• Waste and recycling collections to be made from 6am from Wednesday August 10 onwards due to forecast heatwave - please remember to put out your bins in time

    Waste and recycling collections to be made from 6am from Wednesday August 10 onwards due to forecast heatwave - please remember to put out your bins in time

  • To contact the Parish Office please call 01455 637533 or email info@burbage-council.co.uk

    To contact the Parish Office please call 01455 637533 or email info@burbage-council.co.uk

  • Souvenir booklets celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee are available from the Parish Office 9am - 3pm weekdays for £1 per copy - cash only please

  • Click here to view a Council contact tree showing which local authorites are responsible for which services and facilities across Burbage
  • Hedgehog-shaped 'hedgehog highway' hole surrounds and information leaflets are available from the Parish Office 9am - 3pm weekdays for a suggested donation of £3 each - cash only please

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Early bin collections from Wednesday due to forecast heatwave

Early bin collections from Wednesday due to forecast heatwave

Posted: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 15:04 by Parish Council

Householders across Hinckley and Bosworth are being asked to put their rubbish and recycling out by 6am from Wednesday morning (10 August) onwards to help collection crews during the heatwave.

The Met Office has said there is a 90% probability of a Heat Health Alert Level-3 being announced across the East Midlands this week with temperatures expected to be into the low 30s Celsius from Wednesday to over the weekend. More »

As a result, recycling and waste crews will be starting collections from 6am to make the most of the cooler conditions earlier in the day so residents are asked to put their bins - rubbish, recycling and garden waste - out by 6am on collection days. Residents may find it is more convenient to put bins out for collection the night before, if they don't already do so, to ensure they are not missed.

Crews all have sun cream, sun hats and water to help protect themselves from the heat.

Executive Member for Street Scene Services at the Borough Council, Councillor Bill Crooks, said: "Our crews do a fantastic job, it's challenging working outside in extreme weather conditions.

"Over this extremely hot period please do think about the crew and help them where possible by putting your bins out the night before or by 6am at the latest and letting your friends and neighbours know about the earlier collection time.

"During the heat wave last month lots of residents kindly offered cold drinks to the crews to help them to keep cool, so we know how much people like to help out if they can."

If your bin is not emptied, you have up to 24 hours to report it to us online here: www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/missedbin » Less

Double accolade for town parks

Double accolade for town parks

Posted: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:49 by Parish Council

Two Hinckley parks are officially among the best in the UK after they were each awarded a much-coveted Green Flag - a prestigious accolade that is only awarded to the very best parks and green spaces in the UK.

In a double celebration Hollycroft Park has been awarded its thirteenth Green Flag Award and Argents Mead has been awarded its sixth Green Flag Award. The two award winning parks are two of the 2,208 sites across the country to collect the award for 2022. More »

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

The award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Councillor Bill Crooks, the Borough Council's Executive Member for Street Scene Services, Parks and Open Spaces said: "After two years that have seen parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that Hollycroft Park and Argents Mead have both achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that make the green space a great space that everyone can enjoy.

"Thanks are due to the staff at the council, and in particular, the Friends of Hollycroft Park Group, for their dedication and hard work that has helped Hollycroft Park to be awarded its 13th Green Flag, a fantastic achievement."

Commenting on the news that Hollycroft Park and Argents Mead have both met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy's Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: "I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these two parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.

"Both parks play a vital role in providing a green space for the community in Hinckley. This award is testament to all the work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award." » Less

Burbage policing update

Burbage policing update

Posted: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:00 by Parish Council

Here is an update for Burbage.

Two more sets of registration plate thefts. One happened on the 28th-29th of July on Boyslade Road and we had another incident last night, 3rd of August in the garage area of Banky Meadow where a set were taken from a vehicle between 22:30-23:00. If you have any CCTV in the area, please get in touch if you saw anything suspicious around this time. Darren.stretton@leics.police.uk More »

Damage caused to a vehicle by youths at the Blackways Meadows allotments on the 2nd of August. Stones were thrown at the vehicle between 18:30-18:45. If you have any information on these people, please get in touch.

It appears an intoxicated suspect felt it was a good idea to climb on the top of a motor vehicle on Church Street on the 1st of August at around 23:25 causing damage to the vehicle. Again, any information on this person would be greatly appreciated to support the victim with costs perhaps. Do you know anyone who woke up Tuesday morning a bit worse for wear and was in the area?

We have received some good information relating to suspicious vehicles in the village. Please keep a look out if you are about or dog walking. If you see a vehicle you suspect stolen or suspicious, please get in touch. There are plenty of free sites and Apps where you can check if the vehicle is stolen. Please ensure you call 101 immediately if you see a vehicle with incorrect registration plates or if you suspect it is stolen. Car parks can be a place of interest.

We have also been completing work around reports drug activity. Please send us as much information as possible such as vehicle registrations, times and locations. Drug activity can kill if it relates to drug driving, can impact on the safety of local residents due to attracting drug dealers and those involved can take advantage of young and/or vulnerable people. Any information you can provide can make a difference to someone's life. Darren.stretton@leics.police.uk

Whilst residential burglary and vehicle crime have dropped off over the last week or so, please continue to be mindful especially if you own anything on two wheels such as a motorbike, electric bike or moped. These types of vehicles have been targeted all over Leicestershire. https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/keeping-vehicles-safe/theft-motorcycles-scooters/

Scams from residents to raise awareness

WHATSAPP SCAM

This morning, I received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number - ***1127
The message said "Hi Mum, I have just received my new phone and this is the number". As I wasn't aware of either of my children changing their phones, I ignored the message and then received a 2nd one saying "How are you?" I almost believed that this may be my daughter as I wasn't well yesterday but I phoned my daughter on her usual mobile phone and she confirmed that it was not from her.

Obviously some kind of WhatsApp scam!!!

COVID SCAM

"Just received the following notification on my mobile:

You've been exposed to someone who tested positive for sub-variant BA.5. You are eligible for a free test via "link".

Fake websites that are used to steal personal and financial information or infect devices with malware.

Almost certainly a scam. Just thought I would let you know."

"Saga car insurance, The letter I received from Saga was genuine but Another person took out a car policy on July 3rd in my name and address. I was expected to fill in many personnel details and most likely to pay for the policy. I do not own a car or have an insurance policy. The policy was registered to a different registration to my wifes car."

"Another scam email, the address from which it was sent is the confirmation. Again, I suggest if anyone has a doubt about an email, always look at the sender's address, it confirms it, apart me having ordered nothing! This has probably happened because I logged into my Paypal account only yesterday, nothing more!"

Thank you for your time and take care,

Burbage PCSO 6035 Darren Stretton

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