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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swiftSwift nesting survey

Leicestershire and Rutland wildlife conservation organisation Nature Spot is concerned there are fewer swifts around.

Swift numbers have fallen by about half in only 20 years and they are Amber listed as of conservation concern. Nature Spot are asking people to let them know if they see swifts nesting so they can get a better understanding of how many and where the birds are. There are things they can do to help swifts succeed - like putting up swift-friendly nesting boxes.

Find out more and how to identify swifts in their Swift Spotting guide >>



Eurovia are moving on

The roadworks and improvements at the A42 J13 roundabout and the Tesco / Discovery Way works have pretty much come to an end. Eurovia, the main contractor for the projects, are moving out of their various encampments.

Joanne Pews, their PR lady, has been sending updates and reports most weeks about what they've done and what to expect the following week. She has sent a nice letter thanking everyone for their support and understanding during the disruption and, in good PR tradition, she would like to get people's views on how they did.

Eurovia have been very generous to local communities. Coleorton parish have benefited from help with cleaning graffiti off the new bus stop shelter, painting goal posts and provision of hi-viz vests. See our roadworks page for Joanne's letter and the questionnaire.



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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

Heritage Warden update

Volunteer Group news

Coleorton Heritage Group news

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Local Events:

Volunteer Group Plant Sale Saturday 19 May New Lount Nature Reserve, Newbold, LE67 8JH, 10.00am - 1.00pm.

Annual Parish Meeting Thursday 24 May 7.00pm followed by the AGM of the Council at The Beaumont Centre, Peggs Green. All are welcome to attend.

Messy Church Sunday 27 May 3.30pm - 5.00 pm at Viscount Beaumont School. All welcome.

Guided Walk - Ancient Coal Mines to New Woodland. Sunday 27 May - part of the National Forest Walking Festival.

More events in and around Coleorton

Updates:

18/05/2018
Agenda for the Annual Parish Meeting and Council AGM Thursday 24 May 7.00pm at the Beaumont Centre

14/05/2018
Work to improve grassland & wildflowers on A42

10/05/2019
Monday 18 June NWLDC Funding Fair at Hood Park, Ashby, for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations

09/05/2018
Eurovia letter & questionnaire

02/05/2018
Police report: April crimes and advice

 

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