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Worthington Parish Council

Serving the people of Griffydam, Newbold and Worthington

Clerk: Nicola Land
8 Riversence Way, Hugglescote, Coalville, LE67 2DB

Tel: 07855 565936

News

The latest news from Worthington Parish Council.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE TENDER

Grounds Maintenance tender is currently available.

See attached.

For any further Information, please contact the clerk

Mon, 13 Mar 2017
GRIFFYDAM TRAFFIC CALMING

GRIFFYDAM – TOP ROAD, PROPOSED TRAFFIC CALMING SCHEME

Leicestershire County Council has received concerns regarding the speed of vehicles travelling through Griffydam, therefore in order to address this officers have devised a priority working scheme.

This type of scheme creates pinch-points by installing physical buildouts that prevent two-way traffic flow at the point of the feature. Drivers are then required to give-way which subsequently reduces speeds both into and throughout the village. More »

As a result we would like to undertake an informal consultation on the proposed traffic calming scheme and report back to both Griffydam Community Group and the Parish Council regarding the feedback received. The feedback received is important due to third-party funding being required for a scheme to progress. Please be assured that whilst feedback will be provided as outlined above, your identity will not be disclosed, unless you specify otherwise.

Attached for your attention is a copy of drawing number TM4426/2/2016 showing the proposal and the location of both proposed buildouts. We shall be pleased to receive your feedback within one calendar month of the date of this letter. The results of the consultations will be brought to the attention of Members, Parish, Community Group and residents at the appropriate time on what is decided to over the proposal.

The Ordnance Survey plan(s) attached are for reference purposes only. No further copies can be made nor can they be reproduced for inclusion in reports, publications, leaflets, newsletters or newspapers (this includes local and national newspapers).

Yours faithfully,

Zubair Novsarka

Technician, Traffic & Signals

Highways & Transport Commissioning Service

Environment and Transport Department

Leicestershire County Council
County Hall, Glenfield, LE3 8ST
Telephone: 0116 3050001
Email: customerservices@leics.gov.uk
URL: www.leicestershire.gov.uk » Less

Sun, 28 Jun 2015
CATCH THE BUS WEEK

CATCH THE BUS WEEK

Download your voucher here, and use the bus for just 50p

http://www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/ctbw/

Vouchers also available from the bus stops in Worthington, Griffydam and Newbold coleorton, Worthington Post office/store.

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 9:00am
FREE - adult keep fit class

Griffydam school - Free adult keep fit class

Term time - Wednesdays 9.00am

Mon, 11 Aug 2014
  • Do you have a new and exciting project that will make a huge difference to your community?
  • Does it have that creative 'wow' factor that will make people want to know more?
  • This is your chance to win £20,000 for your local project within North West Leicestershire – and applications are open now.

North West Leicestershire District Council are launching the '£20,000-for-seven' campaign as part of their empowering communities agenda. In a competition that will be decided by a public vote, £20,000 is available in each of seven distinct areas of the district. Voters will get to choose one project in each of the seven areas as their favourite. A further seven pots of £10,000 are available for smaller projects district-wide. More »

Applications for '£20,000-for-seven' funding can be made until Monday 29 September.

A drop-in briefing session for community groups and organisations will take place at the Council Offices in Coalville on:

Tuesday 19 August - 3pm to 7pm
Thursday 11 September - 3pm to 7pm.

You do not have to book to attend.

If you are intending to come along please drop us an email to twentyforseven@nwleicestershire.gov.uk so that we have an idea of numbers.

For more information about £20,000-for-seven and to apply for your community project, visit www.nwleics.gov.uk/twentyforseven » Less

Sat, 02 Aug 2014
Allotment Plots Available

Worthington Parish Council ONLY have 1 allotment plots available to rent.

£20 per full plot, £10 half plot

Contact the clerk for further details

TEL : 07855 565936

Fri, 22 Nov 2013

Philip Parkinson, Interim Chair of Healthwatch Leicester writes:

You said….what did we do?

During September and October Healthwatch Leicester (HWL) held a number of public meetings at which HWL members and those attending were able to raise a number of issues about local health and social care services.

Fri, 22 Nov 2013

Over the last few weeks, Healthwatch Leicester have been engaging with a number of local groups and communities, to gain further understanding of the issues that communities are facing.

Healthwatch Leicester recently met with members of the Zimbabwean Community to understand their issues with accessing mainstream mental health services.

Fri, 22 Nov 2013

The three Clinical Commissioning Groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are asking parents, families and carers of children to give their views on how to improve the children's emergency services across the county.

For more information contact Liz Mattock:
liz.mattock@leicestercityccg.nhs.uk
0116 295 4159

Fri, 01 Nov 2013
HS2Ltd INFORMATION EVENTS

The Government is currently consulting on their proposed route for a High Speed Rail line between the Midlands and Leeds. The proposed line goes through North West Leicestershire and includes an East Midlands station at Toton, between Nottingham and Derby.

Leicestershire County Council and North West Leicestershire District Council want to encourage as many residents and businesses as possible to respond to the Government's consultation and make their views known.

HS2Ltd is the company created by Government to develop and promote a high Speed Rail network. They have organised a series of Information Events with information about the proposals in your local area. More »

A range of technical staff will be present at these events to answer questions about the design, environmental impact etc. in relation to the route. There will also be sound booths for people to experience the noise levels they can expect once HS2 is in operation.

Locally relevant HS2Ltd Information Events are :

LONG EATON Friday 15th NOVEMBER 12pm - 8pm West Park Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton NG10 4AA

LONG EATON Saturday 16th NOVEMBER 10am - 5pm West Park Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton NG10 4AA

MEASHAM on Wednesday 27th NOVEMBER from 12 noon – 8.00pm at Measham Leisure Centre, High Street, Measham, DE12 7HR

ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH on Thursday 5th DECEMBER from 12 noon- 8.00pm at Hood Park Leisure Centre, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1HU

Please note that the Government's consultation will close on JANUARY 31st 2014. More information about the consultation, including how to respond, can be found on HS2Ltd website: www.hs2.org.uk

To plan your journey to the information events, HS2Ltd recommend you can use the simple door-to-door journey planner provided by www.transportdirect.info . If you do not have access to a private vehicle, or have difficulty accessing public transport and this will prevent you from attending the information event, please contact 020 7944 4908 (lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) to discuss possible alternative solutions.

More information on HS2 can be found on our dedicated HS2 page - click here » Less

Tue, 13 Aug 2013
Community Enterprise Fund: Would you like your Post Office to support a community scheme?

Post Office branches in England (excluding Crown branches) can now apply to receive up to £10,000 to support a new scheme or service for their local community.
These could include:
•Classes in key skills such as reading, languages or the Internet
•Mentoring and advice service for local small businesses, or display space for local producers
•Partnership with a local charity to provide a meeting space, notice board and other forms of support
•A hub or meeting space for community groups involved in local issues, such as neighbourhood planning
If you have an idea you'd like your Post Office to support, download and print the PDF, write down your idea, take it into your Post Office and have a conversation with the sub-postmaster or branch manager about what you could do together to benefit the local community.
Sub-postmasters can find out more including how to apply on subspaceonline.co.uk. Deadline for applications is Friday 18 October 2013.
The Fund is a result of a partnership between the Department for Communities and Local Government and Post Office Ltd. It is limited to supporting a maximum of 20 schemes across the country (England only) in 2013/14.
Winning bids will be selected by a panel compromising Post Office Ltd, Department for Communities and Local Government, and others. Judging will take place in autumn with the successful schemes announced shortly after.
If you have any questions, email communities@postoffice.co.uk

Thu, 06 Jun 2013

On Tuesday the 4th June, the Valley Community Forum held its Decision Night.

11 Projects were hoping for a Slice of £12,500 available for the area.

You can now view information on how the evening went and which 7 projects were successful in receiving funding Click Here for details.

Fri, 10 May 2013
11 Projects Hoping for a Slice of £12,500

11 community projects have been submitted for the 2013 Community Forum Budget. Each of these projects has requested a share of the £12,500 allocated to the Valley Community Forum. You can now view and comment on each proposal, offering suggestions for improvement. Here is the link to view and comment.

If you want to take part in the decision making on the night, you can now also book your place.

The Decision Night will take place on 4th June 2013, from 6-9pm.

Mon, 29 Apr 2013
PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Following the resignation of a Councillor, Please see the attached notice.

Notice of Vacancy (MS Word, 24 Kb)
Tue, 09 Apr 2013
Leicestershire Food Fortnight.

If you have a food or drink business in Leicestershire, don't miss the opportunity of getting involved in this year's Leicester and Leicestershire Food Fortnight.

Over 55 individual businesses took part in last year's initiative to raise the profile of food and drink in the county – and there were a staggering 75 individual food-based events for people to visit. Businesses reported increased footfall and sales and more importantly their visibility in the community was raised with a national and local PR campaign, online listings on the dedicated website and entry into the Leicester Mercury Events Guide – which is all free to the businesses and community groups taking part. More »

Work on this year's Food Fortnight has already started and Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council are calling for all food and drink businesses or community groups in Leicester and Leicestershire to get in touch. Could you hold a special event? Could you offer customers tastings of local produce or hold demonstrations? Could you offer a special offer or promotion during the Fortnight? What could you do to raise the profile of your business by being involved in this year's Food Fortnight? Could you organise an event for your local community – perhaps celebrating its local or heritage foods? We are open to ideas and would love to hear from you.
Comments from some of last year's businesses:

Pete Gardner, Chocolate Alchemy, Loughborough
"Every chocolate tasting session I did was fully booked and I promoted it with a poster in my shop window for a couple of days on top of the promotion in the Leicester Mercury and online. I would definitely do it again next year as it is a very good way for me to promote my business in the run up to Christmas."

Ted Tann-Watson, Organiser of Donisthorpe Apple Day
"We had a turnout of over 300 people to our event – the best ever. We were delighted with the coverage both in the Leicester Mercury events guide and on promotional posters and fliers, which really helped encourage visitors to our event, from all over the County. I would definitely take part in the Food Fortnight again in the future.

Jessica Edmonds, Born and Bread – Bread-making Demonstrations, Hinckley
"My event was booked up immediately the Events Guide came out. I would definitely take part in Food Fortnight again as it really helped to raise my profile."

For information about getting involved in this year's event, please contact Rachel Dorsett, Silver Pear Communications on 01476 879215 or 07584 166629 » Less

Food For Thought (PDF, 378 Kb)
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