Parish News from around the County

Parish News from around the County

NEWS from around the County

HS2 – Update from NWLDC

Work on HS2 is still progressing, and the go-ahead for the whole project was given by the government earlier this year. Phase 2b is under review, with the results expected in the early autumn. It is now unlikely that the Hybrid Bill will be deposited before 2021 – but – this buys valuable time for discussion and negotiation.

Both the district and the county councils are preparing an extensive list of undertakings and assurances which will help us get the mitigation that we need.

Parishes will play an important part in this and following the meetings in February, NWLDC is working on how they can best help Parish Council's through this process.

Fly Tipping and Charity Banks – Update from NWLDC

The removal of fly tips from public land has been unaffected and will continue as normal. Enforcement will continue to investigate all cases where evidence/information has been obtained that could lead to the persons responsible. Anyone found guilty will be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400 or prosecuted.

Due to recent fly tipping issues and some charities not being able to service and empty their bins NWLDC have had to close the following sites: Whitwick Retail Park, Coop Castle Donington, High Street Measham, Coop Ashby De La Zouch, High Street Ibstock and the Coop at Ibstock. North West Leicestershire District Council – Garden Waste Monthly Garden Waste Collections will resume from Tuesday 28th April 2020 – please await your letter, which is being delivered to each household, detailing collections dates.
Cardboard – remains Suspended.

Bonfires During the coronavirus pandemic, we ask local residents to please refrain from burning garden waste*

LFRS recommends that, wherever possible, you should bag and store garden waste safely – such as in an outbuilding or shed - until the recycling centres re-open.

Burning 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.

Castle Donington Volunteer Centre
Your Parish Council continues to liaise with Castle Donington Volunteer Centre to provide services, where required and organising volunteers to provide this service. Services include chemist runs, shopping deliveries, hot meals and friendly phone calls.

The Volunteer Centre is a very experienced, registered Charity and has been established for over 45 years! The Charity is great in volunteering and helping those that need it. They already support a diverse range of people, in particular those that are older, disabled or infirm and local groups. Therefore, already have the expertise to provide this additional service covering the areas we live in.

If you are a co-ordinator in the village and would like support in services available within the area, additional high-vis, gloves or just generally advice please either email or call 01332 850526.

If you (or someone you know, potentially without the use of the internet) need help or support because you are self-isolating or would like a friendly chat please call 01332 850526.

Update Castle Donington Volunteer Centre as of 20/04/2020 Shopping deliveries increased by 93 to 277 to date Prescription pick ups were up by 38 to 85 Support telephone calls by 27 to 132

Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 11:49 by Sam Lockwood

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