New Chairman for the County Council
Councillor Dan Harrison was elected to be the 46th Chairman of the County Council at the Annual Meeting in May. He represents the Ibstock and Appleby Division.
A retired businessman and former British international judo player, Councillor Harrison now teaches school children judo as well as giving anti-bullying and stranger awareness classes. He will be supported in... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 09:30 by Julie Lovatt
County Councillor's Blog
I am honoured and delighted to have been re-elected as County Councillor for the Sileby and The Wolds Division on 6th May.
I should like to thank all those who kindly voted for me for their support and I look forward to serving everyone in the Division in any way I can.
Telephone: 01509 413903
Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 09:20 by Julie Lovatt
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... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:00 by Julie Lovatt
Senior council, health and police figures across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have issued a statement saying that the national lockdown has been brought in "just in time" for our area, and adding that it could be the last chance to prevent a catastrophic peak in cases.
The prominent figures include the county council leader, Leicester's City Mayor, Leicestershire's assistant... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:00 by Julie Lovatt
"Net zero" pledge
Leicestershire County Council is continuing to respond in the fight against climate change. The Council has joined the UK100 coalition of the most ambitious local leaders in the UK and pledged to reach a revised target of achieving "net zero" across the county by 2045. This stretched current ambitions to drastically cut emissions in order to see a lasting environmental impact.
Leicestershire... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 10:00 by Julie Lovatt
The County Council is ready to tackle winter. The gritters went out for the first time this season early in November. The Council has also taken delivery of salt, looking to build up levels to more than 18,000 tonnes. If freezing temperatures are forecast the gritters treat major roads and key routes, which equate 47% of the county's road network.
There are also a number of snow wardens... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 12:30 by Julie Lovatt
Clean Air Day
For the second year running Leicestershire County Council marked Clean Air Day UK, on 8th October, by renewing its pledge to continue to tackle air pollution and reduce carbon emissions.
In May 2019 the County Council declared a climate emergency and set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2030 for its own operations, committing to reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality, and reducing... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 10:15 by Julie Lovatt
The application process for secondary school places in Leicestershire for children due to start in September 2021 is underway. Parents and carers must apply for their preferred schools by Saturday, 31st October, 2020.
There is no automatic entry for any school, so it is very important that applications are submitted before the closing date.
Information about schools in Leicestershire and the application... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:45 by Julie Lovatt
The County Council is continuing to develop Recovery Plans to deal with the consequences of Covid – 19.
Four key considerations will guide the approach to service design and delivery. They are:
The need for financial stability
Changing ways of working
Environmental sustainability and carbon neutrality
The impact on the Council's finances has been severe, and there is concern about the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:00 by Julie Lovatt
As more information about the COVIID – 19 pandemic becomes available and national guidance develops local government continues to respond as quickly as possible to changing circumstances. Support for communities and vulnerable people remains a central concern.
The recovery process is expected to be gradual and safety will be carefully considered. Lessons are being learnt about homeworking and... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:45 by Julie Lovatt