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Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:04 by Parish Council
A permanent memorial to seven year old Isla 'Smiler' Tansey has been unveiled in Argents Mead, Hinckley.
Isla's mum, Katherine, dad Simon and brother Harrison have unveiled a memorial plaque on a newly installed stone, watched by family, friends and well-wishers.
The stone was selected as a fitting memorial to the brave young campaigner by Isla's family and installed in Argents Mead, a place Isla and her family loved to visit, play and enjoy. Argents Mead's became the focal point for the community to pay their respects to Isla when she died last summer, with hundreds of people paying tribute to Isla by laying flowers and stones at the bandstand. More »
Isla's #photo #post #rehide campaign, a creative pastime which grew into a huge social media campaign, continues to raise the profile of childhood cancers and DIPG, the cancer which Isla suffered from.
Isla's Facebook page now has over 76,500 followers and family, friends and supporters who are now hoping to raise £73,000 to fund a dedicated 'Isla Smiler' DIPG Trial's Researcher.
John Coward, Hinckley Town Centre Assistant Manager, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council said "Isla's family are hugely grateful to Aggregate Industries of Bardon Hill, who have generously donated the 6.2 tonne stone (the equivalent in weight of an African elephant!) and to local stonemason Kurt Russell who has beautifully scripted a dedication plaque for the stone."
Leader of the council, Cllr Mike Hall said "This is a fitting memorial to Isla and it will serve as a lasting reminder of how she made a difference to our community. It also serves to remind us of the need for continued research to find a cure for DIPG and I have immense admiration for Katherine, Simon, and Harrison and the passion which they continue to have in working to fight the disease which took Isla from them.
"I shall always remember the scenes in Argents Mead, the tributes around the bandstand and the colourful celebration of Islas life, but every time I walk past this stone I shall remember the smile of Isla 'Smiler' Tansey."
Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 14:11 by Parish Council
RESIDENTS, local businesses and others with an interest in the borough are invited to give their views on the next stage of the review of the Hinckley and Bosworth Local Plan from Monday 7 January 2019.
The Local Plan is the key planning document for the borough and it will identify sites to meet housing and employment needs, and set out policies to guide development and respond to economic, environmental and social issues. The Local Plan also sets the strategic framework for Neighbourhood Development Plans. More »
The purpose of this consultation on the 'New Directions for Growth' document is to seek views on how the borough should grow in the future, and where new housing and employment development should be located.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Hall said "It's vital that the Council has sufficient sites allocated to build the homes that we need for the next 15 to 20 years. Whilst many sites have already been allocated around the urban area, and some sites have come forward in larger villages we need to identify if possible sites for new villages. We need to know which existing villages may need to expand to protect their local services such as shops, pubs and schools, but if we are to prevent further expansion in areas which already have plans to grow, we shall need new sites to come forward where new communities can be created."
A 'call for sites' exercise, is also being held alongside the consultation and residents and landowners are invited to submit sites which may have the potential for development, for consideration through the local plan review.
As well as being available to view and download on the website, printed copies of the document will be located at libraries within the borough and at the Hinckley Hub.
A series of drop-in events, where planning officers will be present to answer questions, discuss views and provide advice on how to submit comments will be held during the consultation.
Further details on the consultation, 'call for sites' and drop-in events can be found at https://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/localplanreview.
The consultation will run for eight weeks and ends on Sunday 3 March 2019. » Less
Posted: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:53 by Parish Council
Residents are invited to attend a planning consultation event at Burbage Millennium Hall on Wednesday 9th January 2019.
The event, which is to be hosted by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, will run from 2pm until 8pm.
It will give people the chance to tell planning officers where they think new housing and employment development should be sited around the borough.
Comments made will help to shape a Local Plan for Hinckley and Bosworth, which will earmark sites for new homes and work places in the years to come. More »
More information will be available from the borough council's website at hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/localplanreview from Monday 7th January 2019.
Printed copies of the documents will also be available from Hinckley Hub and local libraries.
Other, similar events, are to be held around the borough, including in the foyer at Hinckley's main Sainsbury's store on Thursday 31st January 2019 from 11am until 7pm.