Leicester Forest East Parish Council

Serving the people of Leicester Forest East

Village Sign

Clerk: Sue Jones
The Parish Hall, Kings Drive
Leicester Forest East
Leicester LE3 3JE

Tel: 0116 239 0039

  • Forest East Park

    Forest East Park

    An autumn morning in the Forest East Park

  • Parish Hall

    Parish Hall

    Have you thought about hiring the parish hall for your celebrations? Give us a call for more details.

  • The Reality Bus will be at St. Andrew's Church on Wednesday evenings  7.00pm to 8.30pm from 31st October

    The Reality Bus will be at St. Andrew's Church on Wednesday evenings 7.00pm to 8.30pm from 31st October

  • The Spinney

    The Spinney

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 2390039 or email clerk@lfeparishcouncil.org.uk for further information.

Latest News

Blaby District Council Refuse Collection Dates for Christmas and the New Year

All residents should have received a 'calendar' of collection dates for 2019 and especially for Christmas and the New Year.

Here are the key points for the over the Christmas/New Year Period:

  • collections due on the 3 forthcoming bank holidays will revert to the nearest Saturday (as below).
  • 3 additional bags of recycling will be collected alongside the recycling bin until the end of January, acknowledging that more of this material is produced over the festive period. All additional material would need to be presented in clear plastic bags (not provided). No additional refuse waste will be collected.
  • Going forward, all garden waste collections will take place on the same day as recycling collections (the majority of residents will be unaffected by this change).

Collections due on Xmas Day revert to Saturday 22nd December More »

Collections due on Boxing Day will revert to Saturday 29th December

Collections due on New Years Day will revert to Saturday 5th January.

All collection dates can also be reviewed via the councils website at the link below;

http://my.blaby.gov.uk/collections » Less

Posted: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:28 by Sue Jones

Blaby District Council changes Council Tax Support Scheme and Liability Charges

Blaby District Council's Cabinet Executive has approved plans to amend the current Council Tax Support Scheme from 01 April 2019 and to make amendments to Council Tax liability charges on second homes and empty properties.

Following significant reductions in central government funding, the Council no longer receives money based on the Council Tax Support provided to households. This money must now be found by Blaby District Council through its central budget. More »

The major changes to Blaby District Council's Council Tax will be:

  • Remove the 10% discount on properties classed as a "second home" in the district
  • Charge 200% Council Tax on properties that have been empty for more than two years

Council Tax Support Scheme changes will be:

  • Treating self-employed people in receipt of Universal Credit as receiving the minimum wage after at least 12 months trading – there will be some exemptions to this ruleThis will align with Universal Credit regulations.
  • To align the Council Tax Support Scheme with current Housing Benefit Regulations.

The changes could save around £163,000 which will be shared between the recipients of Council Tax; including Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service. Blaby District Council's saving share could total £14,750.

Following feedback from residents during the six-week consultation in August and September of this year, proposals to increase the minimum some claimants have to pay for their Council Tax from the current rate of 15% were not put forward.

During the consultation, 86% of people agreed that the Council should remove the second home discount, with 83% agreeing to the 200% charge for long-term empty properties.

Councillor Lee Breckon, Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: "These changes reinforce our aim to bring as many empty properties in the district back into use. These are properties many people would love to make their home, and the 200% charge will hopefully be an incentive for owners.

"We want to thank everyone who gave us their views during the consultation and we took these into account when making our decision. We do not want to place any additional burden on vulnerable residents of the district. The welfare of our residents most in need is more important than cost savings." » Less

Posted: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:32 by Sue Jones

Dementia Friendly Partnership Wins National Award

The Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance has won "Dementia Friendly Rural Community of the Year" in the Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friendly Awards.

The Alliance has helped to make over 9,000 people become 'Dementia Friends,' with over 60 'Dementia Champions' also created to help encourage others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in the community.

During the last 12 months Dementia Action Alliance has worked with East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG to sign up six GP surgeries to become Dementia Friendly places. All eight GP surgeries in the district have received dementia friendly sessions. More »

Extensive work within the local community, including visits to scout and Girl Guide groups, the local police and fire and rescue service has also taken place to ensure people of all ages have the opportunity to become dementia friends.

Support for Carers, the Memory Café and Singing for the Brain are just some of the groups who have been supported by the work of the Alliance to increase people's knowledge of local services and information available.

An Alzheimer's Society initiative, people who become 'Dementia Friends' are taught about what it's like to live with dementia and give people understanding and information on how you can support someone living with dementia to help improve their quality of life.

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Regulatory Services, said: "This is an outstanding achievement and I'm both proud and delighted that our team has been recognised nationally for their hard work in the local community.

"We want to ensure anyone in the district affected by dementia is able to face people who understand what life is like, and can put that knowledge into action to make life for anyone with dementia easier."

For information on Dementia Friends sessions, or how your group or business can become Dementia Friendly, call 0116 272 7703 or email leisure@blaby.gov.uk. » Less

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:22 by Sue Jones