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Do you have an electric vehicle?

Do you have an electric vehicle?

Sport in Desford with support from the Borough & Parish councils aswell as the Maud Elkington Charitable Trust have just installed two fast EV charging points in their carpark.Some key points:

- It is a double 22KW AC charging point

- It is available to the public- Open 24 hours a day

- Peckleton Lane Desford LE9 9JU

- The fee is 30p per KWh with 24p sign on fee (after 2 hours itswitches to £3... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:23 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Community

Resources Committee Meeting

A meeting of the Resources Committee is due to be held via Zoom at 7:30pm on the 14th April. Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting. Joining instructions can be found in the attached agenda

Posted: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:13 by Martin Broomhead

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We have had a number of reports from landowners about dogs not being kept suitably under control while walking in fields with livestock present. It is particularly important at this time of year during lambing season and we would remind you that:

Under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953, if a dog worries sheep on any agricultural land, the person in charge of the dog can be fined up to £1,000... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 13:56 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Community

Kirkby Road Basketball practice area and Climbing frame

Kirkby Road Basketball practice area and Climbing frame

We are really pleased that the basket ball hoop and practice court on Kirkby road were installed last week and brilliant to see they are getting good use already! The nearby rope climbing frame is also a great addition to the park.

Posted: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 11:01 by Martin Broomhead

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Strict Baptist Graveyard

Strict Baptist Graveyard

We are delighted that Hinckley & Bosworth have installed a blue plaque in the Strict Baptist Graveyard on High Street (opposite The bluebell). This was the site of a chapel built for William Gadsby to preach in. William Gadsby was an early leader of the Strict Baptist movement. He championed the cause of social justice and opposed the established Elizabethan Church. The site fell into disuse in... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:15 by Martin Broomhead

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Desford Parish Council re-wilding scheme

Desford Parish Council is keen to encourage wildlife and wildflower growth within the parish. To support that we have been working with The Blue Heart campaign and Leicestershire County Council (LCC) to promote re – wilding of grass verges within the parish boundaries.

LCC have deemed a section of the verge along Hunts Lane between the cemetery (on the cemetery side of the road) and roundabout... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 12:28 by Martin Broomhead

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Parish Council Covid 19 Grants - Update

Since November Desford Parish Council have awarded over £7,000 in Covid grants to organisations and businesses who have been impacted by the pandemic. The Council are mindful that given the new lockdown things continue to be very tough for local businesses and groups and are keen to carry on offering financial support via this grant scheme. If you or somebody you know within the parish could... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:33 by Martin Broomhead

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Staff Working from Home

Please note that, with immediate effect, Council staff are now mostly working from home. In addition, even if staff are in the office at Desford Library, no visitors will be allowed into the building. If you have any queries or concerns relating to the Parish Council, please use the "Send email" link under the addres on the top right of this website.

Regards and stay safe.

Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:26 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Office information

Additional Discretionary Grants from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council are operating a discretionary Grant scheme for businesses who are continuing to struggle as a result of Covid 19

Please use the link to check eligibility and make an application:

Posted: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 13:32 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Community

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