Huncote Parish Council

Serving the people of Huncote

Clerk: Stuart Bacon
Huncote Parish Council, c/o 3
Mountfield Road, Earl Shilton
Leicestershire LE9 7LW

Tags: Local Information

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Elections, Local Information, Press Releases, coronavirus

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Local Information

Plans being finalised for re-opening of seven county waste sites

Plans being finalised for re-opening of seven county waste sites

The county council is putting the finishing touches to its plans to re-open seven of its recycling and household waste sites next week.

The selected sites will open seven days a week to county residents - with a booked appointment only - from Monday, 18th May. They are at Barwell, Lount, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, Oadby and Whetstone.

Seven other sites at Bottesford, Coalville, Loughborough,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020 17:09 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Leicestershire County Council, Local Information

Intention Notice for Forest Road, Huncote Road, Narborough Road Huncote

Intention Notice for Forest Road, Huncote Road, Narborough Road Huncote

Leicestershire County Council have today advised us of a intention notice for a temporary traffic regulation order on the above named roads.

Please see attached for full details.

Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 14:06 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Highways, Leicestershire County Council, Local Information

The Journal - April 2020 Edition

The Journal - April 2020 Edition

As usual The Journal team prepared a copy for May. It wasn't printed, but it is available online.

Just click on the link - www.the-journal.org.uk/487-the-Journal.pdf

Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 12:09 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Local Information

VE Day celebrations - 8th May 2020

VE Day 75th anniversary

The importance of VE Day is recognised and it is appreciated that many will want to celebrate this very important date with others however, current Government guidelines state that social distancing rules must be strictly maintained to ensure the safety of each other. Please bear in mind that our Emergency Services are working hard to support the health service, so having to divert resources to attend... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 10:29 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Government information, Highways, Leicestershire County Council, Local Information, Other information, coronavirus

Temporary change to postal arrangements on Saturdays

Royal Mail logo

Royal Mail have announnced that from Saturday 2 May they will temporarily no longer deliver letters on a Saturday. They will continue to provide a letter delivery service from Monday to Friday as normal. The majority of parcel services will be delivered on a Saturday including 1st and 2nd Class Parcels, Royal Mail Tracked 24 and 48, Royal Mail Tracked Returns, Special Delivery Guaranteed and International... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 21:40 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Local Information, Other information, coronavirus

Work Live Leicestershire

Work Live Leicestershire

Leicestershire and Rutland RCC are currently promoting a community project that offers support to people who have found themselves out of work during these challenging times.

The Work Live Leicestershire project offers free online training, 1-2-1 help with job searching, help to improve interview skills and even support from specialists to launch a new business venture. Just to note that only Leicestershire... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 14:48 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Local Information

Pulling together for the community

Pulling together for the community

Local businesses and partners have come together to help the community of Blaby District during the coronavirus outbreak.

emh homes and Marks & Spencer have been the first to donate to Blaby District Council's Community Hub scheme, which is helping the most vulnerable and isolated residents of the district. More contributions from businesses as expected to come as the Council responds to the coronavirus... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:36 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Blaby District Council, Local Information, coronavirus

Some information and changes which have happened to the benefits system

Some information and changes which have happened to the benefits system

The government has made some changes to the benefits system in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please see below for more information.

Statutory Sick Pay

SSP is a benefit paid to employees by employers. It can be paid for upto 28 weeks to people who normally earn at least £118 per week.

It is currently £94.25 per week. The normal annual increase will take this to £95.85 from April... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:43 by Clerk to the Council

Tags: Local Information, coronavirus