COLEORTON NEWS & EVENTS
The parish council has been approached to put more waste bins in the parish.
The locations suggested to the council are:
- Junction of Lower Moor road and Rempstone Road (this is in Worthington Parish)
- Peggs Green play area
- Lane from The Moorlands to Farm Town
- Forrester Close play area – replace poor quality existing bin
- Coleorton Wood (as this is private land we need to find out if NWLDC will empty a bin, however we were made aware that it could be emptied by volunteers)
The parish council does not have the power and cannot in isolation determine where bins should be placed. NWLDC has a responsibility to provide litter bins on the public highway (publically adopted by County Council) and ultimately it is their decision whether or not we can install a bin (this applies to any street furniture).
Following a request to NWLDC by the parish council, they will undertake a six weeks’ assessment period. If they determine that the proposed location requires a waste bin, they will install a bin and empty it without cost to the parish council. If NWLDC does not agree there is a need, then the parish council can, if it desires, purchase a bin, or accept a donated bin but only if NWLDC grants permission to do so in the location identified. In the latter situation NWLDC will empty the bin and invoice the parish council for the service.
Two new bins were placed in the parish in the last 18 months. Current bin locations are:
- The Moorlands (by the parish noticeboard)
- Ashby Road (opposite the Millenium Garden)
- Post Office (Lower Moor Road)
- Peggs Green play area
- Junction of Zion Hill and Nottingham Road
- Forrester Close play area
The following criteria for bin locations is from information provided by NWLDC:
“For the safety of our crews emptying litter bins, we require them to be placed on a 30mph road only. However if a bin is required on a faster road i.e. 40mph and above and has a pull in such as a bus stop we may be able to place a litter bin there on rare occasions as long as it safe for our crews to maintain.”
If there are other locations in the parish where it is felt a bin would be beneficial, please contact the parish clerk firstname.lastname@example.org who will collate the suggestions, including those already received, for an assessment by NWLDC. If suggested locations fall within another parish boundary, Coleorton Parish Council will liaise with the respective parish council but ultimately it is their decision, with NWLDC, if a bin is to be provided. Parish boundary map can be found here Parish Boundary Map | Coleorton Parish
Closing date for receiving suggestions is 31st July. The council will publish the suggested locations for comment, and then submit to NWLDC for assessment.
Colin Jones reports a good uptake in this equipment but he still has some stock. Please take advantage whilst the equipment is available. Colin’s contact details are below.
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 email@example.com
ADVANCE NOTICE OF A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER.
A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location: Stoney Lane, Coleorton (see weblink), The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Western Power Distribution to safely facilitate replacement of electricity pole. The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure. The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of one day commencing on the 4th August 2021. A Press Release will be issued to confirm these details approximately 2 weeks prior to the works commencing.
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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!
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
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.
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!
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 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.
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.