Hoton Parish Council News - November 2019
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 .
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.
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.
Posted: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:52 by The Parish Clerk