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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

Tags: Grants

Parish Council Meeting - 20th January 2021

A Parish Council Meeting is due to be held via Zoom at 7:30pm on the 20th of January. Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting. Joining instructions can be found at the foot of the attached agenda.

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:27 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Agendas

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

Proposed 50 mph Merry Lees Road and Heath Road

Leicestershire County Council would like to give public notice of their intention to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation act 1984 as follows: Imposition of 50mph speed limit on Merrylees road and Heath road in the parishes of Desford, Newbold Verdon, and Bagworth & Thornton - in order to increase general safety and reduce the accident rate the County Council proposes to reduce the speed... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 15:16 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Community

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:

https://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/info/200379/help_and_advice_for_businesses/1704/additional_restrictions_grant_discretionary_arg

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

Tags: Community

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Grants

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.... Read More »

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

Tags: Community

Vandalism at Kirkby Road Recreation Ground

The Parish Council is well aware of the damage recently caused to benches at the Kirkby Road Recreation Ground. The Council is working with the police and other adjacent landowners to try to ensure that further damage does not take place.

However, at their meeting on 21 October, Council agreed to install CCTV at the site and an order will now be placed for this work to be carried out.

Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:00 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Recreation Grounds

Easy Access Allotment Plot

The Parish Council have set aside an allotment plot to be adapted to allow for use by a person or persons with additional needs, including wheelchair accessibility. We would welcome expressions of interest from parishioners in being involved with the development of this project and or from potential candidates who may wish to lease it on completion.

Please get in touch via our Desford Parish Council... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:14 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Community

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