Parish Council Monthly Update

Stokes Rise

The planned accommodation for rent in the Stokes Rise development off Broadgate will shortly be available. There will be 7 new homes for rent as follows:

  • 2 two bedroom bungalows due to be handed over in September 2017
  • 4 two bedroom houses due to be handed over in February 2018
  • 1 three bedroom house due to be handed over in February 2018

The first 2 bungalows are open for application now and interested applicants should register with Harborough Homesearch or contact Joanne Gayle, Lettings Officer on 0121 7887611 for more information.

Neighbourhood Plan

Harborough District Council have now adopted the inspectors recommendations and a referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 12th October 2017. Voting will follow the same process as other official government elections. More information will be available during the run up to this event.

Roads

There is evidence that drivers take more care along roads with no centre markings. We have therefore instructed LCC Highways not to reinstate the centre lines of the roads within the village boundary in an effort to improve road safety.

Parish Council

The PC is looking for volunteers to form a working party to tackle odd jobs around the village. Anyone interested in putting themselves forward to help maintain our lovely village environment please let the clerk, David Gibley, have your details either by phone, 01536 772159 or email at david@webleicester.co.uk

Village Flood Alleviation

The Parish Council has formed a small sub committee to further the work within the village concerning flood alleviation. Two reports have been complied by Mr Mike Yates and Mr Mel Christie, both of which provide interesting background, statistics and a range of possible flood alleviation measures for future consideration. Both reports have been forwarded to the Lead Local Flood Agency (LLFA) at Leicester County Council, together with a request from the Parish Council for a review of flood prevention measures within the village.

The reports mentioned above can be found on the links below.

Great Easton Flood Notes Report

Great Easton – Flood report

 

Food Bank – Village Donations to Local Foodbank

Within the village we are collecting food for the Trussell Foodbank in Corby. The collection will be ongoing throughout the year.

Everyone is invited to give generously from the list of items noted below:

Most Needed Items

  • UHT or powdered milk
  • Sugar
  • Fruit Juice cartons (UHT)
  • Instant coffee
  • Instant mashed potato
  • Tinned items – sponge pudding, rice pudding, meat or fish, fruit

Needed Items –

  • Pasta Sauces
  • Rice
  • Jam
  • Biscuits/ Snack bar
  • Teabags
  • Tinned Items – vegetables, tomatoes

Please deliver all donations to boxes which have been placed in both the church and the village hall, where the boxes will be emptied regularly.

Thank you very much for your support. This is a great chance for everyone within the village to get involved and help.

 

Great Easton – Permissive Footpath

The permissive footpath is now reopened, initially for the period to the 30th June and, subject to the proposed developments at Barnsdale and the Stables, eventually “in perpetuity”. This follows an agreement between the Neighbourhood Plan, the Parish Council, Raj Uppal and the current owners, Bybrook Builders. The formal agreement has been lodged with HDC, which will be updated at the end of the initial period. A copy of the agreement and further information can be found here.

The key points are that the footpath is for walkers and their dogs, during daylight hours, from the end of Gatehouse Lane along to the second gate. The recently erected high metal gate will be replaced with a further gate but at normal gate height. This walk will eventually form part of a circular walk leading back into the village above Barnsdale.

There is a current problem concerning vandalism and illegal use by motorcyclists. The cooperation of all is requested to help resolve this.