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Clerk: Rosemary Richardson
41 High Street, Sileby
Loughborough LE12 7RX

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VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR

VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR

Closing Date - 26th March 2021

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 11:45 by Julie Lovatt

Revised press release - temporary closure of High Street, Barrow Upon Soar

Revised press release - temporary closure of High Street, Barrow Upon Soar

Please find attached for your information a revised press release relating to forthcoming work and the closure of the above location.

Please note - there is not a 'restrictions' map attached to this notice as we are currently trialling the use of a QR code found on both the Advance Notice and Press Release. By scanning this code with either your mobile phone camera or appropriate QR app the link will take you directly to the map and restrictions located on One.Network for the described job.

Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:30 by Julie Lovatt

Richard Shepherd’s County Councillor’s Blog

Richard Shepherd’s County Councillor’s Blog

The County Council should consider how it communicates its role as Lead Local Flood Authority, according to a Council Scrutiny Review Panel.

At the moment the Council is limited in its powers to resolve flooding issues. The Council's Cabinet has decided to lobby Government to strengthen the law so the Council can take firmer action.

The title "Lead Local Flood Authority" (LLFA) understandably gives members of the public the impression that the Council has more powers than it actually has. One recommendation by the Panel is that communication of the Council's role and responsibilities as the LLFA be reviewed to clarify that whilst it does have limited powers under the Land Drainage Act 1991 it does not have powers to force other authorities to carry out works to help alleviate flooding issues. It is therefore limited in its ability to implement solutions to flooding issues or enforce other agencies and riparian owners to undertake works, even when works are identified as being necessary following a Section 19 investigation. More »

A Section 19 flood investigation report is a public statement of the circumstances of a flood event and which parties have a role in managing the risks.

It is felt important to communicate this limitation on powers clearly to enable residents to understand the Council's position. On receiving the Panel's report the Cabinet resolved to make representations to Government to strengthen the legislation to enable the County Council as LLFA to require relevant agencies to complete mitigating measures arising from Section 19 reports.

Other recommendations include:

The County Council working with the Local Resilience Forum (LRF) to ensure that communities and residents be made aware of actions that they can take to mitigate the potential impact of flooding and increase their resilience; that all residents be encouraged to sign up for the Environment Agency's flood alert system; and that new communication messages are created to address those who have never experienced a flooding event to highlight the risks in light of the increasing risk of climate change.

The Council's Cabinet has accepted all of the twenty-five recommendations made by the Panel. The Panel's Report, and the Cabinet's response, are available to read on the County Council's website. Please search: "Leicestershire County Council Cabinet Meetings".

Economic Recovery

The County Council is continuing to support economic recovery in Leicestershire. Recent new proposals include acting as a Kickstart Gateway, in partnership with Leicester City Council, to provide placements within the Council, extended to twelve months duration, and to support Leicestershire small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in also offering extended placements.

A further initiative is to establish a two-year Work+ project to support individuals actively looking for employment to become work ready.

Richard Shepherd, County Councillor

Telephone: 01509 413903

Email: richard.shepherd@leics.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:00 by Julie Lovatt