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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PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS
2 MAY 2019

MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A PARISH COUNCILLOR

Would you like to be a 'voice' for your community?

Have you thought about becoming a councillor?
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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.

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?

The local Parish Council Elections will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019

To become a councillor you need to stand for, and win, an election. You do not need any specific qualifications to become a councillor, but to stand for election 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 if elected?

  • 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 and how to stand for election or contact the parish clerk.

Nominations open on 22 March and 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. Nomination papers are available from the clerk or by contacting Charnwood Borough Council

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 - 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

Hoton Parish Council News - November 2018

Village Hall
The village hall will become extra warm and cosy for the festive season following the purchase by your parish council of new curtains for the windows and doors. The curtains have blackout linings which will be of benefit when films and sporting fixtures are shown in the summer months. Hoton Parish Council has also made a donation to Hoton Village Hall for the purchase of a Christmas tree to enhance the street scene and add sparkle to the village over the Christmas period. More »

Pavement parking
There have been a number of incidents of vehicles parking on the pavements in and around the village. This inconsiderate behaviour is causing difficulty for some residents, particularly vulnerable pedestrians and those with pushchairs. It is also restricting the visibility for some drivers. Although it is not an offence to park on the pavement, it is an offence to obstruct the pavement and this is generally classed as parking so as to prevent a double buggy passing (1.2m). Generally, if there are parking restrictions in place, such as double yellow lines or signs indicating any restrictions, then Charnwood's street wardens will investigate, these cases can be reported to Charnwood Borough Council. If there are no restrictions in place then it is a police matter. These cases should be reported directly to the police either by phoning 101 or emailing https://leics.police.uk/local-policing/charnwood-north/team

Burial Ground
The parish council has resolved to renew the agreement with the Prestwold-cum-Hoton, Burton on the Wolds and Cotes Parochial Church Council (PCC) to administer the general maintenance of the burial ground at Hoton, assisted by a contribution from the PCC. The parish council believes that although it is not responsible for the upkeep of this area, the 'minimum standards' approach that is taken by the PCC, necessitated by its budgetary restrictions, falls short of the way Hoton Parish Council wishes to enhance the aesthetics of the village, as set out in its strategic plan. By using council resources and combining the maintenance of the burial ground with its existing maintenance expenditures at the playing field and the additional 'top-ups' of highway responsibilities, the council hopes to make efficiency savings and maintain a burial ground that is a better reflection of the way the village wishes to respect its former inhabitants.

A burial ground working party, chaired by Parish Council vice-chairman Stuart Isbister and including members of the public and the PCC, oversees the maintenance and makes recommendations to the PC. The working party welcomes any constructive suggestions from villagers regarding the burial ground and is also considering volunteer 'action days' to tackle some of the issues beyond the scope of the agreement. Please contact the parish clerk or Stuart if you are willing to be involved.

Police report
There was one theft reported in August and in September a dwelling burglary was reported whereby entry was forced through the rear door.

Poultry farm application
We have been informed by Charnwood Borough Council that the applicant has been asked to submit a further environmental impact assessment before any decision is made about the proposal for egg-laying units on Rempstone Road. We understand that this may result in a further consultation on the plans before the application is heard by the plans committee next year.

Next Parish Council Meeting
The next meeting will be the annual meeting of Hoton Parish Council, which will be held on Monday 7th January 2019 at 8:00pm in Hoton Village Hall. » Less

Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 20:07 by The Parish Clerk