The Kibworth Improvement Team on a recent visit to Merton College Oxford to
examine the documents dating back to the 14th century.
Our Mission, Aims & Objectives
Andrew Southerden (Chairman)
Dr Kevin Feltham
Dr Eddie May
The Kibworth Improvement Team is a community partnership being
formed to improve the health and well being of “Kibworth” (Kibworth
Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeeton Westerby) residents,
businesses and visitors.
The partnership will act as a conduit to enable the aspirations of the
residents to be realised through the Kibworth Improvement Team
Community Action Plan, and to identify key development needs for
Aims & Objectives
To promote and support improvements in “Kibworth” as a place to
live, work, visit and do business in, with particular (but not exclusive)
Environment & Transport
Health, Culture & Leisure
Local Economy and Marketing
Safe & Secure Communities
Education & Lifelong Learning
We will promote partnership working between public and private
bodies, individuals and groups involved in change or improvements
in “Kibworth”. We will promote equality of opportunity in all areas of
our work, with particular focus on promoting social cohesion within
the community. The partnership will study the services and facilities
available in “Kibworth”, active community groups, crime levels and
other factors which help to build a picture of “Kibworth” at the
A few ideas of the activities that KiT might undertake:
Promote the Kibworth Village website
Run the Kibworth Logo competition
Produce the Kibworth Guide Booklet
Help develop a Community Action Plan for next few years
Help organise Christmas Events – Late Night Shopping, Village
Christmas Trees etc.
Help organise Summer Events – Kibworth Carnival?
Improve Kibworth Bus Guides
Support Community clean-up campaigns
This is why KiT needs representatives from a wide range of local
YOU have the local knowledge
YOU want responsibility for local action
YOU want to see a thriving community
YOU want safe and attractive villages
YOU acknowledge that change is not just a threat but an
So how can YOU get involved?
YOU can attend the KiT monthly meetings or join the Steering
YOU may be fired up by only one or two projects - that’s okay,
join us to work on them and make them happen.
YOU can become a community champion and develop your
own themed projects.
Whatever YOU choose to do then you will be joining a diverse and
committed community group and in return you will meet new people,
learn new skills, and feel the sense of achievement that comes from
making things happen and sustaining the communities in Kibworth &
If the community really gets involved then things will happen – it’s all
Michael Woods, Robin Hollick, Kevin Feltham, Emma Tilley, Heritage Lottery Fund
Lesley Owen'Jones and Emma Sayer with David Adams and Andrew Southerden at St
Wilfrid's church Kibworth. (Picture: Andrew Carpenter).
Royal Wedding Street Party 2011
Kibworth Improvement Team
KiT held an Annual General Meeting on 12 November 2012 in St Wilfrid’s
Church Hall, and the 2012 summary accounts can be seen here.