The latest news from Long Whatton & Diseworth Parish Council.
If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please see the notice below.
Nomination papers must be submitted before noon on 31st May 2013.
If you would like any further information please email the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 2nd May 2013
This meeting was the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, where members of the Council elect a Chairman and Vice Chair for the forthcoming year. Please find below an up to date list of all members of Long Whatton and Diseworth Parish Council.
Cllr. A Cawdell – Chairman
Cllr. S Roberts – Vice Chairman
Cllr. D Wiggins
Cllr. D Bamford
Cllr. T Wilkins
Cllr. R Cooke
The next Parish Council meeting will be Thursday 6th June at the Diseworth Heritage Centre at 7.30pm. » Less
Diseworth Play Area
After much discussion Long Whatton and Diseworth Parish Council identified a need to improve the Diseworth Play Area. The equipment currently installed doesn't serve the age range of the children that use it and has deteriorated over the years. I have obtained various quotes now and have a good idea of the cost of the equipment. The equipment will be of great value, sustainable and maintained by the Parish Council.
Since then consultations have taken place with Diseworth Primary School and all houses in Diseworth have been consulted. Asking for their views/ opinions and what sort of equipment they would like to see in the play area. More »
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that took the time to fill in the Diseworth Play Area Questionnaire – your comments are really important to help provide a park for all to enjoy. Our aim is to create an area where young children can play safely and happily.
With your support it has enabled the Parish Council to take the step further and apply for a grant from Awards for all towards this project!
I will post further updates, as I hear, to keep you informed – Watch this space!! » Less
12 community projects have been submitted for the 2013 Community Forum Budget. Each of these projects has requested a share of the £12,500 allocated to the Valley Community Forum. You can now view and comment on each proposal, offering suggestions for improvement. Here is the link to view and comment.
If you want to take part in the decision making on the night, you can now also book your place.
The Decision Night will take place on 4th June 2013, from 6-9pm.
If you have a food or drink business in Leicestershire, don't miss the opportunity of getting involved in this year's Leicester and Leicestershire Food Fortnight.
Over 55 individual businesses took part in last year's initiative to raise the profile of food and drink in the county – and there were a staggering 75 individual food-based events for people to visit. Businesses reported increased footfall and sales and more importantly their visibility in the community was raised with a national and local PR campaign, online listings on the dedicated website and entry into the Leicester Mercury Events Guide – which is all free to the businesses and community groups taking part. More »
Work on this year's Food Fortnight has already started and Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council are calling for all food and drink businesses or community groups in Leicester and Leicestershire to get in touch. Could you hold a special event? Could you offer customers tastings of local produce or hold demonstrations? Could you offer a special offer or promotion during the Fortnight? What could you do to raise the profile of your business by being involved in this year's Food Fortnight? Could you organise an event for your local community – perhaps celebrating its local or heritage foods? We are open to ideas and would love to hear from you.
Comments from some of last year's businesses:
Pete Gardner, Chocolate Alchemy, Loughborough
"Every chocolate tasting session I did was fully booked and I promoted it with a poster in my shop window for a couple of days on top of the promotion in the Leicester Mercury and online. I would definitely do it again next year as it is a very good way for me to promote my business in the run up to Christmas."
Ted Tann-Watson, Organiser of Donisthorpe Apple Day
"We had a turnout of over 300 people to our event – the best ever. We were delighted with the coverage both in the Leicester Mercury events guide and on promotional posters and fliers, which really helped encourage visitors to our event, from all over the County. I would definitely take part in the Food Fortnight again in the future.
Jessica Edmonds, Born and Bread – Bread-making Demonstrations, Hinckley
"My event was booked up immediately the Events Guide came out. I would definitely take part in Food Fortnight again as it really helped to raise my profile."
For information about getting involved in this year's event, please contact Rachel Dorsett, Silver Pear Communications on 01476 879215 or 07584 166629 » Less
Thursday 4th April 2013
The Annual Parish Meeting takes place in April, where all electors are invited to take part in local affairs. The Chairman, Councillor Cawdell, gave a brief report on the main issues and improvements that have taken place throughout the year, these include; the installation of the dog waste bins and dog bag dispensers in each village, the play areas, the recent flooding problems and the HS2 plans etc. The report can be found in full on the Parish Council's website; longwhattonanddiseworth.leicestershireparishcouncils.org.uk More »
The Parish Council meeting followed shortly after. PCSO Nicola Stanhope attended the meeting and spoke in Open Forum. She advised the Parish Council she had now returned back to work after maternity leave and if there was anything she could do to help, to let her know! - The Parish Council welcomed Nicki back.
There weren't any crimes to report in either village throughout March and all crime warnings are reported to the Diseworth Dialogue and the Long Whatton News.
Flooding update: LCC have been in touch with the Parish Council to try and arrange a meeting to discuss the recent flooding events. The idea of the meeting is to get a Risk Management Authorities together, including; LCC as LLFA, the Environment Agency, NWLDC, Long Whatton and Diseworth Parish Council, the local County Councillor, East Midlands Airport and the Local Resilience Forum.
Hopefully the Parish Council will have further information shortly.
The next Parish Council meeting will be Thursday 2nd May at the Long Whatton Community Centre at 7.30pm. » Less
If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please see notice below.
Nomination papers must be submitted to North West Leicestershire District Council before noon 5th April 2013.
Thursday 7th March 2013
Jim Snee attended the Parish Council meeting and spoke in open forum, as a member of WINGS, on the latest developments of HS2. Jim explained WINGS had held a meeting in Diseworth to gather, and discuss, the views of the residents; this was very well turned out with over 70 people! Jim expressed that the Parish Council and WINGS should work together on any further developments of the HS2 for the benefit of the community. The Parish Council strongly supported Jim's proposal. More »
After advertising for two Parish Councillors for some time now, the Parish Council is pleased to announce one vacancy has been filled! The Chairman welcomed Councillor Roger Cooke to the Parish Council.
There is now just one Parish Councillor Vacancy to fill. If you or you know of anyone who would like to find out more about becoming a Parish Councillor please get in touch: email@example.com.
Since the severe weather conditions in November 2012, which left a number of houses flooded, the Parish Council has had various meetings with local authorities and is working with them, the Airport, Seven Trent and the English Rural Housing Association to get to the bottom of the problem. This situation is a major concern for the Parish Council and hopes to be able to see the situation rectified in the near future.
After listening to the concerning number of complaints regarding dog waste on public pavements throughout the villages, the Parish Council has now had two dog waste bins installed as well as two dog bag dispensers. The dog waste bins were installed last month and are located on the raised footpath on The Green, Long Whatton, near the School and at Longmere Lane, Diseworth. The Parish Council hopes they will be well used and will monitor the need for further bins.
Please do NOT let your dog foul on public pavements! If you see anyone allowing this and would like to report it, you can do by calling North West Leicestershire District Council, Street Scene Department on 01530 454545.
The Parish Council would like to thank Fiona Palmer for her help covering the Clerk whilst she was away on maternity leave.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be held at The Diseworth Heritage Centre on Thursday 4th April 2013 at 7.15pm. » Less
Leicestershire County Council has made available £320,000 per year for local communities to invest in local improvement of their choice. The funding is available through the 25 Community Forums.
This Community Forum Budget is not a regular grant fund, because local residents are involved in all aspects of the process and they will be making the decision which projects should receive a share of the funds.
Community groups can put forward project ideas for which they are seeking funding. All those project proposals are then made available on the forum's website so residents can view and comment on them. The community groups and other local residents then come together for a Decision Night to discuss the projects and vote for their favourites. More »
All proposals will benefit from advice by a panel of experts, including advice on further sources of funding.
Don't miss out! Dates for your diaries:
Submit a Project Proposal: 7th May
View and Comment: 8th May - 4th June
Register your interest to attend: 8th May - 28th May
Decision Night: 4th June
Information about how to apply, view and comment on projects and register your interest to attend your local Decision night is available on your forum homepage. You can also call 0116 305 7034 for more information. » Less
Leicestershire County Council has launched a short survey to capture views of Leicestershire residents about the Government's initial preferred route and stations for the High Speed Rail line(HS2)between Birmingham and Leeds.
The Government's initial preferred route is through North West Leicestershire, with an East Midlands station at Toton.
The Government will be undertaking a public consultation on its preferred route later this year.
If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please see the notice of election below.
Nomination papers must be submitted to North West Leicestershire District Council before noon on 22nd February 2013.
If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please see the notice of election below.
Nomination papers must be submitted to North West Leicestershire District Council before noon on 1st February 2013.
Emergancy Road Works, West End, Long Whatton.
Sewer Works, Lady Gate, Diseworth
Please see details attached for information on becoming a Parish Councillor.