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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

  • Image: The Wind in the Willows - Tickets from the Parish Office on 0116 2392198

    The Wind in the Willows - Tickets from the Parish Office on 0116 2392198

  • Image: Reality Bus at St. Andrew's Church car park from Wednesday September 25th at 7pm until 8.30pm

    Reality Bus at St. Andrew's Church car park from Wednesday September 25th at 7pm until 8.30pm

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    Parish Hall

    Why not think about hiring the parish hall for your celebrations

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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.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS - Saturday 2nd December - 6pm at the Parish Hall. Tickets £6- Adults, £3 - Children (up to the age of 16) £15 for a family of 4 available from the Parish Office.


This exuberant, award-winning puppet company works its magic on a beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's evergreen classic riverbank story: gleeful larks, messing about in boats, incorrigible amphibians, 'poop-poop', the menacing Wild Wood, wicked weasels and an almighty dustup to finish with.

Join jittery Ratty, amiable Mole, bluff Badger and swaggering Toad on their marvellous adventures. With fantastic homespun fabric puppetry and completely charming original music, the show generates non-stop energy and high good humour from its two-strong cast, wowing audiences.

'Loaded with charm... beautifully crafted.' The Stage

Latest News

Tree Surgeon fined for contravening Tree Preservation Order

Tree Surgeon fined for contravening Tree Preservation Order

Tree surgeon fined for contravening Tree Preservation Order

An Aboroculturist has been ordered to pay £569 by Leicester Magistrates' Court for unauthorised work on two trees in Littlethorpe under Tree Preservation Orders (TPO.)

Thomas Bale, of Fleckney-based Long Field Tree and Hedge Care Ltd, undertook work on a Horse Chestnut Tree and Lime Tree in April. Both trees have been protected under a TPO since 2011. More »

A TPO protects trees which are considered to make a significant contribution to the local surroundings. Permission was granted by Blaby District Council for specific work, including the removal of minor deadwood, severing ivy and removing some smaller branches lower on the each tree.

Following an investigation by the Council's Planning Enforcement team, the work undertaken was considered to be "far in excess of the consented works."

Mr Bale pleaded guilty to breaching Blaby District Council's 2011 Tree Preservation Order, contrary to the Town and County Planning Act 1990. He was ordered to pay a fine of £440, with £85 in costs and a victim surcharge of £44.

Councillor Sheila Scott, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic and Community Development, said: "I hope that this prosecution highlights to residents that we will not accept the bludgeoning of protected trees in the district.

"Both trees have become unsightly for residents, with the Lime Tree looking like a tall bare stick. TPOs are in place to protect trees for the public's enjoyment, and we will not hesitate to prosecute if such orders are ignored."

Residents can find out more about TPOs, or report any works suspected of being in breach of an order by visiting www.blaby.gov.uk/planning. » Less

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:01 by Sue Jones

Lighting of the Leicester Forest East Christmas Tree

Lighting of the Leicester Forest East Christmas Tree

30th November 2017 - St. Andrew's Church, Hinckley Road

Music and Community Singing - 6.15pm

Christmas Tree Lights switched on - 6.45pm

Food & Drink - 7.00pm

Reality Bus - all evening

Due to the numbers of people and the Reality Bus there is NO PARKING AVAILABLE - LIMITED Blue Badge parking ONLY.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:00 by Sue Jones

Van owners urged to remove tools overnight

Van owners urged to remove tools overnight

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Issued on 16/11/17 at 7:28 a.m.

In the last six months more than nine hundred vans have been broken into across Leicestershire and Rutland and thousands of pounds worth of tools have been stolen.

Leicestershire Police has released these startling figures to warn van owners that they need to remove their tools from their van particularly when it's parked at night.

Even if the vehicle is locked, some offenders are able to break in with no signs of forced entry – by using devices which override the locking system. Police have also received reports of windows being smashed and locks being forced. More »

The force is now encouraging tradespeople to store tools and other equipment in a safe and secure place overnight, and not to leave them inside their vehicle. It has also launched 'Operation Pioneer' in response to the increase and neighbourhood officers are working with specialist departments to find and arrest those responsible.

Inspector Simon Preston, the lead for vehicle crime, said: "We have seen a large number of vans being broken into since May and we do have an operation in place to target and arrest those who are committing these offences. There are many more self-employed people these days who park their vans on their drive at home over night which makes them an easy target for thieves.

"Some hotel car parks are also being targeted and we're working with hotel managers to give tradespeople crime prevention advice when they book in. I would encourage van owners to take precautions, both at home and when staying overnight in hotels, to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of this type of crime.

"The very best thing you can do to protect yourself is to remove your tools, equipment and other valuables every night. These tools are essential for people to carry out their jobs, and without them their livelihood can be affected. We are urging people to follow our advice to ensure they don't fall victim to tool theft."

  • Removing all tools from vehicles overnight
  • Purchasing a sign advising that no tools are left in your van overnight
  • Park your vehicle in a garage if you have one
  • Consider alarming the vehicle or fitting an internal security cage
  • If you park on a drive, install security lights
  • Visibly mark your machinery and tools
  • If possible, park your vehicle close to a wall so that the doors cannot be opened
  • Reporting any suspicious activity to us immediately on 101

If you would like more information on how to protect your vehicle and property from thieves please see our website: https://leics.police.uk/vehicle-crime

Since May 2017 939 vans have been broken into with 168 in October, 142 in September and 113 in August. » Less

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:01 by Sue Jones