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A partnership between the local police team and officers from Blaby District Council's Environmental Health saw five vehicles removed from the streets.
After complaints from local residents in Huncote and Enderby, the partnership instantly removed the vehicles after inspecting them, with all five parked on the public highway under 'DVLA Devolved Powers.'
Many untaxed vehicles are parked on the public highway for several weeks without being moved, causing potential disruption to traffic and blocking space for taxed cars to park. More »
All vehicles will be taken to a local pound for owners to reclaim them. Any reclaim of the untaxed vehicle costs £100 for the first day as well as £160 surety for a valid tax disc, plus £100 for the second day. Impound costs are also included at £21 per day, with overall costs reaching up to £507 for a week.
If the vehicle is unclaimed it will be crushed.
Jo Hewitt, Technical Officer at Blaby District Council, said: "Our link up with Blaby Police proved to be very effective as we removed five vehicles that were illegally on the public highway. We want to thank them for their partnership during the day.
"The message with our clampdown is clear; if you own an untaxed vehicle, keep it on your own private land. Any vehicle reported to us without a valid tax will be taken away."
Residents can check whether a vehicle is taxed at www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax. Any untaxed vehicle in the District of Blaby can be reported to the Council via www.blaby.gov.uk/abandoned-vehicle. » Less
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:36 by Beverley Greenwood
NALC Media Release 30 November 2016
The local (parish and town) council sector together with local drainage authorities has successfully taken charge of procuring their external audit saving millions of pounds for some 10000 councils and drainage boards
Following the abolition of the Audit Commission, smaller local authority representatives successfully persuaded government to allow them to collectively procure external audit services for smaller authorities (under £6.5 million) from 2017-18. All but a handful of the 10,000 local councils in England signed up for the collective procurement and appointment of external auditors; this is the first example of such an initiative, which is being replicated for principal authorities. More »
The company established by a consortium of smaller authorities sector bodies (National Association of Local Councils, Society of Local Council Clerks and the Association of Drainage Authorities) and authorised by the department of Communities and Local Governent (DCLG) to undertake this role – SAAA (Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments) Ltd – has today (30 November) issued the following statement on its website (www.saaa.co.uk).
"SAAA Ltd is pleased to announce that it has successfully concluded the procurement process and has awarded contracts for the supply of limited assurance audit reviews for smaller authorities. Three audit firms have been appointed as suppliers for the five-year period commencing 1 April 2017: PKF Littlejohn, Mazars and Moore Stephens. Contracts have been signed ahead of schedule on terms that will enable SAAA to undertake its various tasks including the quality control and monitoring of suppliers without making any further call on public funds. Further details of the audit appointment areas to be covered by the three firms will be communicated in due course."
Speaking on behalf of the consortium, Jonathan Owen, chief executive of National Association of Local Councils (NALC), said: "This is a brilliant example of smaller authorities working together saving local authorities and councils many millions of pounds with the scale of fees set for the next 5 years substantially the same as that has applied to the sector for the last 10 years." » Less
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:04 by Beverley Greenwood
Following a resurgence in numbers at the Youth Club at Glenfield, which is operated in affiliation with Young Leicestershire Ltd, the age ranges for inclusion are now Tuesday / Wednesday 11-13 year olds with Thursdays being open to 10 – 13 years.
A word from the CEO of Young Leicestershire Ltd, Alison Jolley
"on Thursday 15th December 2016 at 7.30 pm, Glenfield Youth Club is holding an evening for the community to bring along unwanted, good quality games, books, CDs, board games etc, for you to swop. Small items only please and must be in good condition. No electrical goods thank you. All members of the community are welcome. So come along and you will also have a chance to meet our youth work staff and see what the youth club has to offer. More »
Entrance is free but you must bring an item to swop.
We look forward to seeing you on the night". » Less
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:58 by Beverley Greenwood