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Parish Council Covid 19 Grants for Community Organisations

2020 has been a very difficult year for everybody and no community including our own has been left untouched. Desford Parish has several small businesses and organisations that contribute to the fabric, function and attraction of the Parish who may not qualify for wider government grants. We recognise that many of them are under severe financial strain due to the impact of Covid 19 and the Parish Council recognises that the loss of many of these organisations would materially affect the Parish. More »

On that basis Desford parish Council would like to invite small businesses/organisations who are based in the Parish to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to help ensure their survival. The Parish Council will then assess any application for approval.

Further details about the process is included the application form below, once complete please email to: clerk@desfordparishcouncil.co.uk

Hard copies of the application form are available via Desford Parish Council c/o The library, Main St Desford. The office is staffed on a Tuesday and Thursday. » Less

Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:02 by Martin Broomhead

Adult Outdoor Gyms Guidance during Lockdown

Government Guidance indicates that while playgrounds can remain open during lockdown. Adult Outdoor gyms should be closed. As it is an open space and impractical to close off we would ask that residents respect the Government guidance and refrain from using the equipment until lockdown is lifted.

Outdoor gyms are located at Kirby road recreation ground and Botcheston Road recreation ground.

Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:04 by Martin Broomhead

Planning Applications causing concern

There are two planning applications that are causing concern to the Parish Council at present.

  1. Kirkby Road – a resubmission of an application by Davidson homes to build 120 homes.
  2. Neovia site (Griffen Park) – application to include a drive thru restaurant.

The Council have already lodged an objection the Kirkby Road application and are considering a response to the Neovia site application. Members of the public are welcome to join the next Planning committee meeting on the 2nd November 2020 at 7:30pm via Zoom, to keep abreast of discussions. (The Zoom link is included in the agenda below). More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:05 by Martin Broomhead