Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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Litterpick this Saturday 25th March

Join us on Saturday 25th March to clear up some of the rubbish which spoils our lovely parish. The more people who come along the more litter we can remove - and we all know there seems to be an unlimited supply of that, mostly thrown out of passing cars.(Hopefully not by any of our own residents.) You can come and help at one of the locations or stay all morning. Everyone is welcome. Youngsters, accompanied by an adult, will receive a MacDonalds voucher. More about Coleorton Litterpick >>



Cutting Back on Garden Crime

More advice from the Police, reminding us that now it's Spring we're out and about in the garden more - and so are thieves! Opportunistic thieves see open sheds and gardening equipment left out unattended as easy money. (Who buys all this stolen stuff I wonder?). Read their Cutting Back on Garden Crime poster >>.



Development in Coleorton

Coleorton is a lovely place to live with many residents returning to their roots after years living elsewhere. So it's understandable that more houses are needed and developers see an opportunity. But there are rules and guidelines about what can be built and where. In general, houses can't be built outside of the existing built area - building line - and there's a general rule by planners that more development in "unsustainable areas" is to be discouraged. Large parts of Coleorton Parish are indeed considered "unsustainable" i.e. they have limited acess to public transport, local shop, schools and doctors. But some are - specifically Coleorton Village around Lower Moor Road.

There is quite a number of applications for development in and around Coleorton at the moment and some residents are concerned this is changing the rural character of Coleorton and that the plans being put forward tend to be large 4-5 executive-style houses which a lot of Coleorton residents, especially the young and older residents wanting to downsize, couldn't afford. Effectively this is turning Coleorton into a dormitory town for Leicester, Derby and Nottingham.Of course the flip side is that some Coleorton householders see an opportunity to make a bit of money from developing in their back garden. Sometimes this money is needed to supplement tiny pensions.

You can see current planning applications from links on the Planning page. If you have an objection or comments to make on a particular application you can make comments on-line or by letter to the NWLDC planning people. You need to do this within the timeframe shown on the application. These comments are taken notice of by the planners and the district councillors on the Planning Committee.

Currently there is a petition set up to object to building along the north side of Lower Moor Road. The Post Office have copies if you are interested.



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Notices and alerts from police, neighbourhood watch, district & county councils and other community groups.



About Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount. The Parish Plan survey in 2008 found that parishioners felt communication of information throughout the parish was not effective and so a website was set up to address this. The website has now become a centre of information about activities and events in and around Coleorton, local clubs and organisations, a directory for local businesses and services and a platform for people who would like to share their enthusiasm for local history and the environment.

If you would like to contribute any item about Coleorton or surrounding areas or add details of your club, organisation or event (no charge) or have any suggestions for items on this website please email webmaster@coleorton.org.uk.


Local businesses and services

Coleorton residents are an enterprising bunch: the latest Coleorton businesses listed in the local services directory include IT specialists, photographers and dog walkers. Email webmaster@coleorton.org.uk if you would like your local business listed (free of charge for Coleorton-based businesses or owners).

News:

Summary report & draft minutes of the March Parish Council Meeting

Heritage Warden update

Volunteer Group news

You can receive news about Coleorton by email >>

Local Events:

Coleorton Parish Litter Pick Saturday 25 March morning.

Messy Church Sunday 26 March 3.30-5.00pm at Viscount Beaumont School. Fun, chat, activities for all the family.

Measham, Appleby, Packington & Austrey HS2 Action open meeting Tuesday 28 March 7.30pm at Measham Leisure Centre

Loughborough Archaeological & Historical Society Saturday 1 April AGM followed by a talk by Dr Sara Reid: "Exploring Women's Lives in the time of Lady Jane Grey". 7.30pm at Loughborough University

Making Jam Easily Tuesday 4 April at The Larder, Ashby

Coleorton W.I. Wednesday 5 April 7.30 pm at The Beaumont Centre. Lynne Tann Watson gives "An Introduction to Herbs"

More events in and around Coleorton

Updates:

24/03/2017
HS2 through Measham area

24/03/2017
Re-routing of M75 footpath in Woolrooms

21/03/2017
Election of Councillors to Leicestershire County Council

21/03/2017
A42/A512 roadworks update

 

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