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New Defibrillators in the village

New Defibrillators in the village

The parish council have added two new Defibrillators to the village.One outside the Library (pictured) and one outside the Post Office on St Martins Drive. They are now registered with the ambulance service so if needed, the caller rings 999 and states the location of the box and the operator will relay the code to open the box and the equipment can be accessed.They are available for use from today... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:59 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Community

Headstone Safety Inspections at Parish Cemeteries

Headstone Safety Inspections at Parish Cemeteries

Desford Parish Council is responsible for ensuring safety at St Martins Churchyard and Hunts Lane cemetery. Periodically a safety survey (in line with the British Standard) of all headstones is required. It is likely that some of the headstones are not compliant with today's standards and action may be necessary.

The inspections will commence in November - The parish council realise that this is a very... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:02 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Community

STRICT BAPTIST GRAVEYARD - CLOSED

STRICT BAPTIST GRAVEYARD - CLOSED

The strict Baptist graveyard - a small enclosed park on High St (opposite the Bluebell pub) is closed from today for approx 10 days to allow the access steps to be improved.As this will be a worksite, it will not be available for public use during this time.Thank you for your co-operation

Posted: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:37 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Community

Councillor Vacancy

Please note that there is a Casual Vacancy on Desford Parish Council and the Council would like to co-opt someone for it.

Hence, we'd like to hear from local residents who would be interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. Applicants must be registered on the Electoral Register for the area and be over 18 years of age.

All applicants will be offered the opportunity to make a short statement at a Council... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:57 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Councillors

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

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

PLEASE KEEP DOGS ON LEAD ON PUBLIC FOOTPATHS

PLEASE KEEP DOGS ON LEAD ON PUBLIC FOOTPATHS

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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