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 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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Public inspection of the 2018/19 annual return and accounts

The annual governance and accountability return for the year ended 31 March 2019, together with the notice of public rights can be viewed on our finance page. These are also displayed on our notice boards.

MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME 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.

Would you like to be a 'voice' for your community? There are currently vacancies in Hoton. Please contact the clerk if you are interested in becoming a parish councillor.

The role is not time consuming, no more than a couple of hours a week on average, with meetings held on the first Monday of each month. The main job of a councillor is to participate in the collective decision making processes of the parish council. You don't need any qualifications - just commitment and enthusiasm.

How can I get involved?

You do not need any specific qualifications to become a councillor, but you must be 18 or over and a UK, EU or Commonwealth citizen . In addition you must:

  • be an elector of the parish; or in the past 12 months
  • have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish; or
  • work in the parish (as your principal or only place of work); or
  • live within three miles of the parish boundary.

Parish councils are non-political so you do not have to be connected to a political party.

If you do become a parish councillor, you will have to sign up to the Code of Conduct.

What will I do?

  • Attend parish council meetings (usually the first Monday in the month)
  • Raise matters that the Council can consider and formally decide to take action about at meetings
  • Make informed contributions which influence the debate on the business that needs to be decided at those meetings
  • Participate in the council's decision making process, which in itself is subject to strict rules and guidelines
  • Represent the Council externally

For more information about what being a councillor involves contact the parish clerk.

THE WOLDS VILLAGES NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

For information on the Wolds Neighbourhood Plan visit our Neighbourhood Plan pages via the link below.

Latest News

Hoton Parish Council News - May 2019

Tree work in Hoton
Charnwood Borough Council has recently taken action as a result of trees in the village being felled without permission. It might be helpful to remind residents that we live in a designated conservation area and by law, anyone planning to cut down or carry out work to a tree which has a trunk of more than 7.5cm diameter must give Charnwood Borough Council six weeks written notice of their intention to do so. The notice must describe all plans and include enough information to enable the council to identify the tree(s). Ignorance of the rules is not a valid defence and offenders may be liable to a fine of up to £20,000. More »

Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan
The plan is nearing completion and it is anticipated it will be submitted for independent examination soon, following which there will be a further period of consultation for residents and other stakeholders to make comments. Keep an eye on the noticeboards and website for further information.

Playing Field
A commemorative oak tree has been planted at the playing field by the family of Julianna K Woods, who lived at 17 Vinetree Terrace for almost 30 years from 1988-2017.

Meeting with the Prestwold Estate
Councillors met with a representative of the Prestwold Estate
and discussed a number of issues. It has been confirmed that the Forbidden Forest event will not be held again. The Estate continues to promote the area for events which are appropriate to the setting and location; there are a number of planned events in the coming year which the parish borough council is made aware of on a regular basis.

Speeding
Speed monitoring has recently been carried out on roads in the village and the parish council continues to correspond with the police on this matter. In addition, there are ongoing negotiations with the county council following a request to extend the 30mph zone on Rempstone Road.

Application for poultry units on Rempstone Road
We have been informed that this application is to be determined by the Charnwood Plans Committee on 20 June. Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting must submit a request to do so, in writing, to development control at Charnwood Borough Council no later than 7 working days before the date of the meeting. More information on speaking can be found at https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/publicspeaking » Less

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2019 20:15 by The Parish Clerk

Hoton Parish Council News - March 2019

Parish Council Elections

Have you thought about becoming a councillor? The election of councillors to serve for the next four years will be held on 2 May 2019. Further information is on our home page, but remember - nominations must be delivered to Charnwood Borough Council by 4 p.m. on 3 April 2019. Nomination papers are available from the clerk.

Police Report

There was a theft of fencing reported in December; no crimes were reported in January. More »

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 13th May 2019 at 8 p.m. in Hoton Village Hall giving electors the opportunity to discuss items with councillors. This will be followed by the Annual Meeting of Hoton Parish Council. As always, members of the public are welcome to attend. » Less

Posted: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 19:22 by The Parish Clerk

Hoton Parish Council News - January 2019

Leicestershire Half Marathon Road Closure
On Sunday 17th February Prestwold Lane and Wymeswold Road will be closed for the safety of competitors competing in the Leicestershire Half Marathon. If we receive any further details closer to the event these will be posted on our website.

Parish Precept
The precept is the amount of money the parish council raises through the council tax to form the annual budget. There will be a small increase in this year's budget from £10,466 to £10,600. The budget and accounts can be viewed on our website. More »

Parish Council Elections
Have you thought about becoming a councillor? Would you like to be a 'voice' for your community? The election of councillors to serve for the next four years will be held on 2 May 2019. 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.

For more information about what being a councillor involves and how to stand for election see our website or contact the parish clerk on the details below. The deadline for submission of nomination papers is 4 p.m. on 3 April 2019, although it is advisable to send them in before that date so that any mistakes or omissions can be corrected before the deadline.

Poultry Farm
Charnwood Borough Council requested a further environmental impact assessment be carried out by the applicant. It is anticipated that a decision will be made on this application in April.

Police report
There were no crimes reported in October; in November there was a theft from a new build site.

Next Parish Council Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Monday 4th March 2019 at 8pm in Hoton Village Hall.

Website
The parish council's website can be found at www.hotonparishcouncil.org.uk and contains meeting agendas and minutes, current planning applications in Hoton, local news, playing field information and information on events at the Village Hall. You can also sign up to the parish council email mailing list to receive items of news.

Hellen Jarvis – Clerk to Hoton Parish Council
Tel: 01509 880596
Email: hotonparishcouncil@googlemail.com » Less

Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:05 by The Parish Clerk