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NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
MARKET BOSWORTH PARISH COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by 1st March, 2016 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish Ward, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. More »
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 6 May, 2016.
Dated 10th February, 2016
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Market Bosworth is facing a number of significant calls on its budget from 2016 onwards and as a result the Parish Council agreed at its meeting on 5 January 2016 to raise the Parish Council's element of the council tax by 50.5%. This will mean that (for example) a council tax band D property will pay £72.84 per year towards Parish Council expenses, an increase of £24.44 from the current sum of £48.40. This amounts to an increase the equivalent of a pint of milk per week for the average household. More »
In recent years, the parish has benefited from two annual income pots - the New Homes Bonus and Council Tax Support Grant. These will no longer be available from 2016/2017. There are also pressures on the infrastructure of the village which need to be budgeted for including the Parish Council assuming responsibility for the public toilets in Back Lane, planned improvements to the cemetery and the Market Place, and support for a social enterprise scheme including a community post office and library. There are also several major improvement schemes in the longer term which will require significant funding, such as car park resurfacing, traffic issues and likely cemetery extension. The Council recognizes the need to build up reserves to support these whilst also taking a realistic view of likely income from car parking and the cemetery. There may well be further community initiatives which we are not aware of at this stage and the Parish Council will be setting up a meeting in the spring with community groups to discuss what plans there might be locally and how best support can be given.
Chairman of Market Bosworth Parish Council, John Wasteney, said: "The national agenda is driving more responsibilities down to community level and the Parish Council is committed to keeping abreast of these and supporting some necessary improvements to our village. For this reason, we have had to look at the level of parish council rates, which have not seen a significant increase for over 10 years. Having the resources to invest is fundamental to the vitality and economy of Market Bosworth village and community; at present parish councils are able to raise local funds in this way to meet local demands, although this position might change in the future. We have responsibilities to implement our local Neighbourhood Plan and we want to work together with the Borough and County Councils, local churches, businesses, schools and attractions, and indeed everyone who cares about our community."
The increases will come into effect from April 2016.
In more detail, the changes to the Parish Council's element of the council tax over the past few years have been as follows:
2006/07, increase of 3.46%
2007/08, increase of 11.74%
2008/09, decrease of 0.41%
2009/10, decrease of 3.52%
2010/11, increase of 1.79%
2011/12, increase of 1.43%
2012/13, increase of 0.12%
2013/14, no change
2014/15, no change
2015/16, no change
For council tax purposes, in Market Bosworth there are 47 dwellings in Band A; 145 dwellings in Band B; 225 dwellings in Band C; 161 dwellings in Band D; 167 dwellings in Band E; 137 Dwellings in Band F; 87 dwellings in Band G and 4 dwellings in Band H.
The Parish Council's element of the council tax is known as the Parish Precept. The Precept plus income from the car park and cemetery cover the costs incurred by the Parish Council for running the services it provides. Past Parish Precepts have been:
2010/11 Precept £44,012.00 - Council tax on a band D property £47.66
2011/12 Precept £44,577.00 - Council tax on a band D property £48.34
2012/13 Precept £44,577.00 - Council tax on a band D property £48.40
2013/14 Precept £42,177.00 - Council tax on a band D property £48.40
2014/15 Precept £42,554.00 - Council tax on a band D property £48.40
2015/16 Precept £43,168.00 - Council tax on a band D property £48.40
2016/17 Precept £66,910.40 (an increase of 55%) – Council tax on a band D property £72.84 (an increase of 50.5% per property once the taxbase figure for the parish has been factored in).
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The New Year is a great time to take the leap and go for it, whatever your age or ability. Leicestershire Adult Learning Service courses can help you gain skills and confidence that are crucial for everyone in life and in work.
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Market Bosworth Parish Council was delighted to learn that the result of the recent poll was in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan.
In response to the question:
Do you want Hinckley and Bosworth Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Market Bosworth Area to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?
Responses were 358 in favour and 46 against.
The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:
a) want of official mark 0
b) voting for more than one answer 0
c) Writing or mark by which the voter/proxy could be identified 0
d) Unmarked or void for uncertainty 1
Total Rejected Votes 1
Total no. of votes 405
Hinckley and Bosworth Council
Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Planning Referendum
NOTICE OF POLL
Notice is hereby given that:
- A poll for the above referendum will be held on Thursday 3 September 2015, between the hours of 7 am and 10 pm.
- The question to be put to voters is as follows:
"Do you want Hinckley and Bosworth Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Market Bosworth Area to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?"
- The situation of the Polling Station and the descriptions of the persons entitled to vote are as follows:
Situation of Polling Station More »
Polling Station No
Persons entitled to Vote
Local Government Electors whose names appear on the Register of Electors for the said Electoral Area for the current year.
Market Bosworth Parish Hall
Dated: 25 August 2015
Printed & Published by Steve Atkinson, Counting Officer, Hinckley & Bosworth Council, Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, LE10 0FR » Less
You can still sign up to an Adult Learning course before 31 August and receive 10% discount on your course tuition fees.
The autumn is traditionally the time to enrol onto a course, and there are 100s of inspiring learning opportunities that could help to change your life for the better.
Some courses lead to valuable qualifications that could impact on your life with job progression, a new career, confidence building to help your children at school or improve your general health and wellbeing with a new interest or increased fitness. More »
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NOTICE OF REFERENDUM
Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Planning Referendum
Referendum on the adoption of the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan
- A referendum will be held on Thursday 3 September 2015 to decide the question below:
'Do you want Hinckley and Bosworth Council to use the
Neighbourhood Plan for the Market Bosworth Area to help it decide planning
applications in the Neighbourhood Area?'
- Applications to be included on the register of electors for this election must be received no later than Monday 17th August 2015.
- New applications for, or amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of existing proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley LE10 0FR by 5pm on Tuesday 18th August 2015.
- New applications to vote by proxy at this referendum must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley Leicestershire LE10 0FR by 5pm on Tuesday 25th August 2015.
- Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this referendum on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR by 5 pm on Thursday, 3rd September 2015. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 25th August 2015. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station after 5pm on Tuesday 25th August 2015
Would you like to acquire new skills, gain more qualifications, find a different job, develop a new interest or simply take your life in a new direction? The new-look adult learning autumn course programme offers 100s of daytime, evening and weekend learning opportunities that could help you change your life for the better!
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If you enrol before 14 August you get a massive 20% off your course tuition fees! More »
You may also be able to pay by instalments to help you spread the costs. If you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low household income (a single household income of £18,572 or a joint household income of £23,716), you may already be able to access a 70% discount on tuition fees, or courses may be completely free.
Our Learner Support Fund is also available to help meet costs relating to your course, such as your tuition and exam fees, childcare, transport, books and materials, so please ask at enrolment.
Remember - the 20% Early Bird discount also applies to all courses starting next spring and summer!
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Enrol online at www.leics.gov.uk/golearn or ring our enrolment line 0116 305 0820 or freephone 0800 988 0308. Our team of advisors can offer advice about courses and enrolment fees. If lines are busy then please leave your phone number or email address and we will get back to you as soon as possible. » Less
Grant Thornton UK LLP concluded its audit of the Council's accounts on 16 June 2015. An unqualified audit opinion was given. A Local Government Elector for the Parish may obtain, inspect or take a copy of the Statement of Accounts and Auditor's Certificate and Report by arrangement with the Clerk at the address and times set out below:
On Thursdays between 10.00 - 13.00.
Otherwise by appointment.
Between the dates of 9 July 2015 and 7 August 2015.
At the Parish Council Office.
The What's Going Down brochure is an annual guide produced by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. It is an easy-to-use guide on the activities and events available for 0-19 year olds and their families in Hinckley and Bosworth Borough this summer. Click on the title above to find out more.
A highlight this year is the return of the Snap Dragon Children and Families Festival, from Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August, which is a special week of activities for all the family to enjoy. This year, a different theme will feature each day. A highlight of the week will be on Wednesday 5 August - Play Day. This is an annual celebration of a child's right to play and promises to be a fun packed day which will include the waterslide - back by popular demand. More details of all activities and events planned for the week are on pages 24-29 of the guide. More »
The brochure also has some great information and advice for children, young people and their families.
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Final Call for Entries. To register to enter your scarecrow it is £5.00 per household and this year's theme is 'Children' Characters'.
Fiona Harle 01455 292434 or
Elisa Grimmer 01455 290741
The Tardis lands in Market Bosworth!
St Peters Primary School, Market Bosworth is holding a Doctor Who Spectacular on Saturday 5th September 2009 from 10am – 4pm to raise money towards the £64,000 target which is needed to finish the building work that will complete the school redevelopment.
Ralph Wood, Head teacher said "We are very excited to be holding this event and to bring both the Tardis and the Daleks from the Doctor Who television series to Market Bosworth. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close to some of the best loved Doctor Who creations."
The event welcomes several VIPs from the worlds of Doctor Who. Jennie Linden starred as Barbara, the Doctor's granddaughter, in the 1966 film Doctor Who and the Daleks - Doctor Who's first big-screen outing. This will be a special weekend for Jennie, who has a long and distinguished career in films and TV, as she will be reunited with the actual Tardis used for the film. Recently discovered languishing in a village church, the Police Box prop has been lovingly restored to its former glory by Graham Aldred, a lifelong Doctor Who fan who will also be bringing the Daleks to St Peters. Joining Jennie is Anneke Wills*, Doctor Who's first sexy assistant. Anneke travelled with the first and second Doctors, and is still involved with the programme today. A true child of the swinging sixties, Anneke has a great insight into Doctor Who, and some amazing tales to share at the Q&A session. Also appearing is Lisa Bowerman, who plays Doctor Who's companion Bernice in the acclaimed range of official Doctor Who audio adventures.
Younger Doctor Who fans will be able to meet Joseph Millson, who appears as a regular character in the Doctor Who spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures. Joe also had a role in Eastenders, and appeared in Daniel Craig's first James Bond film, Casino Royale. Further guests spanning Doctor Who's 46-year history will be announced soon. There will be events for Doctor Who fans of all ages, including an opportunity to have your photo taken with the Tardis, meet a Dalek or two, chat with the actors, collect autographs, buy goodies and win prizes for fancy dress.
"We have are very grateful to the actors Anneke Wills, Jennie Linden, Lisa Bowerman & Joseph Millson for contributing their time to our fundraising efforts, to Graham Aldred and Tim Hirst who have helped us put this amazing event together. It is great that we can kick start our fundraising activities by bringing this fabulous event to the local community", said John Willetts, Chair of the Governors. "Raising £64,000 is a real challenge but we have the support of the local community. We know that working together; we will have a school fit for the 21st century for the local community and beyond."
We are a flexible music group, where the content we use is always fresh, topical, appropriate, lively and most of all fun. The children will be captivated by the many puppets and props used which are safe and carefully chosen for their quality and bright colours.
Using a variety of music from around the world we perform a toe tapping, foot stomping, thigh slapping, tummy tickling, hand clapping, instrument playing, lycra pulling, parachute waving, bottom wriggling fun filled experience for both carers and children alike.
I am about to embark on my 5th 90 minute run around the LCFC pitch to raise money for the LCFC Foxes Foundation chosen Charities. My first run took place at the very last match played at Filbert Street before the match against Spurs and I raised £800. In my last 3 runs I have challenged myself to run full laps of the King Power Stadium pitch. I managed to raise £2,711 in 2012 running 51 laps before the West Ham match and raised £1,242 in 2013 running 52 laps before the Watford match . Last season was a great occasion as the team won the Championship and gained promotion to the Premier League. I managed to raise £1,051 running 50 laps before the Doncaster Rovers match.
I have just turned 54 and am not getting any younger... but once again I will be challenging myself to run as many full laps around the pitch before the QPR match that takes place on Sunday 24th May. Those of you who know me will know that I will give maximum effort running around the four corner flags where I am hoping to hit the 50 laps mark once more.
This season's LCFC Foxes Foundation beneficiaries:
Leicester Hospitals Charity
Leicestershire Autistic Society
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (Leicester & Rutland Branch)
Lord Mayors Appeal (Prostate Cancer UK – Silver Star Diabetes – Leicester Sea Cadets)
LCFC Foxes Foundation Charity Number 1144791 More »
I would really appreciate it if you would make a donation to my just giving page.
Donations can also be made by texting GUNN61 With the amount i.e. £5 to 70070
I also have the good old fashioned paper sponsorship if preferred.
Many thanks in anticipation of your help.
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Concert-goers will be treated to the exquisite harmonies of Gabriel Fauré's hauntingly beautiful Requiem in a concert performed by Hinckley Choral Union as part of the 2015 Market Bosworth Festival on June 20.
The performance will include a special arrangement of Pie Jesu. Also on the programme will be Elgar's Songs of the BavarianHighlands and Haydn's Te Deum for Empress Marie Therese, conducted by musical director Richard Archer with accompaniment by Alec McGregor.
A spokesman for the choir said: "The Requiem is absolutely beautiful. It is a wonderful experience for the choir to sing it and a rare chance for local music lovers to hear it sung live." More »
The concert will take place at St Peter's Church, Church Lane, Market Bosworth, CV13 OLL from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 including refreshments. Call 01455 635432 for more details or to book in advance. » Less
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS
This year, an election will be held with regard to Market Bosworth Parish Council. Market Bosworth parish, which includes Far Coton, has 8 Parish Councillors and 11 people have been nominated for election as a Parish Councillor meaning that there must therefore be an election.
A poll will be taken on Thursday 7 May 2015 between the hours of 7.00 am and 10.00 pm at the same time as the election of Borough Councillors and the election of a Member of Parliament for the Bosworth Constituency. More »
It is therefore hoped that there will be a high turnout for polling day this year. The ballot sheets will indicate that voters can choose up to 8 names from the 11 listed for election to the Parish Council. Those nominated for election as a Parish Councillor are: Mr P Blewitt, Mrs H E Broughton, Mr K Coleman, Mrs G D D Hargreaves, Mr K M Hughes, Mr J E Pope, Mr R M Symonds, Mrs S M Ward, Mr J S Wasteney, Mr H M Whitehead and Mr J N Wiffill.
If you require any further information regarding the election process please either contact the Electoral Services Team at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council on 01455 255918 or the Parish Clerk on 01455 291867 or firstname.lastname@example.org. » Less
The attached document gives advanced warning of a temporary traffic regulation order on roads likely to affect Cadeby residents starting in early 2015.
More Leicestershire homes and businesses gearing up to reach the high-speed broadband fast lane
A £9.2 million contract to expand high-speed broadband to even more rural communities across Leicestershire was signed on Friday 13th March.
The partnership between Leicestershire County Council and BT will see more than 10,000 extra homes and businesses get access to fibre broadband technology as part of the Government's Superfast Extension Programme.
The latest multi-million pound Superfast Leicestershire contract, signed at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, includes £3.45m from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), £2.3m from BT, £2m from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) as part of its Local Growth Deal and £1.45m from the county council. More »
Pam Posnett, Leicestershire County Council's cabinet member for rural broadband, said: "This contract builds on the success of our current rollout and will enable us to drive broadband speeds up across rural Leicestershire.
"This is an exciting project that is continuing at pace, connecting more communities and businesses together thanks to the internet."
Steve Henderson, BT's regional director for next generation access, said, "The Superfast Leicestershire partnership has already made fibre broadband available to tens of thousands of homes and businesses across the county. This has transformed the way people use the internet, the services that local businesses are able to provide, and the way that everyone can learn online. We're delighted to have been selected by the council to work with them to extend that reach even further in the coming years."
Areas of the county expected to benefit from the contract extension and get access to fibre for the first time include Frisby on the Wreake, Eastwell, Seagrave, Shawell, Lockington, Congerstone, and Orton-on-the-Hill, as well as additional parts of South Wigston, Stoney, Stanton, Blaby, Ullesthorpe and Burton on the Wolds.
A revised interactive map is now available on the Superfast Leicestershire website that shows the full expected coverage across the county. The first properties to benefit from this latest phase are expected to go live towards the end of 2016, with the rollout expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
More than 25,000 premises already have access to superfast broadband thanks to the first Superfast Leicestershire contract signed between Leicestershire County Council and BT in 2013. As part of this work, 124 green roadside fibre cabinets have already been installed and more than 270kms of fibre cable laid.
Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said: "Today's announcement marks the next step in the transformation of the digital landscape of Leicestershire. We want as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband, and this new £9.2 million investment will help us reach another 10,000 local homes and businesses. By 2017, 95% of the UK will be able to access superfast speeds and I congratulate Superfast Leicestershire for the remarkable progress they have made already in helping us deliver this."