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News & Views July 2018

By Fleckney Parish Council Fleckney Parish Council

Wednesday, 11 July 2018


Fleckney Parish Council Contributor


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Parish Council Meeting.

The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday 13thAugust 2018 at the Sports Centre starting at 7.00pm. All parish council meetings are open to members of the public and there is an opportunity during Public Participation to make representations, ask questions or give evidence about any item of business on the agenda of the Meeting.


If you would like to speak to a parish councillor about a particular concern or issue you may have there will be parish councillors in attendance prior to meeting between 6.30pm and 7.00pm. Contact details are also available for all parish councillors on the website: www.fleckneyparishcouncil.org.uk


New Parish Councillor Co-opted.

Callum Ward has been co-opted on to the Parish Council to fill one of the two vacancies. Callum lives on Leicester Road and has recently moved to the Village and is a geotechnical and environmental engineer working as a Project Manager for a firm of consultants in Northamptonshire. Callum is married with two young children.


With the recent proposed developments and changes to the village, Callum is keen to make his expertise available to help the community get the right types of development, to not put undue pressure on the village’s facilities and not to add to the problems with roads, drains and car parking. Callum is also keen to get involved with the problem of speeding traffic and the issue of on-street parking which makes it difficult at times to safely navigate the pavements.


For Callum’s contact details and those for all parish councillors please visit the website: www.fleckneyparishcouncil.org.uk


Allotments Available.

Would you like to take on an allotment but don’t want to wait for an allotment to become vacant on the Leicester Road site in Fleckney?


Kibworth Allotment Society currently has vacant plots at its allotment site on West Langton Road which is a community facility, set up for the residents of Kibworth and those living within three to four miles of Kibworth. If you would like to apply for an allotment please email the Society at: kibworthallotmentsociety@gmail.com.

Community Flood Warden.

Community Flood Wardens are members of the local community and are supported by the local authorities, Environment Agency and LLR Prepared. Nominated volunteers will sign up with their district council and become part of the Community Flood Plan for their area. They will also receive direct flood warnings from the Environment Agency and pass these on to their neighbours.

If you are interested in becoming a Flood Warden and would like to fine out more please contact: John Brown, Resilience Partnership, email: j.brown@harborough.gov.uk or LCC Emergency Management, email: emergency.management@leics.gov.ukor tel: 0116 305 6101

Street Naming.

Harborough District Council is encouraging local communities to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War 1 by naming streets in new developments after them. The Parish Council has been asked for suggestions for names for the estate roads on the Persimmon Homes development on the southern edge of the Village and has put forward six names all of which appear more than once on the memorial plaque in St Nicholas Church. Harborough Council, who is responsible for street naming, want to make sure as far as is possible before they make a decision that any living relatives are consulted and given the opportunity to comment. The proposal is to commemorate the following surnames. A suitable suffix would be added by Harborough DC e.g. Close.

Chapman (A, AG, AW, H, T & W)

Gamble (JM, L, MA & TJA) 

Deacon (J, R & W)

Mattock (JA & RF)

Smith (E & HJ)

Sturgess (JW & L)


If you are a relative and would like to comment please contact Michaela Barton at Harborough District Council (m.barton@harborough.gov.uk).

Planning Application 17/02146/FUL – Land Off High Street.

A revised scheme has been submitted for the erection of 44 dwellings, a three storey building (containing 8 flats and approximately 285 square metres of retail floor space), a new public plaza, replacement car parking and a location for a new scout hut together with an updated flood risk assessment. 

The main changes are as follows: 

  • a reduction in the number of dwellings from 49 to 44. 
  • The re-siting and revisions to the shops and flats which includes setting it back from the High Street frontage. 
  • Revisions to the car parking layout.
  • Changes to some of the house designs and layout of the site.

Full details are available on the HDC website where comments on the amended proposals can also be made. 

Sports Centre and Parish Council Office Contact Information.

Sports Centre

Jason Prescott, Facilities Manager/Sports Development Officer Tel: 2403755

Email: fleckneyslc@btconnect.com

Website: http://www.fleckneysportscentre.org

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 10.00pm. Weekends 9.00am to 5.00pm.


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Parish Council Office (Sports Centre)

John Flower, Clerk to the Council Tel: 2404589

Email: fleckneypc@btconnect.com

Website: http://www.fleckneyparishcouncil.org.uk

Office hours are 9.00am to 1.00pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.


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Sports Centre, Leicester Road, Fleckney, Fleckney, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 8BG