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Parish Council Meeting

A meeting of the Parish Council is due to take place on the 23rd June at 7:30pm in the library Main St Desford.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting - please be aware strict covid rules will be followed, for all attendees.

Please see attached agenda for further information about the meeting

Posted: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 15:18 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Agendas

SiD wins National award at the Decentralised Energy Awards!

SiD wins National award at the  Decentralised Energy Awards!

We are delighted to share the news that SiD (which is a partner organisation of Desford Parish Council) have won a National award. They fought off competition from a high calibre field including entries from subsidiaries of Centrica and nPower to achieve the Power: Operational Projects award.As a result of a long term committment to green energy they are now a net generator of electricity.

Over the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:13 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Community

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Following the recent resignation of Councillor Sue McMillan, a Casual Vacancy has arisen on Desford Parish Council. Hinckley and Bosworth BC have therefore issued the attached notice about this vacancy.

If anyone would like further information about this issue, please call the Clerk on 01455 822993.

Posted: Mon, 24 May 2021 10:25 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Councillor vacancy

Pickards Play Equipment

Pickards Play Equipment

New Play Equipment Pickards Park

The Parish Council propose to replace the wooden play equipment (which is now reaching the end of its life) with a "Fantasy FunRun Trail" as illustrated. It will be similar in size to the existing trail and be located in the same area within the park, this will ensure a portion of open green space remains to allow for free play.

Please note there will be no changes to... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 May 2021 15:53 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Community

Desford Parish Neighbourhood Plan wins strong support

Desford's Neighbourhood Plan was strongly supported at the referendum last Thursday. More than 90% of residents voted in favour of adopting the Neighbourhood Plan, which is excellent news for Desford, Botcheston, Newtown Unthank and the rest of the Parish.

Posted: Tue, 11 May 2021 09:41 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Neighbourhood Plan

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



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

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

Tags: Community

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

Tags: Community

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