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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
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.
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
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.