From Cllr Mrs J Jones - December 2018
Well, I've just been looking over the last few weeks and to say it's been busy is an understatement!
We took our Police and Crime Commissioner, Lord Willy Bach, and his team on a tour of the village to help them understand some of the policing issues we face as a village. They were very receptive to our concerns and we have established an ongoing conversation with them to ensure our issues stay on their agenda. Willy's advice, as has been given before, is to ensure we report every incident. It really does make a difference the the level of policing we get and can now be done very easily online.
Our new HD CCTV cameras have now been installed and the difference in the picture quality is amazing. We've also shifted some cameras to give better coverage and installed a new camera at the cemetery. This will all go to help support the police in pursuing convictions where appropriate.
We're still pursing answers from Charnwood Borough Council regarding the destruction of the wall at 7 King Street. We made enquiries regarding the wall on Brook Street and there were no planning restrictions preventing the work being carried out. Thank you to those of you who have contacted Charnwood Borough Council Planning Department directly regarding these properties. It really helps when the strength of feeling in the village is clear to them.
On a more positive note, we've received some really fantastic feedback regarding the WW1 commemorations, thank you! We're really glad that you felt we did our village proud. A lot of people worked really hard to make this happen. We've also listened to your feedback regarding the event at the Memorial Park and hope to ensure that the PA system is improved for future village events.
The Christmas light switch on also seemed to go well. It was great to see so many people having a really good time and thankfully the rain held off. There were some fantastic stalls and the singing was wonderful. Again, people worked really hard to make the event a success, thank you!! The council will be having a debrief in January to discuss how we can make it an even better experience. The event is growing in size, which is understandable given our village is growing, so we need to make some changes if we are to continue and to ensure that people are safe to enjoy themselves and hear and see what's going on. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Just a couple more things before I sign off. The Sileby Neighbourhood Plan has been published for consultation. This runs until 11/01/19 so please make sure you have your say on the proposals. Also please 'Like' the Parish Council Facebook page to keep up to date with things that are going on in the village.
Finally, on behalf of Sileby Parish Council, I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas!!!
Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:03 by Julie Lovatt