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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

New bench at St. Mary’s

New bench at St. Mary’s

Almost 28 years to the day since Leicestershire County Council presented Coleorton Parish Council with a lovely wooden bench to commemorate the opening of the A512 Coleorton Improvement Road Scheme, the bench was removed because it had deteriorated badly as a result of weather and time.  The bench sat on the small green outside of St. Mary’s church for visitors or weary walkers to take a rest.  We’re pleased to let you know there is a new bench in position.  No trees were harmed in the construction of this bench, it’s made from easily maintained recycled plastic so we’ve done our bit towards helping the environment and we hope it will last longer than the 28 years of its predecessor. 

LE0061: Receipt of documents – notification of exempt status, 2021

This is an automated message from PKF Littlejohn LLC to notify you that we have received and logged the notification of exempt status for the year ended 31 March 2021 submitted to us for Coleorton Parish Council. By notifying us that Coleorton Parish Council has claimed exemption there is no review to be performed and consequently no auditor certificate and report, or any other closure documentation, will be issued by us for this reporting year.

If you did not submit your notification of exemption by the specified submission deadline and were sent chasing letter(s), you will receive an invoice for those chaser charges calculated in accordance with the fee scales set by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Limited which are available to view here.

Unless we receive any correspondence from local electors during the period for the exercise for public rights that requires us to contact you, you will not hear from us again, except to chase any outstanding fees, until the planning for the 2021/22 review year gets underway.

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