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In line with New National Lockdown - Stay at Home - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions effective from 5th January 2021, Parish Council managed play areas remain open, but our outdoor gym equipment and multi-use games areas are closed.
Centenary Service of Burbage War Memorial Unveiling
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Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:44 by Parish Council
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council is working with E.ON to offer eligible residents up to 100% funding for either a first-time gas central heating system with free gas connection, or an air source heat pump central heating system across the district.
To benefit from the full funding available residents must not currently have a central heating system and currently rely on inefficient heating systems such as electric storage heaters or solid fuel heating to heat their homes. You do not need to be an E.ON customer to apply. More »
To take advantage from the full funding available for an air source heat pump central heating system, residents must currently heat their homes using electric storage heaters and meet the eligibility criteria. You do not need to be an E.ON customer to apply.
An air source heat pump system uses electricity to extract heat from the outside air, in the same way a refrigerator extracts heat to keep the inside cool and can be used to heat both the home and the hot water tank.
Eligible residents could also benefit from free cavity wall and loft insulation and funding towards solid wall insulation as part of the offer.
This offer is operating on a first-come, first-served basis. For eligibility criteria and further information please call E.ON's call centre on 0330 400 1095
The Borough Council's Executive Member for Housing, Councillor Michael Mullaney said: "We are really pleased to be supporting our residents across the area with this great initiative.
"Through working with E.ON we hope to be able to improve the energy efficiency in hundreds of homes and ensure residents not only save money on their energy costs but can also become more energy efficient at the same time.
"We would urge eligible residents to contact E.ON to find out more and together we can help as many people as possible stay warm and healthy in their homes and help to save money at this difficult time."
Nigel Dewbery, Residential Solutions Director at E.ON, said: "We're really pleased to be working with Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to give eligible residents the opportunity to install either a free first time gas central heating system, air source heat pump central heating systems and a range of energy efficiency measures on their properties. » Less
Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:24 by Parish Council
We have been notified of a high and wide load due to take a route through Burbage on Friday 5th March.
It will be under a Police escort and travelling between 1000 and 1200 hours.
It would be appreciated if Church Street can be left clear of parked vehicles during this time to allow the load to travel through safely.
As the load is high it has to travel on this dedicated high load route. It is not permitted to use the motorway network. More »
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Catalytic converter theft news (not Burbage but close enough)
We've arrested three people in connection with catalytic converter thefts in the region.
Just after 10pm on Thursday 25 February officers received a report from a member of the public of a suspected theft in progress on Highfields Road, Hinckley.
Having been disturbed, the suspects drove away from the area and officers began a search to locate the vehicle.
Teams including the Roads Policing Unit, Special Operations, National Police Air Service and Dogs Unit were involved.
A forced stop of a car was executed near Barlestone and the suspects left the area on foot.
Following a search, a 31-year-old man from Loughborough, a 16-year-old boy from Loughborough and a 39-year-old man from Leicester were all arrested on suspicion of theft.
The car was recovered, no injuries were reported and enquires are ongoing.
Inspector Jamie Osborne said: "Dealing with catalytic convertor thefts has been a priority area for Leicestershire Police.
"We are extremely grateful to members of the public for coming forward immediately.
"It is vitally important that any information is reported to us as quickly as possible.
"This was a perfect example of what we can achieve when everyone works closely together."
Whilst conducting patrols officers seized a vehicle from the Sketchley Meadows area at around 00:30 on the 27th under Section 165 powers (no insurance). An example of officers being out and about in Burbage looking out for suspicious activity.
We have also been out continuing with our crime prevention and awareness around Pennant Road, Squires Green, Wolvey Road, Grosvenor Crescent, Lucas Road, Rosewood Close, Briar Close, Cowper Road, The Beeches and St Martin's.
The crime prevention advice include garden crime, theft from vehicles, rogue traders and home security. Get in touch if you would like any support. We have a selection of leaflets and products that may help or give you some ideas.
If you have received any crime prevention leaflets please take a minute to have a look at them. We have also spoken to residents to support with local concerns and are completing active patrols to address concerns raised. Remember, if you have any information around suspicious activity or information around criminal behaviour please let us know. 101 Non-emergency or 999 emergency.
There is an informative video on YouTube for the centenary service of the Burbage War Memorial unveiling. If you are interested in local history, the video is well worth a watch. https://youtu.be/EcmL7bEXSnI
Thanks for sharing Neighbourhood Link and encouraging others to sign up. Your efforts are very much appreciated. https://www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk/
Thank you and take care
Darren Stretton (Police, PCSO 6035, Hinckley and Blaby NPA, Burbage) » Less
Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:42 by Parish Council
Gardeners have more time to renew their subscription to the Borough Council's garden waste collection service this year following the disruption to the service last April as a result of the pandemic.
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has extended subscriptions for the 2020/21 service by two months, which means that with brown bins displaying the 2020/21 sticker will now be collected until 31 May 2021. More »
To ensure the service continues uninterrupted, subscriptions for the 2021/22 service can be renewed from 1 March and no later than 30 April to allow sufficient time for new bin stickers to be posted out.
The cost for 2021-2022 has increased to £30, the first price rise in five years.
The Borough Council's Director for Environment and Planning, Matthew Bowers explained: "The decision to increase the charge for garden waste collections is one of many difficult decisions the council has faced this year to help reduce the costs of providing services.
"Like many councils we have a much reduced budget from central Government and our income has reduced substantially, particularly in the last year, while our costs have continued to rise. Garden waste collection is not a service we have to provide, nor do people have to subscribe, but at just £30 per year it is an excellent, value for money service that still costs less than similar services offered by other councils around the country."
New subscriptions can be made online at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/gardenwaste or by calling the council on 01455 238141. Payments can be made by either credit or debit card.
Direct debit subscribers do not need to do anything and will receive their new bin sticker by the end of April. However, direct debit payments will be collected 1 April for the service starting on 1 June.
New stickers can be put on bins as soon as they are received.
Residents who do not subscribe to the service may dispose of their garden waste in other ways including:
1. Composting at home - garden waste and other material can be recycled by purchasing a low cost compost bin from www.getcomposting.com
2. Taking garden waste to a Leicestershire County Council Household Waste & Recycling Site (see
www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling) by booking an appointment in advance. » Less