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Countesthorpe Support and Volunteers
-- posted April 2nd 2020

A Facebook group set up to offer help and support to residents who find themselves in need of assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.

This is the link to the Facebook group.

Voluntary and Community Sector Funding
-- posted April 2nd 2020

Leicestershire County Council has established a £1m fund to support the local voluntary and community sector, during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises can apply for a minimum of £5,000 and a maximum of £25,000 for support with a range of activities including core organisational running costs, additional staffing capacity costs and core equipment.

Please note the funding can only be offered to voluntary and community sector organisations to help support vulnerable people in Leicestershire, due to the impacts of the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Full details of the fund, including an on-line application form can be found on the Leicestershire Communities Website.

The application process is OPEN.

Coronavirus - useful links
-- posted March 30th 2020

Please find below links to information and support on local services during the current Coronavirus outbreak:

Coronavirus - SCAMS
-- posted March 24th 2020

Leicestershire Trading Standards Service are advising during this period of uncertainty regarding Covid-19, it appears that there are some people who are taking advantage of the situation.

We have heard reports that people are offering to buy essentials on behalf of the elderly and vulnerable who are self isolating. Instead are taking the money and not bringing any goods to them; This is theft.

We don't want to discourage anyone from helping their neighbours or family members in this time of need, and we don't want to breed distrust in those genuine members of the community trying to assist others. We simply ask that you remain vigilant and take note of this basic advice, should someone call on your door:
- try to only liaise with someone you are familiar with,
- only buy the essentials in this manner, therefore the amount of money required is minimal,
- do not hand over a bank card - use cash only,
- if the person says they are from a community group/organisation, ask for some ID or to verify their identity by calling the organisation directly.

Evidence of more scammers taking advantage of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and who are offering door to door tests. These are not legitimate and are worthless!

Whilst it seems this has not hit Leicestershire yet, we thought it best to keep you informed.
Please look out for your neighbours and family members who may not have access to Social Media and therefore will not be receiving this information.

Planning Applications
-- posted March 20th 2020

The following Planning Applications will be considered by the Planning Committee on Thursday 26th March at 10.00am:

20/0282/HH 16 Southfield Close, Single storey side and rear extension
20/0322/HH 21 Willoughby Road, Erection of a single storey front extension to form porch.

If a member of the public wishes to make representation on the applications, please contact the Parish Council Manager by 4.00pm on 24th March.

Christmas Foodbank Appeal
-- posted November 22nd 2019

Please donate a monetary gift this Christmas and help to sustain our foodbank into the New Year and beyond.

Download the PDF poster.

Blaby District Council awarded Garden Village Status
-- posted September 26th 2019

On 28th June, Blaby District Council issued a press release reporting on its success in securing Garden Village status for Whetstone Pastures, a proposed development to the south-east of the district. Details of the press release can be found on our [Blaby District Council] news post of 19th July.

The Parish Council responded to the District Council about this press release, particularly that it had not been informed of the Garden Village proposals, given the potential impact on Countesthorpe. The Parish Council is still concerned that residents are not aware, or have limited knowledge, of the details of the proposals. The Parish Council has therefore invited the Leader of Blaby District Council, Councillor Terry Richardson, to make a presentation and to give Councillors and residents the opportunity to ask questions.

Details of the date and time of the event will be published in due course.

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