Tags: County Council
The county council is working closely with local bus operators to come up with bold plans to improve public transport – and encouraging more people to use it.
The Government has pledged £3 billion to help progress these plans across the country – and Leicestershire is aiming to secure a fair share of the funding.
However, to secure this funding, the council must develop a Bus Service... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:10 by Julie Lovatt
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
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
Criminals are taking advantage of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout through a convincing Scam text to steal people's personal and financial details. The text contains a link that leads to a convincing fake NHS website with an application form. It asks for your bank / card details in order to 'check identity'. The NHS will not ask for payment.
Please warn friends and family of this scam text.
Read the full... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 13:00 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
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
Please see attached a copy of the latest edition of Leicestershire Matters, the County Council's newsletter for residents. It will be delivered from Monday, 8th June.
This summer edition focuses on the extensive efforts to protect and support residents during the coronavirus outbreak. The front page serves as a letter to residents from the council leader, thanking people for heeding... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 10:15 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