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Newbold Verdon Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Newbold Verdon a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want then please contact us.

To read about the Parish Councillors and the Clerk serving the community, please visit the webpages About The Council and The Council.

We also have a News page, which will give you updates to information received from lead authorities, including information concerning local community events.

Council Meetings

Newbold Verdon Parish Council meet once a month at 7pm on the first Monday of every month except in August, at the Sports Pavilion on Alans Way. Members of public are welcome to attend and make representations against items detailed on the meeting agenda, during the public open session only.

However, due to the current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, all meetings are being held virtually via the video conference app Zoom at the earlier time of 6.30pm until further notice. Should you wish to join a Parish Council meeting, then you will need to use the meeting hyperlinks added to this page (see below), along with the meeting ID to gain access. The password will need to be obatined from the Parish Clerk.

Council will not be meeting in August and do not reconvene until Monday 7th September. Therefore the meeting details will be added to this webpage nearer the time. Please check back towards the end of August for this information.

September Meeting Login Details

Zoom link to be added at a later date.

Meeting ID: 468 009 9624

Reporting Tools

To help the community and members of the public to find information or report items more easily, we have provided direct links to some of the local and national corporate bodies websites such as, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Leicester County Council, Highways England, One.Network (footpath and road closures), Leicestershire Police, Fix My Street (reporting tool for highways and footpath issues) and the Parish Council's Facebook page.

By clicking on the relevant logo on both the right and left hand-side of this webpage, it will take you directly to that website.

The image with a street light, will take your directly to the Leicestershire County Council faulty street light reporting webpage. Likewise, with the Severn Trent logo, this will take you directly to their webpage for reporting blocked drains and sewers.

The Arriva bus logo will take you directly to the village bus time table.

Contact Us

The Contact Us page contains an online form for easy communication with the council and a location map for the council office. It also gives information concerning how to contact council, the Clerk's hours of work and the parish office opening times.

Latest News

NHS Managing the Pandemic in Local Hospitals

Managing the pandemic in community hospitals

Over the past few months, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust's community hospitals have played an important part in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic alongside our other NHS partners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The safety of patients and staff continues to be our top priority.

At the onset of the pandemic we set aside two of our 12 wards across our community hospitals to deal exclusively with patients who are Covid-positive, to support the demand for beds across the local NHS system. These were based at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital. More »

In May 2020, we temporarily suspended the admission of patients to Feilding Palmer Hospital in response to the 'Covid-19: infection, prevention and control guidance', to ensure patient and staff safety. The small Victorian hospital does not enable safe social distancing to be maintained on the ward to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 infection. Read more here.

We had hoped that with some reasonable alterations to the site, we would have been able to reopen the Feidling Palmer ward as third red ward in the event that our two existing red wards at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital became full. This was in preparation for a second and subsequent surge in COVID19 related admissions across Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland. However our site survey identified that building alterations at a cost of at least £92,000 would be required to enable this. This cost significantly exceeds our initial expectation.

We have an obligation to ensure any spending we make is good value for the taxpayer. We have therefore, as part of our ongoing review of national guidance and current demand for beds in the system, undertaken a systematic and comprehensive assessment of all 12 community hospital wards to see which are best suited to treat Covid-positive patients at this time and within the context of the wider local NHS system response.

A panel of senior healthcare professionals from the Trust assessed each ward against ten criteria in line with guidance issued by Public Health England on Covid-19 infection prevention and control. These criteria included: ability to meet two metre social distancing; isolation from other NHS services; availability of piped and bottled oxygen; whether additional building works would be required; and staff resilience.

The outcome of this review is that the two wards at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital are the best placed to continue treating Covid-positive patients across our estate. They have a combined capacity of 47 beds; in recent days they have had as few as three patients. At the height of the pandemic the maximum number Covid-positive patients we have had at any point was 22.

Feilding Palmer Hospital has been assessed to be the least suitable of our 12 wards across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to safely care for Covid-positive patients within the NHS system.

The appraisal panel identified significant limitations in respect of the ability to provide piped gases or to store oxygen cylinders in addition to the lack of staff and patient wellbeing areas. The proposed works would not have fully overcome these deficiencies.

This means that we will not be now progressing with Feilding Palmer recommencing admissions as a Covid-positive ward. On a positive note, this comprehensive review of all our community hospitals will enable us to vary the number of beds allocated to Covid-positive patients quickly and safely, depending on the current and future demand for such beds across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The assessment also enables greater certainty as we and other NHS organisations continue to restore outpatient services at Feilding Palmer Hospital. Having Feilding Palmer as a temporary outpatient-only facility will be of significant benefit to the local community. Throughout the pandemic it has allowed a number of vulnerable people to continue to receive care and medication close to home. It will also allow other services, including physiotherapy, to re-establish clinics that were suspended because of the pandemic, and to support the local community while we adjust what our community hospitals can safely offer at this time.

Angela Hillery, chief executive of LPT, said: "To continue to keep our patients and staff safe, we've undertaken a comprehensive review of all 12 wards in our community hospitals in line with the Government's latest infection prevention control guidance, to assess their suitability in dealing with Covid-positive patients and preventing the risk of transmission.

"Feliding Palmer Hospital has been assessed as the least well suited ward to care for Covid-positive patients. We had hoped that with some reasonable alterations to the site, we would have been able to re-open the ward to temporarily treat covid-positive patients, however our review has identified that there would still be limitations for storing and providing piped oxygen on the ward and have safe socially-distanced staff and patient wellbeing areas. As our smallest and oldest hospital (opened in 1899), unfortunately its layout doesn't allow for social distancing or allow us to follow the Government's infection prevention control guidelines at this time.

"I recognise that Lutterworth residents have a great deal of affection for the hospital, and will be disappointed to hear there will be no early return to inpatient services. This is understood and we apologise if we have inadvertently raised their expectations through exploring the option. However, our decision is in the best interests of patient and staff safety, reflects the demand and capacity required at this time and therefore offers best value for tax payers money.

"The capacity at Hinckley has been more than enough to cope with the height of the pandemic dealt with by the whole NHS across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in the spring. Our latest review will enable us to quickly and safely vary bed capacity across all of our community hospitals depending on current and future demand.

"Having Feilding Palmer as an outpatient-only facility will be of significant benefit to the local community. Throughout the pandemic it has allowed a number of vulnerable people to continue to receive care and medication close to home.

"It will also allow other services, including physiotherapy, to re-establish clinics that were suspended because of the pandemic, to support the local community while we adjust what our community hospitals can safely offer."

Staff from the inpatient ward have been temporarily transferred to other wards within LPT, mainly at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital and St Luke's Hospital, Market Harborough.

Angela Hillery added: "We would want to reiterate that this remains a temporary measure while we are dealing with the pandemic. It will continue to be reviewed every three months, or when the situation changes and new government guidance is issued, if there is availability of a vaccine for Covid-19, or a substantial surge in Covid cases. When it is safe to do so, we look forward to re-establishing inpatient services as normal across all our community hospitals.

"We continue to be supported by the CCG in the temporary suspension of inpatient admissions at Feilding Palmer Hospital and the wider use of our community hospitals in supporting the local NHS response. Any decision about the future configuration and model of care in all our community hospitals will be led by the Clinical Commissioning Groups through an entirely different process. We would consult the local community before making any permanent change to the hospital's status." » Less

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:31 by Josie Flavell

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER BAGWORTH ROAD, BARLESTONE

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER BAGWORTH ROAD, BARLESTONE

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location. A road closure is required on Bagworth Road, Barlestone from the junction with Barlestone Road, Bagworth in a westerly direction for 175 metres on the 3 rd August 2020 for up to 8 weeks. The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to facilitate a highway drainage improvement scheme and any other associated work to the highway. The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Garland Lane, Barlestone; Bagworth Road, Newbold Heath; Barlestone Road, Newbold Road, Newbold Verdon; Bosworth Lane, Ashby Road, Osbaston; Hinckley Road, Ibstock Road, Grange Road, Grange Lane, Wood Road, Bagworth Road, Nailstone and vice versa. During the closures, alternative routes available to all traffic can be viewed at https://one.network. Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:23 by Josie Flavell

Hinckley Leisure Centre Re-Opening!

Following the recent announcement that indoor gyms and leisure centres can reopen the Borough Council is delighted to announce that Hinckley Leisure Centre plans to open its doors on Monday 3 August in a phased return.

The reopening will be done over three phases, across three weeks, with measures in place to keep visitors and staff safe.

On Monday, August 3 the gym will open and gym facilities and studio classes will resume. More »

The following week on Monday, August 10 the swimming pool will open with lane swimming and on Monday 17 August the sports hall / badminton courts will be available.

A date for the re-start of swimming lessons has yet to be finalised.

A series of safety measures have been introduced such as one way systems; perspex screens on reception counters; and sanitising stations throughout the facilities. Only pre-booked visits will be permitted and only card transactions will be accepted.

Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Nichols said: I'm delighted that Hinckley Leisure Centre will be reopening its doors in a phased return as we adapt to the 'new normal.' It is recognised nationally the key role sport and physical activity will play in the recovery from this pandemic.

"In readiness for this we have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes with our partners at Places Leisure to plan for how this can be best achieved. It is a key priority for the council helping people in our communities to improve their physical and mental health. Our leisure centre is central to this aim and provides an excellent environment to help keep us physically and mentally healthy."

A spokesperson for Places Leisure said: "We are really pleased with the Government's decision to allow indoor gyms and leisure facilities to reopen.

"Since we closed our facilities on government advice in March, the team has been taking advice from Public Health England, following government guidelines, and consulting with our trade body ukactive to ensure that we can reopen as soon as possible.

"Now, as we prepare to do that, we are implementing lots of new measures to keep colleagues and customers safe. Changes will include lots of signage to ensure we all respect social distancing, reduced activity capacities, enhanced cleaning regimes, and hand sanitizing and cleaning stations.

"All information as to opening times, activities, how to book, use of changing facilities will be available on our website www.placesleisure.org/reopening/hinckley and on our Places Locker app.

"We cannot wait to welcome our colleagues and customers back." » Less

Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:46 by Josie Flavell