to change the timing and format of the Annual General Meeting and Open Meeting which is held annually in May as prescribed in the Local Government Act 1972. 3. It was agreed that the Heritage Initiative Fund funded by the Countryside Agency had closed in 2006. The Parish Council had met all of the requests by the Countryside Agency in the fulfilment of the conditions they imposed. The money remaining has been used in the spirit of the ideals originally set out in the agreement signed by the Parish Clerk on behalf of the Parish Council at the time. 4. The Sub-Committee formed to update the Parish Plan has been working throughout the summer to revise the text, layout and photographs for the new plan. An open meeting will be held prior to the next meeting of the Parish Council to take comments so that the final wording can be agreed prior to printing. 5. The Parish Council failed to understand the comment that the parishioner’s attendance at the July meeting of the Parish Council had been wrongly recorded as it could be interpreted that as no individual names were recorded it was impossible to identify anybody. SWINFORD WINDFARM COMMUNITY FUND. The Chairman reported that there was to be a meeting in the Village Hall in North Kilworth on 24 September to sort out the distribution of the fund. He indicated that the amount the village would have to disperse would be in the region of £6000. He reported that he had had a request from the school for a contribution towards a new oil fired boiler. As any request for funding would have to be dealt with by the Sub Committee which has still to meet the Parish Council felt that the request could not be met as it was contrary to the spirit of providing money from a sustainable source to pay for a boiler that relied on a non-sustainable source. PARISH PLAN/NORTH KILWORTH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN. This item was dealt with under item 4 in Items raised by parishioner. FLOODLIT SPORTS AREA SUB COMMITTEE . The Clerk reported that apart from the e-mail referred to above he had had no report from the Floodlit Sports Area Sub Committee. At the close of business on 18th June 2012 the amount of money held in the Current Account was £8406.35 and the amount held in the Reserve Account on 29thJune 2012 was £19796.91 DATE OF NEXT MEETING. It was agreed that the next meeting of the Parish Council would take place on Wednesday 24th October 2012 at 7.45 pm in the Parish Rooms North Kilworth.

Speed Indicator Device: Results for july to September Location

Station Road LP28 east bound traffic " Station Road LP20 east bound traffic Station Road LP17 east bound traffic Lutterworth road LP5 east bound traffic Station Road LP28 west bound traffic "

Measurement Period

09/01/2012 to 17/01/2012 16/05/2012 to 23/05/2012 19/06/2012 to 30/06/2012 13/03/2012 to 21/3/2012 15/2/2012 to 23/02/2012 18/01/2012 to 20/01/2012 30/04/2012 to 12/05/2012

Lutterworth road LP5 west bound traffic

09/07/2012 to 23/07/2012 21/3/2012 to 31/03/2012 03/04/2012 to 12/04/2012 23/02/2012 to 1/3/2012

South Kilworth Rd LP14 north bound traffic

20/01/2012 to 31/01/2012

Station Road LP20 west bound traffic Station Road LP17 west bound traffic Station Road LP9 west bound traffic

" " South Kilworth Rd LP 11north bound traffic South Kilworth Rd LP6 north bound traffic South Kilworth Rd LP 14 south bound traffic " South Kilworth Rd LP 11 south bound traffic South Kilworth Rd LP6 south bound traffic

04/06/2012 to 12/06/2012 25/07/2012 to 10/08/2012 06/09/2012 to 10/09/2012 08/3/2012 to 12/3/2012 02/02/2012 to 12/02/2012 25/05/2012 to 31/5/2012 13/08/2012 to 31/08/2012 02/03/2012 to 08/03/2012

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New layout plans were left with the Clerk reflecting discussions with HDC Planners. The latter are now happier that the development would be very much in keeping with the “farm style, open courtyard with outbuildings” approach implicit in the Village Plan and they are supportive of the overall entity as a marker gateway to the east of the Village. The question of a valuation assessment is on-going but evidence of market rate is not seen as a major issue. The funding gap of around £100,000 remains and a variety of Charitable Foundations had been approached including ex Servicemen’s Housing bodies by PJ but thus far without tangible success. On Monday the Community Interest Company had confirmed support for a Lottery Funding bid for the Allotments area only to cover the cost of land and a fair share of other legal and other overhead costs. PJ will initiate this on the “fast track will it –wont it” route. This may deliver up to £50,000 of the target. PJ thought that a further contribution might come for a similar bid for a fossil carbon free Ground source Heat Pump to service the 6 affordable homes. Before making such an application the agreement of Nottingham HCA would be necessary. If all these failed then a backstop would be whether the Parish Council would consider an application to the Public Works Loan Board. There was a discussion as to whether these are available and over what period but either way the cost would have to be recouped via an increase in the precept. The Clerk agreed to obtain indicative numbers for the next meeting in October.

In the absence of any of these avenues producing positive outcomes Peter Jones indicated that the project will fail and the Gandy family would be left with their original option to sell the site with the single dwelling as it stands.”

THINGS TO DO in OCTOBER SNIBSTON DISCOVERY PARK: Tues 24th, Thurs 26th , Tues 30th - Mon 27 Heritage Railway Rides; Wed.24th-Static Steam Beam Engine Demonstration: Wed 24th-Hogwarts Character Show; Fri. 26th- One Man show. 01530 278444 DONNINGTON-le-HEATH MANOR HOUSE: Till 14th Dec- Life and works of John Flower; Explore Life in Tudor England; Wed 24th to Thurs 26th- Witchcraft fun at the spooky manor-house BOSWORTH BATTLEFIELD: Tues 23rd & Fri 26th- Daytime Owl Encounters; wed 24th- Bird of Prey Photography for Kids: Thurs 25th- Meet the Birds: Sat 26th & Sun 27th- A witch Potion Hunt: 31st- Halloween Owl Night Special: Sat 27th & Sun 28th- Evening Guided walks & owl Encounters: Every Sunday- Discover the story of Bosworth Battlefield on an expertlead walk. Visit the 01455 290429 HARBOROUGH LIBRARY: Half-term Fun: Tues 23rd- Half-term Owls: Wed 24th – 30th- Make Creepy-crawlies for Halloween BEAUMANOR HALL: 20th- Twilight Challenge For more information see Leicestershire Events Guide or go to

ST JOSEPH’S RC SCHOOL, M HARBOROUGH- 14th Oct- Car Boot sale on the school field. MKT HARBOROUGH THEATRE- Oct 30th to 3rd Nov- Steel Magnolias

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Message from the Rev’d Emma Davies

A fair-weather faith? All-weather God! Harvest festival time is once again upon us. It’s a season when we gather in churches, village halls and schools to give thanks to God for food, farmers and all the blessings of our lives, and to share some of the fruits of the earth in harvest suppers and lunches. The harvest hymns are invariably upbeat, exhorting us to be truly thankful for all that we have. And the pictures that go along with them are of sun-kissed golden corn blowing gently in the breeze. For many this year, the sun-drenched glory of generous crops is not a picture of reality. This year will be remembered at best for being cool and changeable weather-wise – in fact we have had the wettest Summer for a lot of years. The harvest for some has been good, for others not good at all. The same is the case for many as the recession continues to bite and some find themselves out of work or struggling to make ends meet. Life has a sense of changeability and uncertainty about it for many people at this time. It may feel for some that the wet weather is a mirror of their emotions. It may be this harvest time that many of us find it difficult to count our blessings and to be truly thankful. Harvest is about being thankful for what we do have, but it is at heart about taking stock of everything we have. It is thus about being honest about the difficult things too, the harvest we had hoped for but which has not materialised, the things we do not have, the things we wish had not happened. God will not only listen to our thanks but also to our cries of anguish. God promised to be with us always, even to the end of the age – see Matthew 28.20 - and that means being there for us, whatever life brings, in times of rainfall as well as sunshine. So, this harvest, as we sing songs of great thankfulness and praise, we can also be thankful that we have an all-weather God whatever the weather in which we live. Revd Emma Davies .

Page 9 ST ANDREW’S FLOWER ROTA 07.10.12 Harvest Festival Donations of flowers and produce and help to decorate the church are very welcome Volunteers to join the Flower Rota are always welcome. Any problems please contact Jo Guilfoyle (880574).

FROM THE REGISTERS Baptisms 12 August – at North Kilworth - Darcey Boo McGuinness 19 August – at North Kilworth – Jasper Lawrence Kirton and Phoebe Rose Kirton 2 September – at Gilmorton – Ruth Garratt and Amie Ruth Garratt Weddings 18 August – at North Kilworth – Richard Smith and Angela Bray also 18 August – at North Kilworth – Craig Cassidy and Amanda Bell 25 August – at Kimcote – Robert Sands and Katherine Tranter 25 August – at Gilmorton – Andrew Huckerby and Caroline Spillar 1 September – at Peatling Parva – Simon Harris and Emily Jenkins 1 September – at Catthorpe – Mark Fewz and Joanne Fuller 8 September – at Stanford on Avon – Robin Morle and Caroline West 15 September – at Misterton – Michael Sheldon and Claire Sutton Funerals 10 August - at Kimcote- Jill Hornbuckle – aged 77 years 20 August – at Shawell – Roy Parsons – aged 73 years 30 August – at Swinford – Stanley Willis – aged 88 years 6 September – at Gilmorton – Anne Pratt – aged 70 years 13 September – at Gilmorton – Terry Durnin – aged 72 years

NK Reading Group The next meeting will be on Thursday,25th October. 8pm at Timelou. The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller is the book to read. “This racy novel of swords, sandals and Greek love is as entertaining as it is educational.” It is a tale of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of the long Trojan war. New members are most welcome.

Sunday Lunch Join us for Sunday Lunch and sample our fantastic food cooked from fresh produce. 1 Course - £9.75 per person 2 Courses - £13.25 per person 3 Courses - £16.50 per person

Senior Lunch Our senior menu offers a wide range of freshly prepared food at a fantastic price. Main Course £5.75 Add a Dessert for £2.25 South Kilworth Rd, North Kilworth LE17 6HJ (t): 01858 575 082 (e):

Concert - St Mary's Church, Lutterworth th On 13 October 2012 at 7.30pm we are hosting a concert played by The Kibworth Band which will take place in the Church. Refreshments will be available. Ever heard a 16th Century madrigal performed by a Brass Band? Well that’s just one of the delights on offer to the audience when The Kibworth Band perform at St Mary’s Church, Lutterworth on Saturday 13th October. The Band’s growing reputation and success saw them achieve Championship National Grading in 2006 and earlier this year they were honoured to be selected to play for Her Majesty The Queen when she visited Leicester as part of her Jubilee tour. The concert, ‘Music for an Autumn Evening’ will feature a varied programme from Mozart and Strauss to Stevie Wonder and the theme from ‘Chicken Run’! The concert will start at 7.30pm. Tickets, £7.00, are available from Aspects Stationers in Lutterworth or from St Mary’s Church Office (01455-558797)

Services for October 2012 Page 9 Sun 7th Oct 9.30 am 9.30 am 11.00 am 11.15 am 11.15 am 6.00 pm 6.00 pm

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The 18th Sun. after Trinity (Green) Genesis 2.18-24 Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12Mark 10.2-16Lectionary p 619 ff or readings for Harvest Kimcote Holy Communion (CW) The Revd Emma Davies Stanford on Avon Holy Communion (CW) Canon Chris Oxley Gilmorton Harvest Family Service The Revd Emma Davies Misterton Morning Prayer Keith Wilding Catthorpe Harvest Thanksgiving The Revd Jane Kennedy North Kilworth Harvest Festival Canon Chris Oxley Swinford Evensong The Revd Jane Kennedy

Sun 14th Oct 19th Sunday after Trinity (Green) Amos 5.6-7, 10-15 Hebrews 4.12-16 Mark 10.17-31Lectionary page 625 ff or readings for Harvest 8.30 am Kimcote Holy Communion (BCP) The Revd Emma Davies 9.30 am Ashby Magna Holy Communion (CW) The Revd Emma Davies 9.45 am South Kilworth Harvest Family Service Beth Rogers 11.00 am Gilmorton Holy Communion (CW) Canon Chris Oxley 6.00 pm Misterton Harvest Thanksgiving Canon Brian Davis and Keith Wilding 6.00 pm Swinford Holy Communion (CW) Canon Chris Oxley 6.00 pm Peatling Parva Songs of Praise The Revd Emma Davies Tuesday 16th October 9.30 am South Kilworth

Holy Communion (BCP)

Canon Chris Oxley

Sunday 21st October The 20th Sunday after Trinity (Green) Isaiah 53.4-12 Hebrews 5.1-10 Lectionary page 630 ff Mark 10.35-45 8.30 am Gilmorton Holy Communion (CW) The Revd Emma Davies 9.30 am North Kilworth Holy Communion (CW) Canon Chris Oxley 9.30 am Kimcote Matins Keith Wilding 9.45 am South Kilworth Holy Communion (BCP) The Revd Jane Kennedy 10.30 am Catthorpe Village Service Judith Smith 11.00 am Peatling Parva Holy Communion (BCP) The Revd Emma Davies 11.15 am Shawell Holy Communion (CW) Canon Chris Oxley 11.15am Misterton Holy Communion (CW) Canon Brian Davis 6.00 pm Swinford Evensong Canon Chris Oxley Sunday 28th October St Simon and St Jude Isaiah 28.14-16 Ephesians 2.19-22 Lectionary page 1021 ff John 15.17-27 10.30 am Stanford on Avon Avon Swift Group Service Ministry Team Holy Communion (CW) Tuesday 30th October 2.45 pm North Kilworth

Holy Communion (CW) with school students

The Revd Emma Davies

BCP = Book of Common Prayer (1662) – traditional language. CW = Common Worship (2000) – contemporary language Morning Prayer – Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 9am at Swinford Church Evening Prayer – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 5pm at Gilmorton Church All enquiries regarding Church matters should be directed to:The Revd Canon Chris Oxley, The Rectory, Kilworth Road, Swinford. Telephone: 01788 860445; email The Revd Emma Davies, The Vicarage, 5 Church Lane, Gilmorton. Telephone: 01455 556573;

Rugby Road, South Kilworth, LE17 6DN

01858 575416

Traditional Village Pub Serving Home Cooked food Fresh wet Grimsby Fish Eat in or Take Away! Served in homemade beer batter

49’ers club Congratulations to the latest winners: Vikki O’Hara, Francis Mordaunt, Albert Taylor, Mike Allman, Trish Weston, John Ward, Rona Purdham We have a couple of numbers free if you’d like to join in the club? The 49’ers is a fundraising lottery with winners chosen from the National Lottery Bonus Ball. Each week £35 is paid out to a lucky winner. To join it just costs you £1 a week which is paid by quarterly, half-yearly or annual subscription. The money raised goes towards our village hall. Contact Sue Winstanley 881798 or email

Two Rump Steaks and a bottle of wine only £20.00 Served with chipped or baked potato, peas or salad & battered onion rings Food Served: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 12-2.30pm, and then from 6-9.00pm Sundays 12-4pm only No food Wednesday Recommended in CAMRA Good Pub Guide

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Page 10 What’s Happening at St Andrew’s Primary School News The big news this term is…………..WE HAVE A NEW HEAD TEACHER!! Mrs White is our new head and you will hear from her later. Page 9 How are our new Reception Children settling in? We went to have a chat with our 5 new reception children and this is what they had to say; Q “Were you looking forward to coming up to primary school?” A “Yes!” Q “Do you like school?” A “Definitely!” Q “What is your favourite part of school?” A “Playing with the play dough, making jelly together, playing with the toy cars playing with the farm and playing with the trains.” Q “What is your favourite lesson?” A “PE!” Q “Have you made any new friends?” A “Yes, we enjoy playing with reception children and the older children.” Q “Do you enjoy reading books?” A “We love it!” Q “What have you learnt?” A “Maths mysteries, number patterns, sorting the date and writing our names.” I have a feeling that the reception children are going to have a very good year at school! Mrs White likes her.

We have a new head teacher at St Andrews. Mrs White is a very kind, caring head teacher and everyone By Abigail Robertson Year 6

Art Day On Thursday 27th September 2012, the school will be holding an art day where everyone in school does art for the whole day. Yippie! No MATHS! We will be inspired by an artist and we will create a piece of art and share it in assembly. Holdenby House On the 5th October Beta (year 3 and 4) are going to visit Holdenby house. When I was in year 3, the thing that I remember most is the pretend evacuation which was very realistic By Ella Clarke Year 5

YEAR 6 MOVING ON!!! Sadly, our year 6 pupils have left, but from what we have heard they are settling into high school nicely. They are all very happy about their NVQ ICT results as they got the highest grades. On the day they left there were tears, big hugs and sad faces when the time had come for them to step out of the school forever! We all had to say goodbye to Mrs Hannant our old head teacher, and hello to Mrs White, our new one. GOODBYE!! GOODBYE!! GOODBYE!! By Maddie Lindop Year 5

By George Bettles Year 6

Harvest festival Please remember to be in church for 9.15am on Thursday 4th of October for this year’s harvest festival. Donations of tin food, vegetables or fruit would be greatly appreciated which will support the homeless in Leicestershire and can be brought into school from Monday 1st September. Everyone is welcome to attend the service and afterwards there will be a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer at school where there will be an opportunity for everyone to meet our new head teacher, Mrs White.

A Fantastic Start to the School Year! I would like to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of St. Andrew’s. I have been a teacher and leader in Leicestershire schools for a number of years and am very excited about providing an outstanding learning environment for the children of North Kilworth. I am very keen for St. Andrew’s to play a full role in village life and to invite the community to events held by the school. Since joining St. Andrew’s the staff, children and parents have been wonderful, making me feel most welcome! All the children at St. Andrew’s have made an excellent start to the school year and our new reception children have settled in well. We are all looking forward to the year ahead and to the many exciting learning opportunities. Please join us for our Harvest Festival and then pop back to school for coffee if you can. Heather White VILLAGE PLAN OPEN MEETING-DATE FOR YOUR DIARY. th

Now showing at the Sports Club Please see posters for fixture information Coming Events: Saturday 27th October – Stereosonics Saturday 10th November – Quiz Night for The Squires Effect Saturday 8th December – Casino Night **Coming Soon ** **New Guest Ale**

On Friday October 19 there will be an open day event in the Village Hall from 1200 to 1900 at which Parishioners can see the final draft pages of the Village Plan in the Village Hall. This will be “open house” for all to post observations, comments, additions or subtractions using “ post –it” notes before the Report is confirmed by the Village Parish Council. The intention is to finalise the detail and send the 2013 updated Plan to the printers and post it on the website by rd January 3 . This is YOUR opportunity to challenge, endorse or clarify any points in this, our second plan and the relevant areas which are to be adopted by Harborough District Council in their Design Statement requirements for our community development. Do spare the time to drop in between the above times and register YOUR points. North Kilworth Village Plan Working Group”

What’s on in North Kilworth October 2012 Mons: Yoga- 7pm Sports Club Weds: Stretch & Flex-12.15pm,Yoga 7pm Village Hall Thurs-term-time:Tots & Toddlers- 9.30am Village Hall Wed.3rd: Mobile Library-White Lion-2.40pm Thurs 4th, 9am School Harvest Festival in Church Sun 7th 11am- Sports Club AGM Sun 7th: Harvest Festival- St Andrew’s Church, 6pm Thurs 11th; Bingo- Sports Club: Eyes down at 8pm Thurs.11th-Mobile Library-Dag Lane-1.30pm Allthenquiries Sat.13 : ‘Boogieregarding with theChurch WI’- matters Village should Hall be directed to:-din Wed.17th: Mobile Library- White Lion-2.40pm Thurs.18th: WI Tales from a Farmers Wife- BOWLS CLUB Fri 19th: Open Meeting re Parish Plan- Village Hall, 12-7pm Wed 24th: Parish Council Meeting- Parish rooms- 7.45pm Thurs.25th-Mobile Library-Dag Lane-1.30pm Sat 27th: Stereosonics- Sports Club Wed.31st: Mobile Library-Dag Lane-1.30pm


Nov. 15th: WI Annual Meeting & Faith Supper Oct 7th: Meditation- 7pm Village Hall- proceeds to McMillan Cancer Support Nov 4th: Meditation- 7pm Village Hall- proceeds to McMillan Cancer Support Nov 10th: Trivial Pursuits- Village Hall Nov 10th: Quiz Night for The Squires Effect Nov. 15th: WI Annual Meeting & Faith Supper Dec 1st: Christmas Quiz- Village hall Dec 8th: Casino Night at the Sports Club Dec 13th: WI Christmas Party Dec 14th: Casino Night- Sports Club 2013 May BH Mon: Fete at Sports Club

Doggy Doo in the Millennium Green. The value of this public open space is now appreciated by many in the village- particularly those with younger children .However the continuing actions of a minority of selfish dog owners in refusing to clean up after their dogs continues to create health risks for users and those who mow, care for or otherwise use this amenity. The Trustees preferred wish is that dogs are kept on leads whilst on the Green and their excrement removed by the owner. In practical terms this is not enforceable however and we appreciate those who clean up after where their dog is off the leash. Those who show no effort to control their animals or their effluent however are anti- social and creating a health risk for others. Please act like grown ups and accept responsibility for your stupidity. Chairman, NKMGC. “

ALL SAINTS CHURCH, H.Bosworth CLASSIC FILM NIGHT The Titfield Thunderbolt- Fri 19th Oct in Church Hall

BOOGIE WITH THE WI North Kilworth Village Hall Saturday 13th October Vocalist Adam James Wilford will entertain you Tickets are £10 each to include a hot meal

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Say Hello to Terrie & Ben Langdon Terrie and Ben have lived in one of the three new houses at the bottom of Hawthorne Road for 2 years, and they are keen to say ‘Hello’ to more people in NK . You might ask why you haven’t met them before. The answer is that they have both been busy with planning their wedding, setting up home, studying, and full time jobs that are a 40 minute drive away. Terrie comes from Kibworth and Ben from Dorset; they met 4 years ago as Ben slowly worked his way northwards. They picked NK because it was halfway between their two places of work, and their future home was in the perfect countryside location for them. Ben proposed in Italy on top of the mountain that overlooks the village where his mum’s family originate from. A year later they married in NK church, where they occasionally attend services and have been made most welcome. However, Terrie in particular bemoans the lack of a pub, and they are an example of how this impacts on community life.

After three years of part time study Terrie has just been awarded a first class honours degree in Early Childhood Education. She works at the Pen Green Children’s Centre in Corby, where she supports families - delivering care and education six days a week for children aged between 2 and 5. On Saturday mornings she runs special sessions aimed at helping dads enjoy time with their children. The Centre has an international reputation for it’s excellent work with children. Terrie hopes eventually to become a qualified teacher. Ben is four and a half years into a part time PhD that will take 6 years to complete. His chosen subject is Golf Biomechanics (sounds like Mastermind), which fits neatly around his full time job of Head of Sports Science for the Professional Golfers’ Association based at The Belfry, near Sutton Coldfield. His job involves educating Assistant Professionals in Sports Science modules where they learn the benefits of golf specific fitness, movement analysis, nutrition and psychology (to name just a few areas!). Ben also works as a selfemployed consultant analysing the performance of elite and club golfers, developing golf specific fitness and overcoming physical limitation so that their golf improves. He is currently working alongside Michael Bent, the PGA Pro at Kilworth Springs, on various projects involving over 50 club golfers. Ben and Terrie holiday regularly in Italy, and socialise at Harborough hockey club where Ben plays as a striker/vice-captain of the mixed ‘A’ team. Ben is a fanatical Arsenal fan (it was good of Southampton to let them win 6-1) and he is currently trying to brainwash Terrie who supports Leicester City! Terrie enjoys reading, keep fit and bike rides, whilst Ben is a keen self taught photographer who would love to put on an exhibition of his work in the village hall. This would include his shots of NK, and make up for the fact that Terrie is frustrated when 10 minute walks turn into an hour. Other subjects would include wildlife, sport and a honeymoon that took them to Borneo, Australia, NZ, and Hong Kong. Terrie and Ben are looking forward to saying ‘Hello’ and meeting many more of you at forthcoming events in and around NK! DB

Please remember. Some people do not like Halloween and are frightened by the masks and costumes. So when you are trick n, treating remember this and also DO NOT THROW EGGS!!

Trivial Pursuits is back at the Village Hall Saturday 10th NovemberTickets £8.00 to include a hot supper. More details and tickets will be available from Sarah Holmes from 1st October- but put the date in your diary! (Fund raising for the children's playground and the Floodlit Sports area)

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