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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

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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

Subsidised Badminton Sessions

Subsidised Badminton Sessions

Blaby District Local Sports Alliance are promoting female only Badminton sessions at The Pavilion, Sportsfield Lane, Huncote LE9 3BN – Thursdays 6:30 -7:30pm

The first sessions is FREE and then the sessions are £3 each and for all ages and abilities.

For further information see attached poster or please contact:
Nathan Smith
Physical Activity Development Officer (Participation and Sport)
Blaby District Council
T: 0116 272 7707
M: 07825 421 310
W: www.sportblaby.org.uk

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:03 by Stuart Bacon

Have your say on proposed new approach to highways maintenance

Have your say on proposed new approach to highways maintenance

Leicestershire County Council has launched a consultation on the new proposed Highways Draft Asset Management Policy and Draft Strategy.

Last year Leicestershire County Council asked residents for their views on how it carries out the management of its highway assets. Following feedback, a draft highways asset management policy and draft strategy documents have been written and the council is now seeking views on these draft plans. More »

We currently spend £26m on wider maintenance activity (down from £32m in 2009/10). However you will be aware of the significant financial challenge facing the authority and consequently we need to save a further £3.55m over the next two years from highways maintenance. The conversion of our street lighting stock to LED will also enable us to save a further £1.75m on street lighting energy costs. As a result we need to rethink how we deliver our highway maintenance services by adopting a more risk based asset management approach. The draft policy and strategy have been developed to help us move in this direction.

Proposals included in the new policy and strategy include:

• Prioritising high risk repairs when responding to highway defects. This may mean other repairs could take longer than before, but we will be clear about timescales
• Focussing on planned maintenance work to help slow down the deterioration of roads
• Preventative work will be 'risk based' and determined on how roads are 'categorised' in a new classification of highways
• Discussing with parish councils opportunities for their involvement in local maintenance, such as grass cutting and the maintenance for trees, flower and shrub beds
• Introducing a targeted approach to gully cleansing, which will help improve service levels
• Keeping winter maintenance, such as gritting, at current service levels.

The consultation begins Monday 30th January and closes Sunday 26th March. The consultation will be available on the Leicestershire County Council website from the launch date.
Feedback from this consultation will be considered by the council's cabinet in the summer, when it considers adopting the proposed policy and strategy.

Public consultation: Submit your views by midnight Sunday 26 March

The consultation is available at https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/have-your-say/current-consultations/have-your-say-on-proposed-highways-maintenance-changes » Less

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:16 by Stuart Bacon

BB19 Bus Dates

BB19 Bus Dates

The BB19 bus will continue to visit Huncote on Friday evenings throughout January.

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:08 by Stuart Bacon