Author: Martin Broomhead

Planning Committee Meeting 1st of March 6:30pm

A meeting of the Planning committee is due to take place via Zoom on the 1st of March at 6:30pm via zoom. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and joining instructions are contained within the attached agenda

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:52 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Agendas

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

Part time Maintenance Officer required

Desford Parish Council are seeking to appoint a part-time Maintenance Officer. Please see attached job description for further details and application.

Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 14:52 by Martin Broomhead

Tags: Job Advert

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

Tags: Grants

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:

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

Tags: Community

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