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Armed Forces Honoured in Service

Armed Forces Honoured in Service

Posted: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:25 by Parish Council

A SPECIAL service and parade was held in Hinckley on Saturday (25 June) to show support for the Armed Forces and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falkland conflict.

Organised by the Borough Council in partnership with the Hinckley combined Armed Forces and Veterans Community and Churches together with the Hinckley Combined Ex-service Association, the event included representatives from several regiments, nationalities, sections and services, including the local cadet forces. More »

Now in its 14th year, Armed Forces Day offers everyone a chance to thank the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.

A procession marched down Castle Street and into Argents Mead for a service led by Reverend Ian Hill from Churches Together. Afterwards the parade then made its way down Castle Street and along Station Road where a formal salute was taken.

This year's event also commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War. Lasting 74 days, the Falklands War was the first military action since the Second World War that utilised all elements of the Armed Forces, with 255 British personnel losing their lives.

A variety of military vehicles and memorabilia were on display in Argents Mead for visitors to view, kindly supplied by Charnwood MVT (Affiliated to the Military Vehicle Trust) and their members. A walk about 'Captain Mainwaring' was also in Argents Mead offering balloon modelling.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's Armed Forces Champions, Councillor Danny Findlay and Councillor Russell Roberts said: "This year as ever, offered an opportunity to highlight the sacrifices that were made for the freedoms that we enjoy today and to recognise the ongoing service that our Armed Forces undertake.

"The backdrop of Armed Forces Day 2022 was also significant as it acknowledges the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands conflict.

"In addition as well as more recent events such as servicemen and women supporting the national pandemic effort and now increased military deployments to Europe in the face of ongoing global security concerns. This of course is even more poignant given the sacrifices being endured by the military personnel and people of Ukraine and to those supporting them.

"Armed Forces Day is both an opportunity to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and a celebration for the steadfast service that our serving, reserves and veterans have given. The event enables us to include the wider armed forces family such as those Cadet Forces, servicemen and women's families and civilian support personnel.

"Our thanks to everyone involved in making this event happen and all who supported the event." » Less

Burbage Policing Update

Burbage Policing Update

Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:09 by Parish Council

Please see attached your Burbage Police Newsletter for July. This includes the priorities as voted for by Burbage residents. This months nominated concerns are Road safety, Anti-social behaviour and vehicle crime.

Based on general results from feedback we get, Dog fouling and vehicle obstructions tend to get a lot of votes. I have put a few links in this email to help signpost you if needed, to help challenge, reduce and deal with any concerns you may have. More »

Dog fouling is very much dealt with by Hinckley and Bosworth council. I have contacted HBBC on several occasions to look for ideas or initiatives that we can support with to help when challenging this behaviour. I have found out a few useful links as below which may help improve the situation. I also have some lamppost stickers at the office if you are aware of any particular areas that are locations where dog fouling is a problem. Drop me an email to Darren.stretton@leics.police.uk with the location.

Keep Britain Tidy (some good initiatives to reduce dog fouling that were trialled with success) https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/local-authorities/reduce-litter/dog-fouling/solutions

Report dog fouling to Hinckley and Bosworth Council https://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/info/200089/street_care_and_cleaning/373/dog_fouling

Vehicles and parking complaints can be very difficult to address as sometimes the complaint can be subjective and most complaints have to be dealt with on an individual basis at the time of the incident. It is vital you call 101 at the time of the incident if the concern is something the Police can deal with. The Police do not always have the powers to address some parking complaints and a lot of what I have dealt with, ultimately needs permanent solutions which need to be supported by the county council, residents and schools/businesses. Powers around issuing fixed penalty notices (FPN's) are also given to Leicestershire County Council. We have worked hard at a local level to engage with residents, launch initiatives, challenge those involved and support schools/residents to put solutions in place.

I have put several links below which go into a lot more detail than I can put in an email around this.

Leicestershire Highways (A roads to Zebras, topics such as parking, school parking, HGV's and crossings) https://leicestershirehighways.org.uk/

Speed or Safety (community speed watch, camera locations and safety advice on mobile phones, drug driving, seat belts and much more) https://www.speedorsafety.com/

LCC Cars and Parking (Blue badge parking scheme, permits, apply for disabled space outside your home and parking enforcement) https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/cars-and-parking

Parking enforcement LCC (covers pavement parking, parking outside schools) https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/cars-and-parking/parking-enforcement

Leicestershire Police Nuisance parking and abandoned vehicles https://www.leics.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/asb/asb/antisocial-behaviour/nuisance-parking/

I hope you find this information is useful and we are always happy to support residents with any local activities to resolve local concerns.

Thank you for your time and take care.

Darren 6035 » Less

Weaving with Waste workshops at The Meadows Community Centre

Weaving with Waste workshops at The Meadows Community Centre

Posted: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 15:32 by Parish Council

The Meadows Community Centre will be hosting Weaving with Waste workshops on Monday and Tuesday July 11 and 12, for a cost of £5 to include all materials, lunch and refreshments.

For full information, please see the poster below.

Places are limited and booking is required.