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A new inspector has taken over as commander of policing across the Hinckley and Blaby Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA).
Inspector Emma Maxwell brings 18 years' policing experience to the new role after joining Leicestershire Police back in 2000.
Emma will take up the position of commander from Inspector Dan Eveleigh who was in post for three years. She hopes to continue the strong partnership links already established between local councils, partners and stakeholders. More »
Emma joined Leicestershire Police straight from Nottingham Trent University, where she spent the first eight years of her policing career working as a General Duty Officer in the Blaby and Hinckley area. Over the last nine years, she has spent time working on the Tactical Support Team and in neighbourhoods, custody and The Change Team. Most recently, Emma worked as a response inspector at Leicestershire Police Force Headquarters.
Emma said: "Having previously worked in the Hinckley and Blaby area makes the move to the NPA Commander role all the more meaningful."
Part of Emma's role will involve liaising with key stakeholders and members of the community, as well as ensuring her team are effectively deployed in areas of greater risk. She will split her time between both Hinckley and Braunstone throughout the week to establish these working relationships.
She continued: "I am privileged to take up this position at a Neighbourhood Policing Area that already has such strong partnership links. I feel it is important to continue to strengthen these links through open communication, transparency and trust.
"In these times when budgets are tight, it is vital for us to all work together to tackle those issues that affect us all. Your concerns are my concerns, so please take the time to contact myself or the Neighbourhood Team to make us aware of the issues and concerns facing you and your communities."
Inspector Dan Eveleigh, said: "This has undoubtedly been my most fulfilling and rewarding role to date and I would like to thank everyone for their support over the past three years. I wish Emma all the best in her new role as NPA Commander here."
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:42 by Stuart Bacon
Tickets will soon be available for the Love Blaby Lottery, with Fosse Park the location for a special launch event for players to find out more!
With a £25,000 jackpot and a 1 in 50 chance of winning, Love Blaby Lottery has been set up by Blaby District Council to raise money for charities and good causes in Blaby district. Players will be able to choose which good cause benefits from the tickets they buy. More »
Blaby & Whetstone Youth Club, Horses for Causes, 4ward Strokes and Leicester Huncote Hornets BMX Club are among some of the organisations who have already signed up to benefit.
A special launch event will be in the Food Court of Fosse Park on Saturday 27 January from 10am-2pm to celebrate tickets going on sale. Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week with 60p going directly to good causes. Other prizes include £2000, £250, £25 and free tickets.
Other events across the district will be taking place to mark the launch at the Co-op in Whetstone (Dog & Gun Lane) as well as the Pavilion Leisure Centre in Huncote.
Tickets can be purchased from Saturday 27th January, with the first draw taking place on Saturday 24 February.
Community Champion, Councillor Les Phillimore, said: "We have over 450 amazing voluntary services and charities within the district, from very familiar groups like Age UK and libraries, through to the less familiar animal rescue centres and sports clubs. Many of us will come into contact with or use these services at some point.
"Love Blaby Lottery truly is a lottery for the community and we are delighted to have so many good causes join the lottery ahead of the official launch.
"For members of the public, for friends and family, for users of the good causes and for businesses large and small, the Love Blaby Lottery is an exciting way for everyone to be able to help and directly support those incredible volunteers who do so much for our communities."
Love Blaby Lottery is open to anyone aged 16 years and over. Participants in the Lottery are reminded to gamble responsibly.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:24 by Stuart Bacon
It is with great sadness that we inform you that our County Councillor and much respected resident of Stoney Stanton Mr Ernie White passed away peacefully at approximately 5.30pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. He will be sadly missed.
After a short illness, bravely fought, he died at home, surrounded by his family.
At this stage we have no other information to pass on in regard to the actual sending of condolences or funeral arrangements.
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:07 by Stuart Bacon
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.