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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

Highways Authorities urged to note local hotspots

PRESS RELEASE - ISSUED 10 July 2020

Highways Authorities urged to note local hotspots

Highways authorities are being urged to make sure that local transport hotspots including the A5 is fully considered when delivering any future local road improvement schemes for the area.

The call came after the Borough Council responded to a consultation by Leicestershire County Council that sets out to determine the road and transport priorities for the area, known as the Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Transport Plan. More »

Councillors noted persistent issues with bridge strikes on the A5 between Dodwells and the M69 which is one of the matters the A5 Partnership's A5 strategy aims to tackle. Councillors have asked that the A5 Partnership and the A5 strategy is acknowledged as part of the Strategic Transport Plan to help to make investment in the A5 a priority.

Councillors restated their objections to the proposal to connect the A46 into junction two of the M69 over concerns this could result in additional traffic along Sapcote Road and through Burbage, Hinckley and Earl Shilton. The council's response has also asked that district and borough councils in Leicestershire are involved in work on any changes to the A46 including any new link roads, particularly in any sustainability appraisal and analysing the costs and benefits to local residents.

Councillors also asked for the impact of development along key routes in the borough including the A47, the A447 and the A444 to be monitored so that any necessary improvements can be identified as part of the Plan.

Rail transport improvements in the Plan were welcomed, with councillors supporting proposals for an improved rail service between Leicester and Birmingham including a direct line to Coventry and more frequent stops at Hinckley as well as pursuing an additional railway station between Nuneaton and Hinckley, known as Nuneaton parkway station. However members asked that the Plan also includes working with partners on the business case to reopen the Leicester-Burton passenger line and particularly stations at Bagworth and Desford.

Other green initiatives were also welcomed including a walking and cycling strategy and measures to boost electric vehicle use, which will contribute towards tackling the Council's climate change emergency. Councillors have asked for a role in identifying future infrastructure improvements to improve access to walking and cycling facilities as well as measures to install electric vehicle charging points all over the borough including in the rural areas..

Executive Member for Planning at the Borough Council, Councillor David Bill said: "the Borough Council's response to this consultation brings out the main points of concern for this area, namely supporting the need for improvements to the A5, the A47, the A447 and A444 as well as pressing for improvements to rail services through Hinckley and restoring passenger services to the Leicester to Burton route.

"At the same time we have restated our objection to the A46 joining the M69 and sending additional traffic along Sapcote Road in Burbage. I would urge the highways authorities to take note of these concerns." » Less

Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:59 by Josie Flavell

PLAY AREAS RE-OPENED - PLEASE READ ADVICE

PLAY AREAS RE-OPENED - PLEASE READ ADVICE

PLAYGROUND USERS - COVID-19 ADVICE

Please follow current Government guidelines on social distancing, hand sanitising and wearing of face masks. We also ask you to adhere to the following whilst using the play area and its equipment.

  1. We advise you wipe all equipment down before and after use, with anti-bac wipes.
  2. Avoid touching your face and do not let children put their mouths on the equipment.
  3. You MUST socially distance and stay at a safe distance from others (unless from the same household).
  4. We ask that only ONE adult accompanies children in the play area.
  5. Equipment can only be used by ONE person at a time.
  6. Remember to wash your hands when you get home or preferably use hand sanitiser whilst using the play area.

Do not use this equipment if you have coronavirus symptoms, or anyone in your household has symptoms, or you are self-isolating.

Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:08 by Josie Flavell

Voting Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

Voters urged to make sure they are registered to vote

The Borough Council is encouraging its residents to make sure they're registered to vote by responding to the annual canvass.

During the annual canvass, the borough council contacts every household in the borough to make sure the details it holds about residents on the electoral register are correct.

As well as confirming the details of people eligible to vote, the electoral register is also an important source for credit reference agencies. People not listed on the electoral register often find it very difficult to obtain credit. More »

The canvass process has changed this year in order to minimise the need for doorstep visits during the current health crisis. In line with the Government's canvass reform programme, the council will be using data and electronic communication, such as email and telephone calls, to contact residents as well as traditionally posted letters.

Residents are asked to be ready for an email, phone call or letter from the council, asking them to check on those registered and inform the council of any changes.

Bill Cullen, Chief Executive at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, said: "I am encouraging everyone eligible to vote in Hinckley and Bosworth, and particularly residents who have recently moved and young people aged 16 and 17, to follow the instructions from the elections team to make sure everyone is able to have a say in future elections. If you're not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send."

"It's easy to register and only takes a few minutes online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote."

Anyone without online access can either post their form back or call the council's elections team on Tel. 01455 255835. » Less

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:45 by Josie Flavell