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Breedon Summer Sunday The Grand Duck Race – Bravo and Thank You!

Breedon Summer Sunday The Grand Duck Race – Bravo and Thank You!

Breedon Summer Sunday The Grand Duck Race – Bravo and Thank You!

So, the race has come and gone.

Believe it or not, about three months' worth of planning, organisation, procurement, course preparation, rule-making and lots of crossed fingers raced by, or perhaps waddled by, in about thirty minutes. It seemed like thirty seconds to this worried organiser.

To everyone who bought an entry…or multiple entries…thank you very much indeed for supporting what was Breedon's inaugural duck race. The noise from the substantial crowd along the course would indicate that it was an enjoyable finale to a successful Summer Sunday event. More »

To my trusty deputies on race day, Sarah Tokley, Martin Cooper and Sam Barton, who admirably nudged our reluctant racers along the course in what surely must rank as one of the most surreal experiences of their lives, I thank you for embracing the madness of it all.

To Simon Jones, Dave Camp and your colleagues on the Parish Council, thank you all for giving me full licence to get on with it and despite a few sleepless nights and constant depth testing of the watercourse I thoroughly enjoyed organising and delivering something we can build on in future events.

To my partner, Gail Newport (AKA Head of Creative), thanks for putting up with my new found grown man obsession with little plastic ducks and for providing the zing and zip to event promotion.

To Margaret and Oliver at Pinnacle Stores, thank you for promoting the race and selling entries. To Ian, Bev, Stuart, Jenny, Jackie and Julie at the Three Horseshoes, thank you as well. To Caroline Wenham, Janet Russell and all the staff at the school, thank you also. To Clare Philipson, some special thanks for getting involved as race day drew closer. And finally, to 'Team Hollybush', and Jackie in particular, your single-minded dedication in selling as many entries as fast as possible and getting right behind this lunacy from Day One is much appreciated.

Further thanks and appreciation go to the ladies of the WI, whose multi-faceted Summer Sunday event our little race was bolted on to, for feeding and watering our race goers throughout what was a very warm day.

To one and all, your support for the race has been magnificent and we couldn't have done it without you.

To Peter Spencer, my friend and colleague on the flood group who first suggested the idea, I hope we did the concept proud and I look forward to you joining the fray next time around.

After organiser's costs, we have been able to raise £127.23 which will be donated to the St Mary and St Hardulph Church Repair Fund.

Barrie Nazer, who won the race with Duck 199, has generously donated his £25 prize to the Church as well. This is a splendid gesture and for that Barrie has the honour of flagging the race off with "Gentlemen, start your engines" next time as reigning champion!

If anyone has any suggestions as to how we might improve the racing spectacle in future events, please send an email to Sam Lockwood (clerk@breedonparishcouncil.org.uk) or to me (nigel.page@sky.com). 'More water' in the brook is clearly the obvious one, but this is also somewhat beyond Race Control, unfortunately. Rain dance, anyone?

Finally, Duck 167, sadly decapitated in the mêlée, is in surgery soon and will race again.

That's all, folks!

Nigel Page, Duckmeister » Less

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:35 by Sam Lockwood

Breedon Summer Sunday

Breedon Summer Sunday

Breedon Summer Sunday

The event 'Breedon Summer Sunday' took place on 2nd July, it was a combination of events rolled into one day, which was a great success from start to finish. I would like to thank the WI for letting the Parish Council contribute to their annual event, I feel local organisations coming together as a team really creates a wonderful community atmosphere and provides a sense of pride in our villages. More »

Much organising, from many people, was put in to making this day possible. I really enjoyed being part of a fantastic team and cannot wait to start planning for next year!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to ALL involved especially our volunteers, who took time out of their weekend to help us, your assistance was invaluable. A special thanks to our 'duck man' – great planning, enthusiasm and dedication – I believe the Duck Race will now be an Annual Event!

The winner of the race was Barry Nazer, of Main Street who very graciously donated his winnings to the church appeal. I feel this just shows our community spirit.

Thank you for supporting.

Samantha, Clerk to Breedon on the Hill Parish Council » Less

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:09 by Sam Lockwood

North West Leicestershire District Council - Local Plan

North West Leicestershire District Council - Local Plan

North West Leicestershire Local Plan – Proposed Modifications Consultation

You may recall that North West Leicestershire District Council has previously consulted you in respect of the Council's emerging Local Plan which will set out the planning framework for the district up to 2031.

Following the Examination hearing sessions held in January and March 2017, Mr Brian Sims BSc CEng MICE MRTPI, the Independent Planning Inspector appointed on behalf of the Secretary of State, has requested that the Council now undertake consultation on a number of Main Modifications required to make the Plan sound in the light of new documentary evidence provided since the Plan was submitted for examination. This is without prejudice to the Inspector's ultimate conclusions and recommendations on the Plan and whether there will be any further hearings after the public consultation. Full details of the consultation can be found on the Council's website by visiting the local plan page. More »

The consultation period runs from 12 June 2017 to 24 July 2017.

If you require any further information please call 01530 454676 or e-mail planning.policy@nwleicestershire.gov.uk.

Your Sincerely,

Ian Nelson
Planning Policy Team Manager
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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:30 by Sam Lockwood