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There are at present 5 vacancies: 1 FAIRESTONE WARD and 4 ELLIS WARD
The council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve provided they are a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine. Provided the person also satisfies at least ONE of the following they may be apply. More » More »
- They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
- They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish
- Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish
- They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it
- They must also be 18 years or older on the day they become nominated for election.
An application from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Parish Manager who will invite applicants to attend a meeting and make a short (3 -5 minutes) personal statement giving the reasons for being interested in joining the Parish Council and what particular set of skills and experience they feel they can bring to the role.
The Council meets once a month, normally on a Monday, for its main meeting at 7.30pm. Apart from sickness, attendance is expected at these meetings.
If you have any questions please telephone the Parish Manager, Beverley Greenwood on 0116 2312498
Application forms are available to download or alternatively please contact the Parish Manager.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:03 by Beverley Greenwood
A consultation has been launched on an important Local Plan document which will shape the district over the coming decades.
The Local Plan Delivery 'Development Plan Document' (the 'Delivery DPD') will sit alongside the 'Core Strategy' to form the overall Local Plan. When finalised, the Local Plan for Blaby District will play a part in the decision on planning applications.
One of the key objectives of the Delivery DPD is to identify sites for housing and employment opportunities. In the initial proposals several options are presented, including site options for the building of approximately 750 new homes in parishes close to the Leicester City border. More »
The consultation also looks at site options for around 25 hectares of land for employment and business growth, building on other successful areas successfully developed across the district over the last 25 years, including Meridian Business Park and Grove Park.
Blaby District Council is asking residents and partners for their feedback on the early proposals, with the final DPD set to be adopted in late 2017.
Councillor Lee Breckon, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development, said: "This is a significant part of the Local Plan for the Council. The document plans for the needs of the District until 2029, so we encourage all of our residents to review the proposals and let us know what they think.
"It's important for us to stress that the Delivery DPD is still in its early stages, and no final decisions will be made until we have reviewed the consultation feedback, and the finalised document has been examined by a planning inspector."
The consultation runs until Wednesday 16 November 2016. To see the documents and fill in the online response form, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/local-plan-delivery-dpd. Paper copies will be available at the Council's Narborough offices and local district libraries. » Less
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:33 by Beverley Greenwood
This is a message sent via Neighbourhood Link. This information has been sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police
With Halloween fast approaching you might be thinking about how you will deal with children visiting you trick or treating.
To make it easier for children to know if you would like them to visit you or not, you can print off one of our posters and put it in your front window.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:50 by Beverley Greenwood