Long Whatton & Diseworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Long Whatton & Diseworth

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Clerk: Samantha Lockwood
38 Barroon, Castle Donington
Derby DE74 2PE

Tel: 07934 874739

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Road Closure - West End, Long Whatton

Road Closure - West End, Long Whatton


A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location:West End, Long Whatton. The purpose of the TTRO is to allow East Midlands Sewers to safely facilitate a new sewer connection and Severn Trent Water to safely facilitate new clean water connections.The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure.The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of five days commencing on the 19th October 2020.A Press Release will be issued to confirm these details approximately 2 weeks prior to the works commencing.Yours faithfullyNetwork Management TeamLeicestershire County Council HighwaysWeblink: https://one.network/?tm=117965835

Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 23:24 by Sam Lockwood

Parish Council News July 2020

Parish Council News July 2020

The Parish Council doesn't meet in August, the next meeting will be held on Thursday 3rd September 2020 at an earlier time of 7pm.

The Parish Council meet on a monthly basis usually first Thursday, alternating between LW & Diseworth and you are welcome to attend however, since government guidance regarding social gathering during the Coronavirus pandemic meetings are now held virtually via Zoom. (You are still very welcome to join the meeting) All agendas will be posted on the website www.lwdpc.org.uk along with the Zoom ID and Password. More »

Thank you to those who have contacted the Parish Council recently, to resolve queries. If you would like information, help or support from the Parish Council please email the Clerk directly on parishcouncil@lwdpc.org.uk.

New Member
At the last meeting the Parish Council welcomed it's newest member to the team; Cllr Ryan Molloy. The Parish Council had received Ryan's application form, prior to the meeting, detailing information about himself and the reasons why he has an interest in the parish and the benefits he can bring to the Parish Council. We look forward to working together.

One more vacancy - Position for Councillor
There is currently a vacant seat on the Parish Council. Applications are being invited for the position of Parish Councillor in the Long Whatton Ward.

Could you make a difference to your Parish Council? Do you have any spare time to get involved with your local Parish Council; sharing your knowledge, experience and life skills to serve and enhance your local community?

If you would like to find out more about becoming a councillor please contact any of the current members or the Clerk at parishcouncil@lwdpc.org.uk. All details for the position are on the Parish Council website. https://www.lwdpc.org.uk/news/2020/06/parish-councillor-vacancy1. Closing date is 17th August 2020.

Volunteer Centre
The Parish Council continues to liaise with Castle Donington Volunteer Centre to provide services, where required and organising volunteers to provide this service. Services include chemist runs, shopping deliveries, hot meals and friendly phone calls.

Week 19 - Here is a summary of the activities of the week:

Shopping deliveries increased by 25 to 1238
Prescription deliveries were up by 7 to 334
Support telephone calls by 26 to 614

Message directly from the Volunteer Centre: Monday 27th July saw the first Grow Cook Share meal delivery to 50+ people at home, the first of a series up to the year end.

We are proposing that we restart a limited shopping trip using our buses from the second week in August. Of necessity this will mean smaller groups per bus which we will closely monitor to assess both the uptake and the best timings to make this as safe as possible.

Work continues to agree procedures and start dates for other social and exercise groups

Hopefully we will not see a Wave 2 so, fingers crossed, the frantic activity we had to manage in the early days may not be repeated. A lot was and is continuing to be done by all volunteers in enabling our local response. We had a large number of people willing to assist, fortunately, we did not get to the point where we were overloaded. As we see that outbreaks are still being seen across the globe, we will maintain our capability to respond again.

To all of you, including those that felt under used, many thanks for stepping up in the way you did, I am personally grateful as are the people that we assisted during what has been a very difficult and challenging time for many in our community.

Community Grants
The Parish Council supports activities and causes which benefit the community of Long Whatton and Diseworth. If you are a formally constituted charity, voluntary or community organisation and have a future project in mind for 2021 please complete the application form online - we look forward to hearing from you!

As you will have seen the press coverage; a decision has now been made. For the latest updates please check the following website https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/search/site/hs2. Additionally, if you follow this link https://hs2eastroute.commonplace.is/ and register your email address, you will subscribe to project news for HS2 Phase Two - Birmingham to Leeds and every time an update is posted HS2 will send you an email to let you know. The latest update is the public report that documents the progress towards being a good neighbour.

Flood Update & Riparian ownership
If you own land adjoining a watercourse, you have certain rights and responsibilities. In legal terms you are a 'riparian owner' You are responsible for maintaining the bed and banks of the watercourse, and the trees and shrubs growing on the banks. You must also clear any debris, even if it did not originate from your land. You have the right to protect your property from flooding. However, in most cases, the Environment Agency must agree your plans.

The Parish Council has asked for an online session around riparian responsibility. This would explain the things you can and can't do to the area in which you have responsibility for and the knowledge to continue with the works already started. If you would be interested in attending an online session with LCC (they have experience in water flow management) please email: parishcouncil@lwdpc.org.uk if we can create an audience LCC have agreed to run the session.

Flood Model Update
The Parish Council has been working with Leicestershire County Council, East Midlands Airport and local residents for a long time to develop a detailed flood modelling study for Long Whatton and Diseworth.

Extensive work has gone into this study including; meetings with various contributing agencies and gathering evidence (historic and current) of local flood events, in order that the study provides accurate, realistic and financially viable options to mitigate against flood.

The Parish Council will continue to work closely with LCC and EMA to ensure mitigation measures take place and within appropriate timescales. Updates on the progress of the study findings will be available from the Clerk, online and at each Parish Council meeting, please do not hesitate to get in touch at any time.

The Parish Council would like to thank those residents who continue to submit evidence and assist with the study, EMA for its assistant and co-operation and LCC officers for their continuous help and support in making this report a priority for our villages. It's believed that the partnership approach created has been successful and hope this will continue as any improvement works take place.

Thank you for your continued patience and co-operation.

To see the document please visit: https://www.lwdpc.org.uk/uploads/long-whatton-diseworth-flood-risk-mitigation-resilience-study-public-report-final-(v2).pdf

Play Areas in Diseworth and Long Whatton are now OPEN.
The Parish Council wants to make sure that you, your family and everyone who uses the play areas stays fit and healthy. Before you visit please ensure you read and follow the guidance. The guidelines can be found by following this link… https://www.lwdpc.org.uk/news/2020/07/play-areas-now-open

More information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-playgrounds-and-outdoor-gyms/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-playgrounds-and-outdoor-gyms » Less

Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 21:25 by Sam Lockwood

Police Report July Update

Police Report July Update

Please see the attachment below for the latest Police Report.

Posted: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:12 by Sam Lockwood