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Shearsby Parish Council

Protecting, Connecting, Involving and Representing Shearsby

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Clerk: Phillip Baildon
14 Jerwood Way, Market
Harborough, Leics LE16 8AL

Tel: 01858 446300

Council Meetings

Local council meetings calendar.

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Planning Nuts and Bolts

Planning Nuts and Bolts

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:00

Cllr Alam to attend.

COURSE TUTOR: Lance Wiggins, Associate Director, Landmark Planning Ltd

An introductory training session for Parish/Town Councillors and Clerks covering the basic principles of planning including policy, applications, appeals and enforcement. This session will also include tips on increasing the effectiveness of the responses that Parish and Town Councils send through to local planning authorities and the opportunity to ask questions of an experienced planning consultant who has worked for local Councils, a volume house builder and a planning consultancy.

Suitable for both Clerks and Councillors


£40 per delegate (member)


Thursday 14th September 2017, 10am - 1pm

VENUE: Jubilee Hall, Anstey

LRALC, Anstey
LRALC, Anstey
General Meeting

General Meeting

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:30

General Meeting. Please contact the Clerk to add an item to the agenda.

Village Hall
Phillip Baildon
Agenda, Council 2017 09 14 (PDF, 192 Kb)
Tags: SPC
Harborough Proposed Local Plan

Harborough Proposed Local Plan

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Harborough Proposed Submission Local Plan – 4 weeks notice of publication date

Dear Parish Councillor / Clerk

As you will be aware Harborough District Council has been preparing a new Local Plan for Harborough District.

The Harborough Proposed Submission Local Plan is expected to be published from 22nd September – 3rd November 2017to enable the public and interested parties to comment on its soundness under Regulation 20 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

In accordance with Harborough District Council's Statement of Community Involvement, this email provides Town and Parish Councils and Meetings with 4 weeks notice of the expected publication date. You will of course receive further notice when it is published and an invitation to make representations on the Proposed Submission Local Plan.

The Proposed Submission Local Plan will be published online at the following link:


Representations may be made at the above link via our online consultation portal. If you have forgotten your password or have any difficulty in accessing the consultation portal, help is available. You may request a new password and follow the simple online instructions. Please use the help button to open a guide to the online consultation portal for further assistance. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Strategic Planning team, as follows:

Email: planningpolicy@harborough.gov.uk

Tel: 01858 821160

You are also invited to a short refresher training event for Councillors and Clerks of Town and Parish Councils and Meetings, which will guide you through the use of the online consultation portal. This event will take place at 10:30am on Wednesday 4th October and will be held in the Council Chamber at The Symington Building, Adam Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7AG. I would be grateful if you are able to RSVP, with expected numbers by Monday 25th September.

Harborough District Council is also running a series of public drop-in events, where further information about the Proposed Submission Local Plan will be available. Members of the Strategic Planning team will be on-hand to answer queries about the Proposed Submission Local Plan and to provide further guidance on use of the online consultation portal. Details of the drop-in events are as follows:

  • Saturday 7th October, 9.30am - 2.30pm, The White House Public House, Normanton Suite, Scraptoft.
  • Saturday 14th October, 9.30am – 2.30pm, The Three Swans Hotel, Fairfax Suite, Market Harborough.
  • Saturday 21st October, 9.30am - 2.30pm, The Wycliffe Rooms, George Street, Lutterworth.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any queries

Kind regards

Tess Nelson & Jessica Dewar

Tess Nelson MRTPI

Interim Strategic and Local Planning Manager

(Job share: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Direct dial: 01858 821144

Mobile: 07818 587750

Strategic Planning Team: 01858 821160


The Strategic Planning Consultation Portal can be found here

Please note: my working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Joanne White

Planning Policy Assistant

01858 82 1150

07590 863 743

Please note my working hours: All day Tuesday and Wednesday, mornings only on Friday.

Departmental phone: 01858 821160

Leicestershire's Future

Leicestershire's Future

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:00

IMPORTANT "Leicestershire's Future" - Big Discussions about Great Communities

Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils in partnership with Leicestershire County Council is running three events this Autumn aimed at ALL Parish and Town Councils in Leicestershire regardless of size. We would encourage all councils to send at least one delegate (but preferably more) to one of these events as the content and discussion will be relevant to every council, from the smallest Parish to the largest Town.

The discussion events are continuing the conversation on developing and building responsive and resilient communities, with Parish and Town Councils taking a lead in local service delivery and considering local needs and aspirations. Communities are often best placed to understand their own needs and to develop their own solutions. The discussion events aim to explore how Parish & Town Council can best be supported to identify needs and aspirations and deliver local solutions.

Austerity has changed the landscape for the delivery of community services. Whereas most public services have seen budget reductions and saving requirements, Parish Councils have not had such financial pressures.

In Leicestershire, the County Council has had to make significant savings over the last few years as part of the Government's drive to reduce public spending. Already, it has saved £166m since 2010 and will be required to make a further £66m of savings by 2020. Luckily local (parish and town) councils have not had top down reductions in funding applied to them as:

  1. They do not and have never received core funding from Government (so it can't be reduced!).
  2. They remain "uncapped" and able to precept according to need.

We know that many parish and town councils have strong views on the reductions in community services in their areas, but the harsh reality is that these are as a result of savings being imposed by Government and are already happening. The public service landscape will continue to change over the coming years, and many parish and town councils will want to consider what role they can play in ensuring that certain services that people want are delivered in some form at a local level. Many Parish & Town Councils have responded to the challenges and are now supporting or delivering community services in their local community.

Whilst LRALC recognises that local councils are autonomous bodies who set their own priorities, make their own decisions, and agree their own precepts, we are keen to increase their confidence and ambition to make use of the powers and possibilities open to them to provide new, expanded, and/or devolved services to their parishioners, if they wish to. Leicestershire County Council is keen to understand how it can best support and enable Parish & Town Councils to enhance local community services, based on local priorities and will.

These 3 events will be run jointly by LRALC and LCC and will provide attendees with:

  • An overview of the current national picture in terms of local councils working together to deliver local services, and the existing and new powers they have to do this.
  • A facilitated discussion with attendees around the role that local councils may wish to play in delivering new, expanded, and/or devolved services to their parishioners.
  • An opportunity to contribute to the County Council's Communities Strategy as a framework for delivery.

The events are scheduled for:

  • Thursday 28th September – Broughton Astley Village Hall – 6-9pm
  • Monday 2nd October – Asfordby Village Hall – 6-9pm
  • Thursday 5th October – County Hall, Glenfield – 6-9pm

You can book on the events online here: http://www.leicestershireandrutlandalc.gov.uk/leicestershies-future---big-disc.html

The events are not part of any consultation on how the County Council should achieve savings. Rather they are aimed at facilitating a discussion on the current changes and their implications, and providing Parish and Town Councils with the information they need to take an informed decision on the role they wish to play in future community service delivery.

LRALC is seeking to put specific support in place in conjunction with the County Council to assist local councils who wish to do this but who currently lack the capacity, knowledge, or skills to do so if the appetite to further the devolution agenda exists.

The events provide a good opportunity to share your opinions, thoughts and suggestions on how the LRALC and Leicestershire County Council can best support parish and town councils and local communities to achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone.


Jake Atkinson – Chief Executive

Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils

Broughton Astley Village Hall