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Parish Councilor Vacancy --
posted June 9th 2017
If you are interested in being co-opted onto the Council
or would like to learn more about becoming a Parish Councillor,
Parish Council Staff Changes --
posted June 1st 2017
Sadly, on June 1st we say goodbye to our Assistant
Manager Jane Wolfe. Jane is leaving to take up a post with Leicester
Police which has been a long-held ambition of hers. We extend our
thanks to Jane for the work she has put into the council and wish
her well for her future. Jane will be missed by us all.
On July 1st we welcome Joanne Leech as our new Assistant
Manager. Joanne is very well qualified for this position. More will
follow about Joanne over the coming weeks.
Office closure and change of opening times --
posted June 1st 2017
The Parish Office will be closed on Wednesday 5th
July 2017 for staff training.
Please note also that for W/C 12th JUNE 2017 and W/C
26th JUNE 2017 these office hours apply:
Monday - Thursday: 9.00am to 2.00pm
Friday: 9.00am to 1.00pm
Please also note that there are reduced services
during these weeks due to staff holidays
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.
Councillor Vacancy --
posted February 2nd 2017
Countesthorpe Parish Council currently has a councillor
vacancy. View the poster