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Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan adopted

After receiving more than 85% backing from local residents and approval by Blaby District Councillors, the Fosse Villages Neighourhood Plan has been adopted.

The ten parishes, made up of Aston Flamville, Croft, Huncote, Leicester Forest West, Sapcote, Potters Marston, Sharnford, Stoney Stanton, Thurlaston and Wigston Parva have worked together to prepare the plan that sets out the villages' ambitions for where development should and shouldn't go, and what it should look like. More »

The policies in the Neighbourhood Plan will be used in the Fosse Villages when planning applications are decided, in addition to the Council's Local Plan and other material considerations.

Having been through multiple stages of public consultation and independent examination, the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan was put to a referendum, giving residents their chance to vote on the plan during the Local Elections on 06 May, with 85% of voters approving the Plan.

Blaby District Council formally adopted the plan at a Council meeting on 15 June 2021, ensuring that it will become part of the development plan for parishes within the Fosse Villages area.

Councillor Ben Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Planning Delivery and Enforcement & Corporate Transformation, said: "This plan has been produced by the community, for the community, and we are delighted to adopt it.

"An enormous amount of work has taken place with the local communities, parish councils and our dedicated officers to get us to this stage. I'm proud of the fantastic efforts of everyone to work collaboratively and in the best interests of the residents in the Fosse Villages area."

The Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan joins Blaby Parish, who adopted their Neighbourhood Plan in 2018. Glenfield, Cosby and Leicester Forest East Parishes are all working hard to progress their own Neighbourhood Plans with the help of Blaby District Council.

Find out more about the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan at www.blaby.gov.uk/neighbourhood_planning. » Less

Posted: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 15:22 by Beverley Greenwood

Experience NORDIC WALKING

Experience NORDIC WALKING

Sessions Commence MONDAY 5th July 2021 1 - 2 pm from Glenfield Memorial Hall, Stamford Street, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8DL

Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:51 by Beverley Greenwood

Have a say on bus services

Have a say on bus services

Leicestershire County Council is working closely with local bus operators to come up with bold plans to improve public transport – and encourage more people to use it.

The Government has pledged £3 billion to help progress these plans across the country – and Leicestershire is aiming to secure a fair share of the funding.

However, to secure this funding, the council must develop a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP). The Council needs input to help it develop the plan. More »

It wants to find out what people think would improve local bus services and what would encourage them to use local buses more.

It would like to hear from people who already use buses, those who currently don't, as well as from public, private and voluntary organisations.

There's a questionnaire at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/bus-strategy-survey for people to have their say. The closing date is Friday, 30th July. » Less

Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:50 by Beverley Greenwood

GLENFIELD FOOD BANK

For those who need a little extra help at this difficult time

9.00 am until 12.00 pm

Every SATURDAY through June 2021

Glenfield Parish Council ANNEXE (the old library next to Morrrison's new car park)

off Station Road, GLENFIELD, LEICESTER, LE3 8BQ

If you know of ANYONE IN GLENFIELD

who needs help, telephone 07710 174 005 - we'll do our best to help, no explanations or questions asked

THE GLENFIELD SUPPORT GROUP CAN ALSO HELP WITH

Picking up Shopping
Posting Mail
Collecting Prescriptions
Transport for vaccinations
Urgent Supplies
A friendly phone call