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Tree and hedgerow initiatives for farmers and landowners

In partnership with the Woodland Trust, Leicestershire County Council has a range of tree and hedgerow initiatives available to farmers and landowners across Leicestershire.

  • Targeting Trees Disease packs - for creating a small woodland to regenerate the countryside (field corners for example)
  • MOREhedges – for planting a minimum of 100m of new native hedgerow with hedgerow trees-
  • MOREwoods –... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:42 by Stephen Derry

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A new awards contest has been launched to honour Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland's community heroes.

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach has launched the Safer Community Celebration 2020 event, recognising the outstanding contribution of individuals and groups who have helped improve safety and protect vulnerable people.

Leicestershire is home to a fantastic array of positive... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:31 by Stephen Derry

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Notice of a Community Governance Review

Harborough District Council has commenced a Community Governance Review of the civil parishes of the Harborough District, the purpose of which is to consider if changes are needed to the parish arrangements within the District.

The Council is now conducting the first stage of the review process and is inviting residents and interested organisations to submit their views on existing arrangements together... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:59 by Stephen Derry

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LCC Snow Warden Scheme

Leicestershire County Council will be launching the snow warden scheme again this season and is inviting Parish Councils to get involved in this scheme to help the community during the coming winter.

The snow warden scheme is primarily intended to provide local treatment of key footways during periods of prolonged snow and ice.

The pressure that severe winter conditions places on LCC resource means that... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:19 by Stephen Derry

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EU Exit

Harborough District Council (HDC) is increasing its proactive communication and engagement with its communities and businesses in preparation for Britain's EU Exit on 31 October 2019.

While uncertainty remains around the EU Exit, how it will look and the impact it will have, HDC believes it still needs to be leading as an organisation in preparing its communities and businesses as best it can.

HDC does... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:31 by Stephen Derry

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East Midlands Airport consultation

The Parish Council has been notified about an important piece of work that is about to begin at East Midlands Airport as part of the Government's national programme to modernise the way UK airspace is managed.

All airports in the UK have been asked to review their current controlled airspace up to 7,000 feet and decide whether the routes currently flown by aircraft are the best they can be.

The aim of... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:05 by Stephen Derry

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Harborough District Big Switch and Save

Harborough District Council is offering residents the opportunity to save money on energy bills by collectively switching. The Council is working with a specialist company, iChoosr.

Information will be in the September Residents' Newsletter.

It is simple to sign up at

Once residents have signed up, then iChoosr goes to the energy companies and sees who can offer... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:37 by Stephen Derry

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Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.

On the 3rd September 2019 for 2 days a road closure is required on:

Stretton Lane, Houghton on the Hill

Gaulby Lane, Stoughton

Mere Road, Little Stretton

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to facilitate carriageway patching works.

During the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:47 by Stephen Derry

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A public rights of way closure is required on 24 June 2019 for 6 months.

The closure and proposed alternative route diversion are shown on the map and will be signposted on site.

The Order is being implemented for public safety for Steele & Bray Ltd to facilitate demolition of garages and construction of new houses.

Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:06 by Stephen Derry

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Community Champions

Community Champions

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire is committed to improving lives in the neighbourhood and across Leicestershire.

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:56 by Stephen Derry

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