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

Parish Council Chairman re-elected

Parish Council Chairman re-elected

At last night's Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, Cllr Alec Knight was re-elected as Chairman of the council for the next year, and Cllr Jill Cheesman was re-elected Vice-Chair.

While no Annual Parish Meeting is possible this year, because of the social distancing requirements of coronavirus as we remain in lockdown, the Council have agreed to publish the Chairman's annual report which would normally have been a part of the Annual Parish Meeting.

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 15:59 by Clerk to the Council

Update on grass mowing around the village

Update on grass mowing around the village

While everybody is on lockdown at home, apart from key workers and those who must go to work, we have received a number of complaints in recent weeks about grass mowing. Grass mowing is always a contentious issue and doesn't get any easier during the current lockdown.

The difficulty with mowing is that it's carried out by so many different organisations throughout the village:

- EMH - Memorial garden opposite St James Church and Quarry View Close More »

- Jelson - Peers Way/Preston Way open space (which will transfer to the parish council when legal paperwork is completed) and the drainage pond (which we believe will be transferred to the County Council)

- Hello Homes - Spence Lane (including the drainage ponds)

- Blaby DC - Brook House Gardens

- County Council - The Green, verges in front of houses and 1m swathe of all roads, plus junction visibility splays

- Everyone Active (Huncote Leisure Centre) - Field around the Leisure Centre and BMX track (these currently use same mowing contractor as we do)

- Aggregate Industries - Nature Walk around Croft Quarry and Croft Hill

- Suez - Large verge near hanging stone on Narborough Road and the quarry

- St James church - Area around the church

- Severn Trent Water - Area around the pumping station

- Various farmers - fields around the village

- Huncote Parish Council - Denman Lane/Critchlow Road recreation ground, sports field and cemetery.

Despite public belief, The Green doesn't actually belong to the parish council, it belongs to the county council. They will be mowing it when next in the village. They haven't yet done an urban cut in Huncote, so should be around soon. Their website currently says they can't give a timescale when work will be done - https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/road-maintenance/grass-cutting.

Unfortunately, we haven't had permission from the county council to mow their grass, so can't do anything about cutting it. The parish council are looking at trying to improve the mowing situation around the village, but as we're sure you will understand, with so many different groups involved it does take time to get people together and get the necessary permissions and will cost the council more, meaning it could have an impact on the precept residents pay as part of their council tax. » Less

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 15:29 by Clerk to the Council

Notice of vacancy

Notice of vacancy

Notice of casual vacancy in Office of Parish Councillor.

Please see our Become a Councillor page for more details of how to fill this vacancy.

Posted: Mon, 18 May 2020 16:38 by Clerk to the Council