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Ibstock Parish Council

Serving the people of Battram and Ibstock

Clerk: Nicola Land
Ibstock Miners Welfare Site, 9 Leicester Road, Ibstock, Leicester, LE67 6HN

Tel: 01530 261475 07855565936


The latest news from Ibstock Parish Council.

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Wed, 02 Oct 2013
Reduce Dog Fouling in your area

Do you have concerns about the amount of dog fouling in your area? Parish Council's are being given the opportunity to discuss ways to help improve their areas. North West Leicestershire Officer Jacquie Sykes will be talking about the Council's responsibilities and how to get the best out of their services.

Charley Heritage Group required assistance with their research programme, would you be interested in helping out? Here more about their plans and how you can get involved.

There will also be the opportunity to meet your local Police officer and hear details about Leicestershire County Council's financial challenge. More »

The meeting will be taking place on Thursday 10th October at Newbridge Academy Trust, Forest Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3SJ and will commence with an information and networking session at 6pm. » Less

Mon, 02 Sep 2013

Earlier this year Donisthorpe Community Fund entered a National Competition with the Skipton Building Society, the good news is that they have been short-listed (along with 46 other projects in The Midlands), but now we need your help! The winners of each region will be decided by the voting public, therefore WE NEED YOUR HELP, please follow the link below to vote:

THEIR PROJECT NUMBER IS 46 – Donisthorpe Community Fund

Vote Here

If they win, we will receive £500 from Skipton Building Society, which will be invested back in Orchard Wood and Donisthorpe.

Tue, 30 Jul 2013

Stakeholder Workshops were held in January and February 2013 in respect of the growth area to the south east of Coalville.

The purpose of the stakeholder workshops was to inform the preparation of a development brief, which would then be submitted to North West Leicestershire District Council and used to guide future planning applications in the area.

The development brief has now been finalised and was presented to members of the Council's cabinet at their meeting on 23rd July. Members accepted the officer's recommendation, meaning that the document will need to be taken into account when negotiating on and determining planning applications and will form part of the Core Strategy evidence base. More »

The document can be viewed on the South East Coalville website under the 'Consultation' tab by clicking here » Less

Mon, 29 Jul 2013

North West Leicestershire District Council is consulting the public and statutory consultees on the framework it has developed for the assessment of road modification schemes aimed at improving air quality within declared Air Quality Management Areas.

The consultation will run until 2nd of September 2013.

The document is available on the District Council website by Clicking here or can be viewed in the council offices in Coalville.

The Air Quality Action Plan is a statutory requirement and part of the District Council's continuing Local Air Quality Management responsibilities under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995. The District Council is seeking to produce the Action Plan in partnership with other stakeholder organisations and for that purpose is working closely with other agencies. More »

The purpose of the Action Plan, as required by section 84 of the Environment Act, is to outline measures "in pursuit of the achievement of air quality standards and objectives in the designated area, of any powers exercisable by the authority".

Please email any comments on the framework to:-

or send them by post to:-
Air Quality Action Plan Consultation
Street Action Team
Council Offices
Whitwick Road
LE67 3FJ » Less

Tue, 09 Jul 2013
Personal Travel Planning

As part of Leicestershire County Council's (LCC) "Choose How You Move" campaign, supported by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, we will be carrying out a Personal Travel Planning (PTP) project aimed at Coalville residents during August and September 2013. During the project we aim to contact 6,500 households in and around Coalville (click on the link below to see map of contact area). A similar project was carried out in 2011 and 2012 in Loughborough which received positive feedback and it is intended to continue working in the Coalville area in 2014. The work supports recent and planning cycle network improvements in the town. More »

Further information will be available at the next Coalville Community Forum which will be held towards the end of September 2013. » Less

Thu, 20 Jun 2013

The Canal & River Trust has launched a competition asking photographers to submit their pictures of the waterways which will inspire more people to visit and enjoy their local towpath or riverbank.

It's free to enter and the person who submits the best photo, as decided by the judging panel which includes renowned waterway photographer Harry Arnold MBE, will win a state of the art iPhone 5.

Harry comments: "A picture says a thousand words and I am looking for a brilliant photo, which will inspire more people to visit our wonderful waterways. More »

"The first step is to go to a canal or river and take your best snap. Then simply upload your photo on the Canal & River Trust website. Your entries will be displayed on our website and you can share and comment on them too. Happy snapping and good luck.

"Some excellent photos have already been taken which we hope to use in some innovative ways to help promote the waterways – encouraging more people to discover and enjoy their local towpath or riverbank."

Photos can be taken on any camera or phone, and to prove the point, the prize for the best picture is the latest sought after phone from Apple, the iPhone5.

The closing date for entries is 31 August 2013 with the photos judged in September. To enter, visit Canal & River Trust

For further information:
Jonathan Ludford, Canal & River Trust, Tel: 020 320 444 20
Jonathan.ludford@canalrivertrust.org.uk » Less

Thu, 13 Jun 2013


The North West Leicestershire Voluntary and Community Sector Forum is for groups to come together to share, learn and influence. The focus of this particular forum will be Supporting Leicestershire Families and will include an interactive workshop.

VENUE: The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AB
FOCUS: Supporting Leicestershire Families More »

At Forums groups will have a chance to:
• Network - Meet with others working in your area to share ideas.
• Development - Attend workshops to learn from others and explore opportunities to work and collaborate together.
• Influence - Engage decision makers, access local VCS representatives and form a collective voice.

Also available:
• Free Training Course - Consulting with Your Community, 1pm–3.30pm
• 1:1 Support - Book an appointment at a forum with a VAL support officer for help on areas such as funding, planning and governance.

Please click on the link below if you would like to attend the forum, book on the training course or book an appointment with a VAL support officer:

Book a Place

Alternatively, contact the VAL Helpline on 0116 257 5050 for further information or if you have any queries. » Less

Tue, 21 May 2013

As the Coalville Area Community Forum Decision Night approaches, there is still time to register for a space! 15 projects have been put forward for consideration, and range from a Box Car Building project to new uniforms for a Brass Band. Whilst the budget for the Coalville area is £15,000, the total funding requested for these 15 projects is £49,960.
On Monday 17th June 2013 the Coalville Area Community Forum will have its Decision night taking place in Coalville from 6pm – 9pm. If you are interested in finding out more about these projects, and would like the chance to come along and vote for your favourites, register your interest here by midday on 10th June 2013. More »

You can also take a closer look and comment on all projects by clicking here. » Less

Fri, 08 Mar 2013
£15,000 For Your Community!

Leicestershire County Council has made available £320,000 per year for local communities to invest in local improvement of their choice. The funding is available through the 25 Community Forums.

This Community Forum Budget is not a regular grant fund, because local residents are involved in all aspects of the process and they will be making the decision which projects should receive a share of the funds.

Community groups can put forward project ideas for which they are seeking funding. All those project proposals are then made available on the forum's website so residents can view and comment on them. The community groups and other local residents then come together for a Decision Night to discuss the projects and vote for their favourites. More »

All proposals will benefit from advice by a panel of experts, including advice on further sources of funding.
Don't miss out! Dates for your diaries:

Submit a Project Proposal: 20th May
View and Comment: 21st May - 17th June
Register your interest to attend: 21st May - 10th June
Decision Night: 17th June

Information about how to apply, view and comment on projects and register your interest to attend your local Decision night is available on your forum homepage. You can also call 0116 305 7034 for more information. » Less

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 9:30am
Voluntary & Community Forum

The next meeting of the North West Leicestershire Voluntary & Community Forum will be taking place on Wednesday 26th September at Whitwick Youth Centre.

The focus for this forum will be Unemployment and Worklessness and will include speakers from Community Connections, Adult Education Services and Job Centre Plus, along with opportunity to network.

If you would like to attend, please contact Krishna Patel on 0116 257 5048 or email krishna.p@valonline.org.uk. Alternatively you can call the VAL Helpline on 0116 257 5050. More »

For further information about Voluntary Action LeicesterShire you can visit their website VAL Online » Less

Thu, 13 Sep 2012

Free trees for your garden and community

The Free Tree Scheme is back again in 2012, and you can help to continue the success of the scheme by supporting it this year. The District Council is once again teaming up with The National Forest Company to make our district even greener and there are four trees to choose from: cherry plum, crab apple, hawthorn and hazel.

To place an order for your free trees, please complete the application form on-line at North West Leicestershire District Council or telephone 01530 454545 by no later than Monday 29th October 2012.

Thu, 13 Sep 2012

SHIRE Community Climate Change Grants are available for projects in Leicestershire (not Leicester City or Rutland) to improve energy efficiency and reduce the potential impacts of climate change for community buildings.

Grants put local people at the heart of the community with the choice, decision making and leadership for community improvements, placed firmly within communities themselves.

See attached poster for more details.

Wed, 12 Sep 2012

How often do you use your local pub, village shop, post office, library?

How important are they to you and your community?

Due to changes in our lifestyle habits, the increase in out of town superstores and reductions in public sector funding - how confident can we be that these services will survive? Is it important? And do we need to take action to ensure that they are still here in 5 or 10 years time?

Join the Leicestershire Rural Partnership to explore these dilemmas and consider what communities and partners can do to reverse the downward trend of village services. Speakers include the Plunkett Foundation, Pub is the Hub and Leicestershire County Council library service. More »

The date: Thursday 27th September

The time:9:00 – 12:00(8:30for coffee and croissants)

The venue: Snibston Discovery Centre

Please reserve your place with kate.harvey@leics.gov.uk, 0116 3057016. » Less

LRP Forum Agenda (PDF, 13 Kb)
Fri, 03 Aug 2012
How often do you use your local pub, village shop, post office, library? How important are they to you and your community?

Leicestershire is a beautiful rural county, scattered with villages of all sizes providing a mix of services to a mix of communities. Due to changes in our lifestyle habits, the increase in out of town superstores and reductions in public sector funding - how confident can we be that these services will survive? Is it important? And do we need to take action to ensure that they are still here in 5 or 10 years time?

Join the Leicestershire Rural Partnership to explore these dilemmas and consider what communities and partners can do to reverse the downward trend of village services. More »

The date: Thursday 27th September
The time: 9:00 – 12:00 (8:30 for coffee and croissants)
The venue: Snibston Discovery Centre

Please e-mail kate.harvey@leics.gov.uk if you are interested and joining instructions will follow nearer the time. » Less

Fri, 27 Jul 2012

It's a tough time to be a rural retailer in the UK. Aggressive tactics from large supermarkets, changes in the way people shop, compounded by a perceived drop in disposable income from UK consumers.

Leicestershire Rural Partnership have recognised this and will be providing independent and specialist retail consultancy to help protect, support and grow this vital sector of our community.

For more information on the support available, from online support,1-2-1 Email and Telephone Support, Grant support and face to face support visit the Village Shop Support Website.

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