HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
June 1921 - April 2021
Newbold Verdon Parish Council mourns the loss of
His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh
In the wake of the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 9th April 2021, the Parish Council give their condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family, during this very sad and difficult time.
Due to Covid-19, there will be no physical books of condolence for members of public to sign, but a virtual one has been opened by the Royal Family and can be accessed here www.royal.uk, including a local one held by Leicestershire County Council which can be accessed here http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/book-of-condolence
As a mark of respect, the Parish Council have ensured the Union Jack has been flown at half-mast at the Memorial Gardens, but due to Covid-19 Regulations, we respectfully ask that you do not lay floral tributes to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at this site. Thank you!
The Country has now entered a period of national mourning which will last two weeks. During this time, the Parish Council will be mindful of what events it holds and will also be holding a minute's silence at its Ordinary Meeting, being held on Monday 12th April.
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.
Newbold Verdon Parish Council meet once a month at 6:30pm 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 and legislation, 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 and password to gain access.
12th April Ordinary Meeting Login Details
Meeting ID: 890 2255 4421
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.
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
Green fingered residents have more time to renew their subscription to the garden waste collection service this year following the disruption to the service last April resulting from the pandemic.
The 2020/21 subscription has been extended by two months with garden bins displaying the 2020/21 sticker now being collected until 31 May 2021. To ensure the service continues uninterrupted subscriptions for the 2021/22 service can be renewed from 1 March. Residents are advised to renew by 30 April to allow sufficient time for their new stickers to arrive. More »
The price for 2021-2022 has changed to £30, the first price increase in five years. Director (Environment and Planning) at the Borough Council, Matthew Bowers explained: "The decision to increase the charge for garden waste collections is one of many difficult decisions the council has faced this year to help reduce the costs of providing services. Like many councils we have a much reduced budget from central Government and our income has reduced substantially, particularly in the last year, while our costs have continued to rise. Garden waste collection is not a service we have to provide, nor do people have to subscribe, but at just £30 per year it is an excellent, value for money service that still costs less than similar services offered by other councils around the country."
Renewals (from the 1 March 2021) can be made online at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call the council on 01455 238141. Payments can be made by either credit or debit card.
Direct debit subscribers do not need to do anything, and will receive their new bin sticker by the end of April. However, direct debit subscribers should note subscription payments will be collected 1 April for the service starting on 1 June. New stickers can be put on bins as soon as they are received prior to June (so you don't have to be store them) and your bin will be serviced.
For those who choose not to subscribe to the service there are other options for disposing of their garden waste including:
1. Composting at home - garden waste and other material can be recycled by purchasing a low cost compost bin from www.getcomposting.com
2. Taking garden waste to a Leicestershire County Council Household Waste & Recycling Site (see
www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling) although residents should be aware that they will need to book an appointment prior to visiting any site. » Less
Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:06 by Josie Flavell