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Leicester Forest East Parish Council

Serving the people of Leicester Forest East

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Clerk: Sue Jones
10 Rutland Close, Leicester
Forest East, Leicester LE3 3PW

Tel: 0116 239 2198

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    Parish Hall

    Why not think about hiring the parish hall for your celebrations

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    Spinney, Kings Walk

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    Eddie and the Gold tops

    Saturday 8th of April - at the Parish Hall - 7.30pm. Tickets £9 each

Mission Statement

The mission of Leicester Forest East Parish Council is to work towards representing and promoting the interests and the well being of the parish.

Our website provides information about how we conduct our business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find what you are looking for. If you can't find what you are looking for please contact us on 0116 2392198 or email clerk@lfeparishcouncil.org.uk for further information.

Eddie and the Gold Tops

Tickets are now available for 'Eddie and the Gold Tops' show at the Parish Hall on SATURDAY 8th April - 7.30pm - Tickets £9 each. Telephone 0116 2392198 or email clerk@lfeparishcouncil.org.uk

Eddie and the Gold Tops is set in the 1960's and everywhere you look there are bands determined to hit the big time. This tale follows our Eddie, a hard working milkman, inspired by the cream of the pop charts and tired of the milk float of ordinary life. But it's thirty years before 'The X Factor' and he's got a long way to go if he wants to make it.

Eddie inherited the family milk round from his father and has fulfilled his promise to never miss a delivery for the good people of the village. But suddenly things are on the up! His songs are heading up the charts and if he can get there by tonight he'll be on Top of the Pops... but when things take a churn for the worse, will he make it back for the morning milk?

'Eddie and the Gold Tops' isn't just a sixties music show, it's a comedy play with original music and songs written by multi-award winning musician/composer Jez Lowe. He has lovingly created that sixties vibe which will keep your feet tapping and put a smile on your face.

Leicestershire County Council offer Pre-Driver Courses

They offer Pre-driver courses for people aged 16/17 who are interested in learning to drive.

The course aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by young, inexperienced drivers giving them the knowledge and understanding to make safe choices as drivers and passengers.

The course is a mixture of classroom and practical sessions, including:

  • An introduction to driving
  • Issues relating to speed
  • A practical session using the Mallory Park track and paddock accompanied by a qualified driving instructor in a dual control car

Find out more about the course and how to book through the T Junction website.

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Leicestershire County Council Highways Consultation

Have your say on proposed new approach to highways maintenance

Leicestershire County Council has launched a consultation on the new proposed Highways Draft Asset Management Policy and Draft Strategy.

Last year Leicestershire County Council asked residents for their views on how it carries out the management of its highway assets. Following feedback, a draft highways asset management policy and draft strategy documents have been written and the council is now seeking views on these draft plans.

We currently spend £26m on wider maintenance activity (down from £32m in 2009/10). However you will be aware of the significant financial challenge facing the authority and consequently we need to save a further £3.55m over the next two years from highways maintenance. The conversion of our street lighting stock to LED will also enable us to save a further £1.75m on street lighting energy costs. As a result we need to rethink how we deliver our highway maintenance services by adopting a more risk based asset management approach. The draft policy and strategy have been developed to help us move in this direction.

Proposals included in the new policy and strategy include:

  • Prioritising high risk repairs when responding to highway defects. This may mean other repairs could take longer than before, but we will be clear about timescales
  • Focussing on planned maintenance work to help slow down the deterioration of roads
  • Preventative work will be 'risk based' and determined on how roads are 'categorised' in a new classification of highways
  • Discussing with parish councils opportunities for their involvement in local maintenance, such as grass cutting and the maintenance for trees, flower and shrub beds
  • Introducing a targeted approach to gully cleansing, which will help improve service levels
  • Keeping winter maintenance, such as gritting, at current service levels.

The consultation begins Monday 30th January and closes Sunday 26th March. The consultation will be available on the Leicestershire County Council website from the launch date.

Feedback from this consultation will be considered by the council's cabinet in the summer, when it considers adopting the proposed policy and strategy.

Public consultation: Submit your views by midnight Sunday 26 March

New employment support in district

A brand new service to help give residents in the District of Blaby the tools to progress towards employment is now available.

Employment Support now offers local residents the opportunity to build confidence and find work. The team of two experienced support workers have already succeeded in helping several people gain interviews and jobs.

The service offers a 'one stop shop' at Blaby District Council; with Benefits, Community Services and Citizen's Advice Bureau all under one roof. The team help to create tailored CV's, covering letters and filling in application forms.

Dee Warren, one of the Employment and Support Workers, said: "We offer a very different experience to the Job Centre as we have a more supportive voluntary service for as long as is needed, including in work support to help sustain employment.

"We are also happy to help people who are in work, especially those looking for more hours or a change of job, and anyone not on benefits."

The DWP also refer to Employment Support and time spent being supported can count towards a resident's recorded job search.

Fill out the form via www.blaby.gov.uk/employment-support or call 0116 272 7746 to get in touch with the team.

Footpath Closures - Lubbesthorpe

Leicestershire County Council

Temporary Closure of Footpath V82, W3 and W3A - Lubbesthorpe

Order 2017

Notice is hereby given that Leicestershire County Council has made an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to allow for the closure of those lengths of footpaths specified in the Schedule to this Notice. The footpaths are being closed to safely allow development works to take place. Any member of the public requiring further information should contact Leicestershire Highways on 0116 3050001. it is expected that the work will start at 0001 hours on 10th January 2017 and last for approximately 14 weeks. The Order will come into force when the appropriate signs are erected, on or about 10th January 2017 and have a maximum duration of 14 weeks. Closure details will be confirmed locally in due course. Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during the duration of the Order. During the closures, the alternative route available to all affected will be as signed on site.

SCHEDULE

Those lengths of footpaths known as Footpath V82, Footpath W3 and Footpath W3A Lubbesthorpe for their entire lengths.

Dated 6th January 2017

Lauren Haslam, Director of Law and Governance, County Hall, Glenfield.

Vandalism, Kings Walk Play Area - Vandals have once again damaged the fence which runs along the perimeter of Kings Walk Play Area.

If you have any information about this please telephone 101.

Thank You.