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Castle Donington Parish Council

Serving the people of Castle Donington, Cavendish Bridge and Kings Mills

Clerk: Fiona Palmer
Parish Rooms , Hillside , Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2NH

Tel: 01332 810432

News

The latest news from Castle Donington Parish Council.

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Thu, 04 Oct 2012
Wakes Event

Wakes Event

25, 26 & 27 October 2012

Press Release (MS Word, 26 Kb)
Poster (MS Word, 576 Kb)
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 305 7016. » Less

LRP Forum Agenda (PDF, 13 Kb)
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.

Poster (PDF, 1.3 Mb)
Mon, 16 Jul 2012
Moira Dale playing field enhancements

Moira Dale playing field enhancements

For some time now the residents and users at Moira Dale have been asking for additional off-street car parking to supplement that at the front of the Village Hall.

This has been an on-going topic of discussion, but now with the help of the Community Valley Forum grant of £5000, the Parish Council has now successfully installed a much needed on-field car parking area with new fencing to protect the parked cars and shield the gardens too from stray cricket and footballs! More »

The total cost of the scheme was in the region of £15,000 so without the grant we would still be waiting!

Quote from the Village Hall Chairman:

"At the Village Hall Meeting last night there was great praise for the work done on the new car park, the difference is phenomenal, even in this monsoon weather it is still useable!!!" » Less

Mon, 16 Jul 2012
Police get tough with car cruisers

Police get tough with Castle Donington car cruisers

Police officers from Castle Donington are working in partnership with the North West Leicestershire Community Safety Partnership to tackle groups of people who gather with their vehicles in the area of Castle Donington, and use their vehicles in an anti social manner.

The police and partner agencies have received complaints about speeding, dangerous driving and vehicles racing in and around Castle Donington which mainly occurs late on Sunday evenings. More »

In conjunction with the North West Leicestershire Community Safety Partnership, Castle Donington Parish Council, and the Highways Department, measures have been put in place to monitor, disrupt, and where necessary prosecute, those who come to the area and use their vehicles in a way that causes disruption to the local community.

The measures include the use of temporary barriers, CCTV, and automatic number plate recognition.

Under Section 59 of the 2002 Police Reform Act, officers are given powers to stop anyone driving in a manner deemed inconsiderate and careless, and warn them that if they are caught doing it again within 12 months their vehicle will be taken away.

Sergeant Mark Watson who is the Team Leader for the Police Neighbourhood team, said;

"I am aware this issue has affected a number of local residents over recent years. Despite police intervention the problem has persisted. Following joint work with numerous agencies, including the North West Leicestershire Community Safety Partnership, the local Parish Council and the Highways Department, we have developed a long term plan to eliminate this problem. We will monitor this closely and enforce traffic regulations to ensure this problem is solved. I would urge all drivers at these gatherings to respect the law and other motorists by driving considerately and legally."

Cllr Colin Burton, Chairman of Castle Donington Parish Council said;

"I am really pleased with the work that has been undertaken by North West Leicestershire Community Safety Partnership. Car cruising has been a problem for us for a number of years. It is hoped that the cameras and changes to the area will discourage the presence of high performance vehicles in Castle Donington on Sunday evenings." » Less

Mon, 16 Jul 2012
New Councillor

Note to person elected as a Parish Councillor

Mrs Benradette O'Dowd of Cavendish Bridge has been elcted without contest to serve on the Parish Council for the parish of Castle Donington

Mon, 02 Jul 2012

A great day for the family dispite a couple of showers

Mon, 11 Jun 2012
Music in the Park

Music in the Park is coming

1 July 2012 at Spital Park

FREE family event, bring your picnic and join in the day

5 live bands plus Lionel Vinyl brought back by popular demand!

Old fashoned sports, steam engines, vehichles from Donington Park, etc.

COME ALONG AND JOIN THE SUMMER FUN

please note BBQ's not allowed

poster (PDF, 111 Kb)
press release (MS Word, 26 Kb)
Mon, 11 Jun 2012
Notice of Election

Formal Notice of Election to fill one vacancy on the Castle Donington Parish Council

The Formal Notice gives full details of how you can apply

However, if you woudl like any additional information please do not hesaite to contact the Clerk or one of the existing councillors

Formal Notice of Election (MS Word, 25 Kb)
Fri, 08 Jun 2012
Full Council meeting

Andrew Bridgen MP to attend a meeting with Castle Donington, Hemington&Lockington and Kegworth Parish Councils to look at the proposals for a Strategic Rail Freight terminal in the locality

8.45pm at Spital Park Pavilion, Castle Donington

agenda (MS Word, 46 Kb)
Thu, 31 May 2012

On Wednesday May 30th the Valley Community Forum had its Decision Night to allocate its budget of £12,500.

Originally 8 projects were submitted; however, the Belton Recreation Ground Works project was subsequently withdrawn by the applicants.
This left enough funding to support all the remaining projects. The remaining 7 projects gave their presentations to the forum and were all provisionally allocated their requested funding.

Those results can now be found by clicking on the above title link.

Thu, 10 May 2012

8 community projects have been submitted for the Valley Community Forum area. Each of these projects have requested a share of the £12,500 allocated to the Community Forum.

You can now view and comment on each proposal, offering suggestions for improvement. The information collated at this stage will help inform discussions at the Community Forum Budget Decision Night.

If you want to take part in the decision making on the night, you can now also book your place. The Decision Night will take place on 30th May 2012, from 6-9pm.

Thu, 03 May 2012
Casual Vacancy on the Parish Council

The Parish Council is sad to have received the resignation of a councillor.

This has resulted in a Casual Vacancy.

Attaached is attached the Statutory Notice advertising this as issued by the Electoral Dept at NWLDC.

Statutory Notice (MS Word, 25 Kb)
Thu, 03 May 2012
Castle Donington Spring Clean

"CASTLE DONINGTON SPRING CLEAN"

'Spring Clean' in Castle Donington (21 April 2012) resulted in over 80 bin liner bags of rubbish being picked up. Great job, well done – the first of many.

"Well done and thanks to all those who participated".

A real sense of pride was felt by those who participated. A small amount of time given has made such a difference in the community that they live in! You should all be proud: thanks to everyone who took part.

Let's hope that this is just a start and that next time we will see more people wanting to take pride and join in such a green initiative. More »

Quote from one of the young people: "Mess creates mess, a cleaner street promotes a sense of pride and the less likelihood that someone will make a mess" – What a true comment!

An area that looks good will suffer less and will actually thrive and blossom. Let's take the opportunity and pride and look after our thriving and clean community. » Less

Photos from event (JPEG, 1.9 Mb, 2228x1844)
Photos from event (JPEG, 1.9 Mb, 2449x1944)
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