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Travel

In the District of Harborough in South leicestershire. South Kilworth sits on the Northamptonshire and Warkwickshire border. It is 6.2 miles from the closest town of Lutterworth and 15.7 miles from the city of Leicester. Only 11.1 miles from the Warkwickshire town of Rugby or 8.6 miles to the pictorial town of Market Harbourgh. The postcode is LE17 and dialing code 01858.

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When traveling to South Kilworth from the M1 Junction 20 head towards Market Harbourgh going through Walcote and turn right onto the Walcote road which will lead you into South Kilworth.

When traveling to South Kilworth from the A14 or M6 at the catthopre interchange follow signs to Swinford heading through Swinford continuing onto South Kilworth.

South Kilworth has very good connections to the motorways as the M1 junction 20 is 3.7 miles away and the M6 and A14 catathorpe interchange is 4.7 miles away.

With an hourly bus running 6 days a week traveling to hinckley via Lutterworth and Market Harbourgh the timetable can beĀ viewed here.

The nearest train station is in Market Harbourgh providing a fast service to Nottingham and London. Or Rugby has an alternative service traveling to London and Edinburgh.

The nearest airport is Birmingham which is 26 miles away or East midlands airport which is 33 miles up the M1.

WINTER DRIVING

Weather forecasters are predicting a return to frozen and snowy conditions for much of the country in the coming days and weeks. To this end, you will see below an extract from the AA’s Winter Driving Tips which might help you to stay safe on the roads during the coming cold snap.

Tyres The legal minimum of 1.6mm of tread is less than twice the thickness of a CD but during the winter a minimum of 3mm (around 3 CDs) is essential because the deeper tread will be more effective at clearing water.

Batteries Modern batteries have many advantages, but if allowed to discharge, they will take a long time to recharge fully -they suffer at this time of year particularly in cars that do short journeys on cold mornings. You’ll either need to make a regular long journey with minimal use of the car’s electrical items or arrange to trickle-charge the battery.

Engine Modern engines don’t need tucking-up with a blanket on cold nights but it can help if it’s an old car. Make sure you hang something from the steering wheel to remind you, though -a call to the fire brigade isn’t the ideal start to the day! Depress the clutch when starting a cold engine -this disconnects the engine from the gearbox so there’s less drag.

Screenwash Keep it topped up and use a proper additive at the right concentration -don’t use washing up liquid though as it will foam horribly and doesn’t have the same low freezing point. Many garages sell sachets or small bottles of screenwash for pennies.

Bodywork Wash the car frequently to get rid of the salt and dirt that builds up over the winter. Check for stone chips too as rust forms very quickly in the cold, damp weather. Replace any missing wheel trims promptly to minimise corrosion to the wheel bolts, which can seize, making removal of the wheel even more difficult.

Fuel I usually keep my car fairly full in the cold months, as you never know when you might get caught up in an accident or foul weather. At least you’ll be able to run the engine and keep warm but you must make sure the exhaust’s clear of snow otherwise fumes can get into the car.

Windows To keep the windscreen from misting up, soak a cloth in pure washing up liquid then let it dry. Now wipe this cloth on the inside of the windows and it will stop them misting up -go on, try it in the bathroom, it works! If your windows have misted up, use the air-con as well as the heater -it’s not just for summer and helps to dry the air. Don’t use water to defrost the windows -hot water can crack the screen and will just re-freeze as it cools, either on the screen or on the ground where you’re standing, which could have painful consequences! Thinking about frosty mornings, a squirt of WD40 in the locks will stop them freezing.

Before you goWe see many AA members who view their car as their coat and therefore, don’t think to carry enough outer clothing. Take a warm coat, gloves and hat in case the weather or the car catches you out. If you do get stuck, you’ll be very pleased if you packed chocolate, water and a hot drink too. Always carry a fully-charged mobile and take some old bits of carpet and a shovel to clear snow, in case you get stuck.

On the road On colder days be particularly careful on tree-lined roads -the trees prevent the sun’s warmth from reaching the road, which may still be icy when all around has thawed. In fog, I usually drive with the window down and the radio off -often you can hear problems like cars ahead going over bumps at low speed before you see them. On snow and ice just do everything very slowly because it can go wrong very quickly.

Henry Whatley (7729) Community Coordinator Harborough Police
Amendment to bus timetable September 2010:

The 58 bus will be amending their timetable for the 08:20am time only. It will now arrive at The Lion at 08:10am. This is because the Market Harborough school children will be sharing the service.

Also please check the Harborough CouncilĀ website as the fares are due to increase.