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Bonfire Rules - Please remember your neighbours!!

Bonfire Rules - Please remember your neighbours!!

During the coronavirus pandemic, can we ask you to *please refrain from burning garden waste*

Whilst we're advised to stay at home it's so important that everyone can access clean, fresh air in their gardens and into our houses. Please consider you may have neighbours who are self-isolating due to suspected or confirmed coronavirus and smoke can harm these people by exacerbating respiratory problems. More »

Monthly garden waste and cardboard collections have now resumed, but if you have additional garden waste Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service recommend that wherever possible, you should bag and store garden waste safely – such as in an outbuilding or shed or book into a recycling centre.

Burning your waste should be a last resort. If you are still going to have a bonfire, please contact your local Fire Control team on 0116 263 4180 to let them know. This will stop them from mobilising crews to you unnecessarily. For the safety of yourself, your neighbours and wildlife, bonfires should be kept away from sheds, trees and fences and avoid the use of any accelerants, such as petrol. Do not leave fires unattended and have a bucket of water nearby.


Environmental Protection Act 1990 - Garden Bonfires

There are a number of things that need to be taken into account when setting up a bonfire in your garden.

Garden refuse can be burnt in gardens providing smoke nuisance is not caused to the inhabitants of the neighbourhood.

  1. Compost as much garden refuse as possible
  2. Large woody cuttings etc, unsuitable for composting, should be thoroughly dried before being burnt. A quick, hot fire will produce the minimum amount of smoke.
  3. Remember your neighbour
  4. Do not light a bonfire if the wind is going to cause the smoke to be a nuisance to anyone
  5. Try to limit your fires to not more than one a month and, if weather conditions are suitable, have a good quick blaze around sunset when the minimum of nuisance should be caused
  6. No fire should be left unattended. Never leave a fire to smoulder but douse it with soil or water
  7. Never add household refuse to a garden bonfire.

A smoky bonfire could be actionable under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. If we believe a situation prejudicial to health or a nuisance has occurred, even though it has temporarily ceased but is likely to recur, we could servce an Abatement Notice on the person responsible.

You should dispose of business waste in an appropriate manner. Burning is not allowedand any instances should be reported to the Environment Agencyfor investigation on 0800 80 70 60.

Some further advice from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on the use of open fires and wood burning stoves is availiable here: » Less

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:22 by Sam Lockwood

NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL SAFETY MAINTENANCE WORKS A42 J11 to M1 (Finger Farm Roundabout) – both directions

NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL SAFETY MAINTENANCE WORKS  A42 J11 to M1 (Finger Farm Roundabout) – both directions


A42 J11 to M1 (Finger Farm Roundabout) – both directions

I am writing to let you know that we will be carrying out essential safety maintenance works on the A42 J11 to M1 (Finger Farm roundabout) in both directions.

During the works, Highways England will: • upgrade the vehicle restraint system Once complete, these works will improve road safety. More »

Work is due to start on Monday 27 July 2020 and is scheduled for completion by Friday 09 October 2020.

To minimise inconvenience and disruption to road users, work will take place overnight from Monday to Friday between 8:00pm and 6am.

Please note that all our planned roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

To maintain a safe environment for workforce and road users, there will need to be 2 lane closures in both directions whilst work takes place. Closures will be in phases and which will start the first phase at M1 (Finger Farm roundabout). Both carriageways will be open as usual outside of working times.

• The work will be carried out in phases under back to back lane 2 closures with a 50mph speed restriction for road worker safety during the night. Laybys within each phased section will be closed from 13.00 hours through to the end of each night shift.

• During the first phase, the southbound link road from Finger Farm Roundabout onto the A42 will need to be closed for approximately 2 to 3 weeks to carry out essential barrier and terminal end upgrades. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place during this phase of the works.

Contact Highways England If you have any questions about this scheme: • Email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk • Telephone: 0300 123 5000 » Less

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 12:32 by Sam Lockwood

Breedon on the Hill Flood Modelling Study

Breedon on the Hill Flood Modelling Study



The Council presented an update on the flood modelling study to the Parish Council and a representative of the Flood Wardens on 20th April 2020 via a skype conference presentation. At this presentation, the work completed to date, the challenges faced, and the way forward were all discussed. Following this discussion, the Council made a number of further improvements to the flood model in order to fully explore ways of reducing flood risk in the village. A progress update was provided to the same group on 3rd June 2020. More »

To date, the study has revealed that no single measure in isolation can prevent flooding of the village, because of the numerous sources of flood water. However, when a combination of measures are tested together (including the proposed attenuation by the Cameron Homes development), there is a significant reduction in overall flood risk. The Council intend to present the findings of the options available to the community at the next Parish Council meeting on 6th July 2020.

The Council will continue to provide a monthly update ahead of future Parish Council meetings until such time that a public report is made available. It is still anticipated that this report will be published in Summer 2020.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Parish Council directly. » Less

Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 22:29 by Sam Lockwood