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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

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    Spinney, Kings Walk

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.

LEICESTERSHIRE CONSTABULARY

Increased patrols in the light of revised terrorist threat

Issued on 24/5/17 at 10:09 a.m.

Despite the increase in the threat level of further terrorist attacks in the UK, there are no immediate plans to deploy military personnel onto the streets of Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.

That decision was taken by senior officers in Leicestershire Police earlier this morning (Wednesday 24 May) following a thorough assessment of the local situation throughout the night.

However, the public will see an increase in patrols of armed and unarmed officers at key locations in the force area in the coming hours and days.

Detailed discussions will also be taking place with the managers of key sporting and entertainment venues and with the organisers of public events due to be held in the coming weeks, to ensure proportionate security arrangements are in place to protect the public.

The threat level of further terrorist attacks in the UK was increased last night to "critical" – meaning a further attack somewhere in the UK is assessed to be imminent.

As a result, a national operation called "Temperer" was invoked, allowing for military personnel to be deployed alongside Police Officers to reassure the public and to deter, disrupt and prevent terrorist activity.

But following a meeting of senior police personnel in Leicestershire this morning, there are no immediate plans to seek military assistance on the streets locally.

Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister said: "We have conducted a thorough assessment of the threat in Leicestershire and our well-established plans to respond to such an increased threat.

"Whilst we will be increasing patrols in key places and constantly reviewing the local and national picture, we have no immediate plans to seek the deployment of the military onto our streets."

He added: "Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong and positive relationship between ourselves and our many diverse communities. We depend on information from the public, who can be our eyes and ears, in our efforts to keep us all safe.

"What happened on Monday evening in Manchester was truly horrific and our thoughts are very much with those who lost their lives and were injured.

"This is a time for us all to stay calm, to work closely together, and to unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or to cause fear."

- https://leics.police.uk/news-appeals/news/2017/05/24/increased-patrols-in-the-light-of-revised-terrorist-threat

PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOTLINES

  • We would urge everyone to stay alert and vigilant to any suspicious activity
  • Any activity should be reported to us, on 999 in an emergency or the anti-terror hotline 0800 789 321

Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister

NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Neighbourhood Development Plan Questionnaire (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

    Questionnaire

    A copy of the Questionnaire will be dropping through your letter box as from Monday 8th of May. Please do take the time to read through the Questionnaire and complete either the hard copy or the online version. There are various drop off points in the parish for completed hard copies, see back page of the Questionnaire for these.

    If you require further hard copies then please do let us know by contacting the Parish Office on 0116 2392198 or email: clerk@lfeparishcouncil.org.uk

Chairman's Report 2016 17

Damage to Teen Shelter

Unfortunately vandals have damaged the Teen Shelter on the Playing Fields at the Parish Hall. What is most upsetting is that the Teen Shelter was in memory of our late Caretaker, George Bates, for tirelessly working with the young people of the parish whilst he was our Caretaker.

The cost to take out the damaged panels is £400.

The Reality Youth Bus......

The Reality Youth Bus will be at the Parish Hall, Kings Drive, Leicester Forest East on Wednesday 26th April, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th May between 7pm and 8.30pm.

Bring your scooters for the new Grind Rail (Y). PS4 -XBox One - DJ Decks - Nail Art - Laptops - Games - Hot Chocolate

Ages 11 to 18 years

Free Entry

The Bus will be at St. Andrew's Church Car Park on the following dates too:

7th, 21st, 28th, June, 5th, 12th July between 7pm and 8.30pm.

New branding rolls out to Council fleet

Blaby District Council is changing the colour scheme on all of its 51 fleet vehicles, achieving considerable savings and reflecting its corporate colour scheme.

As new vehicles are acquired to the fleet, the 26 tonne refuse/recycling vehicles and lightweight vans be rebranded in distinctive purple, green and white colours. The rebrand will be applied as each vehicle is replaced at the end of its lifespan, with full implementation by 2024.

The new colour scheme will save the Council £45,000 after new charges were recently introduced by suppliers, meaning maintaining the current base colour of "saffron yellow" across the fleet would have resulted in a significant increase in costs.

All of the new vans will be purchased in white, saving £1,750 per vehicle. Heavy goods vehicles will be painted purple by the manufacturer at no additional cost, with branding applied across the fleet to ensure a consistent identity.

Kevin Pegg, Neighbourhood Services Group Manager, said: "This is an ideal time to update the vehicles and/to match our corporate identity whilst making some significant savings for the authority. The introduction of our distinctive purple, green and white colours will give our fleet a fresh and local identity as they visit every corner of the district.

"Health and safety is a priority for us and I would like to assure residents that our vehicles comply with regulations, with our large goods vehicles fitted with reflective graphics and high visibility safety markings to reduce the potential for accidents."

All new bin lorries will feature removable advertising to promote services to local residents. The first new lorry will be operational during May, and the first of the new vans will be operational from June.

For more information on the Council's refuse and recycling services visit www.blaby.gov.uk/refuse