Shearsby Parish Council

Protecting, Connecting, Involving and Representing Shearsby

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Clerk: Helen Denton-Stacey
36 Sherrier Way, Lutterworth
Leics LE17 4NW

Tel: 07734 793986

This website is to enable the residents of Shearsby to view information relating to the Parish Council. There are many features available. Please see the navigation bar on the left.Shearsby Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make this a better place to live, work and visit.

Local council responsibilities and who to contact

Shearsby Parish Council provides YOUR local services, which are managed on a voluntary basis by the Councillors. All Councillors are unpaid and commit their time to improving Shearsby and maintaining it as an attractive and sustainable place in which to live, visit and do business.

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Neighbourhood Link, Leicestershire Police

Posted: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:17 by Helen Denton-Stacey

There are @86 Parish councils within the Harborough district policing area and I am writing to ask for your assistance and to use your Parish councils as a means of communication to the villagers within your parishes. More »

Leicestershire Police have set up a dedicated Rural Policing team and I am the Sgt for the team. One of our aims to improve the relationship and communication between the Police and those who live and work in the rural areas of Leicestershire and Rutland. I am going to be spending the first few weeks in my post building up the Key individuals and partners in your area so we can improve on the communication between us. There will be a press release either this week or next.

I'd like you to promote on our behalf something called 'Neighbourhood link' this is a great tool that we can use to pass important messages to you and we can also target specific groups for example 'farmers' or 'business owners' please see the Leicestershire Police website- the link to sign up is on there. We will be using other methods of communication such as Facebook 'Leicestershire and Rutland rural policing team' and twitter @LeicsRuralCrime - and also a text messaging service called 'LeicRural' which we can also add members to. But I feel the Neighbourhood link tool is the most detailed in terms of how we can tweak it for certain demographics.

Can I ask that via whatever means of communication you use get in touch with your friends, neighbours, farmers and business users and ask them to sign up to Neighbourhood link and to follow us on Facebook/Twitter .

Sgt 335 Paul Archer

Leicestershire Police Rural Team & Wildlife Crime Officer.

Leicestershire Police HQ

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Shearsby Conservation Area Appraisal

Posted: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:10 by Helen Denton-Stacey

Shearsby Parish Council & Harborough District Council have arranged a drop in event for the Conservation Area Appraisal this will take place on Thursday 5 August 4.30pm to 6.30pm at The Village Hall. More »

There are two consultations which may be of interest to you:

  • Shearsby Conservation Area Appraisal
  • Local List of Non-Designated Heritage Assets

The consultations are open from Thursday 8 July 2021 until 5pm on Sunday 5 September 2021.

The consultation draft Conservation Area Appraisal for Shearsby defines and records the facts that give Shearsby conservation area its special interest and justify its designation. This will help improve understanding of the historic importance of the area, how this has shaped its unique character and how it can guide its future development. The appraisal will help inform the consideration of relevant planning applications, conservation area and listed building consents as appropriate.

The consultation draft Local List of Non-Designated Heritage Assets outlines the nomination and selection process for assets and includes an initial list of 16 entries. Local heritage lists play an essential role in building and reinforcing a sense of local character and distinctiveness in the historic environment, as part of the wider range of designation. They enable the significance of any building or site on the list to be better taken into account in planning applications affecting the building or site or its setting. A local heritage list can thus support the Local Plan and inform a proactive strategy for the historic environment.

The above consultation documents are available to view on our Strategic Planning Consultation Portal.

To respond, please submit comments using the consultation portal. If you are already a registered user of the Strategic Planning Consultation Portal all you need to do is login to view the relevant consultation document and submit your comments. If you have forgotten your password please follow the instructions to request a new one.

If you have not used our Strategic Planning Consultation Portal before, please be aware that it will be necessary to Register before you are able to make any comments.

Or, should you wish to register an additional e-mail address on the consultation portal you can do so easily by following the instructions provided online.

For help and advice on using the portal, select the 'Help Guide', indicated by this symbol , at the bottom each page.

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Rural Bulletin 20th July

Posted: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:08 by Helen Denton-Stacey

Tourism Recovery Plan through a Rural Lens
The Tourism Recovery Plan was launched by the Government on 11 June 2021 with promises to help the sector build back better from the pandemic.
It aims to recover domestic tourism to pre pandemic levels by 2022 and international tourism by 2023 – both at least a year faster than independent forecasts predict.
The Rural Services Network has examined the Tourism Recovery Plan from a rural perspective
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Rural Issues Raised in Westminster Planning Debate

Virgin Media O2 announces a 4G & 5G boost to rural areas

Local authorities want new powers to decarbonise transport

Rural UK suffering from 'streaming divide'

Region development in Melton Borough Council

Support Choices flies the nest becoming a sustainable local advice service

New Report - Assistive Technology in Adult Social Care

5G Rural Dorset project for enhanced connectivity

Rural Related Politics - An RSN weekly review

Read our Rural Lens Feature on the Tourism Recovery Plan at this link. We've examined the plan for issues affecting rural communities and to see where it takes into account the needs of rural communities.Book your place on our Enabling Rural Business Seminar on 28th July from 11am to 1pm. The seminar is open to members of the RSN, book your place at this linkREQUEST FROM A MEMBER ORGANISATION:
Local Plan Preparation - Policies on Phosphorus Reduction Facilities
We have a request from a rural Local Authority who is researching the deleterious effect of phosphates emerging from sewage treatment plants into the freshwater streams and rivers here and in particular upon chalk based watercourses.
Are there any other local authorities doing similar work to identify further policies which may be considered in the context of Local Plan preparation and relate to the extent and state of phosphorus reduction facilities installed at treatment plants, including in particular their suitability given existing and future housing supply.
If your local authority is undertaking similar work particularly those located in the chalk river/ stream areas (such as Hants and the Chilterns) please contact so that we can put you in contact.

RSN completes Rural Lens Review on Health White Paper
The White Paper Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and care for all was published earlier this year and the RSN has produced a Rural Lens Review on its content.

In Hinteralnd this week - we profile the release of the National Food Strategy and the Environmental Justice Commission report. We also think about the gulf in political appointment culture and practice between local and national government and we look at the impact of covid-driven waiting lists with a reflection of rural populations and we finish with a reflection in and finally of the relationship between roads and wild water swimmers. Read more...

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