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Help prevent food and household waste this Halloween

Help prevent food and household waste this Halloween

Communities across Leicester and Leicestershire are being urged to get involved to help prevent food and household waste this Halloween.

It’s estimated up to 15 million pumpkins are binned in the UK every Halloween – but the flesh, seeds, and even the stringy bits can be used to serve up some delicious treats instead. Once you have finished with your lantern, if it can’t be eaten, it can go in a compost bin. 

However, it’s not just food waste that increases at this time of year, two out of every five Halloween costumes get thrown away after just one wear. This means an estimated 7 million Halloween items of clothing are sent to landfill every year in the UK.

For information and advice on having a low waste Halloween celebration, please visit: https://www.lesswaste.org.uk/2021/10/14/halloween-waste/

County Council announces planned roadworks on Melbourne Road from 1 November

Leicestershire County Council Highways has announced that Melbourne Road between Nottingham Road and Ashby Road will be closed from the 1st November 2021 for eight working days (Monday to Friday between 07:00 to 18:00) while essential repairs are carried out. The council says that on 1st November 2021 works will be taking place from Nottingham Road to north of TNT Entrance, on 2nd November 2021 from north of TNT entrance to south of TNT Entrance, and then 3rd to 10th November 2021 from south of TNT entrance to Ashby Road.

The footpath between Rempstone Road and School Lane will be closed from 9th November 2021 for two days.  A temporary suspension of 7.5t weight limit is also required on Melbourne Road for the duration of works. 

Christmas on the Green 2021

Christmas on the Green 2021

The Autumn equinox has come and gone so its OKAY to talk about Christmas! Do I hear the odd HUMBUG?

Well, for reasons all too familiar to us we couldn’t hold the event last year BUT providing there’s no panic buying of mince pies, mulled wine and Xmas trees, we’ll have an event!

Keep the date in your diary, watch this space for more.

In the meantime, we do need your help. A call to arms for musicians to join our little gang and entertain us all. Old or young, whatever instrument you play, if you’re willing to have a go please message me directly and I’ll put you in touch with our Master of Ceremonies!

Stoney Lane Footpath to Recreation Ground

Stoney Lane Footpath to Recreation Ground

Brambles on the footpath from Stoney Lane to the Zion Hill (Peggs Green) recreation ground had engulfed many young specimen trees. This weekend the Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group cleared a number of areas along the path and now the trees can breathe! What a huge difference! A BIG thank you to the volunteer group for making such an amazing improvement!

Advance Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulation Order

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location:
Melbourne Road (Ashby Road to Nottingham Road) and Footpath M103; Newbold (Worthington). The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Leicestershire County Council to safely facilitate carriageway patching. The TTRO will incorporate temporary road closures and suspension of 7.5t weight limit (Melbourne Road only). The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of eight working days (Monday to Friday) commencing on the 1st November 2021. Works are proposed to take place daily between 07:00 and 18:00. A Press Release will be issued to confirm these details approximately 2 weeks prior to the
works commencing.

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Coleorton Wood Opening Times

A reminder that as the nights draw in the wood will be closing earlier than 8 p.m. until the 30th September when it will revert to Winter times – 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. We hope you are enjoying the longer Spring and Summer opening times and there is no reason why this should not continue. Thank you to all those responsible dog walkers who pick up after their pooch; unfortunately we are still seeing and having reported to us instances of dog poo being left on the trails and a recent litter pick found some dog poo bags in the undergrowth. Please, please, please tidy up after your dog and keep the wood a lovely asset for all to enjoy!

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – Corkscrew Lane

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location. A road closure is required on Corkscrew Lane between Leicester Road / Alton Hill and the Railway Bridge on the 13th September 2021 for five days.
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Stephen Daykin Consulting Ltd for Ben Evans Properties Ltd to facilitate development works and resurfacing. The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Alton Hill, Packington; Alton Hill, A511, Ravenstone/Coleorton/Ashby; and vice versa.
During the closures, alternative routes available to all traffic can be viewed
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Forrester Close Play Area – Possible Transfer of Ownership and Responsibility

Forrester Close play area is currently owned by North West Leicestershire District Council and maintenance thereof charged under the Special Expenses on the Council Tax Demand. 

Coleorton Parish Council has received numerous comments from parishioners regarding the apparent inability of NWLDC to maintain the play area to an appropriate standard, leaving the grass to grow to over two feet in height, not maintaining the one piece of play equipment or emptying the waste bin.

With this in mind, the Parish Council is considering taking over ownership of the play area from NWLDC.  This would mean that the Parish Council would be responsible for the maintenance of the play area.  Part of the Special Expenses cost would remain for the maintenance of the closed churchyard of St Mary’s church.    

The Parish Council would not consider taking over the play area until such time as it is brought up to a suitable ,and appropriate standard for the site locality. 

The Parish Council is now asking for your comments in response to its consideration to take on the play area for the benefit of the local community.  If you would like to comment or discuss this proposal please contact the Clerk – Fiona Palmer on 07312094205 or email parishclerk@coleorton.org.uk

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