Clerk: Nancy Denny
Parish Office, 19 Goadby Road
Waltham on the Wolds, Melton
Mowbray, Leics LE14 4AG

  • St Mary Magdalene Church and spire at Waltham on the Wolds

    St Mary Magdalene Church

  • Memorial Green site with three stones and plaques.  The central large stone has a plaque with a general remembrance statement for the fallen. The two smaller stones either side have plaques with a roll call of the parishioners who lost their lives in the

    Waltham on the Wolds Memorial Green

  • A view of the main listed building that forms part of the school complex.

    Waltham C of E Primary School

  • A view through the cemetery to St Mary's Church

    St Mary's Church Thorpe Arnold

  • A view showing the Mill and Church spire as a background with a field of sheep in the foreground

    Waltham Skyline

  • The thatched Royal Horseshoes Pub at the crossroads in the village with the bus shelter in the foreground.

    The Royal Horseshoes Pub

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High Street closed for one extra working day

Posted: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 09:51 by Parish Clerk

Please be aware that due to the recent bad weather, the High Street will now be closed for an extra working day to complete the drainage works.

It will re-open at the end of the day on Monday 22nd February. More »

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Wild flowering our villages

Wild flowering our villages

Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 17:41 by Parish Clerk

The WOTWATA Biodiversity Group is taking the first steps in wild flowering road verges and other public spaces in Waltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold. Two projects are coming along. We are participating in the Leicestershire County Council (LCC) Urban Wildlife Verges scheme and the Parish Council received £ 300 from the SHIRE Environment Grant for a wild flowering project in both villages. More »

For the Urban Wildlife Verges project, an LCC officer and an LCC worker visited on Tuesday 16th February to inspect several proposed locations. As a start, for the 2021-2022 season, two spots qualified for the Urban Wildlife Verges project, both along the A607 in Waltham on the Wolds: one at the village entrance from Grantham and the other at the entrance from Melton Mowbray.

The first wildflower verge will be created at the Grantham entrance, on the left side of the A607 between Mere Road and the 30 mph road sign. It's a teardrop shaped verge. The second one is located at the Melton Mowbray entrance, a long strip verge also on the left side of the road starting at the Waltham on the Wolds village sign, opposite to the entrance for the Waltham Hall Nursing Home. A blue heart sign, from the BLUE campaign, indicates both spaces.

What will happen now? Up to mid-September, both verges won't be cut, so grasses and flowers can fully grow. To find out about the biodiversity, between the end of May and the beginning of July a plant survey will be done in collaboration with NatureSpot of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. From mid-September through to the beginning of October volunteers from the WOTWATA Biodiversity Group will mow the two verges. After 7 days, allowing the seeds to disperse, all cuttings will be removed. To finish the job a wildflower seed mixture will be sown. And yes, we have to be very patient, because the result can be seen in spring and summertime 2022.

This spring season we will start preparing some more public spots in the villages to be wild flowered, places that still have to be chosen, and we will ask villagers to create their own (small) wildflower garden at home.

If you would like to participate or if you have questions, please contact Estelle Slegers Helsen at eslegers@wotwatapc.org.uk or 07943 166 441. » Less

Notice of Casual Vacancy - New Councillor Required

Notice of Vacancy for the Parish Council

Posted: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 15:02 by Parish Clerk

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for a new Councillor on the Parish Council. We would very much welcome your application.

Please contact the Clerk for further details.

07484 929399 or clerk@wotwatapc.org.uk More »

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