Countesthorpe Parish Council

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Village News

Countesthorpe Library Closure
-- posted September 7th 2017

The library will be closed between 30th September and 6th November - please review our poster.

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 our poster.

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.

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