Rebuilding of St Andrews Churchyard Wall that fronts the Market Place at Kegworth

This page has been created in order to inform you of the upcoming works which will be undertaken to St Andrew's churchyard wall. Many of you will have seen the current condition of the wall and that it is now failing, despite attempts in the past to repair and replace parts of it.

We would advise that the Parish Council assumed responsibility for the closed churchyard some decades ago, which includes meeting the cost of the general maintenance of the grounds, including the upkeep of the boundary. The Council has known for some time that works will be required and has accommodated this in its budget over the past three years. We are unaware at present of the exact cost to complete the work, but as soon as this is known, we will publish the information.

Accompanying this notification is a letter from John Dodson, the Architect and Lead Consultant for the rebuilding of the churchyard wall that fronts Market Place. His letter provides guidance and information in relation to the project, as well as an explanation of why certain decisions have been taken.

Due to the proximity of the wall to the highway, the works must be undertaken with traffic management installed, which has been approved by Leicestershire County Council. Works along the full length of the wall between the war memorials and Gastalls (the old post office) will be undertaken first, followed by works to the wall towards Arka. The church gates and main steps will also undergo renovation. It is estimated that the works will take a minimum of twelve weeks to complete and the start date will be published along with a timetable as soon as planning permission has been received from NWLDC.

The Parish Council and all contractors regret any inconvenience that is caused during these unavoidable works. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk, Vicky Roe, on 01509 670204 or via email on clerk@kegworthparishcouncil.gov.uk.

Planning application

Application Reference: 19/01426/FUL - Rebuild existing wall at St Andrew's Church, Church Gate, Kegworth

To view the full details of the planning application, go to NWLDC's Planning Applications web page which can be found at: https://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/view_planning_applications