In line with New National Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions effective from 5th November 2020, Parish Council managed play areas remain open, but outdoor gym equipment at Brookside Park and at Colts Close recreation ground are now closed.
Parish Council Office is now closed to the public. We remain open for business but our office is temporarily closed to visitors in line with new national restrictions. Please call 01455 637533 or email email@example.com
Burbage Farmers' Market - Saturday December 5 from 9am to 12.30pm. A queueing system will be in place to aid social distancing
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Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:16 by Parish Council
Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on a masterplan that will guide the development of land South of Station Road in Market Bosworth.
Earlier this year Birmingham-based planning consultants Define were appointed to create an overall masterplan and development strategy for the site. The consultants were tasked with creating a development of high quality design in keeping with the distinctiveness of the town, with affordable housing well integrated into the scheme, business units for existing and new companies and appropriate community facilities. More »
Following an informal consultation on the draft masterplan that took place over the summer, a formal public consultation has now begun. The consultation will run until 5pm on 22 December 2020.
Matt Bowers, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Director (Environment & Planning) said "We continue to work in partnership with Market Bosworth Parish Council and St Mary's Church to bring forward this proposed major development in Market Bosworth. The masterplan will be used to secure a developer to ensure this key development site in the borough secures a high quality scheme."
- To take part in the consultation go to the borough council's website - www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/mbmasterplan. In light of current restrictions the council is unable to make printed copies of the documents available to pick up from the Hinckley Hub or at the Market Bosworth Library so anyone without internet access who wishes to take part can request a printed copy by calling 01455 238141. » Less
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:35 by Parish Council
To coincide with lockdown restrictions easing, the Borough Council is reintroducing free parking in five popular town centre car parks on Saturdays in the run up to Christmas.
Shoppers will be able to park for free in St Mary's, Church Walk, Castle, Lower Bond Street and Trinity Lane East car parks in the three Saturdays before Christmas. The Borough Council, has agreed to repeat the popular offer again this year in order to thank shoppers for their loyalty during what has been a very challenging year and to increase trade for shops and businesses. More »
The free parking offer applies from 9am on Saturday 5, 12 and 19 December. Shoppers are reminded that parking is also free after 3pm every day in Trinity Lane East, Castle and Lower Bond Street car parks as well in all council run car parks on Sundays throughout the year.
Additionally, shoppers will also be able to park for free in North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) car park in the three Saturdays before Christmas. The car park, which is directly behind the Atkins Building, can be accessed from Druid Street.
Council Leader Stuart Bray said: "It has never been more important for us to support our local businesses. This year, more than ever, we're urging everyone to stay safe and shop local.
"With that in mind we're not only offering free parking on our five most popular car parks on Saturdays and all council car parks on Sundays but also after 3pm every day in three car parks to help to people to shop at quieter times through the week.
"For businesses emerging from the second national lockdown, shopping local for food and gifts will be a very welcome boost, so please love local and shop local this Christmas."
Until the lockdown ends or if you want to shop local from your home, you can find out which local businesses are offering click and collect, takeaway or delivery services by going online to:
- Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council's business directory: www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/lovelocal (borough-wide - just launched)
- Hinckley BID's A-Z directory of all Hinckley town centre businesses: www.hinckleybid.co.uk/hinckley/business-a-to-z
- The Fosse 107 virtual High Street: www.fosse107.co.uk/highstreet/ (businesses in the Fosse 107 area) » Less
Concern that pandemic is distracting from crucial EU Exit preparations Businesses urged to get ready for end of EU transition on 1 January
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:29 by Parish Council
Evidence suggesting that many Leicestershire businesses might not be prepared for the end of the EU Exit transition period has led to calls to action from local community leaders.
After officially leaving the EU earlier this year, Britain's transition period officially ends on January 1, 2021, bringing with it a raft of new rules that will apply to businesses from that date.
The Local Resilience Forum (LRF) though is concerned that many Leicestershire and Rutland businesses have been so focused on the Covid-19 pandemic,that EU Exit has slipped off their radar completely. More »
Businesses need to have information and complete a checklist at www.gov.uk/transition, to understand what they need to do to be prepared.
The 'time is running out' call comes after only eight per cent of the county's businesses identified EU Exit as a major obstacle on their horizon in a recent phone survey organised by Leicestershire County Council.
Bev Smith, Chief Executive of North West Leicestershire District Council, chairs the countywide LRF working group tasked with supporting the region to be prepared for EU Exit. Bev said: "It is a concern for us that January 1 will come round very quickly and businesses won't be ready for it.
"It's completely understandable that attentions are elsewhere – it's been a tough year for businesses and we're in the middle of our second national lockdown. Unfortunately though this doesn't change the fact that the transition period will end in a matter of weeks, and our businesses simply have to be ready.
"The last thing Leicestershire needs is further disruption and confusion in our business community in the New Year. This can be prevented by taking action now, but time is running out.
"This is a plea from us to use the Government's tools and information to check your businesses is prepared, and if you need further help our local authorities stand ready to support you."
The Government's www.gov.uk/transition is being signposted as the site for businesses to visit to understand the actions they need to undertake to ensure they are prepared.
Some of the key points businesses need to be aware of include:
· New customs procedures that will affect goods sold to the EU
· Visas or work permits may now apply for business travel to EU destinations
· The new immigration system may impact overseas nationals working for local firms
· Businesses that receive personal data from contacts in the EEA may need to take extra steps to ensure that the data can continue to flow legally
· Ensure qualifications that allow businesses to practice or service clients in the EU are recognised by EU regulations.
Kevin Harris, Chair of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Board of Directors, said: "We're doing as much as we can to support our businesses to be ready for EU Exit in time for 1 January.
"Through our Business Gateway Growth Hub service we've been running one to one support sessions and webinars to give tailored and in-depth advice to those that need help – and these will continue to be run on a weekly basis.
"Local authorities are reaching out to businesses too, offering their support and advice. The bottom line is though that only businesses owners themselves can take the steps required to prepare – and the time to act is now."
LRF leaders say that by preparing now, the impact on local trade and therefore the local economy will be kept to a minimum in January.
Bev Smith added: "We're not expecting the end of the transition to cause major issues if we are collectively prepared for it.
"It's a big ask for businesses to divert their focus away from Covid-19 to address EU Exit – and we wouldn't be doing it if it wasn't essential.
"By working together we will be ready for January 1 – please take advantage of the local support available and see Leicestershire and Rutland safely negotiate the end of the transition period."
EU Exit Business checklist
If as a business owner, the answer to any of the following is yes, then your business probably needs to take action to be ready for the end of the EU Exit transition period.
It is recommended business owners initially visit www.gov.uk/transition to find out more about what the need to do to prepare.
Do you employ any EU nationals?
Do you employ any UK nationals who work in the EU?
Do you have staff who regularly travel to the EU for work?
Do you sell products to customers in the EU?
Do you buy products from suppliers in the EU?
Are any of your export deliveries timebound with penalties?
Do you provide any services or advice to EU customers?
Do you receive personal data from the EU/EAA?
Do you have an EU web domain?
Do spend large amounts on supplies or services from the EU?
Do you have a bank account in the EU?
Do you have non-EU clients that might now face import duties?
Do you have exchange services in place to protect against currency fluctuation?
One to one webinar support
Business Gateway Growth Hubs in Leicestershire and Rutland are offering one to one support sessions to provide businesses with the opportunity to identify and address vulnerabilities unique to individual business operating models.
Discussions can cover:
· International contracts
· Customs declarations and documentation
· Supporting EU nationals you employ
· How to address customs valuations for imported goods
· Checking commodity codes and the new Global Tariff
· Regulations and licensing affecting goods
· Applicable country of origin protocols
· Overview of existing Continuity and Mutual Recognition Agreements to help ensure frictionless trade
· Trading under preference
· Analysis of supply chain and mitigating risk
· Much more