COLEORTON NEWS & EVENTS
Last Autumn an enthusiastic group of councillors and local residents undertook the planting of hundreds of daffodil bulbs on Beaumont Green. They approached the task with great gusto, with a wonderful feeling of camaraderie, enjoying a socially distanced day out in the lovely Autumn sunshine. And the next few months in a state of trepidation wondering if they would ever see the fruits of their labours!
Excitement mounted as little green shoots poked through the grass and the planting team all watched in amazement to see a host of golden daffodils appear in March. Wordsworth would have been proud!
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
During the last few months our fly tipping champion Cllr. Michael Akroyd has been quietly and diligently working in the background with the local district authority to find a way to reduce incidences of and ultimately stop fly tipping in our village. In the last three years the cost to NWLDC was more than £95k to clear up after fly tips in the Farm Town area with only one successful prosecution. After a spate of seemingly daily fly tips, the incidences have reduced but it is still happening.
Very recently a meeting was held with senior enforcement officials from NWLDC (ultimately fly tipping is the responsibility of the District Council) and the outcome is that they are happy to support and be involved in a working group to address the problem.
The group will comprise NWLDC officials, parish councillors and local residents. The remit for the group will also include the problem of dog waste; this issue has been raised with the Council recently by a local resident.
We would be happy to see more residents from the local community joining the working group; if you are concerned about keeping our lovely village clean and tidy and want to help to protect the environment, please contact Cllr. Michael Akroyd firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to give you more information.
Government guidelines advised against groups meeting for Remembrance Sunday. However, On Sunday Cllr. Betts attended and laid two wreaths – one on behalf of St Mary’s Church and the other on behalf of Coleorton parishioners and, as is our usual custom read out the names of the war dead from Coleorton parish.
Revd. Mary Gregory, Rector of St Mary’s Church, Coleorton, writes: Usually, St Mary’s Church and Coleorton Parish Council would be welcoming the village to a simple Act of Remembrance at Coleorton’s war memorial. This year, North West Leicestershire District Council have asked us all to ‘Remember at Home’, rather than risk gathering in numbers and spreading Covid-19 amongst us.
So with the help of local film makers Pudding Bag Productions, we pre-recorded our Remembrance Sunday service. The film, shot in Ashby and in our villages, includes the central Act of Remembrance, together with beautiful prayers, readings and music from the St Helen’s choir. See the video on YouTube