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Huncote Parish Council

Serving the people of Huncote

Clerk: Stuart Bacon
Huncote Parish Council, c/o 3
Mountfield Road, Earl Shilton
Leicestershire LE9 7LW

Huncote Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Huncote parish a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Please use the search bar or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Councillor Vacancies

There are currently two vacancies for Parish Councillors.
More details about what the Parish Council does are available in the 'About The Council' section of our website.

Do you care about where you live? Do you want to make a difference to Huncote?

How to Apply

If you would like to become a Parish Councillor for Huncote, please write to/email the Clerk and give a brief précis of your experience, reasons for wanting to be considered and any special areas of interests you may have.

You must be at least 18 years of age on the day you are nominated, a British citizen, a qualifying citizen of a Commonwealth country, a citizen of the Irish Republic, or a citizen of another member state of the European Union.

One of the following criteria must also be fulfilled. You must:

  • Be on the electoral register
  • Own a property or land for last 12 months in the parish
  • Work in the parish in the last 12 months
  • Have lived in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres for the last 12 months

For any further information on the work involved or to apply please contact an existing parish councillor or the Parish Clerk on the details at the top of the page.

Latest News

Local Plan consultation launches

Local Plan consultation launches

A plan to shape housing and employment across the District of Blaby in the coming years is being consulted on with residents and local businesses.

The Delivery Development Plan Document (Delivery DPD) is the second part of Blaby District Council's overall Local Plan. The Local Plan is an important set of documents that help determine the outcome of planning applications.

The Delivery DPD includes sites for new homes at Kirby Muxloe, Glenfield and Leicester Forest East. An employment site in Enderby is also proposed. More »

A new policies map shows where development in the district should be focussed, as well as the important environmental assets that should be protected.

Consultation opened on Wednesday 29 November and will close on Thursday 18 January 2018. The Council is inviting residents to view the plans and comment on the proposals within the Delivery DPD.

After consultation responses are reviewed, the proposed document will be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination by an inspector. Once finalised, the Delivery DPD and Policies Map will be adopted and, alongside the Core Strategy will replace the Local Plan 1999.

Councillor Sheila Scott, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic and Community Development, said: "This is a vital document for the Council as it enables us to approve and refuse planning applications on our own terms; ensuring residents get the most appropriate decisions in their area.

"It also gives us the opportunity to protect and improve some of our most vital assets, as well as plan for new homes and employment sites, which are vital to help the district grow in areas we have identified will be most appropriate."

All Delivery DPD documents and details of how to make comments are available at www.blaby.gov.uk/deliverydpd. Information is also on display in local libraries and at the Council's Narborough Offices. For further details contact the Development Strategy team via email at planning.policy@blaby.gov.uk or write to the team at Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP. » Less

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:43 by Stuart Bacon

£5,000 fine for untidy land in Whetstone

£5,000 fine for untidy land in Whetstone

A land owner has been ordered to pay £4,950.38 and issued a Remedial Order by Leicester Magistrates' Court following non-compliance with a Community Protection Notice.

Peter Thomas of New Bridge Road, Glen Parva was first issued with a Community Protection Warning by Blaby District Council back in May 2016, following complaints of his untidy land off Enderby Road (known as Bulls Hit Farm.)

The land contains various broken down containers, vehicle parts, car tyres as well as further piles of bricks, rubble and refuse. Following Mr Thomas' non-compliance, the Council served a Community Protection Notice in November 2016. More »

Community Protection Notices require a person or organisation to undertake specific tasks in order to reduce or remove the detrimental effects of their conduct. The notice served on Mr Thomas required him to remove the waste items, which also included scrap metal, tipped waste and rubber.

He was also required to ensure that once the items had been removed it would not become untidy again. After failure to complete these works, the Council sought prosecution for non-compliance with the notice.

Leicester Magistrates' Court found Mr Thomas guilty and ordered him to pay a fine of £1,500 and full costs of £3,300.38, as well as a victim surcharge of £150. The court judgement also included granting the Council a Remedial Order, compelling the defendant to carry out the work required as per the Community Protection Notice.

Councillor Sheila Scott, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic and Community Development, said: "This is an important prosecution for us. Mr Thomas had a responsibility to ensure his land did not have a negative impact on the quality of life for others in his locality.

"Unfortunately he consistently failed in his responsibilities and as such we had no choice but to prosecute. I hope this emphasises how seriously we take untidy land and Community Protection Notices. They are not there to be ignored."

This is the second successful prosecution for non-compliance of a Community Protection Notice that Blaby District Council has carried out in the space of 12 months.

Residents can report any untidy land in the district by visiting www.blaby.gov.uk/planning. » Less

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:29 by Stuart Bacon

Be part of a Good Neighbour Scheme

Be part of a Good Neighbour Scheme

Could you help set up Blaby District Council's next Good Neighbour Scheme? A celebration event at the Council's offices will show the difference local residents can make to their community.

Good Neighbour Schemes link local volunteers with more vulnerable and isolated members of a community. Tasks range from helping to change a lightbulb, driving to the shops or doctors and many other small tasks most people take for granted. More »

Four schemes across the district are already in place and helping many vulnerable residents already in Croft, Sapcote, Sharnford and Whetstone. The hugely popular Whetstone Good Neighbour Scheme recently won an Outstanding Achievement Award following multiple nominations from users of the scheme.

The celebration is a chance to hear first-hand from both volunteers and residents on the benefits each scheme has had on people's lives, whilst also highlighting the hard work and achievements of dedicated volunteers running these vital schemes in the District of Blaby.

Councillor Sheila Scott, Portfolio Holder Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic and Community Development, said: "The concept of a Good Neighbour Scheme may seem very simple but the impacts are enormous. We know the help volunteers provide through all four schemes is invaluable and they are nothing short of a lifeline to some of our residents.

"Our celebration event is to show our appreciation to everyone involved in making them a success and hope their stories might inspire the development of more schemes in the district."

The celebration event will take place at the Council's Narborough offices on Tuesday 05 December from 4-6pm. For more information or to book a place call 0116 272 7566 or email strategic.partnerships@blaby.gov.uk. » Less

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:49 by Stuart Bacon