Welcome to Countesthorpe Parish Council’s web
Festive Season Opening Hours --
posted December 12th 2018
Please note that the Parish Office and Village Hall
will be closed from Monday 24th December and will re-open on Wednesday
If you wish to speak to a member of staff, please
leave a message on 0116 277 9518 and we will call you on our return.
Christmas Foodbank Appeal --
posted December 6th 2018
Are you, or is someone you know, struggling to make
ends meet? We provide emergency food for local people in crisis.
You do not need to be in receipt of benefits to access our friendly
and confidential service.
If you are in need, please contact one of our referral
agencies such as CAB, local doctors, church ministry teams, children’s
centres, local schools.
Blaby Urgent Care Service --
posted November 17th 2018
East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG recently launched
a period of public engagement to help understand which of two buildings
the new Blaby urgent care service should be located at. The two
shortlisted locations are Enderby Leisure Centre and Glenfield Surgery.
As part of this engagement people can share their views by reading
information about our plans and completing a survey online, by requesting
paper copies or by talking with CCG staff at one of our Listening
Booth sessions where the engagement document and paper copies of
the survey are made available.
The Listening Booth sessions held at local GP practices
and other venues enable us to talk to those people who may not have
heard about the about our plans elsewhere. We also advertise these
sessions to give people an opportunity to come along and see someone
in person about the proposals should they wish to. We share the
engagement document and survey at the sessions. The dates we have
publicised do not include an exhibition.
We acknowledge that news of the session at Countesthorpe
Surgery may not have reached people in time to come along to speak
to someone if they wished to. We have therefore, arranged a second
Listening Booth session at Countesthorpe Surgery. This will take
place on Friday 23 November at 2pm-4pm. We would
appreciate it if you could help us to share details of this event.
People can also view details online or contact us for paper copies
of the information.
a Poppy for Remembrance Day --
posted September 8th 2018
Marking the end of the First World War.
The poppies will be displayed on St. Andrew’s
Church railings. Knitting patterns are available from the Library
or can be downloaded
here. Completed poppies can be handed into the Parish Council
Office or Library before 6th November 2018.
Lest we forget
Fly Tipping Campaign --
posted June 9th 2018
Councils within Leicestershire have launched a new
campaign to tackle the increasing problem with fly tipping. A new
website has been launched - www.lesswaste.org.uk/flytipping
- to give guidance to households on how to dispose of waste, how
to report fly tipping and contact details for responsible authorities.
Further information can be obtained from Blaby District Council
- tel: 0116 2727555.
Parish Council Annual Meeting --
posted May 11th 2018
At the Annual Meeting held on 10th May the Parish
Council re-elected Revd. Mick Gillespie as chair and David Ball
as deputy chair. Also, Gyles Sermon was co-opted on to the council
following the death of councillor Ken Mason. The council now has
a balance of nine female and nine male councillors.
Rainbow Shop Reopens --
posted April 28th 2018
The Rainbow Shop (opposite the Co-op) which sells
excellent quality second hand clothes, books, toys etc and fairly
traded goods reopens on May 5th. The shop has had a complete renovation
and now offers a really inviting place to shop, making it an attractive
place to have a drink and enjoy good company.
Over the years that the Rainbow Shop has been in existence, many
many thousands of pounds have been given to those mainly overseas
who are in need. The shop is staffed by volunteers from the churches
and community and also houses the Information Bureau.