Mr Roy Stafford was presented with the Award at the Annual Parish Meeting, on Monday 16th May 2016.
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Mission Statement, Aims and Objectives
2015 - 2019
- To improve the quality of life for all those living and working in the Parish.
- To help create a socially inclusive and caring community which embraces all residents, irrespective of age, gender, culture, income, race or religion and will seek to develop mutual cooperation.
- To raise the profile of the Parish Council so that it communicates well with all groups in the Parish and contributes to and leads in uniting the Parish.
- To provide a democratic representational voice for the Parish and to give residents the opportunity to influence their future.
- To manage the Parish Council's assets and finances effectively and efficiently to achieve best value.
- To manage cost effective amenities of a high standard in order to meet the needs and wishes of the community.
- To preserve the rural environment of the Parish.
- Mission Statement, Aims and Objectives (2015-19) (PDF, 214 Kb)
Details of the Councils Mission Statement, Aims and Objectives during 2015-19
THE price for Hinckley & Bosworth's highly successful garden waste collection service has been frozen at £24 for at least the next two years for customers who sign up to pay by direct debit.
Members of the Borough Council's Executive set the price of the alternate weekly garden waste collection at £24 for 2017-2018 for everyone who opts into the scheme and froze the price for 2018-2019 for customers who have signed up to pay by direct debit by 31 January 2017 at its meeting this week (24 August). More »
As a further incentive, all direct debit customers – including the thousands of households who have already signed up – will be entered into a prize draw to win next year's garden waste collection for free.
To be in with a chance of winning, householders must sign up to pay by direct debit by 31 January 2017. Existing direct debit customers for the service will automatically be entered.
Since the Borough Council voted in favour of introducing an annual charge for the garden waste collection service earlier this year, more than 32,000 households have signed up for the scheme, exceeding all expectations.
Significant financial pressures forced the council to introduce the charge for the service which was previously included within the overall council tax bill. Now only those households who opt to pay for the service continue to receive it.
Anyone wishing to pay for the service by direct debit can choose to either:
• download a form at a copy of the form from the council's website at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/allgardenbinssign; or
• call: 01455 238141 Mon to Fri 8.30am - 5pm (4.30pm Fri)
Councillor Mark Nickerson, the council's Executive Member responsible for Neighbourhood Services, said: "I would like to thank everyone who has signed up to continue to recycle their garden waste. By turning this waste into compost we are able to reduce amount of waste going to landfill which the County Council has to pay to dispose of. This price freeze has been introduced to ensure as many people as possible continue to recycle their garden waste.
"By signing up to direct debit, residents help to keep our costs down, and rewarding 50 people with a free service for a year is our way of saying thank you to these customers."
Anyone who chooses not to continue to receive the garden waste service does not need to notify the council. Households can keep the garden waste bin if they wish to, but it will not be emptied unless the annual charge has been paid.
The council will make one collection of all unwanted garden waste bins within the next few weeks. Residents will be notified of the collection days for unwanted bins in their street via a 'hanger' notice, which will be left on their black refuse bin a fortnight beforehand. The unwanted brown bins will then be removed two weeks later, on the next refuse collection day. » Less
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:21 by Stuart Bacon
St Martin's church in Stapleton is holding a service for pets on Sunday 28 August at 3pm.
Rev Philip Watson, Rector of St Martin's, said " Animals play a very important part in so many people's lives though the love, affection and companionship they give to their owners, especially for those who live alone or are housebound. This is a wonderful opportunity to thank them and I will bless each pet who attends the service. I am confident they will improve the quality of the singing." More »
All pets and their owners are most welcome – small animals including cats and dogs in the church and larger animals in the church yard where there is ample grass. Biscuits and other treats will be given after the service. » Less
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:14 by Stuart Bacon
Police and the local authority are joining forces to tackle reports of antisocial behaviour at a recycling centre in Barwell.
Reports have been received from local residents relating to people entering Barwell Recycling Centre after hours.
Along with Leicestershire County Council and Hinckley and Bosworth Council the local neighbourhood teams have been working hard to deter and stop this type of activity and are taking a number of approaches to target the issue. More »
Sergeant Gary Butterworth, responsible for the Earl Shilton and Barwell area, said: "Although for most people the recycling centre is seen as a place to get rid of unwanted items, for the people entering after the site is closed it is a way of making money. Once inside they are going through the skips and removing any items they feel are valuable with the hope of being able to sell them on.
"This has led to unwanted items being dumped outside of the site, or fly tipped around the village causing an environmental concern."
Officers will now be using antisocial behaviour (ASB) powers to deal with anyone who is believed to be involved in this activity.
Under the ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014, any person found within the confines of the site or suspected of having been into the site and discarded items are being issued with a Community Protection Notice (CPN) warning letter.
If an individual continues to breach the notice they could face prosecution.
Officers from Hinckley Police Station have been doing regular patrols of the area and a number of people have been stopped at the location and advised about the consequences of their actions.
So far three people have been detained at the location by the police on suspicion of committing an offence:
- A 34 year old man has been dealt with via a community resolution.
- A 46 year old man was detained within the site and has been charged with attempted theft and being found on enclosed premises. He is currently on bail and is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates Court on August 18 2016.
- A 28 year old man has been charged with theft and breach of his CPN. He pleaded guilty in court and was ordered to carry out fifty hours of unpaid work.
Sergeant Butterworth added: "The local neighbourhood team are continuing to work with Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council and site managers at the centre to reduce the number of people going into the site and committing theft. Anyone caught going in to the site with be dealt with appropriately.
"We would like to encourage the community of Barwell to support their local neighbourhood team and if they have any information regarding the thefts from the site please contact us by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency." » Less
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:56 by Stuart Bacon