Vote on parish merge coming

A POLL will be held in Kibworth to determine people’s views over a possible merger between the two parish councils.

A proposal to merge Kibworth Harcourt and Kibworth Beauchump parish councils is being considered.

The go-ahead for a parish vote was given at Harborough District Council’s full council meeting on December 3.

District councillor Phil King said: “I understand why this review has been instigated but the present proposal will mean Beauchamp representatives will outnumber Harcourt by three to one on the new council.

“This, in my view, would be a mistake and lead to potentially over-dominance by one village over another, and run the risk that the unique contribution made by Harcourt over many years will be wasted.”

The poll will be held on January 10,2013.

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