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It’s no good complaining and sitting back saying it’s someone else’s fault. We live in a democracy and there are many ways that we as individuals can influence the way our local and national government and services are run. When considering new legislation or changes to services they supply central and local government are obliged to ask the opinion of people who may be affected. Opinions are generally sought by way of “consultation” exercises and there are usually several going on at any time. Take a look at list of current LCC consultations >>


HS2 Consultations

The Secretary of State for Transport has announced the launch of two HS2 consultations for the section of the route from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds, which is known as Phase 2b. These consultations are on:

  • The working draft Environmental Statement that describes the potential environmental effects of building and operating Phase 2b of HS2; as well as proposed ways to avoid, reduce, mitigate and monitor the effects.
  • The working draft Equality Impact Assessment Report that considers the potential effects of the construction and operation of HS2 Phase 2b on people with protected characteristics.

Both consultations will close at 23:45 on 21 December 2018.

You can take part in these consultations. Feedback will be considered as we further develop the proposals. An Environmental Statement and Equality Impact Assessment Report will then be submitted to Parliament alongside the hybrid Bill in mid-2020.

The Parish Council prepared a response to the HS2 consultation. Read it here >>
and additional response here >>

There are some videos to introduce and explain the consultations. These are available via the website along with a new interactive tool that has been designed to help people find the information in the working draft Environmental Statement most relevant to them.

If you have any questions, please contact HS2 Helpdesk on 08081 434 434 or email HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.

Consultation documents are available here:

For more about HS2 in Coleorton to date see HS2 section on our planning page >>.


Recycling Survey

The NW Leicestershire Waste Services team will soon be launching a new campaign - Recycle more. This is to encourage more residents and businesses in our district to recycle more materials, often making our district greener and a more sustainable place for everyone.

The Waste Services team would like everyone to be part of Recycle more. There's a short survey asking people about their recycling habits, and if they have any ideas or suggestions for Recycle more. To complete the survey please visit: www.nwleics.gov.uk/recyclemore.


National Forest Business Survey 2018

The National Forest are conducting a survey of local businesses to explore how businesses benefit from the Forest. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. To complete the survey please follow this link >>.

We are looking to get as many businesses who operate from within North West Leicestershire, or the wider National Forest boundary, to complete the survey. More about The National Forest >>

Coleorton Parish Boundaries

A petition has been raised to support a request for a change to Coleorton Parish boundaries. Read more about proposed changes >>. The petition is available at Coleorton Post Office. You can also send comments to Andrew Hogsden Clerk to the Council parishclerk@coleorton.org.uk


Leicestershire Local Access Forum - Your local footpaths

A research project is being initiated by the Leicestershire Local Access Forum. Leicestershire has a good network of footpaths, not all however fully registered and protected and those not recognised as public by the highway authority could cease to exist on January 1st 2026. There are missing links in the official network, some walked today but others not evident on the ground. The project is to identify such routes in Leicestershire which are still, or could be, of public benefit, and prepare the necessary claim based on historic evidence that they are indeed a highway, and who is entitled to use them. Finding such evidence means checking Historic Maps, Enclosure Awards, Tithe Maps, 1910 Inland Revenue Valuation Maps, Railway and Canal Plans, Estate Maps, and even Sale Particulars for individual properties. The Access Forum is building a library of digital records which will be made available to researchers, along with lists of useful websites to allow much research to be carried out at home but visits to the county record office can help.

For more information about the LLAF visit LLAF website or email:accessforum@leics.gov.uk or Roy Denney, Chairman, LLAF Planning & Travel Committee roydenney@hotmail.com or Stan Warren, Chairman LLAF Unrecorded Ways Committee stanwarren23@gmail.com

Rural Housing Needs Survey

Results of the NWLDC Rural Housing Needs Survey which took place in December and January have been published. 490 surveys were sent out to households in Coleorton parish. 138 responses were received  - approximately 30 percent. The majority of responses came from people who have lived in the parish for over 10 years and would therefore have a more comprehensive understanding of local issues.

Download the report >>

The Localism Act – a meeting for the Parish Councils of N W Leicestershire 24 February 2012

The meeting had been arranged by Andrew Bridgen MP who welcomed attendees. There was a very good turnout from the Parishes with the Council Chamber almost full. The Chair and the Clerk represented Coleorton PC.

Report of the meeting >>


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