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As part of its regular safety inspection visits, and following complaints from local families, Long Whatton and Diseworth Parish Council identified a need to improve the play area in the centre of Long Whatton (adjacent to the School). This is the main play area within the village but due to safety concerns it has been necessary to close part of the facility.
Exercise is fundamental to improve the health and wellbeing of all young people so it is important that we provide a suitable equipment of good quality that can be properly maintained by the Parish Council. We intend to provide a safe place for children to come with their parents, friends or guardians for many years to come. More »
The project commenced in the summer of 2016 with the required grant funding applied for, designs and prices obtained from three specialist suppliers, all as necessary to provide a new and exciting upgrade to the existing site.
The land on which the play area sits is owned by Leicestershire County Council, for which the Parish Council pays rent, and on investigation it came to light that the current lease is up for renewal in August 2017. The cost of the refurbishment is in the region of £35k so to justify spending this money it is essential that this lease be renewed and extended to make it viable, so the necessary request was made.
Due to the location of the site several different departments needed to be consulted, including Education who must consider the future needs of the School, so this has taken some time. After detailed discussions with LCC a lease of suitable duration was offered, however, there is a problem with the 'Heads of Terms' in that there are clauses that allow the landlord to give notice to terminate after a period of only 6 years.
You will appreciate that for such a small Parish to fund what is a huge investment this relatively short guarantee is not acceptable. We are therefore currently working with LCC to make the 'Heads of Terms' stronger and so make the new asset financially viable and, although progress is being made, the project is taking much longer than anticipated.
It is fully appreciated that families are currently having to travel to seek other suitable facilities in the area and so we must apologise for this. In the meantime, please make use of the play areas at Cawdell Drive, Sherwood Court and perhaps behind the Village Hall in Diseworth. » Less
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:59 by Sam Lockwood
Alter Ego's 'Chelsea's Choice' will be attending the Castle Donington College on March 22nd for two shows, the morning show is for Y9 Students, the evening for Adults.
Very successfully launched in Leicestershire at the college in 2015 and funded by the Parish Council that showing led to the production rolled out across Leicestershire in 2016 funded by LCC.
It returns this year at the college and is an innovative and powerful production highlighting the very serious and emotional issue of child sexual exploitation. The audiences will gain a better understanding of the devastating impact that sexual exploitation has on a young person's life. More »
The evening production is an open invitation to all adult residents and parents on the Valley Beat.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:30 by Sam Lockwood
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF: THE ROAD LEADING FROM THE GREEN IN DISEWORTH TO THE UNNAMED ROAD AT TOP OF MERRILL GRANGE IN THE PARISH OF LONG WHATTON AND DISEWORTH
Due to unforeseen circumstances the works at the above location were unable to be carried out on the 6th March as originally planned.
These works are now planned for 14th March as detailed below: The road is required to be closed at the above location on Tuesday 14th March for approximately 2 days for the safety of the travelling public whilst patching works are undertaken. More » During the closure, the alternative diversion route will be via: The unnamed road leading from The Green, Diseworth, the A453 from Diseworth to the roundabout at the A42 junction 14 via the A453 Castle Donington, Tonge and vice versa Leicestershire County Council apologise for any inconvenience cause during this closure » Less Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:16 by Sam Lockwood
The road is required to be closed at the above location on Tuesday 14th March for approximately 2 days for the safety of the travelling public whilst patching works are undertaken. More »
During the closure, the alternative diversion route will be via: The unnamed road leading from The Green, Diseworth, the A453 from Diseworth to the roundabout at the A42 junction 14 via the A453 Castle Donington, Tonge and vice versa
Leicestershire County Council apologise for any inconvenience cause during this closure » Less
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:16 by Sam Lockwood