Countesthorpe Parish Council

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Village News

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 more (PDF).

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 (PDF).

Neighbourhood Policing
-- posted July 3rd 2016

As many of you will be aware, the new Police and Crime Commissioner, Lord Bach, recently held a Community Consultation event in Countesthorpe, in response to the increase in reports of anti social behaviour (ASB) we have received over recent months.

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know what your local police and our partners, such as Blaby District Council, are doing to tackle the problem.

View the full document (PDF).

Community Bus Service
-- posted July 3rd 2016

COMMBUS offers a real Door-to-Door dial-a-ride service five days a week from a large number of villages within Blaby district to large shopping centres and towns with regular additional day trips to further places of interest.

COMMBUS is a local charity run entirely by volunteers and is designed to be of service to the elderly and disabled. It offers passengers, who have difficulty or are unable to use public transport, personal independence to go shopping at an affordable cost.

View the COMMBUS website.

Country Park Update
-- posted June 13th 2016

You will be aware the Parish Council decided not to take up its option to take over the Country Park due to the extra cost required after the Developers had put so much waste material on it. However, Blaby District Council spoke to us just before Christmas asking us to be on a joint working party with them to discuss its future when it finally came into their hands. As far as we know the legalities have not yet been completed so the land still belongs to the Developer but we are unaware what the holdup is. To our astonishment at our meeting with BDC’s Director of Place Mark Alflat informed us that the copse was not part of the Country Park even though our plans told us it was.

Sadly Z44 path is suffering from lack of attention and as owners Leicestershire County Council have been informed. Our thanks to St. Andrews Church who at the end of May did a Sunday litter pick in The Country Park.

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 Countesthorpe Country Park Countesthorpe Country Park
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