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Parish Council Grants 2020/21

If you are considering submitting an application for a 2020/21 grant, in order for it to be considered for inclusion in the budget, the Parish Council needs to receive your application by 1 October 2019.

Any grant application received after this date will not be considered.

Grant applications will be considered only upon completion of a Grant Aid application form. All questions on the application form... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 17:44 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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747 Bus Service

747 Bus Service

Good Prospects of the continuation of the 747 Bus Service.

It is now confirmed that the subsidies provided by Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council to support the 747 Bus service will be continued until the end of June 2019. Even better news is that the usage of the bus service is increasing. This is the single most important change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:18 by Stephen Derry

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National planning law states that housing developers should be required to pay towards the provision of long-term community facilities which the residents of their new dwellings will require. This covers all aspects of a resident's lifetime, play areas, schooling, healthcare, sport and recreation, community buildings, and even burial grounds. (Note the general services to the residents such as rubbish... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:42 by Stephen Derry

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Scraptoft Golf Club

There is a proposal in the Harborough District Council Local Plan to relocate the Scraptoft Golf Club to a new course to be built east of Houghton.

Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:02 by Stephen Derry

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Village Shop Support Grant

The aim of the scheme is to provide necessary financial support to local rural retailers which will help to ensure their future sustainability. The grants will aim to improve the performance of post offices, village shops and other rural retail outlets selling essential fresh produce through enhancing existing services and introducing new ones. Expert retail advice is also available to help increase... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:33 by Stephen Derry

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Main Street Weight Restriction

Main Street, Houghton has a 7.5t weight restriction although the Parish Council has received reports of such vehicles using this road. HGVs can enter a weight restricted zone for loading, unloading and access which includes legitimately entering a zone to make a delivery. It is, however, an offence for a HGV to be driven through a weight restricted zone without stopping for these purposes. The Police... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:58 by Stephen Derry

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A new, improved way of gathering public views about key planning issues is being introduced by the Harborough District Council (HDC). It is launching a new online consultation system which will help keep the public informed about the preparation of the new Local Plan for Harborough and related documents and encourage them to make their views heard. It will be easier to use, faster, and will allow people... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:49 by Stephen Derry

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Are you 18 years or over?

Do you live in Leicestershire?

FIRST CONTACT can get you the right information and support so that you remain living safe and independent in your own home.

FIRST CONTACT is a multi-agency scheme across Leicestershire bringing a range of services to vulnerable people aged 18+ who are resident within Leicestershire.

The scheme is run by Leicestershire County Council in partnership... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:37 by Stephen Derry

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