Leicester Forest East Parish Council

Serving the people of Leicester Forest East

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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

Sing Christmas

Sing Christmas

Sing Christmas

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:26 by Sue Jones

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