From Cllr Mrs Julie Jones - November 2019
Well the first meeting in November had a very full agenda as we move into what feels like a very busy period for the Parish Council.
The public meeting is now set up for 6.30 on 28/11 at the Community Centre. This will be an opportunity for you to discuss issues with the relevant agencies in attendance and also get some advice for the future.
Please note, there are meetings being held in both Sileby and Cossington (18/11) and it's important to attend the one relevant to where you live. We've been advised that there are different reasons for the flooding in the two villages even though they are closely located. So, if you live in Sileby there is likely to be no benefit in attending the Cossington meeting and visa versa.
The referendum is now underway and you have the chance to vote yes or no to accepting the Sileby Neighbourhood Plan. This will determine whether or not Charnwood Borough Council (CBC) will adopt the plan to help it decide planning applications in Sileby.
King St – We asked CBC for an update and they have confirmed that they still currently have an outstanding application and are awaiting further details from the developer. We have again expressed our concern at the length of time this is taking given a listed building is being allowed to deteriorate. We have also reiterated our keenness for the wall to be restored asap!
Peashill Farm, Ratcliffe Road – We are currently studying the Reserved Matters Application for the building of 170 houses and an additional full application for 31 more houses on the site. We'll be agreeing this response at our meeting on 05/12 so come along if you're interested in this issue.
Land to the east of Seagrave Road (195 houses) – We are concerned that mistakes have been made in the decision notice for this application and that the Sileby Neighbourhood Plan has not been correctly taken into account when making the decision. Unfortunately, the only way we can now challenge this is via a Judicial Review which, as you can imagine, is very costly. So we're left in the unenviable position of having to accept a decision we strongly believe to be incorrect or spend a lot of money trying to get it corrected. We are currently deciding whether or not to get some legal advice on this issue which in itself is also quite expensive.
I'm conscious of the issues being voiced regarding what feels like a deteriorating service in the village. Along with other councillors, I will be putting this issue to the Head of Service for Highways and Transport Commissioning at Leicestershire County Council at the next meeting of the Joint Soar Valley Parish Councils on 20/11. We'll also be discussing the issues around the No.27 Roberts service.
We now publish a meeting attendance record on our website in line with other councils.
The village remembered in style again!! The knitted poppies on Martin's Walk looked amazing and the trees lit up red looked stunning. The service on the Memorial Park on Sunday was its usual dignified and humbling ceremony. It was a great privilege to lay a wreath on behalf of the Parish Council.
Christmas Lights Switch On
The date for your diary is 29/11. This year will be slightly different as the Community Centre will be open from 5.30 for you to visit the stalls and the lights will be switched on at 6.30. This is so we can ensure you have a great experience with less overcrowding. It's going to be a FANTASTIC night!!
Finally, the next meeting of the Parish Council is on 21/11, 7.30 in the Wesleyan Room at the Community Centre, all are welcome so please come along to hear village issues being debated. There is also an opportunity to voice any issues or concerns you may have should you wish.
Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:28 by Julie Lovatt