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Public Notice - Countesthorpe Cemetery Memorials
-- posted October 8th 2020

Please note that Countesthorpe Parish Council ongoing safety programme involves the inspection of all memorials above 2ft in height at Countesthorpe Cemetery.

Testing shall commence on 9th November 2020.

Any memorial that has not met the health and safety requirement will be provided with a notice and maybe temporarily laid down. Countesthorpe Parish Council shall be in touch with the registered grave owner, providing them with details and the actions required to make the memorial safe.

For your own safety, and that of all visitors to the cemetery DO NOT attempt to test a memorial yourself. Any repair works must be undertaken by a qualified stone mason and the parish council are to be informed of the works being carried out.

We appreciate your assistance and co-operation in ensuring the cemetery is a safe place of everyone to visit.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs Christine Samuels, the Countesthorpe Parish Council Manager.

Library Closure Hours
-- posted September 30th 2020

Please note that Countesthorpe Library will be closed on Thursday 1st and Saturday 3rd October 2020.

Advance Notice Of A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order
-- posted September 22nd 2020

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location:


The purpose of the TTRO is to allow LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL to safely facilitate carriageway/footway/footpath patching and bridge deck waterproofing and various highway maintenance works. The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure, parking restriction and speed limit reductions.

The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 24 weeks commencing on the 23rd November 2020 and will be completed in various phases. A Press Release will be issued to confirm more details approximately 2 weeks prior to the works commencing.

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order: Willoughby Road, Countesthorpe
-- posted September 17th 2020

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location. A road closure is required on Willoughby Road from its junction with Glebe Farm to its junction will Hill Lane on the 8th October 2020 for two days.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for BT to safely undertake various asset testing and maintenance work.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Willoughby Road, Main Street, Peatling Road, Willoughby Waterleys; Peatling Road, Main Street, Countesthorpe Road, Peatling Magna; Peatling Road, Main Street, Station Road, Cosby Road, Willoughby Road, Countesthorpe and vice versa.

Options for local measures to support Social Distancing within the community
-- posted September 11th 2020

The County Council’s Highways, Parish and Community Fund gives communities access to a variety of measures to support social distancing and active travel. The measures can be either temporary or permanent.

Countesthorpe Parish Council is looking to make an application for the following temporary measures in Countesthorpe:

  • Social Distancing Markers on the pavements in the vicinity of the Greenfield Primary School (Gwendoline Drive) and Leysland Community College (Winchester Road).
  • Temporary 20mph speed limit signage in the neighbouring roads to Greenfield Primary School, including Gwendoline Drive and Station Road (particularly between the Gwendoline Drive and Green Lane junctions, due to the nature of the narrow pavements in that area). And at Winchester Road, in the vicinity of the Community College.
  • Social distancing markers on the pavement outside the Chemist on Central Street.

If you have any views or comments if you could please let us have them by 21st September - contact details here.

 High Street showing 20mph social distancing sign

VJ Day 75
-- posted August 18th 2020

Leicestershire County Council has created a Digital Commemoration of VJ Day 75 which contains historical accounts, stories, illustrations, and links to further online content.

View the web version at

Covid-19 Update
-- posted August 6th 2020

Please note that from 8th August 2020 it is compulsory for anyone visiting the Parish Council Offices, Village Hall or Library to wear a face covering.

The safety of staff and visitors is the Parish Council’s top priority and changes have been put in place to maximise safety. Changes include the following, but please be advised that government guidance may change, meaning our safety measures may change too:

The Parish Council has installed hand sanitising facilities in the Village Hall and Library Lobbies and we ask that visitors use these on their arrival.

  • It is compulsory for visitors to the Village Hall, Parish Council Office and Library to wear a face covering.
  • Visitors will be asked to provide their emergency contact details should the Parish Council be requested for this information by the NHS Track and Trace System.
  • Visitors are required to observe social distancing
  • Visitors are asked to abide by the COVID-19 signage in place.
  • It is scheduled for the Village Hall to be re-open to regular hirers and functions from 1st September. Please note that there are restrictions in place on what type of functions can go ahead based on the government instructions at that time. Please contact the Parish Council office for further information.
  • Hirers will be advised of the measures in place for the use of the Village Hall facilities.
  • The capacity of the rooms has been reduced to allow for social distancing and where appropriate, a one-way system will be in place for users of the Main Hall.
  • The Village Hall toilet facilities will be available for hirers only and not open to the public. Hirers will be asked to follow the guidance on hygiene and social distances when using the facilities.

If you will be attending for a class, it is advisable to bring your own water bottle as the use kitchen facility will be restricted.


Countesthorpe Library
-- posted August 6th 2020

Countesthorpe Library is now open with amended hours and subject the Covid-19 measures - more information.

Play Equipment and Play Areas
-- posted July 31st 2020

We are pleased to announce that the play and gym areas will be re-opening on Monday 3rd August once safety checks have been undertaken. The equipment has been out of use for a long period of time, so we need to undertake a thorough check to ensure that it is safe.

Countesthorpe Parish Council thanks you for your understanding and co-operation.

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