Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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Coleorton's Annual Parish Council Meeting Abandoned

On Wednesday May 27th we had to make the regrettable decision to abandon the meeting which was all set up to take place via Zoom. Transmission appeared to allow some members of the public and councillors in but omitted entrance to others, hence we did not have a full council. Various people tried several times to gain access but by 7pm the decision was made to reschedule, we had no choice. We thank the members of public who joined us and express our sincere apologies, but it was out of our hands.

As clerk I will be sending details of the revised date, time, and new logging in details as soon as these are available.

Barbara Whitehouse
Parish Clerk


Vacancy for Parish councillor

Michael Specht resigned as parish councillor and as Chair of the council last month. Thank you Michael for all your hard work over the years and we wish you well for the future.

That leaves a vacancy for a parish councillor in Coleorton, South Ward.

The formal notice of the Vacancy is published today 4th May. See it here >>


Covid-19 Response Team meetings

Coleorton Parish Council's Covid-19 Response Team began their work at the beginning of March. We put out a request entitled "Assistance for Coleorton Residents during Corona Crisis". Whilst the monthly Parish Council meeting for March had to be cancelled following government advice for social distancing etc, the councillors have still been active behind the scenes. The councillors and parish clerks have been holding Covid-19 meetings via telecommunications and latterly by Zoom, working out how best to help the self-isolating and vulnerable parishioners. The response from parishioners in terms of offering support to the Covid-19 councillors team has also been encouraging. About the Assistance scheme >>

Parish Clerk handover

Some of you may be aware that Andrew (Parish clerk for the last four and half years) is stepping down due to family commitments. (Thank you Andrew for all your hard work and dedication.) He is staying on until the end of May 2020, dealing with the financial year end and helping the new clerk Barbara Whitehouse take on this role. Barbara began her post on March 1st.

Coleorton Post Office and Store

Times of opening are reduced but services remain as usual - see details >>



Recycling centre at Lount is open

You must book an appointment see https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/re-opening-waste-sites-faqs

The Coalville centre is still shut.

Keep rubbish at home if it's safe to do so, or find other ways to get rid of it responsibly.

The Bulky items Collection Service is being restarted Up to 3 items can be collected from outside you home for 25. See www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/coronavirus_recycling_and_waste

Whatever you do, don't dump rubbish - you could be fined or prosecuted for fly-tipping.


NWLDC - Collection of garden waste and cardboard

From Tuesday 28 April, garden waste collections will resume on a monthly basis. No cardboard collection.

Your garden bin will be collected on one of the next two recycling/garden waste collection dates marked on your calendar. It's 50/50 whether it's the first date or second date listed - so there's no harm in putting your garden waste bin out on both dates. If you're in any doubt put your bin out!

All other collections as usual, but no side items will be collected. More info at NWLDC update to recycling during Coronovirus >>


St Mary's and St John's Churches in Coleorton are closed. Services are available on-line via St Mary's & St John's Facebook page. More >>

St Mary's have been unable to print and distribute their monthly News Magazine but it is available via email. Sign up to St Mary's on-line monthly news magazine >>



Coleorton Parish noticeboardNoticeboard

Notices and alerts from police, neighbourhood watch, district & county councils and other community groups.


About Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount. The Parish Plan survey in 2008 found that parishioners felt communication of information throughout the parish was not effective and so a website was set up to address this. The website has now become a centre of information about activities and events in and around Coleorton, local clubs and organisations, a directory for local businesses and services and a platform for people who would like to share their enthusiasm for local history and the environment.

If you would like to contribute any item about Coleorton or surrounding areas or add details of your club, organisation or event (no charge) or have any suggestions for items on this website please email webmaster@coleorton.org.uk.


Local businesses and services

Coleorton residents are an enterprising bunch: the latest Coleorton businesses listed in the local services directory include IT specialists, photographers and dog walkers. Email webmaster@coleorton.org.uk if you would like your local business listed (free of charge for Coleorton-based businesses or owners).

News:

Draft minutes of April Parish Council meeting

Volunteer Group news

Coleorton Heritage Group news

Crime Prevention Officer

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Local Events:

Annual Parish Council meeting and Parish Council meeting Wednesday 27 May 6.30pm via Zoom

More events in and around Coleorton

Updates:

21/05/2020
Agenda for Annual Parish Council meeting and Parish Council meeting Wednesday 27 May

19/05/2020
Newsletter from Inspector Jackson of Leicestershire Police May 2020

19/05/2020
Roadworks in Elder Lane, Griffydam

14/05/2020
Draft minutes of April Parish Council meeting

13/05/2020
Post office opening times during Covid-19

 

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