After a large number of complaints about worsening of the traffic problems through Castle Donington the Parish Council has the following information.
The increase in traffic problems is due to the change in layout at J24. The A50 eastbound has changed and now has only one lane open. This means 3 lanes of traffic filter into one lane causing increased queuing on the A50.
The developer has said they've... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 13:32 by Chris Hills
Summer's here: a great time for your children to enjoy more time with you and maybe head off for a family holiday. However, the long days home from school also mean that they will probably be spending more time online … whether it's on social media, playing games or watching videos.
You want your children to be sociable and inquisitive, but above all, to be safe. How long are they spending online?... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:12 by Chris Hills
Yet again the records tumble.
June has seen more visits to the Parish Council Website than ever before.
8360 Unique Visits*
This makes this website the most popular local information website and The Go To Site For Local Information.
* Visits from a unique IP address in June
Posted: Sat, 30 Jun 2018 06:47 by Chris Hills
As part of the Green Footprints Challenge, NWLD are offer Green Shoots grants to help communities brighten up their areas in spring.
This year's programme is now open for 2018 and will close on 10 August 2018. In 2017 we had sixteen different groups/parish councils apply for a total of 58,000 bulbs.
Where are you thinking of planting?
Suggested bulb type
Naturalising mix of narcissi and/or... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 20:14 by Chris Hills
Only 5 days to go
The weather set to be hot!!!
Gazebos will be allowed but to the back of the arena area
Free water available from outside taps on groundman's workshop and pavilion
Remind everyone to put sun cream on and hats!
No BBQ allowed
Preferably NO DOGS due to hot weather but if they are brought must be on a lead at all times
Recycling bins – bottles/cans – please use
All other rubbish bagged... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:55 by Chris Hills
The Parish Council is looking for a local business to help design the logo, signage and branding of the new Community Hub.
If you are interested please contact email@example.com
Posted: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:41 by Chris Hills
The Coalville Clock Tower and Memorials project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is now well underway working with the local heritage groups, schools and colleges, as well as the local community to delve into Coalville's history to inform an exhibition about our iconic Memorial Clock Tower and other war memorials in Coalville and outlying villages.
Michael and Kate from the project team are... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:29 by Chris Hills
Over the last few years, the Parish Council has run a small grant scheme offering grants of up to £500 to village organisations and groups. This money came through the opportunity from a local developer wanting to place a drain over Parish Council owned land.
The groups that have benefited include:
Castle Donington Cricket
St Edwards school
Castle Donington Museum... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00 by Chris Hills
Urban grass verge cutting
In 2015/2016, the Leicestershire County Council decided to reduce the level of mowing around the urban grass verges to approximately six times a year. The Parish Council felt that this level of maintenance was unacceptable and decided to include the mowing of these areas in to the existing grounds maintenance contract. This did have a slight impact on the precept, however,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 by Chris Hills
Parish Council Lengthsman
In 2016, the Parish Council had been receiving complaints about the amount of litter within the village. After discussion it was decided that it needed to address this issue by employing a Lengthsman. The term Lengthsman, originally referred to someone who kept a "length" of road neat and tidy.
Castle Donington Parish Council's Lengthsman undertakes the duties commensurate of... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:00 by Chris Hills