Due to the Covid-19 Regulations ceasing on 7th May 2021, Council are no longer allowed to hold their annual, ordinary or extra ordinary meetings via remote means. This means all meetings will return to in-person meetings, being held at the Sports Pavilion Alans Way at 7pm. However, due to current Government regulations and restrictions, Council are asking members of the public NOT to attend these meetings in person and to contact the Clerk to gain remote access.
Please note that only representations against items detailed on the meeting agenda can be made by members of the public, and only during the public open session.
Council hold their monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month with the exception of August, where no meeting is held.
The next Ordinary Parish Council meeting, will take place on Monday 7th June at 7pm at the Sports Pavilion on Alans Way.
Parish Council Information
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 webpage 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.
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.
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.
The county council is working closely with local bus operators to come up with bold plans to improve public transport – and encouraging more people to use it.
The Government has pledged £3 billion to help progress these plans across the country – and Leicestershire is aiming to secure a fair share of the funding.
However, to secure this funding, the council must develop a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP). The council needs input to help it develop the plan. More »
It wants to find out what people think would improve local bus services and what would encourage them to use local buses more.
It would like to hear from people who already use buses, those who currently don't, as well as from public, private and voluntary organisations.
Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:22 by Josie Flavell
POPULAR TOWN EVENTS are set to return to Hinckley this summer if Government restrictions allow.
With public safety the top priority, most of the larger events the Borough Council and Hinckley BID organise in Hinckley town centre annually were cancelled last year due to the pandemic, with only smaller events that enabled visitors to participate in a COVID secure way going ahead.
However, with the roadmap out of lockdown indicating that all legal restrictions on gatherings and organised events could be lifted from late June, the Borough Council and Hinckley BID are now provisionally planning for the return of a number of popular events. More »
Some of the events that are provisionally set to return this summer include Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June and Feast Hinckley, the free-to-attend foodie spectacular on the weekend of 7-8 August.
There is set to be even more fun for children in the summer with the Snapdragon Children's Festival returning from 4-6 August in Argents Mead and BID's Summer of Fun offering free weekly entertainment for children throughout the summer holidays in Hinckley town centre.
Music in the Mead live weekly music performances are also set to return to Argents Mead bandstand on Saturdays from 3 July until 18 September. The live performances did take place last year, thanks to special COVID-secure arrangements being in place.
Later in the summer, it is hoped that Hinckley's Hollycroft Park will come alive with the sound of music when the popular Proms in the Park free open air concert is set to return on Saturday 4 September. Organised by the Borough Council and Hinckley Round Table, the live music event will be back by popular demand following a six year hiatus.
For motor enthusiasts, Hinckley BID's Motorshow for Classic Cars & Vehicles of Special Interest (the UK's largest town centre free motorshow) is also set to return on Sunday 19 September, with summer evening vehicle meets taking place on 15 July and 19 August.
Councillor Keith Nichols, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council said: "We all hope that as the restrictions begin to lift, we can all look forward to getting out and doing things we enjoy doing freely with our friends and families once again this summer. The events calendar is important for residents and businesses alike and we're all keen to make them successful and enjoyable but public safety is and will remain an absolute priority so we will continue to review national advice and make any necessary changes and adaptations to operate great events everyone can enjoy safely this year. Until then, I'd urge everyone to keep following the guidance so that we can all return to some normality this summer."
Steve Wegerif, Director of Hinckley BID added: "We are looking forward to bringing free Fun Events back to Hinckley this year including our Wednesday street-entertainment events during the school Summer Holidays, our amazing Motorshow, with over 300 vehicles already entered, our Autumn 'Shop Hinckley Half Term Week and Treasure Hunt', the ever popular SANTA FUN RUN and our very special Santa's Grotto. Please visit www.hinckleybid.co.uk regularly for the latest information."
Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:21 by Josie Flavell
The recycling and household waste site at Bottesford is to reopen this week, having been closed for maintenance work.
The Normanton Lane site was closed in January so that drainage work could be carried out, but is to reopen on Thursday March 11 – a month earlier than expected.
Maintenance work there has been halted after traces of asbestos were discovered during initial investigations. Samples have been sent for analysis, but the results can take up to eight weeks to be returned. More »
Meanwhile the site remains fully safe to reopen. It will need to temporarily close again for completion of the work, but a date for this has not yet been set.
Councillor Trevor Pendleton, county council cabinet member for waste disposal, said: "It will be some time before the planned maintenance work can continue at Bottesford so we have decided to reopen the site in the intervening weeks for the convenience of local residents, who have been using our Melton site while this work was carried out.
"We would like to reassure visitors that the site is completely safe to use and remind them that they will need to book an appointment slot, as they do at our other recycling sites."
Bottesford is one of 14 recycling and household waste sites in Leicestershire and is open between Thursday and Saturday from 9am until 5pm.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, vehicles are only allowed on waste sites with a pre-booked appointment.
Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:20 by Josie Flavell