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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.

Latest News

Revised bus route for Huncote

Revised bus route for Huncote

From 22nd April 2017, a revised bus service and route for Huncote will be in operation.

The new X84 service will run from St Margaret's bus station, past the LRI (hospital), down Narborough Road, and via Huncote to Broughton Astley, Lutterworth, Magna Park and on to Rugby.

Timetables for the new Monday to Saturday service are below.

Further details can be found by visiting the Useful Links section of our community page. More »

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:29 by Stuart Bacon

Report crime at the click of a button

Report crime at the click of a button

Online crime reporting has launched in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, giving residents the ability to report incidents online.

Online reporting went live on 3 April, and aims to increase the number of ways the public can make contact with the force.

It was introduced to give people the chance to report crimes to us at their convenience in a way they felt comfortable.

Inspector Aimee Ramm is one of the officers working behind the scenes to launch online reporting. More »

She said:"The aim is to increase the number of ways members of the public can contact us to report crimes.

"Many people do a lot of things online now – banking, shopping and booking holidays – which were traditionally done over the phone or in person, and we want to make that shift to offering an online service too.

"We want people to be able to contact us at their own convenience, in the comfort of their own home.

"Reports will be managed by officers working in the Investigation Management Unit (IMU), and actioned as they come in.

Detective Inspector Mark Ringrose heads up the IMU. He said: "As a force – like many forces across the country – we are very phone centered with almost all crimes we deal with called in to the control room.

"With a digital shift to online, being able to report non-emergency crimes by sending an email is an appealing prospect for some members of the public.

"Online reporting is to be used for non-emergency crimes – things that traditionally the 101 number would be used for.

Any emergency, or for the reporting of a crime in action, always dial 999.

PCC Lord Willy Bach welcomed the move, saying: "It's so important that we give people as many options as possible to contact us, to report crime or simply to ask a question. Online reporting enables people to provide details of a crime at a time and in a way that is convenient to them. I think many people will find this option useful.

"But, it is just one of a number of ways to contact the police. There are other ways to report a crime depending on circumstance and preference, including 101 and, of course, in an emergency it is a call to 999.

"This is a key part of my plan to ensure greater police visibility and easier accessibility for the public, reducing demand on resources internally while improving service delivery externally. It's a double win.

"For reporting parking issues, noisy neighbours or issues with street lighting or traffic lights, other agencies are responsible and local councils should be contacted.

Concerns over fraud should be directed to ActionFraud, and anyone with information that may help officers build up a picture of intelligence should contact Crimestoppers – all of this can be done via the links on our website: https://leics.police.uk/reportcrime.

Anyone with information that might help officers build up intelligence, should contact Crimestoppers anonymously. » Less

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:17 by Stuart Bacon

Two fined for failure to update microchip details

Two fined for failure to update microchip details

Two dog owners have been prosecuted for failing to ensure their dogs microchip details were up to date.

Under The Micro-chipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015, dog owners must have their pet micro-chipped, and for all details to have the most recent information with contact details for a dog's keeper.

Charanjit Khera of Bloxoms Close, Braunstone Town, plead guilty under Single Justice Procedure for failing to update the details of her dog's chip following a 21 day notice. She was fined £146, with a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs. More »

Danielle Hawthorne of Packer Avenue, Leicester Forest East, failed to enter a plea and was found guilty under Single Justice Procedure for the same offence. She was fined £220, with a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Both were prosecuted after being served notice for failure to update their dog's chip, despite the 21 day period of notice and seven additional days to prove the required action had been taken.

Updating a dog's microchip details can be easily done over the phone or online and can cost as little as £4.95 depending on the database.

Jon Wells, Group Manager for Regulatory and Leisure Services, said: "We're disappointed that we have had to take this action against individuals in the district. Our Environmental Services team are happy to help anyone struggling with the process to ensure their dog can be identified.

"This law has now been in place for nearly a year and it's very important that people make sure there are complying with the law. We will continue to take this course of action when necessary."

To mark one year since the law came into place, Blaby District Council is hosting a micro-chipping amnesty on Wednesday 06 April for dog owners without a chip or up-to-date details. The event runs from 10am-2pm at the Council's offices on Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP. Trained staff will chip dogs and update details for free.

For more information on dog law and the micro-chipping event, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs or call 0116 275 0555. » Less

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:47 by Stuart Bacon