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Countesthorpe Library Closure --
posted September 7th 2017
The library will be closed between 30th September
and 6th November - please review
Parish Council Vacancy --
posted September 5th 2017
A vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for
the Parish Council. If you are interested please review
Report crime at the click of a button --
posted May 26th 2017
Online crime reporting has launched in Leicester,
Leicestershire and Rutland, giving residents the ability to report
incidents online. Read
Chairman and Deputy Chairman --
posted May 12th 2017
At their May meeting the Parish Council agreed to
continue with the Revd. Mick Gillespie as Chairman and Councillor
David Ball as Deputy Chairman.
After 30 years of service to the council, Tony Collis-Smith has
been forced to resign over ill-health. The chairman, on behalf of
the council, thanked Tony for his long and helpful service to the
council. Tony will be missed by us all.
Sherry Burdett was voted onto the council to fill a vacancy which
occurred last year but with Tony resigning a new vacancy for a councillor
will shortly be advertised.
New Facilities in the Village --
posted March 13th 2017
Funding from 106 money
This money is on offer generally for recreational grounds or open
space areas when builders offer money rather than pay for additional
recreational sites, facilities etc. This money is lodged with Blaby
District Council and the Parish Council are using some of this money,
which can only be used for public areas or by public groups.
Whilst the council has offered objections to the large housing developments
on a wide-ranging amount of issues, it sees no problems with using
any windfalls from them when they are built, as long as any money
is used to benefit the village and its residents.
Currently a fence around the changing rooms on Willoughby Road playing
field which has already been fitted and a trim trail around the
field later this month. Fencing at Dale Acre partly funded by 106
money and partly by parish council money and a train to be fitted
shortly to complement the children’s play facilities. Wobble
boards soon to be fitted on the Leysland playing area make up the
current 106 expenditure. More to follow later in the year.