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Colts Close consultation ends soon

Colts Close consultation ends soon

Posted: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:18 by Parish Council

A public consultation exercise to gauge parishioners' views on proposals for new play provision on Colts Close Recreation Ground closes at the end of this month.

Residents who live near to or regularly use the Parish Council managed green space are encouraged to submit their feedback, if they have not already done so, before August 31.

The Parish Council is expecting to receive developer contributions (S106 funding) specifically to pay for new play and outdoor space provision, as a result of new homes built around Sunloch Close. More »

Around £28,000 is expected to be available for equipped children's play space, plus around £12,000 for formal open space provision (which could include sports pitches, fixed courts or multi-functional sports spaces) and another £3,000 for informal play space (which could include paths, picnic tables, bins and planted areas).

Surveys carried out recently among pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 at Hastings High School suggested that a skate park, a BMX track and a zip wire would be popular attractions.

Other suggestions being considered are an outdoor gym and marked cycle/scooter paths

All of the new provision would be put on land owned by the Parish Council and not on the sports field owned by Burbage Parish Lands Charity.

The money can only be used for the purposes outlined and cannot be used for other kinds of provision.

Due to the limited funds available, it will not be possible to provide everything that has been suggested but, based on public feedback, the Parish Council will determine preferred options and work with play providers to make the best use of the money available.

Professional play providers will be invited to draw up potential schemes, which residents will be invited to consider as soon as they are available.

If you have not yet done so and would like to let the council know your views, please email info@burbage-council.co.uk or call 01455 637533 (Monday to Friday 9am until midday and then answerphone) or pop in to the parish office in Millennium Hall, Britannia Road, Monday to Friday between 9am and midday, before the end of August 2019. » Less

Wide load due through village: Wednesday August 21

Wide load due through village: Wednesday August 21

Posted: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:01 by Parish Council

POLITE NOTICE

A high and wide load is due to travel through Burbage tomorrow, Wednesday August 21, on its way to the A5.

It will be under a Police escort and expected to be travelling between 1pm and 3.30pm.

Police are requesting that Church Street be left clear of parked vehicles during this time to allow the load to travel through safely.

Because of its height, the load has to travel on this dedicated high load route as it is not permitted to use the motorway network. More »

Leicestershire Police have thanked residents in advance for their co-operation in this matter. » Less

New fund will help volunteers across the borough

New fund will help volunteers across the borough

Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:24 by Parish Council

Applications are being invited for grants from a new 'Making a Difference' Community Volunteers Fund, which has been set up to support volunteers across Hinckley and Bosworth borough.

The fund recognises the invaluable work being delivered by volunteers across the borough, and the significant impact it has on improving the quality of life for people within the borough's communities.

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, through the HBBC/VCS Partnership, has made available a further £5,000 for the 2019/20 period. More »

The fund is specifically for small groups of volunteers or individuals to support volunteering activities with applications of up to £250.

Applications are welcomed from all volunteers, including those who are working within new or established volunteer groups or within organisations.

An application form is available (see below).

There is no deadline for applications and funds will be offered while money remains available. » Less