The latest news from Castle Donington Parish Council.
The Farmer's Market has moved location! It will no longer be held in St Edward's School Courtyard and now takes place on the land behind the Bowls Club off Delven Lane. The next market in the new location will be 14th November; parking will remain at the Castle Donington College.
Leicestershire Police are in the process of developing a new crime prevention initiative aimed at farmers and landowners. The initiative will soon be rolled out across Leicestershire and Rutland with the aim to reduce crime, improve crime prevention and awareness within Rural and Farming communities.
For more information please email Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07768052473.
STATEMENT OF EFFECT
MARKET STREET, BOROUGH STREET, THE HOLLOW, APIARY GATE, DOVE COTE, CLAP GUN STREET, CASTLE DONINGTON
PROPOSED CHANGES TO WAITING RESTRICTIONS.
Leicestershire County Council proposes make a number of changes to the on street parking provision presently found on these streets. We are proposing to amend the current limited waiting time from 2hrs no return for 4 hours Mon - Sat to 2hrs no return for 1hr Mon – Sat 8am to 6pm. We further propose to increase the on street parking spaces for both disabled and non-disabled drivers. More »
In addition we intend to implement double yellow No Waiting at Any Time Restrictions at junctions and accesses on Borough Street. Further it is proposed that the restricted waiting on Apiary Gate, Clap Gun Street and Dovecote should become no waiting at any time as the road widths here are so narrow that parking on the carriageway would cause an obstruction.
Drawing TM4211/03/2015 shows the proposals.
The proposal is in response to a request made by the Parish Council, who has raised concerns regarding the limited waiting parking operating times and inappropriate parking of vehicles at access points and around the pedestrian island at The Hollow. The proposal will increase and improve the parking arrangements in the town centre to best meet the needs of local residents and business owners and resolve the issues currently being experienced due to obstructive parking.
STATEMENT OF EFFECT
Park Lane, The Green parish of Castle Donington
Revocation of no loading restrictions
There are currently no loading restrictions on Park Lane near its junction with Bond Gate which prohibit loading on Mon – Sat from 8am – 9.30am and 4pm – 6pm these restrictions are unnecessary as it is unlikely that loading to any of the adjacent properties would occur on a regular basis.
It is therefore proposed that these loading restrictions are removed retaining the no waiting at any time restrictions. » Less
Wakes Road Traffic Order
Following consultations with local residents, Community Speed Watch groups and partner agencies the NN43 Valley beat team have recently carried out a the second part of its Traffic Operation dealing with the highlighted issues.
The second week in September saw beat team members PC Underwood and PCSO Bradley out and about on 'Valley' and during an early start on Ashby Road, Kegworth - a 30mph main road through the village which has had electronic speed advisory signs recently erected – five vehicles where stopped and advised for minor breaches and three drivers were reported for excessive speed, all within an hour. It has to be noted that local residents who were walking their children to the local school were grateful that a pro-active approach was being taken to the community led issues. More »
Moving onto Belton and Rempstone Road (next to the phone box) a 40mph limit, around 50 vehicles were checked and it was pleasing to report, all were compliant. However, moving around the corner at the cross roads of Long Street and Gracedieu Road, a vehicle was pulled over for recording a speed in excess of 50mph and duly reported.
An afternoon check in Peggs Green (30mph) two drivers were reported for speed in excess of 40mph and a number of others advised for minor breaches.
Attention was then paid to Hilltop in Castle Donington. With a 30mph limit in place, four drivers were reported for excessive speeds, of which two of these were also reported for not wearing seat belts.
The beat team plan to carry out further Traffic Operations in the future in conjunction with resident led SPEEDWATCH GROUPS, partner agencies and local communities, making the beat a safer place.
The NN43 Valley Police Beat Team. » Less
NWLDC is considering their new draft Local Plan which has now been published and can be viewed at:
Subject to the agreement of NWLDC Full Council, it is proposed to hold a eight week public consultation on the draft Local Plan starting on the 28th September 2015. As part of this consultation they will be holding three parish events in each of the Community Forum Areas on the following dates:
Ashby Measham Moira – 5th October at Ashby Town Council More »
Coalville Area- 7th October at North West Leicestershire Council offices
Northern parishes -15th October at Kegworth Village Hall
-23rd October at Castle Donington Library 2pm-5pm
Further details of times and venues will be made available in due course. » Less
The Parish Council is working on the plan to facilitate the retention of the library service in Castle Donington. As part of this work it is currently looking to purchase the building and create a community hub for the benefit of the whole community. By creating a viable and thriving facility, will ensure the sustainability of the library project. It is also looking at facilitating the setting-up of a legal entity to run the library provision in some form. This will be run by a group of active volunteers. More »
A number of public consultation events will be held over the next few months to ensure that a modern and thriving library facility and community hub can be provided and retained for the benefit of the local community. Look out for dates of the meetings over the next few months. » Less
Meeting Dates –
1th October 2015 – Full Council
Wakes - 29-31st October 2015
Christmas Cheer Event - 4th December 2015
May Market - 2nd May 2016
Historic Car Parade – 30th April 2016
Music in the Park - 3rd July 2016
Several improvement works are taking place at Sports Facilities at Moira Dale:
- A security floodlight is being installed on the rear of the building to light the overflow car park during times the hall or sports facilities are in use at times of darkness
- The turning onto the overflow car park is being paved in order to improve traction on the corner for cars. This will increase safety for both drivers and users of the facilities
- A new boiler system is being installed to improve the heating and shower systems at the village hall
Castle Donington Town Cricket Club have just completed another successful season with the 1st XI finishing 5th in their league. Castle Donington Football Club and Castle Donington Rugby Union FC have just restarted again after the summer break; we look forward to continuing our work with the clubs and wish them the best of luck for their coming seasons.
The Parish Council is also in the process of erecting a 5m high fence on the north side of the floodlit area of Spital Park; this will allow a much fuller use of the training area and create more usable space on the field.
The Parish Council is funding the installation and maintenance of a further two Grit Bins in areas of the parish that are currently under provided for. It is also in the process of gaining Snow Warden Accreditation from Leicestershire County Council for two members of the Parish Council staff meaning a faster response in the village when the bad weather hits.
The Farmer's Market is moving location! It will no longer be held in St Edward's School Courtyard and will now take place on the land behind the Bowls Club off Delven Lane. The first market in the new location will be 10 October; parking will remain at the Castle Donington College.