Hoton Parish Council

Serving the people of Hoton, Leicestershire

Wymeswold Road Character Property

Clerk: Hellen Jarvis
52 Springfield Close, Burton
on the Wolds, Loughborough
LE12 5AN

Tel: 01509 880596

  • Hoton Playing Field

    Hoton Playing Field

    Our play equipment has been closed due to coronavirus; the playing field, wildlife area and tennis courts remain open.

Hoton Parish Council provides your local services. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

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Lockdown restrictions for Leicester and parts of Leicestershire

A localised lockdown is in force in the city of Leicester and some areas of Charnwood - the areas within the red line on the map.

Only essential travel into this area is permitted; residents are advised not to use the supermarkets in Thurmaston as these lie inside the restricted zone, and to work from home if possible.

Hoton's coronavirus support network and other coronavirus related information

For further information on how to obtain help or to volunteer to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic please visit our dedicated page using the link above.

The page also contains links to Government and NHS advice on helping to delay the spread of the virus.

The next brown bin collection will be on 15 June 2020 when the usual fortnightly collections will resume.

The June issue of the Christian Link can be found on the community pages.

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MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A PARISH COUNCILLOR

Would you like to be a 'voice' for your community?
Hoton needs more councillors.

Hoton Parish Council is asking any resident passionate about their community to consider becoming a Parish Councillor.

Parish councillors serve the local community by engaging with local residents and deciding what services and projects the parish council will deliver to improve the quality of life for those living in the village of Hoton and elsewhere in the parish. Your current councillors find this an enjoyable and rewarding position.

Find out how to get involved.

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Latest News

Hoton Parish Council News May 2020

Meetings
The ban on public gatherings led to new legislation allowing parish councils to meet 'remotely' and on 4th May Hoton Parish Council's first ever 'virtual' meeting was successfully held via the Zoom platform, when councillors were joined by members of the public and the county councillor. Meetings will be held in this format until rules on social distancing allow face-to-face meetings. You do not need access to the internet to 'attend' as it is possible to join by telephone. More »

The new legislation did not cover the annual parish meeting and this was postponed until gatherings of more than two people are permitted.

Neighbourhood Plan
We are pleased to report that Charnwood Borough Council have issued a decision statement that the Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan may proceed to referendum. Unfortunately, the current 'lockdown' will prevent any referendum taking place in the near future, but this does mean that the plan can be given significant weight in decision-making when planning applications are determined. The referendum version of the plan will be available to view on our website in due course.

Closure of the play equipment and tennis courts
The government has required, by law, that communal places within parks, such as playgrounds and tennis courts are closed to the public. This is to reduce social contact and because coronavirus (Covid-19) survives on surfaces. Please do not allow your child(ren) to use the play equipment at Hoton Playing Field.

The open spaces within Hoton Playing Field remain open for your daily exercise, but please adhere to the government's social-distancing guidelines.

Telephone kiosk
The book share in the telephone kiosk has also been put out of bounds to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Visiting the kiosk is not an essential journey.

Coronavirus information
The parish council website has a page dedicated to coronavirus information, including how to access help from the village support group. Go to https://www.hotonparishcouncil.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-support-and.html

Garden waste and bonfires
Please be considerate and respect the needs of others and avoid burning garden waste if possible. People with respiratory problems are extremely vulnerable to the effect of smoke inhalation and requiring treatment for this puts them at risk of exposure to Covid-19. In addition, many residents are spending more time at home and the nuisance from bonfire smoke may prevent them from spending time in their gardens, which may be the only place where they can get exercise, relax or enjoy some fresh air.

The brown bin collections of garden waste have started again on a four-weekly cycle (the next is on Monday 18th May) and some of the County Council tips will open on the same day – the nearest ones to Hoton will be those at Mountsorrel and Melton Mowbray.

Councillor vacancies
We have two vacancies for seats on the parish council so, if you would also like to be a 'voice' for your community, please do think about taking on this rewarding role. Contact the clerk or speak to one of the current councillors if you are interested; further details of what is involved can be found on our website.

Police report
There were no crimes reported in either March or April.

Next Parish Council Meeting
The date of the next meeting has not been set but details will be posted on the website at least three days in advance of the meeting. If you wish to be sent an agenda you should sign up to our mailing list at https://www.hotonparishcouncil.org.uk/emailing-lists.html . Residents are always welcome at our meetings; time is allocated for your questions or comments. » Less

Posted: Sat, 09 May 2020 13:31 by The Parish Clerk

Hoton Parish Council News - March 2020

Improvements to Vinetree Terrace
The county council has agreed to the parish council's request to install a dropped kerb to make it easier for those in wheelchairs or with pushchairs to cross Vinetree Terrace near its junction with Loughborough Road. It is hoped that this will be put in place in late spring.

Residents' meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting for electors in Hoton will be held at 7.45 p.m. on Monday 4th May in Hoton Village Hall. All residents are welcome to find out what your parish council has done in the past year and the plans for the coming year. There will also be the opportunity to discuss anything you consider important to the people of the Parish of Hoton. More »

New councillors needed
We need two more parish councillors. If you would like to see improvements in where you live or have a say in how your council tax is spent, please consider taking on this rewarding role. Contact the clerk or speak to one of the current councillors if you are interested; further details of what is involved can be found on our website.

Police report
There was a report of illegal fox hunting in December and there were two residential burglaries reported in January, both involved garages. In one, the suspects managed to enter the garage and take items; in the other the suspects were disturbed whilst attempting to gain entry to the garage. In February, there was a theft from a business premises.

East Midlands Airport Community Impact Survey
East Midlands Airport is seeking your views in an online survey. This can be found at

https://futureairspace.typeform.com/to/YAXzDu

Next Parish Council Meeting
The next meeting will be held following the Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 4th May 2020 in Hoton Village Hall. Residents are always welcome at our meetings; time is allocated for your questions or comments. » Less

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:06 by The Parish Clerk

Hoton Parish Council News - January 2020

New councillor
We have welcomed Melanie Doherty onto the council. She responded to the request for residents to step forward and has been formally co-opted as a parish councillor. There are two more vacancies so, if you would also like to be a 'voice' for your community, please do think about taking on this rewarding role. Contact the clerk or speak to one of the current councillors if you are interested; further details of what is involved can be found on our website. More »

New complaints policy
Hoton Parish Council has revised its complaints policy, which is published here https://www.hotonparishcouncil.org.uk/our-policies-and-procedures.html

Police report
In November there was one public order offence, and a burglary dwelling whereby locks were forced on a compound and a trailer taken. In December, a report of illegal fox hunting was made to the police.

To sign up for alerts from the police visit https://www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk/pages/4028/1/Home.html

Precept
The parish precept for 2020/21 has been set at £11,550.

Tree warden
Do you value the trees in our neighbourhood? The parish council wishes to appoint a tree warden to be the eyes and ears for all things tree related locally. This ranges from spotting and reporting early signs of pests and diseases to reporting unauthorised works on trees. It could also include recording information about trees important for wildlife or heritage in the parish and promoting tree planting opportunities. It is likely to appeal to someone who values the importance of trees in our community and enjoys observing nature on their walks around the village and/or the neighbouring countryside. Support for this voluntary position is provided by the county council. If you are interested in becoming Hoton's tree warden please contact the clerk.

Leicestershire Half Marathon
This annual event will take place on Sunday 23 February. As usual, there will be temporary road closures in place during the morning on Wymeswold Road, Vinetree Terrace and Old Parsonage Lane. There will also be no parking allowed on Vinetree Terrace, Old Parsonage Lane or Prestwold Lane during this time. Further information is on our homepage. Please pass the message on to any neighbours who may not use the internet. » Less

Posted: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 11:50 by The Parish Clerk