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The Millenium sign is back up!

The Millenium sign is back up!

After standing strong and celebrating the Millennium for 21 years the big storm on 11 March blew down and smashed the sign and broke the oak post. Members of the Coleorton Heritage Group and local residents moved quickly to secure the post and sign, and Heritage Group Treasurer and ace carpenter Mike Cox repaired the sign. A new post was purchased and fashioned to replace the old one.

On 23 April Mike Cox, Mick Specht, Chas Dillon and David Merriman erected the repaired sign. Since then the wrought iron brackets, shot-blasted, repainted, and looking smart have been fitted. Hopefully the sign will  proudly celebrate Coleorton and its residents for another 21 years (at least!). A big thank you to everyone involved!

Anchor Lane Coleorton – Road Closure

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location. A road closure is required on Anchor Lane on the 21st May 2021 for one day. Works are scheduled to take place between 08:00 and 15:00. The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to facilitate carriageway maintenance. The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Nottingham Road, Loughborough Road and vice versa. During the closures, alternative routes available to all traffic can be viewed at https://one.network/?tm=GB121764232

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works

Stoney Lane Coleorton – Road Closure

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location. A road closure is required on Stoney Lane on the 20th May 2021 for one day. Works are scheduled to take place between 08:00 and 15:00. The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to facilitate carriageway maintenance. The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Bakewells Lane, Zion Hill, Nottingham Road, Coleorton; A512 Loughborough Road, Coleorton/Swannington; Lower Moor Road, Coleorton; and vice versa. During the closures, alternative routes available to all traffic can be viewed at https://one.network/?tm=GB121758072

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

Coleorton Wood Opening Times

A reminder that following last year’s trial to extend opening times at Coleorton Wood during Spring and Summer, the Parish Council has confirmed the new opening times are permanent. The car park is open up to 8.00 p.m. until 30th September; thereafter it will revert to 4.00 p.m. closing (although in the last few days of September it may be dark before 8.00 p.m. and in this case the car park will close earlier than 8.00 p.m.)

Since the latest easing of lockdown restrictions, the volunteer group which manages the woodland are now back on site and will be working there from time to time using a variety of power and hand tools so you should stay a safe distance from their work area.

During continuing COVID restrictions please observe government guidance with respect to social distancing from the volunteers and other members of the public.

The gate is opened and closed by volunteers; please respect the closing time and leave the car park promptly; its not really fair to them to have to hang around or return later in the evening.

If you witness any issues that are a cause for concern whilst in the wood (fly tipping, anti-social behaviour, etc.) please don’t hesitate to contact Cllr. Terry Betts 01530 811269 / 07840 140281 or any councillor listed on this website if Cllr. Betts is not available.

Please enjoy your Spring and Summer evening walks in the wood!

Coleorton Special Expenses Update

Following the parish council’s recent post regarding Coleorton Special Expenses, we have obtained the information below from NWLDC on behalf of the parishioners. The Finance Team however has asked us to emphasise that figures for 22/23 to 25/26 are indicative and these will be reviewed each year as part of the budget setting process. It is only the special expense precept for 21/22 that has currently been approved.
Statement from NWLDC reads:
“The precept has increased from £7.21 (20/21) to £9.22 (21/22) an increase of £2.01 (Band D equivalent)
The 21/22 budgets are:
£2,380 which covers the routine grounds maintenance at St Mary’s closed churchyard
£1,320 which covers the routine grounds maintenance at the play area site at Forrester Close
£160 for cleansing services to empty a bin once a week at Forrester Close play area.
£2,440 PPM works required in 21/22 – tree works at St.Mary’s closed churchyard
The precept calculation takes into account the forecasted balances as at 31st March 2021, the 21/22 budgets and indicative budgets up to 2025/26. These are updated annually as part of the budget process and help to calculate any increases in precept that will be required over a rolling five years period so that there is sufficient funding to meet the budget requirement and to achieve the appropriate level of balances at the end of the five years.
The forecasted position as at 31st March 2021 is showing a deficit in balances of £14.2k, this is mainly due to PPM budgets for replacement play equipment and tree works which are still to be undertaken. These will be earmarked and the works are now likely to take place during 21/22.
It’s only recently that the PPM works have been identified and budgeted for and this will lead to an increase in the precept over the coming years. The special expense precept also takes into account any changes in the Council Tax base figures and is updated annually as part of the budget process.
The special expense localisation grant is also being phased out over four years with 21/22 being the first year but that has only meant a reduction in grant of £102 from 20/21 to 21/22, so only a small decrease in funding.”
End of statement.
As before, if you require further information or clarification, please contact the Finance Team at NWLDC directly.

Coleorton Special Expenses

Coleorton Parish Council is aware of discussions and concerns raised by parishioners regarding Coleorton Special Expenses, and the increase for the coming year as shown on their council tax bill. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) sets the Coleorton Special Expenses and these are paid directly to NWLDC. Coleorton Parish Council has no input to, or control over these expenses. The parish council’s annual precept of £14,348 has not been increased since 2016.

Essentially the elements of the special expenses are for routine grounds maintenance of the closed churchyard of St. Mary’s Church, routine grounds maintenance of Forrester Close play area, cleansing services for emptying a bin at the play area and some planned preventative maintenance for 21/22 covering tree works at St. Mary’s closed churchyard. There was a query raised during these discussions regarding ownership of the Forrester Close play area. NWLDC owns this land.

The parish council was in discussion with NWLDC last year regarding a possible change of ownership but ultimately this did not happen. It is quite possible this is where a misunderstanding has arisen; the discussions are minuted, as is the decision of the parish council to decline the offer to take ownership. You can of course contact the Finance Team directly at NWLDC for further information and a detailed breakdown of the special expenses.

We hope this clarifies the situation.

HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh

HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh

Following the sad death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, Councillor Martin Farrand, said “This is indeed a very sad day for our country. Coleorton Parish Council joins the nation in mourning the death of HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh”.

HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh dedicated his life to the service of our Queen and Country, the Commonwealth and became our longest serving Prince Consort. Councillor Farrand continued “I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to The Queen and all members of the Royal family at this very sad time.”

Book of Condolence

“I’d encourage local people to leave tributes and messages in the virtual book of condolence which is available via the following links.

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/book-of-condolence / https://www.royal.uk/condolence

Coleorton Wood Spring and Summer Opening

Coleorton Wood Spring and Summer Opening

Last year we trialled extended opening times at Coleorton Wood during Spring and Summer and if successful we committed to making this a permanent change.
We are pleased to confirm that the wood will be open again until 8.00 p.m. starting from 4th April through to 30th September. However, please bear in mind that during the first few days of April and the last few days of September it may still be dark before 8.00 p.m. and in this case the car park will be closed before dark.
As reported previously, problems in the wood are rare. Whilst the majority of dog walkers are very responsible, occasionally we are made aware that dog waste is not being picked up and removed.
The volunteer group which manages the woodland will be working there from time to time using a variety of power and hand tools so you should stay a safe distance from their work area, and particularly during continuing COVID restrictions please observe government guidance with respect to social distancing from the volunteers and other members of the public.
If you witness any issues that are a cause for concern whilst in the wood (fly tipping, anti-social behaviour, etc.) please don’t hesitate to contact Cllr. Terry Betts 01530 811269 / 07840 140281 or any councillor listed on the Coleorton website if Cllr. Betts is not available.
Please enjoy your Spring and Summer evening walks in the wood!

Road Closure A512 Ashby Road Coleorton

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
A road closure is required on Ashby Road between Flagstaff Roundabout and Rempstone Road on the 10th April 2021 for two nights, 20:00 to 06:00.  The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to facilitate pre-surface dressing carriageway patching.  The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Rempstone Road, Coleorton; Rempstone Road, Top Brand, Worthington; Breedon Brand, Breedon; A42 J14 to J13, and vice versa. During the closures, alternative routes available to all traffic can be viewed at one.network

 

 

Crime Prevention is better than cure!

Crime Prevention is better than cure!

Safer NWLDC Partnership is working with the local police and councils to encourage residents to take measures themselves to prevent crime from happening. As part of this campaign, they are making some fairly simple items available, free of charge, to Coleorton residents. Our Crime Prevention champion Colin Jones has acquired a fresh stock of these items, some of which are pictured above and they include:

  • Personal alarm with a 130dbs siren activated on a keyring and includes an LED torch.
  • Car Key Wallets: these key protectors aim to prevent vehicle thefts following a rise in the number of thefts of keyless cars in recent months. The car key protectors prevent criminals from using a device to bounce a signal from the key to the vehicle in order to gain entry and steal it.
  • Window Shock Alarm. Fitted to window or patio doors emits 110dBs siren if the window is shaken due to entry attempt.
  • Two-in-one permanent UV/Ink marker pen and also immoveable stickers to mark your valuables. Valuables can be registered with www.immobilise.com to enable them to be traced if stolen or lost.
  • Shed or van motion detector PIR with security light – and weather-proof “This Shed is Alarmed!” notices.
  • Fence spikes
  • Simple but effective – small bells to attach to handbag, phone, purse etc which jingle if moved.

These items are available TO COLEORTON RESIDENTS ONLY by contacting our Crime Prevention Champion Colin Jones
Telephone: 0795 806 1508 or email colinjones15@gmail.com

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