Burbage Parish Council

Serving the community of Burbage

  • Parish Council managed play areas are now open in line with Government guidance on Covid-19.  Outdoor gym equipment at Brookside Park and at Colts Close recreation ground is also open.

    Parish Council managed play areas are now open in line with Government guidance on Covid-19. Outdoor gym equipment at Brookside Park and at Colts Close recreation ground is also open.

  • Burbage Farmers' Market - Saturday September 5 from 9am to 12.30pm.  Queueing system in place to aid social distancing

    Burbage Farmers' Market - Saturday September 5 from 9am to 12.30pm. Queueing system in place to aid social distancing

  • For the latest information and advice visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
  • Age UK Coronavirus helpline for over 70s - 0116 299 2239

    Silverline 24hr helpline for older people - 0800 470 80 90 https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

  • The Parish Office at Millennium Hall is now open between 9am and midday Monday to Friday.

    The Parish Office at Millennium Hall is now open between 9am and midday Monday to Friday.

    You can call on 01455 637533, email info@burbage-council.co.uk or use the post box inside the main sliding doors between 9am and 4pm on weekdays.

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Latest News

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:04 by Parish Council

FAMILIES AND HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS will be able to take part in a series of special activities that have been organised to mark Heritage Open Days in Hinckley and the wider borough this September.

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of culture and history that takes place from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 September.

The scheme aims to open up access and insight to buildings not generally seen by the general public and each year usually includes a wide range of guided walking tours and exhibitions, events and activities that will appeal to families and history enthusiasts alike. More »

However, in order to offer a Covid-secure experience for heritage enthusiasts this year, the Heritage Open Days (HODs) programme will comprise a mix of in-person and digital activities; communities will be able to celebrate the stories of the places and spaces that are important to them while staying safe and adhering to current social distancing measures.

The Borough Council will be offering visitors the chance to watch birds of prey in action as part of a falconry display, as well as a fletching display, where you will get to see real arrows being made, both displays to take place on Sunday 20th September in Argents Mead from 10am. No booking is necessary for this Covid-secure free outdoor event as Event Stewards will ensure social distancing is observed. Those attending are asked to sit or stand with members of their household or bubble up to a maximum of six people and only to attend if feeling well. Hand sanitising stations will also be available and a requirement to complete Track and Trace information. Further guidelines will displayed on posters in the Mead.

There will also be an online exhibition courtesy of the Atkins Building www.atkinsbuilding.co.uk/gallery as well as the opportunity to visit some historic local churches in person.

Meanwhile, Greg Drozdz of Hinckley & District Museum and Paul Gardner of Hinckley District Past & Present who both share a lifelong interest in the heritage of the town have collaborated on a nineteen minute film called 'Welcome to Historic Hinckley' which brings to life the early origins of the town through to the present day.

Greg Drozdz, local historian and Trustee of Hinckley & District Museum who writes and narrates the film explained: "The film tells the story of how the first settlers came to Hinks Lea before progressing to the story of Hinckley Castle and church before featuring local town personalities such as Joseph Hansom of Hansom Cab fame, pioneering Doctor Robert Chessher and Brewer William Bass. Then those that lived close to town like Ada Lovelace from Kirby Mallory and George Fox from Fenny Drayton. Eventually the film moves into present day Hinckley and the changes that have taken place in more recent times."

The film is available online for free at www.hdpp.co.uk.

Executive Member for Culture, Leisure, Tourism and Town Centres at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Nichols said: "I am very pleased to see this event return this year and excited by the potential of the digital experiences and I'm looking forward to watching the film that Greg and Paul have worked so hard to produce. Hinckley and Bosworth has so much history and culture to offer and the digital access will allow so many more people to learn more about our heritage and history regardless of where they are in the country."

Other activities include:

  • The Atkins Building online exhibition

Then and Now - An Online Photographic exhibition of The Atkins Building's transformation, documenting the journey from Victorian Hosiery Factory to the mixed use creative and business centre it is today.

The focus of the exhibition will be its transformation from derelict industrial site to the modern mixed use it has today.

The exhibition can be viewed online at www.atkinsbuilding.co.uk/gallery

  • St Margaret's Church, Stoke Golding – open daily

Come and find out how this beautiful Church has contributed to the life of Stoke Golding over the centuries. Marvel at the tell tale signs which past centuries have left on this iconic medieval building so enabling us to tell this story. Visitors will be able to walk around this Grade 1 Listed 800 year old church and spacious churchyard. No booking is required.

  • Desford, St Martin's Church – Saturday 12 September

Grade II star listed thirteenth century church with many interesting and historic features open from 10am to 6pm. A database of all gravestones in the church and churchyard is being compiled. A lift is available for wheelchair and pushchair users. No booking is required. » Less

Burbage policing update

Burbage policing update

Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 11:27 by Parish Council

Suspicious activity in area involving vehicles/persons:

We completed area searches for reported vehicles/persons in response to your calls including areas such as GROVE ROAD, ROBINSON WAY and CANBERRA WAY. Officers also completed a STOP CHECK on Tilton Road Park and discovered a small amount of Cannabis. Suspects were dealt with at scene.

Communication with residents around concerns in Burbage:

I have been out in Burbage this week continuing to sign up residents to Neighbourhood Link (got soaked but thanks to the residents that signed up). Please speak to your neighbours and friends and encourage them to sign up. We currently have over 1300 residents signed up in Burbage. The more people signed up, the more effective an appeal could be, more awareness around local crime trends and hopefully less victims of crime. More »

Over recent times we have been completing lots of crime reduction events and supporting residents with crime reduction. There has also been a lot of great work and investment by residents regarding crime reduction such as CCTV, alarms and driveway bollards. I would like to think that all this has contributed to the continued the really good crime figures in Burbage relating to residential burglary and vehicle theft. This work needs to continue so please stay vigilant.

This week in Burbage:

I am currently looking for information regarding some Anti-Social Behaviour around the Grange Drive/Hawthorn Crescent area of Burbage. If you have any information regarding eggs being thrown at a property in the area please get in touch.

Business break at Salvation Army shop. Occurred sometime between 31/08/2020 17:00 and 01/09/2020 08:00. Please get in touch if you have any information to support us.

Tools stolen from van on Brookfield Road on 02/09/2020 around 15:30. Please let this be a reminder to remove tools from your van overnight and ensure they are locked up and alarmed whilst you are working.

Crime Prevention and other useful information

https://www.speedorsafety.com/community Speeding in your area, report on this link.

https://www.leics.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/asb/asb/antisocial-behaviour/nuisance-parking/ Parking issues in your area, Report here.

https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/vehicle-safe-and-sound/ Security advice, theft from vehicles.

Darren Stretton (Police, PCSO 6035, Hinckley and Blaby NPA, Burbage) » Less

Burbage police update & The Beat newsletter

Burbage police update & The Beat newsletter

Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 17:15 by Parish Council

Please see attached the September edition of The Beat newsletter for Hinckley & Blaby Neighbourhood Policing Area. This includes an introduction from our new Inspector, Jamie Osborne.

Just to add we have had a Bicycle theft from a back garden overnight on the 29th August on Windsor Street, so please remember to always lock them up and put them away out of sight. The bicycle is described as a CARERRA 24 inch frame, RED frame with BLACK writing and florescent yellow details on frame. If you find it, please take it in and report quoting 20*452882. We have security items available such as padlock alarms (£8.50), UV pens (25p), UV torches (60p) and Data tag security packs (£18.99) available on request (sold at cost). More »

We have also had several laptops taken from an address on Church Street overnight on the 30th August. There was no sign of a break so PLEASE remember to lock your windows and doors when you are not about. Do not leave expensive items lying around on show.

You can property mark your valuables as stated above but you can also register you property FREE at https://www.immobilise.com/ Please take some time to do this. » Less