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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

Parish Councillor vacancies

Parish Councillor vacancies

Currently there is vacancies for two parish councillors on Huncote Parish Council.

If you would like to help guide improvements to the village, whether you have 2-3 hours a month (for our monthly meetings) or more time to spare, we'd love to hear from you.

Click on poster for details.

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:30 by Stuart Bacon

BB19 - November 2017

BB19 - November 2017

The November programme for the BB19 youth bus has just been announced. The bus will be in Huncote on Monday nights.

Click on picture to expand the poster.

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:21 by Stuart Bacon

Consultation on waste collection changes opens

Consultation on waste collection changes opens

A four-week consultation is to be launched on Blaby District Council's plans to change its refuse and recycling collections from June 2018, following a substantial reduction in funding.

£740,000 will be lost from June 2018, including £505,000 in recycling credits from Leicestershire County Council. The remaining £235,000 of a five-year, £2 million Central Government grant awarded in 2013 to run weekly recycling collections will also come to an end. More »

The four-week consultation will run from Thursday 19 October and close at midnight on Thursday 16 November. New proposals include:

  • Moving to an alternate weekly collection
  • All households with four or more occupants, eligible to receive a replacement 240 litre refuse bin and recycling bin free of charge, an increase from the current 140 litre standard bin.
  • Households under four persons can order a replacement 240ltr recycling bin for free, and a 240ltr refuse bin for a small one-off cost.

Councillor Terry Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council, said: "We realise that these proposals will result in a change for residents, but we want to ensure that a high quality waste collection service is maintained as it is so highly regarded by residents.

"We have worked extremely hard to come up with the best possible proposals which will still enable us to provide a quality service, as well as maintaining the many other services which are equally valued by our residents.

"However we need to hear our resident's views on the service that will work best for them from June 2018.

"Many might ask if we could simply increase our element of the Council Tax to make up this shortfall in funding. However, the Blaby District Council element of the total Council Tax that residents pay would need to be increased by over 15% to do this.

"Only 6% of councils now run a weekly collection service, and we will ensure that changes to our service are dictated by the overriding need to continue to provide a first rate service along with reducing waste to landfill and further increase the district's recycling rate.

"I strongly encourage as many people as possible to let us know their views during the consultation period."

Residents can visit www.blaby.gov.uk/waste2018 to find out more and have their say. Paper copies will be available at local libraries and on request.

All views will be gathered and taken into consideration before a final decision is made by Councillors at a meeting planned for early 2018. Residents will be kept up-to-date with all future plans before full implementation of any changes in the summer of 2018. » Less

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:38 by Stuart Bacon