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Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:15 by Parish Council
A short online service will be held at 11.00 am on Friday 26th February 2021 which will be introduced by Cllr Richard Flemming Chairman or Burbage Parish Council.
Members of the public are welcome to view this commemoration via YouTube by following the link below.
The service will include a 30 min video recreating that day 100 years ago and will be followed by Fr Andrew Hall leading prayers for the occasion. More »
A copy of the 1921 Order of Service is attached below.
100 years ago, Burbage was in the process of lifting itself from the consequences of war and the ensuing flu pandemic. Through public subscription, villagers had raised funds to commemorate the lives of those lost during what was then known as The Great War with a memorial - and there were very strong views that it should be placed in the centre of the village, on what was then the village green, opposite Tong Lodge on Church Street. The Leicester Daily Post records that the memorial – now a Grade II listed monument - was unveiled on Saturday 26th February 1921 by Lieutenant-Colonel C H Jones CMG TD, a respected Colonel of 1/5th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment, under whom some of the Burbage men listed on the memorial had served. A service of dedication was led by Rev R D H Pughe, Rector of Burbage. » Less
Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:09 by Parish Council
The Borough Council is to increase its council tax charge for 2021/22 by £5 following a decision of the full council at its budget-setting meeting last night (Tuesday 23 February 2021).
This means the average Band D council tax (including the Special Expense Area) for Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council will increase to a charge of £139.87 for the 2021/22 financial year, the lowest in Leicestershire and anticipated to be the fifteenth lowest in England, and certainly within the lowest quartile. More »
This figure will be supplemented by the charges levied by Leicestershire County Council (£1,410.78), the Police and Crime Commissioner (£248.23) and the Fire Authority (£69.29).
Overall, this increase in council tax and the other measures set out in the council's Medium Term Financial Strategy enable the council to plan with more certainty over the three years to 2034/24, to operate a balanced budget, to maintain and improve services year on year, and to deliver other priority projects and initiatives suggested by local communities.
Residents are reminded they can pay their bill annually, half-yearly or monthly. In a full year the monthly instalments will normally be paid from April to January, however residents can also opt to pay their council tax over 12 instalments if they prefer.
Councillor Keith Lynch, Executive Member responsible for Finance, said "The last thing that the Borough Council wants to do at this time, during the coronavirus pandemic, when many are suffering financial hardship, is to increase the council tax but considerable reductions in Government support grants have put heavy pressure on the council's finances. In the last spending review the Government promised new money for local government but it transpired that over 80% of that 'new money' needed to come from increased council tax. Therefore we have to raise the borough council tax by £5 (10p a week) to try to maintain our present level of public services. I am pleased to be able to say that even after the increase the Hinckley and Bosworth council tax will still be among the lowest in the country." » Less
Posted: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 16:42 by Parish Council
Today the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have launched the Covid-19 vaccination survey (link below) exploring views of people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and what matters most to them.
The CCG want to understand if people are ready for their Covid-19 vaccine and how we can help them to feel reassured and confident in their decision to be vaccinated. More »