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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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 - 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

Hoton Parish Council News - November 2019

Police report
PCSOs Musa and Richardson attended the November meeting of the parish council. Following the appointment of a new Inspector and Sergeant to the Charnwood North Police Area, the team are hoping to visit parish council meetings more regularly and there is to be a new Charnwood-wide 'Watch' scheme set up. Currently, residents may sign up for police alerts specific to our area at www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk . More »

There was one reported crime in August 2019; unknown suspects gained entry to a van and tools were taken. In September there were two vehicle crimes reported, one being an attempt theft of tools from a van, the suspects did not succeed, and one whereby one male was stopped driving a stolen digger. A theft from a business premises was reported in October. PCSO Musa informed the meeting that vehicle crime tends to be opportunistic and residents are advised not to leave anything in sight, and preferably remove all valuables from cars before locking.

One of the priorities of Hoton Parish Council is reducing the speed of traffic at all entrances to the village, discussions with the police on this will continue.

Prestwold Estate Permissive Paths
All of the permissive paths on the Prestwold Estate will close on 1 December 2019. A meeting between representatives of the parish council and the Estate proved fruitless; the Estate is not willing to reverse the decision.

Neighbourhood Plan
The consultation on the Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan has now closed. The plan, together with any comments made, has now been forwarded to an independent examiner who will recommend any changes he considers necessary before deciding whether or not the plan should proceed to referendum for adoption.

Charnwood Local Plan Consultation
A local plan sets out the development strategy and policies which are used for determining planning applications. Charnwood needs to build a total of 18,394 new homes before 2036. Following a consultation in June 2018 on the options for where these homes should be built, the borough has drafted a new local plan and is currently seeking your views on their preferred options, not just where to build new houses but also on opportunities for wind and solar installations, employment land, environmental policies, infrastructure and a wide range of other issues. Have your say at www.charnwood.gov.uk/draftlocalplan .

New Parish Councillors
We are still on the hunt for two new parish councillors to represent the views of the community and make decisions on how we spend your council tax. Information on what a parish councillor does can be found on our website, or contact the clerk on the details below. » Less

Posted: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:52 by The Parish Clerk

Stanford Hall - National Rehabilitation Centre

As you will know, Stanford Hall now houses a rehabilitation centre for those who have been injured whilst serving in the armed forces. There are now plans to create a national rehabilitation centre for civilians which will run alongside the Defence unit. Details of this may be downloaded below.

Posted: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:50 by The Parish Clerk